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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

NYC’s Little Island Sets Monthlong Free Arts Fest: ‘SNL’s Bowen Yang, Broadway’s Ali Stroker Among Hundreds Of Performers by Greg Evans

Little Island, the new Barry Diller-funded park and arts space rising out of the Hudson River, will host a free monthlong festival of music, dance and comedy beginning August 11 and featurin…

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Costume Designer Emilio Sosa Named American Theatre Wing Chair by Greg Evans

Tony Award-nominated costume and fashion designer Emilio Sosa has been elected the Chair of the American Theatre Wing, the organization announced today. Sosa succeeds current co-chairs David…

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

New York State Launches $100M Tax Credit To Support Broadway Reopening by Greg Evans

A new $100 million tax credit to encourage and support the reopening of Broadway was launched today with an announcement by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “New York is not ‘New York’ with…

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Shakespeare In The Park’s ‘Merry Wives’ Cancels Two Performances After Positive Covid Test by Greg Evans

New York’s Public Theater canceled last night’s and tonight’s Free Shakespeare in the Park performances of Merry Wives after a member of the production tested positive for Covid-19. In…

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Adrienne Warren Will Return To Starring Role In Broadway’s ‘Tina’ Musical For Limited Engagement by Greg Evans

Tony nominee Adrienne Warren will return to her widely acclaimed starring role in Broadway’s Tina – The Tina Turner Musical when the show reopens at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Friday, …

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Actors’ Equity Expands Eligibility for Membership In Diversity & Inclusion Effort by Greg Evans

Actors’ Equity Association is expanding eligibility for membership to include any actor or stage manager who can demonstrate they have worked professionally in the United States, a move th…

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

‘Flying Over Sunset’ Delays Broadway Performances By A Week by Greg Evans

Lincoln Center Theater’s Flying Over Sunset will begin performances on Broadway a week later than previously announced, with previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater now set to start Thursd…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Pledges Loyalty To ‘Cinderella’ But Sets No Date by Greg Evans

Andrew Lloyd Webber says he is “determined” to bring his on-pause (at least) Cinderella musical to London, though he can’t provide a timeline, telling a UK newspaper, “who knows when…

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Shakespeare In The Park Opening Night Postponed Due To Jacob Ming-Trent Onstage Injury by Greg Evans

The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Merry Wives has postponed its opening night by nearly two weeks due to an onstage injury sustained by its leading man Jacob …

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Closes London ‘Cinderella’ Musical Due To Covid-19; Composer Blames Government For “Devastating Decision” by Greg Evans

Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced the indefinite closure of his new West End musical Cinderella a day before its official opening due to what the composer angrily called “the blunt instrum…

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Second Broadway Production To Require Audience Covid Vaccinations: ‘Pass Over’ Follows ‘Springsteen On Broadway’ With Policy by Greg Evans

Though Broadway as an industry has yet to definitively rule on whether Covid vaccinations will be required of audience members this fall, a second production – Lincoln Center Theater’s p…

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

NFTs To Make Broadway Debut: Seaview Teams With Nifty’s, Playbill & Sony Music Masterworks For New Collectibles Venture by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Non-fungible tokens are about to get their Broadway opening night: Seaview, the production and media company behind such shows as Slave Play, Sea Wall/A Life and Ratatouille: The …

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Broadway’s Jujamcyn Theaters To Improve Wheelchair Accessibility In Lawsuit Settlement by Greg Evans

Jujamcyn Theaters will increase wheelchair accessibility and make other improvements at its five Broadway venues as part of a lawsuit settlement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhatta…

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Reality Winner Drama & Lucas Hnath’s Acclaimed ‘Dana H.’ To Play In Rotation On Broadway This Fall by Greg Evans

A new play about NSA whistleblower Reality Winner and Lucas Hnath’s acclaimed Dana H. will play in rotation on Broadway this fall, producers announced today. Is This A Room, conceived and …

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Emmy Nominees Renée Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom Jr. & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Inch Closer To EGOT Status by Greg Evans

UPDATE, with Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs nominations  No one’s saying it will be easy, but Hamilton actors Renée Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom Jr. and Daveed Diggs, along with WandaVis…

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Douglas Carter Beane Comedy ‘Fairycakes’ To Star Mo Rocca, Jackie Hoffman, Julie Halston In Off Broadway Premiere by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Douglas Carter Beane’s newest play, Fairycakes, will make its world premiere this fall Off Broadway at the Greenwich House Theater in a production starring Mo Rocca, Jackie Hoff…

