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Bryant Park Presents

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Celebrate Shakespeare's 453rd birthday with the beasts and scoundrels that the world loves to hate or emulate. From Iago and Lady Macbeth to Shylock and Richard III, The Drilling Company's actors portray some of the greatest monsters, busybodies, political outcasts, and social misfits ever written. Plus, Jambalaya Brass Band performs a New Orleans-style jazz funeral for the Bard.

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare is sponsored by TNT's new television series, Will. Join us in Bryant Park for an exclusive screening of Will with cast and producers on June 27th. Visit the Will street teams on April 21 to get a free Shakespeare tote.

 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Swing
with George Gee Swing Orchestra
and instructors Evita Arce + Michael Jagger

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. Learn the steps from 6pm - 7pm and then test out your new moves to live music from 7pm to 8:30pm.

With over thirty years of swing experience, the George Gee Swing Orchestra has earned its reputation as one of the swingingest big bands in New York City and has developed a special bond with lindy hoppers all around the world.

 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Salsa
with Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra
and instructors Talia Castro-Pozo + Franck Muhel

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. Learn the steps from 6pm - 7pm and then test out your new moves to live music from 7pm to 8:30pm.

Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a stunning band that forgoes the standard repertoire of vintage salsa covers and sound-alike originals and instead plays dynamic arrangements of tunes they love! No bananas in their hair -- this is innovative, astonishing salsa with a new, vibrant aesthetic.

 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Polka
with The Polka Brothers
and instructors Aleksandra Ola Kozlowska + Piotr Kiszka

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. Learn the steps from 6pm - 7pm and then test out your new moves to live music from 7pm to 8:30pm.

The Polka Brothers are a four-man band of young polka lovers, out to spread the joy of polka, one wild party at a time. They're a well-oiled polka machine, boasting a fearless repertoire that includes classic polka favorites, pop and rock gone polka, and unforgettable originals.

 

 
Friday, May 19, 2017

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Fridays and Saturdays, 7 - 9pm
May 19 - June 3
Upper Terrace (6 performances)

Shakespeare's first sitcom, featuring the classic misadventures of Falstaff and two neighborhood wives, set in an Upper West Side Co-op. Produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare is sponsored by TNT's Will . The new television series portrays a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance. On June 27th, join the cast and producers of Will in Bryant Park for an exclusive screening of the show. Then check out the television premiere of the series July 10th on TNT.

 

 

 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Fridays and Saturdays, 7 - 9pm
May 19 - June 3
Upper Terrace (6 performances)

Shakespeare's first sitcom, featuring the classic misadventures of Falstaff and two neighborhood wives, set in an Upper West Side Co-op. Produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare is sponsored by TNT's Will . The new television series portrays a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance. On June 27th, join the cast and producers of Will in Bryant Park for an exclusive screening of the show. Then check out the television premiere of the series July 10th on TNT.

 

 

 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cumbia
with cumbia de LaMar
and instructors Osiris Barcenas + Rey Antonio Sanchez

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. Learn the steps from 6pm - 7pm and then test out your new moves to live music from 7pm to 8:30pm.

An electrifying guitarist with a powerful stage presence and a busy international career, Nilko Andreas Guarin has formed this captivating band, cumbia de LaMar, as a collaboration with some of the city's best players of cumbia music.

 
Friday, May 26, 2017

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Fridays and Saturdays, 7 - 9pm
May 19 - June 3
Upper Terrace (6 performances)

Shakespeare's first sitcom, featuring the classic misadventures of Falstaff and two neighborhood wives, set in an Upper West Side Co-op. Produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare is sponsored by TNT's Will . The new television series portrays a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance. On June 27th, join the cast and producers of Will in Bryant Park for an exclusive screening of the show. Then check out the television premiere of the series July 10th on TNT.

 

 

 
Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Fridays and Saturdays, 7 - 9pm
May 19 - June 3
Upper Terrace (6 performances)

Shakespeare's first sitcom, featuring the classic misadventures of Falstaff and two neighborhood wives, set in an Upper West Side Co-op. Produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare is sponsored by TNT's Will . The new television series portrays a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance. On June 27th, join the cast and producers of Will in Bryant Park for an exclusive screening of the show. Then check out the television premiere of the series July 10th on TNT.

