The Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year festivities will be held on Thursday, Feb. 12. At 2 p.m., the Woman of the Year will lead a parade through the streets of Cambridge. Following the parade, the president of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals and the vice president of the cast will roast this year’s winner and present her with her Pudding Pot at 2:40 p.m. in the Hasty Pudding Theatre. After the roast, several numbers from the Hasty Pudding’s 156th production, “As The Word Turns,” will be previewed.
On Thursday, Feb. 19, the Man of the Year festivities will take place. The producers of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals will roast this year’s winner and present him with his Pudding Pot at 8:10 p.m. in the Hasty Pudding Theatre, prior to the start of the opening night performance of “As The Word Turns.”
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 granted to many notable and talented entertainers, including Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Meg Ryan, and most recently, Anjelica Huston. The Man of the Year award was established in 1963. Its past recipients include Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, Robert DeNiro, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins, Bruce Willis, and last year, Martin Scorsese.