Friday, March 27, 2020

‘Waitress’ London Production Won’t Return After West End Coronavirus Shutdown by Greg Evans

The London production of the musical Waitress will not re-open following the COVID-19 West End shutdown, producers announced today. “It is with great sadness that we announce the closing o…

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‘Schitt’s Creek’ Star Emily Hampshire To Host Weekly Live Stream Talk Show For The Actors Fund by Greg Evans

Schitt’s Creek actress Emily Hampshire will host a new weekly, live-streamed YouTube talk show to raise money for The Actors Fund’s COVID-19 emergency financial assistance and services p…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Remembering Mark Blum: Madonna & Rosanna Arquette Recall ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ Co-Star; Josh Radnor, Judith Light Among Many Mourning Co by Greg Evans

Madonna and Rosanna Arquette remembered their Desperately Seeking Susan co-star Mark Blum today, joining a lengthy and growing roster of Hollywood and Broadway stars mourning the actor who d…

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: A Conversation With ‘Hadestown’ Director Rachel Chavkin by Greg Evans

Editors’ Note: With full acknowledgment of the big-picture implications of a pandemic that already has claimed thousands of lives, cratered global economies and closed international bord…

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Broadway’s Tony Awards Postponed Due To COVID-19 Pandemic, Date To Be Determined by Greg Evans

The 74th Annual Tony Awards, scheduled to air live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 7 from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, will be postponed and rescheduled at a later d…

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Broadway’s ‘Caroline, Or Change’ And Debra Messing-Starrer ‘Birthday Candles’ Postponed Until Fall by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Caroline, or Change, the revival of the Jeanine Tesori-Tony Kushner musical starring Sharon D Clarke, and Birthday Candles, the Noah Haidle play starring Debra Messing, have bee…

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Michael Jackson Estate Donates $100,000 To Broadway’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund by Greg Evans

The Michael Jackson estate, co-producers of the upcoming Broadway jukebox musical MJ The Musical, will donate $100,000 to the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistan…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Says Friend Terrence McNally’s COVID-19 Death Proves “Crisis Is Not Just Numbers” by Greg Evans

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who officiated at a 2015 marriage reaffirmation ceremony between his longtime friend and college roommate Tom Kirdahy and playwright Terrence McNally, sai…

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Terrence McNally Mourned: “A Giant In Our World”, Lin-Manuel Miranda Says by Erik Pedersen

Terrence McNally, the revered playwright behind such Broadway shows as Master Class and Frankie and Johnny at the Clair de Lune who also wrote the books for Kiss of the Spider Woman, The F…

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Playwright Terrence McNally Dies Of Complications Due To Coronavirus by Greg Evans

Acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally has died of complications due to coronavirus. The author of Master Class, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune and Love! Valour! Compassion!, among m…

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‘Jaws’-Themed Stage Musical ‘Bruce’ Swimming Toward Summer 2021 by Greg Evans

Even a killer shark – or a broken-down mechanical version thereof – is looking like a welcome sign of hope these days: New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse announced today that its 2020-2…

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Actors’ Equity Launches $500,000 Emergency Fund To Aid Members Who Lost Jobs To Coronavirus Shutdown Of Live Theaters by David Robb

Actors’ Equity Association has launched an emergency “Curtain Up Fund” and issued a grant to the Actors Fund to help get members who lost work because of the COVID-19 shutdown of legit…

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Lincoln Center Theater Postpones Broadway’s ‘Flying Over Sunset’ Until Fall by Greg Evans

Flying Over Sunset, the new Broadway musical by James Lapine, Tom Kitt and Michael Korie that suspended production March 12, will reopen this fall, Lincoln Center Theater announced today. LC…

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New Round Of 24 Hour Plays ‘Viral Monologues’ Set For Tonight; Daveed Diggs, Michael Shannon & Clark Gregg Among Performers by Greg Evans

A new set of 24 “Viral Monologues” from The 24 Hour Plays will be available on Instagram tonight, with actors Daveed Diggs, Michael Shannon, Clark Gregg, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dylan …

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Broadway Producers Pledge $1M Match To COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund by Greg Evans

More than 20 Broadway producers have pledged $1 million in matching funds for the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The producers will match every new …

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: A Conversation With Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer Tom Kitt by Greg Evans

