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Tommy Tune and other stage stars to engage in 'Dramalogue' at Palm Beach Dramaworks

#Dramalogue brings #Broadway's greats to @PBDramaworks:

Broadway luminaries such as director, choreographer and actor Tommy Tune, costume designer William Ivey Long and musical director Paul Gemignani will take part in the third season of "Dramalogue — Talking Theatre!" at Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach.

The series, in which top professionals and master artists of the theater are interviewed onstage and participate in a Q and A with the audience, will also include presentations on Eugene O'Neill and Rodgers and Hammerstein. A roundtable discussion of South Florida directors will feature GableStage's Joseph Adler; Actors' Playhouse's David Arisco and Palm Beach Dramaworks' William Hayes and J. Barry Lewis.

All programs will begin at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesdays, except for the Tommy Tune interview, which will take place on a Monday. A subscription to the entire series costs $90. Individual tickets cost $20.PalmBeach Dramaworks is housed in the Don andAnn Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis St., in West Palm Beach. For ticket information, call 561-514-4042 or go to PalmBeachDramaworks.org.

The complete Dramalogue schedule follows.

Paul Gemignani: Musical Theatre's Master Maestro

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Hosted by Sheryl Flatow

Recipient of the 2001 Lifetime Achievement Tony Award, Gemignani is recognized as the preeminent musical director on Broadway. Althoughbest known for his work with Stephen Sondheim, he has been musical director for shows by most of Broadway's great composers, including Cy Coleman, George Gershwin and Cole Porter.

Tommy Tune: Broadway's One and Only

Monday, Jan. 4

Hosted by J. Barry Lewis

One of the most celebrated artists in Broadway history, multitalented Tommy Tune has been a star of the stage and screen for 50 years as a performer, director and choreographer. The recipient of 10 Tony Awards, including the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, Tune will discuss his long career on the Great White Way.

The O'Neill Family: A Long Day's Journey

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Hosted by Mark Perlberg

Eugene O'Neill had a painful relationship with his tortured family and was himself a tormented soul, as is evident in the semiautobiographical "Long Day's Journey Into Night." The play will open Jan. 29 at Dramaworks. Mark Perlberg will shine a light on all the O'Neills and examine the family dynamic. He will also discuss another revelatory O'Neill play, the one-act "Exorcism," a "lost" work written in 1919 and rediscovered in 2012.

William Ivey Long: Creating Character Through Costumes

Tuesday, March 1

Hosted by Sheryl Flatow

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long,will give audiences a behind-the-curtain look at how he has helped define characters for more than 70 Broadway shows. Long will discuss the craft of costume design and talk about his work on such shows as "Nine," "Guys and Dolls," "The Producers," "Hairspray" and "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella," as well as some of his upcoming projects.

Theatre Roundtable: Directly Speaking

March 29

Hosted by William Hayes and J. Barry Lewis

Four veteran directors — Joseph Adler, David Arisco, William Hayes and J. Barry Lewis — will supply the details and discuss their responsibilities in taking a play from page to stage.

Rodgers and Hammerstein: The Golden Age of Musical Theatre

April 12

Presentation with Live Music, followed by Q and A

Hosted by J. Barry Lewis

Beginning with "Oklahoma!" the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II repeatedly defied theatrical convention and developed a new kind of fully integrated, dramatic musical that has influenced generations. J. Barry Lewis will take you on a journey through their shows, including "Carousel," "South Pacific" and "The King and I."

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