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Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great speakers. Host Randy Cohen will be interviewing André Bishop.
André Bishop, Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater since January 1992, and Producing Artistic Director since July 2013, has developed and produced new plays and musicals by many of America’s leading playwrights, composers and lyricists. Prior to his arrival at Lincoln Center, Mr. Bishop served as Playwright Horizon’s Artistic Director for ten years and as its Literary Manager for six. His many successful productions at that theater included three Pulitzer Prize winners: The Heidi Chronicles, Driving Miss Daisy and Sunday in the Park with George. Recent seasons under Mr. Bishop’s artistic direction have included new plays and musicals, revivals and new adaptations of classic works, and solo performances. These works include Wendy Wasserstein’s The Sisters Rosensweig, An American Daughter and Third; Tom Stoppard’s Hapgood, Arcadia, The Invention of Love and The Coast of Utopia; Eric Bogosian’s suburbia; David Hare’s Racing Demon and Via Dolorosa; five-time Tony Award winner Carousel; Nicholas Hytner’s production of Twelfth Night (broadcast on PBS’ “Live from Lincoln Center”); and the award winning revivals of The Heiress, A Delicate Balance, and Awake and Sing! on Broadway.
For twelve years Randy Cohen wrote “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for the The New York Times Magazine. His first television work was writing for Late Night with David Letterman for which he won three Emmy awards. This live show is also taped and broadcast at a later date on public radio throughout the Northeast (WNYE, 91.5 FM in NYC).
Music will be played between each segment and provided by Pat Irwin and Walter Hawkes.
Pat Irwin most recently composed music for the NPR podcast “This American Life” and completed the score for the Rocko’s Modern Life movie, Static Cling. Pat released a recording of duets with fellow composer J. Walter Hawkes titled Wide Open Sky. Walter Hawkes is a fellow composer and trombone player. Both Irwin and Hawkes write music for cartoons and share a love for vintage synthesizers and drum machines.