Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Is there still a role for the theatre critic in a post COVID-19 world? by Sean McLoughlin

Theatre critics yield the incredible power to either make or break productions. The ‘art form’ of theatre criticism disseminates the

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Perth Festival is a huge boost to WA society and economy by Peter J Snee

Perth Festival is an annual boost to our State’s social wellbeing, economy and hospitality industry, a new report reveals. This year’s

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Today on Broadway: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by Matt Tamanini

Artists Speak Out about Racism in Theatre, BC/EFA Donates $25,000 to Color of Change “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of t…

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A Presidential Election Year Is Like the Wild West . . . When rumors about Geraldine Ferraro–the first woman vice-presidential nominee by a major party in U.S history–reached First Lady …

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With a country “on the brink” does it matter if your arts venue is shuttered? by Artsjournal1

I hear from nearly all corners of the arts sector that there is “no going back to normal” — that something fundamental needs to be redesigned in our systems to make them more equitable…

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Crowd-Based Opera Postpones Reopening by Artsjournal

Crowds are essential to this moment — and, really, to opera as an art form. Choruses fill the stage; musicians cram into the orchestra pit; thousands of people sit shoulder to shoulder in …

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Arts Organizations Look To Draw Down Their Endowments During Crisis by Artsjournal

The Chicago Lyric Opera plans to spend $23 million from its $173 million endowment this year, almost triple what it typically takes. It canceled its season in March, furloughed staff and cut…

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Music, Social Media, Go Dark On Blackout Tuesday by Artsjournal

Instagram and Twitter accounts, from top record label to everyday people, were full of black squares posted in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Most …

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Screen Australia announces production funding for 14 projects by Arts Review

Screen Australia has announced $2.1 million of production funding for 12 projects funded through the Producer Program and two through the Commissioned Program. Projects include SHANE, a fea…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

How BroadwayWorld Will Stand with Black Lives Matter

Thank you to all those who have written us today.

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The Great Gatsby defies virus with October West End reopening by Lanre Bakare Arts and Culture Correspondent

Play will incorporate face masks and physical distancing into its immersive staging Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A vastly reduced capacity and masks that…

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Ariana DeBose to Those Profiting Off Black and Brown Stories: ‘True Allyship Is Earned. Can You Show Up For Us?’ by Ryan McPhee

The Tony nominee called for accountability and action in the entertainment industry.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

PETER PAN LIVE is the next instalment in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s series The Show Must Go On by Sean McLoughlin

Peter Pan Live is the next instalment in Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s YouTube series The Shows Must Go On, it has

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Stars in the House Welcomes Back Tony Winner Leslie Uggams by Andrew Gans

Proceeds from the June 2 stream will go to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Editing Larry Kramer, a Man Larger than Life | Literary Hub by Helen Eisenbach

When someone told me Larry Kramer had died, the words were nonsense to my ears; they simply did not compute. The Larry I knew wasn’t capable of being felled by anything, including death—…

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“We’re a nation in pain…a nation enraged” — Watch Joe Biden’s Philadelphia speech today by New York Theater

Below is the video and a transcript of the speech by Joe Biden today at Philadelphia’s City Hall. “We’re a nation in pain,” he said in concluding his 20-minute speech. ” We must no…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Tony Nominee Colman Domingo Speaks On Decades of Experiencing Racism as a Black Man in America by Ruthie Fierberg

The star of Broadway’s The Scottsboro Boys, book writer of Summer, and playwright of Dot and more calls on allies to act against racism.

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June letters: Eager to hear…

Readers respond about Gerald Levinson's 'Now Your Colors Sing,' The Crossing's 'Carthage,' escaping Periwinkle Park, and 'Mrs. Maisel.'

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Keelay Gipson and Stacey Rose Launch Initiative to Hold Theatres Accountable by Ruthie Fierberg

The Black artists start a revolution to hold theatres accountable with regards to Black stories, artists, and more.

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Cody Renard Richard on Experiencing Racism as a Broadway Stage Manager, and a Call to Allies by Ryan McPhee

"We have to do better. Let’s actually create a 'community.'"

