NYC LIFE: Cabaret & Cocktails, Broadway, Food, Helping Girls, Renewal & More
We hope you are slowly and safely making your way out sheltering at home. And we have some wonderful entertainment suggestions and a great fundraiser for girls that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. Speaking of which, if your home is in need of a makeover, here’s a win/win that gives you decorating advice and food to people in need! Valerie Smaldone has some wonderful theater and food resources today—just because Broadway is dark, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy theater experiences. And we hope you’re spending some time at our Virtual Renewal Summit – amazing speakers, panels, who will inform and inspire you!
The Head Tomato invites you all to join her and the other members of the New York City Leadership Council to an exciting online event we are hosting to support Plan International USA’s COVID-19 response to help protect girls. Millions of girls are facing amplified threats to their health and safety because of COVID-19. Now more than ever, we must unite to support the most vulnerable among us. GET YOUR TICKETS OR MAKE A DONATION.
We posted three new videos this week. Dr. Gerry Curatola discusses the importance of our airway passages. Did you know if you have sleep apnea (which is undiagnosed in up to 75% of Americans) you are at great risk from dying from COVID-19? And heart disease is the #1 killer of women, and a very impressive panel discusses how to minimize your risks. And three executives from some of the top spa resorts are ready to welcome you. WATCH NOW.
We have some amazing raffle items that are part of our Renewal Summit. There is no charge to enter and you just might bee a winner! Enter Now.
Broadway Shows Streaming Now
Our Broadway baby Randie Levine-Miller has dug deep today for some amazing finds. They are all full Broadway performances of top shows but the best find? Hamilton! Yes, the full theatrical performance. (PS It’s been taken down a few times, but hopefully it’s still up.) Other shows include the revivals of Carousel and Company.
June 12-14. The Wiz Live! – The Show Must Go On
…with Queen Latifah, Mary J Blige and Amber Riley.
Complete 1987 Tony Award Broadcast.
Randie’s friend the legendary Broadway producer, Ken Waissman, says, “Best Tony Evening Ever! So Many Legendary Greats On One Stage!
Angela Lansbury, Richard Chamberlain, Barbara Cook, Mary Tyler Moore, Chita Rivera, Bea Arthur, Tommy Tune, Helen Hayes, A Tribute To George Abbott Who Comes Up On Stge At 100 Years Of Age, Lynn Redgrave, Willian Hurt, Glen Close, Kathleen Turner, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Bob Fosse, Jerry Herman, Swoozie Kurtz, John Lithgow, Mary Martin, Walter Mathau, Bernadette Peters, George Rose, Gwen Verdon,
Carousel the Musical
This is the full musical of the 2017 version that played at the Imperial Theater. With Jessie Mueller, the show featured the first black Billy Bigelow who got rave reviews as Joshua Henry. And there’s a show stopping performance by one of our favorite actresses, Margaret Colin, in the only non-singing role.
Company Broadway revival starring Raul Esparza
The best version of ‘company’ that I’ve ever seen starring Raul Esparza who was nominated for the Tony award for best actor in a musical… He won the drama desk award for his performance… In this version , the actors also play musical instruments… It was professionally videoed for PBS Great Performances… You’ll have a great time watching this!
Designers Who Are Giving Back
If you are soul searching for ways to help address the growing food crisis caused by COVID-19, please consider donating to DesignGivers, a new charity co-founded by three Long Island designers – Keith Baltimore, Annette Jaffe, and Kim Poulos to raise money for Feeding America. $150 donation gets you a half-hour session with an interior designer
Connecting the home design field to giving back is the mission of DesignGivers. Many of us are spending so much time at home and noticing every little detail that needs updating! DesignGivers is the platform for expert advice. For a minimum donation of $150 donors receive a half-hour session with an interior design professional of their choice. Visit https://designgivers.org
Quarantine Cabaret and Cocktails Every Thursday Night
Quarantine Cabaret and Cocktails, produced and hosted by entertainer and LML Music founder, Lee Lessack, and actor and frequent SNL regular, Robert Bannon, made its debut nine weeks ago on Facebook Live. They duo has been hosting a star-studded group of performers every week since then, in the approximately hour long show, and the humor quotient has been very high, along with the music. The shows are live on Thursdays at 7:00PM EST. You can log on at: https://www.facebook.com/quarantinecabaretandcocktails/
This week’s guests include activist Zoë Winkler, Mat Hayes, Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young.
Zoë Winkler, daughter of the Fonz, is founder of This is About Humanity, a charity dedicated to raising awareness about separated and reunified families and children at the border. Please click on the link above to read about the incredible work they’re doing.
Mat Hayes is an actor and all around film-making creative and activist, whose short film, Cognitive, was a recent feature at 23 international film festivals and a winner at five. Mat wrote and produced the film, which addresses a misunderstanding between a young LGBTQ person and his church, an issue which he revisits later in his life.
Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young are both “American Idol” alums from different seasons, and the only couple among the many singers who’ve taken that stage who’ve tied the knot. DeGarmo and Young, who met during their run in the Broadway revival of Hair, live in Nashville and do a lot of traveling and working together.