Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

VIDEO: Paper Mill Explores the Works of Jerry Herman for Humanities Symposium Series

Paper Mill Playhouse has shared a flashback installment of its Humanitarian Symposium Series taking an inside look at the work of Jerry Herman.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

SiriusXM Town Hall Addresses Devastation Of COVID-19 Shutdown And Hopes For Re-Opening NYC by David Robb

Leaders from a cross-section of entertainment and sports spoke today in a town hall on SiriusXM about the devastation the COVID-19 shutdown has had on their industries. The get-together was …

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Groove Dance Competition and Convention holds make-up events this summer by Admin

With the COVID-19 pandemic, events have been canceled, studios have been closed, and our normal dance life has been sadly on pause. However, some states are slowly reopening, and the dance i…

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Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F**ked by Peter J Snee

By special arrangement with the Agency and playwright Rob Hayes, The Very Popular Theatre Company presents a world-wide live-streamed reading

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Pipe dream or intriguing blueprint? Here’s a quick look at Greg Lundgren’s ‘One Half a Football Team’ proposal by Brendan Kiley

How do we rebuild from the coronavirus pandemic? Do we try to reestablish the status quo of January 2020, or should we take this enforced pause — triggered by the twin forces of coronaviru…

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Tituss Burgess, Alex Newell and More to Appear On BEYOND THE SHELTER A Virtual Pride Party And Benefit Concert

A diverse cast of Broadway, TV, film, dance, and opera stars unite for an Interactive Virtual Pride Kick-Off Party and concert to raise money for LGBTQ+ homeless youth

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A Streetcar Named Desire, National Theatre at Home review – world on fire by Aleks.sierz

NT Live recording of this classic Young Vic production is genuinely unmissable The National Theatre’s triumphant march through its archive of NT Live recordings continues this week with a …

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Lano & Woodley, Singin’ Some Songs by Peter J Snee

Australia’s favourite comedy double act have put their heads together (1.5 metres apart, obviously) and appointed themselves officers in charge

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Smash: A New Musical announces Broadway run by Sean McLoughlin

Smash is an American TV musical drama created by Theresa Rebeck and Robert Greenblatt for the NBC. With Steven Spielberg

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Popular Brisbane Storytelling Event Goes Online During COVID-19 by Peter J Snee

The Story Chunder, which began as a live weekly storytelling event at Brisbane’s BackDock Arts in Fortitude Valley, has moved

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Today on Broadway: Friday, May 22, 2020 by Matt Tamanini

“Smash” is Coming to Broadway (No Really), Public Receives $4 Million in Aid, Criterion to Stream ” Original Cast Album: Company” “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through F…

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Arts Centre Melbourne is calling for Victorian-based emerging composers to apply for its award-winning mentorship program 5x5x5: Memory by Sean McLoughlin

Victorian-based emerging composers under the age of 30 can now apply for award-winning Arts Centre Melbourne mentorship program, 5x5x5. The

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

LA TI DO goes virtual with LA TI DOnline by News Desk

When COVID-19 overwhelmed the world in early 2020 and affected the future of in-person, live gatherings, LA TI DO Productions (LTD) came to a standstill like many organizations of its kind. …

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Although streaming theater-related content is no substitute for the real thing, it gives fans a taste of what they love while stuck at home.

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Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Join Arts Institutions Seeking Government Relief from COVID-19 Impact

The National Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions are joining a number of other UK arts organizations calling for government intervention to rescue the industry which Friedman describes as…

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Love in Lockdown – a little love story starring Lucy Durack and Eddie Perfect by Sally Wright

Love in Lockdown is a romantic comedy that stars Lucy Durack (Wicked) and Eddie Perfect (Beetlejuice); produced by Robyn Butler

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Love Letters LIVE with Bryan Cranston and Sally Field by New York Theater

Watch Bryan Cranston and Sally Field live in A.R. Gurney’s two-character play about a man and woman writing to one another over half a century. This is the third in a series of new live-st…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Watch You Gotta Believe Benefit, Featuring Kerry Butler, Anika Larsen, Beth Malone, Alec Mapa, More, on Stars in the House by Andrew Gans

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

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Criterion To Stream ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM: COMPANY Documentary in June

The documentary film Original Cast Album: Company, which follows the original Broadway cast and creative team of the musical into the recording studio, will begin streaming Monday, June 15, …

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Photo: TINA Star Adrienne Warren Joins 'The Red Nose Day Special' Airing Tonight On NBC!

Get a sneak peek photo of Adrienne Warren, star of 'Tina: The Tina Turner Musical' from 'The Red Nose Day Special' airing tonight at 9/8c, on NBC!

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Interview with Q Brothers’ JQ by Showbiz Chicago Newsdesk

JQ on creating BUGGIN!, the Q Brothers’ first hip-hop album for kids. We also discuss [...]

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Broadway In Chicago Announces Disney’s FROZEN Rescheduled To Nov. 18, 2021-Jan. 23, 2022 by Showbiz Chicago Newsdesk

The safety and health of our patrons, staff and theatrical companies is our top priority. [...]

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Are We Losing Our Abilities To Read Deeply? by Artsjournal

Beyond self-inflicted attention deficits, people who cannot deep read — or who do not use and hence lose the deep-reading skills they learned — typically suffer from an attenuate…

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The Atlantic Magazine Cuts 20 Percent Of Its Staff by Artsjournal

The 68 staff cuts are mostly attributable to the collapse of the company’s events business, which was one of its strongest pillars for many years.

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Word Up!: Session 1 by The Old Globe

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Livestreaming Writing Amazing Audio Plays with Madhuri Shekar by Lauren Gunderson

By Lauren Gunderson. Playwright Lauren Gunderson presents Writing Amazing Audio Plays with Madhuri Shekar livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at ho…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Watch Young Vic’s A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE now! by Gabi Bergman

‘I don’t want realism. I want magic!’ Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall, Sex Education) plays Blanche DuBois with Ben Foster (Lone Survivor,

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Caryl Churchill’s ‘Mad Forest’ Gets Ready for Its Close-Up by American Theatre Editors

A Zoom production by Bard College students gets a second life as a TFANA co-presentation, with sets, lights, props, and live editing.

