On Feb. 1 at 6 PM Amanda Vaill, author of the Robbins biography "Somewhere," will give a lecture entitled "'Ten Degrees North of Terrific:' The Creation of Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free." Vaill's presentation will include an audio clip created by composer Leonard Bernstein for Robbins to use during the rehearsals. The quote in the title of the lecture is from The New York Times review of the premiere of Fancy Free in 1944.
On Feb. 3 at 3 PM, the NYPL will hold a panel called "'Any Man Who Can Do That I Forgive Everything:' Jerome Robbins and Fiddler on the Roof."
The panel will include Harnick, who wrote the lyrics for Fiddler; Stein, who wrote the book; Pendleton, who created the role of Motel; Lisa Aronson, the wife and collaborator of Boris Aronson, who designed the sets for Fiddler and who spoke the quote in the title of the event; and others. Vaill will moderate the event.
Jerome Robbins directed and choreographed the original production of Fiddler in 1964.
The events will take place in the Bruno Walter Auditorium of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. For more information call (212) 642-0142 or visit www.nypl.org.