Friday, August 14, 2020 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Howell Binkley, Tony- and Olivier-Winning Lighting Designer, Dies at 64 by Dan Meyer

The industry favorite created memorable moments in Hamilton, Jersey Boys, Come From Away, and dozens more.

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Investors hope Cineworld’s twist-filled 2020 has a happy ending

Covid crisis has thrown UK-listed cinema chain’s business model into disarray

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

A Storied Hollywood Research Library – And It Needs A Home by Artsjournal

Its roots go back to the Pickford-Fairbanks Studios, established in 1919 on a corner of Formosa Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. Renamed United Artists Studio in the 1920…

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Leon Wieseltier, Chastened, Is Starting A New Magazine After All by Artsjournal1

A literal éminence grise (his hair went white decades ago) best known for editing the books-and-culture pages of The New Republic for 32 years, Wieseltier was about to launch a journal fund…

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An Outdoor Dance Festival… And Some Hope by Artsjournal

From this vantage point early in its run — and I’m pronouncing this with my fingers crossed that no virus outbreak occurs — the festival can be seen as a cultural marker in ways both s…

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The Future Of Dance – An Online Strategy by Artsjournal

“Whether or not companies can figure out how to incorporate digital into their strategy is going to decide which will fold. Linking digital programming to data, marketing and operations is…

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A Wikipedia Battle Over Kamala Harris’ Entry by Artsjournal

Once the news broke, many of the first edits to Harris’s Wikipedia page were the sort of structural maintenance done by veteran editors on the site: citing sources, attaching categories, i…

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Guitarist Julian Bream, 87 by Artsjournal

Interviewed in the Guardian aged 80, Bream, who retired in 2002, said he was no longer playing: “The thing I feel a little annoyed about is that I know I’m a better musician than I was a…

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Theater News: The Past Week in Five Acts by Matthew Wexler

Theater news of the week includes the opening of 'Godspell,' Andrew Lloyd Webber's COVID-19 trial vaccination, and a dispute between Scott Rudin and SpotCo. The post Theater News: The Past W…

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(via John Wyszniewski, Everyman Agency) RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER AND NEW YORK THEATRE SALON PRESENT A LOVE LETTER TO LEBANON, AUGUST 15 In the wake of the horrible explosion in Beirut…

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
Friday, August 14, 2020 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Season of Doom in Belarus by Alexander Mantush

The season 2019/2020 is over. While there were several remarkable events, some aspects — coronavirus outbreak, total unpreparedness for online broadcasting, as well as political situation …

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Billy Goldenberg, TV, Movie and Stage Composer, Dies at 84 by Richard Sandomir

He worked with Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand and Elvis Presley, wrote the theme music to many familiar series and accompanied Nichols and May and Bea Arthur on Broadway.

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Pure magic: 12-year-old Fremont magician wins major competition by Jim Harrington

Chan triumphed over many magicians twice his age as he won a major competition

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Collaboraction Theater announces 24th season with virtual programming by Hannah Herrera Greenspan

Collaboraction Theater announces upcoming season, featuring digital programming.

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Philip Glass, Yoshiko Chuma, Bobbi Jene Smith, and More Join La MaMa's Season

The theater's 2020-21 offerings will include additional virtual programming as well as La MaMa's Designfest.

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Tony Award-Winning Lighting Designer Howell Binkley Has Passed Away

Tony Award-winning lighting designer, Howell Binkley, has passed away after a battle with lung cancer. Binkley is currently represented on Broadway by his work on Hamilton, Ain't Too Proud, …

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Don’t Cry for Andrew Lloyd Webber: Broadway Composer Joins Experimental COVID Vaccine Trial in the UK by Roger Friedman

Don’t cry for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. The composer of “Evita,” “Cats,” and many other Broadway musicals says on Twitter that he’s

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

In the News: Laura Bell Bundy, Anika Noni Rose, Shoshana Bean Join Forces for Girl Power Anthem, an Outdoor Hair in London, More by Andrew Gans

Plus, watch a Wicked and The Sound of Music mash-up from acting couple Caroline Bowman and Austin Colby.

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Love, Noël at The Players by Sandi Durell

  by Carol Rocamora   Once again, the Irish Rep shows its flair for on-line theatricality – this time, with the inspired remounting of its lovely Love, Noël at The Players in New York. …

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BWW Prompts: What is the Best Advice You've Been Given From a Show?

Today we asked our readers what advice they learned from their favorite shows!

