Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Barbra Streisand and John Legend to Headline Joe Biden Virtual Fundraiser

Barbra Streisand and John Legend will headline a fundraiser for former vice president and current presidential candidate Joe Biden.

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Keep Up Your Long Distance Relationship With Audiences by Joe Patti

Thanks to funding from a mysterious third party, today my state presenter consortium was able to participate in a webinar lead by Collen Dilenschneider and her colleagues at IMPACTS where th…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

‘We loved each other’: Fauci recalls AIDS activist Larry Kramer, friend and nemesis by Donald G. McNeil Jr.

Nearly every anecdote in our brief interview had the same plot: the country’s best-known AIDS activist publicly abusing the country’s best-known AIDS doctor — and then privately apolog…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts brings Dance Week into our home by Admin

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) has announced a week devoted to dance from May 30-June 4. Part of Lincoln Center at Home (#LincolnCenterAtHome), the offerings, which will be …

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Pandemic Diary March: Crash Landing on You by Nicole Serratore

Talking someone into watching Crash Landing On You March was the hardest month of the pandemic for me. Someone in my building was hospitalized with COVID-19 very early in the month. From …

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“We can never go back to befoRe by Mo Brady

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

BroadwaySF to Present HADESTOWN, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE PROM and More in 2021 Season

BroadwaySF has announced its 2020-2021 Season including seven Broadway blockbusters at the Orpheum and Golden Gate Theatres.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Watch Tony Winner Victoria Clark and Emmy Winner Debra Messing 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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24 Hour Plays: Mint Green by TDF

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24 hour Plays : The Brink by TDF

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24 Hour Plays: I Choose Me by TDF

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24 Hour Plays: I Know by TDF

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24 Hour Plays: Forward/Back by TDF

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24 hour Plays: Honor Student by TDF

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What to stream: PlayGround SF new plays fest, Smuin Ballet, City Lights by Randy McMullen

Also worth checking out: City Lights in San Jose revisits "I and You," Neil Young performs for his chickens.

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VIDEO: Larry Kramer Discusses THE NORMAL HEART and More on Theater Talk

To honor the life and work of this pioneering artist and activist, flashback to Larry Kramer's appearance on the chat show, Theater Talk, as his play The Normal Heart made its long overdue B…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Scenes for Survival review – Brian Cox is Inspector Rebus under lockdown by Mark Fisher

Available onlineIan Rankin’s stalwart detective struggles with self-isolation in one of six quarantine-themed short films from the National Theatre of Scotland Hottest front-room seats: th…

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COVID Upside: HUGE Increase In Consumption Of Online Arts by Artsjournal

The huge numbers reported in watching and listening to streaming performances are in stark contrast with “decades of dire warnings and disheartening statistics about shrinking classical au…

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Playwright And AIDS Activist Larry Kramer, 84 by Artsjournal

An author, essayist and playwright — notably hailed for his autobiographical 1985 play, “The Normal Heart” — Mr. Kramer had feet in both the world of letters and the public sphere. I…

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Do We Need A Different Way Of Categorizing Books? by Artsjournal

A category only exists in relation to other categories, similarly constituted. You would need to establish a number of other clearly defined hierarchies of value, or centers of interest, gen…

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The Power Of Science And The Challenge Of Trust by Artsjournal

Today, scientists are grappling with the problem of model uncertainty, as seen in areas like climate and medicine. These questions are increasingly challenging the basis of modern scientific…

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Tony-Nominee Douglas Sills Stops By WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Podcast

Douglas Sills chats with Why I'll Never Make It about his Tony-nominated Broadway debut and why it almost never happened!

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VIDEO: Dayna Dantzler and James T. Lane Perform 'Love Power' 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 producti…

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Maulik Pancholy, Natasha Lyonne, Zoe Kazan and More to Appear on The New Group's WHY WE DO IT Series

The New Group continues its newly-launched live online conversation series, 'Why We Do It,' announcing a new slate of guests including Zoe Kazan (June 17), Nico Santos (June 24), Natasha Lyo…

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Playwright Matthew Kelly on queering power in ‘We Victorians,’ online Sunday from Spooky Action Theater by Guest Author

Interview by Roberta Alves Spooky Action Theater’s New Works in Action play-reading series continues livestreaming Sunday, May 31, at 3 pm with We Victorians by out queer playwright Matthe…

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VIDEO: See Skylar Astin in the New Trailer For Secret Society of Second-Born Royals on Disney+

The trailer for the new original film on Disney+, Secret Society of Second-Born Royals was released today! 'Secret Society of Second Born Royals,' is a contemporary princess story starring P…

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Portland Stage Announces 2020-21 Season, Virtual Festival by American Theatre Editors

The festival will be livestreamed on Facebook and will feature a reading from a canceled 2020 production.

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Chester Theatre Company Cancels Summer Season by American Theatre Editors

The Massachusetts theatre will remain closed for the summer months.

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Prince Charles highlights distress on the arts by Sean McLoughlin

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles has echoed his concern over the state of the British arts industry highlighting the

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

"Move That Thing" with Our GIF Review of THE WEDDING SINGER Cast Album

Let's travel back to 1985! The Wedding Singer on Broadway was so 1980's-licious and a party from start to finish. Featuring Stephen Lynch, Laura Benanti, Rita Gardner, Amy Spanger, Felicia F…

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Sideshow Theatre Announces 3 New Ensemble Members by American Theatre Editors

Calamity West, Regina Victor, and Justin J. Sacramone will join the Chicago company.

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Writers Theatre Announces 4-Show Season by American Theatre Editors

Dates and venues for the 2020-21 season will be announced throughout the year to allow flexibility.

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MCC's 20th Annual Miscast Gala Is Going Online by Lindsey Sullivan

Off-Broadway's MCC Theater had previously scheduled its 20th annual Miscast benefit for April 6 at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The annual gala features Broadway stars performing songs from rol…

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Show Off Theatre Pride With a Playbill Broadway Face Mask by Dan Meyer

A portion of proceeds goes to Broadway Cares.

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Larry Kramer, Prophet and Pussycat by Jesse Green

On the stage and on the page, his fury was fueled by an often-cloaked belief in the power of love.

