Theater-Film-Music Talk

One of our favorites, National Theatre at Home, the streaming service of London’s National Theatre, announces its next classic, the Tony award winning Tony Kushner’s Angels in America.

Marianne Elliott’s production was filmed during its 2017 run at the National, prior to its Broadway engagement in 2018. The filmed Angels in America (Parts 1 and 2) features nearly the exact same cast lineup as the Broadway run, with Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield as Roy Cohn and Prior Walter, roles for which they won Tonys. Check out: https://www.ntathome.com/browse

K&K – Kea Chan – Kayla Merrow Virtual Concert – Love Springs Eternal. Sat. February 13 at 3 pm Tickets: https://metropolitanzoom.ticketleap.com/special-3k-021321/

World Premiere of JCS Theater Company’s ADJUST THE PROCEDURE, a new play by Jake Shore (The Devil Is On The Loose With An Axe In Marshalltown, Holy Moly, and Down The Mountain And Across The Stream) conceived during the pandemic and created with Zoom theater in mind. The fully realized production runs February 15 – March 7 at Stellar. Features Ed Altman, Adam Files, Meagan Moses, and Nicholas Miles Newton. 

It’s early Fall 2020 and the pandemic consumes a Manhattan university. In addition to tracking rising cases of COVID on campus, the school’s administrators face immigration problems, suicide threats, and professors losing their minds. But in the midst of all the madness, it’s the internal bureaucratic battles that threaten the school’s preservation. Over the course of two conflict-ridden Zoom meetings, ADJUST THE PROCEDURE gives audiences a rare peek into the business of higher education at a moment of multiple reckonings. Tickets: https://www.stellartickets.com/o/spin-cycle–2/events/adjust-the-procedure

Theatre East is set to debut world premiere of Processing…, written by 2020 high school graduate, Petra Brusiloff, the story explores the lost and uncertain futures of students coming of age in during a pandemic. The play humorously and honestly examines how we collectively acknowledge the past in the hopes of moving forward and was written to be performed in the teleconferencing medium. Artistic Director, Judson Jones, the cast includes Lizzy JarretMarshall LouiseJasmine McLeish and Feisola Soetan with Production Broadcast Design and Engineering by Romo Hallahan. Costume Design by Sherry Martinez, Lighting Design by Zach Murphy, and Scenic Design by Steven Brenman.

The play runs from Thursday, February 18 through Saturday, February 27. Streaming links have been set aside for the following performances on FiveOhm.tv 

ATC Radio series on February 22nd for one week only from Abingdon Theatre Company presents Gravediggers written by playwright Dan McCormick. Gravediggers is set during the uncertain global and relatable pandemic. Listeners will immediately be drawn into the world of Charlie and Mac, two gravediggers who work overtime, wondering how the pandemic started, how it will end, and discover that despite their often-heated differences, they have more in common than they originally thought. And the secret they discover will surprise you – abingtontheatre.org/atc-radio

Sunday, March 7th, Musical Theatre Factory presents a one-night-only event Unremarkable! starring musical theatre writing team, Melissa Li and Kit Yan. With a little help from their friends, Melissa and Kit give you a glimpse into who they are as collaborators, family and sometimes enemies in a 90 minute variety show. The concert is FREE. Tickets can be reserved at: https://mtf.nyc/events

Performers for Unremarkable! include Tony Award-winner Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I), Marc delaCruz (Hamilton), Stephanie Hsu (Be More Chill), Kuhoo Verma (Octet), Julia Abueva (KPOP), Shannon Tyo, Gianna Yanelli (Mean Girls), Sis, Futaba Shioda, Rose Van Dyne, Zeniba Now and Khaila Wilcoxon (Hadestown). Direction by Jesca Prudencio, Music Direction by Cynthia Meng,.

Stearns Matthews continues his Monday Living Room Concerts February 22nd at 7:00pm, March 22nd at 7:00pm and April 19th at 7:00pm at home donating 20% of his tips to the West Bank Café as it struggles to pay bills and stay open on West 42 Street. www.stearnsmatthews.com

Sean Patrick Murtagh proudly presents, SERENADE, the second concert in the year long concert series, THE MARIO 100.   The 2020 MAC Award Winner continues the heartfelt tribute the Golden Tenor of Hollywood, Mario Lanza, in honor of his centennial year.   The evening will feature some of Lanza’s most Romantic songs from his iconic and expansive anthology.  With a voice and presence of another time, Sean Patrick celebrates the everlasting influence of the timeless icon.   Come fall in love Saturday, February 27th at 6pm EST/ 3pm PST.  Live and Free on Facebook: facebook.com/seanieboysfnyc

Concord Theatricals, on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization and in partnership with Entertainment Weekly, announce a live viewing party of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Friday, February 12 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, the legendary 1997 televised movie musical stars Brandy in the title role and Whitney Houston as “Fairy Godmother,” alongside Whoopi GoldbergVictor GarberNatalie Desselle ReidBernadette PetersPaolo MontalbanVeanne Cox and Jason Alexander. www.disneyplus.com

Photo: Walter McBride

Joe Allen, Theater District Restaurateur Dies at 87 – –  he took a pub in the theater district and parlayed it into an empire on West 46th Street as well as in Paris, attracting the crème de la crème of Broadway show biz stars. A place to see and be seen.

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