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Joshua Henry, Kate Baldwin, Vincent Pastore and More Join Broadway Relief Project Benefit Concert Series

Joshua Henry (Carousel, The Scottsboro Boys) will kick off a live, in-person concert series to raise money to help the Broadway Community. The Broadway Relief Project is transforming a 4,000…

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The Theatre Of Giving Convention Speeches When There’s No In-Person Audience by Artsjournal

The impresarios of the Democratic and Republican national conventions are facing the same theatrical problem that playwrights, stand-up comics and concert singers have been grappling with si…

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Audition Song Suggestions for & Juliet the Musical – by Character by Performerstuff

Audition Song Suggestions for & Juliet the Musical –  by Character Written by Leryn Turlington August 13, 2020 It’s time to re-write YOUR story by booking a part in the West …

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VIDEO: Check Out a Clip of Jonathan Groff Singing 'Grow for Me' From LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Little Shop of Horrors has released a snippet on Twitter of Jonathan Groff singing Grow for Me! 

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Outdoor Medicine for the Play-Starved Soul by Laura Collins-Hughes

Pairing Molière and Millay for a socially distanced audience, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey offers light entertainment just when we need it.

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Anika Noni Rose, Laura Bell Bundy & Shoshana Bean Release Epic Girl Power Anthem by Lindsey Sullivan

It's a happy new music Friday for Broadway fans! Three golden-voiced powerhouses have teamed up to create the anthem "Get It Girl, You Go!" Tony winner Anika Noni Rose and Shoshana Bean h…

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Experiential Chorus and Orchestra: Ethel Smyth: The Prison — a journey of exploration

The New York-based orchestra gives the British composer and suffragette’s symphony an excellent first recording

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Bill Frisell Trio: Valentine — unrivalled in jazz

The group’s sensitive interplay and attention to detail are superior to all

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

HC McEntire: Eno Axis — scenes of rural North Carolina

The country singer’s new album is inspired by the Eno river where she lives, but shuns nostalgia for darker elements

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Bruce Hornsby: Non-Secure Connection — an absorbing and varied collection

The American musician’s new album is full of angular melodies and plenty of emotion

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Busty and the Bass: Eddie — uptempo songs from a good-time band

This soul-funk eight-piece pairs jazzy horns with mellifluous vocals in a well-written album

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AG Cook: 7G — a capacious and generous experience

This 49-track album is full of juxtapositions, but the quality remains consistently high

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Kathleen Edwards embraces a sense of acceptance in Total Freedom

The singer-songwriter’s first album in eight years addresses personal misfortunes, but remains upbeat

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New Book Traces Europe’s Great Buildings Back To Far East by Artsjournal

Given their prevalence in the great cathedrals of Europe, it is easy to imagine that pointed stone arches and soaring ribbed vaults are Christian in origin. But the former dates back to a se…

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New Project Wonders How Ancient Languages Sounded by Artsjournal

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University, and the composer Edmund Hunt are to lead an effort to fuse music and historic linguistics to examine the sonic footpri…

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How The Young Vic Was Born, 50 Years Ago by Artsjournal1

The idea came from Joan Plowright and her husband, Laurence Olivier, who was then running the National Theatre at the Old Vic. They and colleagues wanted an additional theatre that would tar…

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New VR Experience Takes You Inside Notre Dame Before And After The Fire by Artsjournal

Rebuilding Notre-Dame begins by recounting the history of the gothic cathedral with close-ups of its gargoyles, bells and sacristy alongside the rector Patrick Chauvet talking about his sens…

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The Memorabilia King Vs. The Studio Detective: The Never-Before-Told Account Of An Epic Battle Over Stolen Movie Props by Artsjournal1

“Today, the pop-culture collectibles market grabs headlines and brings in between $200 million and $400 million in annual sales. … But back [in the ’90s], entertainment memorabilia was…

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Protected: Online Collaboration Made Easy – PRIVATE CLASS RECORDING by David Sabella

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Tituss Burgess Releases 'Dance M.F.' (DJ Spen & Michele Chiavarini Remix)

Tituss Burgess has released DANCE M.F. (DJ Spen & Michele Chiavarini Remix) today!

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BWW Interview: Laura Pietropinto and Rita Pietropinto Kitt Talk About How Marymount Drama Camp is Going Virtual This Year!

Marymount Drama Camp has moved online, with special Broadway guests!

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Live Theatre Will Return to Brooklyn With Quince at People’s Garden by Dan Meyer

The immersive Mexican-American coming of age story is co-produced by The TEAM.

