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Friday, October 9, 2020

Updates on the extended Broadway shutdown and the upcoming Tony Awards by Deb Miller

As anticipated, it was just confirmed by The Broadway League – the national trade association for the Broadway industry – that the suspension of all Broadway performances has now been ex…

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Awards announcements from the Ziegfeld Club and NYIT by Deb Miller

As the 2020 awards season continues, two organizations – the Ziegfeld Club, Inc. and New York Innovative Theatre Awards (NYIT) – have announced updates this week on their annual honors.…

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with The Doo Wop Project’s Dwayne Cooper by Deb Miller

To say that Dwayne Cooper is a triple threat would be a gross under-estimation of his many talents. He’s had featured roles in the Broadway casts of Motown: The Musical and Hairspray, ea…

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Monday, October 5, 2020

A benefit livestream on ‘Angels in America’ will help amfAR to fight COVID-19 by Deb Miller

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS research) has temporarily expanded its nearly four-decade study of infectious diseases and their impact on marginalize…

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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Live solo pop-up shows go outdoors in October by Deb Miller

What happens when NYC theaters remain closed to protect artists and audiences from the spread of the coronavirus? Innovative solo performers take their acts outdoors, for live pop-up events …

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Red Bull Theater re-examines ‘Othello’ in the context of 2020 by Deb Miller

This month, Off-Broadway’s Red Bull Theater – dedicated to bringing new life and a modern sensibility to classic plays for current audiences – will investigate Shakespeare’s Othello …

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene presents a virtual celebration of Sukkos by Deb Miller

Launched in March, following the closure of arts venues necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic, Folksbiene! LIVE offers an online celebration of Yiddish culture, featuring livestreamed pr…

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Short plays by Lauren Yee, BD Wong, and more in ‘Days of Re-Creation’ streaming this week by Deb Miller

As part of this month’s rolling world premiere, Philadelphia Theatre Company will stream its debut of Days of Re-Creation: A Virtual Play on Wednesday, September 30, at 7 pm. Conceived by …

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Jaime Lozano and ‘¡VIVA Broadway!’ celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by Deb Miller

The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (as inaugurated by LBJ in 1968) continues in October with two more big events: a new album release by musician/composer Jaime Lozano; and a virtual…

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Tony-winner John Lloyd Young of ‘Jersey Boys’ livestreams the songs of Broadway from Las Vegas by Deb Miller

In 2006, John Lloyd Young became the only American actor to date to receive the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards in a Broadway debut as Outstanding Lead Actor…

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A virtual exhibition of Al Hirschfeld’s presidential-themed works by Deb Miller

In a new online exhibition apropos to this year’s spectacle of presidential campaigning – “one of the few shows playing around the country at the moment” – The Al Hirschfeld Founda…

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Vinny DePonto’s ‘Mental Amusements’ astonishes audiences with virtual mind-reading by Deb Miller

Award-winning Brooklyn-based mentalist Vinny DePonto can’t go to Coney Island this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, so he’s bringing his new interactive mind-reading magic show …

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Broadway sends out an SOS for emergency arts funding by Deb Miller

Representatives from The Broadway League and the theater industry joined Senate Minority Leader and long-time arts advocate Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in Duffy Square yesterday in support …

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Friday, September 18, 2020

September album releases from Broadway shows and stars by Deb Miller

This month has seen the arrival of three must-have albums from the hit shows and top stars of Broadway. From a special new edition of an original cast album, to the second volume of a concep…

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Recipients of the 2020 Doris Duke Artist Awards by Deb Miller

In a virtual press event held on Thursday, September 17, at 11 am ET, the recipients of the 2020 Doris Duke Artist Awards were revealed in the fields of contemporary dance, jazz, and theater…

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Broadway directors West Hyler and Shelley Butler deliver their ‘Artistic Stamp’ via the USPS by Deb Miller

If you’re Zoomed out and desperately missing an organic connection to the theater, Shelley Butler and West Hyler – a husband-and-wife duo of Broadway directors, each with more than 20 ye…

