Tony Winner Rupert Holmes Talks Gracie at Hartford Stage Event, Sept. 4

News   Tony Winner Rupert Holmes Talks Gracie at Hartford Stage Event, Sept. 4 Rupert Holmes, the playwright of Say Goodnight Gracie, will take part in a Sept. 4 discussion at Connecticut's Hartford Stage — where the show starring Frank Gorshin as George Burns is currently playing.

Holmes, whose Burns solo homage saw the Broadway stage last season, won two Tony Awards for his book and score to the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Of late, he has penned the book for the musical Marty with the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of composer Charles Strouse and lyricist Lee Adams as well as his first novel "Where the Truth Lies," published by Random House. Attendees for this lunchtime event (Noon-1 PM) can purchase lunch and copies of Holmes' book at the discussion. There will be a question and answer period with the composer-playwright followed by a book signing.

Admission is free. The event takes place at Hartford Stage, 50 Church Street in Hartford, CT. For more information, visit www.hartfordstage.org or www.rupertholmes.com.

Say Goodnight Gracie runs at Hartford Stage Sept. 2-20. For tickets, call (860) 527-5151.