Julie Taymor in Sunday Career Retrospective at 92Y
By: Ellis Nassour
Sunday at 7:30 P.M. at the 92Y [Lexington Avenue, between 91st and 92nd Streets] affords fans and the curious a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with Oscar and Tony-winning director of film, theater, and opera Julie Taymor.
TV, stage, and film actor Harry Lennix will moderates Julie Taymor: From Stage to Screen and Back Again, a very personal discussion on her career from opera and the internationally-acclaimed stage musical The Lion King; the Beatles-inspired screen musical, Across the Universe; putting Shakespeare onscreen in the acclaimed Titus and The Tempest; The Green Bird; Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark; and staging Shakespeare with her production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, now playing at Theatre for a New Audience.
Taymor’s new adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, starring David Harewood, Kathryn Hunter, Tina Benko, and Max Casella, is the inaugural production at Theatre for a New Audience’s new home in downtown Brooklyn.
In 1998, she became the first woman to win the Tony for Best Direction of a Musical, and also took home a Tony for Best Costumes, for The Lion King. The musical has gone on to become Broadway’s all-time highest grossing show and the fifth longest-running show in Broadway history.
Lennix, currently co-stars as the FBI’s Assistant Director of Counterterrorism in NBC’s blockbuster thriller The Blacklist. Recent films include Man of Steel and Taymor’s Across the Universe and Titus. He is executive producer and co-star of the upcoming Henry IV, entitled H4. Lennix made his Broadway debut in August Wilson’s Tony nominated Radio Golf.
To purchase tickets, $29 each, visit the 92Y box office or visit www.92Y.org.