Dear theatre friends,
Finally- I have enough new news to warrant another letter:
Just a reminder, the memorable National Theatre Live production of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” begins today for one short week on their YouTube station. You’ll never forget Gillian Anderson in the role of Blanche.
The Jermyn Street Theatre’s rehearsed reading of Tony Cox’s “The Skin Game” is also available on YouTube, again for only a week. Please go to The Jermyn Street’s site to see what else this exceptional off-West End theatre is doing, and perhaps to make a donation.
Another off- West End theatre I always check out is the Bush. Now, they’re offering “Monday Monologues” by some of the finest new British and Irish authors around. The first, “Skype d8,” is by Travis Alabanza– who wowed Edinburgh last summer with their astonishing play, “Burgerz,” which I shortlisted for my Award.
Please try “Lippy,” by Anglo-Irish theatre company Dead Centre, on Vimeo using the password “context”. This was another huge hit of the Festival, when it played at Traverse Theatre. Please read the Guardian review — before or after seeing a unique work exploring a mysterious group suicide.
Back on this side of the Atlantic, tonight at 8pm, there’s a show you can’t miss: the superstars Sally Fields and Bryan Cranston are reading “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney. Please subscribe to Boadway’s Best Shows to be notified of other broadcasts.
At Play-Per-View you can see “Eureka Day,” a timely play about anti-vaccination folks. It was frantically funny, as you might conclude from The New York Times’ review. This is one-time-only— tomorrow night, the 22nd, at 8pm.
You can choose your donation amount– it will benefit both Colt Coeur Theatre Company and No Kid Hungry.
Repertorio Espagnol is the venerable New York institution presenting plays in Spanish (with titles English) since 1968. They are now offering a play from 1987, “Vagon” or “Boxcar,” which is again, sadly timely– this one about men crossing illegally into the U.S.
Last, but not… Chicago’s Timeline Theatre is showing “To Master the Art,” their 2013 hit show about Julia and Paul Childs’ romance with Paris in the 1950s. You won’t mind buying tickets after reading this very favorable review. It’s described as being for foodies and non-foodies alike!
That’s all for now– as I receive news I’ll pass it along. But don’t completely fill your calendars yet– more shows are continuing to find their way to our screens.
Aren’t we fortunate to be living during this plague and not Sophocles’?
Again, if you discover other theatre-related news– please get in touch: Carol.
And, need I reiterate? I’d like to continue to write because so many have expressed their enjoyment of reading– but I must have content!
Please send 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.