Dear theatre friends,
Hooray, hooray, the first of May,
celebrate with Cirque du Soleil!
Pardon my venture into verse, but from 3pm today you can see a 60 minute program of highlights from their past shows through Cirque Connect— available for the next week, too.
Another delight is “Ghost Quartet” by Dave Malloy. This video was recorded at one of the many sold-out performances at The McKittrick Hotel in New York. Here’s the rave New York Times’ review of the premiere at Bushwick Starr.
If you missed John Leguizamo’s “Latin History for Morons” when it played at The Public Theatre, then Broadway, here’s your Netflix opportunity. After performances in New York, it played in many other U.S. cities– here’s the Chicago Tribune review of his comic tribute to his Latinx heritage.
I’ve just found out about Marquee TV. Now, there’s a 14 day free trial. If you find enough you’d like to see, there’s a discount for theatre professionals thereafter. It’s a rich collection, indeed!
The Donmar Warehouse, one of London’s best off-West End theatres, has announced that their Artistic Director, Michael Longhurst, will direct a special online production of Adam Brace’s “Midnight Your Time,” with acclaimed star, Diana Quick. You’ll be able to view it from May 13th, for a week on Donmar’s YouTube channel. Mark your calendars for this!!
You may remember Diana Quick from her starring role in “Brideshead Revisited,” opposite Jeremy Irons- a classic, if there ever was one! You may like reading this fascinating 2014 interview with Ms. Quick from The Guardian newspaper.
While searching for tidbits to share for your online diversion, I’ve been reading several (not nearly enough!) readers’ responses to my pleas for memorable stories. Here’s one from Alan Zucker, a longtime front-row theatergoer:
“While in college in 1965, my roommate and I set out for Greenwich Village to the Sheridan Square Theatre to see “A View From the Bridge.” It was my first foray into the world of somewhat intimidating downtown theatre.
“It was an enthralling experience. I hazily recalled a tall blonde kid onstage, who was to become famous in “Midnight Cowboy,” with Dustin Hoffman, a few years later– Jon Voight.
“Recently, thanks to Google, I not only confirmed that Jon Voight was indeed in that play, but other cast members included Robert Duvall and Susan Anspach. According to an article I read, Arthur Miller wasn’t thrilled with the Assistant Director– none other than Dustin Hoffman!”
If you discover other theatre related news– please get in touch: Carol@BestofEdinburgh.org.
I’d like to continue to write because so many have expressed their enjoyment of reading– but I must have content! Send me other theatre related information, or do try to recall a story you’d like me to post.
Carol Tambor publishes a monthly newsletter, which announces worthy shows coming to New York, along with occasional information about London theatre and, of course, the Edinburgh Fringe.