Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

MAMMA MIA! Announces Additional Casting for West End Return

The West End production of the worldwide smash musical Mamma Mia! has revealed additional casting for its return to the stage. 

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:50PM

Goodspeed Adds LITTLE GIRL BLUE: THE NINA SIMONE MUSICAL to 'By The River' Lineup

From classical music -prodigy - to “High Priestess of Soul,” this story taps into the legend that is Nina Simone with an honest and powerful portrait of her rich life and her ultimate de…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:42PM

John Lloyd Young by Barry Gordin

By: Sandi Durell June 17, 2021: In a live interview, via Zoom, with John Lloyd Young in California and TheaterPizzazz in New York City, a unique experience unfolded getting to know this T…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 11:25PM

Patti LuPone and Carrie Fisher to Receive Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2022

The 2022 inductees for Hollywood's iconic Walk of Fame have been announced and among this year's star recipients are two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone and late pop culture icon and B…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:05PM

"Songs" - Interview with Trey Parker by The Book Of Mormon

The Book of Mormon returns to Broadway November 5, 2021! Tickets on sale June 28. Sign up for the latest news: Subscribe for more content from The Book …

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The Book of Mormon - Hello! [Lyric Video] by The Book Of Mormon

The Book of Mormon returns to Broadway November 5, 2021! Tickets on sale June 28. Sign up for the latest news: Subscribe for more content from The Book …

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:03PM

"Generational Fandom" - Interview with Trey Parker and Matt Stone by The Book Of Mormon

The Book of Mormon returns to Broadway November 5, 2021! Tickets on sale June 28. Sign up for the latest news: Subscribe for more content from The Book …

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:03PM

"Forgetting Lines" - Interview with Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells by The Book Of Mormon

The Book of Mormon returns to Broadway November 5, 2021! Tickets on sale June 28. Sign up for the latest news: Subscribe for more content from The Book …

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"Happy Mormon" - Interview with Trey Parker by The Book Of Mormon

The Book of Mormon returns to Broadway November 5, 2021! Tickets on sale June 28. Sign up for the latest news: Subscribe for more content from The Book …

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"Jesus" - Interview with Robert Lopez by The Book Of Mormon

The Book of Mormon returns to Broadway November 5, 2021! Tickets on sale June 28. Sign up for the latest news: Subscribe for more content from The Book …

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The Late Show - Interview with Andrew Rannells by The Book Of Mormon

The Book of Mormon returns to Broadway November 5, 2021! Tickets on sale June 28. Sign up for the latest news: Subscribe for more content from The Book …

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"Legos" - Interview with Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez by The Book Of Mormon

The Book of Mormon returns to Broadway November 5, 2021! Tickets on sale June 28. Sign up for the latest news: Subscribe for more content from The Book …

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

ASH FLANDERS IS NOTHING comes to the Brunswick Ballroom! by Gabi Bergman

Melbourne’s hottest performance venue, the BRUNSWICK BALLROOM has hosted an incredible roll call of legendary musicians as well as a

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 10:56PM
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

LIVE VIEWING PARTY: Introduction by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino [CC] by Stratford Festival

Welcome to the Stratford Festival’s Live Viewing Party of our 2014 production of Antony and Cleopatra, featuring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh. Reason and judgement prove no matc…

SOURCE: YouTube at 09:24PM
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Patti LuPone, Carrie Fisher & More to Receive Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by Lindsey Sullivan

We'll drink to this! The Hollywood Walk of Fame's class of 2022 has been revealed! ABC7 reports that Tony winner Patti LuPone will be among the honorees to be recognized at next year's induc…

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Area Stage’s Inventive Rethink Of Annie Is Fresh and Engaging by Bill Hirschman

Young, visionary director Giancarlo Rodaz’s winning approach in Area Stage Company’s current unorthodox, yet triumphant production of the classic musical Annie features eight adult act…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 08:32PM

"Down At The Diner" (cut song) from Waitress the Musical by American Repertory Theater

You asked (A LOT) and we are so thrilled to (FINALLY) share "Down At The Diner" the original opening number from Waitress! "Opening Up," the song we know and love, eventually replaced DATD l…

