Peter Bogyo to Demystify Theatre's Most Important And Least Understood Role
Join Broadway General Manager Peter Bogyo in conversation with Tony Award-winning Producer Margot Astrachan as they discuss the nitty-gritty of the business side of show business. Bogyo will offer fascinating and entertaining glimpses into the inner workings of the normally closed world of theatrical general management. You can also expect some personal anecdotes and bits of theatrical lore. This evening will offer invaluable insight not only to fledgling general managers but to producers, writers, actors... anyone who is interested in the hows and whys of what happens in theatre before the curtain goes up.
All proceeds from this night of conversation will go to support the charitable programs of the Episcopal Actors' Guild (EAG) (actorsguild.org). EAG, established in 1923, is a charitable organization offering emergency financial assistance and career support to NYC's professional performing artists "of all faiths, and none." Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door starting 20 minutes before the show on Monday 6/18. Doors open at 6:40pm, event begins at 7pm. Reservations can be made by emailing email@example.com and are strongly encouraged.
Peter Bogyo is a Theatrical General Manager of award-winning Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, Executive Producer and a leading producer of Special Events and Benefit Concerts. On Broadway, he has been the General Manager of Love Letters, starring Mia Farrow, Brian Dennehy, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda and Candice Bergen; The Trip to Bountiful, starring Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams, Condola Rashad and Tom Wopat, directed by Michael Wilson; Stick Fly, starring Dulé Hill and directed by Kenny Leon, Time Stands Still, starring Laura Linney, Brian d'Arcy James, Eric Bogosian and Christina Ricci, directed by Daniel Sullivan, American Buffalo, starring John Leguizamo and directed by Robert Falls, A Moon for the Misbegotten, starring Kevin Spacey and Eve Best, directed by Howard Davies, The Blonde in the Thunderbird, starring Suzanne Somers; the revival of Larry Gelbart's Sly Fox, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Eric Stoltz, directed by Arthur Penn; Fortune's Fool, starring Alan Bates and Frank Langella, directed by Arthur Penn, and Voices in the Dark, starring Judith Ivey, directed by Christopher Ashley. On Broadway, Peter served as Associate Producer for Starmites, nominated for 6 Tony Awards. Off-Broadway, his general manager credits include A Mother, a Daughter, and a Gun, starring Olympia Dukakis and Veanne Cox, Elaine May's Adult Entertainment, starring Danny Aiello and Jeannie Berlin, directed by Stanley Donen, the musical revue Jerry Herman's Showtune, Mr. Goldwyn, starring Alan King and directed by Gene Saks, Madame Melville starring Macaulay Culkin and Joely Richardson, and The Unexpected Man, starring Alan Bates and Eileen Atkins, directed by Matthew Warchus. Peter is a member of The Broadway League and ATPAM, a Tony Award voter, and a graduate of Yale College and the Commercial Theater Institute, both programs. He has lectured on General Managing and budgeting for The Broadway League, the Commercial Theater Institute, Theater Resources Unlimited and at Yale College.
Margot Astrachan Broadway Producer credits include Clear Day, Nice Work, Busker Alley, Ghost the Musical (national tour), A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (Tony Award), The Realistic Joneses. Concert: Evening Primrose - James Goldman, Stephen Sondheim. London: American Artistic Director; The Kings Head Theatre, Jermyn Street Theatre. Member: The Broadway League, APAP, BAFTA. Board Member: The New York Musical Theatre Festival, Kaufman Cultural Center Theater Advisory Board, The Episcopal Actors' Guild. Chair: Advisory Board: The American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra; TRU Advisory Board.
Doors will open at 6:40 pm at Episcopal Actors Guild at 1 East 29th Street. The event will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.