Theater: LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK AT THE PLAYERS

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by Gregory Bernard on May 12, 2021

in Theater-New York,Virtual

Theater streaming platform Broadway On Demand is presenting the world premiere of Live from Gramercy Park at The Players hosted by musical director Lance Horne.

This nine-part documentary concert series features evenings of eclectic entertainment that celebrate the best of New York City’s cultural landscape and is dedicated to presenting celebrated music, theater, and cabaret stars, while also introducing dynamic rising talent. The series is filmed at The Players, the historic actors club founded by Edwin Booth in 1888, located in New York City’s Gramercy Park.

Live from Gramercy Park at The Players will be available beginning today, Wednesday, May 12, at $10.99 for the entire series and will be available for viewing for 48 hours after purchase only on Broadway On Demand.

EPISODE GUIDE

EPISODE 1 | Brendan Maclean

Australian indie-pop singer/songwriter Brendan Maclean croons heartfelt pop covers and originals as he shares discovering his identity through songwriting.

EPISODE 2 | Sxip Shirey & Xavier Smith

Avant-garde soundmaker Sxip Shirey theatrically toys with novelty sounds, creating music with penny whistles, a train whistle, bells — and even a marble. Featuring singer and artist Xavier Smith.

EPISODE 3 | Samora Pinderhughes

Composer Samora Pinderhughes, trumpeter Riley Mulherkar, vocalist Jehbreal Jackson use jazz and spoken word to heal from the traumas of love and white supremacy.

EPISODE 4 | Bridget Barkan

Bridget Barkan brings a soulful sound and a spiritual message as she sings acoustic originals of relationships and love, and talks of finding her truth in art and life.

EPISODE 5 | Daphne Rubin-Vega, Robin De Jesus, Bill Bowers, Elizabeth Davis

Seasoned storytellers & Broadway veterans share the stage and memorable performances: Daphne Rubin-Vega sings a Lance Horne original, Robin De Jesus belts a heartfelt pop ballad, Bill Bowers mimes a childhood tale, and Elizabeth Davis sings of rekindled love.

EPISODE 6 | Emma & The Hungry Truth and Erin Markey

Eccentric performers share unique pieces: Australian brother-sister duo, Emma & the Hungry Truth, created with a tribal drum, and comic-cabaret singer Erin Markey personifies “Hurricane Sandy”.

EPISODE 7 | Karine Plantadit, Audrey Martells, & Belden Bullock

Former Alvin Ailey soloist Karine Plantadit opens a dialogue on the art of love, and brings movement to the poem “Treble” written and spoken by Audrey Martells while jazz bassist Belden Bullock accompanies.

EPISODE 8 | Molly Pope

Known for big, brassy numbers, Molly Pope challenges herself to end on a quiet note, but ultimately knows she can’t fool the audience or herself.

EPISODE 9 | Amy G

Clown Amy G brings the laughter wearing balloon boobs and roller skates, while seriously discussing playing a role where failure becomes fact and shame, entertainment.

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