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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Musical Based On Jodi Picoult Bestseller ‘Between the Lines’ Postponed Until Spring 2021 by Greg Evans

On the day her new Off Broadway production Between the Lines was set to open, producer Daryl Roth has announced the musical based on the novel by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer will inst…

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Neil LaBute To Join In Actors Fund Benefit Reading Of His Play ‘The Shape Of Things’ by Greg Evans

The Neil LaBute play The Shape of Things will be given a livestream reading Friday night to benefit The Actors Fund, with LaBute himself taking part in an after-show Q&A to tell “a few…

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Avett Brothers Musical ‘Swept Away’ Starring John Gallagher Jr Postponed For A Year Due To Pandemic by Greg Evans

Berkeley Rep’s world premiere of Swept Away, a stage production featuring the music of The Avett Brothers, written by Moulin Rouge!‘s John Logan and reteaming Spring Awakening director M…

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Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Stephen Colbert, Charlie Day Among 50 Stars Set For Livestream Covenant House Coronavirus Benefit by Greg Evans

A virtual concert event to benefit the Covenant House charity for homeless and trafficked youth has lined up a 50-plus roster of stars to perform or appear for the May 18 fundraiser, includi…

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Roger Horchow Dies: Tony Award-Winning Broadway Producer Of ‘Crazy For You’, ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ was 91 by Greg Evans

Roger Horchow, a Cincinnati-born entrepreneur who parlayed a luxury mail-order fortune into a Tony Award-winning streak as a producer on Broadway, died Saturday in Dallas of cancer. He was 9…

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Michael Keenan Dies: ‘Picket Fences’, ‘Dallas’ Actor Was 80 by Greg Evans

Michael Keenan, an actor who played Mayor Bill Pugen on CBS 1990s series Picket Fences and Baron van Swieten in the 1999 Broadway revival of Amadeus, died April 30 at the Motion Picture &…

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Bryan Cranston, Sally Field, John Malkovich, Patti LuPone Among Stars Set For Actors Fund Weekly Play Readings by Greg Evans

A reading of David Mamet’s play November, starring John Malkovich, Patti LuPone, Dylan Baker, Ethan Phillips and Michael Nichols, will kick off a new weekly livestream series of readings T…

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Rosalind Elias Dies: Opera Singer Who Made Broadway Debut At 81 Was 90 by Greg Evans

Rosalind Elias, a mezzo-soprano who at 24 began a 42-year association with the Metropolitan Opera but didn’t make her Broadway debut until she’d turned 81, died Sunday, May 3, in New Yor…

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Broadway To Celebrate Mother’s Day With Digital Variety Show For COVID-19 Fund: ‘Moulin Rouge!’, ‘Tina’, ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Casts Amon by Greg Evans

Cast members from Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Jagged Little Pill, Company, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Chicago, Diana, Mean Girls, Girl from the North Country, Six, and Mrs. D…

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Friday, May 1, 2020

Theater Producers “Completely Aligned” With New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Re-Opening Process And Planning, Says Broadway League President by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Despite recent, scattered press reports suggesting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was snubbing Broadway by shutting the industry out of his New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board,…

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Jake Gyllenhaal, David Alan Grier, Jonathan Groff Among New York’s Drama League Award Nominees – Complete List by Greg Evans

The Inheritance, Sea Wall/A Life, Slave Play and Girl From The North Country are among the Broadway nominees of this year’s Drama League Awards, along with a significant shows of Off Broad…

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Livesteam Theater Review: Richard Nelson’s ‘What Do We Need To Talk About?’ Stakes Claim As First Powerful Drama Of The Pandemic by Greg Evans

What will theater look like after the pandemic? How will stage artists address the societal upheavals wreaked by COVID-19? Everyone’s asking, no one knows, but Tony Award-winning playwrigh…

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Jun Maeda Dies Of COVID-19: Obie Award-Winning Theater Set Designer Was 79 by Greg Evans

Jun Maeda, the Obie Award-winning designer and resident set designer at New York’s acclaimed La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club since 1970, died April 6 from COVID-19 at Mt. Sinai West Hosp…

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: Broadway’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Star Elizabeth Stanley Talks Planning – Career And Otherwise – In An Age Of Unc by Greg Evans

Editors’ Note: With acknowledgment of the big-picture implications of a pandemic that has claimed thousands of lives, cratered global economies and closed international borders, Deadline…

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Peter H. Hunt Dies: Tony Award-Winning ‘1776’ Director, Uncle Of Actress Helen Hunt Was 81 by Greg Evans

Peter H. Hunt, who won a Tony Award for his direction in 1969 of the now-classic musical 1776, helmed the 1972 film version and numerous episodes of CBS’ Touched By An Angel, died Sunday a…

