Gramercy Park Block Association - Neighborhood News #494 
 
Gramercy Park Neighbors Dr. Amanda Foreman and Uma Thurman celebrate opening of Foreman's Literary Cabaret 
New York Post

By Ian Mohr

January 28, 2014 

Salman Rushdie (right) with "Seriously Entertaining" host, Amanda Foreman. Photo: Startraks

A pride of literary lions gathered Monday to celebrate acclaimed author Dr. Amanda Foreman's new literary cabaret series, "Seriously Entertaining."

 

Uma Thurman hosted one bookish game called "The Tip of My Tongue," which saw the star dramatically reading openings from three literary works for which the crowd had to guess their titles and authors. By night's end, only one guest of 380 nailed all three correctly: Salman Rushdie .

  

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Uma Thurman, Susan Orlean Host A Night for the Literary Elite
By Monika Anderson 
Uma Thurman     Amanda Schwab

Last night, City Winery in downtown Manhattan hosted the inaugural gala event for a new monthly literary showcase, 'Seriously Entertaining,' presented by the non-profit House of SpeakEasy Foundation. The organization was created six months ago by historian and WSJ columnist Amanda foreman.

 

The emcee-Andy Borowitz, former sitcom writer and creator of satirical news column "The Borowitz Report"-began the evening explaining the group's missions: to bring writers together with their audience, and to support the principle that writers should be paid for their craft. One of the foundation's goals is to have SpeakEasy performers visit schools and reach young audiences.  

 

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Uma Thurman takes to the stage in New York for a Seriously Entertaining 'evening of words, verse and song' during literary cabaret gala opening

By JULIET PAYLOR

PUBLISHED:28 January 2014

 

Uma Thurman lent her star power to the New York gala opening of literary cabaret Seriously Entertaining on Monday night.

 

Held at City Winery and presented by best-selling author Amanda Foreman's nonprofit House Of SpeakEasy, the monthly showcase of literary talent, dubbed 'an evening of words, verse and song', kicked off with Plays With Matches.  

 

The Oscar-nominated actress looked right at home as she took to the podium to round out the evening's festivities by conducting literary quiz Tip Of My Tongue.

 
 
'An evening of words, verse and song': Actress Uma Thurman took to the stage at City Winery in New York on Monday night for the gala opening of literary cabaret Seriously Entertaining