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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Sunday Scoop Week of 4/18/21 - Live and Virtual Events Coming Up This Week or Soon Thereafter and More

1) A Letter to Harvey Milk, Off-Broadway Musical, to Stream 4/22 - 4/25
2) Artistic Stamp Presents Wild Thyme By Liz Duffy for Final Public Season
3) Ballet Hispanico School of Dance In-Person and Virtual Summer Sessions
4) BAM Presents A Live Virtual Hip-Hop and Spoken Word Concert 4/23
5) Battery Dance Extends Kids Dance Workshop Series
6) Bloomingdale School of Music Virtual Spring #JustforFun Trivia Night 4/22
7) The Cell Theatre Premieres Waiting for I Dunno 4/22
8) Centenary Stage Co's Nextstage Repertory Reimagines A Midsummer Night's Dream 4/23-5/2
9) Dixon Place Presents Mine by Shayna Stripe 4/21 - 4/24
10) Nai-Ni Chen Announces 4/19 - 4/23 Schedule for The Bridge
11) Perfect Crime Reopens Off-Broadway 4/18
12) Resounding, Immersive Live-Audio Entertainment Month Long Residency at Radial Park
13) Rock of Ages All-Star Reunion Concert 4/24
14) Roundabout Theater in Association with Black Theater United Announces The Refocus Project
15) South Street Seaport Museum Webinar Sea Songs and Sea Lives 4/22
16) Street Arts: An Earth Day Celebration 4/24
17) TRU Marks A Year of Online Gathering and Announces Upcoming Conversations 4/21
18) Two River Theater Storytime with Amanda: Benji, the Bad Day, and Me 4/21
19) Vangeline Theater Presents Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Free Livestream 4/22 -4/24
20) Voyeur Celebrates 250th Live Performance 4/23

1) Hit Off-Broadway Musical 


Gets Benefit Online Presentation

April 22-25, 2021

Proceeds will benefit the Actors Fund and HIAS

The Off-Broadway musical, A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK, presented at Theatre Row in 2018, will be presented as a benefit online beginning April 22 at 7 PM and running through 25, 2021.   Money raised will benefit the Actors Fund, and HIAS. Tickets are $10-$50 and can be purchased by visiting StellarTickets.com.

San Francisco. 1986. What could Harry, an amiable but lonely retired kosher butcher, have in common with Barbara, his young lesbian writing teacher at the senior center? Is it enough to bridge the divide?


When Harry fulfills a writing assignment to compose a letter to someone from his past who's dead, he writes not to his late wife Frannie but Harvey Milk, the first openly gay political leader in California. Barbara is stunned. Harry's letter evokes life-changing revelations that neither could have foreseen. With its soaring score and deeply-felt, surprisingly funny lyrics, this musical deals with issues of friendship and loss, the grip of the past, and the hard-won acceptance set in motion by the most unexpected people.

A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK will run beginning  April 22 at 7 PM and run through April 25, 2021. Tickets are $10 - $50 and can be purchased at StellarTickets.com Money raised will benefit the Actors Fund and HIAS






Drama League Award Nominated WILD THYME amongst the Plays-by-mail presented by Artistic Stamp, Shelley Butler and West Hyler, Co-Artistic Directors, for Season Three. This will be the final public season of the pioneering plays-by-mail theater company that commissioned and premiered 10 socially distant, interactive theatrical adventures since September, 2020. 

New for Season Three is the World Premiere of a new ‘summer break short adventure’ for young audiences: Acorn-ucopia Mystery of Juliet Grey and Inspector Shell by West Hyler (Cirque Du Soliel’s Paramour) and Dash Hyler. A shorter adventure of four letters delivered over three months. Also available are fan favorites ‘Wild Thyme’ by Liz Duffy Adams (Or), ‘The Gates of Remembering’ by Timothy Huang (Costs of Living), and ‘Ida’ by November Christine (Legacy, the Musical). 

Limited tickets are on sale until May 17. A four-month adventure costs $99 (or four installments of $25) and the three-month adventure for young audiences costs $65  (or three installments of $22). Tickets can be purchased at www.artisticstamp.com.


3) Ballet Hispánico
School of Dance Announces
In-Person and Virtual
Summer Sessions
June – July 2021
Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 30, 2021

 Ballet Hispánico announces its in-person and virtual summer student programs. With early childhood summer camps, a summer boot camp for beginner and intermediate level students, a three-week pre-professional training intensive, and emerging professional artist workshop, the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance has summer offerings for dancers of all ages through adult. Registration is open now, scholarships are available for all programs, and the early bird registration deadline for discounts is April 30, 2021. For more information and to register, visit ballethispanico.org/school/summer-programs

Ballet Hispánico’s early childhood summer dance camps, Los Explorers (Ages 3-5) and Los Adventurers (Ages 6-8), are certain to inspire students with opportunities for self-exploration, creative independence, and socialization all July. Offering the very best of dance and culture, young dancers remain active in recreation, learning, creativity, and fun, at America's leading Latinx dance organization.

Ballet Hispánico remains committed to continue closely monitoring developments of COVID-19 along with the safety and health regulations mandated and suggested by our local, state, and national governments.

