VIDEO: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA World Tour Cast Performs 'Masquerade' for Andrew Lloyd Webber

The cast of the world tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera posted a special tribute to the composer. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, BWW News Desk

New TCG Study Estimates $500 Million+ in Not for Profit Theatre Revenue Lost By June

Theatre Communications Group released the findings of its Coronavirus Preparedness and Impact Report. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Theatre Communications Group, BWW News Desk

VIDEO: Laura Osnes Shares Her ANYTHING GOES Memories for Roundabout Off-Script

As part of Roundabout's Off-Script series, Tony-nominee Laura Osnes is sharing some favorite memories of working with Sutton Foster, dancing with Colin Donnell, and more [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Laura Osnes, Sutton Foster, Tony, Colin Donnell, Stage Tube

MADE IN NY Talks 'The Business Of Broadway' Tomorrow

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment MOME announced that two aoeMade in NYa Talks for the Spring 2020 series will be offered online aoeThe Business of Broadwaya will take place tomorrow. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadwaya, BWW News Desk, Office of Media and Entertainment MOME

VIDEO: Taylor Mac Sings 'Lost Horizons' from GONE MISSING⁣ ⁣in New #EncoresArchives!

The most recent video features Tony-nominee Taylor Mac singing the song 'Lost Horizons' from the musical Gone Missing presented by Encores Off-Center in 2018. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Tony, Taylor Mac, Stage Tube

Tony-Nominee Jeff Daniels to Perform Online Concert Fundraiser For The Purple Rose

In response to the pandemic, The Purple Rose Theatre Company shut its doors on March 13 to keep patrons, staff, and artists safe. With the state of Michigan executive order that soon followed, The Purple Rose will continue to be closed until further notice. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Michigan, BWW News Desk, Tony Nominee Jeff Daniels, Purple Rose Theatre Company

BWW TV: Karen Olivo, Daniel Breaker and More Call for Passage of the HALT Solitary Confinement Act

Today, actors and activists with roles in some of Broadway's biggest hits launched a video in which they read the devastating words of people in solitary confinement in New York's prisons.While Broadway is shuttered and as people are struggling with home confinement, New Yorkers are getting just aglimpseof the horrorsof solitary confinement. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: New York, Theatre, Broadway, BroadwayWorld TV, Karen Olivo Daniel

Uffizi Prepares For Onslaught Of Crowds

Museum director Eike Schmidt recalled that after the Arno River in Florence flooded in 1966 and shuttered the museum, the number of visitors to the Uffizi jumped from 1 million to 1.5 million in 1968. – Washington Post (AP)
Tags: Art, Florence, Audience, Visual, Arno River, Eike Schmidt, 04.20.20

VIDEO: AMERICAN IDIOT Original Broadway Cast Sings '21 Guns' to Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary

Stars John Gallagher Jr., Rebecca Naomi Jones, Stark Sands, and Michael Esper andthe original Broadway company of American Idiot on Broadway reunite to celebrate the show's 10th anniversary [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, American Idiot, Michael Esper, Stage Tube, AMERICAN IDIOT Original Broadway Cast Sings, John Gallagher Jr Rebecca Naomi Jones

Deaf Broadway Streams ASL Readings of INTO THE WOODS and More

ASL proficient members of the Broadway community are banding together online to bring you fully signed readings of your favorite musicals [Author: BWW News Desk]
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BWW Exclusive: Conversations and Music with Michael Feinstein- Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz

Today, watch as he tells us all aboutHoward Dietz and Arthur Schwartz [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Arthur Schwartz, Dietz, BroadwayWorld TV, Michael Feinstein Howard Dietz

Which 2020 Theatre Awards Are On? The Full List!

While the theatre community continues to adjust to a spring without Broadway, what would have been the 2020 Awards season approaches... with some major adjustments already in place. Which ceremonies will go on digitally and which have postponed or canceled entirely We've got the full list [Author: BWW News Desk]
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The Actors Fund has announced Tooth Fairies in Quarantine as this week's vignette for, 'Viral Vignettes,' featuring original work with popular character actors from classic TV shows and films. Tooth Fairies in Quarantine stars Barry Bostwick and Yvonne Jung and is written by Kurt Fried. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Barry Bostwick, BWW News Desk, Tooth Fairies, Yvonne Jung, Kurt Fried

Viro-Skeptics: Why Are Some Having Trouble Taking The Crisis Seriously?

It’s not entirely irrational behavior. And it can be explained. It’s the product of several longterm trends that encourage hyper-skepticism. – Good Company
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, 04.20.20

#BWWPrompts: Who Would You Cast As Glinda and Elphaba in the WICKED Movie?

