The Greene Space to Present INSIDE LOOK With BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, IF/THEN, and More, Beg. 1/28
Inside Look, The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR's special live event series featuring sneak peeks at some of theater's most-anticipated productions, is back this spring with three Broadway premieres and the revival of an American classic.
The creative forces behind BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, IF/THEN, A RAISIN IN THE SUN and CASA VALENTINA, will each sit down with WQXR Host Elliott Forrest to take audiences behind- the scenes, discussing everything from the writing process and costume design to rehearsals and backstage gossip, and much more, before any of these shows open on Broadway.
For the first time, Inside Look will introduce a video series that goes backstage to catch the creative process in action. The first video is a tour of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY costume designer William Ivey Long's workshop: www.thegreenespace.org/story/watch-designing-broadways-costumes/.
Additional videos will visit with IF/THEN music director Carmel Dean in her rehearsal studio; with A RAISIN IN THE SUN's set designer Mark Thompson in his workshop; and with CASA VALENTINA playwright Harvey Fierstein.
All four Inside Look events will be webcast live and available for on-demand streaming at www.thegreenespace.org.
The schedule of Inside Look events is as follows:
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY: Tuesday, January 28 at 7pm
Three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie, The Soprano's Vincent Pastore, Tony nominated Brooks Ashmanskas and Masters of Sex's Helene Yorke will discuss the behind the scenes of their new show, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. The musical adaptation of Woody Allen's 1994 film tells the story of an aspiring young playwright newly arrived on Broadway in 1920's New York who is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.
IF/THEN:Monday: February 3 at 7pm
The Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning song writer duo behind Next to Normal, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, three -time Tony Award nominee and Obie Award winner Michael Greif, and Rent's original Mark, Anthony Rapp, will chat about the making of the contemporary musical IF/THEN. The show follows a woman as she rebuilds her life in New York, a city of endless possibilities.
A RAISIN IN THE SUN: Thursday, February 27 at 7pm
Tony Award nominee Kenny Leon, Tony Award winner Diahann Carroll, Academy Award nominee Sophie Okonedo and Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose will gather to talk about the revival of Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN. Originally produced in 1959, A RAISIN IN THE SUN is the first play written by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway. Set in Chicago's South Side, the show revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of a family.
CASA VALENTINA: Tuesday, March 11 at 7pm
Four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein and members of the cast will take audiences behind the curtain of his first new play in nearly 30 years, CASA VALENTINA. Written by Fierstein and two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, CASA VALENTINA is set in the 1960's in the Catskills Mountains and based on actual events. Every weekend, heterosexual men gather in a bungalow colony to dress safely and discreetly as women. But when faced with the opportunity to become an official organization, these "self-made women" must decide whether public recognition can help them gain a place in open society or spell their own personal disaster.