Tony Award-nominated actress to speak at Princeton's Lewis Center for the Arts

Tony Award-nominated actress Montego Glover is the final speaker in a series on contemporary musical theater at Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts.  Glover, who originated the role of Felicia Farrell in the current Broadway hit Memphis, will speak about her career on stage on Monday, April 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the Class of 1970 Theatre in Whitman College on the Princeton University campus.  The series of talks will lead to a Musical Theater Symposium, “Making Broadway Musicals: Artists and Scholars in Conversation,” on Saturday, April 21.  The talks and the symposium are free and open to the public.

In addition to a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Musical, Glover’s turn in Memphis earned her both the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award.  She made her Broadway debut in the roles of Celie and Nettie in The Color Purple.  She has appeared in theaters across the country including Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera in roles from Ragtime, DreamgirlsA Midsummer Night’s Dream,Aida, for which she won an Independent Reviewers of New England Award for Best Actress in a Musical, and Once on This Island, which earned her a Helen Hayes Award nomination.  She has also appeared in roles on the television shows White ColorThe Good WifeLaw and Order, and Wonderful World of Disney.

Liza Gennaro, Lecturer in the Program in Dance at the Lewis Center for the Arts, and senior Kemi Adegoroye, will moderate a Q and A session with Glover and the audience with an eye to exploring her career and the ins and outs of the musical theater industry.

The series of talks and the symposium are part of a current Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies course called, “Isn’t It Romantic:  The Broadway Musical from Rogers and Hammerstein to Sondheim.”  The course, which is cross-listed with Theater, American Studies, and English, and the talks, explore how musical theater artists – composers, lyricists, directors, choreographers, actors, and designers – work to create this quintessentially American form of art and entertainment built on the basics of love and romance.

Concluding the semester-long series is the free symposium on April 21, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau St. featuring interviews and roundtables with other musical theater artists and scholars.

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