Classic Conversations

Complementing our main stage productions, these one-night-only events offer a glimpse into the lives and careers of three of NYC’s leading actors, as they discuss their theatrical careers while offering songs from their rich stage history.

Past Classic Conversations

This year’s Classic Conversations events included a night with Tony-Nominated duo Mary Beth Peil and Barbara Walsh in the fall, and an evening with two-time Tony winner, Michael Cerveris in the winter.

Last year’s inaugural season of Classic Conversations events included special nights with Raúl Esparza and Victoria Clark, coinciding with their work at CSC, respectively, as actor in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and director of The Dance of Death

Raúl Esparza
Raúl Esparza in the CSC 2018 production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Photo by Joan Marcus.

At each event, the performers discussed their careers with John Doyle while offering songs from their rich stage history including Esparza singing “Marry Me a Little” from Company and Victoria Clark performing “Fable” from The Light in the Piazza, among other favorites. 

The Company of The Cradle will Rock
The Company of The Cradle Will Rock. Photo by Joan Marcus.

The final Classic Conversations event of the 2018-19 season followed the last performance of CSC’s production of The Cradle Will Rock and featured the entire cast sharing personal anecdotes and singing pieces with special significance to each performer. Unlike similar engagements featuring Broadway performers at other venues, the combination of John Doyle, as interviewer, and the setting of CSC’s Lynn F. Angelson Theater provides a truly intimate, one-of-a-kind experience that cannot be seen anywhere else.

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For over fifty years, Classic Stage Company has been at the forefront of producing classic plays for today’s audiences right here in New York City. Learn more about our line-up for next season, filled with timeless stories of love, humanity, and the power of memory and music!

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