Opening night of the Rose - July 11, 1992 - was the first and only time that I've worn a tuxedo, and I remember driving to Silverdale the following morning to return it. It was a grand evening twenty-five years ago, and our anniversary event this past Tuesday was equally meaningful because of the presence of screenwriter/director Robin Swicord. She's intelligent, articulate, well-grounded, a gifted filmmaker, and her new film - WAKEFIELD - reflects that. She'll be returning to the Rose for another film event, so be on the lookout for news regarding that.
The curious synchronicity that often happens between films at the Rose always delights me. And the one beginning tomorrow is truly unique. WAKEFIELD, directed by Ms. Swicord, opens in the Rosebud, while opening in the Rose will be the new hit comedy THE BIG SICK, starring her daughter Zoe Kazan. WAKEFIELD is a great, intriguing drama, with wonderful performances from Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner, and THE BIG SICK is "A joyous, generous-hearted romantic comedy." -The New York Times. "The funniest date movie of 2017." - Rolling Stone
Today is the last day to catch BABY DRIVER and THE BEGUILED. BEATRIZ AT DINNER moves downstairs to the Rosebud tomorrow, 7/14.
SALOME, from the National Theatre of London plays Sunday at 11:00 a.m., and next Saturday (7/22) at the same time.
Tickets for the 2017/2018 Metropolitan Opera season go on sale to Met members only, and only at the box office, beginning at 3:30 today. Tickets go on sale to the general public next Wednesday, July 19, both online and at the box office, beginning at 12:30.
See you at the Rose, and the Starlight Room