The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills just announced three new events added to their summer and fall lineup. The premiere screenings and all-star extravaganzas will bring in some of the most respected names in music, television, and film, across the board.
Beginning on Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m., The Paley Center dives into the cultural and political milestones of the last decade with a look at the CNN Original Series, “The 2000s.” The seven-part series premieres Sunday, July 8, and is executive produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, and Mark Herzog. Vince Gilligan ("Breaking Bad"), Carolyn Strauss (former president of HBO Entertainment and executive producer of "Game of Thrones"), Chuck Lorre ("The Big Bang Theory"), Tim Matheson ("The West Wing") and Kim Masters (editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter and host of KCRW’s "The Business"), will all be there for an exclusive onstage conversation.
Grammy Award-winning artist Dionne Warwick will be onsite Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. to present a premiere screening of the PBS special “My Music Presents: Dionne Warwick – Then Came You.” The evening, as well as the special, will highlight the legend’s exceptional career. The iconic singer is, of course, known for hits such as “Walk On By,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” and “That’s What Friends Are For.”
Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. will be a landmark occasion. The Paley Center for Media is partnering with Words on Dance for a celebration of legendary director/choreographer Jerome Robbins. The artist is renowned for conceiving, directing and choreographing "West Side Story." With music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the show first premiered on Broadway in September of 1957. The evening reunites the cast of the 1961 Academy Award-winning film version of "West Side Story" for an exclusive onstage conversation about what it was like working with Robbins. Rita Moreno, Russ Tamblyn, and Eliot Field are scheduled to participate. Broadway and film director/choreographer Rob Marshall will moderate the program. Special clips, along with home movies taken on set, plus rare TV interviews and dance footage will be shown. Thank-yous go out to the Jerome Robbins Foundation for their generous support of this event as well as to the Viceroy L’Ermitage in Beverly Hills.
Tickets to “CNN's The 2000s: A Look Back at the Dawn of TV's New Golden Age,” “A Special Evening with Dionne Warwick: Then Came You” and “Words on Dance: Jerome Robbins and West Side Story” are on sale now for Paley Center Supporting and Patron Members. Tickets go on sale to Paley Center Individual Members June 21 at 9 a.m. PT, and are available to the general public on June 22 at 9 a.m. PT.
For more information, you can visit The Paley Center for Media's website.