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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Irish Rep Announces Online Summer Season by Matthew Wexler

Off-Broadway's formidable Irish Repertory Theatre forges ahead with a season of online programming celebrating the theater company's rich cultural heritage over the last 32 years. The post I…

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Monday, June 1, 2020

The Theater Community Responds to Racism by Matthew Wexler

Theater companies, Broadway actors and commercial productions have released statements to stand in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter. The post The Theater Community Responds to Racism appear…

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Watch Now: National Theatre’s ‘This House’ by Matthew Wexler

A rare opportunity to watch National Theatre's critically acclaimed production of "This House" by James Graham. Stream for free through June 4. The post Watch Now: National Theatre’s ‘Th…

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

A Letter-Perfect ‘She Loves Me’ on BroadwayHD by Matthew Wexler

Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi star in Roundabout Theatre Company's 2016 revival of 'She Loves Me,' now available on BroadwayHD. The post A Letter-Perfect ‘She Loves Me’ on BroadwayHD ap…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Remembering Larry Kramer: Playwright and AIDS Activist by Matthew Wexler

Larry Kramer, the outspoken playwright and activist died on Wednesday morning at the age of 84. He authored 'The Normal Heart' and co-founded GMHC. The post Remembering Larry Kramer: Playwri…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

When Will Broadway’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Loss End? by Matthew Wexler

According to The Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin, if theaters don't reopen by the spring, the industry could be looking at a $2 billion loss. The post When Will Broadway’s M…

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Dancing Man: An Interview with Tony Winner Bob Avian by Matthew Wexler

Bob Avian ("A Chorus Line," "Miss Saigon") shares some of his triumphs and tribulations, now documented in his new memoir, "Dancing Man." The post Dancing Man: An Interview with Tony Winner …

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Monday, May 25, 2020

Watch: Telly Leung Sings “You Matter” by Matthew Wexler

Broadway actor Telly Leung releases the heartwarming song 'You Matter" on Instagram, and can be seen in "Allegiance" on Broadway on Demand on May 29. The post Watch: Telly Leung Sings “Yo…

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Watch: Ben Platt Receives GLSEN Inspiration Award by Matthew Wexler

Watch Ben Platt ("The Politician," "Dear Evan Hansen" accept the GLSEN Inspiration Award, introduced by Judith Light! The post Watch: Ben Platt Receives GLSEN Inspiration Award appeared firs…

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Watch Now: Gillian Anderson in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Matthew Wexler

Watch Gillian Anderson star in the 2014 sold-out Young Vic production of 'A Streetcar Named Desire.' Available through May 28. The post Watch Now: Gillian Anderson in ‘A Streetcar Named De…

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London Theaters at Tipping Point, Which Ones Will Survive? by Matthew Wexler

The National Theater may reduce its staff by 30 percent, while Shakespeare's Globe could completely shutter. London theater needs a lifeline. The post London Theaters at Tipping Point, Which…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Get Crafty with ‘The Sound of Music’ by Matthew Wexler

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization has launched fun, at-home activities to coincide with the free streaming of 'The Sound of Music.' The post Get Crafty with ‘The Sound of Music’…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Broadway Takes Back the Tony Awards by Matthew Wexler

CBS dissed the Tony Awards, but have no fear. Broadway on Demand and Broadway.com are each presenting content to celebrate Broadway's special night. The post Broadway Takes Back the Tony Aw…

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Joe’s Pub Celebrates Pride with Free LGBTQ-Themed Content by Matthew Wexler

Lea DeLaria and homages to Whitney Houston and Kylie Minogue are among the free streaming content offered next month by Joe's Pub to celebrate LGBTQ Pride. The post Joe’s Pub Celebrates Pr…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Onstage or Onscreen, Paula Vogel’s ‘Indecent’ Captivates by Matthew Wexler

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's "Indecent" offers a captivating look at a play ahead of its time and the consequences of its production. The post Onstage or Onscreen, Paula V…

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Watch: Andrew Scott in ‘Sea Wall’ by Matthew Wexler

Award-winning actor Andrew Scott revisits the role written for him by Simon Stephens in a stark, intimate film adaption of 'Sea Wall.' The post Watch: Andrew Scott in ‘Sea Wall’ appeared…