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]
Tags: Theatre, Facebook Twitter, Elphaba, BWW Prompts

Sunny Showtunes: Embrace Social Distancing with AIN'T TOO PROUD

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]
Tags: Theatre, BroadwayWorld, Alexa Criscitiello

How Technology Has Changed How We Analyze (And Understand) Shakespeare

The latest analysis is computer-aided quantitative analysis of the texts. It’s revelatory (in a way), and it adds something to our understanding. But it doesn’t replace our previous close contextual study. – Times Literary Supplement
Tags: Art, Words, Shakespeare, 04.17.20

The Cult Of Celebrity… In Perspective

As Guardian columnist Arwa Mahdawi recently noted, both capitalism and celebrity rely on the “lie of meritocracy:” that working hard will lead to ultimate success. The grips of COVID-19, with its fallout of the millions who have lost their jobs and the thousands who have lost their lives, has shined light on the tenuous nature of the meritocracy myth. Now that we know what essential work is, it seems the perfect time to reflect upon the not-so-essential work of celebrities. – The Conversation ...
Tags: Art, Ideas, Arwa Mahdawi, 04.19.20

The Metropolitan Opera Launches Free Student Streams With Renée Fleming and More

In addition to the freeNightly Met Opera Streams, the Met Opera's Education team has launchedFree Student Streams. Designed to support students, teachers, and families working and learning remotely during the Covid-19 crisis, the program offers a free opera stream Wednesdays through Fridays each week. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Renee Fleming, BWW News Desk, Met Opera s Education

Rob McClure, Jenn Colella, Kerry Butler and More to Appear on THE PRODUCER'S PERSPECTIVE LIVE!

Producer, Ken Davenport, announced the new lineup of guests to appear on The Producer's Perspective Live on his blog, [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Ken Davenport, BWW News Desk, Rob McClure Jenn Colella Kerry Butler

THE SHOWS MUST GO ON! Broadcast of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Raises $400,000 and Counting For the Actors Fund

The Actors Fund announced today that The Shows Must Go On YouTube Channel broadcast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of The Opera at the Royal Albert Hall raised more than 400,000 in just 48 hours. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Royal Albert Hall, BWW News Desk

Vote Now for Dreamcast of the Week - Annie!

Play along with our Dreamcast of the Week Each week, we'll be picking one show that's celebrating an anniversary and have our followers vote on who they think should play Broadway's most beloved characters [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Stars in The House continuestonight 8pm with a cast reunion of Hulu's Difficult People Derrick Baskin, Billy Eichner, Cole Escola, Julie Klausner, Andrea Martin, Shakina Nayfack, Gabourey Sidibe and James Urbaniak. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Hulu, BWW News Desk, James Urbaniak

Ralph Fiennes, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Cady Huffman and More to Join Ironadale Shakespeare SONNET MARATHON

While the doors of Irondale remain closed amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, the company announced earlier this month the plan for a 7.5 hour 456 minutes virtual Sonnet Marathon to honor the 456th birthday of William Shakespeare. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, William Shakespeare, BWW News Desk, Ralph Fiennes Daphne Rubin Vega Cady Huffman, Sonnet Marathon

VIDEO: Watch Lesli Margherita Save the Day in Premiere Episode of Sparklepuff!

When the world needs saving, there is just one lady you should call on to get the job done... Lesli Margherita Sparklepuff. Watch below as she saves the day in episode one, baby Got Back. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Lesli Margherita, Stage Tube, Lesli Margherita Sparklepuff Watch

VIDEO: Mandy Gonzalez Sings Fire Escape/How Far I'll Go Mashup in New #54BelowatHome

Following a postponement of programming due to the COVID-19 developments, Feinstein's54 Below is opening its vaults and launching a series of streamed performances to provide theater fans everywhere with artistic content from their favorite artists. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Feinstein, BWW News Desk, Mandy Gonzalez

BWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault- Gregory Jbara Sings from THE DOCTOR'S WIFE

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 Gregory Jbara sings from The Doctor's Wife. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BroadwayWorld TV, Gregory Jbara

Keep Calm and Draw Together

With assists from Shepard Fairey and Maira Kalman, graphic designers and illustrators are creating striking visual messages of safety and gratitude.
Tags: Art, News, Posters, Shepard Fairey, Ny, Outdoor Advertising, Kalman, Shepard, Fairey, Maira Kalman, Poster House, Maira, Times Square and 42nd Street (Manhattan, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

The Last Five Years is Coming to BroadwayHD This Week!

BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater lovers everywhere, is adding two new shows this month The Last Five Years will be released on April 23rd and Sextette will be released on April 30th. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk

Vineyard Theatre Announces Roth-Vogel New Play Commission and The Campaign for Right Now

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announced today, on what would have been The Vineyard's Annual Gala, the Roth-Vogel New Play Commission launched in partnership with 12-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, whosecollaborations with The Vineyard have spanned over two decades. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Daryl Roth, BWW News Desk, Paula Vogel, Douglas Aibel, Sarah Stern, Roth Vogel New Play Commission, Campaign for Right Now

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