Katie Finneran, David Hyde Pierce, Barbara Barrie, More Will Be Part of Uta Hagen at 100 Celebrations

Industry News   Katie Finneran, David Hyde Pierce, Barbara Barrie, More Will Be Part of Uta Hagen at 100 Celebrations
 
A series of special events and workshops will celebrate the centenary of the late actor, activist, and master teacher.
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Uta Hagen at 100, a series of special events and workshops celebrating the centenary of the late, three-time Tony-winning actor and her legacy as a pioneering theatre artist, activist, and master teacher of HB Studio, will kick off February 25 with The Young Uta Hagen: An Actress’s Beginnings.

Curated by Alan Pally, the evening will feature readings of scenes from Hagen's early career by actors Katie Finneran, Barbara Barrie, Laila Robins, Arthur French, Monica Bell, and Irina Abraham.

Subsequent events throughout the spring will feature appearances by an array of Hagen’s former students and acting colleagues, including David Hyde Pierce, Mercedes Ruehl, Harris Yulin, Patricia Bosworth, George Bartenieff, and William Carden.

Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen

The celebration will culminate June 10 with a centennial gala honoring Hagen, whose 100th birthday would have been June 12.

Following is a list of highlights of upcoming public HB Studio Centennial Events. Reservations for the events can be made by visiting hbstudio.eventbrite.com. For information about the June 10 Actress + Activist: Uta Hagen at 100 Gala, visit gala@hbstudio.org.

February 25
Official Uta Hagen Centennial Kick-Off Celebration
The Young Uta Hagen: An Actress’s Beginnings
Readings and Scenes from Uta Hagen’s early career
Featuring Barbara Barrie, Katie Finneran, Arthur French, Laila Robins and more
Curated by Alan Pally
7 PM, HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street

March 11
Uta Hagen on Stage and Screen
Foster Hirsch moderates with a panel of Uta Hagen’s acting colleagues including David Hyde Pierce and William Carden
7 PM, HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street

March 25
Women’s History is American History: Breaking Ground for Women in the Theater
An exploration of Sarah Bernhardt, Eleanora Duse, Eva Le Gallienne, and Uta Hagen with biographer Helen Sheehy
7 PM, HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street

April 1–July 31
Actress + Activist: Uta Hagen at 100
Display of the life and work of Uta Hagen
Open to the Public – no reservations required
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
3rd Floor Reading Room, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza

April 8
Black History is American History: Paul Robeson and the American Theater
7 PM, HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street

April 10
Respect for Acting: An Uta Hagen Master Class with Austin Pendleton
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
2–5 PM, Bruno Walter Auditorium, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza

May 6
Immigrant History is American History: The Whole World Over
Foster Hirsch moderates a panel on the Harold Clurman production that introduced Herbert Berghof to Uta Hagen; with George Bartenieff (member of the original cast) and Patricia Bosworth
7 PM, HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street

May 13
Loved Well (Not Wisely): Paul Robeson and Uta Hagen’s Othello
An exploration of the revolutionary and courageous Broadway production that forever changed Hagen’s career.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
6 PM, Bruno Walter Auditorium, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza

June 3
Uta Hagen: A Participant in Society
Uta Hagen’s life and career will be explored through this lecture by Alan Pally, featuring unpublished excerpts from Hagen’s diary, read by her daughter Leticia “Letty” Ferrer and granddaughter Teresa Teuscher.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
6 PM Bruno Walter Auditorium, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza

June 10
Actress + Activist: Uta Hagen at 100 Gala
Gala Honorees: Marlo Thomas (Uta Hagen Legacy Award), Alexander Bernstein (HB Community Leader Award), and John David Washington (HB Next Generation Award).
6 PM, Tribeca Rooftop, 2 Debrosses Street

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