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Works & Process at the Guggenheim

presents

Atlantic Theater Company:

The Secret Life of Bees

by Susan Birkenhead, Lynn Nottage, and Duncan Sheik, with Sam Gold

Monday, April 22, 2019 at 7:30pm

 

Set in South Carolina in 1964, Sue Monk Kidd's best-selling novel, The Secret Life of Bees, centers on Lily Owens, a restless white teenager who struggles with her merciless father and the haunting memory of her mother's death. When Rosaleen, her black caregiver, is beaten and jailed for asserting her right to vote, Lily's rebellious spirit is ignited. She and Rosaleen escape on an adventure where they are taken in by a trio of black beekeeping sisters. While Lily tries to unlock the secrets of her past, she and Rosaleen find solace in the mesmerizing world of bees and spirituality in this extraordinary tale of awakening, fellowship, and healing.

 

Prior to the world premiere, two-time Tony-nominee and Drama Desk-winning lyricist Susan Birkenhead (Jelly's Last Jam), two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage (Sweat), Tony- and Grammy Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), and Tony-winning director Sam Gold (Fun Home) discuss their collaboration and creative process of turning Sue Monk Kidd's novel into a musical. Cast members will also perform highlights.

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for over 34 years and in over 500 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim's intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. worksandprocess.org.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

presents

the U.S. Premiere of

HILMA by Benjamin Staern and Mira Bartov

with Fredrik and Mette af Klint

Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7:30pm

 

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents the U.S. Premiere of HILMA by Benjamin Staern and Mira Bartov with Fredrik and Mette af Klint on Monday and Tuesday, April 15 and 16, 2019 at 7:30pm.

 

On the occasion of the exhibition Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future, see the U.S. Premiere of an opera about Swedish artist Hilma af Klint, inspired by her unique body of spiritual works. Directed by librettist Mira Bartov, HILMA highlights pivotal moments from af Klint's life, and features costumes by Ulrika Lilliehöök and a set designed by Fredrik Glahns. The cast includes Mette af Klint as the enigmatic Hilma, Fredrik af Klint (a relative of the artist) as Rudolf Steiner and his own grandfather Erik af Klint, and Alma Adolfsson as Hilma's little sister (recorded), Hermina. Composer Benjamin Staern connects tones and timbres with the colors and shapes of af Klint's abstract works. Pianist Stefan Lindgren, violinist Victoria Stjerna, and cellist Andreas Lavothe provide accompaniment.

 

Produced by Mette af Klint in collaboration with Swedish Arts Council, Swedish Performing Arts Agency, and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for over 34 years and in over 500 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim's intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. worksandprocess.org.

 

 

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

presents

The Santa Fe Opera: The Thirteenth Child 

 by Poul Ruders and Becky and David Starobin 

with Darko Tresnjak and Rita Ryack

 

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 7:30pm

 

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents The Santa Fe Opera: The Thirteenth Child by Poul Ruders and Becky and David Starobin, with Darko Tresnjak and Rita Ryack on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 7:30pm.


 

The composer of The Handmaid's Tale, Poul Ruders, takes you behind the scenes of his latest work, The Thirteenth Child. Explore this new opera with Ruders, librettists Becky and David Starobin, director Darko Tresnjak, and costume designer Rita Ryack in anticipation of its world premiere at The Santa Fe Opera. A "down-to-the-wire" thriller inspired by the Brothers Grimm, this fairy tale begins when a paranoid king banishes his twelve sons in favor of Lyra, the thirteenth child. When Princess Lyra learns about her long-lost brothers, she embarks on a quest to find them, starting on an adventure with an enchanted forest, riddles, a handsome prince, a horrible mistake, and a nearly-impossible feat for Princess Lyra to perform if everything is to be put right. The creators will discuss their artistic process and highlights will be performed.

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for over 34 years and in over 500 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim's intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. worksandprocess.org.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

presents

Signature Theatre: Octet by Dave Malloy, with Paige Evans and Annie Tippe

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 7:30pm

 

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim,presents Signature Theatre: Octet by Dave Malloy, with Paige Evans and Annie Tippe on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 7:30pm.

 

Three-time Tony Award-nominee Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812) begins his residency as Signature's first musical theatre writer with the world premiere of Octet, a musical directed by Annie Tippe (Ghost Quartet). Featuring a score for an a cappella chamber choir and an original libretto inspired by internet comment boards, scientific debates, religious texts, and Sufi poetry, Octet explores addiction and nihilism within the messy context of 21st century technology. Artistic director Paige Evans moderates a discussion with Malloy and Tippe, with cast members performing highlights prior to the premiere.

 

Leadership support for this Works & Process program provided by Nina Matis.

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for over 34 years and in over 500 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim's intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. worksandprocess.org.

 

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

presents

The Glimmerglass Festival:

Blue by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson

February 11, 2019

 

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents The Glimmerglass Festival: Blue by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 7:30pm.

 

Blue centers on the hopes and fears of a young black couple as they raise a son in 21st-century America. Prior to the world premiere, Glimmerglass Festival artistic and general director Francesca Zambello moderates a discussion with the work's creators, Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson, with members of the cast performing highlights from this new opera.

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

Jeanine Tesori won the Tony Award for Best Original Score with Lisa Kron for the musical Fun Home, which is currently playing on Broadway. She has also written Tony-nominated scores for Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center; Thoroughly Modern Millie (lyrics, Dick Scanlan); Caroline, or Change (lyrics, Tony Kushner); and Shrek The Musical (lyrics, David Lindsay-Abaire). The production of Caroline, or Change at the National Theatre in London received the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Her 1997 Off-Broadway musical Violet (lyrics, Brian Crawley) opened on Broadway in 2014 and garnered four Tony nominations, including Best Musical Revival. Opera: A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck (libretto, Tony Kushner; Glimmerglass) and The Lion, The Unicorn, and Me (libretto, J. D. McClatchy, Kennedy Center). Music for plays: Mother Courage (dir. George C. Wolfe, with Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline), John Guare's A Free Man of Color (Lincoln Center Theater, dir. George C. Wolfe), and Romeo and Juliet (Delacorte Gala). Film scores: Nights in Rodanthe, Every Day, and You're Not You. Ms. Tesori is a member of the Dramatists Guild and was cited by the ASCAP as the first female composer to have two new musicals running concurrently on Broadway. She is the founding artistic director of Encores! Off-Center at New York City Center, and is a lecturer in music at Yale University. Most of all, she is the proud parent of Siena Rafter, a senior at LaGuardia High School for the Arts.

 

Tazewell Thompson is a playwright and director whose productions have been seen in Europe, Asia, Africa, Canada and the U.S. He has led over 85 productions (including world and American premieres, 24+ for Arena Stage, including last fall's acclaimed A Raisin in the Sun, and seven for The Glimmerglass Festival). An award winning playwright, he's been commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater, Arena Stage, South Coast Rep and People's Light and Theatre Company. His Porgy and Bess, broadcast on Live From Lincoln Center, received EMMY nominations for Best Classical Production and Best Director. For Washington National Opera he directed Philip Glass' Appomattox and Lost in the Stars; the latter originated in a co-production between Cape Town Opera and Glimmerglass to widespread recognition.

 

The Glimmerglass Festival is a professional, non-profit arts organization producing new productions of opera and musical theater every July and August in Cooperstown, New York. Mainstage productions are complemented by events with renowned personalities from literature to Broadway with a focus to produce thought-provoking programs that illuminate the organization's mission to inspire dialogue around social values. The company is also a training ground for future professionals through its renowned Young Artists Program and Summer Internship Program. In 2019, the Festival presents new productions of Hammerstein's Show Boat, Verdi's La traviata, Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles and the world premiere of Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson's Blue. For more information, visit www.glimmerglass.org.  

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for over 34 years and in over 500 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim's intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. worksandprocess.org.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

presents highlights from

Steppenwolf and the National Theatre: Downstate

January 28, 2019

 

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim,presents highlights from, Steppenwolf and the National Theatre: Downstate by Bruce Norrison Monday, January 28 at 7:30pm.

 

"★ ★ ★ ★ (out of 4) star review....Blazingly acting...a must-see" ~ Chicago Tribune

 

The New York Times makes Downstate a Critic's Pick, 

calling it "a great, squirmy moral-thrill-ride of a play."

 

Following the world premiere at Steppenwolf in Chicago and prior to the London premiere at the National Theatre of Great Britain, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Steppenwolf ensemble member Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park) discusses his provocative new play Downstate. Set in downstate Illinois, in a group home shared by four sex offenders negotiating their place in a world that doesn't want them, Downstate pushes moral boundaries as it questions what happens when society deems anyone unworthy of forgiveness. For the first time in New York, Steppenwolf ensemble members, including Glenn Davis, K. Todd Freeman, Francis Guinan, and Tim Hopper, will perform highlights from the play.

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is the nation's premier ensemble theater. Formed by a collective of actors in 1976, the ensemble of 49 members represent a remarkable cross-section of actors, directors and playwrights. Thrilling and powerful productions from Balm in Gilead to August: Osage County and Pass Over-and accolades that include the National Medal of Arts and 12 Tony Awards-have made the theater legendary. Steppenwolf produces hundreds of performances and events annually in its three spaces: the 515-seat Downstairs Theatre, the 299-seat Upstairs Theatre and the 80-seat 1700 Theatre. Artistic programing includes a seven-play season; a two-play Steppenwolf for Young Adults season; Visiting Company engagements; and LookOut, a multi-genre performances series. Education initiatives include the nationally recognized work of Steppenwolf for Young Adults, which engages 15,000 participants annually from Chicago's diverse communities; the esteemed School at Steppenwolf; and Professional Leadership Programs for arts administration training. While firmly grounded in the Chicago community, nearly 40 original Steppenwolf productions have enjoyed success both nationally and internationally, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, London, Sydney, Galway and Dublin. Anna D. Shapiro is the Artistic Director and David Schmitz is the Executive Director. Eric Lefkofsky is Chair of Steppenwolf's Board of Trustees. For additional information, visit steppenwolf.orgfacebook.com/steppenwolftheatretwitter.com/steppenwolfthtr and instagram.com/steppenwolfthtr.    

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for over 34 years and in over 500 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim's intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. worksandprocess.org.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

presents a behind the scenes look at the new musical

Be More Chill

January 21, 2019

 

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents a behind the scenes look at Be More Chill by Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz on Monday, January 21 at 7:30pm.

 

Writers Iconis and Tracz, director Stephen Brackett and choreographer Chase Brock will discuss their creative process with moderator Laura Heywood and, in a twist, Dr. Robert Klitzman, Director of the Masters of Bioethics Program at Columbia University, who explores the bioethical implications of the musical. Cast members Will Roland, George Salazar and Stephanie Hsu will perform excerpts from the musical: "I Love Play Rehearsal," "Michael in the Bathroom" and "Two Player Game."

 

Based on the acclaimed 2004 novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill is a musical about Jeremy Heere, an average teenager. That is, until he finds out about "The Squip"-a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he desires most: a date with Christine, an invite to the raddest party of the year, and a chance to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. A truly hilarious, honest, and invigorating look at the lengths one will go to get the girl, Be More Chill is set to some of the most vibrant and exciting songs in musical theater today. 

 

Following a a sold-out run off-Broadway this summer, Be More Chill will begin performances on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.  

 

A hit with audiences and critics alike, this summer's New York premiere production "one of the most popular musicals in America" by The New York Times writes. The Wall Street Journal wrote "you don't have to be a millennial to revel in the spunky charms of Be More Chill. See it now if you can wrangle a ticket, because it's going to hit big - deservedly so." The New Yorker says "if you fed Dear Evan Hansen and Mean Girls to the Little Shop of Horrors plant, with a few Xbox games as a digestif, Be More Chill is probably what you would get. ...Dynamic, jouncy, and as infectious as malware."

