Legiters set to honor Horton Foote

Event to take place at Lincoln Center

Edward Albee, Robert Duvall, Elizabeth Ashley, Lois Smith and Hallie Foote are among the legiters set to honor the late scribe Horton Foote at a public memorial hosted by Lincoln Center Theater next week.

LCT produced the Broadway transfer of Foote’s play “Dividing the Estate” in the fall, in a production (originally presented Off Broadway by Primary Stages) that starred Ashley and Hallie Foote, the playwright’s daughter.

“Estate” director Michael Wilson also will appear, along with the leaders of theaters that have presented Foote’s work, including Andre Bishop of LCT, Casey Childs of Primary Stages and James Houghton of Signature Theater.

Matthew Broderick, Estelle Parsons, Romulus Linney, Betty Buckley — as well as Foote’s daughter Daisy Foote and sons Horton Foote Jr. and Walter Foote — also are on the list of people slated to appear at the event.

Foote died March 4 as he was finishing up work on a three-part marathon adaptation of nine of his plays, together called “The Orphans’ Home Cycle.” Production bows later this year at Connecticut’s Hartford Stage and then at Off Broadway’s Signature Theater.

Open to the public, the Foote memorial will be held May 11 at LCT’s Vivian Beaumont Theater.

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