Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

New Podcast LIFE IN THE PIT Puts Musicians in the Spotlight

Coming Wednesday, July 1 to Apple, Spotify and other podcast platforms, Life in the Pit premieres with its first 3 episodes.

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Flashback Review: “Hamilton” Opens at the Public Theater February 17, 2015 And Shakes the Whole World by Roger Friedman

I was lucky enough to attend the opening of “Hamilton” at the Public Theater on February 17, 2015. To say everyone in

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 10pm (Broadway Time)

Cirque du Soleil files for bankruptcy amid pandemic crisis by Peter J Snee

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group have filed for bankruptcy after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to close productions around the

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VIDEO: Patti LuPone, Darren Criss, Andy Karl, Orfeh and More Sing 'The Rainbow Connection' for SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES

The special celebrates and supports music for film and TV with messages from a slew of stars including some familiar Broadway faces like Patti LuPone, Darren Criss, Orfeh, Andy Karl and at-h…

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VIDEO: MATILDA and GROUNDHOG DAY Composer Tim Minchin Releases New Single 'I'll Take Lonely Tonight' From Debut Album

Tony- and GRAMMY-nominated performer Tim Minchin known for his irreverent comedy routines, his beloved scores for musicals including 'Matilda: The Musical' and 'Groundhog Day' has released h…

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Broadway will not open before January 2021 by Peter J Snee

Amidst the ongoing health crisis, it has been announced that Broadway theatres will remain closed until at least January 3,

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

Keeping Channel 31 on air and the community connected by Arts Review

The Victorian Government has announced it will provide key funding to ensure that community television station Channel 31 (C31) can continue to provide a vital communication service through …

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Up-and-coming ballet star Daniel Ayala on taking your training to the next level by Admin

Thinking of joining a pre-professional program? Not sure which ones to consider? Dance Informa sat down with Daniel Ayala, a Columbian dancer recently awarded a scholarship to St. Lucie’s …

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VIDEO: Renee Elise Goldsberry Sings 'Satisfied' in a New HAMILTON Clip

Tony Award-winner, Renee Elise Goldsberry, sings 'Satisfied' in an all-new clip from Hamilton on Disney+!

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‘The Brothers Size’ and ‘The Mush Hole’ take five Dora Awards each by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Canadian Opera Company wins four for ‘Rusalka’; ‘Piaf/Dietrich’ is named Best Musical; and ‘Caroline, or Change’ takes the performance awards in the musical theatre category.

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

Albany Records presents ‘Descent/Return: Music of John Harbison and James Primosch’ by Peter Burwasser

An album of music for solo piano and songs for soprano includes works by long-time Penn faculty member James Primosch, as well as music from one of his revered mentors, John Harbison. Peter …

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

92Y Presents Billy Porter, Morena Baccarin and More in July

Billy Porter and Morena Baccarin, and Upload creator Greg Daniels have been Announced at 92Y in July.

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On Rethinking How To Support The Arts In Canada by Artsjournal

“We need to recognize that the business of the arts is not like an automotive assembly line that regularly turns out new homologated “products” for eager consumers. The play is not the…

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Our Literary Magazines Are Root-Bound by Artsjournal

Behind the scenes, the media faced a genuine crisis over and above its ordinary instability. Publications folded, mass layoffs ensued, and with months of pre-written content suddenly obsolet…

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What Exactly Is Innovation? We Can’t Even Define It by Artsjournal

Generally speaking, an innovation is more than an idea and more than an invention. Yet beyond that, things get confusing. We live in a moment when we’re barraged by new stuff every day —…

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2021 Sundance Festival Will Take Place In 21 Cities by Artsjournal

On Monday, Tabitha Jackson, the festival’s director, unveiled her preliminary plans for the 2021 edition, a gathering expected to take place under social distancing restrictions and with a…

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24th Street Theatre’s Jay McAdams and Debbie Devine by Steven Morris

“Even through the big recession of 2008 and 9/11 we were all wondering if life would go on, and it did change, and still went on. We are resilient as a tribe. . . Old theater couples are …

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Join the ‘Hamilton’ revolution this 4th of July weekend! by Deb Miller

Founding Father Alexander Hamilton (ca. 1757-1804) was a key figure in the American Revolution, so it’s only fitting that the stage musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda (book, music, and…

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Odds & Ends: Jessica Vosk, George Salazar Among Stars Tapped for Pride Concert Benefit & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. Jessica Vosk and More to Sing Out for the Ali Forney Center The eighth annual Night of A Thousand Judys, the Pride concert …

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Broadway League Says Theaters Will Remain Shut At Least Until January 3, 2021 Because of Virus Fears by Roger Friedman

Broadway will remain shut down at least until January 3rd, 2021 says the Broadway League. It’s because, as we know, social distancing

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Telephone review – dial S for stranger in a night of unexpected connections by Miriam Gillinson

Available onlineConey’s entrancing combination of storytelling and shared conversation celebrates the history of telecommunications The range of theatrical experiences emerging online is t…

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Photo Flash: See Jennifer Hudson, Marlon Wayans, Forest Whitaker & Mary J. Blige in RESPECT

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career from a child singing in her father's church's choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon's…

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BWW Prompts: Which #Ham4Ham Video Was Your Favorite?

We want to hear from you! Submit your response to our daily #bwwprompts, where each day we'll be asking our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram questions to spark some theater c…

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IATSE Calls for 'Industry-Wide Discussion' to Address Systemic Racism

Fresh off of news that The Broadway League's plans to audit diversity and inclusive within the theatre industry, IATSE's General Executive Board has announced their own plans for action.

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 4pm (Broadway Time)


(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 6/28; photo: Urge for ownership … David Swift and Jill Bennett starred in Owners at the Royal Court. Photograph: Frank Barratt/Get…

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Yvonne Sherwell, Actress, Author and Coat Checker, Is Dead at 92 by Lauren Hard

Ms. Sherwell led an artistic existence in bohemian New York, appearing in plays, movies and cabaret. She has died of the coronavirus.

