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Sunday, April 4, 2021

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

1) All Together Now Announces Monthly Lineup
2) Battery Dance Now Accepting Applications for New Program - Young Voices in Dance 
3) Broadway Workshop Summer 2021 In-Person Early Bird Pricing Ends 4/9
4) the cell theatre Announces 2021 Season
5) Centenary Stage Company's Women's Playwright Series
6) Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series Kicks Off 4/10
7) Diana the Musical Announces Netflix Air Date and Broadway Return
8) Hindsight 2020 4/9 - 4/17
9) Ice Theatre of New York Presents 26th Virtual New Works & Young Artists Series
10) MasterVoices Presents Love The Third Part of Adam Guettel's Myths & Hymns
11) The Morris Museum Presents Natural Essence 4/10
12) Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company in Awakening Virtual Performance 4/10
13) The Office! A Musical Parody Resumes Performances 4/9
14) The Orchestra Now Livestreams Concert 4/10 & 5/1
15) Post Theatrical Festival Continues
16) Satellite Collective Announces Online Exhibition of Worldwide Game of Telephone 4/10
17) Spotlight Plays Presents Angry, Raucous, and Shamelessly Gorgeous 4/8
18) The Story Pirates Zoom  Party to Celebrate New Album Release 4/8
19) Tennesse Rising Directed by Alan Cumming 4/11 - 6/27
20) Two River Theater Announces Activities and Resources for Autism Acceptance Month
21) Voyeur Extends Performances Through 5/29
22) Williamstown Festival on Audible Theater Paradise Blue & Wish You Were Here
23) Williamstown Theatre Festival Virtual Gala 4/7
24) Works & Process at the Guggenheim Daytime Pop Up Peformances Through 4/19
25) Works & Process at the Guggenheim World Premiere Video Performances Sundays in April
26) WP Theater's Weightless by the Kilbanes to Stream Starting 4/15
27) York Theatre Company Presents Virtual Event Ute Lemper: Rendezvous with Marlene 4/8





All Together Now, a media and technology company that brings communities together through live digital events, has announced their upcoming monthly lineup including starry fundraisers from the legendary Glimmerglass FestivalLittle Kids Rock, and George Street Playhouse, and two senior showcases for Missouri State University.  

For ticketing links to each event, visit AllTogetherNow.live/shows.  

For more information on All Together Now, visit AllTogetherNow.live.

The upcoming events include:

  • The Glimmerglass Festival  ASL Interpretation Provided
    Wednesday, April 7, 7:00pm ET

Add some glam to your favorite jammies and attend The Glimmerglass Virtual Gala from the comfort of your home. The evening will be hosted by Christine Goerke, and it will feature Glimmerglass artists, special guests and previews of the 2021 season.

  • Little Kids Rock A picture containing night sky, control panel

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    Wednesday, April 14, 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET 

Little Kids Rock transforms lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. Our network of thousands of K-12 teachers across 48 states leads a national movement that brings innovative and inclusive music education to students. Little Kids Rock Virtual Benefit is presented by Hot Topic Foundation featuring artists Warren HaynesCarlos SantanaCindy Blackman SantanaYo-Yo MaJames HetfieldJon SecadaBrian Hardgroove of Public Enemy, and Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn.

  • MSU Los Angeles Acting Showcase

Wednesday, April 21, 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM ET

Missouri State holds two live showcases, usually one in New York and one in Los Angeles. In response to COVID-19, the 2021 Showcases will be streamed for audiences across the nation, then made available for an extended viewing period for industry, all on a digital platform powered by All Together Now. You can see our talented, prepared, and marketable students in action. Our showcases are open to industry professionals (including agents, managers, casting directors, directors, and producers) as well as all Missouri State alumni.

  • MSU BFA Musical Theatre Showcase
    Thursday, April 22, 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM ET

Missouri State holds two live showcases, usually one in New York and one in Los Angeles. In response to COVID-19, the 2021 Showcases will be streamed for audiences across the nation, then made available for an extended viewing period for industry, all on a digital platform powered by All Together Now. You can see our talented, prepared, and marketable students in action. Our showcases are open to industry professionals (including agents, managers, casting directors, directors, and producers) as well as all Missouri State alumni. The musical theatre showcase is conceived and produced by Broadway Unlocked, and directed by Bob Westenberg and Jessica Ryan.

George Street Playhouse Annual Gala Benefit A picture containing night sky, control panel

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Thursday, April 29, 8:00pm ET
A special event honoring the 2021 Thomas H. Kean Arts Advocacy Award Recipients: 
The Honorable Thomas H. Kean - 48th Governor of New Jersey, Thomas F. Kelso, Esq., Chairman, New Brunswick Cultural Center, James N. Heston; Chairman of the Board, George Street Playhouse.


2) Battery Dance
Now Accepting Applications
for its Newest Addition
Young Voices in Dance
DEADLINE: June 1, 2021

Battery Dance is now accepting applications for Young Voices in Dance. Applications must be submitted online by June 1, 2021 at https://batterydance.org/youngvoices.

Young Voices in Dance, Battery Dance Festival's newest addition, celebrates the next generation of choreographers. The program highlights the intellectual curiosity, innovation, and artistic excellence of youth (ages 15-22) from around the world. Young Voices in Dance will feature live performances with original works made and danced by youth. Battery Dance encourages submissions that have a clear concept or theme, integrate interdisciplinary collaborations, and showcase a unique voice as a choreographer. All styles of dance are eligible to apply. Selected pieces will perform at the 40th Annual Battery Dance Festival at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in NYC on August 16, 2021. If you are unable to travel to NYC and would like to submit a virtual dance film, the top dance film selections will be streamed as bonus content during the Festival. 

* Choreographers must be between 15-22 years of age by Aug 16th, 2021 to apply. 
* Individual artists and collectives are welcome to apply. You do not need to be a formal organization to be considered.
* Duration of group works (2 or more dancers) should be between 5-10 minutes. The duration of solo works should be between 2-5 minutes. In selecting work for consideration, please be mindful of the outdoor performance situation with minimal supplemental lighting and an audience generally not on risers.  
* Dance films, filmed works created or re-created in the audience free theaters or alternative spaces will be considered as bonus content for the festival.
* If a work exists only in-progress, please send a rehearsal video of the required length by June 1st, with sufficient supplemental information with which to be fairly considered. World Premiere performances and NYC debuts/premieres are welcomed and encouraged.
* Each company/artist can submit only one application; however, dancers can perform in more than one work.
*Battery Dance does not cover travel expenses. 
*Submissions will be reviewed by the Artistic Director of Young Voices in Dance, Tadej Brdnik, and a Youth Curatorial Panel.  

