Turning the Page: Lincoln Center Theater Artists Read Their Own Poetry and Prose

These six theater artists read from the following non-theater writing tonight, part of the new Lincoln Center Theater Spotlight series.:

Playwright David Adjmi’s delightful new book Lot Six: A Memoir  (My review)

Homeland Elegies: A Novel by Ayad Akhtar, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of “Disgraced” tells an autobiographical story that is ”
part family drama, part social essay, part picaresque novel, at its heart the story of a father, a son, and the country they both call home.”

Playwright Sarah Ruhl’s 44 poems for you

Too Much Is Not Enough: A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood

Coming-of-age memoir by Broadway veteran and Nebraska-born Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, Boys in the Band etc.) that recounts  failed auditions, behind-the-curtain romances, the heartbreak of losing his father at the height of his struggle, and the exhilaration of making his Broadway debut in Hairspray at the age of twenty-six.

and two not-yet-published memoirs

Director and librettist James Lapine’s Putting It Together – How Stephen Sondheim and I Created Sunday in the Park with George

Director Jack O’Brien’s Jack in the Box, or How to Goddam Direct;


Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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