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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 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 this program 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. Cal…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 25
@ 6 p.m.
Radical Dance Artists in the 60s and the 80s: A Conversation with Yvonne Rainer and Lucy Sexton
To mark the opening of the exhibition Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955–1972, Yvonne Rainer and Lucy Sexton come to the Library to discuss their careers in dance. In the 1960s, Rainer was a leader in the dance avant-garde through the rule-breaking collaborative, Judson Dance Theater. In the 1980s, DANCENOISE, Lucy Sexton’s performance art duo with Anne Iobst, rocked the New York club scene with transgressive, socially conscious acts of…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, May 30
@ 12 noon
Gotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Auditorium doors open at 11:45 a.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, May 31
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Dance Historian Is In: Frederick Ashton
A film of the Frederick Ashton retrospective program performed at Covent Garden in 1970. Seating is first come, first served. Program subject to change.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, May 31
@ 3 p.m.
Simone Forti's Huddle and Slant Board in performance
Two of Simone Forti’s 1961 “dance constructions,” Huddle and Slant Board , could be described as moving sculptures. Huddle involves six to nine people forming a mound over which each person climbs. Slant Board involves three people grappling with ropes on a 45-degree incline. These are seminal performance works that have been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art. Join us for an afternoon of live dance performances that brings the Radical Bodies exhibition to life. Attendees will stand to watch…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Vincent Astor GalleryAdults
Thu, June 1
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Once
Once Directed by John Carney 2007, 85 minutes The Irish film that inspired the Tony-winning, Olivier-nominated stage musical stars Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, who also composed the score (including Oscar-winning song “Falling Slowly”). 40 Years of London and New York Theatre on Film is presented in conjunction with Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London. Photo credit: Photofest
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Fri, June 2
@ 12 noon
Radical on Tape: Screening the Work of Anna Halprin
Radical Bodies exhibition co-curator Ninotchka D. Bennahum will host an afternoon of screenings, featuring performance footage for three Anna Halprin works: Parades & Changes (1966, 37 mins.) and Ann, A Portrait (1971, 20 mins.) This event takes place in the Library's Third Floor Screening Room. Reserve your general admission seat HERE (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, wher…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Sat, June 3
@ 11 a.m.
Radical Thinking: Educational Experiences in the Vincent Astor Gallery
Join us for group orientations and discussions of Radical Bodiesintended for high school students to adults. Library Staff educators will lead the tours, answer questions about the remarkable women featured in the exhibition, and give insights into the dance and art worlds of the 1960s. This event takes place in the Vincent Astor Gallery - enter via 111 Amsterdam Ave. Reserve your general admission seat HERE (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Vincent Astor GalleryAdults
Sat, June 3
@ 1 p.m.
Radical Thinking: Educational Experience with Wendy Perron in the Vincent Astor Gallery
Join us for group orientations and discussions of Radical Bodies, intended for high school students to adults. Exhibition co-curator Wendy Perron will lead the tour, answer questions about the remarkable women featured in the exhibition, and give insights into the dance and art worlds of the 1960s. This event takes place in the Vincent Astor Gallery - enter via 111 Amsterdam Ave. Reserve your general admission seat HERE (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Vincent Astor GalleryAdults
Sat, June 3
@ 2:30 p.m.
Max Lifchitz Up Close!
Composer and pianist Max Lifchitz marks 50 years as a New York City resident with a retrospective program featuring some of his vocal and instrumental works. He will be joined by members of his North/South Consonance Ensemble. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program 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 reserva…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, June 3
@ 3 p.m.
Radical Thinking: Educational Experiences in the Vincent Astor Gallery
Join us for group orientations and discussions of Radical Bodies, intended for high school students to adults. Library Staff educators will lead the tour, answer questions about the remarkable women featured in the exhibition, and give insights into the dance and art worlds of the 1960s. This event takes place in the Vincent Astor Gallery - enter via 111 Amsterdam Ave. Reserve your general admission seat HERE (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Vincent Astor GalleryAdults
Mon, June 5
@ 6 p.m.
League of Professional Theatre Women: Oral History Project
A conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel and theatre critic Linda Winer, presented as part of the League’s ongoing series which chronicles and documents the contributions of significant women in theatre. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program 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 reservat…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 6
@ 12 noon
Gotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Auditorium doors open at 11:45 a.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, June 8
@ 6 p.m.
Let’s Go On With the Show
Harwood Management Vocal Artists celebrate Broadway. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program 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 cancellati…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Fri, June 9
@ 7 p.m.
Library Listen Fest 2017: Laughs from the Stacks
Join us for an evening of casual listening to historic broadcasts and comedy albums from a diverse array of comediennes, including non-commercial recordings of Bob Newhart. The Library's Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound are the second largest sound collection in America. Captured on disks, tapes, and hard drives, a vast universe of sound is safely stored in stacks deep underneath the Lincoln Center campus. To raise awareness for these treasured, vulnerable recordings,…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Sat, June 10
@ 2:30 p.m.
