Friday, April 3, 2020

Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: ‘Caroline, Or Change’ Composer Jeanine Tesori Contemplates The Hope In Plans, The Lessons Of Plagues And How We Serve by Greg Evans

Editors’ Note: With full acknowledgment of the big-picture implications of a pandemic that already has claimed thousands of lives, cratered global economies and closed international border…

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‘Waitress’ Composer Sara Bareilles Says She’s Fully Recovered From COVID-19 by Greg Evans

Waitress composer and star Sara Bareilles has revealed that she has made a full recovery from COVID-19. In an Instagram story, Bareilles says, “I had it, just so you know. I’m fully reco…

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber YouTube Channel To Offer Free Musicals During COVID-19 Pandemic by Greg Evans

Musical-loving social distancers can get their Andrew Lloyd Webber fixes with a new YouTube channel devoted to the composer’s work. The free channel, called The Shows Must Go On, will unsp…

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EMMY Winner Leslie Jordan joins FOX's new comedy series "Call Me Kat" starring Mayim Bialik by Denise Petski

Former The Cool Kids star Leslie Jordan is returning to Fox as a series regular opposite Mayim Bialik in Call Me Kat (fka Carla), the network’s multi-camera straight-to-series comedy, from…

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Broadway Actor Nick Cordero Unconscious In ICU With Likely COVID-19 by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Waitress and A Bronx Tale: The Musical actor Nick Cordero is unconscious in intensive care with what his wife Amanda Kloots suspects is COVID-19. In an Instagram post, Kloots sa…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Tony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell Diagnosed With COVID-19 by Amanda N'duka

Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell took to social media this afternoon to inform his followers that he has tested positive for coronavirus. “I’ve been laying low for the last couple of da…

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Online ‘Plays In The House’ Benefit Reading Series To Launch With Original ‘Heidi Chronicles’ Cast by Greg Evans

The folks behind the daily online show Stars in the House, a series hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley that features stage and screen actors singing and performing live from home to be…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Zachary Quinto Head Benefit Livestream Reading Of Terrence McNally’s ‘Lips Together, Teeth Apart’ by Greg Evans

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Zachary Quinto and Ari Graynor will present an April 6 livestream reading of the late Terrence McNally’s acclaimed 1991 play Lips Together, Teeth…

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Off Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Awards Revises Schedule Due To Coronavirus, Plans Online Ceremony by Greg Evans

The 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for outstanding achievement Off Broadway will be presented virtually as an online event on May 3 due to the coronavirus pandemic, with shows that opened…

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: Broadway Publicist Keith Sherman Talks Employee Furloughs, Dipping Into Savings And Staying Positive After Testing Positi by Greg Evans

Editors’ Note: With full acknowledgment of the big-picture implications of a pandemic that has already claimed thousands of lives, cratered global economies and closed international borde…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

‘Waitress’ London Production Won’t Return After West End Coronavirus Shutdown by Greg Evans

The London production of the musical Waitress will not re-open following the COVID-19 West End shutdown, producers announced today. “It is with great sadness that we announce the closing o…

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‘Schitt’s Creek’ Star Emily Hampshire To Host Weekly Live Stream Talk Show For The Actors Fund by Greg Evans

Schitt’s Creek actress Emily Hampshire will host a new weekly, live-streamed YouTube talk show to raise money for The Actors Fund’s COVID-19 emergency financial assistance and services p…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Remembering Mark Blum: Madonna & Rosanna Arquette Recall ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ Co-Star; Josh Radnor, Judith Light Among Many Mourning Co by Greg Evans

Madonna and Rosanna Arquette remembered their Desperately Seeking Susan co-star Mark Blum today, joining a lengthy and growing roster of Hollywood and Broadway stars mourning the actor who d…

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: A Conversation With ‘Hadestown’ Director Rachel Chavkin by Greg Evans

Editors’ Note: With full acknowledgment of the big-picture implications of a pandemic that already has claimed thousands of lives, cratered global economies and closed international bord…

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Broadway’s Tony Awards Postponed Due To COVID-19 Pandemic, Date To Be Determined by Greg Evans

The 74th Annual Tony Awards, scheduled to air live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 7 from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, will be postponed and rescheduled at a later d…

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Broadway’s ‘Caroline, Or Change’ And Debra Messing-Starrer ‘Birthday Candles’ Postponed Until Fall by Greg Evans

