Friday, April 3, 2020 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Watch Judy Blazer and Steven Sutcliffe Sing 'Thou Swell' From City Center Encores! A Connecticut Yankee by Andrew Gans

The second week of videos, part of the venue's series featuring highlights from New York City Center's Encores!, spotlights the work of Rodgers and Hart.

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VIDEO: The Cast of MRS. DOUBTFIRE Sings 'As Long As There Is Love'

Check out Rob McClure and the rest of the talented company of Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway sing a virtual version of the song 'As Long As There Is Love.'

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VIDEO: Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson Team Up for BLUE: THE FATHER

What is it like to be both a black father and a police officer in America? Kenneth Kellogg, a D.C. native who plays The Father in Blue, learns lessons from a police officer.

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P!NK Recovers From Covid-19; Donates $1 Million to Relief Efforts

Beloved music artist Pink revealed on social media today that she and her son, Jameson, have made a full recovery from the novel coronavirus Covid-19. 

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VIDEO: Deaf West Teams Up with ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST for A Special Musical Number

On April 5, the musical series, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is teaming up with Deaf West Theatre Company for a very special musical number. 

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“The Claim” at The Shoreditch Town Hall by Aleks Sierz

Your story. Our story. Their story. Just imagine: you’re a political refugee, and, having experienced horrible things that happened to your family, you finally, after a lot of trouble, arr…

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VIDEO: RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Contestants 'Let It Go' in a Lip Synch Battle

Two queens were left to lip synch for their lives to the iconic anthem, 'Let It Go' on the show's Frozen-inspired episode!

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VIDEO: NY Philharmonic Players Pay Tribute to Healthcare Workers

With this performance of Ravel's a?oeBoléro,a?? Musicians of the New York Philharmonic send a message of gratitude to the healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

VIDEO: Witness A Day In the Life at Center Theatre Group

Last week, Center Theatre Group announced the postponement of several upcoming productions in its 2020 season. Today, the company released a video sharing a glimpse in the life when their …

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LW Theatres commits to paying staff and confirms no planned redundancies by Peter J Snee

LW Theatres has committed to paying all staff, including those employed on a show-by-show basis, and has confirmed no redundancies

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VIDEO: The Queens of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Compete FROZEN-Inspired Looks!

The cold doesn't bother Queen Elsa of Arendelle and it certainly doesn't bother the queens of this season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

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Australia Council funding welcome but won’t prevent industry decimation by Peter J Snee

The Australia Council’s announcement of four-year funding for the performing arts sector is welcome but won’t be enough to prevent

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

My dream ‘Sunset Boulevard’ benefit concert that will never happen by Bob Bullen

What better way to occupy one’s mind at these times than dream-casting projects that will in no way materialize? In this spirit, may I present The Actors Fund One Night Only Benefit Concer…

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VIDEO: Brian Stokes Mitchell Gives An Update On His Condition

Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell is on the mend after testing positive for the Covid-19 virus. 

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Tony Winner John Benjamin Hickey Shares His Coronavirus Experience & The Future of Plaza Suite by Lindsey Sullivan

In addition to binge-watching Babylon Berlin ("I'm obsessed. I am actually starting to irritate my friends."), John Benjamin Hickey has been spending his time at home recovering. The Tony wi…

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QuaranToons: Don't Worry, Poppets! Mrs. Doubtfire Is Staying Busy by illustrator Tug Rice has been thinking up what our favorite Broadway characters are doing while theaters are closed and they're at home social distancing. Daniel Hillard of M…

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Come From Away Stars Read Moving Letters from Medical Students Thanking Health Workers During COVID-19 Crisis by

Come From Away, the long-running Broadway musical that emphasizes themes of gratitude and helpfulness, is giving back in a new way. The show's stars came together (remotely) for a new initia…

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MCC Theater Cancels Nollywood Dreams and Perry Street; Launches 'Be Our Light' Campaign by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's MCC Theater has announced the cancellation of its two springtime offerings due to the COVID-19 crisis. Canceled productions includes Jocelyn Bioh's Nollywood Dreams, which wa…

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Recapping Smash 2.07: 'Ce n'est pas ma faute!' by Mark Peikert

There's a miscommunication and an inappropriately public confrontation in this episode of Smash!

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Chiura Obata’s Career Was Interrupted By Internment During WWII. Now A Retrospective Of His Work Has Been Stilled By The Virus by Artsjournal

“Suddenly he was in a drab, dehumanizing place, first a stable in California, then the barracks of Topaz, Utah, where he spent most of his time in internment. It was bleak, hot, arid and d…

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How Podcasting Is Changing by Artsjournal

The podcasting business is changing at the speed of sound. There’s a pivot toward profit. And while that’s great in the short run for public podcasting, it also attracts new players and …

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Actress & Author Patricia Bosworth Passes Away From Coronavirus Complications

It was reported today that actress turned award-winning author, Patricia Bosworth, died Thursday of complications relating to Covid-19. She was 86 years old.

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I Figured This Was Highly Unlikely. What A Difference A Month Makes by Joe Patti

Early last month I bookmarked an article by Jeremy Reynolds in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette intending to come back to address it in a blog post in some manner. In the article, Reynolds was ar…

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BROADWAY JACKBOX to Welcome Ben Platt, Jordan Fisher, Taylor Trensch, and More Evan Hansens This Tuesday

This Tuesday Broadway Jackbox will host a gathering of the Evan Hansens as Ben Platt, Jordan Fisher, Sam Tutty, Noah Galvin, Ben Levi Ross, Stephen Christopher Anthony, and Taylor Trensch j…

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Watch Randy Rainbow on Stars in the House Live Stream by Andrew Gans

The daily series created by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley benefits The Actors Fund.

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Colorado Shakespeare Festival postponed until summer 2021 due to the coronavirus by Boulder Daily Camera

Colorado Shakespeare Festival that due to the coronavirus it would no longer continue its 2020 summer season at CU Boulder.

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Jean Falls, co-founder of Seattle’s A Contemporary Theatre and a civic force, dies at 94 by Tom Keogh

Jean Falls, a co-founder of A Contemporary Theatre and a strong-willed yet unassuming force in Seattle’s cultural and civic life for more than a half-century, died March 29. She was 94.

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Metropolitan Opera Launches Weekly Free Student Streams

On April 6, the Metropolitan Opera will launch Free Student Streams, a new program of free opera streams for students and teachers worldwide during the health crisis.

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MCC Cancels Remainder Of 2019/2020 Season; Launches 'Be Our Light Campaign

MCC Theater announced today the cancellation of the remainder of their 2019/2020 Season and the creation of two challenge grants to help during this difficult time, as the company works to p…

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Asolo Repertory Theatre Announces World Premiere of Ahrens and Flaherty's KNOXVILLE and More in 2020-21 Season

Asolo Repertory Theatre and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training announced their 2020-21 seasons today in a virtual event broadcast via Facebook and YouTube Live.

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BWW Exclusive: Conversations and Music with Michael Feinstein- The Music of Harry Warren

Today, watch as he gives us a a history lesson on the great Harry Warren!

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Actors’ Equity extends deadline for dues payment by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity has extended its dues deadline to July 31, 2020 in light of the economic hardships facing its members. The dues, which amount to $87, are typically billed in May but were ex…

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NiteLife Exchange Streaming Picks of the Week

After multiple sold out shows last year, singer, Liora Michelle, “The Greedy Soprano” will live stream some user-friendly arias, some American Songbook classics and a Neapolitan’n Fren…

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Audra McDonald: A ‘Lady Day’ You Won’t Want to Miss by Matthew Wexler

Audra McDonald embodied the legendary Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emersons Bar & Grill," now available for streaming on BroadwayHD. The post Audra McDonald: A ‘Lady Day’ You Won…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber musical films, free to view, start this weekend by Lorraine Treanor

Andrew Lloyd Webber has established a YouTube channel “The Shows Must Go On!” and plans to release one movie adaptation of his musicals per week. They will all be free to view, starting …

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Crosswords Only Date Back To 1913, But Written Word Games Have Been Around For A Very Long Time by Artsjournal1

Here’s a brief history, going from a five-by-five palindrome from ancient Rome to Victorian double acrostics to four different kinds of riddle (including the anti-riddle). – The Paris Re…

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Arts Freelancers Are At Particular Risk Right Now by Artsjournal

Everyone includes musicians, visual artists, designers, dancers and other freelancers who are part of Washington’s vibrant arts economy. They are musicians with no tour dates. Art handlers…

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Before There Was ‘The Onion’, There Was ‘Not The New York Times’ by Artsjournal1

An April Fool’s story that’s actually true: back during the 1978 newspaper strike in New York City, a group of writers and editors that included some now-illustrious names — George Pli…

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SXSW Will Put Its Film Festival Online Streaming For Ten Days by Artsjournal

SXSW announced Thursday that it’s partnering with Amazon Prime Video to stream as much of its movie line-up as possible for a 10-day period in the U.S. It will be free to viewers with or w…

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Inside This Season’s Most Controversial Book – The Woody Allen Memoir by Artsjournal

I spoke to several industry professionals; almost all were reluctant to play Monday morning quarterback without the promise of anonymity—if you’re making a book deal in secret, perhaps i…

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Comic Books Industry Grinds To Halt For The First Time Ever by Artsjournal

Comics are largely sold through the direct market, moving from publisher to distributor to specialty comics retailers, as opposed to digital distribution or the newstands of yesteryear. But …

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How Dance Helps Me Think And Thinking Helps Me Dance by Artsjournal

For most of my career, dancing and academic research were two separate but equally weighted spheres. However, over the years, I have become more and more aware that many people viewed dance …

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Why AI Can’t Predict The Value Of Art by Artsjournal

To bring real value, any A.I. application needs loads of quality data—which is doubly problematic in our small and notoriously opaque industry (dealers l-o-v-e to hoard sales info). Withou…

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#BWWPrompts: A Life Without Theatre Is Like...

We want to hear from you! We're starting #BwayWorldPrompts, where each day we'll be asking our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram questions to spark some theater conversation.

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Zev Buffman, Legendary Local & National Figure, Dead At 89 by Bill Hirschman

Nationally-known impresario Zev Buffman, a key figure in the evolution of South Florida theater, died Wednesday. Charismatic with an elfin visage and a slight accent from his origins in Isra…

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VIDEO: COME FROM AWAY Broadway and Touring Casts Say Thank You to Medical Professionals

The Broadway and touring casts of Come From Away have come together to send a message of thanks to all of the medical professionals risking their lives every day during the current health cr…

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How Broadway performers stay fit while staying home by Gillian Russo

As Broadway dancers and performers remain sidelined at home, many have been trying to maintain the required stamina and fitness required for their eventual return to the theater. Though most…

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SUNDAYS @ 9:00 pm Everything Old is New Again by Sue Matsuki

David Kenney’s of Everything Old is New Again WBAI-99.5 fm radio Every Sunday from 9:00-11:00 pm EST @ April 5th is devoted to the music of Doris Day!      

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Be a Part of Pixel Playhouse's Social Distancing: The Musical!

We're teaming up Pixel Playhouse to bring you Social Distancing: The Musical! Read more to learn how you can get involved in this massive internet collaboration!

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VIDEO: Check Out a Clip of Signature Theatre's Production of TITANIC

Signature Theatre is taking us through their past productions! Today they posted a clip of their production of Titanic. In the description of the video they shared:

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Actors Equity Association Offers Flexibility on Dues; Urges Members to Pay What They Can

In light of the current health crisis, Actors Equity Association is offering relief to its members. Check out a full statement below:

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Sunny Showtunes: Take a Break From the Blah, Blah, Blah with SPRING AWAKENING!

Take a minute to ignore all the blah, blah, blah of the news cycle and jump along to this anthem from Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater!

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Laura Osnes, Mary-Mitchell Campbell and More to Take Part in San Diego State University Studio Series

The MFA Musical Theatre Program at SDSU is introducing the SDSU Studio Series, available to university musical theatre faculty and students worldwide.

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Come From Away Broadway and Touring Casts Say Thank You to Medical Professionals in New Video by Andrew Gans

Working with Columbia University Irving Medical Center students, the casts raise their voices in song for healthcare workers everywhere.

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Asolo Rep and FSU Conservatory Announce 2020-21 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will feature a new musical from the minds behind the musical 'Ragtime.'

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D.C.’s Studio Theatre Cancels Remainder of Season by American Theatre Editors

Performances of company's remaining 3 productions have been suspended.

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Recording of Off-Broadway's Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston Released April 3 by Andrew Gans

The Off-Broadway revue celebrating the composer of Nine and Titanic played the York Theatre Company.

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Andre Gregory: ‘The Creative Process Is Very Mysterious’ by American Theatre Editors

The legendary director has had a Zelig-like journey through the culture, from regional theatre to Hollywood, Strasberg to Grotowski.

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Be Our Light by MCC Theater

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Dorset Theatre Festival Suspends 2020 Season by American Theatre Editors

The Vermont company plans to create digital programming to continue its new play development initiatives.

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Revisiting Alec Baldwin and Orphans on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The stage and screen star, celebrates his birthday April 3, will return to his role in the Lyle Kessler drama for a live reading April 11.

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Town Stages Announces 2020 Fellows and Residents by American Theatre Editors

Though COVID-19 has closed the building's doors, the fellowship and residency continue digitally.

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Congress gave $25 million to help the Kennedy Center weather the coronavirus. Now some politicians want it back. by Peggy McGlone

Criticism continues over the arts center’s decision to furlough hundreds of employees after receiving the federal funds.

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Andrew Yang Cannot Come to Dim Sum by Fairyprincessdiaries

Yesterday TFP read some VERY unfortunate commentary delivered, via article in the Washington Post, by one of the Asian Americans who ran for the Democratic Nomination this past year – and …

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On digital: Judy and Punch / Color out of Space

A puppet show made brutally real; Nicolas Cage takes to sci-fi horror like a man possessed

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Snapshot: ‘Picture Summer on Kodak Film’ by Jason Fulford

The Brooklyn-based photographer has created a kaleidoscope of a book, with mirrors and illusions and elusive fragments of verse

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Contemporary American Theater Fest Postpones 2020 Season by American Theatre Editors

The summer season, featuring 6 plays in repertory, is slated for July 2021.

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Music Theatre International Releases AMERICAN IDIOT and BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY as Free Reads

Music Theatre International has announced that they have released American Idiot and Bridges of Madison County as free reads!

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Here's How To Get/Give Help Virtually During the Health Crisis

Like many of you, I'm sitting at home, watching as my friends and colleagues are being laid off, not sure where their next paycheck will come from. I see grandparents stuck behind glass, una…

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West End stars offer theatre masterclasses – Westend Bootcamp by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Want to learn how to sing or dance like the West End’s best while you’re in lockdown? Top musical theatre stars have come together for Westend Bootcamps - Monday Mastercla…

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Come From Care V4 by Come From Away

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Mirvish closes its Toronto theatres until June 30 by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

All remaining performances of ‘Hamilton’ are cancelled, with hopes the musical can return to Toronto at a later date.

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Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Collaborates With Deaf West Theatre for a Special Episode by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch a first glimpse as Deaf West Spring Awakening alum Sandra Mae Frank guest stars in the April 5 episode, along with an ensemble of Deaf performers in the NBC musical series.

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Odds & Ends: John Mulaney & Nick Kroll Launch Oh, Hello Podcast & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. John Mulaney & Nick Kroll Launch Oh, Hello Podcast John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, the popular comedians who brought the s…

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Check Out the Winners of the 2020 Taylor Louderman-Led Write Out Loud Songwriting Competition by Olivia Clement

Emerging musical theatre writers Ethan Carlson, Alexander Sage Oyen, and Matt Copley will all receive studio recordings of their songs.

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Listen to the First Episode of John Mulaney and Nick Kroll's OH, HELLO Podcast

Comedians John Mulaney and Nick Kroll announced that they have created a new podcast together, Oh, Hello: The P'dcast!

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Kelli O'Hara Partners With Westport Country Playhouse for Livestream Event

Kelli O'Hara, in partnership with Westport Country Playhouse's education and community outreach department, will host 'Getting to Know You: A Celebration of Young Artists,' on Friday, April …

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St. Louis Symphony Orchestra cancels performances through May 10 by Sarah Bryan Miller St. Louis Post-Dispatch

That includes the rest of the classical music programs that were to make up music director Stéphane Denève’s first season, along with educational programs and outreach programs.

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Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: ‘Caroline, Or Change’ Composer Jeanine Tesori Contemplates The Hope In Plans, The Lessons Of Plagues And How We Serve by Greg Evans

Editors’ Note: With full acknowledgment of the big-picture implications of a pandemic that already has claimed thousands of lives, cratered global economies and closed international border…

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

'Get ready to get down': Nile Rodgers rises to Lloyd Webber Twitter challenge by Chris Wiegand

‘Composers in quarantine’ play-off sees Chic star play a song from Jesus Christ Superstar as Lloyd Webber performs the Rodgers/Daft Punk hit Get Lucky Coronavirus – latest updates S…

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'This is hard on your soul': the coronavirus's threat to new theatres by Chris Wiegand Stage Editor

Across the country, the crisis is having a devastating effect on recently established venues forced to shut their doors • Coronavirus and culture – a list of major cancellations• Coron…

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VIDEO: Watch Randy Rainbow on STARS IN THE HOUSE with Seth Rudetsky- Live at 8pm!

Stars in The House continues today (2pm) for Orfeh, Andy Karl and Bill Berloni and tonight (8pm) with Randy Rainbow.

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Tony Shalhoub​, John Lithgow, ​Marisa Tomei​ & More to be Featured on Theater Podcast PLAYING ON AIR

a??Theater podcast a??Playing on Air is a??launching its spring season of short audio plays. Every Sunday from April 5 through the end of May, a new short play will arrive, free and instantl…

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Rachel Potter and Marty Thomas Release New Single 'Lover, You Matter to Me'

Rachel Potter and Marty Thomas, released their new single, 'Lover, You Matter To Me' today, Friday, April 3rd. The single is a lush duet between these best friends, mashing together 'Lover' …

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11 Patti LuPone Videos Getting Us Through #StayatHome by Andrew Gans

Watch just a few of the non-basement-set highlights from the over 40-year career of the two-time Tony winner and two-time Olivier winner.

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OSLO Designer Video by Segalcentre

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Will Chase and Ingrid Michaelson Share How They Met, Sing Broadway Tunes & More on STARS IN THE HOUSE

The Actors Fund has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring st…

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HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES Star Joshua Bassett Releases Debut Song 'Common Sense'

Rising singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor Joshua Bassett releases his first original song a?oeCommon Sensea?? today via Warner Records. With keenly observed lyrics and a gent…

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Food Canons! Jane Krakowski's Fantasies! Tituss Burgess Dishes About His Messy New Cooking Show by Diep Tran

Tituss Burgess did not plan to be a reality show host. “I don’t know the first thing about hosting!” the actor, whose Broadway credits include The Little Mermaid and Guys and Dolls, …

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Marie's Crisis Cafe Is Closed, but Franca Vercelloni Is Still Taking Requests by Bob Morris

With a piano and a camera, Franca Vercelloni of Marie’s Crisis Cafe continues to play for the bar’s show-tune singalongs on social media.

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Andy Karl and Orfeh Pay a Digital Visit to Stars in the House Live Stream by Andrew Gans

The daily series created by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley benefits The Actors Fund.