 

Even before arriving in New York, Be More Chill's inspired a dedicated community of fans around the world. Before opening, this summer's New York premiere engagement sold out its entire limited run with tickets purchased by fans from all 50 states (plus Washington D.C.), and from 18 countries on five continents.  Be More Chill had already amassed an unprecedented following across various online platforms, with millions of fans from Brazil to Japan to New Jersey sharing fan art, streaming the album (over 200 million streams to date), and talking about the show. Tumblr ranks Be More Chill as the #2 most talked-about musical on their platform, following Hamilton

 

More details are available at www.BeMoreChillMusical.com.

 

Casting and program subject to change.

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for over 34 years and in over 500 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim's intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. worksandprocess.org.

 

Works & Process Fall 2018 Season  | Open: 09/09/18 Close: 12/17/18
Works & Process,

the Performing-Arts Series at the

Guggenheim,

Announces Fall 2018 Season

 

Highlights:

  • The only New York preview of Akram Khan's Giselle with the English National Ballet

  • "Lost" Jerome Robbins solo reconstructed by Peter Boal on the Pacific Northwest Ballet, in celebration of Robbins's centennial

  • An inside look at the movie Bel Canto's music with Renée Fleming, David Majzlin, Elena Park, and Anthony Weintraub 

  • New music commission by Sarah Kirkland Snider, Conrad Tao, and Charles Wuorinen

  • Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi

 

"An exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process" 

-The New York Times

 

(NEW YORK, NY - August 2, 2018)-Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2018 season, which includes new dance and music commissions, and a gala featuring a revival performance of a Works & Process Rotunda Project in the Guggenheim's iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed space. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading choreographers, composers, dancers, musicians, and playwrights, among others. Programs explore the creative process through stimulating discussions with artists and riveting performance highlights. Each 70-minute program takes place in the museum's Peter B. Lewis Theater unless otherwise noted. Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.

 

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

Fall 2018 Season Schedule

Emma Portner with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago / Devonté Hynes & Third Coast Percussion, and Anne Plamondon

Sunday and Monday, September 9 and 10, 7:30 pm

Emma Portner, described by Dance Spirit as a young choreographer "changing the dance world," shares highlights from her upcoming Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) commission with new music by Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange) performed by Third Coast Percussion, and from her duet with Anne Plamondon, commissioned by Fall for Dance North (FFDN), prior to their respective premieres in Chicago and Toronto. Portner also screens her newest dance film, FEMME DEBOUT commissioned by Fondation Beyeler on the occasion of their exhibition Bacon-Giacometti. As part of the program, Portner, Plamondon and HSDC artistic director Glenn Edgerton will discuss their collaboration in a discussion moderated by FFDN artistic director Ilter Ibrahimof.

 

Bel Canto: Inside the Music

Renée Fleming, David Majzlin, Anthony Weintraub, and Elena Park

Sunday, September 16, 7:30 pm

For the new film Bel Canto, based on Ann Patchett's award-winning novel, Renée Fleming provides the soprano voice of Roxane Coss (Julianne Moore), the renowned diva who is swept up, along with wealthy Japanese industrialist Katsumi Hosokawa (Ken Watanabe), in a lengthy hostage crisis in a South American country. This dramatic love story, directed by Paul Weitz (who also cowrote the screenplay), unfolds with an arresting score that features original music by David Majzlin and classic opera arias. Fleming and Majzlin join Bel Canto's Anthony Weintraub (producer/co-screenwriter) and Elena Park (music producer) to talk about the creation of the movie and the musical choices. Performers (to be announced) stage several excerpts from Bel Canto, which debuts in theaters September 14.

 

The Metropolitan Opera: Marnie

Peter Gelb, Nico Muhly, and Michael Mayer

Monday, October 1, 7:30 pm

Prior to the Metropolitan Opera's premiere of composer Nico Muhly's Marnie-a gripping reimagining of Winston Graham's novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities-Met General Manager Peter Gelb leads a panel discussion with Muhly and director Michael Mayer. Members of the cast perform highlights from the opera.

 

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Jerome Robbins Centennial Celebration: Male Solos with Peter Boal

Tuesday and Wednesday, October 2 and 3, 7:30 pm

Peter Boal, Artistic Director of Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) and former Principal Dancer of New York City Ballet, is joined by dancers from PNB to illustrate and perform male solos by acclaimed choreographer Jerome Robbins on the occasion of Robbins's centennial this year. Boal reconstructs a "lost" solo created for him by Robbins, among other works danced by members of PNB.

 

American Ballet Theatre: Jessica Lang

Sunday and Monday, October 7 and 8, 7:30 pm

Since 1940 American Ballet Theatre (ABT) has been a home for emerging choreographers and artists. This season, as part of the ABT Women's Movement initiative, choreographer Jessica Lang teams up with artist Sarah Crowner, who will design the scenery and costumes for Lang's third work for the company. Join Lang, moderator John Meehan, and dancers from ABT for an intimate evening prior to the ballet's premiere.

 

New York Theatre Workshop: Hurricane Diane

Madeleine George

Monday, October 15, 7:30 pm

Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George and cast members Becca Blackwell, Nikiya Mathis, Danielle Skraastad, and Kate Wetherhead present highlights from George's new work Hurricane Diane, coproduced with WP Theater and directed by Leigh Silverman. The production features Diane, a permaculture gardener dripping with butch charm and supernatural abilities owing to her true identity-the Greek god Dionysus. Diane returns to the modern world to restore the Earth to its natural state, taking to her suburban New Jersey cul-de-sac, and leading a bacchanalian catharsis with her neighboring suburban housewives. 

 

St. Ann's Warehouse and Eva Price

Bard SummerScape Production: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

Monday, October 22, 7:30 pm

Director Daniel Fish and choreographer John Heginbotham discuss their fresh and daring reimagining of Oklahoma! Prior to the production's New York City premiere at St. Ann's Warehouse, 75 years after the classic musical's Broadway debut, cast members perform highlights, and the duo talk about making the iconic musical in today's America.

 

WORKS & PROCESS DANCE COMMISSION PREVIEW

Caleb Teicher & Co with Conrad Tao: More Forever

Sunday, October 28, 7:30pm

Caleb Teicher & Company have teamed up with Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Conrad Tao to create their first evening-length work, More Forever, to premiere in January 2019 at Works & Process. On a stage filled with a thin layer of sand, dancers explore American dance traditions such as vernacular jazz, tap, and Lindy Hop, set to Tao's new contemporary score for piano and electronics. 

 

MUSIC COMMISSION

Charles Wuorinen at 80 with Goeyvaerts String Trio

Monday, October 29, 7:30 pm

Celebrate acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen's 80th year with the premiere of his Second String Trio-a Works & Process commission-and hisseminal String Trio from 1968, both performed by Belgium-based Goeyvaerts String Trio.

 

WORKS & PROCESS GALA

Wednesday, October 31

For one night only, see a revival performance of a Rotunda Project hailed by the New York Times as a "revelatory dance experience" in the article "The Best Dance of 2017." 

 

For more information and tickets, visit worksandprocessgala.org or email ccronson@worksandprocess.org

 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 60

Monday, November 5, 7:30 pm

In honor of the Alivin Ailey American Dance Theater's 60th anniversary, Artistic Director Robert Battle, Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison, and choreographer Rennie Harris join in a conversation moderated by journalist Susan Fales-Hill that spotlights what truly makes Ailey so special. Leading up to their season at New York City Center, company dancers perform highlights from signature classics and commissioned works that push dance into new territory.

 

English National Ballet: Akram Khan's Giselle

Sunday, November 11, 7:30 pm

British Bangladeshi choreographer Akram Khan, known for his masterful works that interweave an infectious fusion of contemporary dance and Indian kathak, created a 21st-century Giselle,reimagining this epitomical classical ballet to illustrate the woes of migrant workers and powerful factory owners. The groundbreaking work recently returned for an applauded second run at Sadler's Wells in London, and English National Ballet will bring it to Chicago's Harris Theater for Music and Dance in 2019 for its American premiere. At theonly preview in New York of this critically acclaimed ballet, Khan's first work featuring dancers on pointe,New York Times dance writer Marina Harssmoderates a discussion with Khan,Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director and Lead Principal Dancer of English National Ballet, Patricia Barretto, President and CEO of Harris Theater, and company dancers. Three company dancers and Rojo perform highlights.

 

Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi

Saturdays, December 1 and 8, 1, 2:30 and 4 pm

Sundays, December 2 and 9, 2:30 and 4 pm

Friday, December 7, 6:30 pm (Works & Process Young Friends Event)

Isaac Mizrahi narrates and directs Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic, Ensemble Signal performs the music, andthe cast, wearing costumes by Mizrahi, performs choreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart. 

 

For children 5 and up. Enter via the ramp at 88th St and 5th Ave.

 

PREMIUM FRONT ROW TICKETING: $100, $95 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members.

 

Holiday Concert

Sunday and Monday, December 16 and 17, 7 pm

Celebrate the season with the joyous sounds of holiday music and a new Works & Process commission by composer Sarah Kirkland Snider, inspired by the Guggenheim's exhibition Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future. George Steel conducts the Vox Vocal Ensemble in what has become a beloved annual traditionin the museum's iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda.

 

FLOOR SEATING: $45, $40 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members.

RAMP STANDING: $25, $20 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members.

 

Location:       Peter B. Lewis Theater (unless otherwise noted)

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street

Subway: 4, 5, 6, or Q train to 86th Street

Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue

 

Tickets: $45, $40 members (unless otherwise noted)

$10 student rush tickets one hour before performance, based on availability

(for students under 25 with valid ID)

Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts August 7, 2018, for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members at the Associate level and above. 

General ticketing starts August 14, 2018.

 

For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org.

 

guggenheim.org/social

#WorksandProcess

 

#1531

August 2, 2018

 

For more information, press tickets, and photos, or to arrange interviews, contact:

Duke Dang, General Manager

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

212 758 0024

ddang@worksandprocess.org

 

Michelle Tabnick, Publicist

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

646 765 4773

michelle@michelletabnickpr.com

 

May Yeung, Publicist

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

212 423 3840

pressoffice@guggenheim.org

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

presents

Peter & the Wolf

with Isaac Mizrahi

December 1-9, 2018

 

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic Peter & the Wolf. Isaac Mizrahi narrates and directs as Brad Lubman (Dec 1-2) and Oliver Hagen (Dec 7-9) conduct Ensemble Signal and a cast wearing costumes by Mizrahi performs choreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart.

 

Video Preview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvIoIL9Sd_k

 

"Book fast. This is a popular show."

- The New Yorker

 

"A new holiday tradition"

- The New York Times

 

"Isaac Mizrahi...(is) a natural story teller with musical instincts and vivacious wit." The New York Times

 

ABOUT PETER & THE WOLF

In 1936, Sergei Prokofiev was commissioned to write a light-hearted piece for children that would introduce the instruments and sounds of the orchestra. He was given a libretto, but he didn't like it, so he came up with a new story. The music was completed in a week. Peter & the Wolf was the result, and it is a work still loved by children and adults. The story tells how Peter, against his grandfather's will, opens the park gate, ventures into the big green meadow, and ultimately manages to liberate the City from the scary wolf. Peter captures the wolf with the help of a bird, his friend, and hands him over to the hunter, with a specific request: to take the wolf to the zoo. Each character in the story is represented by an instrument. The narrator reads the story between the musical sections.

 

Peter - strings     

Grandfather - bassoon                 

Duck - oboe

Hunter - timpani                 

Bird - flute

Cat - clarinet

Wolf - french horn

 

Cast: Derrick Arthur, Elizabeth Coker, Kristen Foote, Marjorie Folkman, Daniel Pettrow, Guillermo Resto, Macy Sullivan

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Peter B. Lewis Theater 

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

Enter via the ramp at 88th St and 5th Ave.

