THEATRE TALK

Stage Aurora Theatrical Company (Darryl Reuben Hall, Executive Director) will present “Broadway Celebrates Veterans Day,” a virtual concert of Broadway performers including Robert Cuccioli, Darius De Haas, Jarrod Emick, Darryl Reuben Hall, Janet Hubert, Cady Huffman, Renee Lawless, N’Kenge, Randy Redd, Cody Renard Richard, Desmond Richardson, Angela Robinson, Justin Matthew Sargetn, Ben Vereen, Bethaney Wellings-Davies, Natasha Yvette Williams, Vanessa Williams, celebrating our military veterans and those who have served – and are currently serving – in the Armed Forces. The concert will stream on the Stage Aurora Theatrical Company’s YouTube page here beginning Saturday, November 7 at 12pm and will be available for viewing through Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11. Attendance is free with a suggested donation of $25. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Northeast Florida Women Veterans of Jacksonville and Stage Aurora Theatrical Company. For more information, please visit www.stageaurora.org.

“Stars in The House” Hosts Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley will present Shaw’s MAN & SUPERMAN   Featuring Robert Cuccioli, Claybourne Elder, Santino Fontana, Nikki M. James, Christine Toy Johnson, Rob McClure, John-Andrew Morrison, Margaret Odette, Vishaal Reddy and Lenny Wolpe. Adapted, Directed & Narrated by David Staller, Monday, November 16th at 8pm To Benefit The Actors Fund.

In partnership with ALL ARTS, the free broadcast and digital platform dedicated to the arts, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, along with seven leading regional theaters, is proud to present the broadcast premiere of Until the Flood from acclaimed writer and performance Dael Orlandersmith. Based on extensive interviews following the 2014 shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson, this tour-de-force one woman show, directed for the stage and television by Neel Keller, gives voice to a community haunted by injustice and a country yearning for change. Until the Flood premieres nationwide Sunday, November 15 at 8 p.m. ET on the free ALL ARTS app and allarts.org, and in the New York metro area on the ALL ARTS TV channel (channel lineups).

Cozy up with some hot performances on BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for theater fans!  Today, the streaming platform announced their robust November lineup filled with rockin’ musical numbers, thrilling operas, and even a little holiday cheer.  On November 1st, BroadwayHD will re-release Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the film based on the off-Broadway smash hit, and the popular musical comedy Meshuga Nutcracker, which celebrates Chanukah like never before, will make its way back to the platform on November 5th.   Then on November 11th, the unique digital capture of Who’s Your Baghdaddy? Or How I Started the Iraq Waran Australian production and New York Times Critics’ Pick inspired by a true story will debut on the site.  Aptly arriving on Friday the 13th of November,  A Killer Party: A New Digital Musical, starring Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan, and Alex Newell, which was filmed in quarantine, brings a scary good time to the platform. The series was directed by Marc Bruni, and includes music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and a book by Kait Kerrigan.  San Francisco Opera’s awe-inspiring production of Moby Dick Operaarrives on November 17th.  The award-winning documentary One Night Stand, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at New York’s 24 hour musicals, arrives on November 24th, while Lenny Bruce Without Tears, a documentary about the outrageous, groundbreaking comic, debuts to BroadwayHD subscribers on November 28th. www.broadwayHD.com

Infinite Variety Productions announces panelists for their three-night In Their Footsteps: the Radio Play Online Launch event!  In honor of Veterans Day and to celebrate the launch of their new radio play, In Their Footsteps: The Radio Play, which follows the stories of five American women who served in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, Infinite Variety Productions is hosting three evenings of readings of the play followed by panel discussions with people intimately connected to the war in different ways. Audience members will have the opportunity, after watching the reading of the play, November 9-11, to hear pieces of these women’s stories and then to ask questions in a Zoom webinar Q+A format. Open discussion is encouraged. Signed copies of Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai’s newest book, The Mountains Sing, will also be available for purchase to audience members of the event.

A Wide Variety of Panels and Panelists
November 9: US Veterans Then and Now
November 10: Vietnamese Perspectives
November 11: In Their Footsteps
 www.infinitevarietynyc.org

On Thursday, November 12 at 7pm ET, the spotlight shines on Broadway/jazz singer Aisha de Haas in a new concert called “Memory Lane.” From Rodgers & Hammerstein to Burt Bacharach, Aisha de Haas, along with musical director Billy Stritch, continues the journey through the songs, singers and styles that shaped her musical life. Streams for one month after.https://events.broadwayworld.com/event/aisha-de-haas-11-12-7-pm-et/

Entertainment venues forced to shut again as government tightens restrictions” by The Stage’s Georgia Snow – “Entertainment venues in England will be forced to close again next week under plans announced by the government, as the UK moves back into tougher national measures to stop the spread of Covid-19. At a Downing Street press conference, prime minister Boris Johnson did not reference theatres by name but said entertainment venues would be among the businesses that must close to the public from November 5 until at least December 2. Johnson confirmed that the government would extend the furlough scheme until December in response, however no details have yet been announced.

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