Broadway’s Caroline, or Change, the revival of the Jeanine Tesori-Tony Kushner musical starring Sharon D Clarke, and Birthday Candles, the Noah Haidle play starring Debra Messing, have bee…

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Michael Jackson Estate Donates $100,000 To Broadway’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund by Greg Evans

The Michael Jackson estate, co-producers of the upcoming Broadway jukebox musical MJ The Musical, will donate $100,000 to the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistan…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Says Friend Terrence McNally’s COVID-19 Death Proves “Crisis Is Not Just Numbers” by Greg Evans

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who officiated at a 2015 marriage reaffirmation ceremony between his longtime friend and college roommate Tom Kirdahy and playwright Terrence McNally, sai…

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Terrence McNally Mourned: “A Giant In Our World”, Lin-Manuel Miranda Says by Erik Pedersen

Terrence McNally, the revered playwright behind such Broadway shows as Master Class and Frankie and Johnny at the Clair de Lune who also wrote the books for Kiss of the Spider Woman, The F…

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Playwright Terrence McNally Dies Of Complications Due To Coronavirus by Greg Evans

Acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally has died of complications due to coronavirus. The author of Master Class, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune and Love! Valour! Compassion!, among m…

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‘Jaws’-Themed Stage Musical ‘Bruce’ Swimming Toward Summer 2021 by Greg Evans

Even a killer shark – or a broken-down mechanical version thereof – is looking like a welcome sign of hope these days: New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse announced today that its 2020-2…

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Actors’ Equity Launches $500,000 Emergency Fund To Aid Members Who Lost Jobs To Coronavirus Shutdown Of Live Theaters by David Robb

Actors’ Equity Association has launched an emergency “Curtain Up Fund” and issued a grant to the Actors Fund to help get members who lost work because of the COVID-19 shutdown of legit…

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Lincoln Center Theater Postpones Broadway’s ‘Flying Over Sunset’ Until Fall by Greg Evans

Flying Over Sunset, the new Broadway musical by James Lapine, Tom Kitt and Michael Korie that suspended production March 12, will reopen this fall, Lincoln Center Theater announced today. LC…

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New Round Of 24 Hour Plays ‘Viral Monologues’ Set For Tonight; Daveed Diggs, Michael Shannon & Clark Gregg Among Performers by Greg Evans

A new set of 24 “Viral Monologues” from The 24 Hour Plays will be available on Instagram tonight, with actors Daveed Diggs, Michael Shannon, Clark Gregg, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dylan …

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Broadway Producers Pledge $1M Match To COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund by Greg Evans

More than 20 Broadway producers have pledged $1 million in matching funds for the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The producers will match every new …

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: A Conversation With Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer Tom Kitt by Greg Evans

Editors’ Note: With full acknowledgment of the big-picture implications of a pandemic that has already claimed thousands of lives, cratered global economies and closed international border…

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Rosie O’Donnell Livestream Special Raises $600,000 For The Actors Fund During Coronavirus Pandemic by Greg Evans

Sunday’s one-night-only, celebrity-packed livestream return of The Rosie O’Donnell Show raised more than $600,000 in support of The Actors Fund during the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers s…

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Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge!’ Star Aaron Tveit Tests Positive For COVID-19, Symptoms “Very Mild” by Greg Evans

Broadway actor Aaron Tveit, star of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, announced today that he’s tested positive for COVID-19 and has been in quarantine since the March 12 Broadway shutdown. “I…

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

‘Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?’ Starring Laurie Metcalf & Rupert Everett Cancels Broadway Run by Greg Evans

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the much-anticipated Broadway revival starring Laurie Metcalf and Rupert Everett with a powerhouse creative and production team, will not resume performanc…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Broadway Producers, Unions Announce Emergency Relief Agreement by Greg Evans

The Broadway League, representing producers, theatre owners and general managers, has reached an agreement with Broadway unions for emergency relief during the COVID-19 shutdown. The agreeme…

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Martin McDonagh’s ‘Hangmen’ Starring Dan Stevens Becomes Broadway’s First Permanent Post-Shutdown Closing by Greg Evans

The Broadway production of Martin McDonagh’s new comedy Hangmen will not resume performances when the coronavirus shutdown is lifted. The producers of the Olivier Award-winning play, starr…

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