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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Birthdays:  Pedro Almodovar [1951], Anne Archer [1950], Michael Douglas [1944], Colin Friels [1952], Mark Hamill [1951], Heather Locklear [1961], Michael Madsen [1958], Will Smith [1968], Cheryl Tiegs [1947], Barbara Walters [1931], Anson Williams [1949], Catherine Zeta-Jones [1969].  [Christopher Reeve, 1952.]

Credential deadline; To cover “Produced By: New York,” the press credential application form MUST be completed and received no later than today for consideration to cover the conference on October 9.  Please email your application to Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

9:30 a.m. – Empire State Building photo opportunity and lighting ceremony. Connie Britton, star of ABC's Nashville, will “flip the switch” for the Global Poverty Project, lighting the world-famous Empire State Building’s tower lights in red to celebrate the 2015 Global Citizen Festival and mark the United Nations new Global Goals for Sustainable Development. 9:30 media check in, 10:00 lighting. Empire State Building lobby, 350 Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

10:00 a.m. - AOL Build presents a conversation with Larry Wilmore to discuss his cable program, "The Nightly Show". AOL Inc., 770 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

11:00 a.m. - 33rd Annual Princess Grace Awards presented by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, to celebrate 21 emerging artists receiving 2015 Princess Grace Awards for excellence in theater, dance and film. The Awards Ceremony will be held at 583 Park Avenue from 11:00am to 2:00pm with a very special performance by “Hamilton” star, Leslie Odom, Jr. The Princess Grace Foundation-USA's Young Professionals Guild will host a festive after-party Evening Fête with our Awards winners from 9:30pm to 12:30am at The Box, 189 Chrystie Street. Contact: Rachel Biermann  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

12:00 noon - AOL Build presents a conversation with Alex Radelich, Dalton Lemer and BC Sernato discuss their Acts of Random Kindness project.  AOL Inc., 770 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

1:30 p.m. – 53rd New York film Festival, through October 11. “Free Friday” screenings are Classic Fox Films, such as Drums Along The Mohawk, Leave Her To Heaven and All That Jazz. Opening night festivities are tomorrow. Howard Gilman and Francesca Beale Theaters, Lincoln Center. Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

1:45 p.m. – Empire State Building media opportunity and performance country stars Home Free, winners of season 4 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” to promote their third studio album, COUNTRY EVOLUTION, via Columbia Records. 1:45 media check in; 2:00 event begins. Empire State Building lobby, 350 Fifth Avenue, between 33rd and 34th Streets. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

2:00 p.m. - AOL Build presents a conversation with Fred Savage to discuss his television show, "The Grinder". AOL Inc., 770 Broadway. Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

3:00 p.m. - AOL Build presents a conversation with Kerry Washington discusses her television show, "Scandal". AOL Inc., 770 Broadway. Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

4:00 p.m. - AOL Build presents a conversation with Don Johnson to discuss his television show, "Blood and Oil". AOL Inc., 770 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

5:00 p.m. – Magazine party; RESIDENT MAGAZINE celebrates Renee Elise Goldsberry [Hamilton]. 5:00 VIP reception; 6:15 post-VIP reception. ONE57, 157 West 57th St, Apt. 54B. Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:30 p.m. - Screen Actors Guild Conversations: Screening & Q&A:  BEASTS OF NO NATION. Screening followed by a Q&A with Idris Elba and Abraham Attah.  Moderated by TBD. 6:30 - Check-in begins; 7:00 - program. SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues.)  Contact: Melissa Zakri ( Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:00 p.m. – Play opening; WorkShop Theater Company presents the world premiere of "Believers" by Ken Jaworowski, directed by Alex Dmitriev, a haunting story of love and thwarted faith. WorkShop Theater, 312 West 36th Street, 4 fl. East. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:00 p.m. – In concert; The Wiggles Rock & Roll Pre School Tour. The NYCB Theatre At Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:00 p.m. - Screening and Q&A: MISSISSIPPI GRIND, followed by Q&A with filmmakers Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. Also tomorrow after the 7p screening. Angelika Film Center, 18 West Houston Street. Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:30 p.m. – Opera opening; Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” will return to the Metropolitan Opera, starring Anna Netrebko as the heroine Leonora in her long-awaited Met role debut. Dolora Zajick sings her signature role of the mysterious gypsy Azucena, with Yonghoon Lee as Manrico, Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Manrico’s rival Count di Luna, and ©tefan Kocán as Ferrando. The October 3 performance of “Il Trovatore” will launch the tenth season of the Met’s “Live in HD” series when it is transmitted to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 70 countries around the world.  Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. - In concert: LOS LOBOS, in support of their new full length studio album, "Gates of Gold" [429 Records].   Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – In concert; Jackson Browne, in support of his new album, “Standing In The Breach.” Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 & 10:00 p.m. – In comedy concert; Paul Mercurio [The Daily Show], who has recently gone to work on “The Late Show w/Stephen Colbert.” Continues through 9/27. Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Streets, between 7th and 8th Streets.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Birthdays:  Melissa Sue Anderson [1962], Linda Hamilton [1956], Mary Beth Hurt [1946], Kent McCord [1942], Olivia Newton-John [1947], Cesar Rosas [Los Lobos] [1955].  [Jack La Lanne, 1914.]

