Theater-Film-Music TALK

Today Features: Goodspeed on Demand, Shakespeare@Home, Mill Girls-New Musical, Irish Arts Center, Broadway Backwards, New Ohio Theatre Film Festival, Bringing You Broadway, Radial Park-The Blues Bros. Mashup, Dixie’s Happy Hour-Kris Andersson, Lincoln Center-Restart Stages . . .

Goodspeed to launch musical streaming service beginning March 15 (available on demand thru April 4).  Goodspeed On Demand will offer a variety of streaming content ranging from “never-before-seen archive recordings of past Goodspeed productions to filmed theatrical performances by musical theatre legends to unique concerts … ” The streaming service will launch with the performance of Passing Through, which premiered at The Goodspeed’s Terris Theatre in 2019. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by clicking here or calling the Box Office at 860.873.8668

Monday March 1st Shakespeare@ Home will present Episode Two of the ALL FREE radio play adaptation of Julius Caesar, starring Patrick Page in the title role. Monday March 8  you can heard radio play adaptation of Episode Three. All episodes are available indefinitely at NO COST and are approximately 30 minutes long. The distinguished cast features acclaimed talent from Broadway, London’s West End and the New York stage.  In addition to Tony Nominee Patrick Page (Hadestown), Julius Caesar also stars Jordan Barbour (Broadway’s The Inheritance) as Brutus Sky Lakota Lynch (Dear Evan Hansen) as Lucius, Keith Hamilton Cobb (American Moor) as Cassius, Jamie Ballard (title role in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child UK) as Mark Antony and James Howard (Harry Potter and Cursed Child UK). Howard played Draco Malfoy to Ballard’s Harry Potter in the West End production of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, prior to the shutdown.  To listen to Julius Caesar online, visit www.shakespeare-at.org. The production will also be available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, and Stitcher.

Mill Girls, a new musical with music and lyrics by Diana Lawrence, and book by Samantha Beach, conceived and directed by Jess McLeod, will release an Interactive EP on Monday, March 8 in celebration of International Women’s Day. The interactive component is a virtual petition signing and social sharing to be featured by the Lowell National Historical Park. The EP will include Nikki Renée DanielsAlysha DeslorieuxNikhil SabooBri SudiaLucy Godinez, and Robert Forrant.

Lea Salonga, Deborah Cox, Stephanie J. Block, More Set for Virtual Edition of Broadway Backwards. The upcoming evening includes Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jenn Colella, Darren Criss, Cynthia Erivo, Joshua Henry, Cherry Jones and more – – looking toward life post-pandemic and will be streamed for free March 30 at 8 PM ET … It will be available on demand through April 3-Mary Mitchell Campbell, Music Supervisor  BroadwayCares.org/Backwards2021.

Irish Arts Center presents the next round of commissions from their Grásta series, inspired by the idea of finding grace in uncertainty. Over the next several weeks, they will premiere new short works by Jan CarsonOona DohertyMarie HoweBill IrwinJunk EnsembleKaia KaterTamar Korn and Dennis LichtmanLoahJoanie MaddenBilly McComiskeyMick MoloneyAoife O’DonovanArturo O’FarrillMelatu Uche OkorieDirk Powell and Mike McGoldrickLiz Roche, and Enda Walsh. See more at www.irishartscenter.org

Streaming on Demand at The Wild Project: March 5 – March 13, HAPPY DAYS by Samuel Beckett with Tessa Albertson, Jake Austin Robertson; March 14W.O.e.R.D … Women of Experience Read Downtown featuring Elizabeth Koke, Raffaele Mary, Dael Orlandersmith, Tanya Selvaratnam and more; March 19 – April 18, FOLLOWSPOT: a series of digital comedic performances to save the theatre with performances by Becca Blackwell, Brandon Collins, Manning Jordan, Jill Pangallo, and Paul Soileau with Roddy Bottum & Frank Haines – see more at: www.thewildproject.org   #SaveWildProjectGoFundMe

Indie Theatre – New Ohio Theatre Film Festival offers narrative, documentary, Dance, Experimental, webisodes and anything else in between at their 2021 NYCITFF March 10-14. All Festival Passes $35; individual screenings $12. www.newohiotheatre.org

Bringing You Broadway’s Benefit Concert – a new non-profit organization where Broadway artists create unique performances for children with developmental disabilities. Join Bringing You Broadway for a very special benefit concert being live streamed for 4 days only, beginning April 2nd at 8pm featuring Lena Hall, Garrett Clayton, Derek Klena, Caroline Bowman, Jackie Burns and more., This concert brings together artists from stage and screen and is hosted by BYB’s co-founders, Emma Degerstedt and Hannah Jewel Kohn, and shot at the Watermark at Pier 15. www.bringingyoubroadway.org

Producers Jeremy Shepard (Stark Production Group, Founder and President)and Marco Shalma (Round Seven Media, Founder and President) announced today that the cinemersive drive-in experience Radial Park at Halletts Point Play, will return this Spring with the iconic, blockbuster, fan-favorite film, The Blues Brothers beginning Thursday, May 27, 2021 directed by Shira Milikowsky. It features a live band with performances timed in sync with the movie. A one-of-a-kind mashup! The Blues Brothersdirected by Shira Milikowsky,will feature a live band and performances timed in sync with the movie in a one-of-a-kind hybrid mashup. Cast members and a full schedule of showtimes will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for The Blues Brothers will go on sale Friday, April 2.

Dixie’s Happy Hour – a new simultaneous platform to help struggling theaters and arts centers!  Brainchild of actor/writer/comedian Kris Andersson (drag persona Dixie Longate), Drama Desk nominated for off-Broadway’s Dixie’s Tupperware Party. Partnering with Stream Ally, they will launch a new platform, soon to be named, allowing virtual productions to stream simultaneously through multiple venues, in various time zones, to maximize audience and revenue. A fundraiser where each art center can keep 80% of the proceeds from ticket sales. Information about the show can be found at http://DixiesHappyHour.com

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced Restart Stages, a sweeping initiative that will create 10 outdoor performance and rehearsal spaces—an outdoor performing arts center—as well as other outdoor civic venues to help kickstart the performing arts sector and contribute to the revival of New York City. Restart Stages venues will include:A cabaret-style stage on Hearst Plaza – – Dedicated family and kids’ areas with arts activities for young people – – Venues for rehearsals, opening up the artistic process to visitors – – Space for public school graduations, recognizing the extraordinary achievements of students under difficult circumstances.

An outdoor reading room, created in partnership with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Visit: www.RestartStages.org

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