CULTURAL PREVIEWS

In September 2014, The Greene Space offered a behind-the-scenes look at the Pulitzer Prize–winning play Disgraced before its opening on Broadway. Leonard Lopate, host of WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show, led a conversation with author Ayad Akhtar and cast members Josh Radnor, Karen Pittman, and Hari Dhillon that explored the play’s exposition of race and identity in contemporary New York City. Watch here.

In November 2014, WQXR host Terrance McKnight led an evening of discussion previewing the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2014–2015 season at New York City Center. McKnight was joined by Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle and choreographer Matthew Rushing to explore the upcoming season, in particular the world premiere of Rushing’s Odetta. Watch here.

In February, ahead of the opening at the Palace Theatre of An American in Paris, The Greene Space presented an exclusive preview of the musical. Elliott Forrest hosted a conversation with choreographer Christopher Wheeldon; Rob Fisher, the production’s musical score adapter; and lead producer Stuart Oken. The event also featured songs from the musical performed live by cast members. Watch here.