Friday, January 20, 2017

Billy Porter Releases a Timely Rendition of “Edelweiss” by Robert Viagas

He says the song offers hope in “the darkest of times.”

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See Betty Buckley, Chita Rivera, and More at Concert for America by Hannah Vine

More than 30 Broadway stars took part in the January 20 benefit concert celebrating diversity and hope at The Town Hall.

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This Is Us Star Chrissy Metz to Take on Neil LaBute for 1 Night Only by Olivia Clement

MCC will present a benefit reading of the play Fat Pig with a never-before-seen ending.

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Triton Gallery Founder Roger Puckett Is Retiring by Robert Viagas

But the Ninth Avenue poster mecca he founded in 1965 will continue under a new owner.

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Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Theresa Rebeck, and More Pen Post-Election Responses by Olivia Clement

Primary Stages’ Morning in America, November 9, 9:00 AM consists of a series of one-minute monologues by well-known playwrights.

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Watch: John Legend and the Cast of Jitney Celebrate Opening Night by Ruthie Fierberg

The Grammy- and Oscar-winning producer and the company of MTC’s production of August Wilson’s play toast their January 19 opening on Facebook Live.

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Operatic Soprano Roberta Peters Dies at 86 by Robert Viagas

She turned to musicals and operetta later in her career.

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Casting Society of America Announces the 2017 Artios Winners by Ruthie Fierberg

Which casting directors earned the top prize?

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Snaps for Opening Night: Jitney’s Carra Patterson Gets Glam by Hannah Vine

Backstage at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, Patterson preps for an after-party at the Copacabana.

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Michael Urie Hosts 32nd Annual Artios Awards in NYC by Marc J. Franklin

Host Michael Urie was joined January 19 by Emmy winners Danny DeVito, Sam Waterston, Margo Martindale, and more to honor achievements in casting.

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Disney’s Pinocchio to Come to the Stage by Ruthie Fierberg

The world theatrical premiere of the Disney-animated classic prepares for a 2017 bow.

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Playwright Jiréh Breon Holder to Receive the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award by Olivia Clement

Holder's Too Heavy For Your Pocket, to be staged by Roundabout Theater Company, is the recipient of the $50,000 award.

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Jiréh Breon Holder to Receive $50,000 for Too Heavy For Your Pocket by Olivia Clement

The new play, to be staged by Roundabout Theater Company, is the recipient of the Laurents / Hatcher Foundation Award.

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See Over 500 Theatres Across the U.S. Unite for Ghostlight Project by Hannah Vine

On the eve of the U.S. Presidential Inauguration, artists from coast to coast took a stand for continued vigilance, increased advocacy, inclusion, tolerance, and social justice.

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Ethan Hawke, Jayne Houdyshell, Karen Akers Will Offer The Inauguration of Hope by Adam Hetrick

The January 23 gathering at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine is described as an artistic recommitment to the “values for which America stands.”

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York Theatre to Celebrate Life and Work of Jerry Herman With Special Presentation by Olivia Clement

A one-night-only event, Hello, Jerry! will pay tribute to the Broadway composer.

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Shoshana Bean Will Headline New York City Gay Men’s Chorus Benefit by Michael Gioia

The eighth annual Harmony gala will be held at the Diamond Horseshoe.

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Alix Korey and Anne Runolfsson to Lead Cast of Milk and Honey by Olivia Clement

Jerry Herman’s 1961 musical will be revived by the York Theatre Company Off-Broadway this winter.

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Amber Iman, Lauren Worsham, Lilli Cooper Set for Artists for World Peace Benefit by Michael Gioia

The annual fundraiser will be held at the Cutting Room.

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Telly Leung Marries Partner of 12 Years by Ruthie Fierberg

The two wed in December, but saved the announcement for January 20.

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Check Out This Report From Inside the Cher Musical Reading by Robert Viagas

Rick Elice's biomusical of the superstar was given a staged reading in NYC with three different actors as Cher.

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Lilli Cooper and Eboni Booth Tapped For Sundown, Yellow Moon by Olivia Clement

Ars Nova and WP Theater will present the world premiere of the new play with songs.

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Celebrate Jitney’s Broadway Opening Night with John Legend and More by Hannah Vine

Directed by Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the play is part of the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner’s American Century Cycle.

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Further Casting Announced for New Production of Carousel at London Coliseum by Mark Shenton

Nicholas Lyndhurst, Brenda Edwards, Alex Young, and Gavin Spokes join cast.

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10 Must-Haves to Pack for BroadwayCon 2017 by Ruthie Fierberg

The list of obvious and obscure convention essentials for each day at the Javits.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

See What the Critics Had to Say About August Wilson’s Jitney on Broadway by Robert Viagas

Directed by Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the play is part of the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner’s American Century Cycle.

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Photos: Something Rotten! National Tour Launches in Boston by Hannah Vine

Adam Pascal, Rob McClure, and Josh Grisetti head the cast.

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Trump Administration May Eliminate National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities by Adam Hetrick

The plan to reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over the next decade could drastically impact the nation’s arts programs.

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John J. Caswell Jr. Named P73 Playwriting Fellow by Olivia Clement

Selected from more than 400 applicants, he will receive a total of $20,000 in developmental support.

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TODAY Goes Behind the Scenes with Hamilton’s Taran Killam by Ruthie Fierberg

The former Saturday Night Live actor makes his Broadway debut as King George.

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