Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players Bring Alt Kid Rock to NYC
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London's National Theatre is broadcasting its original stage production of King Lear, and you can catch a live screening of the show at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space. Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens) in the title role of Shakespeare's epic tragedy. Regarded as among Shakespeare's greatest plays, King Lear depicts an aging monarch's descent into madness as his family and country are torn apart by the ambition and jealousy of his children. This sweeping legend depicts the devastating consequences of pride, as King Lear's hubris and his daughters' ambitions destroy not just their own family, but an entire nation as well. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
- "As a kids’ performer, Roberts is in a league of his own." —<em>Chicago Tribune</em>
- "On your feet fun and laugh-out-loud funny." —<em>People</em> Magazine
Justin Roberts began his music career in the Minneapolis-based indie-rock band Pimentos for Gus. He decided to moonlight (during the day) as a Montessori preschool teacher. It wasn’t long before Roberts began writing and singing songs for a new generation of fans: his students. The kids immediately responded and inspired Roberts to record some of his new songs and send them out to a few friends for Christmas. One of the gift recipients was Liam Davis, a college pal and music producer who suggested that they record the songs professionally.
In 1998, Roberts released his first CD, Great Big Sun, and the critics took
note. Roberts’ music was soon being compared to everyone from Elvis
Costello and Fountains of Wayne to Paul Simon, ELO and Nick Lowe. By
2001, Roberts had hit the road full time, doing what he loves most: playing
music for appreciative crowds. Kiddie mosh pits broke out, word spread
and shows started selling out. He has played at such renowned venues
and festivals as NYC’s Symphony Space, D.C.’s National Geographic Live,
LA’s Getty Museum, Seattle’s Moore Theater, Lollapalooza and Chicago’s Ravinia.
Roberts has performed in front of millions of people on The Today Show,
he’s featured on Nick Jr. TV, and his song “Get Me Some Glasses” was
featured on a World Series broadcast. He’s also garnered kudos and raves
from national media including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times,
Newsweek, People, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, NPR and the