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Spotify Launches ‘Bring Broadway Home’ Hub by Matthew Wexler

As part of Spotify's new Listen Local: New York City hub, 12 stations now offer theater-centric content including Broadway musicals, interviews and more. The post Spotify Launches ‘Bring B…

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Will Anything Open This Year on Broadway or Beyond? by Matthew Wexler

More announcements of show postponements poured in this week, including the Broadway productions of "MJ the Michael Jackson Musical" and "Plaza Suite." The post Will Anything Open This Year …

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber to Provide Live Commentary For ‘CATS’ Broadcast by Matthew Wexler

How many lives does 'Cats' have? At least one more, thanks to 'The Shows Must Go On!' The streaming with commentary by Webber will benefit the Actors Fund. The post Andrew Lloyd Webber to Pr…

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R&H Goes Pop! Releases Katrina Lenk’s ‘Something Good’ by Matthew Wexler

Katrina Lenk is the latest Broadway star to join the ranks in the R&H Goes Pop! video series, performing 'Something Good' from 'The Sound of Music' film. The post R&H Goes Pop! Relea…

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

‘Ruthless!’ is Devilishly Good Time on BroadwayHD by Matthew Wexler

BroadwayHD presents the 2018 West End revival of this hilariously campy musical about a young star on the rise, and what she'll do to get to the top. The post ‘Ruthless!’ is Devilishly G…

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Broadway Performances Now Canceled Through Labor Day by Matthew Wexler

Broadway theatres are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for performances through September 6, 2020. The post Broadway Performances Now Canceled Through Labor Day appea…

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Disney+ Fastracks ‘Hamilton’ Film with July 3 Premiere by Matthew Wexler

Launching a year ahead of schedule, Disney+ will premiere the filmed version of the original Broadway cast of 'Hamilton' beginning July 3. The post Disney+ Fastracks ‘Hamilton’ Film wit…

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Broadway on Demand and Covenant House Partner for Epic Benefit by Matthew Wexler

Broadway on Demand partners with Covenant House for an online event to help provide services to children and youth facing homelessness. Audra McDonald and John Dickerson co-host, directed by…

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Friday, May 8, 2020

Weekend Watch: Sarah Brightman at the Royal Albert Hall by Matthew Wexler

Sarah Brightman's legendary 1997 concert at the Royal Albert Hall streams this weekend, raising funds for COVID-19 relief efforts. The post Weekend Watch: Sarah Brightman at the Royal Albert…

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Christy Altomare is ‘A Cockeyed Optimist’ on R&H Goes Live! by Matthew Wexler

Christy Altomare is the latest Brodway performer to offer a unique spin on Rodgers & Hammerstein, perfoming 'A Cockeyed Optimist' from 'South Pacific.' The post Christy Altomare is ‘A …

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Broadway Does Mother’s Day by Matthew Wexler

Executive producers Megan Loughran and Stanley Bahorek are gathering some of Broadway's best for an online tribute to mom on Sunday, May 10. The post Broadway Does Mother’s Day appeared fi…

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

‘A Strange Loop’ Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Matthew Wexler

Michael R. Jackson's meta-musical "A Strange Loop" makes history by winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The post ‘A Strange Loop’ Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama appeared first on The Br…

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35th Annual Lucille Lortel Award Winners Announced by Matthew Wexler

'Heroes of the Fourth Turning and 'Octet' took top honors at this year's Lucille Lortel Awards, presented online and hosted by Mario Cantone. The post 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Award Winner…

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Friday, May 1, 2020

Watch: 92Y Hugh Jackman Live Interview, May 7 by Matthew Wexler

92Y will present an exclusive live interview with stage and screen star Hugh Jackman, hosted by film expert Annette Insdorf on May 7. The post Watch: 92Y Hugh Jackman Live Interview, May 7 …

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Listen: ‘Soft Power’ Original Cast Recording by Matthew Wexler

Ghostlight Records has released the original cast recording of 'Soft Power' by David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori. The post Listen: ‘Soft Power’ Original Cast Recording appeared first …

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