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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Where-To-Go Wednesday - New Jersey Maritime Museum


What: New Jersey Maritime Museum 

Where: 528 Dock Rd.
             Beach Haven, NJ

Who: All ages





 
Our view: Anything that you could ever possibly want to know about anything to do with the sea in New Jersey and more, you can find out about and/or see at the New Jersey Maritime Museum. This intriguing museum is overflowing with artifacts and information galore. You can learn about the 1916 Shark attacks, which were the inspiration for the movie Jaws or the lost community of Tucker's Island, New Jersey's own Atlantis or the Morrow Castle, a ship which burned at sea and so much more. We will be devoting a whole future Where-To-Go Wednesday to the latter. You can see numerous uniforms as well as portholes, life preservers and other ship related products and so much more. The museum also has an extensive collection of material related to every New Jersey shipwreck including thick binders where you can read more about them if you are really interested in the topic. They also have DVDs playing throughout the museum providing more information on various topics including some of the topics mentioned previously as well as the sinking of the Andrea Doria, Atlantic City, Hurricane Sandy, Maritime Pets and more. You can even take home free copies of any of the DVDs to watch at home. If you are really interested in a topic you may want to do that because there are so many fascinating objects to see and so much interesting information to learn at the museum that you may not be able to take it all in one visit.













































And that's our view.

The New Jersey Maritime Museum is currently open from Friday through Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. No entry fee is required. Mask wearing and social distancing are required. For more information, visit njmaritimemuseum.org.

Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Tips for Tuesday - Books: Woman of Means and Music: Phineas and Ferb: The Movie Candace Against the Universe Digital Soundtrack

We may have been given a complimentary copy of one or more of the books and/or other products mentioned below for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed below are own.

Books: Woman of Means


Today we are recommending Women of Means by Marlene Wagman-Geller. If you are jealous of people with large fortunes and you think the rich have it easy, you will definitely want to read this book. It is full of the tales of women for whom all the money in the world could not give them a happy and/or fulfilled life. Their stories are full of parental neglect, unhappy marriages, drug addiction, and even a murder or two. Hugette Clark heir to the Copper King, William A. Clark, was a virtual recluse all her life.  Leona Helmsley reigned as the Queen of Mean until she was brought down by disgruntled employees whom she mistreated.  Neither Casey Johnson nor Eva Kemany Rausing could stay away from drugs These are only a few of the sordid tales in this fascinating book. Whether you are interested in experiencing a little schadenfreude or you just want to assure yourself that the rich don't always have it better, this is the book for you.



Music: Phineas and Ferb: The Movie Candace Against the Universe Digital Soundtrack

Today we are recommending Phineas and Ferb: The Movie Candace Against the Universe Digital Soundtrack. Phineas and Ferb is a tremendously fun show with enough in it to appeal to both kids and adults. This soundtrack is a delightful addition to the Phineas and Ferb pantheon. It is full of fun catchy generally upbeat songs in a blend of different styles. There is the boy band vibe of Chop Away, the heavy metal feel of Silhouettes, and the bubble gum pop of Such a Beautiful Day, the latter of which ends with a surprising twist to name, just a few. The instrumentals are soaring and calculated to stir your emotions just as much as any theatrical blockbuster theme. The whole thing is just a blast. Having not seen the movie yet, we can only hope that the movie lives up to the fun of the soundtrack and based on our past experience with Phineas and Ferb we are fairly certain it will.

 Phineas and Ferb: The Movie Candace Against the Universe Digital Soundtrack is available at  https://disneymusic.co/PhineasFerbWe will also be giving away a digital copy or two of the soundtrack on this blog shortly. Phineas and Ferb: The Movie Candace Against the Universe is available on Disney +. 

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Monthly Mashup for September, 2020 Socks and Election Day


Me - My topic for this month is socks. I love socks. I have mostly ankle socks and some fuzzy socks. Most of them have designs on them. I hardly ever have socks that are solid because I get them in a big pack of different socks that usually come with designs on them. I used to have kangaroo, llama, and koala socks. The koala socks were really pretty. They were purple with grey koalas. I also had socks that were periwinkle with a sparkly gold stripe. They were really pretty too, and I really liked them. 

I do like other kinds of socks like knee-high socks, but I haven't had a lot of those. I did have one pair of knee-highs. I got them for a Halloween costume one year. I was Katie from the musical School of Rock. Those socks were kind tight though so I only wore them for Halloween.

In general, the problem is that even if socks are not too tight, to begin with, they don't last very long anyway. They are always ripping. It probably doesn't help that I am always walking around the house in my socks with no shoes on. I don't like walking around on the floor with no socks, but I don't like wearing my shoes all the time either. Another problem with socks is that they get so dirty that sometimes they can never really get clean anymore. Also, they mysteriously disappear. Even though I try not to wear socks that don't match, sometimes I have to. I love socks, but they can be so annoying!

