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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Skeptical Of Broadway’s June 7 Return: “I Wouldn’t Use What Broadway Thinks As A Barometer Of Anything” by Greg Evans

UPDATED with video New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo expressed skepticism about Broadway’s just-announced June 7 reopening date. “I wouldn’t use what Broadway thinks as a barometer of anythin…

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Broadway To Remain Closed Through June 7, Effectively Ending 2019-2020 Season Immediately by Greg Evans

Broadway will remain closed through June 7, a two-month extension of the current coronavirus shutdown that would seem to retroactively end the 2019-2020 Broadway season with the March 12 shu…

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New York Drama Desk Awards To Announce Winners Online For A Season Shortened By COVID-19 by Greg Evans

New York’s 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards will announce winners online this year, skipping the yearly gathering of theater artists and critics for the bestowal of awards. Only Broadway, Off…

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Broadway’s ‘How I Learned To Drive’ Starring Mary-Louise Parker & David Morse Postponed; Next Season Possible by Greg Evans

Another Broadway production has nixed plans for this season: The Manhattan Theater Club’s anticipated staging of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive, with Mary-Lo…

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American Theatre Wing Establishes COVID-19 Response Effort For Off Broadway & Regional Theater by Greg Evans

The American Theatre Wing has announced the first phase of its National COVID-19 Response Effort, including rapid funding mechanisms to support Off and Off Off Broadway as well as the nation…

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Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: Broadway’s ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Star Rob McClure Knows He’s A Lucky Guy, But Still… by Greg Evans

Editors’ Note: With full acknowledgment of the big-picture implications of a pandemic that already has claimed thousands of lives, cratered global economies and closed international borde…

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda & ‘Hamilton’ Cast Zoom-Bomb John Krasinski With Good News Performance by Greg Evans

John Krasinski, with a little help from Lin-Manuel Miranda and some friends, Zoom-reunited the original cast of Broadway’s Hamilton Sunday for a Florida fan whose now-canceled ninth birthd…

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Disney’s Broadway Anniversary Concert To Stream For COVID-19 Assistance Fund by Greg Evans

Last November’s sold-out, one-night-only benefit concert featuring 79 performers from Disney’s 25 years on Broadway will be streamed April 13 to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fig…

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: ‘Caroline, Or Change’ Composer Jeanine Tesori Contemplates The Hope In Plans, The Lessons Of Plagues And How We Serve by Greg Evans

Editors’ Note: With full acknowledgment of the big-picture implications of a pandemic that already has claimed thousands of lives, cratered global economies and closed international border…

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‘Waitress’ Composer Sara Bareilles Says She’s Fully Recovered From COVID-19 by Greg Evans

Waitress composer and star Sara Bareilles has revealed that she has made a full recovery from COVID-19. In an Instagram story, Bareilles says, “I had it, just so you know. I’m fully reco…

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber YouTube Channel To Offer Free Musicals During COVID-19 Pandemic by Greg Evans

Musical-loving social distancers can get their Andrew Lloyd Webber fixes with a new YouTube channel devoted to the composer’s work. The free channel, called The Shows Must Go On, will unsp…

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Broadway Actor Nick Cordero Unconscious In ICU With Likely COVID-19 by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Waitress and A Bronx Tale: The Musical actor Nick Cordero is unconscious in intensive care with what his wife Amanda Kloots suspects is COVID-19. In an Instagram post, Kloots sa…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Online ‘Plays In The House’ Benefit Reading Series To Launch With Original ‘Heidi Chronicles’ Cast by Greg Evans

The folks behind the daily online show Stars in the House, a series hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley that features stage and screen actors singing and performing live from home to be…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Zachary Quinto Head Benefit Livestream Reading Of Terrence McNally’s ‘Lips Together, Teeth Apart’ by Greg Evans

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Zachary Quinto and Ari Graynor will present an April 6 livestream reading of the late Terrence McNally’s acclaimed 1991 play Lips Together, Teeth…

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Off Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Awards Revises Schedule Due To Coronavirus, Plans Online Ceremony by Greg Evans

The 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for outstanding achievement Off Broadway will be presented virtually as an online event on May 3 due to the coronavirus pandemic, with shows that opened…

