On Saturday, Dec 3rd, at The TimesCenter (242 West 41st) a FREE preview screening from Prospects documentary film series, The Legacy Project for Dramatists Guild Fund. This series features conversations between the American Theater’s greatest writers as they exchange insights on craft and life in the arts. Saturday’s screening was A Conversation with Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Alan Menken. The 75-minute long screening was insightful, entertaining and such a treat, but the highlight of the evening was an impruptu concert by Mr. Menken which included his greatest hits. Starting with A Bronx Tale, the medley included; Beauty and The Beast, A Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Newsies. T2c is thrilled we got the entire concert on video and you can see it here.
Several prominent theatre writers were on hand to witness this wonderful evening.
Ms. Anderson-Lopez is took a break between performances of her new Broadway musical In Transit to introduce the film! Mr. Menken has just opened A Bronx Tale.
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Created by The Dramatists Guild Fund in 2009 and conceived by playwright Jonathan Reynolds, The Legacy Project documents and preserves the creative process of America’s most esteemed dramatists in a series of filmed conversations between prominent and promising playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists.
“Thanks to Roe Green and her support of The Legacy Project, making Volume III free to the public on YouTube, students and writers of all ages will have access to the insights shared by some of our most influential writers in the American Theater.”
Select episodes from Volume I & Volume II are available for rent or download on iTunes, while the full boxed set of DVDs are available for purchase on the Dramatists Guild Fund’s website.
Clips from the first two volumes of The Legacy Project are available to the public at dgfund.org/legacyprojectarchive/.
Prospect’s IGNITE Series concerts continues on Friday, December 16th, with a one-night-only show encore: the Off-Broadway hit musical Striking 12, by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin, and Valerie Vigoda, performed in an new version by a fantastic ensemble of actors, musicians, and actor-musicians! More info to come!
This was a night at theatre that was inspiring and the reason we do what we do.