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Queens Public Library’s Culture Connection offers celebrated programming from the world of music, publishing, theater, film, and much more for library customers, showcasing the work of emerging artists and renowned masters.

An Evening with Tony Award-Winning Playwright David Henry Hwang in Conversation with Bill Russell
Monday, November 4, 2019
6:30pm to 8pm

David Henry Hwang

Culture Connection presents an evening with two major American dramatists. Described by the New York Times as “a true original” and by Time Magazine as “the first important dramatist of American public life since Arthur Miller,” David Henry Hwang is best known as the Tony Award-winning author of M. Butterfly. His prolific career spans theater, opera, film, and television. His new play with music, Soft Power, co-created with composer Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), is currently playing at the Public Theater. Bill Russell is an internationally produced author and director of musicals. He received Tony Award nominations for his book and lyrics for Side Show. Two new musicals have recently enjoyed world premieres: Brave New World, for which he wrote the lyrics, and Unexpected Joy, for which he wrote the book and lyrics. Vocalist Feifei Yang will perform select songs at the end of the program.

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Man on Wire Oscar-Winning Documentary Screening and Q&A with High Wire Artist Philippe Petit
Saturday, November 9, 2019
1:30pm to 4pm

Man on Wire

Culture Connection presents a Q&A with Philippe Petit, the high wire artist who walked between the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in 1974. The Q&A, and book signing, will follow a screening of James Marsh’s Oscar-winning 2008 documentary Man on Wire. This is your chance to learn more about and meet a living legend.

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All Culture Connection concerts take place at Queens Public Library (Central).
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432