Among the offerings are an evening with Emmy-winning writer Alan Zweibel, celebrations of the music of Jerome Kern and Rodgers and Hart and Iris Bahr's acclaimed one-woman show, Dai! ("Enough").
Detailed information about the various events follow:
Funny People: Alan Zweibel in Conversation with Susie Essman, Sept. 15 at 8:15 PM
"Alan Zweibel is an Emmy Award-winning writer, whose credits include Billy Crystal's hit one-man Broadway show 700 Sundays, the film 'The Story of Us' and television hit 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'(co-starring comedian Susie Essman, who joins him in conversation)."
An Evening of Dostoevsky: The Grand Inquisitor, Nov. 10 at 8 PM
"Beginning this October, Theatre for a New Audience and the New York Theatre Workshop present legendary director Peter Brooks' staging of The Grand Inquisitor section of The Brothers Karamazov. This 55-minute adaptation, by Brooks' longtime collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne, is performed by Bruce Myers, who has worked on its development for the past 10 years. During its run, Jeffrey Horowitz, artistic director of Theatre for a New Audience, joins Myers and others at the Y to read excerpts from the production and discuss its themes."
An Evening of Virginia Woolf: The Waves, Nov. 17 at 8 PM
"This November, Lincoln Center presents the American premiere of the stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf's novel 'The Waves' a literary experiment exploring loss, identity and love by following a group of friends from childhood to old age. Katie Mitchell's multimedia adaptation of Woolf's novel first premiered to sold-out acclaim at the National Theatre in London in December 2006 . . .Literary scholar Edward Mendelsohn leads a special evening of readings and conversation, joined by actors and collaborators from the Lincoln Center production." Jewish Giants of the American Songbook: Music as Melting Pot Mosaic: Jerome Kern, Nov. 22 at 4 PM
"The New York-born son of German Jews, prolific songwriter Jerome Kern became one of the most influential musical theater composers of the 20th century. . . .Joelle Wallach examines the contributions of this songwriter whose more than 700 compositions include such standards as 'Ol' Man River,' 'Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,' and 'The Way You Look Tonight.'"
Dai! ("Enough!"): A One-Woman Show, Dec. 7 at 8:15 PM
"Iris Bahr takes to the Y stage to perform her critically acclaimed one-woman show, which recreates the fast-paced world of a bustling Tel Aviv café moments before a suicide bombing. Brought to life through writer/performer Bahr's razor-sharp characterizations, members of all strata of Israeli society are captured in what are to be their final moments."
Jewish Giants of the American Songbook: Music as Melting Pot Mosaic: Rodgers and Hart, Dec. 13 at 4 PM
"Having met as students at Columbia University in 1919, it took songwriting team Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart more than five years to get a big break in the musical theater world. By the time of Hart's death in 1943, the duo completed nearly 30 musicals together, including Babes in Arms, The Boys from Syracuse and Pal Joey . . . Joelle Wallach examines the team responsible for such classic songs as 'My Funny Valentine,' 'The Lady is a Tramp,' 'Isn't It Romantic?' and 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.'"
The 92nd Street Y is located in Manhattan at 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street. For tickets information visit www.92Y.org or call (212) 415-5500.