Press Release

September 14, 2017

Live From Lincoln Center Broadcast of Falsettos Airs on PBS Friday, October 27, 2017

Live From Lincoln Center

Amanda Angel, 212.875.5863

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LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER BROADCAST OF FALSETTOS

AIRS ON PBS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017

 

Tony Award–Nominated Production Anchors Fall 2017 Series Lineup,

Which Includes Ballet Hispánico and New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve

 

New York, NY (September 14, 2017) — Live From Lincoln Center today announced that Falsettos, which was nominated for the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, will air on PBS October 27, 2017. The broadcast is part of Broadway’s Best on PBS, airing Friday nights through November 2017.

 

Coming off a wildly successful limited run in movie theaters, Lincoln Center Theater’s acclaimed production of Falsettos stars Christian Borle as Marvin, a gay man navigating the dynamics of a modern family at the cusp of the AIDS crisis. Borle, along with his co-stars Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block, and Brandon Uranowitz, were all nominated for Tony Awards for their respective performances.

 

The broadcast of Falsettos provides a centerpiece to the fall Live From Lincoln Center season, which bridges a diverse range of artists, genres, and disciplines within the performing arts. On September 15, PBS will mark the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month with a broadcast featuring Ballet Hispánico, the country’s premiere Latino dance company, performing two trademark works: CARMEN.maquia and Club Havana. Closing out 2017, New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve kicks off a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth.

 

Andrew C. Wilk, executive producer of Live From Lincoln Center, remarked: “From a modern twist on a classic ballet to an acclaimed revival of an iconic Broadway musical to the symphonic celebration of a legendary musician, this season presents a multitude of artistic voices that inspire and unite us. We’re particularly proud to bring Falsettos to viewers across the country. This sparkling revival of the groundbreaking musical is not to be missed.”

 

Images for press are available at pbs.org/pressroom. More information on Lincoln Center’s fall broadcasts follows:

 

Lincoln Center at the Movies presents Ballet Hispánico

Friday, September 15, 2017, 9 p.m. E.T.*

Widely considered the premier Latino dance company in the United States, Ballet Hispánico presents two of its iconic works. The first, CARMEN.maquia, is a modern take on Bizet’s passionate opera. Its physically charged and sensual choreography by Spaniard Gustavo Ramírez Sansano fuses contemporary dance with nods to traditional Latino genres. Club Havana, a virtuosic reimagining of a sizzling nightclub by Cuban-born choreographer Pedro Ruiz, follows. Led by CEO and artistic director Eduardo Vilaro, Ballet Hispánico was founded in 1970 in New York City and has since performed for more than three million people on three continents. This program was originally filmed as part of the Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance series.


Falsettos

October 27, 2017, 9 p.m. E.T.*

Nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Falsettos is a hilarious and poignant look at middle-class family dynamics revolving around the life of a gay man, his wife, his lover, his soon-to-be-bar-mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. With its razor-sharp portrait of a “modern family” in the making, this timely musical manages to remain buoyant and satirically perceptive even as it moves towards its heartbreaking conclusion. Lincoln Center Theater’s production stars Christian Borle, Stephanie J. Block, Andrew Rannells, and Brandon Uranowitz, all of whom received Tony nominations for their respective performances.

 

New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 8 p.m. E.T.*

Live From Lincoln Center continues an annual tradition on PBS by ringing in 2018 with a special New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve concert. This festive event is part of a yearlong, worldwide celebration of the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. The beloved conductor, composer, author, and leading cultural figure enjoyed a four-decade relationship with the Philharmonic and was its music director from 1958 to 1969. This program will showcase members of the New York Philharmonic in a selection of Bernstein’s best-loved works for the Broadway stage, along with appearances from special guests.

 

* check local listings


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