Mom -  My topic for this month is Election Day. Here were are less than two months away from Election Day, and I have never been so excited and yet anxious to vote in my life. During election time, people are very divided to begin with and all those negative ads don't help. I always appreciate a politician like Kristen Gillibrand whose commercials only talked about what she can do and never put down her opponent. I wanted to vote for her, and I didn't even live in her state. 

This year the divisiveness has ratcheted up about a thousand notches. I don't remember a time when our country was divided as much as we are now. That is what makes this election so important. We are literally fighting for the future of our country, and the kind of country we want it to be. That's why now more than ever nobody should be sitting on the sidelines and not voting because they think their vote doesn't matter. It does! So whether you are voting by mail or you are actually going to the polls on election day, just make sure you vote. It has never mattered more than it does right now!

And that's our view. What's on your mind? 

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Photo credits:
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Photo credit 3: arbyreed Bed Socks via photopin (license)

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Sunday Scoop Post of 9/27/20 Live and Virtual Events Coming Up This Week or Soon Thereafter and More

1)Andrew Lloyd Webber's Debuts New Song From His Upcoming Reimagined Cinderella
2) Betty Buckley, The School of the Arts, and Enterprise Choir New Video and Call to Action
3) Black Ursa Media Allows Anyone to Create Their Own Streaming Channel
4) Broadway  & The Bard Starring Len Cariou to Stream 9/30 - 10/4 to Benefit The Actor's Fund
5) Broadway at the Drive-In Radial Park at Hallets Point Play Begins
6) Broadway On Demand Launches Broadway Access Pro
7) Broadway Wine Club Launching This October
8) Broadway Workshop Fall Intensive Online 
9) The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program for Offstage BIPOC Theatre Makers
10) Dance Rising: NYC A Hyper-Local Dance Out 10/1 & 10/3
11) empowHer Reading Series Supports Emerging Female Writers 10/3, 10/7. 10/17
12) Food for Thought Presents Third Production of 20th Anniversary Season 9/29
13) Hiking the Divide Presents A Conversation w/Allegiance Cast to Benefit the Actor's Fund 9/28
14) Second Stage Theater Celebrates Virtual Benefit Honoring Tom Kitt and Angela Sun
15) South Street Seaport Museum Virtual Sea Chanteys and Music Broadcast 10/4
16) Two River Theater Concludes Online Benefit Reading Series with Romeo & Juliet 9/30 & 10/1
17) Voyeur: The Windows of Toulouse Lautrec Performances Begin 9/30

1) ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER


PREMEIRES NEW SONG


FROM HIS UPCOMING NEW MUSICAL COMEDY


ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S


CINDERELLA

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE EW’S EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


OF WEBBER & STAR CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER


PERFORMING “FAR TOO LATE”

 


Andrew Lloyd Webber unveiled a new song from his upcoming new musical comedy Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella. To see EW’s exclusive of Webber and star Carrie Hope Fletcher perform “Far Too Late,” please visit: https://ew.com/theater/andrew-lloyd-webber-cinderella-new-song/


Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella features a book by Emmy Award® nominee Emerald Fennell, based on her original idea to completely reinvent the world’s best-loved fairytale. The world premiere musical features a new score from the legendary composer and lyrics by Tony Award® winner David ZippelCinderella will be directed by Laurence Connor, with choreography from JoAnn M. Hunter, who previously partnered on the international smash hit School of Rock.


For more information, visit www.andrewlloydwebberscinderella.com

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2) TONY AWARD WINNING THEATER LEGEND 

AND PROUD LIFELONG TEXAN

BETTY BUCKLEY

TEAMS WITH THE SCHOOL OF ARTS 

& ENTERPRISE CHOIR

TO CREATE JUST-RELEASED MUSIC VIDEO FOR

“FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH /

 JESUS LOVES THE LITTLE CHILDREN”

VIDEO PROMOTES SOCIAL JUSTICE, 

ENCOURAGES VOTING,

AND SOLICITS DONATIONS FOR:

ACLU

SAVE THE CHILDREN

BLACK LIVES MATTER &

VOTO LATINO


Betty Buckley, the Tony Award winning Broadway legend and proud Texas native and resident, has just released an all-new music video, in which she performs “For the Beauty of the Earth / Jesus Loves the Little Children” with the School of Arts & Enterprise Virtual Choir. The video was created to promote social justice, turn out voters in her home state, and solicit donations for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU.org), Save The Children (SaveTheChildren.org), Black Lives Matter (BlackLivesMatter.com); and Voto Latino (VotoLatino.org). 


To download the video, please click HERE.


To read Ms. Buckley’s full statement, please click HERE.