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VIDEO: Original Broadway and London Casts of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Sing 'As We Stumble Along (Reprise)'

 The original Broadway and London casts of The Drowsy Chaperone have reunited in song for a virtual fundraiser! The performers came together to sing 'As We Stumble Along (Reprise)'.

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#BWWPrompts: Switch Two Broadway Characters to Create the Most Hilarious Show!

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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Theatre Review: PBS’s Film on Stage Presents Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ Starring Patrick Stewart by Susan Brall

For two weeks starting May 15, PBS has released several concerts, Broadway musicals, and plays for the general public via streaming.  “Following a London West End run in December 2007, a …

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VIDEO: Watch Dan DeLuca and Ben Cook in the Musical Episode of THE INVISIBLE THINGS

DAN DELUCA (Newsies) and BEN COOK (Mean Girls, Newsies) have teamed up for a special musical episode of The Field's new web series, The Invisible Things. What happens when the ghost of …

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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Announces First Ever 'Broadway Cares Virtual 5K'

Runners, walkers, hikers, bikers, dancers and a?oesingers who move wella?? across the country are invited to join the first Broadway Cares Virtual 5K and support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights…

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Larry Kramer, Fierce AIDS Activist and Playwright Author of “The Normal Heart,” Dies of Pneumonia at Age 84 by Roger Friedman

Larry Kramer, the most ferocious AIDS activist in history, and playwright author of “The Normal Heart,” has died at age 84. The

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Michael Cerveris, Max von Essen, Robin de Jesus and More Join BAND TOGETHER: LIGHTS UP ON BROADWAY

After beating Stage 2 Hodgkin's lymphoma when he was a sophomore at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Broadway and Television actor Rob Morean is back as Executive Producer and Host of 'Band …

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Rita Moreno, Christine Baranski, Mandy Patinkin and More Join 92Y's Online Offerings

92Y has announced their upcoming online offerings featuring Amandla Stenberg, Rita Moreno, Christine Baranski and more!

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VIDEO: Josh Gad Talks Singing FROZEN 2 With His Daughters and His Role in ARTEMIS FOWL

Josh Gad was a guest on Thursday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about his role in the upcoming film Artemis Fowl.

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Working With Josh Gad Prepared Leslie Odom, Jr. for His Role on CENTRAL PARK

Apple TV+ is set to debut Central Park, a brand new musical animated series from Josh Gad, Loren Bouchard, and Nora Smith.

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Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces 2020 Sloan Commission Recipients by Olivia Clement

15 playwrights will create new works inspired by the worlds of science and technology as part of the long-running EST/Sloan Project.

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Larry Kramer: a pioneering life in pictures by Compiled By Michael Williams and Jehan Jillani

The playwright, author and activist Larry Kramer has died aged 84 after a storied life. Kramer wrote the groundbreaking play The Normal Heart and worked tirelessly to assist those with HIV/A…

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Remembering Larry Kramer: Playwright and AIDS Activist by Matthew Wexler

Larry Kramer, the outspoken playwright and activist died on Wednesday morning at the age of 84. He authored 'The Normal Heart' and co-founded GMHC. The post Remembering Larry Kramer: Playwri…

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‘The Normal Heart’ Director Ryan Murphy Praises Larry Kramer As ‘The Most Important Gay Activist Of All Time”, Reveals They’d Planned Broadw by Greg Evans

Ryan Murphy, the producer and director who finally got Larry Kramer’s groundbreaking play The Normal Heart to screen, remembered his late friend and collaborator today as “the single gre…

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Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84 by Mark Kennedy

Kramer’s husband, David Webster, told The New York Times that Kramer died of pneumonia on Wednesday.

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A Golden Age For Male Dancers by Artsjournal

Why this wealth of talent has arrived right now isn’t easy to pinpoint, but they definitely spur each other on. There’s healthy competition – ballet boys can’t resist a pirouette-off…

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Alan Jacobi, 67, Self-Taught Engineer Who Revolutionized Stagecraft by Artsjournal

A self-taught engineer, AJ virtually created the rigging industry out of a background in theatre lighting. When he began, in the early 1980s, technicians still hung their own lights, but in …

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VIDEO: Sydney James Harcourt and More From the Cast of POPSTAR Perform the Show's Finale

Together in quarantine from their own homes, performers from the 2019 industry reading of popstar reunited to record and release a music video of the show's musical finale to help benefit Br…

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Hit the Pavement With Broadway Cares' First-Ever Virtual 5K by Dan Meyer

Runners, walkers, dancers, and more can raise money for those negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Weekly Polls: Which Iconic Broadway Dress Is Your Favorite?

We want to hear your opinion in our weekly polls! Do you share the same opinion as the rest of our readers? Take this week's poll: which iconic Broadway dress is your favorite?

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Livestreaming Panel Discussion: Reopening European Theatres

By . The European Theatre Convention presents the panel discussion Reopening European Theatres livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at o…

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Andy Señor Jr. to Direct Rent in South Korea This Summer by Lindsey Sullivan

Seensee Company has announced they will be presenting Jonathan Larson’s Rent for a limited two-month engagement. The production will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show in Korea. Pe…

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Aladdin Original Cast Member Don Darryl Rivera on Where to Look for Easter Eggs in the Disney Hit Musical by Caitlin Moynihan

Don Darryl Rivera knows what it takes to be the perfect sidekick. For the past nine years, Rivera has been bringing Iago, Jafar's evil sidekick in Aladdin, to life on stage. Known as a talki…

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Actors’ Equity Association & Dr. David Michaels Reveal Guiding Principles for Reopening Theaters by Lindsey Sullivan

Actors' Equity Association President Kate Shindle and Executive Director Mary McColl hosted a press call on May 26 to discuss the measures being taken to reopen theaters in the wake of the C…

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Larry Kramer, who hated critics, is why I became one by Johnny Oleksinski

Larry was a nice guy … is not a sentence you’ll be reading much today.

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The Daily Distraction: Noah Galvin Was Ready to Play Mama Age 15 by Ryan McPhee

Catch the Dear Evan Hansen star live out his Gypsy dreams as a teen.

