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Thursday, May 28, 2015
6 p.m.An American Ballet Theatre Selfie Session
Founded in 1940, American Ballet Theatre has defined excellence in American dance for 75 years. During this anniversary season, with tours, exhibitions, and gala performances, ABT will be celebrated upon the world’s grandest stages. For this Selfie Session, ABT dancers Isabella Boylston, Daniil Simkin and James Whiteside provide an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the life of this illustrious company: the unadorned rehearsal studios, the dressing rooms, the tour buses, and the shoe fittings.…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, May 30, 2015
12 noonWomen of Jazz Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
Do you love jazz, blues, funk, and anything in between? Are you frustrated by the gender bias in Wikipedia? Or maybe you love Linked Data? Join us for the Women of Jazz Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon! Members of Linked Jazz (a research team from the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science) will give you a crash course in Wikipedia and help you fill in the gaps of Wikipedia's coverage of musicians who are women. No Wikipedia editing experience necessary. Just bring your passion, and…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
2:30 p.m.Peace of Heart Choir
Founded shortly after the September 11 tragedies, the all-volunteer Peace of Heart Choir is committed to promoting healing, diversity, community bonding, and mutual understanding through music. Join the choir for an uplifting afternoon of songs from many cultures, including works from the Library for the Performing Arts’ collections. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each p…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, June 1, 2015
6 p.m.Ever Green: Amanda Green Celebrates Her Father Adolph Green
Having written music and lyrics for Hands on a Hardbody, High Fidelity, and other Broadway projects, Amanda Green is one of the most exciting songwriters working today. She is also the daughter of Adolph Green, the legendary lyricist of On the Town, Peter Pan, and Singing in the Rain. Amanda Green joins NYPL Theatre Curator Doug Reside for a conversation comparing her writing process with her father’s. See manuscript material from both father and daughter, and enjoy live performances of Green so…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
12 noonDixieland Jazz
Presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Please enter by 111 Amsterdam Avenue. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Plaza entrance opens at 12:00 p.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, June 4, 2015
6 p.m.FILM - High Society
Ol' Blue Eyes on Screen High Society Directed by Charles Walters (1956, 107 minutes) with Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Louis Armstrong, Celeste Holm The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.64…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, June 6, 2015
2:30 p.m.ROCKIN' THE ROACH! - Wave Two
Silent Clowns Film Series TWICE TWO....OR...."REDUX A LA ROACH" When sound arrived, the folks at Roach sometimes looked back at their silent output for ideas for new productions. Two fascinating side-by side examples are films in which both Laurel & Hardy appear in both the originals and remakes! Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy in DUCK SOUP (1927) Laurel & Hardy with James Finlayson and Thelma Todd in ANOTHER FINE MESS (1930) Laurel & Hardy with Mae Busch and Thelma Todd in…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, June 8, 2015
6 p.m.FILM - Pal Joey
Ol' Blue Eyes on Screen Pal Joey Directed by George Sidney (1957, 111 minutes) with Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
12 noonDixieland Jazz
Presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Please enter by 111 Amsterdam Avenue. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Plaza entrance opens at 12:00 p.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, June 11, 2015
6 p.m.Treasures from the Sound Archive
Great performers of the 20th century in unpublished archival recordings – a unique musical experience! Author and discographer John Francis presents historic rarities from the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, one of the world’s great public collections, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Hear Elisabeth Schumann and Ezio Pinza in song, Arturo Toscanini and Sir Thomas Beecham conducting music they never commercially released, Elisabeth Schumann and Ezio Pinza in song,…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, June 13, 2015
2:30 p.m.Vista Lirica
The chamber music ensemble Vista Lirica performs music by Debussy, Berg, Brahms, and others. The name 'Vista Lirica' is taken from Italian and means 'lyric perspective.' Inspired by 19th century, nature-centric luminaries, such as Beethoven, Schiller, and Brahms, Vista Lirica regularly presents events in tandem with environmental organizations, in addition to traditional concerts. Join us for an afternoon of music celebrating the beauty of nature. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, June 15, 2015
6 p.m.FILM - A Hole in the Head
Ol' Blue Eyes on Screen A Hole in the Head Directed by Frank Capra (1959, 120 minutes) with Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Carolyn Jones, Thelma Ritter The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
12 noonDixieland Jazz
Presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Please enter by 111 Amsterdam Avenue. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Plaza entrance opens at 12:00 p.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, June 18, 2015
6 p.m.Colleagues in Concert