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3) BLACK URSA MEDIA ALLOWS ANYONE


 TO CREATE THEIR OWN 


STREAMING TV CHANNEL


Channels appear with Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, 


BET+, & others


Black Ursa Media, a division of Unopoly, Inc., creates streaming TV channels for individuals and companies who want to establish and enhance their brands by having a streaming TV channel dedicated to their particular products or services right next to channels like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, BET+, and others. With the advent of Connected TV sets becoming the norm, streaming TV networks such as Roku and Amazon Fire TV offer tens of millions of viewers streaming TV channels as consumers cut the cable cord and choose what they want to watch.


For more information, visit ConnectedTVChannels.com.

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4) ARUBA PRODUCTIONS
ANNOUNCES STREAMING PERFORMANCES OF
TONY® AWARD-WINNER LEN CARIOU
“BROADWAY & THE BARD”
AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE & SONG

CONCEIVED BY LEN CARIOU, BARRY KLEINBORT & MARK JANAS
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY MARK JANAS
DIRECTED BY BARRY KLEINBORT

SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 4, 2020

DONATION PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE ACTORS FUND

Aruba Productions  recently announced upcoming streaming performances of Tony® Award-winning actor Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Applause, Teddy & Alice) in Broadway & The Bard: An Evening of Shakespeare & Song, conceived by Mr. Cariou, Barry Kleinbort and Mark Janas. Directed by Mr. Kleinbort with musical direction by Mr. Janas, the show, which the New York Times called “exemplary”, will be streamed on The Actors Fund YouTube Channel - here - and donation proceeds will benefit the organization. The production will begin streaming on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:30pm, which happens to be Mr. Cariou’s 81st birthday, and remain available for viewing through October 4.

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5) STARK PRODUCTION GROUP


ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF


RADIAL PARK 


AT HALLETTS POINT PLAY

 

AN INTERACTIVE, THEATRICAL DRIVE-IN 


EXPERIENCE


BEGINNING THIS SATURDAY, 


SEPTEMBER 26, 2020

 

FEATURING LIVE 11-PIECE ORCHESTRA AND


PERFORMANCES FROM BROADWAY STARS 


INCLUDING


DERRICK DAVISALI EWOLDT, AND MORE

 

AVAILABLE IN THE SAFETY OF INDIVIDUAL 


CARS & PICNIC TABLES


SPACED APART FOR RESPONSIBLE SOCIAL 


DISTANCING

 

OFFICIAL OPENING SET FOR THURSDAY, 


OCTOBER 1

 

TICKETS NOW ON SALE!


Friends of Halletts Point and Stark Production Group will keep the show going when they introduce Radial Park, a specially created Broadway-centric drive-in movie experience featuring live performances at Halletts Point Play, a 50,000 square-foot open-air space in Astoria, Queens, located along the waterfront, with views of the East River and the Manhattan skyline. The first-of-its-kind drive-in will feature a variety of experiences including live performances from Broadway stars, movies on the big screen, karaoke with Bluetooth speakers, movie-style concessions, and much more. 

 

The new live drive-in experience will began previews yesterday Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 8:00 PM with the longest running show on Broadway, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera kicked-off by a special pre-show concert from stars Derrick Davis (The Phantom of the Opera National Tour, The Lion King National Tour) and Ali Ewoldt (Les Miserables National Tour and Broadway, The Phantom of the Opera Broadway and The King and I Regional Tour and Broadway), who will bring this all-time fan favorite to life alongside a live 11-piece orchestra.


The line-up at Radial Park will continue with multiple shows each week. Tickets ($75 - $150 per group) are now on sale and can be purchased online at RadialPark.com/tickets, where a complete schedule of events can also be found.


An official opening night celebration will be held on Thursday, October 1 with two musical favorites in a double-feature show: The Phantom of the Opera at 8:00 PM followed by Purple Rain at 11:30 PM. The cast for Purple Rain will be announced shortly.

 

Halletts Point Play is steps away from Citi Bike and NYC Ferry with direct connections from the Upper East Side, Midtown, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Roosevelt Island and is just a short walk from the subway.

 Halletts Point Play is steps away from Citi Bike and NYC Ferry with direct connections from the Upper East Side, Midtown, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Roosevelt Island and is just a short walk from the subway.

 

Guests will be able to enjoy the interactive, theatrical show from the safety of their own vehicles or via reserved picnic tables, which come with a retro boombox for audio. Reserved tables, spaced appropriately for social distancing, are available for those who prefer biking, walking, or taking the ferry to Halletts Point Play.


Ice-cold beverages and movie theater snacks will be available on-site for purchase.


Following the requirements of government and health officials, Radial Park will implement strict health and safety protocols including temperature checks upon arrival via an infrared, touchless thermometer; color-coded wristbands for social distancing; “lifeguards” on duty who will be ready to blow the whistle to enforce strict social distancing; and more.


