Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Lilli Cooper, Kathleen Chalfant and More Announced for Red Bull Theater's SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their tenth annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring two brand new commissions from Jeremy O. Har…

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber Sends Cease-and-Desist to Trump Campaign For Using 'Memory' at Rallies

According to Page Six, Andrew Lloyd Webber is officially taking legal action against Donald Trump. As BroadwayWorld reported last month, Cats veteran Betty Buckley called on Webber to send a…

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NYC Nightlife Shut Down And It’s Hard To See It Coming Back Any Time Soon by Artsjournal

“Even if you had a hundred people in a space that’s supposed to be 200, are they really going to keep six feet apart? A lot of people expect a nightclub to feel a certain way and have a …

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Four Months of Shutdown: What “theater” now means by New York Theater

#Stageworthy News. If “Hamilton” on Disney+  having become the most-viewed streaming video is not evidence enough of the expanding definition of “theater,” I saw nine plays last we…

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Six the Musical announces further dates for Utilita Live From The Drive-In tour by Hira Desai

Queens...you may or may not lose your heads because Six the Musical have announced they'll be reigning across the UK right into September as part of the UK drive-in tour. The post Six the M…

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Almanac: Alistair Cooke on Humphrey Bogart and professionalism by Terry Teachout

“He measured all his fellow workers by the test of professionalism, and a professional is a man who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it.” Alistair Cooke, Six Men Continu…

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Hamilton by Arts Review

To wax lyrical at this point about the merits of the musical Hamilton is surely a redundant exercise. There can only be so much conversation, reaction, plaudits, and awards before you just a…

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Yes, Houston Ballet, We’re Feeling The ‘Dancing With Myself’ Video by Artsjournal2

We’re all tired of the Netflix queue and staring out the window at life not being lived on our streets. So the smart, well-edited, fun video set to the Billy Idol classic song Dancing with…

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You have to Pivot. Don’t take it personally. by Victoria Cairl

My industry was killed by the Corona virus. I was getting ready to attend the Opening Night of “Six” on Broadway when everything came to a… Continue reading on Medium »

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Check Out These 25 Showstopping Broadway Cosplays by Marc J. Franklin

We asked and you answered: Playbill readers share their favorite theatre-inspired costumes from Six, Hamilton, Hadestown, and more.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Lucas Museum Hires Its Leadership Team by Artsjournal

That five of the six new hires are people of color, and that all are women, is in line with Sandra Jackson-Dumont’s vision as the museum’s self-described “chief diversity officer.” …

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New Photo Series: The Book of Mormon's Darius Nichols Misses His Broadway Home #AwayFromHome by Broadway.com

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

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Kevin Rafferty, Co-Director Of ‘The Atomic Cafe’, Dead At 73 by Artsjournal1

Along with his brother Pierce and colleague Jayne Loader, “[he] gathered archival material that had been created to ease Americans into the nuclear age and turned it into The Atomic Cafe, …

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Broadway Catch Up: July 10 - Ben Platt, Rob McClure, the West End Cast of SIX, and More!

While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's highlights from some of your …

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Trauma, resilience, sex and art: your guide to the 2020 Miles Franklin shortlist by Arts Review

It seems sometimes literary fiction performs a bellwether function: signalling changes; alerting us to the directions in which a society is headed. The 2020 Miles Franklin shortlist seems to…

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Watch the West End Queens of Six Get Dressed Up for 'Haus of Holbein' by Lindsey Sullivan

Six's Queendom always works it, and this latest virtual performance is no exception. West End cast members Danielle Steers and Courtney Bowman took some time to answer questions from fans of…

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Venice, Toronto, Telluride And New York Film Festivals Join To Form ‘A United Platform’ by Artsjournal1

“The prominent fall events, all positioned six weeks from each other, [will] collaborate rather than compete in a spirit of post-pandemic solidarity. The statement announcing this alliance…

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VIDEO: The Queens of the West End Production of SIX Perform 'Haus of Holbein' and Answer Fan Questions

The queens of the West End production of Six- Alexia McIntosh, Sophie Isaacs, Danielle Steers, Courtney Bowman, Jarneia Richard-Noel, and Natalie Paris have come together to answer fan ques…

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I Interview Playwrights Part 1087: Yvette Heyliger by Adam Szymkowicz

Yvette Heyliger Hometown: Washington, DC Current Town: Harlem, USA Q:  What are you working on now? A:  I am currently taking part in a playwriting challenge called Say Their Names. I…

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Watch London’s SIX Queens Perform 'Haus of Holbein' in Isolation by Ryan McPhee

The digital performance is part of the new, social distancing-approved version of London’s West End LIVE series.

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Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Appoints Six New Trustees, Including Ryan Murphy

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures today announced the addition of six new members to its Board of Trustees: Patricia S. Bellinger, Arnaud Boetsch, Olivier de Givenchy, Ray Halbritter, Ry…

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Watch This Rollicking Performance of 'Sweet Home, Chicago', Featuring André De Shields, Jessie Mueller & More by Lindsey Sullivan

A bevy of stars have come together (from the comfort of home, of course) to perform a rollicking rendition of “Sweet Home Chicago.” The music video is raising money for the Arts for Ill…

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Audra McDonald Inaugurates Black Theatre United With Online Discussion Tonight

The six-time Tony winner and co-founder will talk with the president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Sherrilyn Ifill.

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BWW Interview: Jeff Calhoun Reflects on How His Epic Covenant House Gala Became An Emmy Contender

On May 18, Tony-nominated director/choreographer Jeff Calhoun pulled off a truly remarkable night of entertainment, turning Covenant House's annual in-person gala into a fully produced dig…

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The Mellon Foundation Launches United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund With $10 Million in Grants

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has announced $10 million in emergency grants to six United States Regional Arts Organizations (RAOs) to help launch a new United States Regional Arts Resili…

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Black Theatre United's Inaugural Event, Audra McDonald and Sherrilyn Ifill in Conversation, Streams July 9 by Dan Meyer

The six-time Tony winner will sit down virtually with the President of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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Theatres that made us: from London's Royal Court to Birmingham Rep by Compiled By Chris Wiegand

Arts venues have been hit hard by the pandemic and are still unable to stage live performances. In a new series, we celebrate their essential role Daniel Mays: I couldn’t get arrested in t…

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Helen McCrory: 'This is a woman's private space, invaded by others' by Interview By Chris Wiegand

As the National Theatre streams a bold revival of Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea, its star discusses a potent mix of sensuality and torment Director Carrie Cracknell described one da…

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Theater Review: 'Staged' and 'Talking Heads' by Matt Wolf

“Staged,” a six-episode sitcom, and “Talking Heads,” a remake of a group of vaunted monologues, show what good can come of a bereft theatrical scene in Britain.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Screen Australia announces funding for six projects by Arts Review

Screen Australia has announced two feature films, a television series, two children’s dramas and an online project that will share in $6 million of production funding. The slate includes R…

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No joke: 77% of comedy venues in UK face closure within a year, finds survey by Lanre Bakare

Fears sector will be overlooked when £1.57bn emergency arts funding is allocated Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Three-quarters of British comedy venues f…

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