VIDEO: Phylicia Rashad Reads Shakespeare's Sonnet 29 For the Public's Brave New Shakespeare Challenge

Inspired by the joyous ways the world community is responding to this challenging time by creating performance, song, conversation, and connection,The Public Theateris inviting the world to use Shakespeare's words to connect with friends, family, and communities, all from their homes. For Week 1 - Phylicia Rashad is reading Sonnet 29. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Shakespeare, Phylicia Rashad, Stage Tube, Public s Brave New Shakespeare Challenge

Disney on Broadway's 25th Anniversary Concert Will Be Streamed to Raise Money For BC/EFA's COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

According to reports by ABC affiliates, but not yet confirmed, the one-night-only benefit 'Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway' will be streamed to raise money for Broadway CaresEquity Fights AIDS' COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Abc, Theatre, Disney, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Broadway CaresEquity, COVID

VIDEO: Skylar Astin Sings 'Touch Me' From SPRING AWAKENING

Skylar Astin took to Instagram to perform a cover of Touch Me from Spring Awakening. Astin played Georg in the original Broadway cast of the musical. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Instagram, Theatre, Broadway, Georg, Skylar Astin, BWW News Desk, Astin

VIDEO: Raul Esparza Performs Shakespeare's Sonnet 29 For the Public's Brave New Shakespeare Challenge

Inspired by the joyous ways the world community is responding to this challenging time by creating performance, song, conversation, and connection, The Public Theater is inviting the world to use Shakespeare's words to connect with friends, family, and communities, all from their homes. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Shakespeare, Public Theater, Stage Tube, Raul Esparza, Public s Brave New Shakespeare Challenge

Academy Donates $6 Million to The Actors Fund, Motion Picture & Television Fund, and the Academy Foundation

According to Variety,The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences donated 6 million to support motion picture employees and their families financially affected by the current health crisis. The donation will also provide aid toinstitutions focused on supporting diverse filmmakers. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Television Fund, Academy Foundation

AMC Theaters May Never Reopen Due to Credit Score Decline

According to The Wrap, AMC Entertainment's credit rating has gone down to CCC- from B, which takes the company from aoehighly speculativea to aoeDefault imminent, with little prospect for recovery.a [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Amc, Theatre, BWW News Desk, AMC Entertainment

VIDEO: YouTuber Lindsay Ellis Attempts to Explain CATS in New Video Essay

Video essayist and YouTube Lindsay Ellis has created an hour-long video, attempting to explain CATS. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Stage Tube, Lindsay Ellis, YouTuber Lindsay Ellis

Broadway Rewind: THE LITTLE MERMAID Makes a Splash on Broadway!

'We then travel to the exciting opening night of Disney's musical, The Little Mermaidand I asked an exuberant Sierra Boggess, who was making her Broadway debut as Ariel, what that magical day meant to her. 'Did it really happen tonight Are we sure that that just happened Before I went on stage tonight, I felt my heart pounding because I was just so excited and there was such anticipation and I realized all I had to do tonight was share Ariel.'' [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Disney, Broadway, Ariel, Sierra Boggess, BroadwayWorld TV

VIDEO: Gina Naomi Baez Parodies FROZEN With 'Do You Want to Learn a TikTok Dance?'

Gina Naomi Baezis back with another quarantine parody [Author: Stage Tube]
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The End Of The Art World (As We Know It)

Via this year’s deeply reimagined Sydney Biennale, now called NIRIN: “The impact of COVID-19 is both a significant challenge and a threshold for new beginnings. An international art world that has called persistently for radical socioeconomic change is now faced with just that in large measure, albeit in ways that it is not in a position to readily absorb.” – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Visual, Sydney Biennale, 04.03.20

VIDEO: Watch [title of show] Cast on STARS IN THE HOUSE with Seth Rudetsky- Live at 8pm!

