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Working in the Theatre
 
An acclaimed fixture on New York television and in the theatre community for 30 years, the American Theatre Wing's Working in the Theatre offers an unprecedented forum for the meeting of theatrical minds.
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This theatre interview show brings together performers, directors, playwrights, designers, choreographers, producers and behind-the-scenes personnel from the American and international theatre, the interviews offer a rare opportunity for students and audiences to see and hear the people who create theatre engaged in thoughtful conversation with one another. With more than 900 past guests, the interviews have become an unequalled archive of theatrical talk, a chance to hear from the people behind the characters, stories and productions that draw us to the theatre.

The American Theatre Wing's Working in the Theatre receives leadership support from
THE DOROTHY STRELSIN FOUNDATION.

Working in the Theatre is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties.

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Production: The Drowsy Chaperone
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With:
Edward Hibbert - Actor
Lisa Lambert - Music and Lyrics
Beth Leavel - Actor
Bob Martin - Book and Actor
Kevin McCollum - Producer
Don McKellar - Book
Roy Miller - Producer
Greg Morrison - Music and Lyrics
Casey Nicholaw - Director and Choreographer
Howard Sherman - Moderator
Sondra Gilman - Host
Douglas B. Leeds - Host

Originally created as a skit for a bachelor party, The Drowsy Chaperone has traveled from Toronto to Los Angeles to Broadway, growing in size along the way without sacrificing its skewed view of classic musicals. This ATW Working in the Theatre seminar will explore Chaperone's journey from one-off entertainment into that rarest of musicals—one not based on a book, play or movie. The panel includes actor Edward Hibbert, composer/lyricist Lisa Lambert, actor Beth Leavel, author and actor Bob Martin, producer Kevin McCollum, author Don McKellar, producer Roy Miller, composer/lyricist Greg Morrison and director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw.

Originally taped - April, 2006
Running Time - 1:30:00


Additional resources:
The Drowsy Chaperone: Official Site

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