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Friday, July 10, 2020

Lawyers and Laughs: ‘The Portuguese Kid’ by Matthew Wexler

Jason Alexander and Sheri Renee Scott star in 'The Portuguese Kid' by Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley. Streaming on BroadwayHD. The post Lawyers and Laughs: ‘T…

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Poolside Antics: ‘Brights Colors and Bold Patterns’ by Matthew Wexler

Drew Droege's hilarious one-person show "Bright Colors and Bold Patterns" about a Palm Springs gay wedding is now streaming on BroadwayHD. The post Poolside Antics: ‘Brights Colors and Bol…

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Cockeyed Optimist: Theater Publicist Keith Sherman by Matthew Wexler

Longtime press agent Keith Sherman discusses his 30-year theater career, the impact of coronavirus, and how to live an authentic life even when a show is a flop. The post Cockeyed Optimist:…

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Watch: The National Theatre’s ‘Les Blancs’ by Matthew Wexler

"Les Blancs" is a powerful work that confronts the hope and tragedy of revolution, and marks the National Theatre debut of the multi-award-winning director Yaël Farber. The post Watch: The…

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Mourning the Death of Broadway Actor Nick Cordero by Matthew Wexler

Broadway actor Nick Cordero succumbed to COVID-19 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on July 5. The post Mourning the Death of Broadway Actor Nick Cordero appeared first on The Br…

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Watch: 9 Favorite Betty Buckley Moments by Matthew Wexler

To celebrate Betty Buckly's birthday, we've compiled a watchlist of our favorite performances from the star of stage and screen. The post Watch: 9 Favorite Betty Buckley Moments appeared fir…

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

How Sydney James Harcourt Brought LGBTQ Representation to ‘Hamilton’ by Matthew Wexler

"I knew that it was special. I knew that it was brilliant. I didn’t know that it would be a force in a cultural movement,” says Sydney James Harcourt of 'Hamilton.' The post How Sydney J…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Golden Girls Go Under Lockdown by Matthew Wexler

Even a pandemic can't stop the laughs thanks to Hell in a Handbag Productions' new online offering, "THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 4 – LOCKDOWN!" The post The Golden Girls Go U…

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Broadway to Remain Closed Through 2020 by Matthew Wexler

"One thing is for sure, when we return we will be stronger and more needed than ever," said Chairman of the Board of The Broadway League Thomas Schumacher. The post Broadway to Remain Closed…

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Rainbow Proud: 10 LGBTQ Moments in Musical Theater       by Matthew Wexler

The Broadway Blog celebrates Pride with highlights from "Rent," "La Cage aux Folles," "The Prom," "A Strange Loop" and much more! The post Rainbow Proud: 10 LGBTQ Moments in Musical Theater…

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Watch Now: ‘The Sound of Music Live!’ Starring Carrie Underwood by Matthew Wexler

Grammy winner Carrie Underwood stars in the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, now streaming for free on The Shows Must Go On! The post Watch Now: ‘The Sound of Music Live!’ Starring Carri…

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Lincoln Center Theater Reschedules 2 Productions for 2021 by Matthew Wexler

Lincoln Center Theater's productions of 'Intimate Apparel' and 'Flying Over Sunset are scheduled to return in 2021 after closing prematurely due to COVID-19. The post Lincoln Center Theater …

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

‘The Music Man’ Postpones Broadway Opening to May 2021 by Matthew Wexler

Preview performances of "The Music Man" are now set to begin on April 7, 2021, with opening night scheduled for May 20 at the Winter Garden Theatre. The post ‘The Music Man’ Postpones …

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

First Look: ‘Hamilton’ Like You’ve Never Seen Before by Matthew Wexler

Disney has released a trailer for Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning 'Hamilton,' which premieres on July 3 starring the original Broadway cast. The post First Look: ‘Hamilton’ Like …

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Defying Sanity? ‘Repeat Attenders’ Explores Lives of Theater Superfans by Matthew Wexler

A new documentary, 'Repeat Attenders,' offers a closer look at several superfans and their unconventional obsessions with musical theater and its stars. The post Defying Sanity? ‘Repeat At…

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Immersive, Drive-Through, Socially-Distanced ‘American Dream Study’ to Open in Hudson Valley by Matthew Wexler

