Monday, March 8, 2021

The Queen’s Gambit To Be Adapted Into a Broadway Musical by Broadway Direct

Walter Tevis’ 1983 novel The Queen’s Gambit is on its way to being adapted into a Broadway musical, as announced by Level Forward. Most recently, the novel was adapted into a hit Netfl…

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Friday, March 5, 2021

Listen to Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill Track Sung by Alanis Morissette by Broadway Direct

"Predator," one of the two new songs written for Jagged Little Pill: The Musical. Here is the unreleased demo version, with Alanis' vocals on it. The post Listen to Broadway’s Jagged Littl…

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

NY PopsUp to Open at Select Broadway Theatres in April by Broadway Direct

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today the long-awaited return of live indoor performance across New York State will commence April 2, 2021, with the reopening of a significant number of F…

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BroadwayHD Announces New March Releases for Spring by Broadway Direct

Exciting new productions spring forward with the clocks this month as BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans, brings a fresh new lineup to its platform.  On March 1, ma…

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Broadway Songs from Women of Color by Broadway Direct

March is Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to highlighting the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. We’re kicking it off with this amazing playlis…

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Daphne Rubin-Vega and Tracie Thoms Talk 25 Years of RENT by Ayanna Prescod For Broadway Direct

13,148,730 minutes: How do you measure 25 years of impact? When Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking production Rent held its first performance at the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) on Janua…

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Video Roundup: Broadway League Celebrates Black History Month by Broadway Direct

Throughout the month of February, the Broadway League has been posting videos celebrating and highlighting personal stories about the contributions of Black creators, pioneers, artists, and …

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Chadwick Boseman Wins Posthumous Golden Globe for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by Broadway Direct

On Sunday night, at the 78th Golden Globe Awards hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Chadwick Boseman won his first Golden Globe posthumously. The late actor won Best Performance by an Acto…

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Thoughts of a Colored Man Headed to Broadway at the Golden Theatre by Broadway Direct

On Thursday, Thoughts of a Colored Man has announced it will play at the Golden Theatre. The new play by Keenan Scott II, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, has not yet announced official d…

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Broadway Songs for Breakups by Broadway Direct

The romance was fun while it lasted, but the month is winding down, and it’s time to officially break up with the season of love. Saying goodbye is always hard, but there’s nothing a lit…

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5 Questions with Sonya Tayeh of Moulin Rouge! The Musical by Broadway Direct

Sonya Tayeh is a New York City-based choreography & director, and her work has been featured in many stage works, including Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Sing Street, Fall For Dance at City…

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The Importance of Uncomfortable Conversations with Bernie Telsey & Britton Smith by Broadway Direct

The murders of Breonna Taylor & George Floyd were pivotal catalysts for a national reckoning around racial injustice. Americans could no longer ignore these broken systems and policies t…

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Everything to Know About the Movie Musicals of 2021 by Leigh Scheps For Broadway Direct

Broadway may be on hiatus right now, but while we eagerly wait for it to reopen, several movie musicals will help us get through 2021. Shows such as In the Heights, Dear Evan Hansen, and Wes…

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Watch Now: Brandy & Todrick Hall Sing a Cinderella Medley by Broadway Direct

Executive Produced, Directed and Choreographed by Todrick Hall Starring Todrick Hall & Brandy Featuring Victor Garber, Paolo Montalbán, Jason Alexander, Bernadette Peters, Veanne Cox, …

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Broadway Songs that are Lovely Duets by Broadway Direct

In the world of Broadway, there’s no better way to express love than by bursting out in song. Keeping up with the month’s theme of love, this playlist is full of epic Broadway duets perf…

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Lauren Yee Talks Inspiration and Broadway Dreams by Ayanna Prescod For Broadway Direct

Lauren Yee was hosting the fifth Asian American night at Signature Theatre for her play Cambodian Rock Band when she learned the show’s run would need to close early as COVID-19 emerged in…

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5 Questions with Tom Kitt of Jagged Little Pill by Broadway Direct

Tom Kitt is a Tony Award-winning composer and has been keeping busy and doing a lot to keep the theatre community engaged during the Broadway shutdown. He’s nominated again this year for a…

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Cinderella’s Paolo Montalbán on The Importance of Its Diverse Cast by Leigh Scheps For Broadway Direct

“I’m getting a little emotional,” said Paolo Montalbán, as he started tearing up, realizing how many impressionable young people will now get to see the 1997 made-for-TV movie musical…

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Broadway Advocacy Coalition Announces Panelists for “What Now” Forum by Broadway Direct

The Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC) announces the roster of panelists for Part I of its next #BwayforBLM Forum What Now will include Jeanine Tesori, Rachel Chavkin, Kate Shindle, Warren Ad…

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Amber Ruffin Joins Some Like It Hot‘s Creative Team by Broadway Direct

Emmy nominated writer and performer Amber Ruffin has joined the Some Like It Hot creative team. Ruffin joins Tony nominee Matthew López to adapt the musical comedy from the beloved MGM fil…

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

First Date: The Musical to Stream on BroadwayHD by Broadway Direct

What’s better than a First Date on Valentine’s Day? BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for live theater, announced today that Broadway hit First Date: The Musical, starring Broad…

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A Valentine’s Day Love Letter From Your Favorite Stars to Their Broadway Heroes by Leigh Scheps For Broadway Direct

They say long-distance makes the heart grow fonder. Some of Broadway’s biggest stars from Patti Murin to Jelani Remy shout out who they’re sending virtual hugs to this Valentine’s Day.…

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Broadway Songs to Fall in Love With by Broadway Direct

With Valentine’s Day just one week away, we’re ready to embrace the holiday’s spirit, and we’ve got the perfect mix of swoon-inducing show tunes that will nudge you into a romantic m…

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Monday, February 8, 2021

Governor Cuomo Announces “NY PopsUp” Festival in New York by Broadway Direct

NY PopsUp, an unprecedented and expansive festival featuring hundreds of pop-up performances that will intersect with the daily lives of New Yorkers, has been announced by Governor Andrew M.…

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Friday, February 5, 2021

BroadwayHD Spreads the Love in February with New Titles by Broadway Direct

Love is in the air this month as BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans, adds a line-up of new show-stopping theater performances, concert films, and documentaries. Star…

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Brandy and Whitney Houston’s Cinderella Is Coming to Disney+ by Broadway Direct

Mark your calendars, it’s not impossible! The iconic Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, starring Brandy and Whitney Houston, is coming to Disney+. It will be available on the platfo…

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Slava’s Snowshow Debuts on BroadwayHD by Broadway Direct

Slava’s Snowshow, one of the hottest, most critically acclaimed stage shows from across the globe, is about to become available on streaming for the first time ever. BroadwayHD, the premie…

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Broadway’s Come From Away Musical To Be Filmed Live by Broadway Direct

Entertainment One is set to produce a live filming of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Come From Away. It will be filmed live at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, where the current Bro…

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Broadway Songs that Celebrate Black Artists by Broadway Direct

February is Black History Month, and we’re taking this opportunity to listen to and celebrate the history and legacy of Black artists in musical theatre. History continues to be in the mak…

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Bookfilter’s February 2021 Picks of the Month by Michael Giltz For Broadway Direct

BookFilter picks the best new theater book, exclusively for Broadway Direct readers. Mike Nichols: A Life By Mark Harris  $35, Penguin Press  Available on February 2, 2021  A Bright Ray o…

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Shows That Feature Just Two Actors by Broadway Direct

The “two-hander” is a term for a play, film, or television program with only two main characters. When a show only requires two actors, the full depth of the show must be carried by thos…

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