Friday, July 31, 2020 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
Friday, July 31, 2020 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Casting in the age of the cloud: Showreels by Admin

Although I already established it in the last article of this series, Casting in the age of the cloud: Eponym, I think it a good idea to recap the important question word that leads to bett…

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Stars in the House continues today (8pm) with AVENUE Q Original Broadway Cast members Jennifer Barnhart, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Jordan Gelber, Ann Harada, Rick Lyon and John Tartaglia.

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‘Black Dance Stories’ highlight Black creatives in the dance world by Admin

Black Dance Stories announces its August 2020 lineup, featuring dancers and choreographers who use their work to raise societal issues, strengthen community through their programming and us…

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

‘In This Life’, starring Robbie Fairchild, to air on WNET ALL ARTS by Admin

Bat-Sheva Guez’s short film, In This Life, will be released for free on TV and online on WNET ALL ARTS beginning on August 5.  In five acts, In This Life explores the language of loss…

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Photo Flash: Ben Platt, POSE, and More Join GLAAD Awards 2020

Ben Platt, the cast of Pose, Beanie Feldstein and many more made appearances at the virtual ceremony!

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Billy Porter, Jennifer Hudson, and More Join Tribute to Rep. John Lewis on CBS

Tony winner Billy Porter, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, Oscar winner John Legend and more will appear on a CBS special honoring the life and legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis.

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VIDEO: Ben Harney, Kecia Lewis and More Sing 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' in Support of Black Lives Matter

Tony winner Ben Harney, Kecia Lewis, Thaddeus McCants, DeWitt Fleming Jr., Jennie Harney-Fleming, and Charles Czernecki appear in a new video featuring the anthem 'Lift Every Voice and Sing,…

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Today on Broadway: Friday, July 31, 2020 by Ashley Steves

A “Once On This Island” Film Adaptation Is In The Works At Disney+, Webber and Mackintosh Clarify “Phantom” Closing Comments “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday…

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

FILTHY RICH with Kim Cattrall, Corey Cott to Premiere September 21 on FOX

Don't miss the series premiere of 'Filthy Rich,' starring Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall on Monday, September 21 at 9/8c.

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Musicians Fear Disruptions Will Be Permanent by Artsjournal

It seems like the entire edifice is teetering. If you can’t pay musicians, you can’t get live music. Culture, while a major economic sector, will likely be one of the last to restart aft…

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Greek Theatre On The Rocks by Artsjournal

Even before the pandemic, Greece’s theaters were in trouble. Years of austerity saw government spending on the arts slashed, with subsidies for the largest theaters cut in half, or withdra…

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

The Cast Of 'LA Law' Will Reunite On STARS IN THE HOUSE

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that the cast of a?oeLA Lawa?? will join them on a?oeStars in the Housea?? LIVE Tuesday, August 4th at 8 PM ET on the Stars In The House YouTub…

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National New Play Network Announces 2020 MFA Playwrights’ Workshop by American Theatre Editors

The virtual workshops will pair the selected playwrights with directors, dramaturgs, and professional actors.

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Insecure’s Issa Rae on her love for Los Angeles and Hollywood's black renaissance

The influential American actress and writer has gone from YouTube fame to building an entertainment empire

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(Via John Wyszniewski, Everyman Agency.) Laurie Metcalf, Kelli O’Hara, Brian Cox, Austin Pendleton, Daniel K. Isaac, and More Premiere New Work by Craig Lucas, Lena Dunham, Sylvia Khoury, …

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Recreating The Sound Of Hagia Sophia by Artsjournal

For a group of scholars, scientists and musicians, Hagia Sophia’s rededication as a Muslim place of worship threatens to cloak a less tangible treasure: its sound. Bissera Pentcheva, an ar…

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How Books Became Cheap: An Illustrated Timeline Of Publishing Technology by Artsjournal1

From woodblock printing (3rd century) to movable type (11th century — sorry, Gutenberg) to stereotyping (in the original sense; ca. 1700) to paperbacks (ca. 1845) to hot-metal typesetting …

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The Gauguin Detective by Artsjournal

Born in Calais, France, Fabrice Fourmanoir, 63, might once have been dismissed as a crackpot, a wannabe who would never be welcomed into the sophisticated enclave of art scholarship. But sin…

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In Which A New York Times And Guardian Theater Critic Takes Online Theater Classes by Artsjournal1

Alexis Soloski: “As an undergraduate 20 years ago, I had majored in theater and back then, our training was exclusively and incontrovertibly face to face. Good acting happened in the momen…

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Director Alan Parker, 76 by Artsjournal

He was nominated for the best-director Oscar for the 1978 film “Midnight Express” and again 10 years later for “Mississippi Burning.” – The New York Times

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Samantha Williams To Host Screening Of First Amateur Production Of FELA!

