Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Front Row Productions Fellowship established at Columbia University to support emerging producers and increasing diversity by Deb Miller

Multiple Tony Award nominees and Olivier Award winners Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey’s announced today that Front Row Productions – founded by Byrd to bring major works with diverse…

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Alia Jones-Harvey and Stephen Byrd Partner With Columbia University for Front Row Productions Fellowship by Dan Meyer

The program is designed to develop up-and-coming theatre producers.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: January 3 - 9 by JK

With everything still pretty much on hold theater-wise, we thought the new year might be a great time to do a content overhaul here on JKTS. When things get going (hopefully soon!), we will,…

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Rosalind Knight obituary by Michael Coveney

Veteran stage and screen actor who found new audiences with her roles in TV’s Gimme Gimme Gimme and Friday Night DinnerIn a career stretching over seven decades, the distinctive, cut-glass…

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

VIDEO: Watch KINKY BOOTS With The Shows Must Go On- Friday at 2pm!

The Shows Must Go On is back this week with the smash hit musical, Kinky Boots! Starring Matt Henry and Killian Donnelly and written by the incredible duo of Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstei…

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Oleanna review – brutal and brilliant revival of pre-#MeToo masterpiece by Arifa Akbar

Theatre Royal BathRosie Sheehy and Jonathan Slinger are captivating in David Mamet’s 1992 two-hander about a university student and professor in a battle of power, privilege and consent A…

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Friday, December 11, 2020

Come From Away to Return to the West End with Concert Version in February by Lindsey Sullivan

There will be a warm welcome back to the rock! The hit musical Come From Away is set for a West End return early next year with a staged concert version performed for a limited run at London…

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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Cyril Ring: From “The Cocoanuts” to Oblivion by Trav S.D.

Fans of the Marx Brothers’ The Cocoanuts (1929) may be astonished to learn that the homely, rather unimpressive actor who plays the schemer Harvey Yates was anybody, anybody at all. But he…

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Glenn Close Joins Broadway Legends Holiday Ornament Collection Benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

'With One Look' you'll fall in love with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' latest addition to its Broadway Legends ornament series, the three-time Tony Award-winning Glenn Close. Close joi…

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Monday, November 23, 2020

A Weinstein Accuser, A Miramax Bidder, A Top Broadway Director And Hollywood’s Premier Songwriter Created The First #MeToo Musical – And Then Covi by Greg Evans

Despite what you may have read, The Right Girl is not a musical about Harvey Weinstein. Then again, having been created by one of the first women to speak out against the rapist, it’s not …

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Review: What a Carve Up!, Online by Alice Flynn

Review: What a Carve Up!, Online5.0Overall ScoreReader Rating 0 VotesThey say that money is the root of all evil. Henry Filloux-Bennett and Tamara Harvey’s stage adaptation of Jonathan Coe…

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Single from 80 Year-Old Composer with Dementia, Paul Harvey, Earns £1M Donation to Alzheimer's Society and Music for Dementia

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, 80-year-old composer Paul Harvey got the surprise of his life when he got a shoutout from his musical idol, Stephen Sondheim. Harvey, who has battled w…

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

This Week on Broadway for November 8, 2020: Harvey Evans by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Harvey Evans. After the interview with Harvey, Peter reviews True Love Will Find You In The End, Michael memorializes Kathryn …

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Saturday, November 7, 2020


There are few better moments for theatre people than discovering our favorite songwriting team has written more than just that one hit show we love (looking at you, Lin-Manuel Miranda). In M…

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Composer With Dementia Surprised by Stephen Sondheim After Song Goes Viral

Paul Harvey received a congratulatory video from his idol.

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Stephen Sondheim Surprises 80-Year-Old Composer Living With Dementia After Improvised Piece Goes Viral by Logan Culwell-Block

The piece of music, written by retired music teacher Paul Harvey, was recorded by BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and released as a single.

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Monday, November 2, 2020

‘Entertaining & polished fictional thriller’: WHAT A CARVE UP! (Online review) by Liz Dyer

Tamara Harvey’s digital production of What a Carve Up! skilfully builds the suspense, while also systematically taking apart those in power who enjoy all the benefits of their position, wh…

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

‘Simply incredible entertainment’: WHAT A CARVE UP! (Online review) ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Balancing a fine line between radio play, true crime shockumentary and theatrical whodunit, but transcending each medium, director Tamara Harvey makes Henry Filloux-Bennett’s play What a C…

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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Spotlight on Black Broadway Producers: Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey by Dan Meyer

The four-time Tony-nominated duo behind the all-Black Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Eclipsed, and more reveal their path to success.

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Alfred Enoch, Sharon D. Clarke, Derek Jacobi, More Star in Online Play What a Carve Up! Beginning October 31 by Andrew Gans

Tamara Harvey directs the world premiere from Henry Filloux-Bennett.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

'Women are tired of having to walk men through it': the male comics standing up for #metoo by Rachael Healy

The world of standup has been rocked by allegations of sexual harassment and assault – and finally some men in the industry are vowing to tackle it When US comedian Kelly Bachman found her…

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Musical of the Month: Hairspray: The Films by JK

Our Musical of the Month is unique for many reasons, but it may be one of the few (it's the only!) Broadway shows based on a movie, then became a movie on its own, and then became a televi…

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

HAIRSPRAY Stars Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret-Winokur Reunite to Help Mock Trump

Tony-winning Hairspray stars, Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur, have joined filmmaker Cathryn Michon for a video trolling Trump over his losses in the demographic of 'suburban hous…

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Swan Song Tour starring Andrew Lancel announced by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Jonathan Harvey's one-man comedy Swan Song starring Andrew Lancel is to tour following acclaim at the Liverpool Theatre Festival. This post Swan Song Tour starring Andrew Lan…

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Robyn Hurder, Jenna Ushkowitz, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for THE RIGHT GIRL, New Musical Co-Written by Weinstein Accuser

Barrington Stage Company will premiere a filmed presentation of new musical, The Right Girl, on November 1. The musical was co-written by Louisette Geiss, who accused Harvey Weinstein of sex…

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#MeToo Musical: Weinstein Accuser Louisette Geiss Teams With Composer Diane Warren On New Production by Greg Evans

The Right Girl, a new musical based on (and co-written by) the real-life story of former screenwriter Louisette Geiss and the sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein she says ended her film ca…

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

John D’Emilio dives deep into queer archives by Annie Howard

With his new book, the historian highlights underappreciated LGBTQ trailblazers. Queer history lives in its multitudes. While specific individuals like San Franc…

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Musical of the Month: Hairspray: The Cast by JK

We started off this month's Musical of the Month, Hairspray with a look back at the origins and facts behind the original Broadway production. This week, we take a closer look at that cas…

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020


Julie Taymor (a?oeThe Glorias,a?? a?oeFrida,a?? a?oeThe Lion Kinga??) sat down with The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk in the latest episode of a?oeAt Home With The Creative Coalition,a?…

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Musical of the Month: Hairspray by JK

As we live in another age of civil unrest and protests for equality, racial justice, it seems more than appropriate to celebrate Hairspray as Musical of the Month. This week, we'll take a lo…

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