MaryAnn Plunkett
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
MaryAnn Plunkett
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Tony Award winner MaryAnn Plunkett will join the previously announced Maria Tucci for Workers' Rights, part of Cooper Union's Great Evenings in the Great Hall series, to be presented on September 17. The evening -- which will revisit America's labor movement as seen through the eyes of both its advocates and opponents -- will also feature journalist Pete Hamill and The Triangle Fire Remembrance Coalition, and the New York City Labor Chorus.

As previously announced, the Cooper Union series will also include performance artist Karen Finley, along with former president of NOW Karen DeCrow as part of the evening that celebrates the college's role in Women's Suffrage and Women's Rights (November 19). On December 1, actress Olympia Dukakis and playwright Tony Kushner, along with writer Salman Rushdie and others, will pay homage to the luminaries who've appeared at Cooper Union, like Paul Auster, Pearl S. Buck and W.H. Auden.

Other events in the Great Evenings series will include a program dedicated to Science and Technology (October 15), Radical Politics (January 21), and Abraham Lincoln (February 25). All of the entries in the series will be offered free-of-charge.

For further information, visit www.cooper.edu.