Monday, February 22, 2021 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Douglas Turner Ward, pioneer in Black theater, dies at 90 by Nathaniel G. Nesmith / The New York Times

Mr. Ward, an actor, playwright and director who co-founded a New York theater group that supported Black writers and actors at a time when there were few opportunities for them, died Saturda…

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Monday, February 22, 2021 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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Not everyone agrees that Chadwick Boseman will win a posthumous Golden Globe for ‘Ma Rainey’ – who could upset? by Daniel Montgomery

As of this writing, the late Chadwick Boseman is the odds-on favorite to sweep through the awards season with Best Actor victories at most of this season’s events, according to the combine…

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Monday, February 22, 2021 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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Australia’s Restless Dance Company Faces A Funding Crisis by Artsjournal

When the Australia Council announced its latest four-year funding winners in 2020, Restless was a shock omission, as were La Mama Theatre in Melbourne and The Blue Room in Western Australia.…

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Inside What Makes Tom Stoppard Tick by Artsjournal

Anthony Lane: “Many folk, less deserving than Stoppard, and with scarcely a whit of his charm, are greeted with godsends. What marks him out is the unusual thoroughness with which he has p…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 07:33PM

U.K. Government Proposes Plan to Have Theaters at Full Capacity by June by Caitlin Moynihan

The U.K.’s Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport announced a new timeline for the reopening of theaters, which would initially have theaters operating at full capcity by the end…

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Long Beach Opera Hires James Darrah As New AD by Artsjournal

During the pandemic, Darrah’s affinity for film allowed him to pivot to digital content with ease. Over the last six months, the director has worked with LA Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orch…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 07:33PM

Long Beach Opera names pandemic go-to director James Darrah as its next leader by Catherine Womack

James Darrah has emerged as a key figure in the year of COVID-19, leading digital productions for companies in L.A., Boston and beyond.

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Tom Stoppard’s Charmed and Haunted Life by Anthony Lane

A new biography enables us to see beneath the intellectual dazzle of the playwright’s work.

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“The Motherf**ker with the Hat” — Denizens Theater Company by Jeff Myhre

The premise of the play is simple enough. Jackie (David Feliz) is a former drug dealer freshly out of prison and determined to go straight. His girlfriend Veronica (Jillian K. Waters) is thr…

Linked From stagebiz.com at 07:17PM

New York City Movie Theaters Can Reopen at Limited Capacity, Gov. Cuomo Says by Rebecca Rubin

After nearly a year of closures, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given movie theaters in New York City permission to reopen at limited capacity starting on March 5. During his daily press bri…

Linked From Variety at 07:17PM

Sandy Powell, Deborah Landis and Ellen Mirojnick Celebrate Ann Roth by Jazz Tangcay

The legendary Ann Roth is looking like a frontrunner for the costume design Oscar for her costumes for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” With over 130 film and television credits, Roth is se…

Linked From Variety at 07:17PM

England to Begin Easing Lockdown From March 8, Cinemas to Remain Closed For Now by Naman Ramachandran

As case rates plummet and vaccinations continue rapidly, England will begin easing lockdown from March 8, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to reveal Monday evening. While school…

Linked From Variety at 07:17PM

Hong Kong Film Business Reopens With a Surge After Lockdowns by Patrick Frater

Hong Kong’s film industry moved ahead on several fronts over the weekend after coronavirus-mandated lockdowns were reduced. But the return to business is likely to be uneven. Cinemas reope…

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FANGIRLS to make Melbourne debut by Gabi Bergman

Arts Centre Melbourne is excited to announce that the break-out musical FANGIRLS, from award-winning playwright Yve Blake will make its

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Theatre Review: ‘Bad Auditions…On Camera’ presented by Fauquier Community Theatre by Mary Ann Johnson

“Bad Auditions…On Camera” is just fun. Sheer, uncomplicated fun. It has an amazingly large cast — 19 in all — that manage to create their characters and have fun with them, in abou…

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Monday, February 22, 2021 at 6pm (Broadway Time)
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Gary Gunas Dies: Broadway Executive Producer Of ‘The Who’s Tommy’, ‘Jekyll & Hyde’, ‘Ragtime’ Was 73 by Greg Evans

Gary Gunas, executive producer of such Broadway musicals as The Who’s Tommy, Jekyll & Hyde and Ragtime, died today of pancreatic cancer at his home in London. He was 73. His death was …

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Monday, February 22, 2021 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Paul Owen Built Thousands of Sets, and a Life in the Theatre by American Theatre Editors

We were lucky to know the scenic designer, but not as fortunate as he was to work so tirelessly and well at a job he loved for four decades.

