By Joyce Kulhawik @ joyceschoices.com
Cyberspace is blowing up as the artists among us create virtual
offerings for “Entertainment in the time of pandemic.” Here’s an
uplifting lineup: Check out
Meryl Streep, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Audra McDonald and many more to celebrate Sondheim in Concert!
This musical special celebrates Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday. Hosted
by Raul Esparza, the show is called “Take Me To The Word” and will
include performances by Mandy Patinkin, Christine Baranski, Donna
Murphy, Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli
O’Hara, Aaron Tveit, Maria Friedman, Iain Armitage, Katrina Lenk,
Michael Cerveris, Brandon Uranowitz, Stephen Schwartz, Elizabeth
Stanley, Chip Zien, Alexander Gemignani and cast members of “Pacific
Overtures” at Classic Stage Company including Ann Harada, Austin Ku,
Kelvin Moon Loh and Thom Sesma.
See it for FREE on Broadway.com and YouTubeDonations will benefit ASTEP or Artists Striving to End Poverty.
2) Tony Award-winning star Jesse Mueller joins an international cast from the hit Broadway show “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” to sing this classic, a salve for loneliness in trying times..
3) “Fantastic Fungi” is a ravishing and revelatory
film that leads us into a world of enchantment that might change our
lives and the life of the planet. We are ushered into the fascinating
primordial network of organisms above and below ground that have been
with us since life began. What they mean and can mean in these
transformational times, is a mind trip of magical proportions. Directed
Louie Schwartzberg, the film employs the input of renowned scientists, mycologists, and best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil who
attest to the intelligence of the fungi kingdom, and the solutions it
promises in response to some of our most pressing medical and
environmental problems. Rent it now and benefit the
4) Boston Ballet Principal Dancers Lia Cirio and
Paul Craig, haven’t been sitting around. Here’s a “pandemic pas de deux”
the quarantine buddies have choreographed to lift you out of this world
and into a dream!
5) The following video went instantly viral, and it all
started with Boston Conservatory at Berklee composition-major Shelbie
Rassler. On a plane ride home to Florida, she had a brainstorm and went
on to coordinate this inspired musical collaboration, enlisting the
talents of 74 of her classmates and alums from the conservatory and
college, to form a virtual orchestra and vocal ensemble. She produced,
arranged, and edited the video herself to create this soaring
interpretation of Burt Bacharach’s “What the world needs now.” And how.
MORE TO COME at JoycesChoices– stay tuned!