Friday, August 7, 2020 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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FIRST LOOK: Jesus Christ Superstar 2020 Regent’s Park Open Air by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre releases first look rehearsal images Jesus Christ Superstar: The Concert which starts performances on Friday 14 August 2020. This post FIRST …

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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VIDEO: Lilli and Eddie Cooper Perform TIGER KING Parody 'Meat Truck'

'Tootsie' Tony- nominee Lilli Cooper joins her brother, Little Shop of Horrors star Eddie Cooper for 'Meat Truck,' a song parody of Tiger King, inspired by Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats!

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DVR Alert: Sutton Foster to Appear on WHAT WOULD YOU DO? on ABC

Broadway and television star Sutton Foster is set to appear on an upcoming episode of ABC's hidden camera morality test What Would You Do?. 

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Pete Hampton (and Laura Bowman): In Dahomey and Beyond by Trav S.D.

Pete Hampton (1871-1916) was a ground-breaking African American singer, actor, harmonica player and banjoist from Bowling Green, Kentucky. After several years with medicine shows, all-black …

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VIDEO: HAMILTON Celebrates #Ham4Ham with A Highlight History! - Live Now!

Tonight, the folks over at Hamilton are celebrating the legacy of its #Ham4Ham lottery shows with a highlight reel featuring all your favorite moments from its run featuring members of the o…

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Jade Jones as rapper “Litty Official” debuts hip-hop mixtape by News Desk

DMV rapper “Litty Official” releases their mixtape He Could Never on Spotify, Soundcloud, and iTunes. Jade Jones, the artist behind Litty, has crafted a standout lo-fi trap mixtape for t…

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Brent Carver, Versatile Tony-Winning Actor, Dies at 68 by Anita Gates

He played Hamlet, the wizard Gandalf and Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof.” But he was probably best known for “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”

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‘Thin Skin,’ inspired by Seattle musician and comedian Ahamefule J. Oluo’s stories, will debut at Bentonville Film Festival by Moira Macdonald

The film, based on Ahamefule J. Oluo's autobiographical one-man musical show "Now I'm Fine" and by his "This American Life" story "The Wedding Crasher," will stream for 24 hours beginning at…

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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SCOTT RUDIN OWES SPOTCO $6.3 MILLION, AD AGENCY CLAIMS IN LAWSUIT by Philip Boroff

SpotCo, a leading Broadway advertising and marketing agency, filed suit in New York State Supreme Court against producer Scott Rudin, claiming that he left the company on the hook for $6.3 m…

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BRENT CARVER DIES: TONY AWARD-WINNING ‘KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN’ ACTOR WAS 68 by Robert Shuman

(Greg Evans’s article appeared on Deadline, 8/6; via Pam Green.) Brent Carver, a stage and screen actor who won the 1993 Tony Award for his performance in Broadway’s The Kiss of the S…

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Is The British Theatre Critic Tradition Coming To An End? by Artsjournal

It is hard to think of a leading critic under fifty. There is no new generation in sight. This is unprecedented. Billington was barely thirty when he began at The Guardian, older than Nighti…

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Meme Me – How Memes Work by Artsjournal

The chaotic creativity of remixed internet memes and the new linguistic structures that rapidly evolve from them allow us to express certain states of mind and have others immediately get it…

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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker review – stunning trio of dance films by Sanjoy Roy

In Hoppla!, Achterland and Mitten, the Belgian dance legend manages a dynamic mix of composition and choreography The Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has always been engross…

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Alison Fiske obituary by Michael Coveney

Award-winning actor who brought intensity to roles ranging from Shakespeare to feminist comedyThere was nothing hidden or mysterious about Alison Fiske, who has died of cancer aged 76; as an…

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VIDEO: Tituss Burgess Joins the LIVE FROM CARNEGIE HALL Series

Broadway star and Emmy-nominated actor, Tituss Burgess, performs Bobby Freeman's a?oeDo You Want to Dancea?? as part of Live with Carnegie Hall.

