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'S Wonderful! Hackney's Hollywood Oscar Winning film season Thurs 30th April - Mon 4th May 2015

Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire
291 Mare Street
E8 1EJ
Box Office: 0208 985 2424

THE BIG SCREEN SINGS AND DANCES ITS WAY TO HACKNEY EMPIRE with live music, special guests and every night a party!

STARRING Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Joel Grey, Frank Sinatra

*Denotes redigitised print

Celebrate the May bank holiday with your favourite Hollywood stars! An Oscar Winning Hollywood musical from each decade of the 20th Century, with live music and introductions from West End stars, and unique cocktails available each night - bound to be worthy of their own Oscar! All will make this an unmissable weekend of Hollywood Glitz and Glamour.

Thurs 30 April 2015 19.00 Carl Greenwood – jazz pianist and guest vocalist

Thurs 30 April 2015 20:00 Broadway Melody of 1929*

(The first musical film to win a Best Picture Oscar 1930) Director: Harry Beaumont, Starred: Anita Page, Bessie Love, Charles King.

Friday 1 May 2015 18:00 Top Hat (1935)

(Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers) Score: Irving Berlin (The Piccolino, Cheek to Cheek, Isn't it a Lovely Day, Top Hat

Friday 1 May 2015 21:00 On the Town (1949)*

(Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Jules Munshin, Ann Miller, Vera-Ellen) Director: Kelly and Stanley Donen, Music Leonard Bernstein, Book and lyrics Adolph Green, Betty Comden.

1 May 2015 23.00 Carl Greenwood – jazz pianist and guest vocalist

2 May 2015 10:30 Beauty and the Beast, Disney (1991)

Original Score, Best Original Song (Voiced by Paige O’Hara (Belle), Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts), Jerry Orbach (Lumiere)) Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, Music: Alan Menken, Lyrics: Howard Ashman

Princess Jill from Mother Goose will host a children’s fancy dress parade with prizes! Come dressed as your favourite Princess following the screening.

2 May 2015 15.30 Porgy and Bess

Pre show talk: Filmmaker and archivist Leon Robinson in conversation with Steve Clark of the famous tap dancers, the Clark Brothers, talking about their cousin Sammy Davis Jnr, their own life and times and the controversy surrounding this classic film

2 May 2015 16:00 Porgy and Bess (1959)*

(Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jnr) Directors: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian, Music: George Gershwin, Lyrics: DuBose Heyward

Sat 2 May 2015 19:30 Funny Girl (1968)*

Musical/ Comedy (Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif) Director: William Wyler, Music: Jule Styne, Lyrics: Bob Merrill

Sat 2 May 2015 22.30 La Voix – in cabaret – Chris Dennis

Sun 3 May 2015 16:00 Cabaret (1972)

(Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey) Choreographer/ Director: Bob Fosse, Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb

Sun 3 May 2015 19:00 Victor Victoria (1982)*

(Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston) Director: Blake Edwards, Music: Henry Mancini, Lyrics: Leslie Bricusse

Sun 3 May 2015 21.15

The Kitten Club Burlesque show on Stage Passa Parola Cabaret

Mon 4 May 2015 16.00

West Side Story:

Pre show talk participants TBA

Mon 4 May 2015 17:00

West Side Story (1961)*

(Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer) Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise, Music: Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Thurs 30th April - Mon 4th May 2015
Tickets: Adult £10.00 Child £5.00 + booking fee
Overground: Hackney Central
Buses: 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236, 242, 253, 254, 276, 277

14 April 2014