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Monday, October 26, 2020

Olivier Awards 2020: And the Winner Is… by Matthew Wexler

"Dear Evan Hansen" and "Leopoldstadt" took top honors at last night's Olivier Awards, honoring the best in British theater. The post Olivier Awards 2020: And the Winner Is… appeared first …

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Broadway’s First Soap Opera: ‘As the Curtain Rises’ by Matthew Wexler

Broadway Podcast Network presents 'As the Curtain Rises,' a streaming soap opera featuring some of our favorite Broadway performers. The post Broadway’s First Soap Opera: ‘As the Curtain…

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Coming Soon: ‘If the Fates Allow: A Hadestown Holiday Album’ by Matthew Wexler

Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, and Kay Trinidad reunite for this unique holiday album, which also features guest vocals by the entire Broadway company. The post Coming Soon: ‘If …

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Don’t Miss: Gunnar Montana’s ‘Basement’ by Matthew Wexler

The Philadelphia-based director-choreographer’s latest project, "Gunnar Montana’s Basement," promises grown-up thrills, chills and palpitating choreography. The post Don’t Miss: Gunnar…

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Listen Up! Audio Plays Take Center Stage Amid Pandemic by Matthew Wexler

Radio plays were the rage in the 1920s, and now audio dramas return, with new productions of "Dracula," "Macbeth," and "A Christmas Carol." The post Listen Up! Audio Plays Take Center Stage …

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Jennifer Holliday on ‘Dreamgirls,’ Being an LGBTQ Icon, and Turning 60 by Matthew Wexler

Broadway star Jennifer Holliday turns 60. Here's what she has to say about decades of performing, working with Michael Bennett, and becoming an LGBTQ icon. The post Jennifer Holliday on ‘D…

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

2020 Tony Award Nominations by Matthew Wexler

The 2020 Tony Award nominations have been announced, with 'Jagged Little Pill' leading the pack with 15 nominations and 'Slave Play' with 12. The post 2020 Tony Award Nominations appeared f…

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Watch Now: Tony Award Nominees! by Matthew Wexler

Tony Award Productions announces the nominations for American Theatre Wing’s 74th Annual Tony Awards! The post Watch Now: Tony Award Nominees! appeared first on The BroadwayBlog.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Life and Laughter: A Conversation with Julie Halston by Matthew Wexler

Broadway vet Julie Halston goes viral with "Virtual Halston," a hilarious new talkshow with some of the theater's most notable performers. The post Life and Laughter: A Conversation with Jul…

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Don’t Miss: ‘Howell Binkley: A Celebration of Light and Love’ by Matthew Wexler

A video tribute in memory of lighting designer Howell Binkley will be available for streaming beginning October 25. Binkley designed 52 Broadway shows. The post Don’t Miss: ‘Howell Binkl…

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Battered Broadway: Performances Suspended Through May 2021 by Matthew Wexler

Dates for each returning and new Broadway show will be announced as individual productions determine the performance schedules for their respective shows.  The post Battered Broadway: Perfo…

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Watch: Patti LuPone and Randy Rainbow’s ‘If Donald Got Fired’ by Matthew Wexler

Watch Patti LuPone and Randy Rainbow in this hilarious Donald Trump parody of "If Momma Was Married" from "Gypsy." The post Watch: Patti LuPone and Randy Rainbow’s ‘If Donald Got Fired…

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Spooktacular! Poseidon Theatre Company’s ‘DRAMA – an aural experience’ by Matthew Wexler

Just in time for Halloween, Poisedon Theatre Company will release a limited audio series, 'DRAMA - an aural experience' by Jeffrey James Keyes. The post Spooktacular! Poseidon Theatre Compan…

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Monday, October 5, 2020

‘Live at the Lortel’ Season 2 Offers BIPOC and LGBTQ Focus by Matthew Wexler

Don't miss these in-depth conversations with theater artists, hosted by Eric Ostrow with co-hosts John-Andrew Morrison and Daphne Rubin-Vega. The post ‘Live at the Lortel’ Season 2 Offer…

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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Reopenings, Delays and More from London’s West End by Matthew Wexler

‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ As previously reported, the Olivier Awards will return on October 25, albeit in a pandemic-proportion format, but there’s plenty more happening… T…

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Patrick Page Kicks Off Red Bull Theater’s Othello 2020 by Matthew Wexler

Is 'Othello' one of your favorite Shakespeare plays? Dig deeper with Red Bull Theater's multi-program initiative, Othello 2020. The post Patrick Page Kicks Off Red Bull Theater’s Othello 2…

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Don’t Miss: ¡Viva Broadway! Hear Our Voices by Matthew Wexler

To celebrate National Latinx Heritage Month, Playbill and The Broadway League present a digital concert celebration "¡Viva Broadway! Hear Our Voices." The post Don’t Miss: ¡Viva Broadw…

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Watch: Met Stars Live in Concert by Matthew Wexler

While The Metropolitan Opera may have temporarily lowered the curtain on its full-scale productions for 2020, have no fear: opera is still here. The post Watch: Met Stars Live in Concert app…

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Monday, September 28, 2020

British Buzz: Olivier Awards Scheduled for October 25         by Matthew Wexler

The Oliver Awards are scheduled for October 25, 2020, and will present an innovative approach to recognizing this year's nominees and winners. The post British Buzz: Olivier Awards Scheduled…

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Friday, September 25, 2020

American Conservatory Theater Adapts ‘A Christmas Carol’ Into Radio Play by Matthew Wexler

American Conservatory Theater adapts its holiday production of "A Christmas Carol" into a radio play for at-home audiences. The post American Conservatory Theater Adapts ‘A Christmas Carol…

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Goldstar Launches ‘Stellar’ Live Streaming Service by Matthew Wexler

Stellar, a new live streaming service, hopes to offer a lifeline to producers and presenters. The post Goldstar Launches ‘Stellar’ Live Streaming Service appeared first on The BroadwayBl…

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

In Rare Move, Actors’ Equity Endorses Biden for President by Matthew Wexler

The union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers in live theatre has endorsed Joe Biden for president. The post In Rare Move, Actors’ Equity Endorses Biden fo…

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ to Air on Amazon Prime by Matthew Wexler

Heidi Schreck's award-winning play, 'What the Constitution Means to Me," heads to Amazon Prime this October, directed by Marielle Heller. The post ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ to …

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Billy Porter to Direct ‘The Life’ at New York City Center by Matthew Wexler

Tony and Emmy winner Billy Porter will direct the 1997 musical "The Life" as part of New York City Center's Encores! series. The post Billy Porter to Direct ‘The Life’ at New York City C…

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Interview: Nina West and the Power of Drag by Matthew Wexler

By Matthew Wexler Of the many industries impacted by COVID-19, live performance has been hit particularly hard, with theaters and live music venues abruptly shuttered… The post Interview: …

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Don’t Miss: Vinny DePonto’s ‘Mental Amusements’ by Matthew Wexler

Vinny DePonto brings his evening of "mind control," predictions and thought readings to a live performance created specially for online audiences. The post Don’t Miss: Vinny DePonto’s …

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Irondale and NYPD Use Theater To Build Empathy and Community by Matthew Wexler

Irondale reunites past participants of 'To Protect, Serve, and Understand,' a 10-week theater workshop that fosters communicaiton betwen police and the community. The post Irondale and NYPD …

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Last Chance to Watch MCC Theater’s Miscast2020 by Matthew Wexler

MCC Theater's annual gala, which showcases Broadway's best singing songs from roles they'd likely never play, streams online through September 17. The post Last Chance to Watch MCC Theater…

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Judy Kuhn, Lillias White, and Beth Leavel in The Seth Concert Series by Matthew Wexler

Get your fix of Broadway's best with three weeks of leading ladies as Judy Kuhn, Lillias White and Beth Leavel appear on The Seth Concert Series. The post Judy Kuhn, Lillias White, and Beth …

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Watch: “Far Too Late” From ‘Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella’ by Matthew Wexler

We could all use a fairy tale about now. Andrew Lloyd Webber has unveiled a new song from his upcoming new musical, "Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella." The post Watch: “Far Too Late” …

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Remembering the Legendary Dame Diana Rigg by Matthew Wexler

The entertainment world mourns the loss of Dame Diana Rigg, who died on September 10. Rigg was known for her roles in 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Avengers.' The post Remembering the Legendary…

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