Friday, January 15, 2021 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

Emma Thompson Will Play Mrs. Trunchbull in Movie “Matilda,” Even Though Men Have Always Played the Role on Stage by Roger Friedman

Harvey Fierstein, stand down. Emma Thompson has been cast as evil Mrs. Trunchbull, the deliciously malicious central antagonist in the movie version

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Friday, January 15, 2021 at noon (Broadway Time)

SOLT and UKT help facilitate new mass testing for theatre workers by Kitty Underwood

SOLT and UKT will be helping to facilitate new tests across the theatre industry and to develop safe practices for using this scheme across the UK. The post SOLT and UKT help facilitate new …

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The Drinking Gourd to Fill Up With New Plays by Black Authors by American Theatre Editors

True Colors and the Hansberry Project have created a new commissioning program to address the dearth of Black work on American stages.

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New Victory Announces 2020-21 LabWorks Artists by American Theatre Editors

NicHi douglas, ChelseaDee Harrison, Nambi E. Kelley, and Christopher Rudd will enter into a second year in the program.

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Poster Art Revealed for South Korean Production of BEETLEJUICE

The poster art for the South Korean production of Beetlejuice has been revealed! The first Korean production of Beetlejuice, performed in the Korean language, will come to Seoul, South Korea…

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Emma Thompson to Play Miss Trunchbull in Matilda Movie Musical; Alisha Weir Takes Title Role by Lindsey Sullivan

Oscar winner Emma Thompson has been tapped to play baddie headmistress Miss Trunchbull in Netflix's Matilda movie musical. Alisha Weir is set to play the title role. Thompson has won Acad…

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Find Out How Theater Couple Orfeh & Andy Karl Stay Creative on Broadway Profiles by Lindsey Sullivan

The latest episode of Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal features an interview with Broadway couple Orfeh and Andy Karl. The pair has been using the extra time at home during the pandemic…

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Ali Stroker, Jack Antonoff, Dionne Warwick, Darlene Love and More to Take Part in BergenPAC'S OUR HOME, YOUR HOME

Bergen Performing Arts Center Annual Gala and premiere fundraising event is more critical this year than ever. It is nearly a year since their stage went dark due to the pandemic. This one …

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London Theatre News Today: Friday 15 January by Kitty Underwood

A round up of all the online theatre shows, theatreland updates and stagey tidbits from the last 24 hours - stay up-to-date with our Theatre Round Up The post London Theatre News Today: Frid…

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VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!

Watch as he chats with 2020 Tony nominee (for Slave Play) Joaquina Kalukango, who stars in Regina King and Kemp Powers' One Night in Miami. The film is available to stream on Prime Video s…

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Musicals: The Greatest Show programme to be broadcast by BBC Radio 2 and BBC One

The BBC has announced a major series of shows across television and radio to honour musical theatre. Sheridan Smith (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) will lead the event entitle…

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Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11am (Broadway Time)

‘Tiny Pretty Things’ Falls for Big Ugly Ballet Stereotypes by Gia Kourlas

Why is it so hard to show the dance world as it is? This Netflix series about students at a ballet school is yet another cartoonish depiction.

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Regina King on 'One Night in Miami' and Her Art by Salamishah Tillet

The actress-turned-director of “One Night in Miami” explains why she sees the fact-based drama about a meeting of four icons as a companion piece to “Watchmen.”

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Theatre Review: ‘Mothers and Sons’ at MetroStage by Mary Ann Johnson

“Mothers and Sons” is being produced in memory of Terrence McNally by MetroStage, the Board of Trustees, and Carolyn Griffin, who is the producing artistic director. A study in how quick…

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Flashback Friday: Betty White and Carol Channing Sing "Bosom Buddies"

Celebrate White's 99th birthday this weekend with this delightful video.

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Kurt Weill Foundation Announces Annual Rebecca Luker Award by American Theatre Editors

The award will be given to a finalist in the Lotte Lenya Competition.

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MARY POPPINS RETURNS is Now Streaming on Disney Plus

When and where can you find Mary Poppins Returns streaming? We have your answer here!

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Shame: Drunk Tank Pink — more introspective but animated

The London band’s second album combines themes of burnout and ennui with fast rhythms

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Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Jessica Vosk Brings All New Show To THE SETH CONCERT SERIES January 24

Jessica Vosk is the latest Broadway star to join The Seth Concert Series!

