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Alia Jones-Harvey to Take Part in ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Presented by The League of Pro Photo Alia Jones-Harvey to Take Part in ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Presented by The League of Professional Theatre Women
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2021

The League of Professional Theatre Women will present an Oral History Project event with the 4-time Tony Award-nominated producer Alia Jones-Harvey on Monday, May 24 at 6pm on Zoom. The Oral History Project chronicles and documents the contributions of significant theatre women in all fields.

The League of Professional Theatre Women to Present Oral History Project with Micki G Photo The League of Professional Theatre Women to Present Oral History Project with Micki Grant
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2020

The League of Professional Theatre Women will present an Oral History Project event with the award-winning composer, lyricist, playwright, and actress Micki Grant on Monday, November 16 at 6pm on Zoom. Admission to the event is FREE. The interview with Ms. Grant has been prerecorded, and will be followed by a live Q&A.

Photo Flash: Inside LPTW Oral History Project With Publicist Irene Gandy Photo Photo Flash: Inside LPTW Oral History Project With Publicist Irene Gandy
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 11, 2020

On Monday, February 10th The League of Professional Theatre Women (Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for over three decades, hosted an Oral History Project event with renowned Broadway publicist Irene Gandy in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). For the second installment of the Oral History Project's 2019-2020 season, publicist, producer, and PR maven Irene Gandy discussed her life and ground breaking career with producer Voza Rivers, Artistic Director of the New Heritage Theatre Group.

LPTW Will Hold a Memorial Honoring Former League Members Photo LPTW Will Hold a Memorial Honoring Former League Members
by Stephi Wild - Jan 16, 2020

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for over three decades, is mourning the loss of eight league members who passed away in 2019.

LPTW Will Present An Oral History Project With Publicist Irene Gandy at Bruno Walter  Photo LPTW Will Present An Oral History Project With Publicist Irene Gandy at Bruno Walter Auditorium
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2020

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for over three decades, is producing an Oral History Project event with renowned Broadway publicist Irene Gandy on Monday, February 10 beginning at 6pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Admission to the event is FREE and seats are available on a first-come-first-seated basis. Doors will open at 5:30pm.

Photo Flash: Inside the LPTW Oral History Project Event With Dame Angela Lansbury Photo Photo Flash: Inside the LPTW Oral History Project Event With Dame Angela Lansbury
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2019

On Thursday, November 14th The League of Professional Theatre Women (Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for over three decades, presented an Oral History Project event with the legendary, five-time Tony Award-winning actress, Angela Lansbury at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Ms. Lansbury discussed her life and prolific career with Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director of Irish Repertory Theatre.

BWW Interview: National Theater Hall of Fame Inductee Donna McKechnie Reminisces on H Photo BWW Interview: National Theater Hall of Fame Inductee Donna McKechnie Reminisces on Her Broadway Career
by Kevin Doheny - Nov 6, 2019

In celebration of her upcoming induction into the National Theater Hall of Fame on November 18th, I sat down with Broadway legend, Donna McKechnie for a spirited, informative, career-spanning chat.

Charlotte Moore Will Interview Angela Lansbury for LPTW Oral History Project at Bruno Photo Charlotte Moore Will Interview Angela Lansbury for LPTW Oral History Project at Bruno Walter Auditorium
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2019

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for over three decades, will present an Oral History Project event with the legendary, five-time Tony Award-winning actress, Angela Lansbury on Thursday, November 14 starting at 6pm (doors at 5:30pm) in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Admission to the FREE event is currently sold out.

Joe Mantello to Interview Angela Lansbury at Free Event Nov. 14 Photo Joe Mantello to Interview Angela Lansbury at Free Event Nov. 14
by Julie Musbach - Sep 30, 2019

The League of Professional Theatre Women an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for over three decades, will present an Oral History Project event with the legendary, five-time Tony Award-winning actress, Angela Lansbury on Thursday, November 14 starting at 6pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Admission to the event is FREE and seats are available on a first-come-first-seated basis. Doors will open at 5:30pm. 

Betty Corwin, Founder Of NYPL's Theatre On Film And Tape Archive, Dies at 98 Photo Betty Corwin, Founder Of NYPL's Theatre On Film And Tape Archive, Dies at 98
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2019

The Theatre on Film and Tape Archive (TOFT), The Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and the NYPL community have announced the passing of Betty L. Corwin, who died Tuesday, September 10, at the age of 98 at her home in Weston, Connecticut surrounded by loved ones. The Founder and Director (from 1969 - 2000) of the Library's groundbreaking Theatre on Film and Tape Archive, Betty created one of the most important and vital resources in the worldwide theatre community.

