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What To Watch July 21th To Take Away The Blues

What To Watch July 21th To Take Away The Blues
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Broadbend, Arkansas Transport Group. Available through August 16
A filmed performance of the 2019 theater piece, a pair of back-to-back monologues interspersed with songs, the first set in 1961 about Benny, a nursing home orderly who joins the Freedom Riders, the second set in 1988 with one of Benny’s daughters at a cemetery. Free

Isaac Stern

2pm: Live with Carnegie Hall: Isaac Stern Music has the undeniable power to comfort, uplift, connect, and inspire. In response to this unprecedented time, we invite you to join us for an entirely new online series: Live with Carnegie Hall. Tune in for unforgettable episodes that feature some of the world’s finest artists as they share behind-the-scenes stories, excerpts from past performances, and live musical moments. 

4pm: Artists in a COVID Economy By Creative Capital This artist-led conversation will address how artists can manage a self-sustaining practice amid uncertainty and rapidly changing economic conditions. Amy Smith will moderate the discussion featuring panelists Jae Rhim Lee, Daniel Park, and Caroline Woolard. The conversation will explore ideas from cooperative principles and bartering networks to investment groups and entrepreneurship, and will offer space to imagine new forms in the face of COVID-19.

4pm–9:30pm: Marie’s Crisis Virtual Piano Bar Tonight’s scheduled pianists are James Merillat (@James-Merillat-2) and Franca Vercelloni (@Franca-Vercelloni).

4:30: Playbill’s Stream Stealers: Harry Lloyd Playbill’s interview series Stream Stealers continues with Harry Lloyd. The stage and screen star played Viserys Targaryen in Season 1 of Game of Thrones.

Lloyd made his West End debut in 2008’s The Sea at Theatre Royal Haymarket. He then appeared in A View From the Bridge and The Little Dog Laughed.

Up next, the stage and screen star will play Bernard Marx in Peacock’s Brave New World.

5- 5:45pmMusic and Mind Live with Renée Fleming launched in 2016 under Fleming’s leadership with Dr. Francis Collins. The program is a partnership between the Kennedy Center and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

5pm: Watch Me Work: Suzan Lori Parks She’s back. A meditation on the artistic process, and an actual work session, featuring Suzan-Lori Parks working on her newest writing project. Traditionally hosted on the mezzanine of The Public Theater Lobby, this new version will bring the program to your home via Zoom sessions and HowlRound livestreams.

5pm: Virtual Musical Theater Workshop for ages 7-12. (each week includes 3 classes: drama, dance & voice) Stage Right now offers a weekly VIRTUAL musical theater workshop for students. Students will participate in three classes during the week, where they will work on Broadway material to develop their performing skills. Each week consists of:

  • 1 Drama Class (Tuesday 30 min.)
  • 1 Choreography Class (Thursday, 30 min.)
  • 1 Vocal Class (*Friday, 45 min.)

Each week is different and customized for the students in the class.  The class size is limited. $45

6pm: Playwrights Unstuck The Old Globe’s Arts Engagement Programs Manager Katherine Harroff and Literary Manager and Dramaturg Danielle Mages Amato checks in with Globe-commissioned San Diego–based playwrights Miki Vale, Jonathan Mello, Jessica Hilt, and Mike Sears on the status of their developing work.

Be a fly on the wall as they meet weekly with a different playwright—first for a check-in and reading of their script by actors in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, then for discussions of the progress made over the ensuing month.

6:30: The Hippodrome’s Opening Night Party for Souvenir Join us for our Opening Night Party online in collaboration with Broadway Unlocked!

Come and have conversations with the actors, designers, director, and each other before we all get to watch the production together.

The Virtual Lobby will open at 6:30 PM ET, with the performance beginning at 7 PM.

The comedic and musical true story of Florence Foster-Jenkins: a New York socialite whose tin ear couldn’t keep her off the stage at Carnegie Hall. Seen through the eyes of her beloved accompanist, Souvenir is a touching and comic tribute to Ms. Jenkins’ sincerity, ambition, deep love of music and complete lack of talent, all of which brought a very unique joy to thousands.

7pm: Broadway Busker Concerts: Heath Saunders and Rachel Potter Broadway Buskers, the annual Times Square concert series celebrating singer-songwriters of the theatre community, will be presented online this summer due to the ongoing pandemic.

Tonight it’s Heath Saunders (The Great CometAlice By Heart) and Rachel Potter (The Addams FamilyEvita).

Curated and hosted by Ben Cameron, the free live streamed concerts continue Tuesday evenings through October 27. For the second year, Musical Theatre Factory co-curates with queer, trans, BIPOC artists of excellence from the MTF community.

7pm: The Weir By Irish Repertory Theatre In a remote country pub in Ireland, newcomer Valerie arrives and becomes spellbound by an evening of ghostly stories told by the local bachelors who drink there. With a whiff of sexual tension in the air and the wind whistling outside, what starts out as blarney soon turns dark as the tales drift into the realm of the supernatural. Then, Valerie reveals a startling story of her own….

Conor McPherson’s The Weir is a haunting, evocative evening in the theatre you will never forget. This new production has been filmed remotely from quarantine and designed for a digital experience; it is the third Irish Rep production of The Weir. The 2013 Irish Rep production of The Weir was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival. Due to audience demand, The Weir was revived again in Irish Rep’s 2015 season.

Written by Conor McPherson
Directed by Ciarán O’Reilly
Starring Dan Butler, Sean Gormley, John Keating, Amanda Quaid, and Tim Ruddy

7pm: Eva Price Tony Award-winning Broadway producer of Oklahoma!, Jagged Little Pill, who was just announced on the inaugural list of Crain’s Notable LGBTQ Leaders & Executives, will launch a new podcast called “My First Show” exclusively on Broadway Podcast Network. The first episode, featuring Emmy nominated TV & Broadway star Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family,”...Spelling Bee, Fully Committed), launches tonight. 

7:15: Piano Bar Live! This week Michael Orland, the Bleam Sisters, Ashley Argota, Dan Bauer, Hadiza Dockeray, Robin Lyon, Julie Sheppard, Nancy Timpanaro-Hogan and Peter Allen Vogt.

7:30pm: Wagner’s Tannhäuser As renowned for its harmonious overture as for its romantic storybook characters, this three-act masterwork features some of the composer’s most groundbreaking and unforgettable music, as well as a theme the young Wagner would revisit again and again later in his career—the redemptive and transcendent power of a woman’s love. The enchanting plot harks back to medieval history: Wolfram is a lovesick troubadour who desires the virtuous Elisabeth. She, however, has eyes for another: the rebellious knight Tannhäuser, who in turn cannot get over an overwhelming sensual experience in the realm of the goddess Venus, and is banished for singing her praises at court. Only saintly Elisabeth’s death can atone for his misdeeds.

8pm: The Producers Prospective with Steven Pasquale.

8pm: LAO at Home: Learn at Home (Grown-Up Edition) By LA Opera Join Jeremy Frank at the piano for an Opera Happy Hour that looks ahead to Saturday’s Ring marathon. This week, he explores how composer Richard Wagner incorporated “leitmotifs” — melodic themes that represent characters, things, ideas or emotions— throughout the Ring cycle.

8pm: Stars in the House: The Comeback with Lisa Kudrow, Michael Patrick King, Dan Bucatinsky, Laura Silverman, Lance Barber and Damian Young


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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