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League of Professional Theatre Women

Overview
Works: 113 works in 115 publications in 1 language and 352 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Drama 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1590.W64, 792.082
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Women in theatre Dialogues with notable women in American theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These thirteen interviews are from a unique television series that highlights the accomplishments of women on the American stage. Hosted by Newsday theatre critic Linda Winer, the playwrights, directors, designers, producers, and performers interviewed on the programs encompass generational, disciplinary and ethnic diversity; they share their thoughts and vision, their career paths and professional choices. The interviews afford to a wider audience a unique look into the lives of some of the gifted women who create and sustain theatre in the United States
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interviews with some of the gifted women who create and sustain theatre in the United States
Curtain call : celebrating a century of women designing for live performance ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interview with Carole Shelley (unedited version) ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Performer Carole Shelley discusses her career on stage and in films with journalist Don Shewey. She begins with her childhood studies as a dancer, describes her switch to acting as a teenager, and her first major role in the 1965 Broadway production of Neil Simon's The odd couple, which she reprised in the 1968 film version. She discusses working with Simon in his later play Broadway bound, her training in voice work for classical roles, and her more recent success in large scale musicals such as Cabaret, Wicked and Billy Elliot
Interview with Kitty Carlisle Hart ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Performer and arts advocate Kitty Carlisle Hart discusses her career with interviewer Pia Lindstrom, beginning with her Southern roots, education in Europe, and introduction to performing. Ms. Hart also speaks extensively about her late husband, playwright and director Moss Hart, and their many well known friends and colleagues, including George S. Kaufman, George Gershwin, Lillian Hellman, and the Marx Brothers, with whom Kitty co-starred in the 1935 film A night at the opera. Ms. Hart reminisces about her husband's experiences as director of the Broadway successes My fair lady and Camelot, and concludes by discussing her political work as an arts advocate since her husband's death
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Actress and singer Barbara Cook discusses her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Cook first came to prominence in 1956 after creating the role of Cunegonde in Candide, and then "Marian the Librarian" in The music man the following year, establishing herself as one of the Broadway's leading ingenues. She left the theater in the 1960s and reemerged in 1975 as a leading cabaret and concert singer. Cook speaks about her voice and her objectives as a vocalist; her view of her cabaret work; the loss she experienced at the death of her accompanist Wally Harper; her feelings about being labeled a Broadway "ingenue"; her mid-career retirement, brought on by a personal problem; and her plans for future shows
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Lynn Ahrens discusses her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Ahrens, a Tony nominated lyricist of musicals, discusses supporting herself writing advertising jingles, becoming a musical theatre lyricist, and the history of her long-time partnership with composer Stephen Flaherty, her collaboration with Flaherty on such musicals as Seussical, Ragtime and A man of no importance, how she aims to be "invisible," "hidden in the character" in her lyrics, and her philosophy of songwriting
Interview with Frances Sternhagen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Frances Sternhagen discusses her acting career with longtime friend, playwright Joan Vail Thorne. Beginning with her family life and decision to study drama, Sternhagen covers her days with the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., her studies with Sanford Meisner, and her professional experiences with such colleagues as Richard Burton, Helen Hayes, and Alan Schneider. She also explores the differences between acting on stage and in film
Interview with Donna Murphy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Donna Murphy discusses her career with producer/director Rick McKay. She describes her early experiences studying acting with Stella Adler and other instructors, her first Broadway job as an understudy in the musical They're playing our song, her subsequent work with Stephen Sondheim in Passion, her experience playing Lotte Lenya in Lovemusik, and other stage and film roles. She also takes questions from the audience
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ellen Stewart, founder and artistic director of La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, talks with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Stewart discusses how she created La Mama in New York in 1961, with virtually no financial resources, establishing an environment where American writers and such as Sam Shepard, and Harvey Fierstein, and prominent directors from the international avant-garde found encouragement and a home for their work. Stewart speaks about being subject to frequent raids and arrests, on the grounds that she lacked a license to present entertainment, during the early days of her theater; the acquisition in 1968 of her present theater, a dilapidated building on East Fourth St. which she renovated with financial assistance from the Ford Foundation; the "guardian angels," who helped her survive; her arrival in New York City in 1950, and one of her first jobs as an executive in the design department of Saks Fifth Avenue; the vagaries of government funding; and how she has been able to produce such a wide array of theatre on her own terms for over 43 years
