Saturday, January 22, 2011

Thurs, Jan 27 @ 6:00 P.M: Free Panel Discussion: Theatrical Giants: Cheryl Crawford and Horton Foote at The Drama Book Shop

Free Panel Discussion: Theatrical Giants: Cheryl Crawford and Horton Foote

"Theatrical Giants: Cheryl Crawford and Horton Foote" with Lyricist/Librettist Tom Jones, Authors Milly Barranger and Wilborn Hampton, and Director Michael Wilson

Four panelists will talk about and read from their works that reveal the far-reaching influences of the Broadway producer and the playwright on the American theatre.

About the Authors:

Lyricist/librettist Tom Jones is co-creator of The Fantasticks, 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!,and Celebration, and author of Making Musicals: An Informal Introduction to the World of Musical Theatre; Milly Barranger is author of books on Cheryl Crawford, Margaret Webster, and McCarthyism; Wilborn Hampton's biography of Horton Foote describes the storyteller's life and writing for theatre and film; and Michael Wilson, artistic director of Hartford Stage Company, staged Foote's nine-hour The Orphans' Home Cycle most recently at New York's Signature Theatre.

About the Books:
Tom Jones' Making Musicals is a brief history of the American musical followed by a description of the proces' from getting started to getting produced. Milly Barranger's A Gambler's Instinct: The Story of Broadway Producer Cheryl Crawford describes the unprecedented success of a woman producer at mid-twentieth century with plays by Tennessee Williams and musicals by Kurt Weill, Alan Jay Lerner, and Frederick Loewe. Crawford also co-founded the Group Theatre and the Actors Studio with other theatre notables. Wilborn Hampton's Horton Foote: America's Storyteller traces the playwright's creation of award-winning screenplays and plays set in the American Southwest; and Horton Foote's Cousins and The Death of Papa, the third volume of The Orphans' Home Cycle, brings the story of two families to a close.

A Gambler's Instinct: The Story of Broadway Producer Cheryl Crawford
by Milly S. Barranger
Paper. $29.95

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