What To Watch Aug 9th To Take Away The Blues

What To Watch Aug 9th To Take Away The Blues

1pm: Ham4Change Appearances by Hamilton cast members Daveed Diggs, Anthony Ramos, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Ariana DeBose, Ephraim Sykes, Carleigh Bettiol, Alysha Deslorieux, Hope Easterbrook, Elizabeth Judd Salinas, Austin Smith, and host Okieriete Onaodowan to raise money for nine organizations.

2pm: Stars in the House: Lady Liberty and the Doughnut Girl  the daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley. Directed by Jacob Daniel Smith and starring Simone Clotile and Donovan Rogers. 

3pmBristol Riverside Theatre Summer Music Fest: A Night at the Movies celebrate your favorite songs from Tinsel Town’s greatest musicals and movies. From Casablanca to Goldfinger, the music from the silver screen will have you singing along.Keith Baker serves as host and music director; tickets are $35.  

4pm: Marie’s Crisis Virtual Piano Bar scheduled pianists are Adam Michael Tilford (@Adam-Tilford-1) and Dan Daly (@DanDalyMusic). 

5pm: The Road Theatre Company: Summer Playwrights Festival
by Franky D. Gonzalez Directed by Michael John Garcés An examination of the inmates within a system trying to discover meaning in the face of isolation and doubt in one’s own worth over a 25 year bid. The play explores familial ties, love, race, inmate-correctional officer relations, the passing of time, and the succeeding generation of individuals who deal with the challenges of trying to avoid a life of crime or resigning oneself to becoming a part of the system that swept up previous generations.

7:30: Mozart’s Don Giovanni Imbuing the familiar Don Juan myth with a captivating combination of comedy, seductiveness, danger, and damnation, Mozart created an enduring masterpiece that has been a cornerstone of the repertory since its 1787 premiere. The opera offers a rare opportunity for two baritones to star alongside one another as the title Lothario and his faithful yet conflicted servant, Leporello, as well as three memorable female roles—multifaceted women who both suffer the Don’s abuses and plot their revenge.

7:30pm: Sing Theater Breaking Through Barriers One of eight new plays from the festival entitled Voices from the Great Experiment. This one is by Khalil LeSaldo. Directed by Ward Nixon. Company: Martin Lewis and AhDream Smith

8pm: The Seth Concert Series: Liz Callaway Tony nominee Liz Callaway performs highlights from some of her biggest roles, like Merrily We Roll AlongMiss SaigonBaby, and Cats.

The Seth Concert Series is hosted by Sirius XM host and Playbill contributor Seth Rudetsky. While normally held in Provincetown, Massachusetts, under the Broadway @ Art House banner, the performances will be held indoors from the stars’ homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

8pm: Kritzerland: Sing Happy—The Songs of Kander and Ebb Kritzerland presents its 108th show as a benefit for Group Rep. This tribute to legendary composers John Kander and Fred Ebb, hosted by producer Bruce Kimmel and co-produced by Doug Haverty) will feature Brent Barrett, Debbie Gravitte, Peyton Kirkner, Karen Mason, Kerry O’Malley, Hartley Powers, Jennifer Simard, Sami Staitman, Adrienne Stiefel, Robert Yacko and Karen Ziemba.

8pm: Riant Theatre: Fiama’s Finale Written by Carrie Gibson & Elizabeth Welles, directed by Gibson. Shirley Jordan, is a former beauty queen who causes a massive traffic pileup. Tickets are $15.

8pm: The Producers Prospective Altar Boyz Reunion. This was Ken Davenport’s first musical he produced. It ran for 5 years Off-Broadway, spawning a couple of tours and umpteen productions around the world.

Join Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker, Composers & Lyricists, Kevin Del Aguila, Bookwriter, Marc Kessler, Co-Conceiver, Robyn Goodman, Producer, Stafford Arima, Director, Christopher Gattelli, Choreographer
Lynne Shankel, Music Director & Co-Orchestrator and the original cast:

Scott Porter, Matthew
Tyler Maynard, Mark
Andy Karl, Luke
Ryan Duncan, Juan
David Josefsberg, Abraham
Kevin Kern (“Wonder-study” #1)
Daniel Torres (“Wonder-study” #2)

And maybe a few surprise guests as well!

Ato Blankson Wood

8:30pm: Antigone in Ferguson Theater of War Productions. This is the most-lauded of this company’s many productions that use Greek tragedy to illuminate current issues, first created after a police officer killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014 (This is the sixth anniversary of the shooting.). The Zoom version follows Theater of War’s usual format, the starry cast will first read Sophocles’ tragedy, four panelists will discuss it, and then the discussion will be open to attendees. The cast features Oscar Isaac, Tracie Thoms, Ato Blankson Wood, Willie Woodmore, Marjolaine Goldsmith, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, De-Rance Blaylock, Duane Martin Foster, Marcelle Davies Lashley, John Leggette, and Gheremi Clay, and the Antigone in Ferguson Choir.


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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