Susan Kagan, piano and Eric Grossman, violin will play works by Beethoven and Schubert. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information. All programs are subject to la…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, June 20, 2015
10:30 a.m.Sinatra on the Radio
Enjoy listening to rarely heard recordings of radio broadcasts featuring Frank Sinatra, including excerpts from Sophie Tucker’s private recording collection and a special 1945 V.J. Day show with Bob Hope, Meredith Wilson, and Orson Welles. This recording is from the Library's Rodgers and Hammerstein Archive of Recorded Sound. Reserve your seat HERE starting May 20 (For assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
2:30 p.m.Charles Jones in Concert
Pianist Charles Jones performs works by Beethoven, Scriabin, Ginastera, and Chopin. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information. All programs are subject to last m…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, June 22, 2015
7 p.m.Rare Royal Ballet films
As a prelude to the Royal Ballet's season at the David H. Koch Theater (June 23-29), Alastair Macaulay, chief dance critic of the "New York Times", will present a selection of rare or unique films of the company, showing what an extraordinary trove of film material there is in the Dance Division of the NYPL. Reserve your seat HERE starting May 22 (For assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
1 p.m.The Dance Historian Is In: Bolt, a ballet by Alexei Ratmansky to a score by Dmitri Shostakovitch
David Vaughan will introduce and screen a September 2006 performance by the Bolshoi Ballet of Ratmansky’s new version of this work, originally choreographed by Fyodor Lopukhov in 1931. In the Third Floor Screening Room. Seating is limited. First come first served.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Saturday, June 27, 2015
1:30 p.m.The New York Opera Forum presents Norma
The New York Opera Forum presents Norma by Vincenzo Bellini. Richard Nechamkin, director The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information. All programs are subject to…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, June 29, 2015
6 p.m.Hats off to Broadway
Presented by Harwood Management Vocal Artists. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information. All programs are subject to last minute change or cancellation.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, July 2, 2015
6 p.m.FILM - Ocean’s Eleven
Ol' Blue Eyes on Screen Ocean’s Eleven Directed by Lewis Milestone (1960, 127 minutes) with Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson, Joey Bishop The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seat…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, July 11, 2015
2:30 p.m.ROCKIN' THE ROACH! - Wave Two
Silent Clowns Film Series ROACH "ALL-STAR" RARITIES FROM LIBRARY OF CONGRESS (all in 35MM !) The Roach Studios "All-Star" series was actually a misnomer - as they rarely contained any bonafide stars at all - more a catchall for tryouts and featured performers. Toto in DO HUSBANDS DECEIVE? (1918) Will Rogers in JUS' PASSIN' THROUGH (1923) Lucien Littlefield and Charlie Murray in SOMEWHERE IN SOMEWHERE (1925) Arthur Stone in SHERLOCK SLEUTH (1925) Clyde Cook in STARVATION BLUES (192…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, July 16, 2015
6 p.m.Film - Jimmy Van Heusen: Swingin’ with Frank & Bing
Jimmy Van Heusen: Swingin’ with Frank & Bing Directed by Jim Burns 2014, 58 min. Jimmy Van Heusen: Swingin’ with Frank & Bing is a celebration of the musical genius that composed songs for many of Hollywood's classic films, particularly for Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. He was a romantic in the classic sense, a fun-loving bachelor popular with the starlets in New York City and Hollywood. He was also a fearless adventurer, a test pilot for Lockheed during the World War II, flying…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, July 20, 2015
6 p.m.FILM - The Manchurian Candidate
Ol' Blue Eyes on Screen The Manchurian Candidate Directed by John Frankenheimer (1962, 126 minutes) with Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.64…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, July 27, 2015
6 p.m.Jim J's Jukebox - The Great American Songbook, from Vaudeville to Tin Pan Alley; from Broadway to Hollywood
American Songbook expert and buff Jim Jimirro shares insights, behind-the-scene anecdotes and music from his vast collection. Thousands around the world have enjoyed his vibrant and informed perspective on the music of Berlin, Porter, Kern and Gershwin, the lyrics of Mercer, Hart and Hammerstein, and the stylings of Sinatra and Fitzgerald. Jim’s presentations are packed with music, stories and humor, but it's his passion that sets these lectures apart. His way of hearing this music in a speci…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, August 6, 2015
6 p.m.FILM - Tony Rome
Ol' Blue Eyes on Screen Tony Rome Directed by Gordon Douglas (1967, 110 minutes) with Jill St. John, Gena Rowlands The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, August 8, 2015
2:30 p.m.ROCKIN' THE ROACH! - Wave Two
Silent Clowns Film Series M.I.T @ ROACH....(Men In Trouble that is) A recurring and at times, overarching theme in Roach comedies were guys finding themselves in a desperate, mounting pickle - usually with or because of members of the opposite sex. Clever variations on this old chestnut raised this to a high art - while managing to largely disarm any sexism, thanks to deft writing, direction and casting. Here are four gems of unmitigated hilarity! Tyler Brooke and James Finlayson in DI…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, August 17, 2015
6 p.m.FILM - The Detective
Ol' Blue Eyes on Screen The Detective Directed by Gordon Douglas (1968, 114 minutes) with Lee Remick, Jacqueline Bisset, Jack Klugman, Robert Duvall The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.6…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults