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Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Brahms Encounters: Romantic Spirit
New York Classical Players continue their series of engaging concerts inspired by the Library’s collection of Johannes Brahms manuscripts. See Brahms’s hand-written sketch of melodies for the majestic Piano Trio no. 2, Op. 87. Gain an enhanced perspective on Brahms’ brilliance through conversation with the performers, before hearing New York’s most gifted young professional musicians offer virtuosic and thoughtfully prepared performances of Brahms’ most passionate and haunting works, the Scherzo…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, January 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
Tue, January 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
Young Lions Tour: Behind-the-Scenes of Curtain Up
Join the Young Lions for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Curtain Up Exhibition led by Curator, Doug Reside. Celebrating both 40 years of the Olivier Awards in London and 70 years of the Tonys in New York, the immersive exhibition includes a series of costumes, set models, film clips, prompt scripts, photographs, and correspondence from award-winning plays and musicals. See memorabilia from Broadway favorites like Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s The Lion King, and more! Tuesday, Janu…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterNYPL Supporters
Wed, January 25
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Martha Graham-UPDATED 1/12/2017
PLEASE NOTE - SPECIAL GUEST DANCE HISTORIAN HOST David Vaughan is unable to host this month's screening. However, we are thrilled to announce that Martha Graham Dance Company Artistic Director (and former principal dancer) Janet Eilber will take the helm. Ms. Eilber will introduce and screen selections from the work of this iconic figure of modern dance, with a focus on Graham's earlier work.
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, January 26
@ 6 p.m.
Some Enchanted Evenings
Author David Kaufman discusses the glittering life and times of the toast of Broadway, Mary Martin, who dominated the American musical theatre's Golden Age. Followed by a Q&A with theatre critic David Finkle. . 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 sav…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, January 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Pierre Bernac's Library: Songs of Poulenc, Leguerney, and Honneger
The Library proudly houses the archives of baritone Pierre Bernac, history's supreme champion and interpreter of 20th century French art song. Pianist Matthew Odell returns to the Bruno Walter Auditorium to present a recital inspired by Bernac's personal collection of scores, including songs by Poulenc, Leguerney, and Honneger. 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…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, January 30
@ 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
Thu, February 2
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Evita
Evita Directed by Alan Parker, 1996 135 minutes The Olivier and Tony Award-winning Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical is brought to the screen with Madonna starring as Argentinian First Lady Eva Peron. The film, which costars Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Pryce, won an Oscar for the original song "You Must Love Me." 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.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, February 6
@ 6 p.m.
Lost Broadway Theaters with Jennifer Ashley Tepper & Guests
Join Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Ken Billington, Maria Di Dia, Michael John LaChiusa, and Don Scardino for this special event. The Untold Stories of Broadway author Jennifer Ashley Tepper tells the tales of Broadway's lost theaters. While we have 41 houses standing, there have been dozens of other Broadway theaters over the years that have been demolished or forced into disuse. From the lavish Mark Hellinger Theatre, once home of My Fair Lady and Jesus Christ Superstar (now the Times Square Churc…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, February 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, February 9
@ 6 p.m.
Embodied: Dances for the Soul
Chamber16 presents works from the classical repertoire and original improvisations with an exciting twist: dance! a sonic and visual feast presented by Sharon Gunderson, violin; Mary Bopp, piano; cellist Leah Coloff; Hannah Barnard, choreographer/ dancer. 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 ar…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Fri, February 10
@ 7 p.m.
Stage Manager Confessional: Calling David Gordon
In his five-decade career in movement and theater art, David Gordon has confessed his memoires, connected the dots of history, and uncovered new meaning in words and gestures. Meet the producer and stage manager that make reality from Gordon’s deeply personal and unconventional ideas. Live in the Astor gallery, surrounded by the relics of Gordon’s past productions, Pickup Performance Co’s Producer Alyce Dissette and Stage Manager Ed Fitzgerald share their perspective on collaborating with David…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Vincent Astor GalleryAdults
Sat, February 11
@ 2:30 p.m.
ModernMedieval: Sanctum et Saeculare
ModernMedieval’s Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, formally of the acclaimed vocal quartet Anonymous 4, and Elizabeth Weinfield, Artistic Director of the period ensemble Sonnambula, come together to offer a program that combines medieval chant and song with music by 20th and 21st century composers using medieval texts as inspiration. With few surviving musical settings of secular Middle English texts, having them set by contemporary composers is part of an ongoing project to bring these beautiful poem…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, February 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
Sat, February 18
@ 2:30 p.m.
Cinema Sounds on Stage: NoMa Ensemble plays Herrmann and Mozart
Composer Bernard Herrmann is best remembered for his brilliant and enthralling scores for motion pictures like Citizen Kaine, Psycho, North by Northwest, Taxi Driver, and many others. He wrote equally brilliant scores for concert music, many of which can be found in the manuscript collections of the Library for the Performing Arts. NoMa Ensemble presents Souvenirs de Voyage (1967), the last chamber music work of Bernard Herrmann, plus the much-loved Mozart Clarinet Quintet. The Library for t…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, February 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, February 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
Mixed Doubles: Pianist Raj Bhimani in Recital
Acclaimed concert pianist Raj Bhimani presents a recital featuring, Mixed Doubles, a new work written collaboratively by two contemporary French composers, plus beloved master works by Brahms 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 no…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, February 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, February 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
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
Sat, March 4
@ 2:30 p.m.
Rule, Britannia!
During the 18th-century, Britain experienced a rapid expansion in their influence throughout the globe. Join Broadwood Junction, the imaginative period instrument piano trio, as they explore the ways that composers commemorated the exploits of a rising British superpower. At times fervent, kitschy, and sentimental, hear historic music that captured the spirit of a nation. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Ad…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, March 6
@ 6 p.m.
League of Professional Theatre Women: Oral History Project
A conversation with prominent women in theatre, 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 reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission sea…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, March 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
Tue, March 14
@ 12 noon
Clone of 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, March 16
@ 6 p.m.
Inflections and Innuendos: A Persichetti Retrospective
The Library for the Performing Arts is the proud home of the Vincent Persichetti (1915–1987) archive. Join us for a Persichetti concert, featuring Infanta Marina for viola and piano and “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” for soprano and piano. Violist David Wallace and mezzo-soprano D’Anna Fortunato perform with pianist/composer Larry Thomas Bell. Bell, a student of Persichetti, and musicologist Andrea Olmstead will speak about the composer’s music, teaching, and influence. Reserve…
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
Tue, March 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
Thu, March 23
@ 6 p.m.
Curtain Up Conversation: A Chorus Line Reunion
One of the most momentous works in modern theatre history started as an archiving project. In 1974 a group of “Gypsies” (Broadway dancers) gathered together along with choreographer/director Michael Bennet to record oral histories about their lives. By the summer of 1975 Marvin Hamlisch, Ed Kleban, James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante transformed these stories into a genre-redefining Broadway hit that would go on to be the first Olivier Award winning musical. Join us for a conversation with or…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, March 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
Bop: Manhattan Saxophone Quartet Performs Music by Contemporary Women
The versatile and adventurous Manhattan Saxophone Quartet joins the Library’s year-long celebration of pioneering women artists with concert of works by Katerina Kramarchuk, Joan Tower, Hilary Tann, Paule Maurice, Jennifer Higdon 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…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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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