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Louis-Dreyfus, Cusack, Nichols and More at NY Times TimesTalks

GOLDEN GLOBE, EMMY AND SAG AWARD WINNING ACTRESS JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS

AWARD WINNING ACTOR-WRITER-PRODUCER JOHN CUSACK

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHORS
MARTIN AMIS           MARGARET ATWOOD        E.L.DOCTOROW

OSCAR, EMMY, TONY AND GRAMMY AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR MIKE NICHOLS

MULTIPLE GRAMMY AWARD WINNING SINGER ALANIS MORISSETTE

ARE AMONG THOSE SCHEDULED TO APPEAR THIS SPRING AT
NEW YORK TIMES TIMESTALKS AT THE TIMESCENTER

In the coming weeks, some of the brightest names in film, television, literature and popular music will sit down with New York Times journalists for TimesTalks events at TheTimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street, New York City.

{module ad_left_body}Participants include Golden Globe-Emmy- and SAG award-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus; award-winning actor-writer-producer John Cusack; internationally acclaimed authors Martin Amis, Margaret Atwood, and E.L. Doctorow; Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy award winning director Mike Nichols; and multiple Grammy Award winning singer Alanis Morissette.

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 6:30-8PM
A CONVERSATION WITH JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS
The Golden Globe-, Emmy- and SAG award-winning actress—best-known as Elaine on “Seinfeld” and Christine on “The New Adventures of Old Christine” – is now the new Vice President of the United States in the HBO series “Veep,” premiering April 22. Hear her talk with New York Times television reporter Bill Carter about her career and the new series, which she is also producing. Tickets are $30 plus a service fee.
TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 6:30 - 8PM
A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN CUSACK
The award-winning actor-writer-producer talks about challenging roles and writing and producing films, with New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff. In his latest performance, the filmmaker brings to life Edgar Allan Poe, great American author of the macabre, in “The Raven,” the new gothic thriller. Tickets are $30 plus a service fee.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 6:30-8PM
LITERARY VOICES: MARGARET ATWOOD, E.L. DOCTOROW & MARTIN AMIS
Don’t miss these internationally acclaimed authors in conversation with A.O. Scott of The New York Times: Martin Amis (“The Pregnant Widow” and the upcoming “Lionel Asbo: The Sate of England”), Margaret Atwood (“The Blind Assassin,” “The Year of the Flood”) and E.L. Doctorow (“Ragtime,” “Homer & Langley”). Their original essays about literature and world affairs will appear in the New York Times Sunday Review the same week. In collaboration with PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. Tickets are $30 plus a service fee.
MONDAY, MAY 7, 6:30-8PM
A CONVERSATION WITH MIKE NICHOLS
Hear Mike Nichols—one of very few people ever to score the grand slam of major American entertainment awards, an Oscar, four Emmys, eight Tonys and a Grammy—talk about directing his current Broadway play, Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” and his career on stage and screen. Mr. Nichols directed, among others, the Broadway plays “Barefoot in the Park,” “The Odd Couple,” “The Real Thing” and “Spamalot”; the award-winning TV series “Angels in America”; and some of the most iconic films in American cinema, including “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” “The Graduate,” “Catch 22,” “Carnal Knowledge” and “Silkwood.” Tickets are $35 plus a service fee.
TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 6:30-8PM
ALANIS MORISSETTE TALKS WITH JON PARELES
Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette talks with The New York Times chief pop music critic, Jon Pareles, about her music and her eighth album, to be released in June. Catch her in New York before her tour of Europe and the UK this summer. Tickets are $30 plus a service fee.

For additional information or to purchase advance tickets please call: 1.888.NYT.1870 or visit www.TimesTalks.com.

About TimesTalks

For 14 years, TimesTalks events have been evoking intelligent and entertaining conversations among some of the world’s most engaging speakers. TimesTalks was created in 1998 to help enhance relationships with existing readers, who would be able to see and hear from the faces behind the bylines, and to introduce new readers to these talented journalists. TimesTalks brings members of The Times’s prize-winning editing, reporting and writing staff together with today’s most celebrated talents and thinkers in thought-provoking and entertaining discussions. As wide-ranging and diverse as The Times and its readers throughout the world, TimesTalks has been designed to speak to many interests in a range of categories.