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Monday, April 20, 2015
6 p.m.Marcel Perez: International Silent Comedian Rediscovered
Probably the greatest silent comedian you've never heard of is Marcel Perez. Part of the first generation of screen clowns, his career began in Paris in 1900 and flourished until 1928. During that time Perez helped create the ground rules for the genre in Europe and continued to refine the basics in the United States. An international favorite, Perez was along with Max Linder one of the few direct links between European and American silent comedy, and made more than 200 shorts.…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, April 21, 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, April 23, 2015
6 p.m.Dianne McIntyre’s Selfie Session
Regarded as “one of modern dance's reigning divas” by Time Out New York, Dianne McIntyre is a groundbreaking artistic pioneer, with an impressive career spanning over 4 decades of choreography for the dance and theatre stage, television, and film. McIntyre is also a generous and committed dance educator, having worked with young performers and choreographers throughout the country. Join us for a Selfie Session, where McIntyre offers an inspiring look into her process for creating a new dance on…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:30 a.m.CBS Radio’s Songs of Sinatra: Irving Berlin
Enjoy listening to a rarely heard 1947 recording of a CBS radio broadcast, featuring Frank Sinatra performing songs by Irving Berlin with Jane Powell and the Pied Pipers. This recording is from the Library's Rodgers and Hammerstein Archive of Recorded Sound. Reserve your seat HERE starting March 25 (For assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even i…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
2:30 p.m.Sinatra: Time After Time
Vocalist Karen Luschar takes us on a sentimental journey through the rich music of Sinatra. His influence spanned three generations, as he crafted songs into American Standards and left an indelible imprint on our hearts. With almost 50 songs, this concert celebrates his career and music legacy, which still ‘makes us feel so young‘.... time after time. 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 h…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, April 27, 2015
6 p.m.Songbook: Broadway’s Future
Join us for our monthly series where we introduce you to new music by an emerging Broadway composer/lyricist with performances by Broadway vocalists. Presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul. Directed by John Znidarsic. 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 sa…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
1 p.m.The Dance Historian Is In: Early Twyla Tharp
David Vaughan will introduce and screen films and videos of early work by Twyla Tharp for her own company, including Tank Dive, The Bix Pieces, and Eight Jelly Rolls. In the Third Floor Screening Room
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Thursday, April 30, 2015
2 p.m.Preservation Week 2015: Introduction to Film Preservation with NYPL’s Reserve Film and Video Collection
Presenters: David Callahan and Elena Rossi-Snook, Reserve Film and Video Collection, New York Public Library Please join us for a presentation and screening from the New York Public Library’s Reserve Film and Video Collection. This session will explore the history of the collection, highlighting the scope and depth of the holdings, and aims to expand the public’s knowledge of the film preservation efforts underway at the New York Public Library. Illustrative examples of "before" and "after" pre…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
6 p.m.Irina Baronova and the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo: Victoria Tennant Celebrates Her Mother, the Baby Ballerina
In 1932 George Balanchine chose the fourteen year old “baby ballerina,” Irina Baronova, to star in The Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo’s landmark production of Swan Lake. Baronova went on to enjoy an incredible career that helped establish the enduring image of the ballerina as an embodiment of feminine grace and sophistication throughout the world. The Library for the Performing Arts proudly welcomes acclaimed actress Victoria Tennant to share a presentation based on her new book, Irina Baronova…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, May 2, 2015
2:30 p.m.Gary Dranch & Friends
A concert of German clarinet quintets: Paul Hindemith: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, opus 30 (1923) Johannes Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, opus 115 (1891) Gary Dranch, clarinet Mayuki Fukuhara, violin 1 Theresa Salomon, violin 2 Sarah Adams, viola Lawrence Zoernig, cello
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, May 4, 2015
6 p.m.FILM - The Man with the Golden Arm
Ol' Blue Eyes on Screen The Man with the Golden Arm Directed by Otto Preminger (1955, 119 minutes) with Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak Special thanks to Vicky Preminger 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 seati…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, May 5, 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
7 p.m.Road to the Tonys
Looking forward to Broadway’s big night? Join the Library for the Performing Arts and special guests for an evening of theater trivia and Tony history. The American Theatre Wing and the Broadway league offer a fascinating "Broadway by the Numbers" presentation. Special guests Frank DiLella (entertainment reporter for NY1), Julie James (SiriusXM On Broadway), and Laura Heywood (aka @BroadwayGirlNYC) compete in our Tony Trivia Challenge. See an actual Tony Award statuette from the Library’s collec…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Thursday, May 7, 2015
6 p.m.Meredith Monk: 50 Years in New York City
