Chris Jones is the longtime chief theater critic for the Chicago Tribuneand covers Broadway for the New York Daily News. He is also the director of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford. In conversation with Broadway producer Tom Viertel (Hairspray, The Producers, Gypsy, Angels in America), Chris will chat about significant productions over the last 25 years and his new book, Rise Up! Broadway and American Society from Angels in America to Hamilton. Books available for signing and sale.
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Co-presented with La Grua Center.
Penned by one of America's best-known daily theatre critics and organized chronologically, this lively and readable book tells the story of Broadway's renaissance from the darkest days of the AIDS crisis, via the disaster that was Spiderman: Turn off the Dark through the unparalleled financial, artistic and political success of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton.