Park Avenue Armory has announced its 2017 season, marking the 10th anniversary of programming. The lineup features a range of theatre, dance, and visual art as well as a mix of classical and contemporary music.
The season will kick off next month with the North American premiere of Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto, a multi-channel cinematic installation featuring Cate Blanchett. The acclaimed actor stars as 13 different characters, ranging from a funeral orator to a TV anchor to a homeless man, in a series of scenes that will be presented simultaneously on adjacent screens in the Armory’s Drill Hall. The installation will run December 7-January 8, 2017.
From March 25-April 22, Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale will star in a re-imagining of The Old Vic production of Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape, directed by Richard Jones. The iconic American drama examines the divide between the rich and the poor in the industrial age. The production is presented in association with the Old Vic.
Other highlights include Hansel and Gretel, a new commission by Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, and Ai Weiwei that will explore the meaning of publicly shared space in the era of surveillance (June 7-August 6); KANATA, a three-part theatre work about the treatment of indigenous peoples across Canada, directed and conceived by Robert Lepage and developed by Le Théâtre du Soleil and Ex Machina (December 5-19); and Reggie Regg Roc Gray and Peter Sellars’ FLEXN Evolution, in which dance and conversations are used to discuss issues of social justice (May 18-21).
For more information and the complete lineup, visit armoryonpark.org/.