 

 

 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Disco
with Deverne and The Vintagesoul featuring Carol Williams
and instructors Maria Torres O'Connor + Kelvin Roche + Lori Ann Roche

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. Learn the steps from 6pm - 7pm and then test out your new moves to live music from 7pm to 8:30pm.

Deverne & The Vintagesoul plays hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and up through today's Hip Hop, R&B, Rock, Jazz and Soul, joined by guest singer Carol Williams, best known for her disco hits "More," "Come Back," and "Love Is You."

 

 
Friday, June 2, 2017

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Fridays and Saturdays, 7 - 9pm
May 19 - June 3
Upper Terrace (6 performances)

Shakespeare's first sitcom, featuring the classic misadventures of Falstaff and two neighborhood wives, set in an Upper West Side Co-op. Produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare is sponsored by TNT's Will . The new television series portrays a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance. On June 27th, join the cast and producers of Will in Bryant Park for an exclusive screening of the show. Then check out the television premiere of the series July 10th on TNT.

 

 

 
Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Fridays and Saturdays, 7 - 9pm
May 19 - June 3
Upper Terrace (6 performances)

Shakespeare's first sitcom, featuring the classic misadventures of Falstaff and two neighborhood wives, set in an Upper West Side Co-op. Produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare is sponsored by TNT's Will . The new television series portrays a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance. On June 27th, join the cast and producers of Will in Bryant Park for an exclusive screening of the show. Then check out the television premiere of the series July 10th on TNT.

 

 

 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Mexican
with Jarana Beat
and instructors Martín Rodríguez Vigil + Argelia Arreola

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. Learn the steps from 6pm - 7pm and then test out your new moves to live music from 7pm to 8:30pm.

With the sounds of Afro-Amerindian Mexico, Jarana Beat offers a new interpretation that blends the regional sounds of son jarocho from the Gulf Coast, son guerrerense from the Southern Pacific Coast, son huasteco from the Central & North-Eastern region, mexika from the Central, and norteña from the North, all converging into a truly unique New York City sound.

 
Friday, June 9, 2017

Latin Festival: Bachata, Merengue, and Salsa
with Melvin Elias, Willie Alvarez and his All Star Band featuring Ray Bayona

Latin Festival is the grand finale of Dance Party, a series hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. Festivities start at 5pm and continue until 10pm.

Raised in both the Dominican Republic and New York City, singer-songwriter and guitarist Melvin Elias is one of the city's most exciting bachata stars, performing original works and the traditional to modern bachata music. Celebrating the world of Puerto Rican salsa, the incredible Willie Alvarez All-Stars featuring Ray Bayona includes music legends that accompanied the iconic Hector Lavoe during the era of "El Cantante De Los Cantantes."

 
Friday, July 28, 2017

Twelfth Night
Friday July 28, Saturday July 29, and Sunday July 30 
Friday and Saturday 7-9pm; Sunday 3-5pm
Upper Terrace (3 performances)

All is not what it seems in this cross-dressing comedy. Lost travelers Viola and brother Sebastian chaotically search for each other after ending up ashore with hilarious results. Produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare is sponsored by TNT's Will . The new television series portrays a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance. On June 27th, join the cast and producers of Will in Bryant Park for an exclusive screening of the show. Then check out the television premiere of the series July 10th on TNT.

 
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Twelfth Night
Friday July 28, Saturday July 29, and Sunday July 30 
Friday and Saturday 7-9pm; Sunday 3-5pm
Upper Terrace (3 performances)

All is not what it seems in this cross-dressing comedy. Lost travelers Viola and brother Sebastian chaotically search for each other after ending up ashore with hilarious results. Produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare is sponsored by TNT's Will . The new television series portrays a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance. On June 27th, join the cast and producers of Will in Bryant Park for an exclusive screening of the show. Then check out the television premiere of the series July 10th on TNT.

 
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Twelfth Night 
Friday July 28, Saturday July 29, and Sunday July 30  
Friday and Saturday 7-9pm; Sunday 3-5pm 
Upper Terrace (3 performances)

All is not what it seems in this cross-dressing comedy. Lost travelers Viola and brother Sebastian chaotically search for each other after ending up ashore with hilarious results. Produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare is sponsored by TNT's Will . The new television series portrays a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance. On June 27th, join the cast and producers of Will in Bryant Park for an exclusive screening of the show. Then check out the television premiere of the series July 10th on TNT.

