Courting Mae West

The play "COURTING MAE WEST: Sex, Censorship & Secrets" is based on true events during the 1920s when actress MAE WEST was arrested and jailed in New York City for trying to stage two gay plays on Broadway. Maybe she broke the law - - but the LAW couldn't break HER!

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

11 July 2008 at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center's branch of Barnes & Noble Booksellers has invited MAE WEST to come up and see them.
• • On Friday evening 11 July 2008 — — by a special invitation from B&N — — a portion of the play "Courting Mae West" will be performed FREE for book-buyers and browsers at the Lincoln Triangle branch.
• • A private Reception will follow for invited guests of the playwright and the director at a nearby restaurant.
• • Details will follow.
• • Barnes & Noble Booksellers [1972 Broadway, New York, NY 10023] is located on the northeast corner of Broadway and West 66th Street, near the 66th Street stop of the 1 subway line.
• • Interestingly, the bookshop is not far from where Daly's 63rd Street Theatre was located. And once again it can be said that Mae West is right back where she always wanted to be — — on Broadway.
• • "Courting Mae West: Sex, Censorship, and Secrets" — — based on true events when Mae West was tried at the Jefferson Market Police Court on Sixth Avenue — — will be onstage at the Algonquin Theatre [123 East 24th Street, New York, NY 10010] July 19th 22nd, 2008.
• • Get ready to come up and see Mae onstage in mid-July 2008.

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