Harvard's Pudding Pops for Weaver & Kline

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Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals has chosen its Woman and Man of the Year: Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline.

Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals has chosen its Woman and Man of the Year: Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline.

Weaver's most recent Broadway assignment was Christopher Durang's Sex and Longing, and she received a Tony nomination for her work in David Rabe's Hurlyburly. She's best known as a film actress, with credits including Alien, Working Girl and The Ice Storm. Weaver is married to director Jim Simpson (Bedfellows, Cellophane).

Kline most recently appeared on Broadway in Ivanov at Lincoln Center. Other theatre roles include On The Twentieth Century (a Tony), The Pirates of Penzance (another Tony) and Hamlet. Film credits include Dave, A Fish Called Wanda, In And Out and Princess Caraboo with his wife, film actress Phoebe Cates. He starred with Weaver in The Ice Storm.

Weaver received her award -- complete with a parade down Harvard Square -- Feb. 9. Kline gets his "Pudding Pot," Feb. 17.

Since 1951, Hasty Pudding has chosen an entertainer for Woman of the Year, with Men of the Year added in 1967. Among the theatre actors honored were Gertrude Lawrence, Liza Minelli, Julie Andrews, Carol Burnett, Angela Lansbury, Glenn Close, Dustin Hoffman and Alan Alda. The Hasty Pudding Club was begun in 1795 as a kind of fraternity, its name taken from a tasty mixture of cornmeal, milk and molasses. The members began putting on mock trials, which eventually grew into full scale musical spoofs.

This year's show, Paradise Lost-and-Found, features such characters as Keith Offthegrass, Victoria Sekretz, Auntie Pasto, Sir Cuitous Path and the siren, Ethel Mermaid.

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