12 March, 2019Print
Legendary Broadcaster Larry King To Host “Everybody Who Was Anybody For The Past 50 Years” At The Capitol Theatre On May 15Featuring A Conversation About Live Music w/ Larry & Capitol Theatre Owner Peter Shapiro; Tickets On Sale Fri., 3/15 at 12pm ET
(Port Chester, New York) – The Capitol Theatre will welcome Larry King, iconic radio and television host and CNN television journalist, on Wednesday, May 15.
Billed as “Larry King & Everybody Who Was Anybody for the Past 50 Years,” the evening will feature stories, anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes observations on some of the biggest names in media, politics, and pop culture. King has conducted over 40,000 interviews over a 60-year career and is recognized worldwide as one of the best media personalities of our time.
The Capitol Theatre’s owner Peter Shapiro will take a conversational approach to King’s life interviewing musicians like Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger, Willie Nelson, Paul McCartney, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lady Gaga, and Bono, along with delving into King’s own personal journey with live music.
“Larry King probably has the best stories of anyone alive,” said Capitol Theatre owner Peter Shapiro. “I have been fortunate to spend some time with him and each time I find myself wanting to hear more. So, I booked him at the Capitol so I can hear more. Everyone who attends is going to be glad that they did.”
Tickets can be purchased by ordering online at www.thecapitoltheatre.com, visiting The Capitol Theatre Box Office at 149 Westchester Avenue, Port Chester, New York, Monday through Thursday from 2:00PM-6:00PM or Friday and Saturday from 12:00PM-6:00PM, or calling Ticketfly at (877) 987-6487.
About The Capitol Theatre:
Designed by celebrated architect Thomas Lamb in 1926 and listed in The National Register of Historic Places, the Capitol is located 30 miles from NYC, accessible by I-95 and only one block from the Port Chester Metro North train station. The 2,000-capacity theater, known as “the original rock palace,” showcased rock legends such as Black Sabbath, Chuck Berry, David Bowie, Derek and the Dominos, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, and The Rolling Stones. Jerry Garcia once called it his favorite venue, claiming, “See, there’s only two theaters, man… that are set up pretty groovy all around for music and for smooth stage changes, good lighting and all that – the Fillmore and The Capitol Theatre. And those are the only two in the whole country.”
In 2012, the Capitol Theatre underwent a transformative renovation under the guidance of entrepreneur Peter Shapiro (Brooklyn Bowl, LOCKN' Festival, the "Fare Thee Well" Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary stadium shows, music magazine Relix, FANS). Since then, The Capitol has hosted many of music’s most prominent performers including Bob Dylan, Phil Lesh, Ringo Starr, Ryan Adams, Skrillex, Snoop Dogg, The Strokes, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, and many more. The Capitol has also welcomed comedians like Kevin Hart and Amy Schumer. The New York Times raves: “A rock theater that looks and sounds as good as the Capitol is something to celebrate." Billboard agrees: “The lavishly decorated theater -- filled with mirrors, chandeliers and painstakingly restored detail -- looks absolutely stunning, and sounds even better."
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