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Philip Glass & Phelim McDermott / Improbable: Tao of Glass

Opening Date: Mar 30, 2023

Closing Date: Apr 08, 2023

Running Time: 02:30

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Playing @

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU

566 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012

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Iconic composer Philip Glass and celebrated performer/director Phelim McDermott (Improbable) have created legendary opera productions together throughout the world (Satyagraha, Akhnaten and The Perfect American).Tao of Glass is their most fantastical collaboration yet. This New York Premiere marries ten new works from Glass with ten theatrical meditations on life, death and Taoist wisdom. Performed by McDermott with a virtuosic ensemble of musicians and puppeteers, Tao of Glass is a storytelling tapestry, underscored by Glass’s mesmerizing music and shot through with Improbable’s trademark magical stagecraft.
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 12

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 intermission

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COVID-19 Safety Information

Proof of vaccination is required. Masks are optional but encouraged.

Performance Schedule:

SATURDAY @ 3 PM & 7:30 PM

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Full-price tickets

$78 - $100

Lottery & Rush

Non-NYU students, Seniors (62+), 25 & Unders: Access $20 rush tickets in person on the day of the show at the box office. You’ll need valid student ID or proof of your age. All discounts are subject to availability. A $3 facility fee applies to all rush tickets. Rush tickets can be purchased on the day of the performance from the time the box office opens (usually 12 PM Tuesday-Saturday or 2 hours prior to the event)


Box Office

Shagan Box Office in the lobby of the Skirball Center, 566 La Guardia Place (just south of Washington Square South). <br />Hours: Tues - Sat, noon to 6pm and two hours before show times.

Directions Subway

B, D, F and A, C, E all service West 4th Street and are the shortest walking distance to the center. Other trains within walking distance include N,R at 8th Street, 6 at Astor Place, 1,9 at Christopher Street and L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6 at Union Square


860 seats.



Assisted Listening System

Infrared listening devices available for most performances. Please make a request to the house staff upon arrival.

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair seating available on all levels.

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