Display panel from "Leonard Bernstein at 100" exhibit. (Image courtesy of the Skirball Cultural Center.)

Bernstein Centennial Exhibition with a Blitzstein Connection

“I was tremendously influenced by Marc in everything I wrote for the theater and even some things that weren’t.” – Bernstein on Blitzstein

2018 marks the centennial of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, close friend and collaborator of Blitzstein. A new exhibit sponsored by the Grammy Foundation shines a spotlight on the influence of Blitzstein on Bernstein’s work, and includes recordings of Blitzstein’s music and biographical information. The exhibit is currently on display at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (through 24 March), and moves to Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles in April.