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Taylor Louderman, Hannah Kloepfer and Nat Zegree Present PITCH IN: THE ZOOMICAL

Taylor Louderman (Tony Nominee, Mean Girls), Hannah Kloepfer, and Nat Zegree (Fly More Than You Fall) present 'PITCH IN: THE ZOOMICAL' a new one-act STEM youth musical designed with gender-i…

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How are Philly dance companies surviving the COVID arts lockdown? by Camille Bacon-Smith

Perhaps more than many other art forms, dance relies on the physical energy between dancers and their audience. Adapting to life in a pandemic is a special challenge for these companies. Lea…

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Meet the 11 LGBTQ+ Playwrights Whose Works-in-Development Were Part of the 2020 Pride Plays Festival by Dan Meyer

Throughout June, the festival has been developing new plays featuring queer stories.

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Broadway to Remain Closed Through 2020 by Matthew Wexler

"One thing is for sure, when we return we will be stronger and more needed than ever," said Chairman of the Board of The Broadway League Thomas Schumacher. The post Broadway to Remain Closed…

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Get Ready: It’s Nelson Eddy by Trav S.D.

I regret to report that Nelson Eddy (1901-1967) is not what you get when you cross Duane Eddy with Nelson, ‘cuz that would be a mighty cool music act. I have been remiss in not posting abo…

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Celtic Tiger, Starring Michael Flatley, to Stream July 3 by Dan Meyer

The Shows Must Go On! series continues with the Irish dance spectacular from 2005.

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John Zorn – Musician Inside The Cracks by Artsjournal

Though Zorn has operated almost entirely outside the mainstream, he’s gradually asserted himself as one of the most influential musicians of our time. His projects and endeavors during the…

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Leslie Odom, Jr. and Nicolette Robinson Join Cast of LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA on Freeform

Today, Freeform announced the cast of the limited series event, a?oeLove in the Time of Corona,a?? including Tony® and GRAMMY Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. (a?oeHamiltona??), Nicolette Rob…

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LISTEN: Josh Gad Talks BOOK OF MORMON Memories, CENTRAL PARK, and More!

Josh Gad joined Zane Lowe for Apple Music's first episode of a new interview series, Songs For Life

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VIDEO: Christopher Jackson Hopes HAMILTON on Disney+ Inspires Viewers

Tony Award-nominee Christopher Jackson appeared on today's episode of Tamron Hall to discuss the highly anticipated premiere of 'Hamilton,' coming to Disney+ on July 3.

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Rachel Cargle and Lin-Manuel Miranda Find Parallels Between HAMILTON Lyrics and Current-Day News Headlines

Rachel Cargle shared via Facebook, that she and Lin-Manuel Miranda worked together to find parallels between Hamilton lyrics and the current times to bring attention to everything going on i…

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VIDEO: Watch Donna Lynne Champlin and Gabrielle Ruiz on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live at 8pm!

Stars in the House continues today (8pm) with Guest Host Andréa Burns with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Donna Lynne Champlin and Gabrielle Ruiz.

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Lauren Ambrose, Gil Shaham, Kirill Gerstein, More Set for 1st Week of Tanglewood Virtual Summer Programming by Dan Meyer

The Berkshire venue canceled its 2020 in-person season, but there's plenty to enjoy online.

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BREAKING: Broadway to Remain Closed Through 2020 Unless YOU Convince Them with One Last Showstopper by Broadway Beat

by Zach Raffio. @zachraffio. NEW YORK, NY - The Broadway League announced today that all Broadway houses will officially remain shut until at least January 3...

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The Actors Fund launches health insurance counseling campaign by Caitlin Huston

The Actors Fund is launching a health insurance counseling and education campaign for performing artists and entertainment workers.  The campaign, Every Artist Ensured, will provide workers…

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Stagedoor Manor Launches Virtual Workshops With Denée Benton, Ali Stroker, Eva Noblezada, and More by Olivia Clement

Train with Broadway stars this summer as part of the newly launched Playhouse platform.

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Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson to Star in Freeform's Love in the Time of Corona by Ryan McPhee

The real-life couple will play a couple navigating life in quarantine.

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Livestreaming NBT @ HOME: Founder’s Month Edition Part Two - Black To The Future: Building a Tomorrow

By . National Black Theatre presents NBT @ HOME: Founder’s Month Edition Part Two - Black To The Future: Building a Tomorrow livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlR…

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Broadway shutdown due to virus extended again until January by Mark Kennedy

The shutdown on Broadway has been extended again — until at least early January. Although an exact date for performances to resume has yet to be determined, Broadway producers are now offe…

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Broadway shutdown due to coronavirus extended again until January by Mark Kennedy

Although an exact date for performances to resume has yet to be determined, Broadway producers are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for shows through Jan. 3.

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Where and When You Can Watch Hamilton by Ryan McPhee

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical heads to Disney+ July 3—here's what you need to know.

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

IATSE Leaders Acknowledge Union’s Role In Perpetuating “Systemic Racism” In Legit Theater, Call For Industrywide Action by David Robb

EXCLUSIVE: Leaders of IATSE, which represents thousands of theatrical stage workers across the country, today acknowledged the union’s role in failing to upend “systemic racism in the ar…

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Delivering Songs To Your Home – One House At A Time by Artsjournal

Amy Helm: “It’s interesting as a musician to go to so many different places and play for so many different people and have such a direct connection with them. That’s not something you …

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Rupert Murdoch Negotiating To Buy Stake In Art Basel by Artsjournal

The event organizer has been badly affected by lockdowns and bans on public gatherings in recent months as governments have tried to restrict the spread of the coronavirus. The MCH group dec…

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An Opportunity To Restructure How Arts Organizations Are Governed? by Artsjournal

For performing arts venues where a high level of public funding is invested, this may be the time to let go of the myth that somehow, a member of the audience of venue A is exclusive to that…

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Cirque du Soleil Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The Financial Post has reported that Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has filed for bankruptcy protection after the global pandemic forced the company to close 44 productions.

