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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

When a role is also a responsibility by Ruthie Fierberg

2023 Tony Award nominees Brandon Uranowitz, Ben Platt, Katy Sullivan, NaTasha Yvette Williams and J. Harrison Ghee feel an added urgency to their impact on audiences.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 07:00AM
Monday, June 5, 2023

In a climate where producing plays is tougher than ever, ‘Fat Ham’ took the risk by Ruthie Fierberg

The producers of ‘Fat Ham’ share their strategy behind selling the new work to a Broadway audience.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:00PM

Nominees Announced for 2023 Actors’ Equity Ensemble Award by Ruthie Fierberg

The Actors’ Equity Association’s Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA) has announced the shows nominated for its annual award. The ACCA Award is the only of its kind, honoring the …

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Exclusive: Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody to host 2023 Drama Desk Awards by Ruthie Fierberg

Plus a list of presenters for the June 6 event.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:46AM

How Samuel L. Jackson shed his star power for Broadway’s ‘Piano Lesson’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Jackson’s celebrity was a selling point for the August Wilson revival, but his disappearance into his character made it work.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:42AM
Friday, June 2, 2023

Nominees announced for 2023 Actors’ Equity ensemble award by Ruthie Fierberg

The prize from the union's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs honors the original chorus members of new musicals.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 06:24PM

‘Waitress, The Musical - Live on Broadway!’ to play free Times Square screening by Ruthie Fierberg

The movie capture of the Broadway musical will premiere simultaneously at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:00AM

What would musicals sound like without orchestrations? by Ruthie Fierberg

The 2023 Tony-nominated orchestrators share their composers’ audio demos alongside final orchestrated recordings to reveal how the full and final sound of a musical gets made.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 12:23AM
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Tyne Daly and Liev Schreiber to Star in Revival of Doubt by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony Award-winning actors Tyne Daly and Liev Schreiber have signed on to lead a Broadway revival of John Patrick Shanley’s award-winning drama Doubt. Scott Ellis will direct the production…

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Tyne Daly and Liev Schreiber to star in revival of ‘Doubt’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The new production will be produced by Roundabout Theatre Company.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:00AM
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Manhattan Theatre Club names Chris Jennings as new executive director by Ruthie Fierberg

Jennings, who will succeed Barry Grove in the renamed position, spoke to Broadway News about his goals for the theatrical institution.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 07:12PM
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

‘The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window’ reshapes the legacy of Lorraine Hansberry by Ruthie Fierberg

Stars Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan, producer Jeremy O. Harris and more reveal their new perspective on a playwright the public thought they knew.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:24PM
Monday, May 29, 2023

Writers Guild asks members not to attend 2023 Tony Awards by Ruthie Fierberg

Some members of the union are Tony-nominated playwrights.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:01PM
Friday, May 26, 2023

‘Broadway Bets’ breaks fundraising record by Ruthie Fierberg

The annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS event took place May 22.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:03AM
Thursday, May 25, 2023

Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker join ‘The Wiz’ producing team by Ruthie Fierberg

“The Wiz” revival will begin on Broadway in spring 2024.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:08PM

Governor Hochul renews tax credit program for Broadway productions by Ruthie Fierberg

What the extension of the program means for the industry

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:54AM
Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Kwame Kwei-Armah joins Manhattan Theatre Club as artistic advisor by Ruthie Fierberg

Kwei-Armah is the artistic director of London’s Young Vic.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 02:20PM

Pasadena Playhouse to Receive 2023 Regional Tony Award by Ruthie Fierberg

Los Angeles’ Pasadena Playhouse has been named the recipient of the 2023 Regional Theatre Tony Award, which recognizes excellence at a regional company based in the U.S. As part of this ho…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Pasadena Playhouse to receive 2023 regional Tony Award by Ruthie Fierberg

This will mark the first time in 46 years that the award has gone to a Los Angeles-based theater.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:58PM

Broadway’s 2022-2023 season grosses $1.58 billion by Ruthie Fierberg

The Broadway League has published its annual season-in-review report.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:58PM
Friday, May 19, 2023

Lin-Manuel Miranda says the Tony Awards ‘should not be the be-all-end-all’ of access to this Broadway season by Ruthie Fierberg

Before the May 19 #Ham4Ham performance, Miranda expressed solidarity with the Writers Guild and offered a supplement to the Tonys.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 05:40PM
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Exclusive: ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ launches school grant initiative by Ruthie Fierberg

The Great Adventure Grants will fund three local high school musical theater productions next year.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:56AM
Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Writers Guild Will Permit an Altered Tony Awards to Air on June 11 by Ruthie Fierberg

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has announced that it will not picket the 2023 Tony Awards, which means the ceremony will go on and be telecast on June 11, after all. The news comes afte…

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Cynthia Erivo to Headline and Executive Produce Prima Facie Film Adaptation by Ruthie Fierberg

Suzie Miller’s Olivier Award-winning play Prima Facie, which is currently running on Broadway, will be adapted into a feature film. The film will star Tony Award winner and Oscar nominee C…

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Monday, May 15, 2023

Writers Guild will permit an altered Tony Awards to air on June 11 by Ruthie Fierberg

The WGA said it will not picket the 2023 awards ceremony.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 11:33PM

Cynthia Erivo to headline and executive produce ‘Prima Facie’ film adaptation by Ruthie Fierberg

The play is currently nominated for four Tony Awards.

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:23PM

Succession Star Jeremy Strong will Bow on Broadway in An Enemy of the People by Ruthie Fierberg

Jeremy Strong has signed on to star on Broadway in a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. The production is set to open in early 2024 at a theater to be announced. Pul…

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