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Links to some virtual exhibitions:


Also, Radio 3 has just spoken about a new online forum (US-based) to assist artists and creative communities affected by COVID-19 connecting artists and audiences as well as raising money:

https://shorefire.com/releases/entry/rhiannon-giddens-launchesart-is-alive - for more info

https://www.artliveson.com/ - direct link to website

And for some virtual travel:


And for opera buffs or those who'd like to discover more about opera:


And for a virtual escape to nature - Ambient art:


How about a virtual visit to the Peggy Guggenheim in Venice?


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Some zoos and animal parks are streaming live via webcams or re-showing live feeds etc. Please do not forget that whilst closed, they still need to feed these wonderful creatures. Enjoy and, if you do have any spare money that you cannot spend elsewhere, please donate.










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The National Theatre is going to stream a free play every Thursday night

'... the NT is switching to its YouTube channel. From April 2, under the banner of National Theatre at Home, every Thursday (7pm GMT/2pm EST) will see a new National Theatre play released ? free to watch for one week ? along with bonus content including cast and creative Q&As and post-stream talks.

There?s a definite emphasis on family-friendly good cheer for the line-up so far, which kicks off with a big hitter: Richard Bean?s beloved farce ?One Man, Two Guvnors?, starring a pre-chat-show-days James Corden. Over the next few weeks you can expect a string of family-friendly titles, though naturally there will be those hoping for some of the real NT Live blockbusters, notably ?Hamlet? and ?Frankenstein? starring Benedict Cumberbatch and ?Coriolanus? starring Tom Hiddleston.

The initial programme is:

April 2 ?One Man, Two Guvnors? by Richard Bean, starring James Corden. Read our review.

April 9 ?Jane Eyre?, adapted by Sally Cookson. Read our review.

April 16 ?Treasure Island?, adapted by Bryony Lavery. Read our review.

April 23 ?Twelfth Night? by William Shakespeare, starring Tamsin Greig. Read our review.

Additionally, the National Theatre will be rolling out National Theatre Collection study resources to pupils now learning at home.

The NT has also confirmed that live performances won?t restart until at least July.'

Source: https://www.timeout.com/london/news/the-national-theatre-is-going-to-stream-a-free-play-every-thursday-night-032620?UID=84b93a04-21f3-48b1-8c92-1dc16af9b97e&tmsb=jti3hil&tmsl=gb-lon-en-cta-new&tmty=e&tmcv=313&tmcs=3r8pxup&cid=email--NEWSLETTER--EMEA_GB_LON_EN_NEWSLETTER_20200401--185884--3/31/2020&subsid=25984--578--6110909

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Andrew Lloyd Webber will be streaming his musicals online for free every week


'Andrew Lloyd Webber will be streaming his musicals online for free every week.

Lloyd Webber?s series, The Shows Must Go On, will begin with his 2000 adaptation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Donny Osmond, Joan Collins and Richard Attenborough.

The musical will be available on YouTube from Friday April 3 at 7pm for 48 hours.

The 2012 production of Jesus Christ Superstar will follow the weekend after ? Easter weekend ? starring Tim Minchin, Mel C and Chris Moyles.

More shows will be announced soon ? hopefully CATS will be next.

Alongside the full shows, there will be clips of famous performances and behind-the-scenes footage.

While this is all free to watch, it is encouraged that people make a donation to a number of charities that will be listed on each video, including Acting for Others, Broadway Cares and Actors Benevolent Fund...'

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If you enjoy Sondheim ...

'Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration' available on YouTube -

Someone has noted the various participants, songs & when they appear so you can watch it all or jump to the songs/people you like best:

0:18 Stephen Schwartz - "Prologue" (Follies)

3:28 Broadway Musicians - "Overture" (Merrily We Roll Along)

8:47 Sutton Foster - "There Won't Be Trumpets" (Anyone Can Whistle)

12:47 Neil Patrick Harris - "The Witch's Rap" (Into the Woods)

16:26 Kelli O'Hara - "What More Do I Need?" (Saturday Night)

19:56 Judy Kuhn - "What Can You Lose?" (Dick Tracy)

23:53 Katrina Lenk - "Johanna" (Sweeney Todd)

27:11 Aaron Tveit - "Marry Me a Little" (Company)

32:58 Beanie Feldstein & Ben Platt - "It Takes Two" (Into the Woods)

36:25 Brandon Uranowitz - "With So Little to Be Sure Of" (Anyone Can Whistle)

41:04 Melissa Errico - "Children and Art" (Sunday in the Park with George)

46:20 Randy Rainbow - "By the Sea" (Sweeney Todd)

49:21 Elizabeth Stanley - "The Miller's Son" (A Little Night Music)

54:21 Mandy Pantinkin - "Lesson #8" (Sunday in the Park with George)

59:05 Maria Friedman - "Broadway Baby" (Follies)

1:02:36 Lin-Manuel Miranda - "Giants in the Sky" (Into the Woods)

1:05:46 Lea Salonga - "Loving You" (Passion)

1:08:28 Laura Benanti - "I Remember" (Evening Primrose)

1:14:06 Chip Zien - "No More" (Into the Woods)

1:19:27 Josh Groban - "Children Will Listen/Not While I'm Around" (Into the Woods/Sweeney Todd)

1:25:13 Brian Stokes Mitchell - "The Flag Song" (Assassins)

1:28:04 Michael Cerveris - "Finishing the Hat" (Sunday in the Park with George)

1:33:28 Linda Lavin - "The Boy From..." (The Mad Show)

1:37:10 Alexander Gemignani - "Buddy's Blues" (Follies)

1:41:08 Ann Harada, Austin Ku, Kelvin Moon Loh & Thom Sesma - "Someone in a Tree" (Pacific Overtures)

1:50:59 Ra?l Esparza - "Take Me to the World" (Evening Primrose)

1:53:55 Donna Murphy - "Send in the Clowns" (A Little Night Music)

1:58:47 Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep & Audra McDonald - "The Ladies Who Lunch" (Company)

2:03:31 Annaleigh Ashford & Jake Gyllenhaal - "Move On" (Sunday in the Park with George)

2:08:14 Patti LuPone - "Anyone Can Whistle" (Anyone Can Whistle)

2:11:46 Bernadette Peters - "No One Is Alone" (Into the Woods)

2:17:49 Ensemble - "I'm Still Here" (Follies)

Please donate to ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty): http://www.broadway.com/sondheim90

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Thank you IlonaM, this looks great. And some compensation for the fact that Sunday in the Park with George this summer likely to be cancelled. I was going to have a day off watching having watched the excellent Met Opera Gala yesterday but this looks too good.
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