Summer Intensive
July 12-July 30, 2021
Auditions are required to register for Summer Intensive. Ages 12-14 can audition virtually on Zoom. Ages 15 and up must submit a video audition. For audition dates and deadlines, please continue to our Summer Program Auditions page.

Summer Intensive challenges students to strengthen their technique and develop skills for the professional dance world.

Ballet Hispánico’s three-week pre-professional Summer Intensive for intermediate to advanced dancers, challenges students to strengthen their classical technique, as well as experience contemporary forms, and develop professional skills through specialized forums - all through a multicultural lens at America’s leading Latinx dance organization. 

Classes include ballet, classical variations, men's class, modern, contemporary, flamenco, Ballet Hispánico repertory, and stretch & conditioning. Additional highlights include a Spanish Dance Series with world-class faculty; master classes in hip-hop, salsa, and more; and professional development seminars covering auditions, a future in the arts, and injury prevention.

For more information and to register, visit ballethispanico.org/school/summer-programs/summer-intensive.

June 21 – July 2, 2021
Audition is required; video submissions are due Friday, April 30.

ChoreoLaB is a unique, holistic program which shapes hirable, competitive dancers who are ready to advance their careers. Designed for the emerging artist, ChoreoLaB immerses students in a professional dance experience.

Program highlights include:
  • Daily Company class, improvisation, movement invention, Ballet Hispánico repertory, and guest choreographers in the creative process of new work - previous guests include Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Bennyroyce Royon, and Mario Alberto Zambrano
  • Professional Development through forums including topics of injury prevention, financial literacy & planning, networking, personal branding, and more
  • Supportive feedback and guidance from artistic leaders in the field
  • Culminating showing and networking opportunities
For more information and to register, visit https://www.ballethispanico.org/school/summer-programs/choreolab.

ELEVATE!: Summer Dance Boot Camp (Ages 9-18)
One-week program, July 5-9, 2021. Open enrollment. 
A week-long intensive for beginner to intermediate level students who want to boost their dance technique, Ballet Hispánico's Elevate!: Summer Dance Boot Camp (Ages 9-18), offers classes which include Ballet & Pre-Pointe/Pointe, Sevillanas, Braceo & Marcajes, Footwork & Castanets for Spanish Dance, Modern, and Stretch & Conditioning! For more information and to register, visit ballethispanico.org/school/summer-programs.

Los Explorers Summer Dance Camp (Ages 3-5)
Four one-week sessions, July 5-30, 2021
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm ET 
Send your explorers on a multi-sensory journey around the rhythms and stories of Cuba, Spain, Brazil, and Mexico during Ballet Hispánico's Los Explorers Summer Dance Camp. Live classes, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm EST, encompass creative and cultural dance forms, music, and song. The perfect adventure camp for both young boys and girls, your children enjoy artistic immersion while enhancing skills, socialization, and creative independence, amongst their peers! Register for one week or all four. For more information and to register, visit ballethispanico.org/school/summer-programs.

Week 1: July 5-9
Week 2: July 12-16
Week 3: July 19-23
Week 4: July 26-30

Los Adventurers Summer Dance Camp (Ages 6-8)
Four one-week sessions, July 5 - July 30, 2021
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm ET 
For the older traveler, Ballet Hispánico's Los Adventurers Summer Dance Camp offers the ultimate integration of movement and cultural exploration. Campers spend the week journeying through the rich music and art cultures of Spain and the Caribbean through dance classes, arts & crafts, stories, games, music, and more. A five-day experience, camp takes place Monday- Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET, culminating in an open invitation for loved ones to virtually witness and celebrate their adventurer's journey each week. Ven con nosotros!--Join us! Register for one week, or all four. For more information and to register, visit ballethispanico.org/school/summer-programs.

Week 1: July 5-9
Week 2: July 12-16
Week 3: July 19-23
Week 4: July 26-30

4) BAM Presents Word. Sound. Power. 2021, a Live Virtual Hip-Hop and Spoken Word Concert, April 23

One-Night-Only Featuring New Music by Atlanta-based MC Sa-Roc with Performances by Okai, Nejma Nefertiti, Peggy Robles-Alvarado, and Jade Charon


Apr 23 at 8pm EST

Tickets: Pay-what-you-wish starting at $10

Ages: 14+

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) presents Word. Sound. Power. 2021 an electrifying hip-hop and spoken word concert featuring a stunning roster of artists — emcees Sa-RocOkai, and Nejma Nefertiti, poet Peggy Robles-Alvarado, and dancer Jade Charon—on Friday, April 23 at 8pm EST. MC Baba Israel returns as host with music provided by DJ Reborn as this year's annual showcase brings the elements of hip-hop to BAM's virtual stage for a one-night-only concert. Tickets are available now at BAM.org/wordsoundpower.

The show will take on the form of an interactive 70-minute hip-hop showcase featuring music, spoken word, and dance performances as the artists perform around the theme of rejuvenation across the African Diaspora. Atlanta-based emcee Sa-Roc appears on the heels of her recent album, Sharecropper's Daughter. The illustrious emcee will perform an exclusive medley of songs from the acclaimed album. The set will also include a first time-performance of her yet-to-be-released single "Wild Seeds," a celebration and remembrance of women whose strength, resilience and tenderness inform the fortitude and fragility of the culture. Brooklyn artists Okai, Nejma Nefertiti, Jade Charon, and Bronx poet Peggy Robles-Alvarado round out the dynamic lineup. The show finishes with a 20-minute Q&A with the artists.

