Page 73 to Honor 'A Strange Loop' Producer Barbara Whitman ’05 at Spring Benefit
BY Emma Schillage, May 2, 2022
Page 73 has announced its 2022 Spring Benefit will honor Columbia Theatre alumna and School of the Arts Dean's Council member Barbara Whitman ’05. Whitman is the producer for A Strange Loop, currently on Broadway. The Benefit will be held on May 9 at City Winery at Pier 57. Hosting the evening will be two cast members from A Strange Loop, James Jackson Jr. and John-Andrew Morrison.
The evening benefit will be celebrating Whitman's prolific and groundbreaking work in the theatre industry. Artistic Director of Page 73 Michael Walkup Page 73 began his collaboration with Whitman when they met at an early workshop of the musical. Now they are both co-producers of the Pulitzer prize winning show. “Barbara’s partnership and guidance has been instrumental as Page 73 undertook the largest project in our history: developing and ultimately co-producing A Strange Loop’s wildly successful world premiere with Playwrights Horizons," said Walkup in a statement. "Her believing in Page 73’s mission and joining us as a partner meant that we could imagine the largest possible future for the show.”
A Strange Loop is currently performing at the Lyceum Theatre.
Whitman is a Tony award-winning producer who made her Broadway debut producing A Raisin in the Sun. She produced the 2020 Pulitzer Prize winning musical A Strange Loop, which marks the first time a musical produced solely Off Broadway has won the award. Other Broadway credits include Red, 33 Variations, Mary Stuart, Legally Blonde, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hands on a Hardbody, 1984, Angels In America, Burn This, Fun Home, and Oh Hello.