Theater & Music Talk

Broadway On Demand, the theater-focused streaming platform, is proud to present even more shows perfect for the holidays, including the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s one-man production of This Wonderful Life (December 16 – January 3), the Laguna Playhouse production of It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, starring The Skivvies (December 19 – January 1); the reading of a new play, The Santa Hat, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner, two-time Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie, Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Gregory Jbara, and Theatre World and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Lucie Arnaz (December 21 – 27), and Shoshana Bean’s holiday concert, filmed live from the legendary Apollo Theater, Sing Your Hallelujah! (December 23 – January 1).

These newly announced productions join previously announced shows that can still be streamed including, Hale Centre Theatre’s A Christmas Carol (December 12 – January 1), Hip Hop Nutcracker (December 18 – January 10), Dickens’ Holiday Classic (December 19 – 31), and Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker (December 19 – January 1). www.broadwayondemand.com

 Direct from Mint Theater Company’s Virtual Home, Artistic Director Jonathan Bank announced the line-up for Mint’s popular Streaming Series for 2021, featuring HD recordings of past productions: Days To Come by Lillian Hellman, directed by J.R. Sullivan (will begin airing January 4th and continue through February 21st); Katie Roche by Teresa Deevy, directed by Jonathan Bank (2/1- 3/28); Women Without Men by Hazel Ellis, directed by Jenn Thompson (2/22 to 3/21); Yours Unfaithfully by Miles Malleson, directed by Jonathan Bank (3/22 to 5/16);  A Picture of Autumn by N.C Hunter, directed by Gus Kaikkonen (3/29 to 5/23); and The Fatal Weakness by George Kelly, directed by Jesse Marchese (5/17 to 6/13), all at Mint’s virtual eater, MintTheater.org. The price of admission is FREE. To receive a password, visit MintTheater.org.

Anna Deavere

The Lucille Lortel Theatre today announced its new 2021 guest lineup for its popular “Live at The Lortel” virtual conversation series. Kicking off the new year areartists/performers Whitney White and Peter Mark Kendall, creators of Capsule (January 4), Anna Deavere Smith (January 11), Phillipa Soo (January 25), and Krysta Rodriguez (February 1).  The live interviews will take place Mondays at 7:00 PM EST, offering theater fans the opportunity to view interviews and participate in a Q&A with artists. Hosted by Eric Ostrow, with co-hosts Joy DeMichelle, John-Andrew Morrison and Daphne Rubin-Vega.To join the audience, please visitwww.liveatthelortel.com.

Isaac Mizrahi presents the second show of his virtual concert series, ISAAC@CAFECARLYLE, full of stories and songs, delivered right to your living room. The show will premiere on January 8 at 8pm with special guest Jackie Hoffman. Filmed (without an audience) at the New York City landmark Café Carlyle, the show is being presented on the BroadwayWorld Events pay-per-view streaming platform. Two additional completely unique shows will be released on February 12 and March 19. The shows will kick off with a live premiere event, featuring a special chat, which will include Mizrahi himself, and then will be available on demand for 30 days.Tickets:  www.events.broadwayworld.com

Swingin’ the Dream – First performed at The Center Theatre, Broadway in 1939, Gilbert Seldes and Erik Charell’s jazz-infused version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is widely regarded as one of the most ambitious and intriguing Broadway musical adaptations of Shakespeare of all time.Saturday January 9th at 2 pm. FREE, reservation required.

Presented by Kwame Kwei-Armah (Artistic Director, Young Vic), the show will feature a selection of original songs from the production performed by RSC musicians Neil Charles (Bass), Peter Edwards (MD/Arranger/Piano), Chris Storr (Trumpet) and Zara McFarlane (Vocals). The cast comprises Alfred Clay, Andrew French, Kemi-Bo Jacobs, Cornell S. John, Georgia Sanders, Mogali Masuku, Baker Mukasa and Anne Odeke.

This event will be streamed live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon TFANA – Reserve HERE.

Noel Coward

It’s never too late to listen to the Prince of Cabaret, Steve Ross. Here’s a note from him: Dear friends and fans of the Master,

In 1999, at the behest of the then Program Director for the Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center Alan Pally, I had the enviable task of assembling a stellar cast to present an evening in celebration of the centenary of Noël Coward’s birth. Everybody was in it, and everybody was there! A highlight for me was playing the piano overture with the great Broadway dance arranger, musical director and pianist, Peter Howard. Here, for your listening and dancing pleasure, as they used to say, it is. Happy Birthday (a bit belated) Noël! Listen HERE.

London News:

Hamilton Announces West End Return in May 2021 

 
Mamma Mia!
to Resume West End Performances in June 2021

 
Life of Pi
West End run rescheduled for late September 2021

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