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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Ecclesiastes The Circus of Life by Sandi Durell

New musical ECCLESIASTES: THE CIRCUS OF LIFE for a one-night cabaret October 30 at 9 pm Dustin Ceithamer, of this summer’s Marvel thriller The New Mutants, has written and conceived this m…

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Amber Martin,JudyGold,Ute Lemper,Sharon Needles by Sandi Durell

Club Cumming Productions (Alan Cumming, Daniel Nardicio and Samuel Benedict) has put together a season of shows featuring a cavalcade of their most beloved performers in a virtual cabaret s…

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Danai Gurira,Hugh Jackman, Angela Bassett, Jason Bateman by Sandi Durell

Join the stars: Danai Gurira joins Hugh Jackman, Angela Bassett and Jason Bateman at MPTF’s Ninth Annual “Reel Stories, Real Lives” event that goes virtual on Tuesday, October 27 at 6:…

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Cabaret Convention Nite #1 by Sandi Durell

The Mabel Mercer Foundation presents the first virtual Cabaret Convention Oct 19-22 -“NY Cabaret: Yesterday and Today” By Linda Amiel Burns Donald Smith presented the first Cabaret Conve…

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Theater & Cabaret Talk by Sandi Durell

Where Will You Stand When Everything Changes? Barrington Stage Company Founder/Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced that the entirely original new musical based on true stories, The …

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Henry IV by Sandi Durell

Review by Carol Rocamora “Places, ladies”! That’s the customary call when a stage manager readies actors for an entrance, right?  Not in this version of Henry IV!  In Phyllida Lloyd…

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Theater Breaking Through Barriers by Sandi Durell

Theater Breaking Through Barriers Artistic Director Nicholas Viselli announced the Third Virtual Playmakers’ Intensive: INUNION, scheduled for October 19th through November 1st, on YouTu…

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War of the Worlds Broadcast by Sandi Durell

The Keen Company All Star Benefit Broadcast of Orson Welles’s “War of the Worlds,” with cast led by Jason Tam (Be More Chill, KPOP) will be joined by Arnie Burton, Morgan Siobhan Green…

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Live Talks Los Angeles by Sandi Durell

Upcoming virtual talks with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mathew McConaughey, Bill Nye, David Byrne and others. — OCT 18, 4pm (Sunday): Governor Andrew Cuomo with Larry Wiilmore“American Crisis: L…

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Suzanna Ross is Bewitched* by Sandi Durell

Rescheduling her show due to Covid-19, Suzanna Ross landed in one of the premier virtual cabarets – on October 24 at 7pm EST, where she will now offer up her CD previe…

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Lisa Peterson Talks About What the Hell is a Republic Anyway by Sandi Durell

by Carol Rocamora In this time of isolation, uncertainty, artistic deprivation, and darkened theatres, what could be more invigorating and inspiring than the New York Theatre Workshop’s …

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Karen Mason by Sandi Durell

KAREN MASON – the acclaimed Broadway star, concert artist and cabaret favorite – will present a special online video broadcast of her acclaimed show “Mason at Mama’s in March,” …

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Death of a Salesman Streaming by Sandi Durell

In an unprecedented collaboration with Showtime and The Actors Fund, Goodman Theatre is proud to present the stream of the Tony Award Winning Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s D…

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

2020 Tony Nominations by Sandi Durell

As always, there are surprises, snubs and shows that didn’t make it because of Tony cutoff date (Feb.20) . . . like Girl From the North Country and West Side Story. Tony Award winner Jame…

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Great White Way by Sandi Durell

So when will the Great White Way really open? The date keeps getting pushed back and now according to the Broadway League, it’s at least to the end of May 2021. All ticket sales for Broadw…

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Friday, October 9, 2020

NY Pops & Steven Reineke by Sandi Durell

 The New York Pops is presenting a virtual benefit concert featuring Kelli O’Hara on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. EST hosted by New York Pops Music Director and Conductor …

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Tony Award Noms by Sandi Durell

A different kind of Tony Award Nominations will be announced this year. I’m sure we’re all anxious to find out which of the shows actually made it to the finish line. So many were shut d…

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Moving People Moving Mountains by Sandi Durell

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center presents 15th Anniversary Virtual Party “Moving People, Moving Mountains” Sunday, October 11, 7:30 pm featuring stars of stage and screen . . .Brian Stokes…

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Theater Talk by Sandi Durell

TheaterWorksUSA fully staged, socially distanced live production of their Lortel nominated Off-Broadway musical, WE THE PEOPLE: AMERICA ROCKS! Filmed live (without an audience) on the Paper …

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Broadway’s Best Shows – Spotlight on Plays Series by Sandi Durell

Morgan Freeman, Laurie Metcalf, Phylicia Rashad, John Malkovich, Alan Cumming, Constance Wu, Patti LuPone and many more. To Benefit The Actors Fund, produced by Jeffrey Richards. All perfo…

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Actors Fund Gala by Sandi Durell

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, will hold its first-ever Virtual Gala on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 7:00pm ET.…

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Monday, October 5, 2020

American Dreams by Sandi Durell

By Marcina Zaccaria Embracing a game show format, the Working Theater has chosen a live, interactive design to bring American Dreams to a home audience.   Lively and swiftly paced, three…

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Theatre Happenings October by Sandi Durell

A virtual concert series with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) here in NYC: Il Parle, Elle Chante – Love, Desire & Mystery. In this entertaining and enticing new seri…

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The Man With The Floppy Ears by Sandi Durell

On October 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm, True Colors Project will honor LGBTQ+ History Month with an online performance of The Man With The Floppy Ears, celebrating the stories of marginalized, oppre…

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

Houses On the Moon by Sandi Durell

Join Houses on the Moon’s FREE Virtual celebration on October 15 at 6 pm. This year’s online AMPLIFY event will celebrate HOTM’s history and honor the work developed, relationships for…

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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Madame Curie the Musical by Sandi Durell

Do you miss musical theatre?  If so, come to a virtual presentation of a new musical, Madame Curie. October 5 at 7pm EDT. This show follows Marie from the time she is 10 in occupied Warsaw …

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Correspondences by Sandi Durell

By Marcina Zaccaria In Astor Place, it’s still possible to draw a crowd.   Entering through a small hatch and stepping into the sand container, the thirty-five minute performance began. …

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Comic Con x Metaverse by Sandi Durell

New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con’s Metaverse is a virtual realm that is the sum of all fandoms, taking place on October 8-11. Celebrate all things Pop Culture! You’ll encounter FREE p…

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

New Musical in Development by Sandi Durell

Like Water For Chocolate, (“Como Agua Para Chocolate”) one of the most read, talked about novels of the late 20th C, Laura Esquivel 1989 masterpiece, is being developed for the stage as …

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Urban Stages Virtual Benefit & Auction by Sandi Durell

Urban Stages Artistic Producing Director, Frances Hill, announces Mixing Melodies and Margaritas, a virtual benefit featuring musical performances and appearances by legendary stars along wi…

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Carnegie Hall Star Studded Gala by Sandi Durell

Virtual Gala Celebration! Join the Carnegie Hall community in New York City, across the United States, and around the globe for Opening Night of our 130th Anniversary Season Wednesday, Octob…

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