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Famous Female Privates on Parade

More than 70 notable actresses, authors, musicians, and broadcast journalists will share the stage at Madison Square Garden on Sat., Feb. 10 as part of V-Day 2001, a charity performance centered around Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues."

The 7 pm event will raise funds for the V-Day Fund, established in 1998 to allocate funds to grassroots, national, and international groups that combat violence against women and girls.

The list of celebrity participants is impressive, containing an Academy Award winner (Jane Fonda), Tony Award winners (Lily Tomlin, Glenn Close, Tonya Pinkins); Emmy winners (Marlo Thomas, Edie Falco); and a recipient of the United Nations Award of Excellence for literature (Erica Jong), among others. The entire company, including the author, will perform the monologues and sing as "The Vulva Choir." Joan Osborne, Phoebe Snow, and BETTY will provide additional singing, and the Streb Dance Company will perform. In addition, Ensler will unveil new works, to be performed by Oprah Winfrey and Calista Flockhart.

Tickets range from $25 to $1,000, and are available at the Madison Square Garden box office, located directly beyond the building's mall, at 7th Ave. and 32nd St., or by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-7171. Computer users can buy tickets online at or

For VIP ticket sales that include an invitation to the after-party with the cast at the Hammerstein Ballroom, call (212) 921-9070.

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