Speaker: Sydney Stern I Entertainer: Dorian Woodruff
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SPEAKER: Sydney Stern discusses her superb new dual biography, The Brothers Mankiewicz: Hope, Heartbreak, and Hollywood Classics. Herman J. and Joseph L Mankiewicz wrote, produced and directed over 150 films. With Orion Welles, Herman wrote the screenplay for Citizen Caine and shared the film’s only Academy Award. Joe earned two of his four Oscars for writing and directing All About Eve. Despite these and many other screen triumphs, the brothers spent their Hollywood years deeply discontented and yearning for what was not to be—a career in New York theater, paralleling their recognized brilliance in films.
ENTERTAINER: Dorian Woodruff is a versatile cabaret and jazz singer, director, and writer, and a two-time MAC Award and Broadway World Nominee for Male Vocalist. He has performed in clubs internationally with stops in Las Vegas, Nashville, London, Paris, and Berlin. In New York, Woodruff has appeared at Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s 54 Below, Don’t Tell Mama, and his successful shows I Believe in Love and Standard Time at the Metropolitan Room; Davenport’s in Chicago and The Jazz Cave at the Nashville Jazz Workshop. His show, Welcome Home: Everybody Has A Story, played to audiences at Pangea and The Beach Cafe. Woodruff has appeared at the New York Cabaret Convention in Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall. His current show is What A Little Moonlight Can Do which will play at Pangea in the Fall of 2020.