10:00 a.m. - BEST OF FRANCE celebration in Time Square, presented by BEST OF FRANCE® (Formerly Taste of France) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the image of France abroad. The Moulin Rouge brings cancan cabaret dancers, wine tastings, fashion shows and more Francophilia. Times Square. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

12:45 p.m. - AOL Build presents a conversation with Robert Zemeckis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale and Ben Schwartz to discuss their new film, "The Walk".   AOL Inc., 770 Broadway. Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

1:00 p.m. - Museum of the Moving Image special event: Rollie Krewson, Master Puppet Designer and Builder at the Jim Henson Creature Shop, in conversation with Craig Shemin of the Jim Henson Legacy. Krewson has been designing and building puppets for The Jim Henson Company for more than 40 years, working on Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and many more projects.  The event is part of its monthly series Jim Henson’s World. He will talk about her craft and show clips of her favorite scenes, as well as some rare insider video footage taken at the workshop. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue at 37th Street, Astoria. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

2:00 p.m. - 2015 Global Citizen Festival by the Global Povery Project. Celebrities expected: hosts, Stephen Colbert, CHIME FOR CHANGE co-founder Salma Hayek Pinault, Deborra-Lee and Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde; headliners  Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, and many others. Great Lawn of Central Park. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

2:00 p.m. - Benefit: OCRF - Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's Ovarian Cycle New York City. An indoor cycling event dedicated to raising awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research. Expected celebrities: Tony- and Grammy-nominated actress, singer and ovarian cancer survivor, Valisia LeKae. Peloton Cycle 140 W. 23rd Street Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

3:00 p.m. &  7:00 p.m. - In concert; DOO WOP EXTRAVAGANZA: Jimmy Beaumont & The Skyliners, Charlie Thomas & The Drifters, The Happenings, The Original Chantels, Willie Winfield & The Harptones, Lenny Welch, The Dubs. The NYCB Theatre At Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:00 p.m. - Film Society of Lincoln Center 53rd New York Film Festival: Opening Night World Premiere: THE WALK with Robert Zemeckis and cast in person. Robert Zemeckis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz in person for 6pm screening. Robert Zemeckis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt,  and Philippe Petit in person for 9pm screening. Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway. Contact: David Ninh  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:00 p.m. – In concert;  FIDLAR, in support of their second album, “Too” [Mom + Pop Music]. Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:30 p.m. – In concert; Ariana Grande, on The Honeymoon Tour. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – In concert; Centric and BET present K. Michelle and Azealia Banks. Best Buy Theater Times Square, 1515 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. - Screening with Q&A:  QUEST FOR CUBA at the 19th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival.  Directors Jauretsi and OKP president Dan Petruzzi will host a 20-minute Q&A session following the film.  AMC EMPIRE 42nd Street, 234 W. 42nd Street (off 8th Avenue). Contact: Shazila Mohammed,  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – Play casting note: technology journalist and television personality David Pogue will make a celebrity guest appearance in the two-time Tony Award® winning hilarious hit comedy “39 Steps.” Union Square Theatre, 100 East 17th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:30 p.m. – In concert; Willie Watson, in support of his debut solo album “Folk Singer Vol. 1.” Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, 196 Allen Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Birthdays:  Wilford Brimley [1934], Shaun Cassidy [1958], Misha Dichter [1945], Barbara Howar [1934], Jayne Meadows [1920], Meat Loaf [1947], Gwyneth
Paltrow [1972], Peter Sellars [1957].

10:00 a.m. - 29th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Celebrities expected: The lineup of special guests for the Autograph Table and Photo Booth includes Michael Arden, Annaleigh Ashford, Bryan Batt, Richard H. Blake, Heidi Blickenstaff, Stephanie J. Block, Sierra Boggess, John Bolton, Matt Bogart, Alex Brightman, Danny Burstein, Haven Burton, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Scott J. Campbell, John Cariani, Geneva Carr, Michael Cerveris, Kathleen Chalfant, Katie Rose Clarke, Chuck Cooper, Leanne Cope, Gavin Creel, Brian d’Arcy James, Laura Dreyfuss, Robert Fairchild, Jonathan Groff, Ann Harada, Jessica Hecht, Adam Kantor, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Laura Michelle Kelly, Andy Kelso, Alix Korey, Marc Kudisch, Judy Kuhn, Telly Leung, Jose Llana, Jake Lucas, Sydney Lucas, Rebecca Luker, Beth Malone, Lesli Margherita, Andy Mientus, Ruthie Ann Miles, Bebe Neuwirth, Christopher John O’Neill, Brad Oscar, Ben Platt, Colin Quinn, Kate Reinders, Chita Rivera, Robert Sella, Christopher Sieber, Emily Skeggs, Phillipa Soo, Jarrod Spector, Sarah Stiles, Brandon Uranowitz, Quinn VanAntwerp, Max von Essen, Shanice Williams, Julie White and Josh Young. Broadway shows represented at the Autograph Table and Photo Booth include Allegiance, Amazing Grace, An American in Paris, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon, Dames at Sea, Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, Hand to God, Jersey Boys, The King and I, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, Something Rotten!, Spring Awakening, Sylvia and Tuck Everlasting. The incomparable Jim Caruso will again serve as host for the Autograph Table and Photo Booth. Broadway favorites will take their place on the deck of Junior’s Restaurant in Shubert Alley at West 45th Street. In addition to the deck at Junior’s, the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will take over the pedestrian plaza along Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets while also lining West 44th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues and filling the Flea Market’s original home in Shubert Alley. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

1:00 p.m. - Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the “TRU PRODUCER BOOT CAMP: Essentials of Self-Producing.” Faculty for the inception of this new Boot Camp will include a quintet of highly successful self-producers: actor-writer-producer Karen Eterovich, who has toured the US and Europe with one-woman shows about Aphra Behn and Jane Austen; writer-producer Dorothy Marcic [Sistas, Respect]; writer-director-producer Nancy Holson [The News in Revue, off-Broadway's Bush Wars and the touring Ludwig Live!]; prolific playwright Rich Orloff whose self-produced Off-Off-Broadway comedies have been been published by Playscripts and produced around the world; and actor-writer-producer Josh Rivedal [The Gospel According to Josh]. Desotelle NuBox Theatre, 311 W. 43rd Street, 3rd floor. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

2:00 p.m. - Live Nation and iHeartRadio present ELSIE FEST, a one-day outdoor music festival celebrating songs from the stage and screen. Performers include Emmy-nominated musician/actor/composer and star of Glee, DARREN CRISS; Star of USA TV’s Graceland, the film Les Miserables, and Broadway hits such as Catch Me If you Can, Rent and Next To Normal AARON TVEIT; Tony Award Winner and Broadway star LEA SALONGA; Star of Hamilton on Broadway LESLIE ODOM, Jr.; Tony award nominated stage star LAURA OSNES; Chicago based musical theater company and YouTube sensation StarKid; and, host of Sirius/XM Satellites ‘Seth’s Big Fat Broadway’ musician SETH RUDETSKY. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.  At the newly opened JBL LIVE at Pier 97, 57th Street and the West Side Highway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

