In a city that basically owes its map, for better or for worse, to one man, it would seem inevitable that Robert Moses would inspire countless stage productions. And yet, for reasons unknown, the master builder who had unfettered access to power, rarely comes across the New York stage. (Les Freres Corbusier did take him on in 2005 in a gag-filled satire of urban planning.) But tonight, Obie-winning actor, writer, and composer Rinde Eckert stars as the surly decimator of neighborhoods himself in Gary S. Fagins original composition, Robert Moses Astride New York. The evening with the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra also includes an MLK Day concert of songs by Bob Dylan, Leonard Bernstein, and James Taylor, performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Sat., Jan. 15, 7 p.m., 2011