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Thursday, April 9, 2020

A Conversation with Stephen Schwartz and John Bocchino by Matthew Wexler

Stephen Schwartz, John Bucchino and Andy Einhorn gather for a livestream event courtesy of 92Y on Saturday, April 11. The post A Conversation with Stephen Schwartz and John Bocchino appeared…

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Broadway Theaters Extend Suspension Through June 7 by Matthew Wexler

Broadway shows in New York City will extend the current suspension of all performances through June 7, 2020. The post Broadway Theaters Extend Suspension Through June 7 appeared first on…

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American Theatre Wing Launches COVID-19 Response Effort by Matthew Wexler

The American Theatre Wing has outlined the first phase of its National COVID-19 Response Effort. The post American Theatre Wing Launches COVID-19 Response Effort appeared first on The Broa…

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

A Search for Self-Discovery: ‘Hetty Feather’ by Matthew Wexler

Best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson's "Hetty Feather" comes to life in a family-friendly stage production, now available on BroadwayHD. The post A Search for Self-Discovery: ‘Hetty Feath…

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The Show Must Go On: Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals on YouTube by Matthew Wexler

A new YouTube channel, The Show Must Go On, will be streaming Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals for free in the coming weeks, including the rarely seen "By Jeeves." The post The Show Must Go On…

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Monday, April 6, 2020

NYC’s The Shed Celebrates One Year by Matthew Wexler

New York City's mammoth multi-disciplinary venue celebrates its one-year anniversary with a new documentary about its evolution. The post NYC’s The Shed Celebrates One Year appeared first …

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Don’t Miss: All-Star Reading of ‘Lips Together, Teeth Apart’ by Matthew Wexler

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Zachary Quinto, and Ari Graynor star in a live reading of 'Lips Together, Teeth Apart.' The post Don’t Miss: All-Star Reading of ‘Lips Together…

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Audra McDonald: A ‘Lady Day’ You Won’t Want to Miss by Matthew Wexler

Audra McDonald embodied the legendary Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emersons Bar & Grill," now available for streaming on BroadwayHD. The post Audra McDonald: A ‘Lady Day’ You Won…

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Brian Stokes Mitchell Tests Positive for COVID-19 by Matthew Wexler

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell announced via Instagram that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The post Brian Stokes Mitchell Tests Positive for COVID-19 appeared first on The Bro…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

BroadwayHD: In This Prison ‘Tempest,’ Freedom Isn’t Free by Matthew Wexler

Harriet Walter stars in an all-female production of "The Tempest," which first premiered at London's Donmar Warehouse. Directed by Phyllidia Lloyd. The post BroadwayHD: In This Prison ‘Tem…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Actors Theatre of Louisville to Stream Humana Festival Plays by Matthew Wexler

Actors Theatre Direct will stream two of the plays previously scheduled for the Humana Festival and additional free content on social media. The post Actors Theatre of Louisville to Stream H…

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Monday, March 30, 2020

The British are Coming! National Theatre at Home by Matthew Wexler

The National Theatre will release a new production each Thursday on YouTube, which will be accessible for free streaming for seven days. The post The British are Coming! National Theatre at…

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

University of West Georgia’s Costume Shop Becomes a Lifesaver by Matthew Wexler

Alan Yeong-Marcello and Nan Stephens of the University of West Georgia’s Department of Theatre are now two of the thousands of people who are coming together to help humanity battle Corona…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Broadway’s Intermission Continues, Tony Awards Postponed by Matthew Wexler

The theater community continues to hunker down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. No date has been announced for Broadway's re-opening, and the Tony Awards have been postponed. The post B…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Watch Hugh Jackman in ‘Oklahoma!’ for Free by Matthew Wexler

Before he was Wolverine, Hugh Jackman starred in the 1998 London revival of "Oklahoma!" — now is your chance to watch it for free on BroadwayHD The post Watch Hugh Jackman in ‘Oklahoma!…

