Books on Broadway at Bryant Park Reading Room Spring Schedule

The first-ever Books on Broadway series, featuring conversations with authors and theater artists, will be part of the twentieth anniversary of the Bryant Park Reading Room every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:30 p.m. starting on May 17th. Below is the schedule for the first five events in the series, each with host Ilana Levine.

Tuesday May 17

Harvey Fierstein, author of the memoir  “I Was Better Last Night” and of the revised libretto of the Broadway musical “Funny Girl”. (My review of Fierstein’s memoir.)

Thursday, May 19 

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Raz Golden, associate director of the current Broadway production of “Macbeth”

Tuesday, May 24

Jodi Picoult and daughter Samantha van Leer, co-authors of Between the Lines

Thursday, May 26

Amir Arison, an actor in the stage adaptation by playwright Matthew Spangler of the novel The Kite Runner, which is coming to Broadway’s Helen Hayes theater from July 6 to October 30, 2022.

Tuesday, June 7

Tom Moore and Ken Waissman, director and producer of the original Broadway production of “Grease,” and the co-authors of Grease Tell Me More Tell Me More Stories from the Broadway Phenomenon That Started It All

The Bryant Park outdoor Reading Room is located at the 42nd Street allée – between 5th & 6th Avenues – under the London Plane trees.

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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