Dear theatre friends,
Are a member of New York Theatre Workshop? Now, you must join– for the reasonable sum of $20 a month, or more if you can. Why, you ask? Because becoming a member entitles you to see “The Object Lesson,” reviewed here by Ben Brantley. He agreed with me– Geoff Sobelle’s unique presentation must be experienced. In fact, when it appeared in Edinburgh in 2014, I gave it the Best of Edinburgh Award. After a too brief run at Brooklyn Academy of Music, “The Object Lesson” returned to NYTW in 2017.
Also on their program are several other presentations you’ll want to see– quite a bargain for $20!
This coming weekend, you can view “Gatsby: A Musical From Cadogan Hall.” When you book, just remember that the times stated are GMT!
The wonderful Keen Company is offering free tickets to “Digging in the Dark” by playwright and novelist, Pearl Cleage. This commissioned audio play is on Friday, the 26th, at 7pm.
Saturday night, the 27th, attend a virtual reading of “Chicken and Biscuits” with the incomparable Michael Urie, by Douglas Lyons. It’s on at 8pm live and then streaming until March 3rd.
Monday, March 1st, join Leila Robbins and Robert Cuccioli for “Exploring Antony and Cleopatra” from the remarkable Red Bull Theatre Company.
.Looking, and booking, ahead:
“Girl on an Altar” by Marina Carr, from London’s highly respected Kiln Theatre. Do book this rehearsed reading now for these limited, free tickets. March 5th, 2pm EST.
Then, buy a ticket for a new, starry adaptation of “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” Oscar Wilde’s iconic work updated for the image-obsessed present. Perhaps, his portrait is now on Instagram and Facebook? From March 16th to the 31st.
More for March soon– I’ll keep you posted!
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!
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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.