Joining Clark for the informal conversation will be Encores! artistic director Jack Viertel, Tony Award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick and composer/arranger Jeanine Tesori. Studio Five events take place in the Barbara and David Zalaznick Studio at City Center, 130 West 56th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues).
The conversation, according to City Center, will "look at today’s musical hits as possible future Encores! productions. Harnick and Tesori are two artists whose shows have been and will be part of the Encores! tradition: Sheldon Harnick, best known for his collaborations with composer Jerry Bock on hit musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof, has had several Encores! revivals over the years, including Fiorello!, Tenderloin, She Loves Me, and The Apple Tree. Tesori is the award-winning composer of shows such as Violet; Caroline, Or Change; Thoroughly Modern Millie; and Shrek the Musical. The pair will join Clark and Viertel to discuss the changes in this eclectic art form and predict what we can expect in the decades ahead."
Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance via CityTix at (212) 581-1212, online at www.NYCityCenter.org or at the City Center Box Office (West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues).