Ted’s Talks

Season Three: Songwriters

Featuring Ted Sperling in conversation with

ADAM GUETTEL– Tuesday, September 22
(The Light in the Piazza; Floyd Collins; Myths and Hymns)

JEANINE TESORI – Monday, November 2
(Fun Home; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change)

BENJ PASEK & JUSTIN PAUL – Monday, January 25
(Dear Evan Hansen; The Greatest Showman; La La Land)

SHELDON HARNICK – Monday, March 8
(Fiddler on the Roof; She Loves Me; Fiorello!)

MICHAEL R. JACKSON – Monday, May 10
(A Strange Loop, 2020 Pulitzer Prize Winner)


Imagine being privy to a candid conversation between key players at the heart of New York City’s performing arts scene – and then getting to ask some questions of your own. That’s the notion behind Ted’s Talks, back this year by popular demand! We have invited guests who don’t usually “do” public talks, but are drawn to the idea of witty and intelligent conversation with one of the most knowledgeable artistic interpreters working today: our own Artistic Director, Ted Sperling. 

Normally hosted graciously in the home of Susan Baker and Michael Lynch, this year’s series — which includes a bonus 5th session — will be held virtually until live events are once again safe. Each Talk will begin at 5 pm EST and run for 75-90 minutes. To keep Talks intimate, spots will be limited and must be purchased as a series, but are transferable, and subscribers will receive exclusive archival video access to each conversation. 

All proceeds go toward The Roger Rees Fund for Musical Theater, allowing us to keep artists employed during this difficult season.

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Watch excerpts of the Ted’s Talks from season one & two

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