There’s a new show in town, one shot straight from the heart of Signature Theatre to digitally connected musical theater fans everywhere. It’s called THE SIGNATURE SHOW and it’s free to view on YouTube. Episode 1 is available now.
Editor James Gardner’s quick-cut montage sets up the fast paced half hour of clips, interviews and live performances.
To open its debut episode, Signature’s Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardner speaks with Tom Kitt and Heidi Blickenstaff about developing the world premiere of Freaky Friday. “After All Of This and Everything” is, Blickenstaff reveals in setting up her live performance of the song, “one of my favorite moments on stage in my career.”
Natascia Diaz has appeared in ten musicals for Signature. For Signature Stories, we see performances from four of those shows as she comments on her roles in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Brother Russia, The Threepenny Opera and Passion.
As a tribute to musical director/composer Darius Smith, who died suddenly in 2019, every episode of THE SIGNATURE SHOW will feature a work of a composer writing today, Signature artist Nova Y. Paton announced. Inès Nassara sings a song which Smith wrote for U.G.L.Y, a musical he co-wrote with Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop).
Creatives at Home will be another regular feature. Episode 1 brings us into the home of Dewitt Fleming Jr and Jenny Harney-Fleming performing “September in the Rain.” With background vocals by their baby Emma.
Signature Memories was handed over to a reunion of the witches from Signature’s debut of Witches of Eastwick, Christiane Noll, Emily Skinner and Jacquelyn Piro Donovan who sing the closing number of the show.
Signature’s Managing Director Maggie Boland promised more programming to come. “We are excited to launch this new biweekly show in an effort to stay connected to our audiences while we can’t be together in person and also to celebrate the artistry that we look forward to seeing on our stages once again in the future.”
A new episode of THE SIGNATURE SHOW will air every two weeks on Signature Theatre’s YouTube channel, sigtheatre.
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