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Interview with Olivier Award Winning and 4-Time Tony Nominated Producer Alia Jones-Harvey

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Olivier Award Winning and 4-Time Tony Nominated Producer Alia Jones-Harvey interviewed by renowned playwright and past Oral History Interviewee Lynn Nottage

50 minute interview followed by a 10 minute Q&A!

League Members will be given an opportunity to submit their questions to be asked!

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The Olivier Award Winning and 4-time Tony Nominated Producer, has spent the past 15 years mounting productions on Broadway and London’s West End with a focus on people of color on the stage, on the creative team, in management and as co-producers. As the only African American woman lead-producing on Broadway, she is extremely proud of Broadway & West End directorial debuts for Debbie Allen and Liesl Tommy; as well as debuts for Danai Gurira as playwright and Dominique Morisseau as book writer of a musical. Past productions include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by Debbie Allen and starring James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad, Terrence Howard and Anika Noni Rose; A Streetcar Named Desire starring Blair Underwood, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Nicole Ari Parker and Wood Harris; The Trip to Bountiful starring Cicely Tyson; Romeo & Juliet starring Condola Rashad and Orlando Bloom; Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed, directed by Liesl Tommy and starring Lupita Nyong’o; Paramour, the first Cirque du Soleil musical on Broadway; Iceman Cometh on Broadway starring Denzel Washington; American Son directed by Kenny Leon and starring Kerry Washington; and her 10th production, currently “on intermission”, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations. Upcoming productions for Front Row Productions include Get Up, Stand Up: The Bob Marley Musical set for London’s West End in Summer 2021 and MJ: The Michael Jackson Musical set for Broadway in Fall 2021. Jones-Harvey serves on the Board of the Arthur Miller Foundation, the Advisory Board of The American Theater Wing, and is a Tony voter.


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Lynn Nottage is a playwright and a screenwriter, and the first woman in history to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Her recent work includes Floyd’s (Guthrie) and the musical adaptation of The Secret Life of Bees (Atlantic Theater). Upcoming: Opera adaptation of Intimate Apparel composed by Ricky Ian Gordon, commissioned by and premiering at Lincoln Center Theater; and the musical MJ, featuring the music of Michael Jackson, to premiere on Broadway. Nottage’s plays include Sweat (Pulitzer Prize, Obie Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Award), which moved to Broadway after a sold out run at The Public Theater, Mlima's Tale (Lortel Award Nomination, Outer Critics Circle Nomination), By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Drama Desk Nomination, Lilly Award), Ruined (Pulitzer Prize, Obie Award, Lortel Award), Intimate Apparel (American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Play), Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine (Lortel Award Nomination, Drama Desk Nomination, Obie Award), Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Las Meninas, Mud, River, Stone, Por’knockers and POOF!. She has also developed This is Reading, a performance installation at the Franklin Street, Reading Railroad Station in Reading, PA. She was a writer and producer on the first season of Netflix series She's Gotta Have It, directed by Spike Lee. Nottage is an Associate Professor at Columbia University School of the Arts, and the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship, Steinberg "Mimi" Distinguished Playwright Award, Doris Duke Artists Award and PEN/Laura Pels Master Playwright Award, among others. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

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