Monday, August 1, 2022

McEntee Named First Recipient Of New LGBTQ+ Theatre Writer Fellowship by Frank Rizzo

NEW YORK—The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) and Foundation ATCA have announced the first recipient of the ATCA Helbing fellowship for LGBTQ+ theater writers. Members of the He…

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Theater Books for Summer Reading 2022 by Jan Simpson

Now that Covid has been around for more than two years and vaccines have made contracting the virus a little less scary, a new kind of normal is settling in. The Tony award ceremonies return…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 09:12AM
Monday, May 16, 2022

IT’S TONY SEASON by Ron Fassler

Harold Prince, victorious with Tony #20 for “Showboat,” with Gregory Hines (1995).Now that the 2022 Tony Awards nominations have been announced and campaigning is in full swing, as usua…

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Design Workshop with Clint Ramos & David Zinn by American Theatre Wing

Join us for a special design workshop with Tony Award-winning Designers, Clint Ramos and David Zinn! Clint and David will speak with four MFA Scenic and Costume Design students as they parti…

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Broadway in a Box CD Review: Oliver! (1962 OBCR) by JK

At Christmas a few years ago, Jeff gave me a copy of Broadway in a Box: The Essential Broadway Musicals Collection. He has now given me the opportunity to use his blog to share my impression…

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Friday, December 3, 2021

Two-Time Olivier Award Winner Antony Sher Dies at 72 by Lindsey Sullivan

Stage and screen star Antony Sher has died at the age of 72. In September, his husband, collaborator and Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Gregory Doran announced he would take a …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:03PM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: June 8 - 14 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: June 8 - 14 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭   June 10, 1982: Transferring from off-Broadway, Torch Song Trilogy  opened at The Little Theatre (renamed The Hele…

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: June 1 - 7 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: June 1 - 7 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭   June 1, 1971: Good grief! You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, a smash hit off-Broadway, opened at the Golden Theatre, w…

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Monday, April 26, 2021

#259 DAVID GARRISON, Actor by Elizabeth Wheless

One of Broadway's most reliable character men, David Garrison, joins Rob and Kevin to look back on his time in such shows as A History of the American Film, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the…

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Michael Urie to Star in Michael Mayer's Single All the Way on Netflix by Caitlin Moynihan

Holiday plans are in full swing thanks to this news! According to Variety, stage favorite Michael Urie is set to star in a new gay holiday rom-com directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer. Sing…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 06:36PM

Michael Urie to Lead Gay Netflix Rom Com From Tony Winner Michael Mayer

Urie's Broadway credits include 'Celebrity Autobiography,' 'Torch Song,' 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,' and the 2020 production of 'Grand Horizons.' 

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:47PM
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Ep128 – Michael Urie: Ugly Betty, Torch Song, Grand Horizons by Bpn Admin Cs

Maybe best known for his starring role as Mark St. James on Ugly Betty (opposite Vanessa Williams), Michael Urie is not only a star of the stage and screen, but also a director and executive…

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Tony-Winning Broadway Producer Martin Markinson Dies at 89 by Dan Meyer

The theatre maker worked on Torch Song Trilogy, The Gathering, and Honeymoon in Vegas.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:47PM

Martin Markinson Dies: ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ Producer, Broadway Theater Rescuer Was 89 by Greg Evans

Martin Markinson, a producer and theater owner who took Torch Song Trilogy to Broadway and returned the venue now known as the Hayes Theatre to theatrical use, died Thursday, January 7 at hi…

SOURCE: Deadline at 01:24PM
Monday, December 14, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Musical of the Month: Hairspray: The Cast by JK

We started off this month's Musical of the Month, Hairspray with a look back at the origins and facts behind the original Broadway production. This week, we take a closer look at that cas…

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Broadway Games: Word Search: The 2019-2020 Season by JK

Who doesn't love a word search? How about one that is all about Broadway? It's the best of both worlds this week, readers! True, it covers this crazy past season, but still... Standard rules…

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Friday, September 18, 2020

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…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 12:18PM
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

THE EXTINCTION OF FIREFLIES Starring Michael Urie and Tracie Bennett Now in Production

The Extinction of Fireflies, James Andrew Walsh's new comedy starring multi-award winner Michael Urie ('Ugly Betty,' Buyer & Cellar, Torch Song) and Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett (…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:03PM
Friday, August 21, 2020

VIDEO: Watch Mercedes Ruehl & Michael Urie on VIRTUAL HALSTON- Live at 5pm!