Samantha Williams (Caroline, or Change, Dear Evan Hansen) will host a free screening of the Kinder High School for the Performing Arts (Kinder HSPVA) production of FELA! on Saturday, August …

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Miraculous review – witty one-hit wonders drama by Mark Fisher

Available onlineThere are a string of cartoonish events and a jangly slice of chart-topping indie pop in this play about missed opportunities Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and d…

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Fox's Filthy Rich, With Kim Cattrall, Corey Cott, More, Sets September Premiere by Ryan McPhee

Watch the new trailer for the Southern drama about a mega-wealthy Christian family and its upheaval.

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Call Answered: ALIX: Independent Singer/Songwriter by Adam Rothenberg

ALIX is a rising, independent singer/songwriter, whose new song “Good” (co-written with NEZZA) really struck a chord with me. It’s about the ending of a relationship, but instead of wi…

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Bronzeville Children’s Museum ahead of the COVID-19 curve by Arionne Nettles

The country’s first and only African American children’s museum may not have planned for the pandemic, but it was ready. This year brought a resurgence of pu…

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Donna Murphy to Join Lance Roberts on BROADWAY'S CALLING

Broadway veteran Lance Roberts' guest this week is Two Time Tony Award winner, Donna Murphy. The conversation features Lance and his guest talking about THE MOMENT his guest got THE CALL to …

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Laura Benanti, Megan Hilty, Chita Rivera and More to Join WEST SIDE STORIES: Celebrating NYC in the 1970's

Laura Benanti (My Fair Lady), Megan Hilty (TV's 'Smash'), and musical theatre legend Chita Rivera (West Side Story) will be making appearances in WEST SIDE STORIES: Celebrating NYC in the 19…

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Watch Chloe Davis Pay Tribute to Camille A. Brown, Debbie Allen, George Faison, and More Black Choreographers by Dan Meyer

The Muny artist created a moving dance piece at the St. Louis outdoor venue.

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Provincetown: Go for the Mask Compliance, Stay for a Show by Laura Collins-Hughes

In this gay haven known for its nightlife, the crowds are smaller this summer. And the nightclubs are closed. But by the pool, the show goes on.

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Review: A Sci-Fi Classic Featuring a Multiverse of Stooges by Jesse Green

In “The 7th Voyage of Egon Tichy,” an experimental theater lab operating from a closet adapts a timely tale about the solitude of cramped quarters.

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Prop Thtr gives up its longtime Avondale home by Kerry Reid

But the company remains true to its focus on new work and egalitarian principles. Prop Thtr will probably never produce Stephen Sondheim's Follies. Yet somehow, …

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Jacqueline Youm, JaYo Théâtre: establishing a pathway to closer connection and inclusion by Gregory J. Ford

Jacqueline Youm, founder of one of DC’s newest companies, JaYo Théâtre, is from Senegal, the daughter of an International Monetary Fund economist. Watch below as this talented performer,…

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Profile Theatre Announces ‘On Air’ Season by American Theatre Editors

The company’s two-year exploration of Paula Vogel, Lynn Nottage, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins will be presented as audio plays and podcasts.

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Not 20 Years After World War II, Modern Design Reintroduced Tokyo To The World by Artsjournal1

Jason Farago: “Tokyo 2020, its name unchanged, will now take place in July 2021 if it takes place at all. Yet all around the Japanese capital is the legacy of another Olympics: the 1964 Su…

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Social Roundup: Alex Brightman, Rachel Zegler, and More Broadway Stars Join Together to #MaskUpCurtainUp

All members of the theater community - including those who work onstage, backstage and everywhere in between - are encouraged to participate on any and all of their social media platforms, u…

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The Radio Audience Has Changed In The Pandemic. But Radio doesn’t Seem To Have Changed by Artsjournal

When I pop around and listen to public radio streams from around the country, they almost universally sound like they did before the pandemic started. Same with the programs themselves. Thin…

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Broadway Games: Which Came First? by JK

Congratulations! You've made it through another week, in good health we hope. Here's our weekly game to bring you some theater related fun and stress relief. Today we bring back a favorite -…

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‘Black Trans Women’ online event to affirm #BlackTransLivesMatter by News Desk

Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, announces Black Trans Women at the Center: An Evening of Short Plays, a celebration of Black trans talent and experience coproduced by Lady Dane…

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Director Marc Bruni Wants to Answer Your Questions by Logan Culwell-Block

The Beautiful director and longtime Broadway associate director will chat live on The Broadway Q&A from Playbill and The Growing Studio August 3.

