“The Next Generation 2010” Concludes American Theatre Wing’s “Working in the Theatre” Season
FOR RELEASE ON MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010
“THE NEXT GENERATION 2010”,
WITH JENNIFER DAMIANO, ROBIN DE JESÚS,
JOHN GALLAGHER, JR., JON MICHAEL HILL & KRYSTA RODRIGUEZ,
CONCLUDES AMERICAN THEATRE WING’S
“WORKING IN THE THEATRE” SEASON
LARSON GRANT APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED
NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1
New York, NY – The American Theatre Wing’s final edition of “Working in the Theatre” for the 2009 – 2010 season is now available online, following its debut on CUNY TV, channel 75 in New York, on Sunday, July 25th. “Working in the Theatre: The Next Generation 2010” will re-air on CUNY TV on Friday, July 30th at 9:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, July 31st at 11:00 a.m.
“Working in the Theatre: The Next Generation 2010” features Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal), Robin De Jesús (La Cage aux Folles, In the Heights), John Gallagher, Jr. (American Idiot, Spring Awakening), Jon Michael Hill (Superior Donuts) and Krysta Rodriguez (The Addams Family, In the Heights). The episode is now available for viewing online at http://americantheatrewing.org/wit/detail/next_generation_06_10.
This episode follows three years after “Working in the Theatre: The Next Generation”, which aired in 2007 and featured Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Jonathan Groff (“Glee”, Spring Awakening), Alison Pill (The Miracle Worker, Mauritius) and John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys). The original program can still be found online on the American Theatre Wing website at http://americantheatrewing.org/wit/detail/next_generation_11_07.
As previously announced, the American Theatre Wing is now accepting applications for the 2011 Jonathan Larson® Grants. The grants, given annually to honor emerging composers, lyricists and book writers, help to continue Tony® Award-winning composer Jonathan Larson’s dream of infusing musical theatre with a contemporary, joyful, urban vitality. Applications must be post marked by September 1, 2010. All applications must include book, music, and lyrics from one or more works of musical theatre. For complete guidelines and application materials, visit www.americantheatrewing.org/larsongrants.
As the home for America’s largest free online archive of media focused on how theatre is made, in the words of the very people who make it, in the past month, ATW has released a slew of new content, including:
Four new editions of the podcast “Downstage Center”:
• Ruthie Henshall, currently on Broadway in Chicago
• Katie Finneran, currently on Broadway in Promises, Promises
• Charles Busch, author of The Divine Sister and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom
• Penny Fuller, most recently seen Off-Broadway in Love, Loss and What I Wore
Two new editions of the new backstage video podcast, “In The Wings”:
• “Sound Designer” featuring Robert Kaplowitz of Fela!
• “Wig Maker” featuring Paul Huntley
ATW also added to its collection:
• Conversations from the SDCF “Masters of the Stage” series with Susan Stroman and Rob Ashford & Michael Mayer
• Classic editions of The Broadway League’s “This is Broadway” with Murray the K, Audrey Wood, Robert Wright & George Forrest, Delores Hall and Hermione Gingold.
The American Theatre Wing (Theodore S. Chapin, Chairman, Board of Directors; Howard Sherman, Executive Director) is a not-for-profit organization best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards®, which it presents annually with The Broadway League. In addition to “Downstage Center,” “In The Wings,” “Working in the Theatre,” and a host of other online resources, The Wing sponsors many activities, all dedicated to recognizing excellence and supporting education in theatre. Visitors to www.americantheatrewing.org can listen to, watch or download from ATW’s extensive media collection, and learn more about all of its programming for students, aspiring and working professionals, and audiences who want to learn more about the making of theatre. Follow ATW on www.Facebook.com/TheAmericanTheatreWing, www.youtube.com/americantheatrewing and www.Twitter.com/TheWing.