The future of Broadway and touring at #ATCA2020
Broadway is dark and will not open until June — at the earliest. So how are commercial producers of New York and touring shows coping, dealing, strategizing and planning during this pandemic? What are they anticipating for the future? How are they holding their artistic teams and casts together? Are they developing new works? What has been the effect of the #BlackLivesMatter movement?
We will talk with three leading products about these matters on Saturday, Nov. 14, the second day of ATCA’s first virtual annual — and truly national — convention, #ATCA2020. Join Variety critic Frank Rizzo in conversation with “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Seller, “Hadestown” producer Mara Isaacs, and Brian Moreland, producer of the upcoming “Blue” and “American Buffalo.”
Seller is one of the most successful Broadway producers of his generation, having earned four Tony Award-winning musicals in 20 years: “Rent,” “Avenue Q,” “In the Heights” and “Hamilton” as well as produced Sting’s “The Last Ship,” “The Cher Show,” “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” and Baz Luhrmann’s “La Boheme.” Isaacs’ credits include “The Inheritance,” the Tony Award-winning “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” “Anna in the Tropics”and “Translations.” Moreland. who is the subject of a profile this week on Playbill, is a leading producer and whose credits include “The Lifespan of a Fact,” “Sea Wall/A Life” and “The Sound Inside.”
The conference session is a combination of live and recorded segments and sure to be a highlight. Members and non-members are welcome to register for the three-day conference. Join us.