Theater to Stream: Jerry Herman’s Tunes; Marisa Tomei, Twice
One of many advantages of streaming theater — come on, we should consider that tumbler as half-full — is that we will now combine and match choices inside a single night. You can begin with a brief from London and pair it with a live performance from Chicago. Or you may have a full meal of present tunes by sticking across the Pasadena Playhouse’s web site.
At 22 minutes, the very humorous “Iceboy!” — a teaser for a forthcoming musical — is a tasty appetizer. Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Adam Devine and Laura Bell Bundy profit from the abbreviated operating time.
Then it’s on to the primary course: the Playhouse’s new tribute to Jerry Herman, the composer of “Howdy, Dolly!,” “La Cage Aux Folles” and “Mame.” The present was conceived by Andy Einhorn, the musical director for the “Dolly” revival with Bette Midler, so he is aware of the way to seize that Herman zest. Search for the reliably entertaining Lesli Margherita within the forged. Via Feb. 7; playhouselive.org.
‘Hello, Are You Single?’
On this solo present offered by Woolly Mammoth in affiliation with IAMA Theater Firm, the great playwright-performer Ryan J. Haddad (whom it’s possible you’ll know from the Netflix sequence “The Politician”) considers his courting choices as a homosexual man with cerebral palsy. Snubbed by a possible date he was corresponding with, Haddad snaps, “That will have completely devastated me, if solely he may spell.” Feb. 1-28; woollymammoth.web.
The Atlantic Theater is presenting African Caribbean MixFest, a sequence of free readings of performs by France-Luce Benson, Guadalís Del Carmen, Jasmine Lee-Jones, Kwame Kwei-Armah and Whitney White, together with three new commissions. Bonus: It’s all the time a pleasure to look at Marin Eire and Kevin Mambo strut their appearing stuff. Via Jan. 29; atlantictheater.org.
Yearly, Origin 1st Irish Theater Competition presents new works by Irish firms in Eire, Northern Eire and New York. It’s going totally digital this month, with a mixture of performs, options, documentaries and panels. Search for the Fishamble firm’s manufacturing of Eva O’Connor’s “Mustard,” in addition to “Below the Albert Clock,” an omnibus of 5 quick performs by ladies which are all set in 2050. Via Jan. 31; origintheatre.org.
In 1987, Alan Bowne’s drama about an unidentified virus ravaging New York referred to AIDS; it feels pertinent once more at present, for various causes. MCC is making obtainable once more a studying from April, during which Marisa Tomei returns to her position within the unique manufacturing. This time round, Tomei is paired with Oscar Isaac and Patrick Breen. Jan. 28-31 (longer for MCC subscribers); mcctheater.org.
Regional Theaters Step Up
Seems that the playwright Rajiv Joseph can draw, too. The writer of “Bengal Tiger on the Baghdad Zoo” has written, directed and illustrated “Crimson Folder,” a brief narrated by Carrie Coon and commissioned for the digital stage by the Steppenwolf firm, in Chicago. Jan. 27-Aug. 31; steppenwolf.org.
Additional south, the powerhouse Alley Theater, in Houston, presents the inventive director Rob Melrose’s new translations of quick works by basic playwrights, beginning with August Strindberg’s “The Stronger” (by means of Feb. 7) and “A Half Sheet of Paper” (Jan. 22-Feb. 14). alleytheatre.org.
In Carmen Rivera’s “La Gringa,” a New Yorker named María Elena García thought she’d be welcome with open arms throughout her first go to to Puerto Rico, land of her ancestors. She discovers shortly that it’s not all the time straightforward to straddle two cultures. The play turned an immediate sensation when it premiered at Repertorio Español in 1996, and it stays the longest-running Off Broadway play in Spanish. When you’re at it, try the corporate’s manufacturing of the Federico García Lorca masterpiece “La Casa de Bernarda Alba.” repertorio.nyc.
Broadway Cares … Twice
The Broadway Cares advantages have reliably been among the many most entertaining streaming tasks of the previous 12 months, and this month alone brings a few alluring ones. First, Marisa Tomei turns up once more, this time with Bobby Cannavale, in a studying of the Jon Robin Baitz play “Three Resorts,” produced by Tectonic Theater Challenge and directed by Moisés Kaufman. Jan. 26-30; broadwaycares.org.
Much more expansive is “Anjou: The Musical Horror Story,” a contemporary Mexican opera by Guillermo Mendez M. and Guadalupe Sandoval concerning the conflict between Roman Catholics and Protestants in Sixteenth-century France. We’re solely getting highlights, however this digital occasion just isn’t scrimping, with a forged of 17 that features Eden Espinosa, Bianca Marroquín, Julia Murney, Shereen Pimentel and Javier Muñoz. Jan. 29-Feb. 2; broadwaycares.org.
Finest Plot Twist Ever?
When Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s sensible play “Gloria” opened on the Winery Theater, in 2015, it shook audiences with a plot twist that was as brutal because it was shocking. It’s guess the occasion will shock digital audiences too, when the ace unique forged — Kyle Beltran, Catherine Combs, Michael Crane, Jennifer Kim, Jeanine Serralles and Ryan Spahn — reunites for a profit studying. Via Jan. 24; vineyardtheatre.org.
The Mint Theater had the foresight to document lots of its productions earlier than the pandemic, and it continues to add goodies from its vault of unheralded performs — the corporate’s area of interest specialty. The emphasis on feminine playwrights is especially welcome, with two dramas from 1936 going surfing subsequent. Lillian Hellman’s “Days to Come”— a couple of factory-owning household’s try to snuff out a strike — is on the market by means of Feb. 21. Subsequent month will characteristic “Katie Roche” by Teresa Deevy, an Irish playwright who has been one of many Mint’s largest (re)discoveries. Feb. 1-Mar. 28; minttheater.org.
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