SOURCE: YouTube at 08:12PM
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Livestreaming a Convening: CultureHub Belgrade

By . CultureHub presents the CultureHub Belgrade Convening livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at from Thursday 1 July to Saturday 3 J…

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Review: Doctor Who: Time Fracture, Immersive Everywhere by Andrew Houghton

Review: Doctor Who: Time Fracture, Immersive Everywhere4.0Overall ScoreDoctor Who: Time Fracture is the newest experience by Immersive Everywhere which has opened at the appropriately titled…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 06:48PM

Hey J! Ask the Agent: High Anxiety by Jbr

Hey J! I get really nervous before auditions and I often feel very anxious about them. Any tips for managing

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:30PM

How to build a Tiny House by Westport Country Playhouse

Tiny House | June 29 - July 18 by Michael Gotch directed by Mark Lamos Details + Tickets: Stephen Emerick, VIDEO EDITOR Tiny House Digit…

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Livestreaming a Performance: Tilos az abadság - F* Ree Artists / New Year's Eve Revue

By . TV Free Europe presents Tilos az abadság - F* Ree Artists / New Year's Eve Revue livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at on Thurs…

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An achingly beautiful ‘Last Five Years’ from Constellation Theatre by Gregory Ford

The solid voices of Adelina Mitchell (as Catherine) and Alex Stone (as Jamie) convey the evening’s exhilaration, hope, and grief.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:03PM

Michael McElroy Named Chair of University of Michigan's Musical Theatre Department by Logan Culwell-Block

The Big River star and Tony Award honoree comes to the prestigious program after a decade-long tenure at New York University's New Studio on Broadway.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

It’s a busy summer for Jaime Lozano by Deb Miller

Mexican-born musical multi-hyphenate Jaime Lozano is having a blockbuster summer, with both online and live appearances, in addition to his work on the hottest film to hit the screens. As pa…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:55PM


(Joseph Cermatori’s article appeared in The New York Times, 6/11; via Pam Green; Illustration: Rotating the perspective to depict massive, magnificent interiors, the Bibiena family transfo…

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72 High School Students Earn Nominations for the 2021 Jimmy Awards

The Jimmy Awards has just announced this year’s 72 nominees from 36 regions around the US. The national student showcase will be streamed on Thursday, July 15th at 7:30 PM. The show w…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:41PM

Michael McElroy Named Chair of University of Michigan's Musical Theatre Program

The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance has appointed acclaimed musical theater artist and educator Michael McElroy as the new chair of the school's top-ranking Depar…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:39PM

VIDEO: Hear the Original Opening Number From WAITRESS 'Down at the Diner'

American Repertory Theater has released footage of “Down at the Diner” from the December 2014 workshop of Waitress. This original opening number was subsequently cut and replaced with …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:34PM

2021 Thespian Democracyworks by Julianna Rose

Julianna Rose is second runner-up in 2021 Thespian Democracyworks essay competition. The post 2021 Thespian Democracyworks appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

SOURCE: Dramatics Magazine at 05:24PM

Livestreaming a Conversation: Hollywood and Theater

By . Tonya Pinkins presents Through A Black Woman’s Lens—Hollywood & Theater livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at on Thursda…

SOURCE: HowlRound at 05:21PM

PrideArts hires Jay Españo as artistic director by Kerry Reid

Jay Españo brings international perspective as the new AD for PrideArts; plus Leaders for a New Chicago awards and a new fund in honor of the late Malcolm Ewen …

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

In the News: Alex Newell, Michael James Scott, and Todrick Hall Among Artists for Disney+ Pride Concert by Talaura Harms

Plus: Check out the Judy Garland-inspired art up for auction at Night of a Thousand Judys, benefiting The Ali Forney Center.

