Theater and Film Talk

The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown will be streamed for the first time November 29-29 as it follows two New Yorkers and their 5 year relationship www.BroadwayOnDemand.com

 Stonestreet Studios, the New York-based independent film and tv studio founded in 1991 by director/writer/producer team Alyssa Rallo Bennett and Gary O. Bennett, announced today that they will be honoring Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations star Nik Walker with the studio’s Fifth Annual Stonestreet Granite Award. Nik will be honored in a virtual ceremony on Thursday December 3rd, airing at 8pm EST on Youtube, with appearances by Walker, Tony award winner James Monroe Iglehart (HamiltonAladdin), Paul Alexander Nolan (Slave Play) & more. The Granite is awarded to an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, or multi-hyphenate who has emerged from Stonestreet Studios’ independent film studio and training ground. It honors those alumni who use their platform and talents to make significant contributions to the stage and motion picture industry, their community as a whole, and who continue to create provocative, meaningful, and relevant film and television projects within and outside of Stonestreet’s walls. 

Revelation: The Musical (composted/conceived by Dustin Ceithamer) streams free one night only November 27 at 5:30 PST. A Live Virtual Premier that first debuted in Southern California in 2010 will include all cast members from the past 10 years. Revelation follows a small group of rebel artists during the apocalypse as they breathe life into John The Apostle’s cryptic and mysterious final writings. Level Ground Productions

Get YOUR FRONT ROW SEATS at metropolitanzoom.ticketleap.com Join live virtual venue experiences with popular acts across the country this upcoming holiday season, starting this Friday.  But first, consider meeting Ed Asner at the VIP meet and greet on Saturday, Nov 28 at 4:30pm EST (1:30pm PST).  Sat Nov 28 at 4:30pm EST (1:30pm PST): ED ASNER in A Man and his Prostate:  Ed Asner (Lou Grant in THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW) will perform a one man comedy titled A Man and his Prostate written by Ed. Weinberger.

Cast – The Night of the Iguana

La Femme Theatre Productions is proud to present Tennessee Williams’s The Night of the Iguana, directed by Emily Mann, as a benefit for the Actors Fund. The show will stream December 2-6, 2020. Tickets range from $10 – $250. To purchase tickets and for more.

Ars Nova

Ars Nova, “a company known for pop-culture-savvy experimentation, with a hipness that sets it apart” (New York Times), under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Jason Eagan and Managing Director Renee Blinkwolt, is pleased to announce additional details for The Ars Nova Forever Telethon, a 24-hour livestream featuring more than 100 artists celebrating Ars Nova’s past and present, while raising funds to support the company’s artistic programs throughout the unconventional 2020-2021 season. The free online event will begin at 6pm EST on December 4 and run non-stop until 6pm EST on December 5 at https://arsnovanyc.com/telethonThe Ars Nova Forever Telethon will be available on-demand until 6pm EST on December 8. 

Taking inspiration from classic TV marathons, The Ars Nova Forever Telethon will feature 12 two-hour blocks of programming spotlighting some of Ars Nova’s most beloved shows, artists, alums and friends. Some of the newly announced participating artists include Billy EichnerJesse Tyler FergusonAshley Park, Freestyle Love Supreme, Robin Lord TaylorKyra Sedgwick, Brooke Shields, Lea DeLaria, Bridget EverettPhillipa SooBen SinclairJames Monroe Iglehart, Joe IconisBetty GilpinCelia Keenan-Bolger, Matt Rogers, Amber GrayLilli CooperHeather ChristianJason Tam, Ashley Pérez Flanagan and more who join previously announced hosts Rachel ChavkinSakina JaffreyDave MalloyIsaac OliverLarry Owens, and Natalie Walker. A detailed list of participating artists follows.

Broadway’s podcast, The Fabulous Invalid,launches Season Three today with eleven-time Grammy Award nominated recording artist and Tony Award nominated star of stage and screen, Vanessa Williams. Conversation topics include the work of Black Theatre United, Vanessa’s 1994 Broadway debut in Kiss of the Spiderwoman, her West End debut in City of Angels, the current shut down, her reflections on the work of Stephen Sondheim, and what she hopes to see when live performance returns. New episodes, and the complete archive of episodes from Season One and Two, are available on iTunes and Spotifyand everywhere one downloads podcasts. The Fabulous Invalid is a proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network

Encores! Inside the Revival pulls back the curtain to reveal the rich creative process for the productions being developed (and will ultimately be produced at City Center when they safely reopen). First episode features Emmy and Tony Award-winning artist Billy Porter who takes us through his reimagining of the 1997 twelve-time Tony nominated musical The Life. Punctuated with outstanding performances by Encores! Off-Center alum Mykal Kilgore and Grammy-nominated artist Ledisi, Porter discusses his vision as the production’s director and adapter to transform and evolve the story of The Life into one of hope and survival, honoring the characters’ given circumstances, and revealing their universal humanity. www.nycitycenter.org

The Public announced The Under the Radar Festival January 6-17, 2021 line up of digital livestream and streaming on demand… A Thousand Ways (Part One): A Phone Call; Capsule, Espiritu, Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran; Borders & Crossings; Disclaimer, see more. www.publictheater.org. Producers Brian Moreland, Ron Simons, Diana DiMenna, Samira Wiley, and Sheryl Lee Ralph, announced that Thoughts of a Colored Man, the new play by Keenan Scott II, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, will open on Broadway in the upcoming season at a Shubert theater to be announced.

 

Thoughts of a Colored Man will mark the Broadway debuts of both Scott and Broadnax. Scott’s new play The Migration LP is in development at New York Stage & Film and Broadnax most recently directed Katori Hall’s new play The Hot Wing King at Signature Theatre.

Roundabout Theatre Company will resume production in Fall 2021 presenting as follows: RTC will present on Broadway in Fall 2021:Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner’s CAROLINE, OR CHANGE starring Sharon D Clarke, directed by Michael Longhurst, and choreographed by Ann Yee at Studio 54 Broadway debut of Alice Childress’s TROUBLE IN MIND, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright at the American Airlines Theatre. RTC will present off-Broadway in Fall 2021: Mansa Ra’s (formerly Jiréh Breon Holder) …what the end will be, directed by Margot Bordelon at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre Dave Harris’s EXCEPTION TO THE RULE, directed by Miranda Haymon. RTC will present on Broadway in Spring 2022: 1776, directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus   www.roundabouttheatre.org

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