A Conversation with … at Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU

Features Richard Jay Alexander and Lee Brian Schrager

He has been called the “Diva Whisperer” for his legendary success directing and producing some of the world’s most beloved stars, including Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Julie Andrews and Kristin Chenoweth. Join renowned Director/Producer Richard Jay-Alexander for a no-holds-barred evening, as he and his long-time friend Lee Brian Schrager launch a new series at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU called “A conversation with . . .” The inaugural event takes place at the museum on Thursday, October 26, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Richard has produced and directed major shows in just about every venue in the world, including Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House and endless nightclubs, concert halls and stadiums, and national television specials on PBS. He recently co-directed (along with Ms. Streisand), Barbra’s most recent tour: THE MUSIC … THE MEM’RIES … THE MAGIC, which was filmed in Miami at the American Airlines Arena and will premiere for streaming on Netflix later this year. Richard proudly serves on the Executive Board of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and is passionate about animals, especially adoption and no-kill shelters.

Lee Brian Schrager is widely recognized for his creation of both the Food Network & Cooking Channel’s South Beach and New York City Wine & Food Festivals, which together have raised more than $35 million to date for charity. He is the Senior Vice President, Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility at Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, LLC. Lee is the author of three cookbooks, the most recent of which, America’s Best Breakfasts (Clarkson Potter), was released in April 2016. He is a regular contributor for Ocean Drive magazine and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Pérez Art Museum Miami and Board of Directors for Food Bank For New York City.

The two make South Florida their home and have been friends for over 30 years. With these two raconteurs, the evening promises a singular and memorable experience for South Florida audiences with special surprises guaranteed. Guests will be invited to participate in a question and answer session as well.

Reservations are required in advance for A Conversation with Richard Jay-Alexander and Lee Brian Schrager. To purchase tickets, call 786-972-3175 or visit https:secure.qgiv.com. The museum is located in the heart of Miami Beach’s historic Art Deco District at 301 Washington Avenue. Admission for non members is $25. Museum members at the $125 membership level and above are free, all other museum members $18, and FIU students with valid ID are free.

Some of the upcoming A-listers for this new series will include Hollywood’s Brett Ratner and Billy Corben, both slated for January. “Our new season is a real game-changer, as we continue to redefine the role of the museum for the 21st century,” said Susan Gladstone, the Director of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. “Our audiences are growing and they are helping to define this community destination in transformative ways, as a place where new and different experiences shape the cultural landscape.”

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