3:00 p.m. – Play opening; Deaf West’s acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s SPRING AWAKENING, directed by Michael Arden and choreographed by Spencer Liff; featuring Camryn Manheim (“The Practice,” “Ghost Whisperer”), Patrick Page (Cymbeline at Shakespeare in the Park, Casa Valentina, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), and Russell Harvard (Tribes, “Fargo,” There Will Be Blood).  Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 West 47th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:00 p.m. - New York Times TIMESTALKS and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, New York present: AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL CAINE. The first in a series of special conversations celebrating distinguished British actors this season. SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:15 p.m. - Screen Actors Guild Conversations: Screening with Q&A: BLINDSPOT followed by Q&A with Sullivan Stapleton, moderated by Bruce Fretts, Closer Weekly. 6:15 - Check-in begins; 7:00 - program. The New School, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue. Next to 14th Street. Contact: Melissa Zakri ( Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra concludes Seven Epic Concerts with a concert for Global Peace during United Nations week. The evening is hosted by Danny Glover, and will feature Jose Luis Gomez, Conductor, and Alexander Markov, Violin, performing with the musicians.  The program will include F. Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto E Minor Op.64 featuring soloist Alexander Markov and Faruk Kanca's Turken Foundation Symphonic Suite of Voices of the World featuring traditional instruments from around the world.  The participating young musicians will perform on the same day their countries are represented at the United Nations during the General Assembly meetings. Presented by the TURKEN Foundation. Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, 881 Seventh Avenue at West 57th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – In concert; Ghost, in support of their album “Meliora” [Loma Vista Recordings]. Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. - Celebrating the launch of The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today, by theater director and translator Bryan Doerries. Expected celebritities: Actors Adam Driver, Paul Giamatti, Gloria Reuben, and David Strathairn read portions of Doerries’ book. Co-presented by BAM, Greenlight Bookstore, and the Onassis Cultural Center NY. BAM Harvey Theater, 30 Lafayette Ave. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

9:00 p.m. - The Film Society of Lincoln Center SNEAK PREVIEW: THE MARTIAN with director Ridley Scott and cast in person. Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.
 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
 Birthdays:  Brigitte Bardot [1934], Janeane Garofalo [1964], Jeffrey Jones [1947], Ben E. King [1938], John Sayles [1950], Moon Zappa [1967].  [William Windom, 1923.]

11:00 a.m. – Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, through 9/29. Today’s panels and programs are the richest in famous and infamous. Speakers include: Chelsea Clinton and Mario Batali on child hunger; Sir Richard Branson, robot Pepper and Moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson, on new breakthroughs; Ted Danson, and President Bill Clinton, with moderator Shane Smith, on Sustainable Oceans; Tina Brown and Ashley Judd on Giving Girls a Chance. Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, 811 Seventh Avenue at 52nd Street. Contact: Clinton Global Initiative Press Office  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

 *      11:00 a.m. - AOL Build presents a conversation with CocoRosie to discuss their new album, "Heartache City." AOL Inc., 770 Broadway. Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

 *      12:00 p.m. - AOL Build presents a conversation with Rob Lowe to discuss his new television show, "The Grinder." AOL Inc., 770 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

 *      1:30 p.m. - AOL Build presents a conversation with Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, and Peter Sollett to discuss their new film, “Freeheld.” AOL Inc., 770 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

2:00 p.m. - Food For Thought Productions presents Four Tony Winners: Richard Easton won the Tony Award for his extraordinary performance in Tom Stoppard's “The Invention of Love.” Now he returns to Food For Thought's opening fall show in “The Fifteen Minute Hamlet” by Tony Award winner Tom Stoppard,  directed by Antony Marsellis. He will be joined by yet another two Tony Award winners, Fritz Weaver and  Carole Shelley. And for those of you who want to enjoy an afternoon filled with sophisticated comedy we are also presenting a Stoppard play called “The Boundary.” 3 West Club, The Terrace, 3 West 51st Street.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

