Miller, Izzard, Feinstein, Kopit Among Panelists at NY Times Arts & Leisure Weekend, March 7-9

News   Miller, Izzard, Feinstein, Kopit Among Panelists at NY Times Arts & Leisure Weekend, March 7-9 The New York Times with the help of Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, HBO Films and the NYU School of Continuing & Professional Studies will present its second annual Arts & Leisure Weekend, March 7-9.

The event, which offers buy-one-get-one-free tickets to Broadway shows, will also feature a special edition of "TimesTalks" — live conversations with today's talents and thinkers — at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan. Among them are theatre notables Arthur Miller, Eddie Izzard, Michael Feinstein, John Guare, Tina Howe, Neil LaBute, Lanford Wilson and Arthur Kopit.

Performer Feinstein will speak with guest Bobby Short about the American songbook, March 7 at 6:30-7:45 PM. The discussion will be moderated by Stephen Holden. Playwright Miller will take part in a forum on his body of work and the political climate of the last 60 years. Mel Gussow will interview the scribe March 7 at 8:30-9:45 PM.

"Eddie Izzard Up Close" on March 8 from 8-9:15 PM will center on the star of the upcoming Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. The actor-comedian known for his cross-dressing as much as his one-man works including Dress to Kill will be interviewed by Times columnist Jesse McKinley.

On March 9 at 2-3:15 PM, "The Play's the Thing" discussion will feature the playwrights Guare, Howe, LaBute, Wilson and Kopit speaking about the theatre scene. Gussow will moderate.

Broadway participants include 42nd Street, Cabaret, Chicago, Def Poetry Jam, Flower Drum Song, Man of La Mancha, Rent and Say Goodnight Gracie. Other New York attractions include City Center Encores! The New Moon, Adult Entertainment, Dublin Carol, It Just Catches, De La Guarda, The Donkey Show, Shanghai Moon, Forbidden Broadway, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Kimberly Akimbo, Polish Joke, Naked Boys Singing, Rain Dance, Stomp and Tony n' Tina's Wedding. For more information and tickets to The New York Times Arts & Leisure Weekend events, visit www.nytimes.com/alweekend.