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Patricia Kennedy
IU Department of Theatre and Drama

Last modified: Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, IU alumna, returns for workshops with students, public talk

WHAT: Appearance by Broadway producer Harriet Newman Leve
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 22, 5 p.m.
WHERE: Indiana University's Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center, Ruth N. Halls Theatre (at 7th Street and Jordan Avenue). This event is free and open to the public. Press photographers are invited; please contact Patricia Kennedy, 812-855-5568 for details.

Oct. 20, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University's Department of Theatre and Drama will present a public talk by Harriet Newman Leve, a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and an alumna of IU's School of Education, this Thursday (Oct. 22) at 5 p.m. in the Ruth N. Halls Theatre.

Harriet Newman Leve

Harriet Newman Leve

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Leve will spend the day in workshops and discussions with current IU theater students. "We are pleased that she will be with us during a time that marks the commencement of the University Theatre renovation project," said Patricia Kennedy, arts administrator for the Department of Theatre and Drama.

Leve is currently producing the award-winning New York and national tour productions of STOMP, created and directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, and the critically acclaimed large format motion picture PULSE: A Stomp Odyssey. She is also currently producing Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps at the Helen Hayes Theater.

She is also co-producer of Burn The Floor, Broadway's new dance spectacular, and (with Elaine Krauss and Jennifer Manocherian) co-produced Raise the Roof Two and Superior Donuts, the newest play by Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts.

Leve's recent productions include the Tony Award-winning production of Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests at the Circle in the Square Theater; an off-Broadway production of Beebo Brinker Chronicles, based on the 1950s ground-breaking lesbian pulp novels by Ann Bannon; Broadway production of the National Theatre of Great Britain's Coram Boy, adapted by Helen Edmundson, from the novel by Jamila Gavin; the Tony-nominated Broadway production of Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore; the Broadway production and national tour of Eve Ensler's The Good Body; the Off-Broadway production of Sherry Glaser's Family Secrets; the Off-Broadway production of the international hit musical Shockheaded Peter, the South African production of Jocasta Rising, written and directed by Carol Michele Kaplan; August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Marion McClinton and starring Whoopi Goldberg and Charles Dutton; Eve Ensler's Necessary Targets, directed by Michael Wilson and starring Shirley Knight and Diane Venora; the Tony-nominated Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, directed by Richard Eyre and starring Liam Neeson and Laura Linney; and the Broadway production of Hedda Gabler, directed by Nicholas Martin and starring Kate Burton.

Other notable New York productions include the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production of The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by James Lapine and starring Natalie Portman and Linda Lavin; Alan Ayckbourn's Communicating Doors, directed by Christopher Ashley and starring Mary-Louise Parker, Patricia Hodges and David McCallum; and Alan Zweibel's BUNNY BUNNY Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy, directed by Christopher Ashley and starring Bruno Kirby and Paula Cale.