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What To Watch April 3rd To Take Away The Blues

What To Watch April 3rd To Take Away The Blues

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling all musical lovers! Starting this Friday, we’ll be releasing a full-length, smash-hit musical once a week for you to watch for free! It will be available for 48 hours, so you can tune in whenever you like over the weekend! First up, it’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat!

On Seth Rudetsky fabulous series Stars in the House the show that has two performances everyday. At 2pm: Orfeh, Andy Karl, & Bill Berloni and at 8pm: Randy Rainbow.

5pm: Folksbiene Live! Folksbiene regular Joe Mace shares a collection of songs in English Yiddish and “a few languages in between.”  

Gaten Matarazzo

At 6 PM ET on Twitch. Stranger Things‘ Gaten Matarazzo, Mean Girls’ Reneé Rapp, and Jagged Little Pill‘s Antonio Cipriano will be among the guests joining Andrew Barth Feldman and Alex Boniello in the April 3 Broadway Jackbox series. Watch Broadway personalities play games from developer Jackbox Games raising funds for The Actors Fund during the coronavirus pandemic. 

6:30pm: Bright Lights, Big City in Concert Feinstein’s/54 Below continues its #54BelowatHome series with a live-streamed archived show viewable for one night only on YouTube. Christy Altomare, Matt Doyle, Annie Golden, Taylor Iman Jones, Julia Murney and Margo Seibert are among the musical-theater stars who gathered last year for a 20th-anniversary relighting of Paul Scott Goodman’s 1999 Off Broadway musical, adapted from Jay McInerney’s era-shaping novel.

7:30pm: Isolating Together: A Virtual Toy Theater Festival Miniaturist maestros from around the world one together for a two-night celebration of micropuppetry. John Bell plays host; 20 artists or groups of artists have filmed and submitted their teensy creations. Yesterday’s half can be viewed here.

7:30pm: The Metropolitan Opera: Les Pêcheurs de Perles
The Met continues its immensely popular rollout of past performances with a 2016 dive into Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda and starring Diana Damrau, Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecien. Recorded in HD and viewable for free.

8:00 PM:  LIVESTREAM  The Producers Perspective Live with  Sergio Trujillo

8pm: Play-PerView: Family Friday: LIVE from Putnam County
Celia Keenan-Bolger and her husband, John Ellison Conlee, are joined by CKB’s fellow graduates of the Broadway production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: James Monroe Iglehart and Derrick Baskin. Also, Colt Coeur artistic director Adrienne Campbell-Holt and [title of show]’s lovable Hunter Bell drop in to chat about their new musical, Other World. Proceeds from all Play-PerView events go to arts organizations affected by the COVID-19 virus; this one costs $5–$25 and benefits Colt Coeur and the Parent Artist Advocacy League.

Ethan Slater sings “The Ballad of Czolgosz” was to play the Balladeer in Classic Stage Company’s revival of the Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins. Slater and band members from the production share a number about the man who shot William McKinley in 1901.The video is a fund-raiser for the Actors Fund.

The Prince of Egypt, the new musical based on the acclaimed DreamWorks Animation film, is pleased to announce that Ghostlight Records will release its original cast recording on digital and streaming formats on Friday, April 3. A physical CD will be available later this year.

With a cast and orchestra of almost 60 artists, “this truly phenomenal production” (BBC London) has music and lyrics by Grammy® and Academy Award®-winner Stephen Schwartz (WickedPippinGodspell), a book by Philip LaZebnik (MulanPocahontas) and features 10 brand new songs written by Stephen Schwartz, together with five of his acclaimed songs from the DreamWorks Animation film (“Deliver Us,” “All I Ever Wanted,” “Through Heaven’s Eyes,” “The Plagues,” and the Academy Award®-winning “When You Believe,” which was a global hit for Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.

