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Friday, April 3, 2020

MCC Theater Cancels Nollywood Dreams and Perry Street; Launches 'Be Our Light' Campaign by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's MCC Theater has announced the cancellation of its two springtime offerings due to the COVID-19 crisis. Canceled productions includes Jocelyn Bioh's Nollywood Dreams, which wa…

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Michael Ball-Led Hairspray Revival Postponed to Fall 2020 at London Coliseum by Andy Lefkowitz

The planned springtime revival of Hairspray has been moved to the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally announced to begin performances on April 23, the West End production will now…

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Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre Postpones Both Spring 2020 Productions by Andy Lefkowitz

The final two selections in the 2019-2020 season of off-Broadway's Signature Theatre have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The revival of Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angel…

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Gerald Freedman, Veteran Director of Hair, The Robber Bridegroom & More, Dies at 92 by Andy Lefkowitz

Gerald Freedman, a prolific director of Broadway, off-Broadway and regional theater, died on March 17 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, according to The New York Times. The cause of death wa…

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Any Dream Will Do! Watch Andrew Lloyd Webber's Smash-Hit Musicals at Home for Free by Andy Lefkowitz

While the recent temporary closure of theaters worldwide has been a major disappointment for theater lovers, a new YouTube channel is helping to soften the blow by making the hit musicals …

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Parent Trap Musical Identical Postpones World Premiere at Nottingham Playhouse by Andy Lefkowitz

The upcoming world premiere musical Identical, taken from the story of the beloved property The Parent Trap, has received a yearlong postponement at Nottingham Playhouse. Originally schedul…

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The Drama League Announces Newly Named 'Gratitude Awards' for 2020 by Andy Lefkowitz

The Drama League has announced that in lieu of its traditional awards ceremony, the organization will present its 86th annual celebration as the re-envisioned Gratitude Awards. The digital f…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Chita Rivera Awards Postponed to Later This Year by Andy Lefkowitz

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming Chita Rivera Awards ceremony, originally scheduled for May 17 at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, has been pushed back to lat…

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New Musical Based on Infamous 'Finger-Food' Crime to Make World Premiere at 5th Avenue Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of the Broadway transfer of Mrs. Doubtfire, Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre has announced an additional world premiere musical along with a slew of other offerings for its 2020-202…

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Once Upon a Time: Tony Winner Anika Noni Rose Launches Bedtime Stories for the Littles! by Andy Lefkowitz

Anika Noni Rose is ready to help put your kids to bed. The actress, known for her Tony-winning performance in Caroline, or Change, a standout turn in the Dreamgirls movie and voicing Tian…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards Ceremony to Be Presented Virtually in May by Andy Lefkowitz

In light of recent events surrounding COVID-19, the Off-Broadway League and the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation have announced a virtual-only ceremony for this year's Lucille Lortel Awards…

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Heaven on Their Minds! NBC Will Re-Air Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert This Easter by Andy Lefkowitz

NBC has announced a rebroadcast of its Emmy-winning Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. The return airing is scheduled for Easter Sunday, April 12. The concert presentation, which first…

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The 24 Hour Plays' Viral Monologues Program Returns with Derrick Baskin & More by Andy Lefkowitz

A starry lineup of talent has been announced to take part in the third edition of Viral Monologues, a new program which features performances released digitally on the Instagram video appli…

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Manhattan Theatre Club Cancels Spring 2020 Off-Broadway Productions by Andy Lefkowitz

Manhattan Theatre Club has canceled the previously announced springtime stagings of Qui Nguyen's Poor Yella Rednecks and Emily Feldman's The Best We Could (a family tragedy) due to the CO…

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London's Prince of Egypt Musical to Receive Original Cast Album by Andy Lefkowitz

Stephen Schwartz's sweeping score to the new stage musical The Prince of Egypt will be preserved as an original cast recording by Ghostlight Records. The album will be released in digital a…

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Manhattan Theatre Club Cancels Both Spring 2020 Off-Broadway Productions by Andy Lefkowitz

Manhattan Theatre Club has canceled the previously announced springtime stagings of Qui Nguyen's Poor Yella Rednecks and Emily Feldman's The Best We Could (a family tragedy) due to the CO…

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New York City Center Cancels 2020 Encores! Off-Center Season by Andy Lefkowitz

