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Linda Lavin Interviewed by Michael Riedel May 9th

The League of Professional Theatre Women will host its latest Oral History on Monday, May 9th at 6:00 pm. The ongoing Oral History Project chronicles and documents the contributions of significant theatre women in many fields. Tony® Award-winning actor Linda Lavin will be interviewed by Michael Riedel.

Linda Lavin has performed in various theatre and television roles that garnered her several Tony® nominations, an Emmy Award, Golden Globe awards, Drama Desk Awards, a Lucille Lortel Award and a Tony® for her hilarious performance in Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound.

She has appeared in many theatre productions including The Sisters Rosensweig (Broadway), The New Century (Drama Desk Award/Off Broadway). Broadway: Collected Stories (Tony nomination), Hollywood Arms, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (Tony nom.); The Diary of Anne Frank (Tony nom., Drama Desk Award); Gypsy; Broadway Bound (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Helen Hayes Awards); The Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Tony nom.); Cop Out; Story Theatre; Something Different; It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman; A Family Affair. Off Broadway: Cakewalk; Death Defying Acts (Obie); The Comedy Of Errors (Public); The Mad Show; Oh, Kay! (Theater World Award), Little Murders (Outer Critics Circle).  Regional: Finishing the Picture, Collected Stones, Doubt, Rabbit Hole, Driving Miss Daisy. Film: The Backup Plan, The Muppets Take Manhattan, See You in the Morning, I Want to Go Home. TV: “Alice,” “Barney Miller,” “Room For Two,” “Conrad Bloom.”

National appearances include Birdland, The Metropolitan Room, Wilmington Symphony, NC.  Linda most recently performed in Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities at Lincoln Center and this month is opening in Follies at the Kennedy Center.

The program begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, entrance on 65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. This program is made possible through the generous support of the Edith Meiser Foundation. Admission is free. RSVP to


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