Christopher Plummer Celebrates Playwright MacLeish May 27

News   Christopher Plummer Celebrates Playwright MacLeish May 27 Christopher Plummer, who recently received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in the Lincoln Center revival of King Lear, will pay tribute to the work of playwright and poet Archibald MacLeish at the 92nd Street Y.
Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer

On May 27 the Tony-winning actor will celebrate the legacy of his late friend, Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982), in an evening simply titled Remembering Archie. The show, conceived and arranged by Plummer, will begin at 8 PM. MacLeish received two Pulitzer Prizes for his poetry and a third for the play J.B. Plummer co-starred with Raymond Massey and Pat Hingle in the Broadway bow of MacLeish's J.B. in 1958. About the playwright, Plummer said in a statement, "It was my privilege to have known him back in 1958-59 when I played the Devil in Elia Kazan’s Broadway production of J.B. Archie lived a varied life as a lawyer, teacher, journalist, Librarian of Congress and an Assistant Secretary of State, but above all he was a poet—one of the finest this country ever produced. I admired him enormously."

Christopher Plummer was back on Broadway this season with an acclaimed performance in King Lear. His other Main Stem credits include J.B., Cyrano, Othello, No Man's Land and Barrymore. He won Tony Awards for his performances in both Cyrano and Barrymore.

Remembering Archie is the final event of the 92nd Street Y's Unterberg Poetry Center season. Tickets are priced at $16 and are available by calling (212) 415-5500. The 92nd Street Y is located in Manhattan at 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue; visit www.92Y.org for more information.