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Published on Jun 7, 2011
Taped: 05/19/2006. Artistic Director Margot Harley talks about how she and the late John Houseman created The Acting Company, still the major touring classical theatre in the U.S. She remembers how young actors like Kevin Kline and Patti LuPone launched their careers at The Acting Company, and she bemoans the pressures on today's classical theatre that need to produce recognizable plays to attract audiences that pay their bottom lines.
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