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Tips for bringing a touch lof live theater to your streamed theatergoing by Elyse Sommer

Elyse Sommer on the pleasures and pitfalls of our current couch potato lives

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Sir Alan Parker, acclaimed British Director dies aged 76 by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Sir Alan Parker has passed away today aged 76. The acclaimed director of Bugsy Malone, The Commitments and Evita passed following a lengthy illness. This post Sir Alan Parker…

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FAME and EVITA Film Director Alan Parker Dies at 76

British writer-director Alan Parker has passed away at the age of 76

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Katrina Lenk, Cyndi Lauper and More Join MASK UP CURTAIN UP Social Media Campaign

Today, members of the theater community have launched a social media campaign encouraging theater fans everywhere to wear their masks to mitigate the spread of Covid-19: every single time w…

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BroadwayWorld Is Seeking a Part/Full-Time Entertainment Editor

BroadwayWorld is on the hunt for a new member for our team- an editor of our Movies, TV and Music sites. Applicants should be pop-culture junkies (theatre knowledge can't hurt, but not re…

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Michael Riedel's New Book SINGULAR SENSATION: THE TRIUMPH OF BROADWAY Receives Early Praise

Michael Riedel's new book Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway, is set to be published on November 10, 2020.

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'Scary situation': delay to lockdown easing forces costly theatre cancellations by Chris Wiegand

The union Equity said that the PM’s last-minute announcement was ‘distressing news’ as venues in England face financial hit The government’s last-minute delay to lockdown easing has …

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Top 10 Tunes with Nik Walker

Your favorite Broadway stars are sharing the tunes that are getting them through quarantine.

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Theater Breaking Through Barriers Presents The 2nd Virtual Playmakers' Intensive: VOICES FROM THE GREAT EXPERIMENT

Theater Breaking Through Barriers Artistic Director Nicholas Viselli today announced the Second Virtual Playmakers' Intensive: Voices from the Great Experiment, scheduled for August 3rd thro…

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Tomorrow: Meet The Clowns of Vaudeville  by Trav S.D.

The first week in August is always National Clown Week, first inaugurated crazily enough by President Richard Nixon in 1971. Be that as it may, I’ll be honoring the day tomorrow with a spe…

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Look Back at Steamy Photos From Broadway Bares: Take Off by Marc J. Franklin

Ahead of the virtual edition on August 1, revisit the previous edition of the annual Broadway striptease.

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A Quick 5 with Playwrights of the 2020 Variations Project by Max Garner

From established stage authors to wannabe first-timers, playwrights from all over the region are drawn each year to create a unique ten-minute play festival called The Variations Project. Fo…

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Review: ACA Radio Reps takes on the challenges of Hamlet by Tim Treanor

Since art, like life itself, constantly renews itself, new generations of artists arrive on stages, and in studios and publishing houses, whether we are ready for them or not. They are not d…

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Beyoncé's Black is King now available to stream on Disney+!

The day has finally come for both The Lion King fans and Beyoncé fans alike. Queen Bee's highly anticipated concept album slash musical film, Black is King, has now been released on Disn…

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at noon (Broadway Time)

VIDEO: Watch an AVENUE Q Reunion on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live at 8pm!

Stars in the House continues today (8pm) with AVENUE Q Original Broadway Cast members Jennifer Barnhart, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Jordan Gelber, Ann Harada, Rick Lyon and John Tartaglia.

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America Needs A Truth And Reconciliation Commission — And It Should Be Televised by Artsjournal1

Wesley Morris: “What would an American version be? Court, theater, a hearing, a telethon, therapy, TV, church, Ken Burns, Anna Deavere Smith? Each perhaps — and more. Who would make it? …

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TikTok Will Give Billions To Creators by Artsjournal

The video-sharing social media app said in a blog post Wednesday that it will give creators in the U.S. over $1 billion in the next three years, and more than double that globally. – CNBC

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American Conservatory Theatre, Alliance Theatre, and More Announce New Season Plans

Find out what's on tap for several regional theaters across the country.

