Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Danny Bacher Has Just the Tune For You by Sandi Durell

  Singer-Songwriter- Soprano Saxophonist extraordinaire, Danny Bacher responded to the call to keep fan spirits up during this unusual time in our history. He’s “Makin’ Whoopee” in …

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Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night Auditions Go Online by Chris Barlow

For the first time in its 86-year history, the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night auditions will be conducted exclusively through online submissions, as the nonprofit looks to continue its mis…

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THE 74th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS® TO BE POSTPONED by Sandi Durell

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

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WATCH “MIRACLE ON 42nd STREET” by Sandi Durell

    By Brian Scott Lipton   Most New Yorkers have at least walked by Manhattan Plaza, the giant apartment buildings on 43rd Street (one on the corner of Ninth Avenue, the other on Tenth A…

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RECORDS (YES, RECORDS!) by Sandi Durell

  By Ron Fassler   As a kid in the 1960s and 70s and totally infatuated with Broadway, listening to a cast album was as close as I could get to the real thing. There was no internet to go …

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Marilyn Maye Sings for Everyone by Sandi Durell

IT’S TODAY from Marilyn Maye on Vimeo.   Marvelous Marilyn Maye, the Queen of Cabaret, wants her fans to know that she’s doing just fine back in Kansas City, washing her hands (as is He…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Terrence McNally Dies from Coronavirus Complications by Sandi Durell

  Terrence McNally died. His long, varied and prolific career as a playwright, musical librettist and screenwriter earned him four Tony Awards and an Emmy. He died today, March 24 from coro…

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Neil LaBute’s Ten X Ten Series by Sandi Durell

  Neil LaBute’s Ten X Ten Series will be offered by Contemptible Entertainment as free content via The St. Louis Actors’ Studio’s Twitter account @STLAS1 beginning March 25, 2020. Ten…

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Julia Miles Passed Away-Member LPTW by Sandi Durell

    The League of Professional Theatre Women (Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for more tha…

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Flying Over Sunset & Intimate Apparel To Open in Fall by Sandi Durell

  Happily, Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop) has announced that it will reopen its productions of the new musical Flying Over Sunset at the Vivian Beaumont Thea…

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#54BelowAtHome New Series by Sandi Durell

  In keeping with current times and due to closings and postponments, 54 Below will launch its new series with Tony® nominee Joe Iconis & Drama Desk nominee George Salazar on March…

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Jeremy Jordan R&H Live Stream by Sandi Durell

  The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization announced today the launch of their new YouTube live stream series, R&H Goes Live! beginning with JeremyJordan. The ongoing series will fe…

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Monday, March 16, 2020

League of Professional Theatre Women Responds to Broadway Shutdown by Sandi Durell

  The League of Professional Theatre Women (Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for over three …

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More Closings Worldwide – Streaming Becomes Essential by Sandi Durell

    “Broadway Licensing Offers Up Streaming Rights to Shows that Can’t Perform Live” by BroadwayWorld – “Broadway Licensing has secured approvals for live streaming over 400 pl…

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Shut Down! Small Theaters,Nightclubs,Movie Theaters,Concert Halls by Sandi Durell

  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced March 15 that small theatres, nightclubs, movie theaters, and concert venues must all close, effective 9 AM, Tuesday, March 17. The mandate co…

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Insight into Memories of Musicals Tonight! by Sandi Durell

                  That’s the Ticket – Where It All Began by Guest Writer Mel Miller   I first became aware of That’s the Ticket, thanks to “The Musicals No One Came to See…

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Bound to Make You Smile During These Difficult Times! by Sandi Durell

  by Sandi Durell   Remember Cheers and Ted Danson? (as if you can forget!) Here’s an apropos video segment I received today that should help to put a smile on your face – something we…

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Washington Square (Performances Now Suspended) by Sandi Durell

    by Marcina Zaccaria   Three hours after confirmation that all Broadway theaters would be closed and Lincoln Center Pavillion would be shut, I traveled to Greenwich Village to attend a…

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Wash Your Hands to Your Favorite Song by Sandi Durell

  by Sandi Durell   You have a new opportunity to sing to any of your favorite tunes when you’re alone in the shower. And it’s in the name of public health and beating coronavirus. A n…

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Can’t Go to Theater? Maybe Theater and Concerts Can Come to You! by Sandi Durell

  By Sandi Durell   I’ve been saying to many that in the wake of the theater shutdown in New York (and worldwide), how important it would be for someone to tape shows and then live-strea…

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Aid Applications for Small Businesses by Sandi Durell

Our Efforts to Bring You Information on Many Topics of Interest to Those in Entertainment Related Small Businesses   When the city said it would offer cash and loans to help businesses…

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Updates on Theater Shutdowns and More by Sandi Durell

  The following is a compilation of the most recent news articles via Broadway Briefing and other Entertainment outlets regarding COVID-19 and Theater and Event Shutdowns   Broadway produc…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

72 Miles to Go… by Sandi Durell

  by Sandi Durell   Those 72 miles can be a short hop and jump or, as in Hilary Bettis’ new play at Roundabout Theatre Company’s Laura Pels Theatre, an indeterminate unreachable number…

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Joel Jeske:The Artist Will Be With You in a Moment – Utterly Charming (Not Twee) by Sandi Durell

  by Alix Cohen   Take your time passing through the exhibit of Dadaist objects and signage on the way in. An embodiment of the show, it’s droll, minimal, evocative; mood setting. Joel J…

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Conscience at George Street Playhouse by Sandi Durell

      by Adam Cohen   Political polemics abound, especially in an election year where viruses get politicized.  This concept is theatricalized compellingly in the George Street Playhou…

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Mockingbird,West Side Story,Lehman Triology,Virginia Woolf,Mormon $50 by Sandi Durell

  The producers of To Kill a Mockingbird, West Side Story, The Lehman Trilogy, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and The Book of Mormon, in an unprecedented move, have announced tha…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Unknown Soldier – A Musical by Jk Clarke

    By Brian Scott Lipton   What is, what was and what might have been. These everyday yet profound questions envelop the minds of both the main characters and the audience of Unknown Sol…

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Joan Ryan in Concert – The Green Room 42 by Sandi Durell

    By Linda Amiel Burns   Joan Ryan has been living in Los Angeles for many years, and commuting between the two coasts. However, she is thrilled to now be living in NY full time and per…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Mr. Toole at 59e59 Theaters by Sandi Durell

    By Sandi Durell   Have you read A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole? I urge you to read this cult classic for insight into the significance of Vivian Neuwirth’s play Mr. …

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Kristin Chenoweth Named Artist in Residence at Alma Mater Oklahoma City University by Sandi Durell

  Kristin Chenoweth has accepted an appointment as Artist in Residence at her alma mater, Oklahoma City University, beginning in April 2020. The Tony and Emmy Award winning performer has ac…

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Incantata by Sandi Durell

  by Marcina Zaccaria   At first, we’re not sure if it’s a painter’s or sculptor’s studio.  The table is perfectly prepared.  Rolls of paper hang from the wall in a tall loft whe…

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