The cast of 43 features Luke Brady (Moses), Liam Tamne (Ramses), Christine Allado(Tzipporah), Alexia Khadime (Miriam), Joe Dixon (Seti), Debbie Kurup (Queen Tuya), Gary Wilmot (Jethro), Mercedesz Csampai (Yocheved), Adam Pearce (Hotep), Tanisha Spring (Nefertari), Silas Wyatt-Barke (Aaron), Simbi Akande, Casey Al-Shaqsy, Joe Atkinson, Danny Becker, Felipe Bejarano, Pàje Campbell, Adam Filipe, Soophia Foroughi, Natalie Green, Jack Harrison-Cooper, Rachael Ireson, Kalene Jeans, Christian Alexander Knight,Jessica Lee, Oliver Lidert, Jay Marsh, Scott Maurice, Carly Miles, Sam Oladeinde, Alice Readie, Christopher Short, Molly Smith, Ricardo Walker, Danny Williams, Niko Wirachman and Sasha Woodward together with young performers Leo Babet, Jonah Collier, Taylor Jenkins, Mia Lakha, Iman Pabani and Hannah Selk.

Michael Lee Brown

Michael Lee Brown, recent star of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, just released his new single “Rhythm of You.” Michael’s original songs have been described as “bubbling with heart, spirit and a refreshing brand of sing-along familiarity that veteran songsmiths struggle to achieve.” His new single, as well as his previous EP, Way It Used To Be, can be heard on all streaming services worldwide. He also has more music coming soon.

Michael’s new podcast, SimpLEEfy launched this week, where he hosts interviews with influential guests on how they simplify their daily lives in order to achieve their goals. SimpLEEfy will strive to provide a tranquil setting within our often chaotic world, to shed light on all of the simpLEE wonderful things happening in our life everyday. From art and creativity, health and fitness, everyday routines, and much much more.

You can listen to Michael’s new single “Rhythm of You” on all streaming services such as Spotify and iTunes, and SimpLEEfy can be heard on select major podcast platforms.

Blue Engine Records, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s in-house record label, released The Fifties: A Prism by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Composed and arranged by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Christopher Crenshaw and recorded live at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall–also known as the House of Swing–in February 2017, the suite combines many of the different styles and movements that made the jazz of the 1950s so creatively vital. The result is a distinctly modern take on classic jazz idioms. The Fifties is at turns playful and moving, melodic and challenging—but it’s always swinging.

“All jazz is modern,” says Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing and Artistic Director, Wynton Marsalis—and we owe the 1950s for that. The momentous decade became the crucible in which modern jazz was formed, as styles like modal, hard bop, third stream, and more melted together and artists like Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Ornette Coleman reached the height of their powers.

Now, Crenshaw has taken inspiration from the era to create The Fifties: A Prism, the newest Blue Engine album. He says, “When I was presented with the idea of coming up with a suite dealing with the 1950s, I immediately realized this was going to cover all the genres of jazz, from bebop to freedom music. The 50s had a mix of the well-established and the up-and-coming musicians and composers to bless this music; if most of them got along, so can we.”


I. Flipped His Lid (6:56)
Solos: Sherman Irby (alto saxophone), Stantawn Kendrick (tenor saxophone), Dan Nimmer (piano)

2. Just A-Slidin’ (5:57)
Solos: Vincent Gardner (trombone), Elliot Mason (trombone), Ali Jackson (drums)

3. Conglomerate (5:24)
Solos: Paul Nedzela (baritone saxophone), Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Stantawn Kendrick (tenor saxophone), Carlos Henriquez (bass),

4. Cha-Cha Toda la Noche (5:31)
Solos: Victor Goines (clarinet), Vincent Gardner (trombone), Carlos Henriquez (bass)

5. Unorthodox Sketches (5:31)
Solos: Victor Goines (clarinet), Sherman Irby (alto flute), Ted Nash (piccolo), Paul Nedzela (bass clarinet)

6. Pursuit of the New Thing (10:14)
Solos: Ted Nash (alto saxophone), Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Stantawn Kendrick (tenor saxophone)

2016-17 Concert Season

Sherman Irby — alto saxophone, alto flute
Ted Nash — alto saxophone, piccolo
Victor Goines — tenor saxophone, clarinet (February 17 only)
*Dan Block— tenor saxophone, clarinet (substitute for Victor Goines, February 18 only)
Walter Blanding — tenor saxophone
*Stantawn Kendrick — tenor saxophone
Paul Nedzela — baritone saxophone, bass clarinet

*Tatum Greenblatt
Marcus Printup
Kenny Rampton
Wynton Marsalis

Vincent Gardner
Christopher Crenshaw — music director
Elliot Mason

Dan Nimmer (piano)
Carlos Henriquez (bass)
Ali Jackson (drums)

*Indicates substitute orchestra member


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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