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FSLC Salutes James Brown

James Brown Onscreen Retrospective: He Really Is the Hardest Working Man in Show Business

                 By: Ellis Nassour

One and only Soul Man with the Most James Brown gets a salute from the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Even though FSLC is getting all prepped to roll out New York Film Festival 52, it's taking time out to get on up and get down with funky soul. Through Monday, September 1, FSLC is programming James Brown: The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, all film, at the Walter Reade, Lincoln Center.

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Big Apple Circus @ Guild Hall

     A Special Preview of METAMORPHOSIS!
Guild Hall presented a pMary Jane Brock, Lynn Stirrup, Ruth AppelhofMary Jane Brock, Lynn Stirrup, Ruth Appelhofreview of the BIG APPLE CIRCUS' upcoming Lincoln Center show "Metamorphosis."Leading this very special evening was the Big Apple Circus Ringmaster John Kennedy Kane with a special appearance by Francesco the Clown from France, along with acts featuring the famed Anastasini family on risley (foot juggling - each other!); rolla-bolla acrobats; and contortionists. Jenny Vidbel, Big Apple Circus' long-time animal trainer and presenter, added to the night's entertainment with her performing dogs. The renowned Big Apple Circus Band, under the direction of Maestro Rob Slowik, provided live music at the performance!

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Hampton Classic Horse Show

Hampton Classic Horse Show to Kick off with The Atlantic Opening Day
Sunday, August 24

The 39th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show returned to Bridgehampton, NY, starting with The Atlantic Opening Day on Sunday. The Classic, which runs August 24-31, features world-class show jumping competition, as well as magnificent shopping and a variety of entertainment attractions.

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Uprising of Love Benefit

Star Roster to Join Sting, LuPone for September 15 Equality Benefit
By: Ellis Nassour

Tickets onsale at www.uprisingoflove.org/benefitconcert

An eclectic variety of celebrities are among the first to join headliners Sting and Patti LuPone as performers, speakers, and presenters for Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality on September 15 at 8 P.M. at the Gershwin Theatre. The concert is presented in partnership with the United Nations Foundation.

 

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The Ultimate Broadway Selfie

THE STAR-STUDDED CAST OF BROADWAY'S "IT'S ONLY A PLAY "
RECREATES ELLEN'S OSCAR SELFIE

Inspired by Ellen DeGeneres' star-packed Oscar Selfie that went global in a matter of seconds last February during the Academy Awards® telecast, the all-star cast of the upcoming Broadway play It's Only A Play - F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Rupert Grint, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally and Micah Stock - celebrate and send-up that now-infamous pop culture moment in a first-look photo of their new Broadway production.
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Entertainment Onscreen

Onscreen: Lithgow and Molina Shine; Brosnan and Thompson Return Seeking Wider Audience; Three Films by Cinema Masters in Revival

                                    By: Ellis Nassour
LOVE IS STRANGE
: Official selection, 2014 Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals

Times aren't changing as quickly as some thought in Love Is Strange [Sony Pictures Classics; 98 minutes]. George [Alfred Molina] and Ben [John Lithgow] wake on their special day. At last, after 40 years in a relationship and now in their late 50s to early 60s, they head out of Greenwich Village into a new world o tie the knot.

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All My Children @ The Fringe

ONY TWO MORE PERFORMANCES
Courtenay Raia, who lecture
s on science, magic and religion at UCLA in California, has conceived a wildly amusing one woman show for herself, All My Children, about a frozen family expert and proud mom of 23 potential children, now frozen in a cryocan. If you are not ready to take the plunge into parenthood, Dr. Grean may have some surprising solutions for you in her hysterically funny lecture that unfortunately turns into a disaster when blackouts sweep LA in Raia's clever and witty take on parenthood in America today.

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Christine Ebersole @ Guild Hall

Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, hot off a Love- Fest on Fire Island the preceding night, thrilled Guild Hall in East Hampton with an extraordinary performance of her soulful new show, a very personal tale told in songs, arranged by her musical director John Otto, and interspersed with stories of falling in love. Her heartfelt interpretation of obscure classics was simply spellbinding. Ebersole was accompanied by her mjusical director John Otto on Piano, with Tony Kadleck on Trumpet; David Mann on Reeds; David Finck on Bass and Warren Odze on Drums.
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Broadway Week

    Broadway Week Offers Two Weeks of Great Seats at Great Bargains

                         By: Ellis Nassour
NYC & Company, the city's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, is presenting Broadway Week, where you receive one free ticket to a Broadway show for each ticket purchased, September 1-14. There will be 21 shows participating. Purchase at any nycgo.com/broadwayweek, where service fees apply or go directly to box offices. You will also find a full list of shows and times. Tickets are subject to availability, and some blackout dates may apply.

