Monday, January 18, 2021


(Walter Rutledge’s article appeared on Playbill Online, 1/18; Photo of Arthur Mitchell by Sharon Perry.)  THE GREAT AMERICAN ARTS INSTITUTION WAS BUILT ON A MODEL OF INCLUSIVENESS. On Apr…

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Look Back at The Mountaintop on Broadway by Dan Meyer

The play by Katori Hall follows Martin Luther King, Jr. over a single night in the Memphis motel.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

#454 – The Addams Family (feat. Dontee Kiehn) by Bpn Admin Cs

The original production of The Addams Family was choreographed by Tony Award winner Sergio Trujillo. Once a Broadway ensemblist himself, The Addams Family came along when Sergio had four pro…

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Standing @ Zero: Come From Away's John Jellison by JK

Our final Standing @ Zero honoree is what we consider to be the quintessential ensemblist: a career chorus boy/understudy/stand by with over 40 years of Broadway credits. John Jellison has d…

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Sunday, December 6, 2020

People You Should Know . . . November Christine by Zack Calhoon

(Photo by PJ Norton) November Christine holds a degree in Cellular Biology and Molecular Genetics from the University of Maryland, as well as a BM in Musical Theatre from the East Carolina…

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Bob Effros: No “Tin Ear” by Trav S.D.

We undoubtedly learned about star jazz trumpeter Bob Effros (1900-1982) through his granddaughter Barbara, who maintains a blog devoted to his legacy and is working on a book that treats of …

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Friday, December 4, 2020

The Phantom of the Opera Announces West End Return Date; Killian Donnelly to Star by Caitlin Moynihan

The angel of music is coming back to London! Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh have announced that The Phantom of the Opera will once again play at London's Her Majesty’s Theatre …

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Friday, November 20, 2020

How the Memphis movement made kitsch cool

The Italian design group may have been ‘an exuberant cocktail of bad taste’, but its influence lives on

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

Memphis almunus and eternal optimist Peter Shire on his life in technicolour

The LA art legend shares the secrets of his personal style

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Daniel J. Watts Honors Louis Armstrong's Legacy

2020 is proving to be a busy year for Tony-nominated actor, writer and activist Daniel J. Watts, whose other Broadway credits include The Color Purple, Memphis, In the Heights and Hamilton.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

VIDEO: On This Day, October 19- MEMPHIS Opens On Broadway!

On this day, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Memphis, opened at the Shubert Theatre, starring Chad Kimball and Montego Glover!

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

2020 Tony Awards Nominations Will Be Announced on October 15 by Caitlin Moynihan

Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart is set to announce nominations for the 74th Annual Tony Awards. The news will be announced live on the Tony Awards YouTube Channel on Thursday, October 15 …

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Monday, October 5, 2020

Songs by Tim McGraw, Dolly Parton, The Chicks, and More Featured in May We All

The new musical is cowritten by Troy Britten Johnson and will premiere in Memphis.

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Tina's Daniel J. Watts on Learning to Slow Down and How Broadway Is Like the NBA by

Living near the theater district during the Broadway shutdown, photographer and performer Matthew Stocke has been haunted walking past the empty palaces sitting in repose, waiting for the li…

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The Late Great Howell Binkley by JK

Chances are pretty good that if you've been to a Broadway show over the past three decades, you've had the privilege of seeing the work of Howell Binkley. You may not have even known you did…

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Friday, September 18, 2020

New civil rights musical at TheaterWorks shows how protesting has changed in 50 years by Christopher Arnott

TheaterWorks Hartford is opening its new membership-based season of monthly online theater shows with a staged reading of a new musical, "At the River I Stand," about the 1968 Memphis Sanita…

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Monday, September 14, 2020

The Best Audition Suggestions for Seussical the Musical – by Character by Performerstuff

The Best Audition Suggestions for Seussical the Musical – by Character  Written by Tiffany Wilkie August 20, 2020 “Oh, the Thinks You Can Think” when you let Performer Stuff’s…

