Today we found an award-winning short film starring Julia Stiles, a performance of “Macbeth” with Sir Patrick Stewart and a concert where Jon Bon Jovi and Dolly Parton are expected to perform.
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“Sexting” — Written and directed by Neil LaBute and starring Julia Stiles, this 8-minute film follows a young woman who decides to meet her married lover’s wife for coffee. The film screened at Sundance and at film festivals in the Hamptons, Austin and Montreal, where it won the jury prize.
“Double or Nothing” - Written by Neil LaBute, directed by Nathaniel Krause, and starring Adam Brody, Louisa Krause and Keith David, this 11-minute film explores a disturbing encounter between a young bar-hopping couple and a homeless man.
The Globe Theater in London—a replica of the playhouse where many of Shakespeare’s plays were originally performed—has been offering a new performance on its website every few weeks.
Today’s presentation is a recording of its 2018 performance of “The Winter’s Tale.”
The recording is available now and will remain on YouTube for 2 weeks.
Supper club Feinsteins/54 Below has been hosting shows each night on its YouTube page available for one night only. Tonight’s is a show from 2018 where all the performers sing One Direction songs.
The show kicks off with “Up All Night” and will make its way to “Made in the A.M.” with the club’s spin on songs such as “What Makes You Beautiful,” “Story of My Life,” “Drag Me Down” and “Little Things.”
The lineup of performers is epic by Broadway standards: Nicholas Barasch (“She Loves Me”), Tommy Bracco (“Pretty Woman,” “Newsies”), Linedy Genao (“On Your Feet!”), Damon J. Gillespie (NBC’s “RISE,” “Newsies”), Morgan Keene (“Newsies”), Katie LaMark (“RENT”), Charlotte Maltby (“The Sound of Music”), Jennafer Newberry (“Freaky Friday”), Larry Owens (“A Strange Loop”), Christopher Rice (“The Book of Mormon”), Andy Richardson (“Newsies,” “Kinky Boots”), Colton Ryan (“Dear Evan Hansen”), Michael Ryan (“Newsies”), Laurie Veldheer (“Newsies,” “Into the Woods”) and Remy Zaken (“Dear Evan Hansen,” “Spring Awakening”). The show features musical direction by Ben Caplan, and was produced by Jen Sandler.
Tonight’s show features Sara Mearns and Russell Janzen and is introduced by NYCB Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan.
New York’s Metropolitan Opera is continuing its weekly free opera series today with a performance of Mozart’s “Idomeneo.” The opera was recorded in March 2017 and stars Nadine Sierra, Elza van den Heever, Alice Coote and Matthew Polenzani.
Tonight’s performance is the first is a lineup of new streams this week. Each goes live on the opera’s website at 7:30 p.m. EST and remains available until 6:30 p.m. the following day.
Here’s the full lineup for this week:
Monday, May 18 Mozart’s “Idomeneo” Starring Nadine Sierra, Elza van den Heever, Alice Coote and Matthew Polenzani, conducted by James Levine. From March 25, 2017.
Tuesday, May 19 Wagner’s “Lohengrin” Starring Eva Marton, Leonie Rysanek, Peter Hofmann, Leif Roar and John Macurdy, conducted by James Levine. From January 10, 1986.
Wednesday, May 20 Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Kathleen Kim, Stephanie Blythe, Marcelo Álvarez and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, conducted by Fabio Luisi. From December 8, 2012.
Thursday, May 21 Puccini’s “Turandot” Starring Christine Goerke, Eleonora Buratto, Yusif Eyvazov and James Morris, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. From October 12, 2019.
Friday, May 22 Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” Starring Joan Sutherland, James Morris and Gabriel Bacquier, conducted by Richard Bonynge. From March 16, 1978.
Saturday, May 23 Gounod’s “Faust” Starring Marina Poplavskaya, Jonas Kaufmann and René Pape, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. From December 10, 2011.
Sunday, May 24 Massenet’s Manon Starring Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczała and Paulo Szot, conducted by Fabio Luisi. From April 7, 2012.
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