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    December 22, 2023
    5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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Balancing Act 3: A Second Conversation with Writer/Director Richard Maltby Jr.
Friday 12/22  at 5pm ET

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One of theater's most esteemed lyricists, Richard Maltby (Starting Here, Starting Now, Closer Than Ever, Big, Baby with composer David Shire; Nick and Nora with composer Charles Strouse) also conceived and directed the only two musical revues to win a Tony Award for Best Musical: Ain't Misbehavin' and Fosse. Does his director side influence his writer side, and vice versa? How does each fulfill his creative goals? He recently directed a benefit reading of Maltby & Shire's musical version of The Country Wife musical. Can a writer successfully direct his own work? Three of his shows started in cabaret. What were the pluses and minuses of developing new works that way? And what are the secrets to his successful collaborations: of course with David Shire, which spanned college years at Yale through their most recent collaboration, Take Flight, in 2007? But also as a co-writer of Song and Dance, Miss Saigon and The Pirate Queen? Is it tricky to adapt his personal style to blend with other voices?

 
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