Elvis Costello at SummerStage 2017

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

June 15 @ 6:30 pm10:00 pm

Elvis Costello is nothing short of legendary. With one of the most prolific careers in music today, he has his sublimely talented fingers in more musical pots and genres than one can count. His breakout on to the British pub scene of the ‘70s quickly saw him become a pioneer of the punk and new-wave movements. With his critically acclaimed 1977 debut album My Aim Is True in the bag, Costello assembled The Attractions as his backers. Over the years, Costello has collaborated with Burt Bacharach, Paul McCartney, and jazz-pianist Diana Krall (his wife), and penned songs for Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, No Doubt and James Brown – all showcasing his stunning diversity in varying styles. With a Grammy win, Oscar nom, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and inclusion on tons of Rolling Stone ‘best’ lists, Costello is a premier name in the business. He now tours with The Imposters, as he continues to reimagine and reinvent musical forms.

Details

Date:
June 15
Time:
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Time(s):
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Cost:
$55
Map:

Shakespeare in the Park 2017

Time to start thinking about the 2017 Shakespeare in the Park season. This summer, Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis will helm a production of the Bard’s Julius Caesar; following that, Public Works founder Lear deBessonet will direct A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Oskar Eustis directs JULIUS CAESAR, Shakespeare’s play of politics and power, last seen in the Park 17 years ago. Rome’s leader, Julius Caesar, is a force unlike any the city has seen. Magnetic, populist, irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country’s democratic traditions, must decide how to oppose him. Shakespeare’s political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary.  JULIUS CAESAR, only staged at the Delacorte Theater once before in 2000, was directed by Barry Edelstein and featured David McCallum in the title role, Jeffrey Wright as Mark Antony, and Jamey Sheridan as Brutus.

In July, the Delacorte Theater will transform into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Lear deBessonet, Founder of The Public Theater’s groundbreaking Public Works program and Resident Director, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love.

“There is no difficulty in the world that Shakespeare can’t address,” Eustis said in a statement. “In our troubled times, the majesty of Julius Caesar and the joy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream are as necessary as beauty.”The summer season will also include Hair to Hamilton, an all-star celebration of musicals developed at the Public. The gala event will take place on June 5 at the Delacorte.

Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah: Manhattan

See the lighting of one of the world’s largest Hanukkah menorah at Grand Army Plaza, south of Central Park.  The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.

Schedule
The lighting of this menorah will take place on Saturday, December 24 through Saturday, December 31. Lighting times vary. The lighting of the menorah takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Location

Grand Army Plaza
Fifth Avenue between West 58th and West 59th Streets
Manhattan

Directions to this location

Cost

Free

The Beach Boys at SummerStage in Central Park

the-beach-boys-tickets_05-15-16_17_564b645a8b256September 14 @ 6:00 pm10:00 pm
$50 – $55
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The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys celebrate 50 years of “Good Vibrations” in 2016 with a summer tour that takes them to SummerStage in New York City’s Central Park. Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys’ concert presence, spirit and performance. The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. Mike Love’s forthcoming memoir, “Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy,” is due out on September 13.

Details

Date:
September 14
Time:
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Time(s):
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7pm
Venue
SummerStage, Central Park
Rumsey Playfield
New York, NY
Map: