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.

Mary Beth Peil and Barbara Walsh

Sunday, December 8 at 7pm

Currently appearing in CSC’s Macbeth, a duo of Tony nominees, Mary Beth Peil and Barbara Walsh, will begin our Classic Conversations series this season. Known for their Broadway performances in Anastasia, Falsettos, The Visit, Company, The King and I, and many more, Mary Beth and Barbara will perform songs and discuss their careers with CSC Artistic Director John Doyle.

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Michael Cerveris

Monday, February 24 at 8pm

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of John Doyle’s Tony-winning Broadway production of Sweeney Todd, Michael Cerveris will discuss the defining moments in his theatrical career including his Tony-winning performances in Fun Home and Assassins.

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Judy Kuhn

Sunday, May 17 at 7pm

Appearing in CSC’s Assassins in Spring 2020, and Tony-nominated for her performances in Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, and Les Miserables, Judy Kuhn will conclude our Classic Conversation series for the season with an intimate evening of song and discussion.

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Purchase tickets to all three Classic Conversations for the price of $200.

Past Classic Conversations

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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