Composer-lyricist William Finn will be interviewed by David Finkle, senior
theater critic for TheaterMania.com, in the next program of the website's
continuing series of talks with theater professionals at Ars Nova. The event
will take place on Sunday, January 9, from 12:30pm to 2pm. Finn will chat
about his new musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Finn has indicated that he might sing at least one song during the program,
"to prove I can sing." He will also discuss his career, which includes Tony
Award wins for the score and libretto of Falsettos. His most recent
works are Elegies: A Song Cycle and A New Brain, which
includes the new cabaret standard "Sailing." Finn himself has
headlined a Joe's Pub revue of his material, and he will talk about his
performing as well.
One pair of complimentary tickets to The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be raffled at Ars Nova, to be won by a lucky audience member.