The Malloy Lecture in the Arts Presents "Falsettos:" In Conversation

Monday, Sep 11, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Malloy Lecture in the Arts presents “Falsettos: In Conversation” is currently sold out.  Register here or call the Westport Country Playhouse box office at 203-227-4177. The box office will be open on Tuesday: 12PM – 7PM; Wednesday through Friday: 12PM – 8PM; Saturday: 11AM – 8PM; and Sunday: 11AM – 3PM. 

The 2017 Malloy Lecture in the Arts on Monday, September 11 at 7 pm brings Tony Award-winners & Broadway stars to Westport through a unique collaboration between Westport Library, "Live From Lincoln Center" and Westport Country Playhouse. It features a panel discussion on the Broadway hit Falsettos with the men behind the show—Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist William Finn and Tony Award-winning playwright and director James Lapine—and the revival’s Tony-nominated star Stephanie J. Block. The evening will be moderated by five-time Emmy award winner, Executive Producer of "Live From Lincoln Center" and Westport resident Andrew C. Wilk. 

The event is free; however, tickets are required. Tickets will be available beginning at noon, Tuesday, August 15. For updates please check the Westport Library website:

Note location: Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport

William Finn

James Lapine

Stephanie J. Block
Andrew C. Wilk

Written by both Finn and Lapine on the cusp of the AIDS crisis, Falsettos chronicles the life of a gay man Marvin, his ex-wife, his lover, his son, their psychiatrist and the lesbians next door as they navigate the often-choppy waters of modern, middle class family dynamics. Lapine directed its original run on Broadway in 1992 for which both he and Finn won Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical. Finn also won a Tony for Best Original Score.

The film version of Falsettos stars Tony-nominated actor Stephanie J. Block as Marvin’s ex-wife Trina. Block will join Finn and Lapine at the Westport Country Playhouse on the panel and perform selections from Falsettos as well as some of her other notable Broadway roles. 

The Malloy Lecture will be a panel discussion centered around selected scenes from the film of Falsettos. The evening will also include an opportunity for audience Q&A.

"Live From Lincoln Center," in partnership with Screenvision Media and event cinema creators KAOS Connect, is making the Tony-nominated production of Lincoln Center Theater’s Falsettos available to audiences in movie theaters for a very limited engagement nationwide. For information on the film, visit The film will be shown on PBS fall 2017.

The Malloy Lecture in the Arts is made possible by a generous contribution from Westport artist Susan Malloy. The Westport Library created the lecture series in 2002 as a free, public annual discussion by an individual who has had a significant cultural influence and whose work has enhanced the understanding and appreciation of the arts.

Past programs have included Philippe de Montebello, Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; distinguished playwright Arthur Miller; artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude; musicians Joshua Bell and Frederic Chiu; poet-laureate Billy Collins; Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation; author Joyce Carol Oates; cartoonist Roz Chast; actor Christopher Plummer; stage, film and theater star John Lithgow; preeminent classical dancer Jacques d'Amboise; music legend Clive Davis, and author Salman Rushdie.

Photo credits:
William Finn: Harry Roseman
Stephanie J. Block: Bill Westmoreland

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