92Y to Welcome James Earl Jones, John Larroquette, Tony Kushner and More

By Adam Hetrick
13 Apr 2012

The cast of Gore Vidal's The Best Man, including Tony Award winners James Earl Jones and John Larroquette, will appear at the 92Y in the coming weeks. Tony Kushner and Eve Ensler are also on the bill.



On April 29 at 7:30 PM, Tony winner Ensler (The Vagina Monologues) will interview author Terry Tempest Williams to discuss her book "Refuge," which chronicles how "the seven deaths of women in her family from cancer were all likely the result of exposure to the fallout of atomic bomb tests in the 1950s." It will also touch on Williams' new work "When Women Were Birds."

The Best Man director Michael Wilson will join actors Jones and Larroquette, as well as Michael McKean and Jefferson Mays, to discuss the Broadway revival of Vidal's political comedy with critic Caryn James. The event will take place April 30 at 8 PM.

On May 6 at 4 PM, the life and work of Russian poet, singer, songwriter and actor Vladimir Vysotsky will be celebrated. Dr. Martin Daughtry, Moni Yakim and Solomon Volkov will discuss Vysotsky and share selections from Let Us Fly, the musical based on his songs.

Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Kushner will lead a discussion on Arthur Miller's acclaimed drama Death of a Salesman May 23 at 8 PM. Additional playwrights will join Kushner.

For tickets phone (212) 415-5500 or visit 92Y.org. The 92Y is located at 1395 Lexington Avenue.