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  • Photo credit: Perfect Crime (Photo courtesy of Perfect Crime)

    Perfect Crime will make history as the first indoor play to reopen in New York with an in-person show. Performances will resume at the Theater Center from April 18, marking the show's 34th anniversary.First performed in 1987, Perfect Crime tells of Margaret Thorne Brent who believes she's committed the ultimate murder. Caught in a game of cat and mouse with her investigator, it takes a great deal for Brent to wash her hands of potential guilt. Written by Warren Manzi, Perfect Crime is the only...

  • Photo credit: Khris Davis in The Royale (Photo by Charles Erickson)

    Lincoln Center Theater will stream its 2016 production of The Royale for the first time later this month. The acclaimed show will be available to stream from April 22 - May 16, starring Khris Davis and Montego Glover. The Royale dramatises Jack Johnson's incredible boxing career to become the first African-American heavyweight world champion of the world. First seen at London's Bush Theatre in 2015, Marco Ramirez's play made its off-Broadway premiere the following year in the Mitzi E. Newhouse...

  • Photo credit: John Leguizamo, Tarik Trotter, Wallace Shawn and Ethan Hawke in Waiting for Godot (Photo courtesy of The New Group Off Stage)

    UPDATE: Waiting For Godot is now streaming to July 25. Waiting For Godot tickets are on sale on TodayTix.The off-Broadway theatrical producer The New Group will launch a series of online streams, beginning next month. Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot will be available to watch from May 6, starring Ethan Hawke and John Leguizamo."This project is the epitome of what we mean by 'theatrical expressions in different media" says artistic director Scott Elliott. He continued to say Waiting for Godot...

  • Photo credit: Breathe Artwork (Photo courtesy of Breathe)

    Ahead of Jodi Picoult's Between the Lines being presented as a musical, she is involved in a new five-part musical which will stream next month. Picoult and Timothy Allen McDonald will present Breathe from May 14, with eleven cast members taking part.Written during the pandemic, Breathe aims to explore how the current pandemic affects relationships. The production was filmed in March 2021 in a Covid-safe location.Breathe is a compilation of five separate works, including real-life Broadway...

  • Photo credit: Sutton Foster (Courtesy of Sutton Foster)

    The two-time Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster will lead a company of Broadway performers in an upcoming concert this month. Filmed live at New York City Center, Sutton Foster: Bring Me To Light premieres on April 28, and is available to stream through to May 31. Sutton Foster tickets are available now.Ahead of returning to the stage, Foster said: "With so many theaters dark for the last year, City Center's commitment to turning the lights on and supporting artists by providing...

  • Photo credit: Erika Dickerson-Despenza (Photo by Joey Stocks)

    The winner of the 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded, honoring the writing of female playwrights. This year's winner is Erika Dickerson-Despenza with cullud wattah, a new work exploring three generations of Black women living through the water crisis in Flint, Michigan."I wrote cullud wattah to explore the politics of disgust, shame and refusal by highlighting the rupture of government intervention at the intersection of capitalism and environmental racism" says...

  • Blindness at the Donmar Warehouse (Photo by Helen Maybanks)

    I attended a live, indoor theatre performance for the first time in a year with bells on — and a mask, of course. The highly-anticipated London transfer of Blindness, which bowed at the Donmar Warehouse last December, will run at the Daryl Roth Theatre in New York April 2-September 5. With strict safety measures in place, the Off-Broadway production is the first indoor performance out of the gate in New York City since theatres shuttered last March.Blindness, adapted by Simon Stephens from José...

  • Photo credit: 2018 production of A Letter to Harvey Milk (Photo by Russ Rowland)

    A Letter to Harvey Milk is the latest musical to receive a benefit reading, with money going to HIAS and The Actor's Fund. The upcoming stream is available from April 22 - 25, with original cast members returning to the show.Set in 1980s San Francisco, a Jewish butcher named Harry completes the latest writing assignment for his younger teacher, Barbara. Harry writes to Harvey Milk, California's first openly gay political leader, with Harry and Barbara forming a deeper connection.In a review for...

  • Photo credit: The Container (Photo courtesy of Young Vic Theatre)

    The streaming service BroadwayHD has confirmed new productions to stream next month. Six shows will be added to the online service, celebrating Easter at the start of April and William Shakespeare's birthday on April 23.New productions, listed in date order include:Irving Berlin's Easter Parade: Fred Astaire, Ann Miller and Judy Garland star in the 1940s musical film, which follows a protegee becoming a star in time for the seasonal event. Easter Parade features songs including "Stepping Out...

  • Photo credits: Creatives involved in The Refocus Project (Photos courtesy of Polk and Co)

    Roundabout Theatre Company will work with Black Theatre United on a new initiative, restoring once marginalized plays into the history of American theater. Titled The Refocus Project, the multi-year program will raise the platform of underrepresented communities, through readings and upcoming revivals, beginning on April 23.Artistic director and CEO of Roundabout Theatre Company Todd Haimes said: "As our theatre begins this long overdue work, I'm grateful for the talented group of artists who...

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