SOLD OUT Special Event: James Lapine’s FALSETTOS

| 2016-2017 | | , , , ,
Directed by James Lapine

Tuesday August 08, 2017
Thursday August 10, 2017


General Admission $30, MVFS Members $25 (Benefit, all proceeds go towards the Film Center year-round programming of theater, ballet, etc)
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by James Lapine

Starring: Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Anthony Rosenthal, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz, and Betsy Wolfe.


We are very excited to host James Lapine and his musical FALSETTOS captured live from Lincoln Center with special commentary afterwards by its creator, James Lapine.

Join us in our lobby starting at 6:45PM for a reception and live music. 

Mr. Lapine is generously allowing us to use the proceeds from the performance as a fund-raiser for the MV Film Society allowing us to sustain our year-round programming of cultural events such as theater, opera, musical concerts at the Film Center. 

FALSETTOS is the story of a large, eccentric, and dysfunctional — but loving — Jewish family in New York at the end of the 1970s. Initially, Marvin seems blessed with the perfect family. He has a caring wife, Trina and a young son, Jason. Nevertheless, the family is soon broken apart, when bisexual Marvin leaves Trina for a man called Whizzer. Trina, meanwhile, ends up romantically involved with the family psychiatrist, Mendel. All the while, their son, Jason, is stuck in the middle. Included in the mix are a lesbian, Dr. Charlotte and Cordelia. When Marvin’s lover, Whizzer, is diagnosed with AIDS, the entire family — non-traditional as it may be — must put aside their issues and come together.


James Lapine is an American stage director, filmmaker, playwright, screenwriter, and librettist. He has been nominated for twelve Tony Awards winning on three occasions and has received five Drama Desk Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2011, he was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame and in 2015 was the recipient of the Mr. Abbott Award presented by the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers for a lifetime of exceptional achievement in the theater.

Before the showing of FALSETTOS, there will be a reception in our lobby.  After the performance, a Q&A with James when audience members can ask him questions about this hit musical.



Hollywood Reporter Review of Musical

"An exceptional production of a perfect musical!"

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 27. 2016

Nominated for 5 Tony Awards!

Best Musical Revival
Best Actor - Christian Borle
Best Featured Actress - Stephanie J. Block
Best Featured Actor - Andrew Rannells
Best Featured Actor - Brandon Uranowitz

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