CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Hasty Pudding Theatricals has announced its plans to present actress, writer and producer Amy Poehler with its 2015 Woman of the Year Award.
Harvard University's troupe is the oldest theatrical organization in the United States as it was founded in 1795.
Established in 1951, the Woman of the Year Award has been given to many notable entertainers including Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes, Marion Cotillard and Helen Mirren.
This year's festivities will begin at 4 p.m. Jan. 29 when Poehler will lead a parade through the streets of Cambridge, Mass. Following the parade, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals will host a celebratory roast for the actress.
Poehler will be presented with her Pudding Pot at Farkas Hall, the Hasty Pudding's historic home in the heart of Harvard Square since 1888. A press conference will follow the presentation. Afterward, Hasty Pudding cast members will perform several musical numbers from the group's 167th production Oops!...Madrid It Again!
"We are extremely excited to announce Amy Poehler as our 2015 Woman of the Year. She is an accomplished performer, incredible comedian, and an inspiration to everyone in the Hasty Pudding," Jason Hellerstein, 2015 President of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, said in a statement Tuesday. "We look forward to welcoming Ms. Poehler and celebrating and honoring her achievements in a truly unique and memorable way."
Poehler is a Saturday Night Live alum and current star of the sitcom Parks and Recreation. She and Tina Fey will host the Golden Globe Awards for film and television in Los Angeles Sunday.