Digital Theater Watch: 20 Simulcast Shows This Holiday Weekend, From Broadway to Frigid Fringe

“Between Riverside and Crazy” is being “simulcast” for four more performances, starting tonight, the last chance to see this terrific production, which I loved both staged in person, and streamed online. 
Simulcasting seems to be catching on; the Broadway play is only the most high profile example of this form of digital theater available over this holiday weekend…and beyond. 

Top row, l to r: Test, As I Eat The World, Sadec 1965
Middle row: Jennifer Ehle from Phedre, Common from Between Riverside and Crazy, D’yan Forest from Swinging on the Seine
Bottom row: Claire Ayoub, “Make Them Hear You” producer Pier Lamia Porter and music director Gary Mitchell Jr.

FRIGID Fringe Festival 

Most of the 25 plays and pieces in the seventeenth annual FRIGID Fringe Festival are also being simulcast – performed in person (on stage at either Under St. Marks or Kraine’s Theater) and simultaneously streamed online.

These are, listed alphabetically:

 A Scar is Born, Feb 18-27
one misfit’s hopeful audition

As I Eat The World Feb 18-26
In this semi-autobiographical play by Luis Roberto Herrera, a man confronts his eating disorders

As You Will Feb 18 – March 4
A spontaneous Shakespeare-like play based on audience suggestions

Cold Feet: A Comedy Extravaganza through March 2
A comedy showcase

Death of a Salesman: A New Play today through March 4
two men sell eco-friendly tennis balls (definitively not Arthur Miller)

Emil Amok, through Feb 26
Stand-up and storytelling from 
Emil Guillermo, former NPR host, longtime columnist

The GynoKid, Feb 19-March 4
Claire Ayoub recounts her mortifying adolescence as the child of gynecologists

How to Be an Ethical Slut Feb 18- 27
Brooke McCarthy’s solo comedy cabaret

I AM MY OWN MILF through March 4
A drag adaptation of Timon of Athens

Kingfish through March 5
The best bass fisherman in a contest with the Devil

The Parentheses through March 4
Two characters reconnect in a single evening, exploring what could have been and what could be.

 Running Scared, today through March 4
Bryan Berlin’s ups and downs from running 

Sadec 1965: A Love Story, through Feb 27
Flora’s solo motorcycle trip across Vietnam

Swinging on the Seine, Feb 18 – March 5

Eighty-eight year old comedienne and cabaret artist D’yan Forest recalls her youth in Paris.

Syncope through March 4
Will Clegg on his lifelong journey with marijuana and panic disorder

Test, Feb 18 – March 3
In this satire from Bulgaria, Anton applies for a job with The Company; will he escape?

Thank U, Ex, Feb 22 – March 3
 A coming of age story about a young girls journey through her love life.

Make Them Hear You: An Ode to Black Musicals, Volume 3

Live from 54 Below, a dozen performers showcase the music from the 1903 all-Black musical “In Dahomey,” from “Raisin,” the 1973 musical adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun,” and many more.


In Red Bull’s modern adaptation of Jean Racine’s 17th-century play directed by Lanise Antoine Shelley,  Jennifer Ehle portrays Phèdre, a model mother and devoted wife who finds her resolve destroyed as her desire for her maturing stepson (Mister Fitzgerald) becomes all-consuming. Robert Cuccioli portrays Phèdre’s husband.

Both at FIAF Florence Gould Hall and livestreamed, Monday February 17 at 7:30 pm., followed by in demand viewing from February 21-26

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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