The Lincoln Centre Barnes & Noble (Broadway at 66th Street in New York) will play host to a number of theatre guests in their next few weeks of special events:
July 21 at 7 PM
Lyricists and librettists Betty Comden and Adolph Green will join members of the cast of the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of On The Town in a panel discussion of the show. On The Town, with music by Leonard Bernstein, is the story of WWII sailors on 24 hour leave in New York. Songs include "New York, New York," "Ya Got Me" and "Lonely Town."
July 24 at 7 PM
Leonard Foglia, director of Terrence McNally's Master Class and Washington Post columnist David Richards present their gothic mystery novel, 1 Ragged Ridge Road. Master Class star Zoe Caldwell joins the authors in reading from the novel which mixes the past and present attraction of a beautiful and mysterious Pennsylvanian mansion.
July 29 at 7 PM
New York City Opera conductor and chorus master Joseph Colaneri previews City Opera's production of Puccini's La Boheme. The opera tells the tragic love story of Paris bohemians and was the inspiration for Jonathan Larson's tale of "la vie boheme" in Rent.
Barnes & Noble at Union Square (33 East 17th St.) will hold an evening of readings from the The Paris Review, July 21 at 7 PM. The latest issue is devoted to playwrights and theatre. Editor George Plimpton will host poet Richard Howard, poet/playwright Karl Kirchwey, whose play Alcestis: A Bedroom Comedy is in the current issue, and playwright Wendy Wasserstein. Wasserstein was most recently represented on Broadway by the just-closed An American Daughter. She won the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for The Heidi Chronicles. For more information call the Barnes & Noble Events Hotline at (212) 727-4810. --By Laura MacDonald