Monday, October 25, 2021

This Improv Impresario Has A New Show That Is Getting Some Serious Buzz by Jeryl Brunner

This past August Shannon O'Neill debuted RaaaatScraps. The improv world has a new contender of a show.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:53PM
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

A New Audio Miniseries Amplifies The Lives Of Essential Workers And Their Families by Jeryl Brunner

Isolated Incidents, a six-part miniseries from the Broadway Podcast Network, highlights the universal struggles that we felt in 2020.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:20AM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Karen Schaler, Writer Of The Netflix Sensation ‘A Christmas Prince,’ Has A New Royal Romantic Comedy Inspired By The Royal Family by Jeryl Brunner

This dynamic writer shares the backstory behind her newest novel and how she is also writing a movie version of it.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:41AM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Meet One Of Musical Theater’s Record Breaking Titans: ‘Come From Away’ Music Director, Wendy Cavett by Jeryl Brunner

Wendy Cavett made history as the first female conductor of Hamilton on Broadway.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:19AM
Sunday, October 3, 2021

Martyna Majok Is A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Force With A Brand New Play, (‘Sanctuary City’), Projects With HBO And A Collaboration With Florence Wel by Jeryl Brunner

Martyna Majok reflects on writing and what drives her. Her play, Sanctuary City, from New York Theatre Workshop has been hailed as transcendent and masterful.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:21AM
Thursday, September 30, 2021

‘Aladdin’ Is First Broadway Show To Cancel Performance Due To Covid Breakthrough, One Day After Reopening by Lee Seymour

Disney's hit musical is the first on Broadway to outright cancel a performance due to breakthrough infections.

SOURCE: Forbes at 02:08PM

Lore Segal’s Groundbreaking And Indomitable Novel, ‘Other People’s Houses,’ To Be Adapted For A Broadway-Bound Play by Jeryl Brunner

Lore Segal offers insight into her semi-autobiographical novel about a ten-year-old Jewish girl who flees Nazi-occupied Austria to live with foster families in England. It was just announced…

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:56AM
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

After James Bond, Daniel Craig Will Return To Broadway In ‘Macbeth’ by Lee Seymour

Daniel Craig will return to Broadway next year in the title role of a new Macbeth, opposite Oscar nominee Ruth Negga.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:24AM
Monday, September 27, 2021

Special Olympics Athletes Collaborate To Get Their Own Sportswear Tailor-Made For Them by Jeryl Brunner

These Parsons School Of Design students joined forces with Special Olympics to create inclusive sportswear for exceptional athletes.

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:51PM
Sunday, September 26, 2021

The Complete List Of 2021 Tony Award Winners by Lee Seymour

Broadway is back! MOULIN ROUGE! picked up 10 trophies including Best Musical, and THE INHERITANCE won 4 including Best Play.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:57PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Belated, Bifurcated, Bungled: The Sad, Strange State Of The 2021 Tony Awards by Lee Seymour

Broadway may be open for business, but plans for its biggest night are in rough shape.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:58AM
Friday, September 17, 2021

Viola Davis And Xernona Clayton Join Maya Soetoro In An Epic And Free Virtual Summit For Peace by Jeryl Brunner

Through The Peace Studio, Maya Soetoro hopes to help journalists and artists understand the key role they play in creating social movements and building empathy, especially in a chaotic worl…

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:35PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Broadway Is Back! Here’s Every Show Currently Running As New York Reopens by Lee Seymour

Three dozen plays and musicals are slated to play Broadway theaters in the coming weeks. Vaccines and masks are required for entry.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:16PM
Sunday, September 12, 2021

Broadway Theater Owner Floating On Air After Record-Breaking Deal by Marc Hershberg

The Shubert Organization recently agreed to sell two vacant lots and the air rights above the Imperial Theatre to Extell Development Company for $82.3 million.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:50AM
Saturday, September 11, 2021

For Decades She Has Helped Nurture The Careers Of World-Famous Comics by Jeryl Brunner

Meet New York City comedy legend Gladys Simon

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:26PM
Friday, September 3, 2021
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Sunday, August 29, 2021

While Fighting For Her Life, She Is Determined To Help Others Who Are Dealing With Kidney Failure by Jeryl Brunner

Despite dealing with her own kidney dialysis, Niesha Neal is devoted to giving voice to the voiceless

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:34PM
Sunday, August 22, 2021

For The First Time In 65 Years, Camille A. Brown Will Be The First Black Woman To Direct And Choreograph A Broadway Show by Jeryl Brunner

This visionary artist will direct and choreograph For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow is Enuf on Broadway.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:44AM
Thursday, August 19, 2021

‘Pass Over’ Might Need A Miracle To Survive by Marc Hershberg

According to several industry insiders, the first play to return to Broadway during the COVID-19 pandemic is now teetering on the brink of collapse.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:03PM
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Waitress Returns To Broadway Next Month Starring Sara Bareilles by Jeryl Brunner

The first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots will be back on Broadway this September to January. For a limited time Sara Bareilles stars in th…

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:07AM
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

A New Documentary About How Theater Thrived During The Pandemic Has Two Powerhouse Women Directing And Producing by Jeryl Brunner

The Broadway community joined together to celebrate The Show Must Go On. The new documentary tells the story about how theater managed to stayed alive.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:48AM
Monday, August 2, 2021

Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge’ Replaces Star Who Resigned To Protest Industry Abuse by Lee Seymour

Natalie Mendoza will take the lead, after Karen Olivo departed in the wake of alleged abuse by disgraced producer Scott Rudin.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:51PM
Saturday, July 31, 2021

Broadway League And Actors’ Union Set Terms For Required Employee Vaccines by Lee Seymour

Unionized employees will need to be vaccinated in order to work Broadway contracts - part of a sweeping array of COVID policies in the entertainment industry.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:47PM

New Documentary Shines A Spotlight On First ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Musical by Marc Hershberg

The first attempt to turn the iconic film Sunset Boulevard into a Broadway musical is finally getting a close-up.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:10PM

California Venues, Including ‘Hamilton’ Home, Will Require Vaccines For Audiences by Lee Seymour

As the Delta COVID variant sweeps across the country, entertainment providers are ditching wishful thinking for practical solutions.

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:04PM
Friday, July 30, 2021

All Broadway Shows Will Require Audiences To Be Vaccinated And Masked by Lee Seymour

The requirements will be in place through at least October, when almost three dozen shows will have resumed performances.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:35PM
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Is Dead At 46, Leaving Legacy Of Seminal Metal Music by Lee Seymour

With Jordison behind the drums, Slipknot became one of the world's best-selling metal acts, proving the commercial appeal of extreme music.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:12PM
Sunday, July 25, 2021

Despite Tragedy And Setbacks These Entrepreneurs Created An Epic Event For Fans Of Made-For-TV And Holiday Movies by Jeryl Brunner

Meet The Creators Of RomaDrama Live!, Gabrielle Graf Palmer and Sara Lunsford

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:27PM
Monday, July 19, 2021

From Michael Jackson To ‘The Music Man’ - Here’s Every New Show Coming To Broadway When It Reopens by Lee Seymour

Spirits are high, with a record number of Black playwrights making debuts. But much remains uncertain with Delta looming.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:16PM
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

She Is A Key Voice In One Of Puerto Rico’s Most Visionary Museums by Jeryl Brunner

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico works closely with underserved communities to help bring their stories to light.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:38PM

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REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre