December 30, 2020

Broadway is the Topic of Virtual Discussion

A BROADWAY CONVERSATION: Tony Award winner Ken Davenport moderates a conversation with Broadway actors and a director in an online program presented by State Theatre NJ on January 27.

State Theatre New Jersey will present “A Broadway Conversation and Q&A,” moderated by Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport, on Wednesday, January 27 at 7 p.m. Eight Broadway actors and a director will take part.

A minimum donation of $10 gives patrons access to this online event on Zoom. Proceeds raised support State Theatre’s Community Engagement programs. 

Davenport’s credits include Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening, and Once on This Island. The event features Broadway actors and creative artists, the panelists — many who have recently performed at State Theatre New Jersey — have appeared in hit national tours such as Jersey BoysBeautiful—The Carole King MusicalRENTThe King and IMotown the MusicalSomething Rotten!The Color Purple, and Cabaret. Panel topics include a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a touring actor; what it is like to be a part of an iconic show; character preparation; the importance of the arts, diversity, and inclusion in the arts; and what they miss most during the pandemic. Patrons will have a chance to submit questions in advance after signing up for the event.   

“We are proud to present this special one-night only Broadway Conversation with a fantastic group of Broadway professionals including Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport,” said Sarah K. Chaplin, State Theatre New Jersey president and CEO. “This event is our way of bringing a little Broadway into people’s homes during this time.”  

The panelists include Kennedy Caughell, Devin Holloway, Rutgers alumnus Matt DiCarlo, Pedro Ka’awaloa, and James Taylor Odom. Also on the panel are New Jersey actors Gabriella Rodriguez, Javon King, and Chris Stevens. 

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