Director Jack O’Brien talks about the history of American regional theater and how he became a director. In Jack Be Nimble: The Accidental Education of an Unintentional Director he explains that he didn’t intend to become a director, or to direct some of the most brilliant—and sometimes maddening—personalities of the age, but that’s what unexpectedly happened.
Director Jack O'Brien was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about what he calls his "accidental career" directing operas and Broadway plays and musicals. Find out why he says, "All I hear is Shakespeare" -- and what he's reading these days.
Three-time Tony Award-winner Jack O’Brien, director of Tom Stoppard's trilogy of plays “The Coast of Utopia,” director and producer of the musical “Hairspray,” director of Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” and many other plays, discusses his career in theater. He's joined by Richard Easton, who starred in "The Coast of Utopia" and won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play in 2001 for his role in Tom Stoppard's "The Invention of Love."