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Thursday, December 5th, 2019

World Premiere Of Transformation With Glenn Close And Ted Nash Features Music Performed By The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis and All-Star Cast

Performances by Adriane Lenox, Amy Irving, Christian Slater, Eli Nash, John Cameron Mitchell,Justin Vivian Bond, Matthew Stevenson, Morgan Sullivan, Nijawwon Matthews and Wayne Brady, and Dance Choreographed by Jared Grimes 

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater
 January 30
February 1, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

New York, NY (December 6, 2019) – From January 30─February 1, 2020 at 8 p.m. in Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center will present the world premiere one of its most unique concert events to date: the groundbreaking new work Transformation with Glenn Close and Ted Nash.

Transformation will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performing music composed by GRAMMY® Award-winner and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra saxophonist Ted Nash. Nash’s original work is inspired by literary works, curated by award-winning actor Glenn Close, that explore transformation in the tangible and intangible sense: from chaos to order, order to chaos, darkness to light, hatred to forgiveness, and everything in between.

For these special concerts,Close along with Tony Award-winning actress and singer Adriane Lenox, Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Irving, award-winning actor and producer Christian Slater (1/31), celebrated performance artist Justin Vivian Bond, artistic consultant Matthew Stevenson (1/30 & 2/1), actor and filmmaker Morgan Sullivan (1/30), artist and choreographer Nijawwon Matthews and multifaceted,award-winning actor, singer and comedian Wayne Brady will read and/or sing texts by Ted Hughes, Conrad Aiken, Edward O.Wilson, Louise Glück, Charles Mingus/Joni Mitchell, Tony Kushner and Judith Clark. Actor/writer/director John Cameron Mitchell will perform one of his own works, while Nash’s son, Eli Nash (1/31 & 2/1), will read the letter he wrote coming out to his father as transgender. Members from the dance community will premiere choreography by tap dancer Jared Grimes. The show is directed by Danny Gorman, who most recently acted as the assistant director on the Broadway production of Sunset Boulevard and the West End productions of Man of La Mancha and Carousel. Additional guests to be announced. All artists are subject to change.

This collaboration marks Ted Nash and Glenn Close’s follow up to The Presidential Suite, the 2017 concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center concert and subsequent album which earned Nash a Grammy award in 2017.

A free pre-concert discussion about the music and artists will be held nightly at 7:00 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit jazz.org.

Ticket Information
Rose Theater ticket prices are $40 and up, dependent upon seating section.

All single tickets can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Note: Hot Seats—$10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz for Young People® concerts and other performances as specified) and select performances in The Appel Room—are available for purchase by the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Tickets are subject to availability; please call 212-258-9800 for available Hot Seats performance dates.

Many of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s concerts stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience. The concerts will also be available on Livestream’s mobile and TV-connected applications with real-time DVR, chat, photos and other materials available to fans worldwide at jazz.org/live.

Additional information may be found at jazz.org |
Facebook: facebook.com/jazzatlincolncenter |
Twitter: @jazzdotorg | Instagram: @jazzdotorg |
YouTube: youtube.com/jalc | Livestream: jazz.org/live

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from
  the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:

Bloomberg Philanthropies, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, SiriusXM, and Steinway & Sons.

Generous support for the 2019-2020 Jazz at Lincoln Center Season is made possible in part by the Arnhold Family, Diana and Joe DiMenna, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ambrose Monell Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Press Inquiries:
Madelyn Gardner
Manager, Public Relations & External Communications
Jazz at Lincoln Center

Zooey Tidal Jones
Director, Public Relations & External Communications
Jazz at Lincoln Center