Toward International Peace through the Arts also known as The TIPA Project is moving to Broadway. Tomorrow, Friday December 9th at 2:00 p.m. TIPA will begin a series known as "Matinees at Saint Malachy's." Saint Malachy's is the Actor's Chapel on 49th Street, across from the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
TIPA will once again host a reading of Anton Chekhov's short stories, honoring the 150th Anniversary of his birth. Readers are Tony Award Winners Tammy Grimes, Frances Sternhagen and Fritz Weaver. Also reading are stars Dan Lauria and Judith Light, direct from the Broadway play Lombardi, currently at the Circle in the Square. Actress and TIPA regulars Bess Rous and Betsy von Furstenburg will also appear.
TIPA was founded by Stanley E. Tannen. Stan is celebrating his 40th year as a peace advocate and activist dedicated to promoting the Humanities – Literature and the Arts – as an instrument for peace. The TIPA Project and its founder Stanley E. Tannen have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The TIPA Project began presenting programs at New York University in 1971, and adopted its present format of readings by the great stars of Broadway, film, and television in 1982.
The reading is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 pm and is free to the public. No reservations are necessary.