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NYC impresario Scott Siegel has conceived a revolutionary new concept: NIGHTCLUB NEW YORK! It is the first and only nightclub that will make New York’s enormous pool of talented performers — most of whom are currently out of work — available to the entire world! AND ALL TALENT WILL BE PAID! More than 35 major stars in 20 different shows. Some of the talent includes: John Bolton, Veanne Cox, Claybourne Elder, Ali Ewoldt, Danny Gardner, Christine Lavin, Karen Mason, William Michals, Kenita Miller, Natalie Douglas, Julia Murney, Brad Oscar, Laila Robins, Ryan Silverman, Elizabeth Stanley, Walter Willison and so many more!

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The Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT SPOTLIGHT SERIES will kick-off on Tuesday, November 17 at 9pm with a virtual launch party celebrating the long-awaited release of the original cast recording of Grace McLean’s new musical In the Green.   The Lucille Lortel Award winning songwriter, writer and actress will perform songs from her critically acclaimed work, which was commissioned and produced by Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3.  LCT3 Artistic Director Evan Cabnet will host the launch party and will welcome questions from viewers following McLean’s performance.

            “LILEANA BLAIN-CRUZ IN CONVERSATION: ON DIRECTING AT LCT,” on Thursday, December 3 at 7pm, will feature newly appointed LCT Resident Director, Lileana Blain-Cruz, in conversation with fellow director Saheem Ali who directed the LCT production of The Rolling Stone. The event will be moderated by emerging director Machel Ross (assistant director of the LCT3 production of Marys Seacole).

A very special cast reunion will take place on Thursday, December 17 at 6pm when playwright Tom Stoppard, director Jack O’Brien and actors Billy Crudup, Jennifer Ehle, Ethan Hawke, Brián F. O’Byrne and Martha Plimpton reunite to talk about their experiences working on LCT’s groundbreaking, landmark production of Stoppard’s trilogy The Coast of Utopia.

            On Thursday, January 14 at 8pm “TURNING THE PAGE: LCT ARTISTS READ THEIR OWN POETRY AND PROSE” will find playwrights David Adjmi, Ayad Akhtar, Sarah Ruhl and James Lapine, director Jack O’Brien and actor Andrew Rannells reading from their own non-theatrical works.

            Other upcoming events in the series will include play readings of LCT past favorites, additional musical performances and cast reunions, as well as performances of new, original work.

            Visit LCT.org to register for the zoom webinar for the In the Green cast recording launch party and for more information on all of the upcoming LCT SPOTLIGHT SERIES programming.

CultureHub and La MaMapresent Mute Swan, the latest work from Theater in Quarantine, a pandemic performance laboratory from writer, director, and performer Joshua William Gelb and choreographer Katie Rose McLaughlin. Written by Pulitzer-prize finalist Madeleine George for Theater in Quarantine, Mute Swan is a queer interpretation of the Greek myth of Cygnus, a man who mourned the loss of his demi-god love, Apollo’s son Phaethon, so much that he turned into a swan. Set to premiere on November 16Mute Swan marks an expansion of Theater in Quarantine’s physical footprint by literally moving its 2′ x 4′ x 8’ East Village closet theater a few blocks over to CultureHub, located at 47 Great Jones Street.

Mute Swan is to be known as a ‘Future Myth’ about identity, distraction, courage, resistance, the redistribution of wealth, community board meetings, go-go dancing, and love. Written, directed, and performed now – for later. In another departure for Theater in Quarantine, Mute Swan features a central performance by Chris Bell and is directed and choreographed by Katie Rose McLaughlin (Hadestown) in collaboration with CultureHub, Bell, Joshua William GelbRaja Feather Kelly (A Strange Loop), and Gavin Price (Elevator Repair Service).

Live streamed performances of Mute Swan will take place on Monday, November 16 at 7pm and 9pm with simultaneous broadcasts taking place at http://lamama.org/https://www.culturehub.org/, La MaMa’s Facebook page, https://howlround.com/, and Theater in Quarantine’s YouTube page.

Following the live broadcast, the on-demand recording of Mute Swan, along with the complete Theater in Quarantine archive, will be available at https://www.youtube.com/joshuawilliamgelb in perpetuity.

Alvin Ailey ‘Revelations’ (Photo: Paul Kolnik)

This holiday season, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will further a cherished legacy of uplifting and uniting audiences across the globe with a free virtual engagement celebrating six decades of Revelations, thanks to the generous support of Bank of America. Extending from December 2 – 31, 2020, the season will feature a variety of special programs each available online for a one-week period and open to all. Ailey’s extraordinary dancers will elevate a legacy of innovation and excellence in artistry with a reimagined season featuring premieres by Ailey’s Resident Choreographer Jamar Roberts; and Associate Artistic Director Matthew Rushing, in partnership with Company member and Assistant to the Rehearsal Director Clifton Brown, and former Company member Yusha-Marie Sorzano; a variety of other special programs; and a series of BattleTalk  conversations, moderated by Artistic Director Robert Battle.  visit www.alvinailey.org/virtualseason.

“THE CLUB CUMMING VIRTUAL VARIETY SHOW, hosted by Alan Cumming, will be presented as a two-part Double Feature (Wednesday, November 18th at 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM). Club Cumming is the home to a diverse and robust array of talent, and this variety show was shot during Covid live at the club.

Part 1 (Wednesday, November 18th at 7:00 PM) features the talents of Kim David SmithAlexis Michelle and Brandon James GwinnMichael MustoWilly DeePoison IvoryCatherine CohenSeth SikesRichard Cortez and Louie LeagerPrincess BrittanyAngela Di Carlo and Drew BrodyBright Light Bright LightJasmine Rice LabeijaGreko, and a video by Melanie Masson.

Part 2 (Wednesday, November 18th at 8:00 PM) features James TisonAntony CherrieLauren OrdairCatherine CohenWillie Dee on the streetPoison IvoryJudy GoldJill SobuleEllia J GarlandsDrew Brody, a message from Dina MartinaXavier McNight and Avionce Hoyles, plus burlesque babe Velvetina! Visit www.ClubCummingNYC.com

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The International Committee of The League of Professional Theatre Women (Mary Hodges and Shellen Lubin, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for over three decades, will present a week-long virtual presentation of the LPTW Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award Program. Events will take place online from February 16-22, 2021, all at 1:00pm EST.

In addition to recognizing a particular theatre artist, the International Committee (Laura Caporratti, Chair) will present a week-long series of events designed to facilitate the Program’s goals. Events will air on LPTW’s YouTube Channel and include panel discussions, interviews and sharing of nominees’ work.

The Award Ceremony, co-presented with the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center via HowlRound and hosted by stage, film and TV actor Tamara Tunie, will be presented on Tuesday, February 16 to the extraordinary Lebanese theatre artist, Hanane Hajj Ali. In addition to Ali, the Program honors 26 women theatre artists from 18 countries who are addressing local and global struggles through their theatre practice, including political suppression; violence against women and children; racial, gender and identity discrimination; and limited access to education, among other pressing concerns.

Additional programming will include How to Keep Creating While Everything Around You is Falling Apart, an interview with LPTW G/C International Theatre Award winner Hanane Haji Ali and a screening of a video of her work on Wednesday, February 17, moderated by Torange Yeghiazarian. www.lptw.org

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