Ben Vereen and Dan Watt Donate Proceeds From Single To Actors Fund

Producer Dan Watt and Tony winner Ben Vereen have decided to donate the 2020 proceeds from Ben's single 'What a Wonderful World' to the Actor's Fund. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Tony, Ben, Ben Vereen, BWW News Desk, Dan Watt

VIDEO: Ben Platt Covers 'Rainbow' by Kacey Musgraves

Ben Platt took to Instagram earlier today to share a cover of 'Rainbow' by Kacey Musgraves. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Kacey Musgraves, Instagram, Theatre, Ben Platt, BWW News Desk

Video Roundup: Aisha Jackson and Tommy Bracco Perform on Social Media

Broadway stars are taking to social media to share performances, as live performances are few and far between for the time being. Aisha Jackson and Tommy Bracco are the latest to share performances. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Social Media, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Tommy Bracco, Aisha Jackson

VIDEO: Watch Kristin Chenoweth in STARS IN THE HOUSE Concert Series with Seth Rudetsky at 8pm!

Stars in The House continues today 2pm with Audra McDonald and Will Swenson and tonight 8pm withKristin Chenoweth [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Kristin Chenoweth, Audra McDonald, Will Swenson, Seth Rudetsky, Chenoweth, BWW News Desk

With Covid-19 Closing Theaters, This Distributor Is Taking the Movie-Going Experience Online

Movie theaters worldwide have been shuttering in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak since there—understandably—aren’t a lot of butts in seats between limitations on public gatherings, mandatory quarantines, and widespread adoption of social distancing practices. Several major studios such as Disney and …Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Theatre, Disney, Theaters, Streaming, Video On Demand, Live Streaming, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Latest Data Proves the Arts Are a Vital Part of the U.S. Economy

New data has been issued by the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Endowment for the Arts, that has revealed that the arts are a vital component of the U.S. economy, according to [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts, BWW News Desk

En Garde Arts' FANDANGO FOR BUTTERFLIES (AND COYOTES) Will Be Available Online

En Garde Arts has announced that their production of Fandango for Butterflies and Coyotes will be available online March 26a28. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Coyotes, BWW News Desk

VIDEO: Annaleigh Ashford Sings 'Brief Time' As Part of TodayTix's Intermission Mission Series!

Annaleigh Ashford kicked off TodayTix's Intermission Mission series, to raise money for The Actors Fund. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Annaleigh Ashford, BWW News Desk, Intermission Mission

VIDEO: Steve Martin Shares Video of Himself Playing Banjo Outdoors

Steve Martin took to Twitter to share a video of himself playing a bit of banjo outside while in isolation. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Steve Martin, BWW News Desk

VIDEO: Dolly Parton Shares Tribute to Kenny Rogers

Dolly Parton has taken to Twitter to share a tribute to Kenny Rogers, who passed away yesterday, March 20. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, BWW News Desk, Dolly Parton Shares Tribute

Ruthie Ann Miles Announces She is Expecting a Child This Spring

The Broadway community is in need of some good news lately, and today we've received some Ruthie Ann Miles has announced on social media that she is expecting a child this spring [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Ruthie Ann Miles

LISTEN: Jason Robert Brown Releases 'JRB Plays JRB' Women's Edition on SoundCloud

Jason Robert Brown took to Twitter to announce the release of the women edition 'JRB Plays JRB' which features the composer playing accompaniments to his own songs. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Jason Robert Brown, BWW News Desk

Watch Ziegfeld Theater's NEWSIES in ASL Online Now!

Ziegfeld Theater has filmed its production of Newsies, performed in both English and American Sign Language ASL. The production is available to watch on the company's website, through March 29 at 1145pm, for just 9.50. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Ziegfeld Theater, BWW News Desk

Met Opera Adds New Titles and Extended Viewing Hours For Streaming Productions

A day after canceling upcoming performances due to concerns around the coronavirus, the Metropolitan Opera announced that it would stream encore presentations from the award-winning Live in HD series of cinema transmissions on the company website for the duration of the closure. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Metropolitan Opera, BWW News Desk

From Stage to Screen: Where to Watch Broadway's Current Stars During the Shutdown

While you may not be able to see your favorite Broadway stars on the stage right now, thankfully you can watch them from the comfort of your couch on TV BroadwayWorld has rounded up where you can watch 10 of Broadway's current stars on streaming right now [Author: Kaitlin Milligan]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Kaitlin Milligan

BWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault with Cheyenne Jackson

In 2004, BroadwayWorld gathered a slew of stars for Standing Ovations- a special concert event at Joe's Pub. Below, watch as Cheyenne Jacksonsings 'Joey, Joey, Joey' from The Most Happy Fella. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Vault, Cheyenne Jackson, BroadwayWorld TV, Pub Below, Cheyenne Jacksonsings Joey Joey Joey

Just In: Equity & Broadway League Reach Touring Agreement During Shutdown

Just in is word via Equity members that a deal has been reached between them and the Broadway League to take care of agreements for the many national tours that have beencanceled, or postponed. According toMaryMcColl, Executive Director [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway League, BWW News Desk

Lessons From My Grandma on Art, Sex and Life

She was unfailingly true to herself at a time when many doors were closed to women.
Tags: Art, News, Mexico, Norman, Diego, Rivera, Frida, Mailer, Kahlo

VIDEO: Watch Audra McDonald and Will Swenson in STARS IN THE HOUSE Concert Series with Seth Rudetsky at 2pm!

