Yes, it’s snowing out there, but Hasty Pudding Theatricals will not concede their plans to celebrate their Man of the Year. Never!
The country’s oldest theatrical group will honor Joseph Gordon-Levitt as their 2016 Man of the Year during a Friday evening ceremony in Harvard Square. Hasty Pudding confirmed that JGL made it to town Thursday night and will take the traditional festivities — a public outdoor event, a roast, and a press conference — by storm (literally).
The Man of the Year roast — where JGL will be presented with his pudding pot — will begin at 8 p.m. The press conference will follow directly afterward at 8:30 p.m.
The City of Cambridge is currently evaluating if Hasty Pudding can proceed with the outdoor event, which is currently scheduled for 3:45 p.m. Friday and is set to take place at 96 Winthrop St. Hasty Pudding expects to hear back from Cambridge reps with a definitive decision at noon.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the 50th man to receive this award. Past recipients include Clint Eastwood, James Franco, Justin Timberlake, and Neil Patrick Harris.