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Iconic Drag—Fabulous Memories of a Drag Aficionado

I’m a drag aficionado. I wouldn’t call myself an expert, but I certainly am a connoisseur of fabulous drag! From New York cabaret rooms, to Las Vegas showrooms, to the exhibition halls…

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Apple's LITTLE VOICE From J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles Set for July 10 Debut

Apple today unveiled a first look at 'Little Voice,' a fresh, intensely romantic tale from the award-winning team of J.J. Abrams, Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson, that will premiere globall…

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Sunny Showtunes: Do the 'Impossible' with CINDERELLA

We here at BroadwayWorld know that sometimes social-distancing can get you down. With the theatre industry at a standstill, many of us are craving some trademark musical theatre merriment to…

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Ogunquit Playhouse Celebrates Would-Be Opening of 88th Season With Sally Struthers and More

Ogunquit Playhouse celebrated the would-be opening of its 88th season with staff, opening night subscribers, sponsors and donors virtually from their individual homes on Friday evening, May …

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#BWWPrompts: Which TV Series Should Be Adapted for the Stage?

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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Invisible Diaries – Best Of: A Note from the Curator by Katalin Trencsényi

As a response to the damage the Covid-19 pandemic has caused in the theatre world, the Dramaturgs’ Network (a volunteer arts organization, based in the UK) has launched a new project: Invi…

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Broadway Brainteasers: TINA 'Simply the Best' Scrambles!

Test your knowledge of the tunes from Tina the Musical!

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Get Crafty with ‘The Sound of Music’ by Matthew Wexler

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization has launched fun, at-home activities to coincide with the free streaming of 'The Sound of Music.' The post Get Crafty with ‘The Sound of Music’…

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René Buch, Who Established Professional Spanish-Language Theater In New York, Dead At 94 by Artsjournal1

“[He was] a co-founder and the artistic director of Repertorio Español, … [which since 1968] has reimagined Spanish classics and offered contemporary work by Latin and Latin American pl…

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Woman Wins €1 Million Picasso In Raffle by Artsjournal1

The fundraiser, organized by Christie’s, netted €5.1 million for CARE’s clean-water projects in three African countries. The prize, a small 1921 Nature morte (still-life), went to an I…

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Company Creates Drones To Disinfect Theatres by Artsjournal

In the innovative system, the disinfectant is stored on the ground, and pumped through a hose to the hovering drone, which then spreads it throughout the theater. Meanwhile, another drone dr…

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Sampling The World Of Zoom Book Clubs by Artsjournal1

Gail Beckerman joins a New York literary salon now hosted remotely from Nairobi (“I’d never had the experience of watching in close-up such a large group of people actively listening”)…

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The Global Music Business Is Extinguished. That May Be A Good thing by Artsjournal

The global live music industry is worth some $30 billion every year. Or, rather, was. In a matter of weeks, Covid-19 shut down everything from pub gigs to festivals. And in doing so, it also…

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Why Our Brains Have Difficulty Sorting Fact From Fiction by Artsjournal

Philosophers have long concerned themselves with what they call “the paradox of fiction”—why would we find imagined stories emotionally arousing at all? The answer is that most of our …

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How Visual Images Change In The Internet Era by Artsjournal

From our present experience of the internet, what changes might we expect? We are all André Malraux now. To create his “museum without walls,” an archive of images from around the world…

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Why Should It Matter If You Know What You’re Listening To? by Artsjournal

Our preconceived ideas about a composer or piece can keep us from listening with fresh ears. An intermezzo by the mighty Brahms? Before you hear a note, you may already have decided it’s g…

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Can The “Experience Economy” Survive The Pandemic? by Artsjournal

The economy’s reliance on live events has been growing for years. When Disneyland opened in 1955, it sparked a boom in the theme park business. In recent decades, the Wizarding World of Ha…

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Room to Grow in Arizona by American Theatre Editors

Theatre in the Grand Canyon State reflects the region's unique challenges and opportunities.

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How an ‘Urban Rez’ Grew Into a ‘Native Nation’ by American Theatre Editors

Larissa FastHorse's Cornerstone piece about L.A. County's Native peoples wasn't just adapted for Arizona---it was rebuilt from the ground up.

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Katharine McPhee Says She's Team Ivy Lynn & Reacts to Smash Musical News by Caitlin Moynihan

It's been seven years since the final episode of Smash aired on NBC, but that hasn't stopped the popularity of the Broadway-obsessed show from growing. In 2015 there was Bombshell: In Conce…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Watch Tony Winners Kelli O'Hara and Christian Borle in City Center Encores! Showstopping Numbers by Andrew Gans

O'Hara sings "I'm Going Back" from the 2010 production of Bells Are Ringing, and Borle does "The Lambeth Walk" from Me and My Girl.

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Watch The Sentinels, a new 9/11 play by Matthew Lopez by New York Theater

  Katrina Lenk, Jane Alexander and Denée Benton portray 9/11 widows in this half hour play by Matthew Lopez, a radical departure in running time from his Broadway debut play The Inheritanc…

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BritBox to Make Complete BBC Shakespeare Collection Available for Streaming by Logan Culwell-Block

The 37-title collection includes performances by Helen Mirren, Judi Dench, Jonathan Pryce, John Cleese, and more.

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Free Virtual Mentorship Program, Auditions, Full & Part-Time Jobs in this Week's BroadwayWorld Classifieds 5/21

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 5/21/2020 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

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VIDEO: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Choreographer Lorin Latarro Kicks Off Pod De Deux's WOMEN OF BROADWAY Series

The Pod De Deux Podcast team has released the first episode in their recently announced 'Women Of Broadway' summer series, featuring Mrs. Doubtfire choreographer, Lorin Latarro.

