John Kander and Twyla Tharp Will Participate in Live Design Broadway Master Classes Conversations

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24 Apr 2014

The 2014 Live Design Broadway Master Classes will feature conversations with Tony-winning composer John Kander and Tony-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp.



Tharp will join lighting designer Don Holder on the subject of light May 31 at 2:30 PM. The event will be held at the Baryshnikov Arts Center at 450 West 37th Street.

Here's how the event is billed: "An informal discussion exploring what each of these world-famous Tony Award-winning talents thinks about light for dance, drama, how do they collaborate, how does one communicate about light, examples of success or failure in getting the lighting that you want, and differences between dance, concert, and Broadway musical lighting."

Tharp won a Tony Award for Choreography for Movin' Out, along with a Tony nomination for Best Direction of a Musical. Her other stage credits include Singin' in the Rain, The Times They Are A-Changin' and Come Fly Away, for which she also received a Tony nomination.

Composer Kander will converse with sound designer Nevin Steinberg to discuss the essential collaboration between the two roles June 5 at 4:15 PM. The conversation will be held at NYU Tisch School of the Arts at 721 Broadway.

"Sound designer Nevin Steinberg, currently represented on Broadway with Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella which he received a Tony nomination, discusses the essential designer-composer relationship with Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning composer John Kander," press notes state. "They most recently collaborated on The Landing, a John Kander musical last fall."

Kander is a Tony Award winner for Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Cabaret and Woman Of The Year. He received Tony nominations for The Scottsboro Boys, Curtains, Steel Pier, The Rink, The Act, Chicago and The Happy Time.

The Live Design Master Classes feature the industry's top designers and artisans coming together to share their insights and opinions with attendees from around the world in a relaxed intimate setting.

Tickets and more information can be found by visiting livedesignmasterclasses.com