Parade composer Jason Robert Brown and librettist Alfred Uhry will be the guests in the final Winter 1998-99 Lincoln Center Theater Platform Series chat 6:30 PM Jan. 27 in the lobby of the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Platform Series events -- informal, moderated discussions with LCT creative people -- are held between matinee and evening shows on Wednesdays, and are free to the public. The Beaumont is at 150 West 65th Street in Manhattan.
Uhry's work includes book and lyrics to The Robber Bridegroom, and the plays Driving Miss Daisy and The Last Night of Ballyhoo. His libretto of Parade is drawn from the true story of the murder of an Atlanta girl and the subsequent railroading of an innocent man.
Brown is a young composer known for his Off-Broadway revue, Songs for a New World, directed by Daisy Prince, the daughter of Parade director and American theatre legend Hal Prince.
* The winter 1998-99 Platform series began Dec. 9 with Parade director Prince and continued with LCT poster illustrator James McMullan Dec. 16, Brown Jan. 13 and Far East playwright A.R. Gurney Jan. 20.
Highlights of the Prince chat are available in a Playbill On-Line story headlined "Hal Prince Muses About the Parade of His Life in Art at Lincoln Center Chat."
(Parade composer Jason Robert Brown was a last-minute stand-in for a sick Uhry at the 6:30 PM Jan. 13 Platform chat.)
Speakers are subject to change. Some Platform Series transcripts are available for $2 in LCT's lobby shop. The Platform Series is made possible by The Charles E. Culpepper Foundation.