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The English Playwright on the Library's Stage: Lecture by Alan Pally with Video Excerpts


June 12, 2014

Program Locations:

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium

During his long career as head of the Performing Arts Library's Public Programs Department, Alan Pally brought several English playwrights to the Library. Tonight's presentation will focus on Mr. Pally's work with Alan Bennett, Michael Frayn, Simon Gray, and Peter Shaffer. Video excerpts taped live at the programs will feature Eileen Atkins, Simon Russell Beale, Swoosie Kurtz, Robert Sean Leonard, Julian Ovenden, and others.

The LPA is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program in the lobby of 111 Amsterdam Ave.  At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information. All programs are subject to last minute change or cancellation.

Alan Bennett, Philip Bosco in An Evening with Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett, Philip Bosco in An Evening with Alan Bennett


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