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Friday, June 11, 2021

Gay-Themed ‘The Hot Wing King’ Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Matthew Wexler

Katori Hall's "The Hot Wing King" has been awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. "Circle Jerk" by media-theater company Fake Friends was named a finalist. The post Gay-Themed ‘The Hot…

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Drama Book Shop is the Best Revival on Broadway by Matthew Wexler

The beloved bookshop is now open at its new location on 39th Street. The post The Drama Book Shop is the Best Revival on Broadway appeared first on The BroadwayBlog.

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Joshua Henry on Music, Fatherhood and Believing That ‘There Are No Creative Limits’ by Matthew Wexler

Joshua Henry (Photo: Rengim Mutevellioglu) By Ryan Leeds Joshua Henry’s life could have gone in a completely different direction. Had he followed in his mother’s… The post Joshua Henry…

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Cast Announced for ‘Broadway Bares: Twerk From Home’ by Matthew Wexler

Watch your favorite Broadway performers twerk it out for the annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraiser with a finale filmed in Times Square. The post Cast Announced for ‘Broadway…

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Alan Cumming Sets Up Camp at Kennebunkport Inn by Matthew Wexler

Alan Cumming brings his legendary Club Cumming to the Kennebunkport Inn for a summer residency with a roster of special guests and performances. The post Alan Cumming Sets Up Camp at Kennebu…

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Monday, June 7, 2021

West End’s ‘Tina’ Aisha Jawando on Returning to the Hit Musical and ‘The Shows Must Go On!’ by Matthew Wexler

"I am looking forward to bringing this show back with fire," Aisha shared. The post West End’s ‘Tina’ Aisha Jawando on Returning to the Hit Musical and ‘The Shows Must Go On!’ appe…

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Friday, June 4, 2021

Ultimate Broadway Guide: Reopening, Canceled or Postponed? by Matthew Wexler

Planning a long-overdue trip to Broadway? Here's a quick guide to what's opening when! The post Ultimate Broadway Guide: Reopening, Canceled or Postponed? appeared first on The BroadwayBlog.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Executive Director of Actors’ Equity to Step Down in 2022 by Matthew Wexler

Mary McColl will step down from her role when the terms of her contract expire in January 2022; she'll have served in the leadership position for more than a decade. The post Executive Direc…

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Broadway Live Cinema Festival Will Screen Musical Films by Matthew Wexler

A new musical-themed film festival will screen "In the Heights," "Chicago," "The Wizard of Oz," "Little Shop of Horrors," and "West Side Story" this summer. The post Broadway Live Cinema F…

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Last Chance: ‘Sutton Foster: Bring Me to the Light’ by Matthew Wexler

It's your last chance to see Broadway favorite Sutton Foster and friends in a streamed concert to benefit City Center. The post Last Chance: ‘Sutton Foster: Bring Me to the Light’ appear…

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Starry ‘Macbeth’ to Open in London this Fall by Matthew Wexler

Saoirse Ronan and James McArdle star as the conniving Scottish royals in Yaël Farber's new production. The post Starry ‘Macbeth’ to Open in London this Fall appeared first on The Broadw…

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The Tony Awards Return! But You’ll Have to Pay to See ‘Em by Matthew Wexler

The Tony Awards has finally announced its broadcast date — but you'll have to subscribe to Paramount+ to see the entire show. The post The Tony Awards Return! But You’ll Have to Pay to …

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Carol Channing’s Estate is Up for Auction by Matthew Wexler

The to-be auctioned items include Channing's Academy Award nomination certificate, a costume from "Hello, Dolly!" and a tiara prop from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." The post Carol Channing’…

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Monday, May 24, 2021

‘Hadestown’ Leads the Pack to Reopen Broadway by Matthew Wexler

'Hadestown' gets out in front of the pack of Broadway reopenings, announcing its return on September 2. But who from the original cast will return has yet to be revealed. The post ‘Hadesto…

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

‘This American Wife’ Is an Obsession-Turned-Performance-Turned-Reality by Matthew Wexler

The team behind "Circle Jerk" returns for another esoteric, lively virtual performance inspired by a love of the Bravo franchise. The post ‘This American Wife’ Is an Obsession-Turned-Per…

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Friday, May 21, 2021

The Return of ‘Broadway’s Supper Club’ – Feinstein’s/54 Below to Reopen June 17 by Matthew Wexler

We’ll take that steak with a side of sass! After a 15-month shutdown, Feinstein’s/54 Below will reopen its iconic red door for live performance on June 17. The post The Return of ‘Br…

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Sutton Foster Returns to ‘Anything Goes,’ Replacing Megan Mullally in London Revival by Matthew Wexler

Foster will return to the leading role of Reno Sweeney, which won her a Tony Award in 2011, after Mullally had to pull out of the production. The post Sutton Foster Returns to ‘Anything Go…

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

First Look: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Movie Trailer by Matthew Wexler

Finally! A first look at the film version of "Dear Evan Hansen," starring Ben Platt in the role he created, along with Oscar-winner Julianne Moore. The post First Look: ‘Dear Evan Hansen…

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Monday, May 17, 2021

Alex Newell, Ariana DeBose, and More Stars Help Playbill Celebrate Pride by Matthew Wexler

Playbill, in partnership with Cadillac and The Neon Coven, will present its first-ever live concert event "Glimmer of Light" in celebration of Pride 2021. The post Alex Newell, Ariana DeBos…

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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Centennial Celebration Planned for Joe Papp by Matthew Wexler

“Celebrating Yosl – Joe Papp at 100” will celebrate the legendary producer's impact on the theater and his continued legacy. The post Centennial Celebration Planned for Joe Papp app…

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Friday, May 14, 2021

Show Tracker Shares Reopening Dates, Ticket Sales Info, and More by Matthew Wexler

The Show Tracker, a new feature of the Broadway app, consolidates and shares ever-changing information about production openings. The post Show Tracker Shares Reopening Dates, Ticket Sales I…

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

And All That Jazz! ‘Chicago’ Returns to Broadway September 14 by Matthew Wexler

"Come on, babe, why don't we paint the town?" And why? "Chicago" is returning to Broadway beginning September 14. The post And All That Jazz! ‘Chicago’ Returns to Broadway September 1…

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Stars Reflect Excitement — and Anxiety — As Broadway Nears Reopening by Matthew Wexler

Tony Award winner Stephanie J. Block tweeted, "Broadway can’t JUST reopen, it must reset. It must be a more safe and equitable space." The post Stars Reflect Excitement — and Anxiety —…

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Monday, May 10, 2021

That’s a Wrap! ‘Come From Away’ Completes Film Shooting by Matthew Wexler

As with "Diana," "Hamilton," and an increasing number of staged shows, producers and creators are looking for new ways to share theater with audiences while Broadway remains dark. The post…

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

‘Pass Over’ to Reopen Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre by Matthew Wexler

Writer Antoinette Nwandu and Danya Taymor will each make their Broadway debuts in this updated production of Nwandu's Lortel-winning play. The post ‘Pass Over’ to Reopen Broadway’s Aug…

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Shaina Taub on ‘Songs of the Great Hill’ and ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ by Matthew Wexler

On May 20 at "Uncharted", Shaina Taub will debut new music created during, and responding to, this moment of change and reflection. The post Shaina Taub on ‘Songs of the Great Hill’ and …

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Beth Leavel on ‘Broadway by the Year,’ ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ and More by Matthew Wexler

For those awaiting Beth Leavel's eventual turn as Miranda Priestly, you can now whet your appetite with a virtual performance from the Tony winner May 10-12. The post Beth Leavel on ‘Broad…

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Let the Joyous News be Spread! Broadway to Reopen Sept. 14 by Matthew Wexler

A firm date has been announced for full-capacity occupancy in Broadway theaters. Several long-running shows plan on jointly announcing their return. The post Let the Joyous News be Spread! …

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ Launches AR Insta Filter by Matthew Wexler

Incorporating the musical’s iconic mask, the AR tool is Broadway’s first to allow people to assume the look of a character on the social media platform. The post ‘The Phantom of the Op…

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Curtain Up! Governor Cuomo Says Broadway Can Reopen by Matthew Wexler

The governor announced that come May 19, “state-mandated capacity restrictions in New York City will be lifted,” meaning Broadway can reopen. The post Curtain Up! Governor Cuomo Says Br…

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Get a Sneak Peek of ‘The Secret Garden’ Revival by Matthew Wexler

Producers of the much-awaited revival of 'The Secret Garden' are giving fans a first look at the workshop through a livestream event premiering May 6. The post Get a Sneak Peek of ‘The Se…

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