Hal Willner Live Productions & Shows chronology

(Performer/title, venue, city, month/year)

– Marianne Faithfull, Bottom Line, NYC, 1987

– Marianne Faithfull & The St. Luke Orchestra, St. Ann’s, Brooklyn, 1989

– “Garth Hudson & Friends”, St. Ann’s, Brooklyn, 1990

– “Greetings from Tim Buckley”, St. Ann’s, Brooklyn, 1991

– “Allen Ginsberg & Friends – Wicthita Vortex Sutra”, St. Marks Church, NYC [Date unknown]

– Tribute to Allen Ginsberg, Wadsworth Theater, Los Angeles, 1997

– “Nevermore: Poems & Stories of Edgar Allan Poe”, (St. Ann’s, Brooklyn, 1995); followed by “Closed on Account of Rabies: Poems and Tales of Edgar Allan Poe”, (Royce Hall, Los Angeles, 2001) and “Hal Willner’s Halloween Show: Never Bet the Devil your Head”, (Royce Hall, Los Angeles, 2002)

– Marquis de Sade’s writings, St. Marks Church, NYC, 1998

– “Whoops, I’m An Indian”, Central Park, NYC, 1999

– “The Harry Smith Project”, South Bank Centre, London, July 1999; St. Ann’s, Brooklyn, Nov. 1999, and Royce Hall, L.A., April 2001

– “The Doc Pomus Project”, St. Marks Church, NYC, 2001; Prospect Park, July 2007

– “Came So Far for Beauty, An Evening of Songs by Leonard Cohen”, Prospect Park, Brooklyn 2003; The Brighton Dome, Brighton 2004; Sydney Opera House, 2005; The Point Theatre, Dublin, 2006

– “Dream Comfort Memory Despair: The Songs of Neil Young”, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 2004; followed by “Hal Willner’s Neil Young Project”, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, Feb. 2010

– “Perfect Partners: Nino Rota & Federico Fellini”, The Barbican, London, 2004

– “Shock and Awe: The Songs of Randy Newman”, Royce Hall, Los Angeles, 2004

– “Let’s Eat: Feasting on The Firesign Theatre”, Royce Hall, Los Angeles, 2004; followed by a performance at the Stone, NYC, June 2016

– “Lou Reed’s Berlin”, St. Ann’s, 2006; followed by “Lou Reed – Berlin”, summer European tour, 2008

– “Forest of No Return: Hal Willner Presents Vintage Disney Songbook”, (Meltdown Festival, London 2007); followed by “Stay Awake: 20th anniversary of the classic recording of Disney songs”, St. Ann’s April 2008, and Royce Hall, L.A., October 2008

– “Rogue’s Gallery Live”, St. Ann’s, NYC, May 2007; followed by Grand Canal Square, Dublin, July 2008; The Barbican, London, July 2008; The Sage, Gateshead, July 2008; Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney, January 2010

– “Hal Willner’s Bill Withers Project”, Prospect Park, August 2008

– Tribute to Joel Dorn, Lincoln Center, August 2008

–“Ravishing Poe”, Lou Reed and guests, St. Ann’s, Dec. 2008

– “Begats: Readings of the Work of Burroughs, DeSade & Poe”, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, April 2009

– “An Evening with Gavin Friday and Friends”, Carnegie Hall, October, 2009

– Benefit for Tuli Kupferberg, St. Ann’s January 2010

– “Hal Willner’s I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues? Music and Readings from A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs”, Lincoln Center, January 2010

– “Your Angel Is Called +Freedom+” (30th anniversary of the birth of the Solidarity Movement at the Gdansk Shipyard) w/ Robert Wilson, Poland,  August 31,2010

– “Hal Willner’s Freedom Riders Project”, Prospect Park, June 2011, Highline Ballroom, 2011

– “Shelebration: The Works of Shel Silverstein”, Central Park Summerstage, August 2011

– “Hal Willner’s Amarcord Nino Rota”, The Barbican, London, 2013

– Willner-curated week at the Stone: reading of Lou Reed’s “The Raven”; The Return of “Whoops i’m An Indian”; “‘Give Me Your Hump’: Works by Terry Southern”; Terry Adams performance; Arch Oboler radio plays; Homage and Memories of Rahsaan Roland Kirk; “Allen Ginsberg, Poetry and Music”; “Allan Sherman, Songs and Schtick”, The Stone, NYC, August 2014

– “Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Howl’ is 60”, The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, April 2015

– “Doing the Things That We Want To”, readings of Ginsberg, Kathy Acker, and Lou Reed with Willner and Chloe Webb, Live Arts Theater, April 2015; followed by performance at The Stone, NYC, June 2016

– “The Bells: A Day Long Celebration of Lou Reed”, (several concerts and readings) Lincoln Center, July 30, 2016

– A Tribute to George Martin, St. Ann’s, 2016 (NOTE: per St. Ann’s video tribute to Willner)

– Willner-produced shows at the Stone in Manhattan: 35-Year Anniversary of Amarcord Nino Rota; performances of material from Ken Nordine’s “Word Jazz”, & Del Close & John Brants’ “How To Speak Hip”; Whoops I’m An Indian performs a tribute to Joel Dorn; Allen Ginsberg – words and music; “Let’s Eat – Feasting on the Firesign Theater”; Garth Hudson concert; John Zorn’s Bagatelles: Jim Black Trio; “Doing the Things We Want To: Words and music of Kathy Acker, Allen Ginsberg & Lou Reed”, The Stone, NYC, June 2016

– “Hunter S. Thompson’s The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved”, Town Hall, NYC, May 2017

– “Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen”, Bell Center, Montreal, November 2017

– “Tomorrow is a Long Time”, recreation of Dylan’s Town Hall April 1963 concert, Town Hall, May 24, 2018

– “White Town”, Robert Wilson theater piece, Willner as Project Manager, Copenhagen, 2003
– “Sting and Trudie Styler’s Rainforest Benefit”, Willner as Project Manager, Carnegie Hall, 2004
– Performance by “Hal Willner’s Parade”, (Yuka Honda & Sean Lennon) at The Stone, NYC, Dec. 2008
– Andy Kaufman music panel, Participant Inc, NYC, May 2013
– Ginsberg reading, Willner reads with Philip Glass on piano, The Stone, NYC, Feb 2011
– Captain Beefheart Symposium, Willner on panel, Knitting Factory, Knitting Factory, April 2011
– John Zorn Gala for Japan, Willner w. Philip Glass, NYC, April 2011
– Tune-In Music Festival commission – visuals by Ralph Steadman, reading by Hal Willner and Chloe Webb w/ Bill Frisell, Park Avenue Armory, Feb 2012
– Allen Ginsberg reading (two shows), Willner reads w. Philip Glass and Geri Allen accompanying on piano, The Stone, Sept. 26, 2012
– William Burroughs 100th Anniversary event, Willner on “tapes”, The Stone, April 20, 2014
– “Letter to a Man”, Music curated by Hal Willner, BAM, October 2016
– MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert, Willner gathered band, Playstation Theater, NYC, June 2017
– Tribute to Hal Willner, Roulette (Brooklyn), Oct 25, 2018
– Celebration of Ernie Kovacs’ Centennial, Anthology Film Archives, Willner on panel, Aug 2019

(thanks to Ed Grant for his help compiling this list)