For Your Consideration: The Americans

FX Networks, FXP and Fox 21 Television Studios cordially invite Television Academy National Active members and a guest to a special screening, panel discussion and reception.

THE AMERICANS
7:00 PM Screening & panel discussion
Keri Russell
Matthew Rhys
Noah Emmerich
Margo Martindale
Holly Taylor
Joe Weisberg, creator/executive producer/writer
Joel Fields, executive producer/writer
Chris Long, executive producer/director

WHEN:
Thursday, June 01, 2017 – 7:00pm PDT

WHERE:
Wolf Theatre
at Saban Media Center
Television Academy
5210 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Maisonette.com launch dinner party

Last night Keri attended Maisonette.com launch dinner party. “The Americans” actress shared that she loves shopping online, particularly at the end of the day. “So many of us shop this way now, online,” she said. “That’s, like, what I do late at night lying in bed when everyone’s asleep. There’s a half-hour of silence and I just sit there and look at beautiful things.”

GALLERY LINKS:
– Events Maisonette.com launch dinner party – May 11 2017

An American Daughter Benefit Reading

Keri took center stage on May 8 for a benefit reading of Wendy Wasserstein’s An American Daughter. The one-night-only event takes place at the Tony Kiser Theatre, and proceeds will go to She Should Run, a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a mission to expand the pool of female elected leaders. Keri, Hugh Dancy and Jonathan groff were joined at the reading by Zoe Kazan, Victor Garber, Julie White, Max Jenkins, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Erich Bergen, Raul Esparza and Christine Lahti who directs.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Events An American Daughter Benefit Reading – May 8 2017

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Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala

Keri and Matthew Rhys showed up at the Met Gala in opposite outfits: him in a dress and her in a pantsuit. Rhys donned long socks and buckled shoes with a knee-length suit jacket over his shirt and tie. Russell, meanwhile, rocked a black morning coat, tuxedo pants with a red stripe by rag & bone and black-and-white heels with dramatic eye makeup.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Events The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit – May 1 2017

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Keri Russell to attend star-studded College Signing Day event for MTV

As announced on Wednesday, MTV will host and livestream a star-studded event at The Public Theater in New York City on May 5. Michelle Obama, Andy Cohen, Billy Eichner, former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, iJustine, The Americans stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, Michael B. Jordan, Neil Patrick Harris, Nick Cannon, Questlove, and Zoe Kravitz are among those scheduled to appear, along with more than 200 students from NYC high schools.

“One of the greatest honors of my life was serving as your first lady, and one of my greatest joys is hearing the stories of young people like you pursuing your dreams through education,” Obama says in the video announcement above. “I love hearing about how you’ve challenged yourself, how you’ve overcome obstacles. You are working to create a life that you can be proud of and I want you to know that I’m rooting for you every step of the way. Trust me, you’ve got this.”

College Signing Day celebrates high school seniors pursuing higher studies, whether through a four-year university, community college, or professional training program. Obama supported the day in the past by hosting similar events in Harlem (2016), Detroit (2015), and San Antonio (2014) as part of her Reach Higher initiative through the White House.

More than 1,000 events will be held simultaneously across the country for this year’s College Signing Day. In the video, Obama encourages graduating seniors to post selfies with their college gear with the hashtag #CollegeSigningDay for May 5.

Source: http://ew.com

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Keri Russel Lead Benefit Reading of An American Daughter

Keri Russell will lead an A-list cast for a one-night reading of Wendy Wasserstein’s 1997 play An American Daughter. Christine Lahti will direct the evening benefiting the nonprofit She Should Run on May 8 at 7:00pm at the Tony Kiser Theatre.

The reading will star Russell as Dr. Lyssa Hughes with Hugh Dancy as Walter Abrahmson, Jonathan Groff as Morrow McCarthy, Victor Garber as Senator Alan Hughes, Julie White as Charlotte Chubby Hughes, Zoe Kazan as Quincy Quince, Raúl Esparza as Timber Tucker and Quincy Tyler Bernstine as Judith B. Kaufman. Additional casting will be announced.

A prophetic reflection of the modern political era, Wendy Wasserstein’s An American Daughter follows Lyssa (Russell), an accomplished doctor and the president’s newly named nominee for surgeon general. While her confirmation at first seems inevitable, Lyssa is stunned when the vetting of her past leads to a scandal that threatens to derail her future.

The original 1997 Broadway production of An American Daughter opened on March 20, 1997 and ran through June 29, 1997. Daniel Sullivan directed a cast that included Kate Nelligan as Lyssa, Peter Riegert as Walter, Bruce Norris as Morrow, Hal Holbrook as Senator Alan Hughes, Penny Fuller as Charlotte Chubby Hughes, Elizabeth Marvel as Quincy Quince, Cotter Smith as Timber Tucker, and Lynne Thigpen, who won a Tony Award for her performance as Judith B. Kaufman.

She Should Run is a nonprofit organization “working to create a culture that inspires women and girls to aspire towards public leadership.”

Source: http://www.broadway.com/

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Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys Talk Russia at the Premiere of The Americans

“I wear some pretty serious shoulder pads,” crowed Keri Russell at the season five premiere of her FX drama The Americans. “I mean, very serious shoulder pads!” The series, which is set in the early 1980s, features Russell and Matthew Rhys posing as two Soviet KGB officer happily living in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. The former Felicity actress is also slightly in awe of another aspect of the period clothing—cinched waists. “We don’t wear anything on our waists anymore,” she said. “Everything’s like lazy. It’s hard to eat five tacos at lunch and put those pants back on. A lot of times I can’t. “Russell’s on-screen (and off-screen) partner Rhys also expressed a kind of bemused horror with the era’s fashion. “High-waisted jeans,” he exclaimed. “You go, ‘Why can’t I wear this after my lunch?’ And you realize why. We’ve been very subtle in the use of shoulder pads, but even still you think, ‘What were they thinking?’ It was madness, a decade of madness, so thank goodness it’s over.” On a more serious note, show creator Joseph Weisberg admits that the show’s parallels to President Trump’s embroilment with Russian authorities, along with rumors of election tampering, have been surreal to say the least. “It’s very disconcerting,” he admitted. “It was not our plan at all.” After a screening, the cast including Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, and Noah Emmerich partied at the Plaza Hotel alongside Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough from MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

Source: http://www.vogue.com

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The Americans Season 5 After Party

Margo Martindale, Matthew Rhys, John Landgraf, Keri Russell, Noah Emmerich, Keldrich Sellati, Holly Taylor and Alison Wright attended the party following the red carpet premiere of FX’s “The Americans” Season 5 at the Ballroom at The Plaza on February 25 in New York City.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Events The Americans Season 5 Premiere – February 25 2017

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