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What To Watch September 7th To Take Away The Blues

What To Watch September 7th To Take Away The Blues

1pm: On air – Steppin Forward to Celebrate the Music of the Legendary Neil Sedaka. To continue to help lift spirits during these turbulent times, a special virtual concert celebrating the music of the legendary artist, Neil Sedaka to benefit The Actors Fund Covid-19 Relief efforts return to stream through the end of October 2020. The concert is being presented by Robert R. Blume/Step Forward Entertainment and Pat Labez, in cooperation with both Neil Sedaka Music and The Actors Fund. Krystin Goodwin, TV/Film actress and Fox reporter covering Entertainment and Trending News on Sirius XM Radio serves as host.

The virtual concert, presented free of charge, will be streamed on Times Square Chronicles.

Karen Olivo
Karen Olivo

8pm: The Seth Concert Series: Karen Olivo Tony winner Karen Olivo performs highlights from some of her biggest roles, like West Side StoryMoulin Rouge, and In the Heights.

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.

4pm–9:30pm: Marie’s Crisis Virtual Piano Bar scheduled pianists are Alex Barylski (@Alexander-Barylski) and Brandon James Gwinn (@brandonjamesg).   

7pm: New Voices 2000 By Paper Mill Playhouse. The annual New Voices concert is the culmination of Paper Mill Playhouse’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory, featuring 120 talented student performers ages 10–18, directed and choreographed by Paper Mill Playhouse’s professional artistic staff.

7:30pm: Massenet’s Manon Starring Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczała, Paulo Szot, and David Pittsinger, conducted by Fabio Luisi. From April 7, 2012. Star soprano Anna Netrebko scored a triumph in Laurent Pelly’s acclaimed 2012 production, singing the title heroine for the first time at the Met. Manon’s story—from innocent country girl to celebrated courtesan to destitute prisoner—is one of the great tragic tales in literature and music, and this performance brings out all of its colors, as seen through Massenet’s masterful score, from the comedic beginning to the heart-wrenching finale. Piotr Beczała is des Grieux, Manon’s lover, who decides to become a priest when she leaves him, but ultimately is reunited with her, only to lose her again. Paulo Szot sings Lescaut, and Fabio Luisi conducts the Met Orchestra and Chorus.

Laura Osnes
Laura Osnes

7:30: Living Room LIVE!: Laura Osnes Theatre Raleigh welcomes two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein CinderellaBonnie & Clyde) is the special guest.

The evening, which will be hosted by Artistic Director Lauren Kennedy Brady. Those watching the show are asked to consider making a $10 donation instead.

8pm: Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show: Quarantine Edition is breaking out of the confines of a theater, and coming to you in the comfort of your own home. Jump online for a night of variety that will include much more than a simple song and dance.

Bindlestiffs Open Stage Variety Show is a non-stop variety show experience that may include world famous magicians, gender bending jugglers, circus legends, trained rats, novelty musicians, aerial artists, wire walkers, sideshow performers, puppeteers, living cartoons, physical comedy, contortionists, performance artists, and more.

Hosted by Keith “Bindlestiff” Nelson, the special Quarantine Edition deals with social distance and isolation head on. Using the tools of video conferencing, Bindlestiff’s Open Stage will feature each act live in their own location.

8pm: Jim Caruso’s Pajama Cast Party with composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), Broadway actor-singers Derek Klena and Terry Burrell, Australian musical-theater performer Stephen Mahy, Palm Beach’s Rich and Jill Switzer, jazz drummer Bryan Carter and Warren Wright, who specializes in recreating famous musical scenes using Barbie dolls in stop-motion animation. The show is free, but tips are welcome (Venmo: @Jim-Caruso-1). 

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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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