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The Broadway League Makes Plans to Investigate Diversity Within the Industry

The Broadway League has committed to auditing diversity within the industry as a response to recent calls for action. The League will do so by hiring an outside company to investigate divers…

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VIDEO: Ben Platt Talks Starring Alongside Judith Light and Bette Midler on THE POLITICIAN

Ben Platt spoke with Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Monday to discuss the second season of his hit Netflix series The Politician! 

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Shea Couleé, here to stay and slay by Catey Sullivan

The Drag Race all-star challenges racism both onstage and off. To describe the driving ethos of Chicago’s drag house Maison Couleé, you need look no further t…

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News: We Must Do Better: DC Theatremakers Committed to Action for Racial Justice by News Desk (organization-Submitted Press Release)

To combat racism in the DC theatre community, we’ve created “We Must Do Better DC.” Currently, we’re working with local leaders in the NAACP, Broadway for Racial Justice, and other p…

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News: Center Stage Announces Abbreviated 2021 Season by Max Garner

Baltimore Center Stage Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra released plans for an upcoming season, set to begin in January 2021. Four mainstage productions are planned: “The Swindlers: A Tru…

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Top 5 Straight Plays… That Aren’t So Straight by Performerstuff

Top 5 Straight Plays… That Aren’t So Straight Written by Ciara Hannon June 29, 2020 Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Pride month is nearing its end! So, you should grab a good ol’ gay play to re…

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Puppet Songs - Summer Academy 2020

George Street Playhouse: Try something new this summer, and bring your very own puppet to life through improv, story, & song!

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All Broadway Performances Through the End of 2020 Have Been Canceled by Helen Holmes, Helen Holmes

The Broadway League made the announcement on Monday through a press release.

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Review: When ‘Tartuffe’ Meets Trump, It’s Revolutionary by Jesse Green

A streaming production of the Molière comedy, with allusions to the White House as well as Black Lives Matter, tears down walls to rebuild a classic.

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Going on a Choreo Spiral with The "Non-Stop" 3 Time Tony Winning Andy Blankenbuehler

Since it's #HamilWeek, we are so excited to shine the spotlight on Hamilton's three time Tony winning magnificent choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler. Let's have a look at Andy's incredible w…

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Broadway theatres now closed until early January 2021

Broadway theatres will remain closed until at least 3 January 2021, it has been confirmed. The news was announced today by The Broadway League who also revealed that all tickets purchased un…

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Bid on Items Donated by Bernadette Peters, Jonathan Groff and More to Support TDF

On Charity Buzz, there are currently three auctions online supporting TDF's Lifeline Campaign! Bernadette Peters, Kathleen Chalfant and Jonathan Groff are donating items.

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Actors' Equity States That Broadway's Extended Suspension Demonstrates Need for Economic Arts Relief Package

Actors' Equity Association has released a statement following the Broadway League's announcement extending Broadway's closure through at least January 3, 2021.

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BWW Blog: International Thespian Festival - Life Lessons from the Pros

Thanks to Broadway World, I was given the opportunity to attend this impressive online festival and participate in some of the over fifty workshops that the festival had to offer. 

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QUIZ: Which Obscure Hamilton Character Are You?

Are you more of a Samuel Seabury or James Reynolds? Take our latest Hamilton quiz to find out!

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VIDEO: Daveed Diggs Shares What He Hopes Audiences Take From HAMILTON on Disney+

Daveed Diggs was a guest on Good Morning America Monday to talk with Robin Roberts about the upcoming release of Hamilton on Disney Plus!

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Gloria Estefan and Lin-Manuel Miranda Extend Invitation to Ballet Hispánico's NOCHE UNIDOS

Ballet Hispánico continues to celebrate 50 years of uniting people through dance with Noche Unidos on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 7:30-8:15pm EDT on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube.

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Broadway will remain shuttered until at least January by Peter Marks

No reopening date is scheduled, though producers are looking at next spring.

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Broadway Officially Closed through 2020 by Barry Gordin

Roundabout Announces Dates for ‘Trouble,’ Etc. By: David Sheward June 29, 2020: It’s official. No Broadway for the rest of 2020. The Broadway League has announced all productio…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry and More from HAMILTON to Take Part in Virtual Cast Reunion

SiriusXM announced today that the original cast of 'Hamilton' will reunite for a special broadcast event. Hamilton Virtual Cast Reunion, hosted by SiriusXM's Seth Rudetsky, will feature the …

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Go Inside the Rally For Freedom With Stars of Hamilton, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The Claim Our Space Now and Krystal Joy Brown event, in alliance with Broadway For Racial Justice, took place June 27.

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The Actors Fund Launches Every Artist Insured Campaign by Andrew Gans

The program, which will expand health insurance counseling and enrollment support, launches with a $1 million lead gift from Broadway Cares.

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Livestreaming Glod: Political Theatre as a Civil Right

By . Glod: Political Theatre as a Civil Right presents a performance of BÉZNĂ Theatre’s ILLEGALISED livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howl…

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Actors Fund Expands Insurance Education Campaign As Theater Workers Face Loss Of Health Benefits by Greg Evans

With thousands of out-of-work theater professionals likely to become ineligible for their union insurance over the next six months as the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown continues, The Actors Fun…

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The Broadway League to Undertake Audit of Diversity in the Industry by Olivia Clement

The League will reportedly hire a company to survey all aspects of the theatre industry, among other steps towards a more equitable future.

