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TimeEventLocationAudience
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
Saturday, August 15, 2015
1:30 p.m.New York Opera Forum presents a concert version of Puccini's Il Tabarro and Pagliacci by Leoncavallo.New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
1:30 p.m.New York Opera Forum presents a concert version of Puccini's Il Tabarro and Pagliacci by Leoncavallo.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
Saturday, August 22, 2015
2:30 p.m.Celebrating Tap Dance and the Extraordinary Life of Carl Schlesinger
The Library for the Performing Arts presents a tribute to Carl Schlesinger (1926 - 2014), the beloved organizer of “Tap Extravaganza.” Join us for afternoon of performances by many of today’s most acclaimed tap dancers, including Barbara Duffy, Megan Haungs, Traci Mann, Hank Smith, “Toes” Tiranoff,Karen Callaway Williams, accompanied by jazz pianist, Frank Owens plus a screening of the short documentary film Heart and Sole: 20 Years of Tap Extravaganza. The Library for the Performing Arts is…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, September 17, 2015
6 p.m.An Evening with Traditional African Dance Artists in NYC: Conversation, Demonstration and Celebration
The Jerome Robbins Dance Division and Dance/NYC present an evening of conversation and dance demonstration with master African dance artists who have greatly transformed the dance landscape in New York City. Interviewed during the African Dance Interview Project of 2014, these esteemed artists include Maguette Camara, Marie Basse-Wiles, Mouminatou Camara, Youssouf Koumbassa, and N’Deye Gueye. This initiative, conceived by Jan Schmidt with Carolyn Webb serving as Project Director, was developed t…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, September 19, 2015
1:30 p.m.New York Opera Forum presents Elecktra
New York Opera Forum presents a concert version of Elecktra by Richard Strauss. Musical Director, Richard Nechamkin. 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. A…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, October 3, 2015
10:30 a.m.On A Golden Afternoon: Lewis Carroll's Premiere Alice Performance
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland began as a performance. On a “golden afternoon” in 1862 Lewis Carroll improvised the story aloud, as he looked after and entertained the three daughters of Henry Liddell, including, most importantly, the precocious Alice Liddell. Charlie Lovett, author, scholar and curator of the Library’s current exhibition, shares the details of Carroll’s love for performing and his invention of Alice in Wonderland. See artifacts from Carroll’s world up close. Participate in a…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults,
Children,
Families
2:30 p.m.Beethoven Encounters: Opus 18 String Quartets Part 1
New York Classical Players and The Library for the Performing Arts launch a series of immersive concerts that promise a new perspective into Ludwig van Beethoven’s revolutionary chamber music. Enjoy an up-close viewing of a page from Beethoven’s own sketchbook, where masterful pen strokes show experiments with motives and voicing for string quartet Op. 18 no. 2. Hear impassioned, dynamic performances within the intimate and acoustically vibrant Bruno Walter Auditorium. In between works, partici…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, October 5, 2015
6 p.m.Who’s Alice: An Evening with Kate Burton, David Del Tredici, Andre Gregory, and Monica Edinger
In 1982 the acclaimed actress Kate Burton launched her career portraying Alice in the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of Alice in Wonderland. With Alice Symphony, Haddock’s Eyes, In Memory of A Summer Day, and other works, Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Del Tredici has conjured the sounds of wonderland throughout his career. In 1968 director Andre Gregory and his The Manhattan Project, a renege troupe of alternative theater performers, flung audience down a reinvented, psychedelic r…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, October 6, 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, October 8, 2015
6 p.m.Life Upon the Wicked Stage: New Books in the Performing Arts - In the Company of Legends
Starting with their award-winning profiles of Fred Astaire in 1980, Joan Kramer and David Heeley documented the lives and careers of many of Hollywood's famous and powerful. Their book, In the Company of Legends is an insiders' view of Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Johnny Carson, Frank Sinatra, Lew Wasserman, Ronald Reagan, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Richard Dreyfuss, among others. In this illustrated talk, they will reveal some of the behind-the-scenes stories of how they found the unfin…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, October 10, 2015
10:30 a.m.Make Me Hedwig: Makeup Artists Mike Potter and Nicole Bridgeford
From the SqueezBox Party to the Belasco, for over twenty years Mike Potter has been responsible for the faces and hair of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Now as the Tony Award winning musical continues its triumphant Broadway run, Potter and his assistant designer Nicole Bridgeford recreate the iconic glittered eyes, incendiary lips, and gravity defying hair for eight shows a week. For this Library program, these makeup masters discuss their craft, and, mustering all their artistry and skill, offer a…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Tuesday, October 13, 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, October 15, 2015
6 p.m.Flamenco!
