Titled "Creative Producing: A Conversation with Hal Prince," the event will focus on Prince's "wealth of experiences in the theatre, and how to train the next generation of creative producers," according to an announcement. Broadway and Off-Broadway producer Robyn Goodman (West Side Story, In The Heights, Avenue Q) will moderate the evening to start at 7 PM at The Acorn Theatre.
Playwright Ian Bruce and Orin Wolf — current recipient of the T Fellowship in producing at Columbia University (which is co-sponsored by Prince) — will also take part in the discussion. Bruce's Groundswell will enjoy its American premiere this spring with The New Group.
Prince's breadth of credits include directing productions of Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera, She Loves Me, Company, Follies, Candide, Pacific Overtures, Evita, Parade and more. He has also produced The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello! and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Tickets ($20) to the event at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, are available by calling (212) 279-4200. Admission is free to subscribers (reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org are recommended). For more information, visit thenewgroup.org.