Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a schedule of free, pre performance chats with artistic personnel of Lincoln Center Theater shows, begins its winter season 6:30 PM Dec. 9 with a Parade oriented discussion with musical theatre director Harold Prince.
Prince staged the in-previews Parade, opening Dec. 17 at LCT's Vivian Beaumont Theater, as part of a legendary career that includes directing Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Evita, Cabaret, Phantom of the Opera, the 1995 revival of Show Boat and more.
Platform Series events (through Jan. 27, 1999 for this slate) 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.
The Platform Series began in summer 1998 with a chat with Twelfth Night scenic designer Bob Crowley, Twelfth Night actor Brian Murray and A New Brain composer William Finn. Upcoming discussions include:
Dec. 16: Lincoln Center poster illustrator James McMullan
Jan. 13, 1999: Parade book writer Alfred Uhry
Jan. 20, 1999: Far East (previews begin Dec. 11 at the Mitzi Newhouse) playwright A.R. Gurney
Jan. 27, 1999: Parade composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown.
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.