Kicks Off Noël Coward Festival Palm Beach
At Conversation with Barry Day
(Palm Beach, FL – March 11, 2014) The popular series CULTURE & COCKTAILS, hosted by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, recently attracted more than 70 supporters to The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach for the fourth "Conversation"
The topic was I LIKE AMERICA: Noël Coward in the U.S.A., and the conversation was between Barry Day, author of The Letters of Noël Coward, andWilliam Hayes, Producing Artistic Director of Palm Beach Dramaworks.
Why Noël Coward now? Why is he increasingly revived when so many of his contemporaries have faded? Why do his classic comedies like Private Lives andBlithe Spirit remain among the most frequently produced plays in the world, more than 70 years after they were first staged?
These were the questions posed by Mr. Day, and then answered by him with a series of delightful anecdotes, familiar songs and rare film clips featuring Coward with such theatrical luminaries as the Lunts, Gertrude Lawrence and Mary Martin.
The final CULTURE & COCKTAILS of this season will be held at The Colony Hotel Pavilion on Monday, April 7. The topic will be CULTURAL ENTREPRENEUR, a conversation with Milton Maltz, the founder of Malrite Communications Group, which operated radio and TV stations from New York to California.
A major backer of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Cleveland, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Mr. Maltz will be interviewed by Beth Neuhoff, President and CEO of Neuhoff Communications, a broadcast company serving small and mid-size communities.
Admission to this season’s final CULTURE & COCKTAILS program is $50 per person, and free for members of the Cultural Council ($250 level and above). All proceeds go to support artist programs of the nonprofit Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m., with registration and cocktails from 5 to 5:45 p.m., and the “Conversation”
The 2013-2014 season of CULTURE & COCKTAILS is generously sponsored by The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation; The Roe Green Foundation, Roe Green, Founder; The Palm Beach Post and The Palm Beach Daily News, and PR-BS, a Boca-based public relations firm.
About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County:
The Cultural Council is Palm Beach County's official arts agency and serves non-profit cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county. The Cultural Council's responsibilities include marketing the county's cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administering grants to organizations and artists, expanding arts and cultural education opportunities, advocating for funding and arts-friendly policies, and serving cultural organizations and artists through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences. For more information, please visit www.palmbeachculture.com or call 561.471.2901.
Admission to the Cultural Council’s galleries, Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Information Center and Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays.
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