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Monday, November 30, 2020

WATCH: West End Pit Musicians Mash-Up Hamilton with Mame, Merrily, and More in 'Overture of Overtures' by Logan Culwell-Block

More than 50 musicians remotely recorded this arrangement that combines musical theatre's most iconic overtures.

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Friday, November 27, 2020

2021 Junior Theater Festival Will Take Place Online as a Virtual Global Event by Logan Culwell-Block

This online event celebrating youth musical theatre will be open to individuals (in addition to youth theatre groups) for the first time.

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Miami New Drama's Socially Distanced Seven Deadly Sins Begins Performances November 27 by Logan Culwell-Block

The site-specific event features works by Dael Orlandersmith, Hilary Bettis, Nilo Cruz, and more.

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Dance Dreams Documentary, Focused on Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Hits Netflix November 27 by Logan Culwell-Block

Produced by Shonda Rhimes, Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker follows the Fame star and her dance school as they prepare a holiday performance.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Get a First Listen to Lea Salonga Singing The Greatest Showman's 'This Is Me' From Upcoming PBS Concert and Live Album by Logan Culwell-Block

Both the album and film of the Tony-winning Miss Saigon star's concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra arrive November 27.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Glenn Close as Norma Desmond is Broadway Cares' 2020 'Broadway Legends' Holiday Ornament by Logan Culwell-Block

Support a good cause this holiday season with an ornament perfect for any Christmas tree ready for its close-up.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Virtual Production of Atlantic Theater Company's She Persisted, The Musical Now Available for Streaming by Logan Culwell-Block

Based on Chelsea Clinton's best-selling book, this family musical was part of the Off-Broadway theatre company's Atlantic for Kids series earlier this year.

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Cast Set for Miami New Drama's Socially Distanced Seven Deadly Sins by Logan Culwell-Block

The site-specific event features works by Dael Orlandersmith, Hilary Bettis, Nlio Cruz, and more.

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Watch: Peppermint Marks National Transgender Day of Remembrance With Music Video by Logan Culwell-Block

"But...I Survived" also features Mila Jam and Deja Smith plus behind-the-scenes work from Josh Drake and John Alix.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Jeremy Pope, Shakina Nayfack, Cody Renard Richard, More Make the 2020 Out100 List by Logan Culwell-Block

The annual list recognizes prominent members of the LGBTQ+ community for their impact around the world.

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Never-Before-Heard Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Song Cycles Preserved on Legacy Album by Logan Culwell-Block

These demos feature vocal performances from Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Sarah Uriarte Berry, and Steven Pasquale.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

WATCH: Come From Away Cast Members Talk Black Lives Matter and Trans Rights by Logan Culwell-Block

The Conversations From Away YouTube series brings cast and crew from the musical's national tour together to keep important conversations going.

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Kenny Leon to Be Honored With Craig Zadan Theatre For Life Award by Logan Culwell-Block

The Tony-winning director will receive the honor at the Educational Theatre Foundation's Theatre Alive! virtual gala, streaming on Playbill.

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Trevor Nunn Will Direct 60th Anniversary Staging of Happy Days at London's Riverside Studios by Logan Culwell-Block

The new production of the Samuel Beckett classic will star Beckett interpreter Lisa Dwan.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Susan Blackwell, Freestyle Love Supreme and Upright Citizens Brigade Alum, More to Lead Digital Theatre Workshops for Broadway Teaching Group by Logan Culwell-Block

The half-day workshops cover editing virtual productions, remote theatre lesson plans, and directing student theatre online.

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Broadway Advocacy Coalition and Columbia Law School Seeking Artists to Tackle Police and Prison Reform Through Performance by Logan Culwell-Block

Applications are now open for this paid program that will see artists and law students collaborating on change-making performance pieces.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Original Broadway Hair Cast Member Lynn Kellogg Dies at 77 by Logan Culwell-Block

Kellogg sang "Easy to Be Hard" and "I Believe in Love" as Broadway's original Sheila.

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WATCH: Which 'Favorite Things' Did Oscar Hammerstein Leave on the Cutting Room Floor? by Logan Culwell-Block

In honor of the 61st anniversary of The Sound of Music's Broadway opening, watch this video exploring the creation of the beloved song.

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Liz Callaway to Release Acoustic Christmas Album by Logan Culwell-Block

The Baby and Miss Saigon star will cover tunes by Sara Bareilles, sister Ann Hampton Callaway, and more on Comfort and Joy – An Acoustic Christmas.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Educational Theatre Association Releases Results of Survey Tracking Effects of COVID-19 on School Theatre by Logan Culwell-Block

More than 11,000 middle and school theatre educators were polled to track the impact of the current health crisis on educational theatre.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

25 10-Minute Musicals From Sound Bites Festival to be Licensed by Music Theatre International by Logan Culwell-Block

Recently published by Theatre Now New York, this collection of short musicals will be available for streaming performances.

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Friday, November 6, 2020

How to Broadway-size Your Next Party or Event with PLAYBILLder by Logan Culwell-Block

These tips will help you create your own custom Playbill program, even if you’re not putting on a show.

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Multilingual Version of Our Town Now Available for Licensing From Concord Theatricals by Logan Culwell-Block

Incorporating new Spanish and Creole translations, the more inclusive version of the seminal Thornton Wilder play premiered at Miami New Drama in 2017.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Stephen Sondheim Surprises 80-Year-Old Composer Living With Dementia After Improvised Piece Goes Viral by Logan Culwell-Block

The piece of music, written by retired music teacher Paul Harvey, was recorded by BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and released as a single.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Watch Lucie Jones Find 'A Way Back to Then' From Upcoming Streaming Production of [Title of Show] by Logan Culwell-Block

The Waitress alum co-stars alongside Jenna Russell, Marc Elliot, and Tyrone Huntley in the virtual production from the London Coliseum.

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WATCH: Leslie Odom Jr. Shares New 'Wait For It' Music Video for Election Day by Logan Culwell-Block

The Tony-winning Hamilton star is using the performance to remind us all to wait...for the election results.

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Monday, November 2, 2020

WATCH: A Theatre Mask Expert (Really!) on Acting and Emoting Behind a Face Covering by Logan Culwell-Block

With many worldwide wearing face masks regularly, these tips can help you express yourself—inside or outside the theatre.

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Friday, October 30, 2020

At Which Broadway Costume Party Would You You Fit In On Halloween? by Logan Culwell-Block

From Mean Girls' sexy Halloween house party to Phantom of the Opera's New Year masquerade ball, find out which fictional party suits you with our handy quiz.

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Beetlejuice Musical Demo Album, Including Cut Songs, Released October 30 by Logan Culwell-Block

Hear the composer-lyricist Eddie Perfect's own renditions of the Tony-nominated score.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

August Wilson's Archives to be Housed in Pittsburgh, Playwright's Hometown by Logan Culwell-Block

The Tony- and Pulitzer-winning Fences writer's personal effects will be held at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

6 Interactive At-Home Plays to Watch (and Participate In) During the COVID-19 Shutdown by Logan Culwell-Block

These singular theatrical experiences each come with a materials list.

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