Photo Flash: Music-Theatre Group Chats With Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal
Music-Theatre Group presents interviews with Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal along with Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner, to be moderated by Thomas Schumacher (Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group).
The first talk, with Taymor and Goldenthal, took place on May 17. View photos below! On Thursday, June 7th, Paulus and Weiner will appear at the Dimenna Center for Classical Music (450 W. 37th Street between 9th and 10th) at 7:30 p.m.
Between them, Julie Taymor and Diane Paulus have three shows currently running on Broadway: The Lion King and Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark (Taymor) and Porgy and Bess (Paulus) All four are alumni of Music-Theatre Group’s generative process of turning inspiration into art: Taymor & Goldenthal, Juan Darien (off-Broadway, on world tour and in 1996/7 at Lincoln Center Theater, nominated for five TONYs including Best Musical); Paulus, director of Diedre Murray and Cornelius Eady’s Running Man (finalist, 1999 Pulitzer Prize); Paulus and Weiner, Swimming With Watermelons (2000-01), Best Of Both Worlds, composed by Diedre Murray (2002-05), and Death And The Powers (finalist, 2012 Pulitzer Prize) with composer Tod Machover and librettist Robert Pinsky. Music-Theatre Group produced all of these works.
For ticket information and to purchase, go to www.musictheatregroup.org.