Jules Fisher, creative consultant of the Broadway Lighting Master Classes (BLMC), has announced the preliminary schedule for the 2006 event to be held May 22-24 at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in New York City. The faculty for the BLMC includes Howell Binkley, Christopher Akerlind, Peggy Eisenhauer, Beverly Emmons, Brian MacDevitt, and projection designer Wendall Harrington.

The 2006 BLMC promises to be an intense three-day event filled with design education and entertainment. Attendees will receive an insider’s look at Light in the Piazza when they see the award-winning show Tuesday evening and take part in a in-depth discussion with lighting designer Christopher Akerlind about his design process. Sessions by top Broadway lighting designers–Brian McDevitt (The Wedding Singer), Howell Binkley (Jersey Boys), and Philip Rosenberg (Spamalot, associate LD), among others–will bring attendees greater insight into the technical and creative aspects of a successful lighting design.

Other highlights include the popular projection panel led by renowned projection designer Wendall Harrington. Attendees will also be invited to a special cocktail reception on Monday night and the Manufacturer's Showcase, which features products from leading lighting manufacturers. Continental breakfast and lunch are included in the tuition fee, to register click here.

The 2006 BLMC Schedule (subject to change):

Monday, May 22, 2006

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jules Fisher: Opening Remarks and his in-depth look at the art of lighting

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Break

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Conclusion of Jules Fisher’s session

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch Break / Manufacturer’s Showcase

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Beverly Emmons and Clifton Taylor: A session about Color

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Break

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Brian MacDevitt: Lighting Designer for The Wedding Singer

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Cocktail Reception and Special Event

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Peggy Eisenhauer: Cueing the Musical

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Break

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Howell Binkley: Lighting Designer for Jersey Boys

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch Break / Manufacturer’s Showcase

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Peggy Eisenhauer: Session TBA

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Break

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Philip Rosenberg: Associate Lighting Designer for Spamalot

8:00 PM - 11:00PM
The Light In the Piazza, performance and discussion after
Lincoln Center Theatre – Vivian Beaumont Theater at 150 W 65th Street

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Broadway Technology Panel: Various Manufacturers

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Break

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Christopher Akerlind: Lighting Designer for The Light In the Piazza

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch Break

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Wendall Harrington: Projection and the Lighting Designer

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Break

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Projection Panel: Wendall Harrington and Panel TBA