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See Phillipa Soo & the Original Cast of Hamilton Reunite to Perform 'Helpless' by Lindsey Sullivan

Hamilton's eagerly anticipated film premiere is coming up on July 3, and the original Broadway cast is getting hyped up. As fans know, former vlogger Leslie Odom Jr. is looki…

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Broadway Performance Suspension Extended Through January 3 by Lindsey Sullivan

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, the Broadway League has announced a further delay to the reopening of shows on the Great White Way. Initially set to be shut down through April 12, then th…

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Kelli O'Hara, Denée Benton, Javier Muñoz & More Stars Offer Online Workshops for Stagedoor Manor by Lindsey Sullivan

Want to learn from Broadway stars from the comfort of home? Stagedoor Manor, the summer theater camp that includes alums like Natalie Portman, Robert Downey Jr., Rachel Chavkin, Beanie Fel…

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Baby, We Got It! Watch the Trailer for Aretha Franklin Movie Respect, Starring Jennifer Hudson by Lindsey Sullivan

What you want? How about Oscar-winning Dreamgirls star Jennifer Hudson, who made a powerhouse Broadway debut in The Color Purple, back on the big screen as Aretha Franklin in the upcoming b…

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The Actors Fund Launches Expanded Support with Every Artist Insured Campaign by Lindsey Sullivan

Though Broadway theaters remain shut down, The Actors Fund is committed to providing support for members of the performing arts and entertainment industries. The national human services orga…

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Broadway closure extended again, through the remainder of 2020 by Deb Miller

The Broadway League has just announced another extension of the cancellation of Broadway performances due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ticket refunds and exchanges on all Broadway shows are …

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L.A. History of Open-Air Theaters by Julio Martinez

Julio Martinez takes a historical look at Los Angeles open-air theaters. The post L.A. History of Open-Air Theaters appeared first on At This Stage.

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at noon (Broadway Time)

Who Would Go To A “Herd Immunity” Music Festival This Summer? by Artsjournal

A three-day “herd immunity” music festival scheduled to take place in Ringle, Wisconsin, in mid-July is taking this energy to the, uh, extreme. With the exception of drive-in concerts an…

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Broadway Theatres Will Stay Dark Until 2021 by Artsjournal

The Broadway League said Monday that theater owners and producers will refund or exchange tickets previously purchased for shows through Jan. 3. Given the unpredictability of the coronavirus…

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Broadway coronavirus shutdown extended to January 2021 by Associated Press

Broadway theaters abruptly closed on March 12.

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John Lloyd Young, Max Von Essen and More to Take Part in Virtual Concert to Honor the Town of Garner

More than a dozen Broadway performers, and special guest Voices of Service, are participating in a virtual concert to honor the Town of Garner during Independence Day celebrations.

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Tune in Tonight to Watch Ali Ewoldt, Stephanie Gibson and More in The Muny's OUR LEADING LADIES Concert Stream

Tonight, tune in to watch Our Leading Ladies at 8:15pm CT, featuring Danielle Bowen, Ali Ewoldt, Stephanie Gibson and Elena Shaddow.

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Voting Now Open For Final Week Of Broadway's NEXT ON STAGE

Voting for the final week is now open! The nominees have submitted all new songs for you to listen to before casting your vote!

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The Actors Fund Launches Every Artist Insured Campaign, Enhancing Health Insurance Counseling & Enrollment Support

The Actors Fund announced the Every Artist Insured campaign today to enhance their free and confidential health insurance counseling and enrollment support services.

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Idina Menzel, Tituss Burgess and More to Guest Judge ELVIS DURAN'S DRAG SPECTACULAR

Variety has reported that Idina Menzel, Tituss Burgess, Cynthia Germanotta (Lady Gaga's mother and Born This Way Foundation founder) and Michelle Visage will be guest-judges for Elvis Dura…

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BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Celebrates HAMILTON on Disney+ with Andrea Burns!

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Broadway star Andréa Burns about the Tony-winning musical 'In the Heights,' in which she originated the iconic role of Daniela. And in celebration fo…

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Top musicians lift Israel Philharmonic gala after cyber attack

Available to stream online, the event features performances by András Schiff, Yefim Bronfman, Martin Fröst and others

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KPOP: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL Continues its Global Virtual Open Casting Call

Producers Tim Forbes and Joey Parnes announced that, due to social distancing guidelines, the global open (virtual) casting call for the upcoming premiere of KPOP, the Broadway musical, will…

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Broadway Shutdown Extended Through 2020 by Greg Evans

As expected, Broadway will remain dark through 2020, with the Broadway League announcing today that theater owners will refund or exchange all tickets purchased for productions through Jan. …

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The Broadway League said theaters are offering refunds through Jan. 3, 2021, as the industry officially canceled performances for the rest of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic. With 1…

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Theatre Review: The Bridge Theatre’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at National Theatre at Home by Susan Brall

This week, The National Theatre is streaming Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” produced in 2019 by the Bridge Theatre in England. This is a smart and novel approach to this …

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Broadway League announces show closures through 2020 by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway League announced Monday that all shows will be closed through 2020. Ticket refunds will be processed through Jan. 3. As previously reported, the Jan. 3 date is not intended as a…

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Unfinished: Deep South, New Podcast From Lynn Nottage and More About Lynching of Isadore Banks, Premieres June 29 by Andrew Gans

The documentary podcast was created by Taylor Hom and Neil Shea.

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Stream The Nose, Starring Tony Winner Paulo Szot, and More From the Met by Ryan McPhee

The Metropolitan Opera's digital offerings continue with seven more performances.

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Broadway will remain dark through 2020 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The previous date for theater reopening in New York City had been Sept. 6.

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Theatre Review: ‘Inheritance’ by Maryland Ensemble Theatre by Mary Ann Johnson

This was a brisk, mildly diverting new play reading in three acts presented by Maryland Theatre Ensemble. The structure lent itself to elliptical story-telling as it is comprised of three mo…

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Daniel J. Watts Will Be Joined By Tituss Burgess, Derrick Baskin, and More in Reprisal of Love Terrorists June 29 by Olivia Clement

The Tina star will lead the evening of music, dance, spoken word, and storytelling.

