Alexandra Silber to Interview John Doyle at Pace University, 4/27

Alexandra Silber to Interview John Doyle at Pace University, 4/27

Pace University's Pace Performing Arts presents An Afternoon with John Doyle, the acclaimed director, at Pace's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street in lower Manhattan on Sunday, April 27 at 2pm. Admission is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Doyle will be interviewed by actress and Pace faculty member, Alexandra Silber. The event includes performances by Judy Kuhn and Malcolm Gets, with Mary Mitchell Campbell on the piano. In addition, Pace University BFA Musical Theater students will join Doyle live onstage for selections from his new project, Kander, and Ebb's The Visit. This concert is the culmination of a year-long artist-in-residency.

Doyle, whose inventive re-staging of Sweeney Todd earned him a Tony Award, has worked with faculty members at Pace Performing Arts' Musical Theater program, housed in Pace's Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, throughout this academic year. Doyle taught a variety of master classes and critiqued student projects, including vocal performance, song interpretation, the process of composition and the creative process.

Amy Rogers, director of the Musical Theater program at Pace Performing Arts, said, "John is one of the most inventive directors working in theater today. He represents the crossroads of classic tradition and cutting-edge revision, which is serendipitous because that is where Pace Performing Arts' Musical Theater program also lives."

"Through the generosity of our donors, we are able to take full advantage of the richness of our New York City location and bring world-renowned talent to our campus, giving our students extraordinary opportunities to interact with leading professionals," said Dyson College Dean Nira Herrmann.

About Dyson College of Arts and Science's Pace Performing Arts: Pace Performing Arts (PPA) offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Acting; Acting for Film, Television, Voice-Overs and Commercials; Commercial Dance; Musical Theater; and Production and Design. It also offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Acting and Directing under the International Performance Ensemble program, and Stage Management. PPA presents more than 50 performances every year.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater (MT) offers elite training in acting, music, and dance by well-connected professionals working in the industry. Designed to train the unique performer, the program offers the opportunity to develop a repertoire that showcases students' abilities and talents while preserving and refining their individuality. Located in lower Manhattan, the Pace Performing Arts MT program fosters the creation of new musical theater and the collaboration of our students with new emerging artists. In 2006, Pace became only the second school in New York City to offer a BFA in Musical Theater. www.pace.edu/performingarts

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

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