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What To Watch October 5th To Take Away The Blues

What To Watch October 5th To Take Away The Blues

1pm: Kids and Yiddish: The Reunion Special By National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. “Welcome to Our Suke/Sukkah”, a four-day festival of family-friendly performances during Chol Hamoed (the intermediary days of Sukkos) from October 5th to 8th. The presentations include Kids and Yiddish: The Reunion Special (October 5th); Tatiana Wechsler Concert (October 6th); Budd Mishkin’s interview with the Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics; and, Bisl Borscht: A Tribute to Mickey Katz, starring Ben Liebert (Motl from Folksbiene’s Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish) (October 8th) with Special Guests.

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene presents Kids and Yiddish: The Reunion Special. The beloved family show returns in an online production featuring original Off-Broadway cast members as well as new voices.  This can be viewed only through October 9th at 1:00 PM Eastern Time.

Orfeh & Andy Karl

3pm: The Seth Concert Series hosts Orfeh & Andy Karl! The Tony-nominated Broadway couple performs songs from Legally BlondePretty WomanRocky, and more. 

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.

Renee Fleming
Renee Fleming

7pm: Juilliard Virtual Gala Juilliard will present a virtual gala. The event will feature performances and appearances by such alums as Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, and Lorraine Toussaint, as well as highlights of past events, including a February 2020 master class led by Renée Fleming, the Juilliard Orchestra virtual performance of “Nimrod” from Elgar’s Enigma Variations conducted by Itzhak Perlman, and a behind-the-scenes look at Larry Keigwin and Nicole Wolcott’s collaboration Bolero Juilliard.

7pm: Working Theater: American Dreams. American Dreams invites YOU to participate in the newest game show sensation – where you, the audience, decide who wins the ultimate prize: citizenship to “the greatest nation on earth.” Redefining online theater, this is a participatory performance which changes every night. 

American Dreams captivates you, while simultaneously exploring how we navigate between fear, security, and freedom; who and what we choose to believe—and how those choices come to shape who we are as citizens, and as a nation. 

American Dreams premiered to great acclaim at Cleveland Public Theatre for live audiences. This fall, the show launches as a national virtual theater production. This ground-breaking online tour will “travel” across the U.S., inviting audiences into playful, timely engagement and dialogue around what it means to be a citizen of this country.

7:30: RemarkaBULL Podversation: I Hate the Moor by Patrick Page By Red Bull Theater. Celebrated Shakespearean actor and Tony Award-nominee Patrick Page will join host Nathan Winkelstein, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director, for a conversation focused on Iago’s speech from the first act Shakespeare’s Othello.

Page performed Iago opposite Avery Brooks in 2005 at The Shakespeare Theatre Company under the direction of Michael Kahn. He’ll read passages from the play and discuss his approach to the text and character. They’ll take your questions through Facebook LIVE and YouTube.

7:30: Wagner’s Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde Met audiences were fascinated by Mariusz Treliński’s gripping, visionary production of Wagner’s epic opera. In the daunting title roles of the doomed lovers, Nina Stemme and Stuart Skelton are passionate, overwhelming, and heartbreaking as they battle every obstacle that separates them from their true destiny. René Pape is King Marke, betrayed not only by Isolde but by Tristan, the man he most trusts and loves like a son. With Ekaterina Gubanova as Isolde’s confidante Brangäne and Evgeny Nikitin as Kurwenal, Tristan’s loyal lieutenant. Simon Rattle conducts a surging, shimmering account of Wagner’s monumental score.

Brenda Braxton
Brenda Braxton

8pm: Stars in the House: Guest Host Brenda Braxton and friends

8pm: Jim Caruso’s Pajama Cast Party Join the next episode of Jim Caruso’s Pajama Cast Party on YouTube with special guests tfeature theater singer Jenna Pastuszek, French musical theater star Marie Oppert (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), from Broadway’s Hadestown Kimberly Marable, pop singing sensation Nestor Martinez, and husband and wife Broadway songwriting team Nell Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde). 

The NYC open mic night has moved online due to the ban on mass gatherings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

8pm: Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show: Quarantine Edition Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc. is a nonprofit performing arts organization dedicated to increasing the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of circus, sideshow, vaudeville, and related arts through performances, lectures, media, and workshops for the general public, and through the creation of opportunities for cultural exchange and community among performing artists. Through performance, teaching, and outreach, Bindlestiff preserves, contemporizes, and enriches the cultural heritage of the variety arts.

The circus and variety arts have the power to lift our spirits, bring people together, and create moments of joy. The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus needs your help to continue our work creating spectacles that delight, programs that foster youth development, and opportunities for emerging performers. 

We invite you to support our mission to cultivate, develop, and sustain the variety arts by making a tax-deductible donation. Your support makes it possible to do what we do. Thank you.

8:30pm: Reflecting Shakespeare TV By The Old Globe Discover William Shakespeare’s text and characters as a launch point for self-reflection to create community and reduce isolation.

Reflecting Shakespeare TV, The Old Globe’s program originally created for people experiencing incarceration, invites you to keep journaling along to its second season.

9pm: Mondays for Biden Presents Dancing for Democracy Mondays for Biden, a group conceived by Broadway alum Jeffrey Schecter, announces their virtual fundraising event “Dancing for Democracy” on Monday October 5th at 9:00pm EST.

The event, hosted by Schecter and fellow Broadway alum, J. Elaine Marcos, will feature performances and testimonials by some of Broadway and Hollywood’s most popular performers. 

Click here to sign up. While free to enjoy, donations are encouraged to support Biden’s election campaign.

Special guests include: Tony Winners Annaleigh Ashford, Laura Benanti, Nikki M. James, Jerry Mitchell, and Sergio Trujillo; Tony Nominees Adrienne Barbeau, Danny Burstein, Charlotte d’Amboise, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Beth Malone, Terrence Mann, Rory O’Malley, and Valarie Pettiford; as well as Jessica Lee Goldyn, JoAnn M. Hunter, Jess LeProtto, Gerry McIntyre, Stephanie Pope, Josh Walden, and choreographer James Kinney, among others.


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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