The New Yorker has unveiled the impressive lineup for its yearly festival celebrating culture and engaging dialogue. This season’s schedule boasts live performances by the likes of Paramore and Michelle Zauner from Japanese Breakfast, as well as a fascinating conversation featuring “Weird Al” Yankovic and New Yorker staff member, Andy Borowitz. The event is scheduled from October 6 to October 8. Further details can be found here. (Note: Newsound and the New Yorker both operate under the umbrella of the same parent organization, Condé Nast.)
In February, Paramore released their latest album, This Is Why. They will be participating in a dialogue session with the New Yorker’s Amanda Petrusich during the festival.
Zauner, besides performing, will engage in a discussion with Hua Hsu about her artistic journey. Since releasing Jubilee in 2021, Zauner has produced covers of songs by Brandi Carlile and Yoko Ono, and had the privilege of throwing the opening pitch at a Mets game. In May, she made a public announcement seeking an actor to portray her in the upcoming film adaptation of her autobiographical work, Crying in H Mart.
Yankovic, on the other hand, has his previous year’s production, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, in contention for eight Emmys, which include a nomination for Outstanding Television Movie. The song he created for the humorous biographical film, “Now You Know,” is also in the race for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about New Yorker Festival 2023
Who are the featured artists in the 2023 New Yorker Festival?
The 2023 New Yorker Festival will feature live performances by the band Paramore and Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast. There will also be a talk featuring “Weird Al” Yankovic.
When is the 2023 New Yorker Festival happening?
The 2023 New Yorker Festival is scheduled from October 6 to October 8.
Will the featured artists also participate in dialogues at the festival?
Yes, in addition to performing, Paramore and Michelle Zauner will also be engaging in discussions. Paramore will converse with Amanda Petrusich from the New Yorker, and Zauner will talk about her work with Hua Hsu.
What notable works have the featured artists released recently?
Paramore issued their latest album, This Is Why, in February. Michelle Zauner, since her 2021 release Jubilee, has covered songs by Brandi Carlile and Yoko Ono. “Weird Al” Yankovic’s last year’s production, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, is in contention for eight Emmys.
Is there a movie adaptation of Michelle Zauner’s memoir coming up?
Yes, Michelle Zauner announced in May that a film adaptation of her memoir, Crying in H Mart, is in the works. She has been searching for an actor to play her in the movie.