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The Shed

  • Art
  • Midtown West
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Time Out Says

This massive multi-disciplinary arts center in Hudson Yards is state-of-the-art. Out front, a 17,000 square foot open-air plaza transforms into the building's multi-use main hall via an 8 million pound retractable steel sheel that extends across the courtyard on wheels—the "McCourt." Inside, the center boasts multiple galleries and a theatre for art exhibitions, multimedia works, theatrical productions and concerts of any variety.

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545 W 30th St
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Fragile Future

The Shed's galleries are being transformed daily with multi-sensory installations that immerse the viewer to inspire reconnection to nature. Presented by The Shed and Superblue, "Fragile Future" by Amsterdam-based artists DRIFT takes its audiences on a journey through multiple installations that encourage exploring the universal search for origin, destination, and connection, as well as the power to be found in relinquishing control when embracing change. Set to a soundtrack by ANOHNI, the journey begins with the shimmering lights of  "Coded Coincidence" that follow the flight pattern that elm seeds take each spring so that viewers can see the "necessity and beauty of coincidence and its essential role in our natural processes and evolution." As they fall to the ground and fade, "Ego," a large block made of hair-thin illuminated threads is suspended and morphs in mid-air. Another installation, "Fragile Future," brings nature and technology together to evoke a utopian vision of the future of our planet, "wherein two seemingly opposite evolutions have made a pact to survive." As the final installation, "Drifters" uses a series of projected films to represent a portal to another world with a group of concrete blocks that float through environments in NYC and other locations and pass through lush nature and dystopian urban settings in search for their origin and destination. On select dates, "Drifters" will become a surreal immersive performance that spans The Shed’s four-story-h

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

  • Comedy

As one of the brightest stars on Saturday Night Live since she joined the show in 2012, Cecily Strong has shown off her fiercely committed brand of comedy in a wide range of memorable roles. Now, in her New York stage debut, she will take on a bunch more in a revival of Jane Wagner's 1985 multicharacter solo show, which was famously originally performed on Broadway and on film by Wagner's wife and muse, the great Lily Tomlin. Leigh Silverman directs for the Shed. 

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