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COVID-19 budget woes: Walnut Creek lays off beloved theater director by Martha Ross

Walnut Creek's decision to part ways with Center Repertory Company artistic director Michael Butler comes as COVID-19 has devastated the city's economy and the Bay Area arts industry.

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Sing It Again: Hadestown's T. Oliver Reid on Lessons from the Tony-Winning Musical by

Living near the theater district during the Broadway shutdown, photographer and performer Matthew Stocke has been haunted walking past the empty palaces sitting in repose, waiting for the li…

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Giles Terera to Star in the National Theatre's First Live Play Since COVID-19 Lockdown Began by Lindsey Sullivan

The National Theatre (NT) has announced that it will resume socially distant performances in the Olivier Theatre in late October. Giles Terera, who won an Olivier Award for Hamilton, is set …

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Tony Winner Santino Fontana on His Quarantine Routine and Critical Review of Goodnight Moon by Lindsey Sullivan

Last summer, Santino Fontana was fresh off of his first Tony win for playing Michael Dorsey and Dorothy Michaels in Broadway's Tootsie. Though the world looks completely different one year l…

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Tony nominee Orfeh checks in with Paul Wontorek, with a special appearance from her husband Andy Karl! 

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The Last Five Years to Resume Performances at London's Southwark Playhouse in October by Lindsey Sullivan

Southwark Playhouse's production of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years paused performances beginning on March 16 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. That production, directed by J…

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Orfeh Reveals the Andy Karl Role She Wants to Play and How the Broadway Couple Collaborates by Caitlin Moynihan

It's been over five months into the Broadway shutdown , and Tony nominee Orfeh is spending her time leaning into her creativity and hanging out with husband Andy Karl. "[Andy and I] have s…

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Bringing the Iconic Temptations Sound to Broadway With Music Director Kenny Seymour by Logan Culwell-Block

The Ain't Too Proud and Memphis music director and arranger will answer your questions live on The Broadway Q&A from Playbill and The Growing Studio.

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Shows to Watch This Weekend Aug 14-16: Casts of “Hamilton” and “Hair,” BD Wong and Kristoffer Diaz by New York Theater

There is SO much to see this weekend: six starry concerts. five plays (some opening, some closing), four festivals and two Netathons. Below is a brief rundown with links to tickets and more …

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Plague time at the Art Institute by Dmitry Samarov

What it’s like to explore a familiar place under unfamiliar circumstances. When it was announced the Art Institute of Chicago was reopening I swore I wouldn't …

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FROZEN 2 Inspired VR Short Soundtrack Released Today

Walt Disney Records releases the digital score EP to Walt Disney Animation Studiosa?? a?oeMyth: A Frozen Tale,a?? the first VR short from Disney Animation to be inspired by one of its featur…

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Top 10 Tunes with Kimber Elayne Sprawl

Girl from the North Country star Kimber Elayne Sprawl shares with us her favorite tunes of quarantine!

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at noon (Broadway Time)

5 feel-good musical anthems sung during lockdown by Hira Desai

If you need a pick-me-up or fancy a sing-a-long, this roundup of feel-good musical anthems sung during lockdown is sure to please! The post 5 feel-good musical anthems sung during lockdown a…

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Lights up again for England’s struggling theatres

Reopening of arts venues to go ahead from Saturday amid fears of irreparable damage

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People You Should Know . . . Genevieve Simon by Zack Calhoon

GENEVIEVE SIMON’s plays include Bloom Bloom Pow, Sister/Friend, Guarding, Delivery, and Romeo + Juliet + Anybodys. Her work has produced and developed in New York at The Tank, The People…

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BBC Proms: There Will Be Live Concerts, But No Live Audiences by Artsjournal1

“All concerts will be broadcast live via the Royal Albert Hall website and on BBC Radio 3, but there will be no live audience. The fortnight of live performances comes after two months of …

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Geoffrey Nunberg, Sociopolitical Linguist Known From NPR, Dead At 75 by Artsjournal1

“Dr. Nunberg’s day jobs were in academia and in a Silicon Valley think tank, but his deepest preoccupation was in understanding how human beings communicate through words, from slang and…

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Museum Of The Bible In Talks With Iraq Over Collection Items That May Have Been Looted by Artsjournal1

“While a final agreement is still pending, the Iraqi government has reportedly consented to a $15 million settlement over 4,000 disputed antiquities in the Museum of the Bible’s collecti…

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‘Literally Melting’: Medieval Buildings Of Yemen’s Capital Are Collapsing In Rain And Floods by Artsjournal1

