Friday, May 29, 2020

Odds & Ends: Kristin Chenoweth & Kelli O'Hara to Unite for Stars Align Charity Concert & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. Kristin Chenoweth & Kelli O'Hara to Sing with Oklahoma City University Alums Oklahoma natives Kristin Chenoweth and Ke…

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Laura Benanti's #SunshineSongs Inspires HBO Max Special Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020 by Lindsey Sullivan

As previously reported, Laura Benanti gets high marks for spotlighting theater-loving students whose school musicals were canceled as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The Tony winner's #Suns…

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Adrianna Hicks Says Her Six Audition Was Like 'Performing for Rihanna" by Caitlin Moynihan

Adrianna Hicks has been playing Catherine of Aragon in Six, the pop musical about the six wives of Henry VIII, since it made its across the pond from the U.K. Making its North American prem…

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We check in with Six queen Adrianna Hicks! 

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Hello, Dolly!, Starring Four-Time Olivier Award Winner Imelda Staunton, Postponed in the West End by Lindsey Sullivan

London audiences will have to wait for this parade to pass by. The previously announced production of Hello, Dolly! has been postponed as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The revival, sta…

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium Postponed to Summer 2021 by Lindsey Sullivan

The previously announced return of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium has been postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The 10-week limited engage…

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Tony Winners Thomas Kail and Steven Levenson Team Up for New Fiddler on the Roof Movie by Lindsey Sullivan

Mazel tov! Hamilton's Tony-winning director Thomas Kail will helm a new feature film of Fiddler On The Roof, according to Deadline. Dear Evan Hansen's Tony-winning scribe Steven Levenson w…

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Carmen Cusack on How She's Been Keeping Busy as She Waits for the Return of Flying Over Sunset by Caitlin Moynihan

Carmen Cusack and the company of Lincoln Center Theater's Flying Over Sunset was preparing to perform the new original musical in front of a paying audience for the first time on March 12. …

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Offstage: Opening Night Offers Performances and More from the 2019-2020 Broadway Season by Lindsey Sullivan

Though the 2020 Tony Awards have been postponed, the month of June is still filled with salutes to the theater. The New York Times has announced Offstage: Opening Night, a live event celeb…

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See Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson & More in the New Trailer for the Freestyle Love Supreme Doc by Lindsey Sullivan

As previously announced, We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, a 15-year retrospective of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail and Anthony Veneziale's hip-hop improv show that made its Broadway debut at…

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Ryan Murphy Reveals He Has the Rights to Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart & The Destiny of Me by Lindsey Sullivan

As previously reported, playwright, author, outspoken AIDS activist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Larry Kramer died on May 27. In a heartfelt tribute, Ryan Murphy, who directed the Emmy-w…

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Jessica Chastain-Led A Doll's House & The Seagull with Emilia Clarke Postponed in London by Lindsey Sullivan

With West End theaters shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both Frank McGuinness' production of A Doll’s House and Anya Reiss’ adaptation of The Seagull have been postponed at the Pl…

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We check in with Flying Over Sunset star Carmen Cusack.

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James Corden, Audra McDonald & More Presenters Announced for the 2020 Drama Desk Awards by Lindsey Sullivan

The 65th annual Drama Desk Awards are coming up on May 31, and the lineup presenting the awards is set. As previously reported, the winners will be announced during a special presentation o…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

MCC's 20th Annual Miscast Gala Is Going Online by Lindsey Sullivan

Off-Broadway's MCC Theater had previously scheduled its 20th annual Miscast benefit for April 6 at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The annual gala features Broadway stars performing songs from rol…

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Andy Señor Jr. to Direct Rent in South Korea This Summer by Lindsey Sullivan

Seensee Company has announced they will be presenting Jonathan Larson’s Rent for a limited two-month engagement. The production will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show in Korea. Pe…

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Actors’ Equity Association & Dr. David Michaels Reveal Guiding Principles for Reopening Theaters by Lindsey Sullivan

Actors' Equity Association President Kate Shindle and Executive Director Mary McColl hosted a press call on May 26 to discuss the measures being taken to reopen theaters in the wake of the C…

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Aladdin Original Cast Member Don Darryl Rivera on Where to Look for Easter Eggs in the Disney Hit Musical by Caitlin Moynihan

Don Darryl Rivera knows what it takes to be the perfect sidekick. For the past nine years, Rivera has been bringing Iago, Jafar's evil sidekick in Aladdin, to life on stage. Known as a talki…

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Aladdin's Don Darryl Rivera checks in with Paul Wontorek! 

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Larry Kramer, Noted Playwright & Trailblazing AIDS Activist, Dies at 84 by

Larry Kramer, the playwright, author, outspoken AIDS activist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, has died at the age of 84, according to published reports. Kramer is perhaps best known for hi…

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The Crown's Matt Smith & Claire Foy to Reunite in Lungs at the Old Vic for Socially Distanced Performances by Lindsey Sullivan

The Old Vic has announced a new artistic initiative called Old Vic: In Camera, which will combine a run of socially distanced performances of Duncan MacMillan’s Lungs with The Crown's Matt…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Odds & Ends: Hamilton's Mandy Gonzalez to Host Broadway's Best for Breast Cancer! Series & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. Mandy Gonzalez to Host Health and Wellness Series Werk! Hamilton's talented Mandy Gonzalez is set to host Broadway's Best f…

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Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Join Public Theater Benefit We Are One Public by Lindsey Sullivan

The previously announced We Are One Public gala just got even more star-studded! Stage and screen star Jesse Tyler Ferguson will host an evening of performances and stories in support of the…

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The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues Returns with Alex Brightman, Michael Cerveris & More by Lindsey Sullivan

A starry roster of talent has been announced to take part in the latest edition of Viral Monologues, a new program which features performances released digitally on IGTV. The series is an in…

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Wicked's Alexandra Billings to Host Virtual Pride Parade, Featuring Judith Light, Audra McDonald & More by Lindsey Sullivan

The Lavender Effect, the non-profit organization dedicated to advancing LGBTQ+ heritage and culture, is having a virtual Pride Parade on May 31 at 3PM ET on Zoom and Facebook Live. The para…

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Date and Details Set for Digital 2020 Obie Awards, Hosted by Cole Escola by Lindsey Sullivan

We now have details regarding the previously announced Obie Awards! The 65th annual celebration of off and off-off Broadway theater will take place on the American Theatre Wing's YouTube c…

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Danny Burstein on Simple Joys Following COVID-19 Recovery and Missing the 'Crazy-Ass Talented' Moulin Rouge! Cast by Caitlin Moynihan

Danny Burstein is used to be being busy. With 18 Broadway productions and six Tony nominations to his name, Burstein's schedule is usually filled with performances, rehearsals, press events …

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Watch Tony Winners Kelli O'Hara, Cynthia Erivo & More in PBS' National Memorial Day Concert by Lindsey Sullivan

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, PBS' annual National Memorial Day Concert was not held live on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Instead, Tony winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy winner Gary S…

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See Darren Criss Make Hits in the Trailer for the New Quibi Series Royalties by Lindsey Sullivan

As previously announced, Darren Criss is set to star in the new Quibi series Royalties beginning on June 1. The trailer for the short-form series, which stars Criss and Kether Donohue as a …

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Debra Messing, Cheyenne Jackson & More Set for This Week's Stars in the House by Lindsey Sullivan

An exciting lineup of Broadway talents is set for this week's episodes of Stars in the House, a daily online series from SiriusXM On Broadway personality Seth Rudetsky and his husband, prod…

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 Moulin Rouge! star Danny Burstein checks in with Paul Wontorek.

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