Posted in TV | books | music on September 20, 2011

by Klaus Kinski

Arrested Development

If you like music, comedy, literacy, food, eyeglasses, politics, small vintage leather messenger bags, journalism, the literati, people taking notes, men who sit with their legs crossed a little too tightly, and Molskine journals, then I bet you were all over BV's recent post about the 2011 New Yorker Festival which features events taking place all over the city from September 30th through October 2nd, 2011. At least, I hope you were all over it because tickets for a majority of the events semi-sold-out shortly after they went on-sale on September 9th. I say "semi-sold-out" because, well, there are actually a few opportunities to get tix between now and showtime. According to The New Yorker Festival website:

Friday, September 30th, at SVA Theatre: Ten per cent of tickets to all events will be available at the theatre, at 333 West 23rd Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues). Tickets will be sold on Friday, September 30th, from 12 noon to 4 P.M. First come, first served.

At the door: A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door to each event one hour before start time, with the exception of Morning at the Frick, Come Hungry, the Cartoon Caption Game, Beyond Words, High on the Hog, Inside the Artist's Studio, and Sunset on Spruce. First come, first served. Cash only.

I sure hope the above ticket scenario holds true, because the New Yorker Festival peeps have added another, absolutely jaw-dropping, event, which though not on sale yet, will surely sell right out. It is: An ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT REUNION!! Did you just shart? Oh man, when I heard I did too. Not a big deal buddy!
On Sunday, October 2nd, Nancy Franklin will moderate an exclusive "Bluth family reunion" panel, featuring the creator of "Arrested Development," Mitchell Hurwitz, and the cast: Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cross, Portia de Rossi, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walter.

The event will take place at Acura at SIR Stage37 (408 West 37th Street) at 4 P.M. Tickets are $30 and will go on sale here beginning at noon E.T. on Wednesday, September 21st.

Swoon. So now, besides Radiohead, I have yet another show to worry about not getting tickets to.

In other Arrested Development-related news, Alia Shawkat, famous for her role as Mae "Maeby" Fünke, has been moonlighting as a jazz vocalist. On Thursday September 22nd 2011, Alia makes her debut as a jazz vocalist when she hits the stage at Littlefield in Brooklyn. Supercute! opens. Tickets are on sale now!

Complete New Yorker Fest schedule below...

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30th, 2011

FICTION NIGHT / DISCUSSIONS AMONG WRITERS
The Dark Side
With T. Coraghessan Boyle, Joyce Carol Oates, and George Saunders. Moderated by Deborah Treisman.
Sold Out | Streaming Video
7 P.M. SVA Theatre 2
333 West 23rd Street ($27)

War
With Chang-rae Lee, Tim O'Brien, and ZZ Packer. Moderated by Cressida Leyshon.
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7 P.M. (Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street ($27)
(Please note: You must be 21 to be admitted to this venue.)

Writing About America
With Junot Díaz, Jennifer Egan, and Yiyun Li. Moderated by Lee Ellis.
Sold Out
9:30 P.M. Directors Guild Theatre
110 West 57th Street ($27)

The Writer's Writer
With Jeffrey Eugenides, Nicole Krauss, and Jhumpa Lahiri. Moderated by Deborah Treisman.
Sold Out | Streaming Video
9:30 P.M. Acura at SIR Stage37
508 West 37th Street ($27)

Alternative Realities
With Karen Russell, Gary Shteyngart, and Colson Whitehead. Moderated by Willing Davidson.
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9:30 P.M. SVA Theatre 1
333 West 23rd Street ($27)

Exile
With Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Aleksandar Hemon, and Hisham Matar. Moderated by Philip Gourevitch.
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9:30 P.M. SVA Theatre 2
333 West 23rd Street ($27)

TALES OUT OF SCHOOL 3
A New Yorker Night with The Moth
The Moth once again teams up with The New Yorker for an evening of stories about life at the magazine. With Ian Frazier, Raffi Khatchadourian, Jane Kramer, Robert Mankoff, and Michael Specter. Hosted by Andy Borowitz.
Sold Out | Streaming Video
6 P.M. Acura at SIR Stage37
508 West 37th Street ($50)
There will be a cash-only bar at this venue.

ABOUT TOWN
Sunset on Spruce
Frank Gehry will lead a guided tour of his first skyscraper, at 8 Spruce Street, and discuss the building with Paul Goldberger.
Sold Out
6 P.M. New York by Gehry
8 Spruce Street ($100)

FRIDAY NIGHT SNEAK PREVIEW
"Anonymous "
A special screening of "Anonymous," inspired by the theory that the works of Shakespeare were written by the Earl of Oxford. After the screening, Larissa MacFarquhar will talk with the film's director, Roland Emmerich, and the Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro.
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6 P.M. Directors Guild Theatre
110 West 57th Street ($35)

IN CONVERSATION
Peter Schjeldahl talks with Steve Martin
All about art.