The multistory, ochre-and-white mud-brick houses in the UNESCO-listed old city of Sanaa had already been weakened by bombs and artillery during Yemen’s six-years-and-counting civil war. Bu…

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Even Before The Blast, Beirut’s Arts Communities Were In Crisis. Some Wonder If It’s Worth Trying To Rebuild by Artsjournal1

That’s because all of Lebanon was in crisis, with daily demonstrations, the collapse of the currency, and a gridlocked, dysfunctional political class that has been clinging to control sinc…

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Julian Bream, One Of 20th Century’s Great Classical Guitarists And Lutenists, Dead At 87 by Artsjournal1

“As performer and developer of the guitar and its repertory – and as a leading reviver of the lute’s Renaissance repertory – Bream, who has died aged 87, was one of the instrument’…

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AMC Is Opening Movie Theatres Next Week – Admission 15 Cents by Artsjournal

For one day only, tickets at the theaters will sell for 15 cents, roughly the equivalent of what it cost to watch a movie in 1920. That’s the year that the company’s founders, the Dubins…

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Stars in the House Reunites John & Jen's Carolee Carmello, James Ludwig, Andrew Lippa, and Tom Greenwald by Andrew Gans

The August 14 virtual reunion benefits The Actors Fund.

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BWW TV: Watch Kristin Chenoweth Surprise WICKED Fans on GREATEST #ATHOMEVIDEOS

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth stops by in the latest episode of Greatest #AtHomeVideos to help series host Cedric the Entertainer plan a surprise video co…

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Governor Andrew Cuomo Announces That Museums and Cultural Institutions Can Open in New York City Beginning August 24

Andrew Cuomo has announced that museums and cultural institutions will be allowed to open in New York City starting on August 24.

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Olivier Winner Jessica Swale Penning the Script for SWAN LAKE Starring Felicity Jones

Olivier Award winner Jessica Swale is reworking an adaptation of the classic ballet for the screen with Felicity Jones (ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY) in the lead, Deadline reported.

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Hamilton's Anthony Ramos Releases New Single, "Stop"

Take a look at Ramos's new video here.

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Watch Kristin Chenoweth Surprise Driveway Wicked Stars in New CBS Special by Andrew Gans

Get a sneak peek of the August 14 CBS broadcast of The Greatest #AtHomeVideos.

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How Denver’s internationally-known Phamaly Theatre is surviving the coronavirus crisis by Lisa Kennedy, The Know

How does a small theatre company survive a global pandemic? Resiliency.

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VIDEO: Quentin Garzón, Kay Trinidad and Sam Primack Sing 'You Don't Know/I Am the One'

Quentin Garzón, Kay Trinidad (Hadestown, The Little Mermaid) and Sam Primack (Dear Evan Hansen) have come together virtually to perform You Don't Know/I Am the One'.

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Edward Watson to retire as Royal Ballet principal dancer by Chris Wiegand

Watson, whose final performance in a new Wayne McGregor production has been postponed by Covid, will join the company’s team of coaches He has stunned Covent Garden audiences as the doomed…

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Fringe of Colour Films: 'the diversity checklist is discarded first in a crisis' by Tosin Thompson

Created to provide paid work and connect people of colour with audiences during Covid, a new online arts festival aims to be around for the long-term ‘You can’t just keep pulling up chai…

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 11am (Broadway Time)

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Theatre Will Survive by Sandi Durell

“THE THEATRE WILL SURVIVE” STARRING MANY OF BROADWAY’S GREATEST VOICES PREMIERES SOON!   *Premiering on video “The Theatre Will Survive,” features many of Broadway’s greatest vo…

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The Low-Down on Dropping a Record by Performerstuff

The Low-Down on Dropping a Record Written by: Amanda Grace August 14, 2020 Technically speaking, I’m an incredibly accomplished songwriter. My nine-year career includes three original…

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Virtual Festival Celebrates New Brunswick Arts, Culture

Other events and activities include a behind-the-scenes look at NBPAC member company George Street Playhouse and an interview with Managing Director Kelly Ryman; a yoga session with Carla Ha…

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As U.K. Aims to Resume Indoor Performances, National Theatre Announces 1st In-Person Production Since Pandemic Shutdown by Ryan McPhee

Indoor performances that adhere to proper social distance protocols will be permitted in the U.K. beginning August 15.

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Celebrate Steve Martin With a Look Back at Bright Star on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Academy Award recipient and Tony Award nominee celebrates his birthday August 14.

