WHAT HAPPENED? THE MICHAELS ABROAD World premiere play and the final in the Rhinebeck Panorama, presented by Hunter Theater Prolect, and Written and Directed by Richard Nelson, August 28 to October 8 – features Charlotte Bydwell, Haviland Morris, Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, Matilda Sakamoto, Rita Wolf and Yvonne Woods.
At Frederick Loewe Theater at Hunter College, an intimate 74-seat configuration. Begun 12 years ago with the four-play Apple Family playseries, and continued with the three plays of The Gabriels, and again last summer with A Pandemic Trilogy(three Zoom plays), Nelson’s Rhinebeck Panoramahas followed the lives of families from a small Upstate village for over a decade, with a total of 12 plays. For tickets visit www.huntertheaterproject.org.
Performances of Theatre for One – intimate theatrical experience that brings together one actor and one audience member will be presented by Arts Brookfield at New York City’s newest dynamic destination for food, culture, retail, and hospitality Manhattan West, located at 9th Avenue between 31st and 33rd Street. Theatre for One returns to a fully LIVE production (after digital presentation Here We Are) with a series of six newly commissioned micro-plays. The limited engagement of HERE IS FUTURE is produced by Octopus Theatricals, will play August 5-22, and is open to the public and free. Visit ManhattanWestNYC.com to reserve tickets every Monday at 10am for the performances that week. Walk-in slots will be available if space allows.
The plays in Theatre for One: HERE IS FUTUREare premieres by Jaclyn Backhaus, Lydia R. Diamond, Stacey Rose, DeLanna Studi, Regina Taylor and korde arrington tuttle. The plays are directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene, Rebecca Martínez, Regina Taylor and SRĐA. The creative team is led by Christine Jones (creator and artistic director) and SRĐA (Resident Director).
Back to Broadway – FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME, Conceived by Anthony Veneziale, Created by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale and Directed by Thomas Kail resumes on October 7, 2021 to January 2, 2022 at the Booth Theatre with October 19 Opening Night. It is the recipient of 2020 Special Tony Award www.freestylelovesupreme.com
Tickets on sale now at Telecharge at (212) 239-6300 or www.Telecharge.com. A lottery for a limited number of $25 tickets will be offered during the run.
Actress Julie Halston will receive the 2020 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award. The Isabelle Stevenson Award is presented annually to a member of the theatre community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations. Miss Halston will receive the Award for her dedication and advocacy in raising funding and awareness for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF). Pulmonary Fibrosis is an interstitial lung disease for which there is no known cure. Visit pulmonaryfibrosis.org Visit www.TonyAwards.com
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is pleased to announce that Obie Award winner Anthony Rapp (Rent, If/Then) will take on the title role in a staged reading of Andy Warhol in Iran on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 8:00 pm on the Boyd-Quinson Stage (30 Union Street). Directed by Reginald L. Douglas, the new play by Brent Askari (BSC: American Underground) was commissioned by BSC through the Sydelle Blatt New Works Commissioning Program. The production will also feature Afsheen Misaghi (Amazon Prime’s “Normal for Now”) as Farhad. www.BarringtonStageCo.org
Second Stage Theater has confirmed that Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Jesse Williams will return for the upcoming production of Richard Greenberg’s Tony Award-winning play, TAKE ME OUT. Patrick J. Adams and Jesse Williams will be making their Broadway debuts in this production. Also returning are previously announced cast members Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, Eduardo Ramos and Tyler Lansing Weaks. Previews begin March 9 with an official opening on April 4 at the Hayes Theater on West 44th Street. www.2ST.com
“On Broadway” directed by Academy Award nominee Oren Jacoby opens in New York on August 20 and in L.A. August 27 featuring interviews with Helen Mirren, Christine Baranski, August Wilson, Hal prince, James Corden, Alec Baldwin, John Lithgow, Tommy Tune, Hugh Hackman and Ian McKellen.
Broadway Unlocked presents Live at the Waldorf, an innovative hybrid series with an invite-only, in-person audience at the recently renovated store-front entrance of the famed Waldorf Astoria New York (301 Park Avenue), and a digital audience of thousands in a Waldorf Virtual Venue, to come together and celebrate Broadway and this illustrious institution.
The series kicks off with Live at the Waldorf: The Ladies of Freestyle Love Supreme Academy on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 7.30pm ET (doors – both in person and digital – at 6.30pm) featuring Aneesa “Young Nees” Folds (Freestyle Love Supreme, Sistas The Musical), Kaila “Kaiser Rosé” Mullady (Freestyle Love Supreme, Beatbox World Champion), and more, leading the lineup. Tickets for the streaming performances are $25 and exclusively available through TodayTix.com or by using the TodayTix app