VIDEO: Hugh Jackman, Kristen Bell, Oprah and Gloria Estefan Salute the Class of 2020

On Friday, May 15, Facebook and Instagram did a graduation roll call where they named every school in all 50 states, from Alabama to Wyoming, featuring graduates and educators from around the country and sharing graduates' favorite Graduation2020 moments from Facebook and Instagram. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Theatre, Alabama, Wyoming, BWW News Desk, Hugh Jackman Kristen Bell Oprah, Gloria Estefan Salute

Watch LIVE: The NEXT ON STAGE College Top 25 Announced

Watch the first episode of BroadwayWorld's NEXT ON STAGE High School Edition - a new, online musical theatre singing competition for student performers sponsored by Broadway Records [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway Records, BWW News Desk

Philip Kennicott: The Healing Power Of Pity

“Seeing ourselves as pitiable requires rethinking fundamental ideas about America’s history, purpose and destiny. It obliges us to do something that is intolerable, to accept our weakness, even impotence, in the face of larger forces.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, America, Ideas, Philip Kennicott, 05.15.20

BWW Flashback: Randy Rainbow (Re)Reads Patti LuPone's Autobiography- How Patti Was Cast in LES MIZ!

Today, watch as she he recounts how she was cast in the original company of Les Miserables [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Les Miserables, Randy, Patti LuPone, BroadwayWorld TV

Winners Announced for DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards, With Appearances by Miguel Cervantes and More

North Texas high school students, teachers, and their theater departments were celebrated in a virtual ceremony of the9thAnnual Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards DSM HSMTAon Thursday, May 14. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Dallas, North Texas, DSM, BWW News Desk, Miguel Cervantes

#BWWPrompts: And the Tony Award for ____________ Goes to __________ for ___________!

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, BWW Prompts

Kara Lindsay, Andrew Keenan-Bolger and More Join NEWSIES Edition of Disney On Broadway Live

On Monday, May 18th at 3pm EST, Disney on Broadway live is hosting conversation with special guests from hit Broadway musical Newsies [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Disney, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Kara Lindsay Andrew Keenan Bolger

The Collectors: Chemould Prescott Road Gallery

Chemould Prescott Road is doing a wonderful series on The Collectors. Here are some of the Parsi collectors it has featured View this post on Instagram Looking Back | The Collectors ⁣ ⁣ As a gallerist, we are privileged to have two kinds of conversations. ⁣ ⁣ One with artists – clearly they are our teachers – their instincts, their sense of the present is unique. ⁣ ⁣ The other conversations are with our collectors. ...
Tags: Art, Life, India, Bombay, Nicholson, Kali, Raza, NCPA, Husain, Jehangir, Khorshed, Homi Bhabha, Bhabha, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research TIFR, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Nicholson Museum

Report: We’re Reading More In Lockdown (And Our Taste Is Changing)

According to the nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults, surveyed from 29 April to 1 May, the nation has also increased the amount of time it spends reading books from around 3.5 hours per week, to six. Just 10% of adults said they were reading less. Readers also revealed their tastes have changed since the outbreak of Covid-19. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Words, Audience, 05.14.20

Now More Than Ever: The Social Value Of The Arts

Beyond simply creating art for art’s sake, or for school credits, many of the young people I encountered are building social movements and creative projects around a different vision for our planet. And they are calling us in. This is an unprecedented moment for intergenerational justice and we need to seize it. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Issues, 05.14.20

And Now… Drive-In Van Gogh

Art lovers will drive into the 4,000 square foot downtown industrial space and will stay inside their vehicles. It’s quite a change from the original concept, which permitted 700 people to walk inside the space at a time. – CBC
Tags: Art, Van Gogh, Visual, 05.14.20

Musicians Association Will Pay Musicians To Perform Online

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada will pay musicians $150 per online performance for its members. The project is backed by $200,000 in funding every three months for the duration of COVID-19 lockdown period. Shares of royalties will go to all rights holders of the music performed. – Ludwig Van
Tags: Art, Music, COVID, 05.14.20

Louis Delsarte, a Muralist of the Black Experience, Dies at 75

His paintings and murals rendered the Harlem Renaissance, Martin Luther King Jr. and his Brooklyn neighbors in stunning color.
Tags: Art, News, Brooklyn, Black People, Ny, Martin Luther King Jr, Murals, Deaths (Obituaries, Atlanta (Ga, Harlem (Manhattan, Brooklyn (NYC, Louis J, Louis Delsarte, Delsarte

BWW Album Review: RAGS - THE MUSICAL (Original London Cast Recording) is Timely & Beautiful

Ghostlight Records has released RAGS - THE MUSICAL Original London Cast Recording. The musical's examinations of attitudes towards immigration and its frank discussions of labor and unions are timely, even if the lyrics keep the songs from being truly memorable. [Author: David Clarke]
Tags: Theatre, Ghostlight Records, David Clarke

