Thursday, September 24, 2020

Off Broadway’s Acclaimed ‘Cambodian Rock Band’ Sets Post-Pandemic Tour by Greg Evans

Off Broadway’s Signature Theatre will take its acclaimed production of Lauren Yee’s play with music Cambodian Rock Band on the road, marking the theater company’s first production to t…

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Metropolitan Opera Cancels Season, Won’t Open For A Year Amid Grim NYC Cultural Scene by Jillg366

In another blow to New York City’s hope of a cultural revival, the Metropolitan Opera Wednesday canceled its entire season and said it won’t open for a year. “We regret to inform you t…

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Tony Award-Winning ‘Tootsie’ Writer Robert Horn Signs With Verve by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Horn, the Tony Award-winning book writer of the Broadway musical Tootsie, has signed with Verve for representation in all areas. Horn, who began his career as a writer for …

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tommy DeVito Dies: The Four Seasons Cofounder & ‘Jersey Boys’ Inspiration Was 92 by Greg Evans

Tommy DeVito, a founding member and lead guitarist of the 1960s chart-topping vocal group The Four Seasons and the inspiration for a key character in the 2005 jukebox musical Jersey Boys and…

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Emmy Video Remembers Nick Cordero, Kobe Bryant & Daytime Stars Left Off Sunday’s Broadcast Memorial by Greg Evans

The Emmys’ In Memoriam segment Sunday left out a number of actors we lost in 2020, but the Television Academy hasn’t entirely overlooked them. Nick Cordero, Chi Chi DeVayne, Kobe Bryant,…

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Zach Braff Says Emmys Passed On Nick Cordero For Memorial Tribute Despite Supporters’ Campaign by Greg Evans

Nick Cordero was not included in the Emmy Award’s In Memoriam segment Sunday night, and Zach Braff, the late actor’s friend and former Broadway co-star, says it wasn’t for supporters…

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Actors’ Equity Picks Joe Biden In Rare Presidential Endorsement by Greg Evans

For only the second time in its century-plus history, Actors’ Equity Association, the union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers in live theater, has endors…

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Billy Porter To Direct Revival Of Broadway’s ‘The Life’ For Encores! Upcoming Season by Greg Evans

The upcoming season of Encores! at New York’s City Center will include an adaptation by Pose‘s Billy Porter of The Life, a musical last seen in New York on Broadway in 1997. Porter’s a…

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer Urges Federal Aid For Broadway At Times Square Rally by Greg Evans

U.S. Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Broadway League renewed the call for dedicated federal funding for Broadway and other New York live venues today, reiterating the push for the…

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Nick Cordero Posthumous Album ‘Live Your Life’ Hits #1 On Day Of Release by Greg Evans

Nick Cordero’s album Live Your Life: Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below, released posthumously yesterday on what would have been the Broadway star’s 42nd birthday, hit #1 on iTunes album cha…

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Heidi Schreck’s ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ Film Adaptation Gets Amazon Prime Video Debut As Playwright Signs Exclusive Deal by Greg Evans

A filmed version of Heidi Schreck’s acclaimed, Tony-nominated Broadway play What the Constitution Means to Me will premiere Oct. 16 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, the streamer said tod…

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Tony Tanner Dies: Broadway Director Of ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ Was 88 by Greg Evans

Tony Tanner, the Tony Award-nominated director and choreographer of Broadway’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1982, died Sept. 8 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 88. His…

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

‘The Prom’ Co-Writer Bob Martin Signs With Verve by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Bob Martin, co-writer of the Tony Award-nominated book for Broadway’s The Prom and the upcoming Netflix film adaptation, has signed with Verve for representation in all areas. M…

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New York Stage Alliance Launches COVID Relief Fund For Small Theaters by Greg Evans

A coronavirus relief fund for New York City’s small theaters was launched today by The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, the arts service organization dedicated to supporting nonpro…

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Broadway’s Roundabout Theatre Names Miranda Haymon As Resident Director by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Roundabout Theatre Company has named Miranda Haymon as Resident Director, making the company’s resources available to develop their own work and to contribute to the overall a…

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Al Kasha Dies: Oscar-Winning ‘The Morning After’ Composer Was 83 by Greg Evans

Al Kasha, the Academy Award-winning composer who, along with songwriting partner Joel Hirschhorn, won Oscars for the soft rock disaster movie classics “The Morning After” and “We May N…

