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  • Photo credit: Mary Testa and Andrew Barth Feldman (Photos courtesy of IBDB/ Nathan Johnson respectively)

    The full cast of a virtual reading of Rabbit Hole has been announced, ahead of this weekend's streaming. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama will be revived as part of The Reading Series, and will be available to watch on January 23.Casting for the upcoming reading includes Celia Keenan-Bolger as Becca, Jawan M. Jackson as Howie, Mary Testa as Nat, Lauren Molina as Izzy and Andrew Barth Feldman as Jason.First staged in 2006, Rabbit Hole follows a couple who are grieving over the loss of their...

  • Photo credit: One Night in Miami cast (Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios)

    After a world premiere in London, the film adaptation of One Night in Miami is now available. Based on Kemp Power's debut play, the movie is now streaming worldwide on Amazon Prime, following release in select cinemas in December 2020.Set during the Civil Rights Movement, One Night in Miami sees influential figures come together for a fictional meeting. Cassius Clay celebrates the world heavyweight boxing title with Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown for company, but as they reflect on political...

  • When In & Of Itself first came to New York City's Daryl Roth Theatre in 2017, The New York Times determined that this one-man show "sets [Derek DelGaudio] apart from the Abracadabra crowd." DelGaudio's illusion meets monologue quickly had the who's who of NYC making their way downtown for a ticket; the show was sold out nearly every night and had to extend its run twice. And now a filmed performance produced by Stephen Colbert comes to Hulu on January 22. The stage show and movie's director...

  • Photo credit: WP Theater Artwork

    Producing artistic director Lisa McNulty and managing director Michael Sag have announced the line-up of work for the Spring 2021 season at WP Theater. All events are free, and designed to lift the work of Women+ theater artists.Ahead of the season, McNulty said: ""We are thrilled to dive into 2021 with a slate of offerings that take unique advantage of the creative potential of virtual space, and which are in real conversation with the current moment... we are so grateful to continue to be able...

  • Photo credit: Manhattan Theatre Club artwork

    Following an initial announcement from Manhattan Theatre Club, two more shows have been confirmed for the winter 2021-2022 season. Skeleton Crew will make its Broadway premiere, while Prayers for a French Republic will be staged off-Broadway, with both shows scheduled for late 2022.Skeleton Crew marks the Broadway premiere for Dominique Morisseau. Set at an automotive factory in Detroit in 2008, the drama sees a group of colleagues debate their future, with workers balancing their personal and...

  • Photo credit: Sam Harris in HAM (Photo courtesy of DKC News)

    UPDATE: On 25 January, it was announced the Royal Shakespeare Company in England have partnered with BroadwayHD to offer nine Shakespeare plays. Plays so far include Hamlet, King Lear and Timon of Athens.With Broadway theatres remaining shut for the foreseeable future, BroadwayHD has announced a variety of shows available to stream in January 2021. Founded in 2015, BroadwayHD offers over 300 theatre productions to watch, as well as exclusive livestreams.Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley,...

  • Photo credit: 2017 production of Kris Kringle (Photo courtesy of KSA)

    After performances of Kris Kringle The Musical in 2017, the seasonal musical will be available to stream this Friday, Christmas Day. The full musical is the final part of a month of theater videos, ahead of the Kris Kringle streaming launch.Kris Kringle tells of a toymaker who learns of an evil toy company plotting to destroy the holidays. Teaming up with Santa Claus, Kris eventually spreads the joy, reminding everyone what Christmas is really about.The musical features a book by Maria Ciampi,...

  • Photo credit: James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Andrew Rannells (Photo courtesy of Polk and Co)

    "Can you believe?" Following the Netflix release of The Prom on December 11, Jonathan Van Ness will host a virtual prom this weekend. The Prom: Tonight Belongs To You will include musical performances, as well as special appearances from The Prom cast, available to watch on December 19.One-fifth of the Netflix Queer Eye's group, Jonathan Van Ness has become a popular television popularity, championing LGBTQ+ rights. Speaking about the event, Van Ness said: "Prom is such a special event for most...

  • Photo credit: Jimmy Fallon and Andrew Rannells (Photos courtesy of Jimmy Fallon and IBDB respectively)

    It's fair to say that 2020 hasn't exactly been the year we expected. However, Jimmy Fallon and Andrew Rannells have provided the musical release we all needed when they performed '2020: The Musical.'Sung on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the pair took audiences through the past 12 months through musical theatre hits. The medley parodizes "America" from West Side Story, "Suddenly Seymour" from Little Shop of Horrors and "Tradition" from Fiddler on the Roof.In a nod to Andrew Rannells...

  • Photo credit: Raúl Esparza (Photo by Gage Skidmore) 

    Joining in with the Christmas festivities across New York theatres, Primary Stages will present their adaptation of A Christmas Carol online. Raúl Esparza will lead the cast of Theresa Rebeck & Erin Daley's adaptation, available from December 16 - 20.Taking inspiration from Charles Dickens' seasonal classic, Esparza will play Ebenezer Scrooge, a disgruntled elderly man who transforms his mindset when joined by three ghosts.Esparza is a four-time Tony Award nominee, who has been nominated in...

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