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Watch Broadway Bares' Zoom In Event, Featuring Nathan Lane, Judith Light & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is making social distancing sexy! As previously announced, the organization is taking its annual striptease spectacular online for the first time this weeke…

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Audra McDonald, Misty Copeland, Ben Stiller and More Join Forces to 'Save the Arts' on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, in partnership with Americans for the Arts and Theatre Communications Group, will bring together more of the stage and screen's brightest stars in an effort t…

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Livestreaming a conversation with Igor Golyak and Wang Chong (ASL-interpreted and live-captioned)

By . ArtsEmerson presents a Conversation with Igor Golyak and Wang Chong livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at on Tuesday 11 August 2…

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ARF’s Bow Wow Meow Ball @home by Barry Gordin

Saturday, August 15 at 6:30 PM July 31, 2020: Celebrate ARF and honor their staff with the Champion of Animals award for their selflessness and dedication to the animals and ARF's missio…

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Theater Quiz for July 2020 by New York Theater

How well were you following theater news and reviews in the month of July? Take this quiz to find out.

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VIDEO: Watch Christina Bianco Take on Hollywood Classics as Julie Andrews, Patti LuPone & More!

What happens when Patti LuPone meets Lady Gaga? Watch as your favorite Broadway stars put their stamp on songs from the movie musicals you haven't seen on stage yet! Christina Bianco sings a…

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What’s The Most Popular Book In Russian Prisons? Not ‘Crime And ‘Punishment’ by Artsjournal1

No, Dostoevsky’s novel is only the second-most popular title among inmates there; Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita is in the top spot, with Dumas’s The Count of Monte Cristo at numb…

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VIDEO: Watch Mandy Patinkin Happily Delete His Wife's 38,000 Unread Emails- 'Nothing Gets Me More Excited'

Mandy Patinkin and his wife Kathryn Grody are at it again! This time the stage and screen star is taking a deep dive into Kathryn's 38,000 unread emails. a?oeNothing gets me more excited th…

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Defending Kitsch by Artsjournal

Kitsch is a conflicted term—hard to strictly define, but as with Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s joke about pornography, one knows it when one sees it. For the purchasers of kitsc…

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Nambi E. Kelley to Write New Play With Music About Dr. Maya Angelou

The work will premiere in 2021.

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Playwright Nambi E. Kelley to Pen Phenomenal Woman: Maya Angelou with Eye for Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

A stage play about the life story and written works of the late author and poet Maya Angelou has now found its scribe. Native Son and The Chi writer Nambi E. Kelley has signed on for Phenome…

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The Inheritance, Pose & More Win GLAAD Media Awards by Lindsey Sullivan

The media advocacy organization GLAAD has announced the winners of the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The virtual ceremony, which featured appearances from Ben Platt, Kandi Burruss, Kaitlyn…

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The Old Vic's Three Kings Staging Delayed as Andrew Scott Undergoes Minor Surgery by Lindsey Sullivan

As previously announced, Olivier Award winner Andrew Scott, known for his work on season two of Fleabag, will star in Stephen Beresford's new play Three Kings, which will be streamed live di…

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Don’t Miss: ‘Broadway Bares: Zoom In’ by Matthew Wexler

The annual fundraising event for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will live on digitally through streamed sizzling striptease featuring NYC’s hottest dancers. The post Don’t Miss: ‘B…

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Charles Busch to Receive 2020 Provincetown American Playwright Award by Lindsey Sullivan

Massachusetts' Provincetown Theater, which recently offered a one-night-only streamed presentation of a 2013 performance of David Drake's The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, will present this …

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The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: A Hamilton Reunion, a Digital Striptease, a Stick Fly Reading, All for a Cause by Ryan McPhee

Catch these theatre and theatre-adjacent streams July 31–August 2.

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Stars in the House Welcomes Audra McDonald, Misty Copeland, Ben Stiller, More to #SaveTheArts August 1 by Andrew Gans

The daily series from Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley celebrates the ongoing campaign.

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The ‘Wildcat’ Episode, or, Did Broadway Love Lucy? by Darin Strauss

With her sitcom over and marriage finished, Lucille Ball fulfilled an old dream: a stint on Broadway. It did not go well.

