As families all over the world were suddenly asked to stay inside, Spencer Sparklestein was in the same boat. Spencer, a puppet creation by celebrated puppeteer, Adam Francis Proulx, began putting out daily episodes of a new web series Spencer Stays Inside, produced completely in isolation.
A director's debut, a cast disrupted by the pandemic, Zoom rehearsals to keep the play alive, a change of venue, the need to completely reblock and redesign the play, delays as they waited for restrictions to allow performance...
The charitable event of the Fire Island summer goes digital when the Virtual Fire Island Dance Festival streams an evening of celebrated dance at 7 pm Eastern on July 17, 2020. The first-ever stream in the event's 26-year history will feature world premieres of three new pieces and three beloved festival favorites. The festival is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The Santa Fe Opera announces Songs from the Santa Fe Opera, a digital performance series celebrating the opening nights of the five originally-scheduled operas that were to comprise the 2020 Summer Festival Season.
This Week in Black People Sh*t, (BPS) hosted and created by actress Chrystee Pharris and Abdul Majid, and cohost Janora McDuffie will be holding a two-day virtual event. Chrystee currently stars on “Craig Ross Jr.'s Monogamy” and costars on Season 3 of “Goliath,” both streaming on Amazon Prime. She is best known for appearing on the NBC hit series “Passions” and “Scrubs.” Janora McDuffie recurred on Seasons 7 & 8 of “Grey's Anatomy.” Abdul Majid is a film and television writer.
French iconic band band INDOCHINE released an animated video for their new song “Nos Célébrations.”. It depicts band lead singer Nicola Sirkis on a train ride during some of the key moments in history until today including the election of Barack Obama, the iconic Tiananmen Square protest moment, Nelson Mandela's release from prison, Donald Trump and more. Nicola also directed the video. A great way for them to bring in their 40th Anniversary and continue their legacy of being outspoken about the good and bad we face in the world.
After celebrating its 25th Anniversary at The Soraya in 2017, DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion returns for its fourth engagement a?" this time with This Is Me: Letters from the Front Lines. From DIAVOLO artistic director Jacques Heim, This Is Me explores how the current climate of isolation has encouraged us to look within ourselves. It is The Soraya's fourth online performance.
501(c)3 non-profit theater company Actors Circle Ensemble is producing the summer series a?oePICplays: Perform Inform Change,a?? via Zoom free and open to the public. The online productions weave live storytelling coupled with presentations and Q&As by renowned guest speakers in their fields to inform and inspire audiences.
The Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) will offer its annual Broadway Boot Camp this July for students Grades 8-12 with an additional option for Grades 1-7. This year's special guest instructors will be Ben Bryant and Lonnie E. Davis Jr.
Comedian D.L. Hughley made headlines earlier this month when he collapsed onstage before learning he had COVID-19. “Extra's” Billy Bush caught up with Hughley, who talked about the ordeal and his new book, “Surrender, White People!”
The judges have come to a consensus on the prizewinners for THE 2020 KUMU KAHUA/UHM THEATRE DEPARTMENT PLAYWRITING CONTEST. The winner of the $600 Hawai'i Prize is Jessie Ren Marshall of Kamuela, Hawai'i for her play, Hapa Girls. The winner of the $450 Pacific Rim Prize is Randy Lee Gross of Enola, Pennsylvania for his play The Naugahyde Man. Susan Soon He Stanton of Aiea, Hawai'i is the winner of the $250 Resident Prize for her play Both Your Houses.
Tony- and GRAMMY-nominated performer Tim Minchin known for his irreverent comedy routines, his beloved scores for musicals including 'Matilda: The Musical' and 'Groundhog Day' has released his new single and video “I'll Take Lonely Tonight” from his forthcoming debut album 'Apart Together,' out this November on BMG.
Serena Laurel, singer-songwriter and award-winning actress will perform a virtual concert on Sennheiser's #DontStopTheMusic initiative live from Los Angeles, California, Monday, June 29th @ 4 pm (PDT).
On Saturday, July 4, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. PDT, there will be a Zoom chat hosted by Millena Gay and featuring The Robey Theatre Company's Co-Founders, Danny Glover and Ben Guillory. This event, entitled Let's Talk, is the first of six projected virtual events.
Follow Pennie Pickle on her journey to become the beloved Christmas Pickle. Pennie, the Christmas Pickle is a hardback, 32-page beautifully illustrated children's book that takes Pennie Pickle from her infant cucumber stage all the way to becoming the magical Christmas Pickle, a tradition created in the early 19th century that grants good fortune to the finder of this ornament. Pennie's story is that of a young girl overcoming ridicule and bullying to show us that we can all follow our dreams to achieve our goals.
Marlana has shared her latest single 'I'm Good' off of her upcoming EP, At Least I Tried. 'I'm Good' is a powerful, honest and vulnerable song on depression and speaking out against the stigmas that come with talking about one's mental health. The song premiered exclusively with BuzzBands LA praising, “I'm Good,' tackles the latter, a powerful memo-to-self that turns the typical response to the common question “How ya doin'?” on its ear.'
This week, Dramatists Play Service's social media channel, a?oeDPS On Air,a?? features actor and playwright Tracy Thorne (a?oeWe are Herea??) performing a new short play called a?oeEnd of Days: The Minor Considerations Lista?? which is also available to license for livestreaming productions from Dramatists Play Service.
The Israeli Artists Project (IAP) is offering the premiere OMANUT BABAYIT - Arts at Home summer program for all ages. From July 6th through August 28th, OMANUT BABAYIT will bring together online some of the best artists of the IAP community to share their skills and empower the next generation of artists, musicians, and actorswho are looking for a unique and creative experience this summer. www.OmanutBabayit.org
The special celebrates and supports music for film and TV with messages from a slew of stars including some familiar Broadway faces like Patti LuPone, Darren Criss, Orfeh, Andy Karl and at-home performances from casts of La La Land, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Aladdin and more!
COCKTAIL HOUR AT THE GEM LIVE will be performed on June 30 at Garden Grove's historic GEM THEATRE presented by the award-winning One More Productions - one of Southern California's leading musical theater companies.
Roosevelt House and the LGBTQ Policy Center at Hunter College present a live webinar on The Deviant's War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America, the new biography of Frank Kameny, the founder and intellectual father of the LGBTQ movement in America on Wednesday, July 8 at 4:00 PM EST via Zoom.