Following the 7:30 PM screening of Warner Bros.' digital restoration of Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen’s classic movie adaptation at Spring Studios (7 St. Johns Lane, in Manhattan), audiences will be treated to performances by 18-time Grammy winner Tony Bennett, three-time Grammy Award-winning R&B crooner Ne-Yo, musician Brandon Flowers (The Killers), comedian, actress and jazz musician Lea DeLaria ("Orange Is the New Black"), dancer and choreographer Savion Glover, singer/songwriter Alice Smith, and bandleader and songwriter JC Hopkins and the 12-piece JC Hopkins Biggish Band.
On April 24 "Some Came Running" and "High Society" will be screened at the Regal Battery Park Stadium as part of the commemorative Sinatra event. The 2015 Festival runs through April 26.
“Frank Sinatra's films and music have filled generations with joy and excitement," said Paula Weinstein, executive vice president, Tribeca Enterprises in a previous statement. "We are so proud to be able to celebrate his 100th birthday with this group of extraordinary artists led by the one and only Tony Bennett. This multi-generational tribute is a celebration of Sinatra's lasting influence of music and film.”
Bennett added, “Frank Sinatra and I were best friends and it is an honor to participate in an event that commemorates his centennial.”
Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, the 1949 film "On the Town" featured Kelly, Sinatra and Jules Munshin as sailors on 24-hour shore leave with Ann Miller, Betty Garrett and Vera-Ellen. A Broadway revival currently plays the Lyric Theatre.
Visit tribecafilm.com/festival for more information.