For more information visit  https://www.radialpark.com/

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6) BROADWAY ON DEMAND


LAUNCHES



BROADWAY ACCESS PRO


A NEW SUBSCRIPTION


WITH SPECIAL PRESALE OFFER


FOR BROADWAY MASTER CLASSES AND TRAINING

 

FEATURING BROADWAY’S BEST


INCLUDING


DENÉE BENTONANDY BLANKENBUEHLER


SIERRA BOGGESS, DANNY BURSTEIN


STEPHEN BYRDANDRÉ DE SHIELDSTAYE DIGGS,


ANDY EINHORNSAVION GLOVER


LaTANYA RICHARDSON JACKSON,


MICHAEL R. JACKSONALIA JONES-HARVEY


TOM KITTLINDSAY MENDEZ,


BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL


DOMINIQUE MORISSEAUDAVID BYRNE,


ANTHONY RAPPJON RUATARA RUBIN


LEA SALONGA, STEPHEN SCHWARTZ


FRANK WLDHORNJULIE TAYMOR


AND MANY MORE


Broadway On Demand, the theater-focused streaming platform, announces the launch of Broadway Access Pro, a subscription service dedicated to individuals interested in taking master classes and training courses from Broadway’s most celebrated creators, launching on September 21st.


https://get.broadwayaccess.com/pages/pro


Broadway Access Pro provides essential master classes and top performer training   from Broadway stars and creators. Unlock secrets from Broadway’s industry leaders with over 250 episodes of content, featuring more than 100 Broadway icons and 45 Tony Award® Winners. Access a full suite of exclusive Broadway education content, including programs on acting, dance, producing, directing, audition technique, accent courses, business coaching, performer focused fitness and more. Learn from Broadway’s Best at home or on-the-go with Broadway Access Pro.


Stay connected even when we’re apart with the Broadway Access Pro Subscription Presale Offer. Two years of unlimited access when you sign up now through September 20. Annual cost will be only $49.50 ($99 for the two-year subscription), plus 20% off select special TV On Demand events (Regular cost is $119.88 per year). Broadway Access Pro takes us back to Broadway in a whole new way.



For access to the complete and ever-expanding Broadway on Demand library, subscribe at BroadwayOnDemand.com.

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7) ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF

BROADWAY WINE CLUB

A NEW HOME-DELIVERY WINE SUBSCRIPTION FOR THEATER LOVERS


FEATURING PREMIER VINTAGES FROM PRESTIGIOUS BOUTIQUE WINERIES

AND COLLECTIBLE BOTTLES DESIGNED BY AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY CREATIVES

 

INCLUDING CROCKER & STARR’S NEW “GHOSTLIGHT” 2013 CABERNET SYRAH,

EXCLUSIVE TO BWC MEMBERS, SHIPPING THIS OCTOBER

 

PLUS ACCESS TO INVITATION-ONLY INTIMATE EVENTS

FEATURING TOP BROADWAY PERFORMERS AND CELEBRATED WINEMAKERS

 

IN SPECIAL PARTNERSHIP WITH AUDIENCE REWARDS, THE OFFICIAL REWARDS PROGRAM OF BROADWAY, AUDIENCE REWARDS SHOWPOINTS CAN BE REDEEMED TO ATTEND AN EXCLUSIVE BROADWAY WINE CLUB LAUNCH EVENT, PLUS AUDIENCE REWARDS MEMBERS GET EARLY ACCESS TO JOIN THE CLUB


Founders Arvind Ethan David (lead producer of Jagged Little Pill) and Nathan Marcus Brown (luxury goods entrepreneur and Jagged Little Pill co-producer) are thrilled to announce the launch of BROADWAY WINE CLUB (BWC), a new home-delivery wine subscription that supports Broadway artists and acclaimed boutique wineries, making first shipments this October with a special debut edition that includes the exclusive “Ghostlight” wine from Crocker & Starr. 


The first program of its kind to blend a love of wine and theater, BWC offers members quarterly shipments of special exclusive vintages from prestigious, award-winning American wineries, each with a collectible bottle designed by a theater artist. Furthermore, club members will get access to invitation-only wine tasting events where they can interact with award-winning theater artists and winemakers – virtually, and in-person when health restrictions allow – and be treated to intimate performances by Broadway’s brightest talents.


The club’s launch marks the release of an exclusive wine from Crocker & Starr, called “Ghostlight”. A premier 2013 Cabernet Syrah blend, featuring a special custom label by veteran Broadway art designer Drew Hodges (Hamilton, Moulin Rouge!), “Ghostlight” serves as an important reminder to theater lovers everywhere that this is only a pause for live arts, and ‘the light is still on’ at every Broadway theater – as Arvind Ethan David emphasizes, “the Ghostlight on the label is a special one for me: it’s the one currently burning on the stage of the Broadhurst Theatre, home of Jagged Little Pill.  I want us all to drink a toast to the ghostlights burning, and to remember that when this wine is all drunk, the show will go on.


