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Friday, August 7, 2020

Trevor Nunn-Directed Double Bill of Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape and The Old Tune Now Available to Stream by Andrew Gans

The Jermyn Street Theatre productions are available through December 31.

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Brenda Braxton Guest Hosts Stars in the House, Featuring Donna Marie Asbury and Amra-Faye Wright, August 7 by Andrew Gans

The daily series from Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley benefits The Actors Fund.

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

In the News: Alex Newell, Laura Osnes Sing on Killer Party Album, Blythe Danner and Joy Behar Set for NPC Benefit, More by Andrew Gans

Plus, watch Tony nominee Norm Lewis deliver a soaring version of "You'll Never Walk Alone."

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Awkwafina, Billy Porter, More Join Tony Winner BD Wong's Re-Imagined Songs From an Unmade Bed by Andrew Gans

The stream will benefit the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Virtual Reading of Lynn Nottage's Crumbs From the Table of Joy Will Benefit NAACP Legal Defense Fund by Andrew Gans

The reading will reunite the cast of the 2016 Martha's Vineyard Playhouse production.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Stars in the House Reunites Freestyle Love Supreme Members August 5 by Andrew Gans

The virtual reunion will benefit The Actors Fund.

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Daniel K. Isaac, Laurie Metcalf, Kelli O'Hara, Andy Lucien, Janelle Monáe, More Are Part of Final Edition of The Homebound Project by Andrew Gans

The fifth in the series, which begins streaming August 5, features premieres by Lloyd Suh, Christopher Oscar Peña, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, and Stephen Karam.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

In the News: Darren Criss and John Boyega Tapped for New Podcast, Naomi Scott Joins Anthony Ramos in Sci-Fi Comedy Distance, More by Andrew Gans

A Quarantine Lab will explore creating new choreography in a virtual space and will feature the work of A Strange Loop's Raja Feather Kelly.

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Broadway Bares: Zoom In Raises Nearly $600K for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS by Andrew Gans

The annual striptease was presented online due to the ongoing pandemic.

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Monday, August 3, 2020

In the News: James Jackson Jr. Cast in New Queer Song Cycle Different Stars, Michael Hsu Rosen Will Head Reading of Mike Bartlett Play, More by Andrew Gans

A host of theatre artists join forces for a cover of The Beatles' "(I Get By) With a Little Help From My Friends."

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Tony Nominee Danielle Brooks Will Play Mahalia Jackson in Lifetime Movie From Kenny Leon by Andrew Gans

Leon previously directed Brooks in Much Ado About Nothing.

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Killian & the Comeback Kids, With Taylor A. Purdee, Kassie DePaiva, Shannon O’Boyle, More, Eyes Summer Release by Andrew Gans

Purdee also wrote and directed the new folk-rock musical film.

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Checking In With… Smash Creator Theresa Rebeck, Playwright of Dead Accounts, Seminar, Omnium Gatherum, More by Andrew Gans

Smith & Kraus recently published a new collection of Rebeck's plays, Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays Volume 5.

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Broadway Actor Patti Karr Dies at 88 by Andrew Gans

Ms. Karr appeared in over 20 Main Stem productions, including as an understudy for Chita Rivera, Gwen Verdon, and Michele Lee.

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Clips From Newsies, All Shook Up, Les Misérables, South Pacific Stream on Muny's 2020 Summer Variety Hour Live! August 3 by Andrew Gans

Viewers can also expect performances from Jon Rua, Michael James Scott, and acting couple Beth Leavel and Adam Heller.

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Stars in the House Spotlights Theatre Raleigh With Producing Artistic Director Lauren Kennedy Brady and More August 2 by Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Watch Broadway Bares: Zoom In on Playbill August 1 by Andrew Gans

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

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Donmar Warehouse Temporarily Reopens August 1 With Socially Distanced Sound Installation by Andrew Gans

Based on the novel by José Saramago, Blindness is adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Walter Meierjohann.

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Friday, July 31, 2020

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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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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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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Thursday, July 30, 2020

In the News: Brian Stokes Mitchell Sings for Cooper Union, Anthony Rapp Is Salieri in New Mozart Musical, More by Andrew Gans

Also announced…Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Sam Shepard’s True West head to BroadwayHD.

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Jane Krakowski, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, More Set for Virtual Reading of Beth Henley's The Jacksonian by Andrew Gans

The August 27 reading is part of The New Group's Reunion Reading Series.

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Laurie Metcalf, Daniel K. Isaac, Kelli O'Hara, Andy Lucien, More Set for Final Edition of The Homebound Project by Andrew Gans

The fifth in the series will premiere works by Lloyd Suh, Lena Dunham, Christopher Oscar Peña, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, and Stephen Karam.

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