The Actors Fund Receives 10,000+ Aid Requests; Raises $14 Million for Relief

Various relief efforts have raised 14 million for The Actors Fund, which has received more than 10,000 financial assistance requests since nationwide shutdowns began March 13. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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VIDEO: Will Chase Channels 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic in New Parody Music Video

Broadway couple Will Chase and Ingrid Michaelson have released a new music video for their parody tune, 'Tigers and Young Men,' based on the popular Netflix series, Tiger King, [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Ingrid Michaelson, Theatre, Netflix, Broadway, Tigers, Stage Tube


Theatre streaming serviceSTAGEcontinues to unlock popular titles from its catalog during the COVID-19 pandemic and make them available free of charge as part of its aoeFree Streams on STAGEa initiative. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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BWW Exclusive: Conversations and Music with Michael Feinstein- Music By Michael!

Today, watch as he plays us some of his own music [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
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R.Evolución Latina's BEYOND BROADWAY WORKSHOP SERIES Featuring Sergio Trujillo & More Has Moved Online

R.Evolucin Latina'sannual Beyond Workshop Series scheduled to begin on April 17th has moved to an online program. In light of the global response to Covid-19, RL rallied its teaching artists and creatives to take action. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Sergio Trujillo, BWW News Desk, RL, Evolucion Latina, COVID

#BWWPrompts: What Is Your Favorite Tony Awards Performance?

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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Will We Lose A Whole Generation Of Artists?

Chances are the current pandemic has them considering whether a creative life is possible – feasible, affordable, open to someone like themselves – at the very moment when that world began cancelling, shuttering, and laying off the teaching artists who was the first person to say to them “Yes, absolutely, poetry (or choreography or set design) could be yours.”  – Creative Generation
Tags: Art, Issues, 04.03.20

Professional Wrestling Has Been Declared An Essential Business By Florida’s Governor And Will Resume

The decision, outlined in an from Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office, could open the door for other sports to resume in the state. – ESPN
Tags: Art, Florida, Media, Ron DeSantis, 04.13.20

The politics of guilt and the violence of the archive

During the lockdown, artists must rethink their place in the system. Now is the chance to advocate and appreciate the human condition of being constantly and chaotically in flux The post The politics of guilt and the violence of the archive appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Censorship, Article, Art Galleries, Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce, Human Zoo, Top Six, Curators, Femicide, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Nokuphila Kumalo, Brett Bailey, Credo Mutwa, All in a Day’s Eye: The Politics of Innocence, Black Womxn, Contemporaryand

The Complicated Legacy Of PT Barnum And What It Says About America

Showman, yes. Bamboozler, con artist, fantasist and entertainer. Each generation seems to need to revisit accounts of Barnum and mine from him the spirit that is core to America. – New York Review of Books
Tags: Art, America, People, Barnum, 04.23.20

The Metropolitan Museum Turned 150 Monday – Its Doors Closed And Debts Mounting

So is Boston’s MFA 150. Both institutions are hemorrhaging money: a projected $100 million at the Met; $12 million to $14 million at the MFA by the end of June. Thousands of events, including long-planned 150th-anniversary celebrations and fundraising galas, have been canceled. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Boston, Visual, MFA, 04.13.20

Broadway Brainteasers: WICKED Witchcraft Crossword Puzzle

Rule the land of Oz by putting your trivia and crossword skills to the test with today's puzzle Find all the wonderful clues and prove your place as the popular student at Shiz [Author: Alexa Criscitiello]
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Goodspeed Musicals to Launch New Podcast IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Beginning Wednesday, April 15, theater fans across the globe will be treated to the unique and engaging new musical theatre podcast In The Spotlight hosted by Goodspeed's Artistic Assistant Michael Fling and Artistic Associate Anika Chapin. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Tituss Burgess, Caitlin Kinnunen, Ethan Slater and More to Take Part in BROADWAY BABYSITTERS PLAYHOUSE

Tituss Burgess, Caitlin Kinnunen, Stephanie Hsu and Josh Lamon will lead a team of Broadway performers to host virtual courses for kids and teens in everything from reading books and leading sing alongs, to learning Broadway choreography and taking part in QAs. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Josh Lamon, BWW News Desk, Tituss Burgess Caitlin Kinnunen Stephanie Hsu, Tituss Burgess Caitlin Kinnunen Ethan Slater

VIDEO: Ben Platt Learns Choreography From the Cast of CHEER on Netflix

The cast of Netflix's aoeCheera held a 'Cheer Chat' livestream on Saturday, hosted byMonica Aldama, the coach of the Navarro Cheerleading team [Author: Stage Tube]
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Broadway Rewind: PASSING STRANGE Moves Uptown in 2008!

