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More Theater News: Jason Robert Brown,Dramatists Play Service Sold to Broadway Licensing, LOVE, REPEAT, Christmas Broadway On Demand, Hershey Felder Tchaikovsky

More Theater News: Jason Robert Brown,Dramatists Play Service Sold to Broadway Licensing, LOVE, REPEAT, Christmas Broadway On Demand, Hershey Felder Tchaikovsky

Happy holidays for those who love Jason Robert Brown. Craft Recordings and Concord Theatricals will release Ariana Grande and Shoshana Bean singing Brown’s music in Coming From Inside the House (A Virtual SubCulture Concert) on Friday, December 18th.

The album is a remastered recording of Brown’s streaming SubCulture concert from April 27, 2020. Bean will sing “The Hardest Hill” and Grande performs “Still Hurting” from The Last Five Years, as well as the songs “Sanctuary” (with Georgia Stitt, Molly Cate Brown, and Susannah Brown), “Melinda,” “I Love Betsy” from Honeymoon in Vegas,” and “All Things in Time. A bonus track from the world premiere recording of “Nothing’s Bigger Than Kong,” commissioned for but was not included in the 2018 Broadway musical King Kong.

The band includes Todd Reynolds, Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, Gary Sieger, Randy Landau, and Jamie Eblen.

You can get the album here.

Dramatists Play Service, the theatrical publishing and licensing house, has acquired by Broadway Licensing. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of March 2021. Dramatists Play Services controls licensing rights to plays by Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Bess Wohl, Edward Albee, Sam Shepard, Lanford Wilson, Terrence McNally, Paula Vogel, John Patrick Shanley and Tracy Letts, among other prominent names. The company was founded in 1936.

LOVE, REPEAT, is a romantic family comedy film directed by Shelagh Carter and written by Bill Connington (Poughkeepsie is for Lovers, Zombie Off-Broadway). The film will be available to rent and own on Amazon, FandangoNOW and other North American digital HD internet, cable and satellite platforms and DVD on December 22 through Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios.

What if the love of your life is your ex-wife? That’s what James realizes as he stumbles through the strange ritual of New York dating. With the help of his sarcastic 11-year-old-son and his quirky and diverse circle of family and friends, James sets out to win Barbara’s heart, again, before she marries another man. An uplifting Manhattan romance, LOVE, REPEAT reminds us that sometimes the past is yet to come.

Starring Connington as James, the ensemble cast also includes Leenya Rideout as Barbara (War Horse & Company on Broadway), Chalia La Tour (Tony Award nominee for Slave Play on Broadway, “The Good Fight”), Marcus Ho (“Succession”), Nandita Shenoy (“Insomnia”), Vivia Font (“For Life”), Carole Monferdini (Hank Boyd is Dead), Stu Richel (“Billions”), Leon Andrew Joseph (“Blue Bloods”), Elizabeth Pojanowski (Morning Star), Donovan Mitchell (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Rich Liu (The Long Exit), Sarah Megan Thomas (A Call to Spy), Ryan J. Haddad (“The Politician”), Cadden Jones (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Chris McGinn (Kidnap), and introducing Maxwell Purushothaman and Maeve Seto.

For more info about LOVE, REPEAT click here.

Broadway On Demand, the theater-focused streaming platform, is proud to present several special holiday showings, including Hale Center Theatre’s A Christmas Carol (December 12), We Need A Little Christmas to benefit Shelter & Crisis at Christmas (December 18), Hip Hop Nutcracker(December 18 – January 10), Dickens’ Holiday Classic (December 19), Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker (December 19), and Disenchanted: A New Musical Comedy (December 15). 

Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and their merry band of royal renegades bring their hilarious princess vaudeville to your living room! Forget the princesses you think you know–the original storybook heroines have come to life to set the record straight. Starring Diana DeGarmo, Micaela Diamond, Celia Rose Gooding, Liisi LaFontaine, Jaygee Macapugay, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Gabriella Pizzolo, and Alysha Umphress, Disenchanted: A New Musical is presented on Broadway on Demand beginning on Tuesday, December 15th.

Hershey Felder Presents – Live from Florence continues its 2020-2021 season with a special holiday performance of Hershey Felder Tchaikovsky, which will be live streamed from Florence, Italy on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET. Streaming On Demand this show will also be available from December 21-27, 2020. 

Proceeds from Hershey Felder Tchaikovsky will benefit over 20 national and international theatres, arts organizations and publications. Felder is also pleased to announce that he will partner with The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that serves the entertainment community, for the creation of a fund to help provide emergency financial assistance to the entertainment and performing arts professionals impacted by the current health crisis, and beyond. Tickets ($55 per household) are available for purchase at the following link: Eventbrite. 100% of proceeds from tickets purchased at this link will go to benefit The Actors Fund

Selections from an array of Tchaikovsky’s music, including the ballets Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, the 1812 OverturePiano Concerto no. 1, and his brilliant symphonic works. The show also features iconic locations in Florence that were significant in the composer’s life, as identified in letters he wrote between the years 1874-1890. These include Villa Bonciani, the actual residence Tchaikovksy lived in and where he composed his Suite No. 1 in 1878, as well as the Piazalle Michelangelo, Museo Bellini, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, Tornabuoni, and locations along the Arno River. 

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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