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  • Photo credit: Drew Gehling and Kara Lindsay (Photos courtesy of IBDB)

    Although Amour was shortlived at the Music Box Theatre in 2002, the five-time Tony Award-nominated musical still has a place in Broadway history. Amour will be revived in April, available to watch from April 2 - 4.Set in Paris, audiences meet Dusoleil, an ordinary civil servant who discovers he can walk through walls. He's trying to win over Isabelle, but can he walk into a happy marriage and a life ever after?Drew Gehling will play Dusoleil in Amour, previously originating the role of Dr....

  • Photo credit: Kelli O’Hara at the 2019 Miscast gala. (Photo by Simon Luethi)

    Since 2000, MCC Theater have hosted an annual Miscast gala, inviting performers to sing songs that typically fall outside of their casting bracket. Miscast will return again in 2021 online for the second consecutive year, available to watch on May 16."Sharing Miscast with the world last year was an incredibly rewarding experience for all involved, and we're looking forward to being able to do that again through this virtual broadcast" said Bernie Telsey, co-artistic director of MCC.One of the...

  • Photo credit: Te’Era Coleman and Lance E. Nichols (Photos courtesy of Public Theater)

    Continuing their commitment to streaming new theater for its audiences, the Public Theater have announced a new audio play as part of this season's digital offering. The world premiere audio play of Erika Dickerson-Despenza's Shadow/Land will premiere on April 13 as part of its free streaming service.Set during the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, a young woman convinces her mother to sell their family business. Shadow/Land is the first in a 10-part series of plays examining the disastrous...

  • Photo credit: Exterior of New York Theatre Workshop (Photo by Beyond My Ken on Wikipedia under CC 4.0) 

    The next two months of programming at New York Theatre Workshop has been scheduled, including virtual theatre and conversations with New York creatives. This includes the previously announced 25th anniversary Rent gala taking place on March 2, with Rent tickets on sale now. Events taking place at New York Theatre Workshop include a benefit reading of For Which It Stands. Lee Edward Colston II's play follows a female prisoner in her final days of her sentence, and it's inspired by Colston II's...

  • Photo credit: Santino Fontana and Lili Cooper (Photos courtesy of IBDB)

    A charity reading of Hannah Cowley's The Belle's Stratagem will be hosted by Red Bull Theater. Lilli Cooper and Santino Fontana will take part in the one-off event, available to watch from February 22 - 26.The 18th century British romantic play sees Letitia fearing an entrapment into a loveless marriage. With the help of elders, Letitia tries to attract her fiance, enjoying the conspiring that leads to joyous resolutions.Lilli Cooper and Santino Fontana will reunite for the reading, previously...

  • Photo credit: Lilli Cooper and Denee Benton (Photos courtesy of IBDB)

    A brand new musical, Haley at Therapy will premiere on February 8, raising money for Broadway Cares. Tony Award nominees Lilli Cooper and Denée Benton will star in the one-act musical, with the upcoming reading marking the show's public debut.Exploring the impact of speaking to therapists, Haley at Therapy sees the title character at her first session. Sharing her feelings, Haley is unsure how to behave or think about herself.Lilli Cooper will star in the reading, previously playing Julie...

  • Photo credit: Brandy and Whitney Houston (Photo by Neal Preston and ABC)

    Ahead of the exclusive streaming of Cinderella on Disney+, the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization are holding a live viewing party. The event will take place on February 12, the same day that Cinderella drops on the Disney streaming service.Premiering on November 2, 1997, Cinderella was celebrated by critics and viewers alike for its diverse casting. The movie adaptation stars Brandy in the title role, who made her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago in 2015. Whitney Houston plays the...

  • Photo credit: Charlayne Woodard (Photo by James Leyne)

    After a streamed revival of The Night Watcher in November 2020, Primary Stages have announced that the production will be available to watch again. Originally staged a decade ago, The Night Watcher will be streaming for a second time from February 17 - 28.First staged in 2009, The Night Watcher is an autobiographical play written by Charlayne Woodard. Woodard stars in her production, documenting her life through the children that she has mentored. After a New York engagement, the production...

  • Photo credit: Manhattan Theatre Club artwork

    Although Manhattan Theatre Club have confirmed in-person performances for as far away as winter 2022, this interim period is full of virtual offerings. They've announced the next line up of online shows, including a series of new productions and revivals.Four new works will be presented as part of MTC Snapshots Series. Starting in February, each production is inspired by the state of theatre worldwide, created exclusively for digital streaming. These include:Ritual: Alexis Scheer's production...

  • Photo credit: Marisa Tomei and Oscar Isaac (Photos courtesy of IBDB/MCC Theater)

    When New York theatres first closed, actors took to the virtual stage and appeared in a number of online productions. As a result, MCC Theater's virtual benefit reading of Beirut will be available to rewatch, streaming once more from January 28 - 31.Although Beirut first premiered at MCC Theater in 1987, the production resonates with the present day. Set in a Lower East Side apartment, Beirut follows Torch, a young man living in quarantine whose girlfriend refuses to leave him alone.Oscar Isaac...

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