Thursday, January 27, 2022

Barry Cryer: a life in pictures

After a career spanning six decades, the veteran comedy writer and performer has died, aged 86. We highlight his finest hours, from The Frost Report to I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue Continu…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:12AM

25+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend January 28-30 - See live concerts by Eva Noblezada, Ana Gasteyer and John Lloyd Young, experimenta by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, January 28 to Sunday, January 30,…

SOURCE: www.tdf.org at 12:00AM
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

RSC recruits amateurs from six regions as Shakespeare’s ‘people of England’ by Harriet Sherwood Arts and Culture Correspondent

Theatre company’s outreach scheme casts newbies and hidden young talent for spring production of Henry VI Part 2 The Royal Shakespeare Company is taking the innovative step of casting the …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:54AM
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Chip Zien & Sierra Boggess to Star in Barry Manilow's Harmony by Lindsey Sullivan

The New York engagement of Harmony, the long-gestating original musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, will star Chip Zien and Sierra Boggess. After several delays, the production will …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 07:18PM

Clue | Prologues by Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Prologues offers our audience an extra layer of insight and context for our productions. In this video, we discuss our current production, Clue! Murder and blackmail are on the m…

SOURCE: YouTube at 06:36PM

Clue | Director's Viewpoint by Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill's Producing Artistic Director, Mark S. Hoebee, interviews Clue playwright, Sandy Rustin! Murder and blackmail are on the menu when six mysterious guests assemble for a dinner par…

SOURCE: YouTube at 06:36PM

Six Showtunes From Award-Winner John Lloyd Young Ahead Of This Week's Feinstein's/54 Below Shows!

Following two years, John Lloyd Young, Tony and Grammy Award winner for his portrayal of music icon Frankie Valli on stage and film in Jersey Boys, is returning to the live New York City sta…

SOURCE: BroadwayBox at 03:57PM
Monday, January 24, 2022

Di Froyen (The Women) by Joel Benjamin

The New Yiddish Rep’s (David Mandelbaum, artistic director) production of the Yiddish language "Di Froyen (The Women)" is a bittersweet, anger-inducing portrait of modern day Chasid women …

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 08:23PM

Broadway's SIX Drummer Elena Bonomo to Join LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS

Drummer Elena Bonomo, who performs nightly in the all-female band, The Ladies in Waiting, in Broadway’s hit musical SIX, and whose new single is entitled “Together,” will appear on …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:52PM

A COLLECTIVE CY with JEFF HARNAR by Sandi Durell

By Sandi Durell . . . Do you think you know Cy Coleman? Six decades of songwriting, Broadway and off-Broadway musicals. I’m thoroughly convinced there’s only one performer who has experi…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 09:15AM

City Ballet Promotes Seven Dancers as Performances Resume by Gia Kourlas

A crew of corps de ballet members, six women and one man, head into the delayed winter season with a new rank: soloist.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 08:45AM
Sunday, January 23, 2022

“Samson” Wins International Award by Weekendspecial.co

Samson, the South African theatrical work produced by Third World Bunfight, is one of six winners of the prestigious World Music Theatre NOW! competition. Samson was written, directed and …

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 04:18AM
Friday, January 21, 2022

Meat Loaf, Bat Out Of Hell Singer and Rocky Horror Picture Show Actor, Dies at 74 by Lindsey Sullivan

Meat Loaf, the singer and actor, died on January 20 at the age of 74. A statement from his family was shared on Facebook. Andrew Polec, Christina Bennington, Meat Loaf, Sharon Sexton &…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 03:42PM
Thursday, January 20, 2022

People You Should Know . . . Aitor Basauri by Zack Calhoon

Aitor Basauri is an acclaimed director, writer, performer, and teacher of all things clown and the Founder and Co-Artistic Director of SpyMonkey, UK. He was one of the original creators for …

SOURCE: Visible Soul at 09:33PM

Broadway Games: Design Time! by JK

We all have certain shows we love; we all have certain actors we follow. And we all love the magic of live theatre - the lights, the costumes, the sets. All of it. Most of us can identify ac…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:06AM

Episode 13 – Tyler Tafolla, Matt Dahan & Kelly Lynne D’Angelo: Seasons & Starry by Automatic Episode Import

This episode features discussions about Tyler Tafolla’s Seasons and Matt Dahan and Kelly Lynne D’Angelo’s Starry.  SEASONS (by Tyler Tafolla) - The new song cycle Seasons is about …

