Tuesday, January 19, 2021

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Sets Tax Credits For Covid-Hit Arts & Entertainment In 2021 Budget by Jillg366

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state’s budget for 2021 includes $130 million for what he calls a Pandemic Recovery and Restoration Program to support arts and entertainment, hotel…

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Laura Benanti Sends Melania Off With Broadway Panache In Final ‘Colbert’ Visit by Greg Evans

There’s at least one thing everyone should agree will be missed after tomorrow: Laura Benanti’s recurring appearances as Melania Trump on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Fortu…

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Philip J. Smith Dies: Former Longtime Chairman Of Broadway’s Shubert Organization Was 89 by Greg Evans

Philip J. Smith, who as the longtime chairman of Broadway’s Shubert Organization was one of the most influential and powerful forces in American theater, died today in New York City of com…

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Peter Mark Richman Dies: Versatile Playwright, Author And Actor For Broadway, Film, TV Was 93 by Bruce Haring

Peter Mark Richman, a star of Broadway, film and television who had guest starring roles on more than 500 TV shows, including a recurring role as Rev. Snow on the classic sitcom Three’s Co…

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Stars Of ABC’s ‘All My Children’, ‘One Life To Live’ & ‘General Hospital’ Reunite For Streaming Concert Benefit by Greg Evans

Stars of ABC’s classic daytime dramas All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite next month to present a streaming concert of their past musical performances benef…

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Hundreds Of Playwrights And Composers Urge Biden Administration To Prioritize Arts Support by Greg Evans

More than 200 theater writers – playwrights, composers, lyricists, librettists – have joined a nationwide letter writing campaign urging the incoming Biden-Harris Administration to prior…

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci Remains Optimistic For Fall Theater And Music Venue Reopenings by Greg Evans

Nationwide Covid surges and a disappointingly slow vaccine rollout notwithstanding, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci reiterated over the weekend his belief that live theater venues could reopen during f…

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Martin Markinson Dies: ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ Producer, Broadway Theater Rescuer Was 89 by Greg Evans

Martin Markinson, a producer and theater owner who took Torch Song Trilogy to Broadway and returned the venue now known as the Hayes Theatre to theatrical use, died Thursday, January 7 at hi…

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Dominique Morisseau’s ‘Skeleton Crew’ Headed To Broadway With Ruben Santiago-Hudson Directing by Greg Evans

The Broadway premiere of Skeleton Crew, written by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau (Ain’t Too Proud) and directed by Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (August Wilson’s Jitney) wil…

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

‘Mean Girls’ Broadway Musical Announces Permanent Closure Due To Covid Shutdown by Greg Evans

The Mean Girls musical won’t be back when Broadway reopens, producers announced today. The musical, based on Tina Fey’s 2004 film, suspended production when Broadway went dark due to the…

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CAA Signs David Henry Hwang, Tony Award-Winning ‘M. Butterfly’ Playwright by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: David Henry Hwang, the Tony Award-winning M. Butterfly playwright currently writing the script for a live-action musical film adaptation of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame,…

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Marion Ramsey Dies: ‘Police Academy’ & Broadway Actress Was 73 by Greg Evans

Marion Ramsey, an actress and singer who appeared in the 1978 hit Broadway show Eubie! but is best known for her portrayal of the sweet, squeaky-voiced Officer Laverne Hooks in the Police Ac…

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

‘Law & Order: SVU’ Turns To A Dark Broadway For Job-Hunting Actors by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has a warrant out, in a manner of speaking, for Broadway actors. Next week’s episode features Tony-nominated Hadestown actor Eva Noblezada …

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Monday, January 4, 2021

David Bowie Musical ‘Lazarus’ To Stream On Icon’s Birthday And Death Anniversary by Greg Evans

The filmed London production of the David Bowie musical Lazarus starring Michael C. Hall will stream for three performances this weekend to mark both the late singer’s Jan. 8 birthday and …

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Lee Breuer Dies: ‘The Gospel at Colonus’ Playwright, Leading Force In American Avant-Garde Theater Was 83 by Greg Evans

Lee Breuer, a cofounder of New York’s groundbreaking experimental theater company Mabou Mines and writer of Broadway’s Pulitzer Prize finalist The Gospel at Colonus, died Sunday at his h…

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George Gerdes Dies: ‘Bosch’ Actor, Singer-Songwriter Was 72 by Greg Evans

George Gerdes, a prolific character actor whose many credits stretch from Miami Vice and Seinfeld to Bosch and Broadway’s A Few Good Men, died Jan. 1 of a brain aneurysm suffered the day b…

