The Nov. 20 concert (at 6 PM), which is part of the Library's celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Billy Rose Theatre Division, will feature the talents of Lee Adams, Anna Bergman, Klea Blackhurst, Charles Busch, Jim Dale, Barry Day, Melissa Errico, Jessica Grove, James Naughton, Francine Pascal, Jon Peterson, Lee Roy Reams, Steve Ross, Evan Stern, Charles Strouse and K.T. Sullivan. Barry Day and Francine Pascal are the evening's writers. Tickets for the concert will be distributed, one per person, at 4 PM the day of the event. The Auditorium will open at 5:30 PM.
Michael Stewart wrote the books for Bye, Bye Birdie; Carnival; and Hello, Dolly! and the book and lyrics for I Love My Wife as well as the lyrics for Barnum. The Michael Stewart Papers were donated to the Billy Rose Theatre Division by his family.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue, south of 65th Street. For further information call (212) 642-0142.
"The Billy Rose Theatre Division at 75: Treasures from the Archives" is the title of the celebration of the Library's theatre division, which will be on view Nov. 21, 2006-May 5, 2007.