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Friday, June 11, 2021

Katori Hall's The Hot Wing King Wins 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Ryan McPhee

The play made its world premiere at Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre in February 2020.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Drag Race Alum Shuga Cain Joins NYC’s Seven Deadly Sins by Ryan McPhee

Seven playwrights take on seven no-nos in the theatrical experience from Tectonic Theater Project.

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Watch the Trailer for Netflix’s Tick, Tick… Boom! Movie, Starring Andrew Garfield by Ryan McPhee

Lin-Manuel Miranda directs the stage-to-screen adaptation of the late Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical musical.

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Heather! Patti! Gaga! The Neon Coven Shares Their Musical Theatre Obsessions by Ryan McPhee

Get to know members of the queer theatre collective ahead of Glimmer of Light, Playbill's live Pride concert event.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

WATCH: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jimmy Fallon, More Celebrate Broadway’s Return With Musical Spectacular by Ryan McPhee

Kristin Chenoweth, Phylicia Rashad, Olga Merediz, Christopher Jackson, Laura Benanti, and Jimmy Smits help pay tribute to the Great White Way.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Carnegie Hall Sets Concerts With Jessica Vosk, Laura Benanti, Norm Lewis, More Broadway Favorites in In-Person Return by Ryan McPhee

The music institution’s re-opening season will also include a citywide Afrofuturism festival and a Perspectives series from Jon Batiste and Leonidas Kavakos.

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Metropolitan Opera’s Coney Island Così, Vegas Rigoletto, More Streaming in Week of Nontraditional Settings by Ryan McPhee

The lineup also includes La Sonnambula, Falstaff, and Faust.

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New Musical Paradise Square Sets Broadway Dates and Theatre; Joaquina Kalukango, Chilina Kennedy, More to Star by Ryan McPhee

Garth Drabinsky produces the musical, set in Civil War-era New York saloon.

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Friday, June 4, 2021

New Works by Amy Jo Jackson, Carla Ching, More Heading to O’Neill Theater Center by Ryan McPhee

The 57th summer season marks the first under the leadership of new Executive Director Tiffani Gavin.

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

MCC Plans In-Person, Off-Broadway Return With Nollywood Dreams, a Play Set at the If/Then Stage Door, More by Ryan McPhee

The previously announced Nollywood Dreams, Space Dogs, and soft are now part of the 2021–2022 lineup.

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Bob Fosse's Dancin' Revival Eyeing 2022-2023 Broadway Bow by Ryan McPhee

Tony winner Wayne Cilento, an original cast member of the 1978 production, will direct.

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Online Reading of Bulrusher, Starring André Holland and Kara Young, Gets an Encore June 3 by Ryan McPhee

The streaming event kicks off the latest slate of Bard at the Gate programming from Paula Vogel and McCarter Theatre Center.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

OSHA Cites Shubert Organization With Safety Violations Following 2020 Death of Stagehand by Ryan McPhee

Longtime flyman Pete Wright died in a fall at the Winter Garden Theatre in November.

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Actors' Equity Executive Director Mary McColl to Step Down in 2022 by Ryan McPhee

"The staff and I are committed to working through reopening to make sure that members return to a workplace where they not only feel safe, but that the culture begins to change."

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Friday, May 28, 2021

Old Globe Plans In-Person Return With Concerts and Screenings This Summer, Full Productions to Follow by Ryan McPhee

The San Diego lineup includes an outdoor Hair and three world premieres.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Ann Dowd Will Star in a Solo 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Adaptation of Enemy of the People by Ryan McPhee

Robert Icke will adapt and direct the Ibsen work, with performances beginning in June at the Park Avenue Armory.

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Tony Awards, Sidelined by the Pandemic, Sets September Date for 4-Hour Celebration by Ryan McPhee

The 74th annual ceremony will air in two parts across Paramount+ and CBS.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Inside the Broadway Community Project: On Stage, In the Wings, and Throughout the House, 'Props Is Tops' by Ryan McPhee

Get to know Rebecca Jean Heroff, an IATSE Local One member on the house props team at Broadway's Booth Theatre.

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Debra Messing Joins Cast of Netflix’s 13 Movie Musical by Ryan McPhee

The Broadway-bound Emmy winner will play Evan Goldman’s mom—an offstage character in the Jason Robert Brown musical.

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Monday, May 24, 2021

Capriccio, Fedora, More 'Rare Gems' Shine in Latest Free Metropolitan Opera Streams by Ryan McPhee

The Nightly Met Streams series continues with works by Strauss, Rossini, Massenet, and more.

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Hadestown Confirms (the Earliest Yet) Broadway Return by Ryan McPhee

The Tony-winning musical will also launch a North American tour and South Korean production later this year.

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Senator Chuck Schumer, Broadway League, More Champion Eventual Broadway Reopening, SVOG Rollout by Ryan McPhee

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program expects to begin distributing funds next week, signaling an economic lifeline as theatres and more ready for audiences’ returns.

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James McArdle and Saoirse Ronan Will Star in Macbeth at London's Almeida by Ryan McPhee

The theatre's upcoming season will also include a new production of Spring Awakening and the world premiere of Yomi Ṣode's and breathe...

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Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley Confirmed to Star in New London Cabaret by Ryan McPhee

The musical will be presented in a venue built specifically for the staging, fittingly titled the Kit Kat Club.

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Original Hocus Pocus Trio to Reunite for Disney+ Sequel by Ryan McPhee

Tony winner Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy will once again play the Sanderson sisters for the new movie.

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Movie Heading to Amazon by Ryan McPhee

After some release reshuffling, the film will be available to stream come September.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Paper Mill Playhouse Sets Rescheduled Sister Act and The Wanderer, Disney Revue, More in 2021-2022 Season by Ryan McPhee

Michael Wartella, Christy Altomare, and Joey McIntyre will star in The Wanderer at the New Jersey venue.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

As Broadway Prepares for Reopening, Artists Talk Returning 'Stronger and Better Than We Were Before' by Ryan McPhee

Steps toward greater equity and inclusivity are paramount to theatre's resurgence; here's what some performers are doing to ensure they're taken.

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The Big 3: Hamilton, Wicked, The Lion King Will Return to Broadway September 14 by Ryan McPhee

The three hits will be among the first to welcome back audiences following the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Monday, May 10, 2021

Metropolitan Opera Celebrates National Council Auditions With Streams Featuring Past Winners, Announces 2021 Finalists by Ryan McPhee

Ten singers will compete for cash prizes of $20,000 in the May 16 stream.

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In Comes Company: Gender-Swapped Revival Confirms Return to Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The musical was originally slated to open March 22, 2020—composer Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday.

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Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre