Press Release

October 20, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center Celebrates Halloween With Special Danny Elfman/Tim Burton Broadcast, Friday, October 30 on PBS

Lincoln Center News

Contact: Eric M. Gewirtz





FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015, 9:00 P.M.*



NEW YORK, NY (October 20, 2015) — LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER—fresh off its celebrated Emmy Award win for Outstanding Special Class Program—presents a special Halloween-season episode as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. This unique television event on Friday, October 30, puts composer and performer Danny Elfman in the spotlight, featuring an array of wildly entertaining performances of his most beloved music from films in collaboration with Tim Burton, such as Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks!, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, which features Elfman singing his iconic songs. Elfman is accompanied by a symphony orchestra, and choir, led by conductor John Mauceri, with additional performances by singer Ingrid Michaelson and violinist Sandy Cameron, and a colorful assortment of Tim Burton and Danny Elfman fans. Complementing the music are film clips from selected movies, original sketches and storyboards created by Tim Burton, and special interviews with Tim Burton, Paul Reubens, and Johnny Depp. This episode of Live From Lincoln Center was recorded from a live event at the Lincoln Center Festival in July 2015. It is directed for television by the series executive producer Andrew C. Wilk, and produced by Douglas Chang, Laura Engel & Richard Kraft, Tim Fox & Alison Ahart Williams, and Allison Abbate. *Check local PBS listings for air times.



Photos and screener copies of “Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton” on Live From Lincoln Center available upon request.


Live From Lincoln Center continues its presence on the PBS Arts Fall Festival on Friday, November 13, 2015 with Act One, the Tony Award-nominated Best Play from Lincoln Center Theater based on Moss Hart’s memoir of his life in the theater. This show features Tony Shalhoub, Andrea Martin, and Santino Fontana. It is presented as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. *Check local listings.


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, the world’s leading performing arts center. 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 14 Emmy Awards and other honors for its broadcasting excellence. It recently won an Emmy Award for Best Outstanding Class Program for its 2014 broadcast of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street featuring Bryn Terfel, Emma Thompson and the New York Philharmonic. Additional Live From Lincoln Center content, including past episodes and excerpts, is accessible online at For more information, visit


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’s series include American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants, Free Thursdays at the David Rubenstein Atrium, Great Performers, LC Kids Artists at the Atrium, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Martin E. Segal Awards, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, and the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 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, the School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, LCPA led a series of major capital projects, now complete, on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus. For more information, visit or


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,, 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, 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 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” 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 after their broadcast premiere. For more, visit


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.



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Caption: Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton at Avery Fisher Hall
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