10/01/2013

DG Conservatory Live Streamed Online 10/8/13 6 p.m.



DG Conservatory - Behind the Music-al presents 'MuTube' - OCT. 8

DG Conservatory:  Behind the Music-al presents MuTube – The role of New Media in Contemporary Musical Theater

For our first DG Conservatory of the fall, the Dramatists Guild is thrilled to team up with the writers who created Behind the Music-al, Kyle Ewalt and Michael Ian Walker.  Originally presented at 92YTribeca, Behind the Music-al is an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the next generation of musical theater composers. Special guests discuss how songwriting teams collaborate, showcase exclusive songs performed by some of Broadway's hottest young stars and dish about the back-story on your favorite musical numbers. Using a particular theme for each presentation, Behind the Music-al lets you in on the process of putting together tomorrow's next big hit.  The theme for the October 8session is MuTube - the Role of New Media in Contemporary Musical Theater.

How have video and music sharing sites like YouTube and SoundCloud changed the landscape of developing new musicals? How are contemporary writers using new media to their advantage? Is social networking a required piece of developing a new show? Can it replace traditional avenues for getting a show to production? Has the YouTube-ification of musical theater hurt the development process? Join Dramatists Guild Council member Michael Korie (Grey Gardens, Far From Heaven) as he moderates a concert and conversation exploring how emerging composers Joey Contreras, Zack Zadek, and Ewalt & Walker see the role of the Internet as a positive/negative influence on their work.

Michael Korie (moderator):  Grey Gardens (Playwrights Horizons, Broadway, OCC Award); Finding Neverland (Curve Theatre, England); The Grapes of Wrath (Minnesota Opera, Carnegie Hall, L.A. Walt Disney Concert Hall), Harvey Milk (San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, NYCO); Doctor Zhivago (Lyric Theatre, Sydney, upcoming NY); Happiness (LCT); Doll (Ravinia Festival, Chicago); Hopper's Wife(Long Beach California Opera); Kabbalah (BAM Next Wave Festival); Where's Dick? (Houston) and Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons). Korie serves on the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America,  moderates the Guild’s Fellows Program and teaches lyric writing at Yale. Awards include the Edward Kleban Award, Jonathan Larson Foundation Award, and ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award.

Tune in to watch LIVE.  Visit: Livestream.com/NewPlay  6-7:30 p.m.

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