New York City Center has announced the cancellation of its popular summer musical-theater series Encores! Off-Center. The reason for the cancellation is the COVID-19 pandemic, which has re…

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Patrick Page, Lesli Margherita & More Featured on Podcast Recording of New Musical Little Did I Know by Andy Lefkowitz

A musically gifted group of stage stars can be heard on the upcoming original album of the podcast musical Little Did I Know. The recording, which features 22 original songs, is due out b…

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Ashley Park-Led Thoroughly Modern Millie Canceled at City Center Encores! by Andy Lefkowitz

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New York City Center has announced the cancellation to its spring Encores! staging of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Tony nominee Ashley Park was slated to headline…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Odds & Ends: Linda Lavin Is Performing Live Online to Celebrate Her New Album & More by Andy Lefkowitz

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently. Linda Lavin Is Performing Live Online to Celebrate Her New Album Tony-winning stage-and-screen legend Linda Lavin isn't sl…

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Jennifer Nettles Sings 'Tomorrow' from Annie & Offers Hope in COVID-19 Crisis: 'We Will Get Through This' by Andy Lefkowitz

Jennifer Nettles might be most known as a country music superstar, but the powerhouse singer is a Broadway enthusiast with a big heart. Nettles, a former Broadway.com vlogger who played a 20…

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West End Waitress Ends Run Ahead of Schedule Due to COVID-19 by Andy Lefkowitz

The London transfer of Waitress has closed up shop earlier than planned. Originally announced to exit the Adelphi Theatre on July 4, the musical played its final performance on March 15, jus…

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Five Companies of Come From Away Sing 'Welcome to the Rock' in a Moving Tribute to World Theatre Day by Andy Lefkowitz

Today is World Theatre Day, and while most castmates are temporarily apart due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the heartwarming Tony-nominated musical Come From Away is promoting a message of ce…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Do You Wanna Have Fun? Watch Madonna Sing 'Big Spender' from Sweet Charity by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway shows might be temporarily closed, but that isn't stopping everyone from fans to superstar performers from singing show tunes. Madonna, the powerhouse music legend who dabbled in mu…

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Exclusive! Colton Ryan, Lilli Cooper & More Sing a New Bop from Drew Gasparini's Upcoming Album by Andy Lefkowitz

Drew Gasparini might be at work on the upcoming Karate Kid musical, but that's not stopping the busy songwriter from releasing his new album We Aren't Kids Anymore. In advance of its debut, …

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Didn't See James Corden's Tony-Winning Turn in One Man, Two Guvnors? Now's Your Chance to Watch It from Home by Andy Lefkowitz

Before rising to worldwide fame as host of The Late Late Show, James Corden took home a 2012 Tony Award for his comedic tour de force in Richard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors. Now, a filmed …

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Sing Street Star Zara Devlin Lifts Us Up with an Inspiring Performance of a Dusty Springfield Classic by Andy Lefkowitz

Today would have marked the first preview performance of Sing Street, a new Broadway musical based on the 2016 cult film. While the shutdown caused by COVID-19 has delayed the show's start, …

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Olivier Awards TV Special to Replace Spring Ceremony; Winners Will Be Announced in the Fall by Andy Lefkowitz

While this spring's Olivier Awards ceremony was recently canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the best of London theater will still be toasted next month. ITV will broadcast a celebratory …

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Will Arbery, Playwright of Heroes of the Fourth Turning, Wins 2020 Whiting Award for Drama by Andy Lefkowitz

Will Arbery, an emerging playwright who earned attention off-Broadway this season with the play Heroes of the Fourth Turning, has been named winner of the 2020 Whiting Award for Drama. Arber…

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Hartford Stage Reveals First Season Under Obie-Winning Artistic Director Melia Bensussen by Andy Lefkowitz

The Tony Award-winning Hartford Stage has announced an initial lineup of four offerings for its 2020-2021 season. The slate of productions were selected by Obie winner Melia Bensussen in her…

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Olivier Awards TV Special Scheduled in Lieu of Spring Ceremony; Winners to Be Announced in the Fall by Andy Lefkowitz

While this spring's Olivier Awards ceremony was recently canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the best of London theater will still be toasted next month. ITV will broadcast a celebratory …

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