Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Adrienne Warren, Barret Foa, Andrew Keenan-Bolger and More Join MUSKET Alumni Concert

MUSKET, the University of Michigan's only student-run musical theatre company, has released the full lineup for this week's 'The Alumni Concert,' airing September 25th. The performers and sp…

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Saturday, September 5, 2020

A Special Labor Day Salute to All of Broadway's Truly Essential Performers by Broadwayandme

Traditions are important even—maybe especially—in troubled times. And so although theaters remain dark and I’ve been posting here infrequently, I’ve decided to go ahead with my annua…

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Friday, September 4, 2020

Going to a live indoor Second City show felt strange and unnerving — for both the audience and the performers by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

The entire cast seemed nervous, writes theatre critic Carly Maga, but the atmosphere of these five people making their way through something that used to feel normal, now rendered foreign, p…

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Jokes, guffaws and hardy perennials: Shedinburgh mows down the fringe by Brian Logan

With the Edinburgh festival shelved by Covid, standups have turned a garden shed into a stage for an online extravaganza. Our writer enjoys flashes of brilliance amid a dislocating experienc…

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Actors' Equity Approves Indoor Productions of Little Shop of Horrors, Fully Committed & More by Lindsey Sullivan

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, the Actors’ Equity Association has already approved the reopening of the Massachusetts-based Barrington Stage Company and Berkshire Theatre Group. The o…

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Friday, August 14, 2020

The Last Five Years to Resume Performances at London's Southwark Playhouse in October by Lindsey Sullivan

Southwark Playhouse's production of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years paused performances beginning on March 16 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. That production, directed by J…

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Miscast20 Sets New Date & Reveals Performers, Including Adrienne Warren, Heather Headley & More by Lindsey Sullivan

MCC's previously postponed Miscast20, an online version of the annual gala featuring Broadway stars performing songs from roles in which they would never be cast, has a new date. Tune in to …

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Monday, August 3, 2020

See Stars of Jagged Little Pill, Hadestown, and More Reunite at Their Theatres by Marc J. Franklin

In celebration of theatre's unsung heroes, The Ensemblist welcomed the performers for a photoshoot at their Broadway homes.

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

The Week in Theatre: My White Best Friend; And So We Come Forth – review by Susannah Clapp

Black writers shared feelings they had kept to themselves for years in a quietly explosive week of tension and tears The words of My White Best Friend (and Other Letters Left Unsaid) hit act…

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Monday, July 20, 2020

When the circus came to town and could not leave: troupe spends lockdown in Morecambe by Nazia Parveen

After five trying months in Lancashire, Big Kid Circus is now at centre of mystery after performers disappear Last week, Jhanys Corrales and Sandy Triana, two of the circus’s high-profile …

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade face racism and the ‘comedy problem’ by Jessica Gelt - Los Angeles Times

There is finite room in the top ranks of L.A.’s leading improv and sketch comedy groups, and the performers selected to breathe the rarefied air have long been white.

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Was Washington Ballet’s Virtual Fundraising Gala A Bad Idea After All? by Artsjournal1

Organizers of the June 18 event, for which the company’s dancers gathered to tape performances which were streamed for attendees, say they followed all CDC and local health guidelines. Nev…

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Hamilton review: The close-ups and camera movements in this version enhance the charisma of the performers by Ao Scott, Ao Scott

The filmed version of the Broadway hit, which stars Lin-Manuel Miranda and a cast of black and Latino actors as the founding fathers, is being streamed on Disney+ from today

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Kennedy Center Cancels Through The Rest Of 2020 by Artsjournal

“For a number of weeks, we have been talking about what would it take to be able to bring people back, how seating in the theaters could be with social distancing and thinking about the pe…

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Homemakers review – future dreams and present nightmares by Catherine Love

Available online Manchester’s Home stages a lockdown all-nighter exploring students’ dreams, alongside time-capsule plays about spiralling social media horrors and disrupted lives ‘We…

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

29 Singers Who Brought Their Concerts to Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

From Patti LaBelle to Patti LuPone, look back at some of the performers who brought their musicianship to the Main Stem.

