Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Marsha Norman, and More Set for Women's Day on Broadway
A special performance of ''Frozen'' on March 14 will accompany the free symposium on March 12 at the St. James Theatre.
Disney Theatrical Production and Frozen have partnered with the Actors Fund to present two special events in celebration of International Women's Day, both at the St. James Theatre.
First, on March 12, Women's Day on Broadway: Celebrating Stories By, For, and About Women will take place 1-5pm. The free symposium will present four panel discussions: Spotlighting Marquee Women, hosted by CBS This Morning cohost Gayle King; Creating Leading Ladies, led by Whoopi Goldberg; Emerging From the Wings, moderated by ABC's Nightline anchor Juju Chang; and Pioneering a New (Broad)way, hosted by former NBC's Today show cohost Meredith Vieira.
Panelists for all of the day's events will include Kristen Anderson-Lopez (music and lyrics, Frozen), Nell Benjamin (lyricist, Mean Girls), Hillary Blanken (technical supervisor, Juniper Street Productions), Nancy Coyne (chairman, Serino/Coyne), Tina Fey (book writer, Mean Girls), Sonia Friedman (producer, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton), Mandy Hackett (associate artistic director, Public Theater), Natasha Katz (lighting designer, Frozen), Tina Landau (director, SpongeBob SquarePants), Marsha Norman (book writer, The Color Purple), Diane Paulus (artistic director, American Repertory Theater), Chita Rivera, Daryl Roth (producer, Kinky Boots), Lea Salonga (Once on This Island), and Jeanine Tesori (composer, Fun Home).
And second, on March 14, Frozen will present a special performance at 8pm that will benefit the Actors Fund and its Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative. Founded by Tony Award winner Phyllis Newman, the initiative offers women in entertainment and performing arts across the country a safe place to go to address serious medical concerns and get confidential and compassionate help.
Tickets for the special Frozen performance can be purchased here.