Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Provincetown Theater Launches Free Virtual Programming Series, Including Productions of The Laramie Project, August: Osage County by Andrew Gans

Artistic Director David Drake's programming also includes a series of live-streamed conversations with civic leaders and concerned citizens.

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Video Roundup April 9: Elaine Paige Offers a Musical Theatre Challenge, Celia Keenan-Bolger Reads City of Girls, More by Dan Meyer

Stage favorites are making the most of social distancing in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Track-by-Track Breakdown: Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Dissect Their Ragtime Score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

A deep dive into the untold stories of lyrical inspirations, creations of musical themes, cut sequences, and the genius of Terrence McNally behind the show’s Tony Award–winning songs.

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Celebrate #SociallyDistancedShakespeare With These 9 Reinventions of the Bard by Marc J. Franklin

Ahead of its upcoming production of Hamlet, the Young Vic Theatre gives theatre audiences a laugh with timely reinventions of Shakespeare’s classics.

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Broadway Licensing Launches New Plays to Be Performed by Video Conferencing by Olivia Clement

The collection, for students and adults, can be performed on Zoom, as well as Facebook Live and other virtual spaces.

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How Theatre Award Ceremonies Are Handling the Coronavirus Shutdown by Ryan McPhee

From the Tonys to the Obies, here's what's happening with the spring awards season.

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Listening Party: Revisit the Broadway Cast Recording of Waitress by Marc J. Franklin

Jagged Little Pill's Celia Rose Gooding recommends a shift at the diner with Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson's hit musical.

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Tony Winner Santino Fontana Will Narrate Audio Edition of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Hunger Games Prequel by Andrew Gans

Suzanne Collins' new book is set 64 years before the events of The Hunger Games.

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Watch Donna Murphy and Laura Benanti Sing 'Ohio' From City Center Encores! Wonderful Town by Andrew Gans

The third week of videos, part of the venue's series featuring highlights from New York City Center's Encores!, spotlights musicals set in New York.

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Watch Mark Setlock Read Becky Mode's Fully Committed on Plays in the House Live Stream by Andrew Gans

Plays in the House is a spinoff of Stars in the House, the daily benefit series created by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley to benefit The Actors Fund.

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Jason Robert Brown Offers His Rendition of ‘Dayenu’ for Passover by Ruthie Fierberg

Ahead of the night of the first Passover seder, the Tony-winning composer lyricist shares his remix of the holiday tune.

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American Ballet Theatre Cancels 2020 Season at Metropolitan Opera Due to COVID-19 Health Crisis by Dan Meyer

Productions on the slate included Romeo and Juliet, Jane Eyre, and The Sleeping Beauty.

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Playbill Viewing: Wesley Taylor and Mitchell Jarvis' 2013 Streaming Series It Could Be Worse by Andrew Gans

Relive the delicious behind-the-scenes comedy as struggling actor Jacob encounters a theatrical diva played to a fare thee well by Alison Fraser.

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Watch Ryan McCartan Sing 'This Nearly Was Mine'' on R&H Goes Live! by Dan Meyer

The YouTube series offers live stream performances and Q&As with a variety of Broadway favorites.

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The Daily Distraction: Liz Callaway Finds a 'Beautiful City' While Driving Through New York by Ryan McPhee

The Tony nominee serenades and soothes in her "AutoTunes" videos.

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Pulitzer Prize Board Postpones 2020 Announcement Date by Olivia Clement

The announcement for the annual prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, was originally scheduled for April.

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Beetlejuice Officially Closes at the Winter Garden Theatre After Broadway Extends Shutdown by Dan Meyer

The musical, starring Alex Brightman, was initially slated to take its final bow June 6.

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Broadway Theatres Extend Shutdown as Coronavirus Outbreak Looms Over New York City by Ryan McPhee

Shows were initially slated to close through April 12; they’re now hoping to resume in June.

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Watch a Powerful Concert Performance of the New Musical Passing Through by Ruthie Fierberg

Based on the story of the man who walked from Pennsylvania to California collecting stories of America and hope, the musical premiered at Goodspeed in 2019.

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ACT of Connecticut Unveils 2020–2021 Season by Olivia Clement

The theatre will kick off its new season in the fall with Freaky Friday.

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Coalition of Arts Funders Launches $10 Million Emergency Artist Relief Fund by Andrew Gans

The fund will provide unrestricted $5,000 relief grants to assist artists facing financial emergencies due to COVID-19.

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2020 Drama Desk Awards Remain on Schedule, Ceremony Moved Online by Ryan McPhee

The revised eligibility window includes Broadway and Off-Broadway shows that opened through March 11.

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Watch Heather Headley and Brian Stokes Mitchell Sing 'Fireworks' From City Center Encores! Do Re Mi by Andrew Gans

The third week of videos, part of the venue's series featuring highlights from New York City Center's Encores!, spotlights musicals set in New York.

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Celebrity Self-Tape: Caroline, or Change Star N’Kenge Auditions for Her Dream Role in Ragtime by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch the soprano’s rendition of “Your Daddy’s Son” from the Ahrens and Flaherty score.

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Celebrate Fred Ebb With These 16 Broadway Shows by Playbill Staff

The late Chicago and Cabaret lyricist was born April 8, 1928.

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Learn How to Do Your Makeup Moulin Rouge! Style by Ruthie Fierberg

MAC and The Blonds bring their chic expertise to this exclusive video makeup master class.

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Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The Addams Family on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The musical comedy opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre April 8, 2010.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Recapping Smash 2.11: The Naked Truth by Mark Peikert

Hit List and Bombshell are set on a collision course by that devious Richard Francis at The New York Times!

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Henry Winkler, D'Arcy Carden and More Barry Stars Join Stars in the House Live Stream by Andrew Gans

The daily series created by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley benefits The Actors Fund.

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Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, More to Take Part in Virtual Passover Seder Benefit by Ryan McPhee

Saturday Night Seder is the latest from StoryCourse, a theatre-meets-dining initiative co-founded by Broadway's Adam Kantor

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