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by nycgo.com staff, 08/11/2015
Carnegie Hall. Photo: Jeff Goldberg/Esto
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This year many of the City's venerable institutions celebrate big birthdays. The Roundabout Theatre Company will get a big gift as it turns 50: the Broadway debut of Clive Owen, who stars in Harold Pinter's Old Times starting this September. Another debut, by actress Keira Knightley, comes in October in a new stage adaptation of the novel Thérèse Raquin. Other productions include She Loves Me, The Humans and Noises Off.
Carnegie Hall, meanwhile, turns 125 this year—and will celebrate with a typically packed schedule. The season begins with an opening-night gala, on October 7, featuring music director Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic. Other highlights include performances from pianist Yefim Bronfman, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and Simon Rattle conducting the Berlin Philharmonic through a comprehensive series of Beethoven's nine symphonies.
The New Victory Theater has birthday programming lined up too. Its 20th-anniversary season kicks off in October with a production of Robin Hood by the Seattle Children's Theatre. The circus-themed Pedal Punk and the Shakespearean comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream are among the shows that follow.
Meanwhile, the Noguchi Museum turns the big 3-0 this year. On the heels of its enhanced garden reopening in September, the museum has scheduled the on-site exhibition Museum of Stones to debut on October 7. It features works from more than two dozen artists focusing on the role of stone in human civilization, culture and art.