VIDEO: New HAMILTON Parody Puts Fans in 'The Zoom Where It Happens'

Watch this past weekend's 'Saturday Night on Broadway', created by Kurt Crowley and Ian Weinberger, featuring vocals and on-camera work by Nik Walker and Michael Luwoye with appearances by members of the HamFam [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Stage Tube, Kurt Crowley, Michael Luwoye, Nik Walker, Ian Weinberger

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Holds Digital Cast Party for Opening Night

Roundabout Theatre Company, the show's presenter, held an online cast party to commemorate the show's would-be opening and to bring the company together for some fun in the meantime [Author: BWW News Desk]
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VIDEO: Brian Stokes Mitchell and Heather Headley Make 'Fireworks' In Today's #EncoresArchives!

New YorkCity Centeris presenting the EncoresArchives series The most recent video features Mark Evans performing the title song from I Married An Angel, from encores production in 2019. The video also features dancer Sara Mearns. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mark Evans, Heather Headley, BWW News Desk, Sara Mearns

Theatre Streaming Service STAGE To Offer Free Titles

Theatergoers, rejoice STAGE, a new streaming service devoted to the entire world of theatre, announcedtoday that it will be releasing free popular titles from its catalog [Author: BWW News Desk]
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KINKY BOOTS, FALSETTOS and More Get Zoom Backgrounds Courtesy of Jujamcyn!

Jujamcyn, one of Broadway's most prominent theater owners, has debuted a series of conference call backgrounds for the Zoom platform [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Celebrate Broadway, the Great American Songbook and More Online At 92Y

Sing and celebrate the Great American Songbook with these 92Y online programs [Author: BWW News Desk]
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WNET to Stream Broadway's PRESENT LAUGHTER, RED and More!

Pass the time with some free-to-stream programming and resources available from WNET for audiences of all ages. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Idelle Weber, Who Stretched the Meaning of Pop Art, Dies at 88

One of the few women involved in the Pop Art movement, she captured the anonymity of corporate life in silhouettes. She later turned to realism.
Tags: Art, News, Motherwell, Warhol, Museum of Modern Art, Andy, Robert, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Pop Art, Deaths (Obituaries, Idelle Weber

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Sings Dolly Parton While Baking 'Hello Dollies'!

In light of recent circumstances, Tony and Emmy Award-winner, Kristin Chenoweth has revived her viral series, Cooking With Kristin [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Dolly Parton, Kristin Chenoweth, Tony, Kristin, BWW News Desk

BWW Exclusive: Conversations and Music with Michael Feinstein- The Music of Oscar Levant

Today, watch as he gives us a history lesson on the greatOscar Levant [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
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VIDEO: Frank Wildhorn Performs Original Song 'Never Say Goodbye'

In today's installment, Wildhorn playstitle song from Never Say Goodbye, a 2006 show Wildhorn pennedfor the famed Takarazuka Revue Company, with lyricsby the show's director Shuichiro Koike. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Frank Wildhorn, BWW News Desk, Wildhorn, Takarazuka Revue Company, Shuichiro Koike

Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Josh Groban and Many More Join SATURDAY NIGHT SEDER Benefit

Saturday Night Seder a Passover Seder on Saturday, April 11 the fourth night of Passover will be different from all other nights, as a panoply of performers, musicians, and religious scholars come together digitally, from their own homes to celebrate through music and comedy, the original story of the Exodus, and raise money for COVID-19 first responders. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Idina Menzel Ben Platt Josh Groban

Check Out The New Line Of Merch Supporting The Actors Fund In The Theatre Shop - Designed By Broadway Fans!

Last week we announced a contest to design a shirt that we'd sell in the Theatre Shop with 100 of proceeds benefiting The Actors Fund Today we are excited to announce the four winners and debut their shirts - now on sale [Author: BWW News Desk]
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#BWWPrompts: What Is Your Favorite Movie Musical and Why?

We want to hear from you We're startingBwayWorldPrompts, where each day we'll be asking our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram questions to spark some theater conversation. [Author: BWW Prompts]
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Mega Art And The Mega Market That Drives It

“The huge growth of the art market at its top end is surely, as Michael Shnayerson suggests, a function of the spiralling number of billionaires and increasing disparities of wealth. He also points out that successful artists are a very select few: the huge majority make at best only a few thousand dollars a year from their art. The question remains: how good is all this extremely expensive stuff?” – Times Literary Supplement
Tags: Art, Visual, Michael Shnayerson, 03.27.20

Who Gets Paid When Art Is Given Away?