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Judd Apatow, Wanda Sykes, Ray Romano, More Will Take Part in Laughter in Lockdown Benefit for The Actors Fund by Andrew Gans

The evening, also featuring Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, will benefit comedy professionals in need.

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MCC Theater's MISCAST Gala Will Now be Presented as a Virtual Event

MCC Theater announced today that Miscast, MCC's Annual Gala will be presented virtually this year, live-streamed on the MCC Theater YouTube channel. Originally scheduled to be held live at …

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Bay Area classical concerts are gone, but you can still enjoy the music by Georgia Rowe

Works that were to be performed by S.F. Opera, S.F. Symphony, Oakland Symphony, as well as works by Steve Reich and Beethoven are all available.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney, and More Tapped for Midnight Theatricals’ Reading Series by Olivia Clement

The series will kick off with new plays by Crystal Skillman, S. Asher Gelman, and Matthew Webster.

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American theatre union insists actors shouldn’t work until epidemic ‘under control’ by Michael Paulson - The New York Times

Actors’ Equity Association has barred its 51,000 members from in-person auditions, rehearsals and performances since April 24, and made clear at a news conference Tuesday that it is not re…

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MCC's 2020 Miscast Gala Moves Online by Dan Meyer

In the wake of coronavirus, Miscast20 will be live streamed for free June 20.

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It’s a virtual farewell for Opera San Jose’s Larry Hancock by Sal Pizarro

About Opera San Jose 300 supporters joined a Zoom call to toast Larry Hancock, the company's outgoing general director.

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Prince Charles Warns About Endangered Arts by Artsjournal

“It is a very expensive art form, but it is crucial because it has such a worldwide impact… and so we have to find a way to make sure these marvellous people and organisations are going …

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Director of Marketing, Palm Beach Opera by Artsjournal

Founded in 1961, the Palm Beach Opera is seeking an experienced and passionate Director of Marketing. As a member of the senior leadership team and be responsible for setting, achieving, and…

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The Pandemic Has Shown Us The True Realist Among Playwrights: Samuel Beckett by Artsjournal1

Charles McNulty: “Stuck indoors with little to distract us from the bewilderment of our metaphysical predicament, we are like one of his immobilized characters, not scrunched into trash ca…

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Meeting Your Legal Duty Of Care In Post-Covid Reopening by Joe Patti

In another post, we had shared some general guidance provided by the Downtown Professionals Network for re-opening arts and cultural venues as Covid-19 restrictions ease up. The Event Safety…

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Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84 by Mark Kennedy / Ap Entertainment Writer

Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS has died.

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Ahead of Playbill’s May 30 Movie Night, Revisit Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

From rehearsal to opening night, look back at the stage adaption of the classic musical, starring Bryce Pinkham, Corbin Bleu, and more.

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Living Room Concerts: COMPANY's Jennifer Simard Sings 'Quand On N'a Que L'Amour'

For today's performance we've got Company's Jennifer Simard! Check out the performance below!

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Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84 by Mark Kennedy

Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died …

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Brian Stokes Mitchell, Carl Reiner, Judd Apatow & More to Take Part in LAUGHTER IN LOCKDOWN Comedy Fundraiser

NY Laughs, in partnership with The Actors Fund has announced a special one-night-only streaming event 'Laughter in Lockdown,' to benefit comedians and other comedy professionals in need on …

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Joshua Turchin Sings THE OTHER JOSH COHEN With Steve Rosen On THE EARLY NIGHT SHOW Tonight

The Early Night Show with Joshua Turchin- Virtual Edition (Corona Cabaret) continues its increasingly popular run with the release of a new episode today. Season three, episode two features…

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Official Vocal Selections for SIX Are Now Available

Hal Leonard, the world's largest print music publisher, has shared via Facebook that the official vocal selections for Six are now available!

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Larry Kramer, Pioneering AIDS Activist And Writer, Dies At 84 by Neda Ulaby

Kramer was a writer with an Oscar-nominated screenplay when his friends started dying mysteriously — galvanizing him to found the Gay Men's Health Crisis, and later ACT UP, to combat AIDS.

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Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part Five postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

Due to government guidelines regarding the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), the producers of Horrible Histories have decided to reschedule performances for their latest instalment. Horribl…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

This Zoom magic show delivers a box to your house. Then it blows your mind. by Peter Marks

Helder Guimarães’s buoyant magic show is a tonic for what ails us in isolation.

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Andy Señor Jr Will Direct RENT In South Korea

Seensee Company, a leading theatre producing company in Korea, has announced that they will be presenting Jonathan Larson's rock musical RENT for a limited two-month engagement, with an offi…

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Elon University and UNC Greensboro Will Answer Your Questions About College Theatre Auditions Live by Logan Culwell-Block

Calling all theatre students: Submit questions now and you might see them answered during the hour-long interview.

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Hartford Foundation for Public Giving establishes Artists of Color Advisory Group by Susan Dunne

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving establishes Artists of Color Advisory Group, to help creatives struggling from lack of support

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Larry Kramer, AIDS activist, author of ‘The Normal Heart,' dead at 84 by Gordon Cox, Variety

Kramer Died Wednesday from pneumonia, his husband David Webster told the New York Times.

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Monologues for Characters Who Are Yearning for Change by Performerstuff

Monologues for Characters Who Are Yearning for Change Written by Amanda Grace May 27, 2020 Feeling restless? So are these characters! The desire for something different has incredible …

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Ben Vereen, Chita Rivera, Bryan Cranston and More to Take Part in CFH's VIRTUAL VEREEN & FRIENDS

Care For the Homeless (CFH), a NYC-based nonprofit that has worked to end homelessness by providing high-quality, patient centered medical, mental, and behavioral health care for 35 years, a…

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Nicolas Dromard and Desirée Davar Are Back With SUPERHEROES IN LOVE: LIVING ROOM CONCERT #2

Nicolas Dromard and Desirée Davar are back by popular demand to bring 'Superheroes in Love: Living Room Concert #2' to your streaming devices! Known for their roles in Jersey Boys, Mary Pop…

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Check Out These Broadway-Themed Grad Caps From #BWWGradCap2020!