Sold Out | Streaming Video
7 P.M. SVA Theatre 1
333 West 23rd Street ($35)

St. Vincent talks with Sasha Frere-Jones / A Conversation with Music
Indie sprite.

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9:30 P.M. (Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street ($35)
(Please note: you must be 21 to be admitted to this venue.)

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 1st, 2011

IN CONVERSATION
Jonathan Franzen talks with David Remnick
The reliable narrator.
Sold Out | Streaming Video
10 A.M. Acura at SIR Stage37
508 west 37th street ($30)

Janet Malcolm talks with Ian Frazier
Deep-focus journalism.
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1 P.M. Acura at SIR Stage37
508 West 37th Street ($30)

Geoff Dyer talks with Rebecca Mead
Here and there.

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1 P.M. SVA Theatre 2
333 West 23rd Street ($30)

Richard Dawkins talks with Henry Finder / A Special Family Event
What is reality?
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4 P.M. SVA Theatre 1
333 West 23rd Street ($30)
Recommended for ages ten and up.

David Cronenberg talks with David Denby
Mind attack.

Sold Out
4 P.M. SVA Theatre 2
333 West 23rd Street ($30)

TALKS
Roz Chast / Theories of Everything, and Much, Much More
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10 A.M. Directors Guild Theatre
110 West 57th Street ($30)

Atul Gawande / Do Surgeons Need Coaches?
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10 A.M. SVA Theatre 1
333 West 23rd Street ($30)

PANELS
Sleuths
Watching the detectives.

With Robert Baer, Martin Kemp, William Oldham, and Stacy Schiff. Moderated by David Grann.
Sold Out | Streaming Video
10 A.M. SVA Theatre 2
333 West 23rd Street ($30)

Reporting from the Edge
Covering conflict.

With Lynsey Addario, Jon Lee Anderson, Dexter Filkins, and Wendell Steavenson. Moderated by Dorothy Wickenden.
Sold Out | Streaming Video
1 P.M. SVA Theatre 1
333 West 23rd Street ($30)

Beyond 3-D
Movie magic.

With Tim Burke, Joe Letteri, Dennis Muren, and Dan Schrecker. Moderated by Daniel Zalewski.
Buy Tickets
1 P.M. Directors Guild Theatre
110 West 57th Street ($30)

Bravura Television
Big roles on the small screen.

With Laura Dern, Edie Falco, William H. Macy, and Jeremy Irons. Moderated by Tad Friend.
Sold Out
4 P.M. Acura at SIR Stage37
508 West 37th Street ($30)

Capital Punishment
Is the death penalty dying?

With Marc Klass, Joshua Marquis, Danalynn Recer, and Barry Scheck. Moderated by Jeffrey Toobin.
Buy Tickets | Streaming Video
4 P.M. Directors Guild Theatre
110 West 57th Street ($30)

EARLY SHIFT
Amy Poehler talks with Ariel Levy
Blond ambition.

Sold Out
7 P.M. Directors Guild Theatre
110 West 57th Street ($35)

The National talks with Atul Gawande / A Conversation with Music
Band of brothers.

Sold Out | Streaming Video
7 P.M. Acura at SIR Stage37
508 West 57th Street ($35)

Chris Colfer talks with Susan Morrison
Born this way.

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7 P.M. SVA Theatre 1
333 West 23rd Street ($35)

Barbara Cook talks with Nancy Franklin / A Conversation with Music
Broadway baby.

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7 P.M. SVA Theatre 2
333 West 23rd Street ($35)

New Event | Mavis Staples talks with Lawrence Wright / A Conversation with Music
Gospel truth.

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7 p.m. Gramercy Theatre
127 East 23rd Street ($35)
(Please note: you must be 21 to be admitted to this venue.)

LATE SHIFT
Zach Galifianakis talks with Andy Borowitz
Beyond the ferns.

Sold Out
10 P.M. Acura at SIR Stage37
508 West 37th Street ($35)

Owen Wilson talks with Michael Specter
The story of O.

Sold Out
10 P.M. Directors Guild Theatre
110 West 57th Street ($35)

Scissor Sisters talk with John Seabrook / A Conversation with Music
All that glitters.

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10 P.M. Gramercy Theatre
127 East 23rd Street ($35)
(Please note: you must be 21 to be admitted to this venue.)

Aziz Ansari talks with Kelefa Sanneh
In your face.

