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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Ashley Park-Led Thoroughly Modern Millie Canceled at City Center Encores! by Andy Lefkowitz

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New York City Center has announced the cancellation to its spring Encores! staging of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Tony nominee Ashley Park was slated to headline…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Odds & Ends: Linda Lavin Is Performing Live Online to Celebrate Her New Album & More by Andy Lefkowitz

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. Linda Lavin Is Performing Live Online to Celebrate Her New Album Tony-winning stage-and-screen legend Linda Lavin isn't sl…

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Jennifer Nettles Sings 'Tomorrow' from Annie & Offers Hope in COVID-19 Crisis: 'We Will Get Through This' by Andy Lefkowitz

Jennifer Nettles might be most known as a country music superstar, but the powerhouse singer is a Broadway enthusiast with a big heart. Nettles, a former Broadway.com vlogger who played a 20…

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West End Waitress Ends Run Ahead of Schedule Due to COVID-19 by Andy Lefkowitz

The London transfer of Waitress has closed up shop earlier than planned. Originally announced to exit the Adelphi Theatre on July 4, the musical played its final performance on March 15, jus…

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Five Companies of Come From Away Sing 'Welcome to the Rock' in a Moving Tribute to World Theatre Day by Andy Lefkowitz

Today is World Theatre Day, and while most castmates are temporarily apart due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the heartwarming Tony-nominated musical Come From Away is promoting a message of ce…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Do You Wanna Have Fun? Watch Madonna Sing 'Big Spender' from Sweet Charity by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway shows might be temporarily closed, but that isn't stopping everyone from fans to superstar performers from singing show tunes. Madonna, the powerhouse music legend who dabbled in mu…

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Exclusive! Colton Ryan, Lilli Cooper & More Sing a New Bop from Drew Gasparini's Upcoming Album by Andy Lefkowitz

Drew Gasparini might be at work on the upcoming Karate Kid musical, but that's not stopping the busy songwriter from releasing his new album We Aren't Kids Anymore. In advance of its debut, …

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Didn't See James Corden's Tony-Winning Turn in One Man, Two Guvnors? Now's Your Chance to Watch It from Home by Andy Lefkowitz

Before rising to worldwide fame as host of The Late Late Show, James Corden took home a 2012 Tony Award for his comedic tour de force in Richard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors. Now, a filmed …

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Sing Street Star Zara Devlin Lifts Us Up with an Inspiring Performance of a Dusty Springfield Classic by Andy Lefkowitz

Today would have marked the first preview performance of Sing Street, a new Broadway musical based on the 2016 cult film. While the shutdown caused by COVID-19 has delayed the show's start, …

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Olivier Awards TV Special to Replace Spring Ceremony; Winners Will Be Announced in the Fall by Andy Lefkowitz

While this spring's Olivier Awards ceremony was recently canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the best of London theater will still be toasted next month. ITV will broadcast a celebratory …

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Will Arbery, Playwright of Heroes of the Fourth Turning, Wins 2020 Whiting Award for Drama by Andy Lefkowitz

Will Arbery, an emerging playwright who earned attention off-Broadway this season with the play Heroes of the Fourth Turning, has been named winner of the 2020 Whiting Award for Drama. Arber…

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Hartford Stage Reveals First Season Under Obie-Winning Artistic Director Melia Bensussen by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony Award-winning Hartford Stage has announced an initial lineup of four offerings for its 2020-2021 season. The slate of productions were selected by Obie winner Melia Bensussen in her…

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Olivier Awards TV Special Scheduled in Lieu of Spring Ceremony; Winners to Be Announced in the Fall by Andy Lefkowitz

While this spring's Olivier Awards ceremony was recently canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the best of London theater will still be toasted next month. ITV will broadcast a celebratory …

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70th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards Postponed by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of the news that this year's Tony Awards have been postponed due to the COVID-19 shutdown, the Outer Critics Circle Awards have followed suit. A new schedule for the 70th ann…

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Broadway's Biggest Night Is Being Put on Hold: 2020 Tony Awards Postponed by Andy Lefkowitz

The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing have jointly announced a postponement of the 74th Annual Tony Awards, originally scheduled for June 7 at Radio City Music Hall. The reason …

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Colin Donnell, Patti Murin & More Set for Seth Rudetsky's Online Stars in the House Performance Series by Andy Lefkowitz

