The Play with Rocky Bleier, an intimate portrait of famed Pittsburgh Steeler, four-time Super Bowl Champion and wounded warrior, Rocky Bleier, will be presented by Broadway On Demand. The Play, written by Gene Collier and directed by Scott Wise, will stream starting Friday, January 8 through Sunday, January 17, only on BroadwayOnDemand.com.
Filmed in late 2019, at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The Play with Rocky Bleier is an intimate portrait of Rocky Bleier’s multi-faceted career. To purchase tickets ($14.95), please visit: https://www.broadwayondemand.com/series/JDjT5GIY0VmK-the-play-with-rocky-bleier
Broadway On Demand will also premiere The Last Play at Shea with Billy Joel on January 22 and Carole King Natural Woman on January 29.
Birdland presents the all new concert event from Broadway perennial Haley Swindal, To New York, With Love, filmed as part of the “Radio Free Birdland” series. This one-night-only virtual event, presented in association with BroadwayWorld.com, will stream January 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET with all proceeds benefitting The Actors Fund. Tickets can be reserved HERE.
Pangea, one of New York’s favorite downtown cabaret spots, is on the brink of closing. One group that has stepped up is TWEED TheaterWorks, led by Kevin Malony. In short order TWEED rallied a number of prominent alt-cabaret singers and performers to produce a compendium of fresh, heartfelt and hilarious new performances in an Alt-Holiday Benefit for Pangea.
The online show, “’Taint (Cause it ‘Taint Christmas and it ‘Taint New Year’s),” which premiered on pay-per-view on December 28, and is available on-demand, has received such an outpouring of views and glowing reviews that it has now been extended by popular demand through January 20. Screening tickets are $20. The cast includes: David Cale, Amber Martin & Brett Every, Charles Busch, Joseph Keckler, Steve Hayes, Carol Lipnik, Rachelle Garniez, Kristine Zbornik, Poor Baby Bree, Flotilla DeBarge, Claywoman, Matthew Dean Marsh & Sylver Wallace, Cleo Berlin, Bergman and Bloustein, Vicki Kristina Barcelona, and David Ilku and Directed by Kevin Malony, edited by Adam Pivirotti. www.pangeanyc.com (Tickets)
Eden Theater Company announces the featured actors and directors for their presentation of The Kitchen Plays, three new one-act plays set in the kitchen, written by emerging NYC playwrights and created specifically for Zoom. Livestreamed performances will be on Friday February 5 at 8pm, Thursday, February 11 at 8pm, Friday, February 12 at 8pm Friday, February 19 at 8pm, and Saturday, February 20 at 8pm. Tickets ($5+ suggested donation) are available for advance purchase at www.eventbrite.com/e/the-kitchen-plays-tickets-132670766835. The performance will run approximately 50 minutes, with no intermission.
The Kitchen Plays are Ginger Bug (written by Jake Brasch/directed by Amber Calderon); Passion Project (written by Cassandra Paras/directed by Byron Anthony); For the Family (written by Madison Harrison/directed by Diane Davis).
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre’s 44th season will launch January 25 with a revival presentation of Film Chinois, originally presented by the company in 2015 at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row.
This re-envisioned radio play adaptation, written by Damon Chua (The Emperors Nightingale) and directed by Kaipo Schwab, will reunite the five-member Pan Asian cast: Rosanne Ma as China Doll, Jean Brassard as The Ambassador, Dinh James Doan as The Man, Katie Lee Hill as Simone, and Benjamin Jones as Randolph. Film Chinois is set in 1947 Peking, an uneasy time between WWII and the imminent Communist take over two years later. The radio presentation will premiere in two parts and will be available through February 7. For tickets, priced $20, click here.
Witness for the Prosecution is officially slated to re-open at London County Hall on May 18, 2021 with tickets on sale again soon. The smash-hit play is based on the Agatha Christie story of the same name and directed by Lucy Bailey. Londontheater.co.uk
Mean Girls will not return to Broadway when theaters reopen, the musical announced. The production had been running at the August Wilson Theatre since April 2018 and cited the industrywide shutdown as its reason for closing. This is the fourth Broadway show to announce closure since theaters were shuttered in March, following Frozen, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? and Hangmen.