Someone new is moving to Sesame Street! Join us for this three part series that chronicles our journey to find the newest addition to the neighborhood. Part one, today, features the open casting call held in New York City. Part two comes out Wednesday!
Seeing Sonia Manzano as herself and not Maria reminds me of how jarring I found it when I spotted Gordon on an episode of Sex and the City.
This month, the iconic children’s television series Sesame Street—broadcast in more than 150 countries and seen by over 120 million international viewers—will visit another icon, Lincoln Center, the world’s largest performing arts center, on its popular “People in Your Neighborhood” segment. Inspired by the classic Sesame Street song “The People in Your Neighborhood,” Murray Monster goes on location to interview real people about their jobs. The Lincoln Center segments will showcase the New York City Ballet, The Juilliard School, the New York Philharmonic, and the Metropolitan Opera.
The first segment features Murray Monster and Ovejita as they visit Lincoln Center to join four New York City Ballet dancers in the studio to learn about ballerinas. Dancers Kristen Segin, Alina Dronova, Callie Bachman, and Sara Adams explain how dancers use their bodies to tell a story and explain terms like “barre” and “plié.”