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Registration for 2021 Virtual New World Rigging Symposium Now Open by Michael Eddy

Registration is now open for the New World Rigging Symposium (NWRS), produced by ESTA and USITT, which will take place online April 6-8, 2021. The NWRS provides a virtual opportunity fo…

Linked From Stage Directions at 05:42PM

Douglas Turner Ward, Pioneer in Black Theater, Dies at 90 by Nathaniel G. Nesmith

A founder of the Negro Ensemble Company in New York in the 1960s, he was outspoken about limited opportunities for fellow Black actors and directors.

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Audio-Technica: ES945 and ES947 Boundary Microphone Variations by Michael Eddy

Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, announces several new variations of its ES945 Omnidirectional Condenser Boundary Microphone and ES947 Cardioid…

Linked From Stage Directions at 05:01PM

Marissa Saroca on CHESS and changing the game by Gabi Bergman

Theatre is back – and so is Chess. After a year in lockdown, many were drawn to old hobbies. Puzzles,

Linked From AussieTheatre at 05:00PM
Monday, February 22, 2021 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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New 4D theater opens with two-story screen at Maritime Aquarium by Susan Dunne

A new 4D cinema with a two-story screen was unveiled on Monday at Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. It replaces the six-story IMAX screen that had to be destroyed to make way for a bridge constr…

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PAW Patrol™ Live! “Race to the Rescue” announces new shows for Australian tour by Peter J Snee

Nickelodeon, TEG Life Like Touring and VStar Entertainment Group are excited to announce that the hugely popular PAW Patrol Live! “Race to

Linked From AussieTheatre at 04:21PM

Watch Daniel J. Watts, Adrienne Warren & the Cast of Tina Perform Watts' Poem The Gatherers by Lindsey Sullivan

Is there anything Daniel J. Watts can't do? He sings, acts, dances, paints with his feet and rhymes! Last March, the Tina Tony nominee wrote a poem called The Gatherers. Inspired by the…

Linked From Broadway.com at 04:12PM

New Possibilities As Classical Music Explores Music By Black Composers by Artsjournal

Somewhere, in an attic or a music library or maybe hiding in plain sight, are pieces by non-white-male composers that, with the right kind of attention, will open our ears to genius. – Phi…

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Philip Guston’s Daughter Speaks Out On Postponement Of Her Father’s Show by Artsjournal

To Musa Mayer’s dismay, her father, an antiracist and the son of immigrants who had fled antisemitic persecution, was now having his complex images misrepresented and their subject matter …

Linked From ArtsJournal at 04:12PM

Defining The Struggle Inside to “Do The Right Thing” by Artsjournal

“From the first-person stance, you navigate the world as an agent trying to realise your projects and satisfy your desires. From the second-person perspective, you understand yourself and …

Linked From ArtsJournal at 04:12PM

Think The Arts Stand Apart From Political Issues? They Can’t Be by Artsjournal

As we are now experiencing in new ways with COVID-19, we cannot have a just arts sector within an unjust world. And moreover, we do have the means and the agency to make change, not just for…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 04:12PM

A Year After the Shutdown Began, Play-PerView Has Altered the Theater Landscape

Company co-founder Jeremy Wein talks about the successes of the past 12 months and plans for the future.

Linked From TheaterMania at 04:03PM

Constantine Maroulis, Lana Gordon, Justin Matthew Sargent & More to Take Part in Performance Honoring WHO'S NEXT

The Rock Project is honoring the 50th anniversary of The Who’s legendary album WHO’S NEXT along with other greatest hits in a streamed performance shot live from the Tilles Center for th…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 04:02PM

Shane Richie to star in digital revival of Scaramouche Jones by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Stage and screen actor Shane Richie is to star in the digital revival of Justin Butcher's one-man show Scaramouche Jones. This post Shane Richie to star in digital revival of…

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Monday, February 22, 2021 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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NYC Movie Theaters Will Reopen in March at 25% Capacity

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today in a teleconference that NYC movie theaters will soon be able to open again. Venues can reopen starting March 5, at 25% capacity and a ma…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 03:41PM

All the Musical References You Might Have Missed on RuPaul's Drag Race's Unverified Rusical

Season 13's Denali, Elliott with Two Ts, Gottmik, Kandy Muse, Olivia Lux, Rosé, Symone, Tina Burner, and Utica Queen put on quite the show with Social Media: The Unverified Rusical. 

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 03:41PM

SAMUEL BECKETT’S ‘HAPPY DAYS’ IS TURNING 60. ITS IMAGE OF A TRAPPED WOMAN IS AS POTENT AS EVER by Robert Shuman

(Claire Thomas’s article appeared in the Guardian, 2/22.) I first saw Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days at the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne in 2009. I remember the barren stage and the entom…

Linked From stagevoices.com at 03:39PM

Michael Cassel Group Hires Disney Theatrical’s Jane Abramson (EXCLUSIVE) by Brent Lang

Australia-based theatrical producer Michael Cassel Group is planting a flag in the United States. The company has made its first New York City-based hire, tapping Jane Abramson to serve as i…

Linked From Variety at 03:30PM

WAM Theatre Announces 2021 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will consist of two play readings and a fall mainstage production from playwright Kim Senklip Harvey.