5:00 p.m. - 36th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). Ted Turner will receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award. 5:00 reception; 7:00 awards. Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall), located at Lincoln Center on Broadway at 65th Street. Contact: Paul Pillitteri  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:00 p.m. - American Theatre Wing Gala honoring James Earl Jones. Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue and 59th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:00 p.m. – Magazine party; 25a Magazine celebrates The Fall Issue featuring Geraldo Rivera. Four Cuts Steakhouse, 1076 First Avenue at 59th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:30 p.m. – Staged reading; Break A Leg Productions kicks off its Historically Speaking series with a staged reading of THE BROTHER. Written by John Hancock and Dorothy Tristan and based on the book by New York Times reporter Sam Roberts, “The Brother” looks at the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg from the viewpoint of Ethel's brother David Greenglass. The reading will take place on Monday, September 28 at 6:30pm at The Unity Center of New York City, 213 West 58th Street (between 7th Avenue and Broadway). Contact:  Judd Hollander & Cynthia Leathers, Bunch Of People Press & Publicity (212) 242-1648  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:30 p.m. – Staged reading; a revival reading of HILLARY: A MODERN GREEK TRAGEDY WITH A (SOMEWHAT) HAPPY ENDING by Wendy Weiner, directed by Julie Kramer; to benefit New Georges. The Five Angels Theater at The 52nd Street Project, 789 10th Avenue (between 52nd & 53rd Streets). Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:00 p.m. - Rolex presents Career Transition for Dancers’ 30th Anniversary Pearl Jubilee. Celebrities expected: honoree Shirley MacLaine; Robert Fairchild, New York City Ballet principal and the award-winning star of “An American In Paris” will perform “A Tribute To Gene Kelly”; Presenters for the Gala include: Michael Douglas, Cynthia Gregory, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The star-studded, variety retrospective will also feature performances by "All That Jazz" from CHICAGO with Bebe Neuwirth; American Ballet Theatre; Arthur Murray Dance Center, Columbus Circle; Big Apple Circus; New York Song & Dance Company; Parsons Dance; and others. Dress rehearsal is available for media coverage. Performance at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues) followed by “Supper With The Stars” at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:00 p.m. – Film premiere; rocumentary ROGER WATERS THE WALL. Celebrities expected: Roger Waters, other Pink Floyd band members and others. Ziegfeld Theatre, 141 W. 54th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:00 p.m. - Book signing and conversation: Meet Mindy Kaling. She will discuss her new book, WHY NOT ME? Barnes & Noble, Union Square, 33 E 17th St. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:00 p.m. - The Film Society of Lincoln Center 53rd New York Film Festival FREE Film Society Talks series, NYFF Live: Oscar winner Laura Poitras, whose CITIZENFOUR debuted at last year’s New York Film Festival, returns to the festival with a previews of her series Asylum and the launch of the documentary initiative Field of Vision. Poitras will be joined by her collaborators Charlotte Cook and AJ Schnack, and the trio will offer an inside look at Field of Vision, an off-shoot of editorial start-up The Intercept (the site she launched with Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill), and talk about their new company’s plans for a documentary series. Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 West 65th Street.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:30 p.m. – Play opening; new musical DADDY LONG LEGS in an open-ended run. Starring Megan McGinnis (Broadway’s Les Misérables, Side Show, Little Women) and Paul Alexander Nolan (Broadway’s Once, Jesus Christ Superstar, Doctor Zhivago) and based on the 1912 novel by Jean Webster, DADDY LONG LEGS features music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Sense and Sensibility), book by Tony Award and Olivier Award winner John Caird (Les Misérables), and direction by John Caird. Davenport Theatre, 354 West 45th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:30 p.m. – Play opening; Target Margin Theater, who last year dedicated their season to the exploration of works created by the great American novelist, poet and playwright Gertrude Stein, will launch their 2015-2016 Season with an encore presentation of “Reread Another” based on Gertrude Stein’s “Reread Another A Play To Be Played Indoors or Out I Wish to Be a School.”  Directed by David Herskovits, the three member cast will feature Clare Barron, Purva Bedi, and Ugo Chukwu. The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:30 p.m. - THE SPOKEN WORD: Jericho Brown, Marie Howe, Anis Mojgani. Two-time National Poetry Slam winner Anis Mojgani joins fellow bards Jericho Brown and New York State Poet Laureate Marie Howe, in the first of the Sheen Center's explorations of the Spoken Word. The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, 18 Bleecker Street Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:30 p.m. – Encore performance; opening play "Brush Strokes" repeats at the NY THEISPIS Theater Festival. The cast for the new musical is Joy Franz, Chuck Muckle and Hannah Seusy. The musical is written by Stephen Chinlund & Jim Semmelman; with music by Bert Draesel; and lyrics by Jim Semmelman, directed by  Kathleen O'Neill. Hudson Guild Theater, 411 West 26th Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.
 9:30 p.m. – Solo show opening; “A Punch In The Mouth” is a musical memoir full of blatant exaggerations, out-and-out lies and a for-real ghost story. It’s the adventures and misadventures of Drama Desk winner Michael Garin, who is described by director Michael Schiralli as “the love child of Groucho Marx and Noel Coward.” The title comes from the famous quote by Mike Tyson: “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Metropolitan Room, 34 W 22nd Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

9:40 p.m. – Play cast change; Celebrate Arnie Burton’s 1,000th (and final) performance in “39 Steps” with special celebratory curtain call. Photo, video, and reporter coverage available. Celebrities expected: The cast and creative team of 39 Steps including Arnie Burton, Billy Carter, Robert Petkoff, and Brittany Vicars, along with producer Doug Denoff and former 39 Steps cast members Sam Robards, Rob Breckenridge, Claire Brownell, and more. 9:40 Press Check-in outside the Union Square Theatre; 9:55 Curtain Call Photo Op; 10:00 Backstage Photo Ops. Union Square Theatre, 100 East 17th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Birthdays:  Andrew "Dice" Clay [1957], Anita Ekberg [1931], Steve Forrest [1924], Bryant Gumbel [1948], Jerry Lee Lewis [1935], Jean-Luc Ponty [1942],  Lizabeth Scott [1922], Jill Whelan [1966],  [Gene Autry, 1907; Michelangelo Antonioni, 1912, Stanley Kramer, 1913, Larry Linville, 1939; Madeline Kahn, 1942.]

7:00 a.m. – National Association for Multi-ethnicity In Communications’ 29th Annual NAMIC Convention. The L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship Program Luncheon keynote speaker is Norman Lear. Continues tomorrow. Marriott Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

*     11:00 a.m.  - AOL Build presents a conversation with Hill Harper, will talk about his new television show, “Limitless.” He is best known for his role in the CBS series, "CSI: NY".  AOL Inc., 770 Broadway. Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

12:30 p.m. - AOL Build presents a conversation with Sophia Bush to discuss her television show "Chicago PD.”AOL Inc., 770 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

*      2:00 p.m.  - AOL Build presents a conversation with Sophia Amoruso about her new Book: "#Girlboss".   AOL Inc., 770 Broadway. Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

*      3:00 p.m.  - AOL Build presents a conversation with Sean Pertwee (Alfred) about his new television show, "Gotham." AOL Inc., 770 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

3:30 p.m. - Meet the Cast: Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga, George Takei, Telly Leung and the cast of Allegiance with Director Stafford Arima, Composer Jay Kuo, Book Writer Marc Acito, and Choreographer Andrew Palermo. A first look at the new Broadway musical, Allegiance followed by one-on-one interviews with select cast members and members of the creative team. 3:30 Press Check-In; 4:00 special performance of 3 select numbers from Allegiance and photo opportunity; 4:30 One-on-one interviews; 5:30 Event Ends.  Allegiance will begin previews on October 6, 2015 ahead of a November 8, 2015 opening night. The Longacre Theatre, 220 West 48th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

