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Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Lincoln Center Theater: Intimate Apparel by Ricky Ian Gordon and Lynn Nottage with Bartlett Sher on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 7:30pm.

 

Go behind the scenes of a new chamber opera based on Lynn Nottage's popular play Intimate Apparel, with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and a libretto by the playwright and directed by Bartlett Sher. Set in turn-of-the-century New York, the opera tells the story of Esther, a lonely, single African American woman who makes her living sewing beautiful corsets and ladies' undergarments. Seeking love and romance, Esther embarks on a letter-writing relationship with a mysterious suitor laboring on the Panama Canal and comes to realize that only her self-reliance and certainty of her own worth will see her through life's challenges. Dramaturg and Director of the Opera Commissioning Program at The Metropolitan Opera Paul Cremo moderates a discussion with Gordon, Nottage, and Sher and cast members perform highlights, ahead of the opera's opening performance on February 27.

 

Intimate Apparel is the first opera produced by Lincoln Center Theater and was developed by LCT and the Metropolitan Opera as part of the Met/LCT New Works Program, which is dedicated to developing new opera and music theater works.

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$45, $40 members (unless otherwise noted)

$10 TodayTix Lottery and student rush tickets one hour before performance, based on availability (student tickets for those under 30 with valid ID)
Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts Dec 10 for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members at the Associate level and above.

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

Peter B. Lewis Theater

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

 

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by the Ford Foundation,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 and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

RICKY IAN GORDON's (Music) operas include Ellen West (a collaboration with poet Frank Bidart, for Beth Morrison Projects and Opera Saratoga, which will be seen in New York this month), The House Without A Christmas Tree (for Houston Grand Opera, with librettist Royce Vavrek), Morning Star (for Cincinnati Opera, with librettist William Hoffman), 27 (for Opera Theatre of St Louis, with librettist Royce Vavrek), A Coffin In Egypt (for Houston Grand Opera, with librettist Leonard Foglia), Rappahannock County (for Virginia Opera with librettist Mark Campbell), Green Sneakers (for the 2008 Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival), The Grapes of Wrath (for Minnesota Opera, with librettist Michael Korie), The Grapes of Wrath (concert version for Carnegie Hall, with Jane Fonda narrating), The Tibetan Book Of The Dead (for Houston Grand Opera, with playwright Jean Claude Van Itallie) and Orpheus and Euridice (for Lincoln Center's Great Performances, for which he won an OBIE Award in 2005). His musicals include Sycamore Trees (for the Signature Theatre, which won a Helen Hayes Award), My Life With Albertine (for Playwrights Horizons, with writer/director Richard Nelson, which won an AT&T Award and The Gilman and Gonzalez-Falla Music Theater Foundation Award) and Dream True (for The Vineyard Theatre with writer/director Tina Landau, which won a Richard Rodgers Award).  His upcoming projects include Private Confessions (a musical theater piece with playwright Richard Nelson) and The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (a new opera, with librettist Michael Korie). His songs have been recorded and performed by such artists as Renée

 Fleming, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Frederica Von Stade, Dawn Upshaw, Nadine Sierra, Harolyn Blackwell, Judy Collins, Nathan Gunn, and the late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. Other awards include the National Institute for Music Theater Award, the Stephen Sondheim Award, the Jonathan Larson Foundation Award, the Constance Klinsky Award, The Shen Family Foundation Award and The Carnegie-Mellon University Alumni Award.

 

LYNN NOTTAGE (Libretto) is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her plays Sweat (also Obie Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and Tony and Drama Desk award nominations for Best Play) and Ruined (also New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, Obie, and Audelco awards for Best Play).  Her other plays include Milma's TaleBy the Way, Meet Vera StarkFabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine (Obie Award); Crumbs from the Table of JoyLas MeninasMud, River, StonePor'knockers; and POOF!.  She wrote the book for the musical version of the novel The Secret Life of Bees, which recently premiered at the Atlantic Theater Company, and in July 2017, developed This is Reading, a performance installation based on two years of interviews at the Franklin Street Reading Railroad Station in Reading, PA.  Recipient of a MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship, she is the co-founder of the production company Market Road Films, whose most recent projects include The Notorious Mr. BoutFirst to FallRemote Control, and is a writer/producer on the Netflix series She's Gotta Have It, directed by Spike Lee.  She will also be represented this summer on Broadway having written the book for the upcoming Michael Jackson musical MJ.  

 

BARTLETT SHER (Director) is Resident Director of Lincoln Center Theater where he directed Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific, winning the Tony Award for Best Director.  He was also nominated for Tony Awards for his LCT productions of the recent Lerner & Loewe's My Fair LadyOslo (also National Theatre, London), Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I (also London), Golden BoyJoe Turner's Come and GoneAwake and Sing!, and The Light in the Piazza.  His additional LCT productions include Blood and Gifts and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (also London).  He directed the Metropolitan Opera productions of Roméo et Juliette (also Salzburg, Milan, Chicago); Two Boys (also English National Opera); Il Barbiere di Siviglia (also Baden Baden); OtelloLes Contes d'HoffmannLe Comte Ory; and L'Elisir d'Amore.   Broadway: the current To Kill a Mockingbird (Tony Award nomination), Fiddler on the Roof (Drama Desk Award), The Bridges of Madison County. Off-Broadway: Waste (Obie Award for Best Play), Cymbeline (Callaway Award; also Royal Shakespeare Company), Don JuanPericles (TFANA, BAM). Opera: Rigoletto (Staatsoper Berlin); Faust (Baden Baden); Mourning Becomes Electra (Seattle Opera, New York City Opera). He was previously Artistic Director of Seattle's Intiman Theatre (2000-2009), Company Director for the Guthrie Theater, Associate Artistic Director at Hartford Stage Company, and currently serves on the board of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for 35 years, 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 273-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, presents Company with Marianne Elliott on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7:30pm.

 

Two-time Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott illuminates the creative process behind her revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, with Tony Award-winning panelists Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone. On the heels of its Olivier Award-winning, sensational hit run in London's West End, Company will open on Broadway in a visionary new production featuring a gender-swapped, marriage-shy Bobbie at her 35th birthday party, where all her friends ask: Why isn't she married? Why can't she find the right man? Isn't it time she settles down and starts a family? But Bobbie isn't sure she's ready to commit. Before the premiere on March 22, Elliott participates in a moderated discussion and members of the cast perform highlights.

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$45, $40 members (unless otherwise noted)

$10 TodayTix Lottery and student rush tickets one hour before performance, based on availability (student tickets for those under 30 with valid ID)
Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts Dec 10 for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members at the Associate level and above.

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

Peter B. Lewis Theater

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

 

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by the Ford Foundation,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 and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Marianne Elliott (Director) is Artistic Director of Elliott & Harper Productions, a company she founded in 2016 with producers Chris Harper and Nick Sidi. 


Elliott's productions for Elliott & Harper include Company at the Gielgud Theatre (winner of Olivier Award for Best Revival of a Musical, Evening Standard Award for Best Director and Critics Circle Award for Best Musical); Death of a Salesman (co-directed with Miranda Cromwell) at the Young Vic, transferring to The Piccadilly Theatre in the West End in Autumn 2019 and Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle at Wyndham's Theatre.

 

Prior to forming Elliott & Harper, Elliott was an Associate Director at the National Theatre for ten years where she directed Angels in America at both the NT and on Broadway (Olivier and Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play); the NT, West End, and Broadway productions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Director), and the co-director of War Horse at the NT, West End, and on Broadway (Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play), Other productions at the NT include The Light Princess, Women Beware Women, Saint Joan (Olivier Award for Best Revival, South Bank Show Award) and Pillars of the Community (Evening Standard Best Director Award).

 

Elliott was an Associate Director at the Royal Court, where her productions included Stoning MaryNotes on Falling Leaves and The Sugar Syndrome. Prior to that, Marianne was Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange where she directed Port, Design for LivingLes BlancsAs You Like ItA Woman of No ImportanceDeep Blue Sea and I Have Been Here Before. Additional productions directed by Elliott includes Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic; Much Ado About Nothing for the RSC; and The Little Foxes at the Donmar Warehouse. https://elliottandharper.com/

 

Katrina Lenk (Bobbie) is a triple threat artist who segues seamlessly between stage and screen. She most recently starred as Dina in Broadway's Tony Award-winning production of The Band's Visit and earned a Tony Award, Grammy Award, Emmy Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, Chita Rivera Award nomination, Drama League Award nomination, Theatre World Award's Dorothy Louden Award, and a Clarence Derwent Award for Breakout Female of the Year. Lenk starred on Broadway in Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's Indecent (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination). Her other Broadway credits include OnceSpider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and The Miracle Worker. Additional theater credits include iWitness (Mark Taper Forum), Lost Land (Steppenwolf), Caucasian Chalk Circle(South Coast Rep), and Lovelace: A Rock Opera (L.A./Edinburgh). To television audiences, Lenk is known for her pivotal roles on hit series including a recent major series arc on the "The Village," "The Good Fight," "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "Elementary," "The Get Down," "The Blacklist," "According to Jim," and "Will & Grace."  She can next be seen in the CBS' Drama "Tommy." On the big screen, she appeared inLook AwayEvol: The Theory of LoveElan VitalCrime FictionKiss Me in the Dark, and Space Daze. Lenk is the ringleader of the band/performance art piece called Moxy Phinx. @TheKatrinaLenk

 

Patti LuPone (Joanne) won the Olivier and WhatsOnStage Awards for her performance as Joanne in the West End production of Company. A two-time Tony Award winner for her performances in Evita and the most recent Broadway production of Gypsy, her New York stage credits include War Paint (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations); Shows for Days; The Seven Deadly Sins (New York City Ballet); Company (New York Philharmonic); Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC Award nominations); Sweeney Todd (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations); Noises OffThe Old NeighborhoodMaster ClassAnything Goes (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award); Oliver!Accidental Death of An AnarchistThe Water Engine; and The Robber Bridegroom (Tony and Drama Desk nominations). In addition to Company, her London stage credits include

Master Class; Sunset Boulevard (Olivier Award nomination); The Cradle Will Rock, and Les Miserables,for which she won the Olivier Award, the first American artist to do so, for her performances in both musicals. Opera:

The Ghosts of Versailles (Los Angeles Opera), To Hell and Back (San Francisco Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra), The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Los Angeles Opera debut), Regina (Kennedy Center). Film credits include: The Comedian, ParkerUnion Square, Summer of Sam, Driving Miss Daisy, and Witness. LuPone's television credits include "Hollywood" (upcoming on Netflix), "Pose," "Mom," "The Simpsons," "Vampirina," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Penny Dreadful" (Critics Choice Award nomination), "Girls," "American Horror Story: Coven," "30 Rock," "Glee," "Frasier" (Emmy Award nomination), and three years as Libby Thatcher on the ABC series "Life Goes On." She is a founding member of both the Drama Division of The Juilliard School and John Houseman's The Acting Company and the author of the New York Times best-seller Patti LuPone: A Memoir.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for 35 years, 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 273-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, presents West Side Story: Ivo van Hove and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 7:30pm.

 

When the original production by Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim premiered on Broadway in 1957, it changed the face of American musical theater. More than sixty years later, Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove directs a new production that features all-new choreography on Broadway for the first time by the internationally acclaimed Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, as well the most Broadway debuts in history with 32 cast members. Prior to its February 6 opening, audience members are invited behind the scenes as van Hove and De Keersmaeker participate in a moderated discussion and cast members perform highlights.

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$45, $40 members (unless otherwise noted)

$10 TodayTix Lottery and student rush tickets one hour before performance, based on availability (student tickets for those under 30 with valid ID)
Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts Dec 10 for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members at the Associate level and above.

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

Peter B. Lewis Theater

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

 

Lead funding for Works & Processis provided by the Ford Foundation,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 and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

IVO VAN HOVE (Director) began his career in 1981 and has been the director of International Theatre Amsterdam since 2001. Broadway: Network, The Crucible, A View From the Bridge (Tony Award). Additional credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, Hedda Gabler (New York Theatre Workshop); Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life (world premiere); and David Bowie's Lazarus. He has directed several operas in Paris, Brussels, Berlin, and Amsterdam. Additional work has been presented all over the world including at the National Theatre, The Young Vic, London's West End, La Comédie Française, and the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz. He has received many international accolades including one Tony Award, two Obie Awards, and two Olivier Awards. He is Commander of the Order of the Crown in Belgium and Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France. He was recently awarded the Dutch state art prize, the Johannes Vermeer prize.

