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  • 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...

  • Photo credit: Christopher Jackson (Photo courtesy of Mischief Management)

    A podcast radio play adaptation of Clement Clarke Moore's 'A Visit from St Nicholas' will be released on The Hamilcast on December 14. Hamilton alumni Christopher Jackson and James Monroe Iglehart will take part in the podcast adaptation, named 'Twas The Night.'Twas The Night is written and directed by Michael Paul Smith, produced by Jenson Neal and the Mischief Media Network and Gillian Pensavalle as executive producer. Ahead of the release, Pensavalle said: "'Twas The Night has been a labor of...

  • Photo credit: Radio City Rockettes (Photo by Dan Niver)

    Although the world-famous Radio City Rockettes won't be performing at Radio City Music Hall this Christmas, fans can still see the dance troupe in 2020. They'll be headlining a Christmas Spectacular holiday special, which will be broadcast on NBC on December 2.Since the Radio City Rockettes' debut in 1932, theatregoers have travelled from around the world to see them in action. The company is the longest-running precision dance company in America, usually taking part in the Macy's Thanksgiving...

  • Photo credit: The Christmas Show artwork (Photo courtesy of DKC/O&M)

    After the Broadway drive-in opened at Radial Park at Halletts Point Play earlier this year, a season of festive productions have been announced. Audiences can watch new and classic Christmas movies at a drive-in theatre for the four weekends leading up to Christmas, from November 27 to December 19.The Christmas Show will see audiences watch live performances, while playing games, raffles and "Secret Santa" themed activities. Guests will be able to watch from the comfort of their own cars or via...

  • Photo credit: Cast of Kinky Boots (Matt Crockett)

    Although we can't attend live performances for the foreseeable future, there's still plenty of opportunities to see Broadway musicals on screens. Fathom Events will present a selection of musicals at cinemas across the United States, with more information on participating venues here.On November 21, audiences can watch the West End revival of 42nd Street, filmed at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane. A cast of over 50 star in the production, following Peggy Sawyer, a plucky actress who gets her...

  • Photo credit: Signature Theatre Artwork (Photo courtesy of Signature Theatre)

    Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Paige Evans and Executive Director Harold Wolpert have announced shows in the 2021-2022 season. The season will include rescheduled performances originally billed for spring 2020, as well as world premieres until spring 2022."It feels especially exciting to announce the artists who will usher in Signature's 30th Anniversary Season" said Paige Evans. Harold Wolpert said, "While theatre as we once knew it continues to undergo massive changes, Signature's...

  • Photo credit: Danny Burstein as Ebenezer Scrooge, Betsy Wolfe as Estella Scrooge (Photo by Tyler Milliron)

    The world premiere of Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol With A Twist will be available to watch later this month. A brand new musical film inspired by Charles Dickens' novel, Estella Scrooge will premiere on November 27, after the entire production was planned, produced and digitally captured during the pandemic.Created by John Caird and Paul Gordon, Estella Scrooge follows Estella, a Wall Street tycoon who wants to help a childhood sweetheart, Pip Nickleby. Later seeking refuge in Pip's...

  • Photo credit: Christian Borle and Alex Brightman (Photos courtesy of IBDB)

    Later this month, Broadway On Demand will begin to release a virtual Q&A series with theatre stars. Two conversations will take place this month, with a further three in December.Each Q&A will last 90 minutes, made up of 60 minutes of pre-determined questions and a 30-minute interactive session with the audience. The full line-up of actors taking part includes:Alex Brightman - November 19 Christian Borle - November 20 Beth Leavel - December 3 Vasthy Mompoint - December 10 Ciara Renée -...

  • Photo credit: Nathan Lane and Cynthia Nixon (Photos courtesy of IBDB)

    UPDATE: Additional performers have been confirmed for this online revival. Casting now includes Danny Burstein, Paul Castree, Richard Chamberlain Charity Angél Dawson, Fran Drescher, J. Harrison Ghee, Gideon Glick, Lisa Howard, James Monroe Iglehart, Cherry Jones, Francis Jue, Vicki Lewis, Telly Leung, Judith Light, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Eric William Morris, Michael Notardonato, Okieriete Onaodowan, Billy Porter, Kirsten Scott, Matthew Scott, Michael James Scott, Evan Todd, Mariand Torres,...

  • Photo credit: Eva Noblezada (Photo courtesy of IBDB)

    UPDATE: Latin Grammy Award-winner Ella Bric will appear alongside Eva Noblezada.Following previous performances at Radial Park at Halletts Point Play, the next cinematic experience has been confirmed. Eva Noblezada will lead performances of Selena for two nights on November 20-21.Released in 1997, the autobiographical movie tells the life of Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, a recording artist who was later murdered. The production will include songs including "I Will Survive", "Funky...

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