Mermaid, Poppins and Frankenstein Featured at Arts & Leisure Week

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Philip Bosco, Frances Sternhagen, John Slattery as well as the casts and creators of Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins and Young Frankenstein will take part in The New York Times' Arts & Leisure Week.

Kicking off the 2008 season at the TimesCenter Jan. 7-13, Times Talks will feature "some of today's most celebrated talent and thinkers from the worlds of art, film, theater, music, television, literature, media and politics," according to an announcement.

Talks of note for theatre fans follow:

  • Jan. 8 at 6 PM: New American Theater: Circle in the Square
    Philip Bosco, Theodore Mann and Frances Sternhagen will take part in a chat about "one of the most successful New York theatre companies," Circle in the Square, as described in the new memoir, "Journeys in the Night."
  • Jan. 8 at 8 PM: "Mad Men" and the Sixties
    John Slattery joins co-star Jon Hamm and creator Matthew Weiner of AMC's new television series to "discuss how they capture the zeitgeist of the early 1960s, from Madison Avenue to the bedroom."


  • Jan. 13 at 10 AM: Behind the Scenes and On Stage
    Disney producer Thomas Schumacher (author of "How Does the Show Go On?") will "reveal how a big Broadway musical gets to the stage, with performances by the stars of Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid." Scheduled to appear are Ashley Brown, Henry Hodges, Lila Coogan and others.
  • Jan. 13 - 8 PM: Screen to Stage: It's Alive!
    Susan Stroman and "talent on stage and behind the scenes of the new musical Young Frankenstein" will talk about bringing the monster musical to life. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. TimesTalks programs and speakers are subject to change. For a complete lineup and more information, visit

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