EGOT Recipient and preeminent orchestrator Jonathan Tunick is being honored on October 2 at Connecticut’s Sharon Playhouse in a gala ceremony featuring a 27 piece orchestra and The Sound of Broadway with special guests Meg Bussert, Leslie Denniston, Debbie Gravitte, Karen Mason, Judy McLane, Orville Mendoza, Haley Swindal and Eric Ulloa.
For further information please call The Sharon Playhouse at 1-860-364-7469 X103
Repertorio presents Junot Diaz’s adaptation of Le Breve Y Maravillosa Vida de Oscar Wao (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao), adapted and directed by Marco Antonio Rodriguez. Performances begin October 8 at 138 East 27 St. NYC (performed in Spanish with English Supertitles). www.repertorio.org
A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet is running at the DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15 St.) written by and stars Alex Wyse and Ben Fankhauser, featuring Byonha Marie Parham, directed by Marshall Pailet with choreography by Stephanie Klemons. www.ReginaComet.com Here’s a peek:
Immersive and site specific Back & Forth to play Central Park’s East Meadow featuring two actors and a game of catch while audiences eavesdrop and listen in on headphones. The play is written by Richard Hollman. The play begins Oct. 7 opening officially on Oct. 10 – just a conversation between two old friends reuniting since the pandemic. Visit SuperSecretArts.com.
Daniel Craig returns to Broadway as Macbeth with Ruth Negga making her Broadway debut as Lady Macbeth in an all new production directed by Sam Gold. Performances begin March 29 with an official opening on April 28, 2022 at the Lyceum Theatre. More casting to be announced. www.macbethbroadway.com
The Rehearsal Club, the legendary boarding house for young actresses that inspired Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman’s play Stage Door, is getting a revival, not a stage production, but a new sanctuary for young women aspiring to careers in the performing arts in New York City. Through an agreement with the historic Webster Apartments (419 West 34th Street), adjacent to Hudson Yards, affordable room and board plus an abundance of services (from laundry to wi-fi) will be available in a Rehearsal Club Wing. How to Apply: Rehearsal Club (rehearsalclubnyc.com).
Notable residents of the legendary sanctuary include Carol Burnett, Blythe Danner, Sandy Duncan, Diane Keaton, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Darlow, Margaret Sullavan, Shirley Booth, Audrey and Jane Meadows, among countless others.