Sold Out
10 P.M. SVA Theatre 1
333 West 23rd Street ($35)

Ellen Barkin talks with John Lahr
Drop-dead gorgeous.

Buy Tickets
10 P.M. SVA Theatre 2
333 West 23rd Street ($35)


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SUNDAY OCTOBER 2nd, 2011

PANELS
New Event | "Arrested Development" / A Bluth Family Reunion
With Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cross, Portia de Rossi, Tony Hale, Mitchell Hurwitz, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walter. Moderated by Nancy Franklin.
Buy Tickets
4 P.M. Acura at SIR Stage37
508 West 37th Street ($30)
ABOUT TOWN

Morning at the Frick
Peter Schjeldahl will lead his fourth annual tour of the museum before public hours begin, followed by coffee and conversation.
Sold Out
10 A.M. The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street ($75)

Come Hungry
For the eleventh year, Calvin Trillin will lead a tasting walk through Chinatown and Greenwich Village, stopping at his favorite eateries.
Sold Out
11 A.M.
Ticket buyers will be contacted concerning the location. ($120)

Inside the Artist's Studio
Jacob Collins will conduct a special drawing demonstration at his studio and talk with Adam Gopnik about his craft.
Sold Out
11 A.M.
Ticket buyers will be contacted concerning the location. ($50)

High on the Hog
April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman talk with Lauren Collins about the rise of the New York gastropub, as a multi-course brunch is served.
Sold Out
12 Noon, The Breslin Bar and Dining Room at the Ace Hotel
16 West 29th Street ($125)

Beyond Words
Mary Ellen Mark and Martin Schoeller, who are featured in the Howard Greenberg Gallery's "Beyond Words: Photography in The New Yorker," an exhibition of images from the magazine, will discuss their work with Elisabeth Biondi. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Sold Out
12 Noon, The Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 East 57th Street ($75)

The Cartoon Caption Game
Turn on the funny at a live version of The New Yorker's Cartoon Caption Contest, hosted by Robert Mankoff. Emily Flake, Zachary Kanin, and Paul Noth will judge the results. Cocktails will be served.
Sold Out
1 P.M. Condé Nast Executive Dining Room
4 Times Square, entrance on 43rd Street ($50)

IN CONVERSATION
Nancy Pelosi talks with Jane Mayer
Minority report.

Sold Out | Streaming Video
1 P.M. Acura at SIR Stage37
508 West 37th Street ($30)

Shigeru Ban talks with Judith Thurman
Shelter from the storm
.
Buy Tickets
1 P.M. SVA Theatre 2
333 West 23rd Street ($30)

New Event | Paul Giamatti talks with Mark Singer
The soul of wit.
Buy Tickets
4 P.M. SVA Theatre 1
333 West 23rd Street ($30)

TALKS
Malcolm Gladwell / The Virtues of Obnoxiousness
Sold Out | Streaming Video
1 P.M. SVA Theatre 1
333 West 23rd Street ($30)

Rebecca Mead / "Middlemarch" and Me
Buy Tickets | Streaming Video
4 P.M. SVA Theatre 2
333 West 23rd street ($30)

James Surowiecki / Out of Our Control: Playing with Other People's Money
Buy Tickets | Streaming Video
4 P.M. Directors Guild Theatre
110 West 57th Street ($30)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SNEAK PREVIEW
"Coriolanus"
A special screening of "Coriolanus," a contemporary version of William Shakespeare's tragedy, which will be released in theatres on December 2nd. After the screening, Anthony Lane will talk with the director and star, Ralph Fiennes.
Sold Out
12 Noon, Directors Guild Theatre
110 West 57th Street ($35)

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Comments (41)

HOLY FUCKING SHIT

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 11:29 AM

I'm afraid I just blue myself.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 11:31 AM

Same time as Shins @ Bowery ticket onsale.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 11:35 AM

Arrested DeMEHlopment. JK, best show ever. Hopefully this will be streamed online or something so we non-attendees can watch.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 11:36 AM

Her?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 11:38 AM

"same time as other onsale time"

are you KIDDING me? sooo pathetic. ONLY a BV commenter would 1) realize that and 2) whine about it in the comments.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 11:44 AM

Weren't they supposed to make a movie or something?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 11:45 AM

@1144 anyone organized, who likes both the shins and arrested development, would realize that.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 11:46 AM

@1144 also he really doesn't sound like he's complaining; more like stating a fact.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 11:47 AM

Arrested Development changed my life.....