 
Friday, August 25, 2017

The Tempest
Fridays and Saturdays, 7 - 9pm 
August 25 - September 9
Upper Terrace (6 performances)

Love and revenge on Prospero's magical island in the Bard's last play. Songs from Natalie Smith and Andrew Gombas lead the comical journey through dazzling spells and devious plots. Produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare is sponsored by TNT's Will . The new television series portrays a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance. On June 27th, join the cast and producers of Will in Bryant Park for an exclusive screening of the show. Then check out the television premiere of the series July 10th on TNT.

 
Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Tempest
Fridays and Saturdays, 7 - 9pm 
August 25 - September 9
Upper Terrace (6 performances)

Love and revenge on Prospero's magical island in the Bard's last play. Songs from Natalie Smith and Andrew Gombas lead the comical journey through dazzling spells and devious plots. Produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare is sponsored by TNT's Will . The new television series portrays a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance. On June 27th, join the cast and producers of Will in Bryant Park for an exclusive screening of the show. Then check out the television premiere of the series July 10th on TNT.

 
Friday, September 1, 2017

The Tempest
Fridays and Saturdays, 7 - 9pm 
August 25 - September 9
Upper Terrace (6 performances)

Love and revenge on Prospero's magical island in the Bard's last play. Songs from Natalie Smith and Andrew Gombas lead the comical journey through dazzling spells and devious plots. Produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare is sponsored by TNT's Will . The new television series portrays a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance. On June 27th, join the cast and producers of Will in Bryant Park for an exclusive screening of the show. Then check out the television premiere of the series July 10th on TNT.

 
Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Tempest
Fridays and Saturdays, 7 - 9pm 
August 25 - September 9
Upper Terrace (6 performances)

Love and revenge on Prospero's magical island in the Bard's last play. Songs from Natalie Smith and Andrew Gombas lead the comical journey through dazzling spells and devious plots. Produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare is sponsored by TNT's Will . The new television series portrays a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance. On June 27th, join the cast and producers of Will in Bryant Park for an exclusive screening of the show. Then check out the television premiere of the series July 10th on TNT.

 
Friday, September 8, 2017

The Tempest
Fridays and Saturdays, 7 - 9pm 
August 25 - September 9
Upper Terrace (6 performances)

Love and revenge on Prospero's magical island in the Bard's last play. Songs from Natalie Smith and Andrew Gombas lead the comical journey through dazzling spells and devious plots. Produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare is sponsored by TNT's Will . The new television series portrays a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance. On June 27th, join the cast and producers of Will in Bryant Park for an exclusive screening of the show. Then check out the television premiere of the series July 10th on TNT.

 
Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Tempest
Fridays and Saturdays, 7 - 9pm 
August 25 - September 9
Upper Terrace (6 performances)

Love and revenge on Prospero's magical island in the Bard's last play. Songs from Natalie Smith and Andrew Gombas lead the comical journey through dazzling spells and devious plots. Produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.

Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare is sponsored by TNT's Will . The new television series portrays a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance. On June 27th, join the cast and producers of Will in Bryant Park for an exclusive screening of the show. Then check out the television premiere of the series July 10th on TNT.

 
Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare

Bryant Park Presents
Shakespeare

Three beloved Shakespeare plays produced by the irreverent, surprising and critically acclaimed The Drilling Company.

Bryant Park Presents Dance Party

Bryant Park Presents
Dance Party

Weekly dance parties with superb bands and dance instruction, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo.

Bryant Park Presents INTERSECT

Bryant Park Presents
IN/TER\SECT Festival

Rare opportunities to experience some of the best players in jazz and classical music, all under one bill.

Bryant Park Presents Contemporary Dance

Bryant Park Presents
Contemporary Dance

Dance companies perform each evening on five consecutive Fridays. Produced with Inception to Exhibition.

Bryant Park Presents Accordions Around the World

Bryant Park Presents
Accordions Around the World

Weekly series features accordionists of different cultures and musical genres.

Bryant Park Presents Emerging Music Festival

Bryant Park Presents
Emerging Music Festival

On-the-rise New York-based bands perform on one of the biggest stages of their young careers.