Comden Profiled by League of Professional Theatre Women at Free May 12 Event

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Writer and performer Betty Comden will be profiled by the Oral History Program of the League of Professional Theatre Women May 12.

Comden, a multi-Tony Award winner, will be interviewed by reporter and League member Pia Lindstrom at 6 PM at the Bruno Walter Auditorium in the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The interview, which is free and open to the public, will be videotaped for Lincoln Center’s Theatre on Film & Tape Archive. Comden will join an illustrious group of theatre veterans who have taken part in the series: Jean Dalrymple, Uta Hagen, Rosetta LeNoire, Jane Alexander, Zoe Caldwell, Kitty Carlisle Hart and Ruby Dee. With her late writing partner Adolph Green, Betty Comden has written the book and/or lyrics for On the Town; Bells Are Ringing; On the Twentieth Century; Wonderful Town; Hallelujah, Baby!; Applause; Peter Pan; A Doll's Life; Do Re Mi and The Will Rogers Follies. Comden and Green’s films include "Singin’ in the Rain" and "The Band Wagon," and they were both awarded the Kennedy Center Honors in 1991.

The Bruno Walter Auditorium is located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue at 64th Street. For more information, call (212) 501-6667.

Now in its 21st year, The League of Professional Theatre Women is a not- for-profit organization that promotes visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the theatre. For more information, visit

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