5:30 p.m. - Central Park Summerstage presents: CHVRCHES with Mansionair. Rumsey Playfield, East 72nd Street and Fifth Ave, Central Park. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:00 p.m. - The AAI - Africa-America Institute’s Future Leaders Legacy Fund Awards Gala. The gala theme is “Achieving Excellence through Scholarship, Opportunity, and Innovation.” The Awards Gala will officially launch the Future Leaders Legacy Fund, a new scholarship fund. Proceeds from the Awards Gala will support the Future Leaders Legacy Fund. Expected celebrities: Danny Glover, honorary co-chair, Angelique Kidjo, Grammy Award winning singer; Somi, Rwandan Singer & Songwriter; Ambassador Alice Dear of A.M. Dear & Associates; and Nuno Santo, Global Marketing Director at Pfizer. 6:00 reception; 7:00 dinner. The annual event is held during the United Nations General Assembly, hundreds of distinguished U.S. and African leaders and top diplomats will gather for the black-tie evening affair.   583 Park Avenue. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:00 p.m. - Film Society of Lincoln Center, 53rd New York Film Festival: HBO Directors Dialogues: Jia Zhangke. From the moment he burst on the scene with Xiao Wu in the late ’90s, this artist has given us a river of films, each as pungently human but wide in scope as a Breugel canvas. His latest film, MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART, is part of the film festival. Howard Gilman Theater at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 West 65th St. Contact: David Ninh  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:30 p.m. - New York Times TIMESTALKS: Powerful women from the hit CBS television drama “Madam Secretary”: stars Téa Leoni and Tim Daly, creator and executive producer  Barbara Hall and executive producer Lori McCreary. Hear how “Madam Secretary,” which has its second season premiere Sunday, October 4, reflects on what really goes on in international diplomacy and national politics, and in everyday life. Find out from the women steering the show what happens this fall. NOTE LOCATION: Haft Auditorium at the Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W. 27th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:30 p.m. - Margo Manhattan + Evine Live Will Rock Your World at the Launch celebrating their partnership, “Awaken Your Inner Rockstar.” Legendary DJ Johnny “Danger” Stuart spins.  STUDIO 450 PENTHOUSE, 450 W 31st Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues. Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:00 p.m.- In conversation:  Sophia Amoruso, the founder and owner of Nasty Gal and Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Amy Astley. Amoruso will discuss her new book, #Girlboss. Barnes & Noble, Union Square, 33 E 17th St. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

*     7:00 p.m. - Honda Stage performance and Q&A by AWOLNATION. IHeartRadio Theater, 32 Avenue of the Americas at Walker Street.

7:30 p.m. – 92nd Street Y presents: A Fashion Icons Book Launch Event: INTERVIEW WITH CINDY CRAWFORD. Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street.  Contact: [Y] Andrew Sherman (212) 415-5693 ASherman@92y.org 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:30 p.m. – In concert; Spanish guitarist Pablo Villegas celebrates new solo album, “Americano” [Mundi]. Joe’s Pub, Joseph Papp Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – In concert; Josh Groban. Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:15 p.m. - 92nd Street Y presents: Recipe For A Great Conversation: Martha Stewart And Ruth Reichl With Peter Elliot. Buttenwieser Hall, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

9:00 p.m. – In concert; Atlas Genius, in support of their new album, “Inanimate Objects” [Warner Bros. Records]. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

*     11:00 p.m. - Susanne Bartsch, celebrating W. Jeremy's Birthday, ON TOP. Tonight: Show by JBDUBS; Special guest Hosts, Marco Ovando and Sussi; Music by Anthony Dicap and W. Jeremy. Lebain, 44 W. 13th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Birthdays:  Deborah Allen [1953], Crystal Bernard [1961], Len Cariou [1939], Angie Dickinson [1931], Fran Drescher [1957], Johnny Mathis [1935], Marilyn McCoo [1943], Eric Stoltz [1961], Victoria Tennant [1953], Elie Wiesel [1928], Barry Williams [1954]. [James Dean dies in car crash, 1955.]

9:00 a.m. – National Association for Multi-ethnicity In Communications’ 29th Annual NAMIC Convention. Today’s keynote speaker is Spike Lee. Marriott Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

12:00 noon - AOL Build presents a conversation with Cindy Crawford. AOL Inc., 770 Broadway. Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

2:00 p.m.  - AOL Build presents a conversation with Jana Kramer about her new song: "I Got The Boy".   AOL Inc., 770 Broadway. Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

