Bacall, Ebersole, Cook, Stritch and More Remember Betty Comden Sept. 18

News   Bacall, Ebersole, Cook, Stritch and More Remember Betty Comden Sept. 18 Great Women Salute a Great Woman: Betty Comden — in the words of Comden and Green is the title of the Sept. 18 tribute to the late lyricist and librettist Betty Comden. The 2 PM memorial at the Majestic Theatre is free and open to the public.
Betty Comden at the opening of The Public Theater revival of On the Town.
Betty Comden at the opening of The Public Theater revival of On the Town. Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The one-hour memorial tribute — sponsored by The Family of Betty Comden, ASCAP, The Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc., MGM and The Shubert Organization — features direction by David Zippel and Lee Mindel with musical direction by Paul Trueblood. The afternoon is scheduled to feature appearances by Lauren Bacall, Stephanie J. Block, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Amanda Green, Beth Leavel, Karen Ziemba, Lucie Arnaz, Judith Blazer, Carolee Carmello, Barbara Cook, Christine Ebersole, Lypsinka, Audra McDonald, Phyllis Newman, Elaine Stritch, Mary Testa, Leslie Uggams and Lillias White.

Betty Comden, the award-winning lyricist and librettist who — with writing partner Adolph Green — created such iconic New York musicals as Bells Are Ringing, Wonderful Town and On the Town, died Nov. 23, 2006. She was 89.

The Majestic Theatre is located in Manhattan at 247 West 44th Street.