Part of Makor's "Conversation with . . ." series, the Curtain Call program will be hosted by former CNN entertainment correspondent Cynthia Tornquist and will include an interview with the acclaimed writer. The program begins at 7:30 PM and will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
Marc Shaiman wrote the music and co-wrote the lyrics — with his partner, Scott Wittman — for what is arguably this season's biggest musical hit, Hairspray. Shaiman has composed, arranged music and/or written lyrics for more than 50 films, winning Academy Award nominations for his work on "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut," "Patch Adams," "The First Wives Club," "The American President" and "Sleepless in Seattle." He has also received two Grammy nominations, and he won an Emmy Award for co-writing Billy Crystal's "Oscar Medleys."
The evening with Shaiman will be held at the 92nd Street Y's Steinhardt Building, which is located on the West Side of Manhattan at 35 West 67th Street (between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue). Tickets are priced at $15; call (212) 601-1000 for more information or go to www.makor.org.
—By Andrew Gans