The Town Hall
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Town Hall is a cultural crossroads. It was built as a forum for the people—to educate, inspire and explore. For nearly a century, Town Hall has celebrated the diversity of this great city with programs for all audiences—unique voices from around the world, new collaborations, public affairs and education, social progress and political discourse. The Town Hall presents an eclectic season of events and concerts for everyone.

TUE DEC 12 • 8PM
Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History: Holiday Sauce
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Christmas as calamity — 2017 MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Taylor Mac, takes on the holidays in this latest installment of the artist’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music project. Celebrating the holiday season in all of its dysfunction, Taylor Mac, is joined by longtime collaborators designer Machine Dazzle, music director Matt Ray and a band of eight to reframe the songs you love and the holidays you hate. Holiday Sauce is the artist’s first New York appearance since Mac’s now legendary 24-hour performance in Brooklyn in 2016.
 
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Broadway
by the Year
Created, Written, Hosted, and Directed by Scott Siegel

FEBRUARY 26, 2018 • 8 PM
ACT I | THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1930
ACT 2 | THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1964
MARCH 26, 2018 AT 8PM
ACT I | THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1947
ACT 2 | THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1966
MAY 21, 2018 AT 8PM
ACT I | THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1956
ACT 2 | THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1975
JUNE 18, 2018 AT 8PM
ACT I | THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1988
ACT 2 | THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 2017
National Geographic’s renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers share behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration onstage alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage. Audience Q&A and discussion follows each live presentation.
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SUN MAY 20 • 8pm
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Joshua Redman &
Brooklyn Rider
 
FRI JAN 12, 2018 • 8pm
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Buika
plus Camila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra
María Concepción Balboa Buika “Buika” from Majorca, Spain, daughter of African parents of the Bubi tribe (Equatorial Guinea) immersed and surrounded by multiple cultures throughout her life, had a variety of musical influences, from jazz and flamenco to pop, soul and African polyrhythm; as she affirmed, “My mother would listen and dance to many musical genres, she had a great record collection” . This eclectic upbringing shaped Buika’s ability to make music without limitations. During her 15-year recording career, her albums flow seamlessly between pop, jazz, soul, reggae, afro beat, R&B and flamenco. Equally diverse are her collaborators, which include Pat Metheny, Anoushka Shankar, Chick Corea, Niño Josele, Bebo and Chucho Valdés, Seal or Nelly Furtado to name a few. Filmmaker and longtime fan, Pedro Almodóvar, remarked about Buika, “Seeing her draw from such different genres… Mix them all together with such grace and spontaneity, one cannot help but think that there is a brighter future as long as one can witness the boundless evolution of this infinite performer”.
 
THU FEB 15
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Laurie Anderson
All the Things I Lost in the Flood
In Partnership with Strand Books
 
SUN MAR 10
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The Chieftains
 
THU MAR 29 • 8pm
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CRY CRY CRY
Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell and Dar Williams
Acclaimed singer-songwriters Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell and Dar Williams have reunited their celebrated folk-pop collaboration, Cry Cry Cry. The band made their debut in 1998 with a self-titled release followed by a nationwide tour the following year. A mainstay on radio during the late 1990s and early 2000s, Cry Cry Cry returns to perform at Town Hall, twenty years after their sold-out performance here.
 
SAT APR 7 • 8pm
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Carlos Do Carmo
with special guest Celeste Rodrigues

Ongoing Series
Improvisations
Improv masters and adventurous performers from multiple disciplines – music, theater, spoken word and more – ply their craft in explorations of this unique artistic language.

Past Events in Series:
Laurie Anderson & Christian McBride
TJ &Dave
And Then Yo La Tengo Turned Itself Inside Out
Gods & Savages
A Literary Series
The Town Hall presents a new and adventurous literary series inpartnership with the storied Strand Book Store.

Past Events in Series:
Neil Gaiman: Norse Mythology | Bassem Youssef:Revolution for Dummies
The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved
Shoots & Scores
Films in Concert
The Shoots & Scores film series presents screenings of films with live musical accompaniment.

Past Events in Series:
The Cameraman with Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks
La Belle et la Bête with The Philip Glass Ensemble
Global Icons


Past Events in Series:
Anoushka Shankar
The Chieftains
The Jazz Epistles
Dr. John & Henry Butler

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