Following “Ghostlight,” every shipment will include a special collectible bottle of premier wine designed by a Broadway luminary, grouped with customer favorites from the club’s select roster of partner wineries whom have earned coveted spots on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 lists, and are consistently awarded ratings over 90 points from Wine Enthusiast, Robert Parker, and other esteemed critics.  Those wineries are: Crocker & Starr (Napa Valley, CA), Meadowcroft Wines (Sonoma, CA), Evening Land Vineyards (Willamette Valley, OR), Arnot-Roberts (Healdsburg, CA), Mark Ryan Winery (Woodinville, WA), and Lawrelin Wine Cellars (Columbia Valley, WA).


A notable added component for theater lovers, especially in a time when tickets to live performances aren’t available, is that Audience Rewards members can redeem ShowPoints to attend the first Broadway Wine Club event, a virtual tasting with Broadway star and certified sommelier Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls, Bring It On, Rock of Ages), Plus, their loyal theatergoing members get early access to join the club. Audience Rewards joins the Broadway Wine Club founding team of veteran theatermakers and winemakers, which includes: Broadway marketer Vic Cairl (Jagged Little Pill, A Christmas Carol), Broadway Producer Tamar Climan (Oklahoma!, Jagged Little Pill), ad agency SpotCo (Hadestown, Mean Girls, Beetlejuice), and publicity team Vivacity Media Group (Rock of Ages, On Your Feet!, Little Shop of Horrors). Wine industry experts on the founding team include Operations Director Scott Kay (Owner of LA restaurant Wood & Vine, Spin the Bottle Wine Studio and Watchtower Vineyard) and Senior Marketing Advisor Pete Harrison (formerly head of Marketing for Global Wine).


Memberships start at $200/quarter, and customers can choose shipments of 36, or 12 bottles per quarter. Cancellations can be made at no extra charge up to 30 days prior to each quarterly shipment. More information at www.broadwaywineclub.com.

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8) Broadway Workshop 


Fall Intensive Online


Fall Intensive Online
Saturday, October 10 & Sunday, October 11, 2020
11:00am – 4:00pm ET (Eastern Time) – Each day
Ages: 9-19
Zoom Online Intensive
$375

Broadway Workshop’s Fall Intensive Online is a two-day weekend program geared toward students (ages 9-19, split into groups) with a strong passion for the performing arts. In this program, students will receive a wide variety of training from our staff of incredible Broadway guest teaching artists. Students will take classes in song interpretation, acting scene study and dance, and will wrap up the program with a special Q&A with Broadway leading lady, Sierra Boggess (Phantom of the Opera, The Little Mermaid).

Fall Intensive teaching artists include: Ciara Renee (Frozen, Pippin), Maria-Christina Oliveras (Amelie, Blood Bloody Andrew Jackson), Jessica Vosk (Wicked)Zachary Noah Piser (Dear Evan Hansen), Brooke Engen (Beetlejuice), Nick R. Burroughs(Tina, Kinky Boots) and Krystina Alabado (Mean Girls).

For more information or to register, visit https:

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9) BROADWAY STAGE MANAGER

CODY RENARD RICHARD LAUNCHES

 

THE CODY RENARD RICHARD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

 

FOR ASPIRING BIPOC THEATRE MAKERS


Alongside Broadway Advocacy Coalition, Program Will

Provide Financial Support and Mentorship to Recipients


Veteran Broadway stage manager and one of Variety’s 2020 Broadway Players to WatchCody Renard Richard (HamiltonFreestyle Love Supreme), in partnership with the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, announces The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program to honor, uplift, and support the next generation of Black, Asian, Latinx, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) theatre-makers working behind the scenes. The program will provide financial support, as well as mentorship through online seminars focusing on community building leadership, and social justice from Richard and various leaders from the theatrical industry.


In the inaugural year, selected recipients will receive a $1,500 scholarship for the Spring 2021 semester. The scholarship program strives to encourage more Black, Asian, Latinx, Indigenous, and People of Color to pursue degrees in the theatrical management and artistic fields, such as Stage Management, Technical Theatre, Theatre Design, Playwriting, Directing, or Theatre Management. In partnership with the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, the program also hopes to build a community of scholars who will connect with each other through leadership seminars as they continue their various educational journeys.


Submissions for The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program are open through Sunday, October 25th at 11:59pm EST. Eligible applicants will need to submit a one-minute video essay describing why they are the ideal candidate for the program, along with their current transcript and two letters of recommendation.

