A memorial for syndicated columnist Liz Smith, who passed away in November 2017, will be held February 2 at noon at the Majestic Theatre, 247 West 44th St.
Speakers at the celebration of Smith's life include Barry Diller, Joni Evans, Cynthia McFadden, Billy Norwich, Lesley Stahl, Holland Taylor, Bruce Willis, and Renee Zellweger. Tony winners Tommy Tune and Betty Buckley will pay musical tribute. Representing Smith’s family will be her niece, Karen Smith Williamson, and her godson, Spencer Hoge.
Liz Smith was one of the most widely read and highly paid columnists in the world for more than a quarter of a century. She was active in a wide range of charitable causes, including Literacy Partners, New York Landmarks Conservancy, The Police Athletic League, and the New York Restoration Project. Over the years, her efforts raised millions of dollars to support these organizations.
The Liz Smith celebration is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. An entrance line will form in front of the Majestic Theatre.
(Updated February 2, 2018)