Private Invitation: Conversations on Broadway: 'The Outsiders'


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Private Invitation: Conversations on Broadway: 'The Outsiders'

Danya Taymor, Brody Grant, Sky Lakota-Lynch, Joshua Boone

Friday, May 31, 2024

Begins at 2:00 PM EDT
Check-in begins at: 1:30 PM EDT

1 Hour

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Join us for a Conversation with  Director and Tony Award nominee  Danya Taymor and Tony Award nominated actors Brody Grant, Sky Lakota-Lynch and Joshua Boone. Moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, of "Backstage with Richard Ridge."

SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen.


In Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1967, the hardened hearts and aching souls of Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade and their chosen family of "outsiders" are in a fight for survival and a quest for purpose in a world that may never accept them. A story of the bonds that brothers share and the hopes we all hold on to, this gripping new musical reinvigorates the timeless tale of "haves and have nots", of protecting what’s yours and fighting for what could be.


DANYA TAYMOR is nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for her work on The Outsiders. Broadway: Pass Over (NYT Best of 2021; filmed in collaboration with Spike Lee; streaming on Amazon). Recent: Jonah (Roundabout), The Outsiders (La Jolla Playhouse, Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Direction), Endgame (Gate Theatre, Dublin), Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Obie Award, Callaway Award for Outstanding Direction), Evanston Salt Costs Climbing (New Group), “Daddy” (Almeida, London and New Group/Vineyard), Grave- yard Shift (Goodman), queens (Lincoln Center), Familiar (Steppenwolf). Recipient: Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity from Lincoln Center. BA: Duke University.

BRODY GRANT is the winner of a 2024 Theatre World Award and nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his Broadway debut performance as Ponyboy Curtis in The Outsiders. A New York-based multi-hyphenate artist, Grant's work includes Parade (New York City Center) and The Outsiders (La Jolla; 2023 Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical). Brody is also an independent recording artist, and his music can be found on his IG. @brody_grant

SKY LAKOTA-LYNCH is nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance as Johnny Cade in The Outsiders. He was nominated for a Craig Noel Award for his performance in The Outsiders world premiere at LaJolla Playhouse. Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen. Off-Broadway / workshops include works at The Public, Roundabout, New York City Center and The Eugene O’Neill Center. TV/film: “Iron Fist” (Disney+/Marvel), “Spirit Rangers” (Netflix), the final season of “New Amsterdam” (NBC), “FBI: Most Wanted” (CBS), “ABC Discovers: Talent Showcase” (Disney/ABC). Education: The Neighborhood Playhouse. Proud Haliwa Saponi Native American. @brundlesky

JOSHUA BOONE is nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance as Dallas Winston in The Outsiders. Broadway: Last seen in Skeleton Crew (MTC, Drama Desk nom.). Other stage: Nathan Louis Jackson's Sticky Traps (KC Rep) … rest in peace big bro, the work continues. Film: most recently seen leading Netflix's A Jazzman's Blues (two NAACP Image Award noms.). Of all the choices we make in a lifetime, none are greater or more important than the ones that reveal how we treat each other. Say "hello" to the person next to you. For humanity.

Run Time: 60 minutes

Masks are recommended, but not required.

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