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Friday, June 26, 2020

Roundabout Pushes 2020 Shows to Next Year; Adds Alice Childress Play to Broadway Lineup by Olivia Clement

RTC's 2021 Broadway lineup includes Trouble in Mind, Birthday Candles, 1776, and Caroline, or Change.

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For Its 2020–2021 Season, New York Theatre Workshop Commissions Over 25 Artists to Make Work That Will Re-Imagine 'Theatre' by Olivia Clement

Aleshea Harris, Dael Orlandersmith, Jeremy O. Harris, Rubén Polendo, and Martyna Majok are among the cohort of Artistic Instigators.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Apple Family to Reunite for Another Free Zoom Play From Richard Nelson by Olivia Clement

The latest play in the Rhinebeck Panorama will be streamed on YouTube to benefit The Actors Fund.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

TCG Names New Cohort for Its Rising Leaders of Color Program by Olivia Clement

Eight New York City-based leaders will take part in the fifth round of the initiative for BIPOC leaders in the field.

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Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin to Star in Virtual Benefit Reading of Same Time, Next Year by Olivia Clement

The presentation, directed by Bob Balaban, will raise funds for East Hampton's Guild Hall.

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HowlRound and Mellon Foundation Support 13 New Playwright Residencies Across the U.S. by Olivia Clement

Cori Thomas, J Nicole Brooks, Betty Shamieh, Regina Taylor, and Basil Kreimendahl are part of the third, three-year NPRP cohort.

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Hulu Sets New Premiere Date for We Are Freestyle Love Supreme by Olivia Clement

The Andrew Fried–helmed documentary will drop on the streaming platform in July.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Daniel J. Watts to Be Joined By Tituss Burgess, Derrick Baskin, and More in Reprisal of Love Terrorists by Olivia Clement

The Tina star will lead the evening of music, dance, spoken word, and storytelling on June 29.

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Stewart/Whitley's Next Live Panel to Feature Douglas Lyons, L Morgan Lee, and More by Olivia Clement

Five actors from the BIPOC community will also have the opportunity to perform for a panel of industry leaders during the forum.

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Watch Newly Released Footage From the 2015 Broadway Bares by Olivia Clement

Broadway Bares: Top Bottoms of Burlesque offered a signature twist on 42nd Street.

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Tune Into All-Star Reading of Cuttin' Up June 21 on Playbill by Olivia Clement

Blair Underwood, Joe Morton, and more star in the benefit performance for The Classical Theatre of Harlem.

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Friday, June 19, 2020

See the Dancers of Hamilton Perform Moving Juneteenth Celebration by Olivia Clement

The powerful tribute is created by resident director Tiffany Nichole Greene with words by poet Carvens Lissaint.

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Check Out the Lineup for The Refractions of Pride Festival by Olivia Clement

With Jason Veasey, Robin de Jesús, Doreen Montalvo, and more, the three-day event will amplify the voices of BIPOC artists within the LGBTQI+ community.

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Serenbe Playhouse Lays Off All Staff and Suspends Productions to Build Anew by Olivia Clement

The decision was made following public allegations of poor working conditions, as well as racial and gender discrimination.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

SDC Pens Open Letter on Racial Justice to Colleagues in the Field by Olivia Clement

The union pledges to take several steps towards better protecting and empowering its members, and working towards an equitable future.

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Resident Artists at The Flea Speak Out About Racism and Culture of Intimidation and Fear by Olivia Clement

In a statement, leadership of the Off-Off-Broadway theatre company has accepted full responsibility and pledged to transform the institution.

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Arpita Mukherjee and Hypokrit Want to Disrupt the Pedagogy of American Theatre by Olivia Clement

Hypokrit, which develops work by artists of color and prioritizes bringing new audiences to the theatre, is a company that operates on its own terms.

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7 Months Into Her Cancer Journey, Mandy Gonzalez Launches Broadway’s Best for Breast Cancer! by Olivia Clement

The In the Heights, Wicked, and Hamilton star shares why getting personal can be so powerful.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

LaChanze, Britton Smith, Mykal Kilgore, and More Tapped for Juneteenth Jubilee by Olivia Clement

The event, which will lift up the Black Queer and Trans community, will kick off at 3 PM in Harlem on June 19.

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Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Donja R. Love, Diana Oh, and More Are 2020 Helen Merrill Award Winners by Olivia Clement

Kimber Lee, Mona Mansour, and Sung Rno are also recipients of the $25,000 prize from The New York Community Trust.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Yale School of Drama Extends MFAs Another Year as Yep Rep Remains Closed Due to COVID-19 by Olivia Clement

Neither the school nor the theatre will produce a season of plays in 2020–2021.

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Yale School of Drama Extends MFAs Another Year as Yale Rep Remains Closed Due to COVID-19 by Olivia Clement

Neither the school nor the theatre will produce a season of plays in 2020–2021.

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New Podcast to Explore Life and Career of Casting Director Jay Binder by Olivia Clement

The five-episode podcast, launching June 16, is hosted by Playbill's Mark Peikert.

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Bedlam Launches Virtual Reading Series to Benefit Racial Justice Organizations by Olivia Clement

The series will raise funds and awareness for the #BlackLivesMatter movement and organizations fighting for equity and justice.

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London's Bush Theatre Asks Six Black British Artists to Respond to the Killing of George Floyd by Olivia Clement

The Protest series, curated by Daniel Bailey, features work by Benedict Lombe, Matilda Ibini, Fehinti Balogun, Anoushka Lucas, Kalungi Ssebandeke, and Roy Williams.

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Michael Urie and Cast of The Government Inspector Reunite for June 15 Online Reading by Olivia Clement

Mary Testa and Michael McGrath also starred in Red Bull's hit 2017 production.

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Samantha Williams to Host Black Theatre Matters Benefit Panel by Olivia Clement

The discussion, taking place June 16, will raise money for NAACP Empowerment Programs.

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MCC Reschedules Live Stream of Aziza Barnes’ Pues Nada by Olivia Clement

The reading, directed by Whitney White, will stream June 17 on MCC's YouTube.

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Black Women of Broadway to Take Over The Instagram Accounts of White Performers by Olivia Clement

#KeepSharingTheMic, spearheaded by Dionne Figgins, is inspired by #ShareTheMicNow.

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Michael R. Jackson Named Recipient of the Frederick Loewe Award by Olivia Clement

Presented annually by The Dramatists Guild of America, Jackson is being honored for his A Strange Loop score.

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Ma-Yi to Present Diana Oh’s My H8 Letter to the Gr8 American Theatre by Olivia Clement

The play is about how transparency and honesty will pave the way for a balanced relationship, one that is no longer oppressive, in the industry.

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