Director Michael Arden gathers Broadway's best for 'American Dream Study,' an immersive, drive-through, socially-distanced experience in the Hudson Valley. The post Immersive, Drive-Through,…

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Watch: National Theatre’s ‘Small Island’ by Matthew Wexler

Watch for free The National Theatre's "Small Island," featuring a cast of 40 actors in an epic stage adaptation of Andrea Levy's award-winning novel. The post Watch: National Theatre’s ‘…

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Avatar’ Universe Takes Flight on BroadwayHD by Matthew Wexler

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Toruk.’ (Photo: Errisson Lawrence) by Lauren Emily Whalen Cirque du Soleil does nothing halfway. Founded by a group of Montreal street performers… The post Cirque…

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Reimagining Rodgers and Hammerstein with Laura Osnes by Matthew Wexler

Laura Osnes shares what makes Rodgers & Hammerstein's musicals so special, and how they are being reimagined for a new generation. The post Reimagining Rodgers and Hammerstein with Laura…

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Cynthia Erivo: The American Theatre Wing Master Class by Matthew Wexler

Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo launches The American Theatre Wing's Master Class series with insights about her journey to success. The post Cynthia Erivo: The American Theatre Wing Master …

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

‘A Strange Loop’ and ‘The Inheritance’ Lead Drama Desk Award Winners by Matthew Wexler

"A Strange Loop" and "The Inheritance" took top honors at the 65th annual Drama Desk Awards. The post ‘A Strange Loop’ and ‘The Inheritance’ Lead Drama Desk Award Winners appeared f…

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Weekend Watch: “The Wiz” by Matthew Wexler

Are you ready to ease on down the road with this star-studded cast? Free streaming courtesy of The Shows Must Go On! and Universal Studios. The post Weekend Watch: “The Wiz” appeared fir…

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Redefining the Superhero: ‘The Toxic Avenger’ on BroadwayHD by Matthew Wexler

The 1984 cult classic gets a musical makeover, now availalble for streaming on BroadwayHD featuring the West End production. The post Redefining the Superhero: ‘The Toxic Avenger’ on Br…

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Shubert Foundation Announces 2020 Grants by Matthew Wexler

The Shubert Foundation has awarded a total of $32 million in 2020 grants to 560 nonprofit arts organizations across the United States. The post The Shubert Foundation Announces 2020 Grants …

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Broadway Black Announces Antonyo Awards by Matthew Wexler

The inaugural awards, scheduled for Juneteenth, will honor the achievements of Black theater artists both on and off-Broadway. The post Broadway Black Announces Antonyo Awards appeared first…

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Hot Ticket: Long Wharf’s ‘Staged at Home’ by Matthew Wexler

The Tony Award-winning regional theater hosts an online gala with guest stars including Norm Lewis, Stephanie J. Block, Laura Benanti and more. The post Hot Ticket: Long Wharf’s ‘Staged …

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Friday, June 5, 2020

York Walker to Receive Vineyard Theatre’s Colman Domingo Award by Matthew Wexler

York Walker will receive the Vineyard Theatre's inaugural Colman Domingo Award, presented to a multi-faceted Black male or male-identifying theatre artist to create new work. The post York W…

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Weekend Watch: ‘Peter Pan LIVE!’ by Matthew Wexler

Allison Williams and Christopher Walken star in NBC's live presentation of "Peter Pan," streaming for free this weekend on The Shows Must Go On! The post Weekend Watch: ‘Peter Pan LIVE!’…

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Bard at the Gate: Paula Vogel Champions Playwrights by Matthew Wexler

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel has obsessed about deserving yet unproduced plays for decades. Now she's sharing them with the world. The post Bard at the Gate: Paula Vogel Ch…

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Watch Now: Shakespeare in the Park’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ by Matthew Wexler

Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman co-star in Shakespeare in the Park's 'Much Ado About Nothing,' streaming for free through June 7. The post Watch Now: Shakespeare in the Park’s ‘Much…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Irish Rep Announces Online Summer Season by Matthew Wexler

Off-Broadway's formidable Irish Repertory Theatre forges ahead with a season of online programming celebrating the theater company's rich cultural heritage over the last 32 years. The post I…

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