Thursday, September 24, 2020

Billy Porter, Javier Muñoz, Kimberly Marable and More Added to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Board of Trustees

Six Broadway leaders and stalwarts - Adam Krauthamer, Kimberly Marable, Brian Moreland, Javier Muñoz, Billy Porter and Schele Williams - today joined the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' …

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Javier Muñoz, Billy Porter, Brian Moreland and more join Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS by Caitlin Huston

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has added six new industry members to its board of trustees. Local 802 President Adam Krauthamer, producer Brian Moreland, actors Kimberly Marable, Javier M…

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Book Review. Pulling Harvey Out of Her Hat: The Amazing Story of Mary Coyle Chase by New York Theater

Mary Chase wrote fourteen published plays, six of which ran on Broadway, including “Harvey,” about an amiable lush and his invisible rabbit pal, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, …

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VIDEO: Jeff Daniels Talks About Playing James Comey on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

To compensate for the height difference between him and six-foot, eight-inch tall FBI Director James Comey, Jeff Daniels wore two-inch lifts and just acted the rest. The new mini-series 'The…

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Review: Scenes for Survival – The Quiz, National Theatre of Scotland by Iris Pearson

Review: Scenes for Survival – The Quiz, National Theatre of Scotland4.0Overall ScoreIn one view, Sanjeev Kohli and Isobel McArthur’s The Quiz, a six-minute comic short written as part of…

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Theatre Talk by Sandi Durell

BROADWAY NEWS EXCLUSIVE: “Why ‘Six’ plans to reopen in London this fall” by Broadway News’ Caitlin Huston – “As he looks to reopen “Six” in London this November, producer…

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The Metropolitan Opera Cancels 2020-2021 Season by Lindsey Sullivan

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Metropolitan Opera has announced that the company has canceled its 2020-2021 season. The plan will keep the opera house dark until next September. The Met …

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Culture Secretary Confirms Theater Performances Are Exempt from New U.K. Curfew by Lindsey Sullivan

Following reports of an anticipated surge of COVID-19 cases across the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson shared updates on coronavirus guidelines on September 22, including a 10P…

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English National Ballet: Emerging Dancer 2020 – future stars soar by Lyndsey Winship

Six sparky young dancers give their all in a scintillating competition streamed from the ballet’s new Docklands home English National Ballet is back from lockdown with the 11th annual Emer…

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Why ‘Six’ plans to reopen in London this fall by Caitlin Huston

As he looks to reopen “Six” in London this November, producer Kenny Wax has the advantage of having a small cast, an 80-minute show and relatively low running costs.  Still, working ami…

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As Schools Remain Virtual, Teaching Artists Learn To Adapt

by Rotimi Agbabiaka During a typical school year, Elizabeth Carter begins her day by commuting from her home in Berkeley to the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts…

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Turning Pandemic Lemons into Comedy Gold, Marga Gomez Reinvents Herself Once Again.

by?Nicole Gluckstern You just can?t keep a good artist down. And pandemic notwithstanding, San Francisco-based solo performer, Marga Gomez, has been staying busy with her …

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Derek Hough Signs Overall Deal With ABC Entertainment

Today, ABC Entertainment announced an overall deal with Emmy® Award winner, six-time Mirrorball champion dancer and “Dancing with the Stars” judge Derek Hough.

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What 2 Broadway Musicals Have to Say About Voter Mobilization by Ryan McPhee

Jagged Little Pill depicts contemporary kitchen table topics. SIX is comprised of a half dozen Tudor queens. Both are about waking up and finding a voice.

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Today on Broadway: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 by Matt Tamanini

Theatre Stars Shine at 72nd Emmys, Pope & Aduba to Lead Black “Friends” Reading, Original “SIX” Queens to Reunite Any and all feedback is appreciated:  Alicia Ramírez [email protected]

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Stepping back: the film that reclaims the true story of jazz dance by Lyndsey Winship

Khadifa Wong’s fascinating documentary Uprooted traces the origins of an artform and the cultural bias that robbed great practitioners of recognition Jazz dance. It’s Broadway and the W…

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Celebrity, money and power: TVs obsession with the Murdoch family dynasty by Arts Review

Of all the words written about Rupert Murdoch, “boring” is not one of them. The media mogul has been the object of fascination for six decades, after he followed his father Sir Keith in …

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Theater Artists Struggle With Unique Fears, Fallout And Uncertainty From Virus Drama by Bill Hirschman

Six months into the pandemic, theater artists are struggling with a profoundly damaging dimension particular to their purgatory-like limbo: The calling that gives their lives meaning require…

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Here's what the cast of SIX have been up to since lockdown

Fans have been losing their heads with excitement over the long-awaited homecoming of SIX. The musical announced last week that it would be the first major West End show to return to the…

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Original UK SIX Queens Will Reunite for Live Concert in October

On October 10, Bethnal Green will fill with fans of Six! The seven original queens of Six will reunite for an epic evening of empowering pop music in a unique intimate venue. Performing tog…

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A Roach's Tale by Leah Richards

A Roach's Tale Leah Richards September 21, 2020 - 11:53 Topics Theater Review Tags episodic play …

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The next act: how the pandemic is shaping online theatre's future by Arifa Akbar

The explosion of digital productions of all sizes has shown great creativity and made hit shows more accessible – but is it all financially sustainable? In the past six months, theatre has…

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Original West End SIX Stars to Reunite in Live Streamed Concert by Ryan McPhee

The Reunion, celebrating various female pop stars, will welcome a socially distant live audience and be broadcast globally.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Daniel Mays: 'You leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of truthful, believable characters' by Tim Adams

The actor, relishing his first meal out in months, discusses lockdown, Line of Duty and playing opposite David Tennant in Des If we’d had this lunch six or seven months ago, Daniel Mays su…

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What to expect at a socially distanced night at the theatre by Rupert Jones

West End and provincial theatres are beginning to open to the public once more. So what has changed? It has been six months since actors trod the boards of theatres across the country but f…

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Sweet Mother review – sorrow, joy and self-reliance in Toxteth by Clare Brennan

St Luke’s Bombed Out Church, Liverpool theatre festival Prejudice and passion powers Maria Paul’s oral history of three white women who married black men in Liverpool 8 Performers are th…

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VIDEO: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Holds Virtual Benefit Gala Featuring Jonathan Groff, Carole King, and More!

The virtual Gala features six talented campers who perform alongside a stellar lineup of celebrity friends, including Stephen Colbert, Dane DeHaan, Jonathan Groff, Melissa Joan Hart, Ethan H…

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Senator Chuck Schumer Reaffirms Support for Save Our Stages Act to Provide $10B to Broadway Industry by Caitlin Moynihan

New York Senator Chuck Schumer partnered with the Broadway League on September 18 to renew the call for the Save Our Stages Act, a $10B bipartisan bill that would provide federal aid to the …

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Broadway Games: Six More Degrees of Broadway Separation by JK

Can you figure out how these shows connect to each other in order? Are they connected by an actor? A director? The theater they played in? Or something else altogether? Remember, you are fig…

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Pippin review – medieval musical lets the sunshine in by Chris Wiegand

The Garden theatre at the Eagle, LondonA cast of six including Strictly’s Joanne Clifton perform Stephen Schwartz’s breezy songs in a new outdoor venue What a way to woo an audience! Pi…

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