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Interactive and immersive experiences happening Off-Off-Broadway by Deb Miller

While social distancing, masks, and frequent sanitizing continue to be necessary safety precautions to combat the spread of COVID-19, some experimental Off-Off-Broadway theater companies are…

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Ballet Hispánico launches new programming for Hispanic Heritage Month by Deb Miller

First established as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968, the national recognition of the influence and achievements of Latinx people to the history and culture of the US was expanded in 1988, to…

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Apple Family Productions’ ‘Incidental Moments of the Day’ concludes the Zoom trilogy by Deb Miller

Since 2010, audiences have been following the dinnertime conversations of the fictional Apples, an ordinary white middle-class family in upstate New York. The live on-stage performances were…

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

A classic, a concert, and a call-out streaming this week from NYC by Deb Miller

Whether you’re in the mood for a timely adaptation of a sardonic classic, the blockbuster vocals of a Broadway phenomenon, or a wry exposé of the flagrant sexism that permeates our popula…

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Friday, September 11, 2020

The annual ‘Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction’ goes virtual for 2020 by Deb Miller

For the first time in its history (beginning in Shubert Alley in 1987), the annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, produced by and benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, go…

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Healing with the ‘Table of Silence Project 9/11’ from Buglisi Dance Theatre and Lincoln Center by Deb Miller

This year marks the nineteenth anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11. To continue their dedication to the difficult healing process, Buglisi Dance Theatre and Lincoln Center for the Performing …

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Labor Day demonstration of ‘Arts Workers Unite’ in Times Square by Deb Miller

On Monday’s “Labor Day of Action,” Be An #ArtsHero organized a nationwide movement of Arts Workers Unite, with theater professionals urging all US Senators to legislate a proportionat…

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15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Broadway’s Laura Benanti by Deb Miller

After taking Broadway by storm at the age of eighteen as Maria in The Sound of Music, the super-talented multi-nominated multiple award-winning star Laura Benanti has appeared in such notabl…

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Arts Workers Unite on Labor Day to call for emergency relief by Deb Miller

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 62% of arts workers report that they are fully unemployed, 94% have reported an income loss, 41% of arts and culture institutions are not confident that…

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

A rich and expansive look at ‘All the Sonnets of Shakespeare’ from Cambridge University Press by Deb Miller

Two prolific scholars and writers on Shakespeare, and colleagues at Stratford-upon-Avon’s Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Paul Edmondson (Head of Research and Knowledge and Director of the S…

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Monday, August 31, 2020

Latest info on the 2020 Tony Awards by Deb Miller

After the postponement of this year’s 74th annual Tony Awards from its traditional date in early June, it has been announced that the show will go on, virtually, in the Fall. Presented by…

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Derrick Cobey and Telly Leung star in the ‘Broadway Summer Spectacular’ at Bristol Riverside Theatre by Deb Miller

While Broadway itself is still dark, Bristol Riverside Theatre, in Bucks County, PA, brings Broadway into your home for this year’s virtual Broadway Summer Spectacular. The all-new pre-rec…

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

A sneak peek at ‘Escape from Camp Eerie’ by ‘Broadway Whodunit?’ with Andrew Barth Feldman and Will Roland by Deb Miller

The second installment of Broadway Whodunit?, Escape from Camp Eerie makes its livestream debut on Sunday, August 30, at 6 pm ET. So get out your notepad and pencil, sharpen your sleuthing s…

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Listen to this! New releases and livestreams from The Boy Band Project, Broadway Buskers, and Playbill by Deb Miller

Though the coronavirus pandemic has brought a temporary halt to large public gatherings, it hasn’t stopped artists and organizations from celebrating big events while entertaining audience…

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Archived performances from The Cabaret released today for free streaming by Deb Miller

Starting today, a selection of more than 200 videos, culled from eleven years of live acts by a roster of top Broadway stars and acclaimed global artists at The Cabaret, will go digital on t…

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