Please join us for a lecture and demonstration with
Ian Marshall Fisher on Lost Musicals
Based in London, LOST MUSICALS researches neglected shows by the most important U.S. Broadway musical theatre writers and reconstructs them for performance. Established British theatres, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Barbican, and Sadler’s Wells have hosted LOST MUSICALS productions. Over a 22-year period, Fisher has researched 70 shows and has worked with 3000 actors drawn from London’s National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, and the West End.
Mr. Fisher will describe LOST MUSICALS’ mission and its effect on current U.S./U.K. theatre, present an overview of the research and production process to explain how the project works, and share examples of the work with Princeton students as performers. A former stage manager, actor, musician and singer, Ian Marshall Fisher is the founder and director of the LOST MUSICALS program. He has collaborated with living writers such as Stephen Sondheim and works closely with the estates of Gershwin, Porter, George S. Kaufman, Kurt Weill, and others.
The 2011 season of Lost Musicals includes The Band Wagon (1931, Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz, and George S. Kaufman); Coco (1969, Andre Previn and Alan Jay Lerner); and Mexican Hayride (1944, Cole Porter and Herbert & Dorothy Fields).
Photos from the lecture
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
3:00 - 4:20 PM
Free and open to the public.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis
Room 219, Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street