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Broadway Stage Management Symposium to be Held in May

The Broadway Stage Management Symposium is a new immersive program that goes beyond the classroom and offers two days of practical insights, instruction and career advice from Broadway's most experienced and highly-regarded Stage Management professionals.

Often the behind the scenes unsung heros of a production, stage managers are tasked with synchronizing all elements of a show and ensuring every performance goes as planned. Our speakers represent over 100 Broadway productions and over three decades of industry experience, making this program the largest gathering of Broadway's professional stage managers for the purpose of teaching the art, craft and skills needed to forge a successful career on Broadway.

The event will be held May 30th and 31st 2015 in midtown Manhattan, one week before the Tony Awards, the crowning event of the Broadway season.

Topics will range from the practical and technical (calling large scale shows and automation) to the philosophical (leadership and people skills) and includes career advice and valuable networking opportunities. This educational intensive is open to the public (see website for full details, pricing and early bird special).

Peter Lawrence leads the distinguished group of speakers with almost 40 years on Broadway. He received the 2013 Tony Award Honor for Excellence in the Theatre and is the author of the new book, "Production Stage Management for Broadway". His credits include Annie, Ragtime, Shrek The Musical, Spamalot, The Graduate, Annie Get Your Gun, Swan Lake, Sunset Boulevard, Jake's Women, Lost in Yonkers, Rumors, and many more.

Other speakers include: Arturo Porazzi (The Illusionists, First Date, Memphis, Xanadu, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, 42nd Street, Triumph of Love, and many more), Bonnie Panson (Gigi, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Bring It On, Dance of the Vampires, Private Lives, Seussical, Jesus Christ Superstar, and many more), Julia P. Jones (Motown, A Little Night Music, Urinetown, Ghost, Sweeney Todd, Tarzan and more), David Lober (Matilda, Saturday Night Fever), Joshua Halperin (Chicago, Big Fish, Elf, Baby It's You, The Scottsboro Boys, West Side Story, and more), Kelly Martindale (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, La Bohème, The Farnsworth Invention, The King and I, The Who's Tommy) Linda Marvel (Side Show, Hands On A Hardbody, Fela!, 33 Variations, The Little Dog Laughed), Valerie Lau Kee Lai (Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Mary Poppins, Wonderful Town, Aida, The Capeman, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Grease, Carousel), Jason Brouillard (Big Fish, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Bonnie and Clyde, West Side Story, Jersey Boys, Hairspray, and more).

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