Stars in The House continues tonight 8pm with Linda Carter and original Title of Show cast. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Seth Rudetsky, Linda Carter, BWW News Desk

Listening To The Sirens’ Call

What a music critic who lives close to a major hospital hears in, and beyond, the now-constant sirens. “Most American ambulances contain an ‘electronic box in each vehicle, which comes preloaded with seven different sounds with names such as ‘Wail,’ ‘Yelp,’ and ‘Piercer.’'” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, 04.05.20

BWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault- Anthony Rapp Sings LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

In 2005, BroadwayWorld gathered a slew of stars for Standing Ovations 4 From Stage to Screen and Back Again- a special concert event at Joe's Pub. Below, watch as Anthony Rapp is joined bySheila Kay Davis,Leilani JonesandJennifer Leigh Warrentosing'Skid Row' fromLittle Shop of Horrors. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Anthony Rapp, BroadwayWorld TV, Pub Below

Is It Great Or Terrible That Quibi Is Launching In The Middle Of The Pandemic?

Quibi – whose ads you’ve likely seen if you’ve been online at all in the past four months – was meant to be a short-form video platform that people watched in moments of their commute or at quickly grabbed coffee breaks. Meg Whitman thinks people stuck at home will take breaks from screens with, uh, screens: “‘People have said, ‘I’m stuck in the house, I’m home-schooling, I need a break,’’ Whitman, the former CEO of eBay and Hewlett-Packard told me on a Zoom conference call with [co-founder Jef...
Tags: Art, Media, Ebay, Hewlett Packard, Meg Whitman, 04.05.20, Jeffrey -RSB- Katzenberg

The Planned Online Six-Hour Epic Pauline Oliveros Opera

The founder of Opera Povera posted the idea to perform an Oliveros opera, and the opera world responded quickly and in numbers. The plan for the participant opera and fundraiser for musicians: “More than 250 artists from around the world will gather for an epic online performance of the late composer’s The Lunar Opera: Deep Listening for _Tunes, an open-form opera in which the enlisted performers create their own characters, movements and sound based on sonic cues known only to themselves.” – L...
Tags: Art, Music, Audience, Pauline Oliveros, Oliveros, 04.04.20, Opera Povera

Michael McKinnell, Bold Architect Of Boston’s Democratic City Hall, Has Died At 84

McKinnell was a 26-year-old graduate student and a teaching assistant for architect Gerhard Kallmann when the city hall competition arose. Their “heroically sculptural and democratically open design for Boston City Hall catalyzed the city’s urban revival in the late 1960s and embodied the era’s idealism and civic activism.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Boston, People, McKinnell, Boston City Hall, 04.04.20, Michael McKinnell, Democratic City Hall, Gerhard Kallmann

VIDEO: Watch Gavin Creel and Laura Bell Bundy in STARS IN THE HOUSE Concert Series with Seth Rudetsky at 2pm!

Stars in The House continues today 2pm for Gavin Creel and Laura Bell Bundyand tonight 8pm withLynda Carterand original Title of Show cast. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Seth Rudetsky, Laura Bell Bundy, Gavin Creel, BWW News Desk, Laura Bell Bundyand

Beloved British Children’s Author Jacqueline Wilson Talks About Her Own Plot Twist

The author is on her 111th novel – she long ago stopped buying her signature chunky silver rings for each book – and this one might be her most personal. “Wilson is the fairy goth-mother of children’s fiction credited with daring to introduce such non-cheery subjects as depression and divorce into her children’s bedrooms.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Words, Jacqueline Wilson, Wilson, 04.04.20

The College Showcase Must Go On (Virtually!) - Part 14

We've been compiling videos from college seniors all around the country for our new daily showcase series. Although their performances were cancelled, the show must go on-- virtually [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Arlene Schnitzer, Gallery Pioneer And Massive Funder To The Arts In The Pacific Northwest, Has Died At 91