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

‘R&H Goes Live!’ Launches on YouTube by Matthew Wexler

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization's "R&H Goes Pop!" launches a new spin-off series, "R&H Goes Live!" on YouTube, hosted by Laura Osnes. The post ‘R&H Goes Live!’ Lau…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Terrence McNally Dies at 81 by Matthew Wexler

Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally has died at the age of 81 due to complications from COVID-19. The post Terrence McNally Dies at 81 appeared first on The BroadwayBlog.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Broadway Bolsters Its Efforts to Combat the Impact of COVID-19 by Matthew Wexler

From Rosie O'Donnell to Brian Stokes Mitchell, Seth Rudessky and Stephanie J. Block, stars are coming out to lend their voices and raise much-needed funds in the fight against COVID-19. The …

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber Birthday Video Binge by Matthew Wexler

Happy birthday, Andrew Lloyd Webber! Here are some of our favorite performances from the hit composer's repertoire. The post Andrew Lloyd Webber Birthday Video Binge appeared first on The B…

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Breaking: ‘Virginia Woolf’ Won’t Re-Open on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" will not open when Broadway resumes performances, due to ensuing cast scheduling conflicts amid the shutdown. The post Breaking: ‘Virginia Woolf’ Won’…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Stephen Sondheim 90th Birthday Ultimate Video Binge by Matthew Wexler

Patti LuPone in the London revival of “Company.” (Photo: Brinkhoff/Moegenburg) With plenty of time on our hands, we’re celebrating musical theater icon Stephen Sondheim’s 90th… The…

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Don’t Miss the Return of ‘The Rosie O’Donnell Show’ by Matthew Wexler

Rosie O'Donnell gathers some of her favorite Broadway performers for an epic (virtual) night of entertainment to benefit The Actors Fund. The post Don’t Miss the Return of ‘The Rosie O…

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Broadway Unions and Guilds Seek Assistance From NYC and State by Matthew Wexler

The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) calls on New York City and state to provide emergency assistance to arts workers impacted by COVID-19. The post Broadway Unions and Guilds…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Theater Legend Gerald Freedman Dies at 92 by Matthew Wexler

Director, teacher, writer and mentor to countless theater artists, Gerald Freedman has died at the age of 92. The post Theater Legend Gerald Freedman Dies at 92 appeared first on The Broadw…

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Laura Benanti Calls Upon Instagram for #SunshineSongs by Matthew Wexler

Broadway favorite Laura Benanti put out a call on Instagram for #SunshineSongs to celebrate and honor those whose shows were canceled due to COVID-19. The post Laura Benanti Calls Upon Insta…

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Monday, March 16, 2020

‘Stars in the House’ Launches with Guest Kelli O’Hara by Matthew Wexler

Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, will launch "Stars in the House" featuring virtual concerts and interviews with Broadway's best to benefit The Actors Fund. The post …

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Stuck at Home? Write a One-Minute Play by Matthew Wexler

The One-Minute Play Festival is calling upon anyone interested in submitting a very short play in response to these turbulent times. The post Stuck at Home? Write a One-Minute Play appeared …

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Broadway Shuts Down Amid Coronavirus Outbreak by Matthew Wexler

While some shows may be able to weather the storm, others may postpone until the fall or lose all momentum for opening on The Great White Way. The post Broadway Shuts Down Amid Coronavirus O…

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Broadway Usher Tests Positive for COVID-19 by Matthew Wexler

According to The New York Times, an usher for 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' and 'Six' tested positive for COVID-19.  The post Broadway Usher Tests Positive for COVID-19 appeared fir…

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An Immigration Crisis with No End in Sight: ’72 Miles to Go…’ by Matthew Wexler

'72 Miles to Go..' by playwright Hilary Bettis explores how immigration laws and the threat of deportation impacts an Arizona family. The post An Immigration Crisis with No End in Sight: …

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Mortal Thoughts: 3 Off-Broadway Plays Deal with Death by Matthew Wexler

Andrew Yoo in LCT3’s ‘The Headlands.’ (Photo: Kyle Froman) By Matthew Wexler Theater producers plan seasons months, if not years, in advance. Sometimes the confluence… The post Morta…

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