Tickets for Word. Sound. Power. 2021 are on sale now through April 23 at 6pm. Tickets are pay-what-you-wish, starting at $10. Visit BAM.org for more information.

Word. Sound. Power. 2021 includes closed captioning and ASL interpretation. 


5) Battery Dance Extends Kids Dance Workshop Series
A Series of FREE Dance Classes for Kids 
Taught by Battery Dance Teaching Artists via Zoom
NOW: Wednesdays, April 21, May 5 & 19, June 2, 16, & 30, 2021 at 4pm

Battery Dance extends its free Kids Dance Workshop Series on Wednesdays, April 21, May 5 and 19, June 2, 16, and 30, 2021 at 4pm via Zoom. Each class will be a 45-minute introduction to different genres of dance perfect for all ages, helping to keep their bodies and minds engaged and spark a renewed interest in dancing. For more information and to register, visit  www.batterydance.org/kidsdance.

Battling the winter blues? Wanting to get your bodies moving? Battery Dance is creating a series of three zoom dance classes for kids in NYC with our talented teaching artists. This will be a great opportunity for students from across the five boroughs to meet each other, to dance together, and find new avenues to express themselves. In Hip-Hop, Improv, and Contemporary classes, students will get to experience our world class teaching artists and get to know a little bit of what it's like to be a professional dancer. Chase away the post-holiday drain with some fun and free movement!

Wednesday, April 21 from 4pm-4:45pm EST
Dance with Razvan & Sarah
Join Razvan & Sarah for a free, all ages dance class where you and your little ones will move your bodies and engage your minds. Together with our Battery Dancers, your children will learn fun choreography, explore new movement and enjoy something new! Work your muscles as a team with your new friends to create some fun combinations to call all your own!
Wednesday, May 5 from 4pm-4:45pm EST
Dance with Bethany & Jillian
Join Bethany & Jillian for a free, all ages dance class where you and your little ones will move your bodies and engage your minds. Together with our Battery Dancers, your children will learn fun choreography, explore new movement and enjoy something new! Live your best Broadway life as your little dancers get ready for the blockbuster stage!

Wednesday, May 19 from 4pm-4:45pm EST 
Dance with Mira & Jillian
Join Mira & Jillian for a free, all ages dance class where you and your little ones will move your bodies and engage your minds. Together with our Battery Dancers, your children will learn fun choreography, explore new movement and enjoy something new! Find your center and relax as movement and mediation offer your little dancer a new way to express themselves.

Wednesday, June 2 from 4pm-4:45pm EST
Dance with Sarah & Jillian
Join Sarah & Jillian for a free, all ages dance class where you and your little ones will move your bodies and engage your minds. Together with our Battery Dancers, your children will learn fun choreography, explore new movement and enjoy something new! Get pumped up and excited as we get our aerobics on! Kick high, spin wildly, and get excited to get all the wiggles out!

Wednesday, June 16 from 4pm-4:45pm EST
Dance with Mira & Bethany
Join Mira & Bethany for a free, all ages dance class where you and your little ones will move your bodies and engage your minds. Together with our Battery Dancers, your children will learn fun choreography, explore new movement and enjoy something new! Get a little folksy and learn some more traditional American styles as we take a walk through the past and bring it to our future movers and shakers!

Wednesday, June 30 from 4pm-4:45pm EST
Dance with Jillian & Razvan
Join Jillian & Razvan for a free, all ages dance class where you and your little ones will move your bodies and engage your minds. Together with our Battery Dancers, your children will learn fun choreography, explore new movement and enjoy something new! Trip the light fantastic and find the drama in your moves as your little dancer expresses themselves to the fullest with fun, imaginative choreography with our resident Ballroom experts!

For more information, visit https://give.classy.org/KidsDance.
6) Bloomingdale School of Music
Virtual Spring #JustForFun Trivia Night: Music of the World
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 6pm

Bloomingdale School of Music announces Virtual Spring #JustForFun event, Trivia Night: Music of the World on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 6pm EST. The event is free for Bloomingdale students and families, with a suggested donation for other guests. All are invited to join. For more information and to RSVP, visit eventbrite.com/e/justforfun-trivia-night-music-of-the-world-tickets-143202198631.

Pack your bag, grab your passport, and prepare to embark on an international music-themed trivia event covering topics such as world music, pop culture, and more! Prizes will be awarded for the top three trivia buffs.

Additional upcoming BSM Virtual Spring #JustForFun events include:

The Witches of Oz: One Short Day in New York City
May 27, 2021 | 6:00 PM
Grab your broomsticks and get ready to Defy Gravity! Glinda and Elphaba have arrived in New York City and they need your help to navigate through the city's most famous landmarks, perform musical spells, and join in some wicked fun singalongs. This ode to Musical Theater and the city that never sleeps will fill the Broadway-sized hole in your heart and make for a fun night for the whole family!

Virtual Paint Night
June 17, 2021 | 6:00 PM
Connect with your inner Bob Ross and join us for a virtual paint night for the whole family. Our creative host will walk participants step by step through how to recreate their painting of the evening while infusing laughs and music along the way. This class is beginner-friendly; so no experience necessary!

