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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Red Bull's Short Play Festival to Feature World Premieres by Jeremy O. Harris and Theresa Rebeck by Olivia Clement

The festival will be live streamed for free, featuring performances by Frankie J. Alvarez, Lilli Cooper, Charlayne Woodard, and more.

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Off-Broadway Staging of Broadbend, Arkansas to Stream Online for Free by Olivia Clement

Transport Group will broadcast the video recording of the world-premiere musical to raise funds for the Black Theatre Network.

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Santa Fe's Teatro Paraguas to Stream Caridad Svich's Red Bike by Olivia Clement

Juliet Salazar directs the monologue play, adapted for video and performed by a cast of 10.

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Freestyle Love Supreme Academy Goes Online This Summer by Olivia Clement

The virtual classes are available for adults and youth.

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Tune Into 4-Night Radio Broadcast of Richard II, Starring André Holland, Beginning July 13 by Olivia Clement

The Saheem Ali-helmed production, available from The Public Theater via WNYC, also features Lupita Nyong'o, Phylicia Rashad, and Estelle Parsons.

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Olivia Oguma’s Short Film Puts Artists of Color at the Center of Thornton Wilder's Our Town by Olivia Clement

Ann Harada, Thom Sesma, Mia Katigbak, Mirirai Sithole, Emma Ramos, and others bring an iconic monologue to life in their town. OUR town.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Meet Garlia Cornelia Jones, Who Has Been Curating Spaces for Black Theatre Makers for Almost 20 Years by Olivia Clement

The founder and artistic director of Blackboard Plays, and Harlem9 producer, looks towards the future.

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BIPOC Artists Unveil Demands for the White American Theatre by Olivia Clement

The 31-page document of measures follows the publishing of a powerful letter in June that was signed by 300 theatremakers.

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Broadway and West End Star Marisha Wallace Is Joined For a Color Purple Reunion Video by Olivia Clement

The performance of the title song will raise donations for the British Theatre Academy's training programs.

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Marisha Wallace, Tyrone Huntley, More Reunite for a Color Purple Music Video by Olivia Clement

Cast members from the 2017 concert perform the title song to raise donations for the British Theatre Academy’s training programs,

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Lena Horne Limited TV Series in the Works by Olivia Clement

The Showtime series will be penned and executive-produced by Horne's granddaughter, Jenny Lumet.

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Check Out the Finalists for Samuel French’s 2020 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival by Olivia Clement

Dominique Morisseau is the honorary playwright for the 45th annual festival, which had been scheduled to take place at The Vineyard.

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The Public Premieres The Line, Docu-Play About the Pandemic, July 8 by Olivia Clement

The new play, conceived by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, is based on first-person stories of New York City’s first responders during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Judith Light, Charly Evon Simpson, Diana Oh, Lena Dunham, More Are Part of The Homebound Project by Olivia Clement

The fourth edition of the online theatre initiative, benefiting No Kid Hungry, will stream July 15–19.

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Cast of Off-Broadway's The Importance of Being Earnest to Reunite for Virtual Reading by Olivia Clement

The NY Classical Theatre production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy was originally staged in 2019.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

With Actors' Equity Approval, 2 Massachusetts Theatres Will Begin Performances in August by Olivia Clement

Berkshire Theatre Group will stage Godspell outdoors, and Barrington Stage Company will present Harry Clarke.

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#WhileWeBreathe Benefit to Premiere 11 New Works Written in Response to the Current Moment by Olivia Clement

Nathan Alan Davis and Karen Zacarias are among the participating playwrights in the evening of creative protest.

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Black Theatre Girl Magic to Hold Town Hall on BIPOC Equity in the Arts by Olivia Clement

The live streamed conversation will bring theatre company leaders together and present actionable steps for a more equitable future.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Read 'Letter to The Future' From National Black Theatre's Founder Dr. Barbara Ann Teer by Olivia Clement

NBT continues its founder's month celebrations, with the public release of the letter, a weekly conversation series, and more.

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Check Out The Public Theater's 2020–2022 Emerging Writers Group by Olivia Clement

Selected from over 500 applicants, the 10 playwrights will be in residence at the Off-Broadway theatre for two years.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Lynn Nottage, Jeanine Tesori, Eboni Booth Are Part of Atlantic's Summer Virtual Lineup by Olivia Clement

Held every Friday, the Live With Atlantic series is free and takes place over Zoom.

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Oscar Winner Mahershala Ali to Star as Jack Johnson in Dominique Morisseau-Penned New Series by Olivia Clement

The legendary boxer's life will be brought to the screen in HBO's new limited series, Unruly.

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Philadelphia's Wilma Theater Re-Configures Space to Allow for Audience Distancing by Olivia Clement

The Wilma Globe model is inspired by Shakespeare's Globe theatre.

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Australian Company to Stream Will Eno's Thom Pain Globally by Olivia Clement

Toby Schmitz, seen on Broadway in The Present, will perform the play.

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Richard Nelson's And So We Come Forth: A Dinner on Zoom Premieres July 1 by Olivia Clement

The Apple family reunites online for another free Zoom play, available on YouTube.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Public to Live Stream Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's COVID-19 Docu-Play The Line by Olivia Clement

The play, which will stream on YouTube, is based on first-person stories of New York City’s first responders during the pandemic.

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Aleshea Harris, Whitney White, and The Movement Theatre Company Launch Resilience by Olivia Clement

The initiative includes soft light, a video meditation on the joys and challenges of Black remembrance with Lynn Nottage, Kara Young, Keelay Gipson, and others.

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A Sneak Peek at 'Satisfied', With Renée Elise Goldsberry, From the Upcoming Hamilton Film by Olivia Clement

The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical premieres on Disney+ July 3.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Stagedoor Manor Launches Virtual Workshops With Denée Benton, Ali Stroker, Eva Noblezada, and More by Olivia Clement

Train with Broadway stars this summer as part of the newly launched Playhouse platform.

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The Broadway League to Undertake Audit of Diversity in the Industry by Olivia Clement

The League will reportedly hire a company to survey all aspects of the theatre industry, among other steps towards a more equitable future.

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Daniel J. Watts Will Be Joined By Tituss Burgess, Derrick Baskin, and More in Reprisal of Love Terrorists June 29 by Olivia Clement

The Tina star will lead the evening of music, dance, spoken word, and storytelling.

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