Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad Interviews Billie Allen for LPTW 'Oral History' Event

At Monday night's League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) Oral History event (Monday September 22, 2014), Tony Award-Winning actress Phylicia Rashad interviewed stage and screen legend, activist and philanthropist Billie Allen to a standing-room-only audience at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the NYPL of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Scroll down for photos from the evening!

Allen, one of the founding members of the LPTW, discussed her life, career and beliefs. She noted that women in entertainment "don't have to take it, we can dish it." Allen encouraged the crowd to "reach back and bring everybody with you."

ABOUT LPTW: The League of Professional Theatre Women is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. It presents numerous events each year as part of its mission to promote visibility and increase opportunities for women in the field. None of its work is possible without generous philanthropic support. The League is celebrating its 31st anniversary and boasts a membership of nearly 500 women representing a diversity of theatre professionals in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. League members are actors, administrators, agents, arrangers, casting directors, choreographers, company managers, composers, critics, designers, directors, dramaturgs, dramatists, educators, general managers, historians, journalists, librettists, lyricists, press agents, playwrights, producers, stage managers, and theatre technicians. To find out more about how you can support its endeavors, visit the website www.theatrewomen.org.

Photos courtesy of League of Professional Theatre Women.

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Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad Interviews Billie Allen for LPTW 'Oral History' Event
LPTW Presidents Maxine Kern and Pamela Hunt welcome guests, League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) members and introduce the event’s producer, Betty Corwin.

Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad Interviews Billie Allen for LPTW 'Oral History' Event
LPTW Presidents Maxine Kern and Pamela Hunt welcome guests, League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) members and introduce the event’s producer, Betty Corwin.

Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad Interviews Billie Allen for LPTW 'Oral History' Event
Betty Corwin welcomes guests, League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) members and introduces Billie Allen and Phylicia Rashad

Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad Interviews Billie Allen for LPTW 'Oral History' Event
Betty Corwin welcomes guests, League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) members and introduces Billie Allen and Phylicia Rashad

Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad Interviews Billie Allen for LPTW 'Oral History' Event
Billie Allen and Phylicia Rashad enter to a standing ovation and take their places on stage

Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad Interviews Billie Allen for LPTW 'Oral History' Event
Billie Allen and Phylicia Rashad

Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad Interviews Billie Allen for LPTW 'Oral History' Event
Billie Allen discusses her life, career and family influences.

Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad Interviews Billie Allen for LPTW 'Oral History' Event
Billie Allen and Phylicia Rashad

Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad Interviews Billie Allen for LPTW 'Oral History' Event
Billie Allen discusses her life, career and family influences.

Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad Interviews Billie Allen for LPTW 'Oral History' Event
Billie Allen ends the event by instructing the audience to "reach back and bring everybody with you."




 

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