 

ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER (Choreographer) Over the course of her 38-year career, De Keersmaeker has created more than 55 choreographies that have earned acclaim at theatres throughout the world. She created the internationally acclaimed Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich and established the dance company Rosas in 1983 in Brussels, while creating the work Rosas danst Rosas. Many of her choreographies have been translated to film by directors including Thierry De Mey and De Keersmaeker herself. Her work has received numerous awards including the American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement in Choreography and a Bessie Award for Sustained Achievement.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for 35 years, 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 273-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,presents The Metropolitan Opera's Agrippina by George Frideric Handel with Harry Bicket, Joyce DiDonato, and David McVicar on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 7:30pm.

 

Before the Met premiere of Agrippina, Handel's tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome, general manager Peter Gelb moderates a discussion with director Sir David McVicar, conductor Harry Bicket, and members from the cast. Highlights are performed in advance of the opera's opening night on February 6, 2020.

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$45, $40 members (unless otherwise noted)

$10 TodayTix Lottery and student rush tickets one hour before performance, based on availability (student tickets for those under 30 with valid ID)
Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts Dec 10 for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members at the Associate level and above.

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

Peter B. Lewis Theater

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

 

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by the Ford Foundation,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 and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for 35 years, 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 273-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, presents a Dance Commission Preview: Les Ballet Afrik and Ephrat Asherie Dance on Monday and Tuesday, January 13 and 14, 2020 at 7:30pm.

 

In 2020, Works & Process will commission and premiere two works, one each by Les Ballet Afrik and Ephrat Asherie Dance. At this Works & Process, excerpts are performed from both commissions and legendary dancer Archie Burnett will moderate the discussion with choreographers Ephrat Asherie and Omari Wiles. 

 

Having received the honorary status of Legend after ten years of competing in the Vogue Ballroom scene and performing across the globe, choreographer Omari Wiles brings the ballroom to the Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Guggenheim with excerpts of New York is Burning (March 2020 premiere), performed by Les Ballet Afrik and guest artists. 

 

In 1990, the documentary Paris is Burning was released to critical acclaim. The film chronicled New York City Drag Balls, Ball culture, and Voguing in the 1980s, capturing the elaborately structured Ball competitions and showcasing rival houses. Beyond the Ballroom, each house served as surrogate families for young Ball-walkers who faced rejection from their biological families for their gender expression and sexual orientation. The Voguing that took place at these Balls has entered mainstream culture in the years since, serving as a touch point for a multi-leveled exploration of a queer African-American and Latino subculture.

 

To celebrate the 30th anniversary and to pay homage to Paris is Burning, Omari Wiles, founding father of the House of Oricci, in March 29 and 30 will premiere New York is Burning, a Works & Process commission made in and for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater at the Guggenheim. Performed by his company, Les Ballet Afrik, New York is Burning will bring the Ballroom to the Guggenheim and feature Wiles's AfrikFusion, a style that fuses traditional African dances and Afrobeat styles with House dance and Vogue.

 

Excerpts from Ephrat Asherie's UnderScored (fall 2020 premiere) are performed by EAD company members with guest artists from New York City's underground dance community. Blurring the lines between performance and living archive and beginning with the legendary parties at The Loft and the Paradise Garage, UnderScored is inspired by intergenerational club-life memories and explores the ever-changing physical and musical landscape of New York City's underground dance scene.

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$45, $40 members (unless otherwise noted)

$10 TodayTix Lottery and student rush tickets one hour before performance, based on availability (student tickets for those under 30 with valid ID)
Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts Dec 10 for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members at the Associate level and above.

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

Peter B. Lewis Theater

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

 

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by the Ford Foundation,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 and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

OMARI WILES was born in Senegal, West Africa. His passion for dance and the arts grew over many years of watching his mother and father Olukośe Wiles and Marie Basse Wiles dance and play the drums. His parents are the founders of the Maimouna Keita School of African Dance in New York City. Omari has trained with Ron K Brown, Assane Konte, Ephrat Asherie, The House of Mizrahi and Marie Basse-Wiles. Over the years he has trained in Contemporary, Vogue, Hip-Hop, West African, and House dance. Omari has performed with Rashaad Newsome, John Legend, Gargon City, Wunmi, Gala, The Maimouna Keita Dance company, Ephrat Asherie Dance, Forces and most recently choreographed and performed with recording artist Jidenna at the MTV Video Music Awards. Omari loves to cook, act, and travel during his free time, and feels deeply committed to his role as a teacher in the community. Constantly looking to expand his knowledge of African-rooted dance forms, he has found his-own voice by creating "AfrikFusion" a style that fuses traditional African dances and Afrobeat styles with House dance and Vogue. Omari Wiles received the status of Legend after 10 years of competing in the Vogue Ballroom scene in NYC.

 

EPHRAT "BOUNCE" ASHERIE (Artistic Director/Choreographer/Dancer) is a New York City-based b-girl, dancer, and choreographer and a 2016 Bessie Award Winner for Innovative Achievement in Dance. Asherie has received numerous awards to support her work including Dance Magazine's Inaugural Harkness Promise Award, a Jacob's Pillow Fellowship at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, and a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study grant. In 2017, she received a National Dance Project award to support the development and touring of her most recent work, Odeon. Asherie is a 2019 NYFA Fellow and a 2018-2019 City Center Choreography Fellow. Her new work UnderScored was awarded a 2019 Creation and Development Award from the National Performance Network and will premiere at Works & Process at the Guggenheim in the fall of 2020 with residency support from the Lumberyard and the Pocantico Center. She is honored to have been mentored by Richard Santiago (aka Break Easy) and to have worked and collaborated with Dorrance Dance, Doug Elkins, Rennie Harris, Bill Irwin, David Parsons, Gus Solomons Jr., and Buddha Stretch, among others. Asherie has created work for various University dance programs, including Lehman College, Smith College, SUNY Brockport and the University of California Santa Barbara. She earned her BA from Barnard College, Columbia University in Italian and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she researched the vernacular jazz dance roots of contemporary street and club dances. Asherie is a co-founding member of the all-female house dance collective MAWU and is forever grateful to NYC's underground dance community for inspiring her to pursue a life as an artist. For more information, please visit ephratasheriedance.com or follow EAD on Instagram @ephratasheriedance.

 

Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD) is a dance company rooted in street and social dance. Dedicated to revealing the inherent complexities of these forms, EAD explores the expansive narrative qualities of various street and club styles including breaking, hip hop, house and vogue, as a means to tell stories, develop innovative imagery, and find new modes of expression. EAD's first evening-length work, A Single Ride, earned two Bessie nominations in 2013 for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer and Outstanding Sound Design by Marty Beller. The company has presented work at The Apollo Theater, Columbia College, Dixon Place, FiraTarrega, Guggenheim Works & Process, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, La MaMa, River to River Festival, New York Live Arts, Summerstage, and The Yard, among others. 

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for 35 years, 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 273-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, presents an Opening Night Cabaret with countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo to kick of the Spring 2020 Season on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7:30pm.

 

Before he was an opera singer, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten and Glass Handel) was a Broadway baby moving from community theater to national tours, and eventually to the Great White Way. Now, Costanzo is looking back to go forward. For one night only, in the New York premiere of his cabaret, he revisits his childhood, drawing on the leading ladies, crooners, and icons that helped form him. And, in a twist, he finds just enough low to balance out his highs. Developed with the Bearded Ladies Cabaret for Opera Philadelphia's Festival O19. Directed by John Jarboe. Musical arrangements by Heath Allen. Scenic design by Machine Dazzle.

 

Opening Night Chairs: Joanna Fisher, Bart Friedman, Andrew J. Martin-Weber, and Anh-Tuyet Nguyen

 

6:30pm - Reception in Rotunda

7:30pm - Performance in the Peter B. Lewis Theater

9pm - Dinner at The Wright

 

TICKETS & VENUE

$500 Prime Seating and Artist Dinner (sold out), $250 Orchestra, $150 Dress Circle, $75 Side View

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 Ford Foundation,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 and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo began performing professionally at the age of eleven and has since appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway. He has produced operas, installations, concerts, and performance series internationally. Recently, he appeared at the Metropolitan Opera performing the title role in Philip Glass's Akhnaten, and has performed with many of the world's other leading opera houses, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, the Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, English National Opera, and Teatro Real in Madrid. In concert he has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Berlin Philharmonic, and at Carnegie Hall, the Elbphilharmonie, and the Kennedy Center. His first album, ARC, was nominated for a Grammy and he received Musical America's 2019 Vocalist of the Year award.

 

Machine Dazzle has been dazzling stages via costumes, sets, and performances since his arrival in New York in 1994. Credits include Julie Atlas Muz's I Am The Moon And and You Are The Man On Me (2004), Big Art Group's House Of No More (2006), Justin Vivian Bond's Lustre (2008) and Re:Galli Blonde (2011), Chris Tanner's Football Head (2014), Soomi Kim's Change (2015), Pig Iron Theater's I Promised Myself To Live Faster (2015), Bombay Ricky (Prototype Festival 2016), Opera Philadelphia's Dito and Aeneus (2017) and Spiegleworld's Opium (Las Vegas 2018). With Taylor Mac, Machine has collaborated on several projects including The Lily's Revenge (2009), Walk Across America For Mother Earth (2012) and the Pulitzer Prize-Nominated A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (2016-Present). Conceptualist-as-artist meets DIY meets "glitter rhymes with litter," Machine was a co-recipient the 2017Bessie Award for Outstanding Visual Design and the winner of a 2017 Henry Hewes Design Award. 

 

John Jarboe is a cabaret artist, director, writer, historian, and host serving you revolution, herstory, queer community making, and a whole lot of glitter. She is the founding artistic director of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, with whom she has made work for Opera Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Wilma Theater, FringeArts, The Barnes Foundation, La Mama ETC among others. She is a regular performer at FringeArts in Philadelphia as well as Joe's Pub in NYC. She now curates a festival called Late Night Snacks in collaboration with Opera Philadelphia and FringeArts which programs over seventy artists annually in a found cabaret space designed by the incomparable Machine Dazzle. Jarboe's work with Opera singer Stephanie Blythe will be featured as part of the 2020 American Songbook series at Lincoln Center. www.beardedladiescabaret.com

 

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is a Philadelphia-based troupe of artists who use cabaret to tackle the politics of gender, identity, and artistic invention with sparkle and wit. We are proud to be among Philadelphia's most visible queer arts companies and to have toured to Poland, Seattle (Seattle Symphony), Paris (Madame Arthur), Provincetown, Cambridge (ART/Oberon), Miami (Miami Light Project), and New York City (Joe's Pub, Ars Nova, and La Mama).

 

Over his 40+ year career, Heath Allen has arranged/composed and served as music director for more Philadelphia theater and dance productions than he can remember. Heath served as music director and lead composer for Andy: A Popera, a collaboration between the Bearded Ladies and Opera Philadelphia. In 2017, Heath composed The Bearded Ballerina, commissioned by the Relache New Music Ensemble.  Heath is also deeply committed to creating music for children, having written many plays and songs for young people, including the recently completed operetta, The Half Boy.

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for 35 years, 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 273-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 Fall 2019 Season

 

Highlights

New commissions by Machine Dazzle and Caroline ShawRotunda performances by Dance Theatre of Harlem, Roomful of Teeth, and Caleb Teicher and Ben FoldsTheatrical first looks at Joe Iconis, Theresa Rebeck, and Erica Schmidt featuring Peter DinklageDance previews featuring Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet West, National Ballet of Canada, and Washington BalletBehind-the-scenes glimpses of the Metropolitan Opera's Akhnaten and Porgy and Bess 

 

"An exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process." ­­­­­­-The New York Times

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its Fall 2019 season. Since 1984 the performing arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators. The intimate Frank Lloyd Wright­-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater is the venue for seventy-minute programs that explore the creative process through stimulating discussions and riveting performance highlights. One-of-a-kind productions created for the Guggenheim's rotunda offer a unique experience of the landmark space celebrating 60 years as an architectural icon.Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.

 

Audience members are invited to cocktail hour, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at the The Wright restaurant and artist receptions in the rotunda following most evening programs.

 

Works & Process lead funding is provided by the the Ford Foundation,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 and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

 

 

Fall 2019 Season Schedule

 

WORKS & PROCESS COMMISSION

Treasure by Machine Dazzle

Thursday-Saturday, September 5-7, 7:30 pm

Distant dreams come full circle in this Works & Process commission ofmultidisciplinary artist and maximalist Machine Dazzle. Undressing layers of his past to make sense of the present, Machine will introduce12 new looks alongside stories stitched together through song. Treasure is accompanied by music director Viva DeConcini and her band, and will premiere made-to-measure on the occasion of New York Fashion Week.

 

Treasure by Machine Dazzle is commissioned by Works & Process at the Guggenheim with support from Pomegranate Arts and a creative residency at LUMBERYARD.

