Tea at Five Star Part of “Broadway Talks” Series May 11

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Tea at Five star Kate Mulgrew will discuss her role in the one-woman show May 11.

Mulgrew, who is currently starring in Matthew Lombardo’s Katharine Hepburn opus at the Promenade Theatre, will sit down for a chat with New York Times writer Anita Gates at the 92nd Street Y. Part of the Y’s “Broadway Talks” series, the evening is scheduled to being at 7 PM. Tea at Five finds Hepburn — who is a longtime Connecticut resident — at her home in Old Saybrook. The first act takes place in 1938, a brief dip in Hepburn's career when a series of film flops got her branded "box-office poison." She would soon rebound with The Philadelphia Story, in which she starred on Broadway before buying up the film rights. In this section of the play, the actress reflects on her patrician, privileged upbringing, no doubt touching on her devotion to her father and her vaunted athletic prowess. The second act speeds ahead 45 years to 1983. Here, recuperating from a car accident, she looks back on her storied career and famed romance with fellow (and married) actor Spencer Tracy.

Tickets for “Broadway Talks” are priced at $22 and may be purchased by calling (212) 415-5500 or by going on-line to www.92y.org.

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