The Shed—New York City's newest arts center combining performing and visual arts—officially open its doors to the public April 5. The venue celebrates its opening with Soundtrack of America, a five-night concert series celebrating the influence of African American music with a new generation of groundbreaking artists.
Located in Manhattan's Hudson Yards, The Shed’s vision is to develop and present the full spectrum of performing arts, visual arts, and pop culture under one roof for all audiences.
Among the works already slated for the venue's inaugural season are Bjork's Cornucopia, directed by Tony-winning Harry Potter and the Cursed Child director John Tiffany (May 6–June 1); and Anne Carson's Norma Jeane Baker of Troy, a partly-spoken and partly-sung performance piece based on Euripides’ Greek tragedy of Helen. The show was written for actor Ben Whishaw (Bright Star; Mary Poppins Returns; Skyfall; Broadway’s The Crucible), with Tony-nominated soprano Renée Fleming (Carousel, Living on Love).
Alex Poots is the artistic director and CEO of The Shed. Last fall, Poots announced the names of the 52 emerging artists and collectives living or working in New York City who have been commissioned to create new work as part of the inaugural Open Call program.
Learn more about The Shed here.