Opera or Musical Theater? Panel, With John Kander, Adam Guettel, Stephen Schwartz, Presented April 10

News   Opera or Musical Theater? Panel, With John Kander, Adam Guettel, Stephen Schwartz, Presented April 10 Tony Award-winning composers John Kander and Adam Guettel and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz take part in a panel discussion entitled Opera or Musical Theater? April 10 at the Gershwin Theatre.

John Kander
John Kander Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

New York City Opera presents the in-depth discussion, which takes place on the set of Schwartz's musical Wicked. NYCO is set to stage the New York premiere of his opera Séance on a Wet Afternoon this spring.

Joining Schwartz, Kander (Chicago, Cabaret, The Scottsboro Boys) and Guettel (The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collins) are Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright (Prima Donna) and Tony-winning playwright and librettist David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, The Fly, Aida).

NYCO general manager and artistic director George Steel moderates the 7:30 PM discussion.

As previously reported, Schwartz's Séance on a Wet Afternoon will run April 19-May 1. The composer's son, director Scott Schwartz (Golda's Balcony, Jane Eyre, Rooms), will stage the opera that will feature soprano Lauren Flanigan.

For tickets to the discussion, priced $25, phone (212) 721-6500 or visit NYCOpera.

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