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Find what you’ve been missing. This week’s recommends include Fringe, Fools, music and puppets by Lorraine Treanor

Foolish Fridays Faction of Fools Friday, Aug 7, 7pm Free Click to watch Faction of Fools, Washington’s commedia dell’Arte theater company, resumes its Foolish Fridays beginning tonight a…

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BWW Prompts: Share A Favorite Viral Theater Video!

Today we asked our readers to share their favorite viral theater videos!

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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A life in pictures: how photographer Nancy Floyd captured time passing

She has photographed herself almost every day since 1982, providing a snapshot of the past four decades

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In the News: Sutton Foster Asks 'What Would You Do?,' Lineup Set for Next Muny Variety Hour by Andrew Gans

Plus: Theatre siblings Eddie Cooper and Lilli Cooper perform the newest Tiger King parody.

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Review: The Bathroom Plays show the many sides of quarantine loneliness by Erin Kahn

“Loneliness…is that a sin? It feels like one.” Eden Theater Company’s third and final installment of The Room Plays, titled The Bathroom Plays, takes a penetrating look at the seclus…

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Broadway Ad Agency Claims Scott Rudin Owes $6.3M In Unpaid Bills; Producer Says “No Merit” To Lawsuit by Greg Evans

Two of theater’s heavy-hitters are squaring off in a legal battle that could be Broadway’s biggest drama during the pandemic shutdown: Ad agency Spotco is suing producer Scott Rudin for …

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Ad Agency Sues Scott Rudin, Saying Producer Owes $6.3 Million by Michael Paulson

At issue: payment for media buying and marketing strategy for the Broadway revivals of “West Side Story” and “The Music Man.”

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What I Learned From The Worst-Reviewed Novel Ever by Artsjournal

In a book called Weird Wisconsin: Your Travel Guide to Wisconsin’s Local Legends, Burrows’s name was listed under a chapter called “The Worst Novel Ever Published in the English Langu…

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Tourist Fesses Up To Breaking Toes Off Canova Sculpture by Artsjournal

The tourist, on a trip to celebrate his 50th birthday, was visiting an art museum in northern Italy last week when he posed with the statue of a reclining Pauline Bonaparte. Her husband had …

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The Trump Book Industry by Artsjournal

Taken en masse, the books paint a damning portrait of the 45th president of the United States. But the sheer volume of unflattering material they contain can have the paradoxical danger of b…

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Watch: Kevin Kline in ‘Present Laughter’ by Matthew Wexler

Kevin Kline won a Tony Award for his performance in this Noël Coward classic. Watch it for free through August 29. The post Watch: Kevin Kline in ‘Present Laughter’ appeared first on T…

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Alley Theatre Announces Updated 2020-21 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season, which will now begin in November, will feature two world premieres and a Pulitzer winner.

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My Conversations With Eric Bentley by American Theatre Editors

My relationship with the great theatre critic began with a wary interview but soon gave way to a lifetime of anecdotes, confidences, and laughter.

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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SpotCo sues producer Scott Rudin for $6.3 million in invoices by Caitlin Huston

Advertising agency SpotCo is suing producer Scott Rudin for what it says is more than $6 million in owed payments.  At issue is unpaid work the agency says it has done on Rudin’s Broadway…

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Frank Gehry’s New Eisenhower Memorial In DC – Last Of The “Great Men” Memorials? by Artsjournal

Over the past decade, and at almost every step — from the design competition to the groundbreaking in 2017 — the project was dogged by controversy, subject to congressional hearings and,…

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Where’s Classical Music Performance Headed Post-COVID? Here Are Some Clues by Artsjournal1

Having listened to recent online offerings from North America and Europe (where concerts are carefully starting to move back into halls), David Patrick Stearns predicts that “innovation an…

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In These Immersive Shows, the Jury Is In (Your Home) by Alexis Soloski

Sifting evidence and debating whodunit with strangers turns out to be an especially successful way for theater to be enjoyed from a laptop.