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Go Way Down to Hadestown on This Week's Elaine Paige on Sunday by

Olivier-winning actress Elaine Paige is giving listeners a chance to hear her BBC Radio 2 show, Elaine Paige on Sunday. This week, Paige is bringing listeners some of the top t…

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The Drifters Girl, Starring Beverley Knight, Shifts London Premiere to 2021 by Lindsey Sullivan

The Drifters Girl musical, which was originally scheduled to make its world premiere at Newcastle Theatre Royal this September before transferring to the West End starting on October 1, will…

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Emma Kingston & Waylon Jacobs to Star in The Last Five Years at the Minack Theatre by Lindsey Sullivan

Another production of The Last Five Years will take place across the pond this fall. Jason Robert Brown's fan favorite musical will run from September 15 through September 19 at the Minack T…

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Music Director Kenny Seymour Talks Bringing the Iconic Temptations Sound to Broadway and More August 17 by Logan Culwell-Block

The Ain't Too Proud and Memphis music director and arranger will answer your questions live on The Broadway Q&A from Playbill and The Growing Studio.

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Sunday, August 16, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Tears of the Soul,’ streaming from Globe Online by Mary Ann Johnson

In 2018, Angela Wilson’s play about the Memphis sanitation workers strike in 1968 first debuted as part of the Angelwing Project in Anne Arundel County, MD. Angela Wilson is a founder and …

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Friday, August 14, 2020

Bringing the Iconic Temptations Sound to Broadway With Music Director Kenny Seymour by Logan Culwell-Block

The Ain't Too Proud and Memphis music director and arranger will answer your questions live on The Broadway Q&A from Playbill and The Growing Studio.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Musical of the Month: Floyd Collins: The Cast by JK

Last week, we introduced August's Musical of the Month, Floyd Collins an off-Broadway show that was a critical success and musical fan's dream, but had a short run in the mid-90s. You can s…

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Diana Musical to Hit Netflix Before Broadway Return, Marking Musical First for Streaming Giant by Paul Wontorek

Diana is headed to Netflix. Producers of the on-hold Broadway bio-musical about Princess Diana of Wales, unveiled plans to premiere a filmed version of the show before opening night at the …

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Leading Men Leslie Odom Jr., Joshua Henry and Derrick Baskin to Join Michael James Scott for Roundtable Discussion by Caitlin Moynihan

As previously announced, Aladdin star Michael James Scott has joined the team of's popular daily live news show #LiveatFive to host a weekly roundtable discussion with theater s…

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

"A Soldier's Story" Flies Its Flag at Half-Mast by Broadwayandme

One of my best friends worked for the Negro Ensemble Company back in its heyday and so I got to see the original productions of such shows as Zooman and the Sign, The River Niger and the NEC…

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Playwright Nambi E. Kelley to Pen Phenomenal Woman: Maya Angelou with Eye for Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

A stage play about the life story and written works of the late author and poet Maya Angelou has now found its scribe. Native Son and The Chi writer Nambi E. Kelley has signed on for Phenome…

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Tony Nominee Christopher Jackson to Perform Benefit Concert Live from New World Stages by Lindsey Sullivan

Here comes the general! In addition to watching Christopher Jackson as George Washington in Hamilton on Disney+ or in Hulu's We Are Freestyle Love Supreme documentary, fans of the smooth-v…

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Olivier Nominee Beverley Knight Performs at the London Palladium to Test Reopening by Lindsey Sullivan

As previously reported, legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is dedicated to finding a way to reopening theaters. He has been running a series of reopening tests at the London Palladium th…

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Monday, July 20, 2020

Five Broadway Ensemble Members to Join Michael James Scott for Roundtable Discussion by Caitlin Moynihan

As previously announced, Aladdin star Michael James Scott has joined the team of's popular daily live news show #LiveatFive to host a weekly roundtable discussion with theater s…

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