We asked our readers last week to share with us their Broadway-themed grad caps. Check out these creative designs and join us in congratulating the class of 2020! #BWWGradCap2020

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VIDEO: On This Day, May 27- Happy Birthday, Dee Dee Bridgewater!

On this day, we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to Tony winner Dee Dee Bridgewater!

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Social: Broadway Reacts to the Passing of Larry Kramer

The Broadway community reacts to the passing of playwright, author, and activist, Larry Kramer.

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Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes, Rachel Bay Jones and More to be Featured on ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE Benefit Album

Broadway Records and producer Andrew Gerle have announced the full roster of performers who will premiere the 14 new songs on the upcoming album 'Artists in Residence,' to benefit the Actors…

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Groomed review – horrifyingly honest study of abuser and abused by Arifa Akbar

Available onlinePatrick Sandford makes an astonishing dramatisation of childhood abuse and its consequences over a lifetime in this eloquent film In 2016, Patrick Sandford performed an autob…

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Hannah Gadsby: Douglas review – crusading comedy with great gags by Brian Logan

Available on NetflixGadsby follows up her hit show Nanette with a swaggering set that blazes with well-earned confidence Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance online The last …

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Old Vic In Camera to take social distancing to new extremes by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Old Vic In Camera - a new series of live-streamed lockdown theatre from the Old Vic stage aims to replace box office income from theatre closure. This post Old Vic In Camera …

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We Will Dance Again by Joycetheater

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Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: ‘The Present’ Sleight-Of-Hand Artist Helder Guimarães Transforms Homebound Audiences Into Awestruck Assistants by Greg Evans

Few artists can say they’ve surmounted social-distancing obstacles as magically as Portuguese illusionist Helder Guimarães. The impact of social distancing on the performing arts needn’…

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Hollywood & Broadway Remember Larry Kramer: “His Passionate Voice Will Be Missed” by Greg Evans

Refresh for updates Lin-Manuel Miranda, Benj Pasek, Rob Reiner and other figures of Hollywood and Broadway paid tribute today to Larry Kramer, the Normal Heart playwright and AIDS activist …

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When will theatres reopen? Actors Equity lays out its core conditions by Lorraine Treanor

Hope that Washington DC area stages will be able to produce a fall season this year has dimmed with the release by Actors’ Equity Association of the four core principles which would need t…

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Pandemic Theatre gets all-out playful with Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing by Lorraine Treanor

Of the many pitches about online content we have received, the announcement from Pandemic Theatre of how they were presenting Shakespeare’s barbed romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, …

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Broadway Songs for Cooking & Baking by Broadway Direct

Cooking can often be whatever you need it to be, whether you’re looking for a fun carefree activity or a calming cathartic experience. Add the perfect playlist into the mix and you have a …

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Police Arrest Suspected Arsonist In Deadly Anime Studio Fire by Artsjournal1

“The July 18 attack on Kyoto Animation, a famed anime studio that produced popular ‘slice of life’ shows and movies,” killed 36 people and was the worst mass murder in Japan in decad…

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Turning Point? Will The Culture World Continue To Take Money From Unsavory Sources? by Artsjournal

Sponsors and donors’ valuation of our public culture is of an order very different from everyone else’s. For big oil, big pharmaceutical companies and the arms industry, it is not simply…

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Philip Larkin’s Love(r’s) Letters by Artsjournal1

“A cache of 2,400 letters between the poet and his long-time lover and muse, Monica Jones, … reveal[s] the full extent of her fury, fears and frustrations over a painful four-decade-long…

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A Carnegie Hall Debut Re-imagined Online by Artsjournal

Bucking the trend in classical music of often low-quality livestreams, yet not wanting to lay low completely, Timo Andres decided to salvage his Carnegie program by documenting it as a serie…

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Aladdin's Don Darryl Rivera checks in with Paul Wontorek! 

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Online This Week by American Theatre Editors

From fairytales to variety shows, monologues to panel discussions, check out the programs we are streaming this week.

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Nancy Opel and Robert Stanton Read David Ives' All in the Timing on Stars in the House Live Stream by Andrew Gans

Plays in the House is a spinoff of Stars in the House, the daily series created by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley to benefit The Actors Fund.

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VIDEO: Watch Lourds Lane, Kennedy Caughell & More Perform 'Stronger Now' from New Musical, SUPERYOU

SuperYou was previously scheduled to open off-Broadway at the Daryl Roth Theatre today, May 27, but plans have been postponed. Below, watch as the company reunites to perform 'Stronger Now'…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Alex Brightman, Michael Cerveris & More Helped THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Mark Milestone Edition

Last night, The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues celebrated its landmark tenth edition. In the biggest round yet, 28 actors were paired with the industry's top writers, who created new pieces…

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Hairspray Live!, Starring Harvey Fierstein, Kristen Chenoweth, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, More, to Stream May 29 by Andrew Gans

The Shows Must Go On! continues with the 2016 NBC presentation of the Tony-winning musical.

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RIP Larry Kramer 84, playwright of The Normal Heart, AIDS activist: “Almost more than talent you need tenacity: by New York Theater

Larry Kramer, who wrote “The Normal Heart” and founded GMHC (the Gay Mens Health Crisis) and ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) has died at age 84. Kramer’s obituary In 2011, The…

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Patti Murin Talks TDF by TDF

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(Gordon Cox’s article appears in Variety, 5/27.) Larry Kramer, the writer and influential gay activist who pressed the U.S. government and the medical establishment to respond to the AIDS …

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Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84 by The Associated Press

Tributes from the arts community flooded in Wednesday, with Lin-Manuel Miranda on Twitter saying "What an extraordinary writer, what a life." Dan Savage wrote: "He ordered us to love ourselv…

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Hot Clip of the Day: Chita Rivera Dancing WEST SIDE STORY In 1957 or 2007? We Can't Tell!

Did we tear up a little bit and get goosebumps while watching this? Sure did! A legendary clip of the day for a legendary performer.

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The Theatre Community Remembers Larry Kramer by Felicia Fitzpatrick

The playwright and AIDS activist died May 27 at the age of 84.

