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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Lea Salonga Launches ‘Be Our Guest’ Web Series, Season 2 by Matthew Wexler

Lea Salonga kicks off season two of Live & In Color's web series, which brings together some of the most innovative BIPOC forces working in entertainment. The post Lea Salonga Launches …

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Monday, January 25, 2021

Nina West to Guest Host Disney-Themed ‘Stars in the House’ by Matthew Wexler

West will take over 'Stars in the House' on January 26 with Disney legends Alan Menken, Lea Salonga, Jodi Benson and Paige O'Hara. The post Nina West to Guest Host Disney-Themed ‘Stars in …

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Dancing Man: Remembering Bob Avian (1937-2021) by Matthew Wexler

The theater world mourns the loss of director, choreographer and producer Bob Avian. The post Dancing Man: Remembering Bob Avian (1937-2021) appeared first on The BroadwayBlog.

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Seth Concert Series Continues with More Broadway Stars by Matthew Wexler

Seth Rudetsky continues to flip through his endless Rolodex for another line-up of Broadway, film and television stars for the virtual Seth Concert Series. The post The Seth Concert Series C…

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Broadway’s Laura Benanti Bids Adieu to Melania Trump by Matthew Wexler

The Broadway star headed to Times Square for a final Broadway-inspired, satirical send-off to the first lady. The post Broadway’s Laura Benanti Bids Adieu to Melania Trump appeared first …

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Governor Cuomo Wants the Arts to Return to NYC, But is Anyone Listening? by Matthew Wexler

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hopes rapid COVID-19 testing may be the short-term solution to reignite public gatherings, but Broadway will still be in the dark. The post Governor Cuomo Want…

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Watch: Basil Twist’s ‘TITON ET L’AURORE’ by Matthew Wexler

World-famous puppeteer Basil Twist will unveil his newest production when Opera Comique in Paris presents 'TITON ET L’AURORE' beginning January 19 The post Watch: Basil Twist’s ‘TITON…

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Broadway League Announces ‘Ta(l)king Direction’ Season 2 by Matthew Wexler

The Drama League returns with the second season of its acclaimed podcast "TA(L)KING DIRECTION." The post The Broadway League Announces ‘Ta(l)king Direction’ Season 2 appeared first on Th…

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’ Raises an Astounding $2 Million by Matthew Wexler

The Actors Fund today announced that Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, based on the Disney/Pixar animated feature, has generated an extraordinary total of $2 million to benefit The Act…

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Don’t Miss: Actors Theatre of Louisville’s ‘Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End’ by Matthew Wexler

Actor's Theatre of Louisville brings to life one of our great female satirists, Erma Bombeck, in an innovative one-woman show. The post Don’t Miss: Actors Theatre of Louisville’s ‘Erm…

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Friday, January 8, 2021

‘Means Girls’ the Latest Broadway Casualty Amid Pandemic by Matthew Wexler

"Mean Girls" won't be returning to Broadway. As the coronavirus pandemic nears one year, producers have decided to permanently close the production. The post ‘Means Girls’ the Latest Bro…

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Immerse Yourself in ‘Wink World’ by Matthew Wexler

Chris Wink, co-founder of Blue Man Group, brings his ingenuity to Las Vegas with an immersive entertainment experience at AREA15. The post Immerse Yourself in ‘Wink World’ appeared first…

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Don’t Miss: ‘You I Like: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Herman’ by Matthew Wexler

A remarkable cast of Broadway performers will take you down memory lane to “Put On Your Sunday Clothes” in a tribute to Jerry Herman. The post Don’t Miss: ‘You I Like: A Musical Cele…

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Critically-Acclaimed ‘Circle Jerk’ Returns Through January 17 by Matthew Wexler

The queer-centric, multi-camera, live-streamed performance returns for a limited time through January 17, co-starring Patrick Foley and Michael Breslin. The post Critically-Acclaimed ‘Circ…

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Rare Chance to Watch David Bowie’s ‘Lazarus’ by Matthew Wexler

Don't miss a rare chance to watch the London production of David Bowie's 'Lazarus' starring Michael C. Hall and Sophia Anne Caruso. The post Rare Chance to Watch David Bowie’s ‘Lazarus…

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

2020: The Year Theater Reinvented Itself by Matthew Wexler

Here's a look at some of the most compelling moments from the year in theater. The post 2020: The Year Theater Reinvented Itself appeared first on The BroadwayBlog.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Last Chance: Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s ‘Peter Pan’ by Matthew Wexler

