Monday, June 1, 2020

Sophie Evans kicks of week 10 of Lockdown Theatre [Direct]

Lockdown may have been eased but theatres remain closed for the safety of all the performers, backstage crew, front of house staff and the audience. Each week we are joined by various West E…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

VIDEO: Original Broadway and London Casts of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Sing 'As We Stumble Along (Reprise)'

 The original Broadway and London casts of The Drowsy Chaperone have reunited in song for a virtual fundraiser! The performers came together to sing 'As We Stumble Along (Reprise)'.

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€50,000 A Day: What La Scala Would Lose By Operating Under Social-Distancing Rules by Artsjournal1

That’s the grim figure that the Milan opera house’s new superintendent, Dominique Meyer, will present to its board of directors on Thursday. Under the law that Italy’s parliament passe…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Can Cirque Du Soleil Survive The Pandemic? by Artsjournal1

“Even before the pandemic, the sprawling company was struggling with bloat and creative fatigue after a consortium led by an American private equity firm acquired it in 2015, and accelerat…

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Review: No Show, The Yard by Shirley Both

Review: No Show, The Yard3.0StarsAs part of The Yard Online, comedian and cabaret artist Christopher Green performed No Show, which originally made its debut at the Yard earlier this year. T…

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Iconic Broadway Choreography We Love and Remember by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

Much in the way that certain memorable costumes have become synonymous with some of our favorite characters, certain dance numbers have become pinnacles of some of our favorite Broadway musi…

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

In the Zoom Where it Happens: PlayGround Launches A Digital Theatre Festival

by Nicole Gluckstern As PlayGround?s 25th Anniversary season draws to a close, its spring programming continues forward, albeit with a virtual twist. Forced by shelter-in-place to cancel up…

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Friday, May 1, 2020

Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Disney on Broadway Stars & More to Perform on THE DISNEY FAMILY SINGALONG: VOLUME II

ABC has announced the first round of celebrity guests joining a?oeThe Disney Family Singalong: Volume II.a?? The performers include Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Anika Noni Rose, Josh Gad, and Di…

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Furloughed Met Opera Musicians Worry About Making It Through The Pandemic Shutdown by Artsjournal1

“The performers … feel abandoned by the Met. … The sense of drift has been compounded by what musicians call a lack of communication and leadership from the Met’s management. Music d…

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Broadway's Still Here! Spot Stars from Every Musical in This Epic Performance of 'I'm Still Here' by Lindsey Sullivan

Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration was packed with a jaw-dropping lineup of stars: Meryl Streep, Audra McDonald, Christine Baranski, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Neil Patrick …

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Bay Area Faves Share Tips for Slaying Your Virtual Performance

by Rotimi Agbabiaka As shelter in place drives group gatherings onto the virtual platforms of cyberspace, theatre artists are contemplating a world in which their performances, classes, and…

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Watch John Legend, Brandon Victor Dixon & More in This Epic Jesus Christ Superstar Sing-Along by Lindsey Sullivan

Praise be! Just because theater lovers are practicing social distancing doesn't mean they can't come together. Andrew Lloyd Webber has been tinkling at the piano keys during this time with h…

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Replay: Some of Manie’s Friends by Terry Teachout

Some of Manie’s Friends, an extremely rare kinescope of a televised tribute to Manie Sacks, the recording-company executive, hosted by Perry Como and originally broadcast by NBC on March 3…

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Singer-Songwriter John Prine Dead Of COVID At 73 by Artsjournal1

“A onetime Army mechanic and mail carrier who wrote songs rooted in the experiences of lower-middle-class life, Mr. Prine rose to prominence almost by accident. He was at a Chicago folk cl…

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

West End and UK Theatre performers on Cameo: An Index

There’s no doubt many of us are missing our favourite shows and performers. Whilst we’re sad to not get to visit the theatre, the performers are also missing their jobs; for many, it’s…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

VIDEO: Ben Platt Performs 'You Will Be Found' From DEAR EVAN HANSEN on James Corden's HOMEFEST