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7 Predictions For When Broadway Comes Back. Part II

Welcome back, readers, and prepare ye for four more predictions for post-Covid Broadway.   In case you missed it, my first four projections went up here a wee 24 hours ago. And I emailed …

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at 10am (Broadway Time)

A New Dark Comedy Delves Into Female Empowerment by Jeryl Brunner

Stephanie Hsu stars in the new feminist comedy, Asking for It

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The 2020 SolFest: A Latinx Theater Festival Goes Virtual by Olivia Clement

The third annual festival from The Sol Project will feature new plays, a sneak peek at a new musical, short films, panels, and more.

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First Indoor Play Approved By Actors’ Equity Won’t Be Indoors After All by Artsjournal1

Barrington Stage Company in the Berkshires was all set to go with a production of playwright David Cale’s one-man play Harry Clarke — the union had given the go-ahead, and the theater ha…

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As COVID Cases Continue To Rise, South Carolina Reopens Performance Spaces And Cinemas by Artsjournal1

“Venues newly allowed to reopen to customers include movie theaters, auditoriums, stadiums and performing arts centers. Those represent the last of the business restrictions not rolled bac…

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John Homans, Longtime Editor At New York Magazine And Vanity Fair, Dead At 62 by Artsjournal1

“Because he was not a celebrity editor, he was not particularly well known outside the publishing universe. But let us assure you, because we saw it firsthand: There was nobody quite like …

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Washington Ballet Loses Another Executive Director by Artsjournal1

In a statement that also announced the cancellation of all remaining 2020 performances (including The Nutcracker), the company revealed that Michael Pastreich is departing after 14 months. H…

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Black Classical Musicians Share Stories Of The Crap They’ve Had To Put Up With by Artsjournal1

“During my senior year of undergrad, my voice teacher complimented me on my final Mainstage role by saying: ‘You did great! And you don’t even look African-American on stage!'”“[Th…

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How Earlier Black Classical Musicians Faced (And Faced Down) American Racism by Artsjournal1

Shirley Verrett: “Maestro Stokowski called. He was embarrassed, but said that it would not be possible for me to sing with the Houston Symphony because the symphony board did not want to u…

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Salzburg Festival Will Happen This Year, And Here’s How They’ll Do It by Artsjournal1

“A sprawling, 44-day anniversary program has been mostly postponed until next year. It has been replaced with a reduced, 30-day schedule, through Aug. 30, of concerts, plays and two (inste…

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Watch Now: Rona Siddiqui’s “Token Goat Song” Ft. Mykal Kilgore by Broadway Direct

As part of the "Flying Free: Wicked Inspired Songs" series (presented with ASCAP) discover the wonderful new work “Token Goat Song” from songwriter Rona Siddiqui, filmed last year and pe…

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BroadwayHD Debuts Popular August Titles by Broadway Direct

Another new month means another new lineup of BroadwayHD programming. This streaming roster includes popular comedy and musical titles to watch all month long. Leading the way this month is …

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IDIOT’S DELIGHT by Robert E. Sherwood (1936): Chosen by Committee Episode 18 by Phindie Podcasts

Josh, Chris, and John discuss Idiot's Delight, the first of three (!!!) Pulitzer Prize-winning plays by Robert E. Sherwood.

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Women's prize for playwriting longlist is 'politically charged', say producers by Chris Wiegand

The £12,000 prize is a galvanising moment for industry that must ‘rejuvenate rather than regress’ after the Covid-19 pandemic The longlisted writers for a new prize for female playwrigh…

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Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, July 31- with Jerry Mitchell, Andrew Scott and More!

Today (July 31) in live streaming: Jerry Mitchell visits Backstage Live, the Marie's Crisis Weekend-Warmup is back, and so much more!

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BroadwayHD Announces August Lineup, Including TRUE WEST, A DOLL'S HOUSE, and More

BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans, today announced its hot new August lineup with popular comedy and musical titles to watch all month long! Leading the way this mo…

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Watch Quentin Garzón and Adam Jacobs Sing "Make It Right" From The Prince of Egypt by Dan Meyer

The pair gave a virtual performance from the Stephen Schwartz musical, which debuted in the West End earlier this year.

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Interview with Playwright Espi Tomičić. Part I: Earning an Identity by Borisav Matić

Author: Jelena Gvozden Note: It would be great if the two parts of the interview could be hyperlinked to each other once they are published.   Espi Tomičić is a new playwright on the Croa…

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A Little on the Elusive Laura Lee by Trav S.D.

