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Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Bette Midler, More Star in The Glorias, Streaming September 30

Oscars winners Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander, Lulu Wilson, and Ryan Kiera portray activist Gloria Steinem in The Glorias, streaming exclusively on Amazon’s Prime Video September 30. The biopic hails from Tony-winning director Julie Taymor and playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl.

Tracing Steinem’s journey from her time in India as a young woman to the founding of Ms. magazine in New York and beyond, the movie explores her rise to become one of the world’s leading women’s rights advocates.

The cast also features Tony winner Bette Midler as Bella Abzug, Janelle Monáe as Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Lorraine Toussaint as Flo Kennedy, Monica Sanchez as Dolores Huerta, and Kimberly Guerrero as Wilma Mankiller.

WATCH: How Julianne Moore and Bette Midler Became ‘Best Friends’ on the Set of The Glorias

Steinem’s life was also recently depicted in the stage play Gloria: A Life (with Christine Lahti playing the feminist leader Off-Broadway) and in Hulu/FX’s Mrs. America (played by Rose Byrne).

In the News: Broadway Favorites to Lead Virtual Training Sessions, Isabella Rossellini Talks the Birds and the Bees, More

Read on for some recent theatre headlines you may have missed.

Jenn Colella, Noah Ricketts, Quentin Earl Darrington, More Set for Virtual Training Sessions
Collective Creative Initiative has partnered with Broadway Dreams and RWS Entertainment Group to offer two days of free virtual training sessions led by theatre professionals, September 28–29 from 10 AM to 6 PM EST. All sessions are available on YouTube and will remain available to watch for one month. Classes range from acting advice and tips, singing workshops, dance and exercise to legal issues, accountancy, and well-being. Among the highlighted instructors are Tony nominee Jenn Colella, Noah Ricketts, Quentin Earl Darrington, and Tyler Hanes, along with casting directors Rachel Hoffman and Kyle Coker.

Isabella Rossellini Will Live Stream Sex and Consequences
Stage and screen star Isabella Rossellini will perform a live stream of Sex and Consequences from her farm on Long Island over four performances in mid-October. The solo show takes a comical look at biodiversity and the various ways animals reproduce. Created by Rossellini with the support of Paul Magid, the pair have re-created the theatrical experience from home. Each performance will be followed by a 20-minute audience Q&A with the star. For tickets, click here.

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2020 Helen Hayes Award Winners Announced
The best of Washington, D.C., theatre in 2019 was revealed September 25 in a virtual Helen Hayes Awards ceremony, with A Chorus Line at Signature Theatre and The Brothers Size at 1st Stage among the productions taking home the top prizes in the Hayes category (designating a predominately Equity staging). Their respective directors, Matthew Gardiner and Jose Carrasquillo, also won for their work. Parker Esse won Outstanding Choreography in a Musical for Newsies at Arena Stage, while School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play earned the Best Ensemble in a Play award. Also of note was The Band’s Visit, which won Outstanding Visiting Production for its run at The Kennedy Center. For a full list of winners, click here.

Vivian Reed, Stephanie Umoh, More Set for Hallelujah, Baby! Reunion
The York Theatre Company continues its fall season of virtual events September 29 with a live Show (and Tell!) company reunion of its 2000 and 2018 Musicals in Mufti productions of Hallelujah, Baby!. Joining directors Hope Clarke and Gerry McIntyre are Jen Cody, Latoya Edwards, Thursday Farrar, Aaron Lazar, Jarran Muse, Vivian Reed, Tally Sessions, Stephanie Umoh, Dathan Williams, and more. James Morgan and Charles Wright lead the virtual panel discussion. The Tony-winning musical from Arthur Laurents, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green originally debuted in 1967, but returned in the next century with additional lyrics by Amanda Green.

BWW Interview: How Emmy Award Winning Set Designer Matthew Anderson is Rebuilding NYC’s Restaurant Industry

SET Solutions NYC is utilizing artisans who work in theatre set and event fabrication shops to help build re-usable modular outdoor dining spaces for restaurants in New York City. Not only is SET Solutions NYC helping restaurants further adapt to outdoor dining, but they are also putting people in the performing arts industry back to work.

Go on a 2-Part Virtual Hamilton Tour With Broadway Up Close and Playbill

Are you ready to virtually wander around the 18th century sidewalks that Alexander Hamilton trod in “the greatest city in the world?” Hamilton fans and history buffs can explore the theatre district and NYC from their couches October 7 and 14 during a two-part HamilTour from Broadway Up Close’s Tim Dolan and Playbill Social Selects.

In addition to exploring the historical sites from the musical, guests will hear first-hand accounts from the making of the musical.

Click here to purchase a discounted combo ticket for both nights of the tour (individual tickets are also sold). As part of their ticket, audiences receive a downloadable map to follow Dolan’s virtual footsteps as he brings participants around town.

READ: The Broadway Walking Tour Made for Theatre Fans, History Buffs, and Broadway Newbies

Combining his storytelling skills as an actor and his love for Broadway history, Tim created Broadway Up Close Walking Tours in 2010. Over the past decade, the company has established six different tour experiences. In 2019, he opened a freestanding gift shop in the middle of Times Square that offers custom Broadway merchandise.

On the small screen, Dolan was featured on Season 2 of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. In theatre, Tim was the Dance Captain in the Off-Broadway revival of Once Upon A Mattress, starring Jackie Hoffman and John “Lypsinka” Epperson. He also performed as Abraham in the long-running hit musical Altar Boyz.

For a full list of Playbill Social Select events, click here.

Take a Look Back at Cherry Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Zachary Quinto in The Glass Menagerie

September 26 marks the anniversary of the opening of Tennessee WilliamsThe Glass Menagerie, which came to Broadway in a 2013 following a production at the American Repertory Theater. The revival, directed by John Tiffany, played 24 previews and 173 performances before closing February 23, 2014, earning seven Tony Award nominations, including Best Revival of a Play.

Williams’ autobiographical memory play looks at the WIngfield family—frustrated writer Tom; his nagging mother, Amanda, who is often lost in memories of her Southern-belle past; and his painfully shy sister, Laura—and the effect a visit from a “gentleman caller” for Laura has on all their lives.

The revival starred Cherry Jones as Amanda, Zachary Quinto as Tom, Celia Keenan-Bolger as Laura, and Brian J. Smith as the Gentleman Caller.

The Glass Menagerie featured movement by Steven Hoggett, scenic and costume design by Bob Crowley, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Clive Goodwin, and music by Nico Muhly, with stage management by Steven Zweigbaum, Chris De Camillis, and Marisha Ploski. For the complete cast and creative team, visit PlaybillVault.com.