All stories by New York Theater on BroadwayStars

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

New York Theater Awards 2020: What, when, how and whether. by New York Theater

The schedule for most theater awards is still uncertain, as it is for theater as a whole, given that the fight against the coronavirus has resulted in the closing of New York theaters in Ma…

Linked From at 02:03PM

A is for Audra McDonald: A YouTube compilation of her Broadway career by New York Theater

Audra McDonald has won six Tony Awards performing in a dozen plays and musicals on Broadway. Below are videos organized roughly in chronological order that — not always perfectly, but some…

Linked From at 09:51AM
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Lips Together, Teeth Apart Review: Looking at Terrence McNally’s AIDS-era play in three new ways by New York Theater

There are at least three ways in which anyone must view the remarkable livestreamed reading of Terrence McNally’s 30-year-old play on YouTube on April 6th (the video of which you can view …

Linked From at 09:58AM
Monday, April 6, 2020

#AloneTogether, singing! Online theater gets seriously comic. #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

In the first week of April, as the news remained scary and theaters remained closed, theater – and especially theater music – became a balm. Mrs. Doubtfire didn’t open on Sunday, the f…

Linked From at 08:47AM
Sunday, April 5, 2020

Book Review: Terrence McNally Selected Works: A Memoir in Plays by New York Theater

Terrence McNally considered Shakespeare and Chekhov his gods, and Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera his goddesses; he learned a lot from all four. That’s what he tells us within the first few…

Linked From at 09:18PM

In Memoriam: NYC Healthcare Workers Who Have Died from COVID-19 by New York Theater

At least 10 healthcare workers from New York City have died of COVID-19. Here is  who they are. More than 100 healthcare workers have died worldwide from the coronavirus. Years ago, my aunt…

Linked From at 10:37AM
Saturday, April 4, 2020

Broadway is still selling tickets for April performances. But why? by New York Theater

You can currently buy tickets for dates in April to shows that were on Broadway when Governor Andrew Cuomo shut down all the theaters on March 12th for at least a month. On Telecharge and Ti…

Linked From at 11:53PM
Friday, April 3, 2020

New York Philharmonic performs Ravel’s Boléro, remotely by New York Theater

With this performance of Musicians of the New York Philharmonic , which has canceled all in-person performances through June 13th, continues online with this remote performance of Ravel’s…

Linked From at 09:28AM
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Arts industry unemployment claims in New York rise 3,880 percent. How to apply for unemployment benefits. by New York Theater

The U.S. Labor Department reported the loss of 10 million jobs nationally in the last two weeks. No region and no industry are immune. So it’s no surprise, but still a shock, at the unempl…

Linked From at 02:34PM

New York Theater Quiz for March 2020 by New York Theater

How much were you paying attention to theater news and views, on stage and online, in the month of March? Answer these 14 questions and find out.

Linked From at 09:20AM
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April 2020 Calendar of “Openings”: What’s Streaming on Netflix, National Theatre, Hulu, PBS Great Performances, Amazon Prime, HBO Etc by New York Theater

There are no “openings” on stage likely this month, but there is much to see online for theater lovers and screen enthusiasts alike.  Below is more than just the usual streaming service…

Linked From at 06:04AM
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Book Review: Death By Shakespeare: Snakebits, Stabbings and Broken Hearts. (Also the Plague) by New York Theater

“Plague shaped Shakespeare’s life,” Kathryn Harkup writes in her new book. Death By Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings and Broken Hearts (Bloomsbury Sigma, 368 pages, May 2020 publicat…

Linked From at 05:51PM
Monday, March 30, 2020

What the $2 trillion stimulus means for the arts and artists. Summer canceled too? Hope goes online. #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

Congress passed, and the president signed, a $2 trillion stimulus deal that includes specific relief for arts organizations and artists, although advocates say not enough. Officially titled …

Linked From at 09:01AM
Sunday, March 29, 2020

What The World Needs Now….are virtual choirs and orchestras by New York Theater

More than 70 students at the Berklee College of Music created this video of Burt Bacharach/Hal David’s classic What The World Needs Now. And they’re not alone. All the music videos below…

Linked From at 06:22PM
Saturday, March 28, 2020

NY Theater Blog Roundup: Responding to COVID-19 in unexpected ways by New York Theater

This month’s roundup of some of the latest posts from the few still active theater bloggers offers varying reactions and responses to COVID-19, from practical (Broadway & Me, JK Theate…

Linked From at 08:22PM
Friday, March 27, 2020

World Theatre Day 2020. Celebrate Theater Without Theaters! by New York Theater

  Today is the 59th annual World Theatre Day. Created in 1961, it  is celebrated annually on March 27. With much of the world in lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, we may not …

Linked From at 07:30AM
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Quarantine Advice from Those Who Lived In Isolation: Read. Exercise. Laugh. by New York Theater

Step-by-step advice for surviving isolation from an astronaut, a journalist, and a political prisoner, who each spent long stretches alone. Click on the links and look at the videos for elab…

Linked From at 02:57PM
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Siblings Play Review: Harlem Kids Taking Care of Themselves, In a Debut Play That’s Moved Online by New York Theater

In “The Siblings Play,” a teenage girl and her two brothers are left to raise one another in a Harlem apartment where the rent is past due, after first their father and then their mother…

Linked From at 10:55PM
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Teenage Dick Review. Theater Wit brings Mike Lew’s updated Richard III streaming to the nation by New York Theater

Theater Wit’s production of Mike Lew’s play, which is running online through April 19th, has changed the way we view this teenage comedy turned melodrama based on Shakespeare’s “Rich…

Linked From at 10:33PM

“Theater changes hearts” – Terrence McNally (November 3, 1938 – March 24, 2020), by New York Theater

Playwright Terrence McNally, 81, has died,  reportedly from complications from the coronavirus. His prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays “Love! Valour! Compassion!…

Linked From at 03:36PM
Monday, March 23, 2020

Sondheim in the Bathroom at Rosie’s Party! Support for Artists. When Will Broadway Reopen? #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

On his 90th birthday, Stephen Sondheim sang Happy Birthday to Andrew Lloyd Webber…while washing his hands for 20 seconds in his bathroom sink — a playful gesture that is an instantly ic…

Linked From at 07:34AM
Sunday, March 22, 2020

Watch The Rosie O’Donnell Show Live by New York Theater

Check out on the YouTube channel below for the one-night only return of the Rosie O’Donnell Show with a cavalcade of Broadway stars — Rosie promises “3,000 guests.” Donation page for…

Linked From at 06:55PM

#Sondheimat90: Happy Birthday Stephen Sondheim! by New York Theater

Today Stephen Sondheim turns 90 years old, a milestone birthday that theater lovers have been celebrating for weeks now. Here are 10 videos of terrific permeances of his songs, and some Twit…

Linked From at 07:53AM
Saturday, March 21, 2020

La MaMa’s Downtown Variety #1 and the new pandemic aesthetic by New York Theater

“It’s a challenging time, but it’s also an inspiring time,” said John King, one of the eight downtown artists who performed in La MaMa’s Downtown Variety #1 (full video below), the…

Linked From at 04:17PM

Shuttered Broadway Agrees to Emergency Relief. Hangmen, Virginia Woolf drop out. by New York Theater

The Broadway League and the 14 Broadway unions have reached an “emergency relief agreement,” which means that producers will pay cast and crew during the first few weeks of the shutdown …

Linked From at 07:10AM
Friday, March 20, 2020

Theater Lovers’ Daily Fix: Schedule for March 20: Taylor Mac, Patrick Wilson, Norbert Leo Butz, Fandango for Butterflies, etc. by New York Theater

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, Where to Get Your Theater Fix, here’s today’s schedule, which includes Taylor Mac’s launching of #stillHere; the debut of LaMaMa’s Downtown Vari…

Linked From at 12:57PM
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Where To Get Your Theater Fix Online, Old Favorites and New Experiments (Plus Lin-Manuel Miranda & Joshua Henry) #DontScreamLiveStream by New York Theater

The threat of COVID-19 is shutting down theaters across the world, but it’s not killing theater – which is increasingly going online. There are two types of online theater now – the on…

Linked From at 06:03PM
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story Sneak Peak by New York Theater

Since the 1957 Broadway debut of  “West Side Story,” the adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet” with a score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, there have been five Broa…

Linked From at 04:23PM
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

New Live Theater Online Preview Guide. Don’t Scream, Livestream! by New York Theater

As a follow-up to my post “What can I watch online that’s like Broadway?” below is a list with links to newly created/promised livestreamed theater, mostly free,  from La MaMa to the …

Linked From at 02:25PM
Monday, March 16, 2020

Theater Banned On Stage; Goes Online. Resources for Coping. #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

Within just the last two weeks, after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in New York City on March 1, the number of cases in NYC alone grew to 329, all of Broadway has been shut down at l…

Linked From at 08:56AM
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Remaining NYC Theaters Ordered Shut — And Movie Theaters, Schools, Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs by New York Theater

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered the closing of the remaining small theaters, as well as schools, movie theaters, restaurants, bars and nightclubs “Our lives are all changing in ways t…

Linked From at 10:44PM

All that Chat

Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes
TBA: Blue