Links for shut-ins

Here in California, we’re closing in on four weeks of shelter-in-place. Cancellations and closures began even earlier. I’d had tickets to the International Ocean Film Festival, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, the San Francisco Ballet’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and Loot at the Aurora Theatre—all canceled. (The silent film festival will take place in November instead of April.) I’d signed up for a class on the musical-theater genius Stephen...
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Lincoln Center Cancels Additional Summer Programming

Lincoln Center has announced the cancellation of additional summer programming. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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VIDEO: Brian Stokes Mitchell Serenades NYC From His Balcony!

This afternoon, passersby were treated to a Tony-winning serenade from none other than the great Brian Stokes Mitchell as he belted out a selection from Man of La Mancha from his balcony [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Lincoln Center Theater Cancels Additional Summer Programming

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the cancellation of additional summer programming. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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VIDEO: Jason Danieley and Sally Murphy Sing 'I'll Buy You A Star' 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]
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VIDEO: Watch Original SPRING AWAKENING Cast Reunite on STARS IN THE HOUSE with Seth Rudetsky

Stars in The House continues tonight 8pm with the Original Broadway cast of Spring Awakening - Jonathan Groff, Lea Michelle, Skyler Astin, Gideon Glick, Lilli Cooper. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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VIDEO: Watch Original SPRING AWAKENING Cast Reunite on STARS IN THE HOUSE with Seth Rudetsky- Live Now!

Stars in The House continues tonight 8pm with the Original Broadway cast of Spring Awakening - Jonathan Groff, Lea Michelle, Skyler Astin, Gideon Glick, Lilli Cooper. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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George Salazar To Host Weekly Talk-Show Telethon SUNDAYS ON THE COUCH WITH GEORGE

Drama Desk-nominated actor George Salazarand producer Sam Pasternack will bring aoeSundays on the Couch with Georgea to YouTube every Sunday at 5pm EST2pm PST. aoeSundays on the Coucha is a weekly, live talk-show that will raise money each week for a different organization hit by the pandemic. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Kristin Chenoweth, Billy Porter, and More to Join Joe Biden Online Fundraiser

Tony Award winners Billy Porter and Kristin Chenoweth have joined the lineup for an upcoming virtual fundraiser for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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BWW Recap: THE GOOD FIGHT Season Four Opener Asks 'What if Hillary Won?'

Warning This post contains spoilers.Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election, Merrick Garland and Elizabeth Warren are on the Supreme Court, a cure for cancer has been found, there's a rise in the polar bear population, the rain forests being saved and Harriet Tubman is on the 20 bill. Doesn't sound so bad, right [Author: Abigail Charpentier]
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Big Thinking For The Post-Pan

There are valid reasons to look at historic crises as moments for dramatic urban change. Nineteenth-century pandemics helped usher in developments in water and sewage systems. And there can be no doubt that, in the immediate future, the economic and demographic health of major cities will suffer enormously. But if we are to look forward optimistically, we must start by grappling with a difficult pattern: Urban history may be more about continuity through crises than about transformation. – City...
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VIDEO: Ruben Santiago-Hudson's LACKAWANNA BLUES Launches Center Theatre Group 'Scenes From the Vault' Series

Reaching back into their rich history at the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre, Center Theatre Group is launching Scenes from the Vault, a series of videos of some favorite moments on the three stages. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Exclusive: Watch Lena Hall Host a Listening Party For Her New Album THE VILLA SATORI- Live 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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Spend Your Easter and Passover Weekend with These Four Musicals on BroadwayHD!

Sight Sound takes theater to a whole new level, where every show is an epic experience with a meaningful message. [Author: Contests - Broadway]
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New Series ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION Welcomes Kevin Kline This Weekend

Projects with Jason launches its new live stream series, aoeArtists in Conversationa, with a special live event featuring Academy and Tony Award winning actor Kevin Kline on Saturday [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Stephanie McKeon Joins FROZEN West End As Princess Anna!

