The Jan. 28 launch of ALL ARTS’ broadcast channel and streaming app is quickly approaching, so we’ve put together a roundup of must-watch programs airing in our first week. Get your remotes (or various digital devices) ready and read on for descriptions and air times of some of the shows we’re especially excited about.
ALL ARTS Vault: Toni Morrison
Premieres Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m.
“ALL ARTS Vault” houses historic content dating back more than 50 years, including archival programs featuring Toni Morrison, Aaron Copland and Edward Hopper. The Toni Morrison episode revisits a rare and intimate 1978 profile of the Nobel Prize-winning author. Originally airing shortly after the publication of Morrison’s novel “Song of Solomon,” this program features candid interviews as well as Morrison’s readings of her own works.
The Set List: Jazzmeia Horn at BRIC JazzFest
Premieres Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m.
Live musical performance, from Broadway to reggae and everything in between, will be presented through performances, exclusive back-stage access and in-depth artist interviews. In the premiere episode, Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn takes the stage at BRIC JazzFest in Brooklyn.
Broadway Sandwich: Episode 1
Premieres Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 9 p.m.
When the matinee ends, stars only have a few hours before their evening performance. Hosted by Garen Scribner (“An American in Paris” on Broadway, San Francisco Ballet), “Broadway Sandwich” is a new series in which Scribner follows Broadway stars, including Jessica Vosk (“Wicked”) and Kate Rockwell (“Mean Girls”), on their breaks to see what makes up the meat in their “Broadway Sandwich.” The first episode goes behind the scenes of “Hamilton” and “Kinky Boots,” while the rest of the season features stars from “Aladdin,” “Once On This Island,” “The Band’s Visit” and “Come From Away.”
In Motion: Andrea Miller
Premieres Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 9:30 p.m.
Dance is the focus of “In Motion,” which features live performances and deep dives into the craft, exploring the legacies of dancers and choreographers. Episodes include The Martha Graham Company in residence at Long Island University Post, Triskelion Arts Split Bill Series and Andrea Miller, the first choreographer to be named Artist-in-Residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Evolving over a year-long residency, Miller’s installations at the Temple of Dendur and The Met Breuer are inspired by visual art and contemplate the relationship of bodies in site-specific spaces.
House Seats: Antigone in Ferguson
Premieres Sunday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m.
With performances, exclusive back-stage access and in-depth artist interviews, “House Seats” is a ticket to all aspects of theater. This episode features Theater of War Productions’ “Antigone in Ferguson” — a powerful fusion of Sophocles’ classic tragedy “Antigone” with live music from a contemporary gospel choir and highly personal community discussion. This multifaceted production, filmed at Harlem Stage, explores themes of tragedy, trauma and social justice, showing us that a 2,500-year-old play is still relevant today. Featured actors include Samira Wiley, Chris Noth and Tamara Tunie.
Top Image: The company of Theater of War Productions’ "Antigone in Ferguson" at Harlem Stage. Courtesy of Gregg Richards