Marty Markowitz wants to add a little panache to his planned Coney Island amphitheater.
The borough president’s $64 million pet project is already slated to host his summertime concert series, but now the Parks Department is looking for a top philharmonic, ballet group or other performance troupe to occupy the venue at Asser Levy Park during the rest of the warm-weather days and nights.
The Department today began soliciting proposals from parties interested in offering programming beyond the beep’s concert series and maintaining the amphitheater.
The 8,000-seat project, which is still awaiting city Design Commission approval, has yet to break ground and isn’t expected to be operating until at least 2012.
Markowitz said "the possibilities are endless" for the planned open-air amphitheater, adding he imagines it becoming "a wonderful home for a summer residency for a philharmonic or a ballet company."http://www.nypost.com/p/ballet_company_philharmonic_targeted_jt1LmVj6vbiyD6GnvNyQjI