Tag: Douglas Carter Beane

  • Samuel L. Jackson joins Randy Gener’s Broadway panel “Anatomy of a Breakout” with David Henry Hwang, Kenny Leon and others

    THE DRAMA DESK and THE FORDHAM UNIVERSITY THEATRE PROGRAM ANNOUNCES A FALL 2011 PANEL DISCUSSION,  “ANATOMY OF A BREAKOUT” TO BE HELD AT FORDHAM’S MAINSTAGE AT LINCOLN CENTER SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, FROM 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM Panelists Include  Douglas Carter Beane, Lewis Flinn, David Henry Hwang, David Ives, Samuel L. Jackson, Dan Knechtges, Kenny Leon, Jennifer Lim, and Leigh Silverman  New York, NY, October 26, 2011 — The Drama Desk and the Fordham University Theatre Program will present a special panel discussion at 6:30 PM on Sunday, November 13th, titled “Anatomy of a Breakout,” reflecting the remarkable trend of breakthrough productions and breakout performances on the New York stage. The Panelists include (in alphabetical order): Douglas Carter Beane (book writer, LYSISTRATA JONES) Lewis Flinn (composer/lyricist, LYSISTRATA JONES), David Henry Hwang (playwright, CHINGLISH), David Ives (playwright, VENUS IN FUR), Samuel L. Jackson (actor, THE MOUNTAINTOP), Dan Knechtges (choreographer/director, LYSISTRATA JONES) Kenny Leon (director, THE MOUNTAINTOP and STICK FLY), Jennifer Lim (actor, CHINGLISH), and Leigh Silverman (director, CHINGLISH). This special panel discussion will be moderated by Randy Gener, the George Jean Nathan Award winning editor/critic. A surprising bulk of the Fall 2011 New York theater season consists of new plays and new musicals that have received critical acclaim, major awards and successful productions at major venues across the country prior to their emergence on Broadway. To wit, CHINGLISH, the new comedy by Tony Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang, is making its Broadway premiere, starring Jennifer Lim and directed by Leigh Silverman, following the Goodman Theatre of Chicago; David Ives’s comedy VENUS IN FUR had a critically acclaimed life Off-Broadway at Classic Stage Company prior to its Broadway premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club; Katori Hall’s THE MOUNTAINTOP, directed by Kenny Leon and starring Samuel L. Jackson, was awarded the covered 2010 …