Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Netflix Valentine to Oscar Voters: Bradley Cooper and the NY Phil Playing Bernstein Pieces Live for “Maestro”


Netflix is going all out for Bradley Cooper’s “Maestro.”

They’re taking over David Geffen Hall — aka Avery Fisher Hall — on February 14th.

The invite is to see members of the New York Philharmonic and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin play selections from the “Maestro” soundtrack. This will be followed by an onstage Q&A.

They don’t say this, but my guess is Bradley Cooper will step to the podium even briefly to conduct that orchestra. After all, he spent six years training for this moment.

This sensational idea takes a page from the “Oppenheimer” playbook. I just saw the movie played along with a live orchestra of music from composer Ludwig Goransson.

But this a notch up even from that exciting night. Leonard Bernstein’s life was spent in Geffen Hall — then known as Philharmonic Hall. I hope Geffen himself puts in an appearance. This is not to be missed!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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