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Annual Summer Theater Festivals in New York City 2021 by New York Theater

Outdoor theater is exploding this summer, with the continuation of New York State’s NYPopsUp and New York City’s Open Culture street performances, with the opening of Little Island park …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 04:46PM

2021 Jimmy Awards Ceremony Announces Its 72 High School Nominees by Logan Culwell-Block

The student participants from 36 regions across the U.S. will compete at the July 15 streamed ceremony honoring the best in high school musical theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:37PM

Farewell, NY Phil Bandwagon 2 by New York Philharmonic

“Everything you can imagine is possible with our little Bandwagon.” Bandwagon 2 drove away into the sunset last month but the memories, collaborations, and partnerships continue on. Wat…

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Odds & Ends: Cynthia Erivo, Vanessa Williams & More Set for A Capitol Fourth by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. Roster Set for PBS' A Capitol Fourth Vanessa Williams will host the 41st annual Capitol Fourth concert. Similar to last yea…

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God, I Hope I Get It! Nominees Announced for the 2021 Jimmy Awards by Lindsey Sullivan

The Broadway League has announced the nominees participating in this year's Jimmy Awards, also known as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (a.k.a. the Tonys for high school stu…

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Meet the Stars of Stage Door: Courtney Mack Gifted a Fan with a SIX Megamix!

Today, we're getting to know Six queen Courtney Mack, with whom you can book a shoutout today!

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News: Everyman Theatre Marks Return to Live Performances and Kicks Off 31st Season in August by News Desk (organization-Submitted Press Release)

Lineup Includes a Family Hit of Stage and Screen, an Award-Winning Broadway Play, an Updated Classic from the America Canon, and World Premiere by a Red-Hot Baltimore Playwright Baltimore …

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A Guide to Theater Festivals in New York and the Berkshires

From the Williamstown Theater Festival to New York Stage and Film, theatergoers can experience world premieres, concerts and more.

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Jenn Colella Shares How a Home Production of OKLAHOMA! Gave Her the Theater Bug by BroadwayWorld

Watch the full interview HERE: Want more Backstage Live episodes? Visit Richard Ridge chats with Broadway favorite Jenn Colella, wh…

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:03PM
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

News: BSO Announces Free Summer Concert Series Kicking Off on July 4th with Patriotic Broadcast on WMAR TV-2 by News Desk (organization-Submitted Press Release)

Additional July Performances Welcome Patrons Back for In-Person Concerts (Baltimore, MD) – The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) kicks off a month of free summer concerts on July 4 with t…

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Springsteen on Broadway May Not Be Possible for Tourists, Others Without FDA Approved Vaccines by Roger Friedman

Wanna see Bruce on Broadway? People are paying thousands of dollars on reseller site for the tickets to “Springsteen on Broadway.” But

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 03:48PM

The Triumph of “The Current War” - Pittsburgh Quarterly by Stuart Sheppard

Ostensibly the story of the struggle for dominance over the electrical industry in Gilded Age America between celebrated inventor Thomas Edison and Pittsburgh upstart George Westinghouse, …

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Audio Review: ‘The System of Doctor Goudron and Professor Plume’ presented by the National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre on the Air on WYPR by Dr. Mark Dreisonstok

“The System of Doctor Goudron and Professor Plume” is the latest installment of the National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre on the Air. While modeled on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The System of Doc…

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Film Review: ‘Truman and Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation’ by Kurt Gardner

Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland merges the stories of two of the twentieth century's most eccentric and talented writers in this fascinating documentary.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 03:24PM

A Festival Queerstory: A Legacy of Fortune and Men’s Eyes | Trailer by Stratford Festival

A Festival Queerstory examines the Stratford Festival’s 1965 workshop of the then-unknown play Fortune and Men’s Eyes, by John Herbert. André Morin walks us down the sometimes invisible…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:24PM

Theatre Review: ‘We’re Gonna Die’ presented by Round House Theatre by Mary Ann Johnson

“We’re Gonna Die” is a play with music that faces reality — yes, we are all going to die. That’s okay, because the point of life is living, so why waste it? Young Jean Lee’s “W…

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English National Ballet: Solstice review – smitten swans, chiseled abs and thumping techno by Lyndsey Winship

Royal Festival Hall, LondonENB’s dancers deliver in a mixed bill and William Forsythe’s all-male Playlist leaves everyone grinning from ear to ear For dance post-lockdown, the gala is in…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:18PM
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

Hot Clip of the Day: Lortel Winner Kuhoo Verma Singing Bieber Ahead Of Songs Of Healing at 54 Below 7/2!