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LISTEN: Rachel Tucker Talks Broadway, West End and More on MAMAS TALKIN' LOUD Podcast

Broadway moms, Cara Cooper (The Prom) and Jessica Rush (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) of the hit podcast 'Mamas Talkin' Loud', in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, have announc…

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Harry Beckett: Joy Unlimited — funky riffs and rocking grooves

Catchy themes are not too far removed from the starting points that dominate contemporary London jazz

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ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra: William Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony — appearance is timely

Based on American folk material, the work was given its premiere in 1934 by Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra

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Another Sky: I Slept on the Floor — debut with a distinctive voice

The London-based band has a big sound but lead singer Catrin Vincent brings delicacy

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Houston’s Alley Theatre Shuffles 2020-2021 Season, Adding Sweat and Delaying Others by Dan Meyer

The entire slate will be presented using one flexible set that can be adapted to each show.

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Various Artists: West Meets East — how tradition helped to shape a counterculture

A compilation highlights the Indian influence on western musicians, from jazz to exotica

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Bronson: Bronson — dancing at the end of the world

The self-titled album from a new dance music project is alive with kinetic energy

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Glass Animals bring autobiography to the fore with Dreamland

Oxford-formed foursome’s smart lyrics and lithe beats address head and body simultaneously

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NLE Choppa: Top Shotta — dog-eat-dog portrait of street life

Bass-heavy beats add adrenalin to a hip-hop flow on the teenage rapper’s debut

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Of Experts And The Willingness To Be Wrong by Artsjournal

When experts and pundits can’t or won’t say ‘I don’t know’, the consequences can be dire. In the short term, bad advice leads to bad decisions. In the context of admitting uncertai…

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Helen Jones Woods, Trombonist With Groundbreaking All-Women Jazz Band, Dead Of COVID At 96 by Artsjournal1

“In addition to their pioneering role as women on the jazz circuit, the International Sweethearts of Rhythm were an interracial band in the era of Jim Crow. Their extensive itinerary throu…

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Houston's Alley Theatre Announces Season Changes to Accommodate Social Distancing

The Tony Award®-winning Alley Theatre and Artistic Director Rob Melrose have announced updates to the Theatrea??s 74th season. The 2020-21 season programming, the second season curated…

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Jason Robert Brown, Carolee Carmello, Chita Rivera & More Pay Tribute to Brent Carver

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Tony Award winning actor Brent Carver has passed away at age 68. This evening, Carver's Broadway colleagues took to social media to celebrate his life an…

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Mirvish Productions To Dim Marquee Lights for Brent Carver

Mirvish Productions will mark the life of Brent Carver by dimming the marquee lights of two theatres on Friday August 7 at 8PM - the Royal Alexandra, in which he performed his solo show of s…

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Actors' Equity Releases Statement on Inaction in the U.S. Senate on the HEROES Act

Actors' Equity Association released a statement regarding continued inaction in the U.S. Senate on the HEROES Act.

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Theater to See This Weekend, Aug 7-9: Edinburgh Fringe, Antigone in Ferguson, Dutchman. by New York Theater

Below are my recommendations for three plays with starry casts “opening” and available only this weekend, two documentaries about theater, and a theater festival that  New Yorkers can s…

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Crafting a Score With Broadway Arranger, Orchestrator, and Music Supervisor Stephen Oremus by Logan Culwell-Block

Go behind the scenes of the creation of Wicked, Kinky Boots, and more when the two-time Tony winner takes your questions live on The Broadway Q&A from Playbill and The Growing Studio.

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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15 Questions in 15 Minutes with ‘A Strange Loop’ star James Jackson, Jr. by Deb Miller

The one and “onliest” James Jackson, Jr. is a New York City-based actor, performance artist, Kabarettist, vocal coach, producer, and everything else a fabulous entertainer should be. Fro…

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Alex Timbers "Can-Can-Can!" 7 Spectacular Show Clips From His Resume

No day like August 7th, director Alex Timbers' birthday, to have a stroll down memory lane visiting seven of his memorable Broadway productions. Happy Birthday Alex!

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Instead Of Canceling Its Next Production When COVID Hit, This Theater Completely Reimagined It by Artsjournal1

Aleshea Harris’s Is God Is was the last show of the season at theWilma Theater in Philadelphia, and when the shutdown came, there was still time to figure something out. “We then went th…

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Richmond’s Robert E Lee Monument Turned Into Dance Venue by Artsjournal

It was a dance moment that went viral: Photos of two young dancers, Ava Holloway and Kennedy George, both 14, turned out and on their toes, each raising a fist against the backdrop of the st…

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BLEEDING LOVE Releases Songs From the Podcast Featuring Rebecca Naomi Jones, Annie Golden and More

The a?oeBleeding Love, Songs from the Podcasta?? album, with music by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon and lyrics by Harris Doran, is being released for FREE download, today on all streaming sites.

