Shaffer will discuss and sign his two best-known plays, Amadeus and Equus. Hall will sign his "Necessary Theatre." Kim Poster, producer of Amadeus will moderate the discussion.
The 20th anniversary Broadway production of Amadeus, starring David Suchet (Salieri) and Michael Sheen (Mozart), begins previews Dec. 7 for a Dec. 15, opening.
Peter Shaffer's Tony-winning drama tells of artistic rivalry between the established court composer whose music played by all the rules, Antonio Salieri, and the musical genius who rewrote the way music would be understood, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Hall directed the original production of the play in 1979 at London's National Theatre. That production moved to Broadway and starred Ian McKellen as Salieri and Tim Curry as Mozart. Amadeus won a 1981 Tony Award as Best Play for Shaffer, with the film, by Milos Forman ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest") winning the 1985 Academy Award as Best Picture. The film version starred F. Murray Abraham as Salieri (a role that won him the Academy Award) and Tom Hulce as Mozart.