Pretty Woman and Les Miserables star, Samantha Barks, is set to lead the West End transfer of Disney's Frozen in the iconic role of Elsa [Author: BWW News Desk]
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BWW Exclusive: Conversations and Music with Michael Feinstein- A Change In Tempo

Today, watch as he tells us all aboutchanges in tempo. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
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Archeologists Arrested In Peru For Violating Lockdown

The team, led by archeologist Pieter van Dalen, were caught digging at the Macatón cemetery in the town of Huaral during the state of emergency on Sunday, April 4. The group from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos were taken into custody for breaching Peru’s strict lockdown measures, despite their claim that they were simply securing the national heritage that was left exposed at the site as agreed with the ministry of culture. – Artnet
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Emergency Aid To Artists (Without Lots Of Paperwork)

The emergency package has an initial pot of $10 million for 2,000 grantees. The funds are culled from the operations budgets of the seven US-based organizations: Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National YoungArts Foundation, and United States Artists. With most of the arts programming cancelled, the grants-giving organizations formed a group to design a mechanism that will allow them to give money to artists directly. – Quartz ...
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Home Alone: What We Know About Solitude And Its Healing Power

Steadily, slowly, research interest in solitude has been increasing. Note, solitude – time alone – is not synonymous with loneliness, which is a subjective sense of unwanted social isolation that’s known to be harmful to mental and physical health. In contrast, in recent years, many observational studies have documented a correlation between greater wellbeing and a healthy motivation for solitude – that is, seeing solitude as something enjoyable and valuable. – Aeon
Tags: Art, Ideas, 04.08.20

TheaterWorksUSA To Present Special Easter Sunday Benefit Reading Of THE VELVETEEN RABBIT

TheaterWorksUSA is invitingfamilies to gather together for a special Easter Sunday benefit reading of The Velveteen Rabbit. The event will be live-streamed on TWUSA's Facebook and YouTube channels on Sunday, April 12, at 2 PM est. TheaterWorksUSA also announces the launch of TheaterWorks Anywhere. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Sunny Showtunes: Liberate Your Spirit With the 'Revolting Children' of MATILDA

This afternoon stage your own revolution and liberate your soul with the music of Tony Award-nominee Tim Minchin, and the 'Revolting Children' of Matilda the Musical [Author: Alexa Criscitiello]
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Broadway Rewind: A CHORUS LINE Is a Singular Sensation on Broadway!

This episode of Broadway Rewind takes you to the opening night celebration of the new production of Michael Bennett's Pulitzer Prize winning musical A Chorus Line. But we start things off at a rehearsal for the one night only Actors Fund Benefit of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, which starred Emily Skinner as Miss Mona and Broadway's original 'Annie' herself, Andrea McArdle as Doatsey Mae. McArdle told BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge about her take on the role and her song, 'She reminds ...
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ASSASSINS Cast Including Brandon Uranowitz, Will Swenson & More to Take Part in CSC's New Online Programming

Classic Stage Company hasannouncedthe launch of a free, online version of their discussion series Classic Conversations, airing live Thursdays at 6pm on YouTube and Facebook, and available to view afterwards on these platforms and Instagram IGTV. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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#BWWPrompts: What I Miss Most About Theatre Right Now Is...

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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WEST SIDE STORY CAST Stays Connected Virtually While Social Distancing

West Side Story may be temporarily on pause due to the Broadway shut down, but that doesn't mean that the cast isn't staying connected - virtually, of course [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Broadway Brainteasers: COME FROM AWAY 'Welcome to the Rock' Word Search

Today we're headed to Gander for a welcoming word search based on Come From Away [Author: Alexa Criscitiello]
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Living Room Concerts: French Woods Campers Unite!

For today's performance we've got a special performance from the campers at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts Check it outbelow [Author: Stage Tube]
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BWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault- Shoshana Bean and Kristoffer Cusick Sing THE SECRET GARDEN

In 2005, BroadwayWorld gathered a slew of stars for Standing Ovations 3, a special concert event at Joe's Pub benefitting Broadway CaresEquity Fights Aids. Below, watch as Wicked stars Shosahana Bean andKristoffer Cusick sing 'How Could I Ever Know' from The Secret Garden. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
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Broadway Theatres Will Dim Marquees for Health Care Heroes

In support of and deep gratitude for the health care heroes, first responders, and essential workers who are on the front lines of the current COVID-19 crisis every day, Broadway theatres will take part in the Light It Blue initiative in New York City. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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