Saturday, May 25, 2024

Tony Yazbeck, Micky Dolenz, Charles Busch & More Preview Upcoming Shows at 54 Below! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Just last week, Tony nominee Charles Busch (July 14-17 & 23); Micky Dolenz (July 7, 10 & 11); Michael McCormick and Lucia Spina for 54 Sings 1776 (July 4-5); To…

SOURCE: YouTube at 07:12PM
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Steven Pasquale to Star in Kennedy Center Production of Nine by Darryn King

Steven Pasquale will star in the Kennedy Center’s upcoming production of the Maury Yeston–Arthur Kopit musical Nine. Directed by three-time Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), t…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:24PM
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

A SPRINKLING OF SUGAR by Ron Fassler

Robert Morse as Jerry/Daphne and Tony Roberts as Joe/Josephine in “Sugar” (1972). Photo by Martha Swope.April 9, 2024: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler. Fifty-two years ago …

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 06:55AM
Friday, March 29, 2024

Review: Merrily We Roll Along by JK

Review of the Wednesday, March 27, 2024 matinee performance at the Hudson Theatre in New York City. Starring Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe and Lindsay Mendez, with Krystal Joy Brown, Kati…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:02AM
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Productions From Rachel Bloom, David Ives and Sara Porkalob Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2024 Summer Season by Hayley Levitt

Williamstown Theatre Festival has set its lineup of summer programming, returning to fully staged productions for the 2024 season. It will be Interim Artistic Director Jenny Gersten's final …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 07:18PM
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Scott Ellis to Remain Interim Artistic Director of Roundabout Theatre Company Through the 2025-26 Season by Hayley Levitt

Scott Ellis, who assumed the role of Interim Artistic Director of Roundabout Theatre Company following the passing of longtime Artistic Director Todd Haimes, will remain in the role through …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:48PM

Dragon Lady. Sara Porkalob gives 100 percent by New York Theater

“You might have seen me in the official revival of “1776” playing Edward Rutledge, aka the villain,” Sara Porkalob begins. And indeed we did – although many New York theatergoers m…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 05:40PM
Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Today on Broadway: Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024 by Matt Tamanini

‘Patriots’ to Sneak Into Broadway Season, Co-Writer Jess Folley to Lead ‘Burlesque’ Musical, Actress Sues ‘1776’ National Tour for Discrimination “Today on Broadway” is a dai…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 07:55AM
Monday, January 22, 2024

1776 Tour Producers Sued for Alleged 'Retaliatory' Termination by Logan Culwell-Block

Actor Zuri Washington says the tour's staff acted with racial prejudice when firing her following her public complaints about the production's COVID policies.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:42PM
Thursday, December 21, 2023

Broadway / Off-Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

Sign of the Times, Stranger Things, The Effect, Etc. By: David Sheward December 20. 2023: Yet another jukebox musical is headed our way. A Sign of the Times will feature music from 1960s…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 08:47AM
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Tuesday, November 28, 2023

1776

SOURCE: TheaterMania at 09:42AM
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

HOW I GOT INTO ROBERT PRESTON’S “MUSIC MAN”COSTUME by Ron Fassler

Modeling Raoul Pène Du Bois “76 Trombones” costume, built for Robert Preston in “The Music Man” in 1957.September 27, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler By chance l…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 07:31AM
Friday, September 8, 2023

Name That Show: 1960s Broadway Songs by JK

Hello, show tune lovers! Today's game is all about songs from Broadway musicals that opened in the 1960s. You've probably at least heard of all the shows included here, but how familiar are …

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 06:43AM
Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Sneak Peek of Jagged Little Pill! by Denver Center For The Performing Arts

GET TICKETS: https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/jagged-little-pill/ Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, LIFE—everything we’ve been waiting to see in a Broadway s…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:00PM
Thursday, August 3, 2023

Is ‘1776’ at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre revolutionary? by Dusty Somers

The musical boasts a diverse cast of female, transgender and nonbinary actors, but reframing the 1969 show at a deeper level proves difficult.

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 07:23PM
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

1776 National Tour Trailer by The 5th Avenue Theatre

1776 plays August 2-6, 2023 at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Tickets available at https://www.5thavenue.org/. What will it take to get two dozen powerfully passionate, exceedingly complicated, a…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:12PM
Friday, July 28, 2023
Wednesday, July 19, 2023

1776 Sneak Peek: "Momma Look Sharp" by The 5th Avenue Theatre

In this exclusive sneak peek, go behind-the-scenes of 1776 and hear from the show's actors about the meaning of "Momma Look Sharp." Plus, you'll enjoy clips from the show. What will it take…

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:15PM
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

HOWARD DA SILVA: IN CELEBRATION ON THE 4th by Ron Fassler

Howard Da Silva as Benjamin Franklin in “1776” (1969). Photo by Martha Swope.July 4, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler I’ve been writing 1776-themed columns on July 4…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 12:30PM
Saturday, July 1, 2023

All folks are created equal in ‘1776’ without white men at Kennedy Center by Amy Kotkin

The deeper we get into the show, the less it seems to matter whether we are seeing men or women in the roles.

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 10:12AM
Friday, June 30, 2023

Meet the female and trans actors playing Founding Fathers in ‘1776’ by Thomas Floyd

Gisela Adisa, Liz Mikel, Kassandra Haddock and Sav Souza star in the touring production of the nontraditionally cast Broadway revival of "1776," now onstage at the Kennedy Center.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:49AM
Thursday, June 29, 2023

Behind-the-Scenes of 1776: Evolution of a Family by The 5th Avenue Theatre

Go behind-the-scenes of the National Tour of 1776 to hear from the cast about their experience working together. What will it take to get two dozen powerfully passionate, exceedingly compli…

SOURCE: YouTube at 04:57PM
Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Talking To Taylor Mac About His Life -- And Art by Frank Rizzo

Here is my first interview with performance artist Taylor Mac. We talked in 2015 at The Study hotel in New Haven just prior to his show at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas that…

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 08:33AM

My Taylor Mac Talk About His 24-Hour Marathon Show by Frank Rizzo

Photo by Frank Rizzo In 2015, I again interviewed Taylor Mac when he performed just one part of his legendary 24-hour maratho…

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 07:39AM
Friday, June 23, 2023

Theatrical Mustang: Sav Souza’s Unbridled and Harnessed Creativity by American Theatre Editors

This month Woodzick talks to the queer and trans performer about reviving '1776,' developing a nonbinary rom-com musical, and honoring their trans experience onstage.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:16AM
Thursday, June 22, 2023

Costume Designer Emilio Sosa on Going From Project Runway to Broadway by Playbill

Costume designer (and Project Runway alum) Emilio Sosa designed a staggering five shows this Broadway season. But he didn’t start out wanting to do costume design, he wanted to work in fas…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:55PM
Tuesday, June 20, 2023

What you'll take away from the 1776 National Tour by The 5th Avenue Theatre

Hot take! Hear from the 1776 cast why you should see this revolutionary National Tour. What will it take to get two dozen powerfully passionate, exceedingly complicated, and all-too-human i…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:08PM
Wednesday, June 14, 2023

1776 at the Peace Center by Jeff Catanese

The 2022 reimagining of the Tony-winning musical adds new layers to the work, some of which enhance the experience while others just miss the mark.

SOURCE: ashevillestages.com at 04:59PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards