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JW3 hosts international musical theatre to socially distanced crowd

PUBLISHED: 19:00 01 October 2020 | UPDATED: 09:21 02 October 2020

JW3’s director of programming Rachel Grunwald (left) and the socially distanced crowd. Picture: JW3

JW3’s director of programming Rachel Grunwald (left) and the socially distanced crowd. Picture: JW3

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Jewish Community Centre London (JW3) hosted a “hybrid” night of international musical theatre last week to a socially distanced crowd.

The event was streamed online to a global audience with on-stage singers and musicians joined in real-time by performers from across the Atlantic including in New York and Toronto.

Adam Lensman, from ALP Musicals, which partnered JW3 for the show on September 24, said: “There isn’t just the old way for doing theatre, or nothing. There is something else.

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“We are trying with all our heart and might to see another way.”

JW3’s director of programming Rachel Grunwald said: “Many people know about the immense Jewish contribution to the history of musical theatre. Tonight, we got a glimpse of the contributions of the future.”

Performers on the night included Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the co-writers of hit show Come From Away, and Canadian songwriter Ben Caplan.

To rewatch the event click here.


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