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Bands Whose Names Refer To Slavery Are Changing Their Names, And Sometimes More by Artsjournal2

The band names are a symbol – just a symbol, perhaps, but a strong one. However: “The question is not, “‘hould bands whose names have ties to slavery change them?’ The question is:…

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How We Started Thinking Of Pandemics As Waves by Artsjournal2

It started as math, transitioned to both epidemiology and morality, and now holds sway among the public as well. But the idea of a “wave” wasn’t inevitable. – Boston Review

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Reconsidering America’s Addiction To Police Dramas by Artsjournal2

TV execs hold a roundtable to discuss (tiny) ways some things might change, including centering stories written by and about African Americans. “You have to be very front and center about …

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Saying Goodbye To TV’s Fantasy Worlds by Artsjournal2

The world of Law & Order was so attractive, the righteousness of its heroes so, well, right. Then college happened, and a lot of getting pulled over. “Too often, cop-centered stories p…

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Reconsidering The Art And Life Of Valerie Solanas by Artsjournal2

Solanas is most famous for having shot Andy Warhol, of course, but she had an artistic life long before that moment. In the beginning, the writer and Warhol Factory superstar Ultra Violet wr…

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Defenders Of That (Iffy) Theodore Roosevelt Statue Descend On American Museum Of Natural History by Artsjournal2

The Federalist organized the 150-person protest at the statue. “Speakers supporting the statue used the protest to rail against a broad range of issues including abortion and religion. One…

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The Rolling Stones May Have Finally Hit On A Way To Stop The President From Using Their Song At His Rallies by Artsjournal2

They’ve been trying for years to bar Trump from using “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” as his walk-off music at rallies – and their efforts have always been in vain. Until now,…

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How Artists Survived The (First) Great Depression by Artsjournal2

Public funding was the way. However: “Back then there was even less agreement on a public role for creatives. The Writers’ Project assigned them a public role in producing travel guidebo…

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Can Copyright Catch Up To The Coronavirus Boom In Digital Culture? by Artsjournal2

From just about everything on TikTok to Broadway performers singing Sondheim on YouTube, there’s a lot of culture on the internet right now – and very few of the creators of that culture…

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How To Slow Down Misinformation On Social Media by Artsjournal

Without a change in this design, nothing else can change. Moderation is impractical when you have 3 billion users speaking hundreds of languages in dozens of political cultures. AI is hopele…

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See Lighting Foundation Launches Campaign to Support Immigrant Theatre Artists During COVID-19 Crisis by Dan Meyer

The organization hopes to distribute monthly $500 grants over the next six months to over 50 people in need.

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Broadway-Aimed KPOP Continues Global Virtual Casting Call by Olivia Clement

KPOP: The Broadway Musical is looking for video submissions from performers of Asian descent in their 20s.

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Artists sought for bus-shelter public art project in West Hartford by Susan Dunne

West Hartford Art League has put out a call for proposals for public art projects to be put on 10 bus shelters throughout town.

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Actor Sandy Rosenberg Passes Away

BroadwayWorld is saddened to learn that actor Sandy Rosenberg has passed away.

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Broadway shutdown due to virus extended again until January by Mark Kennedy

Broadway producers are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for shows through Jan. 3.

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Theatre League Summerfest Goes Virtual & Adds Workshops by Bill Hirschman

The South Florida Theatre League is adapting its seventh annual Summer Theatre Fest of play readings across the region in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s also expanding the event…

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Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, June 29- Ali Ewoldt, Daniel J. Watts and More

Today (June 29) in live streaming: NYC Ballet tributes Balanchine , Daniel J. Watts performs The Jam, and so much more!

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Breaking: Broadway Shutdown Extends Until 2021

The Broadway League announced today that Broadway performances in New York City will be suspended through the remainder of 2020 due to COVID-19. The League has released updated information r…

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VIDEO: Tune in the the 41st Dora Awards, Honoring Toronto Theatre, Tonight at 7:30pm!

The 41st annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards are being held virtually tonight, June 29, at 7:30pm.

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Livestreaming Fundación Teatro a Mil's Sixth National Programmers Meeting: #TeatroHoy

By . Fundación Teatro a Mil presents the Sixth National Programmers Meeting livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at Tues

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BWW Exclusive: Rodney Earl Jackson Jr. - 'Navigating Racism and Creating My Vision of America in Professional Theatre'

Rodney Earl Jackson Jr., Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company has penned an article exclusively for BroadwayWorld, discussing his personal journe…

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Broadway Will Remain Closed Through the Rest of the Year by Michael Paulson

The industry has not yet set a reopening date, but said it would now refund tickets through Jan. 3.

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Broadway Will Remain Closed Until at Least January 3

No productions will reopen in the calendar year 2020.

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Slim Pickens: Began as a Rodeo Clown by Trav S.D.

I like the photo above because it provides one justification for the screen name of western actor Slim Pickens (Louis Burton Lindley Jr, 1919-1983). He actually was slim at one time (those o…

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English Playwright Alan Bennett’s “The Habit Of Art” Online by Gowri S

The play imagines an encounter between composer, Benjamin Britten, and poet, WH Auden. Picturing a meeting between two of the greatest artists of the 20th Century — Benjamin Britten, the c…

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Weird! This Middle School Production of “Rent” is Suddenly About the Price of Doritos by Broadway Beat

by Lindsay Burton. @LindsayKBurton. DAYTON, Oh. – Sources from Walden Middle School confirmed today that their Fall musical production of Rent has abruptly a...

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Our stage is the soul of the Fountain, but I feel the cafe is its heart by Fountaintheatre

by Terri Roberts Friday, March 13th, was a very strange day. I run the Fountain Theatre’s charming upstairs café. Normally, Fridays at the Fountain would be the start of a five-show weeke…

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Broadway Will Officially Remain Closed Through 2020 by Ryan McPhee

Productions have remained shuttered since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Back on Stage: The Legacy Theatre Talks its Return to Live Performances With CHARLIE BROWN & More

Through our new interview series, we are checking in with theaters around the country who are bringing back live performances, talking to them about how they are doing so safely, what they a…

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Sharon D Clarke, Brenda Edwards and more join online charity concert Turn Up!

The charity concert series began recording at Cadogan Hall today! Turn Up! is a fundraising event in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The concerts will take place from 10 to 12 Ju…

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Idina Menzel, Tituss Burgess, More Set to Appear During Elvis Duran's Drag Spectacular by Dan Meyer

The Broadway stars will judge 20 drag queen contestants competing for a $10,000 grand prize.

