Date(s) - 10/12/2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Phoenix Artist Club
Quiz Masters: Mark Shenton (Associate Editor of The Stage) & Bert Fink (Chief Creative Officer, Professional Licensing – MTI Europe)
Where: Phoenix Artist Club, 1 Phoenix Street, London WC2H 8BU
Time: Doors 6.30pm
ENTRANCE: Free to MMD Members
Join us for our last event of 2018, our Christmas Social and Musical Theatre Quiz, hosted by musical theatre masterminds, journalist and critic Mark Shenton and MTI Europe’s Bert Fink. There will be mulled wine, mince pies and lost of musical theatre fun.
Mark is associate editor of The Stage, as well as a New York critic. He has written regularly for The Stage since 2005. His columns appear online every Wednesday and Friday. He is also on the Board of MMD.
Prior to joining MTI Europe in 2016, Bert served with The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization for over a quarter century, most recently in London, where he was SVP/Europe and, before that, in R&H’s home office in New York City.
With R&H, he oversaw numerous international projects, including Centennial Celebrations for Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II and Lorenz Hart, and co-produced bonus material for DVD/BD releases with such studios as 20th Century Fox, Universal and Warner Bros. Highlights of his work on The Sound of Music included a Medal of Distinction from the State of Salzburg, Austria (2005), and joining Dame Julie Andrews for a special documentary on the film’s 50th Anniversary DVD/BD edition (2015). He has written essays and liner notes for CD, DVD and songbooks; lectured on musical theatre at museums, colleges and universities in the UK, USA, Denmark and Israel; and taught musical theatre history at New York University.
Fink began his career as a Broadway publicist, working with such legendary theatre luminaries as Cameron Mackintosh, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Bob Fosse, and Jerome Robbins, and on the original Broadway companies of Cats, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Sunday in the Park with George, and others. Fink served on the Advisory Committee of the American Theater Wing for five years, and was a Tony Awards Nominator.
As an American transplanted to London, he is determined to convince his British colleagues of the merits of Major League Baseball (and his beloved Boston Red Sox), and asks that they not take offense at one of his favourite musicals, 1776.