 

Donations are now open with seed funding for the program provided by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  To make a donation or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please visit CodyRenard.com/scholarship or email scholarship@codyrenard.com.


For additional information, please visit CodyRenard.com/scholarship or @CRRScholarship on Instagram.

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10) Dance Rising: NYC
A Hyper-Local Dance Out
October 1 and 3, 2020


The Dance Rising Collective, a new collective of artists and administrators created in partnership with Kinesis Project dance theatreThe Field as fiscal sponsor and advised by Lucy Sexton of New Yorkers for Culture & Arts, presents  Dance Rising: NYC, a hyper-local dance out across all five boroughs October 1 and 3 from 5:00-5:30pm. NYC professional dancers will take to the parks, windows, streets, and rooftops to dance, focusing public attention on an industry that remains largely on pause due to COVID. Everybody identifying as a professional dancer, choreographer or teacher is invited to take part.  To sign up and for more information, visit www.dancerising.org/

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CLUTCH PRODUCTIONS
Proudly Presents


11)empowHER Reading Series
Original one-act plays and short screenplays 
Written by emerging female writers


THREE LIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY
SATURDAY OCTOBER 3, 10, 17, 2020 


IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME


CLUTCH PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce the show will go on, despite the pandemic, of their annual empowHER Reading Series, featuring one-act plays and short screenplays by emerging female (and female-identifying) writers. The readings are planned to be LIVE Zoomed on three Saturdays October 3, 10, 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm (with encore Sunday airings at 3pm). The readings will be streamed through the Clutch website at www.clutchproductions.org/empowher and the Clutch Facebook page.  Journalists are encouraged to attend, but the productions are not eligible for review.


The scripts are written by Kate Bell, Jessica Charles, Cayenne Douglass, Loren Escandon, Allison Fradkin, Emma Goldman-Sherman, Deborah Peña, Robin Rice, Nandita Shenoy, and Jane Willis. Directors and dramaturgs working on the project include the following women Vanessa Morosco, Aleesha Nash, Lee Douglass, Raquel Almazan, Iyvon Edebiri and Mêlisa Annis.


The 2020 empowHER Reading Series will have three installments dedicated to the specific themes listed below:
  • October 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm: Sharing my voice does not equal vanity
Playwrights: Kate Bell, Allison Fradkin, Emma Goldman-Sherman, Deborah Peña, Jane Willis
Encore stream: October 4, 2020 at 3pm
  • October 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm: What white privilege means to me. *from the perspective of artists of color*
Playwrights: Jessica Charles, Loren Escandon, Nandita Shenoy, Jane Willis
Encore stream: October 11, 2020 at 3pm
  • October 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm: Women, awake! Your country needs you...still. Marking 100 years since suffrage.
Playwrights: Kate Bell, Cayenne Douglass, Robin Rice, Jane Willis

Encore stream: October 18, 2020 at 3pm
Tickets are FREE but reservations are recommended.


Running Time: 90-100 minutes no intermission


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12) Live Performances In A Safe Environment

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary

Presents

 

The Third Production of its Monthly Series in the Social Distancing Era

A Comedy Themed Trio

 

Tony Nominee Tony Roberts

Will Read Excerpts From His Autobiography

“Do You Know Me?”

 

Followed By

“Commercial Break” by Peter Stone

&

“Come On” by Susan Charlotte

 

Featuring Jodie Markell Stephen Schnetzer and Rex Reed

 

September 29th at 2:00pm at Theatre 80 St. Marks

And Via Live Streaming


On September 29th at 2:00pm, the award-winning theatre company, Food For Thought Productions will present the third show in its current season with a common thread – comedy (something we can all use a bit of in our present world)! Tony Nominee, Tony Roberts will kick off the show by reading from his very personal, very funny autobiography, “Do You Know Me”? This piece will be followed by two one-acts, “Commercial Break” by Oscar, Tony and Emmy Award winner Peter Stone (a frequent FFTP contributor and attendee). And bringing the comedic afternoon to a close will be “Come On” by award-winning playwright, and Food For Thought founder, Susan Charlotte. The show stars the incomparable Rex Reed, Jodie Markel and Emmy Nominee Stephen Schnetzer and is directed by Antony Marsellis.  Q & A will include a discussion with the cast on the many facets of comedy, led by Susan Charlotte.

