Supporting creative work by women
On Monday, January 24th, the Theater Hall of Fame will induct eight new members — Michael Blakemore, Joseph Chaikin, Caryl Churchill, Brian Dennehy, Paul Gemignani, James Lapine, Linda Lavin, and Fritz Weaver. The invite-only induction ceremony will salute these eight artists’ Lifetime Achievement in American Theater.
Caryl Churchill is a four-time Obie Award-winning English dramatist. Her plays include Serious Money (Obie Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and Laurence Olivier/BBC Award for Best New Play), Top Girls, Cloud Nine, A Number, and Owners.
Linda Lavin is a Tony Award®-winning actress whose Broadway career began in 1962 with the Hal Prince-directed musical A Family Affair. She has performed in at least one Broadway production in each of the last five decades, winning the 1987 Tony Award® for Best Actress in a Play (Broadway Bound).
The Theater Hall of Fame, on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre, was founded in 1971 by Earl Blackwell, James M. Nederlander, Gerard Oestreicher and L. Arnold Weissberger to honor Lifetime Achievement in American Theater.
The mission is to preserve past theater history, honor the present theater professionals, and encourage emerging artists of the American Theater. For more information, visit the Theater Hall of Fame’s web site.