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Saturday, January 2, 2021

‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’ Raises More Than $1M To Benefit The Actors Fund by Alexandra Del Rosario

Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, a virtual Broadway performance that has come together through the power of social media, has raised more than $1 million in premiere night ticket sales to be…

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Friday, January 1, 2021

‘Broadway Remembers’: In Memoriam Video Honors Rebecca Luker, Hal Prince, Nick Cordero, Diahann Carroll And Others Lost This Year by Greg Evans

With no Tony Awards this year to honor those Broadway stars and workers who have passed away, a new In Memoriam video directed by actor Raúl Esparza is picking up the mantle. The eight-minu…

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‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’: How Broadway Cooked Up The Perfect Appetizer For A New Year That Can’t Start Soon Enough by Greg Evans

When Broadway producer Greg Noble heard Gayle King singing the words to “Ode To Remy” on The Morning Show some weeks ago, he knew a sort of leap had been taken. “I thought this thing t…

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Hollywood & Entertainment Industry Deaths In 2020 – Photo Gallery by Erik Pedersen

As we finally turn the calendar on the Cruelest Year, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the memorable people we lost from the world of entertainment. Click through the photo galler…

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Broadway 2021: What To Expect When New York Turns The Lights Back On by Greg Evans

Last spring, in the early days of Broadway’s Covid-19 pandemic shutdown, news reports and industry chatter referred to an eventual (and, it seemed, imminent) reopening as if a light switch…

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Marcus D’Amico Dies: ‘Tales Of The City’ Actor Was 55 by Greg Evans

Marcus D’Amico, the actor best known for originating the role Michael ‘Mouse’ Tolliver in the 1993 limited TV series Tales of the City, died Dec. 16 of pneumonia at his home in Oxfords…

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Monday, December 28, 2020

Arthur P. Siccardi Dies: Veteran Broadway Production Supervisor Was 89 by Greg Evans

Arthur P. Siccardi, a longtime Broadway production supervisor whose five-decade career included work on such notable original and revival stagings as Sweeney Todd, Whose Life is it Anyway?, …

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‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’ All-Star Cast To Include Wayne Brady, Tituss Burgess & Adam Lambert by Greg Evans

Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical will have an all-star cast for its one-time-only streaming performance, a line-up that includes Wayne Brady, Kevin Chamberlin, Adam Lambert and André De Shie…

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Friday, December 25, 2020

Roger Berlind Dies: 25-Time Tony-Winning Broadway Producer Of ‘Amadeus’, ‘Book Of Mormon’, ‘Mean Girls’ & 100-Plus Others Was 90 by Erik Pedersen

Roger Berlind, the 25-time Tony-winning producer of more than 100 Broadway plays and musicals ranging from Amadeus, City of Angels and Doubt to The Book of Mormon, Dear Evan Hansen and M…

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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Lee Wallace Dies: Broadway Actor In ‘Zalman or the Madness of God’ Was 90 by Bruce Haring

Lee Wallace, who starred in several Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, died Dec. 20 in New York after along illness. Born Leo Melis in Brooklyn, he moved with his family to the Lower East Side…

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Amanda Kloots Makes Ring Of Broadway Star Nick Cordero’s Ashes by Bruce Haring

Amanda Kloots has shared a video today of a ring that incorporates some of her late husband Nick Cordero’s ashes. “Something very special arrived yesterday,” she captioned the post. …

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Rebecca Luker Dies: Broadway Star Of ‘Show Boat’, ‘The Music Man’ Was 59 by Greg Evans

Rebecca Luker, a three-time Tony Award nominee and one of Broadway’s most acclaimed and popular musical actresses, died today at a New York City hospital following a nearly yearlong battle…

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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Peg Murray Dies: Tony-Winning ‘Cabaret’, ‘All My Children’ Actress Was 96 by Greg Evans

Peg Murray, who won a 1967 Tony Award for portrayal of Fräulein Kost in Cabaret and later recurred for 13 years on ABC’s daytime drama All My Children, died Nov. 29. A resident in recent…

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Shubert Organization Appoints ‘Diversity Inc.’ Author Pamela Newkirk To Board Of Directors by Greg Evans

Dr. Pamela Newkirk, a journalist, scholar and author of Diversity Inc.: The Failed Promise of Billion-Dollar Business, has been appointed to the Shubert Organization’s board of director. N…

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Manhattan West Development To Include 160-Seat Theater Venue With Broadway Connections by Greg Evans

The new eight-acre Manhattan West mixed-use development complex in New York City will add a 10,000-square-foot entertainment and restaurant space in 2021, including an intimate, 160-seat the…

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