 

SCHEDULE

Saturdays, December 1 and 8, 1, 2:30 and 4 pm

Sundays, December 2 and 9, 2:30 and 4 pm

Friday, December 7, 6:30 pm

 

DINNING

The Wright restaurant will serve family-friendly meals before all weekend performances and seasonal cocktails before the Friday, December 7thperformance.

 

SHOPPING

There will be a Peter & The Wolf Pop-Up Shop inside The Wright restaurant, open before all performances.

 

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

 

Isaac Mizrahi (libra) has directed numerous theatrical productions and operas including a 2014 production of The Magic Flute at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Mizrahi has worked extensively in the theater both as a performer and a designer of sets and costumes. He was the subject and co-creator of Unzipped, a documentary following the making of his Fall 1994 ready-to-wear collection which received an award at the Sundance Film Festival. He has been a leader in the fashion industry for nearly 30 years and currently serves as the Chief Designer for the IMNYC Isaac Mizrahi and Isaac Mizrahi Live! collections. He hosted his own television talk show for five years, has written two books and has made countless appearances in movies and television. He serves as a weekly judge on Project Runway: All-Stars. Mizrahi has his own production company, Isaac Mizrahi Entertainment, under which he has several projects in development in television, theatre and literature. He has performed cabaret at Café Carlyle, Joe's Pub, West Bank Café and City Winery locations across the country. His memoir, I.M., is due out in late February 2019.

 

Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, John Heginbotham (Choreographer) graduated from The Juilliard School in 1993, and was a member of Mark Morris Dance Group from 1998 - 2012.  In 2011 he founded Dance Heginbotham (DH), which has been presented and commissioned by institutions including Bard College, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Joyce Theater, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, among others.  In 2016, DH toured to Indonesia, Laos, and the Philippines with DanceMotion USASM, a cultural diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State, produced by the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  John's recent independent projects include choreographing Candide for the Orlando Philharmonic (2016);  Daniel Fish's Oklahoma! at Bard Summerscape (2015); Angels' Sharefor Atlanta Ballet (2014); and Isaac Mizrahi's The Magic Flute at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (2014).  In the fall of 2017, he will choreograph the San Francisco Opera production of John Adams' and Peter Sellars' new opera Girls of the Golden West.  Select honors include the 2014 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a 2016 Fellowship at NYU's Center for Ballet and the Arts, and a 2017-18 New York City Center Choreography Fellowship. www.danceheginbotham.org

 

Brad Lubman, conductor/composer is founding Co-Artistic and Music Director of Ensemble Signal. Lubman is one of the foremost conductors of modern music and a leading figure in the field for over two decades. A frequent guest conductor of the world's most distinguished orchestras and new music ensembles, he has gained widespread recognition for his versatility, commanding technique, and insightful interpretations. His flexibility in a variety of settings has led him to conduct a broad range of repertoire from classical to contemporary works, and to direct projects including orchestra, opera, multimedia, and mixed ensemble. Lubman has led major orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Dresden Philharmonic, DSO Berlin, RSO Stuttgart, WDR Symphony Cologne, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Finnish Radio Symphony, the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, and the National Symphony. In addition, he has worked with some of the most important ensembles for contemporary music, including London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, musikFabrik and Steve Reich and Musicians. His own music has been performed in the USA and Europe, and can be heard on his CD, Insomniac, on Tzadik. Brad Lubman is on faculty at the Eastman School of Music and the Bang on a Can Summer Institute.

 

Ensemble Signal, described by the New York Times as "one of the most vital groups of its kind," is a NY-based ensemble dedicated to offering the broadest possible audience access to a diverse range of contemporary works through performance, commissioning, recording, and education. Signal was founded by Co-Artistic/Executive Director Lauren Radnofsky and Co-Artistic Director/Conductor Brad Lubman. Since its debut in 2008, Signal has performed over 150 concerts, given NY, world or US premieres of over 20 works, and co-produced 9 recordings. Signal has appeared at Lincoln Center Festival, Walt Disney Concert Hall, BIG EARS, Cal Performances, Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, and Miller Theatre, and has worked with artists including Reich, Lachenmann, Wuorinen, Gordon, Lang, Wolfe and Irvine Arditti. Their recording of Reich's Music for 18 Musicians released in May 2015 on harmonia mundi received a Diapason d'or and appeared on the Billboard Classical Crossover Charts. Throughout 2017-18, they will give the US premieres of a new work for 19 musicians by Steve Reich entitled Runner at venues across the US. Their educational activities include community performances and educational outreach, as well as workshops with emerging composers.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for over 34 years and in over 500 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim's intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. worksandprocess.org.

 

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

presents

St. Ann's Warehouse and Eva Price

Bard SummerScape Production of

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:30pm

 

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim,presents excerpts from the St. Ann's Warehouse and Eva Price presentation of the Bard SummerScape production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:30pm.

 

Director Daniel Fish, choreographer John Heginbotham, and arranger/orchestrator Daniel Kluger discuss their fresh and daring reimagining of Oklahoma! currently playing at St. Ann's Warehouse, 75 years after the classic musical's Broadway debut. Cast members perform highlights, and the three creatives talk about making the iconic musical in today's America. St. Ann's Artistic Director, Susan Feldman, moderates.

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for over 34 years and in over 500 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim's intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. worksandprocess.org.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

presents

New York Theatre Workshop: Hurricane Diane

Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:30pm

 

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents New York Theatre Workshop: Hurricane Diane on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:30pm.

 

Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George, director Leigh Silverman, and cast members Mia Barron, Becca Blackwell, Nikiya Mathis, Danielle Skraastad, and Kate Wetherhead present highlights from George's new work Hurricane Diane, a co-production between New York Theatre Workshop and WP Theater. The production features Diane, a permaculture gardener dripping with butch charm and supernatural abilities owing to her true identity-the Greek god Dionysus. Diane returns to the modern world to restore the Earth to its natural state, taking to her suburban New Jersey cul-de-sac, and leading a bacchanalian catharsis with her neighboring suburban housewives. 

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for over 34 years and in over 500 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim's intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. worksandprocess.org.

 

 

 

Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the

Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2018 Season

 

Highlights:

- Commissions by Ryan McNamara, Jodi Melnick, and Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung

- Music of Golden Globe Award-winning series Mozart in the Jungle

- Behind the scenes access to Carousel, Jerry Springer-The Opera,and Reasons to Be Pretty Happy

- American Ballet Theatre, Jacob's Pillow, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Washington Ballet previews

- Breaking Bread with Balanchine on Russian Easter with Meryl Rosofsky and New York City Ballet dancers

 

"An exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process"

-The New York Times

 

(NEW YORK, NY - December 4, 2017) -Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its Spring 2018 Season. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Programs explore the creative process through stimulating artist discussions and riveting performance highlights. Each 70-minute program takes place in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater. Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.

 

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

 

Spring 2018 Season Schedule

 

The New Group: Jerry Springer-The Opera

Monday, January 8, 7:30 pm

Prior to the opening of Jerry Springer-The Opera, co-creator Richard Thomas(Music, Book, Lyrics; Book by Stewart Lee), director John Rando, and choreographer Joshua Bergasse discuss the process behind this gleefully profane musical that outrageously celebrates the ritual of public humiliation and redemption. Cast members perform highlights, illuminating the chaos and unrestrained id of our times. 

 

DANCE COMMISSION

Battleground 
Ryan McNamara

Wednesday-Friday, January 10-12, 7:30 pm

Following the sold-out premiere of Battleground in 2016, Works & Process presents an encore of this one-of-a-kind "Cosplay-Battle-Ballet" made in and for the museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater. Three squads of performers-the Red Choir Loft, the Green Balcony, and the Blue Stage-battle for dominance with audience members acting as embedded witnesses. 

 

DANCE COMMISSION

One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures/NEW BODIES

Jodi Melnick with Jared Angle, Sara Mearns, and Gretchen Smith

Sunday and Monday, January 14 and 15, 7:30 pm

Works & Process -presents an encore of choreographer Jodi Melnick's sold-out 2016 commission, One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures/NEW BODIES. This work weaves together dance, spoken text, and moderated discussion with live music,featuring New York City Ballet dancers Jared Angle, Sara Mearns, and Gretchen Smith, with harpsichord by composer György Ligeti, violin by composer Heinrich Biber, and commissioned music by Robert Boston.

 

A New Carousel
Jack O'Brien and Justin Peck

Sunday, February 4, 7:30 pm

Rodgers & Hammerstein's timeless musical returns to Broadway for the first time in over two decades. The new productionfeatures choreography by New York City Ballet's Justin Peck and direction by Jack O'Brien. Prior to the Broadway opening of Carousel, cast members perform excerpts of new choreography, and Peck and O'Brien discuss the creative process behind this new presentation of a musical drama that has captivated theatergoers for generations.

 

Mozart in the Jungle: Inside the Music

Sunday, February 11, 3 and 7:30 pm

Audiences are invited inside the world of Mozart in the Jungle, the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television series set in the orbit of the fictional New York Symphony. The Amazon show has featured performances by artists including Joshua Bell and Plácido Domingo, who sang on a raft in a Venetian canal with fictional opera diva "La Fiamma" (played by Monica Bellucci), conducted by Maestro Rodrigo de Souza (Gael García Bernal), and cameos by composers Nico Muhly and Caroline Shaw. At Works & Process, Shaw joins showrunner Will Graham and creative consultant Elena Park in a program that takes the audience inside the music, including performances by Shaw of music that was originally created for the television series.

 

The Metropolitan Opera: Così fan tutte 

Peter Gelb, Christopher Maltman, Phelim McDermott, and Kelli O'Hara

Monday, February 12, 7:30 pm

Prior to the Metropolitan Opera's premiere of Così fan tutte, general manager Peter Gelb leads a panel discussion about the company's new production, which sets Mozart's masterpiece in a carnivalesque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. The panel includes baritone Christopher Maltman, who sings Don Alfonso; production director Phelim McDermott; and soprano and Broadway star Kelli O'Hara, who sings Despina. Members of the cast perform excerpts from the opera.

 

The Washington Ballet

Julie Kent and Gemma Bond

Sunday and Monday, February 25 and 26, 7:30 pm

A champion of new choreography, Washington Ballet artistic director Julie Kent and American Ballet Theatre corps de ballet member Gemma Bond discusses Bond's newest work. Washington Ballet dancers perform highlights from a new commision by Bond prior to the March 14premiere in Washington, D.C.

 

LA Phil/Beth Morrison Projects: Place

Ted Hearne, Patricia McGregor, and Saul Williams

Monday, March 5, 7:30 pm

A modern-day oratorio, Place explores a country at a crossroads, where manifest destiny and gentrification meet history and personal experience. The creatorsdiscuss their collaboration and the complex and contentious map of the place we call home. Actors Steven Bradshawand Allison Semmes perform highlights prior to the premiere at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles (April 2018), Barbican Centre, London (May 2018), and in New York (fall 2018).

 

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: An American Soldier

David Henry Hwang and Huang Ruo

Sunday, March 18, 7:30 pm

Excerpts are performed from this new two-act opera based on the true story ofDanny Chen, proud American and son of Chinese immigrants residing in Manhattan's Chinatown. After enlisting in the U.S. Army, Chen is welcomed in boot camp, but in Afghanistan, his own base becomes enemy territory as military hazing turns deadly, posing powerful questions about what it means to be an American. Librettist David Henry Hwang and composer Huang Ruo discuss their collaboration with Nancy Yao Maasbach, president of the Museum of Chinese in America, prior to the opera's premiere in Saint Louis.

 

Presented in association with the Museum of Chinese in America, New York.

Prurience

Christopher Green

An experiential entertainment about our private pleasures . . .

March 20-31 

For performance times, please visit worksandprocess.org

Location: The Wright restaurant at the Guggenheim

After interviewing neuroscientists, sociologists, addiction experts, and therapists, writer and performer Christopher Green presents an immersive theater experience inviting audiences to attend a fictional self-help group that takes a playful look at how sex and pornography are consumed.Questioning theside effects of porn, Green asksaudiences to consider if society is in the grip of anactual addiction or a moral panic. 

