NYTimes Arts & Leisure Weekend, With Tim Rice, Kevin Spacey and Billie Joe Armstrong, Begins Jan. 6

NYTimes Arts & Leisure Weekend, With Tim Rice, Kevin Spacey and Billie Joe Armstrong, Begins Jan. 6
 
The New York Times' 10th annual Arts & Leisure Weekend launches with Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey Jan. 6 at The Times Center in midtown Manhattan.

Billie Joe Armstrong
Billie Joe Armstrong Photo by Matthew Blank

The four-day event boasts an array of artists, journalists, musicians and television personalities who will be interviewed by journalists from the Times over the Jan. 6-9 weekend.

Spacey ("American Beauty," Moon for the Misbegotten), who will star in the Bridge Project production of Richard III later this season, will discuss his career as an actor and his role as the creative director for London's Old Vic from 6-7:15 PM on Jan. 6.

Evita and Chess lyricist Rice will be joined by a host of Broadway performers Jan. 7 from 6-7:15 PM. The evening will celebrate his work written for Disney, which includes such musicals as Aida, Beauty and the Beast, King David as well as "Aladdin" and "The Lion King."

On Jan. 8 the Times will welcome Academy Award-winning actor Robert Redford from 4-5:15 PM to discuss his latest film, "The Conspirator," and his work with the Sundance Institute. The evening will conclude with brother and sister singer-songwriters Rufus and Martha Wainwright from 8-9:15 PM.

"Brokeback Mountain" actress Michelle Williams will discuss her career Jan. 9 at 12 PM; while the cast and creators of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" will appear Jan. 9 from 4-5:15 PM. Co-creator Terence Winter will be joined by cast members Steve Buscemi, Paz de la Huerta and Michael Shannon. Times theatre contributor Patrick Healy will interview Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong and American Idiot director and co-author Michael Mayer about the rock musical that aims to capture a moment in America's disenchanted history at 8 PM on Jan. 9.

The previously announced Jan. 8 interview with Spider-Man director Julie Taymor has been cancelled due to changes in the production schedule for the Broadway musical.

For more information or to purchase tickets, priced $30, to the events at The Times Center, 242 West 41st Street, call (888) NYT-1870 or visit ArtsAndLeisureWeekend.com.

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