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04/06 @ 7:00 pm Sierra Rein by Sue Matsuki

Sierra Rein “Running in Place” An on-line ENCORE performance on April 6 @ 7:00 pm EST Livestreaming on YouTube – go here to set a reminder or view the moment the stream goes live: bit…

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Dancers on the impact of Covid-19: ‘It has blown my mind how much this industry has pulled together’ by Rachel Elderkin

As the UK reels from the effects of Covid-19, dancers face not just the loss of their jobs and income but the

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Clubbed Thumb Reflects on 25 Years of Funny, Strange, and Provocative New Plays by Olivia Clement

A look through 25 years of Summerworks, the series that launched What the Constitution Means to Me, Tumacho, and more.

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Tony Nominee Condola Rashad Releases Music Video from Debut EP Space Daughter by Caitlin Moynihan

It's been two years since four-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad has appeared on a Broadway stage, most recently headlining a revival of Saint Joan. Now, audiences know how she's been spend…

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Now Even Arthouse Movie Theaters Are Embracing Streaming Video by Artsjournal1

“Alamo Drafthouse, Film Forum and the Angelika are a few of the … theaters testing out the provisional path into [online streaming]. … Patrons can purchase a digital ticket, most of wh…

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New Plays About Coronavirus Epidemic Are Already Arriving by Artsjournal1

“Skylight Theatre, a Los Angeles theater company that prioritizes social issues, … [has] kicked off weekly plays from its writers lab set amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the [online] ser…

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Bill Withers, 81 by Artsjournal

Withers broke out nationally with “Ain’t No Sunshine,” which he also wrote and reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971. Fueled by a melancholic groove and soulful vocal, it won …

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Give This Woman A Pritzker Prize! Once Pakistan’s Starchitect, She Now Designs Mud-And-Bamboo Huts For Poor Villagers by Artsjournal1

Yasmeen Lari retired at 60 after making her career designing some of Pakistan’s glitziest modern buildings for government and corporate clients. Then, after a severe earthquake, she went t…

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Simon Woods Chosen As League Of American Orchestras Next Leader by Artsjournal

Mr. Woods’s previous position ended just as the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s season was about to begin last year. After building a reputation for innovation during his run as president of …

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Billie Holiday Theatre to Present Virtual Edition of 50IN50: LETTERS TO OUR SONS

The AUDELCO and Obie-Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre will present a special virtual edition of its popular 50in50 monologue showcase series with the highly anticipated 50in50:Letters to…

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Folksbiene LIVE! to Present Yiddish Sketch Comedy

This week, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (Folksbiene)a?"led by Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, and Dominick Balletta, Executive Directora?"brings the stage to global audiences with F…

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Broadway Songs to Bring You Hope by Broadway Direct

There’s something magical about Broadway musicals that can transport its audiences to a different time and place. Sometimes, when we’re feeling blue or stressed out, the songs from these…

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Listening Party: Revisit 110 in the Shade and The Prom by Marc J. Franklin

Indoor Boys co-creator Alex Wyse recommends listening to the Broadway cast recordings of the two Tony-nominated musicals.

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at noon (Broadway Time)

Am I Writing This Play or Living It? by American Theatre Editors

It's just one set and three characters (very producible!), but the world probably doesn't ever need to see this family dramedy.

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The Daily Distraction: Kentucky's Krissalyn Love Delivers a World Full of Love in The Wiz by Ryan McPhee

Sick of staying at home? Let this "Home" cheer you up.

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Curtaiup Streaming Features by Elyse Sommer

The top of our main page now features virus-relted updates and streaming features

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THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Original Cast Recording Released Today

THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, the new musical based on the acclaimed DreamWorks Animation film, has announced that Ghostlight Records has released its original cast recording on digital and streaming…

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LINCOLN CENTER AT HOME Will Celebrate Latin Music and Dance With Upcoming Virtual Programs

Lincoln Center at Home is making available incredible performances and family programming for free at Upcoming programs include rarely seen Latin music and dance performan…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Offers Free Musicals to Stream on YouTube During COVID-19 by Broadway Direct

With much of the country in quarantine to protect themselves and others during the COVID-19 pandemic situation, artists and streaming services are stepping up to the plate to provide captive…

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Want to Learn from the Best at Home? Judith Light, Adrienne Warren & More Join Bridge to Broadway Digital Training Platform by Lindsey Sullivan

Add this to the list of creative ways to bring Broadway to others during this time of social distancing. Bridge to Broadway, stage alum Erik Liberman's online initiative that pairs aspiring…

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Michael Ball-Led Hairspray Revival Postponed to Fall 2020 at London Coliseum by Andy Lefkowitz

The planned springtime revival of Hairspray has been moved to the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally announced to begin performances on April 23, the West End production will now…

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The Inheritance star and Plaza Suite director John Benjamin Hickey checks in with Paul Wontorek from home.

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Ambassador Theatre Group Suspends London Performances Through May 31 Due to COVID-19 by Lindsey Sullivan

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ambassador Theatre Group has announced that all performances at their London venues have been suspended until May 31, according to Variety. These venue…

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Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre Postpones Both Spring 2020 Productions by Andy Lefkowitz

The final two selections in the 2019-2020 season of off-Broadway's Signature Theatre have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The revival of Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angel…

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Ambassador Theatre Group suspends West End performances through May by Caitlin Huston

Ambassador Theatre Group, which owns 10 West End theaters and several regional theaters, has extended its previous guidance and cancelled performances until May 31. “Due to the on-going Co…

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Check Out Condola 'Dola' Rashad in Her New Music Video for 'Blue' by Olivia Clement

The song is the first track on her solo debut EP, SPACE DAUGHTER, which the Tony nominee conceived, produced, and co-directed.

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First Look at Reed Birney in Apple TV+'s Home Before Dark by Mark Peikert

All 10 episodes of the new drama, starring Jim Sturgess and Brooklynn Prince, are available.

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Hot Clip of the Day: Jordan. Groff. Let Them Be Your Star

Friends, it is Friday. Let's kick it off with two of Broadway’s tenors that we just are not worthy of… in blonde wigs… singing from NBC’s 'Smash'.

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You Can't Stop the Beat: Hairspray will go ahead, slightly later than originally planned

Something to look forward to! Hairspray has nabbed new dates for its coronavirus-cancelled run this spring at English National Opera's London Coliseum.

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 11am (Broadway Time)

10 musical theatre songs that are great to work out to by Hira Desai

If you need a little inspiration for your daily exercise, we've rounded up some musical theatre songs that are great to work out to. The post 10 musical theatre songs that are great to work …

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The Rockettes Add Free Weekly Workout Class to Their Live Streaming Options

Learn how the Rockettes exercise in this weekly series.