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Submitting Your Play: Dos and Don’ts by American Theatre Editors

Artistic leaders at the Playwright Realm writers' service organization talk about how, when, and whether to send your work for consideration.

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‘Utopia PR’ by Adam Bender by Kirsten Bowen

In Adam Bender’s near-future political satire, a crisis communications manager troubleshoots disasters for a callow reality-television star turned president while trying to maintain a semb…

Linked From Broad Street Review at 03:22PM

Nikki M. James, Isaac Powell, Kathryn Gallagher & More Set for Season Two of Modern Love by Lindsey Sullivan

Some Broadway faves could be falling in love on Amazon! Deadline has reported casting for season two of Modern Love, the anthology series based on The New York Times column. Season two is e…

Linked From Broadway.com at 03:06PM

VIDEO: Jane Krakowski Debuts the LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN Kaftan

Jane is most commonly known for her role as Jenna Maroney on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning '30 Rock'. Krakowski was honored with four Emmy nominations for her work on the show.

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 03:03PM

New Cultural Learning Program Will Feature Filmed Excerpts From Broadway Slave Play, Jagged Little Pill by Logan Culwell-Block

Arts Action Sessions will pair filmed scenes with guided discussions and creative exercises to explore the real-world implications of the Tony-nominated works.

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Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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Aaron Tveit, Kerry Ellis & More Will Take Part in RISE UP WITH ARTS Benefit

Rise Up With Arts is a global, virtual event, celebrating the magical connection and transformative power of musical theatre, dance and inspirational stories. The virtual event will unite …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 02:51PM

Piano Bar Live! Streams This Tuesday, February 23, with Host Scott Barbarino, Plus Guests Pamela Clay, Trip Kennedy, Gina Milo, Tracy Stark and More

Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!) streams this Tuesday, February 23 at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino and guests Pamela Clay, …

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Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Max von Essen

Today's special guest is Broadway favorite Max Von Essen. Max is a Tony, Drama Desk and Grammy nominated singer and actor best known for his role as Henri in the award winning production of …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 02:33PM

Joshua Henry Will Release 'Guarantee' EP March 4

Fans that pre-order the album will automatically be entered to win a chance to join Joshua virtually for his “Guaranteed Great Night In” hosted by Question Party?!

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 02:32PM

Gillian Anderson Joins Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer in THE FIRST LADY

In the East Wing of the White House, many of history's most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America's charismatic, complex and dynamic first ladies.

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 02:15PM

Tony Nominee Aaron Tveit and West End Star Kerry Ellis Among Rise Up With Arts Variety Performers by Talaura Harms

Proceeds from the live streamed global charity variety show will benefit Theatre Support Fund+ and The Actors Fund.

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The Joffrey unveils a new Boléro by Irene Hsiao

Yoshihisa Arai choreographs a world premiere for Maurice Ravel's hugely popular composition. Winter in a pandemic. The roads obstructed with snow.…

Linked From www.chicagoreader.com at 02:00PM
Monday, February 22, 2021 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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NY Pops Up, but Online Theater Connects. #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

There was a powerful if unintended lesson over the weekend with the start of the state-sponsored NY Pops Up performances at the cavernous and near-empty Jacob Javits Convention-turned-vaccin…

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Kathryn Gallagher, Nikki M. James, Larry Owens, More Theatre Stars Tapped for Modern Love Season 2 by Ryan McPhee

The Amazon series also adds Kit Harington, Anna Paquin, Minnie Driver, and West Side Story star Isaac Powell, among others.

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VIDEO: THE CHAOS TWINS are Joined by Vasthy Mompoint- Wednesday at 4pm!

Tune in Wednesday, February 24 (4pm ET) to watch the next episode right here at BroadwayWorld. This week's special guest is the wonderful Vasthy Mompoint!

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 01:39PM

Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days is turning 60. Its image of a trapped woman is as potent as ever by Claire Thomas

Claire Thomas will never forget the first time she saw Happy Days. Her new novel, The Performance, revolves around it I first saw Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days at the Malthouse Theatre in Me…

Linked From The Guardian at 01:36PM

Isaac Powell, Kathryn Gallagher, Nikki M. James Join MODERN LOVE Season Two

The series is based on the popular New York Times column. Season two is scheduled to premiere later this year.

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 01:34PM

VIDEO: Laura Bell Bundy Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Wednesday at 12pm!

