Making it on Broadway is one thing - but staying on Broadway is quite another. Four Broadway legends - Joel Grey, Barbara Cook, Sheldon Harnick and Mary Rodgers - visit 92Y on Monday, Jan. 21 to share unique and intimate insights on how they endured as entertainers over the long haul, and how they remain active and relevant in their octogenarian years. The talk, moderated by WNYC's Leonard Lopate, is part of 92Y's ongoing "Relevant Octogenarians" series. It also includes Dennis S. Charney, M.D., Dean of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and co-author of the new book, Resilience. Dan Kaplan, former 92Y Board Chairman and President who has produced many 92Y galas, is the event's producer and the creator of the "Relevant Octogenarians" series.
Joel Grey is a Tony Award-winning actor well known for his star turns in Cabaret and Wicked, among many other shows; Barbara Cook, legendary singer and actress, starred in Candide and The Music Man (for which she won a Tony); Sheldon Harnick wrote the lyrics for one of the most cherished musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof; and Mary Rodgers, daughter of Richard Rodgers and the former chair of the Julliard School, wrote music for Once Upon A Mattress and Working, among others.
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