Hosted by Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser, the series features "one-on-one conversations with artists who have played a vital role in shaping our nation's cultural heritage." The March 6 conversation at the Center's Terrace Theater will feature a chat with Tony and Emmy Award winner Christine Baranski. The evening begins at 7:30 PM. As previously reported, Baranski will star in a production of the Jerry Herman-Jerome Lawrence-Robert E. Lee musical Mame at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater. Directed by Eric D. Schaeffer, the award-winning musical is set to run Feb. 18-March 26, 2006. No additional casting has yet been announced.
Christine Baranski won Tonys for her work in Rumors and The Real Thing and has also been seen on the New York stage in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Obie Award), The House of Blue Leaves and Lips Together, Teeth Apart as well as the Encores! production of Promises, Promises. Baranski has also achieved much success on TV, winning an Emmy Award for her performance as the boozy best friend on "Cybill." Her film credits include "Legal Eagles," "Addams Family Values," "Jeffrey" and "The Birdcage." Baranski was also seen in the Kennedy Center production of Sweeney Todd.
Tickets for the Voices of the Arts conversation, priced at $12, will go on sale December 9. Visit www.kennedy-center.org for more information.