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Here are some added treats for you to see during the coming holidays – – stream away! 

The Acting Company Holiday Special tonight December 17 at 8 pm. Original songs, classics, poems, stories. Hosted by Rainn Wilson, directed by John Rando and featuring: Allison Janney, Bernadette Peters, Lisa Banes, Jacqueline Correa, Harriet Harris, Dana Ivey, Allison Janney, Galen Ryan Kane, Ezra Knight, Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, The Maccabeats, Jesse L. Martin, Sara Mearns, Bernadette Peters, Steven Skybell, Matt Sullivan, Lorraine Toussaint, Katherine Turner, Tatiana Wechsler, and Chelsea Lee Williams = As well as . . .Megan Bartle, Kaliswa Brewster, Kelley Curran, Justin Ellington, Gabriel Lawrence, J.D. Mollison, Carine Montbertrand, Luis Moreno, Angela Pierce, Joshua David Robinson, Alejandro Rodriguez, Mary Lou Rosato, Derek Smith, Henry Stram, Chris Thorn, Myxolydia Tyler www.theactingcompany.org 

From Eric+Babs:72 and Song – Sinatra Edition! Tonight December 17– Raise a glass and salute! Eric Comstock and Barbara FasanoYouTube- #72andsong  

The York Theatre Company Holiday Gala – December 21 at 7 pmincludes The Skivvies (Lauren Molina/Nick Clearley with Donna McKechnie), David Shire & Richard Maltby Jr. Directed by Barry Kleinbort, the gala also stars George Abud, Jeremy Benton, Klea Blackhurst, Robert Creighton, Kylie & Kadyn Kuioka, Karen Mason, Lee Roy Reams, Cheryl Stern, Haley Swindal, Ben Vereen, Alton Fitzgerald White, Lillias White. www.yorktheatre.org

The Doris Dear Christmas Special!  A LIVE stream PAY-PER-VIEW event from the Triad Theater in NYC!ONE NIGHT ONLY, December 19th at 7PM ET/PTTickets: $10 per person watching or $25 for the “family” ticket on Broadway on DemandThe Rumpus Room will include musical director and musician that hit top 3 in the classical charts on Apple and Billboard charts, Blake Allen, director and award winning singer Lina Koutrakos, Postmodern Jukebox front man and voted one of the top 10 jazz vocalists in “Downbeat Magazine” Benny Benack III, Broadway DIVA and star of 8 Broadway shows Karen Mason, gorgeous star of “Chicago the Musical Amra Faye Wright, award winning cabaret starlet Lisa Yaeger, award winning guitarist Sean Harkness and singer supreme Kristina Nicole Miller!  

A Country Christmas Carol “On Air,” The Musical will premiere on Audio Stages, WBAI 99.5 FM on December 19, 2020, at 7pm. Just two days before the release of the show’s Studio Cast Album. Tony award winner Hal Linden (The Rothschilds) hosts and three-time Tony nominee, Terrence Mann (CATS, Les Mis, Beauty and the Beast, The Addams Family) narrates. A Country Christmas Carol, On Air, is presented by Tim Jerome (CATS, The Phantom of the Opera, Tarzan) and MainStreet Musicals as a part of the Audio Stages series on WBAI Radio 99.5FM NYC, Saturday, December 19 at 7 pm EST.www.acountrychristmascarol.com 

The broadcast coincides with the first-time release of the show’s Studio Cast Album, available December 21, 2020.  iTunes is offering an exclusive pre-release sale with a discount on the album and three advance tracks available for immediate download on December 19 and 20, 2020.    

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre is going full-out fantasy in re-staging its perennial holiday favorite, “A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa, Happy Ramadan.” The company is staging a cyber-only circuit of them December 19 to 30, culminating in a triumphant finale December 31 at Theater for the New City.This toy-puppet theater extravaganza is a new take on Charles Dickens’ classic with a few twists and digressions. It features Vit Horejs, thirty Czech marionettes and an “a capella monumentale” choir of two women. This show is recommended for ages 5 to 105. Admission is free to all performances but donations will be gratefully accepted. Reservations HERE.

NEWS 

Brookfield Properties and Elemental announced the first details of the new 10,000-square-foot entertainment destination and restaurant at Manhattan West, the eight-acre complex Brookfield is developing on Manhattan’s West Side. The venue will feature a new theater space run by Warren Adcock with producers Sue Wagner and John Johnson in charge of creating intimate Broadway experiences. The destination will bring together three interconnected spaces: The Midnight Theater, Hidden Leaf Restaurant, and the Hidden Leaf Cafe. The venue will open summer 2021.  

With Stages Shut, Broadway Stars Start Making House Calls” by Forbes’ Marc Hershberg – “Maria Friedman and actor Adrian Der Gregorian have launched a new program to let people safely watch theatre in person. Named “Doorstep Productions,” the service sends costumed actors and actresses to perform memorable moments from award-winning musicals on customer’s front lawns … With support from several leading theatre executives, including Cameron Mackintosh, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Nica Burns, and her sister, Sonia Friedman, Doorstep Productions also provides a source of income for struggling West End performers.” 

America’s first professional theatrical club and oldest professional theatrical organization THE LAMBS, celebrates its 146th founding anniversary this month with festive online gatherings replacing in-person social events at our clubhouse in Midtown Manhattan amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Lambs was founded in Christmas Week 1874 in New York City, taking its name from an earlier theatrical club in London, England, that honored the essayist Charles Lamb and his sister, Mary, who during the early 1800s hosted actors and literati at their famed salon. The Lambs has occupied 14 clubhouses in New York over the years, with the current clubhouse at 3 West 51st Street offering performance and rehearsal space, meeting rooms, recreational activities, and access to a private pub and restaurant. WWW.THE-LAMBS.ORG   

In London – work begins on Her Majesty’s Theatre to prepare for the return of The Phantom of the Opera. 

Rita Moreno and Alvin Ailey Documentaries Will Premiere During 2021 Sundance Film Festival” by Playbill’s Andrew Gans – “Films will also feature Ruth Negga, André Holland, Jesse Eisenberg, Martha Plimpton, Reed Birney, and more. … Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It will premiere January 29.”  

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