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John Doyle

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 6:30pm - 8pm
Mary Rodgers Room
1501 Broadway, Suite 710, NYC

The Dramatists Guild is pleased to present another exciting event in association with Harvardwood, Harvard’s officially recognized organization for the arts, media and entertainment.  Join us for an evening of lively conversation about craft and collaboration, between two of the theater’s most successful artists.

JOHN DOYLE is perhaps most widely known for his series of innovative revivals of Sondheim musicals, notably Sweeney Todd (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, Best Director of a Musical), Company (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Awards, Best Revival of a Musical), Passion, and, most recently, Pacific Overtures. Other acclaimed productions have included The Color Purple (Tony Award, Best Revival of a Musical; Drama Desk Award, Best Director of a Musical), The Visit, and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Allegro.  He has directed as well at the Metropolitan Opera and has been the Artistic Director of four theater companies in the U.K., where his credits ranged from Shakespeare to Brecht to Fiddler on the Roof.  Since 2016 he has been the Artistic Director of the Classic Stage Company in New York, where most recently he directed As You Like It.

JOHN WEIDMAN has written the books for a wide variety of musicals, among them Pacific Overtures (Tony nomination, Best Book), Assassins (Tony Award, Best Musical Revival), and Road Show (Lucille Lortel nomination, Best Musical), all with scores by Stephen Sondheim; Contact (Tony nomination, Best Book; Tony Award, Best Musical), co-created with director/choreographer Susan Stroman; Happiness, score by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman; Take Flight and Big (Tony nomination, Best Book), scores by Richard Maltby Jr and David Shire; and the new book, co-authored with Timothy Crouse, for the Lincoln Center Theater/Roundabout Theatre revivals of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes (Tony Awards, Best Musical Revival; Olivier Award, Best Musical Production).  From 1999 to 2009, he served as President of the Dramatists Guild of America and is currently the President of the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund.

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