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Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Ariana DeBose

Today's episode features Tony-nominated actress Ariana DeBose! DeBose is known for her varying roles on stage as well as on screen. DeBose is perhaps best known for her role as a?oeDisco D…

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'I've threatened to break the rules and kiss her': Claire Foy and Matt Smith on acting in lockdown by Arifa Akbar

They’re separated by a two-metre stick but their chemistry is as strong as ever. The Crown stars on their socially-distanced take on Lungs; lockdown diets and naked drawings Claire Foy and…

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VIDEO: Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway Talk LES MISERABLES and More For Variety's ACTORS ON ACTORS

Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman recently reunited, after being seen together in the 2012 Les Miserables film, for a virtual conversation, as part of Variety's Actors on Actors @ Home series!

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Read Reviews for Claire Foy and Matt Smith’s Socially Distant (But In-Person) Lungs by Andrew Gans

The production is part of the new Old Vic: In Camera series.

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VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Says to 'Cover Your Freakin' Face' in Latest Parody!

In his latest musical parody, Randy Rainbow wants Trump to stop spreading droplets all over the place by covering his freakin' face! Check out the Bye Bye Birdie spoof below.

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Watch Now: Original Hamilton Cast Sings “Helpless” on Jimmy Fallon by Broadway Direct

The original cast of Hamilton joins Jimmy and The Roots to perform a social distancing version of Hamilton's "Helpless" with instruments found at home while in quarantine. The Hamilton movie…

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Read Black Theatre Girl Magic's Open Letter to American Regional and Community Theatres by Olivia Clement

The letter outlines actionable steps that organizations can take towards a more equitable future.

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REVIEW: Her Big Chance, Talking Heads ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Paul T Davies reviews Jodie Comer in Her Big Chance, part of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads now streaming on BBC iPlayer. Watch now! This post REVIEW: Her Big Chance, Talking …

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Watch the Cast and Creators of Hadestown in an LBGTQ+ Virtual Roundtable by Dan Meyer

Timothy Huges, Anthony Chatmon, Ahmad Simmons, and more speak about what Pride means to them.

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Watch the Cast and Creators of Hadestown in an LGBTQ+ Virtual Roundtable by Dan Meyer

Timothy Huges, Anthony Chatmon, Ahmad Simmons, and more speak about what Pride means to them.

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‘Charmingly quirky’: Amélie The Musical ★★★★★ (Album review) by Emma Clarendon

This charmingly quirky musical is captured wonderfully on this newly released cast recording.

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Hot Clip of the Day: Lin and HAMILTON Company Rap Cut John Adams Tune

It's the start of #HamilWeek here at BroadwayBox celebrating Hamilton's premiere on Disney+ and we're kicking it off with a song from the Hamilton cutting room floor.

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Watch the 2020 Dora Awards, Celebrating the Best of Toronto Theatre, June 29 by Dan Meyer

The Canadian production of Caroline, or Change leads the pack in the musical theatre division with eight nominations.

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So Fetch by Christa Skiles

Tina Fey’s advice for theatre and life The post So Fetch appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

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New chat show Musical Chairs with #CheerUpCharlie! features lockdown interviews with stage and screen stars by Hira Desai

In Musical Chairs with #CheerUpCharlie! ten-year-old Charlie Kristensen interviews Amanda Henderson, Matt Lucas & more about work, life and being bullied. The post New chat show Musical…

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GRACE NOTES: Monday, June 29, 2020 by Susan Grace

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West End Six Will Launch Summertime Tour of Outdoor Drive-Ins Across United Kingdom

The show will be the first West End production to resume performances — outdoors.

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Beyoncé to Release Lion King-Inspired Visual Album Film Black Is King on Disney Plus

Watch the trailer for the work, which debuts this July.

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After Seeing the Hamilton Movie, Christopher Jackson Finally Understands the Hype

Jackson also makes a bold declaration: He didn't like "Satisfied" until he saw it onscreen.

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Built for the Stage Welcomes New Trainer Farouk Houssein to Playbill's Monday Motivation June 29 by Mark Peikert

The weekly exercise series finds founder Joe Rosko introducing a new 8-week challenge.

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#Stageworthy News. Hamilton Hype and Headlines. Watch Act One, Pride Plays, Kernel of Sanity before they expire by New York Theater

#Stageworthy News of the Week With several Broadway producers last week announcing specific rescheduled opening dates in Spring 2021 for their shows — American Buffalo, The Minutes, Music …

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Michael Flatley's CELTIC TIGER Will Be Streamed as Part of THE SHOWS MUST GO ON!

'Celtic Tiger starring Michael Flatley' is the next show that will be streamed as part of The Shows Must Go On! The show will go live at 2pm ET (7pm BST) on Friday 3rd July.

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Broadway Catch Up: June 29 - Patti LuPone, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Todrick Hall, and More!

While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out this weekend's highlights from some of yo…

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BWW Book Club: Read an Excerpt From Michael Riedel's RAZZLE DAZZLE: THE BATTLE FOR BROADWAY - Chapters 10, 11 & 12

BroadwayWorld Book Club is officially off and running! Or should we say, reading! The first BroadwayWorld Book Club selection is Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway Volum…

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Dame Helen Mirren Talks the Importance of Theatre and Expresses Concerns About the Future

Dame Helen Mirren is the latest star to express her concerns about the future of the theatre in the UK, and call for urgent help for the industry.

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Watch Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in 1st Trailer for Respect by Mark Peikert

The Oscar winner plays the legendary singer in the new biopic, directed by Liesel Tommy.