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: Broadway Publicist Keith Sherman Talks Employee Furloughs, Dipping Into Savings And Staying Positive After Testing Positi by Greg Evans

Editors’ Note: With full acknowledgment of the big-picture implications of a pandemic that has already claimed thousands of lives, cratered global economies and closed international borde…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

‘Waitress’ London Production Won’t Return After West End Coronavirus Shutdown by Greg Evans

The London production of the musical Waitress will not re-open following the COVID-19 West End shutdown, producers announced today. “It is with great sadness that we announce the closing o…

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‘Schitt’s Creek’ Star Emily Hampshire To Host Weekly Live Stream Talk Show For The Actors Fund by Greg Evans

Schitt’s Creek actress Emily Hampshire will host a new weekly, live-streamed YouTube talk show to raise money for The Actors Fund’s COVID-19 emergency financial assistance and services p…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Remembering Mark Blum: Madonna & Rosanna Arquette Recall ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ Co-Star; Josh Radnor, Judith Light Among Many Mourning Co by Greg Evans

Madonna and Rosanna Arquette remembered their Desperately Seeking Susan co-star Mark Blum today, joining a lengthy and growing roster of Hollywood and Broadway stars mourning the actor who d…

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: A Conversation With ‘Hadestown’ Director Rachel Chavkin by Greg Evans

Editors’ Note: With full acknowledgment of the big-picture implications of a pandemic that already has claimed thousands of lives, cratered global economies and closed international bord…

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Broadway’s Tony Awards Postponed Due To COVID-19 Pandemic, Date To Be Determined by Greg Evans

The 74th Annual Tony Awards, scheduled to air live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 7 from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, will be postponed and rescheduled at a later d…

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Broadway’s ‘Caroline, Or Change’ And Debra Messing-Starrer ‘Birthday Candles’ Postponed Until Fall by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Caroline, or Change, the revival of the Jeanine Tesori-Tony Kushner musical starring Sharon D Clarke, and Birthday Candles, the Noah Haidle play starring Debra Messing, have bee…

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Michael Jackson Estate Donates $100,000 To Broadway’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund by Greg Evans

The Michael Jackson estate, co-producers of the upcoming Broadway jukebox musical MJ The Musical, will donate $100,000 to the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistan…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Says Friend Terrence McNally’s COVID-19 Death Proves “Crisis Is Not Just Numbers” by Greg Evans

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who officiated at a 2015 marriage reaffirmation ceremony between his longtime friend and college roommate Tom Kirdahy and playwright Terrence McNally, sai…

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Playwright Terrence McNally Dies Of Complications Due To Coronavirus by Greg Evans

Acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally has died of complications due to coronavirus. The author of Master Class, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune and Love! Valour! Compassion!, among m…

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‘Jaws’-Themed Stage Musical ‘Bruce’ Swimming Toward Summer 2021 by Greg Evans

Even a killer shark – or a broken-down mechanical version thereof – is looking like a welcome sign of hope these days: New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse announced today that its 2020-2…

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Lincoln Center Theater Postpones Broadway’s ‘Flying Over Sunset’ Until Fall by Greg Evans

Flying Over Sunset, the new Broadway musical by James Lapine, Tom Kitt and Michael Korie that suspended production March 12, will reopen this fall, Lincoln Center Theater announced today. LC…

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New Round Of 24 Hour Plays ‘Viral Monologues’ Set For Tonight; Daveed Diggs, Michael Shannon & Clark Gregg Among Performers by Greg Evans

A new set of 24 “Viral Monologues” from The 24 Hour Plays will be available on Instagram tonight, with actors Daveed Diggs, Michael Shannon, Clark Gregg, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dylan …

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Broadway Producers Pledge $1M Match To COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund by Greg Evans

More than 20 Broadway producers have pledged $1 million in matching funds for the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The producers will match every new …

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: A Conversation With Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer Tom Kitt by Greg Evans

Editors’ Note: With full acknowledgment of the big-picture implications of a pandemic that has already claimed thousands of lives, cratered global economies and closed international border…

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Rosie O’Donnell Livestream Special Raises $600,000 For The Actors Fund During Coronavirus Pandemic by Greg Evans

Sunday’s one-night-only, celebrity-packed livestream return of The Rosie O’Donnell Show raised more than $600,000 in support of The Actors Fund during the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers s…

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