5:30 p.m. – New York City Ballet Fall Gala. The event will present five ballets, each featuring original costumes by preeminent fashion designers. The pairings will include: Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins' “Thou Swell” with new costumes by Peter Copping, Creative Director of Oscar de la Renta;  Resident Choreographer Justin Peck in collaboration with Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony and Kenzo; Corps de Ballet Member Troy Schumacher in partnership with Marques'Almeida; San Francisco Ballet Corps de Ballet Member and up-and-coming choreographer Myles Thatcher joining forces with Zuhair Murad; Choreographic Associate with The National Ballet of Canada Robert Binet pairing with Hanako Maeda of ADEAM. David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center. Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:00 p.m. - Broadway Records will be holding an album release event and CD signing with Broadway's DOCTOR ZHIVAGO cast and creatives. The event will include live cast performances and a Q and A. Sardi's, 4th Floor, 234 West 44th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:30 p.m. – 56th Annual CLIO Awards, honoring the best in Advertising. Billboard and CLIO Music Top Commercial Chart Performances by X Ambassadors and Salt-N-Pepa. 6:30pm: Cocktails in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda; 8:00pm: Ceremony & Seated Dinner in the Hall of Ocean Life; After-Party to follow in the Cullman Hall of the Universe. American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:30 p.m. - Magic Bus USA 2015 Benefit Gala. Hosted by: Co-founder Georgina Chapman (Project Runway: All Stars & Gossip Girl) Arpita & Amit Bhandari, Anne Friberg & Anurag Bhargava, Julie Foudy & Ian Sawyers, Monica & Kevin Negandhi, Vijay & Ram Shriram, Ashima Narain & Matthew Spacie, and many others. Founded in India in 1999, Magic Bus operates programs in 17 states across India, with designs on expansion throughout Asia in the coming years - with a goal of having 1,000,000+ children in the program every week. To support this type of growth, registered international sustainability offices operate in the UK, US, Germany, and Singapore. The St. Regis New York, 2 East 55th Street.  Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. - New York City Center’s 12th Annual “Fall for Dance” Festival, through 10/11. Tonight’s opener: Miami City Ballet in “Allegro Brillante,” chor. George Balanchine; doug elkins choreography, etc., “Hapless Bizarre,” chor. Doug Elkins; Che Malambo, “Che Malambo,” chor. Gilles Brinas and dancers (live music). City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – Play opening; Company XIV presents their latest sensual and erotic world premiere production, CINDERELLA, a dazzling new creation based on the baroque fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Sip a libation whilst you experience a thrilling fusion of nightlife and theatre, featuring XIV’s unique blend of live opera, circus, burlesque, vaudeville, baroque dance and sumptuous design. Conceived, directed and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick. Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane between MacDougal Street and 6th Avenue. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

9:30 p.m. – In concert; “The Met to the Met” Rose Kingsley, Opera Great Turns Jazz Great with “Through the years with JOHNNY MERCER,” songs specially arranged by the Legendary Bob Corwin, son-in- law, pianist, and collaborator for Johnny Mercer. Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1

Birthdays:  Julie Andrews [1935], Rod Carew [1945], Jimmy Carter [1924], Stephen Collins [1947], Mark MacGwire [1963], Mary McFadden [1938], Esai Morales [1962], Randy Quaid [1950], Stella Stevens [1936]. [James Whitmore, 1921; Tom Bosley, 1927; Richard Harris, 1933.] [Disney World opens, 1971].

9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – Free performances; “Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity” is interview-based theatre production by Ping Chong + Company and LaGuardia Performing Arts Center exploring the diverse experiences of Muslim communities within New York City. The five young participants in Beyond Sacred vary in many ways, but share the common experience of coming of age in a post-9/11 New York City. Participants come from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and include men and women that reflect a wide range of Muslim identities, including those who have converted to Islam, those who were raised Muslim but have since left the faith, those who identify as “culturally” Muslim, and those who are observant on a daily basis. The goal of Beyond Sacred is to use theater and personal testimony to foster greater understanding among Muslim and non-Muslim communities in New York. Written by Ping Chong and Sara Zatz, with Ryan Conarro, in collaboration with: Tiffany Yasmin Abdelghani, Ferdous Dheqan, Kadin Herring, Amir Khafagy and Maha Syed. LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave. Long Island City. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

10:30 a.m. & 12:00 noon – City Parks Foundation and the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre presents seasonal sequel, “Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure.” The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, 79th Street and West Drive in Central Park. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

4:00 p.m. - AOL Build presents a conversation with Ken Jeong about his new television show: "Dr. Ken". AOL Inc., 770 Broadway. Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

5:30 p.m. – VIP/Press only preview of the Hooters 2016 Calendar. Proceeds from the sale of the 2016 Hooters Swimsuit Calendar, drink specials and other “round-up-your-check” donations will go to the annual Hooters Breast Cancer initiative. $800,000 donated for 2015. 5:30 VIP’s, 6:30 today and tomorrow, public calendar signings. Hooters, 155 West 33rd Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:00 p.m. - NYFF53 REVIVALS selection: Screening with Q&A: HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1943 20th Century Fox) with Q&A with Martin  Scorese. Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:30 p.m. – Film festival opening; “Sing Your Song” is the theme of the 10th Annual African American Film Festival (AAFF), October 1 – 4, presented by the Southampton African American Museum. The AAFF will kick-off with the East End premiere of the stage play “Martin, Malcolm and Me” by writer/director J.D. Lawrence, followed by a Q&A. Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:30 p.m. - In store performance: AUTRE NE VEUT in support of his new album, AGE OF TRANSPARENCY [Downtown Records]. Rough Trade, 64 North 9th Street, Brooklyn. Contact: Sara Casella  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:00 p.m. – Preview and press day for acclaimed documentary WE WEREN’T JUST BICYCLE THIEVES:  THE NEOREALISM - directed by Gianni Bozzacchi and narrated by Oscar® nominated/Golden Globe director and writer Carlo Lizzani.  Screening tonight and opening tomorrow at IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue at West Third Street.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:00 p.m. – Book signing; Joan Lunden signs HAD I KNOWN. Barnes & Noble Upper West Side, 2289 Broadway at 82nd Street.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:00 p.m. – Book signing; Grace Jones signs the self-contradictory I’LL NEVER WRITE MY MEMOIRS. Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 East 17th Street.   Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:30 p.m. - In comedy concert: Sinbad. Also 10/2 & 10/3 @730p & 10p. Caroline's Comedy Club, 1626 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – In concert; “Celebrating the Music of Bill Withers” featuring: Ed Sheeran, D'Angelo, Aloe Blacc, Amos Lee, Keb' Mo', Michael McDonald, Gregory Porter, Kathy Mattea, Ledisi, Dr. John, Brandford Marsalis, Jonathan Butler, Anthony Hamilton and others. Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, 881 Seventh Avenue at West 57th Street.   Contact:  Carnegie Hall public relations (212) 903-9750  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – In concert; Joe Walsh. Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – In concert; Twin Shadow, in support of his most recent album ECLIPSE and his new mixtape. Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – Dance opening; New York Theatre Ballet will perform “Legends & Visionaries 2015” from October 1-3, 2015. Each evening will include a talk entitled Between the Acts: Conversation on Dance. Thursday evening will feature Theodore S. Chapin, who will speak about Agnes de Mille, and Friday and Saturday performances will feature David Vaughan, who will speak about Merce Cunningham. Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1

Birthdays:  Julie Andrews [1935], Rod Carew [1945], Jimmy Carter [1924], Stephen Collins [1947], Mark MacGwire [1963], Mary McFadden [1938], Esai Morales [1962], Randy Quaid [1950], Stella Stevens [1936]. [James Whitmore, 1921; Tom Bosley, 1927; Richard Harris, 1933.] [Disney World opens, 1971].

