Goldberg et al. Set for 'Diary of Anne Frank' Talk at 92nd Street Y, 4/6
Whoopi Goldberg, Ellie Kendrick, Rebecca Eaton and Francine Prose will be participating in a discussion held after a preview of Masterpiece's The Diary of Anne Frank, on April 6 at the 92nd Street Y. The film features Ellie Kendrick with a screenplay by Deborah Moggach, and can be seen on Aprill 11 on PBS. Tickets for the event are $27 and can be purchased at www.92y.org.
The film is an adaptation of Anne's moving account of life hiding from the Nazis. Delve into the profound, moving portrayal of Anne as a bright, charming and difficult teenager-and as the gifted writer she was destined to become. Join Ellie Kendrick, whose performance as Anne was acclaimed by the UK press; award-winning performer Whoopi Goldberg; Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton and author Francine Prose, who marvels in her recent book Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife that "one of the greatest books about the Nazi genocide should have been written by a girl between the ages of thirteen and fifteen."
Goldberg's self titled Broadway show earned her a Drama Desk Award in 1985. Other stage credits include: Xanadu, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and Whoopi. Her extensive career has earned her a Grammy, Golden Glode, and Emmy, and Academy Awards. She has hosted both the Tony Awards in 2008 and the Academy Awards in 1994, 96, 99, and 2001.
The 92nd Street Y operates in the context of a history that spans over 133 years. Founded in 1874 as the Young Men's Hebrew Association where Jewish men could find harmony and good fellowship, the 92nd Street Y today has evolved into a world-renowned community and cultural center, an organization of exhilarating vitality and remarkable diversity, a proudly Jewish institution that reaches out to people of every race, ethnicity, religion, age and economic class.
At once a lecture hall, a performance space, a school, a health center and a community organization, the 92nd Street Y remains focused on its mission of enriching the lives of the people who pass through its doors-women and men, young families and senior citizens, accomplished artists and aspiring beginners, master instructors and enthusiastic students, world leaders and concerned citizens.
For more information, visit: www.92y.org.
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