 

THEATER

MCC Theater: Seared by Theresa Rebeck 

Monday, September 9, 7:30 pm

Harry, a brilliant and hot-headed chef, scores a mention in a food magazine, and his business partner sees profits finally within reach.The only problem is Harry refuses to serve his masterpiece for the masses. Mix in a shrewd restaurant consultant and a waiter with dreams of his own and it all goes to hell in this hilarious and insightful new play that asks us to consider where art ends and commerce begins. Prior to its New York premiere at the MCC Theater, playwright Theresa Rebeck and director Moritz von Stuelpnagel take audiences into the kitchen of their fit-for-foodies comedy as cast members perform highlights. 

 

DANCE* MUSIC 

The National Ballet of Canada: Orpheus Alive by Robert Binet and Missy Mazzoli

Sunday, September 15, 3 pm

Orpheus Alive retells the tragic myth of Orpheus, casting the titular characteras a woman; Eurydice, Orpheus' fallen lover, as a man; and audience members as gods of the underworld who hold Orpheus's fate in their hands. Choreographed by Robert Binet, Choreographic Associate of the National Ballet of Canada, and featuring a commissioned score by acclaimed composer Missy Mazzoli, Orpheus Alive is a story of love, loss, and an extraordinary artist facing the limits of his mortality. Company dancers and the Mivos Quartetperform excerpts, and dramaturg Rosamund Small moderates a discussion with Binet and Mazzoli about the creative process before the ballet's world premiere in Toronto.

 

OPERA

The Metropolitan Opera: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess with Angel Blue, Camille A. Brown, Eric Owens, James Robinson, and Golda Schultz 

Monday, September 16, 7:30 pm

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess returns to the Met for the first time since 1990in a production directed by James Robinson with choreography by Camille A. Brown in their company debuts. America's "folk opera," asdescribed in 1935 by its creators, tells the story of Porgy, sung by Eric Owens, and his love for the drug-addicted Bess, portrayed by Angel Blue, with an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz. General Manager Peter Gelb moderates a discussion with the creative team while cast members presenthighlights from the upcoming production. 

 

MUSICAL

The New Group: Cyrano by Erica Schmidt, with Peter Dinklage and Aaron Dessner 

Saturday, September 28, 7:30 pm

Prior tothe New Group's world premiere of Cyrano, director Erica Schmidt, actor Peter Dinklage, and composer Aaron Dessner illuminate the creative process behind the new adaptation of the classic tale Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. Schmidt's Cyrano is a proud man who, believing himself unlovable, agrees to woo the woman he loves on behalf of someone else. With a charged contemporary immediacy to the dialogue, Cyrano is an enduring story about heartbroken yearning, and features haunting music by Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner of the National, lyrics by Matt Berninger of the National and Carin Besser, and choreography by Jeff and Rick Kuperman.

 

DANCE

Ballet West: Balanchine's Ballets Russes "The Song of the Nightingale" and "Apollo" 

Sunday, September 29, 3 and 7:30 pm

With sets and costumes designed by Henri Matisse, The Song of the Nightingale (Le chant du rossignolis a tale about a mysterious songbird who cures an ailing Chinese emperor. Created by George Balanchine in 1925 when he was only 21 years old, The Song of the Nightingale was his firstpartnership with composer Igor Stravinsky, leading to a 46-year friendship that resulted in some of the greatest ballets of the twentieth century. This production marks its US premiere and designates Ballet West as the second company in the world to present this important reconstruction by Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer. Prior to the work's October premiere in Salt Lake City, Ballets Russes expert Lynn Garafola, Professor Emerita of Dance, Barnard College, Columbia University, moderates a discussion with Hodson, Archer, Ballet West Artistic DirectorAdam Sklute, and Balanchine Trust repetiteur Victoria Simon on Balanchine's development as a choreographer, the influence of Asian art on Matisse, and ethnic representation in the twenty-first century. The discussion will be accompanied by excerpts performed by Ballet West dancers. Simon will restage the 1928 Balanchine-Stravinsky collaboration Apollo, including the original birthing scene and final ascent to Mount Olympus. 

 

WORKS & PROCESS ROTUNDA PROJECT 

Dance Theatre of Harlem at 50

Monday, September 30, 6:30 and 8:30 pm

Founded in 1969, the Dance Theatre of Harlem made its 1971 official New York debut in the rotunda with a performance that included founder Arthur Mitchell's Tones.To celebrate the Guggenheim building's 60th and Dance Theatre of Harlem's 50th anniversaries, Works & Process will present a Rotunda Project with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. The company will pay tribute to its history in a restaging of Tones, with music by Tania León, and other works from their repertoire.

 

Floor Seating: $100/$95

Ramp Standing: $60/$55

 

Lead funding provided by the Ford Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

DANCE

The Washington Ballet: NEXTsteps 

John Heginbotham, Jessica Lang, and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa 

Sunday, October 6, 3 and 7:30 pm

Artistic director Julie Kent, a champion of new choreography, discusses upcoming world premiere works by choreographers John Heginbotham, Jessica Lang, and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.Witness exclusive performance excerpts and a live rehearsal prior to the October 23 premiere in Washington, DC.

 

Lead sponsor Monica B. Voldstad.

 

OPERA

The Metropolitan Opera: Akhnaten by Philip Glass, with Anthony Roth Costanzo, Karen Kamensek, Phelim McDermott, and J'Nai Bridges

Wednesday, October 16, 7:30 pm

On May 6, 1984, the very first Works & Process program featured Philip Glass's Akhnaten before its debut at New York City Opera. This fall, prior to itsMetropolitan Opera premiere, General Manager Peter Gelb moderates a discussion with the creative team and countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, who plays the title role of the revolutionary ancient Egyptian pharaoh. Highlights are performed by members of the cast. Originally presented in collaboration with Improbable by the LA Opera and English National Opera, this production received the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production. 

 

MUSICAL

Two River Theater: Love in Hate Nation by Joe Iconis, with John Simpkins

Sunday, October 20, 7:30 pm

Writer Joe Iconis and director John Simpkins discuss the turbulent rock romance, Love in Hate Nation, set in a 1960s juvenile hall, and cast membersperform highlights prior to its world premiere at the Two River Theater with moderator Laura Heywood. Classic girl group, Wall of Sound-style vocal harmonies meet punk rock spirit in this rebellious and romantic new musical that uses classic "bad girl" movies as the inspiration for the story of young people caught between eras of a changing America. Sixteen-year old Susannah Son is carted off to the National Reformatory for Girls to get her head put on straight. There she meets the aggressively incorrigible Sheila Nail, and a relationship forms which leads to an all-out "revolution in the institution" as they attempt to break out of the boxes society has created around them. 

 

DANCE

Dance Lab New York and Joyce Theater Foundation Lab Cycle: Female Choreographers of Color in Ballet

Sunday, November 10, 7:30 pm

For one night only, see the culmination of Dance Lab New York and Joyce Theater Foundation's partnership promoting and advancing female choreographers of color in ballet. Provided with a stipend, studio time at the Joyce's Artist Residency Center, professional dancers, a studio supervisor, and administrative support, choreographers Margarita Armas, Amy Hall Garner, Micaela Taylor, and Preeti Vasudevan explored the classical, neoclassical, and contemporary ballet idioms. Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director, Miami City Ballet, moderates the discussion with Dance Lab New York founder, Josh Prince, and the four choreographers.

 

Lead sponsor Stephen Kroll Reidy

 

DANCE * MUSIC 

Brian Brooks Moving Company: Immersive Technology

Sunday, November 17, 7:30 pm

Brian Brooks, choreographer and Mellon Creative Research Fellow at the University of Washington's Meany Center for the Performing Arts, and Michelle Witt, Executive and Artistic Director of the Meany Center, participate in a discussion moderated by Jacob's Pillow Director Pamela Tatge. Prior to the performances' premieres in 2020, see highlights from Brooks's fellowship, where he explored dance in intimate physical and digital spaces and collaborated with Seattle-based physicists and virtual reality programmers. 

 

DANCE

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: New Work

Monday, November 18, 7:30 pm

Preview a world premiere from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's December season at New York City Center. Artistic Director Robert Battle and the choreographer participate in a moderated discussion and Ailey's acclaimed dancers perform highlights.

 

DANCE

Merce Cunningham Centennial Celebration 

Sunday and Monday, November 24 and 25, 7:30 pm

Dylan Crossman, a former member of Merce Cunningham Dance Company, curates a program celebrating the 100th birthday of modern dance legend Merce Cunningham. Fellow former company dancers, including Jamie Scott, perform duets examining Cunningham's evolution over decades. A unique MinEvent (an uninterrupted sequence of excerpts of works by Cunningham) made for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater at the Guggenheim including movements from Night of 100 Solos will be performed by dancers from A.I.M, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Limón Dance Company, New York City Ballet, and more. Costumes by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung and music by John King complement the program. Andrea Weber moderates a discussion with former Cunningham dancers Kimberly Bartosik and Gus Solomons.

 

This program is presented courtesy of the Merce Cunningham Trust as part of the Cunningham Centennial celebrations. Choreography by Merce Cunningham © Merce Cunningham Trust. All rights reserved.

 

DANCE * MUSIC 

Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi 

Saturday, December 7, 1, 2:30, and 4 pm

Sunday, December 8, 1:30* and 4 pm 

Friday, December 13, 6:30 pm

Saturday, December 14, 1, 2:30 and 4 pm

Sunday, December 15, 2:30 and 4 pm

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

 

Premium front row seating for all performances $100/$95 members

General tickets $45/$40 members

 

*In partnership with the Guggenheim's education department and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, for the December 8, 1:30 pm program, two-time CaldecottMedal winning illustrator Chris Raschka, will read from his illustrated telling of Peter & The Wolf at 1:30 pm, followed by the performance starting at 2:30pm. Tickets for this special event are $100/$95 member and include a signed copy of Chris Raschka's Peter & the Wolf.

 

No matter how tall or small, everyone needs a ticket. Please enter via the ramp at the corner of 5th Ave & 88th St.

 

WORKS & PROCESS ROTUNDA PARTY
Swing Dancing with Caleb Teicher, Ben Folds, and Eyal Vilner Big Band

Monday, December 9, 6:30-11 pm
Choreographer and dancer Caleb Teicher, musician Ben Folds, and friends come together for a special performance set in the Guggenheim rotunda. Accompanied by Eyal Vilner Big Band, Teicher will teach an introduction to swing dancing, followed by a party to put the moves in motion.

 

Lead sponsor First Republic Bank

 

6:30-11 pm:

VIP Cocktail Reception, Performance, and Dancing

VIP table for six: $5,000

Table for six: $3,000

VIP seated ticket: $500

Rotunda floor general seated ticket: $250

 

7:30-11 pm:    

Performance, Drinks and Dancing

Ramp standing ticket: $75

 

 

MUSIC

Rotunda Holiday Concert with Roomful of Teeth and Caroline Shaw

Sunday and Monday, December 15 and 16, 7 pm

Celebrate the season with the joyous sounds of holiday music and a new Works & Process commission of composer Caroline Shaw. Roomful of Teeth perform as part of this beloved annual tradition in the museum's iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda.

 

Floor seating: $60, $55 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members

Ramp standing: $25, $20 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members

 

 

Location:         

Peter B. Lewis Theater

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 30 with valid ID) 

Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts July 22 for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members at the Associate level and above.

 

General ticketing starts July 29.

 

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

 

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Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi
December 7-15, 2019
 
"Book fast. This is a popular show."
- The New Yorker
 
"A new holiday tradition"
- The New York Times
 
"Isaac Mizrahi...(is) a natural storyteller with musical instincts and vivacious wit." - The New York Times
 
Video Preview - https://youtu.be/lwluEO88wxU

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi from December 7-15, 2019, with performances Saturday, December 7 and 14 at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm; Sunday, December 8 and 15 at 2:30pm and 4pm; Friday, December 13 at 6:30pm
 
Isaac Mizrahi narrates and directs Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic. Ensemble Signal (conducted by Oliver Hagen from 12/7-8 and Brad Lubman from 12/13-15) performs the music, and the cast, wearing costumes by Mizrahi, performs choreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart.
 
In conjunction with the Sunday, December 8, 2:30pm performance and in partnership with the Guggenheim's education department and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing there will be a Children's Book Illustrator Series event. Two-time Caldecott Medal winning illustrator Chris Raschka, will read from his illustrated telling of Peter & The Wolf at 1:30 pm, followed by the performance. Tickets for this special event are $100/$95 member and include a signed copy of Chris Raschka's Peter & the Wolf.
 
