Theater-Music-Dance

Dance and Immigration: A Symposium Beyond Boundaries Friday, January 29 | 10 AM–5 PM
The Jerome Robbins Dance Division’s annual fellowship program is designed to increase scholarship in the field of dance. The binding focus for this year’s cohort is the theme of dance and immigration. The fellows will present the culmination of their research at the Dance Division’s annual symposium, as lecture, performance, or a blending of formats. Registration entitles you to watch any or all of the entire day’s programming. www.nypl.org
Kathleen Chalfant-Troy Anthony

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is pleased to announce details for new episodes of MTA Radio Plays along with several free online events in February. The activities highlight new and necessary theatrical voices while also deepening connections between audiences and artists in new and meaningful ways.

MTA Radio Plays, a series of audio dramas created to honor and celebrate the people that keep New York City running, launched on December 14 to critical acclaim. The New York Times called the project, “a love letter to city life in pre-pandemic times.” MTA Radio Plays features the work of 17 playwrights with performances by Kathleen Chalfant, Troy Anthony, Dominic Colon, more. Each episode is inspired by a stop along the MTA’s 2 Train Line and each writer has selected a stop that reflects their own experience. Conceived and curated by playwright Ren Dara Santiago (The Siblings Play), episodes 4–6 will debut on January 27 and features the work of David Zheng, Guadalís Del Carmen, and TJ Weaver, directed by Dominic Colón.  Tickets to the complete series are $15 and can be purchased at https://www.rattlestick.org/

Celebrate the final week of streaming at The Public for VENUS SMILES NOT IN THE HOUSE OF TEARS and Toshi Reagon’s POST-ELECTION CONCERTwww.PublicTheater.org

Stephen Schwartz’s Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook is now a world premiere Movie Musical. With book by David Stern, music/lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and directed by Daniel C. Levine, the film will stream February 13-28 and include over two dozen of Mr. Schwartz’s songs.

Included are songs from Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, The Baker’s Wife, Rags, Working, Children of Eden and Enchanted. A touching, authentic look into how we fall in love and the power of trusting our hearts and memories. www.actofct.org

Brothers, songwriters, and collaborators, Daniel and Patrick Lazour today released their independently-produced album Flap My Wings: Songs from We Live in Cairo, on the tenth anniversary of the Tahrir Square protests that began the Egyptian Revolution in 2011.

Flap My Wings: Songs from We Live in Cairo, featuring songs from their musical, the Richard Rodgers Award-winning We Live in Cairo, seen in the Spring of 2019 at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is now available via iTunes or Spotify(click to download).

King Lear

BroadwayHD announced that it is becoming the global streaming home for the fine works of the Royal Shakespeare Company.  Beginning this week, fans of Shakespeare will be able to enjoy the likes of Hamlet, directed by Simon Godwin and Starring Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You); King Lear, directed RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran and starring Olivier Award-winner Antony Sher; and The Merry Wives of Windsor directed by Fiona Laird, among others.  Nine titles will debut on the service this month, with additional productions set to arrive on BroadwayHD in February and March. www.broadwayHD.com

Amas Musical Theatre presents Black Butterfly written by Marry McCallum and N’Kenge, also creator, featuring N’Kenge, Terence Archie and Tamara Tunie, directed by Jerry Foley. Streams free Feb. 3 at 7 pm and on demand thru Feb. 6. A Benefit for Amas development programs. Reservations: www.amasmusical.org

The Drama League will launch THE ESSENTIALS, an expanded series of workshops and seminars developed to explore best practices and changing realities for stage directors and theatermakers, offering vital tools for artists to succeed. After several seasons of acclaimed workshops at The Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca, this in-person series moves in 2021 to the digital space, connecting artists and patrons around the world by offering these workshops online for the first time beginning February 5. www.dramaleague.org

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up of new musicals for their 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, on Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20, 2020. Due to the pandemic, the Festival will be reimagined and shared online through Broadway On Demand. The NAMT Fall events will kick off on Tuesday, November 17, with the Fall Conference, followed by the Festival of New Musicals on November 19 & 20.

Registration for industry members is free and will open soon at www.namt.org/festival. The public can also receive passes to the Festival through a donation to NAMT, which will be available at a later date through Broadway on Demand.

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