Apple Discussion Series: A Conversation with Actor and Director, Michael Arden

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Date: January 13, 2021
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual event
Category: Special Event

The Apple Discussion Series is inspired by The Apple Award, funded by the Nederlander family and named for the family matriarch, Sarah Applebaum Nederlander. This evolution of the Apple Award program will feature online experiences where audiences will hear from actors, designers, managers, producers, and more from the American theatre. Past Apple Award recipients include: Elaine Stritch, Neil Simon, Jeffrey Seller, Carol Channing, Mandy Patinkin, Patti Lupone, and Phylicia Rashad.

This season, we are pleased to be featuring 8 guests, with the possibility of more being added during the Winter 2021 semester. These events are open to the public, free of charge, and will include a moderated discussion and a Q&A with the guest.

Join us on Wednesday, January 13 from 5:30-6:30pm for a live conversation with Broadway's Michael Arden.

Michael Arden made his Broadway debut as Tom Sawyer in the 2003 Roundabout and Deaf West revival of Big River. He also starred opposite John Hill in the 2004 off-Broadway show Bare, a Pop Opera. Arden directed Deaf West Theatre’s acclaimed Broadway revival of Spring Awakening in 2015, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical. Arden directed the first Broadway revival of the musical Once on This Island, which began previews on November 9, 2017 and opened on December 3 at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it ran until January 6, 2019. The acclaimed revival, noted for its gender fluid casting and inspired staging, has been nominated for 7 Drama Desk Awards and eight Tony Awards, including a second Best Director Tony nomination for Arden.

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