Playhouse Square presents 4 authors

Four author events are planned next spring at downtown Cleveland’s Playhouse Square.

The programs are:

• March 16 — Anne Lamott at KeyBank State Theatre at 8 p.m.

Lamott is the author of seven novels — “Hard Laughter,” “Rosie,” “Joe Jones,” “Blue Shoe,” “All New People,” “Crooked Little Heart” and “Imperfect Birds” — and several works of nonfiction, including “Operating Instructions,” an account of life as a single mother during her son’s first year; “Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son”; and “Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life.” She also is the author of several collections of autobiographical essays.

Tickets range from $39 to $59.

• April 11 — Fran Lebowitz at Connor Palace at 7:30 p.m.

The humorist and social commentator offers her acerbic views on current events and the media in her essays and books, including “Metropolitan Life” and “Social Studies.” A frequent talk show guest, Lebowitz also is the subject of the critically acclaimed Netflix docu-series “Pretend It’s a City,” directed by Martin Scorsese. She will be interviewed on stage by a guest interviewer to be announced.

Tickets range form $55 to $65.

• April 18 — David Sedaris at KeyBank State Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

Sedaris is a best-selling humorist whose books including “Naked,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” “When You Are Engulfed in Flames,” “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” and “Calypso.” His latest books are “The Best of Me,” a collection of 42 previously published stories and essays, and “A Carnival of Snackery,” a second volume of his diaries.

Tickets range from $29.50 to $59.50.

• May 17 — Neil Gaiman at KeyBank State Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

Gaiman is credited as one of the creators of modern comics. His “Sandman” series was the first comic ever to win a literary award. His novels include “Neverwhere,” “Stardust,” “American Gods,” “Anansi Boys” and the children’s book “Coraline.” He’s also written and directed for film and television.

Tickets range from $25 to $85.

Tickets for all four programs are on sale now.


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