Bill Murray’s known to show up where you least expect him, like at a kickball game on Roosevelt Island or in proofs of your engagement photos with his shirt pulled up. So Dallas, heads up at your bartender the week of April 14. Murray’s booked along with Neil deGrasse Tyson and others for the 2018 Hear Here Speaker series at the Winspear. A five-show bundle is on sale now; those start at about $222.
Murray appears behind his recent project with German cellist Jan Vogler, a classicist attempt at interpreting the American present. Apple, Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak is scheduled for March 15; Rita Moreno, the blockbuster performer who currently stars in a remake of Norman Lear sitcom One Day at a Time, comes May 6.
You can see the whole lineup here. Notice Moreno is one woman of seven headliners on this list. I will now take ten minutes, as a simple theoretical exercise, to suggest additional women who could have improved this roster with dynamic presentations key of Hear Here, and how I found them. Threads: leadership, science, technology. Next time, AT&T.
Ursula Burns, former Xerox CEO and current steer-er of major city-focused funding distribution (Googled “first women CEOs”)
Author Naomi Klein, who’s touring behind the Arctic Imagination Project with Martin Breum (Googled “NYPL Speaker’s Series”)
Julia Gillard, former Australian Prime Minister (Googled “Los Angeles speaker’s series” and found four California dates in 2018)
Jessica Neal, newly the chief talent officer at Netflix (Googled “Netflix management”)