I became intrigued with Laura Lee (1910-1981) on account of her fetching appearance in three Joe E. Brown comedies, all made in 1930: Top Speed, Maybe It’s Love, and Going Wild. IMDB to th…

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‘Actively enhances the intimacy of the original’: THE COOLIDGE EFFECT – Wonder Fools (Online review) ★★★★ by Thom Dibdin

Wonder Fools have revived their intriguing two-hander The Coolidge Effect about the insidious effect of pornography, for an audio, lockdown production that actively enhances the intimacy of …

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Hot Clip of the Day: Stephanie D'Abruzzo Dazzles with "There's A Fine, Fine Line"

Our friends at Stars in the House, the online web series supporting The Actors Fund are presenting a 17th anniversary Broadway opening night reunion of the original Broadway cast. We're look…

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at 9am (Broadway Time)

GRACE NOTES: Friday, July 31, 2020 by Susan Grace

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Amara J. Brady, Julie Piñero, and Aizzah Fatima Invite You Into Their Artistic Process by Olivia Clement

The resident summer cohort of feminist producing organization Experimental B*tch Presents share thoughts on their works in progress.

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Coronavirus lockdown: Return of indoor shows is delayed with masks enforced in cinemas and museums by Annabel Nugent

Restrictions on indoor performances at theatres and music venues will not ease for at least another two weeks

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Florida State University and AMDA College of the Performing Arts Join Playbill to Talk College Theatre Auditions by Logan Culwell-Block

Faculty from the two theatre programs will take your questions during the live stream.

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Desmin Borges, Terence Archie to Lead Reading of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

Fellow original stars Usman Ally and Christian Litke will also join the reading.

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Watch Broadway Bares: Zoom In Here on August 1 at 9:30pm ET

TheaterMania will stream the event live.

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Nathan Lee Graham, Jane Krakowski, Judith Light, More Will Make Guest Appearances in Broadway Bares: Zoom In by Andrew Gans

The annual striptease heads online August 1 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Call Answered: Rebecca Robbins: Singer, Actress, Cancer Survivor by Adam Rothenberg

Rebecca Robbins is a singer, actress, and cancer survivor. Four months after making her Broadway debut she was diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Her story of strength inspired m…

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Olivier award-winning theatre producer André Ptaszynski dies aged 67 by Chris Wiegand

Ptaszynski whose hits included the musical Matilda was one of the West End’s ‘greatest experts’ Tributes have been paid to the distinguished theatre producer André Ptaszynski, who has…

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Athena Kugblenu: ‘Kelli from Insecure is the funniest comedy character ever’

The standup, writer and comedian on the things that make her laugh the most Eddie Murphy doing an impression of Richard Pryor in Raw, telling outrageously accurate jokes about having a poo. …

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VIDEO: Make Them Hear You with the Marie's Crisis Weekend Warm-Up- Live at 4pm!

This week's Weekend Warm-Up will be led by Marie's Crisis pianist Kenney Green and some special guests! Tune in today at 4pm to join the piano party!

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She Just Won’t Give Up: The Life, Times, and Tenacity of Vinie Burrows by American Theatre Editors

The actor and activist looks back on a career that began on Broadway in 1950 and took her around the world to tell Black women's stories.

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Beyoncé: Black Is King — powerful and instructive

The artist’s new video album, released today, celebrates African culture, costume, custom and skin

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Fontaines DC’s new album A Hero’s Death is visceral and exciting

The Dublin band’s tendency towards the propulsive and often somewhat doomy is accentuated on their second album

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Max Richter: Voices — handsome but static

The composer’s sonorous new album is inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Alanis Morissette brings drama to Such Pretty Forks in the Road

The Canadian sings with considerable presence on her ninth studio album

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Daniel Blumberg’s On&On is a startlingly good album

Gone are his days of feel-good chart-pop. This is angular, jittery, nervy, angsty art-rock

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Black Art Jazz Collective: Ascension — steely and disciplined

The band rely on the sturdy structures of classic modern jazz but new members add contemporary bite

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Monteverdi Choir: Handel: Semele — sparkling, operatic drama

The composer’s 1744 work may or may not be an opera but it sounds great in a 2019 recording

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VIDEO: Clifton Duncan Performs From HEY, LOOK ME OVER! As Part of Encores! Archives

To celebrate the 25th season of Encores!, the New York City Center began with a compilation show called Hey, Look Me Over! Watch Clifton Duncan perform 'Never Will I Marry' from the show!