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Derek Klena and Gavin Leatherwood to Appear on 3D+U

Southern California's 3-D Theatricals' 3D+U is has announced its special 3D+U guests for Friday, May 22. For this week's edition of 'Fantastical Fridays,' host T.J. Dawson will welcome De…

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Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that the men of 'Desperate Housewives' will reunite LIVE on 'Stars In The House' on Friday, May 22nd at 8 PM ET on the Stars In The House YouTu…

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Odds & Ends: Kelli O’Hara, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for Concert Series by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. Weekly Seth Rudetsky Concert Series to Feature Kelli O'Hara & More Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway concert series, which fir…

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21 Books Broadway Stars Are Currently Recommending by Marc J. Franklin

From Becoming by Michelle Obama to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, check out the books that are on the reading lists of some of theatre's biggest stars.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Livestreaming Writing Science for Stage with Anna Ziegler and Geetha Reddy by Lauren Gunderson

By Lauren Gunderson. Playwright Lauren Gunderson presents Writing Science for Stage with Anna Ziegler and Geetha Reddy livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound …

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EXCLUSIVE: The Public Theater, which has earned tens of millions of dollars launching Hamilton, received federal assistance meant to preserve jobs threatened by the pandemic. The Public bo…

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Kevin Chamberlin to Appear as the Next Guest on SUNDAYS ON THE COUCH WITH GEORGE

George Salazar will welcome Tony-nominee Kevin Chamberlin to 'Sundays on the Couch with George' this Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 5pm EST/2pm PST on Youtube. Kevin is a three-time Tony nominee kn…

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Off-Broadway's Irish Rep Announces Entirely Digital Summer Season

The theater will present screen versions of several classic productions.

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Playwrights Realm Transitions From Producing Full-Time Service by American Theatre Editors

The move reinforces the organization’s mission of giving playwrights time and resources to develop new work.

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The Daily Distraction: Let Cher Entertain You, Let Cher Make You Smile by Ryan McPhee

Happy belated birthday to the goddess warrior, and happy anniversary to Gypsy.

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Laura Benanti, Nikki Renee Daniels & More to be Featured on THE PERFECT FIT Remote EP

Broadway Records announced Laura Benanti and Nikki Renee Daniels will star in the upcoming 'Remote EP' release of the award-winning new musical The Perfect Fit, written by 13-year-old musica…

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Signature Theatre announces new dates for Mamma Mia! by Lorraine Treanor

Signature Theatre has just announced the new dates for their production of  the ABBA musical Mamma Mia!. The highly anticipated show, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Sc…

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Talking Heads: A Filmic Appreciation by Kurt Gardner

An affectionate look back at Talking Heads' two theatrical films.

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Victoria Clark Recalls Her Time in Cats, a Rogue Turntable in Les Misérables, and More Stories From Her Career by Mark Peikert

The Tony winner—who was to have directed the first major revival of Love Life in March—also reveals the workshop she turned down to tour in Cats.

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Audio Review: ‘The Rise of King Asilas” Streaming via Podcast by Dr. Mark Dreisonstok

  “The Rise of King Asilas” is a fascinating, thought-provoking, audio series currently in its third season. The brainchild of JV Torres, who writes and stars as King Asilas, the show r…

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Andrew Barth Feldman Announces Starry Benefit for the Barbra Barth Feldman Performing Arts Center by Lindsey Sullivan

Former Dear Evan Hansen star vlogger Andrew Barth Feldman has announced a one-night-only event to raise money for the renamed and soon-to-be renovated Barbra Barth Feldman Performing Arts …

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Off Broadway’s Irish Repertory Theatre Sets First-Ever Online Season, Including World Premiere Of COVID-19 Drama by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: New York’s Irish Repertory Theatre has announced an upcoming online run of four plays, becoming what could be Off Broadway’s first summer season created specifically for virtu…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Applications now open for $500 microgrants to emerging writers and composers by News Desk

A new arts program—Emergent Seed—is offering $500 microgrants and the opportunity for emerging writers and composers in the DC Metro area to have their work broadcast in virtual events. …

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STARS IN THE HOUSE! by Corine Cohen

8pm ET: Benefit for You Gotta Believe with Kerry Butler, Willie Garson, Luke Islam, Anika Larsen, Beth Malone, Alec Mapa and Nia Vardalos ​ ​ Friday, MAY 22 2pm ET: Cry Baby reunion with…

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Watch Stars of Broadway's The Prom and High School Students Celebrate a Virtual Prom Together by Dan Meyer

The #BuildAVirtualProm trend started last month when high schoolers were asked to submit videos of themselves dancing in quarantine.

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5 GYPSY Ethel Merman Appearances "Some People" Will Like!

Way back in 1959, magical force of nature Ethel Merman opened one of THE Broadway musicals of Broadway musicals Gypsy at... the Broadway Theatre.

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Podcasts: drama queens

Joe Rogan’s Spotify deal underscores how land grabs have shifted to the talent behind the microphone

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Noah Galvin to Narrate Audiobook for Byron Lane's Debut Novel A STAR IS BORED

Macmillan Audio has announced that Noah Galvin will narrate the audiobook for A Star is Bored by Byron Lane, the hilariously heartfelt debut novel about living life at full force and discov…

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Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization Collaborates With Chelsea Foy for THE SOUND OF MUSIC CRAFTING CORNER

Over the last 60 years, The Sound of Music has filled hearts, theaters, and homes with warmth, laughter and cheer.  The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization has collaborated with influe…

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VIDEO: Teenagers Unite to Build a Virtual Prom with Members of Broadway Cast of THE PROM!

The Broadway Company of THE PROM launched the #buildavirtualprom initiative encouraging teenagers all over the world who missed pivotal high school experiences, like the Prom, to get dressed…

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Lincoln Center at Home Announces Upcoming Calendar of Events Featuring ACT ONE Starring Santino Fontana & More

Lincoln Center at Home is maintaining connections to the arts during the COVID-19 pandemic. A free, one-stop portal to all digital offerings from across the iconic campus, offerings include …

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VIDEO: See Lin-Manuel Miranda in the Trailer for Apple TV's DEAR...

Apple today released the trailer for 'Dear...,' a highly anticipated docuseries from Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler.

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STARZ Announces New Series P-VALLEY from Acclaimed Playwright Katori Hall

Starz announced today that the new original series “P-Valley” will premiere on Sunday, July 12 at 8 PM ET/PT, airing eight episodes week-to-week on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada and on S…

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We check in with Katharine McPhee about Bombshell: In Concert and more! 

