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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Remembering Critic and Playwright Eric Bentley by Matthew Wexler

The theater world mourns the loss of legendary critic and playwright Eric Bentley, who died at his Manhattan home on August 5 at the age of 103. The post Remembering Critic and Playwright Er…

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Don’t Miss: ‘Different Stars,’ a Queer Song Cycle by Matthew Wexler

Karl Saint Lucy's queer song cycle, "Different Stars: A Reckoning with Time, Trauma, and Circumstance," premieres on August 15. The post Don’t Miss: ‘Different Stars,’ a Queer Song Cy…

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Watch: Broadway Bares – Zoom In by Matthew Wexler

The show must go on! Don't miss the first-ever online version of Broadway Bares, which raises funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The post Watch: Broadway Bares – Zoom In appeared…

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Monday, August 3, 2020

As Chicago’s PrideArts Faces a Reckoning, Donterrio Johnson Steps Into the Ashes by Matthew Wexler

“I’m starting to create a queer theater company that is modern and right now,” says PrideArts' newly appointed artistic director Donterrio Johnson. The post As Chicago’s PrideArts Fa…

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Don’t Miss: ‘Broadway Bares: Zoom In’ by Matthew Wexler

The annual fundraising event for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will live on digitally through streamed sizzling striptease featuring NYC’s hottest dancers. The post Don’t Miss: ‘B…

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Dark Days in London as West End Buckles Under Pandemic Impact by Matthew Wexler

Leading producers and artists like Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber rally a cry for help from Britain’s government to save theaters. The post Dark Days in London as West End Buck…

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Monday, July 27, 2020

EGOT! Alan Menken Wins Emmy Award by Matthew Wexler

Composer Alan Menken became the 16th person to achieve EGOT status last night, winning a Daytime Emmy Award for best original song in a children's, young adult or animated program. The post …

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Black Theatre Coalition Formed to End Industry’s Racial Inequalities by Matthew Wexler

A new organization employs a 3-part action plan to increase work opportunities for Black theater pros.  The post Black Theatre Coalition Formed to End Industry’s Racial Inequalities appea…

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Watch: The Public Theater’s ‘THE LINE’ by Matthew Wexler

Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's documentary-style feature for The Public Theater draws inspiration from interviews with NYC frontline medical workers. The post Watch: The Public Theater’s …

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

According to Tony Nominee Ethan Slater, ‘Life is Weird’ by Matthew Wexler

Broadway star Ethan Slater releases his new EP, "Life is Weird," featuring three original tracks. Produced in collaboration with Mike Dobson. The post According to Tony Nominee Ethan Slater,…

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Don’t Miss: ‘Be More Chill’ Reunion by Matthew Wexler

The creative team, Broadway and London cast members gather for a 'Be More Chill' podcast reunion on Wednesday, July 22. The post Don’t Miss: ‘Be More Chill’ Reunion appeared first on T…

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Watch Now: National Theatre’s ‘Amadeus’ by Matthew Wexler

Stream for free the National Theatre's captivating revival of 'Amadeus,' directed by Michael Longhurst and featuring Lucian Msamati as Salieri. The post Watch Now: National Theatre’s ‘Am…

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Don’t Miss: ‘The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess’ on PBS by Matthew Wexler

PBS broadcasts The Met's recent revival of 'Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," co-starring Eric Owns and Angel Blue and directed by James Robinson. The post Don’t Miss: ‘The Gershwins’ Porgy …

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Lincoln Center Commemorates 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by Matthew Wexler

Lincoln Center is offering a series of public and private events focused on addressing disability justice through artistry, career development and audience engagement. The post Lincoln Cente…

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Broadway Bites: 5 Can’t-Miss Videos by Matthew Wexler

"Hamilton" jam session, Betty Buckley, Shoshana Bean and Adrienne Warren are just some of the surprises you'll find in this week's Broadway video picks. The post Broadway Bites: 5 Can’t-Mi…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Transport Group to Stream ‘Broadbend, Arkansas’ by Matthew Wexler

Transport Group's critically acclaimed world premiere musical, "Broadbend, Arkansas" will stream for free beginning July 20. The post Transport Group to Stream ‘Broadbend, Arkansas’ appe…

