Lincoln Center Festival, R.I.P.

The demise of the Lincoln Center Festival, reported last week in the New York Times, was not entirely surprising given the recent departure of its founding director, Nigel Redden. But it was nonetheless disappointing to those who savored its wide-ranging mix of cross-cultural fare each July. Continue reading “Lincoln Center Festival, R.I.P.”

David Geffen Hall Renovation Plans: 5 Things to Look For

Lincoln Center is expected to unveil architectural plans for the gut renovation of David Geffen Hall in the coming months. The reveal should start to answer questions about what $500 million – the projected price tag – can bring a New York concert venue in 2016. The two architectural firms that won the commission – Heatherwick Studio and Diamond Schmitt Architects – were chosen from over 100 other submissions. None of the plans have been released to the public.  Continue reading “David Geffen Hall Renovation Plans: 5 Things to Look For”

Lincoln Center’s $2.4 Billion Impact on New York City

Broadway theaters have been assiduous about promoting their value to New York City’s economy, releasing annual reports and other data on their audiences’ ticket-buying habits, demographics and consumer preferences. These are then used as evidence of Broadway’s role as a major economic engine, helping advocates lobby city and state governments for tax breaks and other incentives. Continue reading “Lincoln Center’s $2.4 Billion Impact on New York City”