No matter how tall or small, everyone needs a ticket. Please enter via the ramp at the corner of 5th Ave & 88th St.
 
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. The narrator reads the story between the musical sections and each character in the story is represented by an instrument: Peter - strings; Grandfather - bassoon; Duck - oboe; Hunter - timpani; Bird - flute; Cat - clarinet; and Wolf - french horn.
 
Cast: Derrick Arthur, Kristen Foote, Marjorie Folkman, Mayfield Haynes, Daniel Pettrow, Macy Sullivan, Gus Solomons
 
TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process (unless otherwise noted)
House seats may be available for $1,000+ Friends of Works & Process. On a limited basis, house seats may be released to the public before performances at ticket prices of $90, $80 members.
Premium Front Row Ticketing: $100, $95 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members.
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
 
No matter how tall or small, everyone needs a ticket. 
 
Please enter via the ramp at the corner of 5th Ave & 88th St.
 
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 three books and has made countless appearances in movies and television. Mizrahi has his own production company, Isaac Mizrahi Entertainment, under which he has several projects in development in television, theatre and literature. His New York Times bestselling memoir, I.M., was published in February 2019. He performs cabaret across the country and will be appearing at Café Carlyle January 21-February 8, 2020. 
 
Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, John Heginbotham (choreography) graduated from The Juilliard School in 1993, and was a member of Mark Morris Dance Group (1998-2012). In 2011, he founded Dance Heginbotham, which has been presented and commissioned by Baryshnikov Arts Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Duke Performances, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. John received a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship and in June 2014, he was awarded the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award. John is currently a Research Fellow at the National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron (NCCAkron), was awarded a 2017/18 New York City Center Choreography Fellowship, was a 2016 Fellow at NYU's Center for Ballet and the Arts, and is a two-time recipient of the Jerome Robbins Foundation New Essential Works (NEW) Fellowship (2010, 2012). Sought-after as a freelance choreographer, John's current projects include a new commission for The Washington Ballet, 2019; the Tony Award-winning Oklahoma!, directed by Daniel Fish(premiere at Bard Summerscape, 2015; St. Ann's Warehouse, 2018; Broadway, 2019); and John Adams' Girls of the Golden West, directed by Peter Sellars (San Francisco Opera, 2017; Dutch National Opera, 2019). John is the Director of the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble, and is a founding teacher of Dance for PD®, an ongoing collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group.
 
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, Filarmonica della Scala, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Dresden Philharmonic, DSO Berlin, RSO Stuttgart, WDR Symphony Cologne, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Finnish Radio Symphony and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. 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.
 
Grammy-winning pianist and conductor Oliver Hagen is currently on faculty at Juilliard Pre-College, Special Music School, and School for Strings in New York City. Hagen has performed with Ensemble Signal since its debut in 2008. Since then, he has appeared as a pianist in Signal performances at venues such as Carnegie's Zankel Hall, The Shed, Lincoln Center Festival, Library of Congress, Big Ears and Walt Disney Concert Hall. He has performed over 140 Steve Reich concerts with Signal including the world premiere of Reich/Richter and the US Premiere of Runner. He has also conducted Signal in Isaac Mizrahi's Peter & The Wolf at The Guggenheim Museum (NY). Between 2010 and 2012, Hagen was the assistant conductor of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris. While there, he worked with Pierre Boulez, Susanna Mälkki, and Matthias Pintscher, among others. Having had a strong association with the Lucerne Festival Academy, Hagen performed one of the solo piano parts in the 2009 performance of Pierre Boulez's at the KKL Lucerne, with Pierre Boulez conducting. This will always be one of his most cherished memories. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Brad Lubman for many years.
 
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 300 concerts, given NY, world or US premieres of over 20 works, and co-produced ten recordings. Signal has appeared at Lincoln Center Festival, Walt Disney Concert Hall, BIG EARS, Cal Performances, Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall and The Library of Congress and has worked with artists including Reich, Lachenmann, Gordon, Lang, Wolfe, Knussen and Abrahamsen. 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 performed the US premieres of Reich's Runner at venues across the US. In the spring of 2019 Signal performed the world premiere of Reich's Reich/Richter for large ensemble, with artwork and film by Gerhard Richter and Corinna Belz for the inaugural season of New York's new multi-arts venue, The Shed.
 
Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for 35 years, 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 273-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, presented Swing Dancing with Caleb Teicher, Chris Celiz, Ben Folds, Conrad Tao and Eyal Vilner Big Band on Monday, December 9 at 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

 

Choreographer and dancer Caleb Teicher, musician Ben Folds, and such friends as Macy Sullivan, LaTasha Barnes, Xin Ying, and Kenny Karen came together for a special performance set in the Guggenheim rotunda. Accompanied by Eyal Vilner Big Band, Teicher taught an introduction to swing dancing, followed by a party to put the moves in motion.

 

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Christian Humann 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.

 

Caleb Teicher is a NYC-based dancer and choreographer specializing in American dance traditions and musical collaboration. Teicher began his career as a founding member of Michelle Dorrance's critically acclaimed tap dance company, Dorrance Dance, while also freelancing in contemporary dance (The Chase Brock Experience, The Bang Group), swing dance (Syncopated City Dance Company), and musical theater (West Side Story International Tour and London). Since founding Caleb Teicher & Company (CT&Co) in 2015, Teicher's creative work has expanded to engagements and commissions across the US and abroad including The Joyce Theater, New York City Center, the Guggenheim Museum (NYC and Bilbao), Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Over the next year, Caleb's work will be presented in over a dozen cities across the United States. Teicher is known for his choreographic collaborations with diverse musical talents: he's created full collaborations for CT&Co with world-champion beatboxer Chris Celiz and composer/pianist Conrad Tao; performed as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center; recorded percussion and sang duets for television with Ben Folds; and most recently choreographed Regina Spektor's residency on Broadway. Caleb is the recipient of a 2019 New York City Center Choreographic Fellowship, two Bessie Awards,a 2019 Harkness Promise Award, and a 2019 NEFA National Dance Project Production Grant. His work has been featured by The New York Times, NPR, Forbes, Vogue, Interview Magazine, and most recently, as the cover of Dance Magazine's September 2019 issue. Caleb continues to engage with dance communities as a teacher for international tap and swing dance festivals. IG: @CalebTeicher

 

Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation. He's created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records. His last album was a blend of pop songs and his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra that soared to #1 on both the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts. For over a decade he's performed with some of the world's greatest symphony orchestras, and currently serves as the first ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. In addition to solo rock and orchestral touring, Folds has recently written a critically acclaimed memoir "A Dream About Lightning Bugs," which debuted as a New York Times Best Seller, and is described as a collection of interrelated essays, anecdotes and lessons about art, life, and music. He is also no stranger to television, having been featured for five seasons as a judge on NBC's critically-acclaimed a capella show "The Sing Off." He continues to appear in cameo roles on cable and network TV shows and composes for film and TV. An avid photographer, Folds is a member of the prestigious Sony Artisans of Imagery, has worked as an assignment photo editor for National Geographic, and was featured in a mini-documentary by the Kennedy Center's Digital Project on his photographic work. An outspoken champion for arts education and music therapy funding in our nation's public schools, in 2016 Ben held the distinction as the only artist to appear at both national political conventions advocating for arts education, has served for over five years as an active member of the distinguished Artist Committee of Americans For The Arts (AFTA), and serves on the Board of AFTA's Arts Action Fund. He is also Chairman of the Arts Action Fund's ArtsVote2020 national initiative to advocate for a greater commitment to the nation's creative economy through improved public policies for the arts and arts education and hosts a podcast series of interviews on arts policies with current 2020 presidential candidates.

 

Born in Tel Aviv, saxophonist/clarinetist/flutist-arranger/composer/conductor Eyal Vilner moved to New York in 2007 and graduated from the prestigious New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in 2009. Since its inception in 2008, The Eyal Vilner Big Band has been performing widely at some of New York's landmarks such as Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club, Iridium, Smalls Jazz Club, Fat Cat, The Garage and Central Park SummerStage. The big band's first two albums, Introducing the Eyal Vilner Big Band (2012) and Almost Sunrise (2015), received rave reviews and stand strong at the Top Jazz Radio Charts of the US and Canada. The Eyal Vilner Big Band has collaborated with some of the top jazz legends of our time including NEA Jazz Masters Frank Wess, Jimmy Heath and Jimmy Owens, and pianist Junior Mance. The big band performs Vilner's new arrangements of jazz standards as well as his original compositions.

 

Hailing from New York City, Chris Celiz is a musician, educator and performer. Playing music since the age of 10, Chris has an incredibly diverse skill set and profesional music experience. He has worked with such luminaries as Harry Belafonte, Bryonn Bain, Dana Leong and can be seen performing along side some of New York Cities greatest talents. He has been competing both nationally and internationally as one of the top ranked beatboxers in North America. His most notable accomplishment is the formation of "The Beatbox House", a conglomerate of the most talented beatboxers in the United States who look to rebrand the art form.

 

Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer and has been dubbed a musician of "probing intellect and open-hearted vision" by The New York Times, who also cited him "one of five classical music faces to watch" in the 2018-19 season. Tao is a recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and was named a Gilmore Young Artist-an honor awarded every two years highlighting the most promising American pianists of the new generation. In the 2019-20 season, Tao will be presented in recital by Carnegie Hall, performing works by David Lang, Bach, Julia Wolfe, Jason Eckhardt, Carter, Rachmaninoff, and Schumann. He will also make his debut in recital at Walt Disney Hall, where the LA Phil will present him in works by Copland and Frederic Rzewski. Following his debut at Blossom, The Cleveland Orchestra will present Tao in Severance Hall in a special program featuring music by Mary Lou Williams and Ligeti, and improvisation alongside pianist Aaron Diehl. Concerto highlights in the upcoming season include performances of his own work for piano & orchestra, The Oneiroi in New York, with the Seattle Symphony, as well as performances with the Baltimore, Charlotte, and Pacific Symphonies. He will also perform The Oneiroi alongside Galina Ustvolskaya's Piano Concerto with the Phoenix Symphony. In addition to concert halls, he will also tour to college campuses, including the University of Notre Dame, UC Berkeley, Humboldt State University, Oregon State University, and Princeton University. Tao's acclaimed evening-length collaboration with choreographer Caleb Teicher, More Forever, will be presented by Celebrity Series of Boston, and will make its west coast premiere at Segerstrom Hall in Orange County, CA. His ongoing electroacoustic collaboration with improviser and vocalist Charmaine Lee continues with an opening-night performance at the 2019 Resonant Bodies Festival in New York. In the spring, Tao will tour with the JCT Trio - his ensemble with violinist Stefan Jackiw and cellist Jay Campbell - to Massachusetts, Washington D.C., Ohio, Texas, and New Mexico. He will also celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday at the 92Y with Anthony de Mare, premiering a new two-piano take on "Move On," from Sunday in the Park with George.

 

LaTasha "Tasha" Barnes is an internationally acclaimed and awarded dancer, educator, coach and ambassador of culture from Richmond, VA. Globally celebrated for her musicality, athleticism, and joyful presence throughout the cultural traditions she bears, which include: House, Hip-Hop, Waacking, Vernacular Jazz, and Lindy Hop. Her expansive artistic, competitive and performative skills have made her a frequent collaborator to Dorrance Dance, Singapore based Timbre Arts Group, Caleb Teicher & Company, Ephrat Asherie Dance and many international Urban Arts and Jazz/ Lindy Hop festivals like Summer Dance Forever and Paris Jazz Roots Festival. Accolades and accomplishments aside, Tasha's forever purpose is to inspire fellow artists and art enthusiasts to cultivate an authentic sense of self in their creative expressions and daily lives. 

 

Kenny Karen, born Chaim Teicher, raised in Montreal as the son of an orthodox rabbi, has lived a rather "unorthodox" life. A choir boy and trained cantor, he was signed to Columbia Records as a teenager. He eventually found notoriety in the recording studios of New York City as a "jingle singer." He is the recipient of six National Arts & Sciences awards, including a Lifetime Achievement award. As a retired studio singer, he has made his mark on the world in writing and performing his own compositions, some like "Jerusalem Is Mine" and "If The World Had Cried," now considered Judaic classics. 

 

Outside of Caleb Teicher & Company, Macy Sullivan (Camas, WA) dances for Dance Heginbotham and has enjoyed projects with the Merce Cunningham Trust, The Chase Brock Experience, and The Bang Group. She has performed annually as Peter in Works & Process' Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi since 2013 and prior premiered the role of Marie in Chase Brock's The Nutcracker. Sullivan appeared in the recent off-Broadway production of Oklahoma! (Dir. Daniel Fish) as well as The Poor of New York (Dir. Tyne Rafaeli). Her own work has been performed at the Center for Innovation in the Arts, Judson Memorial Church, and The 92nd Street Y. As a teaching artist, she works for Together in Dance, Dance for PD®, and Juilliard Global Ventures. Sullivan holds a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School (Martha Hill Prize, John Erskine Prize, Choreographic Honors) and recently began exploring Lindy Hop. 

