My Fair Lady is a hugely popular musical based upon George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion” with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. In this wonderful story, Henry Higgins, a Professor of Phonetics, encounters Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, one cold March night at Covent Garden market. He declares to his friend Colonel Pickering that in three months he could transform Eliza into a duchess. She is beautiful, elegant and well-spoken and proves to be an enormous success particularly with the young gentleman Freddy Eynsford-Hill who falls desperately in love with her. The Musical’s 1956 Broadway production was a momentous hit, setting the longest run of any major musical theatre production in history. It has been called “the perfect musical.”
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Join us for a very special evening with two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian, David McCullough.
Hear one of the country’s most esteemed historians discuss his new book, The Wright Brothers, in which we'll learn the story-behind-the-story of Wilbur and Orville Wright, the brothers who inspired and taught the world to fly. We know all about their achievements and the history of flight, but who were the Wilbur brothers really?
McCullough, drawing on the immense collection of the Wright Papers - including private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence - shows us that Wilbur was unquestionably a genius, and Orville had rare mechanical ingenuity. Both brothers had an average public school education, very little money, and no contacts in high places to help them with their "mission" to take to the air.This thrilling book tells the human side of the Wright Brothers' story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might have gone very differently for them.
David McCullough has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback. He is the author of numerous acclaimed books, including 1776, Brave Companions, The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, and The Greater Journey. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.
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Includes a copy of the book, premier seating in the front section of the theatre, and priority in the signing line.
General Seating. Does not include a book
General Seating. Does not include a book. Must show student ID.For those who wish to sit together, please purchase tickets in the same seating area. Buy Tickets
June 17 @ 7 pm
Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter. A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar-and to Hollywood in pursuit of American cougar. He'll share both dangerous and lighter moments: from getting stuck in quicksand to mishaps with remote-controlled cameras. Co-author of the new National Geographic book Tigers Forever, Winter's mission is to share the beauty of big cats while working to save them.
Brian Skerry- Ocean Soul
July 22@ 7 pm
Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic's most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the ocean's stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths, and offer portraits of creatures so intimate they sometimes appear to have been shot in a studio. Skerry dives eight months of the year, often in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice or in predator-infested waters, and has even lived at the bottom of the sea to get close to his subjects. On stage, Skerry is passionate spokesman for the oceans he loves to photograph. His riveting presentations to audiences at TED, Harvard, and London's Royal Geographic Society inspire reverence for the marine realm and offer hope for protecting the vitality of the world's oceans.
Jodi Cobb- Stranger In A Strange Land
August 19 @ 7 pm
Join National Geographic photographer first female photographer Jodi Cobb on a whirlwind retrospective of a distinguished career that has spanned four decades. Known for breaking through barriers and going undercover to reveal hidden societies, Cobb has captured fascinating glimpses of worlds such as Japan's secret Geisha culture, and the cloistered lives of Saudi Arabian women. Her landmark story "21 Century Slavery" exposed a wide range of human trafficking, generating this inspiring woman as she chronicles her public-and-private-path from your photojournalist to world-renowned photographer.
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West Side Story is an American musical with a libretto by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid-1950s, an ethnic, blue collar neighborhood. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets, a Caucasian teenage street gang, and the Sharks, a Puerto Rican street gang. The young protagonist, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre.Buy Tickets
Lisa Lampanelli is known as Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean. This equal opportunity offender is a regular on Howard Stern’s Sirius satellite radio shows, and she has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Dr. Oz Show” and “Good Morning America.” She was also a member of the cast of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” Season 5.
In 2009, Lisa entered the ranks of comic greats and premiered her
first ever one-hour HBO comedy special, “Long Live the Queen,” to
tremendous ratings. That same year, her autobiography, “Chocolate,
Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat and Freaks,” hit bookstores to
Lisa is well-known for her many Comedy Central and Friars Club roasts.
She has lambasted Jeff Foxworthy, Pamela Anderson, David Hasselhoff,
Betty White, Donald Trump and Flavor Flav to name a few. Plus, she was honored to serve as roastmaster on the Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy.
Lisa’s second one-hour special, “Dirty Girl,” was nominated for a
Grammy Award for 2007′s Best Comedy Album of the Year. And in 2012, Lisa was thrilled to be cast as Aunt Josie in the highly anticipated
feature film debut from “Sopranos” creator David Chase entitled, “Not
Fade Away,” starring James Gandolfini. Lisa also starred as a series
regular on “Bounty Hunters,” CMT’s first-ever animated show. Currently,
Lisa is making a departure from her signature “insult” comedy with her
first developmental theater production, Fat Girl Interrupted, to show a side of Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean that few would guess exists.
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Winner of 3 Tony Awards & Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical, Kiss Me Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show’s director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex wife Lilli Vanessi. A secondary romance concerns Lois Lane, the actress playing Bianca, and her gambler boyfriend, Bill, who runs afoul of some gangsters. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang.Buy Tickets