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Livestreaming PACE Entangled 2020

By . Pan-African Creative Exchange presents PACE Entangled 2020 livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at Tuesday 25 August through Satur…

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Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! postponed until 2021 by Hira Desai

It was announced today that the 2020/2021 Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells of Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! has been postponed until 2021/2022. The post Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!…

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Lesli Margherita to Appear on 3D+U

On Friday, August 14, 3-D's Executive Producer/Artistic Director T.J. Dawson will welcome Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda The Musical, Dames at Sea) as his guest for 'Fantasti…

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Photo Flash: Rob McClure, Dee Roscioli, Charl Brown and More Reunite in Times Square to Pay Tribute to Theatre

The Ensemblist brought together the Broadway community, reuniting performers in Times Square (socially distanced) in a moving tribute to theatre.  

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VIDEO: Watch Max von Essen Takeover Our Instagram!

Max von Essen took over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story on Thursday, August 13. Missed all the fun? No worries! Watch the story highlights to get a peek inside his day leading up to his Radi…

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How the Broadway Shutdown is Impacting Theater Centric Business, Ernest Winzer Cleaners

WABC has reported on one business that has been heavily impacted by the Broadway shutdown- famous Broadway costume cleaners, Ernest Winzer Cleaners.

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Livestreaming amendment: the making of an american myth, or the slow sipping of a peacock tea by Taji Senior

By . Salvage Vanguard Theater presents amendment: the making of an american myth, or the slow sipping of a peacock tea by Taji Senior on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV…

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Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley's Final NYC Concert to Stream Tonight

Proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Support Community (CSC), Tina's Wish, and the Actors Fund through Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Hershey Felder to Play George Gershwin in New Live Stream From Florence, Italy

George Gershwin Alone will stream for one night in September.

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Turbine Theatre announces Hair revival concerts & new open-air series by Hira Desai

From Hair revival concerts to open-air Jetty series, there's so much to catch at The Turbine Theatre this summer! Find out more here. The post Turbine Theatre announces Hair revival concerts…

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Livestreaming The AAPC PlayFestival of Food Plays

By . The Asian American Playwrights Collective presents The AAPC PlayFestival of Food Plays livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at on …

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How Edinburgh Fringe 2019 transformed me from skeptic to die-hard fan by Lotty Holder

Up until attending Edinburgh Fringe in 2019, Lotty Holder was a huge skeptic when it came to physical theatre, but after watching Theatre Re’s Birth, her mind was changed forever. Tremendo…

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Taking the Edinburgh Fringe’s Madcap Energy Online by Alice Jones

For the first time in its 73-year history, the hugely influential festival is canceled. Devoted fans and theater makers are finding ways to keep the spirit alive.

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Live Theatre Returns to New York (Bushwick, to Be Precise) by American Theatre Editors

Two socially distanced outdoor productions will unfold in the same Brooklyn neighborhood next weekend.

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VIDEO: Stephanie J. Block Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch at 12pm!

Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Tune in right here today, August 14 (12pm ET), as he chats with Tony winner …

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Weekly Roundup: Our Top Ten Theater TikToks of the Week - Renée Elise Goldsberry, Ryan McCartan and more!

To all theater people out there who have suddenly found themselves spending endless amounts of time scrolling through TikTok... you are not alone! If you are a fellow theater nerd looking fo…

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Lena Hall Takes Over Our Instagram Today!

In celebration of her Obsessed: Alanis Morissette concert tonight, Lena Hall will be taking over our Instagram Story on today!

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VIDEO: Watch a JOHN & JEN Reunion on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live at 8pm!

Stars in the House continues today (8pm) with a John & Jen reunion! John & Jen is a musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Lippa and Greenwa…

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Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, August 14- with Stephanie J. Block, Andrew Rannells, and More!

Today (August 14) in live streaming: Stephanie J. Block visits Backstage Live, the Marie's Crisis Weekend Warm-Up returns, and so much more!

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Stephanie Mills, Melba Moore, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, and More to Take Part in Harlem Week 2020

Harlem Week 2020 has announced its lineup, featuring appearances from  Stephanie Mills, Melba Moore, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, and more.

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VIDEO: Join the Birthday Bash on 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 special guests Britney Coleman, Shaleah Adkisson, and Fredi Walker-Browne! Tune in today at 4pm to join t…

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Live Theater Returns To Brooklyn With New Play QUINCE

Broadway may be closed until 2021, and Zoom readings may be the new normal, but live theatre is back in Bushwick!

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Broadway Catch Up: August 14 - Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Minchin, Sara Bareilles, and More!

