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This edition: Playwright Douglas Carter Beane on Xanadu, plus Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer and lyricist Steven Sater of Spring Awakening

Episode Details

Original tape date: September 22, 2007.

Playwright DOUGLAS CARTER BEAN, explains WHY he is devoting his extensive talents to transforming the 1980 disco-fantasy-flop film, XANADU, into a a madcap musical comedy for Broadway and explains his chances for winning the 2007 Best Play Tony for which he was nominated (taped June 1, 2007).

Also Tony-winning librettist/lyricist STEVEN SATER and tony-winning director MICHAEL MAYER discuss putting together their triumphant musical SPRING AWAKENING. (Cameo appearances by Duncan Sheik, Bill T. Jones, Michael Musto and Jesse Green of The New York Times.)

Guest List

Douglas Carter Beane Playwright

Michael Mayer Director, “Spring Awakening”

Steven Sater Librettist, “Spring Awakening”

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  • Saturday, September 29 - 8:30pm
  • Sunday, September 30 - 7:00am
  • Monday, October 1 - 7:30am, 1:30pm