Revival Meeting!

GAVIN CREEL, WARREN CARLYLE, JESSICA VOSK and STEVEN PASQUALE are among the panelists* for REVIVING THE REVIVAL, a lively discussion about staging revivals moderated by Drama Desk member Robin Milling. Topics include: Why bring the show back now? How do you make something from another decade relevant today? What elements make a good revival? How do you work celebrity stars into the mix?

Lunch will be served beginning at noon with salad and dessert and a choice of four entrees — salmon, pan-roasted chicken breast, spaghetti pomodoro (vegetarian), or vegetarian basket (gluten free). Tables will seat eight guests and will be assigned (you will get your table assignment and menu selection ticket when you check in at Sardi’s) — please add the names of your guests and their entree choices when purchasing your tickets.

Deadline for purchasing tickets is noon Thursday, May 19 (unless previously sold out). TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR! 



WARREN CARLYLE is a Tony Award-winning director/choreographer. He directed and choreographed After Midnight, Chaplin, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway at the Broadhurst, Finian’s Rainbow, and A Tale of Two Cities. He choreographed She Loves Me, currently at Studio 54, the revival of On the 20th Century, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Christmas Story, and the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies. He also directed and choreographed the 2015 New York Spring Spectacular starring the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. He has been nominated for two Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards, and an Emmy Award. For his choreography, he has won the Tony, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the prestigious Astaire Award.

GAVIN CREEL is currently starring as Kodaly in She Loves Me. Broadway: Hair (Tony nomination), Thoroughly Modern Mille (Tony nomination), The Book of Mormon, La Cage Aux Folles.  West End: The Book of Mormon (Olivier Award), Mary Poppins, Hair.  Off-Broadway: Bat Boy, The Mystery Plays. National Tour: The Book of Mormon, Fame. Regional: Bounce (Goodman Theatre/Kennedy Center), Prometheus Bound (A.R.T.), The Mystery Plays (Yale Rep). TV: “Eloise at the Plaza” and “Eloise at Christmastime” both co-starring Julie Andrews. Original Recordings: GoodTimeNation, Quiet, Get Out, and the single “Noise.” Co-Founder: Broadway Impact. School: University of Michigan.

JESSICA VOSK is thrilled to be seen as Fruma Sarah in Fiddler on the Roof. Broadway: Finding Neverland, The Bridges of Madison County. She starred as Anita, in the Grammy-nominated San Francisco Symphony’s West Side Story. Encores!’: Merrily We Roll Along and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Roundabout’s Death Takes a Holiday and She Loves Me. New York Philharmonic: Stephen Sondheim’s Company; Featured in the new musical Kristina by ABBA’s at both Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. Love and immense thanks to David and Nicolosi, Abbie and Telsey and Mom and Dad!

STEVEN PASQUALE currently stars in the Roundabout’s The Robber Bridegroom. He recently starred in Carousel at Chicago’s Lyric Opera. Select New York theater: The Bridges of Madison County (Drama Desk, Drama League nominations), Far from HeavenThe Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide…A Soldier’s Play (Second Stage), A Man of No Importance (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), Beautiful ChildSpinning Into ButterThe Wild PartyA Little Night MusicThe Grapes of WrathMiss Saigon, and The Light in the Piazza. Select TV: American Crime Story, The Good WifeBillionsBloodline, and Rescue MeSolo album: Somethin’ Like Love (2009).

ROBIN MILLING has a wealth of experience as an entertainment reporter covering film, theater, television, and music. Her style is conversational and candid in celebrity interviews that discuss both personal issues and professional topics. She is a writer/producer and host of the “Milling About” podcast, an entertainment news and interview program featuring her provocative conversations with the hottest names in Hollywood and on Broadway, available from iTunes and on Blogtalk Radio She is also the New York Correspondent for World Entertainment News Network. Previous clients have included ABC Radio Networks, SONY Radio Networks, Associated Press Broadcast, and Showtime Networks.

*Panel Participants are subject to change.

Date and Time: May 24, 2016 - 12:00pm

Location: Sardi's

4th floor
234 West 44th St.

Cost: $57 general public / $47 Drama Desk members

For tickets: purchase BEFORE May 19th ONLINE at or by TELEPHONE (866) 811-4111. TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR