On the Calendar:
Get your international fix of Americana this week with cinema screenings of the National Theatre’s Oklahoma!, livestream events from The Great American Songbook Academy, or stream the Philip Glass opera about Walt Disney filmed live at the Teatro Real de Madrid.
? Stranger Sings
It’s your last chance to catch a stream of the Stranger Things parody musical - available at prime times around the world this weekend.
? Sing for me
Catch Broadway performers in new cabarets and discover a musical improvised from the love story of a couple in the audience.
? Go to the festival
There are a slew of new musicals to stream from the New York’s Ice Factory Festival and the Orlando DigiFringe.
New on the website: A Store!
New on the website this week is a store page with links to purchase musical theatre books, DVDs and Blu-Rays, sheet music, cast albums, and musicals on demand! Not only can you find musical theatre treasures to keep and stream, you’ll be supporting Filmed Live Musicals with every purchase! Learn more at the Filmed Live Musicals store.
Oklahoma! in cinemas!
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Rodgers and Hammertein’s iconic musical, the 1998 National Theatre production starring Hugh Jackman, Maureen Lipman, Josefina Gabrielle, and Shuler Hensley is being released in cinemas worldwide July 16, 18, and 19. Check Oklahoma in Cinemas for local listings.
The UK touring production of Maury Yeston’s stunning musical about the ill-fated ship has teased the making of a film on Twitter. More details to come!
Business & Marketing Strategy For The Proactive Performer: Former podcast guest Kimberly Faye Greenberg, is not only the star and writer of the gorgeous one-woman show Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice, she is a terrific performer business coach, and she has a new book coming out. Featuring “Actionable Tips, Tricks, and Templates Including...How To Get Representation, Approach Casting, Auditioning, Creating Your Own Work, and Working Smarter and Not Harder To Achieve Career Success!” Available in paperback from August 8. Pre-order now.
Garland – That’s Beyond Entertainment – Reflections on Judy Garland: a new highly praised book that is not a traditional birth-to-death biography, but a deep dive that aims to remove Garland from the simplistic realm of such epithets as “world’s greatest entertainer” and “Miss Show Business” and reconsider her as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century’s Great American Songbook, one who took us beyond entertainment to a level of artistry unique in classic American popular music. The two volume book took over 30 years to complete and is written by award-winning music producer, critic, and translator Lawrence Schulman. Available now - Volume I from Amazon. Volume II from Amazon.
Gerswhin’s Rhapsody in Blue with piano soloist Leonard Bernstein
I loved Good Night, Oscar with Sean Hayes playing Rhapsody in Blue live on stage, but would have loved for that scene to have been performed with a live orchestra! Carnegie Hall Plus have kind of granted my wish by releasing a 1976 performance of Gershwin’s stunning piece with the inimitable Leonard Bernstein at the piano.