A talented lineup of stars have signed on to appear in upcoming episodes of Stars in the House, a daily online series from SiriiusXM On Broadway personality Seth Rudetsky and his husband, p…

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Olivier Awards TV Special Scheduled in Lieu of Springtime Ceremony; Winners Will Be Announced in the Fall by Andy Lefkowitz

While this spring's Olivier Awards ceremony was recently canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the best of London theater will still be toasted next month. ITV will broadcast a celebratory …

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Roundabout Announces Schedule Changes for Caroline, or Change, Birthday Candles & More by Andy Lefkowitz

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that four planned spring productions have been pushed back due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The company's Broadway revival of Caroline, or Ch…

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Laura Osnes to Host R&H; Online Concert Series; Jeremy Jordan Will Sing from Oklahoma! Live by Andy Lefkowitz

Oh, what a beautiful mornin'! Today, Tony-nominated stars Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan, who shared the Broadway stage in Bonnie and Clyde, will reunite to kick off R&H Goes Live!, a new…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Jaws-Themed Musical from Bandstand Team & More to Join Aida in Paper Mill's New Season by Andy Lefkowitz

Bruce, a new Jaws-themed musical from Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor, creators of Broadway's Bandstand, is among the programming set for Paper Mill Playhouse's 2020-2021 season. The …

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Goodspeed Musicals Postpones South Pacific & Cancels Candide by Andy Lefkowitz

East Haddam, CT's Goodspeed Musicals has announced changes to its 2020 season programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The previously announced production of South Pacific, originally set t…

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Dear Evan Hansen Alum Roman Banks to Release Debut EP Days by Andy Lefkowitz

Roman Banks, a strong-voiced star who covered the title role in Dear Evan Hansen and will soon be seen on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, has announced the release of his firs…

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In the Heights Film Release Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic by Andy Lefkowitz

The upcoming screen adaptation of In the Heights has been indefinitely postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The film had originally been scheduled to arrive in cinemas on June 2…

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Terrence McNally, Tony-Winning Scribe of Love! Valour! Compassion!, Ragtime & More, Dies at 81 by Andy Lefkowitz

Terrence McNally, the celebrated playwright and librettist who penned an award-winning body of work ranging from drama to farce to musical comedy, died on March 24 at Sarasota Memorial Hosp…

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Actors' Equity Launches Emergency 'Curtain Up' Fund to Help Members Financially During COVID-19 Pandemic by Andy Lefkowitz

Actors' Equity Association, the national labor union representing professional actors and stage managers in live theater, has announced the Actors' Equity Emergency Curtain Up Fund. Equity h…

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Exclusive! Daveed Diggs & More Set for Second Edition of 24 Hour Plays' Viral Monologues Initiative by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of last week's talent-packed inaugural edition of Viral Monologues, a starry lineup of talent has been announced to take part in a second edition of the new program which featur…

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Broadway Producers Offer $1 Million Challenge Match for BC/EFA’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund by Andy Lefkowitz

More than 20 Broadway producers are offering a $1 million challenge match to double the impact of donations to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. The pr…

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New Musical from Bandstand Team & More to Join Aida in Paper Mill's New Season by Andy Lefkowitz

Bruce, a new Jaws-themed musical from Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor, creators of Broadway's Bandstand, is among the programming set for Paper Mill Playhouse's 2020-2021 season. The …

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Broadway Musical Flying Over Sunset & Off-Broadway's Intimate Apparel Opera to Reopen This Fall by Andy Lefkowitz

The new musical Flying Over Sunset, which was cut short ahead of its first preview due to the Broadway shutdown, will now open in the fall, Lincoln Center Theater has announced. The nonprofi…

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Monday, March 23, 2020

American Repertory Theater Postpones Broadway-Bound 1776 Directed by Diane Paulus by Andy Lefkowitz

Cambridge, Massachusetts' American Repertory Theater has announced a postponement of its pre-Broadway staging of 1776. Originally announced to run from May 17 through June 28, 2020, the Tony…

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David Byrne's Theatrical Concert American Utopia to Be Published as a Book This Fall by Andy Lefkowitz

American Utopia, the unique Broadway concert based on David Byrne's album, will be released in book form later this year. Bloomsbury Publishing will release the tome on September 8. Edite…

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