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Donate to St. Louis Actors' Studio Fund for Chances to Win Virtual Hangouts with Sterling K. Brown, Jon Hamm & More

In an effort to help small professional theater companies in St. Louis as well as those across the nation to pay their bills until they can safely reopen, the St. Louis Actors' Studio announ…

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Top 10 Tunes with Kelly Lynne D'Angelo

The STARRY book writer/lyricist shares with us the songs she's been listening to lately!

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at noon (Broadway Time)
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IN THE HEIGHTS Original Broadway Cast Recording to be Released as Red, White & Blue Vinyl 3-LP Box Set

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that In the Heights - Original Broadway Cast Recording will be released as a special Red, White & Blue-colored vinyl 3-LP Box Set on Friday, September 4.…

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Kendra Whitlock Ingram and Brian Moreland Elected to Broadway League's Board of Governors by Andrew Gans

The League’s 700-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers who present in nearly 200 markets across North America.

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Want Your Favorite Broadway Stars to Sing You to Sleep? Aaron Lazar Has Got It Covered by Caitlin Moynihan

Aaron Lazar wants to help you to fall asleep. Lazar, who was most recently seen as Larry Murphy on the Dear Evan Hansen national tour, has announced his new project, Broadway Lullabies, an a…

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Odds & Ends: Peter Dinklage to Reprise His Role as Cyrano in Feature Film & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. Cyrano Musical, Starring Peter Dinklage, to Become Feature Film Emmy winner and stage veteran Peter Dinklage will reprise h…

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Broadway League Adds Brian Moreland & Kendra Whitlock Ingram To Board, Boosting BIPOC Representation by Greg Evans

The Broadway League, the trade group representing Broadway and regional theater owners and producers, has added producer Brian Moreland and Kendra Whitlock Ingram, president and CEO of Milwa…

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AI That Writes Prose And Poetry Is Getting Stronger (Uh-Oh) by Artsjournal1

“The more text to which an algorithm can be exposed, and the more complex you can make the algorithm, the better it performs. … The model that underpins [the AI software] GPT-3 boasts 17…

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Kristy Edmunds: Why We Need Artists To Help Fix Things by Artsjournal

“With the calamities facing the world, rebuilding what has been is no longer our most pressing goal — reimagining the future moving forward is. The ever-changing present requires the art…

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The Playbill Weekend Guide: What to Watch August 7-9 by Ryan McPhee

Catch streaming performances of Fela!, Dutchman, and more.

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Goodspeed’s ‘Cyrano’ to become Hollywood movie with Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett by Christopher Arnott

The musical "Cyrano," which was workshopped at the Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre in 2018, will become a star-studded MGM movie featuring Peter Dinklage and Haley Bennett directed by Joe W…

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Kansai Yamamoto, fashion designer, 1944-2020

The ‘explosion from Tokyo’ who brought the force of his personality to the international scene

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Disney Employee Pulls the Curtain Back on What it is Like to Work at Disney World During the Pandemic

Rolling Stone has reported on a conversation they had with one Disney World employee, pulling the curtain back on issues of safety, whether social distancing is being enforced and more. 

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Kendra Whitlock Ingram and Brian Moreland Elected to The Broadway League's Board of Governors

Two new members were voted to the League’s Board of Governors: Kendra Whitlock Ingram, President and CEO, Marcus Performing Arts Center, and Broadway producer Brian Moreland of B.More…

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Photo Flash: Berkshire Theatre Group's GODSPELL Takes Bows as First Equity-Approved Musical

The first musical in the United States to be approved by Actors' Equity Association has officially begun performances. Berkshire Theatre Group's Godspell is being presented outdoors in an o…

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The Theatre Community Remembers the Life and Work of Brent Carver by Kerri Kearse

Broadway artists and theatre professionals from around the globe took to social media to share their memories of the Tony winner, who died August 4 at 68.

