Livestreamed on this page Thursday 18 April 2013 from 3 p.m. PDT - 4:30 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 5 p.m. CDT - 6:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 6 p.m. EDT - 7:30 p.m. EDT (New York) / 22:00-23:30 GMT / 11 p.m. BST - 12:30 a.m. BST (London).
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Musical Bookwriting Seminar by Librettist John Weidman at Dramatists Guild
The Dramatists Guild of America is thrilled to present a bookwriting seminar with celebrated librettist, and former Dramatists Guild president, John Weidman livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 18 April 2013 from 3 p.m. PDT - 4:30 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 5 p.m. CDT - 6:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 6 p.m. EDT - 7:30 p.m. EDT (New York) / 22:00-23:30 GMT / 11 p.m. BST - 12:30 a.m. BST (London).
The evening consisted of John Weidman discussing the ins-and-outs of theatrical bookwriting, drawing mainly from his collaborations with Stephen Sondheim—Pacific Overtures, Assassins, and Road Show—and the specific challenges presented by each production, with thoughts about form, content, language, and structure. The last half hour was a Q&A, and was open to all participants in-person and online.
About John Weidman:
John Weidman has written the books for a wide variety of musicals, among them Pacific Overtures, Assassins, and Road Show, all with scores by Stephen Sondheim; Contact, co-created with director/choreographer Susan Stroman; Happiness, score by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie; Anything Goes (new book with Timothy Crouse, score by Cole Porter); and Take Flight and Big, scores by Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire. He has also received more than a dozen Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Children’s Program for Sesame Street. From 1999 to 2009, he served as president of The Dramatists Guild of America.
About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email email@example.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.