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Broadway Barks Virtual 2020

Broadway Barks Virtual 2020

            SLIDE SHOW BELOW OF THE MANY BROADWAY STARS     by Sandi Durell The fur was flying at Broadway Barks virtually shown on the Broadway.com YouTube channel on July 16, 2020, raising much needed funds, especially now during Covid-19, for the many...

The Line ZOOM at Public Theater

The Line ZOOM at Public Theater

by Carol Rocamora   Oscar is a paramedic.   Sharon works in a geriatric ward.  Jennifer is a first year intern. David works in an Intensive Care Unit.  Vikram is an Emergency Room physician.   Ed is also a paramedic.  Dwight is a nurse. Meet the courageous first...

This House – National Theatre Streaming on YouTube

This House – National Theatre Streaming on YouTube

        by Carol Rocamora   “Democracy—it works, if we didn’t have to rely on people.”   These are some of the many wise words and witticisms uttered in This House, James Graham’s timely, lively, and insightful play now streaming on NT...

A Streetcar Named Desire Arrives at a Tube Named You

A Streetcar Named Desire Arrives at a Tube Named You

          by Hazen Cuyler   Williams, Kazan, Brando, Leigh: unforgettable figures in modern theater history. The play classified Tennessee Williams as a great American writer. The Elia Kazan-directed film skyrocketed Brando to fame while...

Present Laughter PBS Great Performance Series

Present Laughter PBS Great Performance Series

  by Carol Rocamora   There isn’t much laughter present these days – is there? All the more reason, then, to thank PBS’s Great Performances Series for streaming Present Laughter, Noel Coward’s 1942 delicious drawing-room comedy-caper about an aging matinee...

TODAY’S THEATRE TALK

TODAY’S THEATRE TALK

"Theatre stands on the brink of ruin" by Sonia Friedman for The Telegraph - "British theatre is on the brink of total collapse. ... Without an urgent government rescue package, 70 per cent of our performing arts companies will be out of business before the end of this...

Fame Via Broadway HD

Fame Via Broadway HD

  by Adam Cohen   40 years ago, Fame hit the big screen.  The film chronicled four years of students at Music & Art High School in New York.  It spawned a television show and a theatrical incarnation – all of which preserve the anthemic title theme by...

Covenant House Stars Gala Gone Virtual

Covenant House Stars Gala Gone Virtual

  By Sandi Durell   This yearly gala raises money for kids on the street, kids who need a home, direction and help and for many years, throughout the world, they get that help from Covenant House. Needless to say, the problems have increased dramatically...

TODAY’S THEATRE TALK

TODAY’S THEATRE TALK

  "Curtains for Broadway: No Shows Until Labor Day, at Least"by The New York Times' Michael Paulson - "The announcement is not a surprise ... It remains unclear when Broadway might reopen. Many industry officials believe it will be considerably later than Labor...

The King and I – LCT in London

The King and I – LCT in London

    by Carol Rocamora   From the very first moment when that boat sails into the harbor and onto the stage, we’re enveloped in the warm, wonderful embrace of an immortal Rodgers & Hammerstein classic.  That was the magic then when The King and I...

Antony & Cleopatra Streams and Steams on YouTube

Antony & Cleopatra Streams and Steams on YouTube

          by Carol Rocamora   If you like your Shakespeare fast and furious, then jump on-line and watch the Royal National Theatre’s hot 2019 production of Antony and Cleopatra while it’s still streaming (and steaming).  Indeed, “hot”...

Frankenstein – National Theatre on YouTube

Frankenstein – National Theatre on YouTube

            by Hazen Cuyler   Hideous and scarred and abandoned, a nameless creature roams the countryside. He’s shaped like a man and educated by a blind, retired professor over the course of a year. After learning of love, The...

National Theatre’s Twelfth Night on YouTube

National Theatre’s Twelfth Night on YouTube

        By Hazen Cuyler   Continuing their efforts to battle our theater-deprived quarantine blues, The National Theatre’s showcase this week is William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Directed by Simon Godwin, featuring a fantastic cast and only...

TDF Can Use Your Help

TDF (aka Theatre Development Fund), the not-for-profit organization that has been serving audiences and productions since 1968, has just launched the TDF Lifeline Campaign: Protect Today, Rebuild Tomorrow to raise $500,000 by June 30. This fundraising initiative will...

The Actors’ Temple Virtual Gala Benefit

The Actors’ Temple Virtual Gala Benefit

  The Actors Temple was to hold their 103rd Annual Benefit Gala on Monday April 27 until the world tumbled and crumbled before us to the tune of coronavirus. Not the tune planned for the always delightful benefit evenings that have preceded COVID-19. Now, of all...

Broadway On Demand Launches mid-May

Broadway On Demand Launches mid-May

  Broadway On Demand, the all new membership-based streaming service that offers an extensive and wide-ranging library of video on demand content, exclusive livestream events, interactive platforms, and educational resources, is set to officially launch in...

How’s the Virtual Revolution So Far?

How’s the Virtual Revolution So Far?

  by Marcina Zaccaria   With the theaters closed for over a month, Artistic Teams have created home viewing.  TheaterPizzazz.com's Marcina Zaccaria posed four questions to Artistic Directors, Managing Directors, and Producers about how they built a digital...

Drama Desk Award Nominees Live Today

Drama Desk Award Nominees Live Today

  The 65th Annual Drama Desk Award Nominations will be streamed live through 'Stars in the House' at 2 pm today EST, April 21 and will be announced by 'Stars in the House' hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, hosts of their daily talk show. Tune in at...

Performer/Musician Biopics II (Amazon Prime & Netflix)

Performer/Musician Biopics II (Amazon Prime & Netflix)

Jazz, Rock and Blues Musicians Part II with more to come.   by Alix Cohen   Based on a composite of Lester Young (sax) and Bud Powell (piano.) Round Midnight 1986 Written and Directed by Bertrand Tavernier. Drawn from Dance of the Infidels written by Francis...

VT Show Kicks Off April 21

VT Show Kicks Off April 21

  Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce “The VT Show,” a weekly online series featuring Vineyard artists sharing conversation, insight and material from celebrated Vineyard productions as well as work in development for future...

Within Earshot:Anthems for the In-Between

Within Earshot:Anthems for the In-Between

  The concept album of Within Earshot: Anthems for the In-Between (previously titled Arrowhead), a new musical with music and lyrics by Jackson Teeley and a book by Sarah Galante, will be available for streaming on all streaming platforms, beginning Monday, April...

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