Before their famous photo shoot for Paris Match in 1962, photographer Lawrence Schiller, all of 25 years old, told Marilyn Monroe: “You’re already famous; now you’re going to make me famous.”
And she did. You can see for yourself and meet Schiller at Taschen’s launch for an exhibition of photos from Marilyn & Me at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the publisher’s bookstore at 1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach.
Two-thirds of the book, which features four foldouts and a cover of a custom woven silk, is made up of unpublished photos of the star; the ultra lavish limited edition version, printed on archival paper, goes for $1,000. If your budget isn’t quite that expansive, you can get a text-only version of Schiller’s memoir published by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday that sells for $20.
Back on Broadway
Katie Finneran, the former Miamian and two-time Tony Award winner seen most recently on the Fox TV series I Hate My Teenage Daughter, is headed back to Broadway. A New World School of the Arts alumna, Finneran will play the orphan-hating Miss Hannigan in the revival of the Tony-winning musical Annie.
The much-loved show begins previews Oct. 3 and opens Nov. 8 at the Palace Theatre. The creative team includes Tony winners James Lapine as director and Andy Blankenbuehler as choreographer, with the title character played by 11-year-old Lilla Crawford. Finneran won her Tonys for work in two revivals, Promises, Promises and Noises Off, so maybe there’s a three-peat in her future.
Soprano Sandra Lopez and pianist Paul Posnak present a concert entitled Music of Cuba, Spain and Broadway on Saturday at Cuban Hebrew Congregation of Miami, 1701 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach.
The program features Posnak’s arrangements of the canciones and zarzuela of Ernesto Lecuona as well as music by Joaquin Turina, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Rodgers and Hammerstein. A wine and cheese reception with the artists will follow the 8 p.m. performance.
Tickets are $10-$20 in advance (VIP $50, patron $36), $15-$25 at the door; 305-534-7213.
Musical for kids
City Theatre is teaming with the Orlando Repertory Theatre to present a family-friendly musical about teasing and acceptance. The Brand New Kid, based on a book by TV newswoman Katie Couric, tells the story of a second-grade kid starting over in a new country and a new school. Adapted by Michael Friedman and Melanie Marnich, the production is directed by John Revels and features young actors from Barry University and New World School of the Arts.
Performances begin at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Carnival Studio Theatre at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, where it runs through June 17.
Tickets are $20 at 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org. The show moves on to the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach June 19-22 (561-832-7469, kravis.org), Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre June 29-30 (954-763-6882, flct.org) and the Orlando Rep July 19-29 (407-896-7365, orlandorep.com).
Students looking to explore architecture, videography and art this summer can sign up for free workshops at the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, 23 NE 41 St., Miami.
“The Art of the Box – Thinking Art/Doing Architecture” offers an introduction to architecture and its relationship to art for high school and college students. Participants will create 3D models and sketches, culminating in the design of a full-scale construction.
For students in middle school and up, “Interpreting Sound” focuses on how sound has influenced contemporary art, and a course in video techniques concludes with the production of a video.
For elementary students, “Monochromatic Sculpture and Spatial Installation” explores sculptural installation.
The July and August workshops are free and include lunch. To request a schedule, email email@example.com.
Compiled by Miami Herald staff. Send news about theater to cdolen@MiamiHerald.com; dance, pop and Latin music to jlevin@MiamiHerald.com; visual arts to jwooldridge@MiamiHerald.com and classical music and jazz to kmartin@MiamiHerald.com. Add events to our calendar at MiamiHerald.com/events.