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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Heroes of the Fourth Turning, A Strange Loop Among 2020 Obie Award Winners by Ryan McPhee

The 65th annual ceremony celebrating Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway took place virtually July 14.

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Chicago’s Court Theatre Aims to Resume In-Person Performances in February—But Audiences Can Still Watch Remotely by Ryan McPhee

Until the theatre returns to the stage, a digital education series, in partnership with University of Chicago, will highlight various classic works.

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Idina Menzel and a Coven of Elphabas, Cynthia Erivo, More Join Shoshana Bean for Online Gala July 13 by Ryan McPhee

The virtual event will raise money for the performing arts department at Bean's alma mater, Beaverton High School.

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Next Up in the Nightly Met Streams: a 2020 Wozzeck, Puccini Times 3, More by Ryan McPhee

The Metropolitan Opera series offers free presentations of past titles.

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Stream André Holland and Phylicia Rashad Doing Shakespeare, a Virtual Obie Awards, More This Week by Ryan McPhee

Arts organizations and theatremakers continue to make the Internet their stage during the pandemic.

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, and More Opera Stars to Headline Live Streamed Concerts in New Met Series by Ryan McPhee

The Metropolitan Opera will launch a ticketed concert series later this month in the absence of in-person audiences.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: Bernadette Peters, Gideon Glick, Tristan und Isolde by Ryan McPhee

Watch Peters' 2009 concert July 10, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, on Playbill.

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New Network Aims to Unite BIPOC Musicians in the Theatre Industry by Ryan McPhee

Creating in Color will serve as a database for BIPOC performers, composers, music directors, arrangers, and more.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

As Theatres Look at Raising the Curtain Once More, Actors’ Equity Shares Resources for Best Practices by Ryan McPhee

The union has released guidelines, safety sheets, and more for organizations looking to resume performances.

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New Network Aims to Unite BIOPIC Musicians in the Theatre Industry by Ryan McPhee

Creating in Color will serve as a database for BIPOC performers, composers, music directors, arrangers, and more.

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Watch London’s SIX Queens Perform 'Haus of Holbein' in Isolation by Ryan McPhee

The digital performance is part of the new, social distancing-approved version of London’s West End LIVE series.

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The Greater Good Commission Is Looking for Works From Black/Afro-Latinx Playwrights by Ryan McPhee

The initiative hails from playwright Darrel Alejandro Holnes.

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My Best Friend's Wedding Musical Pushed to 2021 by Ryan McPhee

The show, starring Alexandra Burke, was slated to premiere this September.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Watch Ballet Dancers From Around the World Perform Swan Lake… From Their Tubs by Ryan McPhee

Corey Baker choreographs the isolation-friendly version of the piece, featuring 27 artists.

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2020 Obie Awards Set New Date by Ryan McPhee

The virtual event, featuring Cynthia Erivo, Heidi Schreck, and more, will take place on YouTube.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Audra McDonald, Michael Feinstein, More on Deck for Upcoming Live With Carnegie Hall Programs by Ryan McPhee

The digital series offers original content in the wake of the music venue’s continued shutdown.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Playbill Streaming Guide: What to Watch July 6–10 by Ryan McPhee

From tales from Tatiana Maslany to tunes from Bernadette Peters, here's what you can catch online.

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Upcoming Metropolitan Opera Streams Include Netrebko in Eugene Onegin, a Classic Tristan und Isolde by Ryan McPhee

The Nightly Met Streams series continues with seven more titles.

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U.K. to Distribute £1.57 Billion in Grants and Loans for Theatre and Art Institutions by Ryan McPhee

The relief package follows myriad pleas and campaigns in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Friday, July 3, 2020

What to Stream Over 4th of July Weekend (Including Hamilton) by Ryan McPhee

From Broadway-infused Independence Day celebrations to a show that finds fun in rule-making.

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Welcome to the Room Where It Happens: Hamilton Arrives on Disney+ July 3 by Ryan McPhee

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is now available to stream.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

André De Shields, Dominique Morisseau, More to Take Part in Black Theatre Week by Ryan McPhee

The virtual event kicks off July 27 with a 50th anniversary tribute to New Federal Theatre.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Lynne and Land Foundation Presents Grants to 4 U.K. Arts Organizations in Memory of Gillian Lynne by Ryan McPhee

The choreographer of The Phantom of the Opera and Cats died July 1, 2018.

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Julianne Moore and Kaitlyn Dever to Star in MCC Benefit Reading of Good as New by Ryan McPhee

Proceeds from the virtual performance, presented by MCC Theater, will go toward the Off-Broadway company, The Artist Co-op, and The Okra Project.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Watch Alanis Morissette and the Cast of Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill in New Music Video for ‘Smiling’ by Ryan McPhee

The song is one of two the Grammy winner wrote specifically for the new musical.

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Norm Lewis, Sharon D. Clarke, More Join U.K.-Based Turn Up Benefit by Ryan McPhee

The transatlantic event supporting the Black Lives Matter movement will stream July 10–12.

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Read the Reviews for the Filmed Version of Hamilton by Ryan McPhee

The musical arrives on Disney+ July 3.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson to Star in Freeform's Love in the Time of Corona by Ryan McPhee

The real-life couple will play a couple navigating life in quarantine.

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Where and When You Can Watch Hamilton by Ryan McPhee

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical heads to Disney+ July 3—here's what you need to know.

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Stream The Nose, Starring Tony Winner Paulo Szot, and More From the Met by Ryan McPhee

The Metropolitan Opera's digital offerings continue with seven more performances.

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