Editors’ Note: With full acknowledgment of the big-picture implications of a pandemic that has already claimed thousands of lives, cratered global economies and closed international border…

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Rosie O’Donnell Livestream Special Raises $600,000 For The Actors Fund During Coronavirus Pandemic by Greg Evans

Sunday’s one-night-only, celebrity-packed livestream return of The Rosie O’Donnell Show raised more than $600,000 in support of The Actors Fund during the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers s…

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Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge!’ Star Aaron Tveit Tests Positive For COVID-19, Symptoms “Very Mild” by Greg Evans

Broadway actor Aaron Tveit, star of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, announced today that he’s tested positive for COVID-19 and has been in quarantine since the March 12 Broadway shutdown. “I…

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

‘Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?’ Starring Laurie Metcalf & Rupert Everett Cancels Broadway Run by Greg Evans

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the much-anticipated Broadway revival starring Laurie Metcalf and Rupert Everett with a powerhouse creative and production team, will not resume performanc…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Broadway Producers, Unions Announce Emergency Relief Agreement by Greg Evans

The Broadway League, representing producers, theatre owners and general managers, has reached an agreement with Broadway unions for emergency relief during the COVID-19 shutdown. The agreeme…

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Martin McDonagh’s ‘Hangmen’ Starring Dan Stevens Becomes Broadway’s First Permanent Post-Shutdown Closing by Greg Evans

The Broadway production of Martin McDonagh’s new comedy Hangmen will not resume performances when the coronavirus shutdown is lifted. The producers of the Olivier Award-winning play, starr…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda & Andrew Lloyd Webber Take Musical Playoff Challenge For Isolation Days by Greg Evans

Two days ago Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Twitter page asked socially-isolated followers which of the composer’s songs they’d most like to hear Sir Andrew play. The answer was clear – “Al…

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Broadway’s Jimmy Awards For High School Musicals Canceled Due To COVID-19 Concerns by Greg Evans

This year’s Jimmy Awards – the annual Broadway talent showcase for high school musical performers from across the country – has been canceled over COVID-19 concerns, the Broadway Leagu…

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: A Conversation With Jeanna De Wall, Broadway’s Princess Diana by Greg Evans

Actress Jeanna de Waal has appeared on Broadway’s musical theater stage before – she was among the replacement casts for both Kinky Boots and American Idiot. She was in 2012’s Off Broa…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Rosie O’Donnell Brings Back Her Show As One-Night-Only Streaming Fundraiser by Bruce Haring

Rosie O’Donnell and actor/producer Erich Bergen will bring back the Emmy-winning The Rosie O’Donnell Show this Sunday. The special event is a live, one-night-only streaming fundraiser fo…

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Tony Awards Schedule In Doubt As COVID-19 Broadway Shutdown Tests Eligibility Deadlines by Greg Evans

With the Broadway League weighing CDC recommendations for an additional four weeks of dark theaters, the likelihood of this year’s Tony Awards staying on schedule is shrinking daily, if no…

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Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: ‘Come From Away’ Producers Sue Frost & Randy Adams Talk Shutdown, Salaries & Where Broadway Goes From Here by Greg Evans

Editors’ Note: With full acknowledgment of the big-picture implications of a pandemic that has already claimed thousands of lives, cratered global economies and closed international border…

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Broadway’s Stagehands Union Closes Doors To Members And Public Amid Coronavirus Shutdown by David Robb

With Broadway shuttered, the union that represents its stagehands also has closed its doors to its members and to the public to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “In light of the fur…

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Broadway League Weighing CDC Recommendation Of Eight-Week Cancellations by Greg Evans

The Broadway League, the trade organization representing theater owners and producers, is in discussions about new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control calling for the eight-week po…

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Monday, March 16, 2020

League Of Professional Theatre Women Offer Emergency Loans During Broadway Shutdown by Greg Evans

The League of Professional Theatre Women, a non-profit representing more than 500 theater artists, is offering members impacted by the coronavirus Broadway shutdown access to an emergency lo…

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Matthew Broderick’s Clergy Sister On “Full Recovery” From Coronavirus Diagnosis, Actor Says by Dominic Patten

EXCLUSIVE: Finally a silver of good news today out of the coronavirus pandemic Matthew Broderick’s sister seems to be “on the road to a full recovery” after being diagnosed with COVID-…

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