Palm Beach Dramaworks' to Chat with Broadway's Sandy Duncan
Sandy Duncan soared on Broadway in Peter Pan, made a splash in My One and Only, and rocked it as Roxie in Chicago. OnTuesday, January 9, the multi-talented, three-time Tony Award nominee comes to Palm Beach Dramaworks to take part in the popular series Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! Duncan will appear live, onstage with Sheryl Flatow, to discuss her fascinating, 60-year career that began in a summer production of The King and I in Dallas when she was 12. The program will be presented twice, at2pm and 7pm, at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre.
Born and raised in Texas, Duncan moved to New York when she was 19 and it wasn't long before she was appearing at City Center as Louise in Agnes De Mille's production of Carousel. She was subsequently seen at City Center in The Music Man, Finian's Rainbow, and Life with Father. In 1969, Duncan made her Broadway debut in Canterbury Tales, and was nominated for a Tony Award. She received her second nomination two years laterfor her starring role in The Boy Friend, and was nominated a third time in 1980 for her thrilling performance in Peter Pan. After starring with her husband, Don Correia, in the Broadway production of My One and Only, Duncan hit the road opposite the show's director/choreographer and original leading man, Tommy Tune. She was also seen as Anna Leonowens in an acclaimed national tour of The King and I. Regional work includes The Glass Menagerie, opposite her son, Jeffrey Correia; Free Fall, which she both wrote and starred in; and Driving Miss Daisy. In addition, Duncan has performed with symphony orchestras throughout the country, usually with Correia and Guy Stroman.
Duncan's television work has earned her two Emmy Award nominations. The first was for her comedy series, Funny Face, and the second was for her performance as Missy Anne in the acclaimed mini-series Roots. A short list of her other television credits includes two of her own variety specials, a starring role inThe Hogan Family, and the title character in Pinocchio opposite Danny Kaye. She was also the very first guest on The Muppet Show.
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Dramalogue is a series made up of six programs that explore all aspects of theatre in conversations with or about the industry's top professionals and master artists. Following the interview with Duncan, there are four programs still to come. On February 6, Mark Perlberg explores the life and times of poet Emily Dickinson, in anticipation of Joseph McDonough's world premiere play, Edgar & Emily, which opens on March 30. In this comic fantasia, Dickinson, an emerging poet, is unexpectedly visited by a desperate Edgar Allen Poe.
The fourth program of the series, on March 6, features acclaimed theatre and film star Bill Pullman in conversation with J. Barry Lewis. Pullman takes a look back at his superb career, which includes plays by the likes of Albee, Mamet, Miller, Shepard, and Shakespeare. Up next, on April 3, is a roundtable discussion with three of South Florida's most gifted designers. Scenic designer Michael Amico, costume designer Brian O'Keefe, and lighting designer Paul Blackjoin Flatow in a discussion on the art and craft of bringing to life the physical elements of PBD productions. The series concludes on April 17, with a presentation by Lewis on playwright Peter Shaffer. Lewis will direct PBD's production of Shaffer's Equus, the final play of the season, which opens on May 18. Shaffer's other credits include Amadeus and Lettice and Lovage.
Mark Perlberg is the executive producer of Dramalogue. Presentations may include videos clips and/or scene readings. Audiences are invited to participate in a Q&A at the conclusion of each event. Remaining individual tickets are $23.
Palm Beach Dramaworks is a non-profit, professional theatre and is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the South Florida Theatre League, Florida Professional Theatres Association, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
The Don & Ann Brown Theatre is located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, at 201 Clematis Street. For ticket information contact the box office at (561) 514-4042, or visit www.palmbeachdramaworks.org.