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Washington Performing Arts does pandemic planning with patron feedback by David Siegel

Better days may be coming. Some restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic may be easing. But there is not yet a definitive date when DMV performing arts venues might reopen across three …

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

It's Variety Thursday! on Stars in the House, Featuring Bonnie Milligan, Saycon Sengbloh, and Steven Weber by Andrew Gans

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

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DMV-area organizations plan for a virtual summer camp experience by News Desk

As the end dates for social-distancing recommendations keep being pushed further toward the end of the year, many DC, Maryland, and Virginia arts organizations are committing to an effort to…

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Sondheim vs. Weill's "Fruity" Sixths by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Cross-posted from Train My Ear.If you forced me to make a list of favorite composers, Kurt Weill would be at the top, Maurice Ravel would be second, and, though I'm not exactly sure about th…

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Livestreaming SEGAL TALKS: Hoi Fai Wu

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The Playwrights Realm Puts Productions on Hold for 2020–2021 Season; Shifts to Supporting Playwrights Full-Time by Olivia Clement

The Off-Broadway theatre will expand the ways it supports early-career writers artistically, financially, and emotionally.

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Livestreaming SEGAL TALKS: Patricia Cornelius

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Livestreaming SEGAL TALKS: Anne Bogart

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Revisiting the National Theatre’s 2011 “Frankenstein” by Aleks Sierz

So far, it could be said that the National Theatre is having a good lockdown. Every week, this flagship streams one of its stock of NT Live films, which are always a welcome reminder of the …

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6 Things to Do This Memorial Day Weekend

Our writers offer suggestions for what to watch or listen to while we’re housebound.

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Billy Porter, Todrick Hall, and More Join Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter's Second Annual Pride Summit 

Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter today announced their second annual joint Pride Summit to celebrate the influence of the LGBTQ+ community across music, media and entertainment.

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Livestreaming SEGAL TALKS: Aina Tur

By . The Martin E.

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Los Angeles Redirects Developer Fees To Arts Aid by Artsjournal

LA City Council unanimously approved two motions that repurpose arts fees paid by developers in support of now-canceled or planned cultural events as small-dollar grants to artists, arts org…

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Actor Steve Beall bids farewell to Quotidian Theatre by Steve Beall

I would have wept no matter when or how the Quotidian Theatre Company (QTC) closed. I heard about it soon after the decision was announced, and wept again when it was reported here at DC The…

Linked From DC Theatre Scene at 01:03PM

A new opportunity for emerging writers and composers: $500 microgrants from Emergent Seed by Lorraine Treanor

In a press release just received comes news of a funding opportunity from the new arts program Emergent Seed. The organization is offering $500 microgrants to emerging writers and composers …

Linked From DC Theatre Scene at 01:03PM
Thursday, May 21, 2020 at noon (Broadway Time)

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Receives $600,000 Gift from John Gore by Lindsey Sullivan

The ​Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has ​announced the receipt of a $600,000 gift from ​John Gore to the ​National Theater Institute ​(NTI) scholarship endowment. NTI’s six seme…

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Ben Platt Reveals How Live From Radio City Music Hall Was Like the 'Best Bar Mitzvah' by Caitlin Moynihan

It's been almost three years since Tony winner Ben Platt took his final bow in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, and he's been going nonstop ever since. In that time, he's released his first al…

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Signature Theatre postpones ‘Mamma Mia!’ at The Anthem until 2021 by News Desk

Mamma Mia! at The Anthem DC will not run June 25 – July 5, 2020 as previously scheduled. Signature Theatre has worked with our sponsors Amazon and Max Productions and our partners at The A…

Linked From DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:51PM

British theatre 'on brink of total collapse', says top producer by Lanre Bakare

Sonia Friedman calls for rescue package to save more than 1,000 theatres from permanent closure British theatre is on the “brink of total collapse”, according to one of the industry’s …

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National Theatre may shed 30% of its staff without more support by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Arts venue has lost 75% of its income because of coronavirus crisis The National Theatre has warned it will have to make significant numbers of staff redundant unless it receives additional …

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In Lieu of Provincetown, Kelli O’Hara, Jeremy Jordan, and Jessie Mueller Will Offer Virtual Concerts This Summer by Dan Meyer

Traditionally held at the Provincetown Art House, the performances will now take place online.

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Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2020 Stephen Schwartz Award Honoree and Multiple Thom Thomas Award Recipients by Ryan McPhee

The awards go to rising composers and writers and come with a no-strings-attached grant.

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Faces of ITS: Cole Snook by Anna Hastings

Nebraska Thespian says theatre helps people look past stereotypes The post Faces of ITS: Cole Snook appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

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BD Wong to be the First Guest on Live & In Color's BE OUR GUEST Weekly Interactive Happy Hour

Echoing the current spirit of 'The show must go on(line),' Devanand Janki, artistic director for new works development organization Live & In Color unveiled plans Wednesday for a weekly …

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Krystal Joy Brown to Perform Live Concert at The Residences at Worldwide Plaza to Benefit Food Bank For New York City

Sounds of the City will present Krystal Joy Brown at The Residences at Worldwide Plaza in an exciting live outdoor concert to benefit Food Bank For New York City, Friday May 22nd. Composer L…

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BOMBSHELL CONCERT Review! by Corine Cohen

Last evening I watched the taped concert Actors Fund benefit of BOMBSHELL. What an incredible concert! The gorgeous musical by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman was gloriously done with incredi…

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Simon McBurney’s ‘The Encounter’ Is a Wild Head Trip by David Cote

In this dazzling one-person show, Simon McBurney tells a series of nested stories about a wild ride into the depths of the Amazon.

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VIDEO: Kelli O'Hara Sings 'I'm Going Back' From BELLS ARE RINGING in New #EncoresArchives

New York City Center is presenting the #EncoresArchives series! They will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores!, Encores! Off-Center, and Gala production…

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John Legend, Memorial Day Events and More Livestreaming This Week by Peter Libbey

Appointment viewing is back. Find out what online events to look for in coming days, and when to tune in.