Thursday, April 22

Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre in association with DimlyWit Productions will broadcast the fifth installment of Tolerance Party entitled WAITING FOR I DUNNO which will be available to stream via their website. The previous chapters of Tolerance Party brought together eight individuals in a video chat by an unknown entity. WAITING FOR I DUNNO finds two of our heroes waiting for... well we just don't know who now, do we? Also, is it technically “whom"? Audiences will be brought back into the original and crazy world of writer and director Joseph Hendel with some surprises in store, of course.  Audiences are encouraged to participate in a live chat function that will help determine the fate of the characters in following episodes. The cast includes Richard Urquiza, Brian Reager, and Peyton Rowe. Production design is by DimlyWit Productions, co-concieved by Artistic Director Kira Simring (Yes!, Reflections of Molly Bloom, Crackskull Row).

WAITING FOR I DUNNO will be streamed on Thursday April 22, 2021 at 8PM. Tickets are available on a sliding scale from $5 to $25. Running time is 30 minutes. The previous installment of Tolerance Party, The Signal Through the Noise (featuring Heather Mo’Witz and India Meñete), will also be made available to ticket buyers to watch before the premiere. The stream will be available until Sunday April 25 at 11:59 PM. You may purchase tickets at the following link: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thecelltheatre/508348

Follow the cell on instagram at @thecelltheatre for updates or go to www.thecelltheatre.org for upcoming events.


Centenary Stage Company and Centenary University’s all student NEXTstage Repertory presents William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The production opens Thursday, April 22nd, will run through Sunday, May 2nd and will take place in Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. Centenary Stage Company will also offer a live streaming option accompanying the in-person performance on Sunday, April 25 at 2:00 PM.

Shakespeare’s beloved comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the story of the four brawling lovers, caught in a dispute of increasingly magical proportions; a crew of keen mechanicals, determined to give it their all; and one roguish sprite, hell-bent on causing as much havoc as possible. Young love, cruelly denied, steals into the fairy woods, where all manner of mischief is waiting to meet the lovers and their pursuers. In this dream-like forest, the lives of the mortal and the immortal merge to create an enchanting world of love, magic, and misunderstanding. The NEXTstage Rep. cast will bring Shakespeare’s beloved raucous comedy to life with a brand new, contemporary re-imagining featuring themes from 1990s grunge and other modern eras.

Shakespeare’s beloved comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the story of the four brawling lovers, caught in a dispute of increasingly magical proportions; a crew of keen mechanicals, determined to give it their all; and one roguish sprite, hell-bent on causing as much havoc as possible. Young love, cruelly denied, steals into the fairy woods, where all manner of mischief is waiting to meet the lovers and their pursuers. In this dream-like forest, the lives of the mortal and the immortal merge to create an enchanting world of love, magic, and misunderstanding. The NEXTstage Rep. cast will bring Shakespeare’s beloved raucous comedy to life with a brand new, contemporary re-imagining featuring themes from 1990s grunge
 and other modern eras.

Centenary Stage Company will also offer a live streaming option accompanying the in-person performance on Sunday, April 25 at 2:00 PM.  Live stream access links are $10 per link, with only one link needed per viewing device. For more details on how the live streaming works, please visit CentenaryStageCo.org or call the box office at 908-979-0900. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5 PM and two hours prior to all performances. The Centenary Stage Company box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Like and follow to receive the latest in CSC news and special offers.

9) Dixon Place
Presents A Livestream of 
MINE by Shayna Strype
April 21-24, 2021

Dixon Place presents MINE by Shayna Strype as part of its Spring 2021 Production Season of puppetry commissions, performed live for virtual audiences from April 21-24, 2021 at 7:30pm EDT. Video on demand (VOD) streaming will be available from April 26 through May 3, 2021."

MINE is an ecofeminist tragicomedy investigating our relationship with our stuff, our earth, and ourselves. Tickets are $10.50-$35 and can be purchased online here. (dixonplace.org/productions-2021/).

MINE by Shayna Strype
April 21, 22, 23, 24, 2021 at 7:30pm EDT (Live performances, live stream only)
Available to stream through May 4, 2021
A mountain, mined of her insides, collapses into rubble. Near the wreckage, a marriage ends and the home grieves the loss of the family it once housed. Underground, a groundhog hoards an enormous collection of the family’s discarded sentimental items. As the Rubble, the Home, and the Groundhog attempt to reassemble the remnants of their crumbled histories, their worlds begin to merge and intertwine. This solo performance uses puppetry, live-feed projections, stop-motion animation, live green-screen, wearable sculptures, and miniatures to weave together themes of nostalgia, excess, and the destructive human urge to colonize land, bodies, and minds. Approx. run time: 55 minutes. Rated E for Everyone.

The Bridge
Virtual Dance Institute
 of boundary-breaking dance experiences
Free One-Hour Company Class on Zoom
Open to All Dancers at an Intermediate to Advanced Level
April 19-23, 2021

 In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has established a new dance institute through Zoom, The Bridge.  The Institute’s aim is to bring together dancers, choreographers and directors around the world to experience the master teachers of color whose practices are embedded in the community and are focused on advancing the art of dance that transform the personal, environmental and metaphysical spaces. Interested dancers can join the class by registering on Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s website: https://www.nainichen.org/thebridge.

