York Theatre’s Jim Morgan will be schmoozing with Broadway’s Lee Roy Reams (42nd Street, The Producers, La Cage aux Folles, Applause) in a Special York presentation on Mon. January 25 at 7 pm. Lee Roy played the starring role of Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street and is an unending stream of memories, anecdotes and lots of gossip. www.yorktheatre.org
Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) will present a virtual benefit reading of “Black Butterfly” a surreal dramedy TV series with music, written by Mary McCallum & N’Kenge. This virtual experience will launch online beginning Wednesday, February 3 at 7pm (followed by a Q&A with the company) and will be available on demand through February 6, 2021. Tickets are free, but reservations are required at www.amasmusical.org. All proceeds will benefit Amas Musical Theatre’s education programs.
Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse free “screened” readings, live-streamed at no charge, with talkback to follow: THE SLEEPING CAR by William Dean Howells. On January 23 at 8 pm est, available at: www.metropolitanplayhouse.org through Wednesday, 1/27/21 on the Playhouse webpage, the Metropolitan Playhouse YouTube channel, and the Metropolitan Playhouse Facebook page. Varied readings continue every Saturday.
RemarkaBULL PODVESATION explores King Lear with Andre De Shields Monday February 1 at 7:30 pm – Livestream in conversation with host Nathan Winkelstein (Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director) about the ‘man more sinned against than sinning.’ Free Tickets www.redbulltheater.com
Villain: DeBlanks is making its ‘virtual’ debut, Saturday, January 30 at 8 pm via StarsintheHouse.com, to benefit The Actors Fund.The Broadway-lover’s lineup features hilarious Lesli Margherita, dynamo Carly Hughes (Pippin, ABC’s American Housewife), favorite Patti Murin (Frozen, Lysistrata Jones); charming Barrett Foa (Avenue Q, CBS’s NCIS: LA), mischievous Colin Donnell (Anything Goes, NBC’s Chicago Med), and comedian/author/radio host Frank DeCaro (The Daily Show, Big Wigs). The event is Hosted by Tony-nominee Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe’s Cafe, SMASH) – don’t miss this night of unpredictable fun. www.StarsintheHouse.com
Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk) to star in Streaming Version of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray Reuniting the creative team behind What a Carve Up!—with Henry Filloux-Bennett writing the new adaptation and Tamara Harvey directing—the production will stream internationally March 16–31 . . . www.pictureofdoriangray.com