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This edition: Production: "Kiss of the Spider Woman" (Winter 1993)

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 1, 1993.

The Kiss of the Spider Woman production team - producer Garth Drabinsky, lyricist Fred Ebb, composer John Kander, playwright Terrence McNally, director Harold Prince, and actor Chita Rivera - discuss adapting the novel and film, starting as a "New Musicals" development at SUNY Purchase through productions in Toronto and London before reaching Broadway, how the script has changed over the years, the budget required for the long creative process, and the business of producing and marketing a new Broadway musical.

Guest List

Garth Drabinsky Producer

Fred Ebb Composer

John Kander Composer

Terrence McNally Playwright

Harold Prince Producer, Director

Chita Rivera Actress