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The Drama League 2017 UpClose Series

The Drama League 2017 UpClose Series

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) 2017 UpClose is to be held at The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas) in Tribeca.

The UpClose Series will include intimate discussions with Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat, RuinedIntimate Apparel), Broadway director Kate Whoriskey (SWEATThe Miracle Worker) and Emmy Award winning filmmaker Tony Gerber, Tony® Award winner Terrence McNally (Anastasia, Master ClassRagtime) and Broadway Producer Tom Kirdahy (The VisitAfter Midnight), Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel (Indecent, How I Learned To Drive), new cast members of Hamilton including Javier Munoz, and more!

On Monday April 3rd the series started with Natasha, Pierre and Vodka, Neat! A vodka tasting with the cast of “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.”

You can still catch the following:

Finding Anastasia with Terrence McNally and Tom Kirdahy: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

A conversation with the legendary playwright Terrence McNally (Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Visit, Ragtime) and producer Tom Kirdahy (It’s Only A Play, Mothers and Sons) about their rapturous new Broadway musical, Anastasia.

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Hamilton: The Next Generation with the cast of Hamilton: Monday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Join cast members from Broadway’s biggest hit Hamilton, as they discuss the continual growth of these iconic roles. With Javier Munoz (Alexander Hamilton), Seth Stewart (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson), and more!

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SWEAT on Broadway: An evening with Lynn Nottage, Kate Whoriskey, and Tony Gerber, moderated by Sharryn Kasmir: Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

Playwright Lynn Nottage, Director Kate Whoriskey, and noted filmmaker Tony Gerber talk about the creation of Broadway’s powerful new play, SWEAT, as well as its sister event, The Reading Project. Go behind the scenes of this scorching new masterpiece, and discover how this team of artists have encountered the struggles of modern life in gripping and nuanced detail.

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Dames Directing: Conversations with Broadway’s Visionary Women: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Once exclusively the province of men, women have increasingly become many of Broadway’s leading directors.  The Drama League will unite many of the women visionaries who are the forces behind Broadway’s stellar 2016-2017 season, including a few who’ve recently made their Broadway debuts. With Kathleen Marshall (Ever After, In Transit, Living on Love), Anne Kaufman (Marvin’s Room, A Life, The Nether), Rebecca Taichmann (Indecent, Familiar, Marie Antoinette), and more.

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Premium Seating: $45

General Public: $30

League Members: $20


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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