 

COSTUME AND DANCE COMMISSION

Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung

Sunday, March 25, 3 and 7:30 pm

Monday, March 26, 7:30 pm

Costume design takes center stage in this new work devised by designers Reid & Harriet Design in collaboration with their favorite clients and dance makers, Lar Lubovitch, Pam Tanowitz, Jack Ferver, Gwen Welliver, and Burr Johnson. 

 

Nederlands Dans Theater

Sol León and Paul Lightfoot

Saturday, March 31, 7:30 pm

This performance offers behind-the-scenes access to the Nederlands Dans Theater's U.S. tour. Company dancers perform highlights from Sol León and Paul Lightfoot's Shoot the Moon (2006), with music by Philip Glass; and Singulière Odyssée (2017),featuring music by Max Richter. León and Lightfoot participate in a moderated discussion.

 

Breaking Bread with Balanchine 

Meryl Rosofsky

Sunday and Monday, April 8 and 9, 7:30 pm

Legendary choreographer George Balanchine was also a great cook. Food scholar Meryl Rosofsky previews her "culinary biography" of the dance master, showing how his relationship to food illuminates forces-cultural, geographic, political-that shaped him as an artist. Joining her are special guests who danced or dined with Balanchine. Dancers from New York City Ballet perform excerpts.

 

Prior to the program, The Wright restaurant at the Guggenheim will offer special dishes from Balanchine's repertoire, including his paskha and kulich, which he made each year for his famous Russian Easter feasts. Reservations for this special dinner will be accepted starting in March call 212 427 5690 or visit OpenTable.

 

BALANCHINE is a trademark of the George Balanchine Trust.

 

American Ballet Theatre: AFTERITE

Wayne McGregor

Sunday and Monday, April 29 and 30, 7:30 pm

Utilizing Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring as inspiration, the Royal Ballet resident choreographer Wayne McGregor presents a new work that reconceptualizes the seminal work. McGregor and American Ballet Theatredancers present excerpts of AFTERITE prior to its New York premiere at the Metropolitan Opera.

 

Ephrat Asherie Dance: Odeon

Sunday, May 6, 7:30 pm

Ephrat Asherie, a 2016 Bessie Award-winner, discusses her newest work prior to its Jacob's Pillow premiere with festival director Pamela Tatge. Dancers and musicians perform highlights and explore what happens when dances from the African diaspora-including breaking, hip hop, house, and vogue-intersect and remix with the music of Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth.

 

MCC Theater: Reasons to Be Pretty Happy

Neil LaBute and Leigh Silverman

Sunday, July 29, 7:30 pm

Tony Award-winner Neil LaBute and Tony Award-nominee Leigh Silverman discuss their creative process, and cast members perform highlights from Reasons to Be Pretty Happy. Labute, MCC Theater's Playwright-in-Residence, and Silverman revisit the characters first introduced in Reasons to Be Pretty (a 2009 Tony Award-nominee for Best Play) and Reasons to Be Happy (2012). After five years in New York, Greg and Steph return to their blue-collar hometown for their 20th high school reunion and to a dramatic encounter with the friends they left behind. 

Location: Peter B. Lewis Theater (unless otherwise noted)

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street

Subway: 4, 5, 6, or Q train to 86th Street

Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue

 

Tickets: $45, $40 members, $10 student rush tickets one hour before performance, based on availability (for students under 25 with valid ID)

Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts December 4, 2017, for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members at the Associate level and above.

General ticketing starts December 13, 2017.

For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org.

 

guggenheim.org/social

#WorksandProcess

 

#15XX

December 4, 2017

 

For more information, press tickets, and photos, or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Duke Dang, General Manager

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

212 758 0024

ddang@worksandprocess.org

 

Michelle Tabnick, Publicist

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

646 765 4773

michelle@michelletabnickpr.com

 

May Yeung, Publicist

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

212 423 3840

pressoffice@guggenheim.org

WORKS AND PROCESS AT THE GUGGENHEIM PRESENTS PRURIENCE  | Open: 03/20/18 Close: 03/20/18
Following a sold-out run at the Southbank Centre in London, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents the U.S. Premiere of Prurience, an experiential entertainment about pornography, written and directed by Christopher Green and co-directed by Holly Race Roughan (People, Places & Things), from March 20-31, 2018.

After interviewing neuroscientists, sociologists, addiction experts, and therapists, British writer and performer Christopher Green presents an immersive theater experience inviting audiences to attend a fictional self-help group that takes a playful look at how sex and pornography are consumed. Questioning the side effects of porn consumption, Green asks audiences to consider if society is in the grip of an actual addiction or a moral panic, through increasingly distorting layers of reality and theatricality. Expect witty observations, surprises, and more than a few laughs. Casting to be announced.


About the Company: Works & Process at The Guggenheim

WORKS & PROCESS AT THE GUGGENHEIM
For over 31 years and in over 400 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Each performance takes place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright–designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Described by the New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. worksandprocess.org.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

presents

The New Group: Jerry Springer – The Opera

Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:30pm

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents The New Group: Jerry Springer – The Opera on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:30pm.

 

Prior to the Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Springer-The Opera, co-creator Richard Thomas (Music, Book, Lyrics; Book & Additional Lyrics by Stewart Lee) and director John Rando discuss the process behind this gleefully profane musical that outrageously celebrates the ritual of public humiliation and redemption. Cast members perform highlights, illuminating the chaos and unrestrained id of our times. 

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for over 33 years and in over 500 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim's intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda.worksandprocess.org.

 

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim: Fall 2017 Season  | Open: 09/04/17 Close: 12/18/17
Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2017 Season

 

Highlights:

 

  • Works & Process Rotunda Project commission featuring American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin with costumes by Dior

  • A new commission featuring Ryan McNamara and John Zorn

  • A new commission by Nico Muhly inspired by the oldest song in the world

  • Previews of new operas by John Adams and Peter Sellars, and Thomas Adès and Tom Cairns

  • Performance and discussion celebrating Tanaquil Le Clercq's The Ballet Cook Book at 50 with a dinner featuring recipes from the book

  • Peter & The Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi

     

Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Each intimate, 80-minute performance combines artistic creation with stimulating conversation, and takes place in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. The New York Times describes Works & Process as "a popular series devoted to shedding light on the creative process." Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.

 

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Caroline M. Sharp, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

 

Fall 2017 Season Schedule

 

WORKS & PROCESS ROTUNDA PROJECT

Falls the Shadow by Daniil Simkin

Monday and Tuesday, September 4 and 5, at 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm

Commissioned by Works & Process and created by AmericanBallet Theatre (ABT) Principal Dancer Daniil Simkin, Falls the Shadow is anew production featuring Simkin, ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary, Ana Lopez from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and dancer Brett Conway; choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo; projection design by Dmitrij Simkin; and costume design by Dior. The performers' movements will be captured by motion sensors, generating 3-D mapped visuals that will be projected onto the rotunda to create an immersive experience that merges technology, music, visual art, fashion, and dance.This 30-minute performance will be viewed from the ramps and requires audience members to stand for the duration of the program.

 

Leadership support for Works & Process Rotunda Projects provided by Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Caroline M. Sharp.

 

Daniil Simkin: Falls the Shadow lead support provided by Kerry Clayton andPaige Royer; Howard Paley; and Michèle and Steven Pesner.

 

WorldStage is the technology partner for Falls the Shadow.

 

Nico Muhly and the Countertenor

Sunday, September 17, 7:30 pm

Composer Nico Muhly discusses his music for countertenor. A selection of these works will be performed alongside a preview of a new Works &Process commission. Inspired by theInstitute for the Study of the Ancient World's interpretation of the oldest song in the world, the commission is an extension of Lenka Clayton andJon Rubin's project . . . circle through New York, part of the GuggenheimSocial Practice initiative.

 

The Principles of Uncertainty by John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman

Monday, September 18, 7:30 pm

Choreographer John Heginbotham and author/illustrator Maira Kalman discuss their newest collaboration featuring imaginative production design and whimsical dance theater inspired by Kalman's written work and visual art. Following the world premiere at Jacob'sPillow Dance and before the New York premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dance Heginbotham and members of The Knights orchestra will perform highlights set to a score by the orchestra's artistic director Colin Jacobsen.

 

San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West by John Adams and Peter Sellars

Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22, 7:30 pm

Composer John Adams and librettist/director Peter Sellars discusstheir newest collaboration with San Francisco Opera GeneralDirector Matthew Shilvock. Sourced from historical writings aboutCalifornia's Gold Rush, the opera explores the dramatic and brutal stories of remarkable characters who are hoping to strike it rich andare quickly caught up in the optimism, greed, and prejudices of a rapidly changing world. Highlights are performed prior to the world premiere in San Francisco.

 

Lincoln Center Theater: JUNK by Ayad Akhtar

Saturday, September 23, 7:30 pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar and Tony Award-winning director Doug Hughes discuss Akhtar's newest play before its New York premiere. Cast members perform highlights from the financial thriller, set in the hotbed of the 1980s, about RobertMerkin, the genius behind an upstart investment firm hell-bent on changing all the rules. Merkin sets in motion a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and ultimately, everyone against themselves.

 

The Living Word Project: /peh-LO-tah/ by Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Sunday, October 1, 7:30 pm

In conjunction with Joseph's project moving and passing, part of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, highlights from /peh-LO-tah/will be performed prior to opening at the Brooklyn Academy ofMusic. Directed by Michael John Garcés, choreographed by Stacey Printz, and with music by Tommy Shepard, the work is a "futbol-framed freedom suite" inspired by Joseph's first-generation American experience, and it explores the intersection of global economics, cross border fan culture, and the politics of joy. Joseph will discuss the work with producer Cathy Zimmerman.

 

American Ballet Theatre Season Preview

Sunday and Monday, October 8 and 9, 7:30 pm

For over 75 years, ABT has been home to the most important figures in classical ballet. Join the company for an evening of discussion and dance as highlights of new commissions from the fall 2017 season are performed prior to their premieres.

 

The Metropolitan Opera: The Exterminating Angel

Music by Thomas Adès, libretto by Tom Cairns

Monday, October 16, 7:30 pm

Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as "inventive and audacious. . . . a major event," Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name, is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party that guests cannot escape.Prior to the American premiere, Met Opera general manager Peter Gelb discusses the opera with Adès, and singers perform highlights.

 

Open Rehearsal: Steve Reich and Ensemble Signal

Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 pm

Go into the rehearsal studio with conductor Brad Lubman and Ensemble Signal as they prepare for their Carnegie Hall concert featuring music by Steve Reich. Preview the New York premiere of Runner and hear Pulse in raw form, without technical equipment or sound reinforcement. Between performances, Reich and Lubman discuss the works.

 

NEW COMMISSION

Ryan McNamara and John Zorn

Sunday and Monday, October 22 and 23, 7:30 pm

See the premiere of a Works & Process commission for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim's Peter B. Lewis Theater.Collaborating with a community of dancers and artists with whom he has worked for years, Ryan McNamara will create a performance set to Commedia dell'arte by composer John Zorn.

 

Tanaquil Le Clercq'sThe Ballet Cook Book:A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday and Monday, November 5 and 6, 7:30 pm

In 1967 ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq published The Ballet CookBook, her masterful compendium of ballet history, food stories, and recipes from over 90 leading dancers and choreographers of the day, including George Balanchine, Jacques d'Amboise, Melissa Hayden, and Allegra Kent. Celebrating the book's 50th anniversary, dancers from New York City Ballet perform excerpts from roles originated by Ballet Cook Book contributors, and dance legends Jacques d'Amboise and Allegra Kent join food scholar Meryl Rosofsky and dancers Jared Angle and Adrian Danchig-Waring in a discussion of Le Clercq's artistic and culinary legacy.

