Thursday, July 30, 2020

Bryan Cranston Reveals Bout With COVID-19: “Keep Wearing The Damn Mask!” by Greg Evans

Actor Bryan Cranston revealed today a recent bout with COVID-19, posting an Instagram video of himself donating his antibody-positive plasma for research and encouraging people to wear a mas…

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

London’s ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ Will Sing Again, Pledges Andrew Lloyd Webber by Greg Evans

The Phantom of the Opera might not have left the London theater scene for good after all, assures composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Responding to a newspaper column written by Phantom producer C…

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Royana Black Dies: ‘Raising Miranda’, Broadway’s ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ Actress Was 47 by Greg Evans

Royana Black, an actress who made her Broadway debut at age 10 in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs and, five years later, took the title role in the 1988 sitcom Raising Miranda, died Ju…

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Friday, July 24, 2020

‘Hidden Figures’ Stage Musical In The Works At Disney by Greg Evans

A stage musical adaptation of the 2016 Oscar-nominated hit film Hidden Figures is in the works at Disney, with plans to assemble a creative team of Black artists, Disney Theatrical Productio…

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

New Coalition Targets 500% Boost In Employment Of Black Theater Professionals By 2030 by Greg Evans

A new organization called Black Theatre Coalition has launched its inaugural program to increase work opportunities for Black theater professionals by at least 500% within the next 10 years.…

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Broadway Community Project Maps Industry Family Tree To Demonstrate Scope Of Shutdown, Need For Relief by Greg Evans

While Congress debates how much (or how little) to parse out to the entertainment industry in the next COVID-19 relief package, a group of Broadway insiders is making clear just how wide and…

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Nick Cordero Concert Recording Set For Release On Late Actor’s Birthday by Greg Evans

A recording of the late Nick Cordero’s one-man show will be released by Broadway Records on September 17, marking what would have been the actor’s 42nd birthday. Broadway Records and Cor…

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IATSE Releases COVID Safety Guidelines For Broadway Return: Testing, Sick Leave & Pick Up Your Own Playbills by Greg Evans

Theatrical stage union IATSE has issued a 27-page set of safety guidelines for the still-to-be-determined reopening of Broadway and other live performance venues, with recommendations includ…

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

New Play By Two-Time Pulitzer-Winning Lynn Nottage Joins Upcoming Broadway Line-Up by Greg Evans

A new work by two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage will join Second Stage Theater’s Broadway line-up for 2021, joining the company’s postponed revival of Richard Green…

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Amanda Kloots, Wife Of Late Broadway Star Nick Cordero, Says She Received A Sign From Beyond by Bruce Haring

Widow Amanda Kloots said to her Instagram audience on Thursday that she has received a sign from her late husband. Kloots said she asked for a “sign that you’re here” and she claimed i…

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Phyllis Somerville Dies: ‘The Big C’, Broadway’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Actress Was 76 by Greg Evans

Phyllis Somerville, an actress whose character work spanned decades as well as television (The Big C, NYPD Blue), film (Little Children, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and the stage (B…

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber Tells Trump Campaign To Forget ‘Memory’ – Report by Greg Evans

Andrew Lloyd Webber has told the Donald Trump campaign to scrub his “Memory,” joining a growing list of musical artists — from Neil Young to the Rolling Stones — who object to the pl…

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Theater Artists Of Color Coalition Issues Extensive, Detailed Plan To Restructure Broadway by Greg Evans

A coalition of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) theater workers has released a detailed, 29-page set of demands and strategies to combat racism in the Broadway theater, recommen…

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Amanda Kloots, Wife Of Broadway Actor Nick Cordero, Shares Details On His Memorial Service by Bruce Haring

Amanda Kloots, wife of the late Broadway actor Nick Cordero, has posted details of his memorial service online today, a week after he died from coronavirus complications. Kloots shared the …

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Off Broadway Obie Awards Ceremony Gets New YouTube Premiere Date by Greg Evans

The Obie Awards, Off Broadway’s most prestigious honor, has rescheduled its prerecorded 65th annual award ceremony for July 14 on YouTube. The original premiere date of June 4 was scratche…

