A special "Working in the Theatre" performing seminar will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8 at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Subtitled "Taking Over for a Star," the seminar's panel will include Marilu Henner, Richard Kind and Rhea Perlman, who stepped into the roles created by Michele Lee, Tony Roberts and Linda Lavin in the Broadway production of The Tale of the Allergist's Wife; and Steven Weber, who took over the part created by Matthew Broderick in the Tony-winning Mel Brooks musical, The Producers. The afternoon, which begins at 1 PM, will also include complete footage of the Lifetime Achievement Awards presented to Julie Harris and Robert Whitehead at the 2002 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall.
Created by American Theatre Wing Chairman Isabelle Stevenson, the "Working in the Theatre" seminars are now in their 30th year. The series is broadcast six times a week on CUNY-TV (Time Warner channel 75 and RCN channel 106). They are also shown on Channel 36 in Los Angeles; check local listings.
The seminars are free and open to the public, although reservations must be made in advance by calling (212) 765-0606 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Graduate Center of the City University of New York is located at 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street in Manhattan.
—By Andrew Gans