 

In conjunction with this program, select dishes from The BalletCook Book will be served at The Wright restaurant. For reservations, call 212 427 5690 or visit opentable.com.

 

The Sarasota Ballet: Classical and New Voices

Sunday, November 19, 3 and 7:30 pm

American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer and choreographerMarcelo Gomes, invited by director Iain Webb and executive director Joseph Volpe, recently performed with The Sarasota Ballet in Sir Frederick Ashton's rarely seen The Two Pigeons. After working with Gomes, Webb commissioned a new choreographic work from him. Exploring classical and new voices, Gomes performs highlights from The Two Pigeons and company dancers perform excerpts from the new commission prior to the premiere in Sarasota. WithWebb, Gomes shares insight into his creative process during the development of this new work.

 

Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi

December 2, 3, 9, and 10, 2:30 and 4 pm

December 8, 6:30 pm

Isaac Mizrahi narrates Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic as Brad Lubman conducts Ensemble Signal and a cast performs choreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart.

For children 5 and up. Enter via the ramp at 88th St and 5th Ave.

FRONT ROW TICKETING: $100, $95 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members

 

NEW COMMISSION

Holiday Concert

Sunday and Monday, December 17 and 18, 7 pm

Celebrate the season with the joyous sounds of holiday music and a new Works & Process commission by composer Nico Muhly in the museum's iconic rotunda. George Steel conducts the Vox Vocal Ensemble in what has become a revered annual tradition.

FLOOR SEATING: $40, $35 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members

RAMP STANDING: $20, $15 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members

 

Location:       

Peter B. Lewis Theater (unless otherwise noted)

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street

Subway: 4, 5, 6 train to 86th Street

Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue

 

Tickets:          

$40, $35 members (unless otherwise noted)

$10 student rush tickets available one hour prior to each performance if space allows (for students under 25 with valid ID)

Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts July 31, 2017, for Friends of Works & Process or Guggenheim members Associate level and above.

Season tickets will be on sale August 7, 2017.

For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org.

 

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For more information, press tickets, and photos, or to arrange interviews, please contact:

 

Duke Dang, General Manager

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

212 758 0024

ddang@worksandprocess.org

 

Michelle Tabnick, Publicist

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

646 765 4773

michelle@michelletabnickpr.com

 

May Yeung, Publicist

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

212 423 3840

pressoffice@guggenheim.org

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents The Living Word Project: /peh-LO-tah/ by Marc Bamuthi Joseph on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 7:30pm.

 

In conjunction with Joseph's project moving and passing, part of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, highlights from /peh-LO-tah/ will be performed prior to opening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Directed by Michael John Garcés, choreographed by Stacey Printz, and with music by Tommy Shepard, the work is a "futbol-framed freedom suite" inspired by Joseph's first-generation American experience, and it explores the intersection of global economics, cross border fan culture, and the politics of joy. Marc Bamuthi Joseph will discuss the work with moderator Calen Carr.

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$40, $35 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Caroline M. Sharp and Evelyn Sharp Foundation with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

Guggenheim Social Practice

A new initiative committed to exploring the ways in which artists can initiate projects that engage community participants, together with the museum, to foster new forms of public engagement. As part of the initiative, the museum has commissioned two separate artist projects, one by Marc Bamuthi Joseph and one by Jon Rubin and Lenka Clayton, which were developed and presented in New York City in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described byThe New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for over 33 years and in over 500 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim's intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residencyand commissioning program, inviting artists to createnew works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheimrotunda.worksandprocess.org.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

announces

Lincoln Center Theater: Oslo

with J.T. Rogers and Bartlett Sher

Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:30pm

 

On Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Oslo playwright J.T. Rogers and director Bartlett Sher prior to the Broadway premiere of what has been hailed as a “disarmingly funny masterpiece” (Huffington Post). Excerpts from the play will be performed by members of the cast.

 

Oslo tells the little-known story of Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul, her husband Terje Rød-Larsen, and a group of Israelis and Palestinians struggling to overcome their fears and mistrust of one another to coordinate secret negotiations between Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Their efforts culminated in the signing of the Oslo Accords and led to the iconic moment when the two leaders shook hands on the South Lawn of the White House in 1993.

 

Oslo begins previews on March 23, 2017 and will open on April 13, 2017 at Lincoln Center Theater’s Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York City.

 

Tickets & Venue

$40, $35 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process. $10 Student Rush Tickets available one hour prior to each show if space allows (for students under 25 with valid ID).

Box Office (212) 423-3575, (M–F, 1–5pm) or online at worksandprocess.org

Peter B. Lewis Theater

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

J.T. Rogers (Playwright) LCT: Blood and Gifts (commissioned by LCT/also National Theatre, London; La Jolla Playhouse; TimeLine Theatre, Chicago). Plays include The Overwhelming (National Theatre, U.K. tour with Out of Joint, Roundabout Theatre) and Madagascar (Melbourne Theatre Company). Olivier nomination as one of the playwrights for the Tricycle Theater of London’s The Great Game: Afghanistan. His plays have been seen across the U.S., and in Germany and Israel. Recipient of Guggenheim, NEA/TCG and NYFA fellowships. Multiple play development residencies at PlayPenn. Member of the Dramatists Guild, where he is a founding board member of the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund. Rogers is an alumnus of New Dramatists and holds an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, North Carolina School of the Arts. He is a recipient of a 2016 Doris Duke Charitable Foundation commission to write a new play for LCT.

 

Bartett Sher (Director) LCT: The King and I, Golden Boy, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Awake and Sing!, The Light in the Piazza (Tony nominations); South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics awards; also London, Australia); Blood and Gifts; Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (also London). Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof (Broadway Theatre), The Bridges of Madison County (Schoenfeld). Off-Broadway: Prayer for My Enemy (Playwrights Horizons), Waste (Best Play Obie Award), Cymbeline (Callaway Award, also Royal Shakespeare Company), Don Juan, Pericles (TFANA, BAM). Artistic director of Seattle’s Intiman Theatre (2000– 2009). Previously company director for the Guthrie Theater and associate artistic director at Hartford Stage. Opera:  Faust (Baden Baden); Two Boys (ENO, Metropolitan Opera); Romeo et Juliette, Otello, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Le Comte Ory, L’Elisir d’Amore (Metropolitan Opera); Romeo et Juliette (Salzburg, Milan, Chicago); Mourning Becomes Electra (Seattle Opera, New York City Opera). Upcoming productions include Adam Guettel’s new musical Millions.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
For over 31 years and in over 400 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Each performance takes place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright–designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Described by the New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. worksandprocess.org.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

announces

Come From Away on Broadway

Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30pm

 

On Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Canadian writer duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine, and Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley on the creative process behind the new musical Come From Away, which will open on Broadway on March 12. Members of the cast will perform highlights from the show.

 

In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world.

 

On September 11, 2001 the world stopped.  On September 12, their stories moved us all.

 

Come From Away begins previews on February 18, 2017 and will open on March 12, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City.

 

Following sold-out, record-breaking, critically acclaimed engagements at La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. and Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre, COME FROM AWAY landed on the “Best Theater of the Year” lists in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Seattle Times, San Diego Union Tribune, National Post, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star and Times of San Diego, and included in The New York Times’ “Memorable Theatre of 2016.” Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times called the show “An affecting, stirring and unpretentious new musical. Christopher Ashley's production lets the simple goodness of ordinary people outshine sensational evil,” and Bob Verini of Variety raved, “Superb! Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein have forged a moving, thoroughly entertaining tribute to international amity and the indomitable human spirit.” Peter Marks of the Washington Post called COME FROM AWAY, “a heartwarming, compelling and refreshing musical packed with goodwill. The score has an infectious vitality. My heart leaped several times.” J. Kelly Nestruck of Toronto’s Globe & Mail raved, “A gem! Powerful, heart-warming & very funny. A celebration of humanity. The tremendous buzz is entirely justified. Go see COME FROM AWAY,” with Karen Fricker of the Toronto Star adding, “Christopher Ashley’s sophisticated, tightly executed production has a driving pace that grabs the audience’s attention and barely let’s go.”

 

Tickets & Venue

$40, $35 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process. $10 Student Rush Tickets available one hour prior to each show if space allows (for students under 25 with valid ID).

Box Office (212) 423-3575, (M–F, 1–5pm) or online at worksandprocess.org

Peter B. Lewis Theater

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

Irene Sankoff and David Hein (Book, Music, Lyrics) are a Canadian husband-and-wife writing team. Their first show, My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding (based on David’s mother’s true story) was the hit of the Toronto Fringe Festival, where it was picked up for a successful commercial run in Toronto by Mirvish Productions. It has now played and won awards across North America, with Sankoff and Hein performing in most productions. Come From Away was developed at the Canadian Music Theatre Project and Goodspeed Musicals’ Festival of New Artists, showcased at the NAMT Festival of New Works and enjoyed a record-setting, multiple award-winning, critically acclaimed world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory - recently winning 'Outstanding New Musical' and 'Best Score' among other awards at the San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel Awards and 'Excellence in Production of Musical' among other awards in Seattle's Gypsy Rose Lee awards. Their next musical, Mitzvah, was recently developed at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, The Jewish Plays Project, the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat and most recently at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Sankoff and Hein are the recipients of a Bryden 'Ones-to-Watch' award, a Playwrights Guild of Canada award, and several ASCAP Plus awards.

 

Kelly Devine (Choreographer) Broadway: Rocky (Tony nom., Drama Desk nom., and Outer Critics nom.), Zhivago, Rock of Ages; International: Rocky (Germany), Zhivago (Australia), Rock of Ages (West End, UK tour, Toronto, Australia; Helpman/Green Room Award); Opera: Faust (Metropolitan Opera / London Coliseum), Wozzeck (San Diego Opera); Off-Broadway: Rock of Ages, Fat Camp, Frankenstein, Anne Wrecksick; Regional: Toxic Avenger, A Christmas Story, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Sneaux; La Jolla Playhouse: Come From Away, Peter and the Starcatcher, Zhivago, Private Fittings; Stratford Shakespeare Festival: Cabaret, Romeo & Juliet; Film/Television: 'Mozart in the Jungle,' Dear Dumb Diary, Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List, Happy Texas, Zombie Prom.

 

Christopher Ashley (Director) directed the Broadway productions of Memphis which won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Xanadu (Drama Desk nomination), All Shook Up and The Rocky Horror Show (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), as well as the Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration productions of Sweeney Todd and Merrily We Roll Along. Other New York credits include: Blown Sideways Through Life, Jeffrey (Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards), The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Valhalla, Regrets Only, Wonder of the World, Communicating Doors, Bunny Bunny, The Night Hank Williams Died and Fires in the Mirror (Lucille Lortel Award), among others. Mr. Ashley has served as La Jolla Playhouse’s Artistic Director since October, 2007. During his tenure, he helmed the world premieres of Come From Away, Joe DiPietro's Hollywood, The Darrell Hammond Project, Arthur Kopit's A Dram of Drummhicit, Claudia Shear's Restoration, as well as His Girl Friday, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the musicals Chasing the Song, Xanadu and Memphis. He also spearheaded the Playhouse’s Without Walls (WoW) series and the Resident Theatre program. Mr. Ashley also directed the feature films Jeffrey and Lucky Stiff, as well as the American Playhouse production of Blown Sideways Through Life for PBS. Mr. Ashley is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award, the Drama League Director Fellowship and an NEA/TCG Director Fellowship.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
For over 31 years and in over 400 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Each performance takes place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright–designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Described by the New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. worksandprocess.org.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

announces

Playwrights Horizons: The Profane by Zayd Dohrn

Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:30pm

 

On Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with playwright Zayd Dohrn and director Kip Fagan on the creation of The Profane. Members of the cast will perform excerpts from Dohrn’s sharp and timely tale.

 

Safe in the liberal fortress of Manhattan, Raif Almedin is a first-generation immigrant who prides himself on his modern, enlightened views. But when his daughter falls for the son of a conservative Muslim family, two households are forced to confront each other’s religious beliefs and cultural traditions, and to face their own deep-seated prejudice.

