Raúl has filmed an online concert, Sutton Foster: Bring Me to Light, at NY City Center that will be available online from April 28-May 31.
The new show will feature Sutton and Raul alongside Kelli O'Hara, Joaquina Kalukango, and Wren Rivera sharing stories and singing songs from Violet, South Pacific, Oklahoma!, Camelot, Anyone Can Whistle, The Wild Party, and more.
Bring Me to Light is directed by Leigh Silverman, with Jeanine Tesori serving as creative producer. The singers will be accompanied by musical director Michael Rafter and guitarist Matt Hinkley.
You can purchase tickets for the production on the NY City Center website.
**Covid safety protocols were in place throughout filming.
The virtual reading of 'A Christmas Carol', with Raúl as Scrooge, is now available to stream online until Midnight (EST) on Tuesday, December 22, 2020
If you missed Two Monsters of Nature: Lope de Vega and William Shakespeare, you can watch it on below.
Two writers. Two languages. Two colonial superpowers linked by an explosion of theater-making and vital new questions of the individual imagination. Hear how Lope de Vega, the author of more than a thousand plays, and William Shakespeare used the dynamic and populist form of theater to explore and interrogate the corrupt, militaristic, and misogynist monarchies they called home.
Raul will star in a virtual benefit reading of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, presented by Primary Stages, adapted by Theresa Rebeck & Erin Daley and directed by Theresa Rebeck.
THis is something of a Seared reunion as it also features Raul's co-stars from that show, Krysta Rodriguez, David Mason and W. Tré Davis as well as Mary Bacon, Abadi Bacon Leynse, Kimberly Chatterjee & Matthew Saldivar.
Everyone knows and loves the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the mean-spirited miser who is visited by three ghosts and transformed to help a family in need. This time-tested classic will feature Primary Stages family members from the past, present and future.
Tickets to the live performance on December 16 and VIP post-show holiday party with the cast are available for $100 at www.59e59.org/shows/show-detail/virtual-reading-a-christmas-carol.
As a holiday gift to the Primary Stages Family, a recorded version of the live performance will be available to stream for free from Thursday December 17-Sunday December 20, 2020. Reservations for the free viewing link are available at www.59e59.org/shows/show-detail/virtual-reading-a-christmas-carol. Any donations made in addition to this reservation will benefit Primary Stages Teen Programs.
If you missed Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration last night, you can catch up below.
Unfortunately, the night was beset with technical difficulties - after a failed first attempt, it eventually started almost two hours late, and Raul does not feature as much as was originally planned - as problems with the live feed meant they could only show pre-recorded segments.
He does however, appear a couple of times and he sings the gorgeous 'Take Me to the World' from Evening Primrose.
Here you watch either just Raúl's performance or watch the whole event.
It has been announced today that Raul is to host a star-studded online special commemorating the legendary composer and lyricist's birthday, "Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration."
The concert will bring together some of Broadway and Hollywood's best to honor Sondheim, with performances by Meryl Streep, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Christine Baranski, Donna Murphy, Mandy Patinkin, Sutton Foster, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O'Hara, Aaron Tveit, Stephen Schwartz, Katrina Lenk and more.
The birthday celebration promises to feature songs from the Sondheim catalog from some of those who've given iconic turns in his productions. Mary-Mitchell Campbell will act as music director for the evening, while Paul Wontorek will direct.
It's fitting that Raul should host this event, given his long-standing relationship with Sondheim. having starred as Bobby in a Tony-winning 2006 revival of Company, as well as in the Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration productions of Sunday in the Park With George (George) and Merrily We Roll Along (Charlie) in 2002. He also starred in City Center’s Encores production of Anyone Can Whistle (Hapgood) and Road Show (Wilson).
The world is in a hard place, and we are all searching for something great. Well, Stephen Sondheim is greatness personified, So, we’ve assembled a group of people who love Steve and have worked with Steve and have been inspired by Steve to sing his music and share some joy and some heartache together. We may be far from Broadway right now, but Broadway is never far from us. Besides, Stephen Sondheim turned 90. How many times do you get to be 90? Eleven? So come on, say it, get it over with, come on, quick… happy birthday.
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