If a night at the theater is your idea of happy hour or poetry slams are your jam, if the mere thought of dance makes your heart leap with joy, mark your calendar for January 28 as we launch ALL ARTS (allarts.org), a brand new broadcast channel and streaming platform dedicated to arts and culture, produced and distributed by WLIW21.
Spotlighting emerging and established artists, ALL ARTS gives arts lovers access to the best in dance, film, stories, music, theater, visual art, design, and more. Newly produced original programs, eclectic specials from around the globe, and archival programs from WNET’s 50-year history of arts broadcasting are among the offerings.
Here are a few of the new programs, all featuring talent and productions from New York City!
The Set List
The live concert series The Set List kicks off with Jazzmeia Horn (Wednesday, January 30, 8 p.m.) at the BRIC JazzFest in Brooklyn. In 2017, Horn’s debut album “A Social Call” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. The Set List will also present Beyond Beautiful (airdate TBD), a concert of Carole King music at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post.
What do Broadway actors do between performances on two-show days? Find out in Broadway Sandwich (Wednesday, January 30, 9 p.m.) as host Garen Scribner (An American in Paris) dishes with the stars of Hamilton, Mean Girls, Wicked, Come from Away, and other hit shows.
In Motion features both live performances and explorations of craft, creating new work and the legacies of dancers and choreographers. In Motion: Andrea Miller (Wednesday, January 30, 9:30 p.m.) highlights the artistic director of Gallim Dance, the 2017/2018 Artist in Residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Upcoming episodes include The Martha Graham Company in residence at LIU Post and Triskelion Arts Split Bill Series.
The name of this ALL ARTS theater series refers to the often coveted tickets that can only be arranged by the ultimate theater insider: someone in a theater’s management team or an actor or creative involved in the production. With performances, exclusive back-stage access and in-depth artist interviews, House Seats is your ticket to the very best of all things theater. House Seats: Antigone in Ferguson (Sunday, February 3, 8 p.m.) is both theater performance and a discussion of how the production came to be. Conceived after Michael Brown was shot dead in 2014 by a police officer in Ferguson, MO, Antigone in Ferguson fuses Sophocles’ Greek tragedy with live music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, and citizens. See excerpts of Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale) in its premiere performance, and Eisa Davis (House of Cards), Chris Noth (Sex and the City) and more in a subsequent production at Harlem Stage.
Watch ALL ARTS on these broadcast channels:
CABLEVISION/OPTIMUM: 144 *Live Jan. 31
VERIZON FIOS: SD 497/HD 498 *Live Feb. 19
DIGITAL ANTENNA: 21.4
Visit the ALL ARTS website (allarts.org) for more great arts news, to watch programs online, and sign up for the weekly ALL ARTS e-newsletter. Follow ALL ARTS at @allartstv on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and join the conversation using #AllArts.