IN-PERSON Teen Excel
Sessions 1 & 2

SESSION 1: Monday, July 26 – Friday, July 30, 2021
Times: 10:00am – 3:00pm ET (Eastern Time)
Ages: 13-19 (divided by age) 
Location: Ripley Grier Studios at 520 Eighth Avenue
Early Bird Pricing - $995 (sign up through April 9)
Full Price - $1,195 (sign up after April 9)

SESSION 2: Monday, August 2 – Friday, August 6, 2021
Times: 10:00am – 3:00pm ET (Eastern Time)
Ages: 13-19 (divided by age) 
Location: Ripley Grier Studios at 520 Eighth Avenue
Early Bird Pricing - $995 (sign up through April 9)
Full Price - $1,195 (sign up after April 9)
Broadway Workshop’s Excel Teen Intensive (Sessions 1 & 2) is a five-day summer program geared toward our older students (ages 13-19) with a strong passion for the performing arts. While every Excel student will study the three disciplines of musical theatre (acting, singing and dancing), this program allows students to choose a major (Acting or Voice).

Students can register for both Session 1 and Session 2 of Teen Excel. If you are interested in being part of the two back to back programs, they suggest you choose a different major for each session. 



Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre (Artistic Director Kira Simring) announces their programming for 2021, which will include collaborations with local and regional artists including One Whale’s Tale (Founders Camilo Quiroz-Vazquez and Ellpetha Tsivicos), Amy Engelhardt, The Playhouse at White Lake, Off The Wall Productions, and HOLDTIGHT company.  the cell is located at 338 W. 23rd Street in Chelsea. For more information and tickets for current shows visit www.thecelltheatre.org.

Now through April 18:
Currently on view at the cell is Life Is Drag, which showcases the video portraits of Rachel Rampleman. Exploring gender, artifice, and spectacle, Rampleman documents the most innovative and singular performers of the currently exploding alt-drag burlesque scenes. The portraits include performances by Untitled Queen, C’etait Bon Temps, Robyn Edges and more.The exhibition will open on Saturday, February 13 at 6PM at the cell on 338 W. 23rd St. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 12PM-6PM. New York, NY. Masks are required and capacity will be limited.

Saturday, April 3 at 6pm:
In conjunction with Rachel Rampleman’s exhibition, the cell will host a special pop-up performances entitled Life is Drag: Live! to be performed in the windows of the cell along 23rd street.  Performers include Sweaty Eddie, Muscles Monty, Richard DiCocko, Dick TransDyke. Free and open to the public.  Audiences are asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines while viewing the performances on the sidewalk and a donation link for the artists showcased will be accessible on site.

April 4, April 18, May 2, and May 16 at 3pm:
Throughout the spring, Canadian violinist and teaching artist Janey Choi will host a series of intimate chamber music concerts in the open air with Pickup Chamber Music, which evolved out of her own outdoor gatherings organized on her lawn during the 2020 COVID-19 quarantine.  Seating is limited, tickets available for a suggested donation of $25.  Season Passes are also available for all performances.

April 22, 2021:
Joseph Hendel’s fifth installment of Tolerance Party entitled Waiting for I Dunno featuring Richard Urquiza, Peyton Rowe, and Brian Reager with production design by DimlyWit Productions will be available to stream via the cell’s website. Tickets will be available on a sliding scale.  More information to come.

May 21, 2021:
Resident Artist Amy Engelhardt (Bastard Jones, Grammy-nominated band The Bobs) will premiere her new play, Impact, in a co-production with the cell, The Playhouse at White Lake, and DimlyWit Productions. Impact tells the story of a chain of remarkable "follow-signs" that lead Amy to Lockerbie, Scotland shortly after the 30th Anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. What starts out as a bucket list trip quietly evolves into a personal and global exploration of grace, kindness and simplicity. The performance will be available to stream online, tickets will be available on a sliding scale.  More information to come.

May 2021:
the cell will collaborate with One Whale’s Tale on its first in-person theatrical residency with The Queen of Cyprus conceived by founders Camilo Quiroz-Vazquez and Ellpetha Tsivicos (Quince at People’s Garden with the TEAM). A rejection of the colonial interpretation of Hellenism, “bacchanals,” and Anglicized portrayals of Eastern Mediterranean culture, The Queen of Cyprus is an immersive ceremony that invites the audience to participate in a mysterious ancient festival ushering in the rebirth of Spring. This production will engage with artists from the Eastern Mediterranean diaspora whose ancestral traditions will color the piece. “As we eagerly approach a new season and cautiously look to a world beyond the pandemic, we offer our weary pilgrims the seedlings of possibility.” writes One Whale’s Tale.  More information and dates to come.

July 2021:
the cell will workshop a new version of Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Respectful Prostitute adapted by actor and playwright Corey Allen and helmed by Shanara Gabrielle. More details to come.

September 2021:
The premiere of HOLDTIGHT’s first in-person production of 2021, What Keeps You Going? as a part of their ongoing residency. Conceived by founder Gwendolyn Gussman and HOLDTIGHT, an interdisciplinary dance theater company. HOLDTIGHT was last seen at the cell in 2019 for It’s Not What You Think inspired by the work of Mikel Glass. The company has also touted a series of smaller virtual “Bites” ranging from video productions to interactive online experiences throughout the pandemic. Ticket information and dates to come.

October 2021:
the cell will present the New York Premiere of Hoard written by Lissa Brennan and directed by Brian Reager in a co-production with Off the Wall Productions in Pittsburgh. Meet Viv: a Pittsburgh woman living alone in a house cluttered by a troubled past. Meet Claire: an organizational life consultant living a life filled with secrets. When Claire comes to assist Viv sort through her things, both women must face some difficult truths, without which neither can hope to persist beyond the walls that they have created for themselves. Hoard is a dark comedy that explores the things we choose to keep close to us and the things we choose to let go. “A compassionate, dark, thrilling ride” (Pittsburgh Current) this new play received its premiere at Off The Wall Productions in Pittsburgh in the months before the pandemic and features performances by Erika Cuenca and Virginia Gruenert with set design by Tucker Topel and stage management by Kayla Santos.

November 2021:
the cell will present a developmental workshop of Arctic Explorations, a new opera by award winning composer Michael Dellaira (The Secret Agent) in association with the New Amsterdam Singers. Arctic Explorations tells the story of 19th century explorer Elisha Kent Kane and his curious romance with Maggie Fox, the noted spiritualist and medium. Despite being complete opposites in almost every respect, they were each American celebrities who entertained crowds with tales of mysterious places and phenomena: glaciers, polar bears and the Inuit communities, or the world of the hereafter, and how to communicate with the dead. More details to come.

The 2021 season will also feature new work by Steven Shikhel, Seamus Scanlon, David Goldman, Nancy Manocherian and more. The cell theatre has been and will continue to closely adhere to all federal, state and city guidelines regarding COVID-19 protocol. All audience members will be required to present a vaccination card or negative PCR test for in-person indoor events starting April 2nd. Masks are required and hand sanitizer is available for all visitors. We strive to keep our venue well ventilated by replacing the air filters in our HVAC system and opening doors and windows when possible. Our staff will be fully inoculated this Spring and we are working hard to help all eligible artists and associates receive their vaccine appointments as the rollout continues.

