Theater and Cabaret Updates

The 92Y’s School of Music presents Cabaret Conversations with Michael Kirk Lane and features:

Karen Mason – September 14

Natalie Douglas – October 5

Chita Rivera – November 16

Sidney Myer – December 7 – www.92Y.org/class/cabaret-conversations

On September 17, John Leguizamo confronts hate in Critical Thinking, a conversation with Mark Ruffalo.

On September 24, Harvey Granat presents Jerry Herman with guests Laurence Maslon, Jason Danieley and Mark Nadler

On September 30 Misty Copeland is in Conversation with Vanity Fair’s Rahika Jones www.92Y.org

With her last album, Mixtura, vocalist and Broadway star Luba Mason (Girl From the North CountryChicago, How to Succeed, Jekyll & Hyde)established her own musical genre, a “blend of different musical currents” that draws upon a staggeringly eclectic palette of influences and approaches. Her breathtaking new release, Triangle, carries the concept forward with a wholly unique, spare yet vibrant new line-up. Captured before an intimate gathering of invited friends, family and fans at Manhattan’s renowned Power Station studio, the album features an unprecedented trio of vocals, vibraphone and bass featuring master musicians Joe Locke and James Genus and produced by longtime Prince collaborator Renato Neto (who was Keyboardist in Prince’s New Power Generation band for a decade). Triangle is currently available for pre-order at Amazon, iTunes, Apple Music and will be available to stream on all platforms including Spotify. To pre-order and for more info people can also visit: www.bluecanoerecords.com/triangle

Sleep with the Angels — A “sneak-peek” reading of Evelina Fernández’s newest play will receive its world premiere by the Latino Theater Company at the Los Angeles Theater Center in 2021. It is directed by José Luis Valenzuela and stars Aileen AlfaroEsperanza AmericaSandino Gonzalez-FloresSal LopezXavi MorenoRobert RevellLucy RodriguezElia Saldana
 Molly is separated from her husband and in desperate need of a childcare provider. Then she discovers Juana standing at her doorstep. Soon, Molly and her kids are swept up into Juana’s magical and charming ways. But, who is Juana, really? The reading on Friday, Sept. 18 will be preceded by a live, online conversation with the artists on Thursday, Sept. 17; the reading and the conversation will each stream for 10 days. www.thelatc.org

Kaufman Music Center’s Broadway Close Up series moves online this fall with three intimate lecture-concerts exploring the lives, careers and music of three of musical theater’s most fascinating figures: Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960), Dorothy Fields (1904-1974) and Stephen Schwartz (b. 1948). Their stories bring to life the rich history of the American musical and its evolution from comedy revues to sophisticated, fully-realized musical plays.

Hosted by Theater@Kaufman Director Sean Hartley and safely produced in Merkin Hall, these one-hour performances pair lively and informative lectures with performances of songs from iconic musicals from the 1920s to the present including ShowboatOklahoma!, CarouselA Tree Grows in BrooklynWicked and many more. Cast members are Broadway stars Clifton Duncan – October 26 (The Play That Goes Wrong) and Nikki Renée Daniels (Company, Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, Porgy and Bess), December 7,  and the acclaimed jazz vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli, November 16 and December 7, who the New York Times compares to “Ella Fitzgerald in her prime.” https://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/. Single Tickets: $15; 3-Concert Subscription: $40

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