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Museum of the City of New York to Welcome Diane Paulus for SPOTLIGHT ON BROADWAY, 12/16

Museum of the City of New York to Welcome Diane Paulus for SPOTLIGHT ON BROADWAY, 12/16

On Monday, December 16, 2013, the Museum of the City of New York will host Spotlight on Broadway: New York's Theater Design and Architecture, a special evening exploring the design and architectural history of the Theater District.

The event is co-presented by the City of New York's Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, which recently launched SpotlightonBroadway.com, a multi-media project chronicling the evolution of Broadway's 40 official theaters and honoring the thousands of men and women who have worked on Broadway. The event is presented in conjunction with Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future.

Following a tour by Donald Albrecht, MCNY's Curator of Architecture and Design, of the theater designs in Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future, Commissioner Katherine Oliver of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment will introduce a panel of distinguished Broadway guests: Diane Paulus, Director; Natasha Katz, Lighting Designer; and Scott Pask, Scenic Designer. The panel will discuss how their work intersects with Broadway's design, architecture, and cultural legacy; video clips will also introduce viewers to the unique history of several of Broadway's famed theaters.

WHEN: Monday, December 16, 2013, 6:30 PM

WHERE: Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue, New York (btw. East 103rd and 104th streets)

WHO: Donald Albrecht, Curator of Architecture and Design, MCNY; Katherine Oliver, Commissioner, Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment; Diane Paulus, Director; Natasha Katz, Lighting Designer; and, Scott Pask, Scenic Designer.

TICKETS: Reservations are required. Ticket prices: Free for Museum members; $12 for students and seniors; $16 for general public.

For information or to register, call 917-492-3395. For more details, visit: http://www.mcny.org/event/spotlight-broadway-new-yorks-theater-design-and-architecture

About the Museum of the City of New York: Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. For more information, visit www.mcny.org.

About the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment: The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment consists of the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, facilitating and supporting film and TV production throughout the five boroughs; NYC Digital, which works to realize New York City's potential as the world's leading digital city; and NYC Media, the official TV, radio and online network of the City of New York. The agency's mission is to streamline government communications by making information accessible, leveraging technology to aid in the transparency of government and by supporting relevant media and entertainment industries in New York City. Visit www.nyc.gov/mome to learn more.

Directions: By bus: M1, M3, M4, or M106 to 104th Street, M2 to 101st Street. By subway: Lexington Avenue #6 train to 103rd Street, walk three blocks west, or #2 or #3 train to 110th Street, walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 104th Street.

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