The Library for the Performing Arts and Q2 Music present an evening honoring Meredith Monk, the trailblazing composer, singer, director/choreographer, and creator of new opera, music-theater works, films, and installations. Ms. Monk returns to the Library, the home of her archive, for a conversation with John Killacky, Executive Director of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, about her current and past work. Join Ms. Monk, as she reexamines her own manuscripts, recordings, and other mater…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, May 9, 2015
2:30 p.m.ROCKIN' THE ROACH! - Wave Two
Silent Clowns Film Series CHARLEY & JAMES (OR PAUL): CHASING THE BROTHERS PARROTT @ ROACH Paul Parrott in THE SLEUTH (1922), supervision by Charles Parrott Snub Pollard and James Finlayson in SOLD AT AUCTION! (1923), directed by Charles Parrott Charley Chase in SITTIN' PRETTY (1924), with James Parrott Snub Pollard and Paul Parrott in THE OLD WAR-HORSE (1926) Charley Chase in THE CARETAKER'S DAUGHTER (1925), with James Parrott Charley Chase…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, May 11, 2015
6 p.m.LEAGUE OF PROFESSIONAL THEATRE WOMEN: Oral History Project Donald Corren Interviews Judy Kaye
A conversation with prominent women in theatre, as part of the League’s ongoing series that chronicles and documents the contributions of significant women in theatre. 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.…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, May 12, 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, May 14, 2015
6 p.m.Frank Sinatra with Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Four-time Academy Award winner Sammy Cahn wrote more words for Sinatra to sing than any other songwriter. Harvey Granat, singer, producer, and music historian will sing some of the greatest Sinatra/Cahn classics, accompanied by David Lahm. 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 r…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Friday, May 15, 2015
7 p.m.Frank Sinatra Singalong Show and Tell
The Frank Sinatra songbook truly is the American songbook. Many of us have warm family memories of humming along with Frank in the kitchen as we prepared holiday meals or gathered around the television to watch our favorite Sinatra TV specials and films. The Library for the Performing Arts’ collection includes many one-of-kind artifacts related to Sinatra hits, from lyricist Fred Ebb's scrapbooks for "Theme to New York, New York," to Kurt Weill's manuscript for "September Song," to o Frank Loess…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Saturday, May 16, 2015
2:30 p.m.Amanda Maier: Brahms' Forgotten Friend
Virtuoso violinist Elmira Darvarova and pianist Linda Hall present a recital honoring Amanda Maier, the Swedish composer and violinist who advised and collaborated with Johannes Brahms. Enjoy Maier’s rarely heard Sonata in B minor, Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 in D minor, and the beloved Sonata in A major by César Franck. 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 ti…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, May 18, 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 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 2…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
6:30 p.m.Meet the Author – Salvatore Basile
TWENTY DEGREES COOLER INSIDE: HOW AIR CONDITIONING RESCUED THE MOVIES (AND THE REST OF SHOW BUSINESS!) When the weather gets steamy, do you like to escape to the great indoors? Take in a Broadway show, perhaps head to your neighborhood multiplex for the latest summer blockbuster, all of it in cool comfort? Now imagine a time when there were no summer blockbusters. Or summer movies. And even the biggest hit shows had closed until the fall. Not that long ago, theaters were stuffy, overheated…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Tuesday, May 19, 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, May 21, 2015
8 p.m.George Perle Centennial Celebration
Join pianists Michael Brown, Michael Boriskin; cellist Fred Sherry; the Da Capo Chamber Players; the Sylvan Winds; plus students from Juilliard for a concert celebrating the 100th birthday of the innovative and influential American composer George Perle. Hear performances of Perle’s most beloved chamber works, see Perle manuscripts from the library’s collection, and hear memories from Perle’s colleagues and friends. Reserve your seat HERE starting April 21 (For assistance with online reservati…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, May 26, 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
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
1 p.m.The Dance Historian Is In: Cunningham Rarities
David Vaughan will introduce and screen early films of work by Merce Cunningham, including the solos Variation and Changeling, the duet from Suite for Five, and the group dance Springweather and People. This program takes place in the Third Floor Screening Room.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
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 will 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. Join us for this rare look backstage at America…
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 we…
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
The Library for the Performing Arts is home to one of the greatest public collections of sound recordings in the world. Author and discographer John Francis shares historic rarities from the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archive of Recorded Sound, featuring unpublished archival recordings of classical music by some of the great performers of the 20th century. Hear Arturo Toscanini and Sir Thomas Beecham conducting music they never commercially released, Igor Stravinsky conducting Glinka and talking ab…
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
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