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The John Gore Organization announced today that the newest episode of “Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal” will feature Broadway favorites including Jane Krakowski, Jessie Mueller, David Josefsberg, plus Mentalist Jason Suran. This week’s episode will premiere on WPIX-TV on Sunday, February 7 at 6PM. www.BroadwayProfiles.com

The Public will be focusing on the 1990s — a time of renaissance for Black art, which helped cultivate the careers of many of the Black artists of today’s theatrical canon. Throughout this month (and beyond), we’ll be reflecting on what the 90s taught us and how we can bring those lessons forward into this and future decades on our social channels.  www.thepublic.org

Stage and screen veteran Andrea Marcovicci will offer a free concert Valentine’s Day to benefit The Actors Fund. A Kern Valentine, celebrating the work of composer Jerome Kern, will stream February 14 at 7:30 PM ET on YouTube. Marcovicci will be joined virtually by Brad Ellis on the piano. A live video chat after-party will follow the performance on Facebook.com.

The family of Cicely Tyson has set an official public viewing for the late Hollywood icon, who died on Jan. 28 at the age of 96. The viewing will take place on Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City. COVID-19 protocols will be in place, with social distancing and mask-wearing enforced. Photography will not be permitted.

(Photo: Walter McBride)

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Michael R. Jackson to Join Theatre Communication Group’s ‘First Fridays’.”  The first of TCG Books’ First Fridays, will feature Michael R. Jackson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Strange Loop, in conversation on Facebook Live, Friday, February 5, 2021 at 7:30pm ET.

Myths and Hymns will feature John Lithgow, Shoshana Bean, and Daniel Breaker in the second part of a new digital adaptation of Adam Guettel’s theatrical song cycle presented by MasterVoices. The free production, conceived and supervised by artistic director Ted Sperling, will premiere on February 24 at 6:30pm ET. www.mastervoices.org

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) presents the next installments of its 2021 digital spring season. brownout, a solo created, directed and performed by choreographer and performer Mariana Valencia, premieres on Monday, March 1 at 5pm ET and is available to view until Monday, March 15 at 5pm ET at BACNYC.org. Filmed at locations in upstate New York, Valencia’s new work uses a series of movement and sound scores to play with narrative, abstraction, and inference. A live-streamed conversation with Mariana Valencia and curator Ali Rosa-Salas will be held on Wednesday, March 10 at 8pm ET. Free registration for the live Zoom conversation is available beginning March 1, 5pm ET. Museum of Calm, a solo by extended-technique vocalist, performer, and composer Holland Andrews, premieres on Monday, March 15 at 5pm ET and is available through Monday, March 29 at 5pm ET.

Brooklyn’s leading theatrical and artistically ambitious think-tank theater ensemble, and three esteemed curators proudly announce the lineup of the fourth annual On Women FestivalMarch 4-28, celebrating the lives and experiences of woman artists. Committed to producing the works of progressive and dynamic playwrights, this year’s festival will be headlined by two mainstage productions; if there is breakage you will find chips, March 11-14, which encompasses themes of connection, supportive partnership, and burning ambition, and the one-woman narrative play,Walking with BubblesMarch 25-28, navigating a seemingly impossible landscape of single parenting and mental health with incredible resilience and grace. www.irondale.org

Celebrated chanteuse and songwriter with a signature breathy voice, Donna Lewis releases her new EP, Told You So, Donna Lewis soared to fame in 1996 with the international, dance-pop classic “I Love You Always Forever” off her acclaimed debut album, Now in a Minute. It became the first track ever to receive a million spins on American radio and the third best-selling tune in the history of Atlantic Records — the multi-dimensional Welsh native is an artist who is as comfortable with catchy pop tunes as she is with jazz, acoustic, electronica and beyond as displayed throughout her illustrious career.

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