As a virtual dance institute, The Bridge will invite world renowned as well as up and coming dancers and choreographer to come to guest teach the class. Advanced/Intermediate level professional or pre-professional dancers who are looking to explore beyond their own boundaries and looking for new dance experiences are encouraged to participate. The core program is based on Nai-Ni Chen’s Kinetic Spiral, which is a cross-cultural dance vocabulary that integrates the Chinese martial arts philosophy in TaiChi with contemporary dance practices she studied in America. Guest artists will cover a wide range of folk and classical dance styles.

The Bridge Class schedule are as follows: 
Week of 4/19/2021
Monday Seyong Kim (Ballet)
Tuesday Yuka Notsuka (Kinetic Spiral) at 11am
Wednesday Nai-Ni Chen (Kinetic Spiral) at 11am
Thursday Barkha Patel (Contemporary Indian Dance) at 11am
Friday Greta Campo (Kinetic Spiral) at 11am

For additional Company information, visit www.nainichen.org; write to Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, P.O. Box 1121, Fort Lee, NJ 07024; or call (800) 650-0246.



Perfect Crime, the longest running play in New York City history, today announced that it is the first show to receive Actors’ Equity approval to re-open on Sunday, April 18th at 7:30PM - its 34th anniversary performance. The production is the first Actors’ Equity production on or Off-Broadway to return to NYC with live actors. Perfect Crime will reopen with a newly updated ventilation system, a fully vaccinated cast and staff, and numerous safety precautions and policies in place. 

Perfect Crime will do a special “preview” performance on Saturday 4/17 at 8:00PM and then officially reopen on Sunday 4/18 at 7:30PM (a celebratory performance where the audience will be given complimentary champagne before entering the theater). The permanent schedule will be as follows: Monday-Tuesday and Friday 8 PM, Saturday 2 & 8 PM and Sunday 3 & 7:30 PM. www.perfect-crime.com

The show will begin its 35th year of performances is reopening with numerous safety upgrade, precautions, and policies in place:

  • Everyone who works in the building (actors, stage managers, dressers, technicians, treasurers, house managers and ushers) will all be fully vaccinated.
  • Everyone who works in the building (actors, stage managers, dressers, technicians, treasurers, house managers and ushers) will all be fully vaccinated.
  • The Theater Center has installed ten Atmosair Matterhorn 1002 “Air Scrubbers,” an innovative Bi-polar ionization system that will “catch and kill” any contaminants in the air throughout our entire complex.  It is the same system used by NASA and many hospitals across the country. These units fill the venue with hospital grade air that captures and neutralizes viruses, bacteria, and VOC’s as they happen in real time.  
  • The Theater Center has added Sensedge Air Quality monitors to each floor so patrons can check the quality of the air throughout the space when they first enter the lobby. 
  • The Theater Center has upgraded its HVAC filters to utilize MERV13 filters.    
  • The Theater Center’s staff are following all the CDC and NY DOH guidelines for hourly and daily deep disinfection cleaning. 
  • The Theater Center now has Covid Compliance Officers to ensure safety protocols are in place and adhered to at all times.  
  • All audience members will be seated in “pods” with the people they came with.  Each pod is socially distanced from the next. 
  • Building capacity limits will always be posted in plain sight and followed accordingly to state and local guidelines.
Tickets are $45 and $65 and all groups will be seated in socially distanced pod seating. Call the box office at 212-921 7862 or go to ticketmaster.com















Resounding, the immersive live-audio entertainment company, returns to New York City with a month-long residency at the theatrical drive-in experience Radial Park at Halletts Point Play presenting immersive audio plays Friday, April 23 through Sunday, May 23, 2021.

Resounding will perform and simulcast five immersive audio plays in five weeks, helmed by Creative Director Steve Wargo, including a remount of the company’s popular Treasure Island, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a new ghost thriller, Beyond The Veil and an unauthorized parody in iambic pentameter of a classic film script, Clu-eth. The fifth production, a musical, and casting will be announced in the coming day.

Performances will be held every Friday and Saturday from April 23 – May 22, and Sunday May 23 at 8:00 PM ET and run 70 – 90 minutes each. Tickets, starting at just $10, are now on sale at resounding.live/radialpark.

Additional free tickets will be available to NYCHA Astoria Houses residents via digital lottery.

Audiences will have the opportunity to experience the broadcast in person, “silent disco”-style, at Radial Park or remotely via live audio stream at resounding.live. In-person audiences will also enjoy atmospheric projections on Radial Park’s 50x60 foot screen. Remote audiences are encouraged to enjoy a “night out, in” with exclusive access to dinner menu suggestions, themed decor inspiration, and a custom cocktail recipe for each show, created and curated by award-winning NYC bartender Jena Ellenwood.

Guests can enjoy the interactive, theatrical show from the safety of their own vehicles or via reserved picnic tables spaced appropriately for social distancing for those who prefer biking, walking, or taking the ferry to Halletts Point Play.


Following the requirements of government and health officials, Radial Park will continue to implement strict health and safety protocols including temperature checks upon arrival via an infrared, touchless thermometer; color-coded wristbands for social distancing; and more. 








