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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, February 23
@ 7 p.m.
The Naked American Songbook with Julian Fleisher and Stephin Merritt
The Naked American Songbook, a series from WNYC, WQXR, and The Jonathan Channel, comes to the Library for the Performing Arts, home of one the world’s largest archives of American music and recorded sound. During this special live-taping, host Julian Fleisher addresses (and undresses) the musical passions of performer/composer Stephin Merritt, mastermind of the Magnetic Fields. Merritt and Fleisher will debate, kvetch, confess, and celebrate some favorite songs and recordings as they try to…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, March 2
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Bent
Bent Directed by Sean Mathias, 1997 105 minutes The play by American expat Martin Sherman premiered in England where it won an Olivier Award, transferred to Broadway and was nominated for two Tonys, and was brought to the screen by a British director and a mostly British cast (including Clive Owen and Mick Jagger). French-Canadian actor Lothiaire Bluteau costars in this drama about gay men in a Nazi concentration camp. 40 Years of London and New York Theatre on Film is presented in conjun…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, March 20
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Dangerous Liaisons
Dangerous Liaisons Directed by Stephen Frears, 1988 119 minutes Christopher Hampton's Olivier-winning and Tony-nominated play (which was adapted from Pierre Chloderos de Laclos' 1782 French epistolary novel) was filmed with an all-American cast, including John Malkovich and Glenn Close as the scheming Valmont and Marquise de Merteuil, and Michelle Pfeiffer as one of their victims. Winner of three Academy Awards and two BAFTAs, the British equivalent of the Oscar. 40 Years of London and New…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, March 30
@ 6 p.m.
David Gordon: Live Archiveography
Pick Up Performance Co(s) returns to The Library to preview David Gordon's new autobiographical performance work, during the final week of his Vincent Astor Gallery installation. The work is part of Gordon’s process chronicling his five-decade career in movement and theater art for the permanent collection in the Jerome Robbins Dance Division. It is evening of scripted storytelling, movement, conversation, and images. Experience an artist examining and interpreting his own past, as only an artis…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, April 10
@ 6 p.m.
Shakespeare in New York: Booth and Forrest
In 1849, the actor Edwin Forrest inspired a riot at Astor place over national pride in Shakespeare interpretation. In 1864, at the Winter Garden Theater, Edwin Booth redefined American Shakespeare with his "Hundred Night Hamlet." Throughout our city’s modern history, the 16th century English playwright William Shakespeare has found a home in New York City. The Shakespeare Society partners with the Library on an evening of Shakespeare recitation, expert commentary, and archival exploration, celeb…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, April 17
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Proof
Proof Directed by John Madden, 2005 101 minutes David Auburn's American play won a Tony on Broadway, and transferred to the West End, where Gwyneth Paltrow took over the lead role and won an Olivier nomination. She repeats her role as the troubled daughter of a recently deceased mathematical genius in the film version, which costars Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Hope Davis. 40 Years of London and New York Theatre on Film is presented in conjunction with Curtain Up: Celebrating the…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, May 15
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Frost/Nixon
Frost/Nixon Directed by Ron Howard, 2008 123 minutes Frank Langella reprises his Olivier-nominated, Tony-winning role as former American President Richard Nixon, and Michael Sheen plays British interviewer David Frost in this adaptation by Peter Morgan of his play. 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
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

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