Photo Flash: LPTW Oral History Project Welcomes Tovah Feldshuh Photo Photo Flash: LPTW Oral History Project Welcomes Tovah Feldshuh
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 7, 2019

The League of Professional Theatre Women, an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, presented an Oral History Project event with six-time Emmy and Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh on Monday, May 6 at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Ms. Feldshuh discussed her life and prolific career with award-winning drama critic Linda Winer.

LPTW Will Present Oral History With Tovah Feldshuh at NY Library For The Performing A Photo LPTW Will Present Oral History With Tovah Feldshuh at NY Library For The Performing Arts
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2019

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present an Oral History Project event with six-time Emmy and Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh on Monday, May 6 starting at 6pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Admission to the event is FREE and seats are available on a first-come-first-seated basis. Doors will open at 5:30pm.

LPTW To Present Oral History With Playwright Lynn Nottage Photo LPTW To Present Oral History With Playwright Lynn Nottage
by Julie Musbach - Jan 9, 2019

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present its first Oral History Project of 2019 with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage on Monday, February 4 starting at 6pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street).

LPTW To Honor Lois Smith With Oral History Project 10/22 Photo LPTW To Honor Lois Smith With Oral History Project 10/22
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 2, 2018

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present its first Oral History Project of the 2018-19 season with Tony-nominated actress Lois Smith on Monday, October 22 starting at 6pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Admission to the event is FREE and seats are available on a first-come-first-seated basis. Doors will open at 5:30pm. 

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Joins The League Of Professional Theatre Women's for ORAL H Photo Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Joins The League Of Professional Theatre Women's for ORAL HISTORY
by Julie Musbach - May 9, 2018

On Monday, May 7th The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Lisa Rothe, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, presented the final Oral History event of their 2017-18 season with two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Ms. Rivera talked about her life and illustrious career with Broadway World's lead correspondent, Richard Ridge, host of Backstage with Richard Ridge. 

League of Professional Theatre Women to Present Oral History with Chita Rivera Photo League of Professional Theatre Women to Present Oral History with Chita Rivera
by Julie Musbach - Mar 23, 2018

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison & Lisa Rothe, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the final Oral History event of their 2017-18 season with two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera.

Baayork Lee Sits Down With Robert Viagas And The League Of Professional Theatre Women Photo Baayork Lee Sits Down With Robert Viagas And The League Of Professional Theatre Women
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 17, 2018

On Monday, February 12 at 6:00 pm, the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), dedicated to championing women in theatre since its inception and an authority at the forefront of the conversation about gender parity in American theatre for 35 years, is presenting Broadway Performer, Director, and Choreographer, BAAYORK LEE. Lee, who originated the role of Connie in A Chorus Line, will be discussing her extensive life and work in the theatre with theatre writer ROBERT VIAGAS, her collaborator and biographer on their book, 'On the Line: the Creation of A Chorus Line'.The event will take place in the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is free, seats are available on a first-come-first-seated basis. Doors open at 5:30PM, and it is recommended that members of the public arrive at the Bruno Walter Auditorium by 5PM to secure a seat.

BWW Interview: Betty Corwin on How She Pioneered Archival Recordings of Broadway Show Photo BWW Interview: Betty Corwin on How She Pioneered Archival Recordings of Broadway Shows
by Leigh Scheps - Nov 10, 2017

Broadway shows have been preserved for decades thanks to one pioneer with a passion. Betty Corwin was working in a hospital in 1969 when she came up with a brilliant idea to record them for history. It enabled legendary performances including Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire to be forever on tape.

BWW Morning Brief November 8th, 2017: OFFICE HOUR, WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST, and More! Photo BWW Morning Brief November 8th, 2017: OFFICE HOUR, WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Nov 8, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: OFFICE HOUR, WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST, and more!

LPTW to Honor Betty Corwin at Library of Performing Arts Photo LPTW to Honor Betty Corwin at Library of Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women is hosting a special lifetime achievement award luncheon honoring Betty Corwin, the woman who preserved the American Theatre.

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