Monday, July 13, 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber Tells Trump Campaign To Forget ‘Memory’ – Report by Greg Evans

Andrew Lloyd Webber has told the Donald Trump campaign to scrub his “Memory,” joining a growing list of musical artists — from Neil Young to the Rolling Stones — who object to the pl…

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Theater Artists Of Color Coalition Issues Extensive, Detailed Plan To Restructure Broadway by Greg Evans

A coalition of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) theater workers has released a detailed, 29-page set of demands and strategies to combat racism in the Broadway theater, recommen…

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Amanda Kloots, Wife Of Broadway Actor Nick Cordero, Shares Details On His Memorial Service by Bruce Haring

Amanda Kloots, wife of the late Broadway actor Nick Cordero, has posted details of his memorial service online today, a week after he died from coronavirus complications. Kloots shared the …

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Off Broadway Obie Awards Ceremony Gets New YouTube Premiere Date by Greg Evans

The Obie Awards, Off Broadway’s most prestigious honor, has rescheduled its prerecorded 65th annual award ceremony for July 14 on YouTube. The original premiere date of June 4 was scratche…

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

More Hope For A Post-COVID World: Ben Platt Wants To Return To Broadway – Q&A by Greg Evans

We certainly don’t need another reason to wish the coronavirus gone and Broadway back in business, but here’s one anyway: Ben Platt wants to return to the stage. “Hankering,” is the …

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Monday, July 6, 2020

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Concerned At Long Shutdown Of NYC Arts & Culture That “Make New York City New York City” by Jillg366

New York Governor Andrew said Monday he’s “concerned” at the prolonged shutdown of New York City’s cultural industry as the city moves into Phase 3 today with key businesses still sh…

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Nick Cordero Dies Of COVID-19: Broadway Actor’s Medical Crisis Was Chronicled By Wife Amanda Kloots by Dino-Ray Ramos

Broadway actor Nick Cordero has died after complications with COVID-19. The actor, who received a Tony nomination for his role in Bullets Over Broadway and appeared in productions of Wait…

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

‘Hamilton’ Debut Has Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cast All Atwitter by Bruce Haring

There’s nowhere to go and little to do this July 4 weekend (thanks, coronavirus!). But Disney+ has capitalized on the downtime to bring a streaming treat to masses with the debut last nigh…

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Broadway Performers Record Song, Video To Launch “The Walkout Project” Supporting Black-Owned Businesses by Greg Evans

Stage actor and writer Sidney DuPont (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Trevor: The Musical) has gathered a group of Broadway and Off Broadway performers to launch “The Walkout Project,…

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Phillipa Soo Talks How ‘Hamilton’ Is A Mirror To The Current Social And Cultural Movement by Dino-Ray Ramos

In the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda plays the founding father of the title who takes the spotlight, but let’s face it, Phillipa Soo’s Eliza Schuyler should ta…

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Broadway Actor Nick Cordero Likely To Need Double Lung Transplant, Says Wife Amanda Kloots by Greg Evans

Amanda Kloots, the wife of Broadway actor Nick Cordero, told CBS This Morning today that her husband will likely need a double lung transplant in his long recovery from COVID-19. “We think…

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Nervous NFL, NASCAR, Hollywood Studios & Unions Push For “Pandemic Risk Insurance” From Congress by Dominic Patten

As Hollywood and major league sports’ restarting looks to be stymied by soaring coronavirus cases, some of the biggest players in the arena want Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi to change …

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‘Take Me Out’ Joins Broadway Spring 2021 Line-Up; Revival Stars Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jesse Williams by Greg Evans

Producers of Broadway’s Take Me Out starring Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams have set an opening date of April 22, 2021, with previews beginning March 22. The Sec…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Dustin Hoffman To Star In Scott Rudin Broadway Production Of ‘Our Town’ Next Year; Bartlett Sher Will Direct by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Scott Rudin will bring actor Dustin Hoffman to Broadway in a 2021 staging of Our Town, to be directed by Bartlett Sher. Hoffman will play the role of the Stage Manager in…

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‘Hamilton’s Christopher Jackson Signs With CAA, Talks Disney+ Debut, Broadway’s Need For Racial Equality – Q&A by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: As the much-anticipated Hamilton film debuts on Disney+ Friday and Hulu’s We Are Freestyle Love Supreme gets a July 17 premiere date, actor Christopher Jackson has signed with C…

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‘The Undefeated’ Sets ‘Hamilton’ Roundtable With Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry And More From Tony-Winning Musical by Dino-Ray Ramos

