The New York City Opera production of King Arthur (with director Mark Morris and costume designer Isaac Mizrahi), an evening with Tony Award-winning lighting designer Jennifer Tipton as well as the music of composers Kirsten Childs and Stephen Flaherty will also fill the roster for the coming 2008 season.
The "Works & Process" series is billed as a "pioneer in creating groundbreaking and carefully crafted programs that provide unprecedented access to today's leading performing artists, choreographers, composers, writers, directors, poets, and minds," according to program notes. The series features performances, demonstrations and discussion about the creative process at the Guggenheim's intimate Frank Lloyd Wright–designed 285-seat theatre; programs are followed by a reception for audience and artists in the rotunda.
The Dead Man's Cell Phone program — featuring scenes from the new play — is scheduled for Jan. 27 and 28 at 7:30 PM. Obie Award winner Anne Bogart directs the new comedy from Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl (Eurydice, Clean House). Mary-Louise Parker, Kathleen Chalfant, Bill Camp, David Aaron Baker, Carla Harting and Kelly Maurer will star in the work that is set to begin performances Feb. 8 Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons.
"King Arthur—New Visions," featuring excerpts from the New York City Opera show, is scheduled for March 3. "Exploring Light," with designer Jennifer Tipton, runs April 6 and 7. "Poetry into Music with Dana Gioia" — featuring a reading of the Gioia's poetry set to music by Milton Babbitt, Kirsten Childs, David Felder, Stephen Flaherty, and John Harbison — will play April 27.
Tickets to "Works & Process" events at the Guggenheim, 845 Third Avenue, are available by calling (212) 423-3587. For more information, visit guggenheim.org.