Sing Street
Sing Street

Sing Street: Grounded” to Air on Facebook on April 30

The recent and prolonged closure of beloved Broadway has left audiences and performers alike yearning for the day that they can return to the theatres. However, the unusual circumstances have all but quelled the theatre community’s creativity and persistence. From Wicked to Jagged Little Pill to Hamilton, plenty of cast members and musicians are working together to compile at-home performances into joyous and inspiring musical numbers, keeping the spirit of Broadway alive.

On April 30, the cast and musicians of Sing Street will be stepping virtual performance up a notch, with a 30-minute at-home performance of some of the “songs and stories” from the musical. The event, “Sing Street: Grounded,” will air on the show’s Facebook page and will be available for streaming through May 4.

Sing Street, which was slated to begin previews on March 26 ahead of an April 19 opening, has been releasing tracks and music videos over the past few months to get audiences excited for the show. Despite this show’s — among others’ — unfortunate postponement, they recently released their full official cast album on April 21.

The cast, creatives, and producers of Sing Street have continued to persist, despite being apart. The streaming event, which will feature pre-recorded and carefully spliced-together tracks of the cast members and musicians, will give audiences a glimpse into the show. The event will also encourage donations to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, as well as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Written by Rebecca Taichman (Indecent) and Enda Walsh (Once), and based on John Carney’s 1980s film of the same name, Sing Street tells the story of 1980s youths in Dublin. With a score that embraces the new wave sounds of the era, Sing Street celebrates the thrill of first love and the power of music.