For more information, visit  www.thecelltheatre.org


The ever-popular Women Playwright Series (WPS) returns for its 29th season at the Centenary Stage Company with four brand-new plays.  This season’s selection features Atlas the Lonely Gibbon by Deborah Yarchun on Wednesday, April 14; The Persuadables by Hallie Palladino on Wednesday, April 21; Cotton’s Tale by Pauline David-Sax on Wednesday, April 28; and Loretta the Yodeling Cowgirl by Vita Patrick Morales on Wednesday, May 5.  All performances will begin at 7:30 PM and will be held in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ.  Admission to all WPS events are by donation and advance reservations are highly encouraged as seating is assigned and limited.  A minimum $5.00 donation required to reserve in advance.  To reserve visit centenarystageco.org or call the CSC box office at (908) 979 – 0900.

Centenary Stage Company will also offer a live streaming option accompanying the in-person performances.  Live stream access is free to participate with donations appreciated.  WPS live streams will be made available for viewing at centenarystageco.org


Centenary Stage Company’s, Young Audience Series (YAS) returns to the stage with a performance of Shake-It-Up-Shakespeare: Magic, Mystery & Mayhem. Taking place in the Little Theatre at 400 Jefferson Street in Hackettstown on April 10th at 11AM.

Shake-It-Up-Shakespeare: Magic, Mystery & Mayhem is a celebration of the works of William Shakespeare, is produced to entertain theatergoers of all ages, but particularly Middle – Highschool aged audiences. With a trunk of props, puppets, costumes, and two easels, three actors travel through three of Shakespeare’s plays; Romeo and JulietMacbeth, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream to introduce students to the wonderful world of Shakespeare. Take a journey through some of the bard's greatest works and characters in this interactive performance, engaging young audiences and introducing a new way to look at Shakespeare! With scenes from Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, including comedy and action-packed sword fights!

Shake-It-Up-Shakespeare: Magic, Mystery & Mayhem will take place on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 11AM in the Little Theatre located at 400 Jefferson Street in Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University. Tickets are $15.00 for Adults and $10.00 for students and children under 12. 

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.







Producers Grove Entertainment (Beth Williams), Frank Marshall and The Araca Group announced today that DianaThe Musical is coming back to Broadway this Fall. Pending Broadway’s anticipated return with government approval, and following health and safety guidelines, previews are scheduled to resume at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Opening night will be Thursday, December 16, 2021. Tickets for the Broadway engagement are now on sale through November 20, 2022 on telecharge.com.

Diana: The Musical will premiere as a special presentation on Netflix on Friday,  October 1, 2021, two months ahead of its Broadway debut.


The Special Netflix Presentation of Diana, directed by Christopher Ashley, was filmed in 2020 and features the original Broadway cast, led by Jeanna de Waal as “Diana”, Roe Hartrampf as “Prince Charles”, Erin Davie as “Camilla Parker Bowles”, and two-time Tony Award® winner Judy Kaye as “Queen Elizabeth.”

Diana tells the story of one of the most beloved women of modern times. Engaged to a prince she barely knows,19-year-old Diana Spencer is thrust onto the world stage and, overnight, becomes the most famous woman in the world. As she struggles to navigate her way within the rigid structure of the royal family, Princess Diana finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage, eventually finding her voice by devoting herself to those in need. Forced to endure a media spotlight brighter than the world has ever known, Princess Diana defies all expectations to emerge as her own woman and create a legacy that will endure forever. 




APRIL 9 - 17, 2021


Those Women Productions and Rebecca Haley Clark are proud to present Hindsight 2020, a collaboration with diverse artists in various disciplines from around the world to create a devised, virtual time capsule of a year that defies all categorization. Hindsight 2020 will be presented online April 9 - 17, 2021.  Tickets and performance times are available by visiting bit.ly/hindsight2020tix.

2020 was a year that changed the world — how has it changed you? Reflecting upon the last year, Hindsight 2020 will take audiences through artist perspectives touching on some of the major collective experiences of 2020: from sourdough starter to silence, plant parenting to panic, Zoom and zeitgeist, isolation, nostalgia, and the touchstones of Black Lives Matter and the U.S. election, and into the advent of the vaccine and an anticipated return to the theater.

A GoFundMe page has been established at gf.me/u/zkib78 to heighten visibility of the project and raise funds with the goal of providing minimum wage compensation for the devising artists involved. 

the suggested price for tickets is $15, and all tickets are choose your own price with a $1 minimum, and 2.5% processing fee. A portion of proceeds will be donated to nonprofit organizations who support vulnerable populations and those most affected by COVID-19: Equal Justice Initiative (USA — social justice), Acting for Others (UK — performing artists relief), The Solutions Project (USA — climate change/sustainability), Sylvia Rivera Law Project (USA — LGBTQIA), and Stand with Farmers (India — food insecurity/suicide prevention). Tickets and performance times are available at bit.ly/hindsight2020tix.

For more information visit RebeccaHaleyClark.com/hindsight-2020.

9) Ice Theatre of New York
26th Virtual New Works & Young Artists Series
Thursdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021

Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) presents the 26th Virtual New Works & Young Artists series on Thursdays, March 25 and April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021 at 10:30am ET via Zoom.

The series includes a free virtual ice performance and a virtual skating clinic taught by ITNY Company Members. Now in its 26th year, the New Works and Young Artists Series, an initiative geared towards public school students, is ITNY’s signature educational program. The initiative is geared to schools in all five boroughs who are currently unable to visit an ice rink. Classes must reserve a spot for one of the sessions, for more information, call (212) 929-5811 or email ITNY@IceTheatre.org

A trailer about the program can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/341823413


MasterVoices, under the artistic direction of Ted Sperling, presents Love, the third chapter of its central project for the 2020-2021 season: a four-part virtual rollout of award-winning composer Adam Guettel’s theatrical song cycle, Myths and Hymns. Conceived and supervised by Mr. Sperling, this free digital production will be offered starting on Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 PM ET on mastervoices.org and the ensemble’s YouTube channel.

Inspired by Greek myths and a 19th-Century Presbyterian hymnal, the 1998 cycle is a kaleidoscopic collection of musical genres as it explores the nature of faith and longing in a secular world. New short musical films illustrate the protagonist’s exploration of FlightWorkLove, and FaithLove features the MasterVoices chorus and soloists Dianne Drayse Alonso, Nina Bernstein, John Brancy, Dove Cameron, Drew Gehling, Cheyenne Jackson, Shereen Pimentel, and Lori Wilner. Also contributing are directors Victoria Clark and Ted Sperling, visual artist Earl Womack, and orchestrators Don Sebesky and Jamie Lawrence.
Myths and Hymns’ first chapter, Flight, launched on January 13 followed by Work, the second chapter which premiered on February 24, and the fourth chapter, Faith, will be released for streaming on May 26. All chapters will remain available for free streaming from their respective launch dates until June 30, 2021. On the evening prior to each installment’s public launch, MasterVoices hosts a private virtual screening with additional content featuring Ted Sperling and some of the artists. More details on the screenings are available here.