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Quaran-QUEEN Q&A: Find Out How the Stars of Broadway's Six Are Spending Their Time

This is the first edition of our Quarantine Q&A series.

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Signature Theatre Postpones Productions Of CONFEDERATES and TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992

Signature Theatre has announced postponement of its spring productions, including Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 by Residency 1 playwright Anna Deavere Smith, and Confederates by Residency 5 pl…

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During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history.This week we will be focus…

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The College Showcase Must Go On (Virtually!) - Part 12

We've been compiling videos from college seniors all around the country for our new daily showcase series. Although their performances were cancelled, the show must go on-- virtually!

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Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, April 3- with Leslie Kritzer, Ethan Slater and More!

Broadway might be dark this month, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway today, April 3, 2020.

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VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'The Sex is in the Heel' From KINKY BOOTS

In this time of social distancing and remaining responsibly indoors, we are all looking for ways to brighten our days and get moving any way we can! In the spirit of celebrating theater and …

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NEWS: The Actors Centre announces a week-long Graduate Festival for cancelled showcases by Press Releases

With drama school final year showcases cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Actors Centre has announced a week-long Graduate Festival, which will take place in its flagship venue, the…

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2020 Broadway Brackets Championship: Les Misérables or Wicked? by Felicia Fitzpatrick

Which musical will be crowned the champion? Vote now!

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5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2020-21 Season, With Dates TBA by American Theatre Editors

The Seattle company's lineup includes 2 world premiere musicals.

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Listen to Bonnie Milligan Sing Drew Gasparini’s ‘On The Edge’ by Dan Meyer

The track comes off the musical theatre composer’s upcoming album, We Aren’t Kids Anymore.

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Judith Light, Joe Mantello, Adrienne Warren, More Join Bridge to Broadway Training Platform by Andrew Gans

Erik Liberman's online initiative matches up-and-coming musical theatre performers with Broadway professionals.

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VIDEO: Watch Orfeh and Andy Karl on STARS IN THE HOUSE with Seth Rudetsky- Live at 2pm!

Stars in The House continues today (2pm) for Orfeh, Andy Karl and Bill Berloni and tonight (8pm) with Randy Rainbow.

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Contemporary American Theater Festival cancels its 2020 season by Tim Treanor

Ed Herendeen, Producing Director of the Contemporary American Theater Festival, today announced that in response to the coronavirus pandemic he has cancelled this year’s Festival and that …

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Carnegie Hall Projects $9 Million Deficit, Cancels Everything Until Fall by Artsjournal1

“Carnegie Hall is projecting a $9 million operating deficit on its $104 million budget after canceling … all events in its auditoriums through July 25, roughly 30% of this season’s sch…

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Calgary Philharmonic Reverses Mass Layoff, Recalls Musicians And Staff by Artsjournal1

Let’s hope this is the start of a trend. “Two weeks after temporarily laying off staff and musicians, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is offering them reduced hours. Everyone will be …

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Museum Will Become Temporary Morgue As Ireland Braces For Coronavirus Deaths by Artsjournal1

“The Irish Museum of Modern Art … announced last week that it had been ‘requested to facilitate the construction of a temporary mortuary’ on its grounds as the ‘country prepares Pu…

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Public Radio And TV Stations Are Having To Rework Their Underwriting Models — Fast by Artsjournal1

Cultural institutions and restaurants, whose revenue has been largely wiped out by the coronavirus epidemic, have been among the biggest underwriters of local public media outlets. Reporter …

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Edinburgh Festivals’ Cancellation Could Devastate Labor Market Throughout City by Artsjournal1

Warning that there are up to five times as many jobs in the city indirectly affected by the festivals and the tourism industry as there are directly employed in them, the head of the Edinbur…

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Guitarist And New York Jazz Institution Bucky Pizzarelli Dead Of COVID At 94 by Artsjournal1

“[He] was revered for the technical aplomb that enabled him to combine intricate runs, full chordal accompaniment and even his own walking bass lines. His rock-solid rhythmic footing and b…

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10 Tips For Your First Virtual Reading

It’s easy to see the effect of the Coronavirus crisis on Broadway when you hear about shows that were about to open that can’t (yet!), like Diana or Six. But what you can’t see in all …

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John Mulaney and Nick Kroll Take Oh, Hello From Broadway to Podcast by Ruthie Fierberg

The comedians revive their characters Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland for the Oh, Hello: The P’dcast.

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West End Return of Hairspray Pushed to Fall by Ryan McPhee

The revival was slated to begin April 23 at the London Coliseum.

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Maestra Music Is Revolutionizing Gender Parity in Theatre by Ruthie Fierberg

Thanks to the non-profit founded by Georgia Stitt, “I don’t know who the women are” will never be an excuse again.

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Leslie Howard: Murdered by Nazis by Trav S.D.

I used great deliberation in titling this memoriam to actor Leslie Howard (Leslie Howard Steiner, 1893-1943). We tend to remember him for one thing, his most famous role, but it’s a practi…

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‘The Detention Lottery,’ Where You Do Have to Live Like a Refugee by American Theatre Editors

A Seattle-based production gives participants a stark look at the jarring, often dehumanizing reality inside U.S. immigration courts.

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NEWS: Hairspray reschedules its London Coliseum season for this autumn by Press Releases

Producers have announced new dates for the return of Hairspray the Musical which, prior to the coronavirus crisis, had been due to run from 23 April to 30 August 2020 at the London Coliseum.…

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Broadway at Music Circus Postpones 2020 Summer Season Due to Coronavirus Concerns by Olivia Clement

The Sacramento season was set to feature The Color Purple, Kinky Boots, and more.

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Theatre Director and Writer Gerald Freedman Dies at 91 by Dan Meyer

The artist helmed several productions on Broadway, in addition to operas, Off-Broadway, and regional work.

