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What To Watch June 23rd To Take Away The Blues

What To Watch June 23rd To Take Away The Blues

In celebration of Pride 2020, Vangeline Theater/ New York Butoh Institute is proud to present Queer Butoh 2020 (DIGITAL) in collaboration with Howl Arts.This year, we are proud to virtually present the works ofMee Ae, Dustin Maxwell, Davey Mitchell, and Scoop Slone.At its origin, the introduction of Butoh in Japan was widely controversial. The first homoerotic butoh performance, Kinjiki (Forbidden Colors) created by Tatsumi Hijikata in 1958, caused controversy amongst its spectators. “Butoh is essentially the dance of the marginalized, and the LGBTQ population is still largely marginalized in the world,” says Vangeline, curator of this series. “This year, despite obvious challenges, it is particularly important to find ways to celebrate our LGBTQ artists for the 50th-anniversary celebration of Pride.”Artists Featured: Me Ae in Swoon; Dustin Maxwell in In a dark forest partly illuminated: portal, Davey Mitchell in Diary of a mad swan, and Scoop Slone in Fragments.

2pm: Live from Carnegie Hall Yannick Nézet-Séguin An Afternoon at the Opera Yannick Nézet-Séguin—only the third music director of the Met since its founding in 1883—discusses The MET Orchestra (as it’s known when it ventures outside the opera house) and its rich history on the concert stage. Nézet-Séguin also provides behind-the-scenes glimpses of the production process and speaks with a few of the opera house’s emerging stars.

3pm: Rapping With The Artists: From the New Federal Theater, playwright Bill Harris, actor Denise Burse Fernandez and Guy Davis. Must register.

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.

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

6pm: Playwrights Unstuck By The Old Globe San Diego–based playwrights Miki Vale, Jonathan Mello, Jessica Hilt, and Mike Sears on the status of their developing work. 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.

6pm: The Reflecting Pool by Otho Eskin hosted by Ludovica Villar-Hauser. We’ll be joined by a Very Special Guest who you won’t want to miss. e-Book Online Launch Party. Readings by Otho Eskin, AnJu Hyppolite and Bill Timoney, a Q&A with Otho Eskin, and a digital toast with DC theatre luminaries. RSVP to

6:30: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and New York Theatre Salon present Global Forms Theater Festival opening night with a virtual potluck. Prepare your favorite dish and sign onto the Zoom party to meet all the artists who will be participating in our week long festival. We are so excited to kick things off with stories, food, and a live Zoom DJ.

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. 

7:15pm: Piano Bar Live! Scott Barbarino’s Piano Bar Live! Michael McAssey hosts a lineup that includes Sal Viviano, Liz Larsen, Phyllis Pastore, Mark Hartman, Becky Menzie, Yvette Monique Clark and a mystery guest.

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7pm: The Show Must Go On… Show: Alex Newell Hosted by co-creators Howie Michael Smith and Andy Truschinski  episode 10 will feature actor Alex Newell, Lynn Ahrens, and cast members from the Broadway revival of Once On This Island, Dr. Anthony Weiner MD, Meditation Expert Minita Gandhi and Broadway Bound Kids will be the featured charity.

7:30pm:  John Adams’s Doctor Atomic An operatic exploration of a pivotal moment in human history, Doctor Atomic examines the birth of the nuclear age through the eyes of one of its most important midwives, Robert Oppenheimer. The brilliant physicist and the awesome and terrible power he and his fellow scientists unleashed upon the world receive a nuanced portrayal in John Adams’s 2005 opera, which hauntingly depicts the first atomic bomb test at the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico and the conflicted emotions of those who made it possible.

 8pm: Stars in the House: Ballet Hispánico with Artistic Director and CEO Eduardo Vilaro and guests Rebecca Luker and Gay Willis.

8pm: LAO at Home: Learn at Home (Grown-Up Edition) Mix up something tasty for this week’s Opera Happy Hour, as host Jeremy Frank presents “Verismo Opera and Reality TV,” with a deep dive into Pagliacci. 

8pm: Signature Strong Live! The Signature in the Schools Episode – 2 Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner will talk with Jade Jones (Motown: The Reprise), Ines Nassara (Motown: The Reprise) and Katie Mariko Murray (Judy Garland: A Star is Born) about Signature’s vibrant, intimate cabaret series and the performers will sing a few of their favorite songs. #SigStrongLive

8pm: The Producers Prospective with Mandy Gonzalez


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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