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What To Watch April 20th To Take Away The Blues

What To Watch April 20th To Take Away The Blues

2pm Stars in the House: Mrs. Doubtfire Broadway Company featuring Analise Scarpaci, Jenn Gambatese and Rob McClure and at 8pm ET: Cast reunion of Hulu’s Difficult People including: Derrick Baskin, Billy Eichner, Cole Escola, Julie Klausner, Andrea Martin, Shakina Nayfack, Gabourey Sidibe and James Urbaniak.

4pm–9:30pm: Marie’s Crisis Virtual Piano Bar Tonight’s scheduled pianists are Alex Barylski (@Alexander-Barylski) and Brandon James Gwinn (@brandonjamesg).

6:30: Joshua talks with Carly Gendell (School of Rock, The Perfect Fit), Luke Islam (America’s Got Talent, Disney+’s The Mighty Ducks), Grace DeAmicis (Broadway’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Perfect Fit), and featuring On With The Show guests, Mira and Maya Levinson …April 20, 2020

7:30pm: The Metropolitan Opera: Elektra recorded in HD and viewable for free. The 2016 production of Richard Strauss’s 1909 one-act, Elektra, starring Nina Stemme as Greek mythology’s ultimate daddy’s girl. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the performance, whose cast also includes Adrianne Pieczonka, Waltraud Meier and Eric Owens. 

7:30 Red Bull Theater LIVE‘s launch of  FREE LIVESTREAM presentations begins with the online reading of John Ford’s classic play ‘TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE, featuring the complete cast of Red Bull’s acclaimed 2015 Off-Broadway production, originally directed by Mr. Berger. This informal FREE event is designed to continue to serve Red Bull Theater’s mission to revitalize the classics for today’s audience during the uncertain time brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The livestream will be available tonight, Monday, April 20th at 7:30pm, at Red Bull Theater’s website at, on Facebook, and at VIMEO. 

This unrehearsed, cold reading of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore will begin at 7:30 PM tonight,  Monday, April 20th.  The event will feature the entire original 2015 RBT company:Matthew Amendt, Kelley Curran, Franchelle Stewart Dorn, Clifton Duncan, Ryan Farley, Ryan Garbayo, Philip Goodwin, Christopher Innvar, Amelia Pedlow, Everett Quinton, Rocco Sisto, Derek Smith, Auden Thornton, Tramell Tillmann, and Marc Vietor, all of whom will beam in from wherever they are social distancing themselves during the crisis. 

In addition to full length readings of past productions, Red Bull Theater Live, will present RemarkaBull Podversations, a series of  informal, online conversations that will investigate approaches to essential passages from the Shakespearean and Jacobean canon―and beyond with some of the finest actors working in the classical theater today.  Upcoming Podversations will be announced shortly.

Jim Caruso

8pm: Jim Caruso’s Pajama Cast Party Birdland’s long-running Monday-night open mic fest Cast Party offered a chance to hear rising and established talents step up to the mic. Now Caruso brings the show online via YouTube; this week’s guest list of performers includes Kate Baldwin, Telly Leung, Veronica Swift, Mark Carroll, Gary Burr, Georgia Middleman, Travis Cloer and Jennifer DeLucy, plus a high school student whose spring show was canceled because of the pandemic crisis.

8:00 PM:  Producers Perspective Live Producers Perspective: Kenny Leon @ Facebook

9:30pm–1:30am: Mondays in the Club with Lance Musical director/pianist/composer Lance Horne hosts his own piano-bar singing, storytelling and dancing at the East Village nightlife hub Club Cumming. The broadcast is free, but Contributions to the nonprofit Orchard Project arts collective are encouraged if you can afford to give. You can also tip Horne directly via Venmo at @LanceHorne.)


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:

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