Hal Luftig Will Moderate Conversation with Jerry Mitchell March 3

News   Hal Luftig Will Moderate Conversation with Jerry Mitchell March 3
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation's "One-on-One Conversation Series" will continue March 3 with a chat with Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell.

Legally Blonde producer Hal Luftig will moderate the discussion with the Blonde director/choreographer. The 6:30 PM conversation will be presented at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, June Havoc Mainstage.

The series, according to press notes, "explores the careers and creative processes of the theatre’s foremost directors and choreographers. These evenings provide the rare opportunity to interact with masters of the theatre and hear them speak on a broad range of topics." The chats last approximately 90 minutes.

Past participants include John Doyle, Doug Hughes, Daniel Sullivan, Kathleen Marshall, Rob Marshall, John DeLuca, Marshall Mason, Lanford Wilson, Sir Peter Hall, Harold Prince, Jack O’Brien, Susan Stroman, James Lapine, Stanley Donen, Robert Wilson and Jerry Zaks.

Jerry Mitchell is currently represented on Broadway as director/choreographer of Legally Blonde (Tony nomination for Best Choreography). Mitchell was nominated for two 2005 Tony Awards for Best Choreography — for his work on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and La Cage aux Folles, winning the Tony for his work on the latter. He also received Tony and Drama Desk nominations for choreographing Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hairspray, The Full Monty and Never Gonna Dance. His other choreographic credits include the Bernadette Peters revival of Gypsy, Imaginary Friends, The Rocky Horror Show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Jeffrey and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. His film work includes "In & Out," "Camp," "Drop Dead Gorgeous" and "Scent of a Woman." For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Mitchell conceived and often directs and choreographs the annual "Broadway Bares" fundraiser.

The Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, June Havoc Mainstage is located in Manhattan at 312 West 36th Street. Tickets, priced $10 (general public) and $5 (SSDC members and associate members, students and seniors), are available by calling Tracy Mendez at (212) 391-1070, ext. 252 or by visiting foundation@ssdc.org.

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