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League of Professional Theatre Women

Overview
Works: 53 works in 119 publications in 1 language and 362 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Television interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Television series  Educational television programs  Exhibition catalogs  Drama  Biographical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1590.W64, 792.082
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Most widely held works by League of Professional Theatre Women
Women in theatre Dialogues with notable women in American theatre( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These thirteen interviews are from a unique television series that highlights the accomplishments of women on the American stage. Hosted by Newsday theatre critic Linda Winer, the playwrights, directors, designers, producers, and performers interviewed on the programs encompass generational, disciplinary and ethnic diversity; they share their thoughts and vision, their career paths and professional choices. The interviews afford to a wider audience a unique look into the lives of some of the gifted women who create and sustain theatre in the United States
Women in theatre( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with some of the gifted women who create and sustain theatre in the United States
Women in theatre( Visual )

65 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoe Caldwell discusses her career with Newsday critic Linda Winer. The Australia-born actress knew from childhood that her job was to be an actor. Caldwell discusses her strategy as a young actress to always take the next part that was given to her, and never stay at one company for too long, in order to hone her skills working with a variety of people and not become "stale"; her 34-year marriage to producer Robert Whitehead and birth of their two sons; receiving her first of four Tony Awards for her performance in Slapstick tragedy; her early Broadway appearance in The devils, filling in for Anne Bancroft as Sister Jean of the Angels; her embodiment of playwright Lillian Helman in the 1986 play Lillian; her love of performing for a live audience, with whom she can engage and connect; her portrayal of opera star Maria Callas in the 1997 play Master class by Terrence McNally; her current activities in the theater directing and teaching, and her desire to perform again
Curtain call : celebrating a century of women designing for live performance( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Kitty Carlisle Hart( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performer and arts advocate Kitty Carlisle Hart discusses her career with interviewer Pia Lindstrom, beginning with her Southern roots, education in Europe, and introduction to performing. Ms. Hart also speaks extensively about her late husband, playwright and director Moss Hart, and their many well known friends and colleagues, including George S. Kaufman, George Gershwin, Lillian Hellman, and the Marx Brothers, with whom Kitty co-starred in the 1935 film A night at the opera. Ms. Hart reminisces about her husband's experiences as director of the Broadway successes My fair lady and Camelot, and concludes by discussing her political work as an arts advocate since her husband's death
Interview with Carole Shelley (unedited version)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performer Carole Shelley discusses her career on stage and in films with journalist Don Shewey. She begins with her childhood studies as a dancer, describes her switch to acting as a teenager, and her first major role in the 1965 Broadway production of Neil Simon's The odd couple, which she reprised in the 1968 film version. She discusses working with Simon in his later play Broadway bound, her training in voice work for classical roles, and her more recent success in large scale musicals such as Cabaret, Wicked and Billy Elliot
Interview with Ruby Dee( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Actor, author, playwright and activist Ruby Dee discusses her career with interviewer Billie Allen. The discussion begins with Ms. Dee's early years in Harlem, her education, her introduction to acting through the American Negro Theatre, and the political activism which lead to the blacklisting of many performers and artists in the 1950s. Ms. Dee also discusses her meeting with and marriage to fellow actor and playwright Ossie Davis, and muses on the cultural role of the actor
Sexism in the theatre( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panelists discuss sexism in the theatre as each has experienced it during her own career, whether overtly expressed through hiring practices or more subtly, through criticism and behavior. The emphasis is on discrimination towards professional women who direct, write plays, and/or produce them. The paucity of female directors and playwrights is analyzed. A question and answer session with the audience concludes the program
Interview with Patti LuPone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Patti LuPone discusses her career as an actor and musical theater performer with journalist Kathy Henderson. She reminisces about her childhood music lessons and early days performing with her brothers, her studies at Juiliard, and subsequent theater experiences. She discusses her Broadway roles in Evita, Anything goes, Gypsy, and Sweeney Todd, and her dismissal from the London production of Sunset Boulevard. She also talks about her friendship with playwright David Mamet, and her recent work in television
Blacklisting in the entertainment industry during the McCarthy era( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Actress/director Lee Grant interviews Sondra Gorney and Madeline Gilford about their experiences in the era of "McCarthyism," when performers, writers, and directors were blacklisted for their political beliefs. Gorney discusses her marriage to composer Jay Gorney and the activism they shared; Gilford discusses her marriage to actor Jack Gilford. Both women recount the difficulties they faced, personally and professionally, during the period
[Interview with Rosetta Le Noire]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Actress and producer Rosetta Le Noire discusses her career in theater
A dialogue with women trailblazers in the fields of theatre management and press agentry( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panel discussion devoted to the role of women in the fields of theatrical management and press agentry. Topics covered include how each panelist got into the business, the transition from acting to backstage or publicity work, setbacks or pay inequity due to gender, relationships with mentors, the impact of technology on their work, etc
Interview with Donna Murphy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Donna Murphy discusses her career with producer/director Rick McKay. She describes her early experiences studying acting with Stella Adler and other instructors, her first Broadway job as an understudy in the musical They're playing our song, her subsequent work with Stephen Sondheim in Passion, her experience playing Lotte Lenya in Lovemusik, and other stage and film roles. She also takes questions from the audience
Jennifer von Mayrhauser in conversation with John Lee Beatty( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Costume designer Jennifer von Mayrhauser discusses her career with her longtime friend and sometime collaborator, scenic designer John Lee Beatty. She begins with her childhood as the daughter of a prominent Yale professor, her education at Northwestern University and elsewhere, and her early years in New York, working for the Circle Repertory Company and other theater groups. She also discusses her work in television and film, and a number of her colleagues, such as Wendy Wasserstein and Lanford Wilson
Interview with Jane Alexander( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Actor and former Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts Jane Alexander discusses her career, beginning with her lifelong interest in theatre, her education, and her early professional experiences, including Howard Sackler's play The great white hope, in which she co-starred with James Earl Jones, and the television mini-series Eleanor and Franklin, in which she portrayed Eleanor Roosevelt. Ms. Alexander discusses at length her 1993-7 tenure at the National Endowment for the Arts, and also touches on the related issues of arts funding, the possible establishment of a national theater, and the potential for women to hold high governmental positions. A question and answer session follows the discussion
Curtain call celebrating a century of women designing for live performance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presents commentary about an exhibition held at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery, on Nov. 17, 2008-May 2, 2009. Includes excerpts from interviews with designers Kathy Kaufmann, Liz Prince, Omotayo Wunmi Olaiya, Debby Lee Cohen, and Holly Hynes
The best of Broadway and beyond : the young and the musical( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panel discussion on the topic of family theater, more specifically, musicals oriented toward children and teenagers. Along with the discussion several musical numbers are performed
[Interview with Jean Dalrymple]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jean Dalrymple talks about her 70 year career, including her early days in vaudeville, her work as a publicist, New York City's City Center, and her career as a producer in film, television and theater
Interview with Frances Sternhagen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Frances Sternhagen discusses her acting career with longtime friend, playwright Joan Vail Thorne. Beginning with her family life and decision to study drama, Sternhagen covers her days with the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., her studies with Sanford Meisner, and her professional experiences with such colleagues as Richard Burton, Helen Hayes, and Alan Schneider. She also explores the differences between acting on stage and in film
[Interview with Uta Hagen]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Uta Hagen discusses her career and her theories on acting
 
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Women in theatre Dialogues with notable women in American theatre
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