The Shis reminded me indie rock is dead.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 11:50 AM

Arrested Development: easily in the very highest tier of TV shows, as well as some of the best comedic writing ever

The Shins: boring, tired indie-rock

WHICH DO I CHOOSE

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 11:57 AM

which ones can i make more $$$ off of

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 11:59 AM

hmmm if im gonna blow my money on anything this week it's gonna be Radiohead tixs...maybe they will finally have a trailer to the movie at this?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 12:02 PM

The bottom line is this _ cast reunions are pretty stupid. It's just a collection of people who once worked together on something good. Would you go to see a band "re-unite" if they were just gonna hang around, do some interviews and a Q & A?

Pointless.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 12:04 PM

So I guess 12:04 isn't going? Bummer. Sounds like such a cool dude.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 12:07 PM

kill your television

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 12:16 PM

1204 hates life

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 12:18 PM

Kinda agree with 12:04. Loved the show. Will see the movie. Don't really need to see them sitting up there patting each other on the back.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 12:26 PM

I LOVE this holier than thou "Yes, I loved the show, but I see no point in seeing the entire cast in person talking about the show"

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 12:32 PM

I know I'm in the minority, but I thought this was one of the lamest sitcoms to hit TV in the last decade or so. I think I chuckled maybe once out of viewing several episodes.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 12:40 PM

I'll just listen to the commentary on the DVDs and call it a day.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 12:40 PM

12:32- It's not holier than thou. It's a preference. I'd rather catch up on some other TV shows that I'd never seen than go see people talk about a show that I've watched in its entirety at least five times.

Also- these are my least favorite types of crowds. Just a crowd of people laughing at anything that's said because they're already predisposed to find anything this particular group of actors says hilarious. Not everyone, of course, but the majority.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 12:51 PM

No, it is holier than thou. You and people like are so full of yourselves that you think attending this event is in some way a form of hero-worship which is a big no-no in the code of being a so called intellectual. You are not afraid to intellectualize a tv show, but when it comes to expressing interest in seeing the actors you think 'oh, hell no. that is too gauche.'

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 1:11 PM

" You and people like you"? WHO's being holier than though?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 1:19 PM

I'm not being full of myself. I just don't won't to be full of other people's automatic laughter. And I really DON'T have any interest in seeing the actors, not because I think it's too gauche, but because I don't care. Nor do I intellectualize TV shows. Can't I just appreciate the show, and express an opinion about not wanting to see the actors, without it turning into some kind of war of ideology?

And I'll gladly go see the cast of a TV show at a live event, provided they're actually, you know ACTING or something. Like the Nightman Cometh. I would've loved to have gone to that.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 1:24 PM

this show sucks

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 1:30 PM

But it's the WHOLE cast. Usually these reunions dig up only a couple notables (e.g. the Wet Hot American Summer reunion that just happened).

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 2:14 PM

think i'll finally take off this shins t-shirt, throw on my analrapist stocking and head over to the director's guild

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 2:16 PM

I'm with ya, 12:51!

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 2:31 PM

If someone gets a ticket for this and I don't, can I buy it? I want to ask them when the movie comes out.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 2:32 PM

It's the writers that make a show good. Not it's cast. Come on now...Will Arnett? Ellen's Girlfriend? Old Man Tambor? Bateman, the Washup? Michael Freaking Cera?!?! These people aren't funny on their own!

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 2:36 PM

COME ON

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 2:52 PM

I just want my hummus back...

Posted by Tom Jane | September 20, 2011 2:55 PM

I really don't understand how you can love Arrested Development and not be interested in attending this event.

This is probably the first time the entire cast has been in the same room since the show was filmed. There will clearly be moments that are worth paying $30 to witness. And a lot of these people are very funny in their own right (Jessica Walter above all others).

Plus, don't any of you have questions you want to ask the cast? Comments? Anything? Or did you just watch three seasons of AD and then turn the TV off, never to think of it again?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 3:04 PM

Really? Aside from the thousands of reasons to go to this thing, you should just go because there's a better chance than ever that they'll actually announce the AD movie at this event; at which point the event will turn into a press junket for the Arrested Development Movie. Why else get the entire cast together? Probably costs a small fortune to bring them all in the same room, given the current fame of some of the castmembers. So there may very well be a secret agenda on the part of Mitch Hurwitz and the cast.

Posted by Really? | September 20, 2011 3:07 PM

STEVE HOLT!

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 3:13 PM

BV commenters argue about the dumbest shit. Go if you want to go. Don't go if you don't want to go.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 3:13 PM

hopefully there will be some announcement about a movie

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 3:14 PM

Boy, you two sure are related!

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2011 4:15 PM

ugh! this was impossible.

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2011 12:26 PM

"Your request has be queued."

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2011 12:43 PM

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