By Emily Blunt and Andrew RisbergPosted November 19, 2018 04:30:12As part of its New York concert season, The Met is celebrating the best in New York’s performance arts.
The annual Art of the City Festival will take place Saturday, November 19 at the Plaza Theatre in the heart of Manhattan.
The event is being held to benefit The Met, the city’s most famous performing arts organization.
“Bart is a great, great musician, he’s really, really good at it, but we want to do the art of the city,” said Kristin Anderson, who plays the part of Bart in the Broadway musical.
The show will feature performances by The National Symphony Orchestra, The American Bandstand Orchestra, the Broadway World Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Opera, as well as artists including the Harlem Globetrotters, the New York Philharmonic, the Roxy Theatre, and The Ballet Theatre.
The Met also will present a performance of the opera Carmen by a cast of four performers and four singers.
The New York International Ballet, which will also be performing the show, is hoping to bring in some new and talented dancers to the stage.
“This is a show that I’ve been dreaming about for so long,” said Ballet CEO and artistic director Alexi Lusardi.
“The New Ballet is really excited about doing this and we think that they’re going to be really, truly great.”
The Met’s upcoming Broadway musical, Bart the Musical, will be held on Broadway from Nov. 26 to Dec. 4.
It is directed by David Zappone, with choreography by Peter Lorre and lighting design by John Pertwee.