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Monday, April 19, 2021

Actor-Activists Plan ‘March on Broadway’ to Demand Equity Transparency, Rudin Removal or Restorations by Ryan McPhee

The event, organized by Nattalyee Randall and Courtney Daniels, will feature such guest speakers as Broadway for Racial Justice founder Brandon Michael Nase and AFECT co-founder Eden Espinos…

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Scott Rudin Says He Will ‘Step Back’ From Broadway After Abuse Allegations by Ryan McPhee

“I am profoundly sorry for the pain my behavior caused to individuals,” the producer said in a statement.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Ramin Karimloo, Michael K. Lee, Telly Leung, More to Headline Japan Jesus Christ Superstar Concert by Ryan McPhee

The Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical will play Tokyo in July.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Karen Olivo Will Not Return to Moulin Rouge! Musical Upon Broadway Reopening: ‘People Are More Important Than Your Pocketbook’ by Ryan McPhee

The Tony winner shared an impassioned video calling for humanity and integrity in the theatre industry, saying, “social justice is actually more important than being a sparkling diamond.”

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Theatre Unions Condemn 'Aggressive Harassing Behavior' in Wake of Scott Rudin Allegations by Ryan McPhee

Actors' Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, and the American Federation of Musicians Local 802 released a joint statement.

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Go Inside Broadway’s COVID-19 Vaccination Center, Run By and For Theatre Industry Workers by Ryan McPhee

The site offers hope for a reopening on the horizon—and a job to some out-of-work stage folk.

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Monday, April 12, 2021

The Met Spotlights Fairy Tale Operas in Week of Free Streams by Ryan McPhee

The lineup includes Joyce DiDonato in two different Cinderella operas.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

SBA's Grant Program for Shuttered Venues Operators Delays Application Process by Ryan McPhee

The program, championed by the industry as the "Save Our Stages" act, was slated to begin accepting applications April 9.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Shuttered Venues Operators Grant Program, Championed as ‘Save Our Stages’ Act, Opens Application Process by Ryan McPhee

Eligible applicants include Broadway theatre owners and producers, who can receive up to $10 million.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Read the Reviews for Off-Broadway's Blindness, a Socially Distanced Sound Installation by Ryan McPhee

The Daryl Roth Theatre welcomes back audiences for a fitting story about finding hope in darkness.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Andrew Yang’s NYC Arts Revival Proposal Includes Large-Scale Ticket Sales to Private Sector, Personal Seat Licenses, More Streaming by Ryan McPhee

The mayoral candidate announced his ideas to save the theatre industry April 5.

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Inside the Broadway Community Project: Before a Show Hits the Stage, Script Coordinators Get It on the Page by Ryan McPhee

"Script coordinators free up creators to focus on creation rather than the nitty-gritty, and I’ve gotten to see firsthand how much of a difference that makes."

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Week of Free Opera Streams Highlights Page-to-Stage Titles by Ryan McPhee

The Metropolitan Opera’s latest lineup of virtual offerings includes The Nose, Eugene Onegin, and Roméo et Juliette.

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Actors’ Equity Issues New Protocols for ‘Fully Vaccinated’ Productions by Ryan McPhee

As the U.S. approaches COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for all adults, the union has updated its guidelines for a slowly reopening theatrical landscape.

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Inside the 1st In-Person Broadway Performance Since the Coronavirus Pandemic Shutdown by Ryan McPhee

Tony winners Savion Glover and Nathan Lane entertained frontline workers from the Actors Fund and Broadway Cares during the special NY PopsUp event.

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Friday, April 2, 2021

5 Takeaways From the 1st COVID Theatre Think Tank Town Hall by Ryan McPhee

Reopening is on the horizon. Here's what theatres should consider before the curtain rises.

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Sound Installation Blindness Begins Off-Broadway April 2 as New York Theatres Begin to Open Their Doors by Ryan McPhee

The presentation, which debuted in London last year, now runs at the Daryl Roth Theatre.

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Jeremy Pope, Laverne Cox, More Set for Virtual Benefit Performance of The Normal Heart by Ryan McPhee

A cast of predominantly LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC artists will present the play by the late Larry Kramer.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Beth Leavel, Ethan Slater, Lilli Cooper, More Tapped for Virtual Broadway by the Year Concerts by Ryan McPhee

The Town Hall series goes online this spring, with three concerts highlighting different eras of musical theatre.

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Mystic Pizza Musical Expands Score With Cyndi Lauper, John Cougar Mellencamp, More, Orders Up Summer Premiere by Ryan McPhee

The stage adaptation of the 1988 film is expected to debut at Ogunquit Playhouse.

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Monday, March 29, 2021

What Do Australian Theatre Critics Think of Hamilton? by Ryan McPhee

Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical is currently running in Sydney (and Sydney only). Read the reviews here.

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Friday, March 26, 2021

Watch Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' Come to Life With In-Person Performance at the Guggenheim by Ryan McPhee

Choreographer Caleb Teicher and pianist-composer Conrad Tao presented their collaboration as part of Works & Process' new series.

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How the New York Public Library Is Equipping Artists With Technology (for Free) as the Pandemic Shutdown Continues by Ryan McPhee

As virtual performances remain the norm, the "Tech Kits for Performing Artists" program offers a lifeline to those in the digital wings.

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Jennifer Nettles at Work on Musical About Legendary Poisoner Giulia Tofana by Ryan McPhee

The Grammy-winning country star and Broadway alum hopes to bring the tale of the 17th-century “liberator of women” to the stage.

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Michael Sheen to Star in London Under Milk Wood as National Theatre Reopens by Ryan McPhee

The U.K. venue will also present the stage adaptation of Hirokazu Kore-eda's After Life in June.

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Eyeing a Fall Theatre Reopening, NYC to Create Dedicated COVID-19 Vaccination Site, Mobile Unit, More for Industry by Ryan McPhee

Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed the city’s commitment to having Broadway welcome back audiences by fall.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci Is Still Hopeful for a Fall Reopening of Theatres by Ryan McPhee

The infectious disease expert addressed arts leaders during a National Endowment for the Arts webinar.

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Inside the Broadway Community Project: Hats Off (or On!) to Broadway Milliners by Ryan McPhee

Isaac Q Grivett has worked on such shows as Moulin Rouge!, Frozen, The Cher Show, and Beetlejuice.

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Monday, March 22, 2021

After Revealing Reopening Plans, Park Avenue Armory Delays Afterwardsness by Ryan McPhee

The postponement comes after members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company tested positive for COVID-19.

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

London's Anything Goes, Starring Megan Mullally and Robert Lindsay, Moves Opening to July by Ryan McPhee

Among those newly added to the cast is Wicked and Les Misérables favorite Samuel Edwards as Billy Crocker.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Works & Process Will Resume Live Performances at the Guggenheim in Ticketed and Surprise Events by Ryan McPhee

The series will include performances from Les Ballet Afrik, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Caleb Teicher & Company, Conrad Tao, and more.

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