The 2008 Broadway Lighting Master Classes on May 20-22, 2008 in New York City at Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU, will attend the hot new Broadway musical, Passing Strange, with lighting by Kevin Adams—last season’s Tony Award winner for the lighting of Spring Awakening (which the BLMC saw last year).

Described in the New York Times as a “bracingly inventive show,” Passing Strange has some of the most singularly original lighting ever to hit Broadway. The BLMC will attend the show on Wednesday evening, May 21, 2008 followed by a Q&A post-show in the theatre, and an in-depth discussion of the lighting at the classes the next day by Kevin Adams.

The complete 2008 Broadway Lighting Master Classes schedule is as follows:


Tuesday, May 20

8:00-9:00am Registration and continental breakfast in lobby

9:00-11:00am Jules Fisher: One Approach to Stage Lighting

11:00-11:15am Break

11:15am-12:30pm Jules Fisher: One approach to stage lighting continued

12:30-2:00pm Lunch and manufacturers’ showcase

2:00-3:30pm Beverly Emmons and Clifton Taylor: Color Therapy

3:30-3:45pm Break

3:35-5:15 Don Holder, Lincoln Center revival of South Pacific

6:00pm Live Design Excellence Awards reception at XL LED Lab


Wednesday, May 21

8:00-9:00am Registration and continental breakfast in lobby

9:00-10:30am Peggy Eisenhauer - Musical Cueing: Sculpting Time and Rhythm

10:30-10:45am Break

10:45-12:15pm Brian MacDevitt: Visual Aids: paintings and photography for inspiration and communication in the theatre

12:15-2:00pm Lunch and manufacturers’ showcase

2:00-3:30pm Vivien Leone: Paperwork: It Is Not Just Paper

3:30-3:45pm Break

3:45-5:15 Howell Binkley, currently on Broadway with In The Heights

8:00pm Performance of Passing Strange (Belasco Theatre, 111 West 44th Street) With post-show Q & A in the theatre


Thursday, May 22

8:00-9:00am Registration and continental breakfast in lobby

9:00-10:30am Peggy Eisenhauer

10:30-10:45am Break

10:45-12:15pm Kevin Adams - Analysis of lighting for Passing Strange

12:15-2:00pm Lunch

2:00-3:30pm Christopher Akerlind: Throwing Out The Story: Creating a light plot based on spatial ideas

3:30:3:45pm Break

3:35-5:15pm Wendall K. Harrington—On Projection


The Broadway Master Classes are produced by Live Design magazine.