Catch up on yesterday's highlights from your favorite stars, including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Minchin, Sara Bareilles, and more!

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Fanny & Stella at The Eagle Garden Theatre by Emma Clarendon

We round up the reviews for the first Fringe musical production to open in London since lockdown, Fanny and Stella at The Eagle Garden Theatre.

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Russell Howard walks out of standup gig after audience member films him by Chris Wiegand

The comic, who was testing out new material, said ‘You’ve ruined it’ before leaving The comedian Russell Howard cut short a standup set in Bristol on Wednesday night after discovering …

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GRACE NOTES: Friday, August 14, 2020 by Susan Grace

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Preston Max Allen and L Morgan Lee Will Take Part in Actor Therapy's Trans & Gender Nonconforming Community Artist Forum by Andrew Gans

Co-Founder Ryan Scott Oliver will moderate the free, virtual discussion.

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Julian Bream, R.I.P. by Terry Teachout

The greatest classical guitarist of the twentieth century died today. I reviewed one of his New York solo recitals for the Daily News back in the Nineties, and have never forgotten how wond…

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Olivier Winner Jessica Swale to Write a Movie Adaptation of Swan Lake, Starring Felicity Jones by Dan Meyer

The Nell Gwynn playwright takes on the Tchaikovsky ballet.

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BBC4’s African Renaissance is a dazzling investigation of art, power and culture

The three-part series delves into the fascinating histories of Ethiopia, Senegal and Kenya

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Can Sex Offenders Change? — conversations with abusers on BBC3

Fearless survivor Becky Southworth and director Dan Harrison meet perpetrators going through therapy

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Lovecraft Country — a dark fantasy set in the Jim Crow era

The new HBO/Sky series channels the unsettling novels of horror author HP Lovecraft to explore race in 1950s America

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Cowboy Charlie Irwin: Wonder of the Wild West by Trav S.D.

A six gun salute today to Charles Burton “Cowboy Charlie” Irwin (1875-1934), a.k.a. C.B. Irwin, a legendary figure in rodeo and Wild West culture. Irwin was a second generation blacksmit…

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Sadiq Khan calls for more financial support to help West End

Both the West End and London theatre scene have been hit by hard by a government that fails to assist them during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, has called for a…

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Let The Angel Of Music Guide You In This ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ Lyric Challenge by Kailey Hansen

The post Let The Angel Of Music Guide You In This ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ Lyric Challenge appeared first on Theatre Nerds.

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VIDEO: Jeremy O. Harris on Why He Doesn't Miss 'Theater in a Building'

Jeremy O. Harris recently chatted with PBS NewsWire about what affect the pandemic is having on the theatre industry, the importance of keeping theatre alive, and more.

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Massachusetts Orders Two Live Plays In Berkshires To Reduce Audience Sizes by Artsjournal1

The first two theater productions in the U.S. since lockdown to be approved by Actors’ Equity for performing before an in-person audience, Godspell at Berkshire Theater Group and Harry Cla…

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Hot Clip of the Day: Hairspray Cast Sings "Good Morning Baltimore" To Film Tracy Turnblad Ricki Lake!

Tracy Turnblads unite! On August 15, 2002 (18 years ago tomorrow), Hairspray celebrated its Broadway opening night. Original film Tracy Turnblad, Ricki Lake, invited the original Broadway co…

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 8am (Broadway Time)

ArtsBeat TV/Radio 8/14/20 by Mark G. Auerbach

ArtsBeat TV/Radio chats with Gaslight Entertainment’s Jay Pagluica about the state of the arts. Keith Girouard from the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center talks about the stat…

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Indoor theatre in England can start on 15 August says government by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo The government has confirmed that socially distanced indoor theatre in England can begin on 15 August after an initial delay. This post Indoor theatre in England can start on…

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Indoor Performances In England Get Green Light To Resume This Weekend by Artsjournal1

Venues must require audience members to wear masks and maintain social distance, but if those requirements are being met, then — “despite concerns about persistently high daily infection…

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NEWS: National Theatre returns with new Clint Dyer & Roy Williams play performed by Giles Terera by Press Releases

The National Theatre will reopen with a socially distanced production of new one-person play, Death of England: Delroy, by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams, directed by Dyer and performed by Gile…

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On This Day In New York Theater: August 14 in the 1920’s, 1930’s, and 1940’s by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter (No. 12 in the series) August 14, 2020: Round and round she goes, and where she stops for this installment of “On This Day in New York Theater” is August 14,…

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Rock the Audition’s Sheri Sanders Launches Cause an Effect Podcast August 14 by Dan Meyer

The series debuts on the Broadway Podcast Network.

