ESPN reporter Jeremy Schapp, actor Chris Elliott, Tony-Award
winning composer Steven Schwartz and James Beard Award winner Gordon
Hamersley are among the luminaries that will participate in the debut
of the Boston Globe 2005 Arts & Entertainment Weekend GlobeTalks
series on January 21-22 at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the
Boston Center for the Arts.
The GlobeTalks series includes
exclusive discussion forms, featuring a wide array of artists in
conversation with Globe critics, reporters and editors. This series
offers enthusiasts an opportunity to hear directly from cultural
leaders. Five GlobeTalks will be held over the course of the weekend,
including: Wicked: From Page to Stage; Mark Morris - Dancing Live;
ESPN: Sports and Entertainment; Finding The Laughs; and Food in America
Today. Tickets for each panel discussion are $19.00 and can be
purchased by calling (617) 933-8600 or online at www.bostontheatrescene.com
"From chefs to comedic actors, to sports reporters and choreographers,
the debut of our Arts & Entertainment GlobeTalks series features
some of the nation's top artistic talent," said Richard Gilman,
publisher of the Boston Globe. "As a whole, Arts & Entertainment
Weekend allows the Globe to spotlight the rich heritage of the arts,
celebrating all that our region has to offer."
The full GlobeTalks schedule is as follows:
Wicked: From Page to Stage
Saturday, January 21, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join best-selling author Gregory Maguire, Tony-Award winning composer
Stephen Schwartz, producer David Stone, and Boston Globe theater
reporter Louise Kennedy in a look at how the novel Wicked was
transformed into a smash Tony-award winning musical.
Mark Morris - Dancing Live
Saturday, January 21, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Join Mark Morris as he discusses his philosophy on live music only
performances for his dance group. Boston Globe classical music critic
Richard Dyer talks with Morris, among the world's most important
choreographers, about his individual response to music, including the
creation of his signature piece, "L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il
Finding The Laughs
Saturday, January 21, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Attend and be entertained with humor as Globe reporter Geoff Edgers
explores the art of creating successful TV comedy with actor and writer
Chris Elliott ("Get a Life," "There's Something About Mary") and Alan
Zweibel, one of the original "Saturday Night Live" writers.
ESPN: Sports & Entertainment
Sunday, January 22, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join Boston Globe sports columnist Jackie MacMullan along with ESPN
reporter Jeremy Schaap, Sr. Vice President and Director of News Vince
Doria, and Executive Vice President and Executive Editor John Walsh
along with Boston Phoenix Media Critic Mark Jurkowitz as they discuss
ESPN's impact on popular culture and its role in making sports a true
form of entertainment.
Food in America Today
Sunday, January 22, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.