This episode of Broadway Rewind takes us to the opening night of the musical Passing Strange, but we start things off at the Disney store for the CD release party of Disney's The Little Mermaid, where the cast was on hand to treat the fans with some of the shows songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Disney, Little Mermaid, Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, BroadwayWorld TV

92Y to Present Online Conversation With Misty Copeland and Calvin Royal III

92Y will present an online conversation with Misty Copeland and Calvin Royal III on April 19 at 5pm. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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VIDEO: Watch Brooks Ashmanskas, Alan Cumming & More in 'The Barbara Collins Story'

Need a laugh to get through your dayJeffery and Cole Casserole is back for aten year reunion Watch below as Jeffrey Self and Cole Escola return in 'The Barbara Collins Story'. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Stage Tube, Jeffrey Self, Brooks Ashmanskas Alan Cumming, Barbara Collins

Sunny Showtunes: Celebrate La Vie Boheme with RENT

We here at BroadwayWorld know that sometimes social-distancing can get you down. With the theatre industry at a standstill, many of us are craving some trademark musical theatre merriment to keep our spirits up while keeping ourselves and others safe. [Author: Alexa Criscitiello]
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LINCOLN CENTER AT HOME Announces Upcoming Calendar of Events

Lincoln Center at Homeis maintaining connections to the arts during the COVID-19 pandemic. A free, one-stop portal to all digital offerings from across the iconic campus, offerings include Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom, ConcertsForKids, and an array of archival and livestream performances. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Italian Cultural Leaders Petition For A National “Save Culture” Fund

The museum chiefs have signed launched by the culture advocacy group Federculture which states that “we have to make Italian culture live, to give it oxygen… the repercussions of the coronavirus crisis on the vast world of cultural enterprise are extreme and could be fatal”. – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Issues, 04.13.20

BWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault- Cheyenne Jackson Sings THE FULL MONTY

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 Cheyenne Jacksonsings 'Breeze Off the River' from The Full Monty. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
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Nicolas Dromard and Desirée Davar Present SUPERHEROES IN LOVE Live From Their Living Room

Nicolas Dromard and Desiree Davar join forces to bring 'Superheroes in Love Live from their Living Room' to your streaming devices Known for their roles in Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, Wicked and West Side Story, this married dynamic duo will share their intimate story of how they met and how their love blossomed through an evening of song and dance [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, West Side Story, BWW News Desk, Nicolas Dromard, Desiree Davar, Jersey Boys Mary Poppins Wicked

How Andrea Bocelli’s Easter Concert In The Empty Milan Cathedral Became A Worldwide Megahit

“Roughly 5 million people around the world logged on to YouTube to view the half-hour sacred music concert as it was happening. By Monday night the archived performance had 32 million views. Clearly, it transcended religion, nationality, age demographic and even music preference on its way to becoming perhaps the signature cultural event of the pandemic.” – Variety
Tags: Art, Music, Andrea Bocelli, 04.13.20, Empty Milan Cathedral Became A Worldwide Megahit

If Travel Is Shut Down Do You Need Travel Books? Lonely Planet Shuts Down

“I was fearing bad news about a big travel firm this week: perhaps an airline, holiday company or cruise line. But I never expected to hear that the world’s leading travel-guide firm is proposing to shut its two main hubs: the original HQ in Melbourne, and the London office where much Lonely Planet content, including the magazine, is created.” – The Independent (UK)
Tags: Art, London, Words, Melbourne, Lonely Planet, 04.11.20

The Billie Holiday Theatre Presents REPARATIONS As Part of its #StayAtHome Series

The Billie Holiday Theatre will present the third reading under its new StayAtHome Reading Series with a special reading of James's Sheldon's Reparations, the critically acclaimed play which had its world premiere at The Billie last November. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Signature Theatre Launches SIGSPACE, Online Programming Featuring Bill Irwin, Anna Deavere Smith & More

Signature Theatre today announced a new program, SigSpace, which will bring artistically-anchored programming to the unique Signature Theatre lobby space, with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Mellon Foundation, BWW News Desk, Bill Irwin Anna Deavere Smith

Wynn Handman, Producer and Acting Teacher, Has Passed Away at 97

Wynn Handman, the famed New York acting teacher and Artistic Director of The American Place Theatre, died at home April 11, 2020 of Covid-19 related pneumonia. He was 97. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York, Theatre, BWW News Desk, Wynn Handman

VIDEO: Listen to Mandy Gonzalez and Judy McLane's Duet on the Cast Recording of THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING

ComposerProducer Neil Berg and collaborator DJ Salisbury continue their weekly Tuesday giveaway of original tracks from their original musical The Man Who Would Be King, a story of epic adventure, with an equally epic score. Today, you can now download 'Wounded Wings,' which is performed by Mandy Gonzalez and Judy McLane. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Shows Must Go On continues this week with The Phantom of the Opera this Friday Aprl 17 at 7pm GMT [Author: BWW News Desk]
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