The Giacomo Variations at New York City Center
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Writer, poet, gambler, military man, prison escapee, friend of princes, popes and cardinals, and above all, lover, from 1725 to 1798, the Venetian author and adventurer Giacomo Casanova has surely lived one of the most extraordinary lives of all time. But what worth has a rich and colorful life, when you are soon to die? John Malkovich portrays the master scoundrel and seducer during his twilight years in The Giacomo Variations, making its New York debut fresh from the world premiere in Vienna.
Venue Description: Built in 1943, NY City Center was Manhattan's first performing arts center, dedicated by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. Today, City Center is home to many distinguished companies, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, City Center's Principal Dance Company, as well as Manhattan Theatre Club and New York City Opera; a roster of renowned national and international visiting artists; and its own critically acclaimed and popular programs, including the Tony-honored Encores! musical theater series, Encores! Off-Center, the annual Fall for Dance Festival, and more.