Symphony Space is delighted to announce the launch of a new series with our friend, the brilliantly hilarious, boundlessly curious, and *occasionally* outspoken actress Jane Curtin in conversation with quintessential New Yorkers.
New York City has been the muse of some of the world's greatest writers, actors, comedians, chefs, politicians, activists, and so many more. Symphony Space honors the gorgeous complexity of New York and the mystique that surrounds it, in this new conversation series exploring what is that thing that inspires such prolific creativity.
Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef, author, television star, and philanthropist behind the restaurant Red Rooster Harlem and many more. Jane and Marcus discuss his childhood in Ethiopia and Sweden, his rise to superstardom, and his life in Harlem.
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Jane Curtin has appeared on Broadway in Noises Off, Candida, and Our Town. Her off-Broadway work includes Love Letters and the musical revue Pretzels, which she co-wrote. She starred in the television series 3rd Rock from the Sun and won back-to-back Emmy Awards for her role on Kate & Allie. She is an original cast member of Saturday Night Live and also starred in the television film series The Librarian and its spin-off, The Librarians. Her film credits include Coneheads; Antz; I Love You, Man; I Don’t Know How She Does It; The Heat; The Spy Who Dumped Me; Can You Ever Forgive Me?; and Ode to Joy. She starred on the television series Unforgettable and has had guest appearances on The Good Wife, 48 Hours ’til Monday, The Good Fight, Broad City, and most recently United We Fall. Curtin will appear in the forthcoming films Welcome to Pine Grove!, Never Too Late, and Godmothered.
Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind many restaurants worldwide including Red Rooster Harlem, MARCUS Montreal, and Marcus B&P in Newark, NJ. Samuelsson was the youngest person to ever receive a three-star review from The New York Times and has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards including Best Chef: New York City and Outstanding Personality for No Passport Required on PBS. He is a longstanding judge on the hit Food Network show Chopped. He is the author of multiple books including the New York Times-bestselling memoir Yes, Chef and his latest book, The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food, debuts on October 27. His podcast, This Moment, with Swedish rapper Timbuktu is out now. Follow Samuelsson on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @MarcusCooks.