Amour Star Joins Sundance’s The Power of American Popular Song Weekend

News   Amour Star Joins Sundance’s The Power of American Popular Song Weekend Malcolm Gets, who received a 2003 Tony Award nomination for his performance in Amour, has joined the Sundance Theatre Program’s The Power of American Popular Song weekend.

A spokesperson for the Aug. 7-10 weekend confirmed that Gets will be part of the program, which is a joint presentation of Sundance and the Johnny Mercer Foundation. Actor-singer Gets will be one of the master class teachers and will also take part in the Aug. 9 concert featuring all of the weekend's participating artists and instructors.

The weekend of master classes is designed for professional theatre and film actors — as well as writers and directors — and will feature a host of famed artists discussing their craft. Others scheduled to teach master classes include Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, singer Margaret Whiting, Oscar winning songwriting team Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Broadway actor Douglas Sills, composers Carol Hall and Shelly Markham and director/producer Jack Wrangler.

In addition to the master classes, the weekend will include two performances in the Sundance Screening Room. The Aug. 8 concert will feature the Bergmans performing their own compositions, and all of the artists and instructors will offer a final performance on Aug. 9 at 8 PM. Limited tickets for these performances will be available at a later date.

Admission to the program was held through an open application process, where 30 professional performers were selected. Although the process has ended, those still interested in being part of the weekend should call the Sundance Institute Theatre program at (310) 360-1981.

Malcolm Gets starred opposite Melissa Errico in this season's short-lived Michel Legrand musical Amour. His other New York theatre credits include The Molière Comedies, Boys and Girls, A New Brain, Hello Again, Merrily We Roll Along, Two Gentlemen of Verona and the City Center Encores! production of The Boys From Syracuse. He spent four years as Richard on TV's "Caroline in the City," and his other screen credits include "Thirteen Conversations About One Thing" and "Love in the Time of Money." Gets can be heard on Barbara Cook's "Mostly Sondheim" CD. For more information about The Power of American Popular Song, visit www.sundance.org.