Dear theatre friends,
One of last year’s multi-Award winning shows, “Heroes of the Fourth Turning” will be streamed beginning tomorrow— five live readings, only until the 24th. The Playwrights Horizons production, with the original cast, is being presented by Jeremy O. Harris.
It’s come to my attention that Paines Plough— a mainstay of the Edinburgh Festival presenting some of the finest new UK writing, has a YouTube channel. They’re now providing a space for writers to have their work seen, called “Come to Where I Am.” Do take a peek to find current scaled down productions by some terrific talent.
You can now stream “Small Hours,” by Ava Wong Davies. She explores the question “why do we need sleep?” with input from the neuroscientific community and Oxford University. It’s available on Stagedoor, now called Streamdoor– a useful app which offers lots of UK-centric theatre news.
If you’re feeling a bit nostalgic during these strange times, here’s the perfect play for you– The Goodman Theatre will be streaming their Tony Award-winning, 1998 production of “Death of a Salesman,” starring Brian Dennehy as Willy Loman. Only available from tomorrow until the 25th.
A treat from The irish Rep– the Eugene O’Neil classic, “A Touch of the Poet.” Mark your calendar for this– it’s only being broadcast October 27th- November 1st. Reservations are free, but a donation of $25 is suggested.
An interactive murder mystery show? Why not give it a try? From a company new to me, Seize the Show, comes “All About Evil,” on October 23rd at 8pm– the audience will have an opportunity to question suspects and come up with one of ten possible endings. Sounds like fun!
Then on October 28th, get into the Halloween spirit with “The Ghostlight Tour.” It’s billed as a virtual journey through Broadway’s past, including ghosts and spirits that still linger in the wings!
If this show is at all reminiscent of “Ghost Light,” which played at Lincoln Center’s Clare Tow in 2017, you’ll enjoy the history and atmosphere.
That’s all for now!
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!
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.