The Prince of Theater: A Times Square Walking Tour featuring Harold Prince

Monday September 11: 1:00PM 3:00PM

The name Harold Prince immediately evokes a sense of excellence in the field of theater. The producer and director of many stage plays, Mr. Prince holds more Tony awards than any other individual in the industry. On the launch of his latest book Sense of Occasion, the Strand will be hosting a tour of Times Square and its historic theater spaces. Come learn about which timeless shows had their debut in Times Square, and celebrate the artistic contributions of one of the greatest minds theater has ever known.

The tour will be directed by acclaimed author/ film and drama scholar Foster Hirsch and include a book signing with the legendary Harold Prince!

Buy a copy of Sense of Occasion at the Strand's Times Square kiosk to join the walking tour. The kiosk is located at 43rd street between Broadway and 7th Ave. The tour will leave from the kiosk at 1:00 PM.


Harold Prince is an American theatrical producer and director associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical productions of the 20th century. He has garnered twenty-one Tony Awards, more than any other individual, including eight for directing, eight for producing the year's Best Musical, two as Best Producer of a Musical, and three special awards.

Foster Hirsch is the author of numerous books including Harold Prince and the American Musical Theater; Film Noir: The Dark Side of a Screen; A Method to their Madness: The History of the Actor's Studio; Acting Hollywood Style; and biographies of Woody Allen and Otto Preminger. He collaborated with Prince on Sense of Occasion, and is now at work on a history of Hollywood in the 1950s.

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