“Conversations at Ten Chimneys” Lecture Series

Inspired by the legendary conversations that spun round the Lunts’ glamorous dining table, each “conversation” features a local or national luminary with a connection to theatre, the Lunts, or the themes and values of Ten Chimneys.


Since the series inception, we have welcomed:

MR. JASON ALEXANDER, Master Teacher of the 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program.

MS. PHYLICIA RASHAD, Master Teacher of the 2015 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program.

Mr. DAVID HYDE PIERCE, Master Teacher of the 2014 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program.

MR. JACK O'BRIEN, Award-winning director.

MR. SHELDON EPPS, Artistic Director of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse.

MR. ALAN ALDA, Master Teacher of the 2013 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program.

MS. LAURA LINNEY, Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award-winning actress.

MR. JOEL GREY, Master Teacher of the 2012 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program.

MS. OLYMPIA DUKAKIS, Master Teacher of the 2011 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program.

MR. ROBERT OSBORNE, “Turner Classic Movies” television network host.

MR. JIM IRWIN, Voice of the Packers and Lunt friend.

MR. DICK VAN PATTEN, Lunt protégé.

MR. DICK CAVETT, Talk-show host and writer.

MS. LYNN REDGRAVE, Master Teacher of the 2009 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, and namesake of Lynn Fontanne.

MR. BARRY DAY, Author, playwright, theatre historian, and Noël Coward biographer.

DR. WILLIAM SEALE, Preservationist, White House Advisor, author, historian, and the expert who guided Ten Chimneys’ restoration.

A performance by MR. JONATHAN DALY, MS. LAURA GORDON, MR.RICHARD HALVERSON, MS. ANGELA IANNONE, MR. NORMAN MOSES,AND MR. JONATHAN SMOOTS (directed by MS. LAURA GORDON) from “The Letters of Noël Coward” created specifically for Ten Chimneys by author MR. BARRY DAY.

A musical review by the artistic team of MR. GARY BRIGGLE and MR.JAMIE JOHNS who created the smash hit “Noël Coward: A Talent to Amuse.”

MR. LEONARD JACOBS, Renowned New York theatre critic.

MR. AARON FRANKEL, Broadway director, producer, author, teacher, and stage manager for the Lunts’ GI tour of “O Mistress Mine."

DR. JARED BROWN, Acclaimed author and Lunt biographer.


What is Ten Chimneys?

Ten Chimneys, the estate lovingly created by theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, is open to the public as a world-class house museum with a progressive mission to serve the arts.

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