The Producer: From "Rent" to "Hamilton" and Beyond

A hip-hop musical about America’s founding fathers with a virtually all minority cast. A reimagining of La bohème as a rock musical uncovering the AIDS crisis in New York City. A coming-of-age musical about the anxieties of entering adulthood told through cartoons. These are just a few of the radically relevant and compelling concepts that Tony Award-winning producer Jeffrey Seller has turned into Broadway gold. In this session, David Rubenstein interviews Seller (Hamilton, Rent, Avenue Q) about democratizing theater, diversifying history, and putting on a really good show.

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2017

Watch and Listen: Arts

Art historian Sarah Lewis (Harvard University) and architect Michael Murphy (MASS Design Group) discuss the art and... See more
Perhaps it is because of her exceptional, inspiring approach to linking geography, environment, and community in her... See more
A discussion about how Hollywood is adapting to an increasingly cluttered and fragmented marketplace by embracing... See more
What can a French modernist composer and a sitar-playing Indian rock-star teach us about the science of happiness? What... See more
Walter Isaacson is fascinated by innovators — the kinds of geniuses whose ideas have transformed industry, science, and... See more
A hip-hop musical about America’s founding fathers with a virtually all minority cast. A reimagining of La bohème as a... See more

Pages