Bebe Neuwirth, FOREVER, Advocacy March and More Set for League of Professional Theatre Women, May 2014

By: Apr. 22, 2014

The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) is pleased to celebrate women working in theatre with four special events in the month of May. The events include the oral history of Tony-winning actress Bebe Neuwirth on May 5th, a benefit performance of Forever written and performed by award-winner Dael Orlandersmith on May 6th at HERE, May 8th is the second annual advocacy march through Times Square, and May 12th is a networking event on Theatre and Other Careers. Information about all the events are on the LPTW website:

May 5, 2014 6:00pm: Award-winning actress Bebe Neuwirth will be interviewed by arts journalist Patrick Pacheco for the next Oral History at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue). Admission is free, but seats will be on a first-come-first-seated basis. Supported by the Betty R. and Ralph Sheffer Foundation.

May 6, 2014 6:30pm: Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie, Guggenheim and PEN Award-winning playwright and performer Dael Orlandersmith will perform a Staged Reading of her newest CTG-commissioned piece, FOREVER, at HERE (145 6th Avenue). This one-night only performance is a special benefit for the League of Professional Theatre Women, an organization Dael supports as a member of the board of directors. Tickets are $30 available at

May 8, 2014: An Advocacy March through Times Square called Women Stage the World, will bring to life a suffragette inspired parade in which Broadway theatregoers will see 200 women parading and advocating for equal representation in theatre. An Advocacy Anthem has been written by composer/lyricist Sheilah Rae in celebration and solidarity. Many parading will be wearing costumes in honor of famous women who set the stage: you may recognize the likes of Dorothy Parker, Katharine Cornell, Aphra Behn, Margo Jones, Lady Gregory or Hallie Flanagan, director of the WPA Theatre. To learn more about the program and parade route, visit

May 12, 2014 6pm-8pm: Networking Monday "Theatre and Other Careers: Harness The Power," panelists include Stephanie Klapper, Stephanie Klapper Casting, Mahayana Landowne, Theatre Director, Dorothy Leeds, President of Organizational Technologies Inc. and Theatre for Learning, Lisa Tracy Taber, Exec|Comm, Faculty Manager, Client Actor Coordinator, Nancy Sondag, MA, RDT/BCT, LCAT, CDP, Director of Therapeutic Recreation at Menorah Center, Lisa Dennett, I.D.E.A.S., Founder, Actress, Teaching Artist with the Moderators: Richarda Abrams and Romy Nordlinger. Theater Lab (357 West 36th Street, 3rd Fl.). Admission is free for LPTW members; $15 for non-members. To learn more visit:

COMING IN JUNE - June 2, 2014 6:30PM: "Women In Theatre Magazine: International Edition" will be unveiled at the Cherry Lane Theatre and a performance of SEVEN, the world-touring documentary play by seven award-winning women playwrights, will be read by celebrities and special guests at a special evening dedicated to international theatre. Reception will follow. Tickets will be available through

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, dramaturges, 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, please visit the website and click on the "Support Us" tab.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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