World Trade Center Arts Space to Open With Music, Theater and Dance

Pedestrians looking out over the tree line at the Perelman Performing Arts Center

As the marble-clad, cube-like Perelman Performing Arts Center has taken shape at the World Trade Center site, questions have swirled about what will actually happen inside.

Some answers came on Wednesday, when the center announced a first year of programming that will feature original work, including the premiere of an autobiographical play written by and starring the actor Laurence Fishburne called “Like They Do in the Movies,” as well as partnerships, including with the Tribeca Festival. Bill Rauch, the center’s artistic director, said the roster was deliberately eclectic.