A conversation with

John Cusack

Following a screening of Say Anything • Hosted by Rich Russo of Anything Anything

John Cusack

SUN • OCT 21 • 7PM

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Tickets: $69.75, $59.75, $49.75 | Limit 8 tickets per billing address

Originally scheduled for Sept. 16. All tickets will be honored on October 21. If you have purchased tickets and cannot attend the new event date, please call the Count Basie Center box office at 732-842-9000 by Friday, Sept. 21 for a refund.



A limited number of VIP Packages are available. See below for details.

The 1989 comedy/drama “Say Anything” brought popular culture the love story of Lloyd Dobler (actor John Cusack) and Diane Court (actress Ione Skye). An eternal optimist seeks the heart of a “brain trapped in the body of a game show hostess.” Ranked by Entertainment Weekly as one of the greatest modern movie romances (and #11 on the list of 50 best high-school movies), “Say Anything” made a star out of John Cusack who went on to success in multiple films including “High Fidelity,” “Grosse Point Blank,” and “Being John Malkovich,” among others.

Now, join John Cusack for a screening of “Say Anything” followed by a LIVE conversation regarding his career and the making of “Say Anything.” Roger Ebert called the movie “one of the best films of the year” when it was released. Fans will now get the opportunity to experience a moderated discussion, with John answering audience questions as well.

Mr. Cusack will be interviewed by Rich Russo, radio host of the show Anything Anything as heard regionally on WRAT  (Sundays 10-12pm), WDHA (Sundays 11pm-1am) and WMGM (Sundays 11pm-1am).

Presented by Count Basie Center for the Arts & Mills Entertainment


VIP Packages

VIP Gold Circle Meet & Greet with John Cusack – $150

  • One (1) premium seat
  • Post-show photo op with John Cusack

*No autographs allowed