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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Broadway Producer Jennifer Tepper Sends Out the Call for Online College Showcase Performances by Logan Culwell-Block

The initiative aims to help graduating musical theatre students whose showcase performances were canceled because of COVID-19.

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Cats Movie Released for Digital Purchase March 17 by Logan Culwell-Block

The screen adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical features performances from Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Robert Fairchild, and more.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Live Streaming Rights Made Available to Amateur and School Productions Facing Cancellations in the Wake of COVID-19 by Logan Culwell-Block

Find out what theatrical licensing companies are doing in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Get a First Listen to 'The Miller's Son' From Upcoming Sondheim Disco Album by Logan Culwell-Block

Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream drops March 20 from Broadway Records.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Dear Evan Hansen Star Andrew Barth Feldman Plans Online Game Series as Broadway Community Social Distances by Logan Culwell-Block

The Jimmy Award winner will host online game sessions with opportunities for audience participation beginning March 13.

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Prolific Broadway Standby Merwin Foard Dies at 59 by Logan Culwell-Block

The actor understudied major roles in such Broadway productions as The Addams Family, Aladdin, and Sweeney Todd.

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How 1 Broadway Duo Is Ensuring the Show Will Go On in the Wake of COVID-19 Theatre Cancellations by Logan Culwell-Block

Aladdin star Telly Leung and Next to Normal Tony winner Alice Ripley will live stream a concert from New York City.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Once Musical Released for Wide Licensing From Music Theatre International by Logan Culwell-Block

Based on the film of the same name, the musical won eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

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Listen to The Cher Show Star Teal Wicks Sing From Frank Wildhorn's Camille Claudel by Logan Culwell-Block

The new musical from the Jekyll & Hyde composer begins its world premiere run at Virginia's Signature Theatre March 24.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Bonnie Milligan, Lilli Cooper, More to Sing on Album of New Song Cycle We Aren't Kids Anymore by Logan Culwell-Block

The work features music and lyrics by Karate Kid and Skittle Commercial: The Musical writer Drew Gasparini.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Anastasia Licensing Now Available for School Productions by Logan Culwell-Block

Adapted from the animated movie, the Flaherty and Ahrens musical premiered on Broadway in 2017.

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See Caissie Levy, the Stars of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and More at the 2020 Junior Theater Festivals by Logan Culwell-Block

The events in Atlanta and Sacramento from iTheatrics bring youth groups from around the world together for weekend celebrations of theatre.

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Monday, March 9, 2020

A Strange Loop Will Play D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre by Logan Culwell-Block

Michael R. Jackson's meta-musical played an extended run at Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons in 2019.

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Beauty and the Beast Prequel Series in Development for Disney+ by Logan Culwell-Block

Stage alums Josh Gad and Luke Evans would reprise their roles from the 2017 live action film, with Alan Menken composing new songs.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

WATCH: A New York High School Remounts the Original Broadway Production of Hairspray by Logan Culwell-Block

Astoria's Frank Sinatra School of the Arts is presenting the Tony-winning musical through March 14.

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Stage Adaptation of Disney Channel's Descendants Now Available for Licensing by Logan Culwell-Block

The new musical has been adapted from the trilogy of TV films by Nick Blaemire and Madeline Smith.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Family Fund Commits $1 Million to Support Theatre Students of Color by Logan Culwell-Block

The gift will provide scholarships for students at the National Theater Institute.

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Tony Winner Linda Lavin to Release New Solo Album by Logan Culwell-Block

Lavin is joined by music director Billy Stritch for 12 tracks of standards and pop-rock favorites.

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Kristin Chenoweth Named Artist-in-Residence at Oklahoma City University by Logan Culwell-Block

The appointment will see the Tony and Emmy winner leading masterclasses and workshops at her alma mater.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

New Disco Sondheim Album to Feature Alison Luff, Charity Angél Dawson, More by Logan Culwell-Block

Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream will include '70s takes on "No One is Alone," "The Miller's Son," and more.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul to Give Keynote Speech at ASCAP Experience 2020 by Logan Culwell-Block

The annual Los Angeles event brings music creators from around the world together for networking and educational panels.

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Get a First Listen of Beth Leavel, Debbie Gravitte, and Brenda Braxton Singing From Platinum Girls by Logan Culwell-Block

The original concept album of the new musical drops Feburary 28 from Broadway Records.

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Jeffrey Seller, University of Michigan, Educational Theatre Foundation Announce Initiative to Bring Theatre Education to Detroit by Logan Culwell-Block

The expansion of ETF's JumpStart Theatre program kicks off the 2020 Theatre In Our Schools Month.

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Matilda The Musical JR. Now Available for Licensing from Music Theatre International by Logan Culwell-Block

The Broadway and West End musical based on the Roald Dahl novel has been adapted for young performers.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Musical Adaptation of The Book Thief to Have World Premiere at U.K.'s Octagon Theatre by Logan Culwell-Block

The Markus Zusak novel has been adapted by the writing team behind Off-Broadway's upcoming Between The Lines.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Judy Garland Orchestral Arrangements to Be Auctioned by Logan Culwell-Block

The lot includes arrangements primarily created for The Judy Garland Show, including "Over the Rainbow" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

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Ted Chapin to Talk Harold Prince and Follies at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts by Logan Culwell-Block

Now president of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, Chapin served as a gofer on the original production of the Sondheim-Goldman musical.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Netflix Director of Original Series Carolina Garcia Joins Educational Theatre Association Board by Logan Culwell-Block

Garcia has developed such streaming series as Fuller House, Stranger Things, and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Boston Conservatory and SpeakEasy Stage Company Launch Educational Partnership by Logan Culwell-Block

The New England regional theatre will offer performance opportunities and college credit to theatre students at the performing arts conservatory.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Caitlin Kinnunen, Jason Gotay, Jason SweetTooth Williams, More to Sing on Concept Album of Frankie! by Logan Culwell-Block

The new musical, about a lesbian teenager coming of age, features music and lyrics by 16 year-old Elise Marra.

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Cats Movie Sets Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD Release Dates by Logan Culwell-Block

The screen adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical features performances from Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Robert Fairchild, and more.

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