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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

10 Popular Songs that Borrow from Broadway Songs by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

While there are many differences between the realm of musical theatre music and other popular music genres, they’re often more related than originally meets the eye (or ear). Musical sampl…

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

A Complete Roundup of Every Sondheim Musical by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

One of the most recognizable names in all of Broadway history, Stephen Sondheim is beloved by many for his extensive repertoire of musicals ranging from short-lived off-Broadway productions …

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Quiz: Choose What To Bake and We’ll Give You a Cast Album To Listen To by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

With the extensive social-distancing and quarantine guidelines put in place due to the COVID-19 situation, many of us are turning to our recipe books to bake some new sweet treats to kill ti…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Special Tony Awards Celebration Event to Air on June 7 by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

Broadway On Demand, with the support of the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League, has announced a special, never-before-seen event in place of the Tony Awards in order to celebrate …

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The Shows Must Go On to Continue with The Sound of Music Live! by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

Last Friday, May 15, The Shows Must Goes On concluded its Andrew Lloyd Webber weekly programming with the broadcast of Cats, along with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s live commentary. But the shows…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

10 TV Shows Starring Broadway Favorites by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

Though Broadway fans tend to be very loyal to the theatrical repertoire of their favorite stars of the stage, these beloved Broadway performers’ talents span far and wide. Not only do thei…

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Friday, May 15, 2020

CBS to Air 1978 Grease Sing Along Event in Place of Postponed Tony Awards by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

CBS has announced that they will air a sing along version of the 1978 musical film Grease on Sunday, June 7 at 8:30 PM, in place of the originally scheduled 2020 Tony Awards ceremony. The in…

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Some Like It Hot to Premiere on Broadway in Fall of 2021 by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

The new musical Some Like It Hot, which was previously set to premiere in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in March 2021, will now head straight to Broadway in Fall of 2021 in light of…

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Frozen To Remain Closed When Broadway Reopens by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that, unfortunately, the Broadway production of Frozen will not resume performances whenever Broadway reopens. The producers cite the industry-w…

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Broadway On Demand To Launch May 17, Announces “30 Days of Opening Nights” by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

Broadway On Demand, the new theater streaming platform, has announced its initial slate of programming for its debut series, “30 Days of Opening Nights.” The platform, which officially g…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber to Offer Live Commentary During Cats YouTube Stream by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

Attention Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cats fans! Not only will his YouTube channel, The Shows Must Go On, be streaming Cats this Friday, but Andrew Lloyd Webber himself will be offering live com…

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BroadwayHD to Stream Favorites from Lincoln Center and Roundabout Theatre by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

BroadwayHD is expanding its programming to bring special viewings of fan-favorite productions from New York’s Live from Lincoln Center and Roundabout Theatre to fans at home. Through Broad…

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Jagged Little Pill Special Livestream Event to Benefit The Actors Fund by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

The cast of Jagged Little Pill will be joining the ranks of quarantine entertainment with a livestream fundraiser, “You Live, You Learn: A Night with Alanis Morissette and Jagged Little Pi…

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MJ Postpones Premiere to March 2021 by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

Lia Vollack Productions and The Michael Jackson Estate have announced that, due to the Broadway shutdown, dates have been rescheduled for the upcoming World Premiere of MJ, the new musical o…

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The Iconic Broadway Choreography We Love and Remember by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

Much in the way that certain memorable costumes have become synonymous with some of our favorite characters, certain dance numbers have become pinnacles of some of our favorite Broadway musi…

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

10th Annual Celebration of The Roger Rees Awards to Be Held Online by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

The Broadway Education Alliance has announced that the 10th annual presentation of the Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance, a celebration of high school musical programs,…

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Cast of SMASH to Reunite for “Bombshell in Concert” Streaming Event by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

The Actors Fund has teamed up with PEOPLE to offer a special one-night-only streaming event of “Bombshell in Concert,” featuring a reunion of original cast members from the NBC fan-favor…

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Hamilton Film Starring Original Broadway Cast to be Released on Disney+ by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

The Walt Disney Company, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeffrey Seller and Thomas Kail announced this morning that the upcoming Hamilton film will be released on Disney+ on July 3, 2020. The film, whic…

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Cats to Stream Next on The Shows Must Go On by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s YouTube channel, The Shows Must Go On, continues its programming this Friday, May 15 with Cats. The show will stream at 2 PM (EDT), and the recording will remain acce…

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Quiz: Plan a Party and We’ll Tell You What Broadway Musical You Are by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

A lot of thought goes into planning the perfect party, and as a host, your party-planning opinions can tell a lot about your personality. Ever wonder what Broadway musical most aligns with y…

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“Broadway Does Mother’s Day” Digital Variety Show to Air on Mother’s Day by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

In the age of social distancing, people everywhere are needing to adapt their plans and routines in order to support their health and the health of their communities. Events and holidays con…

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The Shows Must Go On to Air Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Favorite Flop By Jeeves by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

Next in the line-up of favorite Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals, By Jeeves will air on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s YouTube channel, The Shows Must Go On, this Friday, May 8 at 2 PM (EDT). The recor…

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Friday, May 1, 2020

“Disney Family Singalong: Volume II” to Star Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, and More by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

Given the first volume’s widespread success of Disney’s recent Disney Family Singalong, ABC has announced a second volume of the singalong event to air on Mother’s Day — Sunday, May …

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Katharine McPhee Foster and Jeremy Jordan Sing “You Matter to Me” by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

Katharine McPhee Foster and Jeremy Jordan took to Instagram with a socially-distanced duet of “You Matter to Me” from Waitress. Both McPhee Foster and Jordan were previously part of the …

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Freestyle Love Supreme Documentary to be Released on Hulu in June by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

Hulu has announced that We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, the documentary chronicling the growth of Lin-Manuel, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale’s hip-hop improv troupe, Freestyle Love Supr…

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BroadwayHD Announces May Release Schedule by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

Rainy April has finally given way to May, and while May brings flowers, it more importantly brings a fresh lineup of BroadwayHD listings, which includes a slate full of adored classics and b…

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

A Look Back at the Best Musical Tony Award Winners from the Past 10 Years by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

Since 1947, the Tony Awards have served as the most prestigious honors earned in the world of theatre. Celebrating Broadway artists with 26 competitive award categories that annually honor w…

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Monday, April 27, 2020

“Sing Street: Grounded” to Air on Facebook on April 30 by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

The recent and prolonged closure of beloved Broadway has left audiences and performers alike yearning for the day that they can return to the theatres. However, the unusual circumstances hav…

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The Shows Must Go On to Air 1998 Andrew Lloyd Webber Celebration Concert by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

Following up an already-fantastic lineup of Andrew Lloyd Webber classics, The Shows Must Go On will air Andrew Lloyd Webber — The Royal Albert Hall Celebration this Friday, May 1 at 2 PM …

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

In the Heights Movie Announces New Summer 2021 Release Date by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

The new decade brings us much to look forward to on the movie musical front, with many movie musicals scheduled to hit the big screen within the next year or so. Perhaps one of the most high…

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies Up Next on The Shows Must Go On by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

With The Phantom of the Opera having streamed this past Friday on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new YouTube series, The Shows Must Go On, what better way to follow up this iconic musical than with…

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