Theater-Music TALK

They’re calling this the filthy, hilarious and lewd 7-part miniseries! Edgar Rice Burroughs will be spinning in his grave this spring as the THE DESTRUCTION OF JANE, is set to debut this month inspired by the infamous film Tarzan the Ape Man, starring Bo Derek and Miles O’Keefe (for which Derek was proudly named Worst Actress at the 1981 Razzie Awards).

The new miniseries is an unauthorized parody of the King of the Jungle, told from the point of view of Miss Jane Parker, and will begin weekly installments on Thursday, April 29 at 8 a.m. on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCR8ctvagY5vxh3ptKS-q3bA/videos. A new episode will premiere on every subsequent Thursday and the final entry will be a short film summing up the series. THE DESTRUCTION OF JANE stars Paul Pecorino and Rob Eco as Jane and Tarzan respectively, and features special cameo appearances by Mario Cantone and Randy Rainbow. Written by Paul Pecorino and directed by Drue Pennella, THE DESTRUCTION OF JANE was filmed on location in the Catskills and New York City.

The United States World War I Centennial Commission, in cooperation with the Doughboy Foundation, the National Park Service and the American Battle Monuments Commission, is sponsoring the FIRST COLORS Ceremony, a major event to celebrate the inaugural raising of the American flag over the nation’s soon to open World War I Memorial. The live-broadcast event will feature a special performance by the critically acclaimed Off Broadway cast of THE HELLO GIRLS (www.TheHelloGirlsMusical.com) and will take place in Washington, DC on Friday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m. EDT / 7:00 a.m. PDT.

Hosted by award-winning actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise, the 75-minute program will pay tribute to America’s role in WWI and highlight our national unity with military fanfare, guest appearances by notable participants from across the country and musical performances including a special excerpt from the Off Broadway musical THE HELLO GIRLS.

The award-winning performance ensemble Blessed Unrest presents a new, live, movement-based performance TOUCH, a post pandemic meditation on skin hunger and a longing to connect. Inspired by our growing understanding of the function of mirror neurons and driven by the need to provide a refuge from the isolation and fear of the past year, the piece invites its audience to partake in the warmth of creative intimacy, with the safety of distance. TOUCH will be performed outdoors from May 1 to 9, 2021, as part of the NYC Open Culture Program at East 26th Street (between 5th and Madison, just north of Madison Square Park; subway R/W to 23rd St. and 6 to 28th St.) Space is extremely limited and reservations are highly recommended. Tickets (suggested donation $25) can be purchased by emailing info@blessedunrest.org with patron’s name, desired show date and time, and number of tickets requested. More information at http://blessedunrest.org/

CLUB44 RECORDS will celebrate the new Nicolas King album Act One: Celebrating 25 Years of Recordings on Wednesday, April 28 at 8:00 PM Eastern with an all-star online release party event. Nicolas will perform several songs with Mike Renzi at the piano. His friends will drop in to congratulate him, including Tom Selleck & the cast of “Blue Bloods, Angela BacariCarol BurnettFran DrescherCharles CalelloMax von EssenMichael FeinsteinConnie FrancisErnie Haas, Clint Holmes, Richard Jay-AlexanderLinda LavinNorm LewisJane MonheitChristine PediLinda PurlMark SendroffBilly Stritch, and Veronica Swift, along with special surprise guests. The show will be broadcast live on Nicolas’ YouTube channel, where it will be archived after the event. Tune in on YouTube HERE.

Kathleen Chalfant, Dorothy Lyman

Love gets a second chance this spring in the live stream play We Have To Hurry, a new work by acclaimed playwright, actor, and director Dorothy Lyman and starring theatrical luminary Kathleen Chalfant. The two-hander play, about a pair of mature people reigniting their spark in life’s third act, will stream live via Broadway on Demand for two performances only, Saturday, May 1 at 8pm and Sunday, May 2 at 3pm. Patricia Vanstone is the director. Producers Stuffed Olive, Inc. and Davina Belling will donate all proceeds from the streaming of We Have to Hurry to The Actors Fund Home East and West. Tickets, priced at $15 per household, are available to purchase HERE

Out of the Box Theatrics & Holmdel Theatre Company’s The Last Five Years, with book, music and lyrics by three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, stars Nasia Thomas (Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the TemptationsBeautiful: The Carole King Musical) and Nicholas Edwards (Frozen, Berkshire Theatre Group’s Godspell, directed and musically directed by Tony Award winner Jason Michael Webb (Choir Boy) has been extended thru May 9. The production, rehearsed remotely, was filed in a NY apartment. www.ootbtheatrics.com

The Cell and DimlyWit Productions will broadcast the fifth installment of Tolerance Party entitled WAITING FOR I DUNNO which will be available to stream via their website. The previous chapters of Tolerance Party brought together eight individuals in a video chat by an unknown entity. WAITING FOR I DUNNO finds two of our heroes waiting for… well we just don’t know who now, do we? Also, is it technically “whom”? Audiences will be brought back into the original and crazy world of writer and director Joseph Hendel with some surprises in store, of course, and are encouraged to participate in a live chat function that will help determine the fate of the characters in following episodes. The cast includes Richard Urquiza, Brian Reager, and Peyton Rowe. Production design is by DimlyWit Productions, co-concieved by Artistic Director Kira Simring (Yes!, Reflections of Molly Bloom, Crackskull Row).
WAITING FOR I DUNNO will be streamed on Thursday April 22, 2021 at 8PM. Tickets are available on a sliding scale from $5 to $25. Running time is 30 minutes.  https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thecelltheatre/508348

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