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Brian Moreland, Kendra Whitlock Ingram join Broadway League’s Board of Governors by Caitlin Huston

The Broadway League has voted Broadway producer Brian Moreland and Kendra Whitlock Ingram, president of the Marcus Performing Arts Center, to its board of governors. They join the about 50-p…

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Broadway.com #LiveatFive: Home Edition with Aaron Lazar by Broadway.com

Aaron Lazar checks in to chat about Filthy Rich, his Broadway Lullabies album and more! 

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Mrs. Doubtfire's Doreen Montalvo Can't Wait for Castmate Hugs & the In the Heights Movie by Broadway.com

Living near the theater district during the Broadway shutdown, photographer and performer Matthew Stocke has been haunted walking past the empty theater palaces sitting in repose, waiting fo…

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Black Dancers Are ‘Reclaiming’ Richmond’s Robert E. Lee Monument by Artsjournal1

Here’s one instance from last month: “Standing at the base of the three-story pedestal supporting the Confederate general’s likeness, [Janine] Bell, the artistic director of Elegba Fol…

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Reckoning With The Ugly Racist Origins Of Some Of American English’s Most Common Expressions by Artsjournal1

“‘Sold down the river.’ ‘Cakewalk.’ ‘Master and slave.’ American English is riddled with words and phrases with racist origins or undertones. Since the killing of George Floyd …

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Leadership Change at A.R.T./New York as Board Investigates Charges of Racism by American Theatre Editors

Risa Shoup is the company's interim executive director, with Virginia Louloudes on leave after concerns were raised about her leadership.

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P-Valley Star Nicco Annan Joins Playbill LIVE! August 7 to Discuss the New Katori Hall Series on Starz by Playbill Staff

Annan was also recently seen Off-Broadway in Hall's The Hot Wing King at Signature Theatre

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The Top 6 Most Important Skills A Producer Must Have. Part II

Did you enjoy your intermission?   Yesterday, I gave you Act I of this two-parter with 3 of the 6 top skills Broadway Producers must have now . . . and forever.   To give you a recap, that…

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Look At The "Firework" Karen Olivo! 8 Outstanding Clips of the Tony Winner

You'll love the 8 videos we found to ring in Karen Olivo's birthday. Some are classics you might not have seen in a while, some you might not have ever seen!

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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VIDEO: Watch Brenda Braxton's Birthday Bash on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live at 8pm!

Stars in the House continues today (8pm) with Brenda Braxton's Birthday Bash!  Guest Host Brenda Braxton is joined by Donna Marie Asbury and Amra-Faye Wright and surprise special guests.

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International Musical Collaboration WeSongCycle to Debut from P.A. Tokyo August 8 by Dan Meyer

The creators were advised by Telly Leung, Stafford Arima, and Mariko Kojima, with Rob Rokicki as a mentor.

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Goodspeed hosting two weeks of outdoor concerts in August by Christopher Arnott

Goodspeed Musicals has arranged a fortnight of outdoor concerts by The Playbillies, on the lawn outside the Goodspeed Opera House. These are the first public performance the Goodspeed has ho…

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Trevor Nunn-Directed Double Bill of Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape and The Old Tune Now Available to Stream by Andrew Gans

The Jermyn Street Theatre productions are available through December 31.

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Imagine... My Name is Kwame, BBC One review - interesting but incomplete by Matt Wolf

Profile of Young Vic artistic director could go still further Filmed, as one would, well, imagine, prior to lockdown, Imagine .... My Name is Kwame hearkens to what now seems a bygone era …

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What’s The Definition Of ‘Museum’? The International Council Of Museums Is Tearing Itself Up Over That Question by Artsjournal1

“In recent months, several people working on the committee to revise the body’s definition of what a museum is have resigned, and there have been accusations of ‘back-alley political g…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 10:06AM

Mao Zedong’s Home Province Is Now The Hotbed Of Chinese Commercial TV by Artsjournal1

“Making waves is what Hunan Broadcasting System does best. … That is striking for an outfit run by the government of a province that is better known as China’s largest producer of rice…

