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Wed, September 27
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Anna Pavlova and Isadora Duncan
Each of these iconic performers changed the realities of Western theatrical dance. Dance Division Volunteer John Goodman will screen and discuss existing footage of Anna Pavlova and filmed performances of reconstructions of dances by Isadora Duncan. ALL RESERVATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM HAVE BEEN CLAIMED (All registered seats are released 10 minutes before the program begins, so seats may become available at that time. One hour before the program, a stand by line will form in the Library's third f…
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, September 29
@ 7 p.m.
Art to Share from India and Iran
The Library commemorates the 10th anniversary of New York Foundation for the Arts' Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists with a series of intereactive café programs that use the arts and literature to celebrate our unity and appreciate our diversity. For this first evening in the series, Indian writer Monidipa Mondal discusses censorship, banned books, "American" arts, and her immigration story with her mentor, Iranian writer and editor Poupeh Missaghi. Join us for an evening of casual convers…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Fri, October 13
@ 7 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 theatre, film, writing, and research. This Year's Winners- George Freedley Memorial Award: "For a Short Time Only: Itinerants and the Resurgence of Popular Culture…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults,
Book Lovers
Sat, October 14
@ 11 a.m.
Young Lions Fall Volunteer Day 2017
In the spirit of giving back, come spend your Saturday with Young Lions for our annual fall Volunteer Day. After a light breakfast, we’ll be helping Theatre Collection Curator, Doug Reside, organize and catalogue LPA’s collection of Playbills. The work of Young Lions will contribute to the preservation of these Playbills for future generations to come! Saturday, October 14, 11am Click here to RSVP Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center 40 Lincoln Center P…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterNYPL Supporters
Sat, October 14
@ 2:30 p.m.
Silent Clowns Film Series
Silent Shorts Jamboree
Here’s a salute to some very funny comics who are silent comedy’s neglected masters — Lloyd Hamilton, Al St. John, Arthur Housman, and Charley Chase. All were prolific “Kings of Comedy” in their day who worked overtime for many years to supply a steady stream of movie laughter. The fun is provided by Careful Please (1926), Stupid But Brave (1924), Just a Husband (1927), and His Wooden Wedding (1925). 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
Mon, October 16
@ 6 p.m.
Laurie Anderson’s Listen List 
Visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist, Laurie Anderson is one of the world’s most imaginative, provocative, curious, and engaged artists. From downtown, counter-culture performances, to her residency with NASA, to her top-charting, trailblazing recordings, generosity and sincere curiosity about the world has fueled Anderson’s work. For this Library interview, get to know Anderson’s life, work, and perspective through the music tha…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, October 17
@ 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, October 17
@ 7 p.m.
Hair Sing Along Show and Tell
The Library's popular sing along series returns to celebrate Hair, The Public Theater's first non-Shakespeare production that opened the Astor Place on October 17, 1967. The Library for the Performing Arts' collection includes many one-of-kind artifacts related to the creation of Hair. See these rare materials, hear memories and insights from a parade of special guests, and sing along to live performances of your favorite Hair numbers. Reserve your general admission seat HERE starting September…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Thu, October 19
@ 5 p.m.
Performing Arts
ICE at The Library: Collecting Sabrina Schroeder
Celebrated by critics and audiences around the world, The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) is an artist collective committed to transforming the way music is created, experienced, and shared. When ICE comes to the Library, they offer more than concert, they involve the audience in a radical archiving experiment, where composers, performers, and audiences all share in the process of creating a new music work. For this first concert of a new ICE at the Library season, the imaginative and…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, October 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
In concert: Pianist, Phillip Dyson
International Concert Pianist Phillip Dyson, from London, England returns with another sensational show featuring some of the world's most popular and best loved Piano Classics, including: Rachmaninov Prelude in C sharp minor, Schubert Impromptu in G flat, Chopin Fantaisie-Impromptu, Fats Waller Alligator Crawl, Beethoven 'Moonlight' Sonata, Scott Joplin Bethena, excerpts from George Gershwin 'An American in Paris' .... and much more! A world class pianist and great entertainer performing to 'se…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 6 p.m.
Across a Crowded Room
The Library for the Performing Arts presents culminating performances of the "Across a Crowded Room" Musical Theater writing workshop. After participating in a summer of masterclasses presented by the Library, teams of emerging theater makers will present live performances of their newly written, twenty-minute musicals, followed by feedback from established theatre professionals. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first serv…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, October 24
@ 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, October 25
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Michel Fokine
Eminent dance historian and critic Lynn Garafola will screen and discuss work by Michel Fokine, whom many consider to be the father of modern ballet. Reserve your seat HERE starting September 25th, 2017. (If you need 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 if you do not use email. For free events, The Library generally overbooks to ensure a…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Wed, October 25
@ 6 p.m.