On Friday July 2nd at 9:45pm, Kuhoo Verma is bringing her concert Songs of Healing to Feinstein's 54 Below.

SOURCE: BroadwayBox at 02:19PM

Jack Thorne and Nico Muhly Developing Set This House in Order Musical Adaptation at Berkeley Repertory Theatre by Dan Meyer

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, Sarah Ruhl, and Dipika Guha will also develop works at the Bay Area company.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:15PM

The Queens of SIX Broadway: The Lunch Room Episode 39 by American Repertory Theater

Originally Aired June 1, 2021 SIX Queens Adrianna Hicks, Andrea Macasaet, Brittney Mack, Courtney Mack, Abby Mueller, Nicole Kyoung-Mi Lambert, Mallory Maedke, Samantha Pauley, and Anna Uzel…

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:06PM
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

May 2022

A whimsical American fable performed by live folk musicians that will charm and delight audiences of all ages.

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March 2022

A knockout award-winning new play inspired by real-world boxer Jack Johnson will come to life on our Copaken Stage before going on tour throughout the community

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February 2022

A fast-paced, laugh-a-minute, World Premiere by one of America’s hottest playwrights.

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‘White Rabbit, Red Rabbit’ hops next to NextStop by News Desk

A different actor reads the script cold for the first time each performance. There's no director, no set, and it's 100 percent unrehearsed.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:17PM

Meyer Sound Spacemap Go Roadshow Adds New Dates from July through December by Michael Eddy

The Meyer Sound Spacemap Go U.S. Roadshow will roll across the country through the summer and fall with stops in 10 cities, including sessions in conjunction with the Church Facilities Confe…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 01:10PM
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at noon (Broadway Time)

Interview: Britton Smith on Backing Up Lil Nas X, Singing at 54 Below, and Changing Broadway

Smith, president of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, gets ready for his shows at the nightclub with his band, Britton and the Sting.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 12:36PM

Classically Awesome! Gavin Creel, Nikki Renée Daniels & Norm Lewis Put Their Spin on New Classics

Last week, Lyric Opera of Chicago released The New Classics: Songs from the New Golden Age of Musical Theater and it was an absolute gosh darn delight.

SOURCE: BroadwayBox at 12:28PM

Newsies 2.0 by Patty Craft

Producing Theatre During a Pandemic The post Newsies 2.0 appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

SOURCE: Dramatics Magazine at 12:26PM

London’s Menier Chocolate Factory Sets Reopening Season, Including Return of Indecent by Ryan McPhee

Alexandra Silber stars in the Paula Vogel play, which was in previews at the venue prior to the coronavirus shutdown.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:22PM

Father and Son Return to the Stage, Together. Again. No Regrets. by Alexis Soloski

Reed and Ephraim Birney are in the Berkshires, reprising their roles in “Chester Bailey.” They discuss what it’s like to play off — and fight — each other.

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David Byrne’s American Utopia to Play Broadway's St. James Theatre by Beth Stevens

David Byrne’s American Utopia has found a new Broadway home. The show, which already announced its return to the New York stage, will play the St. James Theatre. Performances will begin o…

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Watch James Corden & Ariana Grande's Spoof of 'Good Morning, Baltimore' Celebrating the End of Lockdowns by Caitlin Moynihan

James Corden recruited Ariana Grande to help celebrate the lifting of COVID-19 lockdown status across the country by belting out a hilarious spoof of Hairspray's "Good Morning, Baltimore" on…

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Alexandra Silber-Led Indecent & More Announced for Menier Chocolate Factory's Reopening by Lindsey Sullivan

Live performances will resume at London's Menier Chocolate Factory in September with the reopening of the European premiere of Paula Vogel's Indecent. Starring Broadway's Alexandra Silber, t…

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The Hot Wing King, by Katori Hall Honored with 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Drama by Michael Eddy

We at Stage Directions send our sincere congratulations to Playwright, Katori Hall for her being awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for her play The Hot Wing King. The play is a funny, deeply f…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 12:06PM

I Interview Playwrights Part 1099: Gabriel Torres by Adam Szymkowicz

Gabriel TorresHometown: Bucaramanga ColombiaCurrent Town: New York City, NYQ:  Tell me about Haus of Dust.A:  Haus of Dust is a new campaign to bring awareness about substance use in latin…

Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 11am (Broadway Time)

disguise: rxII Media Server by Michael Eddy

disguise has unveiled its new rx II hardware release, with the fastest and most powerful professional GPU available on the market. The new rendering node unlocks 40% more graphics processing…

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 11:59AM

#ClaybourneElder #Podcast Excerpt #Company by Call Me Adam

He stole our hearts in Broadway's "Bonnie & Clyde," melted them on the CW's "The Carrie Diaries" and just before the pandemic hit, Claybourne Elder was seducing us with "Barcelona" in the Br…

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:29AM

VIDEO: Catching Up with Noah Thomas from EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE!

Despite the current capacity restrictions in the UK, a number of West End productions are soldiering on under social distancing guidelines. Along with the likes of SIX, Amélie and Les M…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:24AM

What to Watch: June 17 by Suzanna Bowling

THE DESTRUCTION OF JANE: The 1981 TARZAN film became a massive financial hit due to its dizzyingly unintentional bad taste, and screenwriter Paul Pecorino set out to push these offensively v…

SOURCE: Times Square Chronicles at 11:23AM

Jeremy O. Harris Will Present a Stream of New Satire OFF BROADWAY

Off Broadway will be available to the public via Broadstream from June 24th-June 27th. Learn more about how to receive a link to the show here!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:18AM

REVIEW: Doctor Who Time Fracture, UNIT HQ, London ✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Paul T Davies reviews Doctor Who - Time Fracture, the latest immersive theatre experience to hit London. This post REVIEW: Doctor Who Time Fracture, UNIT HQ, London ✭✭…

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Billy Porter Will Join Non-Profit Organization MUSE For Special Pride Event

Learn more about the non-profit organization Musicians United for Social Equity, as well as this upcoming event with Billy Porter.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:06AM

DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA Will Return To Broadway on September 17

David Byrne's American Utopia will return to Broadway this fall at the St. James Theatre. As previously announced, performances will begin Friday, September 17, 2021.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:01AM

My 2021 Blog-mencement Address to All the Graduating Theatermakers Out There. by Reilly Hickey

June is bustin’ out all over with graduations. High school, colleges (and even pre-schools!) are sending their students off to their next “stage.” And from what I’m hearing from the …

SOURCE: The Producer's Perspective at 11:00AM

Book Review: Hamilton & Me – Giles Terera by Laura Kressly

In Hamilton and Me, Giles Terera shares his personal story and relationship with Hamilton and his character, Aaron Burr. It covers how he auditioned for the role of ‘the villain’ and the…

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 10am (Broadway Time)

#49! VIP Tour PART 2 and VIA NAPOLI! by Framily Travel

#49! VIP Tour PART 2 and VIA NAPOLI! Epcot secret entrance, NO WAITING to ride Frozen, Test Track, and Soarin’! THANK YOU KATE FOR AN AMAZING TOUR! then Finding Spike the Bee, Grown-up dr…

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:54AM

VIDEO: Jenn Colella Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch at 12pm!

Tune in today, June 17 (12pm ET) as Richard Ridge chats with Broadway favorite Jenn Colella, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, June 20 (3pm and 8pm).

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:54AM

‘Springsteen On Broadway’ Off Limits For Fans Vaccinated With AstraZeneca by Greg Evans

In what could be a harbinger for Broadway’s post-Covid protocol, Springsteen on Broadway has announced that audience members must be vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine, a policy no do…

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:51AM

Meryl Streep and Kevin Klein Streaming in Dear Elizabeth This Weekend. See What Else Is On

Broadway Bares: Twerk From Home premieres online this Sunday.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 10:48AM

Vanessa Williams, Cynthia Erivo, Ali Stroker, More Set for A Capitol Fourth by Dan Meyer

The TV concert special will air July 4 on PBS.

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Short Speeches to Pack a Punch by Performerstuff

Short Speeches to Pack a Punch Written by Amanda Grace June 21, 2021 Sometimes, less is best. All shorter than 1 minute, these monologues will leave your audition panel wanting more. F…

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Go Inside Rehearsal for the London Return of Heathers the Musical by Marc J. Franklin

The production will play a limited engagement at the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket beginning June 22.

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Performer Stuff Presents “In the Holding Room” Industry Podcast Episode 19 by Performerstuff

Performer Stuff Presents “In the Holding Room” Industry Podcast Episode 19 Written by: Christiaan Abbott June 17, 2021 Performer Stuff continues with episode 19 of the podcast “I…

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Speakeasy Sets Up in Times Square

The circus-burlesque-nightclub experience comes to 46th Street.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 10:12AM

Mike Birbiglia to Bring New Show The Old Man and the Pool to Berkeley Rep

Birbiglia's latest solo work will be directed by Seth Barrish.

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 10:12AM

Peppermint, Harvey Fierstein Among Broadway Bares: Twerk from Home Special Guests by Talaura Harms

J. Harrison Ghee, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Robyn Hurder, and Jelany Remy are also set to appear in the virtual fundraiser June 20.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:10AM

2015 Olivier Awards - Porgy and Bess Performance by Official London Theatre

For theatre tickets, the latest news and more about the Olivier Awards visit The company of Porgy and Bess perform at the 2015 Olivier Awar…

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Celebrate Juneteenth and Black Culture With These Virtual Theatre Presentations by Dan Meyer

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Carnegie Hall, and more offer tributes to enjoy from home.

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Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents aspirational evening of 'Black excellence and inclusivity' by John Huxhold Special To The Post-Dispatch

Opera Theatre of St. Louis shifted the focus from oppression to expression with "I Dream a World," presented outside the Missouri History Museum.

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‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Finds Home On Broadway For September Return by Greg Evans

David Byrne’s American Utopia, the theatrical concert performance that played a limited engagement on Broadway to great acclaim and full houses for five months in 2019 and 2020, and months…

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:00AM

Five Pioneering Black Ballerinas: ‘We Have to Have a Voice’ by Karen Valby

These early Dance Theater of Harlem stars met weekly on Zoom — to survive the isolation of the pandemic and to reclaim their role in dance history.

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WATCH: Learn the Choreography From In the Heights Movie by Roberto Araujo

Follow along as Noah Catala teaches the final sequence from the film's title song.

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‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ to play the St. James Theatre by Caitlin Huston

“David Byrne’s American Utopia” will return to Broadway this fall at the St. James Theatre.  The show had previously announced plans to return to Hudson Theatre, where it had played a…

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 9am (Broadway Time)

David Byrne's American Utopia Confirms September Return to Broadway by Andrew Gans

The production will play the St. James Theatre.

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Word Up Live Test by The Old Globe

Word Up Live Invited Dress

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Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Broadway Update: Mockingbird, Mormon, Love Supreme Return By: David Sheward June 17, 2021: The new Broadway calendar is almost complete. Two more shows shuttered during the pandemic hav…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 09:49AM

PLACES PLEASE PROJECT Looks to Provide Rental Assistance to NYC Theater Workers by Michael Eddy

Places Please Project aims to provide $500,000 in rental relief to New York City-based theater workers who have been out of work for over a year and are struggling to pay rent. Led by board …

SOURCE: Stage Directions at 09:46AM

GRACE NOTES: Thursday, June 17, 2021 by Susan Grace

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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Ann Dowd on Her Solo Turn in Adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s ‘Enemy of the People’ by Brent Lang

In person, Ann Dowd, sweet, solicitous and ready to laugh at herself, is far removed from Gilead, the totalitarian state where Aunt Lydia, her alter ego on “The Handmaid’s Tale,” rules…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:12AM

An Update on the 2021 Season by Stratford Festival

Rehearsals have begun. The canopies are up. We are doing everything we can to ensure a safe return to live theatre – and it’s exciting to be back at it. But as we await news from the gov…

SOURCE: YouTube at 09:12AM

The Portentuousness of Piscopo by Trav S.D.

