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The West End’s Slava’s Snowshow  is about to become available streaming for the first time ever on BroadwayHD streaming service for live theater, having secured worldwide exclusive streaming rights and will stream in the U.S. and globally beginning February 8.  Olivier Award winner for Best Entertainment and nominated for a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event, this West End production of Slava’s Snowshow takes the art of clowning to new heights in a highly visual celebration of life.  www.BroadwayHD.com

Urban Stages ‘Heroes and Villains Monologues” begins February 5 at 7:30 pm. (thru Feb. 12) – Artist Fellow in Playwriting John Minigan, OBIE Award-winning producer Sandra Daley-Sharif, United Solo Festival’s Best Documentary One-Woman Show recipient Jenny Lyn Bader, and award-winning playwrights Catherine Weingarten, Ruth Zamoyta, Frank Tangredi and Eric Percival.
     The performers include Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress nominated Danielle Bourgeois, Australian actress Stefanie Lekkas, actor/producer/VO artist Sascha Vanderslik (CA), Jason Asher, Kailah S. King, Zach McCoy, Sarah Okada, and Misti Tindiglia.
The monologues are helmed by Drama League alum NJ Agwuna, Producing Director of F.A.B. Women at The Barrow Group Christine Cirker, international directors Pedro Santos (Portugal) and Lynn Petersen (Australia), Founding Artistic Director of AmiosNYC and ShotzSF in San Francisco Christian Haines, and Urban Stages’ staff, Ilanna SaltzmanVincent Scott and Kim T. Sharp. www.urbanstages.org  – FREE

Special event Hosted by Operation Warrior Shield (OWS) Mon. February 15 at 7pm features an impressive line-up of VIP speakers and celebrities including Greta Blackburn, Actress and daughter of an Air Force Veteran; TONY Lo BIANCO, Actor, reading “A Common Soldier”, Lainie Kazan, Actress and Singer; Dr. Robert Koffman, CAPT (Ret), decorated Navy Combat Veteran and Military Psychiatrist; Errol Rappaport, Air Force Veteran and OWS Good Will Ambassador; Edward Schloeman, CMSgt (Ret) and founder of OWS; Rick Yount, founder of Warrior Canine Connection (WCC). Also featured will be the 2020 AKC Service Dog of the Year — WCC’s Luke —and his proud Air Force Veteran Ryan Garrison. Register HERE.

 Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced new guests for upcoming evenings of the highly popular FREE event, Keen After Hours: February 14 Keen Romances – couples who met working on Keen shows as pictured. Jonathan McCrory (February 22nd), Thomas Jay Ryan (March 1st) and Jennifer Ashley Tepper (March 8th). Keen After Hours is free and open to all. www.keencompany.org

New comedy musical USUCC: An Original Zoomsical. premieres on YouTube on February 12th. When character arts university professor Hannah the Hound finds herself in the middle of a tuition refund strike by her students due to the coronavirus pandemic, she questions what it means to be a teacher. Amanda Kristin Cox (off-Broadway: Mrs. Patrick in A Man of No Importance (2020); Kevin Herrera (off-Broadway: Ensemble in Romeo y Julieta (2020) at The Public Theater/WNYC) and Ian Parker, recent graduate of Brooklyn College’s MFA in Acting program, Jakes Ellsworth (Southern Illinois University) and Hannah Duran (AMDA). Filmmakers Brian Ryu and Julia Krom.

Festival of Plays-by-Mail Premieres POST THEATRICAL
featuring 13 projects from 6 states and across the globe now through June 30, 2021. A collective of 13 theater groups and over 50 artists originating in 8 cities across the globe will join forces for RealTime Interventions’ POST THEATRICAL, a festival of works that use mail as a theatrical medium. The festival, which launched February 1 and will run through June 30, 2021, features a diverse range of works that use the medium of mail in a broad range of ways.

POST THEATRICAL was conceived and is coordinated by Pittsburgh’s RealTime Interventions. Tickets range from Pay-What-You-Can to $100. Complete details on individual projects within the festival are compiled and continually updated at www.PostTheatrical.org.

19th Annual Garden State Film Festival March 23-29. THE NEIGHBORS’ WINDOW (written & directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Marshall Curry) tells the story of a mother (Maria Dizzia) who has grown frustrated with her husband (Greg Keller) and her daily routine. But her life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street and she discovers that she can see into their apartment. Tickets: www.GSFF.org

La Jolla Playhouse Digital Without Walls (WOW) Series. World premieres with world-class artists for a road trip around the world via Google Earth with experiences that go down the forgotten roads of our personal geographies, the back alleys of our memory and the highways to places we long to be. – run time @ 55 minutes. www.broadwayondemand.com

ABC Daytime Stars Reunite for BC/EFA – Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert with new behind-the-scenes chats. This free streamed event starts at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11. The star-studded lineup includes performances by Susan Lucci, Anthony Geary, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jason Tam and more, plus the debut of a new dance performance by Finola Hughes filmed on the General Hospital set.  Continues with Virtual Meet/Greets in one on one video chats February 13 with Bradford Anderson, Melissa Claire Egan, more. www.broadwaycares.org

Reconnected, an unforgettable evening of psychological astonishments by acclaimed mentalist, Jason Suran, has been extended by popular demand. Since opening to critical acclaim in October, 2020, the hit show has been a sell out and now has been extended through July 23, 2021. Produced by Carl MoellenbergAdam Rei Siegel and Alan CummingReconnected is held every Friday night entirely on Zoom. For all information go to www.jasonsuran.com/reconnected.

Broadway’s podcast, The Fabulous Invalid, co-hosted by Jamie DuMont and Robert Russo, has today released an epic two-part episode, Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune,celebrating Broadway legend and creator of hits such as Hello, Dolly!MameLa Cage aux Folles; and many more. Both Part One and Part Two of Poet of the Showtune are now available, as hosts speak with Joel Grey, Florence Lacey, Lee Roy Reams, Alix Korey, Andy Einhorn, Barry Brown and Molly Pope. Listen and download HERE

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