An evening of flamenco in all its forms: live performance, discussion and video. We will focus on the journey flamenco has made over the years to become the music, song and dance we know today. Accompanying the talks, will be performances by artists and winners of the New York State Certamen-Competition of 2014. Presented by Flamenco Vivo, Carlota Santana and the Center for Flamenco Arts. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Friday, October 16, 2015
6:30 p.m.Theatre Library Association Book Awards
For over 40 years, the Theater Library Association has honored great accomplishments in theater and film scholarship, with its annual book awards. Join us for an exciting ceremony, dedicated to this year’s award winning authors. With readings, archive display, and special guests, the Library is proud to host this annual celebration of theater, film, writing, and research. Reserve your seat HERE starting (For assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Saturday, October 17, 2015
2:30 p.m.Selections from Opera and Classic Musical Theater
Selections from Opera and Classic Musical Theater presented by Soprano Deborah Thomas and Friends. 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 sub…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, October 19, 2015
6 p.m.Moon Country: The Songs of Johnny Mercer's South
Cabaret artist Evan Stern teams up with the incomparable Steve Ross in this spirited and heartfelt celebration of Johnny Mercer's roots. Featuring classics like Skylark, Lazybones and Blues In The Night, this show explores how the American South is represented throughout Mercer's songbook, and retraces the many times he returned to the landscape of his youth as a well of inspiration throughout his long and storied career. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission t…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, October 20, 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, October 22, 2015
6 p.m.THE ADVENTURES OF ELLERY QUEEN
Gotham Radio Theatre returns recreating the Ellery Queen radio show that ran from 1939 to 1948 Gotham will be presenting an episode that includes a score by Bernard Hermann and features a live band. There will be a celebrity guest panel, a popular feature of the show, as well as an audience poll as we try to solve the mystery before Ellery reveals the killer. Come back to the Golden Age of live radio broadcasts as part of the studio audience and see if you can figure out “who done it." This…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, October 24, 2015
2:30 p.m.THE ADVENTURES OF ELLERY QUEEN
Gotham Radio Theatre returns recreating the Ellery Queen radio show that ran from 1939 to 1948 Gotham will be presenting an episode that includes a score by Bernard Hermann and features a live band. There will be a celebrity guest panel, a popular feature of the show, as well as an audience poll as we try to solve the mystery before Ellery reveals the killer. Come back to the Golden Age of live radio broadcasts as part of the studio audience and see if you can figure out “who done it." The Libr…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, October 26, 2015
6 p.m.Songbook: Broadway’s Future
A concert of new music by Broadway composers and lyricists, sung by Broadway vocalists. Presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul and directed by John Znidarsic. The LPA 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. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information. All program…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, October 27, 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, October 29, 2015
6 p.m.American Miniatures: Carolyn Enger in Recital with Guest of Honor Ned Rorem
Visionary American composers Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and Ned Rorem all captured the American character with masterful efficacy and originality. Pianist Carolyn Enger, whose recording of Rorem’s Piano Music was one of the New York Times favorite classical recordings of 2013, comes to Library to offer a recital of American miniatures, including beloved short works by Copland, Bernstein’s Anniversaries, and Ned Rorem’s brilliant Piano Album 1. The esteemed Mr. Rorem will be our guest of…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, October 31, 2015
2:30 p.m.Hungarian Rhapsody
The Geller-Anderson duo, Sarah E. Geller, violin and Wenhan Anderson, piano, present a recital, featuring Beethoven’s light and sparkling Sonata No. 8 in G Major. The program continues with two charming Lili Boulanger pieces plus the violin sonata by Claude Debussy, with tinges of gypsy flavor, and Dohnanyi' Sonata in c# minor. To close, none other than Ravel’s Tzigane, a quintessential gypsy display of fireworks. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults

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