ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show has announced an appearance by Terence Winter, the creator and executive producer of HBO’s award-winning drama series “Boardwalk Empire,” and one of the series’ stars, Michael Stuhlbarg, during its upcoming show March 19-20, 2011 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Winter and Stuhlbarg will visit with fans and sign autographs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 19.
“Boardwalk Empire” is set in Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition, when the sale of alcohol became illegal throughout the United States. Winter is an Emmy- Award-winning writer of “The Sopranos,” and Stuhlbarg, who plays well-known gangster Arnold Rothstein, is a Golden Globe nominee for his work in the film “A Serious Man.” “Boardwalk Empire” has won several awards after its initial season on HBO, including the Golden Globe for best Drama Series, a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and the Writers Guild Award for Terence Winter and the writing staff of “Boardwalk Empire.” In addition, Martin Scorsese was awarded the DGA Award for his work on the first episode and Costume Designers John Dunn and Lisa Padovani won an award from the Costume Designers Guild.
The greeting and signing will take place near the show’s “Revisit the Empire through Fashion” exhibit, a fashion exhibit featuring clothing and accessories from the 1920s. More than 30 pieces will be shown in the exhibit, including men’s, women’s, and children’s fashions. Two authentic wicker rolling chairs, resembling those frequently featured in “Boardwalk Empire,” will also be available for viewing.
“We are thrilled HBO and ‘Boardwalk Empire’ have decided to support our show in this way, drawing attention to our pieces and exhibitors from the 1920s,” says Allison Kohler, owner of JMK Shows and Events. “Our visitors will be excited to hear both Terry Winter and Michael Stuhlbarg share their experiences working on such a culture-rich period drama.”
Early Buying for the show will be on March 19, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST. Regular show hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST on March 20. Individuals who attend the event can enter a drawing for a $500 shopping spree, sponsored by MEARS, the autograph and collectible authenticity headquarters. A winner will be announced on both Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets for the Atlantic City Antiques & Collectors Show are required and available online at www.jmkshows.com or by calling 973-927-2794.
All pre-paid tickets are available at the Will-Call window. Pricing for the event is as follows: 1-day adult tickets are $15, weekend passes are $25, and early buying tickets are $30. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for group rates and are available by calling 973-927-2794.
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