Playbill’s Weekly Streaming Information: What to Watch February 1-5
Below are just a few of this week’s digital offerings. For more information, see the Playbill Streaming Calendar presented in partnership with the Broadway Podcast Network.
Monday February 1st
Hello are you single
Woolly Mammoth Theater Company and IAMA present Ryan J. Haddad (Netflix ‘The Politician) Finding Love (or at least a Connection) in his acclaimed solo autobiographical exhibition. The stream will be available until February 28th.
MTC: Ritual: A spell for healing and transformation
The first offering from the Manhattan Theater Club’s new 10-minute digital series Snapshots, this short film by Alexis Scheer, directed by Scheer and Gabrielle Carrubba (Dear Evan Hansen), is “a digital manifestation of magic and intention”.
7:30 p.m. ET: Exploring King Lear by André De Shields
A live streaming conversation between Tony Award winning actor André De Shields (Hadestown) and Red Bull Theater Associate Artistic Director Nathan Winkelstein about King Lear, a role De Shields performed at the Classical Theater of Harlem and The Folger played. The talk is part of the company’s RemarkaBULL Podversation series.
Tuesday February 2nd
Signature Theater: Simply Sondheim
The new song review by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer includes new orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick and performances by Norm Lewis, Solea Pfeiffer, Conrad Ricamora and Emily Skinner. Available until March 26th.
7:30 p.m .: Raise your voice: Artists celebrating black creatives
The virtual benefit event to celebrate Black History Month features Fredi Walker Browne (Rent), Alexis Tidwell (Nice), Jakeim Hart (Sing Street) and more. Proceeds support Out of the Box Theatrics and Broadway Advocacy Coalition.
Wednesday February 3rd
7 p.m .: Ama’s musical theater: Black butterfly
A benefit reading by the musical TV pilot Black Butterfly, the stars N’Kenge (Motown), Terrence Archie and Tamara Tunie. The musical, written by Mary McCallum and N’Kenge and created by N’Kenge, uses a mix of pre-existing and new Broadway tunes, jazz, hip-hop, opera, blues and soul music.
7pm: New York Theater Barn: The lesson and nothing to see
The New Work Series continues with excerpts from two new musicals: The Lesson with music and lyrics by Avi Amon and Nolan Doran with a book by Ty Defoe; and nothing to see here, music by Bryan Blaskie with a book and texts by Laurie Hochman. The evening includes a chat with the authors and creative teams.
Thursday February 4th
6 p.m .: Classic conversations: Shaina Taub
The Classic Stage Company discussion series continues with a conversation between Artistic Director John Doyle and Shaina Taub, composer of Twelfth Night and As You Like It at the Public Theater (and lyricist of the upcoming musical The Devil Wears Prada).
8 p.m .: Broadway WELLness: Accepting change
Hosted by Kate Lumpkin (Founder and Lead Casting Director at Kate Lumpkin Casting and Founder of the NoMarking Society), this new series introduces viewers to the secrets of dealing with Broadway artists and creatives with universal emotions and challenges.
8 p.m .: Christa McAuliffe’s eyes were blue
A reading of the new play by playwright and screenwriter Kemp Powers (Soul, One Night in Miami), presented by the Center Theater Group. The play, a meditation on race and privilege in America, tells the stories of twins – one with dark skin and the other with white skin.
Friday February 5th
8 p.m .: The kitchen is playing
The Eden Theater Company’s production includes three new plays, all set in the heart of the house: Ginger Bug by Jake Brasch, Passion Project by Cassandra Paras and For the Family by Madison Harrison.
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