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Published on Jun 6, 2011
Taped: 05/05/2006. Tony-nominated lyricist Lynn Ahrens discusses her acclaimed musicals, including Ragtime and A Man of No Importance, and the history of her long-time partnership with composer Stephen Flaherty. In particular, Ahrens divulges how she aims to be "invisible," "hidden in the character" in her lyrics.
The acclaimed television series 'Women in Theatre' provides a unique look into the lives of some of the gifted women who create and sustain theatre in the United States -- with major directors, designers, actors, lyricists, composers and producers -- conducted by Linda Winer, theatre critic for Newsday. The series' theme song is "The Glamorous Life" from 'A Little Night Music' by Stephen Sondheim, performed by Alex Rybeck, noted pianist and music director. Watch more at http://www.cuny.tv/series/womenintheatre