Poetry Society of America Celebrates 25 Years of Poetry in Motion
Since 1992, the Poetry Society of America and New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority have joined forces to present poems in one of the most beloved public art programs in America. To celebrate the new anniversary anthology of 100 poems, many of the poets featured will gather to read their own contributions and favorites by others from The Best of Poetry in Motion: Celebrating 25 Years on Subways and Buses, including Aracelis Girmay, Major Jackson, Ada Limón, Jim Moore, Paul Muldoon, Ma…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, October 26
@ 6 p.m.
Something's Coming...Something Good: West Side Story Remembered
Filmmakers Dennis Grimaldi and Joey Dedio offer a rare insider’s view into the process of making a new documentary film that offers a fresh perspective on the original production of West Side Story, as told by members of the cast. Join a conversation with the filmmakers, plus the film's Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning director, Martin Charnin and other West Side Story cast members. See rare Library artifacts plus raw interview footage with West Side Story veterans, including Chita Rivera and…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, October 28
@ 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 literary 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 Broad…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, October 30
@ 6 p.m.
Songbook: Broadway's Future
A concert of new music by Broadway composers and lyricists, sung by Broadway vocalists, and produced and directed by John Znidarsic. Presented in collaboration with Arts and Artists of the Future. 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 perm…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, October 31
@ 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, November 2
@ 6 p.m.
YFF @ NYPL: Young Filmmakers Foundation Celebration
Established in 1968 by the visionary arts educator Rodger Larson, the Young Filmmakers Foundation provided equipment, uplifted marginalized kids through the arts, and in some cases launched careers in cinema. From the very first years of the Foundation, the Library’s Reserve Film and Video Collection has been acquiring and preserving these youth-produced films. Join a gathering of YFF alums and past instructors, plus special guest of honor Rodger Larson. Through 16mm film screenings and recollec…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, November 4
@ 2:30 p.m.
Bernstein Findings: Copland's Keys
A collage of live performance, conversation, and historic document recitation illuminates a pivotal moment in Leonard Bernstein’s education. In 1938, Bernstein had his first exposure to American Modernism: learning Aaron Copland's Piano Variations, sitting at the keyboard with his Harvard philosophy professor, David Prall. The influence of Copland and Prall continued to guide Bernstein throughout his career as he became America’s maestro and paramount cultural ambassador. Hear recitations of Ber…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, November 6
@ 6 p.m.
League of Professional Theatre Women: Oral History Project with Daryl Roth
Daryl Roth, ten time Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, joins a conversation Linda Winer, as part of the League’s ongoing series which chronicles and documents the contributions of significant women in theatre. Reserve your general admission seat HERE starting October 6, 2017. (If you need 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 if you do…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, November 7
@ 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, November 9
@ 6 p.m.
Rachna Nivas' Kathak Dialogue
Derived from the word katha, meaning "the art of storytelling," Kathak is one of India's most dynamic, classical dance-theatre traditions. Following in the footsteps of her guru, Pandit Chitresh Das, Rachna Nivas, one of the world's most celebrated contemporary Indian dancers, is using Kathak to dialogue with other world dance traditions. For this special Library program, Nivas offers an enthralling introduction to Kathak, with virtuosic musicianship, narrative movement, and expert interpretatio…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, November 13
@ 6 p.m.
Bernstein Findings: Lenny on the Town
The Library teams up with The New York Philharmonic Archives and Music from Copland House to present a sonic portrait of Leonard Bernstein’s spirited first years in New York City. In 1940, after graduating from Harvard and the Curtis Institute of Music, Bernstein moved to Manhattan, where he palled-around with Stella Adler and Marlon Brando, and accompanied Judy Holiday in Greenwich Village night clubs. By 1943, he was conducting The New York Philharmonic. Just one year later he had created the…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, November 14
@ 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, November 16
@ 6 p.m.
Anyone Who Had a Heart: The Burt Bacharach Songbook
Russian American pianist, Sasha Papernik, and her ensemble explore the songbook of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The program includes music influential to Bacharach's style, from the harmonic influences of Darius Milhaud to the bebop rhythms of Dizzy Gillespie and original music informed by Bacharach's legacy. Featuring Sasha Papernik (piano/vocals), Justin Poindexter (guitar/vocals), Kyle Saulnier (upright bass), and Will Clark (percussion). The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to of…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, November 18
@ 11 a.m.
