Exciting news! The Hasty Pudding Theatricals named Marion Cotillard Woman of the Year.
The Woman of the Year festivities will begin at 2:45 p.m. on January 31st, when Cotillard will lead a parade through the streets of Cambridge. Following the parade, the president of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Renée Rober ‘13, and the vice president of the cast, Ben Moss ‘13, will host a celebratory roast for the actress.
At 4 p.m., Cotillard will be presented with her Pudding Pot at Farkas Hall, the Hasty Pudding’s historic home in the heart of Harvard Square since 1889. A press conference will follow the presentation. Afterward, Hasty Pudding cast members will perform several musical numbers from the group’s 165th production “There’s Something About Maui.”
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The Man and Woman of the Year awards are presented annually to performers who have made a lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment. Established in 1951, the Woman of the Year award has been given to many notable and talented entertainers, including Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Hathaway, and, most recently, Claire Danes.
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, formed in 1795 and known informally simply as The Pudding, is a theatrical student society at Harvard University, known for its burlesque crossdressing musicals and for its status as the oldest collegiate theatrical organization in the United States. They present original student-written and student-composed musicals with near-professional production values.