THE ACTORS FUND WITH THE JACOB BURNS FILM CENTER PRESENTS SCREENING OF “FALSETTOS”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
THE ACTORS FUND
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE JACOB BURNS FILM CENTER
ANNOUNCES A SPECIAL SCREENING OF
“FALSETTOS: LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER”
FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH DIRECTOR JAMES LAPINE AND STAR CHRISTIAN BORLE
MODERATED BY DORI BERINSTEIN
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018 at 6 PM
New York, NY (September 26, 2018) – The Actors Fund announces today that in partnership with The Jacob Burns Film Center’s series Life on Stage, tickets are now on sale for a special screening of the five-time Tony Award® nominated musical Falsettos, captured Live From Lincoln Center during its 2016 revival. Directed by James Lapine, who co-wrote the book with William Finn, the show’s composer and lyricist, and starring two-time Tony Award winner, Christan Borle; two-time Tony Award nominee, Andrew Rannells; two-time Tony Award nominee, Stephanie J. Block; and two time-Tony Award nominee, Brandon Uranowtiz; Anthony Rosenthal; Tracie Thoms and Betsy Wolfe, the musical tells the story of a gay man, his wife, lover, about-to-be bar mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbian couple next door in a profoundly funny and poignant look at what makes a modern family.The post-film Q &A will be moderated by four-time Tony Award-winning producer and Jacob Burns Film Center board member Dori Berinstein.
Live From Lincoln Center presents Falsettos. Produced for the stage by Lincoln Center Theater in association with Jujamcyn Theaters. For more information on Live From Lincoln Center visit: http://www.livefromlincolncenter.org/. Falsettos is available for streaming exclusively on BroadwayHD.com.
The screening begins at 6:00 PM at the Jacob Burns Film Center (364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY). Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers and can be purchased by visiting burnsfilmcenter.org.
B I O G R A P H I E S
James Lapine is a legendary Tony-winning Broadway stage director, playwright, screenwriter and librettist. A frequent collaborator with Stephen Sondheim and William Finn, Lapine has been nominated for 12 Tony Awards, winning Best Book of a Musical three times for Falsettos, Into the Woods, and Passion. Lapine won a Pulitzer Prize for Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George, which he wrote the book for and directed. Additional Broadway directing credits include Merrily We Roll Along, March of the Falsettos, Little Miss Sunshine, and Annie. Alpine wrote the screenplay for the film version of Rob Marshall’s Into the Woods and directed HBO’s “Six by Sondheim”, for which he received an Emmy nomination and a Peabody Award.
Christian Borle is a two-time Tony-winning Broadway, film, and television actor. Christian was nominated for a Tony for his performance in Falsettos and recently played Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Recent Broadway credits include Something Rotten! (Tony Award), Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award), and Legally Blonde, produced by Dori Berinstein (Tony nomination). Other credits include Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spamalot, and Footloose. Christian has appeared on screen in NBC’s “Smash”, “Peter Pan Live!”, “The Sound of Music Live!”, and Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.”
Dori Berinstein is a four-time Tony-winning Broadway producer and an Emmy-award-winning director, producer and writer of film and television. Dori’s Broadway productions include: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Tony Award); Legally Blonde: The Musical (Olivier Award) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award). Her next two Broadway musicals, The Prom (directed by Casey “Book of Mormon” Nicholaw) and Half Time (directed by Jerry “Kinky Boots” Mitchell) will both open on Broadway in 2017 and 2018. As a documentary director, her films include, amongst others: Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love (Emmy Award) and Carol Channing: Larger Than Life.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services. Visit www.actorsfund.org.
Jacob Burns Film Center is a nonprofit arts and education hub located on a three-building campus in the New York Metro area. The JBFC brings the transformative power of film to the surrounding community through unique programming and discussion, shared experiences, and educational initiatives. Since opening in 2001, over 3,000,000 people have enjoyed the best of current American and foreign cinema, unique film series, and special events at the five-screen theater complex. A pioneer in visual literacy education, the Jacob Burns Film Center offers courses in filmmaking, screenwriting, and animation for students of all ages at their state-of-the-art Media Arts Lab and develops curriculums for public schools throughout the region.
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