We knew there was going to be a pop-up however who? On Saturday afternoon, a Broadway theater opened up for underneath an hour. Savion Glover and Nathan Lane took to the stage of the the St. James Theatre. A medical tent and steel detectors, an app, ID, and proof of adverse Covid take a look at or vaccination are the brand new norm.
On April third TodayTix launched their model new TodayTix Authentic live performance collection, held reside and in-person on the rooftop at Showfields (11 Bond Road). The unique live performance collection kicked off with newly-minted Grammy Award-winner Lauren Patten, adopted by Tony Award nominee Derek Klena.
Future performers will embody On Your Toes! star Ana Villafañe on Friday, April 16, and The Lion King’s Bradley Gibson on Saturday, April 17; all performances start at 6:30 PM. Tickets for every live performance are $40 per individual and are on sale now solely at TodayTix.com.
The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize is proud to current a digital presentation to announce the 2021 winner of one of the crucial prestigious playwriting awards, and the oldest and largest prize awarded to ladies+ playwrights, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 3pm EST / 8pm BST. Signal as much as watch the presentation HERE, hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright and Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner (1983) Marsha Norman.
The digital presentation will function the Ten Finalists, chosen from a global group of over 160 nominated performs, as they current their performs. They’re:
Glace Chase (Aus/US) Triple X
Erika Dickerson-Despenza (US) cullud wattah
Miranda Rose Corridor (US) A Play for the Residing within the Time of Extinction
Daybreak King (UK) The Trials
Kimber Lee (US) The Water Palace
Janice Okoh (UK) The Reward
Ife Olujobi (US) Jordans
Frances Poet (UK) Maggie Might
Jiehae Park (US) The Aves
Beth Metal (UK) The Home of Shades
The Winner, to be introduced throughout the digital presentation, will probably be awarded a money prize of $25,000 USD, and can obtain a signed print by famend artist Willem de Kooning, created particularly for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Every of the extra Finalists will obtain an award of $5,000. On the discretion of the Judges, a play may also be honored with a Particular Commendation of $10,000.
On Saturday, April 10 from 2:00 PM to three:00 PM, Theater for the New Metropolis (TNC), 155 First Ave., will current a blended music and efficiency lineup for the next-to-last installment of “Open ‘Tho Shut,” its afternoon of “walk-by theater” that’s staged in its set store and visual from East Tenth Road between First and Second Avenues. This would be the twenty-second weekly providing of this collection.
The theater will resume indoor performances on April 22. So April 17 would be the finale for its “Open ‘Tho Shut” collection, which has been mounted each Saturday since November 14, 2020. This system gives a succession of free, reside performances wherein acts are staged within the theater’s set store for audiences of socially distanced passers-by, who watch by way of an open storage door on East Tenth Road. These reside performances are additionally reside streamed on TNC’s web site (https://www.theaterforthenewcity.internet) and Fb web page.
APRIL 10, 2021
* Mistress of Ceremonies: CRYSTAL FIELD (Creative Director of Theater for the New Metropolis)
* COBU(all-female Japanese Taiko drumming and dance troupe of Yako Miyamoto, Ayaha Otsuka, Mayu Yamashita, Micro Fukuyama and Kana Matsui)
* Playwright BARBARA KAHN briefly performs from her personal physique of labor
* Composer/pianist PETER DIZOZZA
*Comic LEI ZHOU
The lineup for the collection finale April 17 (in formation as of this writing) consists of COBU, The Michael-David Band that includes Michael David Gordon, Kenya Wilson in an excerpt from a play by Alicia Foxworth, and songs by Justin Rodriguez and Natasha Velez.
The collection was launched November 14, 2020 as a part of “Extra Methods than Broadway’s,” a city-wide assortment of secure and socially distanced pop-up performances to reveal small theaters’ readiness and determined need to bodily reopen and to counteract the notion, primarily based on formal Broadway, that official theaters can’t reopen safely. The performances have been supposed to reveal an Off-Off Broadway aesthetic that would enable smaller theaters to open safely right now.
TNC pioneered walk-by theater in its 2020 Village Halloween Costume Ball October 31, when it reconfigured its set store with lighting and sound to make it a venue for ten-minute performs. The hassle was named “Chopshop Theater.” Ten reside performances have been provided for revelers who would possibly cross by on East Tenth Road (between 1st and 2nd Avenues). They watched by way of an open storage door and have been separated from the performers by a waist-high, see-through site visitors barricade. Standing areas for viewers members have been delineated six toes aside with chalked pumpkins on the sidewalk. Onlookers have been urged to maneuver on between performances in order that the gang wouldn’t turn into too massive, health-wise.
The store was renamed “The Chopshop Theater” for this collection. It’s outfitted with an elaborate set by Mark Marcante and Litza Colon, full stage lighting by Alexander Bartenieff and a four-mic sound system.
TNC requires all “Open ‘Tho Shut” performers to be examined earlier than their appearances. Temperatures are taken as they arrive to carry out. Hand sanitizer is supplied and microphones are sanitized between performances. Masks are supplied to any viewers members who arrive with out their very own. Emcees have a separate mic.
Earlier editions of “Open ‘Tho Shut” are archived right here: https://theaterforthenewcity.net/the-chopshop-theater/