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Coronavirus: Oxford Playhouse launches commissioning fund to support artists by Matthew Hemley

Oxford Playhouse has revealed a new programme of work to encourage creativity during the coronavirus outbreak, including the launch of a new

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Drew Gasparini Releases New Single 'On The Edge' Featuring Bonnie Milligan

Today it was announced that composer Drew Gasparini released the second single off his upcoming album, We Aren't Kids Anymore (Original Studio Cast). The new song is called a?oeOn The Ed…

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Coronavirus: Arts Council of Wales announces £7m emergency fund by Georgia Snow

The Arts Council of Wales has unveiled its £7 million rescue package to help protect the Welsh cultural sector against the impacts

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Bay Area nonprofit theaters weather ‘shelter in place’ order by Joanne Engelhardt

That old expression “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” has never been more apt for theater companies throughout the Bay Area, which are dark until the “shelter in place” ord…

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Alan Menken, Judith Light, Harvey Fierstein, and More Join BRIDGE TO BROADWAY Online Training Platform

On Monday, April 6th, the latest installment of Erik Liberman's Bridge to Broadway online training platform launches. Bridge matches theatre students and emerging artists around the world wi…

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‘Waitress’ Composer Sara Bareilles Says She’s Fully Recovered From COVID-19 by Greg Evans

Waitress composer and star Sara Bareilles has revealed that she has made a full recovery from COVID-19. In an Instagram story, Bareilles says, “I had it, just so you know. I’m fully reco…

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Until the Lights Come Up and Lin-Manuel Miranda's TeeRico Sell Merchandise to Benefit Broadway Cares by Andrew Gans

Sales of shirts, stickers, and more will benefit the Broadway Cares COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

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Almost Love, Written and Directed by Mike Doyle, Now Available to Stream by Mark Peikert

The modern romcom stars Augustus Prew, Scott Evans, Kate Walsh, Colin Donnell, and more stage favorites.

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 9am (Broadway Time)

GRACE NOTES: Friday, April 3, 2020 by Susan Grace

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Celebrity Self-Tape: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s Emily Juliette Murphy Auditions for Her Dream Role in Skylight by Ruthie Fierberg

In our first monologue submission, the actor tries out for the David Hare classic.

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Dancing to feel free: Abilities Dance Boston’s ‘Cultivate’ by Admin

Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA.March 13, 2020  Dancing can make us feel free — free in our body and free to be ourselves. I thought about this essential truth after viewing Abil…

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New York Philharmonic performs Ravel’s Boléro, remotely by New York Theater

With this performance of Musicians of the New York Philharmonic , which has canceled all in-person performances through June 13th, continues online with this remote performance of Ravel’s…

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London Waitress star Sara Bareilles reveals she had coronavirus and has now "fully recovered"

West End Waitress actress Sara Bareilles revealed in an Instagram story that she had contracted COVID-19 but has now fully recovered. The Grammy Award-winning songstress was originally m…

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National Theatre's Livestreamed ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Reaches Nearly 1 Million Views

The National Theatre's first live streamed event, a YouTube broadcast of their play One Man, Two Guvnors, starring James Corden, proved to be a hit, garnering over 200,000 live views.

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Broadway Catch Up: April 3 - Ben Platt Performs Beyonce, ALW Plays 'Get Lucky', and More!

While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's videos, from stars including …

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‘Re-living the past so intensely is eerie’: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS – National Theatre (Online review) by Tom Bolton

After the theatres closed, the National Theatre was quick to announce a free mini-season of online shows from their NT Live broadcasts, which immediately became the only evening bookings in …

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Was Du Fu the Chinese Dante? BBC4 traces his footsteps

Ian McKellen recites works by the prolific Tang dynasty poet who created art during tumultuous times

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Magic, malaise and feats of recovery in Dynamo: Beyond Belief on Sky One

The Bradford magician shows off a fresh arsenal of tricks in a globetrotting new series

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The Countess and the Russian Billionaire, BBC2 — wealth, death threats and self-isolation

The twisty tale of an Englishwoman and her oligarch husband reveals the risks and rewards of being close to the Kremlin

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Kurt Elling featuring Danilo Pérez: Secrets are the Best Stories

Elling’s poised lyricism is amplified by the rhythmic force of Pérez’s piano in a poetic new album

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Orkesta Mendoza: Curandero

The Arizona Latin band’s new record is a joyous mix of music from both sides of the border

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Mutter, Ma & Barenboim: Beethoven: Triple Concerto

Three leading musicians show off their personalities in a new recording for Beethoven 250

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Nazar revisits the Angolan civil war in Guerrilla

The electronic artist remembers family and conflict in a dark, murky album

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ArtsBeat Radio/TV Special: "How We're Doing" by Mark G Auerbach

In the first of four special programs, "How We're Doing" explores how we're coping with social distancing, stay-at-home orders, and more. In this episode, we chat with WAM Theatre's Gail Bur…

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Celebrate David Hyde Pierce With a Look Back at His Stage Highlights by Marc J. Franklin

The Stage and Screen star celebrates his birthday April 3.

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Opera North’s The Ring Cycle to be streamed online by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Acclaimed company Opera North has decided to outdo everyone else on the streaming front by streaming the entirety of Wagner's Ring Cycle online. This post Opera North’s The…

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8,578 Audience Members of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Seoul Will Be Monitored After Two Cast Members Test Positive For COVID-19

The Seoul City government will monitor all 8,578 audience members who attended a performance of The Phantom of the Opera at Blue Square in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, after two members of the cast t…

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VIDEO: Kelli O'Hara Will Host Westport Country Playhouse's Live-Streamed Showcase of Young Performers

Westport Country Playhouse is hosting a livestreamed event for young performers to showcase their talents, and chat with Broadway's Kelli O'Hara!

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Thundercat: It Is What It Is — a hang-loose spirit

A mellow soundscape of funk, jazz and hip-hop fluctuates between flippant and serious tones

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Guvna B: Everywhere + Nowhere

The British gospel rapper delivers words of worship in style

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Dylan’s message? The answer, my friend, isn’t in this song

Ask the musician himself what ‘Murder Most Foul’ is about and he’d probably answer: ‘It’s about 17 minutes’

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William Wolf, Esteemed Theater Critic, Former Head of the Drama Desk, Dies from Corona Virus by Roger Friedman

The great theater critic William Wolf passed away over the weekend. He was in his late 80s. He was a real presence

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Tony Nominated Broadway Star Nick Cordero Unconscious in the ICU from Coronavirus, Wife Asks for Prayers by Roger Friedman

Tony nominated Broadway star Nick Cordero is fighting for his life in a Manhattan hospital. His wife, Amanda Kloots, posted to Instagram

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ATG venues suspend performances until 31 May due to COVID-19

The UK's Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) have announced that performances for all of its venues' shows will be suspended until Sunday, 31 May 2020 to help further contain the spread of the …

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Coronavirus: Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals to be streamed on YouTube by Matthew Hemley

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals are to be screened on a new YouTube channel called The Shows Must Go On. The concept is

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Coronavirus: 209k households tune in to watch National Theatre’s One Man, Two Guvnors stream by Georgia Snow

More than 200,000 households tuned in live to the first National Theatre at Home screening last night, which also attracted more than

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Coronavirus: LW Theatres commits to paying staff and confirms no planned redundancies by Matthew Hemley

LW Theatres has committed to paying all staff – including those employed on a show-by-show basis – and has confirmed no redundancies

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#54BelowAtHome Adds Lorna Luft, Tovah Feldshuh, and More to Lineup

A few new additions have been added to #54BelowAtHome, a series of streamed performances to provide theater fans everywhere with artistic content from their favorite artists. The new shows…

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VIDEO: Elton John, Paul McCartney, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and More Thank Healthcare Workers

Familiar faces of stage and screen have teamed up for a touching video, thanking British healthcare workers who are continuing to work during the current health crisis. The stars who partici…

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Ambassador Theatre Group Suspends Performances Until May 31

The UK's Ambassador Theatre Group has announced the suspension of all performances until May 31.

