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Oblong Books & Music Present “An Afternoon with Alan Cumming”
 

09-28-2016
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— Legendary performer Alan Cumming will talk with WAMC’s Joe Donahue about his new collection of photographs accompanied by autobiographical essays, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures (Rizzoli, New York), in which the actor, singer, writer, and man-about-town shares wildly entertaining real-life stories of louche late-night parties, backstage anecdotes, life in LA and New York, cross-country road trips with his beloved dog, Honey, and poignant memories of his life, loves, family, fellow actors, and friends. The event takes place on Sunday, October 16 at 3 p.m. in the Sosnoff Theater. Tickets are $37 and include one copy of You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures. Additional information and tickets are available at fishercenter.bard.edu or by calling the box office at 845-758-7900.
 
Described by Time magazine as one of the most fun people in show business, Cumming is a genuine triple-threat as a successful stage, television, and film star whose roles and performances reflect his authentic exuberance, sophisticated wit, and winsome-yet-devilish charm.

Hear about encounters that only Cumming could experience, from awkwardly entertaining Elizabeth Taylor at Carrie Fisher’s birthday party, to discussing love and sex with Gore Vidal, to making a friend’s dream come true by snapping a photo of him with Oprah—a story that also reveals the source of the book’s title. After the interview portion of this event, Cumming will entertain questions from the audience, followed by a book signing.
 
“An Afternoon with Alan Cumming” with WAMC’s Joe Donahue, in a talk about his new book, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures (Rizzoli, New York). Sunday, October 16 at 3 p.m. in the Sosnoff Theater. Tickets are $37 and include one copy of the book. Additional information and tickets are available at fishercenter.bard.edu or by calling the box office at 845-758-7900.
 
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Named for the late Richard B. Fisher, former chair of Bard’s Board of Trustees, the Fisher Center has become an influential force in performing arts programming, earning critical acclaim for innovative productions of opera, orchestral, chamber, dance, and theater programs. The Center was designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry and distinguished acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota, and has received international praise for its breathtaking architecture and superb sound.
Each summer the Fisher Center presents the Bard SummerScape festival, seven weeks of performing arts programs reflecting the life and times of the featured composer of the esteemed Bard Music Festival, now celebrating its 27th year. Fall and spring seasons include original productions, special one-night-only concerts, and touring artists from around the globe.
The Fisher Center is home to the Bard College Theater & Performance and Dance Programs, providing students access to exceptional theater facilities and opportunities to work with professional directors and dramaturges on publicly attended productions throughout the year. The Bard College Conservatory of Music and Bard College Music Program stage regular orchestral and chamber concerts.

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This event was last updated on 09-28-2016

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