Allison Williams, who starred NBC's Peter Pan Live!, will participate in a conversation with late-night talk show host Seth Meyers Feb. 18. On Feb. 24, David Lahm and Harvey Granat will discuss the music of Dorothy Fields.
The collaboration between Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins will be explored in "Behind the Music with Louis Rosen" Feb. 26, and the work of acclaimed actor and director Orson Welles will be celebrated March 3.
Olympia Dukakis will present a reading of Asphodel, by Eudora Welty, March 11; and Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris, who will star in Fun Home on Broadway, will participate in a talk with Tony Vellela March 12.
The music of Jerry Bock (Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello!) and Jerry Herman (Mame, La Cage aux Folles) will be presented March 19, and Hoagy Carmichael's compositions will be featured March 24 with a performance by Harvey Granat and a talk by Hoagy Bix Carmichael.
The schedule follows: Allison Williams In Conversation With Seth Meyers
Feb. 18 at 7:30 PM
"Allison Williams is best-known as 'Marnie' in HBO's critically acclaimed television series, 'Girls,' embarking on its fourth season. Williams was recently seen in the title role of the NBC live action event, Peter Pan Live, which aired Dec 4. While she may have found success quickly, Williams has been honing her craft for years. She has been involved in theater since an early age, and while at Yale she refined her improv skills as a member of the improvisational comedy group Just Add Water." Tickets from $35.
The Lyrics And Life Of Dorothy Fields
Feb. 24 at noon
"Dorothy Fields wrote over 400 songs for Broadway musicals and film, including some of the most enduring lyrics of the golden age of American popular songs. Join her son – jazz pianist and arranger David Lahm – and cabaret performer/producer/historian Harvey Granat to hear favorites like 'I Can't Give You Anything but Love,' and 'The Way You Look Tonight' and learn about her early challenges as a woman songwriter, her show-business family, her partnership with Jerome Kern and more about her life and work from her son." Tickets from $24.
"Behind the Music With Louis Rosen"
Leonard Bernstein And Jerome Robbins: On The Town and Fancy Free
Feb. 26, 1:30 PM
"With John Rando's breathtaking new production of On the Town garnering raves, take a moment to delve into the music, the dance and the context of this great musical comedy. The hugely successful 1944 premieres of the musical comedy On the Town and the ballet Fancy Free marked the sudden, unexpected arrival of two major new talents on the New York theatrical scene, Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins, and the beginning of their extraordinary 30-year collaboration." Tickets from $40.
Celebrating The Genius Of Orson Welles: Man For All Media
March 3 at 2:30 PM
"For over half a century, Orson Welles had a major impact on all aspects of the entertainment world: Theatre, Radio, Film and Television. He was called "Boy Genius", as director of the Mercury Theatre, and a Radio Actor and Director, during the 1930's. From the notoriety ofWar of the Worlds, to his film directorial debut with Citizen Kane, Orson Welles was a force in the arts. Film historian Philip Harwood presents this centennial appreciation of Orson Welles, through rare recordings, film, documentary and television footage. We will learn that there were different sides to Orson Welles." Tickets from $30.
Eudora Welty's Asphodel: A Reading By Olympia Dukakis and Others
March 11 at 8 PM
"A place that ever was lived in is like a fire that never goes out. In advance of the inaugural Eudora Welty Biennial, which opens in April 2015 down in Jackson with a theme of Classical Mississippi, the Poetry Center presents a reading of Asphodel, a story of three women visiting a country estate in memory of an eccentric friend who recently passed away. To travel with Eudora Welty 'was to have the world narrated to you, recalibrated and transformed into language that was surprising, sometimes shocking, always sympathetic, frequently hilarious and full of perception, wonder and delight,' wrote Richard Ford." Tickets from $38.
Tony Vellela Talks Theater With Michael Cerveris
March 12 at 8 PM
"Michael Cerveris exploded onto the Broadway scene in 1993 as the fantastic pinball wizard in The Who's Tommy. He won a Tony for his role in Sondheim's Assassins, has been captain of the Titanic and did a wild stint downtown in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Join him in discussion with playwright and critic Tony Vellela to learn more about Michael's remarkable career; how he balances his energies to excel as an actor, singer and guitarist; and his particular expertise with Stephen Sondheim's work." Tickets from $30.
The Music Of Two Jerrys
March 19 at noon
"Enjoy live music, singing, and an enlightening exploration of the stories behind the music of Jerry Bock (Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello!) and Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly, Mame, La Cage aux Folles). Carla Innerfield is a musicologist, music educator and performer. Chris Coogan is a jazz and gospel musician who has been called "masterful" by The New York Times." Tickets from $24.
The Music and Life Of Hoagy Carmichael
Mar 24 at noon
"Hoagy Carmichael wrote with some of the greatest lyricists in the American Songbook, and went on to become a movie star. Cabaret performer/producer Harvey Granat plays such classics as "Stardust," "Georgia on My Mind," "The Nearness of You," "Two Sleepy People," "Skylark," "Lazy River," and his Academy-Award winning "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," while son Hoagy Bix Carmichael tells stories about his life and work." Tickets from $27.
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