Event Description: Julie Taymor is a Tony Award-winning director and an Academy Award-nominated director whose productions include musicals, plays, classical operas, and films. Hailed as one of the most imaginative and provocative directors and designers working in the arts today, Taymor’s work includes Theatre for a New Audience’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Broadway’s all-time highest grossing show, The Lion King, as well as the films Titus, Frida, Across the Universe, and The Tempest. In this conversation with Stephen Colbert, she talks about her directorial work moving between stage and screen.
Venue: Montclair Kimberley Academy Date: Sunday, May 4th at 1:30 PM Tickets:[Link]
Event Description: Every viewing of the television satire Network reveals different aspects of its brilliance, from the razor-sharp script of Paddy Chayefsky to the stellar performances of Peter Finch, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, and Robert Duvall.
After this retrospective screening, stay for a conversation between Stephen Colbert and Dave Itzkoff, author of the new book Mad As Hell, about the making of Network.
Film:‘Network’ (1976) Venue: Montclair Kimberley Academy Date: Saturday, May 3rd at 6:30 PM Tickets:[Link]
Performance-only tickets are now on sale to the general public for ACT TWO: A SWELL PARTY WITH MOSS HART AND FRIENDS, An Evening of Songs Sketches, Scenes and More Celebrating the Genius of Moss Hart, Monday April 21 at 8pm at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Performers scheduled to appear in the entertainment, which will serve as the centerpiece of Lincoln Center Theater’s Annual Benefit and which will be directed by Bartlett Sher, are Victoria Clark, Stephen Colbert, David Garrison, Malcolm Gets, Reneé Elise Goldsberry, Byron Jennings, Kelli O’Hara, Steven Pasquale, and Lewis J. Stadlen.
Performance-only tickets to the 1 hour 15 minute show, priced at $77 for side orchestra seats and $52 for loge seats, are available at the Lincoln Center Theater box office, at telecharge.com or by visiting LCT.org.
Bradley Cooper, Stephen Colbert Among Dinner Guests
Attending Tuesday’s State Dinner along with lawmakers and cabinet members, are a list of celebrities, sports stars and civil rights activists.
Headlining the dinner is musician Mary J. Blige, who will perform for the guests. While she told reporters that her last name is French, Blige didn’t disclose what songs she will sing.
Hollywood has a strong showing for the dinner, which will honor French President Francois Hollande. [...] Comedy Central show host Stephen Colbert — who will be seated at the head table with the Obamas and Hollande — and actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who portrays fictional vice president on HBO’s “Veep,” are in attendance.
WWE Tribute to the Troops is considered the most patriotic show on television. In the grand tradition of Bob Hope, WWE has been entertaining American military personnel both overseas and in the U.S. for more than a decade. In recognition of these efforts, WWE received the first-ever Legacy of Hope Award, named after Bob Hope, in 2004. This year, the holiday tradition will be hosted by “Access Hollywood’s” Michelle Beadle and will include special messages from some of the biggest names in Hollywood, such as Will Ferrell, Bruce Willis, Ryan Seacrest, Christina Applegate and Stephen Colbert. Additionally, comedian Jeff Dunham will perform live for troops and their families.
The event will emanate from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wa., which is the largest operational base in the world and houses more than 100,000 civilians, troops and family members from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. This celebration at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will be the first time WWE has partnered with the United States Air Force for its annual holiday celebration. WWE worked closely with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee in selecting the joint base for this show.
The 11th annual WWE Tribute to the Troops holiday celebration that will air as a one-hour television special on Saturday, December 28, at 8/7 CT on NBC.
Two lions of late night TV — Emmy and Peabody Award winner Stephen Colbert and Emmy and Grammy Award winner Jimmy Fallon — sang, joked, improvised and answered questions for about two hours at a fundraiser for the 2014 Montclair Film Festival last night. Some 2,600 fans filled the plush NJ Performing Arts Center on a frigid Sunday evening.The fun and freewheeling event kicked off with a 20-minute montage of Colbert and Fallon bits that aired on their shows — including their “Sugar Cone of Love” and “Somewhere Out There” duets.
Seated onstage in two leather chairs, Colbert asked Fallon questions about his comic influences, the Smothers Brothers and Rodney Dangerfield (“one of the greatest comedians of all time”), the hardest part of his day (“when you don’t have any bits”) and taking over the Tonight Show (Jay Leno advised him his monologues should be about 10 minutes because some people will only get their news from you). The two were playful with the audience (a woman who complained of bad seats on Twitter was called down to the stage) and each other, with Colbert saying of Fallon’s move to the Tonight Show “I feel zero competition from you. I’m not worried about ratings, I’m on basic cable.”
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, documentarian Ken Burns, along with numerous partners, has launched a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the speech.The collection of recordings housed on this site will continue to grow as more and more people are inspired by the power of history and take the challenge to Learn to Address.
For details on how the bit was taped, check out these taping reports from Anna-Neko and Anais.
Stephen Colbert will host StoryCorps inaugural gala celebrating their 10th anniversary working as an independent nonprofit organisation whose ‘mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.’ The event will honour Stanley S. Shuman and Jack Rosenthal.
Date:Wednesday, 30th October at 6:30PM Location: Espace at 635 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036 Tickets:[Link]