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Riots in Philadelphia: At BSR, this is why we said what we said by Kyle V.  Hiller, Alaina Johns

Especially when our city is in crisis, BSR is a team. This is not the beginning of the work for editors Alaina and Kyle. And it’s far from the end.

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Choreographer Warren Adams Challenges Broadway to Confront Racism by Ryan McPhee

"We are not looking for empathy. We are not victims. We are only asking for humanity and equality."

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Choreographer Warren Adams Challenges Broadway to Confront Racism by Ryan McPhee

“We are not looking for empathy. We are not victims. We are only asking for humanity and equality.”

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Aida Director and Theatrical Leader Schele Williams Speaks Out Against Racism On Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

The Broadway actor raises her voice to call on the theatre industry to stop racism, offer solutions, raise up Black voices, and more.

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Black Lives Matter Resources 101 by Playbill Staff

From suggested donations to ways to learn to be an anti-racist, here are some ways to volunteer time and money to Black Lives Matter.

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Black Lives Matter. Period. by Philip S. Birsh

Playbill is committed to fighting for the Black community.

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Pivot Arts Festival switches it up online by Kerry Reid

The annual celebration of multidisciplinary performance adjusts for the times. Pivot Arts has been an incubator for multidisciplinary performance for nearly a de…

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Irish Rep Announces Online Summer Season by Matthew Wexler

Off-Broadway's formidable Irish Repertory Theatre forges ahead with a season of online programming celebrating the theater company's rich cultural heritage over the last 32 years. The post I…

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President & CEO – The Carolina Theatre by Artsjournal

Located in the heart of downtown Durham, the Carolina Theatre has been a center of the city’s arts and cultural life for nearly a century. The Carolina Theatre’s Board of Trustees seeks …

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Taj Mahal Suffers Damage In Severe Thunderstorm by Artsjournal1

“A deadly thunderstorm that rolled across parts of northern India damaged sections of the Taj Mahal complex, including the main gate and a railing running below its five lofty domes, offic…

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Amid Protests Over George Floyd’s Death, Smithsonian’s African-American Museum Launches Online Portal To Look At Race In The U.S. by Artsjournal1

“‘Talking About Race‘ is a Web-based initiative that uses videos, role-playing exercises and question-based activities to explore the origins and definitions of race and identity. Buil…

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Executive Director – Orlando Ballet by Artsjournal

Orlando Ballet invites applications and nominations for this important co-leadership position, working closely with Artistic Director Robert Hill.

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Mady Mesplé, One Of 20th Century’s Great Coloratura Sopranos, Dead At 89 by Artsjournal1

While she did sing some Italian roles (Gilda, Lucia, Rosina) and even a few German ones (the Queen of the Night, Zerbinetta), Mesplé won worldwide acclaim for the French concert and opera r…

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Nelson-Atkins Museum Caught In Protests Controversy After Kansas City Police Use Its Grounds As Staging Area by Artsjournal1

This past Friday night, as the KCPD prepared to confront people demonstrating against police violence in Minneapolis and elsewhere, security guards on duty at the closed museum agreed to pol…

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Hollywood Unions And Studios Finally Agree On COVID Safety Guidelines For Restarting Production by Artsjournal1

A 22-page white paper with dozens of requirements and recommendations, delivered to Govs. Gavin Newsom (CA) and Andrew Cuomo (NY) as well as the Los Angeles County Department of Public Healt…

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Austin Symphony Fires Trombonist Over Racist Comments by Artsjournal

“We have been made aware that a musician of the Austin Symphony Orchestra has made an offensive post on their social media account regarding the protests across our country. This language …

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How Creativity Works by Artsjournal

Creativity can seem like a tool for solving problems: We need a new word for the ocean! But creativity doesn’t just solve problems; it also makes or discovers new problems to solve. Hundre…

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In Russia, Independent Booksellers Begin Championing Neglected Writers by Artsjournal1