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Broadway Acting Duo Orfeh And Andy Karl Acquire Rights To Mystery Novel ‘The Dancer’ by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Broadway’s Tony- and Grammy-nominated couple Andy Karl and Orfeh have acquired the rights to Eric Bernat’s 2016 mystery novel The Dancer. The deal marks the duo’s first coll…

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci Predicts Yearlong Intermission Between Vaccine Arrival And Maskless Theater by Greg Evans

A COVID-19 vaccine would likely not be an immediate, complete solution to Broadway’s woes, says Dr. Anthony Fauci, who noted in an interview this week that it could take a year of reliable…

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Pulitzer Board Allows Streaming Productions And Canceled Shows To Compete For Drama Prize by Greg Evans

With Broadway theaters and other stages shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic, the Pulitzer Prize board has amended its rules of drama prize eligibility to include online productions and sho…

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New York Times Theater Critic Ben Brantley Stepping Down From Post by Greg Evans

Ben Brantley, the influential New York Times theater critic, will leave the job next month. “This pandemic pause in the great, energizing party that is the theater seemed to me like a goo…

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

New Dickens-Inspired ‘Estella Scrooge’ Musical To Stream With Cast & Creatives From Top Broadway Productions by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE With a roster of Broadway actors from such recent or on-pause productions as Waitress, Hadestown, The Play That Goes Wrong and Moulin Rouge!, a new musical inspired by A Christmas …

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Broadway General Manager Nathan Gehan Launches ShowTown Theatricals Firm by Greg Evans

Veteran Broadway general manager Nathan Gehan is opening his own New York City general management firm, ShowTown Theatricals, with a roster of clients including the international musical pro…

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

How Watch Nick Cordero’s Tribute; Wife Amanda Kloots Thanks Fans For Support Of Late Broadway Star by Dinorayramos

A tribute for the late Tony award-winning actor Nick Cordero will go live today at 4PM PST/7PM EST on broadwayondemand.com. His wife Amanda Kloots has taken to Instagram in the days leading …

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Steppenwolf Theatre’s ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’ World Premiere Adaptation Postponed Indefinitely Due To Pandemic by Greg Evans

Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre has indefinitely postponed its world premiere stage adaptation of the 2005 George Clooney-co-written film Good Night, and Good Luck, a project that had genera…

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Timothy Graphenreed Dies: ‘The Wiz’ Song Composer Was 68 by Greg Evans

Timothy Graphenreed, a longtime musical and dance arranger who composed two numbers for the beloved Broadway musical The Wiz, died March 1 at New York’s Mt. Sinai Hospital. He was 68. Gra…

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Costume Industry Coalition Launches COVID Relief Fund, Sets $4.5M Goal For “Survival” by Greg Evans

The recently formed Costume Industry Coalition has launched a pandemic emergency relief campaign for New York City’s pattern makers, cutters, stitchers, tailors, milliners, hand finishers …

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Monday, August 31, 2020

Ryan Murphy Shares First-Look Photo Of “Icon-Packed” Cast Of Netflix’s ‘The Prom’ by Greg Evans

Producer Ryan Murphy drew the curtain back on the cast of Netflix’s The Prom, sharing a first-look photo of the “icon-packed” group on Instagram. See the entire photo below. “Meet th…

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Broadway’s Second Stage Theater Names Arena Stage’s Khady Kamara Exec Director by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Second Stage Theater has hired Khady Kamara, the managing director of Arena Stage in Washington D.C., as the New York company’s new executive director. Kamara will join Second…

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Tony Awards Committee Deems Eighteen Broadway Productions Eligible For 2020 Nominations by Greg Evans

Eighteen Broadway productions will be eligible for this year’s Tony Awards competition, an awards committee confirmed today. The figure is significantly lower than last year’s pre-pandem…

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Unions For Stage Singers, Dancers, Directors & Choreographers Issue “Playbook” For Safe Return To Work by David Robb

The American Guild of Musical Artists and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society on Wednesday issued a detailed “playbook” for the safe return to work for opera and choral singer…

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Major Broadway Theater Owner Jujamcyn Sues Insurance Companies Over Paltry COVID Payout by Greg Evans

In a lawsuit that offers a glimpse of COVID-19’s economic threat to the Broadway industry, Jujamcyn Theaters, owner of five major Broadway venues, is suing its insurance companies after th…

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