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Ratatouille Announces Cast – The Tony Award-winning theatrical production company Seaview (Slave Play, Sea Wall/A Life) today announced the complete cast for the highly anticipated one-performance-only, Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, to benefit The Actors Fund – and it’s a veritable infestation of luminaries!

Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical will star Wayne Brady (Django), Tituss Burgess (Remy), Kevin Chamberlin (Gusteau), Tony Award winner André De Shields (Ego), Andrew Barth Feldman (Linguini), Grammy Award nominee Adam Lambert (Emile), Tony winner Priscilla Lopez (Mabel),Tony nominee Ashley Park (Colette), Owen Tabaka (Young Ego), and three-time Tony nominee Mary Testa (Skinner), with Cori JaskierTalia SuskauerNikisha WilliamsJJ NiemannJohn Michael LylesRaymond J. Lee, and Joy Woods as the ensemble.

Presented in association with TikTok and TodayTix PresentsRatatouille: The TikTok Musical will stream for the Actors Fund. Tix on sale at www.TodayTix.com

NEW YEAR’S EVE Benefit for the Mabel Mercer Foundation hosted by KT Sullivan and Russ Woolley featuring Eric Yves Garcia, Larry Woodard, Jon WeberDecember 31st at 10 pm streaming FREE at www.mabelmercer.org Donations appreciated.

SAMSON THE WRESTLING MUSICAL Virtual Cabaret streams for free on January 1, 2021 at 9PM ET, 6pm PT with on demand availability following! This high energy show will have audiences of all ages ready to rumble! LevelGround.nyc.

A common boy is gifted with the superpower of phenomenal strength in this new knockout musical based on the legendary historical figure. Set in the eccentric world of 1980s wrestling, our hero, Samson fights anyone in his way as he struggles to find freedom within. But can he find it before his final match? 

Stephanie Hsu

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presented the premieres of new virtual commissions by Stephanie Hsu and George Salazar:

Stephanie Hsu

another love letter by Stephanie Hsu

Special Thanks to: Duke Dang, for ringing the bellm Doug Widick, for mixing sound and editing out that dog, Drew Ludwig, for walking with me and You, Yes You for being here. Premiered Sunday, December 27, 2020

My Identity by George Salazar

I spent my life trying to navigate what it means to be mixed-race. Being half-Filipino and half-Ecuadorian, I struggled throughout my life to find where I belong. The pause we’ve sat in as a result of this pandemic gave me the opportunity to really look within and also look outside to find a way to further build community with my mixed race friends and family. 

Premiered Monday, December 21, 2020

The African Company presents Richard III by Carlyle Brown on Mon. January 11 at 7:30 pm EST/Livestream.

In 1821—forty years before the abolition of slavery, and fifty years before Black Americans earned the right to vote—two productions of Shakespeare’s Richard III are on the rialto. One is presented by the African Company of New York, known for putting on plays in a downtown Manhattan theatre to which both Black and white audiences flocked. The other is helmed by Stephen Price, an uptown theater impresario who—fearful of the African Company’s production, which is garnering large white audiences—manipulates the law and employs his privilege to shutter the competition. Shakespeare is the cultural battleground in this inventive, emotional, and energetic retelling of a pivotal moment in American theater history.

Directed by Carl Cofield, this livestream benefit reading will feature Clifton Duncan, Edward GeroDion JohnstonePaul Niebanck, Antoinette RobinsonCharlayne Woodard, and more. Free Tickets https://www.redbulltheater.com/the-african-company

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