“The most widely-read books are translated foreign bestsellers. There is little space for Russian talent — and if you want to be one of the chosen few to secure a book deal, that means s…

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How Pro Dancers Can Make TikTok Work For Them by Artsjournal1

“It’s paradoxical but true: On TikTok, a platform driven largely by dance, people with little to no dance background are becoming megastars — and highly-trained dancers can seem like f…

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Judgment Of Movies Now Includes Backstories Of Their Creators by Artsjournal

“Discomfort has now become an essential part of pop culture connoisseurship, and it has forced audiences to become much more sophisticated as they decide what, if anything, is worth salvag…

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Recreating The Acoustic J.S. Bach Worked In by Artsjournal1

“As a composer, Bach would have been highly attuned to the effects of a church’s acoustics on the performance of music. He was known, for example, to have preferred composing for the Tho…

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Why Regional Theatre Matters by Artsjournal

The loss of any regional theatre, whether it is Nuffield Southampton announcing it has gone into administration or the Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh taking the painful decision to hibernate unti…

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The Extraordinary Art Of Christo and Jeanne-Claude by Artsjournal

What he and Jeanne-Claude, his wife and collaborator, achieved was so different from the work of anyone else, and on such a huge scale—seventy-five hundred saffron-colored nylon “gates,…

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Can My Online Choir Give Me What My Regular Choir Does? by Artsjournal

I’m not yet sure how much my life will change without choir: without the paper cuts and warmups, the imagistic instructions from conductors (bite the apple, smell the rose, blow the birthd…

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Confederate Monuments Are Coming Down Amid Protests by Artsjournal

Monday evening, in three Southern states—Florida, Alabama, and Virginia—protesters toppled graffiti-covered statues celebrating the former Confederate government that fought to uphold th…

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With a country “on the brink” does it matter if your arts venue is shuttered? by Diane Ragsdale

In three short months Americans have shifted from tuning into the daily drama surrounding the democratic primaries, to daily Covid-19 briefings and debates over whether or not lives matter m…

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Inside the intricate worlds of Polly Pocket by Megan Kirby

An interview with collector and Instagrammer Julia Carusillo Oh, to quarantine inside a Polly Pocket, safe and enclosed, all the comforts of home sculpted in col…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Review: Streaming Consciousness Floods ‘A School for Fools’ by Ben Brantley

The Belarus Free Theater’s livestreaming, mind-bending adaptation of Sasha Sokolov’s poetic novel assumes the bifocal eye-view of a divided self.

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Black Lives Matter: U.S. Theatres Stand With the Movement for Racial Justice by American Theatre Editors

Dozens of theatres express their solidarity in the grief and anger over anti-Black violence, offer resources, and commit to more equitable paths.

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How Netflix’s ‘The Lovebirds’ could change the film industry by Kc Wingert

Michael Showalter’s ‘The Lovebirds’ debuted last month on Netflix after its originally scheduled premiere at SXSW and theatrical release were canceled. Is it a harbinger of the post-pa…

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A School for Fools review – Belarus Free Theatre's audacious lockdown challenge by Arifa Akbar

Available onlineThe company’s years of operating underground inform a dynamic approach to online drama that goes far beyond talking heads Belarus Free Theatre began rehearsing an adaptatio…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

BC/EFA Will Donate $25K to Racial Justice Organization, Color of Change

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Executive Director Tom Viola has just announced that the organization will donate $25,000 to Color of Change- the nation's largest online racial justice …

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VIDEO: Watch Leslie Uggams on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live at 8pm

Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with Leslie Uggams.