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70% Of Audience Would Rather See New Movies At Home Than At A Theater: Study by Artsjournal1

“The results — from a survey of roughly 1,000 people in mid-May by sports and events analytics firm Performance Research, in partnership with Full Circle Research Co. — point to just h…

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Just What Was The “Sweating Sickness” In Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell Trilogy? by Artsjournal1

“It was known in Cromwell’s time as sudor anglicus, meaning the ‘English sweat,’ and there were five outbreaks of it in England, the first in 1485 and the last in 1551. Victims did, …

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Bill T. Jones May Be Just The Choreographer For The Age Of COVID by Artsjournal1

“”This is my second plague,” he said he told his company recently. ‘I know it’s kind of a coarse thing to say. They’re different, but they have things in common.’ Yes, the circ…

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Only In France? A Traveling Drive-In Art Film Festival by Artsjournal1

The Drive-In Festival, conceived by a small group of French movie execs, shows one title a day (“popular director-driven films” rather than “blockbusters or new releases”) for a week…

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San Francisco’s Avenue de Cello by Artsjournal

The cello concerts have the added bonus of another San Francisco shelter-in-place trend. Page Street is one of an increasing number of roads closed to through traffic to give people space to…

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School Of Rock conducts online casting search for UK Tour by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Andrew Lloyd Webber's School Of Rock is holding an online talent search for young musicians to take part in the 2021 UK Tour of the hit musical. This post School Of Rock cond…

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Kelli O'Hara, Jeremy Jordan and Jessie Mueller Will Take Part in Seth Rudetsky's Virtual Concert Series- Kicks Off May 31st!

Mark Cortale announced today that Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 will debut as a weekly virtual s…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11am (Broadway Time)

My gallant gal by Terry Teachout

My wife Hilary died a bit more than two months ago. I wrote a fair amount about her passing at the time, but of late I’ve limited myself to the occasional tweet. That’s not because I’m…

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‘Henry IV, Parts I and II’ were stellar at American Shakespeare Center by Andrew Walker White

The Shakespeare scene in and near Washington, DC, in the months prior to the virus’s intervention, was truly rich in character and ideas; so much so that even a certain fat braggart manage…

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Society of London Theatre Announces Coalition to Explore Reopening Solutions by Lindsey Sullivan

The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and UK Theatre have shared the latest announcement from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport to set up a new Entertainment and Events W…

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Betsy Wolfe and Husband Adam Krauthamer Welcome Baby Girl by Lindsey Sullivan

Broadway starand former vlogger Betsy Wolfe has announced that she and her husband, musician Adam Krauthamer, have welcomed their first child. She posted the news on Instagram …

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Michael Morpurgo will retell Shakespeare’s plays in new children’s book by Kitty Underwood

Michael Morpurgo has unveiled his plan for a new book in which he will retell the works of Shakespeare in modern language for 6 to 16-year-olds.  The post Michael Morpurgo will retell Shake…

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Alan Menken and Glenn Slater Writing Score for New Animated Film Spellbound by Andrew Gans

The musical fantasy will also reunite Menken with Beauty and the Beast's Linda Woolverton, who is writing the film with Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin.

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BWW Exclusive: Damon Daunno Sings 'Isadora' From THE LIZ SWADOS PROJECT

On Friday, Ghostlight Records will release The Liz Swados Project, the newly-recorded tribute to the 4-time Tony nominated composer and lyricist Elizabeth Swados. Listen to Damon Daunno sin…

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PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: FOOL FOR LOVE by Sam Shepard

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 focu…

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VIDEO: Alan Menken, Glen Keane, and More Appear In The Howard Ashman Celebration

Last night, Rainbow Sun Productions premiered The Howard Ashman Celebration, a special video presentation benefiting Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS.

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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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[REMINDER] Daddy Long Legs reunites TONIGHT at 8 PM!

Hey all! Don’t forget – we’ve scheduled a very special livestream event for all of you tonight! The company of my Off-Broadway production of Daddy Long Legs will be reuniting tonig…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 10am (Broadway Time)

A Season to Celebrate Asian-American Theater Is Lost to Pandemic by Cathy Park Hong

Briefly this spring New York theaters featured a stunning array of plays by writers of Asian descent. The scripts showed diversity and adventurous experimentation.

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Putting It Together - Casting

For Episode 2 of "Putting it Together," which takes you behind the scenes of the page to stage process at George Street Playhouse, Artistic Director David Saint chats with longtime GSP Casti…

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EXCLUSIVE: Hear Dave Malloy Sing From Elizabeth Swados's Runaways on New Album

The Liz Swados Project is released tomorrow.

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Katori Hall, Martyna Majok Creating TV Shows Based on Plays P*ssy Valley and Queens

The shows will air on Starz and HBO, respectively.

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Original Cast Album: Company Documentary to Stream in June on Criterion Channel

The film looks at the making of the Company cast recording.

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SCENERY Releases New Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Jewelry Collection by Ruthie Fierberg

Wear a piece of the Broadway musical’s set.

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Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Receives $600, 000 Gift from John Gore by Lindsey Sullivan

The ​Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has ​announced the receipt of a $600,000 gift from ​John Gore to the ​National Theater Institute ​(NTI) scholarship endowment. NTI’s six seme…

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Mark William Inspired by Dick Van Dyke by Sandi Durell

      It’s Mark & Mom!  Week 7 as Mark William finds inspiration with Dick Van Dyke in Bye, Bye Birdie! Kinda like a one-man musical in this rendition.  Enjoy www.markwilliamnyc.c…

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Celebrating 10 Years of Sardi’s Portraits With Tom Hiddleston, Beth Leavel, and More by Marc J. Franklin

Check out highlights from the 2019 portrait unveilings at the famed midtown restaurant.

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Get a First Listen to Amber Gray Singing on New Album Celebrating Elizabeth Swados by Logan Culwell-Block

The Hadestown star sings "Oh, King Daddy" in a track from The Liz Swados Project, out May 22.

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Listen to Phillipa Soo in an Early Demo Recording of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'How Far I'll Go' From Moana by Dan Meyer

The Hamilton Tony nominee recorded the track in 2015 at the Public Theater.

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The Vaudeville of Mr. T. by Trav S.D.

Today we show respect to the very large personality known as Mr. T (Lawrence Turead, b. 1952). Reduced by the public to a catchphrase and an iconic look, Mr. T. is actually a complex welter …

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Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2020 Stephen Schwartz and Thom Thomas Award Winners

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) has announced this year's recipients of the Stephen Schwartz and Thom Thomas Awards. Khiyon Hursey is the recipient of the Stephen Schw…

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Streaming Service BritBox Will Launch The Complete BBC Television Shakespeare Collection

BritBox, the subscription streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV with the largest collection of British television content in North America, will launch the full BBC Television Shakespe…

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VIDEO: Watch Ben Rimalower and Daniel Nolen Discuss Lainie Kazan, Elena Roger & More on 'Tuesday, Thursday'- Live at 10:30am

Today, Ben's 'All Beef Patti' is people dogging Elena Roger. Plus, Daniel's 'Who Do You Think You Are?' is Lainie Kazan's Copacabana. Tune in today, May 21 at 10:30am to watch live!