Last night, CBS presented HOMEFEST: James Corden's LATE LATE SHOW SPECIAL, hosted by James Corden. One of the performers was Ben Platt, who sang a snippet of You Will Be Found from Dear E…

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

For Commercial Dancers In Los Angeles, All Revenue Streams Are Gone by Artsjournal2

There’s no touring, no practicing for Coachella, no videos filming. There’s nothing. “As the entertainment business comes to a halt, commercial dancers and choreographers — the perf…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Musical of the Month: Curtains by JK

Curtains was a unabashed old-fashioned Broadway musical. Big sets, lots of costumes, splashy production numbers and a large cast. The book boasted an impressive twelve principal roles and a …

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Broadway Shows Close, Perform in Secret After Preacher's Son Contracts COVID-19 by Broadway Beat

by Justin Ayer. @JustinAyer (Twitter), @JustAyer (Instagram). NEW YORK, NY - It was announced today that all Broadway productions are canceled through April 12th, due to the city Preacher ad…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Moulin Rouge! Stars Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, Danny Burstein Set for 92Y Conversation by Dan Meyer

The performers will talk about the smash musical currently on Broadway.

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Coachella And Stagecoach Festivals Trying To Reschedule To October by Artsjournal

Postponing the massive festival series until October is a huge endeavor involving hundreds of artists and their representatives, as well as hundreds of contractors and vendors and tens of th…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

IMPRESSIONS: Catherine Gaudet’s “The Fading of the Marvelous (L’affadissement du merveilleux)” at the 92nd Street Y by The Dance Enthusiast

In IMPRESSIONS: Catherine Gaudet’s “The Fading of the Marvelous (L’affadissement du merveilleux)” at the 92nd Street Y, "The performers begin in a horizontal line, bare-chested, cla…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Broadway-Bound Britney Spears Musical Crowns Princess, Prince & Other Fairy Tale Royalty by Greg Evans

Once Upon a One More Time, the Broadway-bound musical set to Britney Spears songs has found its fairy tale cast, with Briga Heelan set to play Cinderella, Justin Guarini as Prince Charming a…

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Francesca Hayward: ‘Criticism of Cats never upset me, the performers all share a sense of humour about it’ by Neil Norman

In three years, Francesca Hayward rose from the Royal Ballet’s first artist to principal in 2016. Last year she reached a new

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Oliver Twist for all the senses: Leeds makes Dickens fully accessible by Catherine Love

Deaf and disabled actors are bringing a fresh dimension to the much-loved tale in Leeds Playhouse’s new production. The creative team explain its ‘aesthetics of access’ Entering direct…

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Monday, February 24, 2020

People You Should Know . . . Mark Junek by Zack Calhoon

MARK JUNEK. George Street Playhouse debut came as Officer Paul Larkin in 2017's American Son. Other credits include Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus and The Performers on Broadway, Fran…

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Eight UK performers quarantined after evacuation from coronavirus-stricken cruise ship by Matthew Hemley

Eight UK performers are quarantined in a hospital in the Wirral having been evacuated from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship. The performers were

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Friday, February 21, 2020

West Side Story by Liz Wollman

While it seems that a good half the theater-going public in and around New York City hotly disagrees with me, I'm squarely in the camp that believes Ivo Van Hove's maximal minimalism fails …

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

West Side Story on Broadway: Pics by New York Theater

This fifth Broadway revival of “West Side Story,” opening tonight, is different from the previous productions of the modern-day version of Romeo and Juliet, with its multiracial cast of …

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Fan at Stage Door Furious Actor Won’t Take Picture, Donate Organs by Broadway Beat

by Zach Raffio. @zachraffio. NEW YORK, NY - Hadestown super-fan Lydia Lewell relayed her disappointment this week after ensemble member Kenneth West, of whom Lewell considers herself a “st…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2020: the winners in full by Georgia Snow

Royal Ballet principals Francesca Hayward and Marcelino Sambé were among the performers given top accolades at this year’s National Dance Awards. The

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