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Larry Kramer, Noted Playwright & Trailblazing AIDS Activist, Dies at 84 by

Larry Kramer, the playwright, author, outspoken AIDS activist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, has died at the age of 84, according to published reports. Kramer is perhaps best known for hi…

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Kia Corthron Named Recipient of the 2020 Flora Roberts Award by Dan Meyer

The award is presented by the Dramatists Guild to playwrights in recognition of their work.

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Writers Theatre has big plans for 2020-21 season, including a return for David Cromer. Will they all happen, and when? by Chris Jones

No one knows if the next theater season will happen at all. For a good reason, Writers Theatre in Glencoe is announcing theirs anyway.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at noon (Broadway Time)

Reviews by a gamer(s) by Salem Collo-Julin

A look at the good, bad, and ugly games we played before computers. I’m privileged to have a built-in “stay-at-home bubble” because I rent an apartment fro…

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Audition Song Suggestions for Fun Home the Musical – by Character by Performerstuff

Audition Song Suggestions for Fun Home the Musical – by Character Written by Leryn Turlington May 19, 2020 “Say something”? Sing Something! Your musical theatre audition for the…

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Watch Danielle Wade Sing Cinderella's 'In My Own Little Corner' on R&H Goes Live! by Dan Meyer

The YouTube series offers live streamed performances and Q&As with a variety of theatre favorites.

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How Natalia Makarova changed the ballet world with this landmark production by Sarah L. Kaufman

“It was exhausting,” the Russian ballerina recalls of her overhaul of “La Bayadere” for ABT in 1980.

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Larry Kramer, Author and Outspoken AIDS Activist, Dies at 84 by Daniel Lewis

He worked hard to shock the country into dealing with AIDS as a public-health emergency. But his often abusive approach could overshadow his achievements.

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The Dramatists Guild of America Announces Kia Corthron as the Recipient of the 2020 Flora Roberts Award

The Dramatists Guild of America Council has announced that Kia Corthron is the recipient of the 2020 Flora Roberts Award.

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Breaking: Playwright, Author & Activist Larry Kramer Dies at 84

According to the New York Times, Larry Kramer passed away this morning in Manhattan from pneumonia. He was 84 years old.

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Only the Animals is an absorbing puzzle

Dominik Moll’s thriller has unexpected twists and oblique angles

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The High Note — the story of a soul singer and her romantic entanglements

Tracee Ellis Ross plays the demanding star in Nisha Ganatra’s film

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Exceptional performances in The Last Full Measure, the true story of a Vietnam war hero

There are star turns from Samuel L Jackson and Peter Fonda in his last movie role

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The Vast of Night — a knockout thriller emerges from nowhere

First-time director Andrew Patterson’s film is exhilarating and immersive

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Larry Kramer, AIDS activist and ‘Normal Heart’ playwright, dies at 84 by Johnny Oleksinski

Larry Kramer, the pioneering New York AIDS activist who used pamphlets, novels, Broadway plays and ire to spread his lifesaving message, died Wednesday. He was 84. His husband, David Webster…

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Cybersex and sex work in Second Life by S. Nicole Lane

The virtual world is still a sanctuary for folks leaning into their sexual fantasies. When I first walked into Black Planet, a sci-fi-themed erotic adult night…

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Larry Kramer Dies: ‘The Normal Heart’ Playwright, AIDS Activist Was 84 by Greg Evans

Larry Kramer, the playwright whose righteous fury over a lackluster governmental – and societal – response to the early AIDS crisis fueled his groundbreaking 1985 play The Normal Heart a…

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Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich — a “sexual abuse pyramid scheme” deconstructed

Lisa Bryant’s four-parter includes victims’ testimony and details how the billionaire aggressively evaded justice

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Philadelphia Museum Of Art Staffers Make Official Request To Unionize by Artsjournal1

At least two-thirds of eligible employees have signed authorization cards to request that the National Labor Relations Board oversee a union election, according to organizers. The union at t…

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How EDM (Electronic Dance Music) Quickly Evolved Online And Reached A New Audience At Home by Artsjournal

“What I like about streaming right now is I get excited about it … My mom’s in Guatemala. My mom and dad are retired and my mom tunes into the streams,” Nonfiction said. “My parent…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Curators’ Choice—Week of May 25 by Sabrina Carter

We sure do miss you! While we are apart, our Artistic Producers, Zach Blackwood and Katy Dammers, will prep a new list each week to keep your ears and eyes full until we can be together agai…

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Livestreaming the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas Conference 2020

By . Livestreaming the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas Conference 2020 on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at on Friday 19 and Sa…

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As Public Health Crisis Continues, Equity Releases New Guidelines for Safely Producing Theatre by Olivia Clement

The principles include readily available testing and a re-evaluation of health and safety practices in audition and rehearsal rooms.

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Playwright and Ardent AIDS Activist Larry Kramer Dies at 84 by Robert Viagas

Among his works were The Normal Heart and the Pulitzer finalist The Destiny of Me.

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Livestreaming #ENOUGH presents The Inciting Incident Part 2: Playwriting in a Moment of Change - Panel Discussion

By . #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence presents The Inciting Incident Part 2: Playwriting in a Moment of Change - Panel Discussion livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produce…

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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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Otherworld Theatre unites gamers and theater nerds by Kerry Reid

With VALHA11A, they've created their first online LARP. Role-playing games and theater seem so closely aligned that it’s surprising more companies haven’t fu…

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The Crown's Matt Smith & Claire Foy to Reunite in Lungs at the Old Vic for Socially Distanced Performances by Lindsey Sullivan

The Old Vic has announced a new artistic initiative called Old Vic: In Camera, which will combine a run of socially distanced performances of Duncan MacMillan’s Lungs with The Crown's Matt…

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Watch Karen Olivo Sing 'Come to Your Senses' From Encores! Off-Center's tick, tick… BOOM! by Andrew Gans

The 2014 production of the Jonathan Larson musical co-starred fellow Tony winners Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr.

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Tony Dow’s Mom Was in Silent Comedies by Trav S.D.

