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OLD NEWS - UNPUBLISHED

September 3, Wolftrap, Vienna Virginia. Broadway in the Park, with Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton & Girls5Eva). More information and tickets here.

July 21–23 and August 12–14 at 8:00 pm. Out with the old, In with the New - Lincoln Center Restart Stages. Read more and enter the free ticket lottery at TodayTix.

July 21–23 and August 12–14 at 8:00 pm - Restart Stages - Lincoln Center, NY.

CANCELED 3.18.20 - 3.20.20 - Love Life - Encores City Center - NYC - Love Life, the only collaboration between Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner, is a journey through 157 years of American history with a family that never grows any older. Stokes and Kate Baldwin play a couple who start out on an idyllic, post-revolutionary farm community only to live through the Industrial Revolution, the era of mechanization, the Great Depression, and into a post-World War II America that is all but unrecognizable to them.​ Watch this video sneak peek. More info and tickets...

RESCHEDULED 4.1.20 - Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture, Erie, Pennsylvania - Plays with Music. More info and tickets...

POSTPONED 4.6. 20 - New York Marriott Marquis Gala awarding the The Actors Fund Medal of Honor to Chairman of The Actors Fund Brian Stokes Mitchell, along with Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Steve Tisch and Richard L. Trumka. More info and tickets...

RESCHEDULED 4.13.20 - Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway at Town Hall - NYC - The cabaret series blends a up close and personal talk-show format with a greatest hits concert, where Broadway stars share behind-the-scenes stories and revisit memorable songs from their careers. More Info and tickets...

4.24.20 - Athens Georgia - Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall. Plays with Music. More info and tickets...

4.27.20 - Ragtime benefit with Audra McDonald for The Actors Fund, honoring Marin Mazzie - Original cast members of the 1998 Broadway musical Ragtime, will reunite in a special benefit concert of the show for the Actors Fund at the Minskoff Theatre, will be dedicated to Tony-nominated original star Marin Mazzie, who passed away last fall. More info and tickets...

5.2.20 - Gala for Summer Theatre of New Canaan Connecticut - Info and tickets...

Thursday January 10th at 9:30PM on CBS Stokes premiered on his new TV show "Fam" -a brand-new 1/2 hour sitcom. He plays "Walt" - a perfect father, wine connoisseur and Broadway Star(!). 

 

Stokes' TV wife is played by fellow Broadway Alum Sheryl Lee Ralph (Dreamgirls and Thoroughly Modern Millie).  The show also stars Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries), Tone Bell, Odessa Adlon and Gary Cole. We shot 13 episodes last fall.  If you need some laughs and enjoy good writing with some pretty quirky characters, this is the show for you, so every Thursday on CBS and fall in love with his new Fam!  #Fam

This Saturday, January 12, Stokes will be sitting in for a few songs with the Tedd Firth Trio at Birdland Jazz club at 7PM  in NYC.  Tedd and Stokes have been working together for over 10 years now  and Stokes calls him "One of the best pianists on the planet. He is an incredibly creative and accomplished jazz soloist, accompanist, orchestrator, arranger AND he's a great guy to boot".   The other two members of Tedd's outstanding trio are Drummer Mark McLean and Bassist David Finck.   

For more info:  https://www.birdlandjazz.com/calendar 

 

And finally:

Monday, Jan 21 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  Stokes and Audra McDonald are making a rare concert appearance together  at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 6PM.  Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Hall of Nations, beginning at 4:30 p.m, up to two tickets per person.  They will be appearing with the Let Freedom Ring Choir led by Music Director Rev. Nolan Williams Jr.  

http://www.kennedy-center.org/video/performance/67581

11-1-21

Hi, All

I hope you're all safe and well! 

I'm hosting a new livestreamed talk show called "Crossovers Live!" The show features icons who've made the jump from stage to film, television, or music. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Actors Fund.

 

The show kicks off with Vanessa Williams followed by Marc Shaiman on August 30th, Bernadette Peters on September 27th, Kristin Chenoweth on October 25th, David Hyde Pierce on November 22nd and a special star-studded Holiday Finale on December 20th (finale guests will be announced at a later date).

 

"With this exciting live format, I can't wait to dig in with these incredible guests to reveal stories and perspectives that will inspire, enlighten and entertain our viewers. The fact that it benefits The Actors Fund makes it doubly special for me."

 

Cheeky, thought-provoking, and wildly entertaining; iconic artists share stories and elaborate on their transition between different types of stardom. Candid discussions, rare footage and unexpected laughs are just further reasons why "Crossovers Live!" is can't miss entertainment. The six-part series will livestream from New York City and will also be available on video on demand. Buy tickets here.

I'm getting the Key to the City at Gracie Mansion Gala to celebrate the return of Broadway with its 2021 virtual gala. Original Dreamgirls star Sheryl Lee Ralph will host Raising the Curtain: Theater is Back! Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray will present Stokes with the Key to the City for his work as chairman of The Actors Fund, which has raised over $22 million to support over 40,000 out-of-work theatre and entertainment professionals during the pandemic. The gala streams June 30 at 6 PM ET. All proceeds will benefit Gracie Mansion Conservancy and The Actors Fund. Tickets are available here.

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald, Billy Porter and More Form Black Theatre United Coalition. "As members of the Black theatre community, we stand together to help protect Black people, Black talent and Black lives of all shapes and orientations in theatre and communities across the country. Our voices are united to empower our community through activism in the pursuit of justice and equality for the betterment of all humanity. We will not be silent. We will be seen. We will be heard. We are here. Join us.”

Come visit my new YouTube Channel!  

Hollywood Bowl: Musicals and the Movies. Stokes and Sutton Foster perform selections from Leonard Bernstein’s love letter to New York City, "On the Town."

Watch online: United in Song: Celebrating the Resilience of America, which was filmed in front of a small, socially distanced audience at George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Streaming through 1/31/21.

The talented jazz musician Tony DeSare has put together a wonderful version of "Pick Yourself Up," by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields, arranged by himself and my long-time collaborator Tedd Firth. I'm just one of the many vocalists and instrumentalists, studio musicians, and top YouTube music creators singing raise funds for their fellow artists impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen and donate to the Actors Fund here.

I sang for the Lincoln Center's seventh #MemorialForUsAll tribute to honor those we've lost to COVID-19

Watch the nightly Actors Fund live show "Stars in the House," where Broadway Stars sing to you from their own homes and chat with Seth Rudetsky!

Please visit American for the Arts and use this page to send a message to your elected representative to tell them to stand up for the arts during this crisis!

In other news... I’m so excited that my new Album, Plays with Music my third solo album, finally exists outside of my head! 

Featuring a wide variety of show tunes ranging from Irving Berlin to an unrecorded Stephen Sondheim song, I approached each song as its own mini-play.

It’s the finale of a really creative and fun process that began three years ago. I wanted to make a big-hearted, exciting, feel-good Broadway album that preserves the spirit of the original songs, while giving them a fresh new life and point of view. Backed by a big orchestra, each song has its own character, unique spin and musical surprises. I sometimes feel like the inside of my mind is like Santa’s toy factory—although the toys I make are musical. Now I get to share them with others! I hope everyone has as much fun listening to them as I’ve had making them.

Hear the first track, There's No Business Like Show Business in this exclusive Playbill feature.

Watch and listen to "I won't send Roses" on Broadway.com

See behind-the-scenes photos here.

Listen and buy on Broadway Records.

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