Broadway Talks Series Spotlights Democracy, Jewtopia and Little Women

News   Broadway Talks Series Spotlights Democracy, Jewtopia and Little Women Broadway Talks 2005, 92nd Street Y's series that examines the people and creative processes behind New York theatrical productions, kicks off Jan. 17.

The first of three Broadway Talks will focus on Michael Frayn's Democracy, the London hit now playing Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Three of the show's stars — Richard Thomas, Robert Prosky and Michael Cumpsty — will join New York Times culture writer Anita Gates for the 7:30 PM discussion. Cover charge is $20.

(The Jan. 23 Broadway Talks spotlighting the revival of Jerry Herman's La Cage aux Folles has been canceled.)

One Off-Broadway production will be part of the Broadway Talks season, Jewtopia. The play's creators, Sam Wolfson and Bryan Fogel, will join members of the cast to discuss their work, which is now playing the Westside Theatre. There is a $15 cover charge for the evening, which begins at 7:30 PM.

The Broadway Talks season concludes March 20 with a discussion of the new musical Little Women, which begins previews Dec. 7 at the Virginia Theatre. Tony Award winner Sutton Foster and stage and recording star Maureen McGovern will join moderator Roma Torre for a chat about the musical based on the classic Louisa May Alcott novel. Cover charge for the 7:30 PM evening is $25.

The Democracy and Jewtopia evenings will be held at Makor, located in Manhattan at 35 West 67th Street. The Little Women evening will be presented at the 92nd Street Y, located in Manhattan at 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue. Call (212) 415-5500 for tickets.