Entries by DCPA Press

Second City Notable Alumni

The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959, and a comedy revolution began. The small cabaret theater grew to become the most influential and prolific comedy empire in the world, developing an entirely unique way of creating art and fostering generation after generation of superstars. The Second City’s […]

HAMILTON Public On Sale July 9

PERFORMANCES OCTOBER 16-NOVEMBER 24 | BUELL THEATRE Producer Jeffrey Seller and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts announced today that single tickets for HAMILTON go on sale to the public July 9 at 10 a.m. MT, online at hamilton.denvercenter.org or by phone at 303.893.4100. HAMILTON returns to the Buell Theatre October 16-November 24, 2024, […]

Q&A with Wicked Book Writer Winnie Holzman

Q&A with Winnie Holzman, writer of the book for Wicked Reprinted by permission of Wicked What attracted you to Wicked? Winnie Holzman: It’s the whole idea that things are not as they seem. What you think you know you don’t really know. It is the premise of the novel that you know certain things, but […]

Q&A with Wicked Costume Designer Susan Hilferty

Susan Hilferty, Tony Award-winner for Best Costume Design of Wicked Reprinted by permission of Wicked How did you approach the task of designing Wicked’s costumes? Susan Hilferty: I knew I was inventing a world, a parallel universe you’d recognize but at the same time was completely distorted. I looked at the original illustrations for the […]

Q&A with Wicked Composer & Lyricist Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz, Composer/Lyricist for Wicked Reprinted by permission of Wicked How long did it take you to bring Wicked to life? Stephen Schwartz: We actually were working on the show about four years, which is pretty fast for a big Broadway musical…. Once I had heard about [Wicked] from [my friend] Holly Near, it took […]

Q&A with Wicked Set Designers Eugene Lee and Edward Pierce

Q&A with Eugene Lee, Tony Award-winner for Best Set Design for Wicked and Edward Pierce, Associate Set Designer Reprinted by permission of Wicked What were some of your difficulties at the beginning in designing the set? Eugene Lee: The script for Wicked is like a movie script – it jumps around a lot. I determined […]

Q&A with Original Wicked Novel Author, Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire, Author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West Reprinted by permission of Wicked What inspired you to write “Wicked”? Gregory Maguire: I was living in London in the early 1990’s during the start of the Gulf War. I was interested to see how my own blood temperature […]

Director Margot Bordelon on The Lehman Trilogy

Two months into the pandemic, in May of 2020, I began reading Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. The book traces 70,000 years of human development, beginning with the dawn of modern cognition, to the development of nomadic societies, the advent of agriculture, to the building of ancient empires, and finally, inevitably, the creation […]

First Look: The Lehman Trilogy

Hailed as “a genuinely epic production” by The New York Times (original New York run), The Lehman Trilogy follows three German-Jewish immigrant brothers, and their descendants, as they navigate fire, flood, war, and panic to build a financial behemoth that changed America. Take a look at some of the production photos below.