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Public Campaign For The Arts highlights the human value of the UK’s art industry by Hira Desai

Do you love theatre? What does it mean to you? Find out how you can support theatres by sharing your story with the Public Campaign For The Arts. The post Public Campaign For The Arts highl…

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The Broadway League Pledges To Perform A ‘Sweeping Audit’ – And Make Changes by Artsjournal2

People are right to be frustrated about the lack of diversity backstage, says the president of the Broadway League, which is ready to perform a “diversity audit” of many parts of Broadwa…

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One Of Britain’s Most Beloved Children’s Authors Emerged From 47 Days In Intensive Care For Covid-19 by Artsjournal2

“I’ve survived,” tweeted Michael Rosen. “The 74-year-old author, performer and broadcaster is one of Britain’s most beloved writers, the author of more than 140 books including We…

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The ‘Novel Of Ideas’ Is A Gimmick, But One That Sometimes Works by Artsjournal2

The form of “novel” is young, but its conventions are mostly clear – and the novel of ideas is different. “Whether executed as science fiction, bildungsroman, or more recently, the s…

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Kenneth Lewes, Whose Takedown Of Homophobia In Psychiatry Changed The Official Take And Many Lives, Has Died At 76 by Artsjournal2

“Lewes’s major work, The Psychoanalytic Theory of Male Homosexuality (1988), traced the evolution of the prevailing view that homosexuality was a curable illness and explored what he c…

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What Will Success Mean When Movie Theatres Reopen In The U.S.? by Artsjournal2

Well, maybe something is salvageable (though very possibly not, as numbers of infections continue to mount): “If audiences show faith in theaters’ revamped safety, social-distancing, and…

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Fringe Theatres And Pubs Are The Lifeblood Of British Theatre, And The Virus Is Killing It All by Artsjournal2

Without the small stages, emerging voices in British theatre don’t have much of a chance. One playwright: “Uncertainty is dreadfully demotivating. I intended to use the lockdown to write…

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VOTE HERE! The 2020 (Might Have Been) Tony Awards Ballot by JK

This is IT! After a crazy cut short season and hundreds of nominations over the past several weeks, we crunched the numbers, read all of your thoughtful messages championing your favorite sh…

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'Our views are not on the news': young people speak up on Covid-19 by Miriam Gillinson

Digital scrapbooks by children and teenagers are the funniest – and most bracing – reflections on lockdown. Now theatre is giving them the chance to put their fears and hope on stage Unl…

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VIDEO: New Musical SUPERYOU, Set to Play Off-Broadway, Comes to a Drive-In Theatre in Upstate New York

The musical SuperYou was presented for two nights in a drive-in movie theatre in Dutchess County

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Today on Broadway: Monday, June 29, 2020 & Arnetia Walker by Matt Tamanini

Roundabout Announces 2021 Broadway Plans, NYTW Rearranges Schedule, Arnetia Walker Talks Just One Step for Democracy “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hittin…

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Laura Baldwin and Lauren Byrne are on the lineup for Week 12 of Lockdown Theatre [Direct]

Lockdown may be slowly lifting but with no clear plan from the government on when theatres can open, we continue on with Lockdown Theatre! A great thing about the arts industry is how it's s…

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REVIEW: Soldiering On, Talking Heads ✭✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Paul T Davies reviews Harriet Walter in Soldiering On shown as part of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads now on BBC IPlayer. Watch Now! This post REVIEW: Soldiering On, Talking H…

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VIDEO: Watch Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in the Official Teaser Trailer For RESPECT

The official teaser trailer has been released for the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson!

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VIDEO: Watch the Full Production of THE NIGHT LARRY KRAMER KISSED ME, Starring Anthony Rapp, Robin De Jesus & More!

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS sponsored a one-night-only streamed presentation of the archival video of the 2013 performance of THE NIGHT LARRY KRAMER KISSED ME to benefit Provincet…

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Review Roundup: Live-Streamed Socially-Distanced LUNGS, Starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith

The live-streamed, socially distanced, production of Lungs starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, has officially begun at The Old Vic. Let's see what the critics are saying...

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VIDEO: Watch the Full Streamed Production of TARTUFFE, Starring Raul Esparza and Samira Wiley

Raúl Esparza and Samira Wiley led a live stream presentation of Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's TARTUFFE, directed by Molière in the Park's Founding Artistic Director Lucie Ti…

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Just because: John Steinbeck talks about The Grapes of Wrath in 1952 by Terry Teachout

John Steinbeck talks to the Voice of America about how America has changed since he wrote The Grapes of Wrath. This radio interview was originally broadcast on February 11, 1952: (This is …

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Ahead of retirement, Terrence Orr reflects reflects on accomplished career at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After more than 23 years at the helm of the company, Terrence Orr, 77, will retire from the role at the end of June.

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Almanac: Ernest Hemingway on writers and depression by Terry Teachout

“That terrible mood of depression of whether it’s any good or not is what is known as The Artist’s Reward.” Ernest Hemingway, letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald (September 13, 1929) Conti…

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Razed and Confuzed Go Digital review – queer cabaret's night out at home by Kate Wyver

Drag artists play to an invisible audience in a series of recorded works that have a sense of protest at heart The queer cabaret night Razed and Confuzed is normally a physical event, but as…

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VIDEO: HADESTOWN Cast Members Talk About What Pride Means to Them

Recently several of the LGBTQIA+ Hadestown cast members sat down for a Pride Roundtable.

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Wake Up With BWW 6/29: SIX Will Come to Drive-In Venues, and More!

Today's top stories: Six will be performed in drive-in venues in the U.K., a new trailer has dropped for Hamilton on Disney+, and more!

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‘Finding the meeting point between language & understanding’: ADVENTURES WITH THE PAINTED PEOPLE – Pitlochry Festival Theatre (Radio review) by Shane Morgan

'If a theatrical phoenix is to rise post-pandemic, it could do a lot worse than to look and sound as resplendent as this.'

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Broadway costume shops form coalition amid financial uncertainty by Caitlin Huston

Broadway’s costume shops have banded together in a fight for their survival.  A group of more than 40 small business owners, whose costuming businesses create pieces for theater, televisi…

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 5am (Broadway Time)

Neil Burgess: Played Widders by Trav S.D.

Neil Burgess (1846-1910) was a comic drag performer in the early days of vaudeville who specialized in playing elderly widows. Originally from Boston, his first such turn came when he had to…

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Excavating Andrew Tombes by Trav S.D.

