TV Tributes to Caricaturist Al Hirschfeld Planned for June 7

News   TV Tributes to Caricaturist Al Hirschfeld Planned for June 7
 
At the 52nd annual American Theatre Wing's "Tony" party May 31 at Sardi's Restaurant in New York, Wing president Isabelle Stevenson had a cake wheeled out saluting Broadway caricaturist Al Hirschfeld on his 97th birthday. Only trouble: it was two years too early.

At the 52nd annual American Theatre Wing's "Tony" party May 31 at Sardi's Restaurant in New York, Wing president Isabelle Stevenson had a cake wheeled out saluting Broadway caricaturist Al Hirschfeld on his 97th birthday. Only trouble: it was two years too early.

On June 21 -- the longest day of the year -- the artist will mark his 95th birthday.

Since 1926, Hirschfeld has been capturing theatre offerings with clever caricatures. In three years, he will have been doing this for three-quarters of a century -- making his reign one of the longest among theatrical professionals. His art, for many, defines New York theatre.

Thus, appropriately, on June 7 -- the day of the Tony Awards -- Hirschfeld will be accorded two TV tributes: on CBS' "Sunday Morning" at 9 AM (ET) and CNN's "Pinnacle" at 4:30 PM (ET). Check local listings for times elsewhere.

In October, Applause Books plans to publish "Hirschfeld on Line," a book of new or never-before-collected drawings, complete with a commentary by the artist -- plus essays of appreciation by Kurt Vonnegut, Mel Gussow, Jean Kerr and Arthur Schlesinger. The following month, Margo Feiden will mark her 30th year as Hirschfeld's agent. Almost a thousand drawings, lithographs and etchings -- spanning his 72 years in the theatre -- line the three floors of The Margo Feiden Galleries, which is located at 699 Madison Avenue in New York.

-- By Harry Haun

Today’s Most Popular News:
 X

Blocking belongs
on the stage,
not on websites.

Our website is made possible by
displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by
whitelisting playbill.com with your ad blocker.
Thank you!