Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tucson: Meet Award-Winning Director John Caird of Broadway's LES MISERABLES


From: Jami Kozemczak []
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 11:37 AM
Subject: Press Release: Meet Award-Winning Director John Caird of Broadway's LES MISERABLES






 John Caird author of Theatre Craft to sign his newest book on Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Meet John Caird, Tony award-winning Director of Broadway's Les Misérables and Nicholas Nickleby and Arizona Theatre Company's romantic holiday musical Daddy Long Legs will hold an intimate signing of his new book Theatre Craft on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 from 7 - 8 PM at Barnes & Noble Booksellers Eastside located at 5130 E. Broadway Rd.


Theatre Craft  was published in March 2010 by Faber and Faber in London and New York and is an all-encompassing, practical guide for anyone working in the theatre, from the enthusiastic amateur to the committed professional.  With entries arranged alphabetically, Theatre Craft offers advice on all areas of directing, from Acting, Adaptation, and Accents to Sound Effects, Superstition, Trap Doors and Wardrobe.


Enlightening and entertaining by turns, the celebrated director John Caird shares his profound knowledge of the stage to provide an invaluable companion to anyone creating a play, musical or opera. Whatever the theatre space - the backroom of a bar, a studio theatre, or the biggest stages of the West End or Broadway - this authoritative volume is an essential reference tool for the modern theatre practitioner.


John Caird (Bookwriter, Director) directed the National Theatre production of Hamlet starring Simon Russell Beale presented by ATC in 2001. His productions of Les Misérables and Nicholas Nickleby have won numerous awards around the world, including the Olivier and Tony Awards.  He recently directed Macbeth at the Almeida Theatre. International credits include Dance of Death, Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Jane Eyre, Candide, Peter Pan, The Seagull, among others.  Other work includes Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance at the Palace Theatre and the Siegfried and Roy Spectacular in Las Vegas. Television credits include Nicholas Nickleby, As You Like It and Henry IV. Opera credits include Don Carlos, Aida, Tosca and Brief Encounter, a new opera by André Previn, for which Mr. Caird also wrote the libretto.


For more information about this event please contact Jami Kozemczak, Marketing and PR Manager for Arizona Theatre Company at (602) 256-6899 ext. 6304 or


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