|THE LEAGUE OF PROFESSIONAL THEATRE WOMEN
Monday, February 2, 2015 at 6pm
Produced by Betty Corwin
Bruno Walter Auditorium
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue
|New York, NY – January 15, 2015: The League of Professional Theatre Women is pleased to present Tony-Award winning actress, STOCKARD CHANNING for the next Oral History interview. CHANNING will sit down with arts journalist PATRICK PACHECO to discuss her fascinating work as a theatre artist. The event will take place on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is free, but seats will be on a first-come-first-seated basis. (Photos: http://bit.ly/LPTWphotos)
Betty Corwin, who produces the Oral History series is thrilled that, “Stockard Channing, an exciting and talented actress, currently performing in the Broadway hit IT’S ONLY A PLAY, has agreed to be interviewed by Patrick Pacheco who conducted a delightful Oral History interview with Bebe Neuwirth last May.”
The League recently interviewed Billie Allen and has had major support for its previous interviews from the Edith Meisner Foundation and the Betty R. and Ralph Sheffer Foundation covering interviews with such notable actresses as Mercedes Ruehl, Tyne Daly, Patti LuPone, Christin Ebersold, playwright Kia Corthron, Donna Murphy, Frances McDormand, and many others. The ongoing Oral History Project chronicles and documents the contributions of significant theatre women in many fields. The interviews are videotaped and preserved for posterity in the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
This program is made possible, in part, in with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in
partnership with the City Council.
| STOCKARD CHANNING was most recently seen on Broadway in Other Desert Cities, for which she garnered a Tony nomination. A Tony Award recipient for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, she is also Tony nominated for her roles in Pal Joey, The Lion in the Winter, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, The House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of Separation, for which she also received a Drama League Award, an Obie Award and an Olivier nomination, and was subsequently nominated for an Academy Award reprising her role in the 1993 film version. Other stage credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, The Little Foxes, Hapgood, Woman in Mind (for which she won a Drama Desk Award), The Rink, The Golden Age, They’re Playing Our Song and Love Letters. With a total of 13 Emmy nominations and three Emmy Awards, including those for her television roles in “The West Wing” and “The Matthew Shepard Story,” she is currently seen in a recurring role on “The Good Wife.” On the big screen, Stockard Channing received a London Film Critics Circle Award and an AFI Best Actress nomination for The Business of Strangers. Among her other films are Woody Allen’s Anything Else, Practical Magic, The First Wives Club, Moll Flanders, Up Close & Personal, Smoke and Grease, earning a People’s Choice Award for her performance as bad girl Rizzo.
PATRICK PACHECO is a New York- based arts journalist whose work has appeared “The New York Times,” “The Los Angeles Times,” “The Wall Street Journal,” and many other periodicals and webzines. His blog “Play by Play” is published on Artinfo.com and he is a regular contributor to the TV programs, NY1 “Onstage” and PBS’s “Theater Talk.” He wrote the 2009 Disney documentary “Waking Sleeping Beauty” and is the co-author, with Maria Cassi,, of the play, “My Life with Men…and Other Animals.”
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, celebrating its thirty-third anniversary, now 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, please visit the website www.theatrewomen.org and click on the “Support Us” tab.