For more information, visit mastervoices.org.
11) The Morris Museum Presents Natural Essence —
Motion Perceived Exhibition with Sculptures
by Brooklyn Artist Alexandra Limpert

The Morris Museum will feature figurative and kinetic metal sculptures by Brooklyn artist Alexandra Limpert in an exhibition titled, Natural Essence—Motion Perceived. The exhibition opening will take place on April 10th. Featured sculptures include I, Victory, Reptiles, Butterflies and Flowers.

Natural Essence—Motion Perceived, a group exhibition simulates nature with inspiring works of art and kinetic sculptures. Featured artist Alexandra Limpert’s sculpture rises out of her ideology as an artist and mechanical animator. She displays vibrant life forms as well as human figures that are life-size and larger. Alexandra’s versatility with steel allows her to create insects with moving wings, reptiles climbing the walls with clingy claws, colorful blooms and expressive human anatomy. Her sculptures “Victory” and “I’ extend the boundaries of metal figures as incomplete entities, with  “I”  simulating self-awareness through technology. While monumental winged “Victory” oversees the exhibition, interactive sculpture “I” comes to life seeking eye contact with viewers.

Exhibition Opening: Saturday, April 10th.  Natural Essence exhibition is on view on Saturdays, 11am – 5pm and Sundays, 12pm- 5pm (members only access 11am-12pm) from Saturday, April 10th through Sunday, August 15th.

The  Morris Museum 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. Call (973)971-3700 or visit http://www.morrismuseum.org for more information.

Alexandra graduated with a BFA from Parsons the New School for Design and attended The Yale School of Art. Her professional work background includes fine art painting, and bronze finishing for artists William Tucker and Ben Shahn. Alexandra was a teaching artist who taught children kinetic art with The Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.alexlimpert.com.

12) South Orange Performing Arts Center presents
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company


An hour-long collection of Nai-Ni Chen’s recent works
highlights choreographer Nai-Ni Chen’s distinctive vision
Virtual Performance on April 10, 2021 at 7:30PM
The South Orange Performing Arts Center proudly presents the award-winning Nai-Ni Chen dance company in a 60-minute virtual presentation Saturday, April 10 at 7:30PM. Sponsored by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has received more than 20 awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and numerous Citations of Excellence and grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Bridging the grace of Asian elegance and American dynamism, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is a premier provider of innovative cultural experiences that reflect the hope and energy of the immigrant’s journey. The company’s ground-breaking works have focused on themes from ancient Chinese legends that reflect issues of the present time to purely abstract, contemporary dances inspired by the art of Chinese calligraphy. An Asian-American company that celebrates the cross-cultural experience, the Company’s productions bring forth issues of identity, authenticity, and equality.

The featured dances include two world premieres along with two works created in 2019. The program will also feature an interview with Nai-Ni Chen by renowned dance critic Robert Johnson. She speaks about her inspiration and the deeper themes of each dance, further enhancing audience appreciation of her works.

Tickets are $10, and free for SOPAC members. To purchase tickets, contact SOPAC at (973) 313-2787 or visit https://www.sopacnow.org/events/nai-ni-chen-dance-company/. The Box Office is currently available by phone M-F, 12-4 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2021 at 7:30PM

The Office! A Musical Parody resumes performances (at 33% reduced capacity) on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 7:30PM in the Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center (210 West 50th Street).

The performance schedule is as follows:

Thursdays at 7:30 PM
Fridays at 7:30 PM
Saturdays 2:00 & 8:00 PM
Sundays at 3:00 PM

Tickets range in price from $52 - $80. Call the box office at 212-921-7862 or go to ticketmaster.com for tickets or for more information.  

APRIL 10 AND MAY 1, 2021

Guest Soloists are Violinists Adele Anthony and Zongheng Zhang,
Pianists Blair McMillen and Shai Wosnerand 
Cellist Peter Wiley

Music director Leon Botstein leads The Orchestra Now in two spring concerts livestreamed FREE from the Fisher Center at Bard on April 10 and May 1, an exciting return to performing symphonic works with a larger orchestra on stage. The April 10 program features Tania León’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated work Ácana, alongside music by Bernstein, Stravinsky, and Mendelssohn. The May 1 performance is the first concert of a belated two-part tribute to Beethoven’s 250th birthday. The second part will be performed by the Bard Conservatory Orchestra on May 8.

On April 10, Leon Botstein conducts TŌN in Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony and Bernstein’s Serenade featuring violinist Zongheng Zhang, a winner of the 2020 Bard Conservatory Concerto Competition. Also on the program is Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments with pianist Blair McMillen, hailed by The New York Times as “prodigiously accomplished and exciting,” and the 2008 work Ácana by Cuban-born composer, conductor, and educator Tania León. León’s honors include an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and commissions from the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, among many others

On May 1, Leon Botstein will lead the Orchestra in the first of two concerts dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven. After the pandemic shutdown, many celebrations planned for the 250th anniversary of his birth were cancelled. The first program in the Belated Beethoven Birthday Celebration series presents the composer’s beloved 5th and 7th Symphonies, as well as his Triple Concerto for violin, cello, and piano featuring Australian-American violinist Adele Anthony, first-prize winner of the prestigious Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition in 1996; cellist Peter Wiley, a member of the Beaux Arts Trio from 1987 to 1998; and internationally acclaimed pianist Shai Wosner. The commemoration continues on May 8 at 8PM with Beethoven’s Wellington’s Victory and Symphonies No. 3 and 4, performed by the Bard Conservatory Orchestra.

Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 8PM ET
The Orchestra Now
Leon Botstein, conductor
Zongheng Zhang, violin (Bard class of 2021)
Tania LeónÁcana
Bernstein: Serenade (after Plato's Symposium)
Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 “Scottish”

Access: Free concert, with a suggested donation of $25-50. RSVP here to receive a direct link to the livestream on the day of the concert. This concert will be available for delayed streaming on TŌN’s digital portal STAY TŌNED, starting on April 15.
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 8PM ET
The Orchestra Now
Leon Botstein, conductor
Shai Wosner, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Triple Concerto in C Major, Op. 56
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

Access: Free concert, with a suggested donation of $25-50. RSVP here to receive a direct link to the livestream on the day of the concert. This concert will be available for delayed streaming on TŌN’s digital portal STAY TŌNED, starting on May 6.

15) Festival of Plays-by-Mail Continues
** April Highlights **

A collective of 13 theater groups and over 50 artists originating in 8 cities across the globe have joined forces for RealTime Interventions’ POST THEATRICAL, a festival of works that use mail as a theatrical medium. The festival, which launched February 1 and will run through June 30, 2021, features a diverse range of works that use the medium of mail in a broad range of ways. POST THEATRICAL was conceived and is coordinated by Pittsburgh's RealTime Interventions. Tickets range from Pay-What-You-Can to $100. Complete details on individual projects within the festival are compiled and continually updated at www.PostTheatrical.org.

