FUN Pilot Starring Michael Urie And Becki Newton Will Not Go Forward at CBS

CBS has pulled the plug on the comedy pilotFUN, which was set to starMichael Urie and Becki Newton, who starred as Marc and Amanda together on Ugly Betty. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Cbs, Amanda, Marc, Urie, Betty, Michael Urie, TV News Desk, Becki Newton

Seattle Arts Nonprofits to Lose an Estimated $135 Million In Revenue

Responding to COVID-19's devastating impacts on the nonprofit arts and cultural sector in the Central Puget Sound Region, ArtsFund announces grants to arts and cultural nonprofits totaling 4,831,100. This total includes both an early distribution of ArtsFund's keystone annual operating support grants as well as emergency support payments from ArtsFund's COVID-19 Arts Emergency Relief Fund. All grants are unrestricted. Today's announcement brings ArtsFund's total grant making since its launch in ...
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Seattle Arts Nonprofits, Central Puget Sound Region

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Sings WICKED, HAIRSPRAY, MAMMA MIA! and More for Instagram

TonightTony-winnerKristin Chenowethdecided to find out which Broadway show she is and created anInstagram jukebox musical in the process [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Kristin Chenoweth, BWW News Desk

VIDEO: Richard Armitage Shares His LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Memories for Roundabout's Off-Script Series

As part of Roundabout's Off-Script series, actor Richarg Armitage is sharing his fond memories of working on their 2016 production of Love, Love Love. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Richard Armitage, Stage Tube, Richarg Armitage

VIDEO: Meet the Cast of Ryan Murphy's HOLLYWOOD on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live Now!

Stars in the House continues tonight 8pm with the cast of Ryan Murphy's Hollywood David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Laura Harrier, Joe Mantello, Dylan McDermott, Jeremy Pope, Mira Sorvino, Holland Taylor and Samara Weaving. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Hollywood, Theatre, House, Ryan Murphy, BWW News Desk, Samara Weaving

VIDEO: Meet the Cast of Ryan Murphy's HOLLYWOOD on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in the House continues tonight 8pm with the cast of Ryan Murphy's Hollywood David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Laura Harrier, Joe Mantello, Dylan McDermott, Jeremy Pope, Mira Sorvino, Holland Taylor and Samara Weaving. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Hollywood, Theatre, House, Ryan Murphy, BWW News Desk, Samara Weaving

GFour Productions Makes MENOPAUSE: THE MUSICAL Available for Streaming

GFour Productions, whose collective shows have won 56 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards, announced that their international hit show MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL is now temporarily available for online streaming starting today. The Grove is proud to be a marketing partner for the stream. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, GFour Productions

Take Our BWW Survey To Enter To Win A $100 Amazon Gift Card

We at BroadwayWorld want to get to know how you're feeling and your thoughts on how the COVID19 outbreak will affect your future theatre going habits. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BroadwayWorld, Amazon Gift Card, BWW News Desk

Kennedy Center Cancels HAMILTON And All Additional Programming Through August

This afternoon it was announced that theKennedy Center will postponeor cancelall scheduled live events through August9, 2020. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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L.A. Times Art Critic Christopher Knight Wins Pulitzer Prize

“The jury said Knight’s work demonstrated ‘extraordinary community service by a critic’ through the application of ‘his expertise and enterprise to critique a proposed overhaul of the L.A. County Museum of Art and its effect on the institution’s mission.’ … [The other finalists were] Justin Davidson of New York magazine, nominated in part for his writing on the Hudson Yards development in New York, and Soraya Nadia McDonald of The Undefeated, honored for her work exploring the intersection of f...
Tags: Art, New York, Visual, Davidson, Knight, Hudson Yards, Christopher Knight, Justin Davidson, Soraya Nadia McDonald, 05.04.20

Video Flashback: ANGELS IN AMERICA Begins Its Great Work on Broadway

Today we're celebrating the groundbreaking originalproduction of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, which began its great work on Broadway on this day in 1993. [Author: Alexa Criscitiello]
Tags: Angels, Theatre, America, Broadway, Alexa Criscitiello, Tony Kushner s Angels

VIDEO: Playwright Lauren Gunderson Reads from 'The Book of Will' for DPS ON AIR

This week, Dramatists Play Service's social media channel, aoeDPS On Air,a features the most-produced playwright in America, Lauren Gunderson aoeSilent Skya reading from her play about William Shakespeare's legacy, aoeThe Book of Will.a [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, America, William Shakespeare, BWW News Desk, Lauren Gunderson, Dramatists Play Service

Ben Platt to Release New Song Produced by FINNEAS This Friday

Ben Platt has revealed via Twitter, that he will be releasing a new song produced by FINNEAS this Friday [Author: BWW News Desk]
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‘Star Wars’ Day Deals: Vinyl, Comics, Ornaments, Limited Edition Art, and More

Earlier this morning, Disney and Lucasfilm kicked off Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you) by announcing that Taika Waititi will be co-writing and directing a new Star Wars movie. But let’s get down to what this day is really about: merchandising. After all, this is America, where people want to spend their hard-earned money on frivolous pop culture-related things. So we’re here to help. Below, you’ll find a list of Star Wars-centric artwork, ornaments, LEGO sets, and more – and some of i...
Tags: Art, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, America, Lego, Sequels, Nintendo, Vinyl, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Poe Dameron, Taika Waititi, Dagobah, Star-Wars, Action/Adventure

