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Ronald Rand to Host Panel for New Book 'CREATE' at Barnes & Noble

Ronald Rand to Host Panel for New Book 'CREATE' at Barnes & NobleOn July 12th, 6-7pm - International Goodwill Cultural Ambassador/performing artist Ronald Rand will be joined by legendary film star Brian Cox, stage and screen actress Nicole Ansari, one of America's greatest sculptors Carolyn D. Palmer, singer extraordinaire Julie Budd, Encompass New Opera Theatre artistic director Nancy Rhodes, Broadway and film director Michael Pressman, historian Louise Hirschfeld, and legendary portrait painter Everett Raymond Kinstler for an exciting panel discussion about creativity in film, theater, music and art at Barnes & Noble-Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, NYC.

CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To Live published by Wyatt-Mackenzie Publishing, is curated by International Goodwill Ambassador & best-selling author, Ronald Rand - features over 100 rare interviews sharing extraordinary artists' insights on the process of creativity and the importance of the arts for humankind.

CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To Live features greats including Edward Albee, Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Ellen Burstyn, Jacques d'Amboise, Carol Channing, Brian Cox, Jacques d'Amboise, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Katherine Dunham, Eve Ensler, Kelsey Grammer, Joel Grey, Al Hirschfeld, Julie Harris, Bill T. Jones, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Chaka Khan, Stephen Lang, Robert Lepage, Arthur Laurents, Christopher Plummer, Harold Prince, Bill Pullman, Tony Randall, Luise Rainer, Phylicia Rashad, Chita Rivera, Roy Scheider, Tadashi Suzuki, Tommy Tune, Ben Vereen, Sir Derek Walcott, Elie Wiesel, Robert Wilson, and Eugenia Zuckerman.

CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To Live features over 150 full-color photos and iconic illustrations and paintings including Al Hirshfeld, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Martha Carpenter, Tim Stevenson, Jim Warren, Carolyn D Palmer, Martha Carpenter, Ming Cho Lee, Tommy Tune, Stephen Lang, Sir Derek Walcott and Robert Wilson.

Andre Bishop, Producing Artistic Director, Lincoln Center Theatre: "An enriching book for everyone, CREATE! captures the passion of creativity in the theater, music, dance, in fact, all the arts. An invaluable guide to the inner workings of the artist's vision."

Author Ronald Rand, celebrated U.S. Goodwill Cultural Ambassador, has performed and taught for over two decades on five continents, in twenty-three countries and twenty states, including two critically-acclaimed runs Off-Broadway in his celebrated solo play LET IT BE ART! as Harold Clurman, the "elder statesman of the American Theatre." Mr. Rand is the author of the best-selling book "Acting Teachers of America," and the Founder and Publisher of "The Soul of the American Actor." He is the first U.S. State Department Fulbright Specialist to teach at the University of Malaya's Cultural Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and at the University of Sarajevo's Academy of Dramatic Arts in Bosnia & Herzegovina for six weeks. Mr. Rand has appeared in over two hundred films and TV shows including opposite Christopher Plummer in A Marriage: O'Keefe and Stieglitz on American Playhouse, Homeless with Yoko Ono, and Quiz Show opposite Ralph Fiennes, directed by Robert Redford. A prolific playwright, painter, and poet, Mr. Rand's works include a new opera, IBSEN with German composer, Harmut von Lieres, about Henrik Ibsen's last days, and the play The Group Theatre! soon to be a major motion picture.

CREATE!'s Rare Interviews include:

ACTORS & ACTRESSES - F. Murray Abraham, Mary Alice, Selma Alispahic, Nicole Ansari, Lucie Arnaz, Elizabeth Ashley, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Burstyn, Phoebe Brand, Carol Burnett, Len Cariou, Carol Channing, Tina Chen, Brian Cox, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Andre De Shields, Olympia Dukakis, Randall Duk Kim, Ben Gazzara, Kelsey Grammer, Lee Grant, Joel Grey, Spalding Gray, Julie Harris, Stephen Henderson, Kim Hunter, Dragan Jovicic, Jack Klugman, Shirley Knight, Stephen Lang, Laurence Luckinbill, Judith Malina, Jan Maxwell, Rue McClanahan, Patricia Neal, Jerry Orbach, Angelica Page, Christopher Plummer, Bill Pullman, Phylicia Rashad, Tony Randall, Luise Rainer, Chita Rivera, Roy Scheider, Marian Seldes, Sabera Shaik, Sylvia Sidney, Kate Valk, Ben Vereen, Eli Wallach, Fritz Weaver

ARTISTS & DESIGNERS - Martha Carpenter, Alvin Colt, Al Hirschfeld, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Parish Kohanim, Ming Cho Lee, Carolyn Palmer, Tara Sabharwal, Tim Stevenson, Paul Tazewell

CHOREOGRAPHERS & DANCERS - Lori Belilove, Jacques d'Amboise, Graciela Daniele, Katherine Dunham, Anna Halprin, Alonzo King, Pearl Lang, Pilar Rioja, Tommy Tune

CLOWNS, MIME ARTISTS, & PUPPETEERS - Gregg Goldston, Barry Lubin, Craig Marin, Rob Mermin, David Shiner

COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS Gretchen Cryer, Erwin Drake, Marvin Hamlisch, Sheldon Harnick, Charles Strouse, Melvin Van Peebles, Jeanine Tesori

DIRECTORS - Eugenio Barba, Anne Bogart, Joseph Chaikin, Tisa Chang, Ping Chong, Jack Garfein, Andre Gregory, Sabra Jones, Michael Kahn, Woodie King, Jr., Robert Lepage, Emily Mann, Diljana Milosevic, Diane Paulus, Michael Pressman, Harold Prince, Nancy Rhodes, Lloyd Richards, Mark Rydell, Andrei Serban, Ellen Stewart, Tadashi Suzuki, Robert Wilson EDUCATORS - Patch Adams, Robert Brustein, Dick Cavett, Victor Masayesva, Jr., Henry Muttoo, Tina Ramirez, Charlie Soap, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer

MUSICIANS & SINGERS - Leon Bates, Julie Budd, Stephanie Chase, Karen Drucker, Chaka Khan, Meredith Monk, Vinicio Quezada, Steve Ross, Jim Seales, Travis Wammack, Melvin Van Peebles, Eve Wolf, Eugenia Zuckerman

PLAYWRIGHTS, POETS & WRITERS - Edward Albee, Harold Bloom, Ed Bullins, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Eve Ensler, Horton Foote, Maria Irene Fornes, Larry Gelbart, John Guare, Tina Howe, David Henry Hwang, Odile Gakire Katese, Arthur Kopit, Arthur Laurents, Budd Schulberg, John Patrick Shanley, Peter Stone, Apriana Taylor, Vijay Tendulkar, Elise Thoron, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Sir Derek Walcott, Elie Wiesel, William Yellow Robe, Jr.

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