The Drama Desk is presenting a panel, "Everybody's a Critic," at BroadwayCon on Saturday, Jan. 28. This exploration of the changing nature and function of theater criticism in the digital age will be moderated by Chris Jones, chief critic of the Chicago Tribune.
Joining the panel are playwrights David Lindsay-Abaire (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Rabbit Hole and the librettist of Shrek, the Musical), Matthew Lombardo (High; Looped), Sharr White (The Other Place; The Snow Geese); critics (and Drama Desk members) Linda Armstrong (New Amsterdam News), Elysa Gardner (freelance, formerly USA Today), and Helen Shaw (Time Out New York); Washington Post critic Peter Marks; James Morgan, artistic director of the York Theatre in New York City and scenic designer of the current Off-Broadway musical Cagney; and press agent Susan L. Schulman.
"Everybody's a Critic" will be held from 3 to 3:50 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. The panel is one of hundreds of special events planned for the second annual BroadwayCon, Jan. 27-29. More than 10,000 theater fans are expected to attend the weekend conference. Further information and the full conference schedule are available at broadwaycon.com.
The panel, which the Drama Desk has undertaken at the invitation of the organizers of BroadwayCon, has been planned by Board members Lauren Yarger and Elysa Gardner.
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