Theater-Music TALK

 The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, is presenting American Strings: From Folk to Film, a digital concert recorded at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, now available free and on-demand through August 25 at newyorkpops.org. The New York Pops string section is featured in this all-American program of folk songs, fiddle tunes, novelty pieces, and film scores, including Aaron Copland’s “Hoe-Down” from Rodeo, George Gershwin’s Lullaby, Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer, arranged by Steven Reineke, and John Williams’ “March of the Resistance” from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, plus more. 

The York Theatre Co presents an original series “UnSung” created & hosted by Gerry McIntryre (Assoc. Artistic Director) to include behind the scenes conversations with BIPOC artists (playwrights, directors, choreographers, music directors, designers, stage managers, dressers, ushers, stagehands). www.yorktheatre.org

The John Gore Organization announced the newest episode of “Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal,” will feature Broadway favorites including four-time Tony Award nominee Raúl Esparza, four-time Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier, Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan, and Carly Blake Sebouhian. This week’s episode will premiere nationally on Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30. Check BroadwayProfiles.com for local listings. Locally, in New York City, this week’s episode will premiere on WPIX-TV on Sunday, May 30 at 6:30 PM ET.

Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s supper club, welcomes back actor/photographer/producer Michael Kushner with his show Michael Kushner Sings His Hits For Pride on Wednesday, June 30, at 9:45 PM with special guest Alice Ripley, musical direction by Debbie Tjong, Nate Hopkins on piano, Debbie Tjong on bass, Debon Medock on trumpet and Joe Cogen on drums. www.54below.com.
Join Broadway legend (in his mind) Michael Kushner as he regales his glory days on Broadway (again, in his mind) while singing the tunes that made him famous (once again… in his mind). This vaudevillian, gay romp is the perfect musical theater comedy way to celebrate Pride.

Willy Falk – singer, actor, Tony Nominee  (original Chris in Broadway’s Miss Saigon) has new YouTube videos of new recordings with guitarist Jeff Peterson (recorded in Hawaii). Hawaiian Lullaby. https://youtu.be/dGMr7QkhYLY and E Maliu Mai https://youtu.be/T_wbS3-Bvvg

Once Upon A One More Time, the Broadway-bound musical featuring the music of Britney Spears, is now set to have its world premiere at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC later this year!Written by Jon Hartmere, and directed and choreographed by Keone and Mari Madrid, the production will play Sidney Harman Hall from November 30, 2021   through January 2, 2022. It features  Spears songs including “Oops!…I Did It Again,” “Lucky,” “Stronger” and “Toxic.”

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