 

Xin Ying is a choreographer, educator, and principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company. She graduated from Nanjing University of the Arts with a choreography major in 2004. Her work received a China Lotus Award in 2008. As a choreographer, she toured with Sichuan University of the Arts to Hong Kong, Hungary, and Germany, and as 3rd Section Director for the National Sports Opening she worked with more than 7,000 performers. Ying made her own version of "Lamentation Variations", which she made into a dance film. Her work  ("The Nest"), which uses Google 3D paint brushes and VR technology, was presented at Graham at Google. Her work

Almost Ritual, commissioned by Co*lab, was featured in The New Yorker and The New York Times's Watch List. She joined the Martha Graham Dance Company in 2011 to presume her professional dance career. Ying has worked with Nacho Duato, Marie Chouinard, Pontus Lidberg, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Annie-B Parson, Maxine Doyle, Bobbi Jene Smith, Andonis Foniadakis, MATS EK, Lucinda Childs, Liz Gerring, Kyle Abraham, and Gwen Welliver. She has collaborated with Kate Spade, Barney NY, Norma Kamali, Black Berry, Tracy Reese, NYC Dance Project, Ballerina Project, and started her own dance company, XY Dance. 

 

Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for 35 years, 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 273-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
Swing Dancing with
Caleb Teicher, Chris Celiz, Ben Folds, Conrad Tao 
and Eyal Vilner Big Band
Monday, December 9 at 6:30pm and 7:30pm

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Swing Dancing with Caleb Teicher, Chris Celiz, Ben Folds, Conrad Tao and Eyal Vilner Big Band on Monday, December 9 at 6:30pm and 7:30pm.
 
Choreographer and dancer Caleb Teicher, musician Ben Folds, and such friends as Macy Sullivan, LaTasha Barnes, Xin Ying, and Kenny Karen come together for a special performance set in the Guggenheim rotunda. Accompanied by Eyal Vilner Big Band, Teicher will teach an introduction to swing dancing, followed by a party to put the moves in motion.

TICKETS & VENUE
6:30-11 pm: VIP Cocktail Reception, Performance, and Dancing
VIP rotunda floor table for six: $5,000
Rotunda floor table for six: $3,000
VIP rotunda floor table seated ticket: $500
Rotunda floor high top cocktail seated ticket: $250
7:30-11 pm: Performance, Dancing, and Drinks
Ramp standing ticket: $75
Limited rotunda floor tables of 6 available, to buy a table call (212) 758-0024 or email friends@worksandprocess.org.
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 Christian Humann 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.
 
Caleb Teicher is a NYC-based dancer and choreographer specializing in American dance traditions and musical collaboration. Teicher began his career as a founding member of Michelle Dorrance's critically acclaimed tap dance company, Dorrance Dance, while also freelancing in contemporary dance (The Chase Brock Experience, The Bang Group), swing dance (Syncopated City Dance Company), and musical theater (West Side Story International Tour and London). Since founding Caleb Teicher & Company (CT&Co) in 2015, Teicher's creative work has expanded to engagements and commissions across the US and abroad including The Joyce Theater, New York City Center, the Guggenheim Museum (NYC and Bilbao), Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Over the next year, Caleb's work will be presented in over a dozen cities across the United States. Teicher is known for his choreographic collaborations with diverse musical talents: he's created full collaborations for CT&Co with world-champion beatboxer Chris Celiz and composer/pianist Conrad Tao; performed as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center; recorded percussion and sang duets for television with Ben Folds; and most recently choreographed Regina Spektor's residency on Broadway. Caleb is the recipient of a 2019 New York City Center Choreographic Fellowship, two Bessie Awards, a 2019 Harkness Promise Award, and a 2019 NEFA National Dance Project Production Grant. His work has been featured by The New York Times, NPR, Forbes, Vogue,Interview Magazine, and most recently, as the cover of Dance Magazine's September 2019 issue. Caleb continues to engage with dance communities as a teacher for international tap and swing dance festivals. IG: @CalebTeicher
 
Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation. He's created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records. His last album was a blend of pop songs and his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra that soared to #1 on both the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts. For over a decade he's performed with some of the world's greatest symphony orchestras, and currently serves as the first ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. In addition to solo rock and orchestral touring, Folds has recently written a critically acclaimed memoir "A Dream About Lightning Bugs," which debuted as a New York Times Best Seller, and is described as a collection of interrelated essays, anecdotes and lessons about art, life, and music. He is also no stranger to television, having been featured for five seasons as a judge on NBC's critically-acclaimed a capella show "The Sing Off." He continues to appear in cameo roles on cable and network TV shows and composes for film and TV. An avid photographer, Folds is a member of the prestigious Sony Artisans of Imagery, has worked as an assignment photo editor for National Geographic, and was featured in a mini-documentary by the Kennedy Center's Digital Project on his photographic work. An outspoken champion for arts education and music therapy funding in our nation's public schools, in 2016 Ben held the distinction as the only artist to appear at both national political conventions advocating for arts education, has served for over five years as an active member of the distinguished Artist Committee of Americans For The Arts (AFTA), and serves on the Board of AFTA's Arts Action Fund. He is also Chairman of the Arts Action Fund's ArtsVote2020 national initiative to advocate for a greater commitment to the nation's creative economy through improved public policies for the arts and arts education and hosts a podcast series of interviews on arts policies with current 2020 presidential candidates.
 
Born in Tel Aviv, saxophonist/clarinetist/flutist-arranger/composer/conductor Eyal Vilner moved to New York in 2007 and graduated from the prestigious New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in 2009. Since its inception in 2008, The Eyal Vilner Big Band has been performing widely at some of New York's landmarks such as Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club, Iridium, Smalls Jazz Club, Fat Cat, The Garage and Central Park SummerStage. The big band's first two albums, Introducing the Eyal Vilner Big Band (2012) and Almost Sunrise (2015), received rave reviews and stand strong at the Top Jazz Radio Charts of the US and Canada. The Eyal Vilner Big Band has collaborated with some of the top jazz legends of our time including NEA Jazz Masters Frank Wess, Jimmy Heath and Jimmy Owens, and pianist Junior Mance. The big band performs Vilner's new arrangements of jazz standards as well as his original compositions.
 
Hailing from New York City, Chris Celiz is a musician, educator and performer. Playing music since the age of 10, Chris has an incredibly diverse skill set and professional music experience. He has worked with such luminaries as Harry Belafonte, Bryonn Bain, Dana Leong and can be seen performing along side some of New York Cities greatest talents. He has been competing both nationally and internationally as one of the top ranked beatboxers in North America. His most notable accomplishment is the formation of "The Beatbox House", a conglomerate of the most talented beatboxers in the United States who look to rebrand the art form.
 
Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer and has been dubbed a musician of "probing intellect and open-hearted vision" by The New York Times, who also cited him "one of five classical music faces to watch" in the 2018-19 season. Tao is a recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and was named a Gilmore Young Artist-an honor awarded every two years highlighting the most promising American pianists of the new generation. In the 2019-20 season, Tao will be presented in recital by Carnegie Hall, performing works by David Lang, Bach, Julia Wolfe, Jason Eckhardt, Carter, Rachmaninoff, and Schumann. He will also make his debut in recital at Walt Disney Hall, where the LA Phil will present him in works by Copland and Frederic Rzewski. Following his debut at Blossom, The Cleveland Orchestra will present Tao in Severance Hall in a special program featuring music by Mary Lou Williams and Ligeti, and improvisation alongside pianist Aaron Diehl. Concerto highlights in the upcoming season include performances of his own work for piano & orchestra, The Oneiroi in New York, with the Seattle Symphony, as well as performances with the Baltimore, Charlotte, and Pacific Symphonies. He will also perform The Oneiroi alongside Galina Ustvolskaya's Piano Concerto with the Phoenix Symphony. In addition to concert halls, he will also tour to college campuses, including the University of Notre Dame, UC Berkeley, Humboldt State University, Oregon State University, and Princeton University. Tao's acclaimed evening-length collaboration with choreographer Caleb Teicher, More Forever, will be presented by Celebrity Series of Boston, and will make its west coast premiere at Segerstrom Hall in Orange County, CA. His ongoing electroacoustic collaboration with improviser and vocalist Charmaine Lee continues with an opening-night performance at the 2019 Resonant Bodies Festival in New York. In the spring, Tao will tour with the JCT Trio - his ensemble with violinist Stefan Jackiw and cellist Jay Campbell - to Massachusetts, Washington D.C., Ohio, Texas, and New Mexico. He will also celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday at the 92Y with Anthony de Mare, premiering a new two-piano take on "Move On," from Sunday in the Park with George.
 
LaTasha "Tasha" Barnes is an internationally acclaimed and awarded dancer, educator, coach and ambassador of culture from Richmond, VA. Globally celebrated for her musicality, athleticism, and joyful presence throughout the cultural traditions she bears, which include: House, Hip-Hop, Waacking, Vernacular Jazz, and Lindy Hop. Her expansive artistic, competitive and performative skills have made her a frequent collaborator to Dorrance Dance, Singapore based Timbre Arts Group, Caleb Teicher & Company, Ephrat Asherie Dance and many international Urban Arts and Jazz/ Lindy Hop festivals like Summer Dance Forever and Paris Jazz Roots Festival. Accolades and accomplishments aside, Tasha's forever purpose is to inspire fellow artists and art enthusiasts to cultivate an authentic sense of self in their creative expressions and daily lives. 
 
Kenny Karen, born Chaim Teicher, raised in Montreal as the son of an orthodox rabbi, has lived a rather "unorthodox" life. A choir boy and trained cantor, he was signed to Columbia Records as a teenager. He eventually found notoriety in the recording studios of New York City as a "jingle singer." He is the recipient of six National Arts & Sciences awards, including a Lifetime Achievement award. As a retired studio singer, he has made his mark on the world in writing and performing his own compositions, some like "Jerusalem Is Mine" and "If The World Had Cried," now considered Judaic classics. 
 
Outside of Caleb Teicher & Company, Macy Sullivan (Camas, WA) dances for Dance Heginbotham and has enjoyed projects with the Merce Cunningham Trust, The Chase Brock Experience, and The Bang Group. She has performed annually as Peter in Works & Process' Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi since 2013 and prior premiered the role of Marie in Chase Brock's The Nutcracker. Sullivan appeared in the recent off-Broadway production of Oklahoma! (Dir. Daniel Fish) as well as The Poor of New York (Dir. Tyne Rafaeli). Her own work has been performed at the Center for Innovation in the Arts, Judson Memorial Church, and The 92nd Street Y. As a teaching artist, she works for Together in Dance, Dance for PD®, and Juilliard Global Ventures. Sullivan holds a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School (Martha Hill Prize, John Erskine Prize, Choreographic Honors) and recently began exploring Lindy Hop. 
 
Xin Ying is a choreographer, educator, and principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company. She graduated from Nanjing University of the Arts with a choreography major in 2004. Her work received a China Lotus Award in 2008. As a choreographer, she toured with Sichuan University of the Arts to Hong Kong, Hungary, and Germany, and as 3rd Section Director for the National Sports Opening she worked with more than 7,000 performers. Ying made her own version of "Lamentation Variations", which she made into a dance film. Her work 巢 ("The Nest"), which uses Google 3D paint brushes and VR technology, was presented at Graham at Google. Her work
Almost Ritual, commissioned by Co*lab, was featured in The New Yorker and The New York Times's Watch List. She joined the Martha Graham Dance Company in 2011 to presume her professional dance career. Ying has worked with Nacho Duato, Marie Chouinard, Pontus Lidberg, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Annie-B Parson, Maxine Doyle, Bobbi Jene Smith, Andonis Foniadakis, MATS EK, Lucinda Childs, Liz Gerring, Kyle Abraham, and Gwen Welliver. She has collaborated with Kate Spade, Barney NY, Norma Kamali, Black Berry, Tracy Reese, NYC Dance Project, Ballerina Project, and started her own dance company, XY Dance. 
 
Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for 35 years, 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 273-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
Merce Cunningham Centennial Celebration
November 24- 25, 2019 at 7:30pm

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents the Merce Cunningham Centennial Celebration on Sunday, November 24 and Monday, November 15 at 7:30pm.
 
