Happy holiday season, everyone. In between my Symphony Space duties, I have been moonlighting over the past couple of weeks, preparing for my Lincoln Center singing and dancing debut. Let me tell you about it.
Lincoln Center? You’ve heard of it, I’m sure. Like Symphony Space, it’s an esteemed cultural center, but it’s thirty blocks downtown and a lot more expensive. You’ll recognize it as you go past it on the M104 bus because it’s the place that’s always under reconstruction, with scaffolding and big plywood boards colorfully masking the construction site. It’s remarkable—since the first of its buildings opened in 1962, most of the buildings in the complex have been gutted and re-built (and re-named) at least once, and in some cases three or four times. I often wish the rest of us nonprofit theatres had the money that’s been spent and is being spent re-building Lincoln Center.