Tune in on Wednesday, February 24 (12pm ET), as he chats with star of stage and screen Laura Bell Bundy, who just released her self-directed music video for her newest single “American …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 01:26PM
Monday, February 22, 2021 at noon (Broadway Time)
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Madison Square Garden reopens to fans this week by Caitlin Huston

Madison Square Garden will begin welcoming fans back this week, as its sports teams play to an arena at 10% capacity.  The New York Knicks will play Feb. 23, followed by the New York Ranger…

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Jazz Is Dying During The Pandemic by Artsjournal

The pandemic has wrecked an already vulnerable jazz industry by forcing live music shows to halt. Musicians and club owners have turned to online fundraisers for survival, and point to the m…

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How Boredom Is Changing Us by Artsjournal

Another way the pandemic has had an impact on the economy is by making people bored. By limiting social engagements, leisure activities and travel, the pandemic has forced many people to liv…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 12:54PM

Black History Month: Myra Lucretia Taylor Salutes Playwright and Performer Jocelyn Bioh by Caitlin Moynihan

In honor of Black History Month, Broadway.com is once again inviting Broadway artists to celebrate the Black theatermakers who inspire them. Stars are taking this chance to honor their fri…

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Peter Gallagher on the Connection Between Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist's Peter Gallagher loves the theater connection with the show. "It's good to have as many Broadway vets in the cast as we have," he said of Zoey's Extraordinary…

Linked From Broadway.com at 12:54PM

Times Square Sees Slight Influx in Tourism

Times Square might not be the bustling, tourist-dominated crossroads that it was before March 2020, but visitors are on the rise.

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:53PM

Theatre Exile presents Anna Moench’s ‘Sin Eaters’ by Mina Reinckens

Theatre Exile’s ‘Sin Eaters’ takes advantage of the digital stage to tell a gripping story about the content moderators who make the Internet what it is today. Mina Reinckens reviews.

Linked From Broad Street Review at 12:46PM

February 22: As Boris Johnson announces a timetable for easing lockdown restrictions, what can we learn from theatres re-opening from Australia? by Mark Shenton

... Read More The post February 22: As Boris Johnson announces a timetable for easing lockdown restrictions, what can we learn from theatres re-opening from Australia? first appeared on Shen…

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Tracking Blackbaud Donations Using GTM by Ceci Dadisman

If your organization uses a Blackbaud product, you know that it is tough to track conversions. The folks at LumenAd have created a handy recipe to do it using Google Tag Manager. What’s in…

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Celia Rose Gooding, Lauren Patten, Joaquina Kalukango & More Launch 'Arts Action Sessions' with Level Forward

Slave Play performers 2020 Tony Award nominee Joaquina Kalukango and Jakeem Dante Powell, and Jagged Little Pill performers including and Tony Award nominees Lauren Patten, Celia R…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:34PM

Prime Minister: Theatres to reopen in May subject to tests by Hira Desai

As part of the four-step plan to release England from lockdown, PM Boris Johnson today announced that theatres can reopen at the earliest in May. The post Prime Minister: Theatres to reopen …

Linked From officiallondontheatre.com at 12:31PM

Bill Camp to Star in Filmed Production of Samuel Beckett's First Love

The Beckett short story will be directed for the screen by JoAnne Akalaitis.

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How to Read This Year's Tony-Nominated Best Plays

Get your copies of each play script now.

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NEWS: Theatres could open in May but distancing rules are likely to remain until June at the earliest by Press Releases

Theatres will reopen subject to social distancing rules in May 2021, the Government has announced, but with no likelihood of operating at full capacity before late June at the earliest.

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TECH ROUNDUP: The Best Noise-Canceling Headphones for People with Actor Roommates by Broadway Beat

by Madeleine Mason. @madeleinekmason. For many of us, noise-canceling headphones are a necessity. From commuting to work to the workplace...

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VIDEO: Check Out the New Teaser for George Street Playhouse's BAD DATES Starring Andréa Burns by BroadwayWorld

The 2021 George Street Playhouse streaming season kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday) with the comedy BAD DATES by Theresa Rebeck, the most Broadway-produced female playwright of our time, starring…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 12:02PM
Monday, February 22, 2021 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Broadway Producer and General Manager Gary Gunas Passes Away

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that legendary Broadway company and general manager Gary Gunas passed away today in his London home after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

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U.K. Government Outlines Plans for Theatre Reopening, Including Potential Full Capacity in June by Ryan McPhee

The proposed guidelines are dependent on the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions by spring.