Dylan Crossman, a former member of Merce Cunningham Dance Company, curates a program celebrating the 100th birthday of modern dance legend Merce Cunningham. The program opens with Cunningham Centennial Solos: Works & Process at the Guggenheim, a unique arrangement of solos drawn from the recent Merce Cunningham Trust production Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event. The arrangement - made especially for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater at the Guggenheim, by Dylan Crossman with Andrea Weber and performed by members of the Los Angeles and New York casts of Night of 100 Solos - is set to music by John King and features costumes by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung. Next, Crossman and fellow former company member Jamie Scott perform duets spanning several decades of Cunningham's work, with live music by Jesse Stiles and Pauline H. Kim. Weber moderates a discussion with former Cunningham dancers Kimberly Bartosik; Gus Solomons, Jr.; Dylan Crossman; and Jamie Scott.
 
TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
House seats may be available for $1,000+ Friends of Works & Process. On a limited basis, house seats may be released to the public before performances at ticket prices of $90, $80 members.
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
 
This program is presented courtesy of the Merce Cunningham Trust as part of the Cunningham Centennial celebrations. Choreography by Merce Cunningham © Merce Cunningham Trust. All rights reserved.
 
Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Christian Humann 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 35 years, 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 273-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
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Season Preview
Featuring Resident Choreographer Jamar Roberts
Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7:30pm

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Season Preview featuring Resident Choreographer Jamar Roberts on Monday, November 18 at 7:30pm.
 
Preview Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's December season at New York City Center, which includes the world premiere of Ode by Jamar Roberts, Ailey's first resident choreographer. This new work reflects on the beauty and fragility of life in a time of growing gun violence, set to jazz pianist Don Pullen's tribute to Malcolm X, Suite (Sweet) Malcolm. Ailey's acclaimed dancers perform highlights and Artistic Director Robert Battle will participate in a discussion with Roberts, Donald Byrd and Stefanie Batten Bland, moderated by Marina Harss.
 
TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
House seats may be available for $1,000+ Friends of Works & Process. On a limited basis, house seats may be released to the public before performances at ticket prices of $90, $80 members.
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 Christian Humann 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.
 
Robert Battle became artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in July 2011 after being personally selected by Judith Jamison, making him only the third person to head the Company since it was founded in 1958. A frequent choreographer and artist in residence at Ailey since 1999, he has set many of his works on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, and at The Ailey School. The Company's current repertory includes his ballets
Ella, In/Side, and Mass,. In addition to expanding the Ailey repertory with works by artists as diverse as Kyle Abraham, Mauro Bigonzetti, Rennie Harris, and Paul Taylor, Mr. Battle has also instituted the New Directions Choreography Lab to help develop the next generation of choreographers. Mr. Battle's journey to the top of the modern dance world began in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami, Florida, studying dance at a high school arts magnet program before moving on to Miami's New World School of the Arts, and finally to the dance program at The Juilliard School. He danced with The Parsons Dance Company from 1994 to 2001, before founding his own Battleworks Dance Company, which debuted performed extensively nationally and internationally. Mr. Battle was honored as one of the "Masters of African-American Choreography" by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2005, received the prestigious Statue Award from the Princess Grace Foundation-USA in 2007. and was named a 2015 Visiting Fellow for The Art of Change, an initiative by the Ford Foundation.
 
Miami native Jamar Roberts graduated from the New World School of the Arts after beginning his studies at the Dance Empire of Miami, where he continues to teach and mentor students each year. He received a fellowship to The Ailey School before becoming a member of Ailey II, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2002. Mr. Roberts starred in Moonlight x Ailey, a short dance film (choreographed by Artistic Director Robert Battle) that pays homage to the Oscar-winning film Moonlight. Dance Magazine featured Mr. Roberts as one of "25 to Watch" in 2007 and on the cover in 2013. He performed at The White House in 2010, and as a guest star on So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In 2015 Mr. Roberts won Outstanding Performer at the prestigious New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Awards and was a guest star with London's Royal Ballet. Prior to being appointed as Ailey's first-ever Resident Choreographer, he made his Ailey II choreographic debut with Gêmeos (2015), and his Ailey Company debut with Members Don't Get Weary (2017). In addition, Mr. Roberts has an upcoming commission for New York City Ballet's 2020 spring season.
 
Donald Byrd, a TONY nominee (The Color Purple), Bessie Award-winner (The Minstrel Show) and a 2019 Doris Duke Artist Award recipient, is a masterful choreographer often referred to as a "citizen artist" for his ability to craft works that stimulate dialogue through powerful, timely stories and moving social commentary. Byrd has created more than 100 dance works for many companies, including: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco), Pacific Northwest Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and Donald Byrd/The Group, where he was artistic director from 1978 to 2002. An artistic director of Spectrum Dance Theater since 2002, he recently created works that focus on racial terrorism during the Jim Crow era (lynching), police shootings of un-armed black people, and slavery in its contemporary manifestation (human trafficking). Other productions that showcase his ability to navigate complex societal issues through dance include Interrupted Narratives/War, which tells stories from the war in Iraq, The Theater of Needless Talents, which focuses on the artist victims of the Holocaust, and a cycle of three evening-length works that sought to inspire thoughtful discourse around a post-9/11, globalized America. Byrd has been a cultural envoy for the U.S. Department of State and a fellow at the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue based at Harvard and received. many awards, including a Masters of Choreography Award from The Kennedy Center; a United States Artists Fellowship; and the Mayor's Arts Award for his sustained contributions to the city of Seattle.
 
A Jerome Robbins awardee, Stefanie Batten Bland's interdisciplinary practice interrogates contemporary and historical culture and situates the work at the intersection of installation and dance-theatre. Based in New York City, she founded Company SBB in France in 2008 when she was head choreographer at Paris Opera Comique. In permanent residence at University Settlement, the Company is regularly produced by La MaMa Experimental Theater, which co-presented her new work "Look Who's Coming to Dinner" for FIAF's 2019 Crossing the Line Festival. She has been commissioned by Ailey II, Spoleto Italy, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Singapore Frontier Danceland, Brooklyn Museum and others globally. She also makes dance cinema films that have been shown internationally and creates for fashion and lifestyle partners including Louis Vuitton, VanCleef & Arpels and Hermes. Known for her unique movement aesthetic, she served as movement director for "Eve's Song" at the Public Theater. An inaugural Women's Movement Initiative Choreographer for ABT, she recently set work on Gibney Dance Company and choreographed for Juilliard New Dances. A 2019 fellow for New York University's Center for the Ballet Arts, Stefanie has been featured in global media including New York Times, Marie Claire, TV 5 Monde and Dance Teacher Magazine. She received her MFA in interdisciplinary arts from Goddard College and lives in SoHo with her family, where she grew up as the daughter of creatives.   www.companysbb.org
 
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the theater's stage December 4th through January 5th for "Ailey Revealed," presenting over two dozen diverse works, including world premieres that shine a spotlight on society - Ailey dancer and first-ever Resident Choreographer Jamar Roberts' Ode offers a meditation on the beauty and fragility of life in a time of growing gun violence and choreographer Donald Byrd will use the 1921 Tulsa riots as a source of inspiration for Greenwood. The five-week holiday season also features company premieres by Aszure Barton and Camille A. Brown, and new productions by Judith Jamison and Lar Lubovitch. For info, visit: www.alvinailey.org
 
Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for 35 years, 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 273-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
Brian Brooks Moving Company:
Immersive Technology
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 7:30pm

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Brian Brooks Moving Company: Immersive Technology, on Sunday, November 17 at 7:30pm.
 
Brian Brooks, choreographer and Mellon Creative Research Fellow at the University of Washington's Meany Center for the Performing Arts, and Michelle Witt, Executive and Artistic Director of the Meany Center, participate in a discussion moderated by Jacob's Pillow Director Pamela Tatge, prior to the performances' premieres in 2020. See highlights from Brooks' fellowship, where he explores dance in intimate physical and digital spaces and collaborated with Seattle-based physicists and virtual reality programmers.
 
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 Christian Humann 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.
 
Brian Brooks is the inaugural Choreographer in Residence at Chicago's Harris Theater for Music and Dance. This innovative three-year fellowship supports several commissions for Brooks, including new works for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Miami City Ballet, and his own New York-based group. A 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, other recent awards include a NY City Center Fellowship, Joyce Theater Artist Residency and Mellon Foundation Creative Artist Fellowship. Brooks' work has toured internationally since 2002 with presentations by BAM's Next Wave Festival, the Joyce Theater, Jacob's Pillow, the American Dance Festival, NY City Center Fall for Dance Festival, and the Works and Process series at the Guggenheim Museum, among others. Lumberyard Performing Arts (formerly American Dance Institute) has provided ongoing support through commissioned premieres and Incubator Production Residencies. Beyond his company, Brooks has developed work with renowned ballet dancers, actors, and student groups. Damian Woetzel/Vail International Dance Festival has commissioned him to create three works featuring dancers from NYC Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet, including First Fall, in which he dances with former NY City Ballet Principal Wendy Whelan. He is in his fifth year collaborating and touring with Whelan, currently performing a duet evening accompanied by the string quartet Brooklyn Rider. Brooks has choreographed off-Broadway Shakespeare productions for Theatre for a New Audience including A Midsummer Night's Dream (2013), directed by Julie Taymor, and Pericles (2016), directed by Trevor Nunn. He has created dances for Eliot Feld's Ballet Tech, The Juilliard School, Boston Conservatory, The School at Jacob's Pillow, Harvard University, and many others. Brooks dedicated 12 years as a Teaching Artist at Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education and has been on part-time faculty at Rutgers University and Princeton University. He learned how to run up walls and fly off a trampoline while performing for three years with daredevil choreographer Elizabeth Streb.
 
Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for 35 years, 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 273-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, presents Two River Theater: Love in Hate Nation, by Joe Iconis, with John Simpkins, on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 7:30pm. Pay Your Age tickets are available for ages 10-35. Your age determines the ticket price. Offer is valid online by entering your age as the code at checkout.

Writer Joe Iconis and director John Simpkins will discuss their turbulent rock romance musical, which is set in a 1960s juvenile hall and tells the story of young people caught in between eras of a changing America. Classic girl group, Wall of Sound-style vocal harmonies meet punk rock spirit in this rebellious and romantic new musical. Sixteen-year old Susannah Son is carted off to the National Reformatory for Girls to get her head put on straight. There she meets the aggressively incorrigible Sheila Nail, and a relationship forms which leads to an all-out "revolution in the institution" as they attempt to break out of the boxes that society has created around them. Cast members will perform highlights prior to the musical's world premiere at Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey, where Love in Hate Nation will run November 9-December 1. Laura Heywood moderates. 

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Pay Your Age tickets are available for ages 10-35. Your age determines the ticket price. Offer is valid online by entering your age as the code at checkout.
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 Christian Humann 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.
JOE ICONIS (Music, Lyrics, Book) is a musical theater writer, composer and lyricist. He has been nominated for a Tony Award, two Drama Desk Awards and a Lucille Lortel Award, and is the recipient of an Ed Kleban Award, a Jonathan Larson Award, a Richard Rodgers Award, and is a former Ars Nova artist-in-residence. Joe's musical Be More Chill (with Joe Tracz) debuted in March 2019 at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre, following a sold-out Off-Broadway run at The Pershing Square Signature Center and a world premiere at Two River Theater. He is the author of Broadway Bounty Hunter (with Lance Rubin and Jason SweetTooth Williams; Barrington Stage Company and Greenwich House Theater Off-Broadway), Bloodsong of Love(Ars Nova, NAMT), The Black Suits (Center Theater Group, Barrington Stage Company), ReWrite (Urban Stages, Goodspeed Opera House), and Theaterworks USA's The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and We the People. Musicals currently in development include The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson for La Jolla Playhouse (with Gregory S. Moss, directed by Christopher Ashley), Punk Rock Girl. Commissions: Two River Theater (with Joe Tracz). His music appeared on season two of NBC's Smash, with his song "Broadway, Here I Come!" hailed by the New York Times as a new entry in The Great American Songbook. Albums: Be More Chill (OCR), which has been streamed over 300 million times; Things to Ruin (OCR); Two-Player Game, and The Joe Iconis Rock & Roll Jamboree, all available on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records.

