New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Playwrights Guild to Present Sondheim Lectures

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New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Playwrights Guild to Present Sondheim Lectures

Events celebrating the late composer-lyricist will feature John Weidman, Jeanine Tesori, Jason Robert Brown, Amanda Green and Tom Kitt.

Stephen Sondheim


The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Dramatists Guild is collaborating to present two free public lectures highlighting the work and legacy of Stephen Sondheim on September 15 and October 17 at the New York Public Library.

Jeanine Tesori (Kimberly Akimbo) will sit down for a chat with John Weidman (killers, Pacific Openings) to discuss his work and collaborations with Sondheim over the years. The program, titled The Playwrights Guild Presents: An Evening with John Weidman, will take place on September 15 at 6 p.m.

On October 17 at noon, lyricist Amanda Green (Mr Saturday night), composer Jason Robert Brown (The last five years) and composer Tom Kitt (almost known) will hold a conversation titled Sondheim: The man, the mentor and his music, on Sondheim’s works, the craft behind them, and how he mentored the next generation of theater composers.

The programs are presented at the same time as the availability of The Sondheim Special Issue of Dramatist Magazine, Guest Editing by Tony Lin-winner Manuel Miranda (hamilton).

Registration for Sondheim: the man, the mentor and his music is first offered to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students studying playwriting, music theater writing, and music composition through ZohoPublic.com. General public tickets will be available later.

To register, visit Eventbrite.com for An Evening with John Weidman, and ZohoPublic.com for Sondheim: The man, the mentor and his music.