NYC – All the Way Preview

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Press Release:

The 92nd Street Y proudly announces a special Reel Pieces event on Wednesday evening, May 18.

After a preview of All the Way — in which Bryan Cranston reprises his Tony Award winning role as President Lyndon B. Johnson — Moderator Annette Insdorf will interview Cranston, actor Anthony Mackie (who plays Martin Luther King, Jr.), director Jay Roach and writer Robert Schenkkan.

An HBO film, All the Way is a behind-the-scenes look at Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office following the assassination of President Kennedy: as the Vietnam War escalates, he struggles to pass his landmark Civil Rights bill. It boasts a cast including Melissa Leo (Lady Bird Johnson), Bradley Whitford (Hubert Humphrey), Stephen Root (J. Edgar Hoover) and Frank Langella (Sen. Richard Russell).

Brief Bios

Bryan Cranston is the multiple winner of Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Awards for his portrayal of Walter White on “Breaking Bad.” He received an Oscar nomination for playing the hero of Trumbo (2015), directed by Jay Roach.

In addition to Game Change and Recount for HBO, Jay Roach’s directing credits include Meet the Parents and the Austin Powers trilogy.

Anthony Mackie is a two-time Independent Spirt Award nominee, for The Hurt Locker and Brother to Brother. His other films include Our Brand Is Crisis, Triple 9, Black or White, Real Steel, Ant Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron and the Captain America series. His theatrical credits include Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, A Soldier’s Play and Talk, for which he won an Obie Award.

An writer, actor and producer, Robert Schenkkan won the Pulitzer Prize for his play, The Kentucky Cycle. He adapted his Tony Award winning play All the Way for the screen.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – Fighting for Bill Finger

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Author Marc Tyler Nobleman appears at the 92nd Street Y to speak about the life and legacy of Bill Finger on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm!

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – Out of Line Signing

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Legendary cartoonist Jules Feiffer appears in conversation with author Neil Gaiman at the 92nd Street Y on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm!

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Everyone knows a Feiffer illustration when they see one: His characters leap across the page, each line belying humor and psychological insight.

Over Jules Feiffer’s prolific 70-year career, his nimble and singular imagination has given us new perspectives as well as biting satires on politics, love, marriage and religion—alternating with stories imbued with the playful anarchy of a child. Feiffer’s varied output includes children’s books (The Phantom Tollbooth and Bark, George), plays (Little Murders), movies (Carnal Knowledge and Popeye), comic strips (most notably in his Pulitzer Prize–winning Village Voice comic strip of 42 years) and graphic novels (The New York Times bestseller Kill My Mother).

Join him as he talks with author Neil Gaiman about his life, his work and his new book, Out of Line.

Jules Feiffer will sign copies of Out of Line after the event.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – All About Comics with Scott McCloud

scottmcclodScott McCloud appears at the 92nd Street Y on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 8:15 pm!

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Universally acclaimed by everyone from Garry Trudeau to Matt Groening as completely brilliant, Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, a comic book about comics, makes the case for comics as a valid literary form (as more than pulp and kids’ stuff).

Join him for an exhilarating trip through the inner workings of comics—what they are, how they work and what they could be—and hear about his newest book, The Sculptor, a graphic novel.

There will be a selling of Scott McCloud’s new book, The Sculptor, following the event.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – The World of Ice & Fire

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George R. R. Martin appears at the 92nd Street Y on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm! Moderated by Laura Miller

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George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire—A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.

Every ticket purchase includes a pre-signed copy of George R.R. Martin’s new book, The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones.

As a writer-producer, he has worked on “The Twilight Zone,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and various feature films and pilots that were never made. He lives with the lovely Parris in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones
Written by George R.R. Martin, Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson

The never-before-seen history of Westeros and the lands beyond • With hundreds of pages of all-new material from George R. R. Martin

If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin’s masterwork—the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time—warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with The World of Ice and Fire.

This lavishly illustrated volume is a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, providing vividly constructed accounts of the epic battles, bitter rivalries and daring rebellions that lead to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” In a collaboration that’s been years in the making, Martin has teamed with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson, the founders of the renowned fan site Westeros.org—perhaps the only people who know this world almost as well as its visionary creator.

