PAC NYC’s Fall Lineup Includes Kerry Washington, “Watch Night”
The “spectacular marble cube rises at Ground Zero,” as the New York Times put it, where the inaugural season of programming at PAC NYC is underway. The opening of the arts center begins with “Refuge: A Concert Series to Welcome the World.” The five-night concert series (September 19–23), which hones in on the theme of refuge, assembles artists and rhythms from around the world — including that of electronic, Afro-Latin beats, Klezmer, funk and rock. Admission is pay-what-you-wish, and many nights are already selling out.
Other season highlights range from a conversation with actor Kerry Washington on September 26, the world premiere of Laurence Fishburne’s one-man show “Like They Do in The Movies” to a reimagining of “Cats” set amid NYC’s competitive ballroom culture. The programming also includes the operatic “Watch Night” from Tony Award-winning director Bill T. Jones (“FELA!,” “Spring Awakening”).
PAC NYC memberships start at $10 for the inaugural season and are available for purchase. You can also sign up for PAC NYC’s newsletter to get the latest updates on their programming and events, and for more information on PAC NYC’s efforts to integrate itself in the Lower Manhattan community, be sure to check out the Downtown Alliance’s conversation with artistic director Bill Rauch.
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