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Indoor theatre performances with social distancing greenlit for 15 August, announces Government

The UK Government has given the go-ahead for socially distanced indoor performances in England to resume.

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: What to Watch August 14–16 by Ryan McPhee

Catch a live concert from Christopher Jackson, a starry (and woodsy) virtual gala, and more.

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Today on Broadway: Friday, August 14, 2020 by Ashley Steves

New Study Finds 2.7 Million Creative Job Losses In The U.S., Discussing Soraya Nadia McDonald’s “How to Get More Black On Broadway” “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through F…

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Broadway Games: The Play's The Thing - Actor Edition by JK

Last week's game was all about actresses who have forged stage careers with both musicals and plays in their credits. (Answers below.) This week, it's the actors' turn. Nathan Lane is a grea…

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UK Government release further details about £1.57billion package

The calls for further details surrounding the UK Government’s £1.57billion emergency funding package has finally been answered but have needs been met? More guidance has been revealed inc…

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Time capsule by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal drama column, I write about William Friedkin’s 1970 screen version of Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * You can count…

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Replay: an interview with Art Carney and Garson Kanin by Terry Teachout

Art Carney and Garson Kanin are interviewed on The Bill Boggs Show in 1979: (This is the latest in a series of arts- and history-related videos that appear in this space each Monday, Wedne…

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Liz Callaway Releases New Single 'The Morning After' August 14 by Logan Culwell-Block

The song, written in 1968 by Baby composer David Shire, was inspired by the Detroit riots in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

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How to Audition for Penn State and Temple University; Learn From the Experts August 14 by Logan Culwell-Block

Faculty from the two theatre programs will take your questions during Playbill and The Growing Studio's live stream.

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Almanac: C.S. Lewis on writing for children—and adults by Terry Teachout

“I am almost inclined to set it up as a canon that a children’s story which is enjoyed only by children is a bad children’s story. The good ones last. A waltz which you can like only…

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Noël Coward: Art & Style exhibit will open at Guildhall Art Gallery in November by Hira Desai

From 20 November 2020 - 16 May 2021 you can enjoy a free exhibition dedicated to the famous playwrights impact on fashion, art and culture. Read more here. The post Noël Coward: Art & S…

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Wake Up With BWW 8/14: Andrew Lloyd Webber Gets Vaccinated for the Oxford COVID-19 Trial, and More!

Today's top stories: Andrew Lloyd Webber has gotten accinated for the Oxford COVID-19 Trial, and more!

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Come From Away is being adapted into a movie by Hira Desai

In a recent interview, the writers of record-breaking musical Come From Away confirmed that a movie is in the works. Find out more here! The post Come From Away is being adapted into a movie…

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National Theatre resumes live performances in October by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo The National Theatre has confirmed it will resume live performances in late October with Death Of England: Delroy with Giles Terera in late October. This post National Theatr…

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‘There is an immediacy which pulls you into the action’: GRIP – Reading Fringe (Online review) by Louise Penn

Not for the faint-hearted, Grip is worth a look to consider what it adds to a constant contemporary debate. It is available for free once you have registered for the Reading Fringe.

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Down to just 50 employees, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust faces $6 million deficit by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Due to COVID-19, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has canceled more than 4,000 events and cut its full-time staff to 50 employees.

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West Hartford native’s ‘Wash My Hands’ song wins John Lennon Songwriting Contest after she recovers from COVID-19 by Michael Hamad

How do creative people recover from COVID-19? One musician wrote a children's song about personal hygiene and social distancing.

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 5am (Broadway Time)

On the Couch with Peter Matheson by Arts Review

Who is Peter Matheson? I make my living as a long distance freelance dramaturg. I now live on the north coast of NSW, where I moved to from the city where I worked in a state theatre company…

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The home in 50 objects #5: portrait of Francis Brewster and his family

It is thought the oil painting by Thomas Bardwell (1736) was made following an outbreak of smallpox

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Kitchen synch — gloriously vibrant cookware

Enjoy the playful vibe of these utensils in wild colours and prints

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How to jazz up a bleak student flat

There are many ways to inject homeliness and style and reduce an institutional feel

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Visions of the post-pandemic home

As coronavirus pushes our living spaces to the limit, designers are under pressure to create solutions

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National Theatre to reopen in October with Death Of England sequel by Hira Desai

