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Apr 30, 2023
Apr 30, 2023

Join us for an evening celebrating the work of Linda Chapman and James C. Nicola at the legendary New York Theatre Workshop. In their 34-year run, Chapman and Nicola, at the 199-seat East Village theatre gave birth to hundreds of important theatre works including Tony-winning best musicals Rent,” “Once” and Hadestown.” As well as What the Constitution Means to Me and Slave Play.” And that the theaters support made a crucial difference to the careers of such writers as Tony Kushner, Lisa Kron and Doug Wright; the directors Rachel ChavkinLileana Blain-Cruz and Sam Gold; and many others. In his acceptance speech for the Tony, Nicola said: Our community has aspired to be a sanctuary for a certain species of artist — theatermakers who embrace their divinity, who understand their sacred obligation to lead and inspire us.” American Theater Magazine wrote about Chapman:  There is not a corner of New York Theatre Workshops existence that hasnt been profoundly touched and shaped by her heart, her brains, and her soul.”

With James Nicola and Linda Chapman, moderated by Frank Hentschker