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Monday, July 12, 2021

‘In Treatment’s Uzo Aduba, ‘This Is Us’ Ron Cephas Jones Lead Cast Of Broadway’s ‘Clyde’s’ by Greg Evans

Multiple Emmy Award-winners Uzo Aduba (In Treatment, Orange is the New Black) and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) have been cast in Second Stage Theater’s upcoming Broadway production of Lyn…

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Friday, July 9, 2021

Paul Huntley Dies: Premier Stage, Film & TV Wigmaker Who Provided Coifs For ‘Tootsie’, ‘Cats’ And Cruella De Vil Was 89 by Greg Evans

Paul Huntley, the celebrated wigmaker for film, stage and television who provided Dustin Hoffman with the coif that transformed the actor into Tootsie and did the same decades later for when…

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LaChanze To Star In Broadway’s ‘Trouble In Mind’ This Fall by Greg Evans

Tony- and Emmy Award- winning singer-actress LaChanze will return to Broadway this Fall in the starring role of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, to be direc…

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Times Square Costume Exhibit To Showcase Stage, TV & Film Outfits, Benefit Beleaguered Industry by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: A new Times Square exhibit showing off dazzling costumes from numerous Broadway productions, including, to name a few, The Cher Show, Wicked and Dear Evan Hansen, TV series (The M…

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

‘Waitress’ Sets Broadway Return With Composer Sara Bareilles To Star by Greg Evans

Waitress, the hit Broadway musical that played more than 1,500 performances during its 2016-2020 run, will return for a limited, four-month engagement this September, with composer Sara Bare…

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

‘Company’ Returning To Broadway Sooner Than Expected: New Dates, Cast Confirmed by Greg Evans

Company, Marianne Elliott’s reimagined production of the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone, will begin Broadway performances a month earlier than…

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

‘Springsteen On Broadway’ Review: The Boss Rouses A City Hungry For Life by Greg Evans

Bruce Springsteen woke Broadway from a 15-month sleep Saturday, returning to live performance to deliver an emotional, updated rendition of his 2017 smash Springsteen on Broadway to an audie…

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Friday, June 25, 2021

‘Springsteen On Broadway’ Launches Digital Lottery For $75 Seats by Greg Evans

Springsteen on Broadway tickets generally don’t come cheap, but some fans are in for a bargain: Thirty-two seats at $75 each will be set aside each performance for winners of a digital lot…

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Biden Nominees For Arts Council Include Ukulele Legend Jake Shimabukuro, Apollo Theater’s Kamilah Forbes & Indie Record Label President by Greg Evans

The executive producer of Harlem’s Apollo Theater, the president of John Prine’s Oh Boy Records (and widow of the late folk music icon), and ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro are among Pre…

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Shakespeare In The Park Increases Audience Capacity For ‘Merry Wives’ As New York Covid Restrictions Ease by Greg Evans

The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Merry Wives will begin performances next month with audience capacity at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater expanded signifi…

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Douglas Lyons’ ‘Chicken & Biscuits’ Coming To Broadway, Bringing Season Total Of Plays By Black Writers To Seven by Greg Evans

Chicken & Biscuits, a new comedy written by Black playwright Douglas Lyons, with a largely Black cast and directed by Zhailon Levingston, who at 27 becomes the youngest Black director in…

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Stephen Colbert & Christine Baranski Get Jump On Broadway With Sondheim Duet by Greg Evans

Stephen Colbert and Christine Baranski couldn’t wait for Broadway’s return, so they created a little Sondheim spark of their own Wednesday night by duetting on “Side by Side by Side,…

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Theatre World Awards For Debut Performances Breaks 75-Year Tradition For Pandemic Season, Will Honor Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald & André De Shie by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: For the first time in 75 years, New York’s Theatre World Awards honoring debut performances will bypass its annual awards ceremony this year – a reflection of the city’s abs…

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Tracy Letts Play ‘The Minutes’ Sets Broadway Return For March, Cast To Be Announced by Greg Evans

Steppenwolf’s production of The Minutes, the new Tracy Letts play that had begun previews on Broadway when the industry shut down in March 2020, will resume performances in March 2022, wit…

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Special Tony Awards Announced For Broadway Advocacy Coalition, ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’, ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ by Greg Evans

Special Tony Awards will be presented in September to the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, David Byrne’s American Utopia and Freestyle Love Supreme, the awards administration committee announc…

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