The Drama League and its friends held a special cocktail reception for "Mr. Broadway" himself, Stewart F. Lane as he discussed producing for today's theatre. The event was followed by a signing of Mr. Lane's new DVD titled "Let's Put on a Show!" which is an informed and witty guide on producing which covers everything from raising money to creating an audience.
Stewart F. Lane has brought such smash Broadway shows to the stage as The 39 Steps, Thoroughly Modern Millie, La Cage aux Folles, Liza at the Palace, and now Superior Donuts.
Press notes that in "Let's Put on a Show!" this grand master is at your side to help you to avoid common pitfalls and orchestrate the success of your show-whether you're working in a high school, college, community, or regional theatre."
Founded in 1916, The Drama League is one of the country's most vital arts organizations. Its award-winning artist education and audience development programs are designed to strengthen and enhance professional theatre in America. The Drama League serves nearly 100,000 theatregoers, artists, industry professionals and young people each year. Mr. Lane, along with his wife Bonnie Comley, were the Drama League's 2009 Benefit Gala Honorees. Ms. Comley currently sits on the board of the Drama League.
For more information on "Let's Put on a Show!" visit, www.workingartsvideo.com.
The event took place on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at the The Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway (between 46th and 47th Streets.).