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  • Photo credit: Donja R Love and Halley Feiffer (Photos courtesy of Matt Ross PR)

    UPDATE: Further details have been announced regarding the new play by Susan Soon He Stanton. Titled The Things Are Against Us, the play will star Juan Castano, Emily Davis, Susannah Flood, Babak Tafti and Danny Wolohan.Executive director Blake West, along with MCC Theater's artistic directors have announced the upcoming shows as part of its newest season. Shows confirmed begin this week, with performances into the new year, including staged productions to a live audience.All digital productions...

  • Photo credit: André De Shields and Heidi Schreck (Photos courtesy of IBDB)

    Ahead of next week's Sing Out For Freedom concert organized by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), names of those taking part in the broadcast have been announced. The livestreamed concert will take place on November 2, with tickets available now. The broadcast will include Tony Award winner André De Shields, currently starring in Hadestown. What the Constitution Means to Me's Heidi Schreck and Thursday Williams will also speak, alongside...

  • Photo credit: MCC Theater Artwork (Photo courtesy of Matt Ross PR)

    Continuing the trend of livestreamed performances, MCC Theater have announced their own streaming platform. Titled "MCC On Demand", audiences will be able to watch a catalogue of content performed at MCC Theater, which is set to launch this Wednesday (October 28).Will Cantler, co-artistic director of MCC Theater said: "We are excited to continue developing, exploring and delivering new facets of digital theater engagement... We are working hard to make sure that our physical spaces will be safe...

  • Photo credit: The audience at Purple Rain (Photo by Tricia Baron)

    After an official opening at the start of this month, further programming of shows at Radial Park at Halletts Point Play has been confirmed. As well as extra performances of Purple Rain, there'll also be film screenings and a LGBTQ+ event.Drag queen DJ Misty Mountains will host Out Purple, a LGBTQ+ evening where guests are encouraged to wear purple. The one-off show on October 24 will take place between two performances of Purple Rain, starring Nick Rashad Burroughs, currently in Tina the...

  • Photo credit: Manhattan Theatre Club Artwork (Photo courtesy of Manhattan Theatre Club)

    The Manhattan Theatre Club's artistic director and executive producer, Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove, have announced the latest programming for MTC Virtual Theatre. The schedule includes rehearsed readings of new plays, as well as livestreams of previous productions and interviews with performers.Five plays will premiere as part of the Ted Snowdon Reading Series, an initiative dedicated to new works. The reading series will run from November 10 - December 15, with each show available to watch for...

  • Photo credit: ACLU and NYCLU Sing Out For Freedom (Photo courtesy of Polk PR)

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) have confirmed that Broadway Stand Up For Freedom will take place online this year. But, for 2020, the concert has been renamed to 'Sing Out For Freedom', and will be available to livestream on November 2 on their website. This year's concert will be hosted by Lea DeLaria, who made her Broadway debut two decades ago as Eddie and Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show. DeLaria is best known for her role as Carrie...

  • Full list of New York theatre productions that are open

    On March 25, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke of a Coronavirus vaccination site dedicated to Broadway and theater industry workers. In April, small New York theatres opened their doors for the first in-person performances in over a year. From September, Broadway theatres will be allowed to open at full capacity. Below is a list of all productions which are currently set to go ahead in New York, listed alphabetically by theatre.Full list of Broadway shows openingDozens of Broadway...

  • Photo credit: Broadway cast of A Christmas Carol (Photo by Joan Marcus)

    The Broadway production of A Christmas Carol will tour in 2021, with performances in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.Producer Tom Smedes said of the show's return: "We look forward to this tour and to being back on Broadway again during the Christmas season of 2021. We are also thrilled that our partners at The Old Vic Theatre are able to perform A Christmas Carol this year as part of their In Camera Initiative. They will play a live, full-scale production to an empty theater from December 12th...

  • Photo credit: Blindness (Photo by Helen Maybanks)

    First seen at London's Donmar Warehouse, Blindness will tour across North America. As part of the transfer, the socially distanced sound installation will open at the Daryl Roth Theatre, with dates to be confirmed.Based on José Saramago's Nobel Prize-winning novel of the same name, audiences see Europe come to a halt when a driver becomes blind. As the blindness spreads through the city, everyone goes into panic, and blind people go into an empty asylum.In order to watch Blindness , visitors...

  • Photo credit: Audra McDonald and Javier Muñoz ​(Courtesy of IBDB)

    A star-studded cast including Audra McDonald, Javier Muñoz and George Salazar will star in the concert premiere of new musical Sticks & Stones. Written by John McDaniel and Scott Longsdon, a stream of Sticks & Stones will be available to watch from October 16-20.Adapting the Biblical story of David and Goliath, Sticks & Stones uses the Christian fable to tackle the issue of teen bullying. Speaking about the storyline, McDaniel said: "We will all come together to tell a story of...

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