Michael Riedel to Host Free Interview with Linda Lavin at the New York Public Library

News   Michael Riedel to Host Free Interview with Linda Lavin at the New York Public Library New York Post columnist Michael Riedel will conduct a free interview with Tony Award-winning actress Linda Lavin, who is currently in rehearsal for the Kennedy Center production of Follies, May 9 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Presented by the League of Professional Theatre Women’s Edith Meiser Oral History Project, the event will be held in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at 6 PM.

The ongoing Project, according to press notes, "chronicles and documents the contributions of significant theatre women in many fields. Interviews with such outstanding women are videotaped and housed in the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center." The project is made possible by a grant from the Edith Meiser Foundation.

Lavin won the Tony Award in 1987 for her performance in Broadway Bound and has been nominated for her performances in Last of the Red Hot Lovers, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife and Collected Stories. Lavin has also received an Emmy Award, Golden Globe awards, Drama Desk Awards, a Lucille Lortel Award and is known for her multiple film and television roles, including the title character in the sitcom "Alice."

Past Oral History Projects have featured interviews with Elizabeth Ashley, Kathleen Turner, Carole Shelley, Marge Champion, Frances Sternhagen, Mary Rodgers, Susan Hilferty, Jennifer von Mayrhauser, Elaine Stritch, Betty Comden, Estelle Parsons, Zoe Caldwell, Jane Alexander, Ruby Dee and Kitty Carlisle Hart.

LPTW members may reserve seats by emailing history@theatrewomen.org, or by phone at (888) 297-3117. Seating for the general public is first-come, first-served. The Bruno Walter Auditorium inside the New York Public Library is located at 65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.

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