The Rubin Laura
Introduced by Michael Mayer
1944, Otto Preminger, USA, 88 min.
Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews and Clifton Webb
Free ticket with a $7 bar minimum.
Tickets are available for pick-up after 6:45 p.m. at the will call table in the K2 Lounge (limited capacity).
Did You Know?
- The four stars of the film, Gene Tierney, Judith Anderson, Dana Andrews and Vincent Price all died within three years of one another.
- One cut of the film featured a musical number by Vincent Price. Twentieth Century-Fox planted many news headlines about Price’s career, even referring to him as “the next Perry Como”, but the career never happened.
- The theme song for the film was originally called “Judy,” and written about Judy Garland.
About the Speaker
Michael Mayer made his Metropolitan Opera debut last season with a celebrated new production of Rigoletto. He was most recently represented on Broadway with On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Everyday Rapture, and American Idiot (for which he won the Drama Desk Award for Direction). He received the 2007 Tony Award, as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his production of Spring Awakening, which also played in London, Vienna, Tokyo, and Seoul. His other Broadway credits include: Side Man (Tony Award/Best Play); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award/Best Musical); A View from the Bridge (Tony Award/Best Rivival); Uncle Vanya; ‘night, Mother; After the Fall; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; and Triumph of Love. Feature films: A Home at the End of the World and Flicka; Television credits include: Smash (Pilot). Upcoming projects include: Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris, A Brooklyn Superheroes Musical, the next leg of the American Idiot National Tour, and Alpha House for Amazon.com.