Premieres, revivals, debuts … With our two major ballet companies both in residence at Lincoln Center (as they are every May and June), the last few weeks have been a revolving door of sensational triumphs, disappointments and fiascoes.
Let’s get the worst over first. Melissa Barak, an ex-City Ballet dancer and sometime Read More
As a special present to Mayor Bloomberg, the Lincoln Center will let him put the Center’s Calder sculpture wherever in the city he wants, for 90 days. Being mayor is the best. Read More
At Lincoln Center’s 50th Anniversary spring gala on Thursday night, May 28, generous socials Sid and Mercedes Bass, Jerry Speyer and wife Katherine Farley, and Paul and Daisy Soros joined fashion designers Gilles Mendel and Tory Burch, perhaps to send the message that the recently renovated Lincoln Center is now younger, hipper and ready to welcome Fashion Read More
As Michael Bloomberg announced ways in which New Yorkers could enjoy cheap or free cultural activities in the city, Cultural Affairs Department head Kate Levin testified at a City Council hearing about how the mayor’s budget cutbacks are affecting the department and the cultural groups it supports.
Still waiting to testify Read More
Two things were noticeable about the line of people awaiting the 12:01 a.m. Lincoln Square cinema premiere of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight.
First, the affinity most of the waiting masses appeared to feel with the Caped One; second, the bizarre impression many of the waiting seemed to have that they had seen Read More
In the battle to infiltrate graying theater audiences with some fresh faces, the Lincoln Center Theater has a new strategy. They’re launching LCT3, a major new initiative to cultivate new audiences and to produce work by emerging playwrights, directors, and designers. Called LCT3, the program will begin in 2008–09 with two productions at the Duke Read More
The New York State Theater will go dark during New York City Opera’s 2008-9 season so that it can be renovated. Susan L. Baker, chairwoman of the company, said that opera officials did not resent having to lose the company’s home for 2008-9, even though the New York City Ballet is not making similar sacrifices. Read More
We told you last month that the New York City Opera and the New York City Ballet company finally came to an agreement about renovations to their shared Lincoln Center theater. But those renovations might cause the Opera to cancel its 2008-09 season at the theater, or maybe relocate performances to other venues, Read More
The New York City Opera and New York City Ballet have finally retracted their claws and come to agreements about renovations to the New York State Theater they share at Lincoln Center. The two tenants, who alternate seasons at the center, have been bickering over issues like whether to create a center aisle (the opera Read More
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will screen the director’s cut of David Fincher’s Zodiac (settle in for the long haul) tonight at the Walter Reade Theater. The director himself will then make a rare public appearance, joining Kent Jones, associate director of programming at the Film Society and editor-at-large of Film Comment Read More