April highlights include:

Chelsea Sutton (Los Angeles, CA)
A fantastical branching narrative that utilizes playing cards, found objects, audio media, and mail-based interaction to lead you through the longest-running card game in the universe. Tickets on sale only until April 4.

Scott Adkins and Let's Make a Theater Company (New York, NY)
Back by popular demand, the March hit returns in April! One day your phone rings and you hear two strangers talking on the other end. They can’t hear you, but you can hear everything they are saying. Playwright Scott Adkins, missing the joy of overheard conversations, brings you a series of eight everyday phone calls (one per week at a fixed time) to connect with random fictional people. With your ticket, you will receive an SASE to send a note or questions to your favorite character in the series. Every audience member who writes will get a response from that character. LAST CHANCE for tickets -- on sale until  April 5. Participants will receive calls daily April 6-13.

The Wallpaper Company (Troy, NY)
“all light on earth comes from somewhere else” seeks to reclaim lost queer futures from the wake of scrubbed archives, burnt evidence, fabricated ephemera, and rot. Immerse yourself in six intertwining storylines told through a series of letters, parcels, and transmissions that ask the question; would you recognize your own loneliness if you found it in someone else? Over the course of six weeks you will receive correspondence from six intertwining storylines, in blogs, video narratives, lost library files, intercepted messages, and little love notes. Get lost. Get messy. This is a library, not a museum, so please: touch everything as much as you like. In an effort to make the piece as accessible as possible each piece of correspondence will be accompanied by access to a website where the text can be read by text-to-speech software. Tickets available through April 8. Mailings begin April 8.

Created, Directed & Co-Produced by Emerie Snyder / Co-Produced by New Georges / Designed by Lina Younes (New York, NY)
An object-based theatrical exploration of your own home and surroundings, led by a playfully mysterious map that connects you to others across the country, inviting us all to look at the world a bit differently. You receive a package from an artist far away...oh look, there's a map inside... maybe a few clues...might as well see where they lead?
Sign up by April 12 for best results and a particularly special experience...
Sign up by April 19 at the latest, you procrastinator, for a still-very-special experience. Packages will begin their journey on April 19th

For the most up-to date info on POST THEATRICAL visit www.PostTheatrical..org

16) Satellite Collective announces
Nearly 1,000 Artists Present Online Exhibition of
Worldwide Game of TELEPHONE
ONLINE LAUNCH: April 10, 2021

More than 950 artists from 70 countries played a game of TELEPHONE, in which a message was passed from art form to art form. The message could become a poem, then a painting, then a film, then a dance, as it was passed 7,177,703 kilometers between 489 cities. An interactive, online exhibition of these hundreds of original, interconnected works will debut to the public for free on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 9am EST at https://phonebook.gallery/. This particular game of TELEPHONE was started on March 23, 2020 and will be available after running for 383 days.

Only a handful of staff members know the original message of TELEPHONE. The participating artists are only aware of the work that directly preceded their own, and do not know how their own work was translated or further translated in subsequent. When TELEPHONE becomes publicly available, it will be the first time that any of the artists get to see the exhibition in full. Satellite Collective (https://satellitecollective.org) incubated the first generation of Telephone with Nathan Langston, and partners now with TELEPHONE as a select group of artists from the game join the Satellite Collective Fellows. P

Participants in TELEPHONE were primarily recruited by word-of-mouth, as well via various international message boards. Approximately 60% are based in the United States and approximately 65% are women. In terms of career, players range from Guggenheim Fellows to newly emerging artists, from high school students and elderly artists just developing their practices to Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize winners.

It's possible to consider TELEPHONE as a presentation of nearly 1,000 individual and original works of art. It's equally valid to view this exhibition as a single work of art by people from across the Earth. Regardless, the result is the largest data set of ekphrastic artistic exchange in history. Ekphrasis is the process of translation of one art form into another. This helps us better understand each art form, the neurological processes at work in translation, and how information is passed from person to person. The second half of the game employs synthesis, allowing us to study how artists combine multiple influences simultaneously.

Unlike the children's game (known elsewhere as Dengon, Teléfono Descompuesto, Operator, Głuchy Telefon, Stille Post, Telefon Shavur, and countless other names across the world), this TELEPHONE message was not whispered in a straight line. Each finished work was assigned to two or three other artists, so the game branched out exponentially like a family tree. Halfway through, the process was reversed, meaning that the game contracted exponentially so that TELEPHONE, which began with a single message, will be passed through almost 1,000 artists, and conclude with a single work of art.

TELEPHONE requires no physical contact and intimately connects individuals in isolation. The project directly engaged with artists in hard-hit countries as the global crisis unfolded and, for decades to come, this exhibition will remain a poignant time capsule of what we have endured and overcome.
Pearl Cleage’s Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous on Thursday, April 8 at 8PM EST/5PM PST


Camille A. Brown (Choir Boy) directs Debbie Allen as “Betty,” Phylicia Rashad as “Anna,” Heather Alicia Simms as “Kate” and Alicia Stith as “Pete.”

Pearl Cleage’s comedy is all about aging gracefully and gorgeously.  Anna Campbell, now 65, sparked controversy when she bared it all on stage years ago. When a theatre festival asks to re-stage the work with a younger actress in her role, dramatic and comic fireworks ensue.

For a sneak peeks and more exclusive content, go to Broadway’s Best Shows.

The “Spotlight on Plays” events are livestreamed on Stellar at 8PM EST/5PM PST and available for a strictly limited amount of time.  Season subscriptions for all seven plays are available now for $59.00 on Broadways Best Shows.  Individual tickets can be purchased for $10-15.  Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to The Actor’s Fund.

To learn more about “Spotlight on Plays” series, visit Broadways Best Shows Spotlight on Plays.


18) DJ Squirm-a-Lot Hosts the April 8th Celebration Party for

The Strawberry Band

The 4th and Newest Kid-Powered Story Pirates Album

The Story Pirates will release their fourth full-length album, The Strawberry Band, on April 9th, and DJ Squirm-a-Lot is throwing a huge party on Zoom the night before, which is Thursday, April 8th at 7 pm EST, 6 pm CST, 4 pm PST.

Admission is free for anyone who pre-saves the album on Spotify. Information and the event reservation link are at: https://www.storypirates.com/strawberryOnce fans save the new songs to Spotify, they will receive a link to RSVP and get the Zoom link for the event.

The Strawberry Band album launch party will feature performances of several songs, games with DJ Squirm-a-Lot and the composers behind the album, plus a live Q&A with the performers and kid authors.

Every song on the adventurous mock concept album was inspired by a kid’s idea, and all these songs originally played on the top-rated Story Pirates Podcast. “The Strawberry Band” is a Beatles-esque song based on a story by Nathaniel, a 5-year-old Californian. The fictional British rock band has big dreams. Trouble is, they turn into strawberries whenever they perform. The seedy crew decides to create a concept album, and they reappear throughout the album to avoid a strawberry-eating shark, ending up in a psychedelic freakout before the final track, “I Have a Cookie” (performed by Broadway’s Eddie Cooper). Another recently released song and video is “Fun Crazy Weird Hair Store,” by a 9 year old named Sylvia from New Jersey.

