WNYC's Opening Festival for
The Greene Space
A LIVE PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE FOR PUBLIC RADIO OPENS AT WNYC
Join WNYC Radio for the opening festival of The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, WNYC's street-level multimedia studio featuring live radio shows, concerts, visual art, debates and almost everything in between. Visit www.wnyc.org/thegreenespace to buy tickets and learn more about the events. 44 Charlton Street (@ Varick Street)
THE GREENE SPACE OPENING FESTIVAL APRIL 28 – MAY 8
The Invisible Man
Wednesday, April 29, 7PM
Arthur Yorinks has re-imagined H.G. Wells's masterpiece, presented here as the premiere work of A New Theater of Sound, with actor Peter Gerety playing the Invisible Man and music performed by Michael Riesman, director of the Philip Glass Ensemble.
Friday, May 1, 8PM
Soulful vocalist Maya Azucena provides the dance track and WNYC provides the food and drink for this kick-off of First Friday social mixers. Come join Richard Hake, local anchor of The Takeaway, Patrik Henry Bass, Essence magazine senior editor and fellow WNYC listeners, for a night of refreshments and repartee.
The Fall of the City (Dress Rehearsal)
Sunday, May 3, 4PM
An exciting new production of Archibald MacLeish's groundbreaking radio drama features Broadway actors Jonathan Hadary, Paul Hecht and James Rebhorn and a score by Wendy & Lisa (Prince & the Revolution). Radio Lab host Jad Abumrad opens the presentation with an audio documentary about the original 1937 broadcast – featuring interviews with director Peter Bogdanovich and critic Leonard Maltin.
The Fall of the City (Live Broadcast)
Monday, May 4, 7PM
An exciting new production of Archibald MacLeish's groundbreaking radio drama with Broadway actors Jonathan Hadary, Paul Hecht and James Rebhorn and a score by Wendy & Lisa (Prince & the Revolution). Radio Lab host Jad Abumrad opens the evening with an audio documentary about the original 1937 broadcast – featuring interviews with director Peter Bogdanovich and critic Leonard Maltin. Includes post-broadcast talk with the directors, composers and actors.
The NEXT New York Conversation: The Inaugural Talk
Tuesday, May 5, 1PM
Princeton University's Dr. Cornel West and Dr. Eddie Glaude launch The Next New York Conversation Series, which identifies and furthers the dialogues that are reshaping, redefining, and re-imagining our world in the 21st century.
The Places That Bind: Examining Preservation and Culture in a Changing City
Thursday, May 7, 10AM
Rosie Perez moderates a discussion on how to preserve, and when not to preserve, culturally important places in our lives, especially in the outer boroughs and working class neighborhoods. With Landmark Preservation Commission Chair Bob Tierney, novelist Nelson George, preservationist Vicki Wiener of the Pratt Center, along with other thinkers and community preservationists from all five boroughs.
The Jazz Loft: A Preview Performance Chat
Thursday, May 7, 7PM
"Jazz Loft Live" will bring together musicians from the late '50s and early '60s including pianist Dick Katz, vibraphonist Teddy Charles, bass player Bill Crow and drummer Ron Free, to play in the exciting, spontaneous and free-wheeling style that characterized New York's Jazz Loft era. Hosted by WNYC's Sara Fishko and Sam Stephenson of Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies.
Kurt Andersen Introduces Voices from the Boroughs
Friday, May 8, 7PM
Join curators Danny Simmons and Brian Tate for an art exhibit, wine reception and discussion with Studio 360's Kurt Andersen. Featuring works by emerging and established artists from all five boroughs.
TICKETS AND MORE INFO: www.wnyc.org/thegreenespace
Main Image Photo credit: Matthew Arnold