Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Performer Stuff Presents “In the Holding Room” Industry Podcast Episode 20 by Performerstuff

Performer Stuff Presents “In the Holding Room” Industry Podcast Episode 20 Written by: Christiaan Abbott June 23, 2021 Performer Stuff continues with episode 18 of the podcast “I…

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Katori Hall Wins Drama Pulitzer for ‘The Hot Wing King’ by Julia Jacobs

The play, which had its run cut short because of the pandemic, centers on a kitchen in Memphis, where a man is trying to concoct award-winning chicken wings.

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Katori Hall’s ‘The Hot Wing King’ Wins 2021 Pulitzer Prize For Drama by Greg Evans

Katori Hall’s comedy-drama play The Hot Wing King, which was given a world premiere by Off Broadway’s Signature Theatre Company just before the pandemic shutdown, was awarded the 2021 Pu…

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Friday, May 21, 2021

We love Derrick Baskin by Elizabeth Wheless

Tony Nominee Derrick Baskin showed up in NYC and had literally nowhere to stay. He did, however, have a job at TGI Friday's which is sometimes all you need. Spelling Bee, Memphis, Difficult …

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Friday, May 14, 2021

DIANA, MEMPHIS Composer David Bryan Signs With Verve

David Bryan, composer and lyricist for the upcoming Broadway musical Diana: The Musical has signed with Verve for representation as a writer and composer across theater, film and televi…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:56AM

‘Diana: The Musical’ Composer David Bryan Signs With Verve by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: David Bryan, composer and lyricist for Broadway’s upcoming Diana: The Musical has signed with Verve for representation as a writer and composer across theater, film and televis…

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Live Chat with Frozen's Charlie Williams by Beltline To Broadway

Charlie Williams is currently working as the Associate Choreographer for FROZEN. Hear what he has to say to Beltline to Broadway about his North Carolina roots, the international appeal of F…

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Broadway Games: How Well Do You Know Your Playbill Covers? by JK

BROADWAY GAMES: How Well Do You Know Your Playbill Covers? Can you recognize these shows from their Playbill covers - just the banner and a little bit of the logo? Good luck! 1.  2.  3.…

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Musicians United For Social Equity Announces BIPOC Scholarships For Theater Careers by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: The non-prof organization Musicians United for Social Equity, or Muse, announced today a set of scholarships supporting BIPOC musicians pursuing a career in theater, an initiative…

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Diana Musical Sets Dates for Broadway Return and Netflix Release by Caitlin Moynihan

Get ready for a royal event! Diana, the bio-musical about Princess Diana of Wales that was in the middle of preview performances when the coronavirus pandemic shuttered Broadway, has announ…

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Virtual Streams of MEMPHIS, NEWSIES and KINKY BOOTS to be Presented to NYC Public School 10th Graders

With the ongoing Broadway shutdown due to COVID-19 and cancellation of all school field trips, The Broadway League, with the support of the New York City Department of Education and the Uni…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:31PM
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Finn Wittrock, Aaron Lazar, Chris Parnell and More to Take Part in THE JACK JONES CHILDREN'S LITERACY GALA

Tennessee Shakespeare Company announced today it will present a new star-studded Gala on its original April 24 performance date in support of its Education Program and in memory of a Memphis…

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Erika Henningsen, Lillias White & More Set for the Reopening of Green Room 42 by Lindsey Sullivan

Exciting news for New York audiences! Green Room 42 is set to reopen its doors this coming April with both rooftop movie musical viewings as well as live performances from top-tier Broadway …

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Amy Hart’s Top 5: Musicals that were gone too soon by Hira Desai

From Memphis and City of Angels to Betty Blue Eyes, reality TV star and theatre enthusiastic Amy Hart shares her five musicals that were gone too soon. The post Amy Hart’s Top 5: Musicals…

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘The Mountaintop’ presented by Rockville Little Theatre with Arts on the Green by Susan Brall

“The Mountaintop” is written by Katori Hall and produced by Eric Henry and Jerry Callistein. The online production is presented by Rockville Little Theatre, in partnership with the City …

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Checking In With… Memphis Tony Nominee Montego Glover by Andrew Gans

"The change has been a long time coming, and I believe the time to strike for the better is now as we consider how we reopen Broadway houses."

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Black History Portrayed in Civil Rights Plays by Broadwayandme

We’re in the middle of African American History Month, a commemoration made all the more urgent by the events of last summer that were prompted by the police murders of George Floyd and Br…

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

‘Come From Away’, the next Broadway show to hit the screen! by Alaina Newell

The true OGs have sat in their living rooms belting all the lyrics to Memphis, we all got our theatre fix this past year with the Disney+ release of Hamilton, and now the taping of staged …

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

#20 – Hanging with Rachel John by Bpn Admin Cs

Rachel is a British Actress who has played roles in Memphis, The Bodyguard and originated the role of Angelica in the west end production of Hamilton. Rachel and I also got to work together …

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The Black Theatre Management Fellowship Now Accepting Applications by Michael Eddy

The Hattiloo Theatre in Memphis, TN has created a three-year program, The Black Theatre Management Fellowship that will serve Black theatre managers from Black theatres. The goals for this F…

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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.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:03PM
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!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:15PM

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