Several theatre notables are, quite literally, "booked" in the month of November. They'll be appearing at various Barnes & Noble outlets signing autographs and promoting their new books.
Up first, today (Nov. 3), are composer Frank Wildhorn and lyricist Nan Knighton, collaborators on The Scarlet Pimpernel, a new Broadway musical now in previews. Wildhorn is also the composer of Jekyll & Hyde and the upcoming project, The Civil War. Catch them at the Lincoln Triangle Branch, 1972 Broadway, 7-8 PM.
On Nov. 4, Mandy Patinkin comes to the Lincoln Triangle branch with Doralee Patinkin Rubin. They'll discuss and autograph, "Grandma Doralee Patinkin's Jewish Family Cookbook," 7-8 PM.
Novelist and playwright Joyce Carol Oates visits the Upper West Side branch Nov. 19 (alongside Otto Penzler, co-editor of "The Best American Mystery Stories, 1997"); Nov. 21 brings NY Times theatre critic Wilborn Hampton to the Union Square branch to promote his book, Kennedy Assassinated!.
Last up, Nov. 25, will be David Mamet, promoting his controversial, anti Method acting essay, True And False and the book The Old Religion -- not, apparently, to be confused with his newest play, The Old Neighborhood. Mamet will be at the Union Square branch, 7:30-8:30 PM. For information on Barnes & Noble book signings call (212) 253-0810 (Union Square) or (212) 595-6859 (Lincoln Triangle).
--By David Lefkowitz