Scheduled as his first solo season since March 2020, 92nd Street Y brings in multiple stage and screen stars and a strong roster of writers that will include Susan Orlean, Colm Toibin and Colson Whitehead.
Whitehead, the 2016 novel “Underground Railroad” Won the Pulitzer Prize and adapted into an Amazon series this yearwill begin the season with the first public reading of her new novel, “Harlem Shuffle,” on September 14. The Irish novelist will follow. Colm ToibinOn September 17, she will read a portrait of Thomas Mann and his time from his new novel “The Magician”.
In addition, Susan Orlean, who will read the new book “On Animals” (October 25) in the series; Louise Erdrich, from her new novel “The Sentence” (11 November); and Rita Dove (November 15), former US poet laureate who wrote about living with multiple sclerosis in her new book, “Playlist for Apocalypse: Poems”
The season also features political players: Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer with investor David Rubenstein (September 13); and California Democratic Representative Adam B. Schiff to discuss his new book “Midnight in Washington” with Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Ron Chernow (October 12).
Stage and screen personalities will also be represented: CNN host Anderson Cooper (September 21), E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt (September 29) and Broadway and TV actor Sutton Foster (October 13) will drop by. to discuss their new books.
For the first time in nearly 50 years, 92nd Street Y said it will also present dance performances for a full season at the Kaufmann Concert Hall. Artists include: Hope Boykin (October 21) and tap dancers Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia (December 16).
Under the protocols currently in place, adults are required to show proof of vaccination to attend any live events (most events will also include the option to watch online), and a mask will be required for anyone over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status. A full lineup, including virtual-only events, can be found at: 92y.org.