The Greene Space Presents INSIDE LOOK With A RAISIN IN THE SUN Tonight
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 remaining schedule of Inside Look events is as follows:
A RAISIN IN THE SUN: TONIGHT, 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.
All Inside Look events are held at 7pm at The Greene Space (44 Charlton Street @ Varick Street).
Tickets are $15; a series pass is available for $60. For tickets and more information, visit: http://www.thegreenespace.org/story/inside-look-broadway/.
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