Liam Neeson, Blur Frontman in Lincoln Center Fest

Following his role as Trigorin in Classic Stage Company’s The Seagull, Alan Cumming will open the Lincoln Center Festival on July 2, starring in Euripides’s Bacchae by the National Theater of Scotland. The festival will end July 27 with the Gate Theater of Dublin’s Gate/Beckett, three one-man dramas by Beckett that were not originally conceived for the theater: Liam Neeson is in Eh Joe (a television work from 1965), Barry McGovern stars in I’ll Go On (adapted from three novels), and Ralph Fiennes is in First Love (a novella), according to the New York Times. Damon Albarn, leader of the rock bands Blur and Gorillaz, will be at Avery Fisher Hall on July 12 with the Honest Jon’s Revue, featuring musicians from Mr. Albarn’s record label. Tickets go on sale Friday.