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Yale In Hollywood to Present Free Webinar With David Henry Hwang

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Join Yale in Hollywood's free webinar "A Fireside Chat with Tony Winning Playwright David Henry Hwang," live streaming worldwide at 12 pm PT & 3 pm ET on Thursday, April 23, 2020 via the Zoom link: http://tinyurl.com/dhh

The on-line event also marks Yale in Hollywood's launch of its public Facebook page (http://facebook.com/yaleinhollywood) where Yale alumni and students will share their talent, performances, shows, experiences etc. with the broad entertainment community and general audiences.

This conversation with David Henry Hwang will be hosted by Yale alum and entertainment attorney Nichoas Roman Lewis.

DAVID HENRY HWANG's stage works includes the plays M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Yellow Face, Kung Fu, Golden Child, The Dance and the Railroad, and FOB, as well as the Broadway musicals Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival) and Disney's Tarzan. Hwang is a Tony Award winner and three-time nominee, a three-time OBIE Award winner, and a two-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also America's most-produced living opera librettist, whose works have been honored with two Grammy Awards. He co-wrote the Gold Record "Solo" with the late pop icon Prince and worked for four seasons as a Writer/Consulting Producer for the Golden Globe-winning television series The Affair. Hwang serves as Head of Playwriting at Columbia University School of the Arts and as Chair of the American Theatre Wing. Recent honors include his 2018 induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame. He is currently writing the live-action musical feature film adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame for Disney Studios. His newest work, Soft Power, a collaboration with composer Jeanine Tesori, premiered at the Ahmanson Theatre, winning six Ovation Awards, before moving to New York's Public Theater, where it was named "Best Musical of 2019" by the Wall Street Journal.

NICHOLAS ROMAN LEWIS is the Senior Director for Shared Interest and Identity Groups at the Yale Alumni Association, engaging alumni groups globally with strategic planning, governance, operational sustainability, and high level event planning. He has worked with various alumni groups executing initiations throughout the United States and internationally in Hong Kong, London, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Dubai, Qatar, Beirut and Ghana. In addition to his work with Yale alumni, Nicholas is an entertainment attorney and entrepreneur. As an attorney, he has represented clients on Broadway negotiating contractors for directors, music directors, and composers for productions including Ain't Too Proud: The Life & Times of the Temptations, The Band's Visit, Something's Rotten, Motown, Memphis, The Adams Family, Women on the Verge, Wicked, Bombay Dreams, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Spamalot, Sweet Charity, and Disney's Tarzan; and several books, including the award winning GhettoNation, A Love Noire, Darker Still, Leanna Renee Hieber's The Eterna Files as well as Cora Daniels and John Jackson's Impolite Conversations.

Register and watch the live stream of Yale in Hollywood's webinar "A Fireside Chat with David Henry Hwang" via: http://tinyurl.com/yihdhh


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