LaChanze Will Chat With "Nothing Like a Dame" Author Eddie Shapiro in Free Bryant Park Event
19 May 2014
Tony winner LaChanze, who can currently be seen on Broadway in the new musical If/Then, will take part in Bryant Park's Word for Word conversation series May 28.
The free event, which begins at 12:30 PM ET, will feature a conversation between the singing actress and author Eddie Shapiro, who penned "Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater."
In "Nothing Like a Dame," press notes state, "Shapiro opens a jewelry box full of glittering surprises, through in-depth conversations with twenty leading women of Broadway. He carefully selected Tony Award-winning stars who have spent the majority of their careers in theater, leaving aside those who have moved on or occasionally drop back in. The women he interviewed spent endless hours with him, discussing their careers, offering insights into the iconic shows, changes on Broadway over the last century, and the art (and thrill) of taking the stage night after night."
Word for Word is an outdoor reading series that features best-selling authors, celebrity writers and expert panelists "sharing anecdotes, answering questions from the audience, and signing copies of their latest books."
The conversation will be held in The Bryant Park Reading Room, located on the 42nd Street side of the park - under the trees - between 5th and 6th Avenues. Call (212) 768-4242 for more information.
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