TODAY’S THEATRE TALK

 

New York Theatre Barn will continue to host weekly free live streams of its New Works Series each Wednesday evening at 7PM ET. Upcoming September installments of the series include excerpts from the new musicals A Walk On The Moon, Walt and Roy, We Live In Cairo, Loch Ness and more. Available on New York Theatre Barn’s YouTube channel and Broadway on Demand, the live 45-minute series includes excerpts from two new musicals and a conversation with the writers and creative team.

The Obie Award-winning Target Margin Theater (Founding Artistic Director David Herskovits, Associate Artistic Director Moe Yousuf, Community Producer Victoria Linchong) returns to in-person events with Magic in Plain Sight, a series of free, socially distanced, storefront performances reflecting on loss and wonder that take place in various locations in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Running October 10–30Magic in Plain Sight features several adventurous pop-up performances taking place in storefronts, stoops, and parking lots along with a culminating event, Electric Feeling Maybe, at Target Margin Theater’s The Doxsee. The events are designed for a limited audience of ten who safely watch from the sidewalk. With the support of Sunset Park BID and the Office of NYC Council Member Carlos Menchaca, each of the different events in Magic in Plain Sight reimagines how audiences convene and connect with each other in this moment.

The Actors’ Temple High Holy Days for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Sept. 18 thru Sept. 28) will be on live streamed on Zoom to ticket holders –Link to Website for all the Holy Days information: http://www.theactorstemple.org/events/upcoming-special-events/2020-21-membership-high-holidays-and-more 

 

“‘Wicked,’ ‘Pippin’ Creator Stephen Schwartz Getting Documentary Treatment” by Variety’s Brent Lang – “Stephen Schwartz … will be the subject of a new documentary from John Scheinfeld. Entitled “Defying Gravity: From Godspell to Wicked, A Musical Journey,” the film will commence production in 2021 and will track the highs and lows of Schwartz’s remarkable career.” http://bway.ly/cw54pu

“Lileana Blain-Cruz named resident director at Lincoln Center Theater” by Broadway News’ Caitlin Huston – “In the role, Blain-Cruz will direct at least one production a year at the Lincoln Center’s Broadway or Off-Broadway theater and develop and select the theaters’ programming alongside Producing Artistic Director André Bishop.” http://bway.ly/1fcrud

“Khady Kamara named executive director of Second Stage Theater” by Broadway News’ Caitlin Huston – “Kamara comes to Second Stage after working at Arena Stage for 19 years.” http://bway.ly/tro32x

FILM: “Ryan Murphy Shares 1st Look at Starry Cast of His The Prom Movie, Teases Release Date” by Playbill’s Ryan McPhee – ” … Murphy … shared a cast photo while teasing in the caption, “Christmas is right around the corner…”” http://bway.ly/ufx7e4

MISCAST: “Ingrid Michaelson and More Join MCC Theater’s Miscast Lineup” by TheaterMania’s David Gordon – “Newly announced are Norbert Leo Butz, Robert Fairchild, Ingrid Michaelson, Leslie Odom Jr., Isaac Powell, and Lauren Ridloff.” http://bway.ly/74dop4

RESTART ACT: “1,500 Buildings Will Be Lit Red on September 1 as a Call to Congress to Pass the RESTART Act” by BroadwayWorld – “To call attention to the deep financial plight of the Live Event Industry, a nationwide event will take place on September 1, from 9pm-12midnight, when as many as 1,500 buildings across North America will be lit in red.” http://bway.ly/gh3126

 

2 Virginia Theatres Find New Sights at Old Sites” by American Theatre’s Karen Sabo – “Pandemic programming at Barter Theatre and Cadence Theatre Company comprises drive-in performances and short-film commissions, respectively.” http://bway.ly/6h3p5f

CONCERTS:
“Teal Wicks, Kate Baldwin, Brandon Victor Dixon to Perform Live Labor Day Weekend” 
by Playbill’s Dan Meyer – ” … Wicks is among the lineup of live, in-person concerts at Open Jar Studios as part of the Broadway Relief Benefit to raise money for a variety of industry-related charities.” http://bway.ly/kbjfd4

PODCAST: “Alice Ripley, Nick Adams and Sarah Stiles Appear on Theatre Podcast DRAMA.” by BroadwayWorld – “Recent episodes of DRAMA. feature Kara Lindsay, George Salazar, Andrew Barth Feldman and more.” http://bway.ly/r46pyq

RESIDENCIES: “Joshua Bergasse, Justin Vivian Bond, & More Join Works & Process Season” by BroadwayWorld – “Works & Process will produce seven bubble residencies taking place in summer and fall 2020 in the Hudson Valley that will serve as the generative force for artists to safely gather, create, and perform together again.” http://bway.ly/4ss2rx

BROADWAY PROFILES: “Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal: September 2020” by Broadway.com – “We talk to Tony nominee Sarah Stiles about her new EP, visit with the cast and creatives behind Diana, and catch up with Hadestown creators Anäis Mitchell and Rachel Chauvkin.” http://bway.ly/vsk4k0

ABC7: “Group of dancers launch project to bring Broadway magic back to Times Square” by ABC7’s Ysenia Carrizales – “After finding a secret and very safe outdoor rehearsal space, Jena [VanElslander] felt comfortable enough to create what’s now known as the Times Square Project (#TSQ Project). … What started with two friends dancing together in the middle of Times Square, grew to almost thirty dancers within weeks.” http://bway.ly/7gboql

ONLINE:
“New Plays by BD Wong, Lauren Yee, More Among Virtual Series Days of Re-Creation” 
by Playbill’s Andrew Gans – “New works development organization Live & In Color will present Days of Re-Creation, a seven-part series of short plays written to be performed virtually, September 10 at 7 PM ET.” http://bway.ly/295fa5

“Tectonic Theater Project & Miami New Drama Present Scenes From Moisés Kaufman’s Las Aventuras de Juan Planchard” by BroadwayWorld – http://bway.ly/xdousv

 

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