Tony-nominated Broadway Producers Matthew WeaverScott Prisand, and Joan Grande with Diamond Dog Entertainment are thrilled to announce additional casting for the one-night only, bi-coastal livestream jamfest Rock of Ages: All-Star Reunion Concert. The “supergroup” of a lineup for the concert event will now also feature the following alumni of the hit musical: Grammy Award-winning “Tenacious D” musician Kyle Gass (Original L.A. production); Emmy Award-winning comedian and television host Chris Hardwick (Original L.A. production; @midnight; The Talking Dead); Drama Desk-nominated Broadway star Kate Rockwell (Broadway cast; Mean Girls); Helen Hayes Award winner Mitchell Jarvis (Original Off-Broadway and Broadway cast; Gettin the Band Back Together); Theatre World Award-winning Broadway favorite Wesley Taylor (Original Broadway cast; SpongeBob SquarePants) and stage & recording artist Becca Kötte (Las Vegas cast; Gettin’ The Band Back Together). Streaming live from The Bourbon Room stage on L.A.’s Sunset Strip, this special concert celebration of the five-time Tony Award-nominated musical Rock of Ages airs Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 8:00PM ET, exclusively on the premium streaming platform Stellar.

Conceived and written by Chris D’Arienzo, who also co-directs with Tony Award nominee Kristin HanggiRock of Ages: All-Star Reunion Concert will feature live performances of the greatest hits of the 1980s, like you’ve never heard them before – blasting worldwide right off the legendary Sunset Strip itself, from the Rock of Ages Hollywood stage at The Bourbon Room, with special surprise performances from New York City. The night will be tailormade for audiences yearning to stream at the top of their lungs – whether a long-time fan, or someone just lookin’ for “nuthin’ but a good time” to break up a year of zoom meetings. In-home pyro kits sold separately (…by Walmart).

D’Arienzo and Hanggi will both make appearances in the livestream event, alongside acclaimed musician Dave Gibbs, who created the show’s original music arrangements.


Tickets are on sale now, for a general admission price of $33, on Stellar: Click Here. Ticket purchasers will have the option of watching the concert live and/or on-demand for an additional 24 hours following the event. Stream the show on any computer browser (laptop or desktop), mobile web, the Stellar Android or iOS app, or on TV via the Stellar app on Apple TV, Fire TV, and Roku. In-home pyro kits sold separately (…by Walmart). Jell-o shot recipes available HERE.

VIP Packages:

  • A special American Express & Audience Rewards Exclusive Package includes a ticket to the virtual concert and access to an exclusive, virtual, moderated Q&A with Frankie Grande, Constantine Maroulis, Michele Mais, Regina LeVert, and Tony nominated producer Matt Weaver on Friday, April 23 at 8pm ET and is available exclusively for American Express Card Members and Audience Rewards members. This live dialogue, interactive experience is limited to the first 100 purchasers and will receive a private Zoom link for access to the event.
  • Livestream + Backstage Pass Aftershow: Join the Backstage Pass aftershow to chat with some of our All-Star cast members, get a behind-the-scenes tour of The Bourbon Room in Hollywood, learn how the magic happens with the Tony Nominated producers, and chat amongst some of the biggest Rock of Ages fans of all time!
  • The Rock at Home Package includes admission to Livestream concert, access to the Backstage Pass aftershow, one ROA coffee mug, one Limited Edition Rock of Ages Live: All Star Concert T-Shirt, one ROA blanket, and one ROA 18x18 pillow.
  • The Bourbon Room Package includes admission to the Livestream, admission to the Backstage Pass aftershow, Dennis Dupree’s Good Time Juice manufactured exclusively at the Maker’s Mark Distillery 107.5 proof Bourbon (53.65% alc/vol -valued at $320/bottle), 1 Bourbon Room Tote Bag, 2 ROA Shot Glasses, 2 ROA Lighters, 2 ROA Buttons, and 2 ROA Stickers. Limited Supply. 


In association with BLACK THEATRE UNITED




A multi-year plan to elevate and restore marginalized plays to the American canon.


Year One Artists Include:

Alice ChildressShirley Graham Du Bois, Angelina Weld Grimké,

Zora Neale HurstonSamm-Art Williams.

As a theater known for producing revivals, Roundabout Theatre Company is committed to embracing its responsibility to reshape and refocus the parameters of the American theatre canon.  Roundabout announces The Refocus Project, an annual program dedicated to elevating rarely produced and formerly marginalized theatrical voices from communities underrepresented or historically overlooked in the American theatre. 

The Refocus Project will feature a robust selection of materials, available to industry professionals and the public.   Beginning April 23, a resource library built to encourage and assist with future productions of each title will be available in addition to the launch of a weekly online play reading series featuring the selected plays.  Roundabout will work with theater makers and artistic directors nationwide to encourage viewership and future engagement in the plays, with the intended goal of future productions of these works at theatres across the country. 

Roundabout’s 2021-2022 Broadway season will begin with Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  Childress is one of the first five playwrights in The Refocus Project.

The Refocus Project will also offer historical information, educational tools, panel discussions with artists, a “Literary Ancestry” essay series curated by Dave Harris (Roundabout’s Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence) and a series finale Community Conversation hosted by Roundabout Education.  A partnership with The New York Public Library – spanning its branches, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and Library for the Performing Arts – will further engage audiences in these offerings.

