Parade librettist Uhry is ill and cannot make the announced date for the free public interview, so his appearance has been switched with Parade composer Brown's Platform date, Jan. 27. (Expect Uhry at 6:30 PM, Jan. 27 in the lobby of the Vivian Beaumont Theater, where the moderated chats are held.)
Brown is the rising young composer whose work has been heard in the Off-Broadway revue, Songs for a New World. Parade, at LCT's Beaumont, is Brown's first major musical, directed by the legendary Harold Prince.
Uhry's work includes book and lyrics to The Robber Bridegroom, the plays Driving Miss Daisy and The Last Night of Ballyhoo, and Parade, drawn from the true story of the murder of an Atlanta girl.
The winter 1998-99 Platform series began Dec. 9 with Parade director Harold Prince and continued Dec. 16 with LCT poster illustrator James McMullan. Highlights of the Prince chat are available in a Playbill On-Line story headlined "Hal Prince Muses About the Parade of His Life in Art at Lincoln Center Chat." Expected at the Platform discussion 6:30 PM Jan. 20 is Far East playwright A.R. Gurney. The drama opened Jan. 11 at LCT's Mitzi Newhouse Theater.
Platform Series events are held between matinee and evening shows on Wednesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM in the lobby of the Vivian Beaumont, 150 West 65th Street, in Manhattan.
Admission is free and open to all. However the limited lobby seating is first-come, first-served, beginning at 6 PM.
Speakers are subject to change. Some Platform Series transcripts are available for $2 in LCT's lobby shop. The Platform Series is made possible by The Charles E. Culpepper Foundation.