Thursday, November 26, 2020

See Broadway Favorites Have a Zoom-Style Thanksgiving Celebration by

Thanksgiving may look a little different this year, but that doesn't mean you still can't celebrate with loved ones! See how some Broadway characters are being safe and eating their feasts …

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London Theatres can open after Tier 2 is confirmed

The UK government have begun announcing the tier system today and London has been confirmed as Tier 2. This confirms that December shows can go ahead including the reopening of West End favo…

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

It’s Okay Not To Be Okay: A Conversation with Irish Playwright Lee Coffey by Ashley Steed

It’s been six years since Leper and Chip played to sold-out Dublin audiences with critical success. Not bad for first-time playwright and Dublin native Lee Coffey. His next two plays, P…

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Vanessa Williams, Phylicia Rashad, Sterling K. Brown and More to Appear at Alvin Ailey Virtual Benefit

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s holiday virtual season Ailey Forward celebrating six decades of Revelations will launch on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30pm ET with a “Revelati…

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Best Musical Theater Album Grammy 2021 Nominations Announced by Broadway Direct

Announced today were the nominations for the 63rd Grammy Awards. The awards will officially be announced on Sunday, January 31 on CBS. The Daily Show and Grammy-nominated comedian Trevor No…

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Fewer Broadway Contenders Open Grammy’s Musical Theater Nominations To Off Broadway, London by Greg Evans

The theater industry’s pandemic-shortened season seems to have opened up the Grammy playing field for cast albums, as only two of the six just-announced nominees for the 2021 awards repres…

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Six Announces Extension Through April 2021 Ahead of West End Return by Lindsey Sullivan

As previously reported, the hit musical Six is slated to be the first West End musical to reopen since theaters shut down as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the national lockd…

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Jagged Little Pill, Soft Power, Little Shop of Horrors, More Earn 2021 Grammy Nominations by Ryan McPhee

Six cast recordings are up for Best Musical Theater Album at the 63rd annual awards.

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JAGGED LITTLE PILL, AMERICAN UTOPIA & More Nominated for Best Musical Theatre Album at the GRAMMY AWARDS

The awards honored six musicals from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and the West End - 'Jagged Little Pill,' 'American Utopia,' 'Little Shop of Horrors,' 'The Prince of Egypt,' 'Soft Power,' and Am…

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Six extends socially distanced run at Lyric Theatre until April 2021 by Hira Desai

SIX today announced that the Queens will be extending their West End run at the Lyric Theatre for a further 11 weeks until April 2021. How lucky are we? The post Six extends socially distan…

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SIX extends Lyric Theatre season by eleven weeks by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo SIX today announces that it will extend for a further 11 weeks through to April 18, 2021 at the Lyric Theatre, London. This post SIX extends Lyric Theatre season by eleven we…

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Six extends West End Lyric run until April 2021

Queendom rejoice! Six is temporarily moving into London’s Lyric Theatre and is extending its reign before it even begins. More Six tickets have just gone on sale, so don’t lose ur head…

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Monday, November 23, 2020

‘A richly resonant set of stories’: THE BARREN AUTHOR – Spiteful Puppet (Online review) by John Chapman

The character of Baron Munchausen has a long and illustrious history (he first appeared in 1785) but is probably best known in this country via Terry Gilliam’s 1988 film. Some of the spiri…

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Fair Play: power games in the changing room of a women's football team by Tamsin Oglesby

Our series of extracts from unstaged scripts continues with Tamsin Oglesby’s play about whether a squad – all women and run by women – can win in a different way This is not a play ab…

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Vsevolod Meyerhold: The Revolutionary Communist Director Executed By Stalin by Valeria Paikova

Vsevolod Meyerhold was a personality of great contradictions, and one of the movers and shakers in the 20th-century theatre. It’s not an exaggeration to say that he influenced the art of p…

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Review: Lament for Sheku Bayoh, National Theatre of Scotland and EIF by Liam Offord