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Nathan Lane, Beth Leavel, Judith Light, Christopher Sieber, and More Join the Lineup For BROADWAY BARES: ZOOM IN

A lineup of guests have been announced for the first-ever stream of Broadway Bares this Saturday, August 1, 2020.

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Andrew Scott forced to miss Three Kings performances to undergo minor surgery by Roisin O'Connor

Old Vic theatre told fans the live-streamed performances would be rescheduled

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Mary Chapin Carpenter: The Dirt and the Stars — sprightly weariness

A new richly melodic album from the country-folk singer contains pretty melodies and dark reflections

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Showtime's 'The Go-Go's' Documentary Breaks The Seal by Glen Weldon

A new documentary chronicling the formation, rise and break-up of the iconic group hits all the familiar Behind the Music beats, but does so with a bracing, clear-eyed candor.

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Indoor performances postponed by Government for at least a fortnight

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has updated the country in regard to local lockdowns and indoor performances following the Coronavirus rate of infection increase. This delay will affect reopeni…

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BBC1’s A Suitable Boy adapts Vikram Seth’s epic set in post-partition India

Amid social change, cocktails and tango parties vie with prayers and obedience to family

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Channel 4’s The Talk explores how parents prepare their children for racism

Prominent black Britons discuss the conversations where children learn how skin colour will impact their lives

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Ramy — a comedy show about religion that takes religion seriously

Streaming on Starz Play/Hulu, the second series by US comedian Ramy Youssef is unique and wonderful

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The Government announces that some coronavirus restrictions will not be lifted tomorrow by Kitty Underwood

The Government has announced that the planned easing of some restrictions tomorrow, will not be going ahead due to a rise in coronavirus cases. The post The Government announces that some co…

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Paines Plough: “Value Your Own Path & Trust in Your Own Experiences” by A Younger Theatre

Welcome to episode 17 of AYT in Isolation where we’re having another threeway; this time with the joint Artistic Directors of Paines Plough, Katie Posner and Charlotte Bennett. Katie is an…

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Theatre Cannot Forget Those With Specific Access Needs by Eleanor Dewar

Eleanor Dewar misses the feeling of belonging that comes from attending the theatre but she doesn’t want things to go back to ‘normal’. Praising Flute Theatre for their work, she hopes…

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Nederlands Dans Theater review – sensational return, and farewell, to the stage by Lyndsey Winship

Available onlinePaul Lightfoot and Sol León bow out with two pieces, Standby and She Remembers, bringing dancers out of lockdown Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watc…

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Broadway Catch Up: July 31 - Tim Minchin, Jennifer Holliday, 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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The Merchant of Venice, BBC iPlayer review – a parable on the limits of tolerance by Laura De Lisle

Polly Findlay's 2015 take on Shakespeare's trickiest comedy pays dividends Ah, 2015. Those halcyon days of packed theatres. Thank God the RSC had the presence of mind to film Polly Findlay…

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Glenda Jackson Talks ELIZABETH IS MISSING, the Future of the Arts Industry, Gender Equality, and More!

Glenda Jackson is returning to British TV with new show Elizabeth is Missing. She recently chatted with Variety about her role, the future of the arts industry, and more.

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VIDEO: Quentin Garzon and Adam Jacobs Perform 'Make It Right' From THE PRINCE OF EGYPT

Quentin Garzón and Adam Jacobs performed a rendition of 'Make It Right' from The Prince of Egypt.

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A farce fit for a star by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal drama column I review the PBS webcast of the 2016 Broadway revival of Noël Coward’s Present Laughter. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * PBS has telecast do…

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Replay: Mark Morris’ Four Saints in Three Acts by Terry Teachout

The “overture” to Mark Morris’ staging of the Virgil Thomson-Gertrude Stein opera Four Saints in Three Acts, featuring the Mark Morris Dance Group and performed at the Brooklyn Academ…

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ONCE ON THIS ISLAND movie musical set to be produced for Disney+ by Sean McLoughlin

Building off the success of the movie musical adaptation of Hamilton, reports have confirmed another musical is being adapted for

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Almanac: Virgil Thomson on dancers by Terry Teachout

“Dancers are auto-erotic and have no conversation.” Virgil Thomson, The State of Music Continue reading Almanac: Virgil Thomson on dancers at About Last Night.