Stars in The House continues today 2pm with Audra McDonald and Will Swenson and tonight 8pm withKristin Chenoweth [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Audra McDonald, Will Swenson, Seth Rudetsky, Chenoweth, BWW News Desk

Broadway Jukebox: Sing Along to the Songs of Birthday Boys Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber!

Not a day goes by that our love ever dies for the music of these two living legends. All we ask of you is that you celebrate with a playlist of their greatest tunes for today and ever after [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, BWW News Desk

VIDEO: On This Day, March 21- HANDS ON A HARDBODY Opens On Broadway

On this day in 2013, the new musical Hands On A Hardbody opened on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Brooks Atkinson Theatre

James V. Hatch, Archivist of Black Theater, Has Passed Away at 91

The New York Times has reported that James V. Hatch, a historian of black theater passed away on Feb 14. Hatch, with his wife Camille Billops, created a large archive of interviews with black actors, singers, writers and artists. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, New York Times, Hatch, BWW News Desk, Camille billops, James V Hatch Archivist of Black Theater, James V Hatch

Placido Domingo Resigns From Opera Union; Donates $500,000 to Sexual Harassment Eradication Programs

Placido Domingo has resigned from the opera union, and will contribute 500,000 to sexual harassment eradication programs, as well as a fund to help opera employees, according to ABC News. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Abc News, Placido Domingo, BWW News Desk, Placido Domingo Resigns From Opera Union

Patrick Wilson Shares THE FULL MONTY Mishaps, Chats with Andrea Martin & More on Seth Rudetsky's STARS IN THE HOUSE

The Actors Fund has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live from home on social media to promote support for The Fund's services. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Broadway, Seth Rudetsky, Andrea Martin, BWW News Desk, Patrick Wilson, James Wesley

BWW Album Review: LOSING MY MIND: A SONDHEIM DISCO FEVER DREAM is Just What the Doctor Ordered

LOSING MY MIND A SONDHEIM DISCO FEVER DREAM is more necessary today than could have ever predicted. Meant to be a celebration of Sondheim's 90th birthday, it's ebullient, mirror-ball infused joy is just what we all need to help us dance a little and get through this era of social distancing, self-containments, lockdowns, and quarantines. [Author: David Clarke]
Tags: Theatre, Sondheim, David Clarke

VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Sings 'You'll Be Back' From HAMILTON

As part of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lin-Manuel Miranda's ongoing Twitter 'playoff,' Webber has posted a new video of himself singing 'You'll Be Back' from Hamilton [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Webber, BWW News Desk

Broadway Rewind: Have Fun, Fun, Fun in Rehearsals for GOOD VIBRATIONS in 2004!

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge follows two shows from the 2004-2005 season on this edition of Broadway Rewind. It's a look at The Beach Boys musical Good Vibrations, but we start things off at the opening night celebration of the New York production of Michael Frayn's play Democracywhich starred Richard Thomas, James Naughton and Robert Prosky. Richard talked about sharing the stage once again with his friend, James Naughton. 'We go way back. This is our fourth play we've done together. We love b...
Tags: New York, Theatre, Michael Frayn, BroadwayWorld, BroadwayWorld TV, Richard Ridge, James Naughton, Democracywhich, Richard Thomas James Naughton, Robert Prosky Richard

FREEDOM RIDERS Creators Launch Interactive Musical During Quarantine

The award winning playwrights of FREEDOM RIDERS The Civil Rights Musical, BAYARD A New Musical, and WALT ROY have launched an interactive event through their Facebook channel [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Facebook, Theatre, BWW News Desk

"It was only natural for me to document my experience. I decided to map the four walls I was confined in and see where that took me creatively."

Said Gareth Fuller, quoted in "What happens when a map artist goes into quarantine" (CNN). Go to the link to see both his very elaborate artwork depicting cities and his cartoon-style mapping of his own little place. Both levels of art are good, and it resonates with me because it fits my favorite abstract category big and small. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Art, Maps, Law, Solitude, Big And Small, Ann Althouse, GARETH FULLER

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Announces Broadway Closing

The producers of the Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf announced today that the production will not open when Broadway resumes performances, due to ensuing cast scheduling conflicts amid the shutdown. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Virginia, Theatre, Broadway, Edward Albee, Virginia Woolf, BWW News Desk

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