Theater & Cabaret Talk

Broadway Records announced today the release of Lea Salonga’s live concert recording LIVE IN CONCERT WITH THE SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Physical and digital copies of the album will be available everywhere music is sold on Black Friday (November 27th). To preorder physical copies of the album, visit BroadwayRecords.com. Captured in peak performance from the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Salonga performs the beloved songs she made famous throughout her Broadway career as well as her signature songs from the animated movie blockbusters, “Aladdin” and “Mulan.” The concert will also air on PBS as a Great Performances Concert on Friday, November 27th as part of their “Broadway’s Best” lineup. 

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Shellen Lubin and Mary Hodges, Co-Presidents), the premiere New York organization advocating for opportunity and visibility for women in professional theatre nationally and internationally for over 35 years, is pleased to bestow the 2020 LPTW Rachel Crothers Leadership Award to multi-award-winning actress, author, and activist, Tonya Pinkins. The award will be presented on Monday, December 7 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm on Zoom. Suggested Donation Ticket Pricing: LPTW Members $10; Non-Member Artists $15; To purchase tickets or make a donation visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10591794

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation is proud to announce the latest in a series of online exhibitions exploring the work of one of the most iconic artists of the last century, and it is now celebrating one of the funniest aspects of his work in “A National Insanity: 75 years of Looking For NINA.” Now live: AlHirschfeldFoundation.org/exhibitions though January 21, the online exhibition features Hirschfeld’s drawings that all touch on some part of NINA history, from the very first drawing to the one with the most NINAs to drawings of the elusive Nina Hirschfeld herself. These images will show the different ways Hirschfeld chose to hide NINAs, and what happened when he left them out, or made the foolish mistake of trying to include other names. 

Go behind the lines of Hirschfeld’s art with “The Hirschfeld Century Podcast,” nominated as “Best NYC podcast” by the 2020 Apple Awards.  A special episode dedicated to the works featured “A National Insanity: 75 years of Searching For NINA” will be available starting November 20, 2020 from AlHirschfeldFoundation.org/podcastsiTunes and other popular podcast sites.

Amas Musical Theatre presents Hip Hop Cinderella – A New Musical. A family-friendly intergalactic romp with a cool, hip hop vibe, laughs, adventure and unforgettable songs! Music & lyrics Rona Siddiqui, book Scott Elmegreen. www.amasmusical.org

Transport Group – The Two Stories of East 4th Street by John Wellmann – Requiem for William ran from Feb. 2 to mar 2, 2003, a rare and inspired production comprises of 7 short plays by William Inge. The one-act plays were written between 1949 and 1962, published while Inge was at the height of his career. They explored themes of repressed desire, loneliness, grief, and obsession with fame. the seven plays were To Bobolink, For Her SpiritThe Rainy AfternoonThe Tiny ClosetMemory of SummerThe Boy in the BasementThe Strains of Triumph; and A Social Event. www.transportgroup.org

Kinosian and Blair

New York Theatre Barn will host a free live stream of the 30th installment of its virtual New Works Series on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 at 7PM EDT, featuring excerpts from the new musicals It Came From Outer Space (Kellen Blair (book/lyrics) and Joe Kinosian (book/music) and Broken Ground (Christine Toy Johnson (Come From Away) and music/lyrics by Jason Ma (Gold Mountain, Miss Saigon). The live 45-minute presentation will be the first time that material from both shows will be presented publicly, and will also feature a conversation with the writers and creative team. The 45-minute presentation will be available on New York Theatre Barn’s YouTube channel and Broadway on Demand, and is hosted and produced by Jen Sandler and Joe Barros. For more information, visit New York Theatre Barn’s website: www.nytheatrebarn.org.

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