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LISTEN: Rachel Potter Releases Mashup of WAITRESS and Taylor Swift, 'Lover, You Matter to Me'

Rachel Potter has released a new single, featuring a mashup of Taylor Swift and Waitress! The song, a duet between Potter and Marty Thomas, is called Lover, You Matter to Me.

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VIDEO: Watch Andrew Scott Performing HAMLET's 'To Be Or Not To Be'

London's Almeida Theatre has put together a fantastic playlist of monologues from its past productions to keep us entertained at home, including Andrew Scott performing the famous 'To be, …

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ArtsBeat Radio/TV 4/3/20: Melia Bensussen, Hartford Stage by Mark G. Auerbach

ArtsBeat Radio/TV 4/03/20. Hartford Stage’s Artistic Director Melia Bensussen previews the 2020-21 season with host Mark G. Auerbach.

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Hairspray London announces rescheduled performance dates by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Hairspray London is re-scheduling its season dates at the London Coliseum from 1 September 2020 for 10 weeks only. This post Hairspray London announces rescheduled performanc…

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The Friday 5: 5 Classic Original Casts I Wish I'd Seen by JK

A lot of theater fans say they wish they had seen the original cast of The Glass Menagerie, including the legendary performance of Laurette Taylor. I could go for that myself. Truth is, I've…

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Business owners: How you can cope during COVID-19 by Admin

As business owners in the dance industry, we are all experiencing uncertainty amidst this global pandemic. Studios, dancewear brands, competitions and convention companies are all struggling…

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Marisha Wallace By Request – She Used To Be Mine from Waitress by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Marisha Wallace is using her lockdown to sing some of the most amazing musical theatre showstunes By Request. This post Marisha Wallace By Request – She Used To Be Mine fr…

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Seven Stages Podcast: Episode 4, Arlene Phillips by The Stage

What was the first show you ever saw? Your biggest theatre regret? And which production would you choose to watch on a

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Coronavirus: New dates announced for Hairspray at London Coliseum by Giverny Masso

New performance dates have been announced for Hairspray at the London Coliseum – after the musical was postponed due to the Covid-19

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Culture in Quarantine: the live performance in your living room

With museums and theatres closed, the BBC’s virtual festival brings the arts into British homes

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What will happen to the Salzburg Festival?

This year’s centenary event is in doubt — but it has survived darker times

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Jordan Casteel’s portraits cut through gloom with luminous empathy

New Museum exhibition — available by video tour — contains intimate depictions of Harlem life that convey a touching serenity

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The Tiger King and realities stranger than fiction

The latest Netflix sensation is a story of big cats, cages, drugs, abuse, guns and more guns

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The five best mass-infection movies — and two new odes to endurance

War films 1917 and the upcoming Painted Bird are the latest entries in a sub-genre driven by relentless adversity and survival

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Disney Theatricals Releases Downloadable Children's Activities For THE LION KING, FROZEN, and More

Disney Theatrical Productions is offering free downloadable creative activities for educators and parents from their shows, including The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Frozen and Aladdin.

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VIDEO: Jaap van Zweden Conducts New York Philharmonic's Performance of Wagner's DIE WALKURE

New York Philharmonic has released a video of Jaap van Zweden conducting Act I of Wagner's 'Die Walküre'.

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Sara Bareilles Reveals She Had Coronavirus But Has 'Fully Recovered'

Sara Bareilles has revealed in an Instagram story that she had coronavirus, but has 'fully recovered.'

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Denzel Washington, Sophie Okonedo, and More Star in the 2014 Revival of A Raisin in the Sun by Marc J. Franklin

The production, directed by Kenny Leon, opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre April 3, 2014.

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Denzel Washington, Sophie Okonedo, and More Starred in the 2014 Revival of A Raisin in the Sun by Marc J. Franklin

The production, directed by Kenny Leon, opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre April 3, 2014.

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 6am (Broadway Time)

West End run of Hairspray rescheduled to open on 1 September 2020

The producers of Hairspray The Musical have announced rescheduled season dates due to the coronavirus pandemic. Originally meant to open for previews on 23 April 2020, Hairspray will now…

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Where do we go? Dance theater on American soil by Admin

Last year, I was rehearsing for a show — a dance theater adaptation of a Tennessee Williams play — in a downtown studio in NYC. Later that day, I received an email stating that I couldn…

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Paintings of nature that speak to our anxious times

Crises have inspired art that subverts pastoral idylls, evoking the chaos of the natural world

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Tiger King: a human zoo for all the family

Facing an amorphous viral threat, we flock to a bizarre show offering the more tangible terror of tooth and claw

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They don’t trust me with cheese by Artsjournal1

‘The man next to us is honking like a seal,’ whispered my friend Mel at the interval of One Man, Two Guvnors at the National Theatre back in 2011. Tonight the National Theatre will strea…

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How to self-isolate like Luke Edward Hall

Leading designers and decorators reveal how they are finding comfort during lockdown

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Yinka Ilori: ‘Why should I feel like I don’t belong?’

The British-Nigerian designer on heritage, race and why everyone wants to work with him

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Lily Frias: A winding road of dancing, representing and innovating by Admin

The road for any of us can take an unexpected turn, at any point — but that’s perhaps all the more true for performing artists. The life and work of Lily Frias, LA-based dance artist and…

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The magic of Pushkin’s verse, now in a new translation

How the Russian bard wrote many of his greatest works under lockdown in 1830

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Red Line Productions Will Stream ORPHANS, Starring Alec Baldwin

By special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, Red Line Productions will present a live streamed reading of Lyle Kessler's Orphans, featuring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Alec Baldwi…

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Dancing alone together: Becoming SOCIAL DistANCERS by Admin

While not everyone will contract COVID19, no one is immune from the impact of isolation and social distancing. The emotional side effects of this pandemic may be even worse because they are …

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Dancing in Isolation: Resources for dancers during COVID-19 by Admin

The dance community is small but connected. And dancers are physical people. During this time of social-distancing, it’s easy to lose our mind a little. Without regular class to keep our b…

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Wake Up With BWW 4/3: Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals Will Stream Online Free, and More!

