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July 30, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center Announces Five Broadcasts in Fall 2015

Lincoln Center News

Contact: Eric M. Gewirtz
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LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER

PRESENTS FIVE PROGRAMS THIS FALL ON PBS

 

New York Philharmonic Opening Night Gala with Lang Lang, September 24

Kern and Hammerstein’s “Show Boat” With Vanessa Williams, October 16

Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton, October 30

Lincoln Center Theater’s “Act One” with Tony Shalhoub, November 13

New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: La Vie Parisienne, December 31

 

 

NEW YORK, NY (August 1, 2015) — LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER — the award-winning performing arts series that for more than 40 years has showcased the best of the wide-ranging programming from the world’s leading performing arts center — today announced its line-up of programs from September through December 2015. Coming off its stellar 40th anniversary season, the series will present five programs to arts lovers across the country this fall, including two live events with the New York Philharmonic, and three broadcasts as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. Audra McDonald continues as series host of Live From Lincoln Center.

 

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER has been a cornerstone of PBS programing since 1976, when the series debuted and launched a new chapter in performing arts broadcasting. Since that time, the series has broadcast hundreds of episodes, offering a front row seat to world-class performances by some of the cultural greats from around the world, including Leonard Bernstein, Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban and many more. The series continues to offer the very best in arts programming, and recently received three Emmy Award nominations for last’s season broadcast of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, including Best Special Class Program; Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie for Emma Thompson; and Outstanding Music Direction for New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert.

 

“The performing arts continue to be an enthralling and exciting experience,” said series executive producer Andrew C. Wilk. “This fall season will be one of our biggest to date, presenting some of the best of the best from Lincoln Center with five broadcasts on PBS showcasing classical music, theater and the iconic sounds from the collaboration of Danny Elfman and Tim Burton.”

 

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER’s fall line-up features:

 

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC OPENING NIGHT GALA WITH LANG LANG

LIVE - Thursday, September 24, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET

This live broadcast — with Music Director Alan Gilbert, the New York Philharmonic and piano virtuoso Lang Lang — kicks off the classical music season with two beloved works from the symphonic repertoire. Lang Lang joins the Orchestra to perform Grieg’s popular Piano Concerto, followed by the Philharmonic’s performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, which pulses with life and joy. This concert also marks the inauguration of the newly named David Geffen Hall. The live episode is directed for television by Habib Azar.

 

KERN & HAMMERSTEIN’S “SHOW BOAT” IN CONCERT WITH THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC

Friday, October 16, 9:00 p.m. ET

PBS Arts Fall Festival

This groundbreaking musical redefined entertainment and changed the face of American theater. Spanning the years from 1880 to 1927, Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s lyrical masterpiece concerns the lives, loves and heartbreaks of three generations of show folk on the Mississippi River, in Chicago and on Broadway. The musical’s impact remains unparalleled, addressing racial prejudice. It introduced a bi-racial cast to Broadway at its premiere, while pointing the way toward a new synthesis between music and spectacle. This New York Philharmonic production features an all-star cast led by Vanessa Williams and Julian Ovenden of “Downton Abbey,” as well as Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander, Fred Willard and Lauren Worsham. The Philharmonic’s full sound highlights the lush musical score at the center of this epic show. This program is conducted and directed for the stage by Ted Sperling, and directed for television by Andrew C. Wilk.

 

DANNY ELFMAN’S MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON [w.t.]

Friday, October 30, 2015, 9:00 p.m. ET

PBS Arts Fall Festival

Composer and performer Danny Elfman descends on Lincoln Center with a symphony orchestra and choir, led by conductor John Mauceri, as well as a colorful assortment of Tim Burton fans. This unique episode arrives just in time for Halloween and captures all the excitement of this cultural invasion, climaxing in wildly entertaining performances of Elfman’s most beloved scores from films in collaboration with Tim Burton, such as Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, which features Elfman singing his iconic songs. Accompanying the music are film clips from selected movies, as well as original sketches and storyboards created by Tim Burton. This episode is directed for television by Andrew C. Wilk.

 

ACT ONE

Friday, November 13, 9:00 p.m. ET

PBS Arts Fall Festival

Few have captured the magic of the theater better than Moss Hart, a poor kid from the Bronx who went on to become a lion of Broadway, writing classic comedies with George S. Kaufman, including You Can’t Take It With You and The Man Who Came to Dinner, and directing the original production of My Fair Lady. Moss’ memoir Act One has captivated theater-lovers for more than 50 years. In this Tony Award-nominated Best Play from Lincoln Center Theater, James Lapine has fittingly re-imagined this memoir for the stage, creating a world as vivid and transformative as the stage itself. ACT ONE features a first-rate cast led by Tony Shalhoub, Andrea Martin and Santino Fontana. The show is written and directed for the stage by James Lapine, and directed for television by Matthew Diamond.