Collected here is all the accumulated knowledge, scholarly speculation and inherited folk tales of maesters and septons, maegi and singers. It is a chronicle which stretches from the Dawn Age to the Age of Heroes; from the Coming of the First Men to the arrival of Aegon the Conqueror; from Aegon’s establishment of the Iron Throne to Robert’s Rebellion and the fall of the Mad King, Aerys II Targaryen, which has set into motion the “present-day” struggles of the Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons and Targaryens. The definitive companion piece to George R. R. Martin’s dazzlingly conceived universe, The World of Ice and Fire is indeed proof that the pen is mightier than a storm of swords.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – The Last Unicorn on Stage

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Author Peter S. Beagle and Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Las Vegas) appear at the 92nd Street Y to discuss The Last Unicorn on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 9:30 pm!

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Actor-Producer Josh Duhamel and co-producers Fergie, Connor Cochran and Lauren Sands are launching a Broadway-bound immersive musical of Peter S. Beagle’s classic fantasy The Last Unicorn.

The original novel has sold six million copies worldwide in 25 languages, the animated film has tens of millions of fans and the graphic novel was a New York Times Bestseller. Now the unicorn is coming to life on stage in a new and uniquely imaginative way. Come join Josh and Peter (along with other members of the team) for the first public discussion of this project, plus other amazing Last Unicorn news!

If you would like to receive more information, please visit: www.newyorksuperweek.com.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – Karate Kid Screening

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Actors Ralph Macchio, Billy Zabka, and Martin Kove appear at the 92nd Street Y on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 9:30 pm to host a screening of The Karate Kid and celebrate the movie’s 30th anniversary!

Press Release:

Join us for this special event part of New York Super Week that not only features a screening of the movie, but welcomes William Zabka (Johnny), Martin Kove (Sensei Jon Kreese) and the Karate Kid himself, Ralph Macchio, for a conversation about their experiences during and after production of the movie. You’re the best around.

If you would like to receive more information, please visit: www.newyorksuperweek.com.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – Ask Me Another w/ Neil Gaiman

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Special guest Neil Gaiman appears with Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton at the 92nd Street Y on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

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Ask Me Another is the rambunctious new live show from NPR and WNYC that blends brainteasers, pub trivia, comedy and music into an evening of hilarity.

Host Ophira Eisenberg invites guests and listeners, alike, to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones and be serenaded by house musician Jonathan Coulton. This show’s very New York Super Week-friendly special guest is Neil Gaiman.

If you would like to receive more information, please visit: www.newyorksuperweek.com.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – The Giver Lecture

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Join the 92nd Street Y for preview clips and conversation with Oscar winning actor Jeff Bridges and legendary author Lois Lowry as they discuss the transformation of The Giver from a book to a major motion picture on Friday August 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

The haunting story of The Giver centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined—a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all—a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. The Giver is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – City of Heavenly Fire Launch Party

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Press Release:

While the rest of the world may have to wait till Tuesday, May 27th to get their hands on the City of Heavenly Fire, the 6th and final book in CASSANDRA CLARE’s mega-bestselling The Mortal Instruments series, you can purchase it the night before and hear CASSANDRA CLARE and other best-selling authors discuss the books by attending the YA Lit at 92Y exclusive launch event. Be on hand at 10pm, as CASSANDRA CLARE is joined by Newbery Honor author HOLLY BLACK, NY Times bestselling author MAUREEN JOHNSON, and award-wining author KELLY LINK to discuss and celebrate this incredible series and its climactic finale!

Books of Wonder is thrilled that we will be on-hand as the official bookseller for this event, providing readers with copies of all these great authors’ wonderful titles — including City of Heavenly Fire! the night before it goes on sale anywhere else! — and the chance to get all the books signed by their authors! As always, if you cannot make it to this exclusive book launch and 92Y, signed copies of all the books featured at this event will be available in-store at Books of Wonder and on BooksofWonder.com.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

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