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Producer Elizabeth Ireland McCann discusses her career with Newsday theatre critic Linda Winer. The discussion ranges from McCann's early years and how she got her first jobs in the theater to her later career in a field dominated by men, some of her successes, her relationships with other producers and with playwrights such as Edward Albee and Neil Simon
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Virginia Louloudes, executive director of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, discusses her work with Newsday theatre critic Linda Winer. The discussion focuses on how Louloudes and her organization, which is devoted to funding smaller theatrical companies, responded to the financial challenges brought on by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Carole Rothman discusses her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Co-founder and artistic director of Second Stage Theatre, Rothman remembers some of her favorite productions, including Cheryl West's Jar the floor, Charles Fuller's A soldier's play and the New York premiere of Stephen Sondheim's early musical Saturday night. She also comments on the transfer to Broadway of such original Second Stage productions as The little dog laughed and The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She discusses her theater's evolving artistic mission, and its cababilities as an Off-Broadway theater located in the Broadway theatre district. Rothman, who went from being an actor to a director to a producer, believes that it is easier for women directors to find work in the theater today than it was in 1979 when she co-founded her theater with Robyn Goodman
The best of Broadway and beyond : the young and the musical ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Panel discussion on the topic of family theater, more specifically, musicals oriented toward children and teenagers. Along with the discussion several musical numbers are performed
Interview with Kia Corthron ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Playwright Kia Corthron discusses her work with author Todd London. She describes the origins of several of her plays, the political and social issues addressed in each, how she devised their titles, and related topics. She also takes questions from the audience
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jo Bonney discusses her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Known for her direction of edgy, macho plays, Bonney talks about her collaborations with such male writers as her husband, Eric Bogosian and Neil LaBute, as well as her work with strong women playwrights like Diana Son and Anna Deavere Smith. She also expounds on her views on solo performance, and speaks of her desire for a theater that is relevant to its time and place
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Daphne Rubin-Vega discusses her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Best known for her creation of the first Mimi in the Broadway musical Rent, Rubin-Vega comments on how her career has progressed to traditional musicals like Les Miserables, as well as such plays as Bernarda Alba by Michael John LaChiusa and Anna in the tropics by Nilo Cruz, and more edgy projects with the multicultural LAByrinth Theater Company. She also talks about her work in films and as a recording artist, her Panamanian parentage and upbringing in New York, her recent motherhood and the challenges of being a Latina actress
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
S. Epatha Merkerson discusses her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Well known for her television roles as Reba the Mail Lady on Pee Wee's playhouse in the 1980s, and since 1993 as Lt. Anita Van Buren on the crime drama Law & Order, Merkerson has also enjoyed a varied and successful career on stage and in film. Her stage credits include her performance as Berniece in August Wilson's 1990 Pultizer Prize winning play, The Piano Lesson, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award, and her work in I'm Not Stupid, for which she won an Obie Award in 1992. Merkerson stresses the importance for her of acting onstage, and the experience she gained as an actor performing in various small theaters. She expounds on getting recognition as an actress in mid-career for her performance in the 2005 miniseries Lackawanna Blues; her upbringing by her mother in Detroit, Michigan; her ability to find work consistently as an actor since arriving in New York City in the late 1970s; and her feelings about two people with whom she has worked, playwright August Wilson and performer Jerry Orbach
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jane Greenwood, who has designed costumes for Broadway productions for decades, talks with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Greenwood discusses her creation of costumes for such shows as Master Class starring Zoe Caldwell, and Lennon, featuring the music of John Lennon. In these, as in her many other projects, Greenwood seeks to make her costumes integral to the production as a whole. She also elaborates on her need to "fall in love" with the director and the team, and to understand the play deeply, in order to do her work; and how she manages her hectic schedule with the help of good assistants
Women in theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Lighting designer Natasha Katz talks about her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. Katz expounds her work for the Disney organization on the musicals Beauty and the Beast, Aida, and Tarzan, Tom Stoppard's trilogy The coast of Utopia, and the new production of A chorus line, in which she pays homage to the work of its original lighting designer Theron Musser. Katz elaborates as well on her lighting design for the 1998 Lincoln Center Theatre production of Twelfth night, directed by Nicholas Hytner, and on her sense that her work isn't always recognizable to audiences; how she sees her role as lighting designer in relation to a production's creative heirarchy; and the mentorship and support she received from others in the field of lighting design in developing her career
 
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