JOHN SIMPKINS (Director) is a director and has worked with writer Joe Iconis on six projects prior to Love in Hate Nation. He directed Mr. Iconis' three-time Drama Desk-nominated Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova); The Black Suits(Center Theater Group - Kirk Douglas Theatre, Barrington Stage Company);
ReWrite (Urban Stages, Goodspeed Opera House); The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks (Theaterworks USA - Lucille Lortel); Things to Ruin (which he also co-conceived) and all 11 years of the Joe Iconis Christmas Extravaganza. Recent new musicals include the world premiere of Legendale (music by Andrea Daly, words by Jeff Bienstock) at Fredericia Teater in Denmark and the subsequent American premiere at Human Race Theatre Company. Recent new plays include the world premieres of Raging Skillet (by Jacques Lamarre) at Theaterworks Hartford, The Bus (by Jim Lantz) at 59E59 Theaters and
For Better, For Worse (by Reed Arnold). Regionally, he has directed at Sacramento Music Circus, Lyric Theatre Oklahoma, North Carolina Theatre, the Engeman Theater, and Sharon Playhouse (where he also served as Artistic Director). John is Head of Musical Theatre at Penn State University, where he has commissioned and directed Love in Hate Nation, The Last Day(Mike Reid/Sarah Schlesinger), The Lucky Boy (Kirsten Childs) and an Untitled Musical (Sam Salmond) through a New Musicals Initiative he created and curates. Upcoming projects include the World Premiere of
A Hero's Tale at Fredericia Teater in Denmark and a production of
The Lucky Boy (Kirsten Childs). www.john-simpkins.com
LAURA HEYWOOD is a multi-faceted performer, pundit, writer, & host, known primarily for her expertise and passion for Broadway. Laura attended college at the University of Puget Sound in Washington, where she studied Theatre Arts and writing, and was active in LGBT causes and student media. In 2005 she was recruited to New York City for the launch of Sirius Satellite Radio's MAXIM channel, based on the popular men's magazine, as both a producer and co-host. During her decade with the company, Laura was party to the arrival of Howard Stern; the merger with XM Radio; and subscriber growth from 750,000 to nearly 30 million listeners. She was featured on-air as both a host and a station imaging voice; worked as a producer involved with all of Sirius XM's talk channels; and served several years as Director of Talent & Industry relations, overseeing celebrity talent booking logistics. She was at Sirius XM through the end of 2014. In 2009, Laura created the Twitter account @BroadwayGirlNYC, to document her love of New York Theatre. Initially started on a whim, the anonymous account soon developed a strong following and became a Broadway phenomenon. 2010 saw the launch of "At the Stage Door with @BroadwayGirlNYC," Laura's weekly column on BroadwayWorld.com about life as a Broadway fan. Always focusing on the positive, and projecting an identity dedicated to promoting love & excitement about theatre, @BroadwayGirlNYC gained a fanbase of over 20,000 within the first five years. Though still anonymous, she was considered a critical tastemaker and important advocate for all things New York Theatre.
Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for 35 years, 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 273-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 Washington Ballet: NEXTsteps
With John Heginbotham, Jessica Lang, 
and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3pm and 7:30pm

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents The Washington Ballet: NEXTsteps with Jessica Lang, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and John Heginbotham Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3pm and 7:30pm. 
 
Globally acclaimed ballerina and Artistic Director of The Washington BalletJulie Kent discusses new works commissioned for The WashingtonBalletby globally recognized choreographers Jessica Lang, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and John Heginbotham.Audiences will have the exclusive opportunity to experience performance excerpts and watch a live rehearsal prior to the October 23 world premiere in Washington, DC.
 
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 Christian Humann 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.
 
The Washington Ballet (TWB) was founded in 1944 as The Washington School of Ballet (TWSB) by legendary dance pioneer, Mary Day. The school was so successful, the Company was established and incorporated in 1976 with Ms. Day's singular vision clearly illuminated: to create a stellar institution of teaching, creating, and enlightenment through dance. Now celebrating 75 years of providing exceptional dance training and education to thousands of students, the school and the Company continue to grow under the leadership of Artistic Director Julie Kent, who has been at the helm of TWB since July 2016.
 
Kent enjoyed a stellar 30-year career at American Ballet Theatre and remains the longest serving ballerina in the company's 80-year history. She began her dance training with Hortensia Fonseca at the Academy of the Maryland Youth Ballet in Bethesda, MD and attended summer sessions at American Ballet Theatre II and the School of American Ballet before joining American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in 1985. In that same year, Kent won first place in the regional finals of the National Society of Arts and Letters at the Kennedy Center. In 1986, she was the only American to win a medal at the Prix de Lausanne International Ballet Competition, and she became a member of American Ballet Theatre's corps de ballet. Her extensive roles encompass the breadth of the ballet repertoire and as a muse to numerous choreographers who created works on her. Her devotion to serving the art form, to promoting arts education and to using her experience to nurture, train, and develop the next generation of dancers are the tenets by which she will continue to elevate The Washington Ballet, the Company, School, and community engagement programs and initiatives.
 
The Washington Ballet and Mary Day were pioneers of diversity in dance, nurturing dancers of varied backgrounds including Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director of Dance Theatre of Harlem. This tradition continues to lead the dialogue and actions of the larger dance community incorporating dancers from diverse backgrounds into their companies. TWB has served as an exemplary company in welcoming dancers of color and their families through an integrated faculty and company. Former TWB Artistic 

Director Septime Webre initiated TWB@THEARC, developing community engagement programs at the Townhall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) in southeast Washington, DC. The programs include The Washington School of Ballet's Southeast Campus, the DanceDC program and EXCEL! Merit Scholarships. These programs have served over 70,000 children and thousands of adults since their inception in 1999.
 
The company continues to build on a combination of classic ballet repertoire as well as exciting new works which represent today's choreographic voices and move dance into the 21st Century. The Washington Ballet is deeply committed to the development of the dancer and the art form and continues to grow the next generation of dancers by providing exceptional training through the school and professional training programs at The Washington School of Ballet. 
 
Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for 35 years, 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 273-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
Ballet West: Balanchine's Ballets Russes 
Le Chant du Rossignol and Apollo
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 3pm & 7:30pm

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim,presents Ballet West: Balanchine's Ballets Russes Le Chant du Rossignol andApollo on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 3pm & 7:30pm.
 
With sets and costumes designed by Henri Matisse, Le Chant du Rossignol (The Song of the Nightingale) is a tale about a mysterious songbird who cures an ailing Chinese emperor. Created by George Balanchine in 1925 when he was only 21 years old, it was his first partnership with composer Igor Stravinsky, leading to a 46-year friendship that resulted in some of the greatest ballets of the 20th century. This production marks its U.S. premiere and designates Ballet West as the second company in the world to present this important reconstruction by Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer. Prior to the work's October premiere in Salt Lake City, Ballets Russes expert Lynn Garafola, Professor Emerita of Dance, Barnard College, Columbia University, moderates a discussion with Hodson, Archer, Ballet West Artistic Director Adam Sklute, and Balanchine Trust repetiteur Victoria Simon. The conversation will explore Balanchine's development as a choreographer, the influence of Asian art on Matisse, and ethnic representation in the 21st century. The discussion will be accompanied by excerpts performed by Ballet West dancers. Simon will restage the 1928 Balanchine-Stravinsky collaboration Apollo, including the original birthing scene and final ascent to Mount Olympus.
 
Performance excerpts from Le Chant du Rossignol and Apollo, all Balanchine® Ballets, are presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® Service standards established and provided by the Trust.
 
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 Christian Humann 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.
 
From Balanchine to Bournonville and Petipa to Tharp, Ballet West boasts a rich and varied repertoire, elegant and versatile artists and an American style and legacy that is as dynamic, expansive and unexpected as the Rocky Mountain region it represents. Ballet West has toured the world several times over presenting the very best in American classical ballet.
 
Ballet West was established in Salt Lake City in 1963. Willam F. Christensen was the company's first artistic director, co-founding the company together with Utah's "First Lady of the Arts" Glenn Walker Wallace. In 1951, Christensen had established the first ballet department in an American university at The University of Utah and with the tireless assistance of Mrs. Enid Cosgriff this program grew into the Utah Civic Ballet, Ballet West's first incarnation. But this was not the first ballet company Willam Christensen founded. Along with his brothers Lew and Harold, Christensen made history by establishing the oldest ballet company in the western United States, the San Francisco Ballet. There he went on to create the first full-length American productions of Coppélia, Swan Lake, and his evergreen production of The Nutcracker, which remains in Ballet West's repertoire to this day.
 
With 40 company members, 10 second company members, and a thriving academy that trains dancers of all ages, many of whom have gone on to professional careers with Ballet West and companies around the world, Ballet West ranks among the top professional ballet companies in America. Since its inception, the Company has had five artistic directors - its founder Willam Christensen, Bruce Marks, John Hart, Jonas Kåge and currently Adam Sklute, each who have helped to build Ballet West's unique and expansive profile.

A 20th Century ballet pioneer, Christensen developed a distinctly American and theatrical repertoire for his company based on his early training in Utah and New York City as well as his years traversing the American Vaudeville circuit. He also built a strong connection to the works of George Balanchine. In 1975 Christensen invited the great American dancer Bruce Marks to join him as Ballet West's Co-Artistic Director. Marks became Artistic Director in 1978 when Christensen retired.  Under Marks' direction, the company presented its first full production of Swan Lake and it earned a reputation for developing emerging choreographers of the time. Also during this period Marks made history, along with his wife, the acclaimed Danish Ballerina, Toni Lander, by presenting the first American full-length production of Abdallah by renowned 19th Century Danish choreographer, August Bournonville. John Hart, C.B.E., former dancer, administrator, and Assistant Director of The Royal Ballet in England succeeded Marks as Artistic Director of Ballet West In 1985. Under his leadership, the company's repertoire was expanded to include more well-loved 19th Century classics such as The Sleeping Beauty. Hart further enriched the company's treasure trove of ballets with the works of many early 20th Century masters, most notably the great Englishchoreographer, Sir Frederick Ashton. From 1985 to 1996, Hart engaged San Francisco-based Val Caniparoli as Ballet West's resident choreographer. Internationally known dancer and choreographer Jonas Kåge served as Artistic Director from 1997 to 2006. During this time Kåge maintained Ballet West's repertoire of classics while revitalizing its profile with notable late 20th Century choreographers such as Christopher Bruce, Hans van Manen, Glen Tetley and William Forsythe.
 
Since 2007, Artistic Director Adam Sklute, former dancer, Ballet Master and Associate Director of The Joffrey Ballet has further energized and expanded Ballet West's remarkable repertoire with works by the most renowned choreographers of today such as Ulysses Dove, Jiri Kylian, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, and Stanton Welch. Sklute has also introduced the elegant historical masterpieces from the great Ballets Russes of the early 20th Century and continues to preserve Ballet West's classical legacy.  Sklute has further strengthened Ballet West's heritage by introducing new creations by local, national and international choreographers.
 
For 50 years, Willam Christensen and Ballet West have developed and influenced innumerable great artists in the ballet world. Some notable figures include Bart Cook, Finis Jhung, Jay Jolley, Victoria Morgan, Tomm Ruud, Michael Smuin, Richard Tanner, and Kent Stowell.

With this eclectic and ever-expanding outlook, Ballet West is truly an American pioneer in the world of dance.
 
Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for 35 years, 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 273-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 New Group: Cyrano Adapted & Directed by Erica Schmidt, 
with Peter Dinklage, Blake Jenner, Jasmine Cephas Jones,
Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner of The National
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7:30pm

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents The New Group: Cyrano Adapted & Directed by Erica Schmidt, with Peter Dinklage, Blake Jenner, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner of The National on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7:30pm. Music Director Ted Author will accompany the performances on piano. 
 
Prior to The New Group's world premiere of Cyrano, Erica Schmidt (Book, Director), actors Peter Dinklage, Blake Jenner, Jasmine Cephas Jones and composers Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner illuminate the creative process behind the new adaptation of the classic tale Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. Cyrano tells the story of proud man who, believing himself unlovable, agrees to woo the woman he loves on behalf of someone else. With a charged contemporary immediacy to the dialogue, Schmidt's Cyrano is an enduring story about heartbroken yearning, and features haunting music by Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner of the Grammy Award-winning band The National, lyrics by Matt Berninger of The National and Carin Besser, and choreography by Jeff and Rick Kuperman.

Cyrano will begin performances at the Daryl Roth Theatre on October 11.
 
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 Christian Humann 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.
 
The New Group is an award-winning, artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. While constantly evolving, we strive to maintain an ensemble approach to all our work and an articulated style of emotional immediacy in our acting and productions. In this way, we seek a theater that is adventurous, stimulating and most importantly "now", a true forum for the present culture. Learn more atTheNewGroup.org.
 
Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for 35 years, 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 273-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 National Ballet of Canada: 

Orpheus Alive by Robert Binet and Missy Mazzoli

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 3pm

 

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents The National Ballet of Canada: Orpheus Alive by Robert Binet and Missy Mazzoli, moderated by Wendy Whelan on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 3pm.