9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – Free performances; “Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity” is interview-based theatre production by Ping Chong + Company and LaGuardia Performing Arts Center exploring the diverse experiences of Muslim communities within New York City. The five young participants in Beyond Sacred vary in many ways, but share the common experience of coming of age in a post-9/11 New York City. Participants come from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and include men and women that reflect a wide range of Muslim identities, including those who have converted to Islam, those who were raised Muslim but have since left the faith, those who identify as “culturally” Muslim, and those who are observant on a daily basis. The goal of Beyond Sacred is to use theater and personal testimony to foster greater understanding among Muslim and non-Muslim communities in New York. Written by Ping Chong and Sara Zatz, with Ryan Conarro, in collaboration with: Tiffany Yasmin Abdelghani, Ferdous Dheqan, Kadin Herring, Amir Khafagy and Maha Syed. LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave. Long Island City. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

10:30 a.m. & 12:00 noon – City Parks Foundation and the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre presents seasonal sequel, “Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure.” The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, 79th Street and West Drive in Central Park. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

4:00 p.m. - AOL Build presents a conversation with Ken Jeong about his new television show: "Dr. Ken". AOL Inc., 770 Broadway. Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

5:30 p.m. – VIP/Press only preview of the Hooters 2016 Calendar. Proceeds from the sale of the 2016 Hooters Swimsuit Calendar, drink specials and other “round-up-your-check” donations will go to the annual Hooters Breast Cancer initiative. $800,000 donated for 2015. 5:30 VIP’s, 6:30 today and tomorrow, public calendar signings. Hooters, 155 West 33rd Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:00 p.m. - NYFF53 REVIVALS selection: Screening with Q&A: HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1943 20th Century Fox) with Q&A with Martin  Scorese. Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:30 p.m. – Film festival opening; “Sing Your Song” is the theme of the 10th Annual African American Film Festival (AAFF), October 1 – 4, presented by the Southampton African American Museum. The AAFF will kick-off with the East End premiere of the stage play “Martin, Malcolm and Me” by writer/director J.D. Lawrence, followed by a Q&A. Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:30 p.m. - In store performance: AUTRE NE VEUT in support of his new album, AGE OF TRANSPARENCY [Downtown Records]. Rough Trade, 64 North 9th Street, Brooklyn. Contact: Sara Casella  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:00 p.m. – Preview and press day for acclaimed documentary WE WEREN’T JUST BICYCLE THIEVES:  THE NEOREALISM - directed by Gianni Bozzacchi and narrated by Oscar® nominated/Golden Globe director and writer Carlo Lizzani.  Screening tonight and opening tomorrow at IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue at West Third Street.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:00 p.m. – Book signing; Joan Lunden signs HAD I KNOWN. Barnes & Noble Upper West Side, 2289 Broadway at 82nd Street.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:00 p.m. – Book signing; Grace Jones signs the self-contradictory I’LL NEVER WRITE MY MEMOIRS. Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 East 17th Street.   Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:30 p.m. - In comedy concert: Sinbad. Also 10/2 & 10/3 @730p & 10p. Caroline's Comedy Club, 1626 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – In concert; “Celebrating the Music of Bill Withers” featuring: Ed Sheeran, D'Angelo, Aloe Blacc, Amos Lee, Keb' Mo', Michael McDonald, Gregory Porter, Kathy Mattea, Ledisi, Dr. John, Brandford Marsalis, Jonathan Butler, Anthony Hamilton and others. Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, 881 Seventh Avenue at West 57th Street.   Contact:  Carnegie Hall public relations (212) 903-9750  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – In concert; Joe Walsh. Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – In concert; Twin Shadow, in support of his most recent album ECLIPSE and his new mixtape. Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – Dance opening; New York Theatre Ballet will perform “Legends & Visionaries 2015” from October 1-3, 2015. Each evening will include a talk entitled Between the Acts: Conversation on Dance. Thursday evening will feature Theodore S. Chapin, who will speak about Agnes de Mille, and Friday and Saturday performances will feature David Vaughan, who will speak about Merce Cunningham. Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

Birthdays:  Clive Barker [1952], Avery Brooks [1949], Lorraine Bracco [1955], Donna Karan [1948], Don McLean [1945], Rex Reed [1938], Kelly Ripa [1970], Sting (Gordon Sumner) [1951], Tiffany (Tiffany Renee Darwish) [1971], Maury Wills [1932]. [Groucho Marx, 1898.] [HOLLYWOOD NEWS CALENDAR begins publication, 1987.]

