Breaking: Remaining NYC Theaters & Concert Venues to Close Tuesday March 17

Not many New York City performance venues have remained open, but per Mayor Bill de Blasio, the remaining ones will close effective Tuesday AM... [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York City, Theatre, Bill De Blasio, BWW News Desk

Video: Lauren Patten Brings Broadway Home with A JAGGED LITTLE PILL Tune

Jagged Little Pill star, Lauren Patten, treats social media followers to an Alanis Morissette favorite [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Lauren Patten

CDC Recommends 8-Week Suspension of Gatherings of 50 or More

The Center for Disease Control has issued updated recommendations regarding gatherings of 50 or more people amid the Covid-19 outbreak and has recommended suspension of such activities for at least the next eight weeks. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Cdc, Theatre, Center for Disease Control, BWW News Desk

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Melbourne Suspends Performances Through April 12

The Melbourne production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will suspend performances at The Princess Theatre through April 12. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Harry Potter, Melbourne, BWW News Desk

New York Public Schools Closed Due to Covid-19

It was announced this afternoon, that all New York public schools will be closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York, Theatre, BWW News Desk, New York Public Schools Closed Due

VIDEO: Equity President Kate Shindle Talks Broadway Shutdown on MSNBC

Equity President, Kate Shindle, sat down withMSNBC to discuss the impact of the current Broadway shutdown due to the Covid-19 ourbreak. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Msnbc, Stage Tube, Kate Shindle

Two Collaborators of La Scala in Italy Die of COVID-19

Two collaborators of La Scala have died from coronavirus, according to Gramilano. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Italy, La Scala, BWW News Desk

Broadway Rewind: 9 TO 5 Gets Workin' on Broadway in 2009

After premiering in Los Angeles in 2008, Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 opened on Broadwayon April 30, 2009 at the Marquis Theatre. Based on the 1980 filmof the same name, the musical featured cast, including Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block, Megan Hilty, Marc Kudisch, and Andy Karl. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Los Angeles, Dolly Parton, Broadway, Andy Karl, BroadwayWorld TV

A Principal Dancer Talks About Being Removed From Firebird Because Size Two Is Apparently Just Too Big For Some Directors

Kathryn Morgan, who spoke on the Today Show about mental health and the ballet world, went viral for that – but had much more to say. On her own YouTube channel, she gave a lot more details. – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Youtube, Dance, Today Show, Kathryn Morgan, 03.13.20

All Nine Members Of British Equity’s Minority Committee Resign

First came the comments from actor Lawrence Fox; then came the tweets labeling him “a disgrace” after his appearance on the show Question Time; then came Equity’s official apology for the tweets and removal of the tweets; and then came the mass resignations. Former chair Daniel York Loh: “It’s always felt more like a box-ticking exercise than anything else and our committee is there to look good in photos without really raising any serious or difficult issues (though of course we have, time and...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Daniel York Loh, Lawrence Fox, 03.13.20, British Equity 's Minority Committee Resign

Baz Luhrmann and Family in Voluntary Quarantine After Contact With Tom Hanks

According to Deadline, director Baz Luhrmann and his family have voluntarily quarantined themselves, after Luhrmann came in contact with Tom Hanks on the set of his new untitled Elvis film. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Tom Hanks, Elvis, Baz Luhrmann, Luhrmann, BWW News Desk

The Old Vic Announces Early Closure of ENDGAME Due To The Coronavirus Situation

The Old Vic theatre in London has today 15 March announced that it will end its run of Samuel Beckett's EndgameRough for Theatre II early due to the coronavirus situation. The production stars Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming, and had been due to run until 28 March. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: London, Theatre, Alan Cumming, Daniel Radcliffe, Samuel Beckett, BWW News Desk

A Monument To Mining Gets A Reprieve And New Life

This 1915 monument to coal mining is going to live on, by luck (and a heritage fund). “The crowning glory was a spectacular debating chamber, nicknamed the pitman’s parliament, in which each numbered seat corresponded to a colliery. Deliberately designed to resemble a mine-owner’s country estate, Redhills was a unique and extraordinary monument to working-class pride, ambition and self-organisation.” – The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, Visual, Redhills, 03.15.20

Andreas Brown, Longtime Owner Of Gotham Book Mart, Has Died At 86

Though he never reconciled his love for books with the need to make money – the landlords seized his inventory in 2006 – Brown ran a place that was devoted to writers, readers, and lovers of idiosyncrasy, after he was recruited by original owner Frances Steloff in 1967. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Brown, Gotham Book Mart, Frances Steloff, 03.13.20

Students, Out Of School, Are Making Content From The Coronavirus

What a shock; it’s mostly TikTok. (But funny, funnier than that rhyme.) – The Boston Globe
Tags: Art, Media, 03.13.20

BWW TV: Taylor Trensch & Kyle Scatliffe Open Up About the Importance of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Ever since it opened on Broadway last winter, To Kill a Mockingbird has been making history at the Shubert Theatre, where it has already become the highest-grossing American play ever. The history-making continued on February 26...this time at Madison Square Garden. [Author: Backstage With Richard Ridge]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Madison Square Garden, Shubert Theatre, Kyle Scatliffe, Backstage With Richard Ridge, Richard Ridge, Taylor Trensch

The Best (So Far) In Streaming Theatre

No, nothing can replace live theatre, but since we can’t (or shouldn’t) be at the theatre together, at least we can stream a lot of live performances that were recorded for posterity. – Lou Harry
Tags: Art, Theatre, 03.15.20

BWW Exclusive: Allison Frasca Visits SIX on The Broadway Break(down)!