In addition to the July 3 release of the filmed version of the Tony-winning musical Hamilton, Disney+ and will put more shine on the groundbreaking musical with the specia…

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Monday, June 29, 2020

IATSE Leaders Acknowledge Union’s Role In Perpetuating “Systemic Racism” In Legit Theater, Call For Industrywide Action by David Robb

EXCLUSIVE: Leaders of IATSE, which represents thousands of theatrical stage workers across the country, today acknowledged the union’s role in failing to upend “systemic racism in the ar…

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Actors Fund Expands Insurance Education Campaign As Theater Workers Face Loss Of Health Benefits by Greg Evans

With thousands of out-of-work theater professionals likely to become ineligible for their union insurance over the next six months as the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown continues, The Actors Fun…

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Broadway Shutdown Extended Through 2020 by Greg Evans

As expected, Broadway will remain dark through 2020, with the Broadway League announcing today that theater owners will refund or exchange all tickets purchased for productions through Jan. …

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Broadway’s Roundabout Postpones ‘Caroline, Or Change’, ‘Birthday Candles’ To 2021, Adds Alice Childress’ ‘Trouble In Mind’ To Line-Up by Greg Evans

The Broadway revival of the Tony Kushner-Jeanine Tesori musical Caroline, or Change and the New York premiere of Noah Haidle’s Birthday Candles starring Debra Messing are the latest produc…

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Broadway Producers Of ‘American Buffalo’ & ‘The Minutes’ Call COVID-19 Vaccine “Essential” To Planned Spring 2021 Reopenings by Greg Evans

The Broadway revival of American Buffalo, orignally set to star Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss, and the Steppenwolf production of Tracy Letts’ The Minutes are targeting …

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Marlo Thomas Set For ‘Free To Be…You and Me’ Special On ‘Stars In The House’ by Greg Evans

Marlo Thomas will join Stars In The House creators and hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley Friday on their YouTube series to celebrate the actress’ groundbreaking 1970s TV special Free To…

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Broadway’s ‘Flying Over Sunset’ Postponed Until 2021 Amid Speculation Of Industrywide Shutdown Extension by Greg Evans

Lincoln Center Theater will postpone until Spring 2021 two productions it had planned for this Fall, including the James Lapine-directed Broadway musical Flying Over Sunset, due to the ongoi…

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda Confirms New Disney Animated Movie Set In Colombia by Greg Evans

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney Animation are at work on an animated musical set in Colombia, the Hamilton creator teased in an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America today. “I’m actual…

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Audra McDonald, Adrienne Warren, ‘Tina’ & ‘BLKS’ Take Trophies In Inaugural Antonyo Awards For Black Theater Artists – Complete Winners by Greg Evans

Audra McDonald, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical and its star Adrienne Warren, LaChanze, Aziza Barnes’ play BLKS and the Off Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Ha…

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Kate Shindle Re-Elected President Of Actors’ Equity by David Robb

Kate Shindle has been re-elected president of Actors’ Equity, the union representing more than 51,000 theatrical actors and stage managers. She was first elected to the post in 2015, havin…

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Broadway Confronts Its Racism: ‘Tina’ Star Adrienne Warren & ‘Be More Chill’s Britton Smith On Seizing The Moment by Greg Evans

“There is only before this moment,” says Adrienne Warren, star of Broadway’s Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, “and after this moment.” In a remarkable series of big, first steps i…

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Shubert Organization Chairman Philip J. Smith Announces Retirement After 63 Years With Broadway Company by Greg Evans

Philip J. Smith, Chairman and Co-CEO of The Shubert Organization, has announced his retirement, effective June 30, after 63 years with Broadway’s largest theater owner and producer. A majo…

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Stage Directors And Choreographers Society Concedes “Own Responsibility” In Lack Of Broadway Jobs For Its Members Of Color by David Robb

Ten years ago, only two black stage directors – and no black choreographers – were hired on Broadway under the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society’s contract. During the last Br…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Pens Special ‘Hamilton’ Lyric For John Bolton’s “Cash-In” Book ‘The Room Where It Happened’ by Greg Evans

Lin-Manuel Miranda has weighed in on John Bolton’s lift of a Hamilton lyric for use as the title of his memoir The Room Where It Happened. Since the former national security adviser announ…

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Broadway’s ‘West Side Story’ Star Isaac Powell Signs With CAA by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Isaac Powell, who originated the lead role of Tony in Ivo van Howe’s Broadway revival of West Side Story, has signed with CAA. For his critically acclaimed performance, which in…

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