Together, the songs tell compelling and hilarious stories about musical cinnamon buns, weird sisters, a wingless fairy, and a dreamy little hedgehog. The Strawberry Band features songwriting and performances by noted Broadway talent and is available wherever music is sold.

Visit www.storypirates.com for more information about the album and podcast.

19) New Solo Play Examines Emerging Playwright
Written and Performed by Jacob Storms
Directed by Alan Cumming
April 11 – June 27 at the cell theatre

Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre hosts the World Premiere of TENNESSE RISING: THE DAWN OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, a solo play written and performed by Jacob Storms. Directed by Alan Cumming, previews begin April 11 at the cell. Performances will be presented open air for a strictly limited audience of 18 with masks and social distancing required. Opening is set for Sunday, May 9.

What led Tennessee Williams to become the most groundbreaking and unique playwright of the twentieth century? TENNESSE RISING: THE DAWN OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS explores the formative six-year period from 1939-1945 in which an unknown writer named Tom metamorphosizes into the acclaimed playwright known as Tennessee. The solo play brings these unknown years center stage as the audience becomes friend and confidant to young Williams as he experiences the unexpected highs and devastating lows of his early career, wherein his most iconic character emerges: himself.

TENNESSE RISING runs Sundays April 11, 25, May 9 & 23 at 6pm and Sundays, June 6-27 at 7pm. Running time is 60 minutes. Patrons are required to follow all city-mandated COVID-19 precautions including mandatory mask wearing, limited capacity, filling out a contact-free survey for symptoms and potential exposure, and a digital temperature check upon entry. Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre is located at 338 West 23rd Street. Tickets are $20, available at www.SpinCycleNYC.com.









According to Autism ™ New Jersey, New Jersey has the highest rate of autism in the nation: 1 in 32 children. Like many, art is being used as an outlet for self-expression. Art and theater arts prove to be extremely impactful in improving fine motor skills, cognitions, visual and spatial discrepancies

To honor Autism Acceptance Month, Two River Theater is announcing its lineup of live events, resources and activities scheduled for the month of April.

During regular season programming, Two River Theater offers Relaxed Performances that are designed to provide a welcoming and judgement-free theater experience where usual theater etiquette ‘rules’ do not apply. For those that have difficulty sitting still in a theater seat, like to verbally respond during a performance or have sensitivity issues or special needs, these performances are the perfect fit. Small adjustments are made to lighting and sound and a designated quiet activity and relaxation area is provided within the theater. Two River also offers theater classes to organizations who serve people on the autism spectrum and/or with special needs through the Spectrum Theater Residency program. Since all activity so far this season has moved to a virtual platform, the theater is offering free online resources and activities including weekly theater exercises, a live Facebook story time, and a joyful resource round table for family, friends and students.


Pantomime Pass where you will explore your senses with Teaching Artist Maria Paduano, by channeling the actor's process of using their props to tell a story! Warm up with a touch exploration of a room and everything in it, discovering it through a sense of touch. Then partner up for a passing game using your imagination.

Let’s Take a Walk, an exploration game with Teaching Artist Amanda Butterbaugh, taking a walk through a snowy, wintry day  without leaving your room. This can be played at any age, and with any number of friends. All you need is your imagination!

Feeling Photos, a time to expand your actor's toolkit through feelings, body language, and facial expressions with Teaching Artist Maria Paduano, and enjoy a little facial massage while you're at it!

Characters with Hats, a character development game with Teaching Artist Amanda Butterbaugh, using hats to bring all sorts of characters to life.

Katie's Craft Corner - DIY Rainstick, - Inspired by the "Let's Take a Walk" theater exercise, we invite you to create a rainstick to take along with you on a nice Spring walk. See instructions here:  https://youtu.be/z2dsJfyPc0o

All of these exercise videos can be found on Two River’s webpagehttps://tworivertheater.org/education/autism-acceptance-month/ 


21) More Spring Dates Added!
Now through May 29 , 2021

Bated Breath Theatre Company announces another extension of its live hit VOYEUR: THE WINDOWS OF TOULOUSE-LAUTREC through May 29, 2021. The show originally began performances in September 2020 and has been running ever since, racking up well over 100 performances. 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 26.

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. 
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 are 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. 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. 

The Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) and Audible Theater (Kate Navin, Artistic Producer) presentations of Paradise Blue and the world premiere presentation of Wish You Were Here are now available worldwide within the Audible Plus catalog. 

Paradise Blue was written by Tony Award® nominee Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-HudsonParadise Blue features SAG Award® nominee André Holland, Grammy Award® winner Kristolyn LloydSimone MissickKeith Randolph Smith, and Emmy Award® winner, Grammy Award winner, and 2020 Tony Award nominee Blair Underwood.

It's 1949 in Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood, and there’s no better place to hear or play jazz than Paradise Club. Blue (Underwood), club owner and trumpeter, can wail like no other, but as forces outside the club conspire to irreparably change life inside and outside Paradise's walls, he must decide whether to stay or sell. Beholden to his girlfriend (Lloyd) and fellow bandmates (Holland and Smith), Blue faces an uncertain future as he reckons with his troubled past. When Silver (Missick), a smooth and mysterious newcomer from Louisiana, steps onto the scene, everyone in Paradise must choose how to survive and if they can thrive

Paradise Blue, the second play in Morisseau's Detroit trilogy, had its critically acclaimed world premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2015.

Wish You Were Here was written by Iranian-American playwright Sanaz Toossi and directed by Gaye Taylor UpchurchWish You Were Here features Nikki MassoudMarjan NeshatNazanin NourArtemis Pebdani, and Roxanna Hope Radja.

Nazanin (Marjan Neshat) and her friends are on the brink of adulthood. As they prepare for a wedding, outside their living room the Iranian Revolution simmers and threatens to alter the course of their lives. Set over the course of 14 years, Sanaz Toossi’s timely world premiere play, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, shines a light on the daring potential of friendship amid the relentless aftershocks of political upheaval.

Forged during and in response to a fraught moment in history, the unprecedented collaboration between Williamstown Theatre Festival and Audible Theater preserves the Festival season in a different format, provides continued work for the artists involved in the Festival season, and produces a body of work that will be made available for global Audible listeners to enjoy and experience. It also marks the first time that a theatrical season of work will be produced on Audible.

The other titles in the season are all available now within the Audible Plus catalog: the Tennessee Williams masterpiece A Streetcar Named DesirePhotograph 51 by Anna ZieglerAnimals by Stacy Osei-KuffourChonburi International Hotel & Butterfly Club by Shakina Nayfack, and Dominique Morisseau’s Paradise Blue.

Special access to all seven titles in the WTF Season on Audible is available to eligible WTF donors; visit www.wtfestival.org/support for more information.

For more information about Williamstown Theatre Festival, please visit www.wtfestival.org. For more information about Audible, please visit www.audible.com.
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Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) recenty announced additional participants for the 2021 WTF Gala taking place virtually on Wednesday, April 7.