Funding for this episode is provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation.

 

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC NEW YEAR’S EVE: LA VIE PARISIENNE

LIVE - Thursday, December 31, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET

Continuing an annual tradition and broadcasting highlight, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER will present the New York Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve celebration concert. This year’s gala concert will ring in 2016 live from David Geffen Hall with a Parisian theme, featuring music by Ravel, Offenbach and more, as well as Saint-Saëns’s fun and famous Carnival of the Animals. Accompanying the Philharmonic are guests mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and pianists Inon Barnatan and Makoto Ozone, all led by Music Director Alan Gilbert. This live episode is directed for television by Annette Jolles.

 

Andrew C. Wilk, Executive Producer, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER

Andrew C. Wilk is an Emmy Award-winning producer and director whose career has encompassed leading roles in many areas of commercial and educational content. Since his arrival at Lincoln Center in 2011, he has served as executive producer of LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER episodes ranging from classical music to dance to theater. Prior to his work at Lincoln Center, Wilk served as Chief Creative Officer at Sony Music Entertainment, where he oversaw all visual content for Sony’s label groups and spearheaded Sony’s digital expansion. He also served as founding programmer and Executive Vice President of Programming and Production for the National Geographic Channel, where he launched the channel and developed its initial programming, and scheduled and commissioned new programs, including specials with PBS and NBC. Wilk has won four Emmy Awards and received 14 nominations. Over the course of his career, he has produced or directed more than 1,000 television shows ranging from children’s programming to news to commercial entertainment, in addition to continuing his work as a conductor of live music concerts.

 

About LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER is a cornerstone of performing arts broadcasting, presenting the world’s greatest artists and performances in music, dance and theater from Lincoln Center’s renowned stages. Now in its 41st season on PBS, the pioneering series — produced by Lincoln Center — has been seen by hundreds of millions of viewers since its debut and celebrated by 13 Emmy Awards and other honors for its broadcasting excellence. Additional LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER content is accessible online at PBS.org.

 

About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 15 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Artist Program, Great PerformersLincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Martin E. Segal Awards, Meet the Artist, Mostly Mozart Festival, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy Award-winning LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER, which airs nationally on PBS. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information: aboutlincolncenter.org

 

About PBS

PBS, with over 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content. Each month, PBS reaches nearly 103 million people through television and over 33 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS’ premier children’s TV programming and its website, pbskids.org, are parents’ and teachers’ most trusted partners in inspiring and nurturing curiosity and love of learning in children. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the Internet, or by following PBS on TwitterFacebook or through our apps for mobile devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at pbs.org/pressroom or by following PBS PressRoom on Twitter.

 

About PBS Arts Fall Festival

“Kern & Hammerstein’s Show Boat in Concert with the New York Philharmonic,” “Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton” (w.t.) and “Act One” on LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER are part of the fifth PBS Arts Fall Festival, an eight-week series hosted this fall by Grammy Award-winning international music superstar Gloria Estefan. Friday nights from October 9 to November 27, 2015, the Fall Festival features legendary artists, dazzling musical performances and captivating entertainment, including a UNITY Latin tribute to Michael Jackson’s music, and complementary digital content. PBS Arts is a cornerstone of the Friday primetime lineup, reaching more than 15 million viewers last season and underscoring PBS’ ongoing commitment to give audiences the best of the arts on-air and online. Most programs will be available online at http://video.pbs.org/ after their broadcast premiere. For more, visit http://pressroom.pbs.org/.

 

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER is made possible by a major grant from MetLife.

 

In addition to underwriting from MetLife, the series is also made possible with generous support from the Robert Wood Johnson 1962 Charitable Trust, Thomas H. Lee and Ann Tenenbaum, The Robert and Renée Belfer Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

MetLife

National Sponsor of Lincoln Center

 

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Caption: Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton at Avery Fisher Hall
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Caption: Tony Shalhoub (George S. Kaufman), Andrea Martin (Aunt Kate) and Santino Fontana (Moss Hart) in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of ACT ONE, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
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Caption: Santino Fontana (Moss Hart) and Tony Shalhoub (George S. Kaufman) in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of ACT ONE, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
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Caption: Santino Fontana (Moss Hart) and Tony Shalhoub (George S. Kaufman) in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of ACT ONE, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
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Caption: Norm Lewis as Joe in the New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT
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Caption: Lauren Worsham as Magnolia and Vanessa Williams as Julie in the New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT
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Caption: Fred Willard as Cap'n Andy in the New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT
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Caption: The New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT
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Caption: Vanessa Williams as Julie in the New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT
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