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 03:02AM
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

At This Theatre: The John Golden Theatre by JK

I love the theaters on 45th Street. I've seen some of my favorite shows on that block. The Golden Theatre is probably the one of those that I have been in the fewest times, but those times …

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 01:36PM

25+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend January 21-23 - See Brandon Victor Dixon and Jen Colella in concert, 'Reopening: The Broadway Revi by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, January 21 to Sunday, January 23,…

SOURCE: www.tdf.org at 12:00AM
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tony and Grammy winner John Lloyd Young returns to NYC for six nights and a livestream at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Deb Miller

Fans in NYC have been waiting for nearly a year since John Lloyd Young, who was scheduled for a six-night engagement at Feinstein’s/54 Below from March 17-22, 2021, had that appearance pos…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:06PM

Broadway Theaters to Dim Lights in Memory of the Legendary Sidney Poitier by Lindsey Sullivan

The Broadway League has announced that marquee lights of all Broadway theaters will be dimmed for one minute on January 19 at 7:45PM in memory of Sidney Poitier. The groundbreaking Oscar wi…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:36PM

Six Points Theater Announces New-Play Reading Festival by American Theatre Editors

The Minnesota company will produce three new plays, including one by the late playwright Barbara Field.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:59PM

Audra McDonald, Denzel Washington & Ariana DeBose Among NAACP Image Award Nominees by Lindsey Sullivan

The nominees for the 53rd annual NAACP Image Awards were announced on January 18, and many Broadway stars were recognized. The winners will be revealed during a live TV special, hosted by An…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 03:18PM
Sunday, January 16, 2022

‘It’s naughty & not always nice’: HABEAS CORPUS – Menier Chocolate Factory ★★★★ by Alun Hood

Joe Orton had been dead six years when Alan Bennett’s 1973 Habeas Corpus made its West End debut in a production starring Sir Alec Guinness.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 07:00AM
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Interviewing Theatre Kids: Drama From a Student Perspective by Brit Christopher

What's it really like to be a theatre kid? What are the typical stereotypes tied to the label of 'theatre kid'? We decided to go straight to the source! Six high school drama students tell u…

SOURCE: blog.stageagent.com at 06:49AM
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Vinny Sainato, Broadway Advertising Visionary, Dies at 55 by Paul Wontorek

Broadway advertising visionary Vinny Sainato, 55, died on January 8 in Ipswich, Massachusetts after a battle with cancer. As Art Director at SpotCo and Vice President of Creative Services …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 03:54PM

Jack Viertel Retires as Senior Vice President of Jujamcyn Theaters

After 34 years serving as the Creative Director and then Senior Vice President of Jujamcyn Theaters, Jack Viertel has announced his retirement as of the end of 2021. Mr. Viertel came to t…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:41PM
Monday, January 10, 2022

Broadway Extends Requirement of Vaccines and Masks Through April 30 by Lindsey Sullivan

The Broadway League has announced that the owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theaters in New York City are extending mask and vaccine requirements through April 30. The League had prev…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:54PM
Saturday, January 8, 2022

Mark Rylance: ‘Theatre is a thousand times more enjoyable than film’ by Charlotte Higgins

The actor made a mere six movies in lockdown but it’s his own play and his return as Rooster Byron in Jerusalem that is getting him really excited Mark Rylance is dressed for rehearsals in…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:12AM
Friday, January 7, 2022

Broadway’s “Mrs. Doubtfire” Takes a Nine-Week Hiatus Due to Covid-19 by Chip Deffaa, Editor-At-Large

The show's pre-Broadway, out-of-town tryout was very successful financially, suggesting that there's an audience for the show. (The show broke box-office records in Seattle, during its tryou…

SOURCE: www.theaterscene.net at 07:22PM

Aléna Watters on Flamenco Foreshadowing and Living Her Dream in Mrs. Doubtfire by Caitlin Moynihan

Aléna Watters has five Broadway credits to her name and is most recently part of the original Broadway cast of Mrs. Doubtfire, in which she is an ensemble member and flamenco dancer. Here,…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:54PM

Groundbreaking Oscar Winner and Tony Nominee Sidney Poitier Dies at 94 by Caitlin Moynihan

Legendary performer Sidney Poitier, known for being the first Black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1964, has died. The Tony nominee was 94. The Minister of Foreign Affairs…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:24PM

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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