Radio Maestro: Toscanini and NBC Symphony Orchestra
An astonishing 23,000 people requested tickets for the live-taping of Arturo Toscanini’s inaugural radio concert conducting the newly founded NBC Symphony Orchestra. On December 25, 1937, performances of Mozart’s “Great G Minor Symphony” and Brahms’ Symphony no. 1 were broadcast live from studio 8H into millions of households, uplifting a nation still struggling through the Great Depression. The library draws a sonic portrait of Christmas Day, 1937, with a presentation of Toscanini’s first NBC b…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Vincent Astor GalleryAdults
Sat, November 18
@ 2:30 p.m.
The Joy of Noise
Bill Lewis returns to Bruno Walter Auditorium for another concert/cabaret offering. His unique arrangements will include the music of Purcell/Bucchino, Scheer/Morricone, Strauss and Chopin among 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…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, November 20
@ 6 p.m.
Pulsations: Ken Jacobs’ silent film Sky Socialist with electro-acoustic film score
Electro-acoustic composer, improviser and flutist Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano performs, live, a world premiere score to Ken Jacobs’ visionary silent film Sky Socialist (1964-65). Jacobs says that Sky Socialist “is a story of impossible love that emerges through the preoccupation with space and pattern shaping by way of camera-manipulation; my approach to film is that of a painter (abstract expressionist) rather than dramatist.” Reserve your seat HERE starting October 20, 2017.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, November 21
@ 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, November 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
The Greats: Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Ravel, and Liszt
Library perennial favorite pianist Benjamin Bradham returns to perform a program of masterworks by "the greats." Program: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Franz Liszt (1811-1886). The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admissio…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, November 27
@ 6 p.m.
Songbook: Broadway's Future
A concert of new music by Broadway composers and lyricists, sung by Broadway vocalists, and produced and directed by John Znidarsic. Presented in collaboration with Arts and Artists of the Future. 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 perm…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, November 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, November 29
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Doris Humphrey
A guest host will present the work of modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey. Reserve your seat HERE starting October 29, 2017.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Thu, November 30
@ 6 p.m.
Moving America: Katherine Dunham
In her new book, Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora, author Joanna Dee Das argues that Dunham was more than a dancer - she was a feminist intellectual and activist who used dance to fight for racial justice. Dunham saw dance as a tool of liberation, as a way for people of African descent to reclaim their history and forge a new future. Through her performances, through the schools she established in St Louis, Chicago, and New York, and through her diverse network of admirers, inclu…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, December 2
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Encounters: New Century Voices
The New York Classical Players launch a new season of “Encounters” concerts that explore the rich holdings of American chamber music in the archival collections of The Library for the Performing Arts. Each born in the first decade of the twentieth century, Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber matured as composers, while our country endured two world wars and the Depression. Join us for an afternoon of archival display, friendly, informative conversation, plus performances of music that soothed a war…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, December 4
@ 6 p.m.
Navidad Flamenca
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana II thrills audiences with the rich holiday customs of the Spanish-speaking world, from Argentina and Mexico to Colombia, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Through music, carols and dance, highlights traditions united by a single language, reflecting the influence of Spanish culture throughout the Americas. Recommended Reading/Viewing: 1. Flamenco: passion, politics, and popular culture (Book) 2. Flamenco (DVD) 3. Flamenco: the art of flamenco, its history, and development…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, December 5
@ 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, December 5
@ 7 p.m.
Art to Share from Japan and South Africa
Join us for a second evening of casual conversation and communal creativity, celebrating the 10th anniversary of New York Foundation for the Arts' Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists. Japanese writer Meg Kaizu and South African costume designer Maureen Freeman share their immigration stories and their work, and lead a communal art-making activity. Reserve your seat HERE starting November 5, 2017.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Wed, December 6
@ 6 p.m.
Revise and Extend: Jane Alexander for Arts in America 
In October 1997, after four years fighting for federal government support of art in America, Jane Alexander resigned as chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts. During her Four-year term, as fierce critics worked to eliminate her agency, Alexander tirelessly championed the NEA’s cause through congressional hearings, television interviews, and appearances in communities across the United States. Twenty years later, the NEA is threatened again. Now untethered by office or protocol, Tony…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
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