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Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, May 21- with Ramin Karimloo, Lea Solanga and More!

Today (May 21) in live streaming: Tiler Peck is joined by Ramin Karimloo and Lea Salonga, daddy Long Legs reunites, and so much more!

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New online theatre festival WeRNotVirus to call attention to racism against East Asians during coronavirus outbreak

A brand-new, two-day online festival meant to raise awareness of hate crimes committed against the East Asian and South-East Asian communities during the coronavirus pandemic has been an…

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LISTEN: Phillipa Soo Sings Demo of 'How Far I'll Go' From MOANA

Lin-Manuel Miranda has released an early demo of How Far I'll Go, from Moana! The demo was sung by Phillipa Soo in the basement of the Public Theater, during the off-Broadway run of Hamilton.

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How This Music Maestro Discovered Her Inner Uprising by Jeryl Brunner

With her new album, “A Quiet Revolution,” composer/lyricist and music director, Georgia Stitt, finds her power.

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Watch LIVE: The NEXT ON STAGE High School Top 15 Announced Tonight at 8pm

Watch the next episode of BroadwayWorld's NEXT ON STAGE High School Edition - a new, online musical theatre singing competition for student performers sponsored by Broadway Records!

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Broadway Catch Up: May 21 - Cast of HADESTOWN, Natalie Weiss, Ben Platt, Betsy Wolfe, 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 highlights from some of your …

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SMASH, A New Musical, Is Heading to Broadway by Broadway Direct

Today it has been announced that SMASH, A New Musical, has finally set its sights on Broadway. Steven Spielberg, Robert Greenblatt, and Neil Meron will serve as the lead producers and will d…

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Join Playbill May 30 for a Movie Night With Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn by Dan Meyer

Stream the show for free on BroadwayHD, and follow along for trivia, giveaways, and more.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 9am (Broadway Time)

GRACE NOTES: Thursday, May 21, 2020 by Susan Grace

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The Sound of Music Live!, Starring Carrie Underwood, Christian Borle, Audra McDonald, More, Streams on YouTube May 22 by Andrew Gans

The Shows Must Go On! series will continue with the 2013 live NBC version of the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II classic.

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The Sound of Music Live!, Starring Carrie Underwood, Christian Borle, Audra McDonald, More, Will Stream on YouTube by Andrew Gans

The Shows Must Go On! series will continue with the 2013 live NBC version of the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II classic.

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Can Cirque Du Soleil Survive The Pandemic? by Artsjournal1

“Even before the pandemic, the sprawling company was struggling with bloat and creative fatigue after a consortium led by an American private equity firm acquired it in 2015, and accelerat…

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Steven Spielberg taking ‘Smash’ musical, based on NBC series, to Broadway by Variety

The Broadway musical-within-a-musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe will deviate from the series, though.

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Orchestra Musicians Face No Increased Risk Of Transmitting Coronavirus While Playing, Finds Study by Artsjournal1

If, that is, the players remain one meter apart, per current regulations. The research, commissioned by the Vienna Philharmonic and carried out earlier this month, “involved members of the…

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Pride Plays Announces the 4 Works Streaming Live on Playbill in June by Ruthie Fierberg

Playbill will live stream the seminal LGBTQIA+ plays every Friday night for Pride Month.

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Check Out These Broadway Podcast Network Gifts Honoring Frontline Workers by Playbill Staff

Proceeds from the special edition T-shirts, notebooks, and mugs will benefit COVID-19 emergency funds.

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TV Fan-Favorite Smash Heading To Broadway as a New Musical by Caitlin Moynihan

Smash: A New Musical is coming to Broadway, lead producers Steven Spielberg, Robert Greenblatt and Neil Meron announced today. Inspired by the popular NBC series of the same name, Smash: A…

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7 awesome Bay Area things to do at home Memorial Day weekend, May 22-25 by Randy McMullen, Jackie Burrell

Sheltering at home for Memorial Day weekend? We have some fun ideas, from tasty ice cream and barbecue to great movies, TV and music options.

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Betsy Wolfe Gives Birth to Baby Girl by Playbill Staff

The Waitress star and her husband, horn player Adam Krauthamer, shared the news via Instagram.

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The Other Johnny Burke: “Ragtime Soldier Man” and “Handy Andy” by Trav S.D.

Some attention today for Johnny Burke (1881-1952), but not the songwriter who penned Tin Pan Alley tunes with Jimmy Van Heusen — that’s a topic for a different day. This Johnny Burke was…

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Review: The Way Out, Battersea Arts Centre in collaboration with BBC Arts and Arts Council England by Nina Cave

Review: The Way Out, Battersea Arts Centre in collaboration with BBC Arts and Arts Council England4.0StarsThe Outsider (Bláithín Mac Gabhann) shelters from the pouring rain within the hall…

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‘Smash,’ NBC’s Short-Lived Musical Drama, Eyes the Stage by Nancy Coleman

Steven Spielberg and other original producers are adapting the backstage T.V. series, which theater fans continued to embrace after its brief run.

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Theatre Lockdown Special 6: A prolific playwright, a timeless play, and speeches galore by Matt Wolf

A popular American star vehicle and 'Alice in Wonderland' minute-by-minute figure among the cultural bounty during the week ahead Can we really be entering a third month in lockdown? Indeed…

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VIDEO: Watch Gillian Anderson, Vanessa Kirby and Ben Foster in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE- Live at 2pm!

National Theatre at Home is back this week with the Young Vic's production of Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire, with Gillian Anderson, Vanessa Kirby and Ben…

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Official: Musical Version of SMASH is Being Adapted for Broadway

SMASH is setting its sights on Broadway with a creative dream team and an official title of SMASH, A New Musical. The news was announced today by Steven Spielberg, Robert Greenblatt and Neil…

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‘A spectacular show which treats its subjects with respect’: ONLY THE BRAVE – Wales Millennium Centre (Online review) by John Chapman

After the 75th anniversary weekend of VE Day, the musical Only The Brave drew my attention as a perfect way to spend an afternoon.