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Stop Panicking Over The Age Of Classical Audiences, Says NY Times Chief Critic by Artsjournal1

Anthony Tommasini: “Elements of dismaying ageism run through the chronic bemoaning over the graying of classical and opera audiences, something that bothered me even before I entered this …

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Staffers At Philadelphia Museum Of Art Vote Overwhelmingly To Unionize by Artsjournal1

The vote tally was 181 to 22. “While organizers said there were many reasons behind the union drive, complaints against two Art Museum supervisors provided the movement with energy. Organi…

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Reporter At DC’s WAMU Harassed Female Colleagues For Years — And Kept His Job After Two Final Warnings by Artsjournal1

Martin Di Caro, an award-winning transportation correspondent at Washington’s public radio news station from 2012 to 2017, was outrageous enough in hitting on junior employees at WAMU, loc…

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Crime and Punishment: Rape on Trial on Channel 4 — the difficulty of conviction

Police, victims and prosecutors feature in a show that asks why conviction rates are falling

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Inside Missguided, Channel 4 — the life of a fast-fashion company

The Manchester-set documentary series draws on the high drama of an influencer-led business

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Mandy, BBC2 — 15-minute moreish nuggets of comedy

Diane Morgan’s character is cunning, self-centred and as endearing as she is ridiculous

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How Broadway Makes 'Fetch' Happen by E.j. White

Musical theatre has always found the music in, and makes music from, the latest styles of speaking.

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‘A memorable contribution to online theatre’: MOMENT OF GRACE – Backstory Ensemble – The Actors Centre (Online review) by John Chapman

The first piece Moment Of Grace by Bren Gosling takes us back to the 1980s and the last time the country faced a crisis over a virus.

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Watch Now: Norm Lewis Sings “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel by Broadway Direct

Norm Lewis performs "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel at the 35th Annual AIDS WALK New York on July 19, 2020. 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of Rodgers &a…

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The unspoken realities of performing at Edinburgh by Nikita Karia

We’re firmly in what would have been Edinburgh season and like many theatre lovers, we miss it terribly. But was it perfect? Hardly. Nikita Karia writes about her love, hate and nostalgia …

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GRACE NOTES: Friday, August 7, 2020 by Susan Grace

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A first look at Blindness at the Donmar Warehouse by Kitty Underwood

Blindness is an exciting new piece of theatre at the Donmar Warehouse. Check out the innovative set that accompanies the unique sound installation. The post A first look at Blindness at the …

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Broadway Catch Up: August 7 - Norm Lewis, Lauren Patten, Renee Fleming, and More!

While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's highlights from some of your …

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Alan Cumming's Club Cumming Will Launch Series of Virtual Variety Shows

Alan Cumming has announced via Instagram that his club, Club Cumming, is launching a series of virtual variety shows.

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Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, August 7- with Tonya Pinkins, Jessica Vosk, and More!

Today (August 7) in live streaming: Tonya Pinkins visits Backstage Live, Brenda Braxton celebrates her birthday on Stars in the House, and so much more!

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Weekly Roundup: Our Top Ten Theater TikToks of the Week - Jordan Fisher and More!

To all theater people out there who have suddenly found themselves spending endless amounts of time scrolling through TikTok... you are not alone! If you are a fellow theater nerd looking fo…

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Brenda Braxton Guest Hosts Stars in the House, Featuring Donna Marie Asbury and Amra-Faye Wright, August 7 by Andrew Gans

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

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Quarantine Bake-off Inspires Thespian Playwrights by Anita Martin

Marco Island Academy students whip up original plays The post Quarantine Bake-off Inspires Thespian Playwrights appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

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New exclusive online theatre series with Sky VIP by Kitty Underwood

We're excited to announce a new series of exclusive content in partnership with Sky VIP to fill that theatre gap in your lives! The post New exclusive online theatre series with Sky VIP appe…

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Hot Clip of the Day: Anything Was Possible! Samantha O'Donnell's A++ BKLYN "Once Upon A Time"

While researching videos for Karen Olivo's birthday, we got to searching for BKLYN and this jaw-dropping cover fell into our path. Friends. Samantha O'Donnell sang the BKLYN's signature tune…

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Howard Ashman Documentary is Now Available on Disney+!