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at 6am (Broadway Time)

The home in 50 objects #3: the taxidermy tableau

The Victorians were fascinated with the natural world — and sought to bring it into their homes

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Eleven past and present Queens to perform live at the West End Musical Drive In by Kitty Underwood

Not just six, but eleven incredible past and present Queens will come together to perform a whole concert's worth of their favourite songs.  The post Eleven past and present Queens to perfo…

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Wake Up With BWW 7/31: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Adaptation Coming to Disney+, and More!

Today's top stories: an adaptation of Once On This Island is headed to Disney+, The Phantom of the Opera will not close permanently in the West End, and more!

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‘Knows what it wants to say’: JANE CLEGG – Finborough Theatre (Online review) by John Chapman

Jane Clegg falls into the category of a well-made play of three acts and is none the worse for that. Its elegant structure and growing sense of tension make it an absolute pleasure to watch.

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‘Racism: The Other American Pandemic’ virtual exhibit at ECSU looks at persistent crisis by Susan Dunne

As the coronavirus pandemic surges, recedes and surges again, an exhibit at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic reminds us of a second and more longer-lasting crisis assaulti…

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5am (Broadway Time)

You’re Invited To My Pool For A Concert by Joe Patti

I am sure a lot of people are wondering what other people are doing about performances as you plan for the day you can actually start again. shared a number of images and video…

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200 Years Later, Still Looking For Concert Sponsors by Joe Patti

From the “more things change, the more things stay the same,” whose life do you think this describes? ….she is particularly sharp-eyed, and refreshing, on the practicalities that shape…

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Choose Wisely by Joe Patti

I have had a little bit of survey fatigue so I haven’t been keeping up with Colleen Dilenschneider’s ongoing updates on audiences willingness to return to cultural organizations. As a re…

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On the Couch with Jonathan Homsey by Arts Review

Who is Jonathan Homsey? Jonathan loves making choreography as much as he loves Japanese mayonnaise. His love for dance, visual art and social engagement has taken him around the world and lo…

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2020 SALA Festival kicks off in South Australia by Arts Review

The 23rd South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival celebrates South Australia’s visual artists throughout August. The 2020 program is a dynamic mix of exhibitions with over 5500 arti…

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light announces spectacular September program by Arts Review

The only Aboriginal light festival of its kind in the world, Parrtjima – A Festival in Light has announced its exciting new program of stunning light installations, live music, workshops, …

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Victorian teens design COVID-Safe Festival: Steri-LIVE – The Best Festival to Never Happen by Arts Review

Arts Centre Melbourne in partnership with the Victorian Parliament and The Push have come together to create Steri-LIVE – an imagined festival to inspire a state-wide audience impacted by …

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Booker Prize: refreshingly diverse longlist with plenty of new writers – but let’s see if Hilary Mantel wins her third by Arts Review

When she announced the 2020 Booker Prize longlist recently, the chair of the judging panel, Margaret Busby, noted that the selected books “represent a moment of cultural change”. And whi…

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Darwin Festival kicks off in one week! by Gabi Bergman

Darwin Festival is set to open in a week – the first major capital city event in Australia to go

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City of Sydney provides funding lifeline to cultural sector by Arts Review

Sydney’s cultural and creative sector will receive a much-needed $1.4 million boost thanks to the City of Sydney’s latest round of grants. First Nations storytellers, accessible experime…

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The most streamed showtunes for car rides revealed! by Gabi Bergman

Curious to discover which songs from musicals are most popular for road trips, Halfords analysed Spotify data to reveal the

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Friday, July 31, 2020 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Falling giants: Britain’s vanishing cooling towers

They once dominated parts of the landscape but these much-maligned structures could be lost within a generation

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QUIZ: Was the "SpongeBob" Musical Underrated or Were You Just Extremely High When You Saw It? by Broadway Beat

by Sarah Lazarus. @theeslaz. For many theatre fans, SpongeBob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical was a highlight of the 2017 Broadway seas...

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Relive the 2016 Broadway Revival of Cats by Marc J. Franklin

The Trevor Nunn–helmed production opened at the Neil Simon Theatre July 31, 2016.

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Broadway Revival of Present Laughter, Starring Tony Winner Kevin Kline, Airs on PBS July 31 by Andrew Gans

The broadcast is part of Great Performances' Broadway at Home series, which also includes The King and I and Much Ado About Nothing.

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