The panels noon-1:30 PM April 21 and April 28 are opening to the public, but with limited seating, in the Elebash Recital Hall at Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 365 Fifth Ave at 34th Street.
On April 21, The American Theatre Wing presents a 90-minute panel discussion on Broadway's original new musical The Drowsy Chaperone, a zany tale of a pampered Broadway starlet and her debonair fiancé, an overzealous producer, a dizzy chorine, the Latin lover and a couple of bumbling gangsters. The panel will feature creative team members Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison (music and lyrics), Bob Martin and Don McKellar (book), producers Kevin McCollum (Rent, Avenue Q) and Roy Miller (I'm Not Rappaport) as well as cast members Edward Hibbert and Beth Leavel. American Theatre Wing's executive director Howard Sherman will moderate the panel.
On April 28, a panel will discuss "Actors on Performance," and include special guests Eileen Atkins (Doubt), Jonathan Pryce (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Lynn Redgrave (The Importance of Being Earnest) and Zoë Wanamaker (Awake and Sing!). Ted Chapin will serve as moderator.
General admission seating is $10 per person. For information, please call CUNY at (212) 817-8215. ATW members can reserve free of charge through ATW.
Tickets will be distributed to holders of reservations beginning one hour prior to each seminar and no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled start. *
Now in their 31st year, the ATW panels "bring together theatre's best-known performers, producers, playwrights, directors, choreographers, composers, agents and others. The seminars are held throughout the theatre season in cooperation with Continuing Education and Public Programs at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York."
The "Working in the Theatre" seminar series is broadcast five times a week in the New York City area (Fridays 9 AM, 2 PM, 7 PM; Saturday at 11 AM and Sunday at 5 PM) on CUNY TV (Time Warner and Cablevision channel 75: RCN Channels 24, 106 or 109, depending upon area).