The Hasty Pudding Theatricals has announced its 2016 Woman of the Year. It's "Scandal" star Kerry Washington, which means we'll get a visit from her on Jan. 28. She'll parade through Harvard Square with Hasty Pudding's men in drag and will be the subject of a roast put on by the players.
"We are so excited to honor Kerry Washington as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year and welcome her to Cambridge to celebrate her many achievements. Kerry is an amazing actress with many fans in the company, and the perfect choice for this honor. . . . But we also feel a bit nervous as we set out to coordinate a perfect event for legendary PR whiz Olivia Pope!" Hasty Pudding producer Kennedy Edmonds said in the announcement. Hasty Pudding Theatricals president Bobby Fitzpatrick added, "If Kerry is anything like her on-screen character, she may turn the tables on us during her roast!"
Washington will get to see some numbers from Hasty Pudding's latest show during her trip. The group's 168th production is "That 1770s Show."
Last year's Woman of the Year was Amy Poehler . Previous honorees include Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway , Meryl Streep, and Katharine Hepburn. We'll probably hear news about the Man of the Year in the next few weeks.