At the American Airlines Theatre on Monday, April 3rd, 2017
Preview by David Roberts
Theatre Reviews Limited
On Monday April 3rd, stars of stage and screen will join the Fundamental Theater Project (FTP) to celebrate the life and legacy of Sir Peter Shaffer, much-beloved English playwright and screenwriter known for such iconic works as “Equus,” “Amadeus,” and “Lettice and Lovage.”
From the stables of England, to the Opera houses of Austria, to the Inca kingdom of Peru, Shaffer’s complex explorations of the human condition and mastery of memorable theatrical spectacle have excited and challenged audiences worldwide. Fundamental Theater Project, of which Sir Peter is the honorary patron, is proud to bring these treasured characters and words back to the New York stage.
Shaffer became attached to our international artist driven non-profit after he worked with Artistic Director Sam Underwood on a production of Equus with Alec Baldwin out in East Hampton. Baldwin, too, has been a generous patron and supporter of FTP, and is a major contributor towards this special event.
The Memorial is sponsored by and brought to you in collaboration with Show-Score. Show Score is the online-hub for everything you need to know about the New York theatre scene, including a directory of all shows playing on Broadway, Off- and Off-Off-Broadway, box-office links and ticket discounts, and most importantly, they bring together reviews from both professional critics and audience members, to provide you more opportunity to find the right show for you. Its ‘Rotten Tomatoes’ for theatre lovers.
An international ensemble including Gopal Divan, Natalia Escobar and Katie Gill will present an evening of theatrical excerpts, including “Equus,” “Lettice and Lovage,” “Black Comedy,” and “Royal Hunt Of The Sun.” The event will also feature special guest live and video tributes from Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Tom Stoppard, John Guare, Juliet Mills, Tim Curry and Simon Callow among others.
The Memorial will take place Monday, April 3rd at 5:00 p.m. at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Tickets for the event are $10.00 – $15.00 and can be purchased here: http://fundamentaltheaterproject.com/projects/the-peter-shaffer-memorial/