Alan Rickman, Michael Shannon Set for New York Times Arts & Leisure Weekend, 1/5-8

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Alan Rickman, Michael Shannon Set for New York Times Arts & Leisure Weekend, 1/5-8

The New York Times will hold its 11th annual Arts & Leisure Weekend on Jan. 5 to 8, 2012. The Times's signature event is a four-day celebration of the arts featuring TimesTalks interviews between New York Times journalists and celebrated guests from film, media, music, television and theater.

This year's lineup will include the rock musician Chris Cornell; best-selling author Patricia Cornwell; Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross; Grammy Award-winning record producer Clive Davis; creative director and author Simon Doonan; composer and musician Philip Glass; from the celebrated CBS drama "The Good Wife," Emmy Award-winner Julianna Margulies with Christine Baranski, Josh Charles and the show's creators, Robert and Michelle King; Grammy Award-winning bluegrass-country artist Alison Krauss; the "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan; Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris; award-winning actor Alan Rickman; collaborators on the award-winning film "50/50" Seth Rogen and Will Reiser; Oscar-nominated film, television and stage actor Michael Shannon; the star of TV's "Saturday Night Live" and the film "Bridesmaids," Kristen Wiig with the film's director Paul Feig.

The following TimesTalks events will be of particular interest to theater enthusiasts:

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 12-11:15 A.M.
Alan Rickman
The award-winning actor and director is currently starring on stage in "Seminar" on Broadway and on film as Professor Severus Snape in the latest Harry Potter film.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 4-5:15 P.M.
Michael Shannon
See the Oscar-nominated film, television and stage actor, also known for his work in TV's "Boardwalk Empire."

For additional information or to purchase advance tickets, which are $30 for each interview plus a service fee, please call: 1.888.NYT.1870 or visit http://www.artsandleisureweekend.com. All TimesTalks are held at The TimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street, New York City.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/WM Photos

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