The first series of play readings, presented in association with Black Theatre United, will spotlight twentieth-century Black plays and their playwrightsAngelina Weld GrimkéShirley Graham Du BoisZora Neale Hurston, Alice Childress and Samm-Art Williams. 

The play series is free of charge.  All suggested donations will directly support Black Theatre United.

The second year of The Refocus Project will feature Latinx playwrights. 

Audiences can access The Refocus Project here. 

15) South Street Seaport Museum presents
Webinar Series Sea Songs and Sea Lives
This Is Women’s Work: Maritime Lives
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 7pm ET

South Street Seaport Museum expands its virtual sea chantey programming with the third installment of the Sea Songs and Sea Lives webinar series This Is Women’s Work: Maritime Lives, featuring a conversation between Capt. Ann Loeding, Ashley Cruz, and Bonnie Milner, moderated by Laura Norwitz, on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 7pm ET. Register for the free event at seaportmuseum.org/womenswork.

n April, join tugboat Capt. Ann Loeding and New York Harbor School graduate/SUNY Maritime student Ashley Cruz, along with chantey singer Bonnie Milner of the Johnson Girls, to discuss the roles of women in modern maritime careers and the role of women in singing sea chanteys. The conversation will include the function of music and traditional culture on board, yesterday and today, illustrated with live song performances and with images from the Seaport Museum’s collection. Lyrics will be provided so guests can sing along from home, and a brief Q&A will follow the presentation.

The Sea Songs and Sea Lives webinar series will explore the lives of diverse groups of sailors today and in history through conversations with singers, sailors, historians, and more. During the Age of Sail, ships were made up of crew members from all over the world, and sailors’ songs have reflected that diversity. Among the stories included will be sailors of African descent who played a key role in the Underground Railroad, women sailors who still face barriers in their trade, and queer sailors whose lives have only recently been treated respectfully in musical compositions. Each webinar will tackle traditional repertoire while considering the challenges of both song origin and presentation in modern times. Information about the series is available here: https://seaportmuseum.org/sealives

Seaport Museum’s monthly sea-music event Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music – the original NYC chantey sing, now made popular on TikTok – continues virtually on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 2pm ET. From our living rooms and kitchens, join a round-robin of shared songs featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. Listen in, lead 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: seaportmuseum.org/chanteysing/.

The next virtual Chantey Sings will take place on:
- Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 2pm ET – RSVP at bit.ly/ChanteyMay2
- Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 2pm ET – RSVP at bit.ly/ChanteyJun6

16) Street Arts: An Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 24 from 12 noon–5:30pm
Dance, Music & More on West 103rd Open Street
between West End Avenue & Broadway

StreetopiaUWS, Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, and the West 103rd Street Open Streets Community Coalition announce “Street Arts: An Earth Day Celebration.” This festive afternoon of dance, art and music will demonstrate the healing qualities and joyful expression that happen when neighbors come together in community. 

The program includes performances by Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, jill sigman/thinkdance, the Max Dolgin Trio Plus, Songs to Inspire with Chelsie Nectow and Eric Parker, and Met Orchestra Musicians. The All Street Journal will be orchestrating participatory muralling while Bridge for Dance and Harmony by Karate offer free family classe.

At 2pm, Time Lapse Dance presents the latest iteration of “Plastic Harvest,” a collaboration between choreographer Jody Sperling and composer Matthew Burtner investigating plastic pollution. Radically transformed by costuming fashioned from hundreds of plastic bags the dancers (Sperling, Maki Kitahara and Andrea Trager) appear as plastic monsters foraging and frolicking in their street habitat. Collected over months from family, friends, and neighbors, these plastic bags serve as a visual and kinetic archeology of our current moment. Costumes by Lauren Gaston.

Time Lapse Dance also presents excerpts from “Bunhead’s Back,” the comic and poignant portrayal of a Degas ballerina who discovers her head is screwed on backwards. TLD’s Maki Kitahara performs in an ingenious mask created by Erin K. Orr. The piece is an updated revisiting of Sperling’s original choreography from 1998.

In a nod to the pandemic moment, jill sigman/thinkdance shares an improvisation “healing (trying)” with dancers Dani Cole, Donna Costello, Malaika Rinyire, Jill Sigman, Mary Suk
Kayva Yang, and Rishauna Zumberg. 

During their furlough from the MET Opera in April 2020, the MET Orchestra Musicians have actively performed and taught to keep the music alive. For Street Arts, a string quartet of MET Orchestra Musicians presents a lively selection of music by Mozart, Joplin, and other composers.


12noon-12:30pm - Max Dolgin Trio Plus
12:30-1pm - Bridge for Dance - FREE family class
1-1:45pm - jill sigman/thinkdance
2-2:45pm - Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
3-3:30pm - Max Dolgin Trio Plus
3:30-4pm - Harmony by Karate - FREE family class
4-4:30pm - Met Orchestra Musicians
4:45-5:15pm - Songs to Inspire - Chelsie Nectow & Eric Parker
17) Theater Resources Unlimited
marks one full year of weekly
TRU Community Gatherings via Zoom
and announces these upcoming conversations:

4/23 - The Regional Perspective, 4: Rethinking and Redefining As We Prepare for the Future
4/30 - The Mystery of the Successful Podcast…Solved!