The influence of Schnitzer – whose name is on the Oregon Symphony’s hall – on the Portland and Pacific Northwest arts scene can hardly be overstated. “Schnitzer was a towering cultural figure in Portland and the Pacific Northwest, giving many millions of dollars over several decades to the Portland Art Museum, other cultural organizations, health and medical organizations including Oregon Health and Science University, and Jewish causes. With her husband, fellow philanthropist Harold Schnitzer,...
Tags: Art, People, Portland, Pacific Northwest, Harold, Portland Art Museum, Arlene Schnitzer, Oregon Symphony, Harold Schnitzer, Schnitzer, Oregon Health and Science University, 04.04.20

Online Dance Parties Are The New Clubs, Workouts, And Social Life

Dance classes, “clubbing” from home, and other dance-related videos (and Instagram Stories, Zooms, etc.) are keeping loneliness at bay as nearly everyone has orders to shelter in place. Some are very much like in-person life: “Attendees often dress up for a night out, even if their corner of the party is located in their living rooms. A bouncer will eject party-goers who don’t follow the rules. Attendees can even make a donation via PayPal, an approximation of a cover charge that organizers use...
Tags: Art, Paypal, Dance, 04.03.20

Hollywood’s Costumers Are Still Sewing, But Now It’s Face Masks For Survival

Tens of thousands of Hollywood and theatre workers are out of work right now. But they’ve found a rallying cause: “With no end in sight to the crisis, costumers — whose job is to create and fit costumes for actors on sets — are plying their sewing and design skills to help address the very real shortages of face masks and other protective clothing among medical workers.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, 04.04.20

ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST Choreographer Talks Collaborating With Deaf West on New Episode

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist choreographer Mandy Moore recently chatted with The Hollywood Reporter about the recent episode's ASL and dance combination, and more. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Mandy Moore, Hollywood Reporter, ASL, BWW News Desk

What Stars Stream: Broadway Turns Up the Volume on Cast Recordings, Oldies & More!

BroadwayWorld has already shared a list of songs to keep you inspired during these trying times, as well as exclusive daily content from some of your favorite Broadway stars. Now, we're bringing you some musical inspiration straight from the stars themselves What are they listening to to stay sane Find out below [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BroadwayWorld, BWW News Desk

Agatha Christie Is (Still) The Best-Selling Novelist Of All Time

Sure, Shakespeare and the Bible outsell Agatha Christie, but otherwise, she’s the tops. “Agatha Christie’s novels have sold more than one billion copies in the English language and another billion internationally.” Thirty percent of USians who like to read started their mystery reading with an Agatha Christie book. And then there’s Mousetrap. – Literary Hub
Tags: Art, Words, Shakespeare, Agatha Christie, 04.03.20

PHOTO: Corey Cott and Brother Casey Shave Their Heads For Charity

Broadway's Corey Cott and his brother, Riverdale's Casey Cott, have shaved their heads for charity [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Riverdale, BWW News Desk, Corey Cott, Casey Cott

Scott Alan Will Perform a New Concert on Stageit Today

Scott Alan is going live on Stageit for a concert every Sunday at 12pm EST. Tickets are now on sale for the next event, taking place today, April 5. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Scott Alan, Scott Alan Will

VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Plays JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR; Encourages Fans to Submit Videos Singing Along

Andrew Lloyd Webber has taken to Twitter to perform a bit from Jesus Christ Superstar, in honor of Easter approaching. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, BWW News Desk

VIDEO: The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra Plays the South African National Anthem From Their Homes

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra have released a video of members performing the South African National Anthem from their homes. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Stage Tube, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra Plays the South, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

Suellen Rocca, Fiercely Original Artist And Member Of Chicago’s Hairy Who, Has Died At 76

Rocca and five others, former classmates from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, “came together under the sway of influences as disparate as Dubuffet, Native American art, hand-painted store signs, the Sears catalog and the natural-history displays at the Field Museum to create a rambunctious form of painting and sculpture that tacked hard against prevailing orthodoxies.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Chicago, Dubuffet, Field Museum, Rocca, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 04.04.20, Suellen Rocca

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