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Mon, March 27
@ 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.…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, March 28
@ 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, March 29
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
The Dance Historian Is In: José Limón UPDATE
UPDATED 3/16/2017 David is unable to host March 29th screening, (not to worry, he's doing well), but we are thrilled to announce that Carla Maxwell, Legacy Director of the José Limón Dance Foundation, and Sarah Stackhouse, one of the company's leading stagers of Limón's work will be stepping in to lead the screening. Both Carla and Sarah were also principal dancers with the company. Please join us on Wednesday, it's going to be a wonderful program! Seating is first come, first served. Prog…
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
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
Sat, April 1
@ 2:30 p.m.
Quynh Nguyen in Recital
Described by the Boston Globe as “a musical and expressive player” who is "sensitive and poetic," pianist Quynh Nguyen has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Nguyen returns to the Bruno Walter Auditorium for a program of intimate and expressive yet brilliant works by Chopin, Beethoven, and Messiaen. 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 eac…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, April 3
@ 7 p.m.
Letters Home
Throughout the tumultuous years of the mid-20th century, Sylvia Plath's writing provided a voice for women everywhere, striving for equality and understanding. Today the legendary novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Rose Leiman Goldemberg continues to forge new pathways for women writers into the 21st century. As the Library celebrates the acquisition of the Goldemberg archive, witness two pioneering women writers collaborating across time with a staged reading featuring Kathleen Chalfant of…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, April 4
@ 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
Tue, April 4
@ 7 p.m.
The Public Theater Mobile Unit Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by Saheem Ali
The Public Theater Mobile Unit Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night Directed by Saheem Ali From schools to homeless shelters, prisons to community centers, the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit brings Shakespeare to the people, and the people to Shakespeare. This season, the Mobile Unit celebrates 60 years of igniting dialogue and fostering new connections with a vibrant new production of the gender-bending, heart-mending comedy, Twelfth Night. When a young shipwrecked immigrant named Viola takes a chan…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Thu, April 6
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Closer
Closer Directed by Mike Nichols, 2004 104 minutes This film version of Patrick Marber's Olivier-winning, Tony-nominated play stars Julia Roberts, Jude Law, and Oscar nominees Clive Owen and Natalie Portman. 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, April 7
@ 7 p.m.
Stage Manager Confessional Part 3: Mobile Manager
For over 60 years The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit has delivered high-quality, professional theatre productions to every corner and for every community in our city. They’ve transformed prisons into fair Verona, libraries into Danish castles, parks into battlefields, and school cafeterias into mystic islands. Meet Geoff Boronda, veteran Mobile Unit stage manager. Enjoy his true tales from the road, and hear historic, hilarious, and inspiring “stage manager's daily reports” by Geoff's predecessors…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Sat, April 8
@ 1 p.m.
dance cuba Dreams of Flight
Cuba in Motion: A Day of Cuban Dance Cinema dance cuba Dreams of Flight Produced and directed by Cynthia Newport, dance cuba Dreams of Flight "is a breathtakingly beautiful film by any standard" and a unique expression of Cuban culture in all its profound and complex glory. Central figures include Carlos Acosta, Lorna Feijoo, Alicia Alonso and Fernando Alonso. To celebrate the Library's recent acquisition of Newport's dance cuba collection, join us for a special screening of the feature…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, April 8
@ 3:30 p.m.
Time Dead Time Alive
Cuba in Motion: A Day of Cuban Dance Cinema Time Dead Time Alive A cinematic mediation by Guston Sondin-Kung on the legacy of Elfriede Mahler, an American dance choreographer and one of the founders of Cuba’s modern dance school that sought asylum in Cuba immediately following the revolution in 1959. Following the screening, join a conversation with filmmaker Sondin-Kung and other special guests. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a fi…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, April 8
@ 7 p.m.
After Party: Cuban Moves in the Cafe
Cuba in Motion: A Day of Cuban Dance Cinema After Party: Cuban Moves in the Cafe Yesenia Fernandez-Selier guides an interactive exploration and celebration of Afro-Cuban music and dance traditions. Learn the customary rhythms, gestures, and folklore that fuels the island's music and dance heritage. About Yesenia Fernandez-Selier: Cuban born performer and researcher, Yesenia Fernandez Selier is currently a media, culture and communication PhD candidate at New York University-Steinhart . Y…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
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
Thu, April 13
@ 6 p.m.
An Evening of Operatic Delights
An Evening of Operatic Delights Presented by Manhattan Opera Association 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 las…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, April 15
@ 2:30 p.m.
Quartet Correspondence: Mozart and Haydn
Two of the most beloved giants of Western music were not only dear friends but served as deep inspirations for one another. When Mozart arrived in Vienna in 1781, Haydn had very recently published his ground-breaking set of six quartets of Opus 33. Mozart, an admiring and studious teenager, learned all that he could from Haydn’s pioneering works. Four years later he was ready to publish his own set of six quartets, known as the Haydn Quartets. Haydn, deeply impressed, continued his masterful ou…
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
Thu, April 20
@ 7 p.m.
Michael Holman’s Confessions of a Subculturalist
Celebrating the acquisition of The Library for the Performing Arts' first hip hop archive, musician, choreographer, and filmmaker Michael Holman presents a dramatized tour of his collection. With live storytelling and projected video/film scene-sequences, Holman will recount his personal history in the creation of hip hop culture. From the uptown throw downs, to downtown collaborations with Jean-Michel Basquiat and B-Boys, to the creation of the very first hip hop television show, Graffiti Ro…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, April 22
@ 2:30 p.m.