A dependable haven for artists in isolation, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) marks one full year of non-stop weekly Community Gatherings this Friday, having offered to date 50 conversations and unlimited camaraderie since April 17th 2020. TRU hosts their Community Gatherings every Friday at 4:30pm ET via Zoom, to explore the creation of art and theater in the time of COVID-19. Ask questions, bring answers, be part of a community – it’s an opportunity to network with theater professionals and talk about keeping theater alive during these challenging times. 

To receive the Zoom invitation, email TRUnltd@aol.com with “Zoom Me” in the subject line. Check the upcoming schedule and reserve at truonline.org/tru-community-gathering. These gatherings are free for TRU members, pay-what-you-can for non-members.

Friday 4/23 at 4:30pm ET - The Regional Perspective, 4: Rethinking and Redefining As We Prepare for the Future. In the room: Gretchen Shugart, executive director, Carl Sylvestre, director of development and R.K. Greene board member of Theater Forward, a nonprofit organization supporting a network of 19 prominent regional theaters in their efforts to build communities and make theatre accessible to all; with Kit Ingui, Managing Director and Betty Monz, Director of Philanthropic Engagement at Long Wharf Theatre; and Tom Parrish, managing director of Trinity Rep. What's happening generally at regional theaters now, and what we can expect in the future? Besides the challenges of COVID-19 there new challenges as they re-define their purpose and roles in their respective communities, and try to address social issues.

Friday 4/30 at 4:30pm ET - The Mystery of the Successful Podcast ... Solved! (Date Change) In the room: writer Dorothy Marcic and producer Bill Franzblau of MANSlaughter, a podcast based on Marcic's true crime book about the murder of her uncle, and it made it to #1 on the Apple Podcast list! A conversation about adapting a book for podcast, the technical skills needed to generate a professional and engaging product, as well as effective marketing and distribution. 

Videos of past Community Gatherings may be viewed on TRU’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UC43rsChi4fA23dNLeloaF_A/
18) Two River Theater
Upcoming Virtual Event 


Wed, April 21   I   11AM   I   FREE

Teaching artist and actor Amanda Butterbaugh shares this tender sibling story by Sally J. Pla, illustrated by Ken Min. Nothing seems to be going right for Sammy and when he gets home from school, he finds his autistic little brother Benji is having a bad day too and may just have an idea on how to help Sammy feel better. Recommended for ages 5-8.


19) Vangeline Theater
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
Butoh for Waste Prevention: Reducing Coffee Trash 
FREE Live Stream April 22-24, 2021 at 8pm ET

Vangeline Theater announces a live stream archival footage of Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, a 60-minute dance piece performed in 2017 at Triskelion Arts. The piece will premiere on Earth Day 2021 and will stream from April 22-24, 2021 at 8pm ET at https://vimeo.com/event/691140. For audiences in other time zones, the video will also be available from April 25-30, 2021 at www.vimeo.com/vangeline.

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee utilizes the intensity of the art form butoh to convey a serious problem: the environmental repercussions of non-recyclable waste. The performers danced through garbage; a set made of 1500 collected unsalvageable coffee cups, illustrating the extensive amount of non-recyclable waste generated by society. Currently, Americans are responsible for a staggering 58% of the paper cup consumption in the world. This issue is directly linked to the threat of global warming.  

20) Live Theater Experience Celebrates 250th Performance
Friday, April 23

After beginning performances on September 30th, Bated Breath Theatre Company will celebrate the 250thperformance of VOYEUR: THE WINDOWS OF TOULOUSE-LAUTREC on Friday, April 23rd. A refreshed Spring version of the show featuring new scenes, additional cast members, a new tour route and a new finale venue began performances March 26th. Tickets are currently on sale through May 29th.

VOYEUR is an open air, immersive theatrical experience that guides an intimate eight-person audience through the dreams of iconic artist Toulouse-Lautrec as he recalls his final absinthe-laced years living and working in Montmartre. It is a unique blend of theater, dance, art, walking tour, live music, opera and puppetry. The sidewalks, doorways and windows of Greenwich Village become the setting for VOYEUR as live accompaniment collides with the city’s soundscape, transporting attendees into the bohemian world of 1899 Paris. 

Audience members are required to wear a mask at all times and maintain a safe social distance for the duration of the performance. This immersive performance is hosted outdoors except for one short venture indoors into a spacious atmosphere capable of safe social distancing. A flexible ticket exchange policy is offered to those who may feel ill in order to facilitate responsible event participation. Audience members are asked to check local weather forecasts and dress accordingly.  

VOYEUR: THE WINDOWS OF TOULOUSE-LAUTREC runs September 30, 2020 – May 29, 2021. The performance begins at The Duplex, 61 Christopher Street at 7th Avenue South. Performance dates and times vary. See web site for complete schedule. Running time is approximately 1 hour. Audience members must be able to climb one flight of stairs and be on their feet for the duration of the performance. Tickets range from $69 - $94.  Visit www.unmakinglautrecplay.com for times, tickets and further details.
And that's the scoop. Tune in Monday for More Theater Monday.

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