Drama League Will Feature Nathan Lane, Donna Murphy, Jason Robert Brown, Jonathan Groff in Winter/Spring Programs
07 Jan 2014
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
The Drama League's Winter/Spring 2014 programming schedule will feature intimate evenings with Tony winners Nathan Lane, Donna Murphy, Jason Robert Brown and Tony nominee Jonathan Groff, as well as the play-meets-poetry-slam series Rough Draft and various classes and workshops about the entertainment industry.
The Up Close conversation series will feature two-time Tony winner Lane, moderated by Tony winner Jack O'Brien, Jan. 30 at 7 PM; Tony nominee Groff and Tony winner Michael Mayer Feb. 17 at 7 PM; Tony winner John Patrick Shanley Feb. 25 at 7 PM; Tony winner Brown, moderated by Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, March 10; and Tony winner Murphy April 21 at 7 PM.
The League will introduce the Rough Draft development series, which will give playwrights, directors and actors one day to explore a project before sharing their achievements the same evening. The inaugural project, Rough Draft: Dr. Darling and the Lost Boys of Bushwick, written and directed by Jesse Geiger, will be held Jan. 24 at 7 PM. Presentations will also be held Feb. 28 and March 14 at 7 PM.
The season will also feature classes and workshops, including "Yoga for Artists," "2014 Directors Project Application Workshop," "Beyond Kickstarter: Fundraising for Small Companies" and "Creating Solo Work."
Events are held at the Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas) unless otherwise noted.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.