 

The Profane, a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, will have its world premiere with Playwrights Horizons at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater in New York on March 17, 2017, with performances running until April 30, 2017.

 

Brutal, funny, and powerful, Dohrn writes fantastic dialogue, masterfully balancing grit and humor.

— Oliver Salva, TIME OUT CHICAGO

 

Tickets & Venue

$40, $35 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process. $10 Student Rush Tickets available one hour prior to each show if space allows (for students under 25 with valid ID).

Box Office (212) 423-3575, (M–F, 1–5pm) or online at worksandprocess.org

Peter B. Lewis Theater

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York


Zayd Dohrn’s plays include Outside People (The Vineyard/Naked Angels), Want (Steppenwolf First Look), Sick (Berkshire Theatre Festival/National New Play Network), and Reborning (The Public/SPF). Zayd received Lincoln Center’s Lecomte du Nouy Prize, the Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Award, the Sky Cooper American Playwriting Prize, and Theatre Masters' Visionary Playwrights Award, and was an Artist in Residence at New York Stage & Film, the Orchard Project, the Chautauqua Institute, Stella Adler Studios, and Theatre for One. He received his MFA from NYU, was a Lila Acheson Wallace Fellow at Juilliard, and currently teaches playwriting and screenwriting at Northwestern University. www.zayddohrn.com.

 

Kip Fagan mostly recently directed Ike Holter’s Exit Strategy at Primary Stages, Erin Courtney’s I Will Be Gone at the Humana Festival in Louisville and Heidi Schreck’s Grand Concourse at Playwrights Horizons in NYC. At Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre: Jesse Eisenberg’s The Revisionist (starring Eisenberg and Vanessa Redgrave), Halley Feiffer’s How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them, Eisenberg’s Asuncion, Heidi Schreck’s There Are No More Big Secrets, and Sheila Callaghan’s That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play. Other NYC credits include: Carlos Murillo's A Thick Description of Harry Smith and Samuel D. Hunter's Jack’s Precious Moment (Page 73); Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith's Radio Play (P.S. 122); Ariel Stess's I'm Pretty Fucked Up, Sheila Callaghan's Roadkill Confidential, and Rachel Hoeffel's Quail (Clubbed Thumb); Zayd Dohrn's Reborning and Cory Hinkle's Cipher (SPF); Sheila Callaghan's Recess and Christopher Durang’s Not a Creature Was Stirring (The Flea); Greg Keller's The Young Left (Cherry Lane); Sam Marks's Nelson (Partial Comfort). Regional credits include: Alliance Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Humana Festival, George Street Playhouse, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, Marin Theatre Company, and City Theatre, among others. Taught and/or directed at Juilliard, NYU, SUNY Purchase, Strasberg Institute. Upcoming: Susan Soon He Stanton’s Today Is My Birthday at Sundance Theatre Lab and Sheila Callaghan’s Women Laughing Alone With Salad at Woolly Mammoth. Co-founder of Printer’s Devil in Seattle; affiliated artist at Clubbed Thumb.

 

Playwrights Horizons is dedicated to cultivating the most important American playwrights, composers, and lyricists, as well as developing and producing their bold new plays and musicals. Under Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, Playwrights builds upon its diverse and renowned body of work, counting 400 writers among its artistic roster. In addition to its onstage work each season, Playwrights’ singular commitment to nurturing American theater artists guides all of the institution’s multifaceted initiatives: our acclaimed New Works Lab, a robust commissioning program, an innovative curriculum at its Theater School, and more. Playwrights has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including six Pulitzer Prizes, 13 Tony Awards, and 39 Obie Awards. Prior artistic directors include André Bishop and Don Scardino. Robert Moss founded Playwrights Horizons in 1971 and oversaw its first decade, cementing the mission that continues to guide the institution today.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
For over 31 years and in over 400 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Each performance takes place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright–designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Described by the New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. worksandprocess.org.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

announces

War Paint on Broadway

Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm

 

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim offers a behind-the-scenes look at WAR PAINT, the new musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie, and director Michael Greif in advance of the Broadway opening on April 6, 2017. Two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole star as America’s first major female entrepreneurs and relentless and legendary rivals, Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. LuPone and Ebersole join the creative team for a moderated discussion and performance excerpts with moderator Amy Fine Collins, Vanity Fair special correspondent.

 

Tickets & Venue

$40, $35 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process. $10 Student Rush Tickets available one hour prior to each performance if space allows (for students under 25 with valid ID).

Box Office (212) 423-3575, (M–F, 1–5pm) or online at worksandprocess.org

Peter B. Lewis Theater

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

 

PATTI LuPONE (Helena Rubinstein) recently starred in Douglas Carter Beane’s Shows for Days, directed by Jerry Zaks, at Lincoln Center Theater.  Her New York stage credits include Anna 1 in The Seven Deadly Sins (guest soloist with the NY City Ballet);  Joanne in Company (NY Philharmonic); David Mamet’s The Anarchist; Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations); Gypsy (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards); John Doyle’s production of Sweeney Todd (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations); Passion; Candide; Can Can; Noises Off; Sweeney Todd (NY Philharmonic); The Old Neighborhood; Master Class; Patti LuPone on Broadway (Outer Critics Circle Award); Pal Joey; Anything Goes (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk Award); Oliver!; Accidental Death of An Anarchist; The Woods;  Edmond; The Cradle Will Rock; Evita (Tony and Drama Desk Awards); Working; The Water Engine;  and The Robber Bridegroom (Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations).   London:  Matters of the Heart, Master Class, Sunset Boulevard (Olivier Award nomination) and Les Miserables (RSC world premiere production) and The Cradle Will Rock (Olivier Award for both productions). Opera credits include Jake Heggie’s To Hell and Back (San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, for the Los Angeles Opera), John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles and Brecht-Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (LA Opera debut) and Marc Blitzstein’s Regina (Kennedy Center). Films include Parker, Union Square, City by the Sea, David Mamet’s Heist and State and Main, Just Looking, Summer of Sam, Driving Miss Daisy, Witness. TV: “Penny Dreadful” (Critics’ Choice Award nomination), “Girls,” “American Horror Story: Coven,” “Ugly Betty,” “Will & Grace,” “Passion” and “Sweeney Todd,”Oz,” “Monday Night Mayhem,” “Evening At the Pops with John Williams and Yo-Yo Ma,” “Frasier” (Emmy nomination), “Law & Order,” “The Water Engine,” “L.B.J.” and “Life Goes On.” Recordings, in addition to original cast recordings, include: Patti LuPone Live, Matters of the Heart, The Lady With The Torch, Patti LuPone at Les Mouches, Far Away Places. LuPone is a founding member of the Drama Division of The Juilliard School and of John Houseman’s The Acting Company. She is the author of the NY Times best-seller, Patti LuPone: A Memoir.

 

CHRISTINE EBERSOLE (Elizabeth Arden) received virtually every Off-Broadway award and her second Tony Award for Leading Actress in a Musical for her dual performance as Edith Beale and Little Edie Beale in Grey Gardens. Other Broadway credits include her Tony Award-winning performance as Dorothy Brock in the smash hit revival 42nd StreetDinner at Eight (Tony and Outer Critics Circle awards nominations) Steel Magnolias, On the Twentieth Century, I Love My Wife, Angel Street, Oklahoma, Camelot opposite Richard Burton, The Best Man, and the recent revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, co-starring with Dame Angela Lansbury.  She has starred in five City Center Encores!, and received an Obie award and a Drama Desk nomination for her work in Alan Bennett's Talking Heads.  Ebersole has appeared in over 20 feature films including The Wolf Of Wall StreetAmadeus, Tootsie, Richie Rich, Black Sheep, My Favorite Martian, Dead Again, Folks!, True Crime, My Girl 2, and The Big Wedding, which also features an original composition that she wrote and sang for the end credits of the film. Her television credits include: a regular cast member of “Saturday Night Live” 1981-82 season, The First Lady on the hit CBS show “Madame Secretary,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “American Horror Story: Coven,” “Royal Pains,” three seasons of “Sullivan and Son” for TBS, “Ugly Betty,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Boston Legal,” “Will and Grace,” and as Tessie Tura in the TV movie Gypsy with Bette Midler. Ebersole has performed in the concert version of the opera, The Grapes of Wrath, at Carnegie Hall, and she appeared with the San Francisco Symphony at Carnegie Hall in a tribute to Leonard Bernstein. She performed at Boston's Symphony Hall and Tanglewood starring as Desiree Armfeldt in a concert version of A Little Night Music with the Boston Pops. In televised concerts, she has often appeared on PBS, including her star turns in Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall and The Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty. She has performed on the Kennedy Center Honors, for Andrew Lloyd Weber and Jerry Herman. As a recording artist, Christine has released several CDs: Live at the Cinegrill, Sunday in New York, In Your Dreams, Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward and Strings Attached. www.christineebersole.com.
 

DOUG WRIGHT (Book) earned the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for his play I Am My Own Wife. Other stage works include Grey Gardens (Tony Nomination), The Little Mermaid and Hands on a Hardbody. Film: Quills, based on his Obie-winning play, nominated for three Academy Awards. Television: Tony Bennett: An American Classic, directed by Rob Marshall. Honors: Benjamin Dank Prize, the American Academy of Arts and Letters; Tolerance Prize, Kulturforum Europa; Paul Selvin Award, Writers Guild of America. Professional affiliations: President of the Dramatists Guild; member, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, board of the New York Theatre Workshop. Wright is married to singer/songwriter David Clement.

 

SCOTT FRANKEL (Music) was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for his work on Grey Gardens, which ran at Playwrights Horizons before moving to Broadway.  Since then, the show has been performed regularly across the country as well as internationally. He has also written the music for Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons, Williamstown Theatre Festival), Finding Neverland (UK premiere, 2012), Happiness (Lincoln Center Theater), Doll (Ravinia Festival, Richard Rodgers Award) and Meet Mister Future (winner, Global Search for New Musicals), all with lyricist Michael Korie. Frankel is the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award and the Frederick Loewe Award. He was the 2011-2012 Frances & William Schuman Fellow at The MacDowell Colony and is a graduate of Yale University.

 

MICHAEL KORIE (Lyrics) was nominated for a Tony and received Outer Critics Circle award for his lyrics to Grey Gardens, composer Scott Frankel, book by Doug Wright, directed by Michael Greif, produced at Playwrights Horizons, and subsequently on Broadway, nationally, and abroad. It premieres in January at London’s Southwark Theater. He wrote the lyrics to Far From Heaven with composer Frankel and playwright Richard Greenberg, produced at Williamstown Festival, Playwrights Horizons, and at Chicago’s Porchlight Theater later this season. Also with Frankel, lyrics to Happiness at Lincoln Center Theater, Meet Mister Future at Cardiff Festival, and Doll presented at Ravinia. He co-wrote lyrics with Amy Powers to Doctor Zhivago produced internationally and on Broadway, and is currently collaborating on a new show with Tom Kitt and Donald Marguiles for Disney Theatricals. For opera, Korie adapted Steinbeck’s novel for the libretto to The Grapes of Wrath, composer Ricky Ian Gordon, and created original librettos to operas with composer Stewart Wallace including Harvey Milk, Hopper’s Wife, Where’s Dick? and Kabbalah. Their operas have been produced at San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, New York City Opera, BAM Next Wave Festival, Carnegie Hall, and Disney Los Angeles Symphony Hall. Korie’s lyrics have received the Edward Kleban Prize, Jonathan Larson Award, and the ASCAP Richard Rodgers Award. His songs with composer Scott Frankel were featured at The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage Broadway Today. He serves on the council of The Dramatists Guild, and moderates the Dramatist Guild Musical Theater Fellows Program. Michaelkorie.com.

