White Light Festival

(Oct. 16-Nov. 18, 2018)

Lincoln Center presents an international, multidisciplinary series of performances focusing on the power of art to illumine our individual and communal lives. Artist talks, late-night shows and post-performance lounges supplement the festival. Highlights:

Oct. 16-18, 2018, at the Rose Theater: “Sutra,” the Sadler’s Wells production of choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s dance work, an East-West collaboration with warrior monks from China’s Shaolin Temple.

Oct. 18, 2018, at Alice Tully Hall: Takács Quartet


(2 hrs 45 mins)

Based on the book by Gregory Maguire, this hit musical—a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz”—imagines Oz as a land of strife, where a young, green-hued girl named Elphaba is branded the Wicked Witch of the West.

Schedule: Tu-Th 7 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 2 & 7 pm

Tickets: $82-$157

Wild Abandon

(Previews begin Sept. 19, 2018, opens Sept. 25, 2018, closes Oct. 21, 2018)

Stranded and alone in a Long Island pub during a snowstorm, Leenya, an Irish actress and musician, waits out the storm by performing her original songs, which evoke her mother, a painter living in Ireland. Leenya Rideout’s solo play with music examines a tie that binds, even across an ocean.

Schedule: W 3 & 8 pm, Th 7 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 3 & 8 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $50


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