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Tune in: The Shows Must Go On continues with The Sound of Music. Watch the trailer here

We were worried after Andrew Lloyd Webber signed off, but The Shows Must Go On free musical theatre lockdown viewing will continue on YouTube. Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music is…

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Hot Clip of the Day: A Solo Saxophone and "The American Dream"

Our most recent Broadway revival of Miss Saigon from 2017 began its life on the West End today in 2014.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Italy Will Resume Live Performances And Cinema Screenings As Of June 15 by Artsjournal1

There will be strict rules in place for the time being: audience limits of 200 indoors and 1,000 outdoors, one meter’s distance between individuals, masks and temperature checks required, …

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Dutch Cultural Institutions Start Reopening Process June 1 by Artsjournal1

“With a list of conditions that will leave most venue operators scratching their heads, venues can reopen on the basis that a maximum of 30 people – including staff – are allowed in at…

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Italian Museums And Historic Sites Begin To Reopen by Artsjournal1

Among the venues receiving the public this week are the Galleria Borghese in Rome, the Castello di Rivoli in Turin, and the Duomo in Florence — each with its own limits on visitor traffic,…

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The art world gets back to business

Museums and galleries around the globe are working out how to welcome visitors again

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The See-Through House: My Father in Full Colour

Shelley Klein’s memoir is a central European story as told through a very modernist home

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Today’s Theatre Talk by Sandi Durell

  BROADWAY AND OFF: BREAKING: “‘Smash’ musical aims for Broadway” by Broadway News’ Caitlin Huston – “The musical, based on the NBC television show, will feature a book by B…

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How much longer until UK theatres reopen?

Social distancing continues after lockdown. But for how long? And will it even last or end up imploding on itself? At a time when other countries across Europe are slowly beginning to re…

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Headlong’s 14 new plays to air on BBC next week by Kitty Underwood

Olivier Award-winning Headlong theatre company and BAFTA-winning Century Films have teamed up to produce Unprecedented, a huge new project responding to the Coronavirus crisis. The post Head…

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‘Smash’ Broadway Musical In Development; Steven Spielberg, Robert Greenblatt & Neil Meron To Produce Adaptation Of NBC Series by Greg Evans

A musical stage adaptation of NBC’s Smash is in development for Broadway, with Steven Spielberg, Robert Greenblatt and Neil Meron on board as lead producers. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman…

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Gillian Anderson Stars in A Streetcar Named Desire, Streaming May 21 by Dan Meyer

The free NT Live re-broadcast also stars Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby.

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‘Smash, A New Musical’ is headed to Broadway, based on the NBC series by Chris Jones

The short-lived NBC series was about a Broadway musical in-the-making about Marilyn Monroe. No dates or theater has been announced for the Broadway opening.

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‘Smash’ musical aims for Broadway by Caitlin Huston

Helmed by a newly announced creative team, a musical adaptation of “Smash” is setting its sights on Broadway. The musical, based on the NBC television show, will feature a book by Bob Ma…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Smash Eyes Broadway (Again): A Musical Adaptation of the NBC Series Is in the Works by Ryan McPhee

The Steven Spielberg, Robert Greenblatt, and Neil Meron production will bring Karen Cartwright, Ivy Lynn, and more to the stage.

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Review: No Show, The Yard by Shirley Both

Review: No Show, The Yard3.0StarsAs part of The Yard Online, comedian and cabaret artist Christopher Green performed No Show, which originally made its debut at the Yard earlier this year. T…

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New Stage Musical Based on Short-Lived TV Series Smash in Development

The production will feature songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

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Standing @ Zero: Harry Potter's Spencer LaRue by JK

By now, this month's Standing @ Zero Hero would be a full two months into his Broadway debut. But, just because COVID-19 had other ideas, it doesn't mean we can't celebrate a new talent, rig…

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The Shows Must Go On: After Andrew Lloyd Webber, lockdown musicals channel turns to The Sound of Music by Press Releases

After six weeks, free-to-view YouTube Channel The Shows Must Go On has concluded its series of Andrew Lloyd Webber stage musicals. The lockdown line-up continues this week with Rodgers and H…

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BingeWatch — Arrested Development shows a family going slowly insane

The comedy series offers escape into a whole new world of craziness

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There goes the neighborhood by Terry Teachout

My latest Wall Street Journal “Sightings” column is about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on smaller arts organizations and the neighborhoods they serve. Here’s an excerpt. *…

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Almanac: Simone Weil on perseverence by Terry Teachout

“Every time that a human being succeeds in making an effort of attention with the sole idea of increasing his grasp of truth, he acquires a greater aptitude for grasping it, even if his ef…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Christine Dwyer Launches THE LEADING LADIES OF BROADWAY Performance Series With Rachel Potter, Syndee Winters, and Lilli Cooper!

Broadway star Christine Dwyer is bringing songs, storytelling and top-Broadway talent online with The Leading Ladies of Broadway - a new virtual performance series - along with Rachel Potte…

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VIDEOS: Ian McKellen, Lesley Manville, Elaine Paige, Carrie Hope Fletcher, and More Perform Monologues For Equity Benevolent Fund's #ForTheLoveofArts

Stars such as Ian McKellen, Lesley Manville, Elaine Paige, Carrie Hope Fletcher, and many more performed monologues as part of the #ForTheLoveOfArts initiative.

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VIDEO: Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party Returns May 25 With Betty Buckley

The upcoming May 25 Party will include musical appearances by Broadway icon Betty Buckley, jazz pianist Rocco Fiorentino, singer/actress/impressionist Christina Bianco, from a?oeCBS Sunday M…

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Evanston scholar Riad Ismat dies from COVID-19 — mourned by the Arab world as the brave former culture minister of Syria by Chris Jones

Mohammad Riad Hussain Ismat, 72, had a new life teaching at Northwestern and other Chicago-area universities. He is remembered as the former minister of culture of Syria.

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The poetry of Michael Lepore: Telling the stories of those who served

Michael Lepore came of age during the Vietnam War. Although he never went to Vietnam, he served in the U.S. Naval Dental Corps attached to the 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, North Caro…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 5am (Broadway Time)

School Of Rock The Musical launches online auditions by Kitty Underwood

Great news for all those pint-sized rockers out there, as School Of Rock The Musical has launched online auditions for their first ever UK Tour.  The post School Of Rock The Musical launche…

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Wake Up With BWW 5/21: BOMBSHELL Concert, and More!