 

Orpheus Alive retells the tragic myth of Orpheus, casting the titular character as a woman; Eurydice, Orpheus' fallen lover, as a man; and audience members as gods of the underworld who hold Orpheus's fate in their hands. Choreographed by Robert Binet, Choreographic Associate of The National Ballet of Canada, and featuring a commissioned score by acclaimed composer Missy Mazzoli, Orpheus Alive is a story of love, loss, and an extraordinary artist facing the limits of his mortality. Company dancers and the Mivos Quartetperform excerpts, and New York City Ballet Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan moderates a discussion with Binet, Mazzoli, and dramaturg Rosamund Smallabout the creative process before the ballet's world premiere in Toronto.

 

Robert Binet was born in Toronto, Canada and was appointed Choreographic Associate of The National Ballet of Canada in June 2013 following eighteen months as The Royal Ballet Choreographic Apprentice. Binet has created The Dreamers Ever Leave You, The Sea Above, The Sky Below, Self and Soul, The Wild Space Between Two Hearts, These Worlds In Us and Unearth for The National Ballet of Canada since joining the company in 2013. He also created Orpheus Becomes Eurydice, a co-production between The National Ballet of Canada and the Banff Centre. Robert spoke and presented excerpts of Orpheus Becomes Eurydice at TEDxToronto 2015. Prior to joining the company, Robert created numerous works for The National Ballet of Canada's Choreographic Labs and the YOU dance apprentice programme, and a new work for The National Ballet of Canada's 60th anniversary gala in June 2012. Binet was selected by Artistic Director Karen Kain as her protégé for the 2017 Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Programme. One of Binet's most recent creations for The National Ballet of Canada was an immersive ballet titled The Dreamers Ever Leave You. It premiered in August 2016 at the Art Gallery of Ontario and was hailed as "a thrilling and affirming victory for the art form" by The Globe and Mail. This followed the world premiere of Terra Incognita, a site- specific ballet with an originally commissioned story featuring dancers from top international ballet companies, for Binet's project-based company Wild Space.

 

Grammy-nominated composer Missy Mazzoli was recently deemed "one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York" (The New York Times) and "Brooklyn's post-millennial Mozart" (Time Out New York). Mazzoli is the Mead Composer-in-Residence at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and her music has been performed all over the world by the Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, pianist Emanuel Ax, Opera Philadelphia, Scottish Opera, LA Opera, Cincinnati Opera, New York City Opera, Chicago Fringe Opera, the Detroit Symphony, the LA Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the American Composers Orchestra, JACK Quartet, cellist Maya Beiser, violinist Jennifer Koh, pianist Kathleen Supové, Dublin's Crash Ensemble, the Sydney Symphony and many others. In 2018 she made history when she became one of the two first women (along with composer Jeanine Tesori) to be commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. That year she was also nominated for a Grammy in the category of "Best Classical Composition" for her work Vespers for Violin, recorded by violinist Olivia De Prato.

 

One of the top international ballet companies, The National Ballet of Canada was founded by Celia Franca in 1951 and is the only Canadian ballet company to present a full range of traditional full-length classics. The company's repertoire includes works by the world's most celebrated 20th and 21st century masters, Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, John Cranko, Rudolf Nureyev, John Neumeier, William Forsythe, James Kudelka, Wayne McGregor, Alexei Ratmansky, Crystal Pite, Christopher Wheeldon, Aszure Barton, Guillaume Côté and Robert Binet.  In addition to its classical repertoire, the company also embraces contemporary works and encourages the creation of new ballets and the development of Canadian choreographers. 

 

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 Christian Humann 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 35 years, 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 273-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

MCC Theater: Seared by Theresa Rebeck

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30pm

 

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents MCC Theater: Seared by Theresa Rebeck on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30pm.

 

Prior to its New York premiere at MCC Theater, playwright Theresa Rebeckand director Moritz von Stuelpnagel take audiences into the kitchen of their fit-for-foodies comedy as cast members perform highlights.

 

Harry, a brilliant and hot-headed chef, scores a mention in a food magazine, and his business partner sees profits finally within reach.The only problem is Harry refuses to serve his masterpiece for the masses. Mix in a shrewd restaurant consultant and a waiter with dreams of his own and it all goes to hell in this hilarious and insightful new play that asks us to consider where art ends and commerce begins.

 

Seared begins performances on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in the Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street). The cast will star W. Tré Davis ("Valor"), four-time Tony Award® nominee Raúl Esparza (Company), David Mason (Trick or Treat), and Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening). Tickets are now on sale and available at mcctheater.org/seared.

 

Theresa Rebeck (Playwright) is a prolific and widely produced playwright, whose work can be seen and read throughout the United States and abroad. Last season, her fourth Broadway play premiered, making Rebeck the most Broadway-produced female playwright of our time. Other Broadway works include Dead Accounts; Seminar and Mauritius. Other notable NY and regional plays include: Downstairs (Primary Stages), The Scene, The Water's Edge, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann and Spike Heels (Second Stage), Bad Dates, The Butterfly Collection and Our House (Playwrights Horizons), The Understudy (Roundabout), View of the Dome (NYTW), What We're Up Against(Women's Project), Omnium Gatherum (Pulitzer Prize finalist). As a director, her work has been seen at The Alley Theatre (Houston), the REP Company (Delaware), Dorset Theatre Festival, the Orchard Project and the Folger Theatre. Major film and television projects include Trouble, starring Anjelica Huston, Bill Pullman and David Morse (writer and director), "NYPD Blue," the NBC series "Smash" (creator), and the upcoming female spy thriller

355 (for Jessica Chastain's production company). As a novelist, Rebeck's books include Three Girls and Their Brother and I'm Glad About You. Rebeck is the recipient of the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award, the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award, a Lilly Award and more.

 

Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Director) Broadway: Theresa Rebeck's Bernhardt/Hamlet starring Janet McTeer (Roundabout), Noël Coward's Present Laughter starring Kevin Kline (three Tony Award nominations including Best Revival), Robert Askins' Hand to God (five Tony Award nominations including Best Play and Best Director). West End: Hand to God (Olivier Award nomination). Off-Broadway: Larissa Fasthorse's The Thanksgiving Play(Playwrights Horizons), Mike Lew's Teenage Dick (Ma-Yi/Public Theater), Nick Jones' Important Hats of the Twentieth Century (Manhattan Theatre Club), Nick Jones' Verité (Lincoln Center Theatre/LCT3), Mike Lew's Bike America(Ma-Yi), Nick Jones' Trevor (Lesser America), Robert Askins' Love Song of the Albanian Sous Chef (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Mel & El (Ars Nova), Michael Mitnick's Spacebar (Studio 42), and Adam Szymkowicz's My Base and Scurvy Heart (Studio 42). Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, and more. Moritz is the former artistic director of Studio 42, NYC's producer of "unproducible" plays. moritzvs.com

 

MCC Theater is one of New York's leading nonprofit Off-Broadway companies, driven by a mission to provoke conversations that have never happened and otherwise never would. Founded in 1986 as a collective of artists leading peer-based classes to support their own development as actors, writers and directors, the tenets of collaboration, education, and community are at the core of MCC Theater's programming. One of the only theaters in the country led continuously by its founders, Artistic Directors Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, and William Cantler, MCC fulfills its mission through the production of world, American, and New York premiere plays and musicals that challenge artists and audiences to confront contemporary personal and social issues, and robust playwright development and education initiatives that foster the next generation of theater artists and students.

 

MCC Theater's celebrated productions include Jocelyn Bioh's School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play; Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike; Robert Askins' Hand to God (Broadway transfer; five 2015 Tony Award® nominations including Best Play); John Pollono's Small Engine Repair; Paul Downs Colaizzo's Really Really; Sharr White's The Other Place (Broadway transfer); Jeff Talbott's The Submission (Laurents/Hatcher Award); Neil LaBute'sReasons to Be Happy, reasons to be pretty (Broadway transfer, three 2009 Tony Award® nominations, including Best Play), Some Girl(s)Fat Pig, The Mercy Seat, and All The Ways To Say I Love You; Michael Weller's Fifty Words; Alexi Kaye Campbell's The Pride; Bryony Lavery's Frozen (Broadway transfer; four 2004 Tony Award® nominations including Best Play, Tony Award® for Best Featured Actor); Tim Blake Nelson's The Grey Zone; Rebecca Gilman's The Glory of Living (2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist); Margaret Edson's Wit (1999 Pulitzer Prize); and the musicals Coraline, Carrie,and Ride the Cyclone. Many plays developed and produced by MCC have gone on to productions throughout the country and around the world. 

 

Blake West joined the company in 2006 as Executive Director. MCC opened the doors to its new home in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, on January 9, 2019, unifying the company's activities under one roof for the first time and expanding its producing, artist development, and education programming. 

 

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 Christian Humann 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 35 years, 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 273-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

Treasure

by Machine Dazzle

September 5-7, 2019 at 7:30pm

 

"Costume designers generally work within a realistic tradition. But the only script that the theatrical genius Machine Dazzle follows is an emotional one." 

-The New Yorker

 

"Meet the Gender-Bending Costume Designer Who's Re-creating Queer History" - The Cut

 

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Treasure by Machine Dazzle, made-to-measure for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on the occasion of New York Fashion Week.

 

Distant dreams come full circle in this Works & Process commission of multidisciplinary artist, maximalist, and 2018 New York City Village Halloween Parade Grand Marshall Machine Dazzle. Undressing layers of his past to make sense of the present, Machine Dazzle will introduce new looks inspired by his original songs and stories written for Treasure. Machine Dazzle will be joined on stage by Music Director Viva DeConcini and musicians brought together especially for this collaboration. 

 

Conceptualist-as-artist meets DIY meets "glitter rhymes with litter," Machine was a co-recipient of the 2017 Bessie Award for Outstanding Visual Design and the winner of a 2017 Henry Hewes Design Award.

 

See Taylor Mac and Machine Dazzle discuss their 2017 collaboration, A 24-Decade History of Popular MusicVideo Link

 

Treasure by Machine Dazzle is commissioned by Works & Process at the Guggenheim with support from Pomegranate Arts and a creative residency at LUMBERYARD.

 

Machine Dazzle (né Matthew Flower) has been dazzling stages via costumes, sets, and performance since his arrival in New York in 1994. Credits include Julie Atlas Muz's Am The Moon And a You Are The Man On Me (2004), Big Art Group's House Of No More (2006), Justin Vivian Bond's Lustre (2008), Taylor Mac's The Lily's Revenge (2009), Justin Vivian Bond's Re:Galli Blonde (2011), Taylor Mac's Walk Across America For Mother Earth (2012), Chris Tanner's Football Head (2014), Soomi Kim's Change (2015), Pig Iron Theater's I Promised Myself To Live Faster (2015), Bombay Ricky Prototype Festival (2016), Taylor Mac's A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (2016-Present), Opera Philadelphia's Dito and Aeneus (2017), Spiegleworld's Opium (Las Vegas 2018). Conceptualist-as-artist meets DIY meets "glitter rhymes with litter," Machine was a co-recipient the 2017 Bessie Award for Outstanding Visual Design and the winner of a 2017 Henry Hewes Design Award.

 

Viva DeConciniplays guitar like a flaming sword, a screaming train, a ringing bell, and a scratching chicken. She sings like if Freddy Mercury had been a woman. She is influenced by diverse artists and styles including Jimi Hendrix, Dolly Parton, NYC, disco and jam band music, and has played everywhere from Bonnaroo with Cyro Baptista to Monterey Jazz Fest with Peter Apfelbaum. She has produced sell out music, burlesque and variety shows at The Slipper Room and Joe's Pub and is one of the few females to be featured in Guitar Player Magazine. Viva moved to NYC in the 90's and began performing with legendary downtown Brazilian Percussionist Cyro Baptista's innovative funk theater/band Beat The Donkey. After ten years and hundreds of shows, Viva left Beat The Donkey to pursue her own music. In 2008, that music came to fruition in the form of "Electric Cabaret", a burlesque-fueled album, critically lauded for the front woman's stand-out guitar. Her second record "Rock & Roll Lover" (2010), charted on CMJ and she was hailed by Vintage Guitar Magazine as having written some of the best rock songs in a decade.  In 2011, Viva made her NYC theatrical debut as the musician in Taylor Mac's play WAAFME, which the The New York Times hailed as one of 2011's ten best. 

 

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 Christian Humann 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 35 years, 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 273-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

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.

 

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Duke Dang, General Manager

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

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Michelle Tabnick, Publicist

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

212 423 3840

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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.

 

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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

 

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

212 423 3840

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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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Michelle Tabnick, Publicist

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

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212 423 3840

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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.