 

The performance will be available live via Zoom. The entire FFT series will be presented at Theatre 80 St. Marks. Tickets for the ‘live’ performance are free to first-come patrons. All social distancing precautions will be respected. There will be a medical professional onsite to check temperatures and audience members must wear masks and have recently tested negative for Covid-19. There will be a nominal charge for the streaming. For additional information and tickets please contact FFTP at: 646-366-9340 or email:  info@foodforthoughtproductions.com


By the way, a few fun tidbits: “Commercial Break” aired on television with Lauren Bacall and Robert Preston but was originally written as a monologue for Audrey Hepburn in “Charade.” When it was cut, Stone adapted it for Cary Grant in “Father Goose,” which, again, did not make the final film. He finally expanded upon the monologue and wrote “Commercial Break.” Lauren Bacall performed the monologue at FFTP’s tribute for Peter Stone. And, we are pleased to have Tony Roberts join us as he is currently in the midst of reading for audio, “Hush Hush,” the 56th book in the NYT Bestselling Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods.


Additional dates for the rest of the season, all preformed at Theatre 80 St. Marks,which will include plays by Tennessee Williams, Mel Brooks, Dorothy Parker, Neil LaBute to name a few are Oct. 19th, Nov. 16th and December 14th. All shows are from 2—4pm which includes a Q & A with the cast. All shows will be live streamed, and all cast & plays subject to change.


For additional information and tickets please contact FFTP at: 646-366-9340 or email:  info@foodforthoughtproductions.com

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13) e2e Treks - HIKING THE DIVIDE TO UNITE

PRESENTS

A CONVERSATION WITH

CAST MEMBERS FROM

ALLEGIANCE

IN “HOW HISTORY, LOCATION AND ADVERSITY

INFORM, INSPIRE, AND INFLUENCE THEATRE”

IN SUPPORT OF THE ACTORS FUND

INCLUDING

GEORGE TAKEI, TELLY LEUNG, ELLIE WANG, JAY KUO, 

AND LORENZO THIONE

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AT 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT


e2e Treks - Hiking the Divide to Unite, a group bringing access and awareness of climate and culture through documentaries, podcasts and showcases of artists and Native communities, is proud to announce a special streaming event benefitting The Actors Fund, “How History, Location and Adversity Inform, Inspire and Influence Theatre” with various cast and creative team members of Broadway’s Allegianceon Monday, September 28 at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT.


How History, Location and Adversity Inform, Inspire and Influence Theatre,” will be hosted by Mark Montague and Gary Adamsen of e2e Treks and will feature an Allegiance reunion with performers Telly Leung, George Takei, and Ellie Wang, music and lyrics co-author Jay Kuo, co-author and producer Lorenzo Thione, and producer Joey Monda.


Allegiance was based upon George Takei’s personal experience as a child when his family was forced to live in the stables of Santa Anita Park before being sent to the Rohwer Relocation Center (internment camp) in Rohwer, Arkansas. Takei has written a New York Times best-selling graphic novel, They Called Us Enemy, a stunning memoir recounting his childhood imprisoned within an American concentration camp during World War II.

 

Hiking The Divide To Unite will be a 10-part series documentary capturing e2e Treks’ almost 1,000-mile extreme hike down the Continental Divide Trail which began in August 2020 and will complete in October 2020. On the trail, the group will document the natural beauty while focusing on the Native people, communities, and rich history represented by the areas through which they will travel. By relaying these stories, e2e Treks hopes to provide a platform of positive inspiration for all creatives in the arts during this “pandemic shutdown”. The team will be hiking near Heart Mountain Internment Camp, part of the historical inspiration for Allegiance, when the event is live on September 28.

 

The link to this event will be posted on the e2e Treks website, www.e2etreks.com, and The Actors Fund Facebook Page.

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14) SECOND STAGE THEATER

Celebrates Virtual Benefit

 

Honoring Trustee Angela Sun

and Pulitzer Prize Winner Tom Kitt

 

Hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ashley Park

 

With special performances and appearances from Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, LaChanze, Cameron Crowe, Tony Goldwyn, Celia Rose Gooding, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lauren Patten, Alice Ripley, Carole Rothman, Emily Skinner, Adrienne Warren and Bess Wohl

 

Directed by Jason Moore

 

Select Performances Available to Download Here


On Monday, September 21stSecond Stage Theater’s (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director; Khady Kamara, Executive Director) Virtual Benefit Celebration honored Trustee Angela Sun and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tom Kitt for their extraordinary work, commitment to Second Stage and remarkable impact on American theater.


Directed by Jason Moore and hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ashley Park , the benefit featured performances and appearances by Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, LaChanze, Cameron Crowe, Tony Goldwyn, Celia Rose Gooding, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lauren Patten, Alice Ripley, Carole Rothman, Emily Skinner, Adrienne Warren and Bess WohlThe evening celebrated Angela Sun’s steadfast commitment as a member of the Second Stage Board for a decade and her avid support of the arts and education, and Tom Kitt’s indelible impact on American musical theatre and Second Stage’s deeply meaningful and revered collaboration with him on Superhero and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal.