VIDEO: Violinist Edmund Bagnell Covers 'No One Is Alone' from INTO THE WOODS

Edmund Bagnell, 1st Violinist vocalist of the internationally acclaimed group Well-Strung, will star in a summer-long run of the new solo show He Plays The Violin at Provincetown's Art House Theatre, set to open on June 30, 2020. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Provincetown, Edmund Bagnell, BWW News Desk, Art House Theatre

How Production Studios Are Adapting To Stay-At-Home Productions

“There are systems we had before that are good and coming in handy, but there are new systems that are popping up all the time, too. I think it’s going to change us for the better in the long term. There’s no way we go back to the studio and produce the show the same way we did before. We’ve learned too much.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Media, 05.04.20

Lincoln Center at Home to Present San Francisco Ballet's ROMEO AND JULIET

Lincoln Center at Home presents San Francisco Ballet Romeo and Juliet on May 11, 2020. As a part of this new initiative, viewers can watch archival Lincoln Center performances, available for free and on demand at and on Lincoln Center's Facebook Page. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, San Francisco, Lincoln Center, Romeo, Facebook Page, Juliet, San Francisco Ballet, BWW News Desk, LincolnCenter

Is The Future Of Music Festivals Drive-In Theatre?

The Danish city of Aarhus allowed popular singer Mads Langer to perform a drive-thru event at a newly constructed venue just outside the city. With six days’ notice, the event sold 500 tickets and, according to locals, went off without a hitch. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Music, Aarhus, 05.04.20, Mads Langer

Can This Live-Streaming Platform In Europe Help Save Night Life?

Called United We Stream, the combined live-streaming and fundraising platform hosts live music, DJ sets, performances and other live experiences from a growing roster of venues across Europe. Patrons are invited to drop into daily events staged for the platform, and invited via on-screen buttons to donate money if they can, either by buying merchandise or by splashing out on a “virtual drink.” These donations are plowed back into keeping music and nightlife scenes alive. – CityLab
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, 05.01.20

Will Audiences Really Pay For Online Content?

The rationale is clear enough. With families trapped inside by COVID-19, and children out of school and starting to climb the walls, a hyperactive new movie ought to be just the ticket. Also, twenty bucks is less than you’d pay at the cinema for yourself, your kids, and your silo-size Cokes. Yet the sum feels extortionate when you’re shelling out at home, perhaps because it carries a sweaty whiff of boxing bouts on pay-per-view. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Media, Audience, 05.01.20

Broadway Rewind: Watch Chita Dance Back to Broadway in THE DANCER'S LIFE

Today we rewind to 2005, when Chita Rivera mamboed back to Broadway in the revue based on her life, The Dancer's Life. The musical, which earned Chita her ninthTony nomination,featured a book byTerrence McNally, original songs byStephen FlahertyandLynn Ahrens, and additional songs from various other composers' catalogs. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Chita Rivera, Chita, BroadwayWorld TV, FlahertyandLynn Ahrens

Irish Repertory Theatre Announces MOLLY SWEENEY: A PERFORMANCE ON SCREEN Starring Geraldine Hughes & More

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced a virtual performance of Brian Friel's Molly Sweeney. The first in a new series, A Performance on Screen, Molly Sweeney will be directed by Charlotte Moore London Assurance and will be streamed on Tuesday May 12 at 7pm, Wednesday May 13 at 3pm, Thursday May 14 at 7pm and Friday May 15 at 8pm. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Brian Friel, BWW News Desk, Molly Sweeney, Geraldine Hughes, Charlotte Moore London Assurance

Linda Lavin Celebrates New CD With Livestreaming 'Meet & Greet'

On Friday, May 8, Tony Award-winning singeractress Linda Lavin will celebrate the release of her new solo album, 'Love Notes,' with a virtual 'Meet Greet' on and Jim Caruso's YouTube channel. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Linda Lavin, BroadwayWorld, Jim Caruso, BWW News Desk

#BWWPrompts: Which Broadway Performer Would You Most Like to Meet?

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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Rachel York Talks About How She Booked Her First Broadway Show on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in The House, benefiting The Actors Fund, continued this afternoon 2pm with the cast of City of Angels, Gregg Edelman, Randy Graff, Dee Hoty, Kay McClelland, James Naughton, Rachel York and David Zippel. Joined by director Michael Blakemore. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, BWW News Desk, David Zippel, Rachel York, Michael Blakemore

Sunny Showtunes: Be Your Own Hero with THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MUSICAL

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

Vote Now for Dreamcast of the Week - Grease!

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]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk

VIDEO: Preston Max Allen Presents New Musical BRADICAL AND THE PINK SOCKS on YouTube

In a moment when theatre-making seems impossible, the Bradical team shares their story in this Zoom-inspired performance to empower and educate families at home. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Preston Max Allen, Bradical

Breaking: A STRANGE LOOP Wins the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop has officially won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included Will Arbery's Heroes of the Fourth Turning and David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori's Soft Power. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Jeanine Tesori, David Henry Hwang, BWW News Desk, Michael R Jackson, Dana Canedy

David Schwimmer and Alexander Zeldin to Appear on Lookingglass Theatre Company's Podcast

Lookingglass Theatre Company presents new episodes of Keeping Curious, a new lineup of programming free to all audiences. While Coronavirus keeps theaters closed and audiences apart, Lookingglass Theatre has developed a whole host of free digital offerings presented by Lookingglass Ensemble Members and Artistic Associates. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, David Schwimmer, BWW News Desk, Alexander Zeldin, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Artistic Associates

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