During a reception on Thursday the Lincoln Center unveiled their 40th Anniversary season lineup. The presentation was similar to something you would see at a tech conference, peppered with humor, serious times, trivia, and a very shiny presentation about the upcoming performances on the slate.
Headlining the season on October 14 is Jay Leno, the legendary, everyman comedian that’s best known for dominating late-night TV from behind the desk of The Tonight Show.
The Lincoln Center is planning a celebration in conjunction with the Jay Leno show. Exactly 40 years later to the day of The Lincoln Center’s grand opening, they’re throwing a Fête de 40 that will include live entertainment, the unveiling of Odell’s Lincoln Center 40th Anniversary Ale, dinner and premium seating for Jay Leno.
The 2018/19 season also features four national Broadway tours including Finding Neverland, The Sound of Music, Something Rotten! and Chicago. The season will showcase amazing musicians including blues and soul legend Mavis Staples and jazz piano icon Chick Corea, as well as stunning displays of dance featuring the all-male, classical ballet parody troupe Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and Push Physical Theatre’s spine-tingling version of Dracula. Family-friendly shows include the visually stunning and cirque-esque “B” The Underwater Bubble Show and the beloved and interactive Journey to Oz. Other great acts include the internet sensation Postmodern Jukebox, the world-renowned taiko group Kodo, and the hilarious Netflix sensation Mortified’s All Stars of Angst — featuring the best storytellers from the project’s 15-year history.
Season renewals and new season package sales begin immediately. People who purchase season packages will have first access to tickets for both the Fête de 40 and Jay Leno on August 1 at noon. Remaining tickets to the Fête de 40 and Jay Leno will go on sale to the general public on August 8 at noon. All other Individual performances will go on sale August 8, including all The Big Deal seats ranging from $15-$25. Visit LCtix.com for more information on shows and to purchase a season package now.
2018/2019 Lincoln Center Shows
Finding Neverland – Nov 8–10
The Sound of Music – Jan 10–12
Something Rotten! –Mar 28–30
Chicago – Apr 18–20
Anything Goes Series:
Mortified’s All Stars of Angst – Oct 26
Shaun Boothe: The Unauthorized Biography Series – Jan 26
The Aluminum Show –Mar 20
PUSH Physical Theatre’s Dracula – Oct 23
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo – Jan 24
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet – Mar 5
ArcAttack – Sep 29
Journey to Oz – Jan 19
“B” The Underwater Bubble Show – Mar 16
Classical Convergence Series:
Conspirare: Considering Matthew Shepard – Oct 7
ATOS Trio – Nov 7
Animaniacs In Concert – Feb 8
International Contemporary Ensemble – Feb 28
Collectif9 – Mar 30
Borromeo String Quartet – Apr 28
The Chick Corea Trio: Vigilette – Sep 16
Portland Cello Project – Oct 12
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party – Nov 24
Friends! The Musical Parody – Jan 17
Mavis Staples – Jan 20
Kodo: Evolution – Feb 17
The Choir of Man – Feb 23
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Mar 15
Postmodern Jukebox – Apr 5
The Illusionists Live from Broadway – Apr 9–10