Dear theatre friends,
What plans do you have for tonight? You may want to change them to “attend” these two events:
At 7pm, Project Sing Out is a virtual benefit starring Chita Rivera and Whoopi Goldberg among many other Broadway stars, in support of the Educational Theatre Fund. Its mission is ensuring the arts education programs in schools continue and thrive– you can join in on Playbill’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
Then at 8pm, One Year Lease Theatre Company presents “Pieces of the Moon,” in honor of the 51st anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. This new stage play by Nick Flint, has been adapted as a jazzy radio play, told from the perspective of Gil Scott-Heron.
Do try to get a ticket– this ambitious company never fails to delight.
Also starting tonight is “846” from Stratford East, a compilation of 14 short plays by British playwrights, written at a furious pace, in response to the killing of George Floyd on May 20th. Please be forewarned– these plays include very harsh language and very angry sentiments.
The Old Vic just announced a brand new play, “Three Kings,” by Stephen Beresford, written especially for the very hot Andrew Scott. Like “Lungs,” this will be streamed live from the Old Vic stage next week, for five performances only– get these limited tickets now.
While on the Old Vic site, book for “Jekyll and Hyde,” a high energy dance thriller– a guaranteed audience pleaser for all, not just dance lovers. Only from August 5th, for a week.
Now, I’ll share some of my British sources so you, too, can search for streaming content and read more than I can pass along:
What’s On Stage— a wealth of ticket offers, reviews, theatre-related information.
Off West End.com— a directory of over 80 Off West End and Fringe theatres, including their current pandemic and future offers.
The Stage— the mother of them all, publishing theatre news since 1880. Articles about public arts policy, interviews– a worthy resource, indeed.
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’? Or, are you overwhelmed by choice?
Again, if you discover other theatre-related news– please get in touch: Carol@BestofEdinburgh.org.
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!
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.