Streaming selections from BPN, Off-Broadway’s Red Bull Theater, and Club44 Records

Streaming selections from BPN, Off-Broadway’s Red Bull Theater, and Club44 Records

If the chilly climate and COVID are keeping you inside, listed here are three star-studded streaming alternatives for listening and viewing this thirty day period that will maintain you entertained in the warmth and security of your possess household.

Amid the most recent in Broadway Podcast Network’s all-star audio-plays is Twits – a new 5-part steampunk rom-com parody by author/creator Tom Alan Robbins. Directed by Robbins and Dori Berinstein, the retro-futuristic get the job done conjures an option Victorian sci-fi earth of hydrogen, steam-powered servants, and factory-made food stuff, in which the privileged couple, like Cyril Chippington-Smythe, whose each individual wish is promptly gratified, have absolutely nothing to reside for but pleasure, fashion, and really like. But is it true? The forged options luminaries Michael Urie, Christian Borle, Mary Testa, James Monroe Iglehart, Lillias White, Kiera Allen, Ann Harada, Dakin Matthews, and Stephen DeRosa, along with a wonderful ensemble.

All five episodes of the podcast are now accessible for specific or binge listening absolutely free of charge on the BPN website. You can also entry Twits on the BPN Application, Apple/iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart, TuneIn, Deezer, Participant.FM, Pocket Forged, Podcast Addict, and all over the place you pay attention to podcasts.

Off-Broadway’s award-winning Pink Bull Theater continues its absolutely free on line offerings with a livestream RemarkaBULL Podversation: Considerably Ado About Benedick with Grantham Coleman on Wednesday, January 19, beginning at 7:30 pm. The star of stage and display (The Excellent Modern society Choir Boy FX’s The Americans) will be a part of Purple Bull Associate Inventive Director and Host Nathan Winkelstein for an casual on line dialogue targeted on the character of Benedick from Much Ado About Nothing – a part he played to great acclaim for The Community Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park in 2019, which was subsequently broadcast by PBS in its Great Performances collection. He will read an excerpt from the play, go over the challenges of that unique speech (Act 2: Scene 3) and the rewards of participating in just one of Shakespeare’s most charismatic major men, and will acquire questions from viewers.

All of Red Bull Theater’s existing on the internet offerings are totally free, but advance reservations are proposed and tax-deductible donations are inspired to assistance the corporation and to invest in the vitality of classical theater for a present-day audience.

Club44 Records, highlighting the Broadway, cabaret, and jazz genres, and preserving the timeless songs of the Great American Songbook, will launch The Sunday Set – a new album by singer, dancer, and impresario Jim Caruso and singer-pianist Billy Stritch on Friday, January 21. Just after launching the document label in 2019, with Christmas at Birdland (which Stritch and Caruso recorded with Klea Blackhurst), then following up last calendar year with Stritch’s solo Billy’s Position, the very long-time pals and collaborators have reunited to current a range of American specifications, jazz favorites, and comedy numbers.

Recorded stay at their household-absent-from-household at The Birdland Theater, wherever they host the weekly Monday-evening open up-mic Forged Party, the future launch features vocals by Stritch and Caruso, Stritch on piano, and Steve Doyle on bass. The monitor record involves these popular quantities as “Whistle Though You Work” and “Give a Tiny Whistle,” “You Are My Sunshine,” and “42nd Avenue,” together with a “Sinatra Saloon Medley.”

Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch, and Wayne Haun. Photo courtesy of the artists.

Wayne Haun, Co-Founder of Club44 Documents, famous, “The previous saying ‘you simply cannot make old friends’ is evidently evident when I pay attention to this album. The chemistry, response, and total musicality in between Jim and Billy can’t be taught. A long time of experience and legitimate brotherhood are at function listed here.” For news on the impending recording, check out the web-site.