Artistic or creative pursuits, endeavors that are typically pursued for the intrinsic joy of sharing one’s gifts, are also frequently commoditized and placed on the market. Are they part of the gift economy or the transaction economy?  – Image Journal
Tags: Art, Ideas, Issue 104

Online Music Streaming Is Up 32 Percent

The two leading platforms are Spotify with 35 percent and Apple Music, with 19 percent. Amazon Music is third with 15 percent of market share. Paid subscriptions represented 80 percent of total revenue, with advertising and brand partnerships rounding out the remaining 20 percent. – Ludwig Van
Tags: Art, Spotify, Music, Apple Music, Amazon Music, 04.06.20

Do Musicians Need A Federal Works Progress Program To Survive?

Musicians have lost the battle to monetize recordings. With the internet awash in cheap streaming and free videos, our income now comes from live performance alone. Even if livestreams end up being only a short stopgap, offering them up for free on a large scale sets a dangerous precedent. Forced to be pioneers in this nuanced, digital field, we need to set the standard now—past performance footage is different than creating totally new content, for example. How do we assign value in an array o...
Tags: Art, Music, 04.06.20

VIDEO: Garden of Dream Talent Show at Radio City Continues Virtual Rehearsals and Performances

Garden of Dreams Foundation's annual Talent Showwould have taken place today, April 7, 2020. Each year Radio City hosts more than 100 children from the Garden of Dreams Foundation,which is Madison Square Garden'snon-profit charity that helps children that are facing obstacles from sickness to homelessness and poverty. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Madison Square Garden, BroadwayWorld TV, Garden of Dreams Foundation, Dreams Foundation, Radio City Continues Virtual Rehearsals

Broadway Rewind: GUYS AND DOLLS Is Back to Rock the Boat on Broadway!

We then close out the show at the opening night of director Des McAnuff's revival of the classic Frank Loesser musical Guys and Dolls. Des said, 'I wanted to go back to Damon Runyon's time. He wrote the Broadway stories between '29 and '37 so, we set it very loosely in '35, it's a mythic landscape anyway, and I asked Jo Loesser about this idea and she thought Frank would like it, so that was good enough for me.' [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Damon Runyon, Frank, BroadwayWorld TV, Des McAnuff, Dolls Des, Jo Loesser

Sunny Showtunes: Find Peace, Love, Freedom, & Happiness with HAIR!

Use all of what you got to groove along with Gavin Creel and the tribe of the 2009 Broadway revival of Hair [Author: Alexa Criscitiello]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Gavin Creel, Alexa Criscitiello Created as a New Marketplace to Help Artists Earn Income During the Pandemic

A direct, entrepreneurial, and creative response to the unprecedented economic crisis facing the cultural sector, envisions a way to activate and support the myriad talents of a vibrant artistic community currently in isolation with the rest of the world. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Lessons From the Plagues, Painted for Passover

The artist Zoya Cherkassky evokes Jewish life in the shtetl in her new virtual exhibition.
Tags: Art, News, New York City, Israel, Ny, Passover, Zoya, Holocaust and the Nazi Era, Jews and Judaism, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Fort Gansevoort (Manhattan, Cherkassky, Zoya Cherkassky

Williamstown Theatre Festival to Present its Season in Audio Format on Audible

Williamstown Theatre Festivaland Audible announced today that the 2020 Williamstown Theatre Festival summer season will be produced on Audible, the world's largest producer and provider of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Living Room Concerts: Telly Leung Sings From RENT

For today's performance we've got Telly Leung singing 'No Day But Today' from RENT [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
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THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour Announces Closing

After 2,828 performances and 360 playing weeks across North America, the producers of THE BOOK OF MORMON announced today that the Jumamosi Company second national tour has ended its run. Originally scheduled with engagements through the summer, the decision to close was predicated by a series of cancelled dates due to public health concerns. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Exclusive: Watch As Lena Hall Hosts A Listening Party For Her New Album THE VILLA SATORI 4/9 at 7PM!

Lena Hall will host an exclusive listening party on BroadwayWorld's Facebook page Thursday, April 9th, at 7PM Tune in as she hosts a debut listen to her new album, THE VILLA SATORI [Author: BWW News Desk]
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VIDEO: Edie Brickell Shares Original Song

The Old Globe has shared a video of Edie Brickell performing an original song [Author: Stage Tube]
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Leading Thinkers Speculate On What A Post-Virus World Will Look Like

As it has always been, history will be written by the “victors” of the COVID-19 crisis. Every nation, and increasingly every individual, is experiencing the societal strain of this disease in new and powerful ways. Inevitably, those nations that persevere—both by virtue of their unique political and economic systems, as well as from a public health perspective—will claim success over those who experience a different, more devastating outcome. – Foreign Policy
Tags: Art, Ideas, 03.20.20

Broadway Brainteasers: HADESTOWN 'Wait For Me' Word Search

For today's puzzle, we're on the road to hell with the 2019Tony-winning Best Musical, Hadestown [Author: Alexa Criscitiello]
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