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BROADWAY TALKS WITH JORDAN ROTH to Welcome Daniel Radcliffe and Harvey Fierstein

“B R O A D W A Y  T A L K S  W I T H  J O R D A N  R O T H”

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SPRING 2011

New York, NY – 92nd Street Y has announced that Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, continues his popular multi-evening 92nd Street Y conversation series, “Broadway Talks with Jordan Roth” with stage and screen star Daniel Radcliffe (How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying) on Monday, May 9th at 7:30 p.m. and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles) on Sunday, June 26th at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $35 and $29 and are available at www.92Y.org/BroadwayTalks or by calling 212.415.5500

A presentation of 92nd Street Y, “Broadway Talks with Jordan Roth” features illuminating one-on-one discussions between Mr. Roth and current Broadway stars.  Previous conversations have featured Liev Schreiber, Laura Linney, Sean Hayes, Nathan Lane, Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, David Hyde Pierce, Elaine Stritch and Patti LuPone.

Daniel Radcliffe has played the title role in all of the blockbuster films based on J.K. Rowling’s bestselling Harry Potter books. The franchise was awarded the Michael Balcon Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema at this year’s BAFTA Awards. Making his Broadway debut in Peter Shaffer’s play Equus in 2008-09, he received the award for Best Leading Actor at the annual Theatre Fan Choice Awards, organized by Broadway World, and Best Leading Actor and Breakthrough Performance Awards at the annual Broadway.com Audience Awards. In addition, Radcliffe also received both Drama League and Drama Desk nominations for his performance. He first played the role in London in 2007, marking his West End debut. Radcliffe will star in the upcoming feature The Woman in Black, a horror thriller for Hammer Films. Other credits include December Boys, My Boy Jack, “The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXI” and “Extras.” He first appeared on screen in 1999 as the young David Copperfield in the BBC/PBS presentation of the classic Charles Dickens novel.

Harvey Fierstein made his professional acting debut at La Mama ETC in 1971 in Andy Warhol's only play, Pork.  He followed that with appearances in more than sixty off off Broadway productions before he began his playwriting career.  Early plays like Flatbush Tosca and Cobra Jewels led to his underground hit Torch Song Trilogy which transferred Off Broadway in 1981 and then to Broadway in 1982 where it won the Best Play Tony Award as well as Drama Desk, OBIE and Dramatist Guild awards.  Fierstein also won Tony, Drama Desk and Theater World awards for his portrayal of the lead.  Fierstein won his third Tony for the libretto of the musical La Cage Aux Folles, which is currently being revived on Broadway and is the only show in history to have won Best Musical and two Best Revival of a Musical Tony Awards.  His other plays include Safe Sex, A Catered Affair and Legs Diamond.  His television work includes “Nurse Jackie,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Family Guy” and “The Simpsons.”  He was nominated for an Emmy for his work on the TV classic “Cheers.”  Films include Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day, Death to Smoochy and Bullets Over Broadway.  His children's book The Sissy Duckling is published by Simon & Schuster and the HBO film version won him the Humanitas Prize.  Fierstein's starring role as Edna in the musical Hairspray won him his fourth Tony Award as well as another Drama Desk Award, a New York Magazine Award and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Performance of the Year.  This made him only the second person in history to win Tonys in four different categories.  Fierstein recently completed a national tour starring as Tevye in the legendary musical Fiddler on the Roof.  He first played this role for more than a year in the 2005 record-breaking Broadway revival.  Fierstein was inducted into The Theater Hall of Fame in 2007.  Fierstein lives in a small fictional town in Connecticut where he is currently writing three shows and trying to get some sleep.

About 92nd Street Y: Founded in 1874 by a group of visionary Jewish leaders, 92nd Street Y’s mission is to enrich lives, create community and elevate humanity.  The organization serves about 300,000 people of all ages, races, faiths and backgrounds annually through its local programs, and reaches many more through its satellite, television, radio and Internet broadcasts.  92nd Street Y awards nearly $1 million in scholarships annually and reaches out to thousands of public school children through subsidized arts and science education programs. 92Y’s new downtown venue, 92YTribeca, opened in October 2008, and features a wide range of programming including music, film, comedy and talks.  For more information, please visit www.92Y.org.

Jordan Roth is the President of Jujamcyn Theaters, whose current Broadway productions include American Idiot, The Book of Mormon, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, The House of Blue Leaves and Jersey Boys.

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