I normally don’t regard what I do on this blog as trivia. If someone was a major Broadway star for three decades a century ago, to me that’s not trivia, that’s theatre history. It’s …

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Here’s What Actors’ Equity Wants To See Before It Tells Members It’s Safe To Do Shows Again by Artsjournal1

Saying “I do not think that making everything safe for the audience – although that is important – and leaving the the people on stage to be epidemiological guinea pigs is the right an…

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Mark Morris’s First Created-On-Zoom Dances Are Here by Artsjournal1

“For the past two months, he has experimented with making dances using Zoom and Final Cut Pro. Four of these short works will premiere on ‘Dance On!,’ to be shown on the Mark Morris Da…

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Opera Conductor Joel Revzen Dead Of COVID At 74 by Artsjournal1

A staff conductor at the Met for 21 years, Revzen served as artistic director of Arizona Opera (2003-2012) and Berkshire Opera (1991-2005) and was, from 2012, the founding artistic director …

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‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’: From Broadway Tear-Jerker to Covid-Era Anthem by Elisabeth Vincentelli

Versions of the “Carousel” song by Aretha Franklin, Gerry and the Pacemakers and Liverpool F.C. fans have turned it into something universal.

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Meet the AYT Team! by A Younger Theatre

We thought it was high-time you saw who (some of) the AYT team are, so we spent some lockdown time putting together this (often) completely bonkers video. Here, you get to meet Sam, the Dire…

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Tori Allen-Martin: “We’ve had X Amount of Black People but how Often are they the Leads? by A Younger Theatre

In the fifth AYT in Isolation episode, we’re very, very happy to be talking to Tori Allen-Martin who, alongside Sarah Henley, makes up half of Burn Bright. The company is driving positive …

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Larry Kramer, Normal Heart Playwright and AIDS Activist, Has Died

Kramer is responsible for the formation of the Gay Men's Health Crisis.

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Quiz: Are These the Names of Cats in Cats or Did We Just Make Them Up?

See how well you know your Jellicles.

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All the Musicals and Theater Content You Can Find on HBO Max

Here are some of the titles you can find on the new streaming service, if you look hard enough.

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BROADWAY’S RECOVERY PART II: 3 Reasons Broadway Will Bounce Back . . . FAST.

Yesterday, I postulated that Broadway will come back fast and strong . . . whenever the @#$% we actually come back. If that sounds like I’m frustrated, it’s because I @#$%ing am. I mean,…

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NEWS: Old Vic livestreams Matt Smith & Claire Foy in Lungs, staged in an empty auditorium by Press Releases

The Old Vic's new artistic initiative combines a run of socially distanced performances of Duncan MacMillan’s LUNGS, starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, and a series of rehearsed play-read…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Putting It Together - Set Design, Part 1

Tune in for Part 1 of an Exciting Two-Part Event! For this week's episode of "Putting It Together," join Artistic Director David Saint and Director of Education and Community Artistic Progra…

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Atlantic Acting School Offers Five-Week Summer Intensive

Deepen your craft with Atlantic Acting School. The five-week Summer Intensive runs July 6 a?" August 7. Students work with dramatic texts and are instructed in a disciplined approach to…

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Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, May 27- with Chad Kimball, Alex Brightman and More!

Today (May 27) in live streaming: Chad Kimball visits Backstage Live, Debra Messing and Victoria Clark visit Stars in the House, and so much more!

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PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: SPEED-THE-PLOW by David Mamet

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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BWW Exclusive: Daily #MobilityMinute with Mark Fisher Fitness Trainer Harold Gibbons- Fist & Twist

Your fitness doesn't have to hit PAUSE while sheltering in place, so we're teaming up with Mark Fisher Fitness and Harold Gibbons to offer you a series of movements for your stay-at-home adv…

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Tune in for the Live Stream Premiere of ALLEGIANCE on Broadway on Demand

Broadway on Demand will be live-streaming ALLEGIANCE his Friday, May 29 at 8:00 PM. Watch a free, LIVE pre-show event at 7:30 PM ET featuring exclusive interviews with George Takei, Lea Sal…

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Tonight on the Livestream: Lisa Kron with Special Guests Mat & Savanna Shaw

Big thanks to Lynn Ahrens for joining me last night. I’m still thinking about the moment when Lynn pranked me . . . LIVE, and in front of everyone! If you’re not sure what I’m talk…

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Hairspray Live! to Stream Next on The Shows Must Go On by Broadway Direct

The Shows Must Go On has been streaming all the Broadway favorites straight to your home throughout quarantine, and this week is no different. The next show to stream on the YouTube channel …

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U.K. and Ireland Tour of The Phantom of the Opera, Having Played 1 Venue in March, Has Closed by Andrew Gans

The production was scheduled to tour for 14 months; those plans have been scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Stafford Arima Is Live on The Broadway Q&A Series Today at 1PM ET by Logan Culwell-Block

Submit a question and you might get to ask the Carrie, Allegiance, and Altar Boyz director yourself live on this series from Playbill and The Growing Studio.

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Glyndebourne’s colourful Le nozze di Figaro goes online

Sally Matthews sings beautifully in Michael Grandage’s 2012 production of Mozart’s opera

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Guy In Hazmat Suit Tries To Steal Painting That Banksy Gave To Hospital by Artsjournal1

The piece, titled Game Changer and showing a boy leaving his other superhero action figures behind for one of a nurse, had been in Southampton General Hospital in England for all of two days…

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‘Fear Of Jerks’ Is Why New Yorkers Are Nervous About Coming Back To See Live Shows by Artsjournal1

“A New York Times/Siena College Research Institute poll, administered [last week], sought to gauge how soon New Yorkers would be comfortable attending live performances like Broadway shows…

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‘It places sound firmly front & centre’: THE ENCOUNTER – Complicite (Online review) by John Chapman

Simon McBurney performs this stupendous and extraordinary solo show from Complicite. Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin’s soundscape is nothing short of a triumph.

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Check Out 'Stronger Now' From the Musical SuperYou, Featuring Kennedy Caughell and More by Dan Meyer

The production was originally scheduled to premiere May 27 at the Daryl Roth Theatre.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 9am (Broadway Time)

The Good Place and Frozen Star Kristen Bell Joins Playbill's Stream Stealers May 27 by Playbill Staff

The stage alum—seen on Broadway in 2002's The Crucible and Off-Broadway in Reefer Madness—joins the live show to talk about new Apple TV+ series Central Park.

