The Beat from Troy Music Hall #7, Broadway

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Broadway – we miss it! Living so close to NYC makes it easy to catch a show. The Hall has hosted many Broadway stars. Lea Salonga, Linda Eder, and most recently, Alan Cumming, were all phenomenal on our stage. The Great White Way is temporarily closed, but the artists and musicians are still entertaining us. In a sense, the show must go on.

And remember – it’s not that you are stuck inside because of a virus, you are pledging to practice solitude for the good of the populace till pestilence is purged from the land! (Say that 10x’s fast.)

Broadway Star Salutes Healthcare WorkersWith Nightly Window Concerts

Throughout NYC, cheers start nightly at 7 PM as people applaud their local heroes, the city’s healthcare workers. Broadway legend Brian Stokes Mitchell, who recently recovered from Covid-19, adds more than applause as he performs nightly from his apartments window.

As per request, I filmed tonight's performance video of Broadway legend, and apparently neighbor, Brian Stokes Mitchell celebrating healthcare workers at 7pm.Today, an MTA bus stopped to watch the performance. A few notes on tonight's performance: a) He is pointing to several fire and ambulance crews who have stopped by to listen to the performance; b) Tonight was a double feature as he also sang "I, Don Quixhote." I will post it tomorrow.

Posted by Erik Hartog on Saturday, April 18, 2020

So let the sun come streaming in
‘Cause you’ll reach up and you’ll rise again
Lift your head and look around
You will be found

James Corden’s Late Late Show introduces the original Evan Hansen, Ben Platt, along with cast members from the current Broadway and National Touring companies of Dear Evan Hansen to perform “You Will Be Found.”

We know this is hard, and if you need someone to listen, NYS has set up a Covid Emotional Support Helpline – call 1-844-863-9314, available 8 AM – 10 PM, seven days a week.

A Chorus Line In Quarantine

Cast members from the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line — each living in lock-down in the U.S., Australia and Japan — perform the show’s iconic opening number. Filmed solo in their homes, backyards, and empty streets and lots, they create one singular sensation.

From The West End

Former cast members of Les Misérables perform a poignant version of “Bring Him Home” and encourage people to stay home.

Drama and Intrigue of the Non-Musical Kind

This is exciting!

Benedict Cumberbatch-Jonny Lee Miller Frankenstein (Both Versions) to Stream FreeTwo versions of the play, featuring the actors in alternating roles, will air on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel.

They’ll stream April 30 and May 1 at 7pm BST (2pm ET) and will be available to the public on YouTube for a full week for free. Tune in!

Just for Fun!

Fiddler on the Roof remake – “Maskmaker, Maskmaker, Make me a Mask!”

Warning – today’s animal video may inspire happy tears!

Baby ducks rescued from Rotterdam drain

🦆🦆🦆 WE ALL NEED THIS: Just some video of two unsung heroes – Matt Lupi and Michael Colarossi – rescuing baby ducks from a storm drain in Rotterdam, and reuniting them with mom. #CRComeback(🎥: Nick Jodi Vaccaro)

Posted by WNYT NewsChannel 13 on Thursday, April 23, 2020

For more info on the ducks and their rescuers, click here and read all about it in The Daily Gazette.


Please share with us any links or videos that have made you laugh, entertained you, or provided a distraction, Please email them to karen@troymusichall.org and we may use them in future volumes of The Beat. Thank you.

We are marking our 145th Anniversary this month.

We are proud of our history and our service to the community. The current crisis has had a significant impact on us, but we look forward to opening our doors and welcoming you back! The music will soar again, but only if we stay strong, stay connected, and stay together. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated, please click here to donate.

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