Patti LuPone, Ann Reinking and Susan Stroman comprise the panel of an upcoming lecture at New York's 92nd Street Y in May. Part of the Y's "About Women" series, the May 26 event is entitled "Women & the Theater" and will be moderated by Leonard Lopate. LuPone, Reinking and Stroman will be on hand to discuss the ever-evolving role of women in the theatre.
Patti LuPone, who is currently starring in the acclaimed revival of Noises Off, earned a Tony Award for her work in the Broadway production of Evita and an Olivier Award for her performances in the London productions of The Cradle Will Rock and Les Misérables. Her other theatrical credits include Anything Goes, Sunset Boulevard, Master Class, The Old Neighborhood and the City Center Encores! production of Pal Joey. Ann Reinking won a Tony Award for Best Choreography for the acclaimed revival of Kander and Ebb's Chicago, in which she also starred. She was the director, co-conceiver and co-choreographer of the 1999 Best Musical Tony winner Fosse, and — as a performer — she starred in Dancin', Sweet Charity and Goodtime Charley. Reinking is also the founder and artistic director of the Broadway Theatre Project. Susan Stroman is an award-winning choreographer and director, whose Broadway credits include The Producers, Thou Shalt Not, Contact, Crazy for You, Steel Pier, Big, Picnic as well as the hit revivals of Show Boat, The Music Man and Oklahoma!. Stroman is also the recipient of London's Olivier Award and numerous Tony Awards.
Tickets for the event, which begins at 7:30 PM, are priced at $22 and are available through Y-Charge at (212) 415-5500 or by visiting the Y's box office. The 92nd Street Y is located at 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue in New York City.