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Claire Foy and Matt Smith to Star in Live-Streamed Run of Lungs From Old Vic Theatre

Matthew Warchus will direct the socially distant production.

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Actors' Equity Outlines Conditions for Members to Return to Work

The four core principles were developed with Dr. David Michaels.

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Broadway Cares to Present Benefit Stream of Chita Rivera Celebration Concert

The broadcast will take place on Friday night.

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GRACE NOTES: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by Susan Grace

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Claire Foy and Matt Smith Will Film Socially Distant (But In-Person) Performances of Lungs by Dan Meyer

The production is part of the new Old Vic: in Camera series.

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Kathryn Gallagher, Ali Stroker and More Featured On Theatre Podcast DRAMA

Kathryn Gallagher (Jagged Little Pill), Tony winner Ali Stroker (Oklahoma!), and Jelani Remy (Ain't Too Proud) are the latest stars to chat with Connor & Dylan MacDowell on their podcast…

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Broadway Catch Up: May 27 - Max von Essen, Linda Eder, Taylor Louderman, Neil Patrick Harris, and More!

Check out yesterday's highlights from some of your favorites, including Max von Essen, Linda Eder, Darren Criss, Jordan Fisher, Taylor Louderman, Neil Patrick Harris, and more!

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Ben Platt to be a Guest Recording Artist on NBC's SONGLAND

Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter, Ben Platt will be the guest recording artist on June 8th's episode of Songland on NBC!

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VIDEO: Danielle Wade Performs 'In My Own Little Corner' For R&H Goes Live!

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization announced the tenth video in their YouTube series R&H Goes Live!, a spinoff of their existing R&H Goes Pop! video series. The video will fe…

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VIDEO: Linda Lavin Premieres Episode 6 of YVETTE SLOSCH, AGENT

Linda Lavin recently debuted a short video featuring a new character 'Yvette Slosch', created by Jazz violinist and collaborator Aaron Weinstein!

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Claire Foy and Matt Smith to live-stream Lungs in bid to save Old Vic by Chris Wiegand

Tickets will soon go on sale for a ‘socially distanced’ version of 2019 sellout to shore up theatre’s ‘seriously perilous’ finances due to the coronavirus pandemic Claire Foy and M…

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Paper Stages review – joyful DIY theatre kit to act out at home by Kate Wyver

Available online Forest Fringe release a jolly bunch of downloadable plays, games and diversions to inject some performance into lockdown life Forest Fringe have never been one for conventio…

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'Thousands are in jeopardy': freelance theatre-makers count cost of crisis by Chris Wiegand

When Chester Storyhouse asked how freelancers were faring under Covid lockdown, it was left ‘shocked and enraged’ at how perilous their finances are. Now it is calling for national actio…

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Theater Top 5: June 2020 by Kevin Greene

The Windy City continues to find creative ways of bringing the performing arts directly to audiences, not so much blowing in the wind as swinging for the fences.

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In this crisis, protect the arts as essential

Even in good times, the arts make our lives better and these are not good times

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How might Seattle’s live performance scene come back post-coronavirus shutdowns? by Brendan Kiley

Performing arts organizations were among the first to close their doors in the pandemic shutdown and will likely be among the last to reopen. Even when they are allowed to turn on the light…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Philly Fringe Festival Will Happen This Fall, At Least Partly In The Flesh by Artsjournal1

No specific program has been announced yet, but “look for some combination of performances presented online, outside, or in other ways that maintain social distance. The festival will cont…

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€50,000 A Day: What La Scala Would Lose By Operating Under Social-Distancing Rules by Artsjournal1

That’s the grim figure that the Milan opera house’s new superintendent, Dominique Meyer, will present to its board of directors on Thursday. Under the law that Italy’s parliament passe…

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NEWS: The Phantom of the Opera cancels its 14-month UK & Ireland tour by Press Releases

As theatre lockdown continues in the face of the coronavirus crisis, Cameron Mackintosh has cancelled his 14-month UK and Ireland tour of The Phantom of the Opera, starring Killian Donnelly …

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ArtsBeat on Pioneer Valley Radio 5/27/20 by Mark G. Auerbach

New ArtsBeat on Pioneer Valley Radio’s Brad Shepard Today, some local Tony Awards connections. New online programs from K&E Theatre Group, Barrington Stage and Berkshire Theatre Group, and…

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Lucile Watson: From Clyde Fitch to the Video Age by Trav S.D.

Lucile Watson (1879-1962) was one of those actresses we think of as only having ever been old, for almost the entirety of her screen career took place during the 20 year period 1934-1954, wh…

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Stars in the House continues today (2pm) with Plays In The House: ALL IN THE TIMING: SURE THING, THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE, VARIATIONS ON THE DEATH OF TROTSKY: By David Ives.  Starring Nancy…

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VIDEO: Watch the Young Vic's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Starring Gillian Anderson, Vanessa Kirby and Ben Foster

Watcha??the Young Vic's hit production of Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire, with Gillian Anderson, Vanessa Kirby and Ben Foster.

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COVID-cancelled show Moment of Grace searches for streaming partner by Featured Content

Moment of Grace, a new drama exploring the monumental action taken by Princess Diana when she visited a London AIDS ward, has been transformed from an award-winning stage show into a film in…

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PRG executive Darren DeVerna dies at age 60 by Caitlin Huston

Darren DeVerna, chief executive of global theatre for Production Resource Group, died May 21 at the age of 60.  Deverna passed away after a battle with cancer, according to the company. As …

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Today on Broadway: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 & Ben Natan by Matt Tamanini

Equity Outlines Requirements to Return to Work, Jeremy O. Harris Announces Grant Programs, Interview with No Exit Theatre Collective’s Ben Natan “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday …

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Mr. Broadway May 2020: Mrs. Doubtfire's Rob McClure by JK

Like the rest of you, we get out laughs where and when we can these days. One of the really good great guys of the Broadway community has been using his down time to cheer the rest of us up…

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Festival Profile: Puffs by Christa Skiles

North Carolina Thespians explore flip side of a popular wizarding world The post Festival Profile: <em>Puffs</em> appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

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VIDEO: Karen Olivo Sings 'Come to Your Senses' From TICK, TICK...BOOM! as Part of #EncoresArchives

The most recent EncoresArchives video features Karen Olivo singing 'Come to Your Senses' from Encores! production of Tick, Tick...BOOM! in 2014.