Joining the festivities will be Olivier Award® nominee Wendell Pierce (Death of a Salesman) who is a co-founder of Black Theatre United, a partner in WTF’s new Early Career BIPOC Theatre-Makers Program, and Emmy Award® winner Al Roker (NBC’s “Today”).

In addition, the company of the WTF Season on Audible production of Row will perform the opening number from the world premiere musical. The cast featured in the number includes Kerstin AndersonJohn Ellison ConleeNehal JoshiTamika LawrenceJohn McGintyGrace McLeanKathryn O’RourkeLance RobertsSean Stack, and Sally Wilfert.


Row, which features a book by Daniel Goldstein and music and lyrics by Dawn Landes, will be released the day after the gala, Thursday, April 8, as part of the WTF summer season produced on Audible, the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling.


As previously announced, the Gala will start at 7:30 PM ET, preceded by an interactive VIP pre-show for event sponsors and virtual table buyers, and will feature musical performances and special appearances from beloved friends of the Festival.

Other artists scheduled to appear include Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson (WTF’s Grand Horizons, “Modern Family”), Tony Award® nominee and Grammy Award® winner Renée Fleming (WTF’s Living on LoveCarousel), Pulitzer Prize winner Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop, 2020 WTF Artist-in-Residence), best-selling author and actress Jill Kargman (Momzillas: A Novel, “Odd Mom Out”), Tony Award and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow (“The Crown,” Hillary and Clinton), Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson (WTF’s A Raisin in the Sun, “Chicago Med”), Drama Desk Award® nominee Steven Pasquale (WTF’s The Bridges of Madison County, “The Comey Rule”), 2021 Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award® nominee Amanda Seyfried (MankLes Miserables), Tony Award nominee Phillipa Soo (HamiltonNatasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812), and Academy Award® winner Marisa Tomei (WTF’s The Rose TattooThe Big Short).

A portion of the proceeds from the 2021 WTF Gala will be distributed to the scenic designers, costume designers, lighting designers, and stage managers whose invaluable artistic contributions to the development and creation of productions for the 2020 season – converted to an all-audio format in response to the global health pandemic – must be recognized and cherished. WTF deeply values all of the artists, technicians, administrators, and staff members who make the Festival possible and is working hard to sustain community through this challenging time for the broader theatre industry.

To learn more about the 2021 WTF Gala, please call 212 395 9090 x 110 or visit gala.wtfestival.org. Additional information about the 2021 WTF Gala will be announced at a later date and made available at gala.wtfestival.org.



24) Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces
Daytime Pop Up Performances at the Guggenheim Museum
Through April 19, 2021

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, announces Daytime Pop Up Performances through April 19, 2021, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128. The performances, available with purchase of a museum timed ticket, will feature performances for all to enjoy, from violinist Jennifer Koh to drag opera performer Jasmine Rice LaBeija, musicians from The Juilliard School and CalArts, theatre favorites Dave Malloy and Joe Iconis, to dance performances including Brandon Collwes (Merce Cunningham), Limón Dance Company, Mark Morris Dance Group, Martha Graham Dance Company, New York City Ballet, and Paul Taylor Dance Company. Visitors are invited to experience all of the exhibitions on view at the museum.

The Guggenheim is open Thursdays through Mondays from 11am to 6pm. Pay What You Wish hours are Saturdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Timed tickets are required and available at guggenheim.org/tickets. Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for students and seniors (65+), and free for members and children under 12. Explore the Guggenheim with the free Digital Guide, a part of the Bloomberg Connects app. Find it in the Apple App Store or in the Google Play Store.

The Guggenheim is implementing health and safety measures in consideration of visitors and employees and in compliance with New York State and City guidelines. Face masks will be mandatory inside the museum for anyone over the age of two. New requirements should be reviewed in advance of a visit; they are posted on COVID-19 Safety Measures: What to Expect When Visiting.

Jennifer Koh, violin
Sunday, April 4, 1:15pm-1:45pm
Works & Process Virtual Commission: A Dust in Time by Huang Ruo

Stella Chen, violin and Matthew Lipman, viola, The Juilliard School
Monday, April 5, 1:15pm-1:45pm

Dave Malloy
Thursday, April 8, 1:15pm-1:45pm
Broadway composer/pianist/performer

Joe Iconis
Friday, April 9, 1:15pm-1:45pm
Broadway writer/pianist/performer

Ochion Jewell, saxophone, Cat Toren, piano, CalArts Alumnx
Saturday, April 10, 1:15pm-1:45pm

Amino Belyamini, piano, Ochion Jewell, Saxophone, Sam Minaie, bass, CalArts Alumnx
Sunday, April 11, 1:15pm-1:45pm

Brandon Collwes (works by Merce Cunningham)
Monday, April 12, 1:15pm-1:45pm
Brandon Collwes, former dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, will perform excerpts from Cunningham’s Un jour ou deux, Ocean, eyeSpace, and Nearly Ninety.

Limón Dance Company
Thursday, April 15, 1:15pm-1:45pm
José Limón’s The Exiles (1950), a duet inspired by John Milton's poem “Paradise Lost,” set to music by Arnold Schoenberg

Mark Morris Dance Group
Friday, April 16, 1:15pm-1:45pm
Words for six dancers

New York City Ballet
Saturday, April 17, 1:15pm-1:45pm
After the Rain Pas de Deux, Miriam Miller, Preston Chamblee; The Runaway (Excerpt), Jonathan Fahoury; with Nancy McDill, NYCB Solo Pianist and Kurt Nikkanen, NYCB Orchestra Concertmaster

Martha Graham Dance Company
Sunday, April 18, 1:15pm-1:45pm
Three modernist solos and a duet.

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Monday, April 19, 1:15pm-1:45pm
Excerpts from Aureole and Esplanade

These Daytime Pop Up Performances are in addition to the previously announced evening Works & Process Bubble Performances in the Rotunda.
March 31: Masterz at Work Dance Family with Courtney ToPanga Washington
April 4: The American Opera Company featuring Anthony Roth Costanzo
April 11: Trapped by Tatiana Desardouin, performed by Passion Fruit Dance Company
April 18: Dance Heginbotham
May 4: New York Is Burning by Omari Wiles, performed by Les Ballet Afrik
May 19: The Jazz Continuum with LaTasha Barnes
June 1: Unveiling by Sonya Tayeh, with music by Moses Sumney
June 2: UnderScored by Ephrat Asherie Dance, in collaboration with New York City’s club legends
June 20: Rose: You Are What You Eat by John Jarboe of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret
For more information, visit  worksandprocess.org.

25) Works & Process at Lincoln Center:
World Premiere Video Performances on Sundays in April

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announce three newly commissioned video performances developed during Works & Process bubble residencies at Bethany Arts Community, Catskill Mountain Foundation, and Mount Tremper Arts that were sequenced directly into filming on location at The New York Public Library at Lincoln Center, facilitated by the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.