Today's top stories: some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals will stream online for free, and more!

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Daisy Haggard: ‘Eternal optimism has got me through rather than ambition’

Q&A with the actor on work-life balance, mentors and why she’s at her happiest restoring a ruin in Greece

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Former chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks on faith amid the crisis

He explains why this is ‘the moment of moments for faith communities’ and shares his love of music

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Lights in the dark: a photographer captures the beauty of fireflies

Samuel James explores an ephemeral world in a series of photos taken in the Appalachians

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ALBUM REVIEW: #ZoologicalSociety by Ian Foster

New musical #ZoologicalSociety, written by Vikki Stone and Kate Mulgrew, gets a well-timed concept album release.

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 4am (Broadway Time)

NGV’s Drop-by Drawing program goes online by Arts Review

The National Gallery of Victoria has launched a new four-part virtual series of its popular Drop-by Drawing program. This virtual iteration of the program invites audiences to watch a video …

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Watch The National Theatre Live production of One Man, Two Guvnors now by Peter J Snee

Watch One Man, Two Guvnors with James Corden – a comedy hit filmed live on stage at London’s National Theatre

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Laura Jean McKay: The Animals in That Country by Arts Review

Bold, exhilarating, and wholly original, Laura Jean McKay’s The Animals in That Country asks what would happen, for better or worse, if we finally understood what animals were saying. Out…

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Faced with canceled concerts and uncertain seasons, classical groups are in 'crisis mode' by Sarah Bryan Miller | Post-Dispatch Classical Music Critic

Most have canceled concerts and other events, and others are waiting to see what the effect will be on seasons yet to begin.

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St. Louis Actors' Studio announces 2020-2021 season by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Offerings include 'Zoo Story,' 'Straight White Men,' 'Hand to God.'

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“Launcher 5,” or a Recipe to Make Young Men Monsters  by Baharak Sahami

Launcher 5’s honest rendition of narrative and characters is its winning card, which drew an increasingly large number of audiences to the theater during the eight months it was staged in …

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Italian Resilience Against COVID-19: The “Strange Interlude” at the Teatro Stabile in Turin by Maria Pia Pagani

Having opened in May 1955, the Teatro Stabile in Turin is one of the most important artistic institutions in Italy. Since 1977, its main productions have been officially hosted at the Teatro…

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Howard Sherman: Why the shutdown could have a bigger effect on US not-for-profit theatres by Howard Sherman

The ongoing litany of delays, postponements and cancellations in the US’ not-for-profit theatres is not unique, as venues and countless performing companies

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Gerald Freedman, Veteran Director of Hair, The Robber Bridegroom & More, Dies at 92 by Andy Lefkowitz

Gerald Freedman, a prolific director of Broadway, off-Broadway and regional theater, died on March 17 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, according to The New York Times. The cause of death wa…

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Six of the best plays about confinement | Michael Billington by Michael Billington

Dramatists have long focused on the agonies and irritations of self-imposed or enforced isolation ‘I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space,” says Hamle…

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Bell Shakespeare launches short film festival for students by Arts Review

Calling all budding young filmmakers! National theatre company Bell Shakespeare has announced a film festival where students are in the director’s seat. Open to primary and secondary schoo…

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Audio Review: ‘The Avengers’ by Big Finish Productions by Dr. Mark Dreisonstok

“The Avengers” was a campy English 1960’s television spy series and is still remembered fondly today. While the show clearly placed itself within the James Bond 007 spy-thriller genre,…

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Tripleplusgood by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review a pay-per-view webcast performance by Houston’s Alley Theatre of a stage version of 1984. (This review was written before the death of my wife Hil…

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Joy in the afternoon by Terry Teachout

This is, first of all, an expression of profound gratitude. I knew that many people were following the unfolding story of my beloved Hilary, but I had no idea how many until I posted this tr…

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Replay: Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring by Terry Teachout

The New England Conservatory Contemporary Ensemble plays the original chamber-orchestra version of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring in concert in 2014: (This is the latest in a series o…

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Almanac: Louisa May Alcott on love and death by Terry Teachout

“‘I used to think I couldn’t let you go, but I’m learning to feel that I don’t lose you, that you’ll be more to me than ever, and death can’t part us, though it seems to.’ …

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Friday, April 3, 2020 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Playbill Viewing: Broadway Stars Came Together for No Pay, Nudity by Ruthie Fierberg

Nathan Lane, Donna Murphy, Frances Conroy and Gabriel Byrne are among the stars in Lee Wilkoff's 2016 film.

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Main Street Theater Donates Fabric to Local Costume Designer Making Masks for Medical Workers

Donna Southern Schmidt, a local, professional costume designer who works regularly with MST as well as other Houston theaters, has found a way to make good use of her forced hiatus by sewing…

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Australia Council announces Four Year Funding 2021-24 by Arts Review

The Australia Council has announced the 144 arts organisations that will receive a share of $31.7M per annum in funding offered through the revised Four Year Funding for Organisations progra…

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How can you get kids excited about theatre from the sofa?

Our pick of the top 10 shows for families. Plus, join FT writers Sarah Hemming and Andrew Dickson for a live chat on Friday April 3 at 12pm and 5pm UK time

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Dance/NYC & the New York State Council on Nonprofits Share Info Re The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) by The Dance Enthusiast

Dance/NYC joins New York State Council on Nonprofits in sharing information about The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), part of the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security …

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Inspiring! This Actor Quit by Broadway Beat

by Zach Raffio. @zachraffio. LOS ANGELES - Get ready for a little dose of “Yes I Can”: Local actor Natalie Cambridge announced this week that she planned to fully quit the profession aft…

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13 Performances with Stage Stars to Watch Today, April 3 - See Andy Karl, Orfeh, Lillias White, YouTube star Randy Rainbow and others

With in-person theatre out of commission for the foreseeable future, many performers are sharing their talents online. Below are performances you can watch today, Friday, April 3, from the c…

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12 Stage Performances to Watch This Weekend, April 4-5 - See Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kristin Chenoweth, Faith Prince. Andrea Martin and others

With in-person theatre out of commission for the foreseeable future, many Broadway performers are sharing their talents online. Below are performances (including some starry full-length prod…

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Check Out What's Coming to Marquee TV in April! Free 30 Day Trial Now Available by The Dance Enthusiast

Check Out What's Coming to Marquee TV in April! Free 30 Day Trial Now Available.

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