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Thursday, September 24, 2020

In the News: The Inheritance Playwright Matthew Lopez to Lead Town Hall on LGBTQ+ Rights and Voting, Juilliard Gala Goes Virtual, More by Andrew Gans

Plus, watch over 50 Broadway actors—including Carolee Carmello, Ali Ewoldt, and Aisha de Haas—join forces for "The Soul of the Nation" music video.

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Signature Theatre's Octet and Cambodian Rock Band to Play Berkeley Repertory Theatre by Andrew Gans

Broadway & Beyond Theatricals will present the national tour of Lauren Yee's Cambodian Rock Band.

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Listen to Hadestown Star Eva Noblezada Sing 'Square Peg' From the New Film Yellow Rose by Andrew Gans

Lea Salonga and Dale Watson are also featured on the film's soundtrack from Sony Music Masterworks.

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John J. Caswell Jr. Named Recipient of 2020–2021 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award by Andrew Gans

Caswell, Jr. will be presented with the award at The Vineyard's Emerging Artists Virtual Salon.

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Artist Relief Fund Raises Nearly $20 Million by Andrew Gans

The national COVID-19 relief effort will continue aid and fundraising for artists through December.

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Stars in the House Throws a Virtual Birthday Party September 24 by Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series, benefiting The Actors Fund, celebrates their daughter Juli's 20th birthday.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

In the News: Dael Orlandersmith, Hilary Bettis, Nilo Cruz Pen Plays for Site-Specific 7 Deadly Sins, What the Constitution Means to Me Heads to Woodst by Andrew Gans

Plus, Tony winner Betty Buckley joins forces with the School of Arts and Enterprise Virtual Choir for a new music video to promote social justice.

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Release of Steven Spielberg's West Side Story Movie Delayed Nearly a Year by Andrew Gans

The musical, starring Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, and more, had been scheduled to arrive in theatres December 18.

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Play-PerView Will Stream 10th Anniversary Reunion Reading of Geoffrey Nauffts' Next Fall by Andrew Gans

Original Broadway cast members Patrick Breen, Patrick Heusinger, Maddie Corman, Cotter Smith, and more will be part of the virtual reading.

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Mona Mansour Named Winner of the 2020 Kesselring Prize for Playwriting by Andrew Gans

The National Arts Club has bestowed the annual award since 1980.

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Billy Porter, Anaïs Mitchell, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, More Among 2020's TIME100 by Andrew Gans

Cyndi Lauper, André De Shields, and Taylor Swift wrote odes to the three as part of the publication's annual list of the most influential people in the world.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

In the News: Red Bull Explores Othello and Racial Justice, Hollywood Unions Sign COVID-19 Safety Deal, More by Andrew Gans

Plus: Watch Tony nominee Lee Wilkof and Greg Germann in Any Song, Germann's new theatre piece premiering September 22.

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WP Theater Names 15 Artists Selected for 2020–2022 WP Lab by Andrew Gans

The two-year residency, which culminates with the WP Pipeline Festival, features a mix of playwrights, directors, and producers.

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Watch Trailer for Animated Film Over the Moon, Featuring Phillipa Soo, Ruthie Ann Miles, Ken Jeong, More by Andrew Gans

Featuring songs by Christopher Curtis, Marjorie Duffield, and Helen Park, the film drops on Netflix October 23.

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Haydn Gwynne, Nancy Carroll, Philip Arditti, More Set for Theatre Royal Bath's 'Welcome Back' Season by Andrew Gans

The fall season will include Harold Pinter's Betrayal and Michael Frayn's Copenhagen.

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Emma Rice's Romantics Anonymous Broadcast Live From the Bristol Old Vic Beginning September 22 by Andrew Gans

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

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Brenda Braxton Guest Hosts Stars in the House September 21 by Andrew Gans

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

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Friday, September 18, 2020

In the News: Misty Copeland to Host Get Out the Vote Virtual Fundraiser, York Theatre Company Will Offer Merrily Reunion, More by Andrew Gans

Plus, check out the video launching Abingdon Theatre Company's #IWill Campaign with Judy Kuhn, Felicia Boswell, Kate Baldwin, and more.

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Cast of Disney's Hercules, Including Roger Bart, Susan Egan, Lillias White, LaChanze, More, Will Reunite on Stars in the House by Andrew Gans

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

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The Life Helmed by Billy Porter, The Tap Dance Kid, More in Development for New City Center Encores! Season by Andrew Gans

Tony winner Clint Ramos joins as Encores! producing creative director, while Camille A. Brown, Eisa Davis, and Robert O’Hara join as advisors.

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Cast of Caesar & Cleopatra, Including Brenda Braxton and Robert Cuccioli, Will Reunite for Stars in the House Reading by Andrew Gans

The reading of the Bernard Shaw classic is part of the Plays in the House spinoff of Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's series benefiting The Actors Fund.

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Watch the 2020 Television Humanitarian Awards, Honoring Billy Porter, Phylicia Rashad, More by Andrew Gans

Hosted by The Creative Coalition, the annual event honors those in the TV industry who use their positions to make a positive impact.

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Checking In With… Janet Dacal, Star of Prince of Broadway, Wonderland, In the Heights, More by Andrew Gans

Dacal will also be part of Playbill and The Broadway League’s ¡VIVA Broadway! concert, celebrating Latinx Heritage Month and Latinx milestones on Broadway.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

In the News: Keen Company Announces 2020–2021 Season, Anna Karenina to Stream Online, More by Andrew Gans

Plus, watch Broadway alum Brad Gibson's powerful new music video, "Fool."

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Tony Tanner, Tony-Nominated Director and Choreographer, Dies at 88 by Andrew Gans

Born in England, Mr. Tanner made his Broadway acting debut in Half a Sixpence.

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Roundabout Theatre Company Will Offer TheatreLab Interactive Workshops by Andrew Gans

Instructors include Whitney White, Margot Bordelon, Adam Gwon, Jillian Walker, and Joshua Harmon.

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U.K. Tour of Educating Rita to Resume in October by Andrew Gans

Jessica Johnson and Stephen Tompkinson star.

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Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley Present 3rd 'Best Of' Stars in the House Special September 17 by Andrew Gans

The daily live stream series benefits The Actors Fund.

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