Andrew Tombes (1885-1976) was a comical character actor of stage and screen whose career lasted about 50 years. Originally from Ashtabula, Ohio, Tombes started out as a comedian in minstrel …

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Caro Llewellyn appointed new Chief Executive Officer of the Wheeler Centre by Arts Review

Artistic director, writer and festival founder Caro Llewellyn has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas. Wheeler Centre Board Chai…

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Australia’s iconic Blue Poles goes under the microscope by Arts Review

The painting that launched a love affair with art for many Australians – Jackson Pollock’s Blue poles 1952 – has gone under the microscope for its most comprehensive conservation proje…

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Six Returns to the Stage! Musical to Play Drive-In Theaters Across U.K. by Lindsey Sullivan

Six will become the first West End musical to resume performances across the pond following the shutdown of theaters due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The curtain will not yet go up at the Arts …

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Our stage: Why theatre matters by Hira Desai

Joanna Wood, a Trustee of VocalEyes, writes about the importance of theatre, and how audio-described theatre changed her life. The post Our stage: Why theatre matters appeared first on Offi…

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Michael Falzon – A statement from his wife Jane Cho by Sean McLoughlin

Film director Jane Cho, wife of beloved Australian entertainer Michael Falzon, has released a statement following his passing last Tuesday

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Victorian NAIDOC Week comes to life by Peter J Snee

Arts Centre Melbourne will be celebrating Victorian NAIDOC Week with a range of digital content being released from July 5-12

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National Library of Australia calls for 2021 Creative Arts Fellowships by Arts Review

The National Library of Australia’s Creative Arts Fellowships offer practising artists and writers the opportunity to develop an artistic concept or work that is inspired or informed by …

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Six Queens will head out on the road this summer by Richard

It has been announced today that Six The Musical is back as it heads off around the country as part of the ‘Utilita Live from the Drive-In’ which is taking place this summer.  The full …

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Six the musical goes to The Drive In by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Electrifying musical phenomenon SIX by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss will become the first West End musical to resume performances across the U.K. with Utilita Live From The Driv…

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SIX Musical Will Play Drive-In Style Across the U.K. by Ryan McPhee

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the buzzy show has found a new approach to a royal tour.

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Heide Museum of Modern Art reopens with landmark exhibitions by Arts Review

Following updated guidelines from the Victorian Government, Heide Museum of Modern Art has announced it will reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020, after its temporary closure due to COVID-19 restr…

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This Is Not A Museum, Australia by Artsjournal2

A new “museum” in Sydney is intended to be built on a flood plain, with no clarity about permanent collections, no storage on site, and so much more that’s even worse. “The new Power…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 02:03AM

The Twilight Of The ‘Hero’ Statues by Artsjournal2

Most of the statues are bad art in any case, with the Confederate ones intended to pave the way toward a white supremacist future. “Even if most of the hero statues remain standing, we sho…

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In Britain, Performing Arts Spaces Say They’ve Been Hung Out To Dry by Artsjournal2

The government issued a five-step roadmap to reopening … a roadmap that “did not come with dates or monetary help attached.” One theatre executive said the roadmap was “‘as useful …

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Elly Stone, Singer Who Powerfully Brought Jacques Brel’s Songs To A Wide Audience, 93 by Artsjournal2

Stone “was enjoying a moderately successful career as a singer and actress when she jumped to a new level of fame in 1968 as part of the wildly popular musical revue Jacques Brel Is Alive …

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Six Arrests In Theft Of Banksy Memorial At Bataclan by Artsjournal2

Six people were arrested in France, with two accused of organized theft and four of concealing the theft. “The artwork, part of a series made by Banksy during a visit to Paris in 2018, was…

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Ola Mae Spinks, Librarian Who Used Her Own Money To Organize ‘Slave Narratives’ At The Library Of Congress, 106 by Artsjournal2

Spinks was working as a school librarian in Pontiac, Michigan, when “she and a friend, also a librarian, contacted the U.S. Library of Congress and volunteered to visit Washington, D.C., t…

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Retiring From Ballet At 26 by Artsjournal2

Why would Silas Farley leave the stage at New York City Ballet when he was absolutely at the top of his game? “My hope is to become a leader in a really substantive way in the art form. …

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Namasagali College: How the School Became Uganda’s Arts Hub by Ian Kiyingi Muddu

STEM, that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics curricula obsession at the expense of the arts, leaves our children as properly endangered species. Readers of Charles Dickens’…

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The Marriage of Music and Story by Karishma Bhagani

By Karishma Bhagani. Karishma Bhagani asks: “How do we, the Kenyan artist community, choose to understand our place in this contemporary, independent nation?

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Monday, June 29, 2020 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Who’s Your Baghdaddy? extended on demand by Arts Review

The producers of Australia’s first musical theatre show performed live online have announced that due to popular demand, Who’s Your Baghdaddy? (or how I started the Iraq War) will be rel…

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How can we stand in solidarity with Australian theatre performers during this pandemic by Sean McLoughlin

Everyone loves a good show. The buzz that is going on back stage, just before the start of a production,

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Pompeii — brought back to life

The Grand Palais show exploring a city left deserted by a natural disaster has strong new resonance for today

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Dirty Old Town — why Ewan MacColl wanted to take an axe to his neighbourhood

The folk singer’s politically charged ballad went on to become globally popular

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Checking In With… Tony Honoree Michael McElroy, Founder of Broadway Inspirational Voices by Andrew Gans

"Be honest, strengthen your empathy, don’t shy away from discomfort. It’s going to take some soul-searching and action to change our country."

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A Covid-19 Happy Ending: Alison Clancy Finds Redemption Through Rehearsal Footage by The Dance Enthusiast

Artists across the world grieve cancelled performances and projects as the industry has come to a grinding halt. Over the past three months Clancy made peace with her loss. And yet, just yes…

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Black Women in Theatre Appreciation Day Features Lillias White, Audra McDonald, Amber Iman, More by Andrew Gans

Danielle Brooks moderates the June 29 virtual conference.

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