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The Play's the Thing: Curtain Up on New York's Theatre Scene

Millions flock to New York to see the City’s most popular and enduring attraction. It’s not the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building—it’s Broadway and Off-Broadway! In this class, learn many of the reasons why that is—and how it happens. What makes a play work from the ground up? How are musicals created? What happens in rehearsal makes or breaks even the best show? And why do tickets cost so damned much? Through a fun but rigorous mix of lectures, readings, discussions, meetings with working theatre professionals, and attendance at five productions, you will see for yourself that what goes on before the curtain rises and after it falls is sometimes just as fascinating—if not more—as what audiences see on stage.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The experience of seeing five current productions—four Broadway and one Off-Broadway
  • An understanding of New York’s theatre scene

Ideal for

  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in-between
  • The curious and creative
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    • Section

      1
    • Semester

      Spring 2018
    • Date

      Feb 14 - May 2
    • Day

      Wednesday
    • Time

      2:00PM-3:30PM
      • In-Person
    • Format

      In-Person
      • In-Person
    • Sessions

      10
    • Faculty

      Zam, Michael
    • Location

      Midtown Center
    Tuition $815
    • Section

      2
    • Semester

      Spring 2018
    • Date

      Feb 14 - May 2
    • Day

      Wednesday
    • Time

      3:35PM-5:05PM
      • In-Person
    • Format

      In-Person
      • In-Person
    • Sessions

      10
    • Faculty

      Zam, Michael
    • Location

      Midtown Center
    Tuition $815