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Nick Jonas in talks to star in Jersey Boys musical as Frankie Valli

It has been announced that Jonas Brothers member and pop soloist sensation Nick Jonas is in talks to take on the role of Frankie Valli in the West End revival of Jersey Boys. The smash-hit m…

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VIDEO: Skylar Astin & Kelly Clarkson Agree 'A Moment Like This' Is Difficult To Sing

Skylar Astin has covered quite a few Kelly Clarkson songs during his TV and film career! He sang 'A Moment Like This' on 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' and 'Since U Been Gone' on 'Pitch Per…

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Stars in the House Celebrates Andrea Martin's Birthday With a Game Night January 15 by Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Daniel Knox: Won’t You Take Me With You — richly conceived and dramatic

The Chicagoan’s latest album sounds like a phantasmagoric score for nocturnal city strolls

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Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9am (Broadway Time)

Bridgerton Musical Created by TikTok User Abigail Barlow

Let's face it, this was sort of inevitable – but the results are pretty great.

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Jane Levy discusses working on Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist with no prior musical theater experience and shares her thoughts on Leslie Jones' vlogs reacting to the show.

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Lena Horne biographical timeline by Polkd

The post Lena Horne biographical timeline appeared first on American Masters.

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Diahann Carroll talks race and makeup while filming “Julia” by Polkd

Carroll tells the story of when she spoke up in an early makeup session for the TV show “Julia.” The post Diahann Carroll talks race and makeup while filming “Julia” appeared first o…

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Twyla Tharp documentary by Polkd

Stick Figure Entertainment to Produce Documentary on Legendary Choreographer Twyla Tharp for American Masters on PBS NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 – Stick Figure Entertainment, in associa…

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RSVP today! Film writers for ‘Cherry,’ ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ ‘One Night in Miami,’ ‘Sound of Metal’ join Gold Derby’s Meet t by Chris Beachum

Five acclaimed film writers will reveal details behind their projects when they join Gold Derby’s special “Meet the Experts” Q&A event with key 2021 guild and Oscar contenders this…

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Lucas Hedges is worthy of more awards buzz for ‘Let Them All Talk’ by Christopher Rosen

Few actors have shown such awards promise in recent years as Lucas Hedges. Since 2014, the 24-year-old star has appeared in four Best Picture nominees (“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Man…

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Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, John Legend and More to Appear at Biden Inauguration by Jem Aswad

Bruce Springsteen, the Foo Fighters, John Legend, Eva Longoria and and Kerry Washington will be among the celebrities at Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20. The Foo Fighters, Legend and S…

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Dolly Parton statue proposed for Tennessee Capitol building by Jack Hobbs

She’d be there for much longer than 9 to 5. Tennessee state Rep. John Mark Windle proposed Wednesday that a statue of the pioneering country artist and Tennessee native Dolly Parton be ere…

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VIDEO: Cristin Milioti Shares Her Björk Impression on THE TONIGHT SHOW

Cristin Milioti talks about her recent cover of Bon Iver's '715 Creeks,' working at Hershey Park when she was 18 and starring opposite Andy Samberg in the film Palm Springs.

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Musings on Molière by Trav S.D.

The Father of Modern Comedy, Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, 1622-1673) was baptized of a January 15, though probably born a day or more earlier. His professional name is likely derived fr…

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The Expansive Ida Williams by Trav S.D.

Today we doff our top hat to circus “fat lady” Ida Williams, born Columbus Ohio, circa 1860s. Ida’s maximum weight was in the neighborhood of 566 lbs. She is known to have performed fr…

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Josh Groban Announces 'Harmony Deluxe' Out February 26th

Global superstar Josh Groban announces Harmony Deluxe, out February 26th, 2021 via Reprise Records. The brand new deluxe edition is an expansion of his ninth studio album, Harmony, wh…

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Emma Thompson confirmed to play Miss Trunchbull in Matilda musical film

Emma Thompson (Nanny McPhee, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) has been confirmed to take on the role of the iconic school headmaster, Miss Trunchbull, from the Matilda musical and R…

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Emma Thompson to Play Trunchbull in Matilda Movie Musical; Newcomer Alisha Weir Lands Title Role by Ryan McPhee

Lashana Lynch will play Miss Honey in the Netflix adaptation.