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Newly-Launched THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA UK and Ireland Tour Will Not Re-Open

Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group have announced that their new UK and Ireland Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, which had only played its opening date pri…

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Chay Yew: Break the Table and Build a New One by American Theatre Editors

After 9 years at Victory Gardens, the writer/director reflects on what he's learned from running, and fighting for, a theatre in Chicago.

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Snapshot: James Brown and Jerry Lewis in 1968 by Terry Teachout

Jerry Lewis “introduces” James Brown on The Jerry Lewis Show in 1968: (This is the latest in a series of arts- and history-related videos that appear in this space each Monday, Wednesd…

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Tune in: The Shows Must Go On screens stellar American television broadcast of Hairspray Live!

You can't stop the beat! Ahead of the London stage revival starring Michael Ball, due at the London Coliseum later this year (fingers crossed), you can catch Hairspray Live! on lockdown musi…

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Almanac: Sartre on despair by Terry Teachout

“Human life begins on the far side of despair.” Jean-Paul Sartre, The Flies Continue reading Almanac: Sartre on despair at About Last Night.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Bring It On UK tour postponed to 2021, Southbank Centre run in December could be next

The highly anticipated Bring It On tour, which was meant to open this year, has now been postponed to 2021, it has been confirmed. It is unclear whether the London run of Bring It On will st…

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New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of May 25 - FRANKIE! THE MUSICAL, ROYALTIES, Robbie Rozelle, and More!

Need something new to listen to, read, or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases, including Frankie! The Musical (Caitlin Kinnunen), Royalties (Darren Criss), The P…

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Bay Area Artists Reach Across Social Distance to Connect with Elders

by Lauren Spencer Are you an artist or elder that wants to play?  As I read Erika Chong Shuch?s Facebook post, the question pierces the subtle fog that has settled around me in the past m…

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‘Gillian Anderson’s performance is a scorcher’: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE – Young Vic Theatre (Online review) by Aleks Sierz

World on fire: The NT Live recording of this classic Young Vic production stars Gillian Anderson and is genuinely unmissable.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Wake Up With BWW 5/27: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Will Broadcast Online, Equity Updates on Returning to Work, and More!

Today's top stories: Hairspray Live! will stream online, Actors' Equity shares steps for getting actors back to work, and more!

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OLD VIC: IN CAMERA Series of Livestreamed Productions From an Empty Theatre Will Kick Off With LUNGS Starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith

The Old Vic announces a new artistic initiative OLD VIC: IN CAMERA, combining a run of socially distanced performances of Duncan MacMillan's LUNGS with Claire Foy and Matt Smith fo…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 4am (Broadway Time)

The Business of Show Biz: Can I Safely to Go Back To Work?

by Velina Brown Q: People are really chomping at the bit to get back to work, which is understandable. I also want to feel like my career and my life are moving again but I also want to wor…

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NEWS: Selladoor postpones five musical tours until 2021 & extends venue closures by Press Releases

Selladoor Worldwide has announced that it will suspend its 2020 touring productions – shifting the majority of shows to start in 2021.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Riverside Theatres Digital presents YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE by Sean McLoughlin

Stay home and hear your favourite musical theatre tunes with Helpmann award winner Luke Joslin and friends! Following the announcement

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On the Couch with Jose Da Silva by Arts Review

Who is Jose Da Silva?  A curator, university art gallery director and keen collector of the record label Italians Do It Better. My latest exhibition is called Friendship as a Way of Life an…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Melbourne Fringe unveils further artist support measures and calls for creativity as registrations open 1 June by Arts Review

Melbourne Fringe has announced a variety of festival structures and payment support packages for artists as it forges ahead for another boundary-pushing festival in 2020. This year’s event…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 1am (Broadway Time)

The Burning World by Arts Review

Bringing together four significant photographic series created by leading Australian artists Hoda Afshar, Peta Clancy, Rosemary Laing and Michael Cook, the Bendigo Art Gallery will present T…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Lano & Woodley: Singin’ Some Songs by Arts Review

Australia’s favourite comedy double act, Lano & Woodley, have put their heads together (1.5 metres apart, obviously) and appointed themselves officers in charge of cheering us all up w…

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VIDEO: On This Day, May 27 - ANASTASIA Premieres at Hartford Stage

The world premiere of the new musical ANASTASIA, starring Christy Altomare and Derek Klena, opened May 27, 2016 at Hartford Stage. 

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After Coronavirus: Global Youth Reveal That the Social Value of Art Has Never Mattered More by Kathleen Gallagher

Health and government officials around the globe are slowly and ever-so-tentatively moving to relax lockdowns due to coronavirus. In Canada, where the possibility of health-care collapse see…

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Dark times for Britain’s theatres

Shakespeare’s Globe and the Old Vic in London are among those threatened with closure

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18 Stage Performances to See Today, May 27 - See Debra Messing, Paul Giamatti, Victoria Clark, a tribute to Isadora Duncan 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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Two Must-See Online Performances—But You Need to Register in Advance - How to see intimate performances by Patti LuPone, Claire Foy, Katrina Lenk an

Every day we share a list of the best online performance to watch right away. But occasionally there are must-see virtual events that require advance registration—almost a nostalgic th…

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Checking In With… Parade and My Favorite Year Star Evan Pappas, Artistic Director of Long Island's Argyle Theatre by Andrew Gans

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

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MOVING PEOPLE: Makeda Thomas on Losing Her Archives, Making Mas, and Mothering as an Artist during a Pandemic by The Dance Enthusiast

In MOVING PEOPLE: Makeda Thomas on Losing Her Archives, Making Mas, and Mothering as an Artist during a Pandemic, "#iArt #iMother is a double hashtag I’ve been using for years that is mo…

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The Chocolate Factory Curates Week 5 of "ENTER," The Onassis Foundation's Ongoing Series Of At-Home Creations by The Dance Enthusiast

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