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A Conversation with William Finn January 9th at Ars Nova

Ars Nova presents an intimate discussion with composer/lyricist, William Finn, about his new musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which begins previews at Second Stage Theater on January 11th. Finn will also discuss his career, including his Tony Award wins for the score and libretto of Falsettos, and may share a tune or two. Finn will be interviewed by TheaterMania's chief drama critic, David Finkle. One pair of complimentary tickets to The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be raffled to a lucky audience member – brush up on your spelling! Sunday, January 9th at 12:30 PM at Ars Nova (511 West 54th Street, just west of 10th Ave.).

William Finn is the writer and composer of Falsettos, for which he received two Tony Awards: Best Book of a Musical (with James Lapine) and Best Original Score. Elegies, A Song Cycle, was recently presented at Lincoln Center and has seen productions at regional theatres. He has also written and composed In Trousers, March of the Falsettos, Falsettoland, Romance and Hard Times and A New Brain. He also penned a dormant musical version of The Royal Family.

Ticket & Schedule Information

A CONVERSATION WITH William Finn takes place Sunday, January 9th at 12:30 PM. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. To purchase, call SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or go to Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54th Street, just west of 10th Ave. Subway: C, E, to 50th Street, N, R, Q, W to 57th Street, or 1, 9 to Columbus Circle. Beer, wine and refreshments are available at the bar.

Ars Nova was built in the memory of Gabe Wiener to provide artists a space to develop and perform new works in an intimate audience setting. Ars Nova produces theater, comedy and music events, making premium live entertainment accessible to a New York audience at affordable prices. Ars Nova offers a free play reading series (Out Loud), an alternative music and comedy series (Thursdays at 10), a musical theater series (Broadway Spotlight), a singer/songwriter series (Uncharted) and in-house writers' workshops. For more information, visit

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