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Alice Ripley, Marc Shaiman, Kate Baldwin, Sally Struthers & More Join Forestburgh Playhouse's DIAMOND DELIRIUM Virtual Gala

Celebrating its 75th Anniversary as “The Miracle of the Forest,” Forestburgh Playhouse will present DIAMOND DELIRIUM, a virtual party and fundraiser, to be streamed on Wednesday, Februar…

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Facebook’s Ban On Australian News Has Harmed Small Aussie Arts Orgs by Artsjournal2

Small arts organizations got caught up in the massive trawler net of Facebook’s rush to react to a new Australian law meant to generate funding for news organizations. “By the close of b…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 11:48AM

Women Are Getting Stronger, Deeper Roles In A New Generation Of Bollywood Movies by Artsjournal2

Some of the change is due to a worldwide audience. Netflix and other streaming services “have a certain sensibility that they want to see in the kind of narratives that they are promoting …

Linked From ArtsJournal at 11:48AM

Did The Post-Earthquake Rebuild Of Central Christchurch Fail? by Artsjournal2

Pretty much, yes. “Downtown Christchurch isn’t empty because of COVID. It’s empty because of twin catastrophes: Ten years ago an earthquake leveled much of the city—and then the loca…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 11:48AM

The Artist Painting Baltimore’s Winter Salt Boxes by Artsjournal2

Juliet Ames couldn’t resist decorating her first salt box, back in December. Then she got permission from the city. “In the past two months, more than 100 of the decorated salt boxes hav…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 11:48AM

If You’re A Special Effects Artist, You Might As Well Make Pandemic Isolation More Fun by Artsjournal2

Peter Quinn, VFX artist, has been making homemade special effects movies, and posting them online. “The whole quarantine and lockdown aspect, I find that useful because it means I’ve got…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 11:48AM

Longing For The Challenges Of The American Booksellers Association by Artsjournal2

Sometimes, virtual isn’t going to cut it – and certainly won’t replace “the interstitial socializing, the sidewalk conversations on the way to the next bar, the hungover confessional…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 11:48AM

Monopoly Place Names Are Just As Redlined As Real Life Cities by Artsjournal2

To wit: Cyril and Ruth Harvey, “who played a key role in popularizing the game, lived on Pennsylvania Avenue (a pricey $320 green property on the board); their friends, the Joneses, lived …

Linked From ArtsJournal at 11:48AM

Who Wrote A Mysterious Inscription On Munch’s The Scream? by Artsjournal2

Looks like the mystery’s been solved – and the writer was (drumroll) … the artist himself. “The text, ‘Could only have been painted by a madman,’ isn’t large enough for most pe…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 11:48AM

Dali Was A Surrealist With Absolute Discipline And Scientific, Renaissance Style Perspective by Artsjournal2

Dalí, art historians say, was “very deliberate” in his art – and sketches of unfinished works also show how he combined complex mathematical calculations with artistic license in his …

Linked From ArtsJournal at 11:48AM

Arturo Di Modica, Sculptor Of New York’s Charging Bull Sculpture, Has Died At 80 by Artsjournal2

Di Modica was a “Sicilian-born sculptor best known for Charging Bull, 3.5 tons of bronze belligerence that he illegally deposited in Lower Manhattan one night in 1989.” But this wasn’t…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 11:48AM

Certain ‘Muppet Show’ Episodes Get A Disclaimer At Disney Plus by Artsjournal2

The disclaimer, which runs on 18 episodes of the show (re-relased on Disney+ last week): “This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereot…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 11:48AM

Bringing The Joy Back To New York, Through Pop Up Music by Artsjournal2

As the leader of “NYPopsUp” explains, “This is what I like to call ‘social music.’ … You can use music to minister to so many sectors of society.” This summer, that means 100 d…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 11:48AM

Los Angeles Group Plays Its Way To Diversifying The Orchestra by Artsjournal2

The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles is the largest Black-majority orchestra in the country. But it doesn’t want to be alone. The ICYO founder’s mantra “is that there needs to…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 11:48AM

The Phillips Turns 100 by Artsjournal2

The museum in Washington, DC, founded by Duncan and Marjorie Phillips, was a sensation when it opened as a museum of modern art, and it’s been a refuge and inspiration since, including, at…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 11:48AM

In Canada, The Supreme Court Is Facing A Major Case About Comedy And Freedom Of Speech by Artsjournal2

At issue: Whether the comedian Mike Ward harmed a disabled teenager by mocking his disability, calling him “ugly,” saying that the youth would die soon and if he didn’t, the comedian w…

Linked From ArtsJournal at 11:48AM

British Prime Minister Says Theatres and Cinemas Could Re-Open By May 17

Hope is on the horizon for the theatre industry- at least in London it is. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced today in a speech to the House of Commons that theatres could re-ope…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:46AM

Review: Digital Sharing 5, Kickitdown Productions by Ryan Van Champion

Review: Digital Sharing 5, Kickitdown Productions 3.0Overall Score If you’re enjoying our content, then please consider becoming a patreon with every penny going towards keeping paying AYT…

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Review: (Fire) Embers (Ash), Hailey Mashburn by Mirren Wilson

