Westport theater icon June Walker Rogers will speak at the Books Worth Talking About literary salon at Westport Country Playhouse on October 15 just before the curtain rises on the classic 1930s farce, “Room Service,” by John Murray and Allen Boretz and directed by Mark Lamos. This comedy about show biz and the early days of Broadway is reminiscent of Rogers’ stellar background. As the author of How to Make It in Showbiz (A Survival Guide) her illustrious career spanned several decades as an actress, singer, dancer, director and choreographer. At the salon she will discuss how theater has changed since the days when “Room Service” was first staged and about how to survive in the business.
Walker, who has appeared at the White House, will captivate audiences with her experiences on Broadway with such legends as Dick Van Dyke and Bert Lahr; television appearances with Ed Sullivan, Steve Allen and Jackie Gleason; and nightclub acts with Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra.
The general public is invited to this salon scheduled to begin at 7pm sharp (doors open for wine and cheese reception at 6:45pm) in the Lucille Lortel White Barn Center at Westport Country Playhouse (203) 227-4177.
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