Thursday, July 16, 2009

NYU Skirball Center Announces 09/10 Season

The NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts has announced its 09/10 Season and there are some great performances lined up.

As previously announced The Public Theater's contemporary production of Shakespeare's Othello -- directed by Peter Sellers and featuring John Ortiz and Philip Seymour Hoffman -- will play the venue September 12-October 4. Another highlight will be the world premiere of Mabou Mines' Finn (March 4-7), a digital and live-action adventure based on the ancient Celtic legend of Finn McCool (Fionn macCumhaill).

Programming will also include Aziz Ansari with John Mulaney (October 8), Shingo Katori in Talk Like Singing (November 12-22), The Derek Trucks Band (December 10), Dance Gotham (January 8-10), Diane Birch (February 13), New York City Opera's VOX: Showcasing American Composers (April 30-May 1).

Family-friendly events will include A Special Family Show with They Might Be Giants (October 18), The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon (November 1), Darwin (March 13), Michael Moschen (April 17), and Nobody's Perfect (May 8).

The Skirball Center's "World Stage" series will feature the ninth annual Peking Opera Festival (October 31), Masters of Persian Music (February 18), New York Tango All-Stars (March 20), De Volta as Raizes: Back to our Roots (April 15), and The Conga Kings (May 15). In addition, the Center will present a public policy debate series, and a Tisch Dance Alumni Celebration.

So why not take a trip back to NYU and see a show at this wonderful on-campus venue. In New York City this summer? Stay tuned for posts giving you some ideas of great things to do in NYC from live theater to movies to restaurants. The city is your blank canvas but we'd like to add a little Violet to your masterpiece in the making.

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