2:00 p.m. - The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents Projections at the 53rd New York Film Festival. This year’s lineup, which includes 14 programs, presents an international selection of film and video work that expands upon our notions of what the moving image can do and be. Drawing on a broad range of innovative modes and techniques, including experimental narratives, avant-garde poetics, crossovers into documentary and ethnographic realms, and contemporary art practices, Projections brings together a diverse offering of short, medium, and feature-length work by some of today’s most vital and groundbreaking filmmakers and artists. Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 West 65th Street. Contact: David Ninh  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

2:00 p.m.  - AOL Build presents a conversation with Ondi Timoner to discuss her new film, "Brand: A Second Coming." AOL Inc., 770 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

3:00 p.m.  - AOL Build presents a conversation with Clinton Kelly to discuss his new cable show, "Love At First Swipe." AOL Inc., 770 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

*     7:00 p.m. – Book party; Prohibition Productions presents THE SALON: Playboy Swings, an exclusive 1960's Antique Cocktail Party, celebrating the sophistication of the 1960's with live music, DJs, classic burlesque, bunnies, and antique cocktails, in honor of the book release of "PLAYBOY SWINGS: How Hugh Hefner and Playboy Changed the Face of Music" by Patty Farmer and Will Friedwald. The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South. Contact: Patrick Soluri / Prohibition Productions (The Salon)  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

7:30 p.m. – Neighborhood Concert: La Chiva Gantiva. Founded by Colombian ex-pats, this energetic Brussels-based group combines the musical traditions of Colombia with funk and rock to create irresistible, festive, and carnival-like melodies. Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – In concert; Hip Hop Hall of Fame Presents the Second Annual Legends Of The Fall, featuring Epmd, Rakim, Biz Markie, Doug E. Fresh, Lost Boyz, Mister Cheeks, Rob Base, Onyx, Black Sheep. The NYCB Theatre At Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – In concert; Maritime, in support of their forthcoming new album, “Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones” (Dangerbird Records). Rough Trade, 64 N. 9th St., Brooklyn. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

9:30 p.m. – New York Film Festival presents a preview screening of the HBO feature documentary VERY SEMI-SERIOUS : A PARTIALLY THOROUGH PORTRAIT OF NEW YORKER CARTOONISTS, followed by a conversation with New Yorker Cartoonists LIANA FINCH, EMILY FLAKE, MORT GERBERG, and New Yorker Cartoon Editor ROBERT MANKOFF. Moderated by Cartoonish ROZ CHAST. Directors Guild Theatre, 110 W. 57th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

Birthdays:  Lindsay Buckingham [Fleetwood Mac] [1947], Neve Campbell [1973], Pamela Hensley [1950], Tommy Lee [1962], Jack Wagner [1959]; George Wein [1925]. [Madlyn Rhue, 1934; Stevie Ray Vaughan, 1954.]

8:00 a.m. – New York Press Club 23rd Annual Conference on Journalism, all day. Celebrities expected: keynote speaker Mo Rocca and many others.  New York University - Kimmel Center, West 4th Street and LaGuardia Place Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

11:00 a.m. - LC Kids Artists at the Atrium presents Acopladitos. This Brooklyn-based band blends curious electronic and folk instruments with original songs in Spanish in an interactive musical experience for the entire family. David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage, Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Streets. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

3:30 & 5:00 p.m. - Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America presents MADArt Creative in “Inner Reaches: An Early Understanding.” Seward Park, Essex Street / Canal Street / E. Broadway, Chinatown. Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

5:00 p.m. – In concert; Jline, with performances by Girl Nowhere, Moriah Skye and Jade Zabric, Kimberly Simmons, Blakk V and guests. Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

6:00 p.m. - NYFF53 Centerpiece Gala selection: “Steve Jobs.” Celebrities expected: from the film, Danny Boyle (Director/Producer), Aaron Sorkin (Screenwriter), Michael Fassbender (Actor), Kate Winslet (Actress), Seth Rogen (Actor), Jeff Daniels (Actor), Michael Stuhlbarg (Actor), Katherine Waterston (Actress), Perla Haney-Jardine (Actress), Sarah Snook (Actress), Adam Shapiro (Actor); plus Walter Isaacson (Author of the book “Steve Jobs”), Film Society execs and others. Alice Tully Hall, 144 W. 65th Street, south side. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. - In concert: Art Garfunkel: At Last. One night only. Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium, Perelman Stage, 881 Seventh Avenue. Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – In concert; Russell Peters, tonight and tomorrow. The NYCB Theatre At Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – In concert; ONE OK ROCK “35xxxv” NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2015. Best Buy Theater Times Square, 1515 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – Play opening; “The Chairs” by Eugene Ionesco, translated by Rob Melrose, directed by Hal Brooks. Pearl Theatre, 555 W. 42nd Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:00 p.m. – Play opening; Nylon Fusion Theatre Company presents World Premiere of "Comes A Faery" by James McLindon, directed by Shaun Peknic. A little girl whose Army mom has been deployed overseas is visited by a cantankerous leprechaun. Has he come to keep the lonely child company...or to steal her soul? It's not certain if this playmate is imaginary or real, but it's certain that the imp is coaching the girl to manipulate with troubling behavior so her mother will have to return. The New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street. Contact:  Jonathan Slaff (212) 924-0496  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

8:15 p.m. – Play opening; One Year Lease Theater Company presents PLEASE EXCUSE MY DEAR AUNT SALLY, by Kevin Armento, directed by Ianthe Demos. Movement Direction by Natalie Lomonte, music by Estelle Bajou. Featuring Danny Bernardy, Sarah-Jane Casey, Nick Flint, Christina Bennett Lind, and Ethan Slater. In an incredible coming of age story, an affair between a high school math teacher and her fifteen year-old student is told through interactions with the student's cell phone. Theater B, 59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street between Park and Madison Avenues.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

TALENT OPPORTUNITIES

11/6 – “Bark Bash: Behind the Mask” masquerade gala to benefit Big Dog Ranch Rescue, the largest no-kill dog rescue in the southeastern United States. Jupiter, Florida; they offer A to B+ list names, two first class tickets and two complimentary nights at Jupiter Beach Resort as well as transportation to and from the airport. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY

Bad Boy / Interscope Recording Artist MACHINE GUN KELLY will be in NYC on 10/15 and 10/16 to chat about newest album release GENERAL ADMISSION which comes out on Friday 10/16.  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

FOR FUTURE PLANNING

10/20 – Film premiere; BURNT [Weinstein Company]. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

10/28 – TV premiere; ASH VS. EVIL DEAD [STARZ]. Contact:  Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

11/5 - Keep A Child Alive (KCA) 2015 Black Ball, with Alicia Keys. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

11/15 - New York Stage and Film Winter Gala. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.

11/16 - The York Theatre Company will honor Broadway and Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury with the 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555.
 
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