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Person Place Thing at Wave Hill


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Wave Hill hosts two stars from Showtime’s new hit Billions at a live taping of the podcast Person Place Thing. Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe and Emmy winner Paul Giamatti and Critics Choice and Screen Actors Guild nominee Maggie Siff will join host Randy Cohen in historic Armor Hall, an intimate opportunity for guests to listen in on this conversation with two acclaimed artists. After the taping, which includes live, musical accompaniment by composer Nicki Denner on piano and Anton Denner on alto sax, guests will be invited to a cocktail reception and be able to stroll in the gardens after Wave Hill closes to the public, just as the summer light of late afternoon begins to deepen.

New York City has always been a favored location for film and television productions.  Many viewers recognized Wave Hill’s iconic balustrade and view of the Hudson River, front and center when Billions shot several scenes here last autumn. Person Place Thing is an interview show based on the idea that people are especially engaging when they tell stories about something they care about. Each broadcast focuses on one person, one place and one thing that are important to the show’s guests. Randy Cohen is a former New York Times Magazine “Ethicist” columnist and an Emmy award-winning TV writer for Dave Letterman, Rosie O’Donnell and Michael Moore.

Tickets are $60 per person, which includes admission to the live taping and cocktail reception; all guests must be 21 years old or older. The fee for onsite parking is not included in the price of the ticket. Free parking is available offsite.

Tickets will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, July 6, but current Wave Hill Members will have exclusive access to tickets beginning Wednesday, June 29. The reception will conclude at 7PM.  Rain or shine.

Please note that doors will open at 3:30PM for general admission seating, and will close promptly at 4PM. Latecomers will not be admitted to the taping. The live recording will last approximately 1 hour without intermissions. No food or drink will be permitted in Armor Hall.

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Wave Hill welcomes Port Morris Distillery as co-host of the reception following the taping of Person Place Thing. Part of the growing artisanal spirits movement in the Bronx, the five-year-old distillery produces Pitorro, Puerto Rican Moonshine, a potent rum that has a distinctly Caribbean flavor.

Top left: Photo credit James Minchin/SHOWTIME
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