Theater Talk

The Broadway Cast Reunion Series, virtual visits with Broadway casts “backstage” and unrehearsed, is announcing its May lineup. See your favorite stars, interact with the cast via chat, and hear personal, hilarious, unscripted stories and gossip – as the casts really let their hair down. Tickets can be purchased via: www.BroadwayCastReunion.com.  Coming up: My Fair Lady and Come From Away

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 5 PM Pacific / 8 PM Eastern meet the Broadway and National Tour stars of the Tony Award winning revival of Lincoln Center Theater’s My Fair Lady Featuring: LAURA BENANTI (Eliza Doolittle), SHEREEN AHMED (Eliza/Tour), ROSEMARY HARRIS (Mrs. Higgins), JORDAN DONICA (Freddy Eynsford-Hill) and SAM SIMAHK (Freddy/Tour).

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 5 PM Pacific / 8 PM Eastern meet the original Broadway stars of the Tony & Olivier Award winning musical COME FROM AWAY Featuring:  PETRINA BROMLEY (Bonnie & others), JENN COLELLA (Beverley/Annette & others), KENDRA KASSEBAUM (Janice & others), Q. SMITH (Hannah & others), ASTRID VAN WIEREN (Beulah & others), SHARON WHEATLEY (Diane & others)

NNR – New Normal Rep a new streaming theater company dedicated to producing reflective and inclusive plays, continues with its inaugural  season presenting Two Sisters and a Pianowritten and directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony-nominated playwright Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics). Now streaming on demand through May 23 at NewNormalRep.org, tickets for Two Sisters and a Piano are $25, $10 for students and theater professionals, and can be purchased at NewNormalRep.orgTwo Sisters and a Piano features Florencia Lozano (Rinse, Repeat at Signature), Gary Perez (The Motherf**ker with the Hat at Steppenwolf), Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (RentAnna in the Tropics) and Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winner Jimmy Smits (Anna in the Tropics, “The West Wing,” “LA Law”).

Now’s the time to join FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME’s summer season academy just beginning with “Welcome to the Cypher” adult workshops (two of them) . . . “For the Love of Improv” and “Flows & Shows” + “Got Your Back: FLS Academy Showcase” where facilitators make up a hip-hop show based on audience suggestions. Academy scholarships and financial assistance programs are available. Email academy@freestylelovesupreme.com or visit https://fls.academy.

Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale, the founders of the critically acclaimed improv troupe, are the subject of the Grammy nominated Hulu documentary “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme.”
“Our virtual classes have been a surprising and heartfelt way to connect during the pandemic,” said
Freestyle Love Supreme Co-Founder Andrew (“Jelly Donut”) Bancroft. “The silver lining of moving
our work online is that we now freestyle, laugh, and bond with people from New York to India, Saudi
Arabia to Australia, and beyond. It’s affirming to know that human connection of this level is still possible while we’re physically miles apart.”

FLS Academy is the first ever freestyle school created and run directly by FLS members, including teachers
and guest facilitators, in partnership with long-time FLS producers Kail, Miranda, Ars Nova founders Jenny
and Jon Steingart, and Hamilton co-producer Jill Furman.

On Monday, May 10, Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA), will hold a Yom Yerushalayim event, “Hadassah & Jerusalem: United Forever” hosted by Tovah Feldshuh.The event will celebrate the reunification following the Six-Day War both of East and West Jerusalem and Hadassah’s two hospitals, Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, which is in West Jerusalem, and Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus, which is in East Jerusalem. Together, they formed the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO). The virtual event will be broadcast on Monday, May 10, at 7:30 pm ET.

See featured musical performances by the Israeli duo Yonina and the Jerusalem Symphony OrchestraJerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon, Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus Director Dr. Tamar Elram and Hadassah National President Rhoda Smolow will be among the speakers. The event is edited, filmed and produced by Elad Schanin of CRC Media. Visit www.hadassah.org/events/YomYerushalayim. The event is FREE.

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