Barnes & Noble Hosts Discussions with Several Theatre Writers & Designers

News   Barnes & Noble Hosts Discussions with Several Theatre Writers & Designers Within the next month's time, several Barnes & Noble book stores within New York City will feature discussions, readings or book signings of interest to theatregoers.

On Jan. 24, the Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Center (1972 Broadway) will offer a discussion and signing led by award-winning playwright August Wilson, whose first play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, recently began previews at the Royale Theatre starring Whoopi Goldberg and Charles S. Dutton. Wilson will sign copies of the printed version of the play, which was originally mounted on Broadway in 1984. The Lincoln Center Barnes & Noble will also feature a discussion — on Feb. 10 — led by Mitch Albom, who co-wrote the Off-Broadway play Tuesdays with Morrie, which is based on Albom's best-selling memoir, "Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson." Both Wilson and Albom's evenings are scheduled to begin at 7 PM. David Rockwell, who designed the sets for one of this season's biggest hits, Hairspray, will discuss and sign copies of his new tome, "Pleasure: The Architecture and Design of Rockwell Group," at the Barnes & Noble at Sixth Avenue and 22nd Street. Rockwell, who will also design the scenery for the upcoming revival of Fiddler on the Roof, will appear at the book store on Feb. 3 at 7 PM.

The Greenwich Village branch of Barnes & Noble will feature a reading, question-and-answer session and signing with author Louis Edwards on Feb. 20 at 7:30 PM. Edwards will be on hand to discuss his third novel, "Oscar Wilde Discovers America." About the novel, Publishers Weekly writes, "['Oscar Wilde Discovers America'] is not so much about the celebrated Irish wit as about the black valet who accompanied him on his 1882 coast-to coast American tour." Wilde's plays include "The Importance of Being Earnest," "Salome" and "An Ideal Husband." The Greenwich Village Barnes & Noble is located at 396 Avenue of the Americas at 8th Street.

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