We are all starved for live theater, and it will be back. In the meantime, you can stream NYC theater performances such as this riveting rendition of Night of the Iguana, Broadway, TV and Hollywood stars Dylan McDermott and Phylicia Rashad, directed by Emily Mann.
The live streaming, from March 25 to March 28, is in honor of the 110th birthday of the author, Tennessee Williams.
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Pulitzer-Prize nominated comedy,
It is a re-streaming of a December 2020 reading of the play, which raised nearly $17,000 for The Actors Fund, which supports those in the theater community, including now in the Pandemic, when thousands of people in the Broadway community have lost their jobs and are struggling to pay the rent.
The re-streaming of Night of the Iguana also is a fund-raiser for the Actors Fund.
Tickets are $15 and up per device, and include special converstions with the director and others.
Night of the Iguana story
In Tennessee Williams’s The Night of the Iguana, a defrocked clergyman encounters inside disturbances amid outside disturbances during one stormy night at the Costa Verde Hotel in Acapulco as the world prepares for World War II.
After four women of different ages and backgrounds, along with a 97-year-old poet, engage in the clergyman’s spiritual struggles, their lives leap dramatically forward, ending in one cataclysmic night. Who wins? The clergymen? Or one of his demons? One of the women? Which one?
About the production
The show features the following all-star cast:
- Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Dylan McDermott (Netflix’s “Hollywood”) as Reverend Shannon,
- Emmy nominee and Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad (Broadway’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, also famous for her role as Claire Huxtable in TV’s The Cosby Show) as Maxine,
- Roberta Maxwell (Broadway’s Summer and Smoke) as Judith Fellowes,
- Tony nominee, Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Austin Pendleton (Broadway’s Choir Boy) as Nonno,
- Jean Lichty (Off-Broadway’s A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, The Traveling Lady) as Hannah,
- Keith Randolph Smith (Broadway’s Jitney, American Psycho) as Jake,
- Carmen Berkeley (Off-Broadway’s Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) as Charlotte, Eliud Kauffman (Roundabout Theatre’s 72 Miles to Go) as Hank,
- Julio Macias (Netflix’s “On My Block”) as Pancho,
- Stephanie Schmiderer (No Exit, The Human Voice) as Frau Fahrenkopf, Bradley James Tejeda (Broadway’s The Inheritance) as Pedro,
- John Hans Tester (Amazon’s ”Hunters” ) as Herr Fahrenkopf.
You may recall the Hollywood movie version starring Richard Burton as the defrocked clergyman and Ava Gardner and Deborah Kerr as the women trying to save him from his demons.
How to watch
The La Femme Theatre Productions presentation of Tennessee Williams’s The Night of the Iguana, directed by Emily Mann, was initially streamed this past December and raised nearly $17K for The Actors Fund. La Femme is thrilled to present an Encore streaming of The Night of the Iguana in celebration of Tennessee Williams’s 110th birthday on March 26, 2021.
The event will begin March 25 at 7 PM with La Femme’s Executive Director Jean Lichty, “In Conversation” with Tony-nominee and Theater Hall of Fame-inductee, director Emily Mann.
Iguana will stream through March 28, 2021. Encore tickets range from $15 – $250.
As was the case with the first streaming in which nearly $17,000 was raised, all monies will benefit The Actors Fund. The press release is below, and updates are forthcoming!