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How ‘Phantom of the Opera’ survived the pandemic by Jennifer Schuessler - The New York Times,su-Hyun Lee

The musical, with its 126-member company and hundreds of costumes and props, is believed to be the only large-scale English-language production running anywhere in the world. And it has rema…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Royal Shakespeare Company Postpones Fall and Winter 2020 Productions by Dan Meyer

The London company hopes it can present the already suspended spring and summer programming in its place.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at noon (Broadway Time)

Coens discuss Fargo by Pauline Adamek

From the archives! Here is my interview with the Coen Brothers, for their award-winning film Fargo, first published in April 1996. Set in Minneapolis, ‘Fargo’ forges true-life crim…

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Says New York City Curfews Will be Extended Through June 7

At a press conference today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stated that New York City will extend nightly curfews through Sunday, June 7th. The hours for the rest of the week will be in …

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AGMA and SDC Consult Medical Experts to Ensure Safety When Reopening Arts Industry

With discussions on reopening beginning around the country across various industries, the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) announ…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Putting It Together - Set Design, Part 2

George Street Playhouse: Tune in for Part 2 of this exciting two-part discussion on set design! Join Artistic Director David Saint with Scenic Designers Jason Simms and James Youmans to lear…

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Colman Domingo On George Floyd, Nat King Cole And The Deep Legacy That Connects The Two – Guest Column by Greg Evans

Editors’ Note: Colman Domingo, playwright, director and actor, was researching his musical (with co-author Patricia McGregor) about the iconic Nat King Cole when he realized the great sing…

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'It's like the wild west!' – inside Cardiff's heckle-heavy comedy scene by Rachael Healy

How do you make audiences laugh in a town that hates show-offs and loves to hassle performers? Our writer gets some hot tips as she continues her comedy tour In 2005, you could fit the whole…

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Working-class talent blighted by Covid-19 pandemic, says actor Michelle Collins by Chris Wiegand

Ian McKellen and Lesley Manville perform in fundraising videos organised by Collins for Equity’s benevolent fund for creatives The actor Michelle Collins has warned that the screen and sta…

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Seven tips for transforming in-person conferences into irresistible online experiences by Neil Bardhan, Marta Rusek

Conference veterans and networking mavens Neil Bardhan and Marta Rusek have your guide to organizing virtual gatherings that don’t suck (unless they involve Dracula).

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Aimie Atkinson, Lucie Jones and more honour the work of Loserville composer with free YouTube concert

A one-off concert presented by Barn Theatre has been announced. Set to take place on 6 June 2020, the concert will feature a whole host of West End stars honouring the work of Loserville com…

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NEWS: RSC cancels or postpones all remaining 2020 performances, including Barbican season by Press Releases

Due to the continuing lockdown, alongside Government advice that social distancing will need to remain in place for some time, the Company has made the difficult decision to postpone all rem…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 10am (Broadway Time)

BroadwayWorld Postpones Live Programming

At this time we're going to be taking the lead from those on the forefront of this systemic national issue and continue to listen, thoughtfully engage, and use our platform to support and am…

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65th Annual Obie Awards Postponed: 'This Is a Time for Action and Activism' by Lindsey Sullivan

The previously announced Obie Awards have been postponed. The 65th annual celebration of off and off-off Broadway theater had been scheduled to take place on June 4. Details for the reschedu…

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American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice Postpone 2020 Obie Awards

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced the postponement of the 65th Annual Obie Awards amidst nationwide protests in response to the killing of George Floyd. Details …

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Despite Pandemic Lockdowns And COVID In Its Company, ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ World Tour Keeps Running by Artsjournal1

Performances are canceled and theaters are dark all around the world, but the long-touring Broadway production of Phantom has continued to fill a 1,600-seat house in Seoul for eight shows a …

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Obie Awards Postpone 2020 Virtual Ceremony: ‘This Is a Time for Reflection and Mourning’ by Ryan McPhee

The awards honoring Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theatre were to take place June 4 on YouTube.

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Off Broadway’s Obie Awards Postponed Due To National Unrest: “Not A Time For Celebration Or Diversion” by Greg Evans

Saying that now is no time for “celebration or diversion,” the presenters of the annual Obie Awards for excellent in Off and Off Off Broadway theater, have postponed this year’s virtua…

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Third Edition of The Homebound Project Put on Hold by Olivia Clement

The project's all-volunteer staff stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Stream of Chita: A Legendary Celebration Raises Over $100K for Broadway Cares' COVID-19 Emergency Efforts by Andrew Gans

In addition to Tony winner Chita Rivera, the 2013 concert also featured Tommy Tune and Ben Vereen, plus a video tribute from John Kander.