I saw a sad, but not surprising thing on the internet recently — a clip of ’80s era comedian Joe Piscopo (b. 1951) performing at some Trump rally organized by My Pillow guy Mike Lindell.…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 09:03AM

For Icelandic National Day: On Ólöf the “Eskimo” Lady by Trav S.D.

But wait! you say. We don’t say “Eskimo” anymore, and anyway Eskimos aren’t Icelandic! If that was your response, you don’t read very carefully and have missed the quotation marks …

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 09:03AM

‘Quietly roars its pain for all the lives lost’: UNDER THE MASK – Theatre Peckham & Touring by Ian Foster

Playing at Theatre Peckham before a UK tour, Tamasha Theatre’s Under the Mask – written by a junior doctor – is a haunting revisit of the early days of the pandemic.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 8am (Broadway Time)

‘We’re Gonna Die’ at Round House is a thin take on a big theme by Sophia Howes

After the harrowing events of the last year, the production is a noble effort—but something of a misfire.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:52AM

J'Ouvert at the Harold Pinter Theatre | Opening Night West End Curtain Call by Official London Theatre

Enjoy the curtain call from opening night of J'Ouvert (second play in the RE:EMERGE season) at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Tickets available:…

SOURCE: YouTube at 08:38AM

Juneteenth: 7 Events for Celebrating the Holiday in New York by Laura Zornosa

On Saturday, many of the city’s cultural venues are holding performances and parties to mark the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.

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New Nonprofit Places Please Project To Provide Rental Assistance For NYC Theater Workers by Greg Evans

A new nonprofit fund called Places Please Project will provide $500,000 in rental relief to New York City-based theater workers who have been out of work and struggling to pay rent as Covid …

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Industry leaders launch project to provide rental assistance to theater workers by Caitlin Huston

Actor Lilli Cooper, writer Kyle Jarrow, composer Andrew Lippa and other theater industry members have teamed up to provide $500,000 in rental relief to theater workers in New York City.  Th…

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Column: In giving $5 million to Black Ensemble and $8 million to National Museum of Mexican Art, MacKenzie Scott is good to Chicago and has a message by Chris Jones

The billionaire former wife of Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos picked out smaller Chicago arts organizations for her donations, and asked that the spotlight not be on her.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 08:00AM
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Places Please Project Hopes to Offer $500,000 in Rent Relief to NYC Theatre Workers by Dan Meyer

The group is co-founded by Lilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Andrew Lippa, and Annie Schiffmann.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:59AM

Today on Broadway: Thursday, June 17, 2021 by Ashley Steves

“Book of Mormon” and “Freestyle Love Supreme” Are Officially Back To Broadway, A New Site For Theatre Diversity Launches “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, po…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 07:55AM

Van Gogh’s images move in the cinematic ‘Immersive Van Gogh.’ But will the show move New Yorkers? by Peter Marks

A new way to look at art arrives in the city — and producers hope the concept has legs.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:18AM

In person? At home? Bay Area summer theater has a show for you by Lily Janiak

Even in-person shows on actual stages are making sure not to leave out their loyal patrons who are staying home.

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 07:00AM
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Hogan announces $10 million in relief for live performance venues by Lizzy Lawrence

It's been a tough year for music and art venues. Here's how a state relief package will help venues stay afloat.

SOURCE: The Baltimore Sun Subscription at 06:42AM

Disney, Africa’s Kugali Reveal First Look at Sci-Fi Series ‘Iwaju’ by Postcardjunky

Walt Disney Animation Studios and the pan-African entertainment company Kugali revealed the first images of their hotly anticipated Disney Plus original series “Iwájú” during a present…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:42AM

Disney Taps Top African Toon Talents for Animated Anthology ‘Kizazi Moto’ (EXCLUSIVE) by Postcardjunky

Disney has tapped top toon talents from across the African continent for “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire,” a Disney Plus Original anthology of animated films set to premiere on the Mouse H…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:42AM

Rita Moreno Walks Back ‘In the Heights’ Colorism Defense: ‘I’m Incredibly Disappointed With Myself’ by Ellise Shafer

