Filmed conversations with theater heavyweights now available

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Posted: Jun 09, 2015 12:03 PM
Filmed conversations with theater heavyweights now available

NEW YORK (AP) — Some filmed interviews with theater legends — including John Kander, Edward Albee and Stephen Sondheim — are being made available on iTunes on Tuesday.

The Dramatists Guild Fund said it will release six episodes of its two-part Legacy Project, which captures conversations between prominent and promising playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists.

The new iTunes haul will contain Sondheim talking with Adam Guettel, Albee interviewed by Will Eno, Tina Howe interviewed by Sarah Ruhl, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty chatting with Andrew Lippa, Charles Fuller interviewed by Lynn Nottage and John Kander talking with Kirsten Childs.

"We are thrilled to bring this collection of insights, wisdom, and advice from America's most prominent dramatists to a wider audience through iTunes, making the series more accessible to academics, students and theater lovers across the country," said the Fund's executive director, Rachel Routh.

The six episodes, each about an hour, will be available for rental for $4.99 or purchase at $14.99. They come from a two-box DVD, 20-interview set that previously sold for $200 each. More interviews will be released on iTunes at a later date.