Friday, April 3, 2020

VIDEO: Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson Team Up for BLUE: THE FATHER

What is it like to be both a black father and a police officer in America? Kenneth Kellogg, a D.C. native who plays The Father in Blue, learns lessons from a police officer.

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Tony Nominee Condola Rashad Releases Music Video from Debut EP Space Daughter by Caitlin Moynihan

It's been two years since four-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad has appeared on a Broadway stage, most recently headlining a revival of Saint Joan. Now, audiences know how she's been spend…

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Broadway Songs to Bring You Hope by Broadway Direct

There’s something magical about Broadway musicals that can transport its audiences to a different time and place. Sometimes, when we’re feeling blue or stressed out, the songs from these…

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Check Out Condola 'Dola' Rashad in Her New Music Video for 'Blue' by Olivia Clement

The song is the first track on her solo debut EP, SPACE DAUGHTER, which the Tony nominee conceived, produced, and co-directed.

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8,578 Audience Members of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Seoul Will Be Monitored After Two Cast Members Test Positive For COVID-19

The Seoul City government will monitor all 8,578 audience members who attended a performance of The Phantom of the Opera at Blue Square in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, after two members of the cast t…

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Ancient Egyptian Pigment Has Become Biomedical Research Tool by Artsjournal1

“A researcher at the University of Göttingen, Sebastian Kruss, has used [Egyptian Blue], which is also known as calcium copper silicate, to produce a new nanomaterial that improves infrar…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

NEWS: The Beast Of Blue Yonder cast premiere Philip Ridley monologues online by Press Releases

While The Beast of Blue Yonder, Philip Ridley's new play which was due to premiere this week at Southwark Playhouse, will not be going ahead during the coronavirus crisis, audiences will hav…

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Patrick Page, Lesli Margherita & More Featured on Podcast Recording of New Musical Little Did I Know by Andy Lefkowitz

A musically gifted group of stage stars can be heard on the upcoming original album of the podcast musical Little Did I Know. The recording, which features 22 original songs, is due out b…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

How Aladdin Star Michael James Scott Keeps It Light and Positive These Days by Diep Tran

Just because Michael James Scott is stuck inside does not mean he doesn’t dress up for virtual company. For his #LiveAtFive: Home Edition interview, the actor and former vlogg…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Somewhere: the aching sound of West Side Story's plea for utopia by David Jays

Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein’s ballad, which yearns for a safe place where love abounds, reflects 50s America and endures today Earlier this month, as UK theatres prepared to shu…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Standing @ Zero: Company's Tally Sessions by JK

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE IN THIS WEEK'S BROADWAY HEAT POLL FEATURING COMPANY! HERERegional and off-Broadway audiences have seen this guy in a wide variety of leading roles, from Captain Von Trap…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Aladdin and Blue’s Clues & You Star Joshua Dela Cruz’s 10 Favorite Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

Top on Cruz's list are performances by Jessie Mueller, Danny Burstein, Mark Rylance, and more.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

An Award-Winning Theatrical Production: The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note by Lindsay Price

The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note by Lindsay Price is an incredibly theatrical high school play that runs the full gamut of emotions. Jake finds a suicide note in his mailbox. He doesn…

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Monday, March 16, 2020

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Tony Nominee Michael Arden!

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to actor and director Michael Arden about Joni Mitchell's 1971 album 'Blue.' They also discuss Audra McDonald, Ricky Ian Gordon, 'Follies,' Alexandra Sil…

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Cirque Du Soleil Shows Suspended In Las Vegas Due to Coronavirus

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has announced the temporary suspension of the resident shows in Las Vegas including Mystère, 'O', Zumanity, KÀ, The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONE, …

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

‘You Know, It’s Going To Cost You Something’: Building A New Opera About The Police Shooting Of A Young Black Man by Artsjournal1

The quote is what composer Jeanine Tesori told bass Ken Kellogg about taking his role (the young man’s father, a police officer himself) in Blue, which Tesori wrote with librettist Tazewel…

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Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s Opera Blue to Make NYC Debut at 2020 Mostly Mozart Festival by Ryan McPhee

The Lincoln Center lineup also includes several events commemorating the 250th birthday of Beethoven.

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‘What a joy to be in the same room as Philip Ridley’: Rachel Bright on starring in The Beast of Blue Yonder’s premiere by Featured Content

Rachel Bright, best known as her role as Poppy Meadow in TV's EastEnders, returns to the stage as part of the stellar ensemble cast for next month's world premiere of The Beast of Blue Yonde…

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Up on the Marquee: BLUE at the Apollo Theater

The marquee is up on the legendary Apollo Theater for the upcoming Broadway Uptown production of “Blue” starring Leslie Uggams and Lynn Whitfield and directed by Phylicia Rashad.

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Hexagon’s ‘One State Two State Red State Blue State’: A chuckle for a good cause by Jennifer Georgia

News got you nervous? Quaking over coronavirus? Morose about the stock market? Fed up with the Fed? Sick of the swamp? And yet, do you fear if you take your mind off it all for a second, thi…

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NEWS: Jade Ewan, Mirren Mack, Rachel Bright & Unique Spencer announced for cast of The Beast of Blue Yonder by Featured Content

Stellar ensemble casting has been announced for Philip Ridley's new time-hopping black comedy The Beast of Blue Yonder, which receives its world premiere at London's Southwark Playhouse next…

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Blue Stockings review – terrific energy as the fight goes on by Clare Brennan

Storyhouse, ChesterFour female undergraduates in 1890s Cambridge struggle for equality in this buoyant production of Jessica Swale’s 2013 classroom classicA renowned expert has come to the…

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The Green Room 42 Swings Sinatra @ Green Room 42, 2/21/20 by Jennie Litt

A tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes, produced and hosted by renowned Sinatra expert Will Friedwald and performer Andrew Poretz, combined vocal artistry and the cream of the American Songbook in one…

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Friday, March 6, 2020

VIDEO: Watch the UK Tour of SIX Belt Out 'Ex-Wives'!

As Six prepares to open on Broadway, another sextet is touring the UK. Watch below as the company of the UK tour performs 'Ex-Wives'  on Blue Peter!

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Annette Marner: A New Name for the Colour Blue by Arts Review

A story of the healing power of remembering, of love, and the breathtaking beauty of the natural world, A New Name for the Colour Blue is a stunning new literary crime novel by the winner of…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Anita Gillette to Star in The Glass Menagerie Musical Adaptation Blue Roses by Ryan McPhee

York Theatre Company will present the one-night-only concert presentation.

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Lookback: how life reminds you to be more modest by Terry Teachout

From 2010: A colleague remarked to me at breakfast the other day that 2009 must have been the most eventful year of my professional life to date, and I couldn’t argue with him. The twin su…

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Broadway's John Behlmann & LJ Wright Celebrate a Waterfront Leap-Day Wedding: 'We Just Couldn't Wait Another Four Years' by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway actor John Behlmann and dresser LJ Wright were married on February 29 in Long Island City, NY. The pair met in 2018 during the pre-Broadway run of the musical comedy Tootsie and wer…

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