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‘It is immediately clear how prescient it was’: THIS HOUSE – National Theatre (Online review) by Tom Bolton

The chaos of national politics in the mid-1970s seemed light years away in 2014, but how arrogant that assumption seems now.

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Top Tips to Train Your Dog From Broadway’s Animal Expert by Ruthie Fierberg

Bill Berloni shares his expert training philosophy, backstage stories with his pups, and his best advice to train your canine while stuck at home.

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Kate del Castillo Brings Her Triple-Nominated Solo Performance to Audible by Ruthie Fierberg

Isaac Gomez’s powerful the way she spoke is now available as an original audio-play.

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Peter Pan musical starring Christopher Walken and Allison Williams to be streamed on YouTube for free

Peter Pan Live to be the next instalment in Andrew Lloyd Webber's YouTube series "The Shows Must Go On", it has been confirmed. The musical stars Christopher Walken (Hairspray, Antz, Sleepy …

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 9am (Broadway Time)

The 61st Three Rivers Arts Festival will be like no other by Scott Mervis / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Because of coronavirus, festival goes virtual with live streams and online art exhibitions.

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Broadway Catch Up: June 2 - Kelli O'Hara, the Cast of HADESTOWN, 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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Regional Spotlight: How the Fountain Theatre is Working Through The Global Health Crisis

Today we shine a spotlight on the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles with Artistic Director Stephen Sachs.

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RSC updates performance plans for 2020 – London and Stratford by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo The RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) updates production plans for 2020 in both Stratford and London due to COVID-19 pandemic. This post RSC updates performance plans for 2020 …

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GRACE NOTES: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 by Susan Grace

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Great “Gates”: A Tribute to Christo, 84, Who Made Magic in NYC’s Central Park by Artsjournal1

Our loss yesterday of Christo, the canny conceptual artist with tangible appeal, is a poignant reminder of more innocent times — 16 days in early 2005 when New Yorkers from all walks of li…

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The Gershwin Threat/The Gershwin Moment by Artsjournal1

The Gershwin threat was seemingly felt by all American-born classical musicians: they feared his genius. European-born classical musicians weren’t threatened, and the list of Gershwin admi…

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Louvre Expects Attendance Will Be Down By 70% After Reopening by Artsjournal1

The Paris landmark, which had been the world’s most visited museum, opens its doors on July 6 following the coronavirus lockdown. But safety limitations have been placed on crowd flow, and…

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Metropolitan Opera Cancels All Performances Until End Of 2020 by Artsjournal1

“The company, which last performed live on March 11, now hopes to return with a gala on New Year’s Eve after its longest interruption in more than a century. It is a gap that is projecte…

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For the Sake of the Public Good: Chicago Theater Artists Respond to COVID-19 by Ben Kaye

“I hope to see us take a breath, to rest, to unlearn grind culture, to seek to be with each other in meaningful ways and not self-serving ones."

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Imelda Staunton's much-anticipated Hello, Dolly! is postponed indefinitely

Imelda Staunton won't be back where she belongs - the theatre, that is - quite when we expected. HELLO, DOLLY! is the latest West End postponement in the face of the ongoing coronavirus cris…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 8am (Broadway Time)

RECAP: Schele Williams Talked About the Legal Defense Fund on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in The House continued Monday night (8pm) with Schele Williams and Robin de Jesús. This episode was in support of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.

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VIDEO: Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Kristen Bell, Daveed Diggs, and More Chat CENTRAL PARK

Stars and creators of Apple TV+'s Central Park gathered virtually for a panel at Paley Front Row 2020 to celebrate their show. Among those appearing in the conversation are Josh Gad, Daveed …

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See West End stars sporting their "The Show Must Go On!" t-shirts

Several major stage actors including Judi Dench have been pictured wearing their "The Show Must Go On" merch. Designed by the Theatre Support Fund, so far the t-shirts and other merchandise …

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ArtsBeat on Pioneer Valley Radio 6/2/20. by Mark G Auerbach

ArtsBeat on Pioneer Valley Radio 6/2/20. James Barry's Corona Covers. A theatre book club at Berkshire Theatre Group, and dance on TV. Segment begins at: 14:24.

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Westfield News ArtsBeat 6/2/20 by Mark G. Auerbach

Westfield News ArtsBeat 6/2/20. Online programs from TheaterWorks, Berkshire Theatre Group, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, K&E Theater, plus arts news from WMass and NoCT.

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Adaptability and Resilience: Pivot Arts Festival and Mandala Makers Festival Make the Move Online by Sharon Hoyer

A few small, nimble organizations have found creative ways to shift online and hold modified, virtual versions of the live festivals planned for June.

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The Theatre Support Fund raises £125,000 with "The Show Must Go On!" T-shirts

Created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Theatre Support Fund has managed to raise more than £125,000 with its The Show Must Go On! t-shirts, notebooks, and other special merchand…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 7am (Broadway Time)

BroadwayRadio Special: Backstage’s Casey Mink on the Broadway Shutdown, the Industry’s Needed Changes, and More by Ashley Steves

On today’s episode, Ashley talks with Backstage senior staff writer Casey Mink about the Broadway COVID-19 shutdown, including her recent reporting for Vanity Fair about when we should exp…

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The Dominic Cummings driving simulator and clear-sighted satire in games

The ingenious 30 Miles to Barnard Castle illustrates how game-creation tools are empowering comedic minds

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After Matt Smith & Claire Foy in Lungs, here are 5 more plays perfect for the social distance treatment by Rev Stan

The idea of re-performing Lungs while the actors safely socially distance got me thinking about other plays which have been performed over the past year or two that could be similarly revive…

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Smoking Gun review – week-long interactive whistleblower thriller by Miriam Gillinson

Available onlineParticipants delve into the dodgy dealings of a Tory MP and big pharma in this clever blend of theatre and gaming Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watc…

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Another decade, another plethora of Sondheim shows! While we all wait for a new Sondheim show (PLEASE, STEVE!), there certainly hasn't been a lack of his works to enjoy. Over the past ten ye…

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VIDEO: West End Recovery Plan Outlines New Guidelines and Requirements For Re-Opening

In a new video, Cities of London & Westminster MP Nickie Aiken outlines the importance of the West End to the wider UK economy, and explores ways to counter the impact of Covid-19 on th…

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FROZEN 2 Comes to Disney+ in the UK and Ireland Two Weeks Early; Will Premiere July 3

Deadline reports that Frozen 2 is coming to Disney+ in the UK and Ireland two weeks early! The film will premiere on the streaming service on Friday, July 3.

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State freezes $1 million in arts funding to 53 Western Pa. groups by Marylynne Pitz and Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Arts groups scramble after the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts reneges on grants for operating expenses.  

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Lookback: the fleetingness of stardom by Terry Teachout

From 2006: Fame is intense but fleeting in a TV-driven culture, which is one of the many reasons why I love watching the old What’s My Line? kinescopes that air at three-thirty each morn…

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Almanac: Graham Greene on childhood by Terry Teachout

“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory Continue reading Almanac: Graham Greene on childhood at About…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 6am (Broadway Time)

DMV theaters take a knee and take a stand by News Desk

Beyond mourning and outrage, these DC Metro performing arts institutions have gone on the record with commitments to make a difference and be accountable. (Last updated June 2, 2020, 9 a.m.)…

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A joint statement from SOLT and UK Theatre by Kitty Underwood

Today our social media channels will be silent as we stand in solidarity with our black communities. The post A joint statement from SOLT and UK Theatre appeared first on Official London The…

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VIDEO: Dave Malloy Announces NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Will Make West Coast Premiere With the Shotgun Players

