This year features a special nod to the father-figures and longing sons in the works of James Joyce.
Bloomsday on Broadway celebrates Joycean language, life, and love with readings of his works by Broadway and Off-Broadway stars, interspersed with Irish music performances.
Bloomsday is named after Leopold Bloom, whom the book follows on a daylong voyage through Dublin, Joyce’s hometown, including some heavy drinking and carousing.
The day Joyce picked, June 16th, is the date of his first date with his future wife..
This year’s event is hosted by Mia Dillon, with a special cast of characters, authors, musicians and avid Joyceans, at Symphony Space.
The theme changes annually.
in 2017, it was a whirlwind tour of all 18 chapters of Ulysses, hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, as well as an exploration of the efforts, including court battles, to condemn or save the literary work, which was controversial before it became a classic.
Bloomsday on Broadway is Sunday, June 16th at 7 PM, at Symphony Space. Tickets are $28, and $16 for Thirty and Under with a valid ID.
This past Sunday, June 9th, was the annual FREE Wall to Wall festival, which also changes themes annually.
The 2019 Wall to Wall Festival was an eight-hour celebration of the music of jazz legend John Coltane.
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“The stories contain some of the most beautiful sentences ever written in English.” – Colum McCann, from the Foreword to the anniversary edition of Dubliners.
Symphony Space is one block from the busy 96th St. subway stop of the 1, 2 and 3 express and local trains.
The theater’s location on Broadway is a busy commercial and residential street for the neighborhood.
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