A host of Broadway favorites will chat with fans this month on the Fynsworth Alley website.
Fynsworth Alley chats, which begin at 8:30 PM EST, are currently scheduled with actress-singer Rebecca Luker (Dec. 9), lyricist Sheldon Harnick (Dec. 16) and Thoroughly Modern Millie's Marc Kudisch (Dec. 23). All chats will be moderated by New York-based writer and theatre director, Robert Armin. Those wishing to send questions in advance, should send them to firstname.lastname@example.org; place the artist's name in the "subject" line of the e-mail.
Rebecca Luker was most recently on The Great White Way in the acclaimed revival of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, garnering Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for her role as Marian, the librarian. This summer she starred opposite Michael Cerveris as Clara in the Kennedy Center production of Stephen Sondheim's Passion, and her other theatrical credits include roles in The Sound of Music, Show Boat, The Secret Garden and The Phantom of the Opera.
Lyricist, writer, composer and performer Sheldon Harnick penned the lyrics for such Broadway classics as Fiorello!, She Loves Me and Fiddler on the Roof as well as Tenderloin, The Apple Tree, The Rothschilds and Rex. Harnick received Tony Awards for his work on Fiddler and Fiorello!, and he composed both music and lyrics for The Madwoman of Central Park West.
Marc Kudisch, who took part in the Ravinia Festival's production of A Little Night Music this past summer, earned a Tony nomination last season for his role as Trevor Graydon in the stage adaptation of Thoroughly Modern Millie. His other Broadway outings include Bells Are Ringing, The Wild Party, The Scarlet Pimpernel, High Society, Beauty and the Beast and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Kudisch's television credits include "Bye, Bye Birdie," "Sex and the City" and "Loving." For more information or to participate in the chats, go to www.fynsworthalley.com.
—By Andrew Gans