Today's top stories: Watch the full Bombshell concert and Smash reunion that streamed last night, and more!

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British Theatre 'On The Brink Of Ruin' Without Government Help, Warns Producer Sonia Friedman

Writing in the Telegraph today, leading producer Sonia Friedman - responsible for numerous West End and international hit shows, including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Ferryman,…

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Kurt Phelan: From NYC with LOVE by Arts Review

A love letter to you all from inside the epicentre, award-winning multi-national artist Kurt Phelan (Dirty Dancing, Rent, American Idiot) will present From NYC with LOVE – a one-off cabare…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber: Now, Yesterday and Tomorrow by Matt Wolf

Online broadcasts of some of the composer’s greatest hits put the spotlight on a 50-year career.

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‘This is our humanity. And sheer genius’ – Andrew Scott in SEA WALL by Aleks Sierz

Lockdown occasionally spawns some real delights. Like the surprise appearance of a strange creature from the profoundest depths. One of these must be Andrew Scott’s superb performance in S…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Open House Melbourne returns this July – but not as you know it! by Arts Review

Like many organisations in the creative industries, Open House Melbourne is making dramatic adjustments to the 13th Open House Melbourne Weekend announced for Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July …

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 3am (Broadway Time)

‘The Wake World’ comes from somewhere, but where? by Artsjournal1

Time and again while listening to the new recording of David Hertzberg’s opera, I asked myself, What zeitgeist did this arrive from? What cultural phenomenon contributed to why it was writ…

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Virtual Museum Tours Are So March by Ceci Dadisman

In the beginning of all the closures, most museums heavily promoted their virtual tours. (Or, if they didn’t have one already, they created one.) Many saw increased engagement in the tours…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 2am (Broadway Time)

At Least You Can Put Your Feet Up On The Seat In Front Of You by Joe Patti

There has been a lot of conversation among my peers about how to revamp our venue seating charts to comply with social distancing. Some people were seating in every other row with 3-4 seats …

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A New Voice For Victoria’s Hard-Hit Music Industry by Arts Review

The Victorian Government has created a new Music Industry Liaison role to help advise the Government on measures to support the state’s music economy and culture as it deals with the devas…

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What Comes Next? IV by Artsjournal1

“It behooves us to spend some time considering how we might prepare not just for a new financial reality but for a new social one. It will be important to be and be seen as partners in mak…

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The Meaning Of Power: An Online Meritocracy? by Artsjournal

Today’s internet generations have been graced with equity at birth, in that they have the means to create power for themselves, even if they do not start out with it. In the digital world,…

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New Stimulus Bill Helps Non-Profits (But It’ll Never Pass) by Artsjournal

It includes $100 billion for rental assistance, another round of $1,200 direct payments to taxpayers, and sets aside 25 percent of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for nonprofit org…

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Truth, Fiction And The Disconnect Of Intelligence by Artsjournal

“The dual nature of power and truth results in the curious fact that we humans know many more truths than any other animal, but we also believe in much more nonsense. We are both the smart…

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This is Not a Rhetorical Question by Carmen Aguirre

By Carmen Aguirre. Carmen Aguirre talks identity politics and the casting of Latinx plays in Canada.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 1am (Broadway Time)

The Curtains to remain closed for Queensland Ballet until 2021 by Arts Review

Queensland Ballet has taken the bold step to move its 2020 season to 2021. The announcement comes despite the Federal Government outlining its roadmap to easing restrictions, with gatherings…

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Television Icon Morgan Fairchild Will Star In New LOGO TV Soap Mélange by Showbiz Chicago Newsdesk

Mélange, the decadent soapy new drama starring Morgan Fairchild as the vindictive Vivian King will [...]

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VIDEO: On This Day, May 21- GYPSY Opens On Broadway!

Today in 1959, Gypsy opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 702 performances.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Alan Menken to Compose Songs for Animated Film SPELLBOUND

Academy Award-winning Disney legend, Alan Menken and Tangled collaborator, Glenn Slater, will compose songs for Spellbound, a new animated feature from Skydance Animation.

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Join Andrew Garfield, Chris Jackson and Broadway Vocal Coach Liz Caplan in Playbill’s Live Q&A by Ruthie Fierberg

The voice teacher to Ben Platt, John Mulaney, Neil Patrick Harris, Adrienne Warren, and more will offer advice and demonstrate exercises with her 2 students May 21.

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Today on Broadway: Thursday, May 21, 2020 & Jeffrey A. Johns by Ashley Steves

New livestreaming events are set to celebrate the Tony Awards, the latest COVID-19 theatre update, and recommendations from the cast of “Hadestown” and more. Plus, Matt speaks with Jeffr…

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Art market confidence is lower than the 2008 crisis, reports show

Plus: auction dials up the drama; Robert Gober online; art for Mental Health Awareness Week

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19 Stage Performances to See Today, May 21 - See Bryan Cranston and Sally Field in 'Love Letters,' Gillian Anderson in 'Streetcar' and more

With in-person theatre out of commission for the foreseeable future, many companies and performers from Broadway and beyond are showcasing their work online. Below are performances you can w…

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Lori Loughlin Pleads Guilty in Admissions Scandal, Sentenced to Limited Engagement in "Chicago" by Broadway Beat

by Brendan Leonard. @brennylen. BOSTON, MA - Lori Loughlin fled a federal court in Boston today in hysterics after pleading guilty of bribery over the highly...

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Dancing While Black: Black Bodies | White Boxes offers Robust Platform for Virtual Learning by The Dance Enthusiast

Dancing While Black: Black Bodies | White Boxes offers Robust Platform for Virtual Learning

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REPORT: Monkey Paw Wish for “Big Smash Musical To Help Broadway Get Back On Its Feet” Granted by Broadway Beat

by Zach Raffio. @zachraffio. NEW YORK, NY - Local theatre fan Chris Lill relayed his regret today after wishing on a monkey’s paw for a “real smash” musical ...

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Checking In With… Acting Couple Kurt Rhoads and Nance Williamson, Longtime Stars of Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival by Andrew Gans

The new feature series catches up with theatre actors during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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