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Watch: National Theatre’s ‘The Deep Blue Sea’ by Matthew Wexler

One of the greatest female stage roles in contemporary theater comes to life in the National Theatre's devastating post-war masterpiece, "The Deep Blue Sea," by Terence Rattigan. The post W…

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Lawyers and Laughs: ‘The Portuguese Kid’ by Matthew Wexler

Jason Alexander and Sheri Renee Scott star in 'The Portuguese Kid' by Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley. Streaming on BroadwayHD. The post Lawyers and Laughs: ‘T…

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Poolside Antics: ‘Brights Colors and Bold Patterns’ by Matthew Wexler

Drew Droege's hilarious one-person show "Bright Colors and Bold Patterns" about a Palm Springs gay wedding is now streaming on BroadwayHD. The post Poolside Antics: ‘Brights Colors and Bol…

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Cockeyed Optimist: Theater Publicist Keith Sherman by Matthew Wexler

Longtime press agent Keith Sherman discusses his 30-year theater career, the impact of coronavirus, and how to live an authentic life even when a show is a flop. The post Cockeyed Optimist:…

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Watch: The National Theatre’s ‘Les Blancs’ by Matthew Wexler

"Les Blancs" is a powerful work that confronts the hope and tragedy of revolution, and marks the National Theatre debut of the multi-award-winning director Yaël Farber. The post Watch: The…

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Mourning the Death of Broadway Actor Nick Cordero by Matthew Wexler

Broadway actor Nick Cordero succumbed to COVID-19 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on July 5. The post Mourning the Death of Broadway Actor Nick Cordero appeared first on The Br…

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Watch: 9 Favorite Betty Buckley Moments by Matthew Wexler

To celebrate Betty Buckly's birthday, we've compiled a watchlist of our favorite performances from the star of stage and screen. The post Watch: 9 Favorite Betty Buckley Moments appeared fir…

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

How Sydney James Harcourt Brought LGBTQ Representation to ‘Hamilton’ by Matthew Wexler

"I knew that it was special. I knew that it was brilliant. I didn’t know that it would be a force in a cultural movement,” says Sydney James Harcourt of 'Hamilton.' The post How Sydney J…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Golden Girls Go Under Lockdown by Matthew Wexler

Even a pandemic can't stop the laughs thanks to Hell in a Handbag Productions' new online offering, "THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 4 – LOCKDOWN!" The post The Golden Girls Go U…

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Broadway to Remain Closed Through 2020 by Matthew Wexler

"One thing is for sure, when we return we will be stronger and more needed than ever," said Chairman of the Board of The Broadway League Thomas Schumacher. The post Broadway to Remain Closed…

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Rainbow Proud: 10 LGBTQ Moments in Musical Theater       by Matthew Wexler

The Broadway Blog celebrates Pride with highlights from "Rent," "La Cage aux Folles," "The Prom," "A Strange Loop" and much more! The post Rainbow Proud: 10 LGBTQ Moments in Musical Theater…

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Watch Now: ‘The Sound of Music Live!’ Starring Carrie Underwood by Matthew Wexler

Grammy winner Carrie Underwood stars in the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, now streaming for free on The Shows Must Go On! The post Watch Now: ‘The Sound of Music Live!’ Starring Carri…

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Lincoln Center Theater Reschedules 2 Productions for 2021 by Matthew Wexler

Lincoln Center Theater's productions of 'Intimate Apparel' and 'Flying Over Sunset are scheduled to return in 2021 after closing prematurely due to COVID-19. The post Lincoln Center Theater …

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

‘The Music Man’ Postpones Broadway Opening to May 2021 by Matthew Wexler

Preview performances of "The Music Man" are now set to begin on April 7, 2021, with opening night scheduled for May 20 at the Winter Garden Theatre. The post ‘The Music Man’ Postpones …

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

First Look: ‘Hamilton’ Like You’ve Never Seen Before by Matthew Wexler

Disney has released a trailer for Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning 'Hamilton,' which premieres on July 3 starring the original Broadway cast. The post First Look: ‘Hamilton’ Like …

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