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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

In the News: Drury Lane's The Color Purple and An American in Paris Lead Jeff Award Nominees, Over 100 Artists Set for New Master Classes, More by Andrew Gans

Plus: Applications are now open for The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program, a new initiative to help behind-the-scenes BIPOC theatre students.

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Roundabout Theatre Company Names Miranda Haymon Resident Director by Andrew Gans

Cristina Angeles has also been named an associate artist.

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Work Light Productions and Mama Foundation Join Forces for 'Backstage' Initiative for BIPOC Talent by Andrew Gans

The new program will train and employ participants in multiple departments of Work Light's theatrical operation.

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Stars in the House Reunites Cast of Broadway's Next to Normal September 15 by Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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James Monroe Iglehart, Ashley Park, Eva Noblezada, Mare Winningham, More Set for Broadway Treats Benefit Concert by Andrew Gans

Alexa Cepeda's evening benefiting Animal Lighthouse Rescue will take place virtually September 20.

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Checking In With… Girl From the North Country and Hamilton Star Austin Scott by Andrew Gans

"We need the white theatre makers, who currently hold the vast majority of the power, to make long-term public commitments to implement real structural change from the top down."

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Monday, September 14, 2020

In the News: Orfeh and Andy Karl Acquire Rights to Murder Mystery The Dancer, John Cameron Mitchell Featured in New Poll Worker PSA, More by Andrew Gans

Plus: Watch Tony winners Mark Rylance, Eddie Redmayne, and Frank Langella in the trailer for The Trial of the Chicago 7.

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Brenda Braxton Guest Hosts Stars in the House September 14 by Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Working Theater Partners With 9 Theatres Around the Country on American Dreams by Andrew Gans

The virtual presentation of the Leila Buck piece is directed by Working Theater Co-Artistic Director Tamilla Woodard.

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Watch MCC Theater's Miscast20, Featuring Adrienne Warren, Joshua Henry, Heather Headley, More, Through September 17 by Andrew Gans

Members of the original company of Hairspray opened the virtual gala with a Zoom-friendly rendition of Bye Bye Birdie's "The Telephone Hour."

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Watch Reading of Barton Bund and Rick Sperling's Hastings Street September 13 on Stars in the House by Andrew Gans

Plays in the House Teen Edition is a spinoff of Stars in the House, the daily series created by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley.

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Emma Thompson, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Emilia Clarke, Robert Lindsay Are Part of Virtual Reading of Private Lives September 13 by Andrew Gans

Lockdown Theatre, in association with The Royal Theatrical Fund, presents the Noël Coward comedy.

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Watch MCC Theater's Miscast20, Featuring Adrienne Warren, Joshua Henry, Heather Headley, More, September 13 by Andrew Gans

Members of the original company of Hairspray are also part of the virtual gala, featuring stars of stage and screen performing songs from roles in which they would never be cast.

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Stars in the House Spotlights Maine's Penobscot Theatre Company September 12 by Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley Present 2nd 'Best Of' Stars in the House Special September 12 by Andrew Gans

Rudetsky and Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Miscast Memory: Tony Winner Katrina Lenk Performs 'If I Were a Rich Man' From Fiddler on the Roof by Andrew Gans

Miscast20, featuring stars of stage and screen performing songs from roles in which they would never be cast, will be presented virtually September 13.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

In the News: Leslie Odom Jr., Sting Set for Virtual SummerStage Jubilee Concert, Steven Levenson's Seven Minutes in Heaven to Launch Colt Coeur Season by Andrew Gans

Plus: Watch Hamilton Tony nominee Christopher Jackson perform an inspiring 9/11 tribute at the U.S. Open.

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Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Adam Guettel, More Set for Studio Tenn Talks by Andrew Gans

Patrick Cassidy hosts the weekly theatre conversations series.

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Stars in the House Welcome Mamma Mia!'s Louise Pitre, Karen Mason, Judy Kaye, and Tina Maddigan by Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Checking In With… Kenita R. Miller, Star of Once On This Island, Come From Away, Bella: An American Tall Tale, More by Andrew Gans

"Oppression doesn't care if you're on Broadway or in a movie. This is a movement in history where we all have the opportunity to evolve as human beings."

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Miscast Memory: Jonathan Groff and Christian Borle Sing 'If Momma Was Married' From Gypsy by Andrew Gans

Miscast20, featuring stars of stage and screen performing songs from roles in which they would never be cast, will be presented virtually September 13.

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Cast Complete for Emma Rice's Romantics Anonymous, to Be Broadcast Live From the Bristol Old Vic by Andrew Gans

Based on the film Les Émotifs Anonymes, the musical features a score by Christopher Dimond and Michael Kooman.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

In the News: Jamie Ballard, Keith Hamilton Cobb, Maria-Christina Oliveras, More Set for The Tempest Radio Play, TEDxBroadway Moves Online, More by Andrew Gans

Plus, Kristin Chenoweth will lead master classes as OCU partners with Academy of Live and Recorded Arts for Master’s Program in Los Angeles and London.

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Diana Rigg, Tony and Emmy Winner, Dies at 82 by Andrew Gans

Ms. Rigg won the Tony Award for her performance in the title role of the 1994 revival of Medea.

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Tiffani Gavin Named Executive Director of Eugene O'Neill Theater Center by Andrew Gans

Gavin succeeds Preston Whiteway, who led the organization for the past 16 years.

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Miscast Memory: Ben Platt and Uzo Aduba Sing 'A Little Priest' From Sweeney Todd by Andrew Gans

Miscast20, featuring stars of stage and screen performing songs from roles in which they would never be cast, will be presented virtually September 13.

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Stars in the House Celebrates 200th Episode September 10 With Night at the Museum's Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Owen Wilson, More by Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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New Plays by BD Wong, Lauren Yee, More Among Virtual Series Days of Re-Creation, Premiering September 10 by Andrew Gans

Presented by Live & In Color, the contemporary re-imagining of the Book of Genesis is directed by Andréa Burns, Devanand Janki, Alan Muraoka, and more.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

In the News: Goodspeed Announces New Season Dates, Broadway Folk Set for Hanukkah Haunting Audio Drama, More by Andrew Gans

Plus, check out Running Lines, a new web series about auditioning in the New York theatre scene.

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Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley Present 'Best Of' Stars in the House Special September 9 by Andrew Gans

Rudetsky and Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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