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“Lincoln Center Local” Continues at Westfield Memorial Library

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As a partner in the “Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings Series,” the Westfield Memorial Library continues with the next Broadway-inspired performance, “Ring Them Bells! A Kander & Ebb Celebration,” on May 14 at 2:00 p.m. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Rob Fisher’s lively tribute to the music and musicals created by John Kander and Fred Ebb stars Broadway’s Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, and two of Kander & Ebb’s best-known collaborators, Chita Rivera and Joel Grey. From Cabaret to Chicago to Kiss of the Spider Woman, Kander and Ebb’s work sparkles with wit even as it channels the deepest, sometimes darkest, reaches of the human heart.

Library Director Phil Israel said, “We are happy we can continue to bring world-class performances to the Library, as the first performances were so well attended. Our goal is to continue to enrich the lives of our patrons with high-quality arts programming in their own backyard.”

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The next show on the 2016 schedule of Broadway-inspired shows is Patina Miller in Concert on July 9.

The Free Screening Series is generously funded through support from the Oak Foundation, Altman Foundation and Booth Ferris Foundation.

The screenings are free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to the 43 libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Visit www.wmlnj.org and click on the “About Us” tab to see if your library participates.) To register for the program, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908.789.4090 option 0.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. As of May 22, the library will be closed on Sundays for the summer.

For more information about library programs and services, call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”

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