The Paley Center has announced its upcoming events for March-April 2013, including a Marvin Hamlisch tribute concert, the New York premiere screening of the documentary "The Stages of Edward Albee" - with Albee and Kathleen Turner in person - the Mad Men cast at Paley After Dark and more. Details below!
PALEY100: What I Did For Love: The Music and Life of Marvin Hamlisch
Monday, March 18, 2013
J. Mark McVey
and many more
Presenters include Tom Brokaw, Terre Blair Hamlisch, Rupert Holmes, Pat Mitchell, and Steven Soderbergh
6:00 pm Reception
6:30 pm Program and Performance
This evening, originally planned and conceived by Marvin himself in the days just prior to his passing, as a retrospective on his work, will now allow us all to pay tribute to his inspiring work and brilliant career. Stars of stage and screen will perform and also reflect on working with Hamlisch and his iconic impact on media, particularly in the field of television and film. The program will be interspersed with various clips from the Paley Center Collection.
Marvin's wife Terre Blair Hamlisch has aided the Paley Center in crafting this singular salute, as newly contributed and rarely seen footage will enhance our archives through the creation of a bittersweet, but valuable and eternal, Marvin Hamlisch Collection.
NEW YORK PREMIERE SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
The Stages of Edward Albee: NY Premiere of the New Documentary
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
6:30 pm ET
Filmmakers: James Dowell and John Kolomvakis
Others to be announced.
As Charles Isherwood of the New York Times recently noted, Edward Albee is "the most important American playwright of his generation," establishing a standard of truth-telling in theater. This intimate documentary uncovers the life and artistry of the man who continues to inspire and challenge the Broadway community. Albee is casually captured in his loft amid his extensive art collection, as well as relaxing in his summer home in Montauk. Actors Kathleen Turner, Marian Seldes, Bill Irwin, and Bill Pullman reflect on the challenges of performing Albee's work, in addition to reading from his plays. Albee's place in theatrical history is considered by playwrights Tony Kushner, Terrence McNally, and John Guare. The Stages of Edward Albee is engaging and revealing, illuminating the creative process and the impact of one illustrious writer on his colleagues and audience.