The panel for the June 4 evening will comprise Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy, Hairspray), Charles Busch (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife), Christian Hoff (Jersey Boys) and Michael Beresse (A Chorus Line, The Light in the Piazza). The theatre artists will, according to press notes, "share stories about how they made it through the lean years and the new challenges they encountered when they became better known." The discussion will begin at 8:15 PM. The East Side venue will also offer several other events of interest to theatre fans: On May 10 at 8:15 PM stage and screen star Ellen Burstyn will speak about her award-winning career. Marianne Williamson hosts. Bruce Dern will chat about his career May 31 at 8:15; Leonard Lopate hosts. And, Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss will chat with journalist Michael Kramer about "the responsibilities of citizens in a democratic society." The Dreyfuss evening is scheduled for June 6 at 8 PM.
The 92nd Street Y is located in Manhattan at 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street. Tickets, priced $25 per event, are available by calling (212) 415-5500 or by visiting www.92y.org.