Review: Lament for Sheku Bayoh, National Theatre of Scotland and EIF4.0Overall ScoreLament for Sheku Bayoh is a response to the 2015 death of an unarmed black man, Sheku Bayoh, whilst in pol…

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A celebration of cinema by and about great women in art

Over six weekends in November and December, the HERE I AM: Art by Great Women festival at Kambri will present an exciting free program of films that profile and celebrate influential female …

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Friday, November 20, 2020

The Wharf Revue: Good Night and Good Luck

Closing out an epic 20-year run, outlasting six prime ministers and countless political gaffes, Riverside Theatres will present the premiere of Sydney Theatre Company’s The Wharf Revue: Go…

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In the News: Olivier Winner Sam Tutty, Six Stars, and More Will Be Part of West End Acoustic Concert, Tina Fallon Departs Dramatists Guild, More by Andrew Gans

Plus, watch Syndee Winters and Carmen Ruby Floyd in the inspirational new music video, "When Broadway Is Back."

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Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Brandon Victor Dixon & More Set for New Group Off Stage Projects by Lindsey Sullivan

An exciting roster of stars have been tapped for the New Group's upcoming slate of project for its Off Stage initiative. Different media will be used for these theatrical pieces, which wil…

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'Tis the season for solo pantos: Cinderella and co are going it alone by Kate Wyver

From Polly Lister playing a dozen characters in Scarborough’s Snow Queen to Tom Binns’s solitary Buttons, one is fun for 2020’s pantomimes ‘The length of each act should be the lengt…

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

MNM’s Closer Than Ever Staged Six Feet Apart — And On Film by Bill Hirschman

It’s not lost on anyone as these Florida actors sing ardent songs to each other -- separated by six feet of stage -- that the musical they are filming is titled Closer Than Ever. It’s im…

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Friends! The Musical Parody to make Australian Premiere on the Gold Coast

The Australian premiere of the hilarious New York and Las Vegas hit, Friends! The Musical Parody will take place on 11 February 2021 at The Star Gold Coast, with seasons in Melbourne, Perth,…

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Mosaic Theater to move on without its founding artistic director, Ari Roth by John Stoltenberg

In a meeting Tuesday night, November 17, 2020, the 26-member board of Mosaic Theater Company of DC unanimously accepted the resignation of Ari Roth, who founded the company six years ago “…

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Ari Roth resigns from Mosaic Theater of DC by Tim Treanor

An embittered Ari Roth today announced that he has resigned as Artistic Director of Mosaic Theater Company, the company he founded six years ago after parting with Theater J.  Board of Dire…

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Every little step I take… #LoveTheatreDay

…is one step closer. Six months ago, I had my ‘theatre diary’ pretty much sewn up. The upcoming schedule included: Come from Away, Six, Hamilton, Dreamgirls, Dear Evan Hansen, the l…

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Watch a Preview of The Nice List Musical, Starring James Monroe Iglehart, Telly Leung, Ann Harada, More by Andrew Gans

The new holiday musical, which will stream free of charge, features six new songs by Gary Adler and Phoebe Kreutz.

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Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists announced

The 2020 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists have been announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher …

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Monday, November 16, 2020

The National 2021 announces curators and exhibiting artists

The Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) have announced the four curators and 39 exhibiting artists, collectives and colla…

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Phillipa Soo, Will Swenson, and Leslie Uggams Cast in Coronavirus-Themed The Second Wave by Andrew Gans

Robert and Michelle King’s drama series also features six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, Steven Pasquale, and Taylor Schilling.

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Phillipa Soo, Leslie Uggams & Will Swenson Join COVID-Centric Drama Series The Second Wave by Lindsey Sullivan

A fresh group of Broadway stars have joined the cast of the forthcoming six-episode pandemic-themed drama The Second Wave from The Good Fight creators Robert and Michelle King. Deadline rep…

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