NYPL Will Pay Tribute to Hepburn and Tony-Winning Songwriters in February

News   NYPL Will Pay Tribute to Hepburn and Tony-Winning Songwriters in February The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will offer two programs of interest to theatre fans in February.

On Feb. 19 the Manhattan library will celebrate the donation of the Katharine Hepburn Papers to the Billy Rose Theatre Division with the first of its free programs in the "Remembering Kate" series. The 6 PM event will feature Tony winner Zoe Caldwell and Sam Waterston reading from the Hepburn Papers and reminiscing about their late friend. The reading will be held in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, 111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street. For further information call (212) 642-0142 or visit www.nypl.org. Director Anthony Harvey, actress Katharine Houghton, director and actress Charlotte Moore, comedian and television host Dick Cavett, and actress Marian Seldes are all scheduled to be part of future events in the "Remembering Kate" series.

A multi-media tribute to Broadway's Tony-winning songwriters will be on display at the New York Public Library beginning Feb. 26. Entitled "Songwriters & the Tony Awards," the multi-media tribute will feature "manuscripts, posters, photographs, designs, letters, original cast recordings, videos, and other memorabilia [that] provide insights into the collaborative process – both the missteps and achievements – of creating such smash hits as Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls, Bock and Harnick's Fiddler on the Roof, Kander and Ebb's Cabaret and Sondheim's Company."

Exhibition hours are Monday-Thursday, noon-8 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 AM-6 PM; and Saturday, 10 AM-6 PM. Admission is free. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center is located at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. For further information call (212) 870-1630 or visit www.nypl.org.