 

Director MICHAEL GREIF’s Broadway credits include Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's Next to Normal and If/Then, as well as Never Gonna Dance, Grey Gardens, Rent, and, upcoming, Dear Evan Hansen.  Recent work includes Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Steven Levenson’s musical Dear Evan Hansen at off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre, Katori Hall’s Our Lady of Kibeho and Angels in America at New York's Signature Theater, the premiere of Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide.... at the Public Theater, and The Tempest, Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet at the Public's Delacorte.  Regional work includes premieres and revivals at Williamstown (10 seasons), La Jolla Playhouse (Artistic Director 1995-99), Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, Center Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Dallas Theatre Center, and Trinity Rep. Work Off-Broadway includes plays and musicals at the Public Theater, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, MCC, Signature, and the New York Theater Workshop, where he is an artistic associate.  Education: B.S. Northwestern; M.F.A. UCSD.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
For over 31 years and in over 400 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Each performance takes place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright–designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Described by the New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. worksandprocess.org.

 

Works & Process at The Guggenheim previews

Houston Grand Opera:

It’s a Wonderful Life

by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 7:30 PM

 

On Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at The Guggenheim presents a discussion with the creators and excerpts of Houston Grand Opera’s upcoming world premiere of It’s a Wonderful Life by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer.

Based in part on the timeless film It’s a Wonderful Life* (1946) and Philip Van Doren Stern’s short story The Greatest Gift (1943), composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer’s opera is a holiday classic suitable for the whole family. Prior to its December 2 world premiere in Houston, the company’s artistic and music director, Patrick Summers, moderates a discussion with Heggie and Scheer.

 

With the cast rehearsing in Houston, the November 6 event will feature a group of artists who will perform the roles for that evening only. They are: sopranos Ailyn Pérez and Karen Slack, mezzo-soprano Amanda Tarver, tenors Jonathan Blalock and Matthew Hernandez, and baritone Jarrett Ott.  

 

The 1946 Frank Capra film It’s a Wonderful Life has become synonymous with the American holiday spirit. The story of a man at the precipice who is given an opportunity by an angel to see what the world would have been like if he had never lived was loosely based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s 1943 story The Greatest Gift. In a departure from the film, the action in the opera takes place from the perspective of the angel, named Clara, on a set featuring mirrored doors that represent portals in time and space.

 

It’s a Wonderful Life will be the Heggie/Scheer team’s third commission from HGO; in 2008 the company premiered Last Acts (Three Decembers) and the song cycle Pieces of 9/11 followed in 2011. This will be the sixth Heggie world premiere conducted by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. At HGO he led The End of the Affair (2004) and Three Decembers (2008); at San Francisco Opera he led Dead Man Walking (2000); at San Francisco Opera he conducted Moby-Dick (2010); and at the Dallas Opera he led Great Scott (2015).

 

*The opera adaptation is by permission of Paramount Licensing, Inc. and co-commissioned and co-produced by San Francisco Opera.and The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

 

Tickets & Venue

$40, $35 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575, (M–F, 1–5pm) or online at worksandprocess.org

Peter B. Lewis Theater

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

Panel

Patrick Summers, Artistic and Music Director of Houston Grand Opera

Jake Heggie, Composer

Gene Scheer, Librettist

 

Jake Heggie is the American composer of the operas Dead Man Walking (libretto by Terrence McNally), Moby-Dick (libretto by Gene Scheer), Great Scott (McNally), Three Decembers (Scheer), To Hell and Back (Scheer), Out of Darkness (Scheer), At the Statue of Venus (McNally) and The Radio Hour: A Choral Opera (Scheer). He has also composed more than 250 songs, as well as chamber, choral and orchestral works. The operas—most created with writers Terrence McNally and Gene Scheer—have been produced on five continents. Dead Man Walking will receive its 50th international production this season, at the Kennedy Center.in Washington, D.C. A Guggenheim Fellow, Heggie has served as a mentor for the Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative and is a frequent guest artist at universities, conservatories and festivals throughout the U.S.and Canada. The composer was recently awarded the Eddie Medora King prize from the UT Austin Butler School of Music. 

 

In addition to his collaborations with Jake Heggie, Gene Scheer has worked as librettist with Jennifer Higdon on Cold Mountain (2015), Joby Talbot on Everest (2015), and Tobias Picker on An American Tragedy (2005) and Thérèse Raquin (2001). Other collaborations include the lyrics for Wynton Marsalis’s “It Never Goes Away,” featured in Mr. Marsalis’s work Congo Square. With the composer Steven Stucky, Mr. Scheer wrote the oratorio August 4, 1964, for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; the piece was nominated for a Grammy and performed at Carnegie Hall. A composer in his own right, Mr. Scheer has written a number of songs for singers such as Renée Fleming, Sylvia McNair, Stephanie Blythe, Jennifer Larmore, Denyce Graves, and Nathan Gunn. The distinguished documentary filmmaker Ken Burns prominently featured Mr. Scheer’s song “American Anthem” (as sung by Norah Jones) in his Emmy Award-winning World War II documentary for PBS titled The War.

 

Patrick Summers was named artistic and music director of HGO in 2011 after having served as the company’s music director since 1998. He has conducted more than 60 operas at HGO, including the company’s first-ever cycle of Wagner’s Ring; the world premieres of André Previn’s Brief Encounter, Christopher Theofanidis’s The Refuge, Jake Heggie’s The End of the Affair and Three Decembers, Carlisle Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree and Prince of Players, and Tod Machover’s Resurrection; and the American premiere of Weinberg’s Holocaust opera The Passenger, both at HGO and on tour to the Lincoln Center Festival. He has nurtured the careers of such artists as Christine Goerke, Ailyn Pérez, Joyce DiDonato, Ana María Martínez, Ryan McKinny, Tamara Wilson, Albina Shagimuratova, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Norman Reinhardt, Jamie Barton, and Dimitri Pittas. Maestro Summers is principal guest conductor for San Francisco Opera (SFO), where he was honored last fall with the San Francisco Opera Medal. His work with SFO includes collaborating with André Previn on the 1998 world premiere of A Streetcar Named Desire and conducting several of the performances, and conducting Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick, which was recorded and telecast on PBS’s Great Performances. During the summer of 2016, he was a conductor at the David Gockley Farewell Gala at San Francisco Opera. This season at HGO he conducts It’s a Wonderful Life, the Verdi Requiem, and Götterdämmerung, the final opera in the company’s mounting of Wagner’s Ring cycle. 

 

 

Since its inception in 1955, Houston Grand Opera has grown from a small regional organization into an internationally renowned opera company. HGO enjoys a reputation for commissioning and producing new works, including 61 world premieres and seven American premieres since 1973. In addition to producing and performing world-class opera, HGO contributes to the cultural enrichment of Houston and the nation through a diverse and innovative program of performances, community events, and education projects that reaches the widest possible public. HGO has toured extensively, including trips to Europe and Asia, and has won a Tony, two Grammy awards, and two Emmy awards—the only opera company to have won all three honors.

 

Through HGOco, Houston Grand Opera creates opportunities for Houstonians of all ages and backgrounds to observe, participate in, and create art. The NEXUS Initiative is HGO’s multi-year ticket underwriting program that allows Houstonians of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy world-class opera without the barrier of price. Since 2007 NEXUS has enabled more than 225,000 Houstonians to experience first-quality opera through discounted single tickets and subscriptions, subsidized student performances, and free productions.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
For over 31 years and in over 400 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Each performance takes place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright–designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Described by the New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. worksandprocess.org.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim announces

MCC Theater:

Ride the Cyclone

by Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 7:30 PM

 

On Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents excerpts from the new musical Ride the Cyclone by Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond, which later this year makes its New York City premiere as part of MCC Theater’s 30th Anniversary Season.

 

Ahead of the highly anticipated New York City engagement of Ride the Cyclone, which begins performances on November 9, 2016 ahead of an Opening Night on December 1, creators Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond and director Rachel Rockwell will discuss this quirky musical for the Works & Process at the Guggenheim audience. Excerpts from the musical will be performed by cast members Lillian Castillo, Gus Halper, Taylor Louderman, Emily Rohm, Kholby Wardell, and Alex Wyse.

 

ABOUT RIDE THE CYCLONE

The Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir will board the Cyclone roller coaster at 8:17pm. At 8:19 the front axle will break, sending them to their tragic demise. A mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell the story of a life interrupted - with the promise of a prize like no other. Ride the Cyclone is a wildly original new musical - part comedy, part tragedy, and wholly unexpected.

 

During its smash-hit world premiere in 2015, the Chicago Tribune raved: “Quirky, bizarre, emotionally hefty and rather tantalizing... Ride the Cyclone, poised to take the world by storm, is edgy and just dangerous enough to feel fresh and yet completely steeped in the traditions of musical theater.” The New York Times called it: "An unceasingly delightful new musical...a witty, small-scaled show of immense sweetness and originality. If purgatory were really this much fun, I’d be happy to spend a lifetime there."

 

Tickets & Info: 212 423 3575

 

Fall 2016 tickets are currently on sale. $40, $35 members and Friends of Works & Process. MCC Theater: Ride the Cyclone is a part of the Works & Process at the Guggenheim Series. For more information visit: https://www.guggenheim.org/event/mcc-theater-ride-the-cyclone.

 

ABOUT MCC THEATER

MCC Theater was founded in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company, then a collective of young actors, writers and directors eager to take a leadership role in their own artistic development. Initial peer-based “classes” led to showcases and eventually to the kinds of full-scale productions that have made MCC Theater one of New York’s leading off-Broadway theater companies. The philosophy and aesthetic on which MCC Theater was founded continues to fuel its work in three main areas of focus: annual productions of work, development of new work, and education and outreach programs.

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$40, $35 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575, (M–F, 1–5pm) or online at worksandprocess.org

Peter B. Lewis Theater

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

WORKS & PROCESS AT THE GUGGENHEIM
For over 31 years and in over 400 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Each performance takes place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright–designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Described by the New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. worksandprocess.org.

For further information, press tickets, photos and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Duke Dang

General Manager

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
212 758 0024
ddang@worksandprocess.org

Works & Process at The Guggenheim announces

Carnegie Hall:

Steve Reich 80th Birthday

Three Tales by Beryl Korot & Steve Reich

Sunday, October 9, 2016, 7:30 PM

 

On Sunday, October 9, 2016, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a preview of Carnegie Hall: Steve Reich 80th Birthday and Three Tales by Beryl Korot & Steve Reich at 7:30pm.

 

Prior to its world premiere on November 1, 2016, Ensemble Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman, will perform an excerpt from Reich’s new work Pulse. Signal will also perform Quartet, a work scored for two pianos and two vibraphones. The program culminates with video excerpts from Three Tales, a ground breaking video opera by Reich and Beryl Korot. Reich and Korot will participate in a moderated discussion with Stuart Comer, MoMA chief curator of media and performance art. Pulse is co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall.

 

Tickets & Info: 212 423 3575

 

General tickets are currently on sale. $40, $35 members and Friends of Works & Process. For more information visit: https://www.guggenheim.org/event/carnegie-hall-steve-reich-80th-birthday

 

ABOUT STEVE REICH

Steve Reich has been called “America’s greatest living composer” (Village Voice), “the most original musical thinker of our time” (The New Yorker), and “among the great composers of the century” (The New York Times). His music has influenced composers and mainstream musicians all over the world. Music for 18 Musicians and Different Trains have earned him two Grammy Awards, and in 2009, his Double Sextet won the Pulitzer Prize. Reich’s documentary video opera works—The Cave and Three Tales, done in collaboration with video artist Beryl Korot—have been performed on four continents. His recent work Quartet, for percussionist Colin Currie, sold out two consecutive concerts at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London shortly after tens of thousands at the Glastonbury Festival heard Jonny Greenwood (of Radiohead) perform Electric Counterpoint followed by the London Sinfonietta performing his Music for 18 Musicians.

