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What To Watch October 10th To Take Away The Blues

What To Watch October 10th To Take Away The Blues

9:30pm: Saturdy Morning Live! By National Theatre in D.C. returns with the family favorite series—this time virtually! The performances will offer insights and entertainment especially suited for these times. 

Episodes debut every two weeks on Saturday mornings. Check out the full schedule below. 

Culture, music and theatre collide in bite-sized virtual experiences crafted by world-renowned educator and performer Paige Hernandez. Paige and Friends will feature some of Paige’s favorite artistic collaborators as they discuss collaboration, creativity, self-care and dreams for the future.

October 10  – Self-care

12pm: American Popular Song Society: Michael & Arthur: The Singer and the Composer Join singer/musical director and sheet music archivist Michael Lavine on October 10th for a program honoring the Broadway composer and cabaret artist Arthur Siegel. Arthur wrote the music for many of the songs in the NEW FACES Broadway shows of 1952, 1956, 1962 and 1968. He mainly collaborated with June Carroll, but in later years, Arthur wrote with other lyricists. He musically directed most of Ben Bagley’s Revisited cd’s over the years, providing arrangements and also singing on them! Michael will be joined by a number of Broadway and Cabaret artists, who will be presenting songs by Arthur. Michael will also tell some stories of his friendship with Arthur. Performers lined up to entertain: Steven Brinberg, Fay DeWitt, Natalie Douglas, Jay Aubrey Jones, Jon Peterson, T. Oliver Reid, Steve Ross, Sandy Stewart, KT Sullivan, and Sara Zahn.

12pm: Star Studio: Rema Webb By Cape Playhouse From the Cape Playhouse comes Star Studio, a series of online theatre master classes taught by some of the best Broadway has to offer.

All classes will run approximately 90 minutes to two hours and will have limited capacity to facilitate true, individualized attention from the Broadway instructors.

This episode: Broadway alum and On Broadway! founder Rema Webb lead sa course on comedy and improvisation for kids.

2pm: Broadway for Biden’s Town Hall: Spotlight On AAPI Voices Broadway for Biden’s fourth Town Hall event, produced by the Broadway Podcast Network, will stream online October 10 at 2:00pm EST. Telly Leung (Aladdin), Reggie Lee (All Rise), and Diane Phelan (School of Rock) will join a discussion about the Biden campaign’s policies for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, hosted by award-winning writer, actor, director Christine Toy Johnson.

2pm: Matinees for Families By New York City Ballet The NYCB season continues with repertory by Balanchine and Robbins specially selected for young audiences.

5:30pm: This Green Plot: A Virtual Picnic Benefit By Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s gala, This Green Plot: A Virtual Picnic Benefit, will stream online this year. The gala will be streamed from the site of HVSF’s recently announced future home in Philipstown, NY, and will include the announcement of the upcoming 2021 season.

The gala will feature special guests and musical performances from HVSF favorites including Kayla Coleman, Liam Forde, Mingo Long, Kurt Rhoads, Leenya Rideout, Britney Simpson, Emily Walton, and Nance Williamson. The musical performances will be directed by Jenn Thompson.

7pm: Hudson Valley Dance Festival Escape to the cultural heart of the Hudson Valley without leaving your living room when the Hudson Valley Dance Festival goes virtual for the first time on Saturday, October 10, 2020. The festival is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. 

The lineup is set to feature a diverse collection of festival premieres, made-for-the-moment filmed shorts and highlights from past festivals. The virtual festival will include an original dance film by Stephen Petronio, created at his residency center in Round Top, NY; an outdoor solo filmed at Kaatsbaan Summer Festival in Tivoli, NY, choreographed by Caleb Teicher featuring American Ballet Theatre’s Catherine Hurlin; a performance from So You Think You Can Dance’s Ricky Ubeda choreographed by Billy Griffin and more. The full lineup will be announced in the coming weeks

7pm: Next Fall Play-PerView The 10th Anniversary Broadway reunion reading of Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts (Artistic Director, Naked Angels) featuring the entire original cast led by Patrick Heusinger (“Absentia,” “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce”), and directed by Sheryl Kaller (Mothers and Sons) on October 10th.

