The 92nd Street Y's new downtown home officially opens its doors Oct. 18 and will feature music performances, film screenings, discussions and social events.
"With 92YTribeca, we are creating a downtown cultural hub for the 20-something set, where a night out is empowering and inspiring – as well as lots of fun. By day, we hope it will be a home away from home for adults of all ages to learn, socialize, explore – and eat some amazing food," Sol Adler, executive director of the 92nd Street Y, said in a statement.
Theatre-related events include Tony Award-winning director Jack Hofsiss, who will discuss his forthcoming one-man show Jack from Above. Inspired by a trip to China in order to seek a cure following a disabling accident, Hofsiss will be joined by collaborators Ethan Silverman and Matt McGrath at 8 PM on Oct. 20.
Gregory Maguire, who penned the best-selling novel "Wicked," will join that musical's producer, David Stone, for a conversation on the hit musical. The 7 PM event on Oct. 26 will also feature cast members from Wicked performing selections from the musical.
Jayne Amelia Larson will offer her one-woman show, Driving the Saudis, based on her experience as a chauffer for a family of Saudi royals, on Oct. 27 at 8 PM. 92YTribeca will also welcome the cast and creators of Broadway's [title of show], the insider's look at four friends and the little musical that could. Ira Glass will moderate a discussion with Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Heidi Blickenstaff, Susan Blackwell, director Michael Berresse and musical director Larry Pressgrove on Nov. 5 at 5:30 PM.
The 92YTribeca is located at 200 Hudson Street in Manhattan. For tickets and further information visit 92YTribeca.