In 2012, Reich was awarded the Gold Medal in Music by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has additionally received the Praemium Imperiale in Tokyo, the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm, the BBVA Award in Madrid, and recently the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale. He has been named Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and has been awarded honorary doctorates by the Royal College of Music in London, the Juilliard School, the Liszt Academy in Budapest, and the New England Conservatory of Music, among others. “There’s just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history and Steve Reich is one of them,” states The Guardian.

 

ABOUT BERYL KOROT

Beryl Korot is a pioneer of video art. Her work has brought the ancient and modern worlds of technology into conversation as she applied specific structures inherent to loom programming to the programming of multiple channels of video. This extended to a body of work on handwoven canvas in an original language based on the grid structure of woven cloth. An early video work, Text and Commentary (1977) was acquired recently by MOMA in NYC, and Dachau 1974 (1974) is in the Kramlich Collection as part of the New Art Trust shared by SFMOMA, Tate Modern, and MOMA, NYC, and in the Thoma Collection. Her works have been seen at the Whitney Museum (1980,1993, 2000, 2002) the Kitchen, New York, NY (1975); Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY (1977); Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany (1977); The Koln and Dusseldorf Kunstvereins (1989 and 1994); the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (1990); the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (in a mini-retrospective), Ridgefield, CT (2010); bitforms gallery, New York, NY (2012); the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, England (2013); Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany (2013); Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland (2014), the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (2014); Tate Modern, London, England (2014); the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (2015) and recently at the new San Francisco MOMA (2016), amongst many others. Two collaborations with Steve Reich brought video installation art into a theatrical context.

 

ABOUT BRAD LUBMAN

Brad Lubman, conductor/composer, is founding co-Artistic director and Music Director of Ensemble Signal. He has played a vital role in contemporary music for more than two decades. A frequent guest conductor of the world’s leading ensembles, he has gained widespread recognition for his versatility, commanding technique, and insightful interpretations. Conducting a broad range of repertoire from classical to contemporary works, Lubman has led major orchestras in Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Taiwan, and the U.S. Among these are the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Bayerische Rundfunk, Dresden Philharmonic, DSO Berlin, RSO Stuttgart, WDR Symphony Cologne, National Symphony Orchestra Taiwan, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Finnish Radio Symphony, and the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic. In addition, he has worked with some of the most important European and American ensembles for contemporary music, including Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta, Klangforum Wien, Musik Fabrik, ASKO Ensemble, Ensemble Resonanz, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Chicago Symphony MusicNOW, and Steve Reich and Musicians.

 

ABOUT ENSEMBLE SIGNAL

Ensemble Signal, described by The New York Times as “one of the most vital groups of its kind,” is a NY-based ensemble dedicated to offering the broadest possible audience access to a diverse range of contemporary works through performance, commissioning, recording, and education. Since its debut in 2008, the Ensemble has performed over 140 concerts, has given the NY, world, or US premieres of over 20 works, and co-produced eight recordings. Signal was founded by Co-Artistic/Executive Director Lauren Radnofsky and Co-Artistic Director/Conductor Brad Lubman. Called a “new music dream team” (TimeOutNY), Signal regularly performs with Lubman, and features a supergroup of independent artists from the modern music scene.

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$40, $35 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575, (M–F, 1–5pm) or online at worksandprocess.org

Peter B. Lewis Theater

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

WORKS & PROCESS AT THE GUGGENHEIM
For over 31 years and in over 400 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Each performance takes place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright–designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Described by the New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. worksandprocess.org.

For further information, press tickets, photos and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Duke Dang

General Manager

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
212 758 0024
ddang@worksandprocess.org

Works & Process at The Guggenheim announces

Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s

The Fundamentals

by Erika Sheffer

Monday, September 26, 2016, 7:30 PM

 

On Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with the creators and excerpts of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's The Fundamentals by Erika Sheffer prior to the play’s world premiere on November 10.

 

A Steppenwolf commission, The Fundamentals explores America’s corporate culture through its main character, Millie, a resourceful young mother and housekeeper at a New York luxury hotel. When an opportunity in management gives her the chance to leave her blue-collar life behind, she is faced with how much, and who, she is willing to sacrifice. Cast members will perform excerpts from the play, and playwright Erika Sheffer and director and Steppenwolf ensemble member Yasen Peyankov will illuminate a behind-the-scenes look at the play’s production in a discussion moderated by Julian Sheppard.

 

Participants include:

Alana Arenas* as Millie

Audrey Francis as Eliza

Caroline Neff* as Stellan

Armando Riesco as Lorenzo

Alan Wilder* as Abe

Yasen Peyankov*, director

Erika Sheffer, playwright

Julian Sheppard, moderator

*denotes Steppenwolf ensemble member

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$40, $35 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575, (M–F, 1–5pm) or online at worksandprocess.org

Peter B. Lewis Theater

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

For more information visit:

https://www.guggenheim.org/event/steppenwolf-the-fundamentals

 

ABOUT ERIKA SHEFFER

Erika Sheffer’s playwriting debut, Russian Transport, was produced at The New Group (Outer Critics Circle nomination) and Steppenwolf. She is a recipient of The Vineyard’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. Her plays have been developed at The New Group, The Vineyard, and Primary Stages. Erika has performed original pieces at Upright Citizens Brigade and Dixon Place. She is a member of SPACE on Ryder Farm’s Working Farm and Ars Nova Playgroup 2015/2016. BFA in Drama from Syracuse University.

 

ABOUT YASEN PEYANKOV

Yasen Peyankov has been a Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member since 2002 and last appeared in The Wheel. Steppenwolf directing credits include Between Riverside and Crazy, Grand Concourse, Hushabye, Russian Transport, as well asThe Glass Menagerie for Steppenwolf for Young Adults. Yasen also directed the Bulgarian premiere of August: Osage County at the National Theatre in Sofia, Bulgaria. Other directing credits include Uncle Vanya, Stars in the Morning Sky, Macbeth, Roberto Zucco, Go Away Go Away, Slavs! (European Repertory Company); Overweight, Unimportant, Misshape: A European Supper (Trap Door Theatre); and Ladybird (Rushforth Productions) among others. On stage he has also appeared in productions at Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre, European Repertory Company, Next Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre and made his Broadway debut in Superior Donuts in 2009. Film and television credits include A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas, Contagion, Transformer 3, Crime Fiction, The Company, The Mob Doctor, The Beast, Gifted Hands, Karen Sisco, Alias, The Practice, The Unit, Numb3rs and others. He has translated and adapted Russian plays by Anton Chekhov, Mikhail Bulgakov, Nikolai Kolyada, Alexander Galin and Vassily Sigarevall. His translation of Chekhov's Ivanov, was produced by European Repertory Company and was published by Ivan R. Dee. He is the recipient of a Joseph Jefferson Award, Fox Fellowship and serves as the Head of Theatre in the School of Theatre and Music at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he teaches acting and directs.

 

ABOUT STEPPENWOLF

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is America’s longest standing, most distinguished ensemble theater, producing nearly 700 performances and events annually in its three Chicago theater spaces—the 515-seat Downstairs Theatre, the 299-seat Upstairs Theatre and the 80-seat 1700 Theatre. Formed in 1976 by a collective of actors, Steppenwolf has grown into an ensemble of 46 actors, writers and directors. Artistic programming includes a seven-play season; a two-play Steppenwolf for Young Adults season; Visiting Company engagements; and LookOut, a new multi-genre performance series. While firmly grounded in the Chicago community, nearly 40 original Steppenwolf productions have enjoyed success both nationally and internationally, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, London, Sydney, Galway and Dublin. Steppenwolf has the distinction of being the only theater to receive the National Medal of Arts, in addition to numerous other prestigious honors including an Illinois Arts Legend Award and 12 Tony Awards. steppenwolf.org.

 

WORKS & PROCESS AT THE GUGGENHEIM
For over 31 years and in over 400 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Each performance takes place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright–designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Described by the New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. worksandprocess.org.

For further information, press tickets, photos and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Duke Dang

General Manager

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
212 758 0024
ddang@worksandprocess.org

On Monday, September 12, 2016, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents discussion with the creators and excerpts of Opera Philadelphia’s upcoming world premiere of Breaking the Waves by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek

 

Based on the 1996 Academy Award–nominated film by Lars von Trier, the chamber opera tells the story of a couple’s sacrificial love. Before Opera Philadelphia’s world premiere (September 22-October 1, 2016), cast members will perform excerpts from the piece and David B. Devan, General Director & President of Opera Philadelphia will discuss the creative process with Mazzoli and Vavrek along with director James Darrah and conductor Steven Osgood.

 

Breaking the Waves is co-commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects, which presents the opera’s New York premiere January 6-9, 2017 during PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

 

For a video preview with the creators visit: https://www.operaphila.org/waves.

 

Tickets & Venue

$40, $35 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process

Box Office (212) 423-3575, (M–F, 1–5pm) or online at worksandprocess.org

Peter B. Lewis Theater

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

Program

His Name is Jan – Bess/String Quartet

Map of Jan’s Body – Bess & Jan/Piano

Goodness what powers – Dr. Richardson/Piano

Love will keep me alive – Bess & Jan/String Quartet

Act 3 Scene 1: Bess & Mother/String Quartet/Piano

Epilogue – Jan/String Quartet/Piano

 

Singers

Soprano Kiera Duffy (Bess)

Baritone John Moore (Jan)

Tenor David Portillo (Dr. Richardson)

Soprano Patricia Schuman (Bess’s Mother)

 

Pianist

Lisa Keller

 

Panel

David B. Devan, General Director & President of Opera Philadelphia

Missy Mazzoli, Composer

Royce Vavrek, Librettist

James Darrah, Director

Steven Osgood, Conductor

 

Missy Mazzoli was recently deemed “one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York” (The New York Times), “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out New York) and “one of the new wave of scarily smart young composers” (sequenza21.com). Her music has been performed all over the world by the Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, pianist Emanuel Ax, the Detroit Symphony, the LA Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the American Composers Orchestra, JACK Quartet, Opera Philadelphia, New York City Opera, cellist Maya Beiser, violinist Jennifer Koh, pianist Kathleen Supové, Dublin’s Crash Ensemble, the Sydney Symphony and many others. She is currently Composer-in-Residence with Opera Philadelphia, Gotham Chamber Opera and Music Theatre-Group, and in 2011/12 was Composer/Educator in residence with the Albany Symphony. Missy was a visiting professor of music at New York University in 2013, and recently joined the composition faculty at the Mannes College of Music, a division of the New School.

 

Royce Vavrek is a Canadian-born Brooklyn-based librettist, playwright, musical theatre writer and filmmaker known for his collaborations with composers David T. Little, Missy Mazzoli, Ricky Ian Gordon and Du Yun, soprano Lauren Worsham, producers Beth Morrison and Lawrence Edelson, and conductors Steven Osgood, Julian Wachner and Alan Pierson.

He has been called “the indie Hofmannsthal,” “a kind of Metastasio of the downtown opera scene,” and “an exemplary creator of operatic prose.

 

Opera Philadelphia is committed to embracing innovation and developing opera for the 21st century. Our mission: delivering outstanding productions of traditional and new repertoire that engage our public and propel our genre forward; identifying extraordinary artists, both established and emerging, and provide opportunities for them to create their most imaginative and inspired work; and presenting innovative programming relevant to the multi-cultural Philadelphia region that broadens and diversifies the opera audience.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
For over 31 years and in over 400 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Each performance takes place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright–designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Described by the New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. worksandprocess.org.


About the Company: Opera Philadelphia

Opera Philadelphia is committed to embracing innovation and developing opera for the 21st century. Our mission: delivering outstanding productions of traditional and new repertoire that engage our public and propel our genre forward; identifying extraordinary artists, both established and emerging, and provide opportunities for them to create their most imaginative and inspired work; and presenting innovative programming relevant to the multi-cultural Philadelphia region that broadens and diversifies the opera audience.