Silent Clowns Film Series
Silent Clowns Film Series - SHOW PEOPLE
SHOW PEOPLE (1926) with Marion Davies plus Martha Sleeper in SURE-MIKE! (1925) Live piano accompaniment by Ben Model
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, June 12
@ 2:30 p.m.
Jacqueline Jonée presents A Date with Liberace
Jacqueline Jonée, the world's première concert pianist drag diva, presents an up close and personal screening of her 2009 HD video biography that brings to the concert stage Liberace’s life, from his humble beginnings in smalltown Wisconsin, to his rise as TV’s first matinée idol, to his conquest of the recording industry and to the stages of Carnegie Hall, Las Vegas, and Radio City Music Hall, and his comeback after being denied work due to accusations of homosexuality during the McCarthy era…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, June 12
@ 6 p.m.
Jacqueline Jonée presents A Date with Liberace
Jacqueline Jonée, the world's première concert pianist drag diva, presents an up close and personal screening of her 2009 HD video biography that brings to the concert stage Liberace’s life, from his humble beginnings in smalltown Wisconsin, to his rise as TV’s first matinée idol, to his conquest of the recording industry and to the stages of Carnegie Hall, Las Vegas, and Radio City Music Hall, and his comeback after being denied work due to accusations of homosexuality during the McCarthy era…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 13
@ 12 noon
Gotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Auditorium doors open at 11:45 a.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, June 17
@ 2:30 p.m.
Explorations in Jewish Music: Jewish Thematic Influences in Classical Clarinet Literature
Clarinetist Gary Dranch and friends perform works by Alexander Krein, Daniel Wolff, Sergei Prokofiev and Samuel Gardner. Artists include: Gary Dranch, clarinet, Andrew Pak, violin 1, Wen Chang-lit, Violin 2, Cindy Landy, viola, Courtney Kaita, cello, Justin Lee, contrabass, and Stan Sisskin, piano. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program 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
Mon, June 19
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots Directed by Julian Jarrold 2005, 107 minutes Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the drag queen who designs the title footwear in this British film, which inspired the Tony and Olivier Award-winning American musical. Joel Edgerton costars as the straight owner of the shoe factory. Series presented in conjunction with the exhibition Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London. Photo credit: Photofest
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 20
@ 12 noon
Gotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Auditorium doors open at 11:45 a.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, June 22
@ 6 p.m.
Lutoslawski String Quartet
Named after the great 20th-century Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski, the Lutoslawski Quartet is one of the world's most ascendant international music ensembles. Traveling from Poland, they present a concert with conversation, introducing new works and revealing the creative process behind their celebrated interpretations and virtuosic performances. Reserve your general admission seat HERE (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for th…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, June 24
@ 2:30 p.m.
Lost Treasures, New Discoveries: Chamber Music of Dello Joio, Varèse, and Chumbly
As The Library for the Performing Arts’ 2016-17 chamber music series nears its end, a luminary troupe of musicians excavates lost gems from the Music Division archives and shares a new work by eclectic, contemporary American composer Robert Chumbley. Flautist Lucian Rinando, cellist Sam Magill, and pianist Babette Hierholzer perform Dello Joio’s Trio for flute, cello, and piano; Edgar Varèse’s famous Density 21.5; plus the New York premiere of Chumbley's Particle I. The Library for the Perform…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, June 26
@ 6 p.m.
Curtain Up Spoof Revue: A Celebration of Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden
The Curtain Up celebration has lasted Months – tours through the glitzy relics of Tony- and Olivier-Award winning shows; reverent conversations with White Way wardens; studious screening sessions of the important plays of our time. We’ve had enough. Forbidden Broadway’s raiding the Library! With 9 Drama Desk Awards, a Special Tony®, an Obie, a Lucille Lortel, and a Drama League Award, Gerard Alessandrini’s spoof revue has been lovingly mocking Broadway hits for over thirty years. Join us for so…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 27
@ 12 noon
Gotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Auditorium doors open at 11:45 a.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, June 28
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Dance Historian Is In: A Folk Tale
A recording of this August Bournonville masterpiece, created for the Royal Danish Ballet in 1854. Seating is first come, first served. Program subject to change.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Fri, June 30
@ 7 p.m.
Library Listen Fest 2017: American Waves
Heading into Independence Day weekend join us for an evening of casual listening, featuring rarely heard historic political speeches, radio broadcasts, and music that celebrates our nation's history. The Library's Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound are the second largest sound collection in America. Captured on disks, tapes, and hard drives, a vast universe of sound is safely stored in stacks deep underneath the Lincoln Center campus. To raise awareness for these tr…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults

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