Sam Waterston
(© Tristan Fuge)
Sam Waterston
(© Tristan Fuge)
The Public Theater has announced an updated list participants for The Public Forum, a new series of lectures, debates and conversations that showcase leading voices in the arts, politics and the media. Jeremy McCarter curates the series, which is open to the public.

The series will kick off with "Chasing The Green Light," on Monday, October 18 at 8pm. The evening coincides with The Public's production of GATZ, and will be hosted by Sam Waterston, who played the role of Nick Carraway in the film version of The Great Gatsby.

It will also feature Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway reading from letters that Zelda Fitzgerald wrote to her husband Scott over the course of their life together; a writers' roundtable on Fitzgerald's legacy, featuring Cecily von Ziegesar, Michael Friedman, Jay McInerney, and Suzan-Lori Parks; and author Arianna Huffington discussing her new book, Third World America, and trading views on money and the changing American dream with Reihan Salam.

The series will continue with "Who Lost America?", held in conjunction with the New York premiere of Lisa Kron's In The Wake on Monday, November 15. Stephen Sondheim and Tony Kushner will appear in conversation for the conclusion of The Public Forum's fall season on Monday, November 29. The evening will be hosted by Rocco Landesman, the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, who has produced shows by both writers.

For more information, visit www.publictheater.org.