In keeping with SummerStage tradition, the 2006 season includes a wide range of music, dance, film and spoken word, by renowned and emerging artists.
Of special note this year is the abundance of renowned female artists that SummerStage will welcome from around the world. Among the many women to grace the stage this season are: fierce Canadian songstress Feist on June 25th at 3:00 PM; Tony Award winner Audra McDonald on June 29th at 7:00 PM; the New York premier of Edie Brickell and New Bohemians on July 28th at 7:00 PM; the UK’s “Vertically Challenged” hip-hopper Lady Sovereign on July 30th at 3:00 PM, and 2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist Joan Didion will read from her best-selling book “The Year of Magical Thinking,” on June 30th at 7:30 PM.
As in years past, Central Park SummerStage will again host a small series of ticketed benefit performances designed to support the numerous free events presented throughout the summer. These shows include Grammy Award winning blues rocker Bonnie Raitt on June 28th at 7:00 PM; indie music star Ani DiFranco on July 13th at 7:00 PM; and the poetic soul Fiona Apple on July 26th at 6:30 PM.
We look forward to seeing you all summer long at SummerStage! Are you interested in the history of Central Park SummerStage? Then make sure to click here for "SummerStage Through the Years – A Timeline".