The Kennedy Center will present the 18th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Eddie Murphy on Oct. 18 at a gala performance featuring some of the biggest names in comedy to be taped for later broadcast. Event tickets will go on sale through the Special Events Office on May 11.
Presented in conjunction with New York City Ballet's engagement, Brooklyn-based artist Dustin Yellin's 2015 New York City Ballet Art Series Installation features 12 large-scale glass and mixed-media sculptures each weighing more than 3,000 pounds. Taking inspiration from the New York City Ballet dancers, Yellin calls the sculptures Psychogeographies, as they feel like maps of the psyche. The sculptures will be on display in the Hall of States April 1–May 6.
Kennedy Center News is now available to read online! The May-August issue features the 2012 Tony winner for Best Musical, Once, Scottish Ballet, The Royal Ballet, the 20th Annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival, the return of The Book of Mormon, and more.