An acclaimed British theater director has been hired to help draft a vision for a planned performing arts center at the World Trade Center.
David Lan will serve as a temporary artistic director for the long-stalled project. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1dnIi1m ) says he'll be part of a team recently brought in by executives developing the complex.
Lan is the artistic director of London's Young Vic theater and will continue in that job.
Plans for the center have changed several times. The latest included the Joyce Theater, which presents dance, as an anchor tenant of the center.
Officials are now considering three small flexible theaters for works of theater, music and dance.
The center also has hired two full-time staff members. It's not expected to open until 2018 or 2019.
Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com