Thursday, October 29, 2020

Broadway Background Of Wisconsin GOP Candidate’s Wife Becomes Political Talking Point by Greg Evans

The Broadway performances of a U.S. congressman’s wife has become an unlikely talking point in Wisconsin politics. In her campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher by highligh…

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Daniel Dae Kim Sets Streaming Event For Politically Charged Play ‘Belly Of The Beast’ Ahead Of Election by Dinorayramos

With less than a week until one of the most important elections of our lifetime, Daniel Dae Kim’s 3AD, along with the New York Theater Workshop, will present a one-day streaming event of t…

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Broadway Casting & Live Event Exec Resigns For Failure To Meet “High Standards” by Greg Evans

Bruston Manuel, the Chief Operating Officer of live event producer RWS Entertainment and its subsidiary Binder Casting, resigned his position today, stating he had “not lived up to the hig…

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Eight Off Broadway Theaters & Comedy Clubs Sue Gov. Andrew Cuomo To Lift Shutdown For Small Venues by Greg Evans

If Saturday Night Live can do it, why not Off Broadway? That’s one of the arguments in a lawsuit filed by six small New York theaters and two comedy clubs against New York Governor Andrew …

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Ming Cho Lee Dies: Broadway’s Tony-Winning Scenic Designer, Mentor To Generations Was 90 by Greg Evans

Ming Cho Lee, an innovative and influential scenic designer whose career of more than 60 years included unforgettable creations for Broadway, Off Broadway, regional theater, opera and dance,…

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Marge Champion Dies: Golden Age TV Dancer, Model For Disney’s Snow White Was 101 by Greg Evans

Marge Champion, a dancer who achieved nationwide television fame in the 1950s with her husband and dance partner Gower Champion and even then had already contributed to cinema history as a m…

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Comedy Podcast ‘As The Curtain Rises’ Recruits Theater Headliners For Broadway’s First Digital Soap by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Broadway actors have a long history of moonlighting – sunlighting? – on daytime soaps, at least they did in decades past when New York City still had soaps. With theaters now …

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Brian Grazer And Ron Howard: Movie Theaters Will Turn Into Broadway — And Don’t Expect Tom Cruise To Wear A Mask Onscreen by Dade Hayes

Imagine Entertainment partners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer expect COVID-19 to have an impact on Hollywood for some time to come — just not necessarily on screen. “This period of our live…

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‘Hamilton’ Cast Members Join Annual Arthur Miller Foundation Honors Lineup by Greg Evans

Original cast members of Broadway’s Hamilton have joined the line-up of performers for the annual Arthur Miller Foundation Honors celebrating public school arts education. The third annual…

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Monday, October 19, 2020

#MeToo Musical: Weinstein Accuser Louisette Geiss Teams With Composer Diane Warren On New Production by Greg Evans

The Right Girl, a new musical based on (and co-written by) the real-life story of former screenwriter Louisette Geiss and the sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein she says ended her film ca…

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Doreen Montalvo Dies: Television And Broadway Actress Known For ‘Mrs. Doubtfire,’ ‘On Your Feet’ Was 56 by Alexandra Del Rosario

Television and Broadway actress Doreen Montalvo has died, her manager Steve Maihack confirmed on social media. Montalvo, who acted in Broadway productions of In The Heights and appeared in a…

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Anthony Chisholm Dies: Tony-Nominated Actor And Film, TV Star Was 77 by Bruce Haring

Anthony Chisholm, whose long career spanned Broadway, film and television, died today at age 77. No cause was given by The Katz Company, his talent management. Chisholm earned a 2007 Tony no…

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Tony Award Snubs, What Ifs And That Strange Case Of Aaron Tveit by Greg Evans

Blame the coronavirus for this year’s drastically reduced roster of eligible Tony Award nominees, and Tony nominators for overlooking at least a few possibilities. Even with only 18 Broadw…

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Tony Nominee Reactions: Thank You, Wear A Mask & Vote Biden by Greg Evans

Refresh for updates Acknowledgements, thank yous, laments for shuttered theaters, pleas for racial justice and get-out-the-vote plugs (for one presidential candidate, anyway) are being offer…

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Tony Awards Nominations List – Updating Live by Greg Evans

Refresh for updates…The nominations for the 2020 Tony Awards will be announced virtually at noon ET by actor James Monroe Iglehart. Deadline will keep you up to speed on the nominations as…

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Tony Awards Nominations – Watch The Livestream by Erik Pedersen

Broadway has been dark since mid-March, but its 2019-20 season already was winding down. In fact, there were 31 shows on the Main Stem boards when the coronavirus made this the cruelest of y…

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Announces Broadway Return, Premiere Date by Greg Evans

David Byrne’s American Utopia will return to Broadway next fall. Producers announced today that the critically lauded production will hit the stage Sept. 17, 2021. The show, filmed by Spik…

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Acclaimed Bedlam Theater To Mash Up Shakespeare For Irreverent New Media Series by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Bedlam, the small, critically acclaimed Off Broadway theater company known for its clever, spare and unconventional stagings of classics like The Crucible and Saint Joan, is devel…

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Broadway’s ‘Flying Over Sunset’ Joins ‘The Music Man’ & ‘MJ’ In Targeting Fall/Winter 2021 Following Latest Shutdown Extension by Greg Evans

With Broadway’s shut down at least until June, some producers who had been hoping to open shows this spring are re-setting their sights on fall or even 2022, while others have announced no…

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Actors’ Equity President Blasts SAG-AFTRA For Launching “Sham Investigation” Into Equity’s Internal Affairs; Guild Responds – Update by David Robb

UPDATED with SAG-AFTRA response at bottom: The war of words in the increasingly bitter jurisdictional dispute between SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity continued today with Equity president Kat…

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Michael Cera Q&A: The ‘Arrested Development’ Actor Discusses His New Kenneth Lonergan Project, Costar Mark Ruffalo And How Wally Brando Came T by Greg Evans

With no fewer than three acclaimed Broadway productions of plays written by Kenneth Lonergan to his credit – This Is Our Youth, Lobby Hero and The Waverly Gallery –actor Michael Cera see…

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge & Director Carrie Cracknell Reflect On Broadway’s 2019 ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ & Ponder What’s Next – The D by Greg Evans

Audiences moved to tears – actually, moved to sobs – were commonplace throughout last year’s nine-week Broadway run of Sea Wall/A Life, the pair of solo one-act plays starring, respect…

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SAG-AFTRA Board Unanimously Reaffirms Jurisdiction Over Taping Of Live Theatrical Presentations, Will Probe Actors’ Equity’s Alleged “Poaching by David Robb

The usually fractious SAG-AFTRA national board of directors unanimously has approved a resolution reaffirming the union’s jurisdiction over the taping of live theater productions, accusing…

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Hugh Jackman ‘The Music Man’ Resets Broadway Opening Date As Shutdown Extended by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: With Broadway dark at least until next summer, The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman has set a new opening night for 2022. The highly anticipated musical revival, costarring Sutton …

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Broadway To Remain Closed Through May 2021 by Greg Evans

Broadway will remain closed through at least May 30 2021, the Broadway League announced today. The four-month extension beyond the most recent January date will force producers hoping for a …

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Tommy Rall Dies: ‘Seven Brides For Seven Brothers’, ‘Funny Girl’ Dancer Was 90 by Greg Evans

Tommy Rall, the actor and dancer who brought Broadway skills to Hollywood films like Kiss Me Kate, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Funny Girl and Pennies From Heaven, died Tuesday of conges…

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Tony Awards Nominations Coming Next Week by Patrick Hipes

Nominations for the 74th annual Tony Awards will be revealed October 15, organizers said Thursday. The announcement will be hosted by James Monroe Iglehart and stream live on the Tony Awards…

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Broadway’s Annual ‘Hocus Pocus’ Halloween Spoof Fundraiser Going Virtual by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Broadway’s annual I Put A Spell On You concert-slash-party event to raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will go virtual this year due to the pandemic. The concert…

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Morgan Freeman, Laurie Metcalf, Ellen Burstyn, Laura Linney, Matthew Broderick Among All-Star Line-Up For Virtual Broadway Play Series by Greg Evans

Morgan Freeman, Laurie Metcalf, John Malkovich, Zachary Quinto, Vanessa Williams, David Alan Grier, Elizabeth Ashley, Matthew Broderick, Lucas Hedges and Paul Mescal are among the actors who…

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‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Benefit Concert Draws Broadway Voices: James Monroe Iglehart, Adrienne Warren, Danny Burstein, More by Greg Evans

A one-night-only Halloween benefit concert presentation of the Tim Burton/Danny Elfman spooky 1993 classic The Nightmare Before Christmas is drawing top-notch Broadway talent, including Jame…

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‘Superstar’ Lyricist Tim Rice Ponders His Career, Theater’s Future, Live Action Remakes & Technicolor Dreamcoats – Deadline Q&A by Greg Evans

Sir Tim Rice has written lyrics for some of the most beloved and successful musicals of the past century, from Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to Ches…

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