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The Lecture Series is a Theatre Plus™ event hosted by Education dramaturg Ted Sod.

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Bernhardt/Hamlet: Playwright Theresa Rebeck
Apologia: Playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell
True West: Director James MacDonald
Merrily We Roll Along: Stephen Sondheim Scholar Alan Gomberg
Kiss Me, Kate: Music Director Paul Gemignani
Arthur Miller's All My Sons: Director Jack O'Brien
Toni Stone: Author Martha Ackmann


Time and the Conways: Actress Charlotte Parry
The Last Match: Playwright Anna Ziegler and Director G.T. Upchurch
John Lithgow: Stories by Heart: Professor of Theatre Annette Saddik of Cuny Graduate Center
Amy and the Orphans: Playwright Lindsey Ferrentino and Director Scott Ellis
Travesties: Director Patrick Marber
Skintight: Playwright Joshua Harmon


Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical: Director Gordon Greenberg
Love, Love, Love: Actor Richard Armitage
The Cherry Orchard: Director Simon Godwin
If I Forget: Playwright Steven Levenson
Arthur Miller's The Price: Scholar Dr. Susan Abbotson
Napoli, Brooklyn: Director of Public History at Brooklyn Historical Society Julie Golia
Marvin's Room: Director Anne Kauffman


Long Day's Journey Into Night: Scholar Rob Richter
She Loves Me: Lyricist Sheldon Harnick
The Robber Bridegroom: Director Alex Timbers
Noises Off: Director Jeremy Herrin
Thérèse Raquin: Actress Judith Light
The Humans: Playwright Stephen Karam and Director Joe Mantello
Old Times: Director Douglas Hodge


Significant Other: Playwright Joshua Harmon and Director Trip Cullman
Into The Woods: Actress Jessie Austrian
Indian Ink: Actress Romola Garai
The Real Thing: Assistant Director Lee Sunday Evans and Costume Designer Kaye Voyce


Just Jim Dale: Musical Director Aaron Gandy
Violet: Lyricist/Librettist Brian Crawley
Cabaret: Actors Danny Burstein and Linda Emond
Dinner With Friends: Director Pam MacKinnon and Playwright Donald Margulies
Machinal: Director Lyndsey Turner
Bad Jews: Playwright Joshua Harmon
The Winslow Boy: Director Lindsay Posner 


The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin: Actors David Morse and Rich Sommer
Talley's Folly: Dramaturgs Amy Ashton and Dr. Annette J. Saddik
The Big Knife: Director Doug Hughes
Picnic: Director Sam Gold
The Mystery of Edwin DroodAuthor Rupert Holmes
Cyrano de BergeracDirector Jamie Lloyd
If There Is I Haven't Found It YetDirector Michael Longhurst 


Harvey: Actors Carol Kane, Jim Parsons, Rich Sommer, and assistant director Lee Kasper
The Common Pursuit: Actor Kristen Bush
Don't Dress for Dinner: Actors Ben Daniels and Adam James
Look Back in Anger:  Director Sam Gold
The Road to Mecca: Director Gordon Edelstein
Sons of the Prophet: Playwright Stephen Karam
Man and Boy: Director Maria Aitken


Anything Goes: Director Kathleen Marshall
Death Takes a Holiday: Actors Kevin Earley and Jill Paice
The People in the Picture: Librettist and lyricist Iris Rainer Dart
The Importance of Being Earnest: Actors Sara Topham and David Furr
Brief Encounter: Director Emma Rice
The Language Archive: Playwright Julia Cho
Mrs. Warren’s Profession: Director Doug Hughes


Everyday Rapture: Co-author Dick Scanlan
Sondheim on Sondheim: Theatre critic for the Star Ledger and News 12 New Jersey, Peter Filichia
The Glass Menagerie: New York City College of Technology associate professor of 20th-century drama and performance Annette J. Saddik, Ph.D.
Present Laughter: Director Nicholas Martin
Bye Bye Birdie: Author of Before the Parade Passes By: Gower Champion and the Glorious American Musical,John Gilvey
The Understudy: Playwright Theresa Rebeck
After Miss Julie: Barnard College professor Patricia Denison


Waiting for Godot: New York City College of Technology associate professor of 20th-Century Drama and Performance Dr. Annette Saddik, Ph.D.
The Philanthropist: Theatre scholar, critic, contributing editor of Theatre and professional dramaturg Shawn Marie Garrett
Distracted: Director of the Adult ADHD Program and Professor of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Lenard Adler
Hedda Gabler: Barnard College professor Patricia Denison
Pal Joey: Theatre critic for the Star Ledger and News 12 New Jersey, Peter Filichia
Streamers: NYU professor Bob Vorlicky, Ph.D.