Sunday, October 12
4pm doors; 5pm stage show with Broadway performers singing songs from the film; 5:30pm movie
$10 online/$15 at the box office (opens at 2pm); $5 for children under 12
The monthly series of "Classic NYC Movies at the Palace" hosted by Lin-Manuel Miranda continues with the 1955 musical extravaganza, starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, and Vivian Blaine.
Lin's guests during the pre-show will include an all-star selection of Broadway performers performing a mini concert of the movie's greatest hits. The lineup includes:
Eden Espinosa (Rent, Wicked)
Joshua Henry (The Scottsboro Boys, Violet)
Christopher Jackson (In The Heights, Holler If Ya Hear Me)
Steven Pasquale (Rescue Me, The Bridges Of Madison County)
- Betsy Wolfe (The Last Five Years, Bullets Over Broadway)
- all accompanied by Tony-Winner Alex Lacamoire on piano.
The plot, as described by IMdb: "All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, who's short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan's $1000 bet that he can't get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you've got quite a musical. Includes the songs: "Fugue for Tinhorns," "Luck Be a Lady", "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat"."
The movie is 152 minutes and will be shown on Blu-Ray in English with Spanish subtitles.
Don't forget to make arrangements for dinner before or after the show!
The United Palace is located at 4140 Broadway at W. 175th Street
It is 1-block from the 175th Street A-train station.
Parking garages on Broadway b/w 176th & 177th Streets.
The theatre at the United Palace is wheelchair accessible.