All stories by Ryan McPhee on BroadwayStars

Monday, March 8, 2021

Italian Verisomo the Focus of the Metropolitan Opera's Latest Streaming Lineup by Ryan McPhee

Catch free performances of Tosca, Manon Lescaut, and more.

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Friday, March 5, 2021

FX’s Pose to End With Season 3, Premiering in May by Ryan McPhee

The Ryan Murphy series features a predominantly trans principal cast, and earned Billy Porter a historic Emmy win.

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Back to Court: Six Plans (Another) West End Reopening by Ryan McPhee

The London musical continues to be a symbol of resilience during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Select Broadway Venues to Welcome Back Audiences for Special Events Beginning in April by Ryan McPhee

The step toward reopening, as part of the NY PopsUp initiative, also includes programming at flexible performance spaces like St. Ann’s Warehouse and The Apollo.

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Opera Dissection Podcast Aria Code to Return for 18-Episode 3rd Season by Ryan McPhee

Rhiannon Giddens hosts the series from WQXR and The Metropolitan Opera.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Glimmerglass Plans Outdoor 2021 Season With New, Open-Air Stage on Festival Lawn by Ryan McPhee

The summer lineup includes the world premiere of Sandra Seaton’s The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson, starring Denyce Graves.

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Listen to Selections From the 5 Plays Tony-Nominated for Best Original Score by Ryan McPhee

In a Tony Awards first, a play will win the category at the 74th annual ceremony.

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Metropolitan Opera Salutes Beverly Sills, Leontyne Price, Renée Fleming, More in Women’s History Month Streams by Ryan McPhee

The company kicks off the month with a week of performances featuring trailblazing women of opera.

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Chadwick Boseman Wins Posthumous Golden Globe Award for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by Ryan McPhee

The late actor made his final film appearance in the Netflix adaptation of the August Wilson play.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

What Did Critics Think of the Film Adaptation of The Father, Starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman? by Ryan McPhee

The new movie is based on the Florian Zeller drama that played Broadway in 2016.

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Meryl Streep to Star in Broadway-Themed Film Places, Please by Ryan McPhee

Tony and Pulitzer winner Michael Cristofer will direct the movie, which he calls a "love letter" to the resilience of theatre artists.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Alan Cumming, Mj Rodriguez, Cynthia Nixon, More Tapped for Sperm Bank Heist Comedy From Audible by Ryan McPhee

Cumming directs and produces the series, featuring a predominantly LGBTQIA+ cast and creative team, as part of Audible’s partnership with Broadway Video.

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Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds Fights for COBRA Subsidies for Arts Workers by Ryan McPhee

New York's current program, which subsidizes 50 percent of insurance premiums, will expire in July unless extended.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Douglas Turner Ward, Tony-Honored Co-Founder of Negro Ensemble Company, Dies at 90 by Ryan McPhee

Mr. Ward’s credits spanned directing (including the original production of A Soldier’s Play), writing, and performing.

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Inside the Broadway Community Project: Meet Ben Cohn, Waving From the Orchestra at Dear Evan Hansen by Ryan McPhee

Learn about music directing and conducting from the Dear Evan Hansen and Wicked veteran.

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Kathryn Gallagher, Nikki M. James, Larry Owens, More Theatre Stars Tapped for Modern Love Season 2 by Ryan McPhee

The Amazon series also adds Kit Harington, Anna Paquin, Minnie Driver, and West Side Story star Isaac Powell, among others.

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U.K. Government Outlines Plans for Theatre Reopening, Including Potential Full Capacity in June by Ryan McPhee

The proposed guidelines are dependent on the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions by spring.

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky Signature Roles Are the Highlight of Latest Met Opera Virtual Offerings by Ryan McPhee

The Metropolitan Opera pays tribute to the late baritone in Week 50 of its streaming series of past performances.

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Bob Marley Musical Get Up, Stand Up! Sets New Dates for London World Premiere by Ryan McPhee

The musical was originally supposed to open in the West End this month; it’s now eyeing a fall bow.

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Monday, February 15, 2021

The Metropolitan Opera Showcases 8 Zeffirelli Productions in Continuing Free Streaming Series by Ryan McPhee

The director-designer’s opulent works take center stage in this week’s Nightly Met Streams.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Amber Ruffin to Co-Write Broadway-Aimed Some Like It Hot Musical by Ryan McPhee

The late-night favorite and Matthew López will collaborate on the book, reimagining Sugar, played by Marilyn Monroe in the MGM film, as Black.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Inside the Broadway Community Project: Making Merchandise Not Just Swag, But a Piece of Theatre Magic by Ryan McPhee

“I may not have been the entire reason why the patron has come to visit, but oftentimes I get to share in their first and last moments in the building.”

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A First Look at B Is For Broadway, John Robert Allman's Follow-Up to A Is For Audra by Ryan McPhee

The new children's book, illustrated by Peter Emmerich, shines a spotlight on theatre artists onstage and off.

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Friday, February 5, 2021

Off-Broadway's Ma-Yi Theater Unveils New Slate of Virtual Programming by Ryan McPhee

The spring 2021 lineup follows the recent opening of the company's live capture studio.

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Thursday, February 4, 2021
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

It’s Their Time: 4 Breakthrough Theatremakers on Creating a Post-Pandemic Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The producer of Slave Play. A star of Six. The Pulitzer-winning composer of A Strange Loop. A site-specific visionary. Theatre may be on pause, but their careers are decidedly not.

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Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ma Rainey's Viola Davis, More Earn 2021 Golden Globe Nominations for Theatrical Work on Screen by Ryan McPhee

Hamilton, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Prom, One Night in Miami..., and The Father—all with stage roots—are in the running for awards at the 78th annual ceremony.

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Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ma Rainey's Viola Davis, More Earn 2021 Golden Globe Nominations by Ryan McPhee

Hamilton, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Prom, One Night in Miami..., and The Father—all with stage roots—are in the running for awards at the 78th annual ceremony.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Broadway Cast of Come From Away to Return for Live Capture of the Musical by Ryan McPhee

The musical will be filmed at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, where it had opened in 2017 and played up until the coronavirus shutdown.

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Monday, February 1, 2021

The Metropolitan Opera Commemorates Black History Month With Free Streams of Porgy and Bess and More by Ryan McPhee

Catch star performances from such singers as Jessye Norman, Kathleen Battle, Leontyne Price, Eric Owens, and Lawrence Brownlee.

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Friday, January 29, 2021

Dear Evan Hansen Movie Sets September 2021 Release by Ryan McPhee

The film adaptation will star Ben Platt, reprising his Tony-winning performance alongside a cast that includes Julianne Moore and Amy Adams.

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All that Chat

Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre