On Tuesday, September 11 at 7pm, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space presents MORE OR LESS I AM, a powerful music-theater innovation drawn entirely from Walt Whitman's 1855 Song of Myself. Director Karin Coonrodis is resurrecting the acclaimed performance for one night only at WNYC's intimate, downtown broadcast and performance studio.
MORE OR LESS I AM is inspired by Whitman's address to the soul of America, a powerful declaration of the unity of all creation, a celebration of both the individual and the universal, and of the world's brilliant diversity. The riveting 55-minute production includes a cast of 16 performers with string ensemble accompaniment, including the Jacobsen Brothers (The Knights, Brooklyn Rider), Kenny Rampton (The Mingus Band), Michael Potts (The Book of Mormon), Max Casella (The Sopranos), Michael Rogers, Dietrice Bolden, Ayeje Feamster, Jorge Rubio, Giovanni Pucci, andSarah Heltzel, along with several members of the audience.
MORE OR LESS I AM plays Tuesday, September 11 at 7pm at The Greene Space, located at 44 Charlton Street (at Varick), New York, NY. Tickets: $15, available at www.thegreenespace.org.
New York Public Radio is New York's premier public radio franchise, comprising WNYC, WQXR, and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, as well as www.wnyc.org, www.wqxr.org and www.thegreenespace.org. As America's most listened-to AM/FM news and talk public radio stations, reaching 1.1 million listeners every week, WNYC extends New York City's cultural riches to the entire country on-air and online, and presents the best national offerings from networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company. WNYC 93.9 FM broadcasts a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural and music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a stronger focus on breaking news and international news reporting. Classical 105.9 WQXR is New York City's sole 24-hour classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city's rich musical life. In addition to its audio content, WNYC and WQXR produce content for live, radio and web audiences from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station's street-level multipurpose, multiplatform broadcast studio and performance space. For more information about New York Public Radio, visit www.nypublicradio.org.