Film Screening: The Ballad of Little Jo
Friday, May 5 at 7pm
Join us for a screening of Maggie Greenwald's 1993 film that inspired our musical, THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO. Hear from the production's creative team on how they translated this story from screen to stage by capturing pivotal moments and emotions through song. FREE! Click here to reserve online.
PAST FILM SCREENINGS:
FILM SCREENING: The Walk (2015)
Thursday, February 18 at 7pm
Join us for a unique opportunity to meet and interact with two professional tight wire walkers, Justin Provoncha and Dave Gillies from the Funicular Circus. They will introduce our film screening of “The Walk” and tell us about their adventures designing, installing, and walking the Long Wire in extraordinary places around the world. Justin will also explain his involvement with the cast of "Ropes" by coaching them on the techniques and body movements of professional tight rope walkers to reenact in our production. "The Walk" looks at tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) daring high-wire routine between New York City’s World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in 1974—an act some consider “the artistic crime of the century.” FREE!
MOVIE NIGHT with Michael Urie and Friends
Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:30pm
Step into our exclusive VIP Lounge for a gab session and screening of the 90’s classic The Birdcage! Our host for this unique evening will be actor Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), who plays Hysterium in our production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. As a nod to his Logo television show, Cocktails & Classics, Michael and select cast members of Forum will be on our couch sharing fun facts and trivia about The Birdcage, love for Stephen Sondheim, and some dish on the backstage antics that are taking place right here in Red Bank. Includes: Movie screening, light bites, drinks and priceless chatter with some of Broadway’s biggest stars. You’ll also have a chance to win tickets to the closing performance of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and access to the official backstage toast with the cast and crew.
PBS’s Great Performances: SONDHEIM! THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT
Friday, October 9 at 7:30pm
In advance of Two River Theater’s production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", we invite you to join us for a very special evening of song from one of musical theater’s most celebrated and influential artists. 2010 marked the 80th birthday of master composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Described by The New York Times as "now the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theater," some of Sondheim’s best-known works (besides "Forum") include: "Into the Woods", "Sweeney Todd" and "Company". He also wrote the lyrics for "West Side Story" and "Gypsy". To celebrate this milestone birthday, Broadway luminaries including Bernadette Peters, Mandy Patinkin, and Audra McDonald gathered to perform some of his greatest songs, backed by the New York Philharmonic. Join us for a screening of the concert film followed by a Q + A with its director Lonny Price, who originated the role of Charley Kringas in Sondheim’s "Merrily We Roll Along".
August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand
Wednesday, August 19 at 7:30pm
How did a bullied high school dropout raised in poverty in Pittsburgh’s Hill District become one of America’s greatest playwrights? This documentary uses previously unseen materials, interviews with theatrical luminaries, and dramatic readings to get an inside look at the life of Tony and Pulitzer Prize - winning playwright August Wilson with this celebrated documentary from THIRTEEN’s American Masters series and WQED.
Lackawanna Blues by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Friday, March 13 at 8:00pm
This acclaimed film tells the true story of Ruben Santiago-Hudson, director of August Wilson’s Jitney, Two Trains Running and his own upcoming world-premiere dramaYour Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine at Two River Theater. Based on his “tour de force” (New York Times) one-man show, the film tells of Ruben’s life and the surrogate family he found as a young boygrowing up in a boarding house in 1960’s Lackawanna, New York.S. Epatha Merkerson (winner of the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Emmy Awards for her work in the movie) leads an all-star cast including Jimmy Smits, Terrence Howard, Liev Schreiber, Mos Def and many more.