Thursday, September 17, 2020

Standing @ Zero: Mrs. Doubtfire's Casey Garvin by JK

We have been fans of this month's Standing @ Zero hero since his days in the off-Broadway revival of Bare. Since then, his career has really taken off, with regional theater credits includi…

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Broadway Brainteasers: Ariana DeBose Word Search!

Today, we're bringing you a word search based on the career of Tony Award-nominee and star of the upcoming film adaptations of West Side Story and The Prom, Ariana DeBose!

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Miscast Memory: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Raúl Esparza Sing 'A Boy Like That' From West Side Story by Andrew Gans

Miscast20, featuring stars of stage and screen performing songs from roles in which they would never be cast, will be presented virtually September 13.

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Saturday, September 5, 2020

Audition Song Suggestions for West Side Story the Musical – by Character by Performerstuff

Audition Song Suggestions for West Side Story the Musical –  by Character Written by Leryn Turlington September 5, 2020 “Something’s Coming…” and it could be your next big …

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

5 ‘Miscast’ Numbers That Will Play With Your Preconceptions by Laura Collins-Hughes

Jonathan Groff tapping a tribute to Sutton Foster? Lin-Manuel Miranda singing Anita’s part in “West Side Story”? Watch these videos and see what’s possible.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Today on Broadway: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 by Matt Tamanini

New York Theatres Hire Women of Color, ‘The Prom’ Film Sets Release Date, Schele Williams on “West Side Story” Revival “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podc…

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Call Redialed: NEW Telly Leung Interview: Broadway Actor, GLEE, Bristol Riverside Theatre's Summer Fest 2020 by Adam Rothenberg

I always love interviewing Telly Leung, so I was thrilled he was available for this new interview during Broadway’s shutdown. I have enjoyed seeing Telly on Broadway, TV, and in concert. …

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Which Shows Will Be Eligible for 2020 Tony Awards?

Though final eligibility determinations have not yet been announced, word from industry insiders is that the cutoff will be February 19, 2020- meaning that two shows that opened before the B…

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Audra McDonald, Rachel Brosnahan, More Bring Covenant House’s Stage and Screen Sleep Out Online August 24 by Ryan McPhee

The virtual event, aimed at supporting young people facing homelessness, also features upcoming West Side Story stars Ariana DeBose and Rachel Zegler.

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Friday, August 21, 2020


The Tony Awards, postponed from June because of the Covid-19 pandemic, will be produced virtually on an unspecified date this year. In an email to members of the Broadway League, President C…

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Tony Awards sets February eligibility cutoff date by Caitlin Huston

The eligibility cutoff date for the upcoming Tony Awards is Feb. 19, 2020, Tony Award Productions confirmed Friday. The eligibility date would mean that “West Side Story” and “Girl fro…

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Standing @ Zero: West Side Story's Corey John Snide by JK

Though he began his stage career in a leading role - he was a Billy Elliot in both the West End and Australia - as a Broadway Baby, Corey John Snide's been an amazing utility player. He was …

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Karen Olivo & Sierra Boggess Join Virtual Summer Concert Series by Lindsey Sullivan

As previously reported, Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway concert series, which first began in Provincetown at the Art House in 2011, is debuting as a weekly virtual series entitled the Seth Concer…

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Two-Time Tony-Winning Lighting Designer Howell Binkley Dead at 64 by Lindsey Sullivan

Esteemed lighting designer Howell Binkley, who won Tony Awards for Hamilton and Jersey Boys, died after a battle with lung cancer on August 14, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. His wi…

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

VIDEO: WEST SIDE STORY's Rachel Zegler Sings 'The Beauty Is' from THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

Rachel Zegler, star of the upcoming West Side Story film remake, took to Twitter tonight to share a lovely rendition of the song, 'The Beauty Is' from Adam Guettel's The Light in the PIazza.…

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"That Is A Definite Silver Lining" by Mo Brady

from Broadway Roulette …

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Audra McDonald, Rachel Brosnahan, More Bring Covenant House’s Stage and Screen Sleep Out Online by Ryan McPhee

The virtual event, aimed at supporting young people facing homelessness, will also feature upcoming West Side Story stars Ariana DeBose and Rachel Zegler.

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Audition Songs for Beauty and the Beast the Musical- by Character by Performerstuff

Audition Songs for Beauty and the Beast the Musical- by Character Written by Tiffany Wilkie Updated July 27, 2020 If you want a “transformational” musical theatre audition song for…

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Ad Agency Sues Scott Rudin, Saying Producer Owes $6.3 Million by Michael Paulson

At issue: payment for media buying and marketing strategy for the Broadway revivals of “West Side Story” and “The Music Man.”

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SpotCo sues producer Scott Rudin for $6.3 million in invoices by Caitlin Huston

Advertising agency SpotCo is suing producer Scott Rudin for what it says is more than $6 million in owed payments.  At issue is unpaid work the agency says it has done on Rudin’s Broadway…

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Mrs. Doubtfire's Doreen Montalvo Can't Wait for Castmate Hugs & the In the Heights Movie by

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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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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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of August 3 - WEST SIDE STORY Novel, Music From Sophia Anne Caruso, and More!

This week's list features the novelization of West Side Story, as well as a graphic novel version of The Phantom of the Opera, and the audiobook of Vietgone. Plus, new music from Sophia Anne…

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Laura Benanti, Megan Hilty, Chita Rivera and More to Join WEST SIDE STORIES: Celebrating NYC in the 1970's

Laura Benanti (My Fair Lady), Megan Hilty (TV's 'Smash'), and musical theatre legend Chita Rivera (West Side Story) will be making appearances in WEST SIDE STORIES: Celebrating NYC in the 19…

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Ms. Broadway July 2020: Moulin Rouge's Amber Ardolino by JK

In just a few short years, Ms. Broadway July 2020 has assembled an impressive resume of roles in high profile shows. Yes, Amber Ardolino has been a part of national tours, Broadway shows, …

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Broadway’s Jennifer Sánchez by Deb Miller

Actress, singer/songwriter, and Albuquerque, New Mexico native Jennifer Sánchez made her Broadway debut in the 2009 revival West Side Story, singing the iconic “America” by Leonard Bern…

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The real 'crown jewels' of the arts? An unprotected freelance workforce by Tosin Thompson

The government bailout promises to help the big institutions, but the individuals who set the stage alight are largely self-employed and have been hung out to dry ‘It felt weird taking the…

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VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Sings 'Gee, Anthony Fauci' in Latest Parody!

In his latest musical parody, Randy Rainbow sings a desperate plea to Anthony Fauci to save us from misinformation. Check out the West Side Story spoof below!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

VIDEO: On This Day, July 14- Remembering Arthur Laurents

Arthur Laurents was best known for his work as librettist on Gypsy and West Side Story, but was also well known as a playwright, having won a Tony Award® for Hallelujah, Baby! in 1968. Lat…

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Watch Kelli O'Hara, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More in PBS' 40th Annual A Capitol Fourth Concert by Lindsey Sullivan

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, PBS' 40th annual A Capitol Fourth concert was not held live on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol as planned. Instead, stage and screen stars Vanessa Willi…

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