Tony Awards Film Series, Including Screenings of 1971 Tony Awards and 1967 TV Broadcast of Carousel, Presented May 18
By Andrew Gans
The 3rd Annual Tony Awards Film Series is presented May 18 at The Paley Center for Media.
The series includes screenings of the 1971 Tony Awards broadcast (12:30 PM in the Goodson Theater, 2nd floor) as well as the 1967 Armstrong Circle Theatre version of Carousel (3 PM in the Bennack Theater, Concourse). Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Details about the screenings follow:
The 25th Annual Tony Awards, held on March 28, 1971 "was an affair to remember with musical numbers from each of the twenty-four previous Best Musicals. The star-studded list of participants who re-created their original roles included Zero Mostel from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Fiddler on the Roof, Alfred Drake from Kiss Me, Kate and Kismet, Robert Preston from The Music Man, Gwen Verdon from Damn Yankees and Redhead, and Carol Channing from Hello, Dolly! The program concluded with the entire onstage assemblage performing 'There’s No Business Like Show Business,' and hosts Lauren Bacall, Anthony Quinn, Angela Lansbury, and Anthony Quayle helped turn it into an unforgettable event."
The Armstrong Circle Theatre adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical Carousel is presented in "collaboration with The Paley Center and Opera Index. Originally aired in color on May 7, 1967, on ABC-TV it was directed by Paul Bogart and starred Robert Goulet as Billy Bigelow, Mary Grover as Julie Jordan, Marlyn Mason as Carrie, Patricia Neway as Nettie, Jack DeLon as Mr. Snow, Marge Redmond as Mrs. Mullin, and Pernell Roberts as Jigger, with famed veteran Charlie Ruggles as the Starkeeper. The storyline incorporates romance, crime, and death and is a tale that will never get old." Following the screening there will be a discussion with actress Mary Grover and dancers Bambi Linn (Louise in the original Broadway production of Carousel) and Gemze de Lappe. The discussion will be moderated by Ted Chapin.
The screening of the 1971 Tony Awards is free for Paley Center members, and free with general admission for the general public (with a suggested donation of $10 for adults; $8 for students/senior citizens; and $5 for children under 14). Tickets are required for the Carousel screening and discussion. Ticket prices for Carousel are $10 for Paley Center members and $15 for the general public.
To RSVP for either event email FilmSeries@TonyAwards.com.
The Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards, which are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, on the CBS television network June 9.
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