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Ken Lee obituary by Paul Willetts

My friend Ken Lee, who has died aged 85 from heart failure and leukemia, enjoyed a successful and immensely productive career as a painter, theatre designer, playwright and art school teache…

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Marisha Wallace: I had to wean myself off the adrenaline of performance by Interview By Chris Wiegand

The stage star recovered from Covid to create an album of hope. She talks role models, belonging and theatre’s time of change Your new album, Tomorrow, features original songs, musical-th…

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Silenced: The Hidden History of Disabled Britain explores the roots of ableism

A powerful BBC2 documentary traces disability discrimination from the Industrial Revolution to the present day

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Friday, January 15, 2021 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Emma Thompson to Play Miss Trunchbull in Matilda Musical Movie

Thompson has joined the cast of the upcoming Netflix film.

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The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: What to Watch January 15-18 by Talaura Harms

BAM's salute to MLK, a Blue Ridge reunion reading, and the launch of Freestyle Love Supreme Academy.

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DVR Alert: Hollywood Bowl Concert Series Kicks Off Tonight With MUSICALS AND MOVIES, With Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, and Sutton Foster

As BroadwayWorld previously reported a new weekly concert series, IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL, will air on PBS. The series kicks off today with the first concert, Musicals and Mov…

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Broadway Games: Broadway Math by JK

It's Friday, and you know that means it's Broadway Game Day! This week, let's do a little math... Broadway Games: Broadway Math 1. Street number where you meet those dancin' feet MINUS t…

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Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, January 15- with Adam Pascal, Marin Ireland​ and More!

Today (January 15) in live streaming: Adam Pascal in concert, Blue Ridge ​by Abby Rosebrock, and more!

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’An intriguing piece of work’: ALIVE – [email protected] – Season 2 (Online review) by Louise Penn

Alive feels a very sensitive exploration of close companionship despite clear differences, and the discussion around “letting go” were starkly presented, slickly directed by Penny Cole.

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Track-by-Track Breakdown: Grace McLean Goes In The Green by Grace McLean

The Great Comet star gives us the inside scoop on the inspiration and artistry that went into the medieval musical as the cast recording gets a physical release from Ghostlight Records.

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Friday, January 15, 2021 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Today on Broadway: Friday, January 15, 2021 by Matt Tamanini

Thompson to Star in “Matilda” Movie, Be An #ArtsHero Send Letters to Biden/Harris, Matt Geeks Out over ABC Soaps Concert “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcas…

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Michael Apted, film director, 1941-2021

Celebrated director of the ‘Up’ TV documentary series, who eschewed fancy tricks to focus on drama of people’s lives

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Associate Director Daniel Goldstein chats COME FROM AWAY by Gabi Bergman

They are here, at the start of 2021! After a premature closure due to the COVID pandemic, Come From Away

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Secret Theatre Projects present REDEMPTION ROOM: a world premiere immersive, online thriller experience! by Gabi Bergman

“You will be judge and executioner, but when an evil virus infiltrates the proceedings, how far will you go?” Redemption

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Taiwan’s stunning new arts centre springs back to life

The National Kaohsiung Center’s live concert season can bring a new focus to classical and opera in east Asia, says conductor Chien Wen-Pin

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Friday, January 15, 2021 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Michael Ball Releases 'Leaning on a Rainbow' From BLITHE SPIRIT Film

Last year, Michael Ball recorded ‘Leaning on a Rainbow’ for the soundtrack to the new film ‘Blithe Spirit’. The full track is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and more.

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Nip mud in the bud: the best boot-room accessories

Clever tidying tactics for when you return from a walk

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The home in 50 objects #26: the Ercol chair

It emerged from a time of constrained construction into an era of simpler and lighter Modernist design

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An Actor’s Guide To Commercial Gigs by Emma Bentley

If you’re enjoying our content, then please consider becoming a patreon with every penny going towards keeping paying AYT going and paying our very talented team of young creatives. For mo…

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ITV’s Finding Alice sets family drama in a hazardous smart house

Keeley Hawes stars alongside Joanna Lumley and Nigel Havers as a widow whose move to a dream home becomes a nightmare

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Urban Village: Udondolo — a love song to Soweto

The South African four-piece pays homage to the music of their hometown in a debut album

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Friday, January 15, 2021 at 5am (Broadway Time)

#456 – The Shows We Need (Jagged Little Pill – feat. Marc Kimelman, Kei Tsuruharatani) by Bpn Admin Cs

It’s 2021, and the theatre industry is still shut down. In this new series, “The Shows We Need”, Michael Fatica will try to identify pieces that we as a community need to come back whe…

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In cinema’s good books: the man who curates the shelves in films from Disney to Bond

Stephen Foster also has advice for Zoom users who want to improve the look of their on-screen libraries

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Wake Up With BWW 1/15: Alex Brightman Talks LAW AND ORDER: SVU, MATILDA Musical Film Finds its Stars, and More!

