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Theatre News: Come From Away Film, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and NY PopUp’s

Theatre News: Come From Away Film, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and NY PopUp’s

Come From Away is soon the become a live filmed version, thanks to eOne and RadicalMedia. The show will be filmed live May 2021, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre and released in September of 2021.

Come From Away tells the triumphant story about the power of humanity in the face of incredible darkness,” Nick Meyer, eOne’s president, film, said. “Now more than ever, we are eager to be able to create meaningful and uplifting content and are excited to partner with this outstanding creative team to share the story with audiences everywhere.”

Concord Theatricals, will do a live viewing party on February 12 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, the legendary 1997 televised movie musical stars Brandy in the title role and Whitney Houston as “Fairy Godmother,” alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Victor Garber, Natalie Desselle Reid, Bernadette Peters, Paolo Montalban, Veanne Cox and Jason Alexander. 

Viewers can follow along with the Rodgers & Hammerstein Twitter and InstagramCinderella Twitter and Instagram, and Entertainment Weekly Twitter for trivia and fun facts throughout the event, as well as a chance to win some great prizes. Viewers are encouraged to use #Cinderella1997 on social media to join the watch party!

Prior to the watch party, fans can share their excitement by using the official Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella AR filter on Instagram here.  

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella premiered November 2, 1997 to 60 million viewers as a program for “The Wonderful World of Disney” series on ABC.

Stock and amateur rights for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella are represented by Concord Theatricals.

NY PopsUp, is an unprecedented and expansive festival featuring hundreds of pop-up performances (many of which are free of charge and all open to the public) announced Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Producers Scott Rudin and Jane Rosenthal, in coordination with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and Empire State Development (ESD) created this Festival that will serve as a “pilot program,” for how to bring live performance back after this prolonged COVID-related shutdown. Curated by the interdisciplinary artist Zack Winokur, in partnership with a hand-selected council of artistic advisors who represent the diversity of New York’s dynamic performing arts scene and artistic communities. NY PopsUp will launch Saturday, February 20 and run through Labor Day. The Festival will reach its climax with the 20th Anniversary of the Tribeca Film Festival and The Festival at Little Island at Pier 55, bringing the total number of performances to more than 1,000. NY PopsUp is being coordinated in lock step with state public health officials and will strictly adhere to Department of Health (DOH) COVID-19 protocols. 

The events are produced by NY PopsUp, in addition to being free of charge, they will be staged across every neighborhood and district in all five boroughs and throughout upstate and into Western New York. PopsUp will make stages out of New York’s existing landscapes, including iconic transit stations, parks, subway platforms, museums, skate parks, street corners, fire escapes, parking lots, storefronts, and upstate venues. Examples of these venues would include The SHED, The Apollo, Harlem Stage, La MaMa, and The Glimmerglass Festival’s Alice Busch Opera Theater. All indoor events will strictly follow Department of Health public health and safety guidance. Instead of there being masses of audience members at a handful of events, this Festival is a mass of events, each for a safe and secure ‘handful’ of audience members.

The council includes renowned choreographer and MacArthur Fellow, Kyle Abraham; three-time Grammy Award nominated jazz musician, Jon Batiste; choreographer and Hoofer Award-winning tap dancer Ayodele Casel; Grammy Award nominated singer, actor, and international opera star, Anthony Roth Costanzo; the playwright of Slave Play, the most Tony Award nominated play in history, Jeremy O. Harris; Tony Award-winning set designer Mimi Lien; the legendary nine-time Grammy Award-winning musician, Wynton Marsalis; two-time National Book Critics Circle Award-winning poet, essayist, and playwright, Claudia Rankine; Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist, Cécile McLorin Salvant; leading member of the Punch Brothers and four-time Grammy Award winner, Chris Thile; acclaimed “Saturday Night Live” writer, comedian, and actor, Julio Torres; and acclaimed director and musician, Whitney White.  

The public will encounter a range of artists representing all areas of performance – from theater to dance, from poetry to comedy, from pop music to opera, and so much more. Among the confirmed artists are Hugh Jackman, Renée Fleming, Amy Schumer, Alec Baldwin, Chris Rock, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Isabel Leonard, Nico Muhly, Joyce DiDonato, John Early and Kate Berlant, Patti Smith, Mandy Patinkin, Raja Feather Kelly, J’Nai Bridges, Kenan Thompson, Gavin Creel, Garth Fagan, Larry Owens, Q-Tip, Billy Porter, Conrad Tao, Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber, Tina Landau, Rhiannon Giddens, Aparna Nancherla, Anthony Rodriguez, Jonathan Groff, Savion Glover, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Chris Celiz, Christine Goerke, Kelli O’Hara, Dev Hynes, Phoebe Robinson, Sara Mearns, George Saunders, Caleb Teicher, Danielle Brooks, Jeremy Denk, Idina Menzel, Sondra Radvanovsky, Gaby Moreno, Davóne Tines, Jerrod Carmichael, Taylor Mac, Sutton Foster, Jessie Mueller, and Courtney ToPanga Washington, among many others. The events themselves will ignite imaginative collisions of different artforms. 

More details about NY PopsUp will be announced soon. Please note that, given the impromptu nature and surprise element of the pop-up format, not all performances will be announced in advance. Please follow @NYPopsUp on Twitter and Instagram for the latest.

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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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