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New Haven’s Shubert Theatre Fall 2020 Virtual Season
September 19 - December 23
New Haven’s Shubert Theatre, announcing its Fall 2020 Virtual season line-up. Through the end of 2020, confirmed programming includes concerts with local musicians, a holiday show with Jim Brickman, a family-friendly magic show, a social justice panel discussion and film screening, and the third installment of the theatre’s signature fundraising event, Next Stop: New Haven.
Bridgeport-based singer, guitarist and songwriter Benny Mikula/The Lone Gnome performs a 30-minute set as part of the Shubert Theatre’s “ApART Together” free virtual concert series, connecting local Connecticut artists with the community while local venues are closed. The free concert can be streamed on shubert.com or Facebook (@ShubertTheater).
The Shubert Theatre is proud to be the exclusive venue in Connecticut to join over 60 performing arts centers around the country hosting a nationwide screening of the new documentary from Magnolia Pictures, “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” followed by a pre-recorded discussion between Representative Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, in addition to a pre-recorded panel discussion with the film’s director, Dawn Porter, and two of the original Freedom Riders, Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton. The film, which can be viewed on-demand, celebrates Lewis’ 60-plus years of activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration through rare archival footage and exclusive interviews with the late Congressman. The film’s rental fee is $12, including a $5 donation to The Shubert Theatre, available now for on-demand streaming for 30 days.
The public is invited to participate in a live, interactive online discussion (beginning at 7:00pm) with Porter, Ras J. Baraka (Mayor of Newark, NJ), Khalil Gibran Muhammad (Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Director of the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project) and Lonnie G. Bunch III (Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution). Free registration for the panel discussion is available here.
New Haven-based experimental soul ensemble Phat A$tronaut performs a 30-minute set as part of the Shubert Theatre’s “ApART Together” free virtual concert series, connecting local Connecticut artists with the community while local venues are closed. The free concert can be streamed on shubert.com or Facebook (@ShubertTheater).
Magic for Humans @ Home with Justin Willman is an interactive hour of magic, comedy, and unexpected surprises for the whole family. Justin is a regular on the Tonight Show, Ellen and Comedy Central, and is the star of the hit Netflix series Magic for Humans. Join Justin on Zoom for this unique and intimate all-ages experiment; during the performance, Justin will be able to see, hear and interact with the audience in real time, making this a truly unique experience. Tickets are available for $25/viewing device.
The Shubert Theatre is proud to present the third installment of its signature fundraiser, “Next Stop: New Haven,” celebrating New Haven’s culinary scene, Broadway’s rising stars and the beloved theatre. Following a successful at-home event in May, the Fall event will include a curated box of food and beverage goodies from the theatre’s restaurant partners and access to the 75-minute live program. Tickets to the limited seating event, available for $75, will support a number of beloved New Haven restaurants, the Theatre and a local charitable organization. Additional information and tickets will be available in the coming weeks.
Songwriter and best-selling solo pianist Jim Brickman brings “Comfort & Joy at Home LIVE” tour to your home just in time for the holidays. This 75-minute, uplifting, family-friendly holiday concert tradition will include holiday carols and many of his own hit songs including “The Gift,” “Sending You A Little Christmas,” “Angel Eyes” and “If You Believe.” Ticket options range from $40-$125, with options including a virtual meet and greet party with Jim, a gift stocking delivered to your door and access to the concert.
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