The American Theatre Wing will continue its 29th year of the "Working in the Theatre" seminars Oct. 16-18 at the City University of New York. The technical and performance aspects of "the business" will be discussed by some of Broadway and Off-Broadway's most notable personalities.
These seminars, developed as a resource for the theatre community, are offered free of charge to all theatre students, members of theatrical unions and guilds, and casts of Broadway and Off Broadway shows.
Tuesday Oct. 16 opens the series with the playwright/director/choreographer seminar, featuring Rob Ashford (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Michael Frayn (Noises Off, Copenhagen), Sean Mathias (Dance of Death) and Lynne Meadow (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife) from 11 AM-1 PM.
On Wednesday Oct. 17, there will be a seminar on the production of Mamma Mia! from 11 AM-1 PM.
Two seminars will be held on Oct. 18, the first of which will highlight performance, and will be attended by Kate Burton (Hedda Gabler), John Cullum (Urinetown), Peter Gallagher (Noises Off) and Robert Sean Leonard (The Music Man, from 11 AM-1 PM. The series will conclude with a seminar on design which will include Robert Jones (Noises Off), William Ivey Long (45 Seconds from Broadway), Thomas Lynch (Thou Shalt Not), Brian MacDevitt (The Women), Tony Walton and David Woolard (The Rocky Horror Show) from 2-4 PM. Seminars are held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 365 5th Ave. At 34th St. To make reservations, call (212) 765-0606 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ð Steve Luber