Don't miss Chicago Shakespeare Theater's free offering of "Peter Pan" streaming through January 1. The post Last Chance: Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s ‘Peter Pan’ appeared first on The…

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Watch: ‘Make Them Hear You/Grateful’ From Actors Fund Benefit by Matthew Wexler

Broadway's best gathered to sing a medley of "Make Them Hear You/Grateful" to raise much-needed resources for The Actors Fund. The post Watch: ‘Make Them Hear You/Grateful’ From Actors F…

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Monday, December 28, 2020

All-Star Cast Announced for ‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’ Benefit by Matthew Wexler

Wayne Brady (Django) and Tituss Burgess (Remy) lead an all-star cast in a TikTok musical benefit inspired by the hit animated film 'Ratatouille.' The post All-Star Cast Announced for ‘Rat…

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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Our Favorite Broadway Stars Sing Songs of the Season by Matthew Wexler

Enjoy some of our favorite stars such as Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, Idina Menzel, Jeremy Jordan and more sing our most beloved songs of the season. The post Our Favorite Broadway Stars Sin…

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Another Voice Rises to the Angels: Remembering Rebecca Luker by Matthew Wexler

The theater community grieves the loss of another celebrated performer with the passing of Rebecca Luker. The post Another Voice Rises to the Angels: Remembering Rebecca Luker appeared first…

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Watch: American Dance Machine for the 21st Century’s “The Music and the Mirror” by Matthew Wexler

Twenty-seven dancers filmed themselves performing "The Music and the Mirror" from "A Chorus Line" — this is the result. The post Watch: American Dance Machine for the 21st Century’s “T…

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Listen: Jason Robert Brown’s ‘Coming From Inside the House’ by Matthew Wexler

The Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist's virtual benefit concert for SubCulture is now available featuring Ariana Grande and Shoshana Bean. The post Listen: Jason Robert Brown’s ‘Comin…

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Watch Now: Shoshana Bean’s ‘Sing Your Hallelujah’ by Matthew Wexler

Broadway and recording artist Shoshana Bean celebrates the season with a special filmed at New York City's legendary Apollo Theater. The post Watch Now: Shoshana Bean’s ‘Sing Your Hallel…

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

August Wilson’s Legacy Well-Preserved in Netflix’s ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ by Matthew Wexler

Viola Davis stars in the screen adaptation of August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' — giving a must-watch performance of the year. The post August Wilson’s Legacy Well-Preserved in …

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Don’t Miss: ‘Drag Out the Holly: A Holiday Drag Extravaganza’ by Matthew Wexler

Alexis Michelle, Jujubee, and Peppermint, along with NYC drag queen Lagoona Bloo and pop singer Bright Light Bright Light headline the holiday drag special. The post Don’t Miss: ‘Drag…

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

All That Jazz And More: Remembering Ann Reinking by Matthew Wexler

The theater community mourns the loss of Ann Reinking, whose Broadway career spanned more than 40 years as a performer, choreographer and director. The post All That Jazz And More: Rememberi…

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Don’t Miss: The Cast of ‘Moulin Rouge!’ Reunites for 92Y Event by Matthew Wexler

The cast of 'Moulin Rouge!' takes to the virtual stage for a behind-the-scenes look at the show that’s been nominated for 14 Tony Awards. The post Don’t Miss: The Cast of ‘Moulin Rouge…

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Monday, December 14, 2020

Don’t Miss: Idina Menzel’s Holiday Sing-a-Long by Matthew Wexler

The weather outside may be frightful, but Tony Award winner Idina Menzel promises to keep things cozy and warm with a holiday sing-along. The post Don’t Miss: Idina Menzel’s Holiday Sing…

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Saturday, December 12, 2020

Meet the Latest Cast Member of ALW’s ‘Cinderella,’ Ivano Turco by Matthew Wexler

Watch a video of the second piece of music from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Cinderella," "Only You, Lonely You," sung by Ivano Turco. The post Meet the Latest Cast Member of ALW’s ‘Cinde…

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Friday, December 11, 2020

Watch: Behind the Scenes of Netflix’s ‘The Prom’ by Matthew Wexler

The all-star cast — including Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington and more — comments on what made filming so special. The post Watch: Behind the Scenes of Netfli…

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