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  The Sound That Makes the World Go 'Round


Public Forum: The Sound that Makes the World Go 'Round

Monday, May 23rd at 7:00pm

Just in time for The Total Bent (the new musical from Stew and Heidi Rodewald), Public Forum continues its ongoing series of conversations about contemporary music and theater. Icons of the music industry will discuss the politics of popular music as well as the complex relationships of music producers, artists and the art of song. Click here for tickets and more information.


Recent Public Forum Programs:

A Town Hall Meeting:
Gender Identity, Representation, Theater

Click here to watch the Recorded Town Hall Forum!

Event Description: 
At a moment when questions of representation are at the forefront of national discussion, The Public has been engaged in conversations with groups in the transgender community around this question identifying the need for a town hall meeting to ask: What can we – The Public, the theater community, and the media – be doing better or differently? The event will primarily be an open forum for the audience to speak and be heard.


Special thanks to The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation’s lead support for The Public’s access and engagement programming.

PUBLIC FORUM hosts and participants have included Alec Baldwin, Anne Hathaway, Cynthia Nixon, Sam Waterston, former NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman, Kurt Andersen, David Brooks, David Byrne, Tony Kushner, Rachel Maddow, Wynton Marsalis, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Suzan-Lori Parks, Salman Rushdie, David Simon, Anna Deavere Smith, Stephen Sondheim, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Christine Baranski, Annette Bening, Jessica Chastain, Billy Collins, Matt Damon, E.L. Doctorow, Holly Hunter, James Earl Jones, Audra McDonald, and Vanessa Redgrave, among others.