Nathan Lane, Jonathan Groff, Donna Murphy & More Set for Drama League's 2014 Winter-Spring Season Events

The Drama League has announced their Winter/Spring 2014 Programming Schedule of special performances, events and educational offerings at the new Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca, and elsewhere. Highlights include intimate evenings with Tony® Award winners Nathan Lane, Donna Murphy, Jason Robert Brown, Michael Mayer and John Patrick Shanley, plus Tony® Award Nominee Jonathan Groff.

Also on tap is the exciting new play-meets-poetry-slam series Rough Draft and classes including Beyond Kickstarter: Fundraising for Small Companies, Directing The New Play: From First Read to Production, Creating Solo Work, and more.

The Drama League also offers special performances on Broadway and Off-Broadway, as well as open rehearsals, backstage tours, play readings, intimate gatherings with legendary stars, behind-the-scenes discussions with industry titans, day trips to world-class theatres, and more. To see the entire Program Guide, visit http://www.dramaleague.org.

Selected highlights from the 2014 Winter / Spring Schedule Calendar

UP CLOSE SERIES

Up Close: Nathan Lane
Moderated by Jack O'Brien

Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Premium Seating: $45 General Public: $25
Drama League Members: $20

Two-time Tony Award winner and the recipient of The Drama League 2013 Distinguished Performance Award for his remarkable turn as Chauncey Miles in The Nance, the incomparable Nathan Lane will kick off 2014 by sharing his insights, memories, and backstage experiences from his long and storied career. Sharing his stage triumphs (Guys and Dolls, The Producers, Love! Valour! Compassion!) and his work in film and television (The Birdcage, The Good Wife), Mr. Lane will be joined by the Tony-winning director of The Nance, Jack O'Brien (Hairspray).

Up Close: Jonathan Groff and Michael Mayer
Monday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Premium Seating: $45 General Public: $25
Drama League Members: $15

The director and star of the Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening reunite to catch up, share experiences, and discuss their latest projects. Well-known for his roles on the hit television series Glee and Boss, Jonathan Groff has a busy new year: the recent Disney animated hit Frozen, his new HBO series Looking, and the upcoming TV adaptation of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart. Mr. Mayer will share glimpses from his work on the upcoming Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Up Close: John Patrick Shanley
Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Premium Seating: $35 General Public:
$20 Drama League Members: $15

As a Tony Award-winning playwright (Doubt) and Academy Award-winning screenwriter (Moonstruck) and director (the film version of Doubt), John Patrick Shanley is the very definition of 'multi-talented.' Believing that "writing is acting is directing is living your life," Mr. Shanley's latest play, Outside Mullingar, is currently in previews on Broadway.

Up Close: Jason Robert Brown
Moderated by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Monday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Premium Seating: $35 General Public: $20
Drama League Members: $15

With one of the most acclaimed careers in modern musical history - including the Tony-winning musical Parade, The Last Five Years, 13, Songs for a New World, the Broadway-bound Honeymoon in Vegas and the current Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County - the prolific composer Jason Robert Brown will reveal surprising perspectives about his career on stage and screen. Moderated by Tony- award winner, Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights).



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