Tina Burner, star of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 13 and the reigning National Miss Comedy Queen, concludes her 2021 GLAM nominated cabaret show Maybe This Time. Back in New York City January 30 at Sony Hall – GLAM Awards (nominated for Best Cabaret, Entertainer of the Year, & Comedy Performer) 235 West 46th Street NYC. The album of the show debuted at #2 on iTunes Vocal Chart and was nominated for the 2021 GLAM Award for Best Cabaret. More information: www.TinaBurner.com
After a sold-out performance on December 18th at Urban Stages Marvin Gayatgay returns to their stage on Saturday, February 12th at 7PM. His vocal stylings range from Broadway’s “This Is the Moment” to a Tom Jones infused “It’s Not Unusual” and then to a lovely Filipino love ballad “Gaano ko ikaw kamahal (How Much Do I Love You)”, and has performed throughout the world with world-renowned Philippines Madrigal Singers where he was the bass soloist. Tickets can be purchased at www.Urbanstages.org
Feinstein’s/54 Below presents Elton John’s 75th Birthday Celebration Concert on March 23, 2022. Artists across New York come together to celebrate Sir Elton John’s 75th birthday featuring music from his prolific career as a pop/rock star and a Broadway composer of shows like Aida, Billy Elliot, and Disney’s The Lion King, performed by a cast of all-star artists who love him. Conceived by Sandy Sahar Gooen, a multidisciplinary artist and lifelong Elton John nerd. Performers Include Cory Alexander, David Beran, Marissa Ghavami, Sandy Sahar Gooen, Z Infante, Karla Liriano, Marilyn Monhoe, Phanesia Pharel, Shereen Pimentel, Sean Stephens, Joseph C. Townsend, TUCKER, and J.P. Viernes. Music Team/Pianists are Matthew Berzon, Michael Di Bianco, and Alexander Greenberg. www.54Below.com
The Xoregos Performing Company presents Nothing’s Plenty for Me, a world premiere dramedy about the importance of climate action written by Raymond Fortunato. Shela Xoregos directs a cast of five, including Marie Dinolan, Alexa Elmy, Dylan LaRay, Cole Mathewson, and Gaia Visnar.Thirteen performances will be staged at Studio Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street in New York City from Friday, January 28 to Sunday, February 13, 2022. Climate change and creative team/cast talkbacks with special guests will be held after Thursday performances. Visit https://bfany.org/theatre-row/shows/nothings-plenty-for-me/ or call (212) 714-2442 x45.
Black Orpheus: Producers Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey proudly announced today that a new musical stage adaptation of Black Orpheus, featuring a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz, original music by Grammy Award winner and Brazilian icon Sergio Mendes, and direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Sergio Trujillo, is being readied for its world premiere production on Broadway during the 2022-2023 season. A developmental workshop and an out-of-town regional theatre run are being planned for 2022 before heading to Broadway in 2023. In addition to the original, new music, the score will include many of the legendary Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfa, and Vinicius de Moraes themes from the motion picture.
Originally based on the play Orfeu de Conceição by the great Moraes, Black Orpheus resets the classic Greek love story of Eurydice and Orfeu against the backdrop of a Rio de Janeiro favela during Carnival. Equal parts celebratory, erotic, haunting and tragic, Black Orpheus became an instant classic of popular culture, winning the Cannes Palme d’Or and the 1959 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and introduced the world to Bossa Nova.
The Portrait of an Angel, a Lion, A Monster by Katrin Arefy. This new play an intimate story of a love affair between a creative woman (Rachael Richman, recently seen in Anna Brenner’s The Karamazovs) and a brilliant Jewish man (Isaac J. Conner) that spans two decades and three continents. Set against the backdrop of Judaism and recent historical events, the play follows the couple who shared the resilience in the face of their fate and solace found in Judaism as they recall their life together. Theaterlab -357 W 36th St, 3rd floor, NYC www.TheaterLabnyc.com