Today's top stories: Alex Brightman discusses his recent episode of Law and Order: SVU, the upcoming musical Matilda film finds its stars in Alisha Weir and Emma Thompson, and more!

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We love Patrick Goodwin by Bpn Admin Cs

The definition of an enzyme is "a substance produced by a living organism which acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction." This is the closest metaphor Joe could com…

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Friday, January 15, 2021 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch Join ‘Matilda’ Musical by Pat Saperstein

Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch and Alisha Weir will join Netflix’s musical adaptation of the beloved children’s story “Matilda,” directed by Matthew Warchus. Thompson will play Miss Tr…

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Peter Mark Richman, Actor in ‘Beverly Hills 90210,’ ‘Three’s Company,’ Dies at 93 by Pat Saperstein

Peter Mark Richman, who made numerous film and TV appearances including recurring roles in “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Three’s Company,” and toplined the early 1960s series “Cain…

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Bill Clinton, Clive Davis, Leslie Odom Jr. Join Benefit for Legendary Jazz Club Birdland (EXCLUSIVE) by Eli Countryman

Fundraising efforts to save iconic New York jazz club Birdland will culminate in a free streaming concert on Jan. 24. The lineup for the event includes former President Bill Clinton, Clive D…

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Bob Iger and Willow Bay Donating $5 Million to Hard-Hit Los Angeles Businesses by Pat Saperstein

Bob Iger and Willow Bay will be donating $5 million to small businesses throughout Los Angeles that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, mayor Eric Garcetti announced Thursday. “We…

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Peter Mark Richman, actor in ‘Three’s Company,’ dead at 93 by Nadine Deninno

Peter Mark Richman, star of numerous Broadway shows, films and TV shows including "Three’s Company" and "Dynasty," died Thursday of natural causes, Deadline reports. He was 93.

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Friday, January 15, 2021 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet: The Democracy! Suite — an activist musical metaphor

Wynton Marsalis’s latest project features call-to-arms motifs and tracks inspired by protest music

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Interactive Bollywood Kitchen Begins January 15 at Geffen Stayhouse by Dan Meyer

Filmmaker and cookbook author Sri Rao leads audiences on a virtual culinary journey.

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Friday, January 15, 2021 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Sleaford Mods gorge on recent UK politics and crises with Spare Ribs

Cummings and Covid are two of the subjects touched on by the Nottingham duo as they exhibit an evolving style

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Episode 169: Vivienne Benesch by Bpn Admin Cs

Director, actor, and teacher Vivienne Benesch is the Producing Artistic Director of Playmakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill, NC. She shares her experiences with the dark side, collaborat…

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Sometimes the Best Technology is Relationships by Complex Movements, Kate Bergstrom

By Complex Movements, Kate Bergstrom. In the last conversation of the Performing the Internet series, curator Kate Bergstrom sits down with three members of the Detroit-based artist-activist…

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Friday, January 15, 2021 at 1am (Broadway Time)
Friday, January 15, 2021 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Marin Ireland and Original Off-Broadway Cast of Blue Ridge Reunite for Streamed Reading January 15 by Talaura Harms

The Abby Rosebrock play premiered at Atlantic Theatre Company in 2019.

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Adventures in theatre’s digital realm

Two online festivals show that the urge to experiment remains undimmed

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S6 Ep3 – Gerard Alessandrini and Glenn Bassett by Bpn Admin Cs

Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini and actor/set designer Glenn Bassett perform with Joshua Turchin to support the York Theatre, with songs from Forbidden Broadway and Spamilton

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One Night in Miami…, Featuring Leslie Odom Jr., Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, and Aldis Hodge, Drops on Amazon Prime January 15 by Andrew Gans

Oscar winner Regina King directs the film, based on Olivier nominee Kemp Powers’ stage play.

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Checking In With… Tony Nominee Brad Oscar, Star of The Producers, Something Rotten!, More by Andrew Gans

Oscar was playing Frank Hillard in the new Broadway musical Mrs. Doubtfire when the pandemic brought down the curtain on theatres around the world.

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