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With Tony winner Karen Ziemba (Contact, Bullets Over Broadway) and Tony nominees David Garrison (A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine) and Emily Skinner (Side Show). Also featuring Allison Blackwell (The Lion King), Shavey Brown, Nikki Renée Daniels (The Book of Mormon), Michael Halling (The Americans), Michael McCormick (Hello, Dolly!) and Daniel Plimpton. With Noah Racey, Director; David Loud, Music Director; and Evan Rees, Associate Music Director.
How do Broadway hits get made? Is there a recipe for success? Producer, author and Artistic Director of New York City Center’s Encores! series Jack Viertel delves into the fascinating history of Broadway storytelling and takes a fresh look at the elements that make musicals great. Drawing on his “revelatory and entertaining” (New York Times) 2016 book, Viertel will use examples from traditional musicals like Fiddler on the Roof and Gypsy as well as more recent shows like Hairspray and The Book of Mormon to show you how and why they work. Viertel is Senior Vice President of Jujamcyn Theaters (The Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots), and also teaches musical theater at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.