Today's guests are award-winning actors Mercedes Ruehl and Michael Urie, who reunite to discuss their unforgettable turns as mother and son in the recent revival of TORCH SONG TRILOGY.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:18AM
Thursday, August 6, 2020

Best of the Decade: Up and Comers, Part II by JK

Earlier this week, we continued our Best of the Decade series with the first twelve Up and Comers of Broadway who came to our attention over the past ten seasons. Today, we give you the ot…

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita Welcome Their First Child by Lindsey Sullivan

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita are parents. Beckett Mercer Ferguson-Mikita was born on July 7, according to People. "The new parents are overjoyed and excited for this new journey …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:32PM
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: On June 10 by Olivia Clement

Judy Garland is born, Torch Song Trilogy opens on Broadway, and The Five Lesbian Brothers open Brave Smiles Off-Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, April 13, 2020

Michael Urie Will Reprise BUYER & CELLAR Role for Livestream Benefit

Obie, Lortel, and Drama Desk Award- winner Michael Urie (Grand Horizons, Torch Song) will reprise his role in a livestreamed one-night-only performance of Buyer & Cellar to benefit Broa…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:47PM
Thursday, April 2, 2020

VIDEO: Watch Michael Urie Perform 'To Be Or Not To Be' as Arnold Bekhoff From TORCH SONG

Michael Urie took to Twitter to share a video of himself performing Hamlet's famed 'To Be Or Not To Be' Soliloquy as Arnold Bekhoff from Torch Song!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:28PM
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

VIDEO: Michael Urie Mashes Up TORCH SONG and HAMLET for #ShakespeareChallenge

Michael Urie joins #ShakespeareChallenge reciting a Act 2 monologue from Hamlet as his Torch Song character, Arnold Bekhoff.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 07:32PM
Sunday, March 22, 2020

VIDEO: Michael Urie Performs HAMLET as Arnold Beckoff from TORCH SONG

Michael Urie has taken the #ShakespeareChallenge to a new level! The actor took to Twitter to post a video of himself performing Hamlet as Arnold Beckoff from Torch Song.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:36AM
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Call Answered: Jeffrey Vause: "TOMORROW WE LOVE" at Theater for the New City by Adam Rothenberg

I first came to know Jeffrey Vause when he was starring in Andy Halliday’s Nothing But Trash. I’m so excited that I now get to interview him as Jeffrey’s play TOMORROW WE LOVE, makes i…

SOURCE: Call Me Adam at 06:06PM
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Mr. Broadway March 2020: Bobbie's Boys From Company by JK

The current revival of Company famously switches the genders of many of the characters, with Bobby now Bobbie, single and 35 in New York City. In the show, we meet three of her suitors: And…

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Call Answered: Jamison Stern: "AFTER FOREVER" on Amazon Prime by Adam Rothenberg

I first came to know the talents of Jamison Stern when Season 1 of the 5-time Daytime Emmy winning series AFTER FOREVER premiered on Amazon Prime in 2018. Then later that same year, I got to…

SOURCE: Call Me Adam at 05:03AM
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Call Redialed: NEW Wyatt Fenner Interview: "AFTER FOREVER" on Amazon Prime by Adam Rothenberg

It’s so great to catch up with actor Wyatt Fenner. It’s been three years since our last interview together, when Wyatt starred in The War Boys at Access Theatre. Now he is featured in th…

SOURCE: Call Me Adam at 09:03AM

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