Rita Moreno has posted a new statement saying that she is “incredibly disappointed” following her comments about the lack of Afro-Latino representation in “In the Heights.” During an…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:42AM

Black Swan State Theatre company presents York: A West Australian ghost story by Aussie Theatre

York is a West Australian ghost story inspired by 200 years of real accounts. It is a raw, resonating new

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 06:39AM

Doctor Who: Time Fracture review – a close encounter with cosmic anarchy by Kate Wyver

Davies Mews, Bond StreetThis immersive show makes up for its disarray with the visceral thrill of moving among familiar and stunningly realised aliens “It’s been a frantic day,” says L…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:24AM

London Theatre News Today: Thursday 17 June by Megan

Check out the rehearsal images for Heathers, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 21 June PLUS the final guest stars are announced for Wonderville. The post London Theatre News Today:…

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Challenges Aplenty Onstage in London, With Some Fun Along the Way by Matt Wolf

As London venues reopen, theatergoers can choose to reckon with works like “The Death of a Black Man” or enjoy frothier fare from George Bernard Shaw.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 06:03AM

‘All the more relevant in a post-Brexit world’: THE WYRE LADY OF FLEETWOOD – Brighton Fringe (Online review) by Louise Penn

In Lita Doolan’s new play The Wyre Lady of Fleetwood, the Wyre Lady refers to a real-life pleasure boat in the seaside fishing port of Fleetwood, just down the promenade from the holiday r…

SOURCE: at 06:00AM
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 5am (Broadway Time)

On the Couch with Chris Burgess

The post On the Couch with Chris Burgess appeared first on Australian Arts Review.

SOURCE: at 05:57AM

Australia at the Venice Biennale: A Century of Contemporary Art

The post Australia at the Venice Biennale: A Century of Contemporary Art appeared first on Australian Arts Review.

SOURCE: at 05:10AM

NEWS: Birmingham Royal Ballet 2021/22 programme features classic & contemporary versions of Romeo & Juliet by Press Releases

For Birmingham Royal Ballet’s homecoming season at Birmingham Hippodrome, audiences will be treated to Kenneth MacMillan’s passionate Romeo and Juliet choreography and Prokofiev’s glor…

SOURCE: at 05:00AM
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Australian author’s magical tale comes to life by Aussie Theatre

Alison Lester AM’s much-loved children’s book Magic Beach comes to life on Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse stage in a wonderful world of text, song, light,

SOURCE: AussieTheatre at 04:52AM

City in the Sun – a journey into subtropical Brisbane

The post City in the Sun – a journey into subtropical Brisbane appeared first on Australian Arts Review.

SOURCE: at 04:27AM
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Arts Incubators Can Offer A Different Type of Education by Joe Patti

An article from Oregon Arts Watch about an arts incubator program, Tulatin Valley Creates  rolled across my feed this week. The article inevitably talked about how the program helped artist…

SOURCE: at 02:06AM
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Feinstein's/54 Below Reopens Its Doors June 17 With Joe Iconis and George Salazar in Two Player Game by Talaura Harms

The summer schedule also includes André De Shields, Shakina Nayfack, Beth Malone, Pride-themed shows, and a two-week run with Michael Feinstein.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01AM

Playbill's Glimmer of Light Takes the Stage at Radial Park June 17 by Bethany Rickwald

Jan Sport, Max Crumm, DeMarius R. Copes, and more are set for Playbill's first-ever live concert event.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

Alan Cumming, Mj Rodriguez, Cynthia Nixon, More Star in Sperm Bank Heist Comedy From Audible, Out June 17 by Ryan McPhee

Cumming directs and produces the series, featuring a predominantly LGBTQIA+ cast and creative team, as part of Audible’s partnership with Broadway Video.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

Romeo and Juliet Begins June 17 at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre by Dan Meyer

Isabel Adomakoh Young and Joel MacCormack play the star-crossed lovers.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline Star in Dear Elizabeth June 17 by Dan Meyer

The Spotlight on Plays virtual reading series concludes with this work by Sarah Ruhl.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

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