Hosted by Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser, the "Voices of the Arts" series kicks off Dec. 13 with an interview with conductor James Conlon. "Voices," according to press notes, will serve as "a unique platform for conversation between one of America's premier arts administrators and world-class artists, providing insight into the challenges of sustaining artistic excellence while managing the professional aspects of their careers." The premiere interview will be held at 7:30 PM in the Center's intimate Terrace Theater. "Voices of the Arts" continues Feb. 7, 2005, with an interview with Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. The 7:30 PM interview will examine the career of director/choreographer Stroman, whose Broadway credits include The Producers, Contact, Oklahoma!, Crazy for You, Show Boat, Big, Steel Pier, The Music Man and, most recently, The Frogs.
"Voices of the Arts" concludes March 28 (7:30 PM) with a chat with stage and screen star John Lithgow. Lithgow, who recently completed a run Off Broadway in A.R. Gurney's political comedy Mrs. Farnsworth, won Tony Awards for his work in The Changing Room and Sweet Smell of Success and received Tony nominations for Requiem for a Heavyweight and M. Butterfly.
Tickets, priced at $15 per interview, are now available by visiting The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts at www.kennedy-center.org or by calling Instant-Charge at (800) 444-1324.