April 4 – L’Orient by Kamala Sankaram and Preeti Vasudevan
April 11 – Ladies of Hip-Hop: Black Dancing Bodies Project × Intergenerational
April 18 – A Chronicle of a Pivot at a Point in Time by Jamar Roberts and David Watson

The video performances, which premiere on Sundays in April at 7:30pm ET, are part of the series Works & Process at Lincoln Center, which began in November 2020.

Each work will premiere digitally at LincolnCenter.org and Lincoln Center's Facebook and YouTube as well as on Works & Process at the Guggenheim’s FacebookInstagram and YouTube.

Series Details:

Libretto by Catherine Filloux
Music by Kamala Sankaram
Choreography by Preeti Vasudevan
Filmed by Dancing Camera
L’Orient is a multidisciplinary production produced by Thresh, a New York–based performing arts collaborative. The production recontextualizes the Orientalist gaze and its representation of women and people of color in the classical arts. The project envisions Lakmé, the lead character in the eponymous 1883 opera by Léo Delibes, as a twenty-first-century woman situated in the chaotic environment of reality television. Today’s Lakmé represents the voice of a modern woman questioning her constrained role in a patriarchal society. This provocative work features choreography based on the principles of ballet and the Indian dance tradition Bharatanatyam, in dialogue with a score of Carnatic songs (South Indian classical music), operatic vocals, percussion, electronics (including amplified pointe), and a libretto that includes texts in French, Indian Telugu, and English.

Ladies of Hip-Hop: Black Dancing Bodies Project × Intergenerational Knowledge Transfer
Filmed by Loreto Jamling
Led by Ladies of Hip-Hop Executive Director Michele Byrd-McPhee and Trustee Chair LaTasha Barnes, this intersectional project captures the knowledge, beauty, and power of Black female street dancers. It seeks to look beyond the traditional lens of exposure for Black bodies in dance, which has overwhelmingly focused on Eurocentric dance aesthetics, including modern, contemporary, and ballet. The Black Dancing Bodies Project is an ongoing documentary effort to represent Black women in street and club dance culture (including street and club dance, hip-hop, house dance, Waacking, and Lite Feet) through a series of sessions that include photography and interviews. This Works & Process bubble residency at Bethany Arts Community was a rare opportunity to gather major practitioners in support of this effort and facilitated the direly needed exchange of inspiration and transference of knowledge between dance elders (ages 50–60), innovators (ages 33–49), and young celebrants (ages 18–32). This video performance is just a sliver of the work generated in the residency which will be further manifested in books, performances, and docuseries spotlighting and preserving the beauty, strength, and lived experiences of Black women in street dance. Since hip-hop and house dance culture are themselves approximately forty or fifty years in development, the creators and elders within the community are fortunately still alive to share their knowledge and the traditions. This video featuring Michele Byrd-McPhee, Ebony Nichols, Tomoe Carr, Nadine Sylvestre, Tatiana Desardouin, Lenaya Straker, Oluwatoyin Sogunro, Reyna Nunez, Miyabi Wright, LaTasha Barnes, Deborah Conton was filmed by Loreto Jamling on the very last day of their bubble residency.

A Chronicle of a Pivot at a Point in Time by Jamar Roberts and David Watson
Filmed by Dancing Camera

In March 2020, just as the pandemic hit, Works & Process invited Jamar Roberts, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s first resident choreographer, to develop a piece for Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions. Roberts created Cooped, with music by David Watson, which was described by the New York Times as “one of the most powerful artistic responses yet to the COVID-19 crisis.” In this Works & Process bubble residency, Roberts continued to choreograph a new work that was first developed in a summer 2020 Works & Process bubble residency. Dancers include Patrick Coker, Ghrai DeVore-Stokes, Jacquelin Harris, Courtney Celeste Spears, and Brandon Michael Woolridge, with commissioned music by Watson. The work will premiere in the 2021-2022. To go into the bubble residency watch Works & Process at the Catskill Mountain Foundation’s presentation of A Chronicle of a Pivot at a Point in Time, where Roberts discusses his creative process..

Since the pandemic began, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has driven efforts to bring the power of the arts to New Yorkers outdoors and digitally—from Love From Lincoln Center concerts for individual essential workers to works of art that elevate the voices and lived experiences of people of color in America, such as Carrie Mae Weems’ installation Resist COVID/Take 6!, Davóne Tines’ Vigiland digital commissions like The Baptism by Carl Hancock Rux. Future international collaborations with the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in Athens (SNFCC) will bring new approaches to cultural engagement in both cities. These are just the beginning of a reorientation towards prioritizing openness, access, and inclusive excellence – elevating talent from every corner of the globe and fostering a sense of radical welcome on the campus






A theatrical concert film

inspired by a tale from Ovid’s Metamorphoses







WP Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, are thrilled to announce the streaming dates for Weightless, a theatrical concert film featuring the propulsive and intimate musical storytelling of Bay Area indie rock band The Kilbanes - married songwriting and performing duo Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses - under the visionary direction of WP Lab Alum & former WP BOLD Associate Artistic Director Tamilla Woodard (Where We Stand, Hadestown). The film will begin streaming on April 15 at WPTHEATER.org.

Filmed under strict Covid guidelines in a spectacular outdoor setting in the Bay Area, Weightless intertwines animation, live rock performance, and storytelling into a musical experience like no other.

Sisterhood. Love. Betrayal. Flight. Weaving together ancient myth and indie rock, Weightless tells the tale of two deeply devoted sisters, Procne and Philomela, separated by circumstance, who must travel across worlds and make devastating sacrifices in order to reunite, and the god who shapes and is shaped by that journey. Inspired by a tale from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Weightless is a visual concept album—the band and the cast are one and the same—blurring the line between actors and musicians, between musical theater, video art, and rock concert, and between the virtual world and a world in which we can all hold and feel one another again.


Weightless is the final offering of WP’s Spring 2021 Season, which aims to lift up the work of Women+ theater artists in creative new ways that reflect these complicated times. All events this season are free. To reserve your spot for Weightless, please visit: www.WPTheater.org.  Once reserved, a web link will be e-mailed with instructions about how to access the piece.






The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director) presents the limited virtual reprise of Ute Lemper: Rendezvous With Marlene, a magical fusion of theatre and cinema, gorgeous music that will take you on an intense journey. When Marlene Dietrich phoned a young singer out of the blue, the icon stayed on the line for an unforgettable three hours. 30 years later Broadway and West End star Ute Lemper reveals all in her 5-star critically acclaimed show. Following sold out performances at The York in the fall of 2019 and around the world, Ute Lemper: Rendezvous With Marlene has been adapted for the screen with special effects to enhance the production. It was streamed online after being filmed at Club Cumming in New York. Alan Cumming and Ute Lemper are producers.

Ute Lemper: Rendezvous With Marlene will stream online beginning Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7:00pm (EST) and available on demand through midnight on Saturday, April 10, 2021 (EST). Tickets are priced at $20 ($15 for York Members) and may be purchased by visiting Ovation Tix at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1045035
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for More Theater Monday.

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