7:30: Wagner’s Götterdämmerung  At the center of the exhilarating final episode of the Ring cycle are Siegfried and Brünnhilde, whose romance is doomed from the start: Hagen, chief minister of the Gibichung clan, intends to steal the ring for himself by wedding Brünnhilde to his half-brother Gunther and Siegfried to their sister, Gutrune. Gunther drugs Siegfried so that he will agree to wed Gutrune. At the wedding party, the unwitting Brünnhilde is crushed and infuriated by Siegfried’s infidelity, shaming him in front of the Gibichungs and banding with Gunther to hatch an assassination plot. Siegfried is still wearing the cursed ring when he is killed. When she unravels this web of treachery, Brünnhilde resolves to put an end to it. She takes the ring and rides her horse into Siegfried’s enormous funeral pyre—an immolation that leads to cleansing apocalypse. The Rhine overflows, reclaiming its gold, Valhalla burns with its gods inside, and a new age dawns.

7:30pm and 9:30pm: Concert by original Six stars The original stars of the West End production of SIX will reunite for a live concert, presented in-person to a socially distant audience at London’s Oval Space and live streamed to over 100 countries. Tickets available on Thespie

8pm: Jack Was Kind All for One Theater Through October 10
Tracy Thorne wrote and performs this “intimate, confessional play examines long-seated issues of privilege and complicity.” The production will be presented live on Zoom, four times a week, Wednesday-Saturday through October 10 for limited audiences.

8pm: Right Before I Go, Featuring Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood, More written by Stan Zimmerman and directed by Michael Wilson, in association with R. Erin Craig / La Vie Productions, brings to life the last words of those lost to suicide in a play that aims to provide a sense of understanding and hope for the living.

The performance features Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood, Hari Nef, and Wilson Cruz.

8pm: Birdland: Jessica Vosk: Coco Catch Up Broadway singer Jessica Vosk will be in the spotlight, along with her special guests, Marissa Rosen and Michael DiLiberto. Musical director for the event will be Mary Mitchell Campbell. Jessica Vosk is bringing her “Coco Catch Up” (finally) to a real stage. The pandemic might keep us from Broadway, but it is important to bring a concert to you that was curated for this particular event. Featuring songs from her album “Wild & Free,” as well as some brand new songs (Lady Gaga, Eva Cassidy, Taylor Swift and more), Jessica’s hope it to bring some joy and laughter wherever you are in the world. She says, “We are all in this together!”

Tim Daly and Annette Bening

8pm: Stars in the House: Coastal Disturbances Annette Bening reprises her role (along with much of the original cast) in Tina Howe’s play about a romance, set on a private Massachusetts beach. Jonas Abry, Timothy Daly, Jean De Baer, Angela Goethals, Ronald Guttman, Heather Mac Rae, Mary Kay Place and Ed Begley Jr.  Directed by Annette Bening.

9pm: 2020 Carousel of Hope Ball The evening will be filled with once-in-a-lifetime performances and special appearances from icons including Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Tony Bennett, Andrea Bocelli, George Clooney, Dame Joan Collins, Clive Davis, Robert De Niro, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Cynthia Erivo, Jane Fonda, David Foster, David Geffen, Josh Groban, Samuel L. Jackson, Quincy Jones, Gladys Knight, Adam Lambert, Jay Leno, Rob Lowe, Nigel Lythgoe, Barry Manilow, Judge Judy Sheindlin, Diane Warren, Dionne Warwick, Oprah Winfrey, Henry Winkler, and many more. 

As previously announced, this year’s event will feature Jay Leno as master of ceremonies, David Foster as music director, George Schlatter as honorary producer, and Clive Davis and Quincy Jones as music chairmen.  The event will be produced and directed by Erich Bergen and Marc Johnston.  

Since its inception in 1978, the Carousel of Hope Ball has been a Hollywood favorite, raising more than $105 million to date, with proceeds benefitting the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes. 

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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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