92YTribeca Will Explore Work of Wendy Wasserstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein and More

News   92YTribeca Will Explore Work of Wendy Wasserstein, Rodgers and Hammerstein and More
The 92YTribeca will celebrate the life of Wendy Wasserstein, as well as Broadway songwriters Rodgers and Hammerstein as part of its fall programming lineup.

The late Wendy Wasserstein.
The late Wendy Wasserstein. Photo by Jill Kre

The season will begin Sept. 8 at 12 PM with "Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein," based on the latest book by Julie Salamon. Salamon will take audiences with her as she explores Wasserstein's life through the legacy of works she left behind.

On Sept. 12 at 7:30 PM, Playwrights Horizons will offer audiences a sneak peek of the 2011-2012 season. Michael Schulman will moderate the event that will welcome playwrights Itamar Moses (The Four of Us; Bach at Leipzig; Back Back Back), Kirsten Greenidge, Jordan Harrison (Doris to Darlene), Leslye Headland (Bachelorette), Dan LeFranc (Sixty Miles to Silver Lake) and Gina Gionfriddo (Becky Shaw; After Ashley).

Dylan Brody will bring More Arts/Less Martial, a story of his own coming of age and discovery of martial arts, to the 92YTribeca Sept. 14 at 9 PM.

The musicals of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein will be celebrated Oct. 20 at 12 PM. Expect live performances from Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Carousel and The King and I.

The life of late screen icon Spencer Tracy will be discussed Nov. 2 at 12 PM. Biographer James Curtis will take audiences on a journey through Tracy's public and personal life, through personal papers and journals. Series events include a six-session fall theatre preview, titled "Know the Show," that will launch Sept. 27. Participants have the chance to explore the artists, history and creation of six Off-Broadway works slated for the fall season.

Also announced is the 92YTribeca's screening series that will trace the influence of Tin Pan Alley composers on Hollywood. It launches Sept. 27 at 2 PM with "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy: Irving Berlin and the Hollywood Musical"; followed by "Make Believe: Jerome Kern and the Hollywood Musical" on Oct. 4 at 2 PM; and "They Can't Take That Away from Me: The Gershwins and the Hollywood Musical" on Oct. 11 at 2 PM.

For tickets visit 92YTribeca. The 92YTribeca is located at 200 Hudson Street in Manhattan.

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