Review: (Fire) Embers (Ash), Hailey Mashburn 4.0Overall Score If you’re enjoying our content, then please consider becoming a patreon with every penny going towards keeping paying AYT goin…

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Review: Project Perfect Stranger and PlagueRound Game-Show, ZU-UK by Samuel Nicholls

Review: Project Perfect Stranger and PlagueRound Game-Show, ZU-UK4.0Overall ScoreIf you’re enjoying our content, then please consider becoming a patreon with every penny going towards keep…

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Love Letter To Liza by Barry Gordin

Ring Them Bells and Celebrate! Liza Minnelli on her 75th Birthday, Friday, March 12 at 8:00 PM February 22, 2021: In honor of the legendary Liza Minnelli on her 75th Birthday, a star-s…

Linked From theaterlife at 11:30AM

Theatres could reopen from 21 June with full capacity!

The UK Government’s roadmap has just been released and it gives us a clearer idea of when lockdown restrictions could be lifted. Stage 3 of the plan has a current date of 17 May which will…

Linked From London Theatre Direct at 11:30AM

Watch Company of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Perform Powerful 'The Gatherers' by Andrew Gans

Tina Tony nominee Daniel J. Watts penned the spoken word poem.

Linked From Playbill at 11:18AM

Mandy Gonzalez, Hugh Panaro and More to Take Part in For Pete's Sake Cancer Respite Foundation Virtual Experience

For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation announced today that they will host a virtual experience on Thursday, March 25th. Hosted by TV personality and Big Brother host Julie Chen Moon…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:17AM

Playbill's Weekly Streaming Guide: What to Watch February 22-26 by Talaura Harms

Tootsie favorites reunite for a new reading, André De Shields stars as Frederick Douglass, and moore.

Linked From Playbill at 11:16AM

Everything You Need to Know About the Upcoming In the Heights Movie

The big-screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes's musical will be released this June.

Linked From TheaterMania at 11:12AM

"A Beautiful Ritual of Letting Go": An Oral History of the Broadway Shutdown, Part 5

With the industry shut down, theaters scramble to make archival recordings of several productions, while UK-based actors make a mad dash to get back home. And then people started getting sic…

Linked From TheaterMania at 11:12AM

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of TINA Unite to Perform Daniel J. Watts' Poignant Poem, 'The Gatherers'

Days after Broadway theatres went dark and cities shuttered last March, TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL’s Tony-nominated Daniel J. Watts (Ike Turner) sat down to write a tribute to those …

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:08AM

How Cody Renard Richard Became One of Broadway’s Brightest Stars From Backstage by Marc J. Franklin

In the same year theatres shutdown, his profile skyrocketed. After nearly a decade on Broadway, the stage manager is not just working in theatre—he’s shaping it for the better.

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Shows Streaming on BroadwayWorld Events This Week!

BroadwayWorld Events is bringing you incredible talent right into your home! This week includes The Seth Concert Series and It's Women's Play.

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Rodney Hicks' MS. PEARL'S CABARET Will Premiere with CreateTheater's Monday Night Reading Series- Watch at 7pm!

Rhymes Over Beats Hip Hop Theater Collective is premiering its third new play for Black History Month, Rodney Hick’s MS. PEARL’S CABARET, as part of CreateTheater’s Monday Night Readin…

Linked From BroadwayWorld at 11:00AM

‘The writing is nuanced & structured’: HYMN – Almeida Theatre (Online review) by Tom Bolton

In an empty Almeida Theatre, two heavyweight actors – Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani – bring serious male energy to Lolita Chakrabati’s new play Hymn.

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Monday, February 22, 2021 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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Actress Martha Stewart Dies: ‘In A Lonely Place’, ‘Daisy Kenyon’ Costar Was 98 by Greg Evans

Martha Stewart, an actress whose run of 1940s and ’50s era Hollywood hits included costarring roles in Daisy Kenyon opposite Joan Crawford and In a Lonely Place with Humphrey Bogart, died …

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Madison Square Garden Opens Again Tomorrow with the New York Knicks

At the start of the first week in which Madison Square Garden can welcome fans in almost a year, members of the New York Rangers and the New York Knicks organizations have joined together to…

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BWW Feature: WE SAW THEM FIRST /THE MUSICAL ACTRESSES - Five Musicals Whose Female Performers Later Became Stars by Matt Wolf

Our monthlong series culling some of the early London theatrical triumphs of stars before they became known to the world at large draws to a close with our look back at a brilliant quintet o…

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Exclusive: Santino Fontana Sings 'Love Is An Open Door' with a TOOTSIE Twist As Part of The Seth Concert Series; Re-Airs Today at 3pm!