Dialogues: Elie Wiesel Playwright
Eli Wiesel, the Nobel Laureate writer, activist, and Auschwitz survivor, was one of our society’s most eloquent and powerful voices for peace and human rights. The National Jewish Theater Foundation-Holocaust Theater International Initiative helps us discover Wiesel the playwright and commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) with an afternoon program of Remembrance Readings from A Jew Today, including scenes, commentary, and conversation. The Library for the Performing Arts is prou…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, April 24
@ 2 p.m.
Righteous: A Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Ha Shoah) Reading of a New Play by Jeff Cohen
The National Jewish Theater Foundation - Holocaust Theater International Initiative in association with Burke- Cohen Entertainment present the premiere reading of Righteous, a new play by Jeff Cohen. In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Ha Shoah) April 23/24 2017. This reading takes place in the Library's thrid floor screening room. Seating is limited. Reserve your seat HERE. What would you do if you learned that your country was enacting a plan to exterminate an entire…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Mon, April 24
@ 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
Wed, April 26
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
The Dance Historian Is In: Merce Cunningham Lost and Found
Merce Cunningham Lost and Found Recently discovered recordings of work by Cunningham. 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
Thu, April 27
@ 7 p.m.
ICE at the Library: Collecting Chaya Czernowin.
The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), described by The New York Times as “one of the most accomplished and adventurous groups in new music,” has premiered over 500 compositions, mostly by emerging composers, since its founding in 2001. To reshape the way that music is created and shared, ICE is striving to create a radically accessible online archive, where composers, performers, and audiences can discover new works and share their thoughts about how music is composed, performed, and…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 4
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd Directed by Tim Burton, 2007 117 minutes Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece won Tonys and Olivier Awards, but it still took almost three decades for it to reach the big screen, courtesy of Grand Guignol maestro Tim Burton. Johnny Depp received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the murderous barber of the title, while Helena Bonham Carter plays Mrs. Lovett, baker of the worst pies in London. 40 Years of London and New York Theatre on Film is presented in conjunction…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, May 6
@ 2:30 p.m.
Brahms Encounters: Master Work
New York Classical Players continue their series of engaging concerts inspired by the Library’s collection of Johannes Brahms manuscripts. See Brahms’ hand-written Variations on a Theme by Paganini, then hear the work performed, along with the virtuosic violin solo that inspired Brahms’ composition. Join in a mid-concert conversation with the performers, before hearing Brahms’ chamber music masterwork, the Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to o…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, May 8
@ 6 p.m.
Curtain Up Conversation: Harold Prince
Multiple Tony and Olivier award-winning producer and director Harold Prince is a theatre legend. His brilliant influence can be seen again and again in shows featured in the Library’s Curtain Up exhibition. What better way to really understand Prince’s continuing impact on history than to speak with the legend himself? Join us for Ted Chapin's interview with Harold Prince, illustrated by rare artifacts from the Library’s Harold Prince archive. Reserve your general admission seat HERE starting A…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, May 9
@ 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, May 11
@ 6 p.m.
The Heart and Soul of the Piano
Pianist Michael Sellers plays works by Beethoven, Schumann, Barber, Chopin, Piazzolla, and Ravel. 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…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Fri, May 12
@ 7 p.m.
Library Listen Fest 2017: Grooves and Bits
A showcase of the Library's most historic and noteworthy recorded sound artifacts... 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, the Library presents a festival of casual, café listening events. Reserve your general…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
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
Tue, May 16
@ 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, May 18
@ 2:30 p.m.
Con Brio Ensemble
The acclaimed Con Brio Ensemble (Alexander Meshibovsky, violin, Alan Hollander, oboe, Osceola Davis, soprano, and Diana Mittler-Battipaglia, piano) perform works by Richard Strauss, Dvorak and others. 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 n…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 18
@ 6 p.m.
“At Least I Galloped”: A Tribute to Sir Peter Shaffer
Lecture by Alan Pally with Video Excerpts Sir Peter Shaffer, the author of Equus and Amadeus, worked for The New York Public Library in the early 1950s. Fifty years later, he appeared in four Performing Arts Library public programs. Alan Pally, who produced those programs, will talk about his work with the playwright and show rarely seen footage of Sir Peter and his work. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. A…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, May 20
@ 2:30 p.m.
Music for World Peace
“Creativity is the hardest work there is” — John F. Kennedy Millennium Chamber Symphony celebrates the President John F. Kennedy centennial and pays tribute to the artistic leadership of the Kennedy White House, which encouraged Americans to explore and enjoy music in its many forms on a scale larger than any presidency had done before. In doing so, they hoped to focus national attention on the role of the arts in America and encourage the development of Washington as a cultural center. Y…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, May 22
@ 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
Sat, May 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
Jane Austen’s Music Library
With Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and other works, Jane Austen charmed her era and ours, while boldly blazing a trail that women writers continue to follow today. At home, it was music that fueled her creativity. She personally sang, played piano, and hand-copied her favorite pieces of music. Now, through an innovative digital archive project at the University of Southampton, Austen’s music library has been shared with the world. The period instrument ensemble Broadwood Ju…
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
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
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