Thursday, May 6, 2021

Waiting for Godot, Starring Ethan Hawke and John Leguizamo, Streams May 6 by Andrew Gans

Directed by Scott Elliott, the virtual production is the first presented by The New Group Off Stage.

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Girls5Eva, Starring Sara Bareilles, Reneé Elise Goldsberry, More, Debuts May 6 by Dan Meyer

The Peacock comedy also stars Paula Pell, Busy Philipps, and Ashley Park.

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Watch the Trailer for Heather Christian’s Animal Wisdom by Dan Meyer

Plus, a Q&A with the writer-performer about making up a new art form for the film adaptation of her theatrical show.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Why Plain Language Is Imperative For Our Survival by Ceci Dadisman

I’ve been on a war against jargon for a long time. Recently, I’ve come across a couple of things that reinforce the fact that we need to stop using jargon along with overly ornate langua…

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Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera Sets October Reopening by Dan Meyer

After a 19-month hiatus, the longest-running show in Broadway history will return to the Majestic Theatre.

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Sydney Chatman and Winsome Pinnock Named Inaugural Recipients of Golden & Ruth Harris Commission by Andrew Gans

Each playwright will receive a $50,000 commission for a new theatrical work.

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Shoba Narayan Taps Broadway Stars for Benefit to Support India During COVID-19 Crisis by Dan Meyer

Jessie Mueller, Denée Benton, and more will appear in Broadway for Every Breath.

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Video Auditions Roundup: Ain't Too Proud National Tour, The Bedwetter Off-Broadway, 42nd Street, More Seeking Performers by Playbill Staff

Find your next job with self-tape audition opportunities for shows across the country.

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Watch Norm Lewis and Raúl Esparza Discuss What Theatre Might Look Like When It Returns by Dan Meyer

Plus, the Tony nominees talk about working with Sondheim and what roles they’d like to revisit.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today that Broadway can resume performances at 100 percent capacity on Sept. 14 and recommends that Broadway require Covid-19 vaccinations for entry to theaters. “Th…

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Andrew Cuomo Says Broadway Shows Will Open at Full Capacity September 14 by Ryan McPhee

The New York governor added that tickets would go on sale as soon as this week.

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The National Theatre Continues Life In Stages Series With Sophie Okonedo, Bill Nighy, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and More by Talaura Harms

The conversation series featuring British leading talent of stage and screen is available to stream for free.

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(Patrick Freyne’s article appeared in the Irish Times, 5/5; King Lear in a Van: Arthur Riordan as King Lear with Karen McCartney as Cordelia and Matthew Malone as Kent. Photograph: Nick Br…

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Stars in the House Welcomes Bob Newhart, Julia Duffy, Peter Bonerz, More May 5 by Andrew Gans

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

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Checking In With… Tony Winner Beth Leavel, Star of The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom, Mamma Mia!, More by Andrew Gans

Leavel will be part of the virtual concert Broadway by the Year: The Kander & Ebb Years, streaming May 10.

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At This Theater: The Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center by JK

Tucked away in the back corner of the Lincoln Center campus, the Vivian Beaumont Theater is easily recognizable with its large plate glass windows and trademark neon logo-signs. Opened in …

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Digital Production of Closer Than Ever, With West End Favorites and More, Coming This Fall by Dan Meyer

The production will feature The X Factor winner Dalton Harris along with West End stars Kerry Ellis, Lee Mead, and Grace Mouat.

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Stop Killing Kittens by Joe Patti

Last week Drew McManus encouraged arts marketers to break pre-Covid bad habits by renewed his plea to stop using cliched terms like “beloved.”  If you read his post closely you will not…

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May 5: What happens when social distancing is entirely scrapped? by Mark Shenton

... Read More The post May 5: What happens when social distancing is entirely scrapped? first appeared on Shenton Stage.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

People You Should Know . . . Elinor T Vanderburg by Zack Calhoon

Elinor T Vanderburg is a Black-American writer, performer and voice artist born in Washington, D.C. She writes plays for and about misfits, creating troubled chimerical landscapes to call he…

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In the News: Lea Salonga, David Henry Hwang Named to API Impactful Leaders List, Rock-Baroque Hybrid My Cyrano to Play NYC by Andrew Gans

Plus: Watch schoolchildren take on the Disney musical Frozen in a trailer for the new documentary Curtain Up!.

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Watch The Dalmatian (Adrianna Hicks) Sing 'Take Me or Leave Me' in Bonus Video From Broadway's Masked Singer by Dan Meyer

Plus, more bonus videos and a Q&A with contestants Nic Rouleau and Jelani Remy.

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Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s Pass Over Is Heading to Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The Danya Taymor-helmed production, previously seen at Lincoln Center Theater's LCT3, will reopen Broadway's August Wilson Theatre.

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Productions of Clybourne Park, Newsies, Songs for a New World, More Will Perform at Virtual 2021 International Thespian Festival by Logan Culwell-Block

This year's festival will spotlight the best in high school theatre nationwide with productions offered through both primetime streams and an on-demand library.

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CONSTANT STANISLAVSKI (116) by Robert Shuman

The words and wisdom of Constantin Stanislavski: [It was in our production of Cricket on the Hearth, based on Dickens], perhaps, that there sounded for the first time those deep and heartfel…

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Chita Rivera, Billy Porter, Patti LuPone, More to be Featured on Broadway Teachers Podcast by Logan Culwell-Block

The new series will feature conversations recorded live over more than two decades of Broadway Teaching Group's workshops for theatre educators.

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Tim Dolan to Help Keep the Bustle of the Theatre District Alive With Virtual Tour of the Hudson Theatre by Victoria Cairl

“I start with a kernel of an idea around Broadway and see where it takes me.”

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This Week in Broadway History: May 4 - 10 by JK

 This Week in Broadway History: May 4 - 10 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭  May 4, 2008: Boeing Boeing landed at the Longacre Theatre for 279 performances with an all-star cast including Mark R…

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Drag Race Alum Jan to Star in Drive-In Screening-Meets-Punk Concert Jannifer’s Body by Ryan McPhee

The presentation at Radial Park marks The Neon Coven’s first offering in its “Come On Out” series.

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Sara Bareilles, Brian d’Arcy James, Joe Morton, More Join PBS Memorial Day Concert by Dan Meyer

Tony winner Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinese will host the special presentation.

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Cast Complete for London's Les Misérables Concert, Resuming West End Performances in May by Andrew Gans

The limited engagement will continue through September, with a full production of the international hit to follow.

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