Check out an exclusive clip from the concert, which premiered yesterday, featuring Santino singing the 'Love Is An Open Door' duet from Frozen as Prince Hans and Dorothy Michaels from Toots…

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Review: Outside, The Space by Shirley Both

Review: Outside, The Space3.0Overall ScoreIf you’re enjoying our content, then please consider becoming a patreon with every penny going towards keeping paying AYT going and paying our ver…

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BWW Album Review: Kyle Taylor Parker Brings Plenty of BROADWAY SOUL

Kyle Taylor Parker’s Broadway Soul, Vol. 2 features all the familiar Broadway songs you love, but with a unique take that makes them feel fresh again.

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Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, February 22- with Santino Fontana, Lynn Nottage and More!

Today (February 22) in live streaming: Santino Fontana sings with Seth Rudetsky, Patrick Page takes on Shakespeare's villains, and more!

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VIDEO: Watch Brandi Chavonne Massey, Nick Ziobro & More on Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party- Live at 8pm!

Jim Caruso's Cast Party is a wildly popular impromptu open mic/variety show that's been taking place on the Birdland stage every single Monday night since 2003! Think 'American Idol' meets '…

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Hot Clip of the Day: "You Oughta Know" Tony Nominee Celia Rose Gooding Covered This Alanis Tune Too!

Happy Birthday to Jagged Little Pill's Tony Award Nominee Celia Rose Gooding! Celia burst onto the Broadway scene in the thrilling Alanis Morissette musical.

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It’s A Theatre Life With Daniel Stoddart by Elizabeth Wheless

I am in my home town this week chatting to Daniel Stoddart, a local company owner. We chat about the path to where he is today, his experience owning two companies during COVID and what he i…

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#481 – Keep Moving Forward (Disney Cruise Line, feat. Gail Bennett) by Elizabeth Wheless

For our third guest, 2020 was set up to be practically perfect in every way. Gail Bennett had made her Broadway debut in Anastasia while her husband was headlining in Jersey Boys down the st…

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Monday, February 22, 2021 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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24 – Leslie Kritzer & Dana Steingold by Elizabeth Wheless

Guests: Beetlejuice's Leslie Krtizer and Dana Steingold

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky Signature Roles Are the Highlight of Latest Met Opera Virtual Offerings by Ryan McPhee

The Metropolitan Opera pays tribute to the late baritone in Week 50 of its streaming series of past performances.

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Land of Hope and Glory by Elizabeth Wheless

Tim is inspired by a 1944 theatre poster of a play which is totally forgotten today; however it has a great emotional impact for him, reminding him of the great times and success he and Andr…

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#96 – Hillary Porter – A BRONX TALE by Elizabeth Wheless

Hillary Porter / @hillaryporter_ From competitive cheerleading to the Broadway stage, Hillary shares some of the incredible stories that have been the ups and downs of her journey. Find out …

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GRACE NOTES: Monday, February 22, 2021 by Susan Grace

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Shane Richie Will Star in Streaming Version of Scaramouche Jones by Andrew Gans

Ian Talbot will direct Justin Butcher's solo show.

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The Show Must Go On Virtually at George Street Playhouse by Chuck O'donnell

The theater that has been producing world-class shows for nearly half a century will be launching its 2021 streaming season with “Bad Dates,” a romantic comedy by award-winning playwrigh…

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Chapter two of ‘Myths and Hymns’ from MasterVoices by Deb Miller

MasterVoices – the country’s first interracial and interfaith chorus, founded by famed American choral conductor Robert Shaw in 1941 – continues its presentation of Myths and Hymns by …

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Apple TV Releases a First Look at Musical Parody Series SCHMIGADOON!

'Schmigadoon!,' a parody of iconic musicals, stars Strong and Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover a magical town in which eve…

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'People think it’s some weird rite of passage': standing up to sexual harassment in comedy by Rachael Healy

Live comedy’s lack of regulation has enabled sexist and predatory behaviour but a group of female standups have ambitious plans to overhaul the industry Irish comedian Ruth Hunter started …

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3 Seattle Schools Give COVID Collab a College Try by American Theatre Editors

Undergraduate theatre programs join forces to combat artistic isolation and build creative community.

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Monday, February 22, 2021 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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Stage and Screen Actress Martha Stewart, Miss Adelaide in Original Production of GUYS AND DOLLS, Dies at 98

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that actress Martha Stewart has died at age 98. Stewart was known on Broadway for playing the role of Miss Adelaide in the original production of Guys and…

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Bette Midler Reveals That She Believes Her Time on Stage is Over

Bette Midler recently chatted with Parade Magazine, where she discussed her career, her new children's book The Tale of the Mandarin Duck: A Modern Fable, and why her time on stage may be ov…

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Monday, February 22, 2021 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Today on Broadway: Monday, February 22, 2021 by Ashley Steves

BC/EFA Breaks Records With Food Grants, Frank Langella To Star In “The Beast in the Jungle” Film, More Tonys Woes “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitti…

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Siegmund Breitbart: The Iron King by Trav S.D.