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Friday, June 5, 2020

Why Is The Emerald City So White? by Mo Brady

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Sophie Evans kicks of week 10 of Lockdown Theatre [Direct]

Lockdown may have been eased but theatres remain closed for the safety of all the performers, backstage crew, front of house staff and the audience. Each week we are joined by various West E…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

VIDEO: Original Broadway and London Casts of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Sing 'As We Stumble Along (Reprise)'

 The original Broadway and London casts of The Drowsy Chaperone have reunited in song for a virtual fundraiser! The performers came together to sing 'As We Stumble Along (Reprise)'.

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€50,000 A Day: What La Scala Would Lose By Operating Under Social-Distancing Rules by Artsjournal1

That’s the grim figure that the Milan opera house’s new superintendent, Dominique Meyer, will present to its board of directors on Thursday. Under the law that Italy’s parliament passe…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Can Cirque Du Soleil Survive The Pandemic? by Artsjournal1

“Even before the pandemic, the sprawling company was struggling with bloat and creative fatigue after a consortium led by an American private equity firm acquired it in 2015, and accelerat…

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Review: No Show, The Yard by Shirley Both

Review: No Show, The Yard3.0StarsAs part of The Yard Online, comedian and cabaret artist Christopher Green performed No Show, which originally made its debut at the Yard earlier this year. T…

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Iconic Broadway Choreography We Love and Remember by Sarah Quagliariello For Broadway Direct

Much in the way that certain memorable costumes have become synonymous with some of our favorite characters, certain dance numbers have become pinnacles of some of our favorite Broadway musi…

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

In the Zoom Where it Happens: PlayGround Launches A Digital Theatre Festival

by Nicole Gluckstern As PlayGround?s 25th Anniversary season draws to a close, its spring programming continues forward, albeit with a virtual twist. Forced by shelter-in-place to cancel up…

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Friday, May 1, 2020

Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Disney on Broadway Stars & More to Perform on THE DISNEY FAMILY SINGALONG: VOLUME II

ABC has announced the first round of celebrity guests joining a?oeThe Disney Family Singalong: Volume II.a?? The performers include Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Anika Noni Rose, Josh Gad, and Di…

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Furloughed Met Opera Musicians Worry About Making It Through The Pandemic Shutdown by Artsjournal1

“The performers … feel abandoned by the Met. … The sense of drift has been compounded by what musicians call a lack of communication and leadership from the Met’s management. Music d…

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Broadway's Still Here! Spot Stars from Every Musical in This Epic Performance of 'I'm Still Here' by Lindsey Sullivan

Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration was packed with a jaw-dropping lineup of stars: Meryl Streep, Audra McDonald, Christine Baranski, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Neil Patrick …

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Bay Area Faves Share Tips for Slaying Your Virtual Performance

by Rotimi Agbabiaka As shelter in place drives group gatherings onto the virtual platforms of cyberspace, theatre artists are contemplating a world in which their performances, classes, and…

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Watch John Legend, Brandon Victor Dixon & More in This Epic Jesus Christ Superstar Sing-Along by Lindsey Sullivan

Praise be! Just because theater lovers are practicing social distancing doesn't mean they can't come together. Andrew Lloyd Webber has been tinkling at the piano keys during this time with h…

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Replay: Some of Manie’s Friends by Terry Teachout

Some of Manie’s Friends, an extremely rare kinescope of a televised tribute to Manie Sacks, the recording-company executive, hosted by Perry Como and originally broadcast by NBC on March 3…

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Singer-Songwriter John Prine Dead Of COVID At 73 by Artsjournal1

“A onetime Army mechanic and mail carrier who wrote songs rooted in the experiences of lower-middle-class life, Mr. Prine rose to prominence almost by accident. He was at a Chicago folk cl…

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