Today, she's continuing the series at the Brooks AtkinsonTheatre to break down Six [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Brooks, BroadwayWorld TV, Broadway Break, Allison Frasca

Calming Shows To Stream While You’re Hunkered Down

In other words, maybe don’t go for Netflix’s Pandemic or Outbreak. Instead, grab some popcorn and stay calm with Great British Baking Show or Planet Earth II. – Time
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One Critic Asks The West End To Close Now

Lyn Gardner: “I think theatre is wonderful, but I don’t think it is worth dying for.” – The Stage (UK)
Tags: Art, Theatre, Lyn Gardner, 03.13.20

Historic, high-value paintings stolen from Oxford college gallery

Police appeal for information after burglars snatch three ‘important cultural artefacts’Three high-value paintings have been stolen in a burglary at Christ Church Picture Gallery in Oxford, police said. Thames Valley police said burglars had broken into the gallery on St Aldates, which is part of Oxford University’s Christ Church college, at around 11pm on Saturday. Nobody was injured during the heist, police confirmed.They took Salvator Rosa’s A Rocky Coast, With Soldiers Studying a Plan, from ...
Tags: Art, Crime, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Oxford, Anthony van Dyck, Thames Valley, Annibale Carracci, Salvator Rosa, Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford University 's Christ Church

Exclusive: First Listen To 'Unworthy Of Your Love' From LOSING MY MIND: A SONDHEIM DISCO FEVER DREAM

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first listen to'Unworthy Of Your Love' From LOSING MY MIND A SONDHEIM DISCO FEVER DREAM. Check out the track [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Living Room Concerts: PRETTY WOMAN's Andy Karl & Orfeh Sing 'Rodeo Drive'

For today's performance we've got PRETTY WOMAN's Orfeh and Andy Karl giving us an acoustic rendition of 'Rodeo Drive' [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
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BWW Flashback: THE INHERITANCE Concludes Broadway Run

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Matthew Lopez's The Inheritance, directed by Stephen Daldry, was set to conclude its Broadway run today, March 15, after 46 previews and 138 regular performances. Instead, the show's run ended a few days early, due to Broadway's COVID-19 shut-down. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Stephen Daldry, Matthew Lopez, BWW News Desk

Leaving The Rose Main Reading Room As The Coronavirus Looms

What it feels like to abandon communal reading and working in one of New York’s most glorious public spaces – not good. Said one retired professor: “I see we’ll have digital access for a lot. … But I’m not happy, I’m afraid.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York, Words, 03.14.20

Signature Theatre's Sondheim Award Gala Honoring Carol Burnett Postponed Until June

Due to the public health crisis of COVID-19, Signature Theatre announced today that the 2020 Stephen Sondheim Award Gala will be postponed from April 6, 2020 until June 29, 2020. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Carol Burnett, Stephen Sondheim, BWW News Desk

Australia’s Performing Arts Say They Will Be Brought To The Brink Of Collapse

Of course, they’re not alone, but the virus has especially terrible timing in a country hit by sudden so-called austerity measures. “The Australian arts industry operates on a knife-edge at the best of times – but in recent years, the pressure has reached boiling point: local creators have faced millions in funding cuts, with draconian laws decimating once thriving scenes.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Australia, Issues, 03.14.20

The Japanese Calligrapher Keeping A Forgotten Women’s Script Alive

Kana shodo, which is more than a millennium old and in which the first known novel was written, has fallen out of use for Japanese women today – but artist and master calligrapher Kaoru Akagawa is making art with it. – CNN
Tags: Art, Visual, Kaoru Akagawa, 03.15.20

Broadway Actor Dwayne Clark and His Children Launch Book Series About African American Family

Actor Dwayne Clark, his 8-year old son DJ, and his 11-year old daughter Jada have launched a series of children's books that portrays life lessons from their family experiences to motivate young readers. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Jada, BWW News Desk, Dwayne Clark

Cirque Du Soleil Shows Suspended In Las Vegas Due to Coronavirus

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has announced the temporary suspension of the resident shows in Las Vegas including Mystre, 'O', Zumanity, K, The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONE, and Blue Man Group, effective March 15. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Las Vegas, Michael Jackson, Blue Man Group, BWW News Desk, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, Cirque Du Soleil Shows

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