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Former Child Stars From ‘The Facts Of Life’, ‘Love Boat’ & Original ‘One Day At A Time’ Gather For ‘Stars In The House’ by Greg Evans

The Facts of Life‘s Mindy Cohn, The Love Boat‘s Jill Whelan and, from the original One Day At A Time, Mackenzie Phillips and Glenn Scarpelli will visit Stars In The House this Thursday, …

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Watch: Terrence McNally Video Tribute Set For Drama League Awards Online Event by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: New York’s Drama League and filmmakers Jeff Kaufman and Marcia Ross have teamed up for a special video tribute to Terrence McNally. The playwright was set to receive the League…

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Sara Bareilles, Jessie Mueller Join Other ‘Waitress’ Cast In Video Cover Of Nick Cordero Song by Greg Evans

Broadway actor Nick Cordero remains in a coma after recently undergoing a leg amputation and the subsequent insertion of a temporary pacemaker, all results from complications of a battle aga…

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Bernard Gersten Dies: Pioneering Lincoln Center Theater Executive Producer Was 97 by Greg Evans

Bernard Gersten, a pioneering force in New York City’s nonprofit theater movement, died today at his home in Manhattan of pancreatic cancer. He was 97. His death was reported to The New Yo…

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Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski & Audra McDonald Toast ‘Ladies Who Lunch’ In Highlight From Sondheim Birthday Celebration by Greg Evans

Last night’s Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration online all-star tribute concert got off to a rocky start – technical difficulties pushed the YouTube special more …

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Broadway Actress Laura Benanti Recently Tossed A Social Media Lifeline To Musical Theater Students Hit By The Shutdown; On May 2, She’ll Give Them A by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: On March 13, two days after the coronavirus was declared a pandemic, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Laura Benanti walked outside of her parents’ home in New Jersey – where th…

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‘Melrose Place’ Cast Sets Remote Reunion For ‘Stars In The House’ Tomorrow by Greg Evans

Cast members from the 1990s prime time soap Melrose Place – Josie Bissett, Thomas Calabro, Marcia Cross, Laura Leighton, Heather Locklear, Doug Savant, Grant Show, Andrew Shue, Courtney Th…

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Reopening Broadway: Actors’ Equity Recruits High-Profile Safety Consultant As Exec Director Details What’s At Stake by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Actors’ Equity Association has hired the high-profile safety consultant David Michaels, former administrator of OSHA under President Barack Obama, to advise and help the union d…

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Shirley Knight Dies: Award-Winning ‘Sweet Bird Of Youth’ Actress Was 83 by Greg Evans

Shirley Knight, a Tony- and Emmy Award-winning actress whose long and varied career included Oscar-nominated performances in 1960’s The Dark at the Top of the Stairs and 1962’s Sweet Bi…

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Broadway’s Hard-Hit TKTS Discount Ticket Booth Operator Launches “Lifeline Campaign” by Greg Evans

The Theatre Development Fund, the not-for-profit organization with services including the hugely popular TKTS discount ticket booths in Times Square and other New York City locations, is lau…

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: Producer Brian Moreland, Phylicia Rashad And John Legend Were Set To Take Broadway To The Apollo, And Then The Pandemic A by Greg Evans

Editors’ Note: With full acknowledgment of the big-picture implications of a pandemic that already has claimed thousands of lives, cratered global economies and closed international borde…

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Meryl Streep, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters To Lead All-Star Line-Up In Virtual Sondheim Birthday Concert by Greg Evans

Meryl Streep, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone and Audra McDonald are set to join an all-star line-up in a special virtual concert to celebrate Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday. Take Me To …

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Shubert Foundation Appoints Board Member Diana Phillips As President by Greg Evans

The Shubert Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation dedicated to funding of not-for-profit theatre and dance companies, has appointed Diana Phillips to serve as President of t…

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Reopening Broadway: What Will It Take? What Will It Look Like? When Could It Really Happen? A Candid Conversation With Broadway League President Charl by Greg Evans

Editor’s Note: As Deadline continues its Coping With COVID-19 Crisis series on the struggles of people in the entertainment industry impacted by the coronavirus-related shutdowns and layof…

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New York’s Free Shakespeare In The Park Summer Season Canceled For First Time In 58 Years Due To COVID-19 by Greg Evans

New York’s Public Theater has canceled this year’s free Shakespeare in the Park season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, marking the first summer in 58 years that Central Park’s Delacorte …

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‘Dallas’, ‘China Beach’, ‘Difficult People’ & Pop’s ‘One Day At A Time’ Actors Set For ‘Stars In The House’ Virtual Get-Toge by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Cast members from the original Dallas, China Beach, Pop’s One Day at a Time and Hulu’s Difficult People will zoom into next week’s livestream Stars in the House series to ra…

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