The original documentary film 'Howard' premieres exclusively on Disney+ today, August 7, 2020. The film, which first premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, follows the captivating LIF…

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Jennifer Grey Will Star In and Executive Produce DIRTY DANCING Sequel

Jennifer Grey is set to star in and executive produce a new dance movie at Lionsgate. According to Deadline, the film, which is set in the 1990s, could potentially be a new Dirty Dancing …

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ArtsBeat TV/Radio 8/7/20. Kristen Van Ginhovwen, WAM Theatre and Taneisha Duggan, TheaterWorks by Mark G. Auerbach

New ArtsBeat TV/Radio features conversation with two area theatre artists: WAM Theatre co-founder Kristen Van Ginhoven and Taneisha Duggan of TheaterWorks. They discuss the changes theatres …

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Broadway Games: The Play's the Thing: Actress Edition by JK

Many, if not most, of our favorite musical theater stars have also spent their fair share of time trodding the boards in straight plays, too. Take one of the greatest of all time, Angela Lan…

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Listen in as Dan Rather anchors the story of his own highly theatrical life by Peter Marks

“Stories of a Lifetime” jumps from off-Broadway to Audible, revealing glimpses of the CBS newsman on and off the job.

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Today on Broadway: Friday, August 7, 2020 by Matt Tamanini

Tony Winner Brent Carver Dies, WTF Announces Additional Casting, ’36 Questions’ to Be Adapted to Film “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top t…

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VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS Makes the News in South Korea

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Kinky Boots is returning to Seoul, South Korea! A video was recently shared on Instagram, showing cast members featured in a news piece in South Korea.…

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Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: THE CONCERT at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

The concert staging of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar will be presented Friday 14 August - Sunday 27 Se…

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Snapshot: ‘Lee Miller: To believe it’ at Kunsthalle Erfurt

The photographer captured a broken continent while accompanying troops from Normandy to Bavaria in 1944

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Wake Up With BWW 8/7: 36 QUESTIONS Film Coming to Netflix, and More!

Today's top stories: Netflix will released a film adaptation of the podcast musical 36 Questions, and more!

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Zach Braff gets stunning tattoo tribute for late friend Nick Cordero: 'In loving memory to the greatest' by Roisin O'Connor

Celebrity tattoo artist Doctor Woo shared the artwork on his Instagram page

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Spinning Shakespeare topically by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review a PBS webcast of Kenny Leon’s 2019 Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * PBS continues to…

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Replay: Picasso at work in 1949 by Terry Teachout

Pablo Picasso paints for the camera in 1949 in a scene from Visit to Picasso, directed by Paul Haesaert: (This is the latest in a series of arts- and history-related videos that appear in…

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Get College Theatre Audition Tips From University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Webster University Live August 7 by Logan Culwell-Block

Faculty from the two theatre programs will take questions during the streamed interview.

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Howard Ashman Documentary Released on Disney+ August 7 by Logan Culwell-Block

This film takes a look at the life and work of the book writer-lyricist behind Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, and more.

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Almanac: G.K. Chesterton on puritanism by Terry Teachout

“A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.” G.K. Chesterton, interview, New York Times (November 21, 1930) Continue reading Almanac: G.K. Chesterton on…

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Howard Ashman Documentary Now Streaming on Disney+ by Logan Culwell-Block

This film takes a look at the life and work of the book writer-lyricist behind Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, and more.

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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A peek behind the scenes at Jesus Christ Superstar by Kitty Underwood

With the countdown on to opening, we've got a sneak peek at how their rehearsals are looking ahead of their first night on Friday 14 August. The post A peek behind the scenes at Jesus Christ…

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‘There will always be a home here for artists’: Iris Theatre’s Summer Festival – interview by Justin Murray

A few months ago, we reported that Iris Theatre, which operates from St Paul’s Church, had launched an urgent appeal to save their venue from imminent closure after being forced to cancel …

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Rainbow motifs to brighten your home

The popular symbol of hope in designs from pillows to rugs

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How to display your vintage postcards

Create your own ‘mise en scène’ on mantelpieces and shelves, all over the fridge or even a wall

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‘The cast is quick-witted, inexhaustible & absolutely hysterical’: Shake it Up: The Improvised Shakespeare Show – New Normal Festival ★★ by Luca Molinari

To see the kind of comedy gold Shake it Up: The Improvised Shakespeare Show provides in the face of adversity is a very encouraging and intrinsic inspiration.

