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From: "Paller, Rebecca"
Associate Curator | The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street, New York, NY 10019 | paleycenter.org
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Special 2/25 Free Screening of Carlisle Floyd’s “Willie Stark” at the Paley Center
The Paley Center for Media in New York City will screen the complete 1981 PBS Great Performances telecast of Willie Stark starring Timothy Nolen on Saturday, February 25, from 1 to 3:30 pm.
The Houston Grand Opera production of Carlisle Floyd’s opera was directed by Harold Prince and conducted by John DeMain. Based on the 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren, the opera, set in the South during the Depression, portrays the final days in the life of Governor Willie Stark (Nolen), a charismatic, corrupt politician who is in danger of being impeached. The cast also includes Alan Kays as Jack, Jan Curtis as Sadie, Julia Conwell as Anne, Don Garrard as Judge Burden, and Robert Moulson as Sugar Boy. Willie Stark was designed by Eugene Lee and directed for television by Brian Large.
The telecast, which is not available commercially, includes filmed interviews with Carlisle Floyd and Harold Prince.
Composer-librettist Carlisle Floyd will attend the Paley Center screening. He is in New York this week for the local premiere of his new opera, Prince of Players, produced by Little Opera Theater of New York at Hunter College's Kaye Playhouse (February 23 to 26).
Admission to the Paley Center screening of Willie Stark is free.
The Paley Center is located at 25 West 52nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. For more information, call (212) 621-6600.