Theater Talk

The original cast of Joe DiPietro’s Conscience will come together again for a virtual version of the play with George Street Playhouse October 27 thru 30. Due to the shutdown of theaters throughout the state in March, the world-premiere of the production was canceled just days after it opened.  

“We are thrilled to bring this timely play to a virtual stage for our patrons,” said Artistic Director David Saint, who also directed the production.  “Our audiences tell us they are eagerly anticipating a return to the theater, so what better way than to bring back this powerful production, using technology that allows patrons to watch from the comfort and safety of their homes.” 

The production will reunite the original cast — Harriet Harris as Senator Margaret Chase Smith, Lee Sellers as Senator Joseph McCarthy, Mark Junek as the strategist William C. Lewis, Jr., and Cathryn Wake as Jean Kerr, McCarthy’s researcher and later his wife.  

Digital tickets go on sale Friday, October 9th, and can be secured at www.GeorgeStreetPlayhouse.org.

Wine Lovers Take Notice – Kate Rockwell, who has been starring as Karen Smith in Broadway’s Mean Girls, will bring theater fans and wine lovers together for an interactive virtual evening of wine tasting on October 17 at 7:00pm ESTWine Tasting 101 is produced by Ken Davenport, two-time Tony Award-winning producer, in partnership with the TheaterMakers Studio. Tickets range from $15 for the virtual wine tasting class to $65, which includes the class and the selected wines shipped to your door.

Kate Rockwell is turning her personal spotlight onto her second love… wine. Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) certified with several years of experience in the NYC wine industry, Rockwell is using her time off the Broadway stage to help spread her love of all things vino.

Sing along to Broadway tunes, chat in real time with Rockwell, and explore her wine selection. And of course, no Broadway Wino class would be complete without a special guest. One of Rockwell’s incredible Broadway star pals will join her for a glass of wine and a chat about all things Broadway.

Au Bon Climat Chardonnay 2018 and Presqu’ile Winery Pinot Noir 2018 will be the wines sampled in the tasting.

Tickets, ranging from $15-$65, can be purchased by visiting Stellar TicketsHERE

THEY’RE BACK! It’ll be all treats, no tricks when a lineup of Broadway and drag favorites bring the Halloween chills and thrills to the cinematically striking stream of I Put a Spell on You at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, October 29.
 
Save the date now for this virtual Halloween blowout, a musical spoof of and tribute to the cult classic Hocus Pocus. I Put a Spell on You finds the Sanderson Sisters breaking the internet and diving into a world of pop culture’s favorite villains.  Watch for performances from Todrick Hall, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Eva Noblezada, Will Swenson, Bob The Drag Queen, Alexis Michelle and many more.

Visit broadwaycares.org/spell 

More than 70 million people stutter… 1 in 20 children stutter… and many will continue to do so for the rest of their lives.Actress, producer and activist Mariska Hargitay and actor and writer Peter Hermann join actor, writer and film producer Paul Rudd and 2017 World Series MVP George Springer as executive producers on the new documentary My Beautiful Stutter.  They join the producing team of Michael Alden Productions and Ryan Gielen and Patrick James Lynch of Believe Limited. Gielen directs. 

During the film’s 2019 festival run, Stutter was honored with multiple Best Documentary awards, including being selected as the INSPIRE film at the Napa Valley Film Festival, screening for over 1,500 middle and high school students. Over 2019 and early 2020, Stutter partnered with impact campaign specialists Picture Motion for over 150 worldwide impact screenings for over 11,000 attendees in 12 countries.

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