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

More Hope For A Post-COVID World: Ben Platt Wants To Return To Broadway – Q&A by Greg Evans

We certainly don’t need another reason to wish the coronavirus gone and Broadway back in business, but here’s one anyway: Ben Platt wants to return to the stage. “Hankering,” is the …

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Monday, July 6, 2020

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Concerned At Long Shutdown Of NYC Arts & Culture That “Make New York City New York City” by Jillg366

New York Governor Andrew said Monday he’s “concerned” at the prolonged shutdown of New York City’s cultural industry as the city moves into Phase 3 today with key businesses still sh…

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Nick Cordero Dies Of COVID-19: Broadway Actor’s Medical Crisis Was Chronicled By Wife Amanda Kloots by Dino-Ray Ramos

Broadway actor Nick Cordero has died after complications with COVID-19. The actor, who received a Tony nomination for his role in Bullets Over Broadway and appeared in productions of Wait…

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

‘Hamilton’ Debut Has Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cast All Atwitter by Bruce Haring

There’s nowhere to go and little to do this July 4 weekend (thanks, coronavirus!). But Disney+ has capitalized on the downtime to bring a streaming treat to masses with the debut last nigh…

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Broadway Performers Record Song, Video To Launch “The Walkout Project” Supporting Black-Owned Businesses by Greg Evans

Stage actor and writer Sidney DuPont (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Trevor: The Musical) has gathered a group of Broadway and Off Broadway performers to launch “The Walkout Project,…

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Phillipa Soo Talks How ‘Hamilton’ Is A Mirror To The Current Social And Cultural Movement by Dino-Ray Ramos

In the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda plays the founding father of the title who takes the spotlight, but let’s face it, Phillipa Soo’s Eliza Schuyler should ta…

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Broadway Actor Nick Cordero Likely To Need Double Lung Transplant, Says Wife Amanda Kloots by Greg Evans

Amanda Kloots, the wife of Broadway actor Nick Cordero, told CBS This Morning today that her husband will likely need a double lung transplant in his long recovery from COVID-19. “We think…

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Nervous NFL, NASCAR, Hollywood Studios & Unions Push For “Pandemic Risk Insurance” From Congress by Dominic Patten

As Hollywood and major league sports’ restarting looks to be stymied by soaring coronavirus cases, some of the biggest players in the arena want Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi to change …

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‘Take Me Out’ Joins Broadway Spring 2021 Line-Up; Revival Stars Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jesse Williams by Greg Evans

Producers of Broadway’s Take Me Out starring Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams have set an opening date of April 22, 2021, with previews beginning March 22. The Sec…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Dustin Hoffman To Star In Scott Rudin Broadway Production Of ‘Our Town’ Next Year; Bartlett Sher Will Direct by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Scott Rudin will bring actor Dustin Hoffman to Broadway in a 2021 staging of Our Town, to be directed by Bartlett Sher. Hoffman will play the role of the Stage Manager in…

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‘Hamilton’s Christopher Jackson Signs With CAA, Talks Disney+ Debut, Broadway’s Need For Racial Equality – Q&A by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: As the much-anticipated Hamilton film debuts on Disney+ Friday and Hulu’s We Are Freestyle Love Supreme gets a July 17 premiere date, actor Christopher Jackson has signed with C…

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‘The Undefeated’ Sets ‘Hamilton’ Roundtable With Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry And More From Tony-Winning Musical by Dino-Ray Ramos

In addition to the July 3 release of the filmed version of the Tony-winning musical Hamilton, Disney+ and TheUndefeated.com will put more shine on the groundbreaking musical with the specia…

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Monday, June 29, 2020

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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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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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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Friday, June 26, 2020

Broadway’s Roundabout Postpones ‘Caroline, Or Change’, ‘Birthday Candles’ To 2021, Adds Alice Childress’ ‘Trouble In Mind’ To Line-Up by Greg Evans

The Broadway revival of the Tony Kushner-Jeanine Tesori musical Caroline, or Change and the New York premiere of Noah Haidle’s Birthday Candles starring Debra Messing are the latest produc…

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