The National Theatre will be reopening in late October with the Death Of England sequel starring the Olivier Award-winning Giles Terera. The post National Theatre to reopen in October with …

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Eye-catching artworks bring the Razzle Dazzle to Brisbane’s Outdoor Gallery by Arts Review

Transforming Brisbane’s laneways and city streets into imaginative, curious, and engaging spaces, Razzle Dazzle is a vibrant and provocative free public art project taking over CBD street…

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Music Doesn’t Make You Smarter, You Were Smart Already by Joe Patti

Not long ago I saw a link on to a short news piece saying a study found music won’t make people smarter. I sought out the study in on the Memory & Cognition journal web…

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What’s This Soft Landing Thing You Speak Of? by Joe Patti

This week Vu Le at the Nonprofit AF wrote a pretty thought provoking post about the way the left-leaning non-profit sector consumes, rather than supports, its leaders as more conservative fo…

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 4am (Broadway Time)

National Theatre to reopen with 'explosive' history-making play about race by Ellie Harrison

British institution to welcome back audiences with 'Death of England' sequel

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New concert series brings Music @ The Maj by Arts Review

Adelaide Festival Centre is welcoming more audiences back to Her Majesty’s Theatre with the announcement of a new concert series – Music @ The Maj. Tickets are now on sale for four stunn…

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Government confirms indoor theatre performances can begin from 15 August by Hira Desai

Following last night's announcement, indoor theatre performances can now begin from 15 August. Find out all the latest here. The post Government confirms indoor theatre performances can beg…

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 3am (Broadway Time)

2021 Port Fairy Folk Festival postponed to 2022 by Arts Review

The Port Fairy Folk Festival Committee has announced that the 2021 Festival will not go ahead. President of the Port Fairy Folk Festival Committee, John Young said this was the Festival’s …

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Be one of the first to experience QPAC Unlocked  by Arts Review

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is set to throw open its doors for the first time in almost six months with a special series of live performance experiences in reimagined …

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 1am (Broadway Time)

The Balnaves Foundation Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellowship now open for entries by Arts Review

Belvoir is now accepting submissions for The Balnaves Foundation Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellowship, with a $25,000 paid residency at Belvoir. The $25,000 award gives the Fello…

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The Covid funding for UK theatres must do more than just allow them to survive | Rufus Norris by Rufus Norris

Without the ability to create new work the sector is destined for decrepitude, stasis and irreversible decline Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage On 5 July the…

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National Theatre to reopen with explosive sequel to Death of England by Chris Wiegand Stage Editor

New drama by Roy Williams and Clint Dyer will be given socially distanced production in Olivier theatre Rufus Norris: Covid funding must do more than just allow theatres to survive The Natio…

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What Immigrant Theatre Can Teach Us About Perseverance and Adaptation During Challenging Times: State vs Natasha Banina at the Arlekin Players Theatre by Irina Yakubovskaya

Creating live theatre performance during the COVID-19 pandemic is tremendously complicated. At Arlekin Players Theatre, a resilient Needham-based theatre company with Russian roots, challeng…

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Flashback Friday: Be More Chill: The Upgrade Episode 3: "The Sitzprobe"

Look back on our five-part documentary series about the making of the Joe Iconis-Joe Tracz musical.

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Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley's Final NYC Concert Streams on Broadway on Demand August 14 by Andrew Gans

The benefit stream of the Feinstein's/54 Below act, the pair's final performance together before Mazzie's passing, also includes a pre-show event with Brian Stokes Mitchell.

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Luke Jerram: ‘My job as an artist is to create memories’

The multimedia artist’s new work is a tribute to careworkers and victims of Covid-19

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James Graham: how theatre can come back better

The live arts are struggling for survival. But, says the playwright, the crisis is also a chance to explode barriers

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The Next Comedy and Tragedy Masks? This Bitch is Two-Faced by Broadway Beat

by HaleyJane Rose. @haleyisfamous. NEW YORK, NY - Reports are surfacing this morning that Kayla Evans, 28, is a phony, catty, two-faced b...

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Regent's Park Open Air Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert, Playing 9-Performance Week, Begins August 14 by Andrew Gans

Declan Bennett and Pepe Nufrio share the role of Jesus, while Tyrone Huntley and Ricardo Afonso alternate as Judas.

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Public Theater's Much Ado About Nothing, Starring Danielle Brooks, Chuck Cooper, More, Airs on PBS August 14 by Andrew Gans

The broadcast of the Shakespeare in the Park production is part of Great Performances' Broadway at Home series, which also includes The King and I.

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