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Pelleas et Melisande at the Swedish Cottage Theater in Central Park

City Parks Foundation’s Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and SummerStage Festival present Pelleas et Melisande this weekend – a commissioned, site-specific work directed, choreographed, and designed by Luca Veggetti. A theatrical puppet experience that tells the story of doomed love based on Maurice Maeterlinck’s symphonic poem. Set to a composition by Arnold Schoenberg, the audience is taken on a journey of love and its consequences told through puppetry.

We caught the initial performance Wednesday evening and it was a magically evocative combination of puppetry, choreography and stage production.  It is a very special piece that should not be missed – and one which happily demonstrates the possibilities that a brilliant imagination and inspired performances can bring to the iconic theater.  We look forward to more “adult oriented” production in the future.

Global Citizen 2017 in Central Park

The Global Citizen Festival 2017, happening in New York City’s Central Park, is here! If you’re in the New York City area, hopefully you’ve already earned your tickets and are planning to join us on the Great Lawn on Sept. 23. (Get tips on what you need to know about attending here .)

If you can’t join us in person, don’t despair! There are lots of ways you can still see all the action, on your TV, the web, and more.

MSNBC

Watch live on MSNBC on Sept. 23. Coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET. Check listings for MSNBC’s channel in your area. You can also get original articles and video, and a live stream of the Festival, at msnbc.com/globalcitizen.

GlobalCitizen.org 

Come back to this page right here and watch the action on our YouTube player, embedded above, starting at 4 p.m.

YouTube, thanks to T-Mobile

Stream live on YouTube, thanks to T-Mobile on Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. ET. You can visit Global Citizen’s YouTube page to set a reminder notification for when we go live (or click “Set Reminder” on the embedded YouTube player above). This is also where we’ll feature highlights from the show, so you can go back and re-watch your favorite festival moments.

Twitter, thanks to T-Mobile

Experience the first ever virtual reality live stream of Global Citizen Festival with Citi and Live Nation. You’ll have unprecedented access and a view like no other. Learn more here.

As You Like It at the Delacorte Theater

With Ato Blankson-Wood (Orlando), Darius de Haas (Duke Senior), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Rosalind), Joel Perez (Touchstone), and Shaina Taub (Jaques)

Community Partners:
Brownsville Recreation Center (Brooklyn), Center for Family Life in Sunset Park (Brooklyn), DreamYard Project (Bronx), Fortune Society (Queens), and Military Resilience Project (all boroughs), along with alumni partners Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, Children’s Aid Society and Domestic Workers United.

Cameo Groups:
Bronx Wrestling Federation, Freedom Dabka Group, Harambee Dance Company, and The Sing Harlem Choir.

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ABOUT PUBLIC WORKS: Theater of, by and for the people.

PUBLIC WORKS is a major initiative of The Public Theater that seeks to engage the people of New York by making them creators and not just spectators. Working deeply with partner organizations in all five boroughs, Public Works invites members of diverse communities to participate in workshops, take classes, attend performances at The Public, and, most importantly, to join in the creation of ambitious works of participatory theater.

Under the leadership of Director Lear deBessonet, PUBLIC WORKS deliberately blurs the line between professional artists and community members, creating theater that is not only for the people, but by and of the people as well.

Phil Lesh at SummerStage in Central Park

PHIL LESH & THE TERRAPIN FAMILY BAND FEATURING ROSS JAMES, GRAHAME LESH, JASON CROSBY, AND ALEX KOFORD WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MELVIN SEALS AND NICKI BLUHM

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Doors open 4:30 pm)

Central Park

Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan 10021

Founding member of The Grateful Dead and latest band project fuse together folk & psych rock to perform a set of Jerry Garcia Band music plus a full set of Dead tunes and more

PHIL LESH & THE TERRAPIN FAMILY BAND

Like so many other musical endeavors that Phil Lesh of The Grateful Dead has been a part of, The Terrapin Family Band grew naturally and spontaneously out of something special. In this case, it was the unique environment that he fostered at Terrapin Crossroads, the music venue that he recently opened in Marin County, CA.

Using The Grateful Dead songbook as a springboard for reinterpretation and as an inspiration to create original materal, the TFB musicians were inspired as much by one another as they were by the diverse group of influences that they brought to the table; as a result, the music conveyed friendship, respect, warmth, and companionship for listeners and performers alike.

Featuring Ross James, Grahame Lesh, Jason Crosby, and Alex Koford with special guests Melvin Seals and Nicki Bluhm


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