Performances from the evening included:

“I Miss the Mountains” from Next to Normal, performed by Adrienne Warren

“You Learn to Live Without” from If/Then, performed by Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley

“Superhero” from Superhero, performed by Kate Baldwin

“Maybe” from Next to Normal, performed by LaChanze and Celia Rose Gooding

“I Need Them to See Me,” an original song by Tom Kitt, performed by Heidi Blickenstaff


The evening concluded with a finale performance of “Light” from Next to Normal. Over the past few weeks, Second Stage crowdsourced the many Tom Kitt fans from around the world to accompany Lauren Patten, along with Tom’s three children Michael, Julie and Charlie Kitt, for the special performance. They received videos from all over the globe, including the Philippines, South Korea, Australia and the UK and compiled the video as a dedication to Tom and Angela.


To view select performances from the evening, click here.

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15) South Street Seaport Museum 

Announces Virtual
Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music
Broadcast from the deck of 1885 tall ship Wavertree
Sunday, October 4, 2020


South Street Seaport Museum's monthly sea-music Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music continues virtually on Sunday, October 4, from 2-4pm ET. From our living rooms and kitchens, and even from the deck of Wavertree, join our round-robin of shared songs, featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. Listen in, lead or request a song, and belt out the choruses for your neighbors to hear on the first Sunday of every month. The event is FREE. Sign up here to receive the Zoom link 24 hours prior: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ehaneke181efab6f&llr=4pcqx8iab.


On Sunday, October 4, Laura Norwitz, Senior Director for Programs and Education, will host a virtual broadcast from atop the foredeck of Wavertree. The October singing session will be moderated by Bonnie Milner of The Johnson Girls; Dan Milner, song collector and author; and other members of The New York Packet, a collection of traditional chantey singers in the New York area.


On Sunday, October 4, Laura Norwitz, Senior Director for Programs and Education, will host a virtual broadcast from atop the foredeck of Wavertree. The October singing session will be moderated by Bonnie Milner of The Johnson Girls; Dan Milner, song collector and author; and other members of The New York Packet, a collection of traditional chantey singers in the New York area.

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16) TWO RIVER THEATER CONCLUDES ‘TWO RIVER RISING’ ONLINE BENEFIT READING SERIES 

WITH A MODERN VERSE ADAPTATION OF ROMEO AND JULIET 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NAATCO (NATIONAL ASIAN AMERICAN THEATRE COMPANY)

ACT 1 LIVE EVENT ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AND 

ACT 2 WITH ARTIST Q&A ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 AT 7PM EDT


Two River Theater concludes its online benefit reading series with Shakespeare’s classic story of two young star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. This modern verse translation by Hansol Jung will be live on Wed, Sept 30 with Act 1. Act 2, followed by a Q&A with the artists, will take place on Thurs, Oct 1 at 7PM EDT. 


All proceeds from this reading and the entire series will support Two River Theater. In addition, proceeds will be matched by a generous donor to benefit five organizations with a pressing need due to the impact of systemic racism and COVID-19. The beneficiary partner for this reading is to be announced.


TICKETS/DONATION INFORMATION:


Online benefit event tickets are $25 and include access to Acts 1 and 2 of the reading and a live post-reading Q&A with the artists, hosted on Zoom. Sponsorships start at $1,000, and include additional benefits such as an invitation to a private virtual event with reading artists.


Two River Theater will also stream the reading on YouTube from Thursday, October 1 at 7PM EDT through Sunday, October 4 at 7PM EDT. Streaming is free and donations of any amount from viewers will be greatly appreciated.


For more information on the Romeo and Juliet reading visit: 

https://tworivertheater.org/whats-on/romeo-and-juliet-reading-series/


For more information on the Two River Rising series visit: tworivertheater.org/tworiverrising 

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17) VOYEUR: THE WINDOWS 


OF TOULOUSE-LAUTREC



Performances begin September 30, 2020


Bated Breath Theatre Company will present VOYEUR: THE WINDOWS OF TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, a pandemic-friendly theatrical walking tour inspired by their long-running immersive hit Unmaking Toulouse-Lautrec (named one of the “best immersive plays and interactive theatrical experiences” by Time Out). This open air, immersive theatrical experience guides an intimate six-person audience through the dreams of iconic artist Toulouse-Lautrec as he recalls his final absinthe-laced years living and working in Montmartre. Performances begin September 30th.


In an effort to maintain additional safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, audience members will be required to wear a mask at all times and maintain a safe social distance for the duration of the performance. Hand sanitizing stations will be available at stops throughout the tour. This immersive performance is hosted primarily outdoors, with one short venture indoors into a spacious atmosphere capable of safe social distancing. A flexible ticket exchange policy will be offered to those who may feel ill in order to facilitate responsible event participation.


VOYEUR will run rain or shine (except in cases of extreme weather) and audience members are asked to check local weather forecasts and dress accordingly. 

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