Dave Malloy made an exciting announcement on Shotgun Players' 2020 Sassafras Virtual Gala! He announced that Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 will have its West Coast premiere as…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 06:36AM

SDC and AGMA hire medical professionals to create reopening guidelines by Caitlin Huston

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society has partnered with the American Guild of Musical Artists to hire a team of medical professionals to create safety recommendations around reopen…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 5am (Broadway Time)

How does a couple manage the work/life balancing act in lockdown? by Charlotte & Jeff

Work is something that every single on of us is thinking about at the moment. Charlie & Jeff are having entirely different Lockdown work experiences under the same roof. Is it possible t…

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Wake Up With BWW 6/2: Broadway on Demand Postpones Tony Celebration, PETER PAN LIVE! Will Stream, and More!

Today's top stories: Broadway on Demand postponed its Tony Awards celebration set for this Sunday, Peter Pan Live! will stream this weekend, and more!

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In remembering Christo, we remember what art once was by Arts Review

In 1995, after the fall of the Wall, Berlin had started to be rebuilt, but was still in a state of disrepair. There, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, two of the world’s most important land artis…

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Tune in: The Shows Must Go On screens Peter Pan Live! Watch the trailer here

'Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning': Peter Pan Live! is next up on The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel this Friday. How well do you know the Broadway musical? Watch the …

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 4am (Broadway Time)

On the Couch with Lilli Waters by Arts Review

Who is Lilli Waters? I’m a Melbourne based artist who creates dark and ethereal photographs, melding rawness and fantasy, and often exploring femininity and the female form in nature. What…

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Judges announced to select winners of the [email protected] International Singing Competition by Arts Review

Internationally acclaimed musicians Suzie Quatro, Katie Noonan, Nicole Car and Matthew Lee Robinson will select four singers to be the winners of the [email protected] International Singing Competiti…

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Bringing the stage to the airwaves: David Greig's romance for our times by Mark Fisher

The playwright and the director Elizabeth Newman on how they reimagined their new theatre production for radio in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak ‘We never ask the right question of t…

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Hold the stage: Ellie Kurttz's intimate shots of actors in lockdown – in pictures by All Photographs Ellie Kurttz

Throughout theatre’s shutdown, photographer Ellie Kurttz has been taking portraits of creatives remotely, capturing images from video calls. Portraits in Isolation is her document of this …

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Swerving to Serve a Theater Community in Lockdown by Variety

Playwright Sarah Ruhl on how the new theater site 3Views changed its mission after the pandemic hit.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Debra Phillips wins 2020 National Photography Prize by Arts Review

Sydney based artist Debra Phillips has been announced as the recipient of the prestigious Murray Art Museum Albury National Photography Prize 2020, winning a cash prize of $30,000 for her wo…

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BAT OUT OF HELL tour reschedules to May 2021 by Gabi Bergman

TEG Dainty wish to announce the rescheduled dates for Jim Steinman’s BAT OUT OF HELL – THE ROCK MUSICAL.  The jaw dropping, heart stopping,

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Guides For Reopening Planning by Joe Patti

Last week I had a post on Arts Hacker featuring the Event Safety Alliance’s (ESA)  Reopening Guide for live event venues. You may have already seen the guide being passed around by a lot …

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#TeatroConfinado: Spanish Theater’s Answer to the Pandemic by Antonio Hernández Nieto

The COVID-19 pandemic has closed theaters around the world, including New York’s Broadway and London’s West End, Buenos Aires’ Calle Corrientes, and Gran Vía in Madrid. The theater se…

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VIDEO: On This Day, June 2 - Happy Birthday, Norm Lewis!

Today, we're wishing a very happy birthday to Tony-nominee Norm Lewis!

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Who’s Your Baghdaddy? (or how I started the Iraq War) by Arts Review

During the current Covid-19 restriction, the arts community has been compelled to move their creativity online due to the inability of people to attend theatre productions. Now comes the fir…

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No Words by The Dance Enthusiast

The Dance Enthusiast is  ON PAUSE in support of  Black artists, audiences, family, and community. 

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