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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On the Couch with Jay Laga’aia by Arts Review

Who is Jay Laga’aia? Is a father of eight who suffers from imposter syndrome. What would you do differently from what you do now? Listen to my teachers and don’t be in such a rush to gro…

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A statement on TKTS by Kitty Underwood

It is with enormous regret that we have had to inform employees working for the TKTS operation that their roles will be made redundant as a result of the unavoidable decision to keep our f…

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C-O-N-T-A-C-T socially distanced outdoor experience hits London this summer. by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo This Summer London will get to experience the UK Premiere of C-O-N-T-A-C-T, a socially distanced outdoor experience featuring live performance and 3D sound design in public s…

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Register to attend London Red Alert day of action by Kitty Underwood

The #WeMakeEvents are hosting a major outdoor event in London on Tuesday 11 August to demonstrate the crisis faced by the live events industry. The post Register to attend London Red Alert d…

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MUMA: Art You Can Wear by Arts Review

With galleries, museums and public art spaces closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, from across the globe, artist and non-artists have responded to MUMA’s call out to put art front and cen…

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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August without Edinburgh fringe: 'the heart has been pulled out of my year' by Brian Logan

Covid-19 has cancelled the annual jamboree, leaving performers – and our comedy critic – bereft. What does the festival mean to them and how will it change? Meeting Flight of the Conchor…

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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VPAC PRESENTS: Joshua Bell & Larisa Martínez’s “Voice and the Violin” with Pianist Peter Dugan by Artsjournal

Most seminal event in classical music since global onset of COVID-19 on August 14th in Vail, CO!

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Salort-Pons’ Response: Detroit Institute’s Director Tussles with Anonymous Detractors by Artsjournal1

Showing a courage and candor that’s been in short supply among museum officials navigating the choppy waters of racial tensions, political unrest and economic difficulty, Salvador Salort-P…

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The Blank Canvas with Lee Rogers by Arts Review

Life is a blank canvas and you paint your own story. A new podcast, The Blank Canvas, from prolific director & producer Lee Rogers – chatting with the trail blazers, artists, thought l…

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Andrea Keller curates Monday Nights Live at the Jazzlab: Volume 1 – The Composers’ Circle by Arts Review

Renowned Australian pianist and composer Andrea Keller has released a series of albums recorded live from her specially curated Monday night residency at Melbourne’s iconic live music venu…

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What ruin photography reveals about urban decay and renewal by Arts Review

There’s something intriguing about an abandoned building. If you scroll through Instagram, you’ll come across photos that celebrate this very aesthetic. Known as ‘ruin photography’, …

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories is back for the month of August by Arts Review

For the month of August, as part of Arts Centre Melbourne’s Together With You program, families will be able to immerse themselves into the wonderful world of Bambert’s Book of Lost Stor…

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Friday, August 7, 2020 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Brent Carver, Tony Winner for Kiss of the Spider Woman, Dies at 68 by Caitlin Moynihan

Brent Carver, who took home the Tony for his leading turn in 1993's Kiss of the Spider Woman, died on August 4 at the age of 68. The actor passed away in his hometown of Cranbrook, BC in Can…

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Jennifer Pike: ‘My ambition is to continue fighting for the future of classical music’

Q&A with the violinist on her party trick as a child and losing her favourite pair of concert shoes

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Fergus Linehan: ‘People need a rallying call’

The director of the Edinburgh International Festival says the cancellation of live events has sparked a vivid creative response

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Local Grandma Preparing for “Grey Gardens” Audition, We Hope by Broadway Beat

by Erika Hakmiller. @ErikaFromMaine. LONG ISLAND, NY - Riley and Brian Fitzgerald, two siblings who used to dabble in theatre but now str...

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