A series that explores all aspects of theatre, in conversations with or about the industry's top professionals and master artists.
Dramalogue events are Tuesdays at 2pm and 7pm.
Six great programs, one great subscription price of $108. Individual tickets are $23.
To order a subscription, contact the box office. Individual tickets are available online below.
Tom Stoppard, Playwright
Apr. 4, 2017 · 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Presentation, followed by Q&A - Hosted by J. Barry Lewis
Go inside the mind of Tom Stoppard with J. Barry Lewis, who will speak about the brilliant playwright's career. Winner of four Tony Awards and an Academy Award (for Shakespeare in Love
), Stoppard is known for a piercing intellect that frequently explores romanticism vs. rationalism and chaos vs. order, and for his stunning wordplay – sly, dexterous, fun, and funny. See for yourself in his masterpiece, Arcadia
, which Lewis will direct. The play opens on March 31.
Roundtable: Theatre Critics
Apr. 18, 2017 · 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Live Roundtable followed by Q&A - Hosted by Sheryl Flatow
The series concludes with three noted theatre critics joining Flatow in a roundtable discussion about their work. Participants are Christine Dolen (former theatre critic of the Miami Herald
), Hap Erstein (The Palm Beach Post
, Palm Beach ArtsPaper
), and Bill Hirschman (Florida Theater On Stage
Truman Capote, Author
Dec. 6, 2016 · 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Presentation, followed by Q&A - Hosted by Mark Perlberg
Kick off the fourth season of Dramalogue with Mark Perlberg as he explores the life and times of Truman Capote, author of Breakfast at Tiffany's
and the true-crime novel In Cold Blood
. His unfinished book, Answered Prayers
, which dished on his high society friends, was excerpted in Esquire
magazine and caused a permanent rift with many of its thinly disguised subjects. That moment in time is the subject of Jay Presson Allen's Tru
, which opens at PBD on December 2. Perlberg's program will provide further insight into the author and his work, with readings by Rob Donohoe.
Tony Walton, Scenic Designer
Jan. 3, 2017 · 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Live Interview followed by Q&A - Hosted by J. Barry Lewis
Join the conversation with designer and director Tony Walton. He is especially celebrated for his inspired scenic design, both onstage and in film. His most memorable stage work includes the sets for the original production of Pippin
, The House of Blue Leaves
, and the 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls
(Tony Awards for all). His movies include Mary Poppins
(costumes and design consultant), Murder on the Orient Express
(production and costume design), and All That Jazz
(Academy Award for Production Design). Walton will discuss his career with J. Barry Lewis.
Fran Weissler, Producer
Feb. 7, 2017 · 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Live Talk, followed by Q&A - Hosted by Fran Weissler
What, exactly, does a Broadway producer do? The indomitable Fran Weissler will explain it all, and talk about some of the memorable plays and musicals she's co-produced with her husband, Barry Weissler. Winner of seven Tony Awards, Weissler is currently represented on Broadway by Chicago
– the second-longest running Broadway show of all time and winner of the 1997 Tony for Best Revival of a Musical – and Waitress
. Other notable productions include The Scottsboro Boys
, the 2010 revival of La Cage aux Folles
, and a 1982 production of Othello
with Christopher Plummer and James Earl Jones.
Sheldon Harnick, Lyricist
Mar. 7, 2017 · 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Live Interview followed by Q&A - Hosted by Sheryl Flatow
Beloved lyricist Sheldon Harnick discusses his illustrious 64-year career, which took off when he teamed with composer Jerry Bock. Their collaboration includes Fiorello!
, which earned them the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1960 Tony Award for Best Musical; She Loves Me
, often referred to as the perfect musical; and the world-wide phenomenon known as Fiddler on the Roof
(Tony Award). The recipient of a special 2016 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement, Harnick will discuss his career with Sheryl Flatow.
* Presentations may include scene readings, video clips and, where applicable, musical numbers.
Executive Producer Mark Perlberg
Sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker
Individual tickets to each segment may be purchased online, using the links above, for $23 each.
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* Student / Equity tickets are available for $10 each by contacting the box office.