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Martha Stewart @ Guild Hall

Stirring the Pot: A Conversation with Martha Stewart hosted and interviewed by Florence Fabricant
Guild Hall, the cultural ceMartha Stewart, Florence Fabricant, Ruth AppelhofMartha Stewart, Florence Fabricant, Ruth Appelhofnter of East Hampton, hosted an informal breakfast for Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and an Emmy Award-winning television show host. The breakfast was followed by a conversation with Martha on the stage of Guild Hall, where the entrepreneur, who is America's most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher was interviewed by Florence Fabricant a renowned food critic, writer and columnist for the NY Times.

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WIlliams and Bacall

Thoughts on Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall
By: David Sheward
Lauren Bacall
The deaths of Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall so close together had a stro
Lauren BacallLauren Bacallnger impact on me than most celebrity passings. Williams' suicide was so shocking, and though Bacall was 89 and her going was not unexpected, it was still very sad because she was one of my first Broadway crushes.
As with Phillip Seymour Hoffman, I had not really been aware that Williams was dealing with depression and addiction. So on Monday night it was a genuine surprise when my husband Jerry gasped as he was reading New York Times headlines on his I phone as I was driving and I said "What's the matter?" "Robin Williams died," he replied, "they think it was suicide."

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Speechless

Tony Winner James Monroe Iglehart Guests at Innovative Silicon Valley Revue Speechless

By: Ellis Nassour

Aladdin's indefatiJames Monroe IglehartJames Monroe Iglehartgable genie, Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart will be a special guest on August 25 at the East Coast debut of Speechless, "Silicon Valley's hilarious, snarky, irreverent underground" revue where tech workers and entrepreneurs - alongside entertainers - "live out their worst nightmares." The one-night-only performance will be at 7:30 at Joe's Pub. TED Darling, poet Sarah Kay, Future Mate creator Brian Fountain, and improv guru Nathan Phillips will headline the show, created by Sammy Wegent.

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Broadway Update

B'way Update 'Fun Home' Finds a Home
By: David Sheward
There have been a lot of Broadway announcements lately. Love Letters and Side Show are getting revivals, Larry David will make his B'way debut as both actor anObie winner Syndey Lucas and Michael Cerveris in "Fun Home"Obie winner Syndey Lucas and Michael Cerveris in "Fun Home"d playwright in a comedy called Fish in the Dark, and Fun Home will move to the Circle In the Square one year after its acclaimed Off-B'way run at the Public. The oval space surrounded by audience presents interesting challenges for director Sam Gold. Fun Home will join other shows such as Urinetown, Next to Normal, Avenue Q, In the Heights, and Grey Gardens which played Off-Bway and on in separate seasons and were therefore eligible for Obies, Drama Desks and Outer Critics one year and Tonys the next.

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Global Equality Concert

Sting, Patti LuPone to Headline Uprising of Love Benefit Concert for Global Equality

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGStingStingUST 15 BEGINNING AT 10AM EST www.uprisingoflove.org/benefitconcert

          By: Ellis Nassour

As the world converges upon New York for the U.N. General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative, Stephen Schwartz and film producer Bruce Cohen joined by headliners Sting and Patti LuPone will present Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality on September 15th at 8 P.M. at the Gershwin Theatre. Tickets are onsale at www.uprisingoflove.org/benefitconcert.

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Lauren Bacall RIP

BROADWAY TO DIM ITS LIGHTS FRIDAY, AUGUST 15TH
AT 7:45 PM IN MEMORY OF LEGENDARY STAGE AND SCREEN ACTRESS
LAUREN BACALL
The Broadway community mourns the loss of Lauren Bacall, legendary stage and screen star, who died Tuesday at the age of 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory on Friday, August 15th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute.


Ms. Bacall won Tony Awardsâ for her starring roles in two Broadway musicals adapted from classic films: Applause, based on All About Eve, and Woman of the Year, based on the Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn movie of the same name. She also starred in the comedies Goodbye, Charlie; Cactus Flower; and Waiting in the Wings.