Coming Up at Paley Center NY: Costello, Magical Mystery Tour, Tribute Concert to Hamlisch and More


The Paley Center for Media in New York City has an extensive lineup for the upcoming months - including exclusive premieres, tribute concerts, Q&As, and more! The full, detailed listings are below.

The Beatles Restored Magical Mystery Tour
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
6:30 pm ET
New York

Elvis Costello
Stevie Van Zandt
Jonathan Clyde, Apple Films
Tony Gilroy, Director/Screenwriter
Moderator Bill Flanagan
This long-out-of-print film, which was not broadcast in the U.S. on its release in 1967, is unique in that it was conceived and directed by the Beatles. In fact, few people have ever seen it in its entirety. The Paley Center, in association with Apple Films, is pleased to host a special screening of the newly restored film, now with a remixed soundtrack. It was considered confusing and disjointed by many of the older generation of fans when it was originally seen on British television at Christmas in 1967, but, 45 years later, this experimental film with a loose narrative is now considered way ahead of its time. Magical Mystery Tour features classic songs "I Am The Walrus," "The Fool on the Hill," "Blue Jay Way," and "Your Mother Should Know," as well as the catchy title track. After the screening a panel of illustrious artists will discuss the enduring legacy of the film and its importance in the Beatles canon.

PALEY100: What I Did For Love: The Music and Life of Marvin Hamlisch
Sunday, October 28, 2012
New York
Lucie Arnaz
KLea Blackhurst
Malcolm Gets
J. Mark McVey
Lesley Gore
Donna McKechnie
Marisa McGowan
and many more
Music Director: Mark Hummel
6:00 pm Reception
6:30 pm Program and Performance

An evening originally conceived by Marvin Hamlisch as a retrospective on his work, will now allow us all to pay tribute to his inspiring work and brilliant career. Stars of stage and screen will perform and also reflect on working with Hamlisch and his iconic impact on media, particularly in the field of television and film. Marvin’s wife Terre Blair Hamlisch has aided the Paley in crafting this singular salute, as newly contributed and rarely seen footage will enhance our archives through the creation of a bittersweet, but valuable and eternal, Marvin Hamlisch Collection.
This is a private event for Paley100 patrons and special guests. If you are interested in attending please email for more information.

Poking and Jabbing: Writing Political Comedy in an Age of Discord
Monday, October 29, 2012
7:00 pm ET
New York
Lewis Black
Jessi Klein
W. Kamau Bell
Time change: 7:00 pm
“Late at Night, Comedy Gets Pointed and Political,” the New York Times announced in a recent article, asserting that today’s intensely polarized political culture has redefined late-night television comedy. That’s where we come in: One week before the presidential election, the Paley Center and the Writers Guild of America East have formed a winning ticket, assembling this dynamic panel of topical comedians for a provocative, insightful, and sometimes just downright hilarious look at the state of political comedy in 2012 America.

Digitally Remastered Classic Doctor Who Screenings: The Tomb of the Cybermen
Saturday, October 27, 2012
1:00 pm ET
New York<

Travel with us through time and space as The Paley Center for Media and BBC Home Entertainment present this special series of classic Doctor Who screenings on the last Saturday of each month from June to October 2012. These screenings will feature the digitally remastered episodes in the best way: on the big screen, with big sound, and theDoctor Who community.
And we also have Doctor Who trivia with the chance to win DVDs and more from BBC Home Entertainment.

Oddly Familiar: A Ben Stiller Show Reunion
Saturday, November 10, 2012
6:30 pm ET
New York
Judd Apatow
Rob Cohen
Andy Dick
Janeane Garofalo
Jeff Kahn
Bob Odenkirk
Ben Stiller
The Paley Center for Media and The New York Comedy Festival present a twentieth anniversary reunion of the late great Ben Stiller Show, one of our favorite expressions of the art of sketch comedy and sources of hilarious Bruce Springsteen impressions. We will discuss the production, reception, and influence of the show with members of the absurdly accomplished cast and creative team, but we should probably warn you that Manson will likely be underfoot again.
In association with The New York Comedy Festival

Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in' Christmas
Friday, November 9, 2012
6:00 pm ET
New York
Denis Leary
Moderator: Kate Snow, Correspondent, Rock Center with BrIan Williams
"Old St. Nick's got bourbon breath/It's so cold you could catch your death/A cop sold me some crystal meth/It's a Merry F#%$in' Christmas."
So begins Denis Leary's irreverent, in-your-face holiday song "Merry F#%$in' Christmas"—the title track to his classic Christmas album and title of Comedy Central's annually aired holiday TV special. And now, with brand-new verses and original stop-motion-animation art, the dirty ditty is transformed into a classic children's picture book for adults that promises to warm everyone's spirits with a buttload of holiday cheer!
In association with The New York Comedy Festival