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What To Watch May 4th To Take Away The Blues

What To Watch May 4th To Take Away The Blues

10 years ago the internationally acclaimed, award winning hit Off-Broadway musical comedy ALTAR BOYZ ended its 5 year record setting run at New World Stages in NYC.  To celebrate this unique show and spread a little virtual ‘boy band’ love during these challenging times, the closing night company (Michael Kadin Craig, Travis Nesbitt, Mauricio Perez, Lee Markham, and Ravi Roth) and composer/lyricist Gary Adler gathered to sing one of the show’s signature songs, “The Calling.” This particular company performed the show together Off-Broadway for almost 2 years.

1pm: Here is the sign-up link to join us tomorrow at 1PM for the Panel

2pm: Stars in the House:  City of Angels Cast reunion with Gregg Edelman, Randy Graff, Dee Hoty, Kay McClelland, James Naughton, Rachel York and David Zippel.  Joined by director Michael Blakemore. At 8pmRyan Murphy’s Hollywood Cast with David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Laura Harrier, Joe Mantello, Dylan McDermott, Jeremy Pope, Mira Sorvino, Holland Taylor and Samara Weaving 

6:30pm: 54 Songs. 54 Singers. 54 Seconds Each. Witness the longest setlist in Feinstein’s/54 Below’s history as 54 singers perform 54-second versions of their favorite songs, ranging from musical theatre, to pop, to originals, and everything in between. Musical Direction/produced/hosted by Ben Caplan and produced/directed by Philip Romano.

The York Theatre

7pm: Live Panel: Anyone Can Whistle Go behind the scenes of The York’s 1980 production of Sondheim’s legendary cult favorite. Historian Charles Wright will moderate a live panel discussion with director Fran Soeder; York’s James Morgan, the set designer; David Gotwald, lighting designer; and cast members including Kathy Morath, Diane Lam, Mayla Mckeehan, Steven Heller, Terry Baughn, and more.

7pm: Days of Possibilities by Rich Orloff YouTube Live FREE Event. RSVP required to gain access. (Streaming Link to be provided to all RSVPs 15 minutes prior to the event on May 4.)

Based on letters and interviews with students who attended Oberlin College during the 1960s, the play charts the journey of one college’s response to the Vietnam War. Performed on the 50th anniversary of the Kent State shootings, we’re reminded of the strength and courage of students during a time of crisis.

LFT joins 4 other theaters in the nation in simultaneous readings that day, commemorating the events. – New Circle Theatre Company in NYC, Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga, Silverthorne Theatre Company in Massachusetts, Endangered Species Theatre Project in Maryland.

Directed by Holly Baker-Kreiswirth and featuring 14 LFT Company Artists

Free, donate What You Can

To REQUEST ACCESS TO THE FREE LIVE STREAM on May 4, RSVP by email: suzanne@littlefishtheatre.org

Jeff Daniels

7:30pm: Fresh off a year-long run on Broadway in “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Michigan native Jeff Daniels brings his much loved “Onstage and Unplugged” concerts to YouTube Live.

An accomplished musician, Daniels will perform a slew of songs and stories that create both hilarious and tender moments. The lineup features crowd favorites from his albums “Live at the Purple Rose,” “Grandfather’s Hat,” “Together Again,” “Keep It Right Here,” “Days Like These,” and his most recent album, “Simple Truths.”

7:30: Red Bull Theater LIVEour series of informal FREE readings designed to continue to serve Red Bull Theater’s mission to revitalize the classics for today’s audience during the coronavirus pandemic, continues with THE WITCH OF EDMONTON that Red Bull Theater produced Off-Broadway in 2011.

In Jesse Berger’s adaptation of the original Jacobean play, this classic rips open the dark underbelly of a small town with humor and pathos. As the lives of its inhabitants–a witch, a fool, a young man, his two wives, an angry mob, and one very devilish dog–intersect in spellbinding ways, the power of a community for both good and evil is revealed.

This unrehearsed reunion reading will feature Craig Baldwin, Justin Blanchard, Carson Elrod, Christopher Innvar, Carman Lacivita, David Manis,  Christopher McCann, Amanda Quaid, Everett Quinton, Antoinette Robinson, Miriam Silverman, Derek Smith, Raphael Nash Thompson, Sam Tsoutsouvas and Charlayne Woodard. Each will zoom in from wherever they are practicing social distancing.

8pm: The Producers Prospective with Kristen Anderson – Lopez and Robert Lopez

8pm: Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore, with its starry rotating cast and compulsively entertaining subject matter, received rave reviews Off Broadway, where it enjoyed a successful three-year run and went on to become an international hit.

This intimate collection of stories is based on the bestseller by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. The amusing and heartwarming play uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences in New York.

In 2017, cast members Lucy DeVito, Tracee Ellis Ross, Carol Kane, Natasha Lyonne, and Rosie O’Donnell reunited at 92Y for a special one-night-only performance of this touching and funny play, directed by Karen Carpenter, who directed the original New York and Los Angeles productions.

Now 92Y in association with Daryl Roth, announce a first-time, limited online release of the 2017 performance, available only for three week

8pm: Jim Caruso’s Pajama Cast Party hear rising and established talents step up to the spotlight. Tonight Sierra Boggess, Jelani Remy, Lindsay Pearce, Aaron Lazar, Kevin Spirtas, Benny Benack III & Max Chlumecky

9:30pm–1:30am: Mondays in the Club with Lance Songwriter, pianist and performer Lance Horne hosts a piano-bar singing, storytelling and dancing at the East Village nightlife hub Club Cumming. You can make requests and sing at home. Free, but Contributions to the nonprofit Orchard Project arts collective are encouraged. You can also tip Horne directly via Venmo at @LanceHorne.)

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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: suzanna@t2conline.com

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