Theater To See This Weekend: From Fame Musical to the Belarus Revolution to Vanessa Williams/Renee Fleming Concert

Among the many shows opening this weekend are five that especially intrigue. For more, check out my September calendar of openings

And the weekend is a good time to catch up on theater that has already opened and still available. Check out Belfast Blues at Irish Rep, Karen I Said, Romantics Anonymous at Bristol Old Vic, The Silverfish at Urban Stages; To Protect, Serve and Understand at Irondale


Fame The Musical
The Shows Must Go On
2 p.m. ET Available for 48 hours
Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s YouTube channel resumes sharing musical productions every week, starting with this video capture of a 2018 West End performance of the 1988 musical, adapted by José Fernandez from the 1980 movie about students at New York’s High School for Performing Arts


Horizon Theater
7:30 p.m.
A play by Itamar Moses (The Band’s Visit.) What happens when brain and heart collide? Two grad students might have the answer, if they can look up from their research long enough to find out



Insulted. Belarus(sia)
Wilma Theater
8 p.m.
A reading of the play by Belarus writer and dissident Andrei Kureichik
in solidarity with the people and theater community of Belarus. Inspired by the real-life figures involved, with some dialogue taken verbatim from the public record, the play tells the story of the first month of the current Belarusian revolution, where the people are protesting after President Alexander Lukashenko – known as Europe’s last dictator – claimed victory in a contested election.

A Time To Sing: An Evening with Renee Fleming and Vanessa Williams

A live performance filmed from the Kennedy Center Opera House stage. The $15 ticket enables you to see the concert through the end of 2020.

American Dreams
ASU Gammage/Working Theater etc.
9 p.m.
In Leila Buck’s play, a TV game show vote has the audience vote on who gets to be a citizen. (The audience actually gets to vote.) This show is being presented live around the country through November 15, starting tonight at the website of Arizona State University’s theater, ASU Gammage. It’s at NYC’s Working Theater October 20-25.

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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