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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Stars in the House Celebrates the Holidays With Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway December 5 by Andrew Gans

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

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West End Return of Les Misérables, Starring Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Begins December 5 by Andrew Gans

The staged concert plays London's Sondheim Theatre with a socially distanced configuration.

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Friday, December 4, 2020

Watch Oscar Winner Nicole Kidman Demonstrate Her 'Zazz' in Full Performance Clip From The Prom by Andrew Gans

The film, based on the Broadway musical, arrives on Netflix December 11.

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Stars in the House Celebrates New Works Virtual Festival December 4 With Orfeh, Andy Karl, Brenda Braxton, Judy Kuhn, More by Andrew Gans

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

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Watch Teaser for NBC’s One Night Only: The Best of Broadway, Featuring Casts of Jagged Little Pill, Ain't Too Proud, and More by Andrew Gans

The two-hour TV special, hosted by Tina Fey, will air December 10 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Shane Richie to Return to London Cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie by Andrew Gans

The production is currently scheduled to resume performances at the Apollo Theatre December 12.

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Snoop Dogg, Loretta Devine, Joaquina Kalukango, More Lead Virtual Reading of Hurt Village Starting December 4 by Andrew Gans

Steve H. Broadnax III directs Katori Hall's play as a benefit for The Actors Fund.

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Checking In With… Deedee Magno Hall, Star of Miss Saigon, Wicked, If/Then, More by Andrew Gans

The Ovation Award winner can also be heard on the new holiday album Why? Because It's Christmas.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Annaleigh Ashford, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Michael Urie, More Set for New York Theatre Workshop's Holiday Follies by Andrew Gans

The Off-Broadway venue will also launch its NYTW Digital Archive.

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Audra McDonald, Renée Fleming, More Set for PBS' New Year's Eve Concert United in Song by Andrew Gans

The evening will also feature Brian Stokes Mitchell, Josh Groban, and Anna Deavere Smith.

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Watch 33 Celebs Take Part in The Walter Project, Reading a Monologue From Matthew López's Tony-Nominated The Inheritance by Andrew Gans

Nathan Lane, Tituss Burgess, Cynthia Erivo, Michael Urie, Russell Tovey, Judith Light, and more are part of the video that commemorated World AIDS Day.

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Off-Broadway Toy Drive Will Benefit NYC Department of Homeless Services Family Shelter by Andrew Gans

Presented by The Off-Broadway League, the goal of the virtual initiative is to raise 125 presents for the holiday season.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Watch Christopher Rice, Jessica Vosk, Ali Ewoldt, Jelani Remy, and More in The 2020 Tappy Christmas Special by Andrew Gans

Written, directed, and choreographed by Rice, the tap dancing-filled musical celebration features five holiday classics.

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Norm Lewis, Solea Pfeiffer, Conrad Ricamora, Emily Skinner, More Set for Signature's Simply Sondheim, Part of 2021 Season by Andrew Gans

The Virginia venue's cinematic season will also include Daniel J. Watts' The Jam: Only Child, Dominique Morisseau's Detroit ’67, and more.

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Stars in the House Welcomes Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens Stars December 2 by Andrew Gans

Stopping by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series are J. Harrison Ghee, Jayne Houdyshell, Marisha Wallace, Robin Lord Taylor, and Vicki Lewis.

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Longtime Muny President and CEO Denny Reagan Announces Retirement by Andrew Gans

Beginning in January 2022, Reagan will assume the role of senior advisor of the St. Louis venue.

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Old Vic's In Camera: Playback Series Begins December 2 With Andrew Scott in Three Kings by Andrew Gans

The Zoom offerings, which also include Faith Healer and Lungs, were originally presented as part of the Old Vic: In Camera series.

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Phylicia Rashad, Dylan McDermott, and More Star in Stream of The Night of the Iguana Starting December 2 by Andrew Gans

Emily Mann directs the Tennessee Williams drama as a benefit for The Actors Fund.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Snoop Dogg, Loretta Devine, Joaquina Kalukango, More Tapped for Virtual Reading of Hurt Village by Andrew Gans

Steve H. Broadnax III will direct Katori Hall's play as a benefit for The Actors Fund.

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Stephen C. Byrd, Mara Isaacs, Brian Moreland, More Set for Theatre Producers of Color's 10-Week 'Producing 101' Program by Andrew Gans

Participants will learn the fundamentals of commercial producing, with experienced BIPOC and white ally leaders as their guides.

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Watch Casts of Disney's Frozen, The Lion King, Aladdin Sing 'Let It Go' on ABC's The Disney Holiday Singalong by Andrew Gans

Led by Caroline Bowman and Aisha Jackson, the Frozen anthem was filmed at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre.

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Norm Lewis, Lena Hall, Nathan Lane, More Headline December 1 Streaming Benefit of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens by Andrew Gans

The virtual production of the Bill Russell and Janet Hood musical revue benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Checking In With… Xanadu and Wicked's Marty Thomas by Andrew Gans

Thomas and fellow Broadway actor Marissa Rosen have joined forces for their new recording The Award Winning Holiday Album.

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James Monroe Iglehart, Telly Leung, Ann Harada, and More Are on The Nice List, Starting December 1 by Andrew Gans

The new holiday musical features six new songs by Gary Adler and Phoebe Kreutz.

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Monday, November 30, 2020

Cast Complete for West End Return of Les Misérables, Starring Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher by Andrew Gans

The staged concert, set to play London's Sondheim Theatre with a socially distanced configuration, has extended its run a second time.

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Casts of Disney's Frozen, The Lion King, Aladdin Reunite on Broadway for ABC's The Disney Holiday Singalong November 30 by Andrew Gans

Leslie Odom, Jr., BTS, Adam Lambert, Kerry Washington, and more are also part of the TV special, hosted by Ryan Seacrest.

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Catch Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, and Maggie Smith in November 29 Virtual Fundraiser For One Knight Only by Andrew Gans

Kenneth Branagh hosts the evening benefiting the theatrical charity Acting for Others.

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Adrienne Warren, Kelli O'Hara, Norm Lewis, More Join Jim Brickman November 28 for Holiday Concert Benefiting The Actors Fund by Andrew Gans

The Broadway favorites are also featured on Brickman's new recording, Brickman for Broadway Christmas.

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Friday, November 27, 2020

2020 Tony Nominees Reflect on the Moments They Can't Wait to Share With Broadway Audiences Again by Andrew Gans

Artists from Moulin Rouge!, Jagged Little Pill, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, and more look forward to the reopening of Broadway theatres.

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November 27 Stars in the House, Featuring Broadway Celebs and Their Pets, Benefits Humane Society of New York by Andrew Gans

Guests include Sierra Boggess, Lilli Cooper, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Jose Llana, Jessie Mueller, Will Swenson, and more.

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