New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Dramatists Guild are collaborating to present two free public talks highlighting the work and legacy of Stephen Sondheim September 15 and October 17 at the New York Public Library.
Jeanine Tesori (Kimberly Akimbo) will sit down for a conversation with John Weidman (Assassins, Pacific Overtures) to discuss his work and his collaborations with Sondheim over the years. The program, entitled The Dramatist Guild Presents: An Evening with John Weidman, will be held at 6 PM September 15.
On October 17 at noon, lyricist Amanda Green (Mr. Saturday Night), composer Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years), and composer Tom Kitt (Almost Famous) will hold a conversation entitled Sondheim: The Man, The Mentor, and His Music, about Sondheim's works, the craft behind them, and how he mentored the following generation of theatrical composers.
The programs are presented concurrently with the availability of The Dramatist magazine's special Sondheim issue, guest edited by Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton).
Registration for Sondheim: The Man, The Mentor, and His Music is being offered first to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students studying playwriting, musical theatre writing, and musical composition via ZohoPublic.com. Tickets for the general public will be made available at a later date.