Now that we add the name of Siegmund Breitbart (1883-1925) beside those of Sandow and The Mighty Atom, it emerges that Jewish strongmen were palpably a thing. Some have speculated that Breit…

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James Kirkwood, Père et Fils by Trav S.D.

Today, two generations of James Kirkwoods. The father (1876-1963) was a prolific actor and director of the stage and screen who enjoyed his greatest success in the silent movie days. A stage…

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George O’Hara: From Sennett to “The Sea Beast” by Trav S.D.

In a world in which there is also a George O’Brien and a George Murphy, it is easy to see where a George O’Hara (George Bolger, 1899-1966) might get lost in the shuffle. But he too was a…

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The Color Purple - at Home, Curve online review – life-affirming musical retelling of Alice Walker's novel by Rachel Halliburton

Celie learns how to live from the strong, rebellious women she encounters This production of The Color Purple is an extraordinary testimony to the fact that many of the twentieth century’s…

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2010s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - Region 3 Elimination Round! by JK

Over the past months, we've been in search of the very best in Broadway musical logos, going back 40 years. And now, here we are starting a new tournament, looking for the very best logo of …

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Just because: Graham Greene talks about The Third Man by Terry Teachout

Graham Greene is interviewed by Jack Mangan in an outtake from a 1950 episode of Ship’s Reporter in which he talks about The Third Man: (This is the latest in a series of arts- and his…

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Almanac: Graham Greene on facing reality by Terry Teachout

“People don’t like reality. They don’t like common sense. Until age forces it on them.” Graham Greene, Loser Takes All Continue reading Almanac: Graham Greene on facing reality at A…

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Monday, February 22, 2021 at 6am (Broadway Time)
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‘Simply unmissable’: THE COLOR PURPLE – Curve Leicester (Online review) by Louise Penn

I have loved both book and film of The Color Purple for as long as I can remember. Alice Walker’s novel of strong black females in an America which sees them as not just second-class citiz…

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Monday, February 22, 2021 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Wake Up With BWW 2/22: Santino Fontana's Concert With Seth Rudetsky Re-Airs, and More!

Today's top stories: Santino Fontana's concert with Seth Rudetsky re-airs today at 3pm, Jessica Lowndes and Jeremy Jordan collaborate on new song 'Alive', upcoming film adaptation of The B…

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Monday, February 22, 2021 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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NEWS: Pitlochry Festival Theatre & Royal Lyceum Theatre announce casts for next 3 Sound Stage productions by Press Releases

Pitlochry Festival Theatre and the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh in association with Naked Productions have announced the casts for its three forthcoming Sound Stage plays.

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Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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The Church hosted Martha Graham Dance Company as the first artists in residency by Admin

The Church, a new artist residency, exhibition space and creative center in the village of Sag Harbor, recently hosted the Martha Graham Dance Company for a two-week residency from February …

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February 22: Out of lockdown, but what next? by Mark Shenton

... Read More The post February 22: Out of lockdown, but what next? first appeared on Shenton Stage.

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Design with an Equity Lens by Katherine Freer, Porsche McGovern

By Katherine Freer, Porsche McGovern. Kate Freer and Porsche McGovern begin their series, Design (in a Time of Reckoning), with an opening essay about how theatremakers are currently being p…

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Monday, February 22, 2021 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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VIDEO: On This Day, February 22- Happy Birthday, Lea Salonga!

Today we're celebrating the birthday to Tony Award winner, Lea Salonga!

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Which West Side Story Character Would Marisha Wallace Most Like to Play? by Dan Meyer

The star talks about Hairspray and returning to London’s West End.

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Tootsie's Lilli Cooper and Santino Fontana Reunite for Virtual Reading of The Belle's Stratagem February 22 by Andrew Gans

Gaye Taylor Upchurch directs the Hannah Cowley comedy for Red Bull Theater.

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Free Broadway's Future Songbook Concert, Spotlighting New Musical You Wish!, Streams February 22 by Andrew Gans

The musical features a book and score by Kyle Segar and David Kornfeld.

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SOCIAL DISTANCE DANCE VIDEO: David Fernandez's "Winston Churchill's Boy," Featuring Christopher Grant and Benjamin Clementine by The Dance Enthusiast

In SOCIAL DISTANCE DANCE VIDEO: David Fernandez's "Winston Churchill's Boy," Featuring Christopher Grant and Benjamin Clementine, "These times are a big challenge, especially for dancers be…

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Listen to Short Play Waking Up by Cori Thomas by Dan Meyer

The Playing on Air twohander stars Lynnette R. Freeman and Amy Staats.

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