Kaufman Music Center Presents
IN YOUR FACE – NEW YORK
At Merkin Hall
October 24, December 6, March 13 & May 16 at 7:30 pm
It’s big, it’s loud – it’s everything New York! In Your Face–New York captures the spirit, the energy, the music, noise and creativity of this capital of the world. A smart, fun and funny show (and podcast—www.inyourfaceny.org) for the 21st century urbanite, it’s a raucous, head-on collision between a Marx brothers romp and the New York Review of Books. In Your Face – New York brings together the best of New York’s actors, writers and musicians for supercharged revues featuring live stories, sketches and songs.
The season’s first In Your Face–New York event at Merkin Hall October 24 will feature stories told by New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik and music by the boundary-pushing band BETTY, plus the Tony-nominated Broadway star Melissa Errico, acclaimed playwright Lisa Lewis and an exploration of New Yorkers’ “Post-Traumatic Trump Disorder” with the New York Times bestselling author Dr. Josh Bazell. Sex and the City writers Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky will share hilarious advice on raising kids in New York.
The 2018-19 season will also feature the celebrated food writer Ruth Reichl, MSNBC’s Ari Melber; Fiddler on the Roof violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins; Anand Giridharadas, former New York Times columnist and author of Winner Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World; and many more TBA. The 2017-18 season featured Isaac Mizrahi (“I loved being part if this show.”), Mo Rocca (“Where else will you find an accordionist, expert wine spitter and a hedge fund manager sharing the same space?”, Nancy Giles, Roz Chast (“Great performers, great audience!”), Patricia Marx and Judy Kuhn.
Wed, Oct 24, 7:30 pm
Hosted by author and New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik and co-hosted by the boundary-pushing band BETTY. With the Tony-nominated Broadway star Melissa Errico, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Josh Bazell and acclaimed playwright Lisa Lewis, plus sketches by Sex and the City writers Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky.
Thu, Dec 6, 7:30 pm
Hosted by food writer Ruth Reichl and featuring Fiddler on the Roof violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins and Anand Giridharadas, former New York Times columnist and author of Winner Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, plus more TBA.
Wed, Mar 13, 7:30 pm
Hosted by MSNBC’s Ari Melber and featuring a cast TBA.
Thu, May 16, 7:30 pm
Host & guests TBA
at Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam)
New York, NY 10023
Tickets at 212 501 3330 or http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/in-your-face-new-york-1/
4-event subscription: $80-$112
Single tickets: $25-$35
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