Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey, and More to Attend Premiere Screening of MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
Mozart in the Jungle draws back the curtain at the New York Symphony, where artistic dedication and creativity collide with mind games, politicking and survival instincts. Based on the critically acclaimed memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music by Blair Tindall, the series is seen through the eyes of a young oboist, Hailey (Kirke), who tries to navigate through the egos and eccentricities of a world renowned orchestra, and new conductor Rodrigo (Bernal), an enfant terrible whose PASSION for music threatens the plans of the orchestra's old guard.
That old guard is represented by Thomas (McDowell), the reluctantly outgoing conductor, and GLORIA (Peters), the chairwoman of the board, who wonder what they have wrought by bringing Rodrigo into the fold. The musicians themselves, a colorful family of disparate personalities, are struggling to deal with this new regime. Along with her friends Alex (Vack), a dancer on the brink of success, Cynthia (Burrows), a worldly cellist, and Lizzie (Dunne), a world class partier, Hailey searches for what it means to dedicate your life to music. The series is written by Oscar-nominee Roman Coppola, actor and musician Jason Schwartzman, Tony-nominated writer and director Alex Timbers, and Oscar nominee Paul Weitz.
Talent expected to walk the red carpet include:
§ Gael Garcia Bernal (Rosewater)
§ Malcolm McDowell (The Mentalist)
§ Bernadette Peters (Smash, Broadway legend)
§ Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom)
§ Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited)
§ Saffron Burrows (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
§ Lola Kirke (Gone Girl)
§ Sofia Coppola (Somewhere)
§ Opera conductor/composer Anton Coppola
§ Joel Grey (Anything Goes, Cabaret)
§ Marc Coppola (The Bling Ring)
§ Hannah Dunne (Frances Ha)
§ Peter Vack (I Just Want My Pants Back)
§ Paul Weitz (About a Boy)
§ John Strauss (There's Something About Mary)
§ Author of the memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music, Blair Tindall
§ Garry Trudeau (Alpha House)
§ Jonathan Alter (Alpha House)
§ Elliott Webb (Alpha House)
§ Ralph Macchio (Karate Kid)
§ Mickey Sumner (Frances Ha)
§ Andrew Rannells (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Girls)
§ Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music)
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