On Saturday, March 6 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Theater for the New City (TNC), 155 First Ave., will present a mostly-musical lineup for the seventeenth installment of “Open ‘Tho Shut,” its afternoon of “walk-by theater” that is staged in its set shop and visible from East Tenth Street between First and Second Avenues.
The program offers a succession of free, live performances in which acts are staged in the theater’s set shop for audiences of socially distanced passers-by, who watch through an open garage door on East Tenth Street. These live performances are also live streamed on TNC’s website (https://www.theaterforthenewcity.net) and Facebook page.
March 6 Lineup
* Mistress of Ceremonies: Crystal Field
* Cobu (all-female Japanese Taiko drumming and dance troupe of Yako Miyamoto, Ayaha Otsuka, Mayu Yamashita, Micro Fukuyama and Kana Matsui)
* Turntable of East Village pop singers/musicians curated by Rob Varkony:
JimiCrakCorn (classic rock), PinkLips (post-punk), EveryTing (rip-roaring guitar), Dirty Circuit (art punk/rock),Will Will (solo folk/funk), Star ’69 (vintage jam, inspired by Grateful Dead).
The series was launched November 14, 2020 as part of “More Ways than Broadway’s,” a city-wide collection of safe and socially distanced pop-up performances to demonstrate small theaters’ readiness and desperate desire to physically reopen and to counteract the perception, based on formal Broadway, that legitimate theaters can’t reopen safely. The performances were intended to…