The Cast of THE FLASH to Appear on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that the cast of 'The Flash' will join them LIVE on 'Stars In The House' on Tuesday, May 19th at 8 PM ET on the Stars In The House YouTube channel and on [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Seth Rudetsky, BWW News Desk, James Wesley, House YouTube

Sunny Showtunes: Celebrate 'Happiness' with YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

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, Charlie Brown, BroadwayWorld, Alexa Criscitiello

BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to Present Virtual Concerts in June

Susan Egan has shared via Instagramthat Broadway Princess Party has launchedVirtual Princess Party Adventures Eganshared that they would be performing virtual concerts in June and more [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Susan Egan, BWW News Desk, Instagramthat Broadway Princess Party

BWW Exclusive: Join the Piano Party with the Marie's Crisis Weekend Warm-Up

This week's Weekend Warm-Up will be led by Marie's Crisis pianist Kenney Green, with special guests Brandon James Gwinn and Dayna Grayber Tune in today at 4pm to join the piano party [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Marie, BWW News Desk, Brandon James Gwinn, Piano Party, Kenney Green, Dayna Grayber Tune

Manhattan Theatre Club to Host Livestream With Ruben Santiago-Hudson

On May 21st at 5pm, Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson will talk with Manhattan Theatre Club Director of Artistic Producing Steve Kaus about his approach to directing MTC's 2017 Broadway premiere of August Wilson's Jitney. During this exclusive conversation, Santiago-Hudson will show footage from the Tony-Award-winning production. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Wilson, Manhattan Theatre Club, BWW News Desk, Ruben Santiago Hudson, Santiago Hudson, Steve Kaus, Jitney During

Kathryn Gallagher Releases New EP of Songs She Recorded While in Quarantine

Kathryn Gallagher has released her new EP, which sherecorded at home while in quarantine [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Kathryn Gallagher

Gavin Creel to Appear on The Performing Arts Project's UPSTAGE LEFT

This coming Wednesday, May 20th, from 7pm-830pm Eastern, Tony winner and TPAP faculty member Gavin Creel joins TPAP Artistic Director Jonathan Bernstein for their weekly live event Upstage Left. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Tony, Gavin Creel, BWW News Desk, Jonathan Bernstein

BWW Exclusive: Join the Piano Party with the Marie's Crisis Weekend Warm-Up- Live Now!

This week's Weekend Warm-Up will be led by Marie's Crisis pianist Kenney Green, with special guests Brandon James Gwinn and Dayna Grayber Tune in today at 4pm to join the piano party [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Marie, BWW News Desk, Brandon James Gwinn, Piano Party, Kenney Green, Dayna Grayber Tune

BWW Interview: Lena Hall Talks Playing Miss Audrey in SNOWPIERCER on TNT

TNT's upcoming series Snowpiercer is a television adaptation is based on the graphic novel series and film from Oscar Winner Bong Joon Ho [Author: Kaitlin Milligan]
Tags: Theatre, TNT, Lena Hall, Bong Joon Ho, Kaitlin Milligan

PIANO BAR LIVE! Continues Special Live-Streaming With Jim Caruso and More

Piano man Michael McAssey hosts Piano Bar Live this Tuesday, May 19th at 715 pm, following New York City's 7 O'Clock Cheer. This week's guests will be David Edwards, Kelly Briggs, Joan Ryan, Elora Von Rosch, JD Smurthwaite and Jim Caruso. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York City, Theatre, Jim Caruso, BWW News Desk, Michael McAssey

Fall TV Is Going To Look Very Different

Now — when yearly upfront presentations would normally take place — networks are instead deciding whether to move forward with or completely scrap prospective shows, despite having barely any other finished product to consider. Some networks are requesting more scripts and approving straight-to-series orders, while others are delaying summer releases so they can be used as fresh content in the fall. – Huffington Post
Tags: Art, Media, 05.14.20


The National Tour of Summer The Donna Summer Musical will be closing due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk

VIDEO: Joshua Henry, James Monroe Inglehart, Ashanti and More Perform 'Brand New Day' in New #EncoresArchives

New York City Center is presenting the EncoresArchives series They will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores, Encores Off-Center, and Gala productions. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, New York City Center, BWW News Desk, Joshua Henry James Monroe Inglehart Ashanti

VIDEO: Watch Montego Glover and James Monroe Iglehart on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live at 8pm!

Stars in the House continues tonight 8pm with Montego Glover and James Monroe Iglehart. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, BWW News Desk, James Monroe Iglehart, Montego Glover

VIDEO: Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale Introduce Bradley Dean, Jon-Michael Reese & Heath Saunders Singing 'Rockstar'

The 52nd Street Project is nearing the conclusion of its first-ever virtual gala featuring performances by stars of stage and screen Annaleigh Ashford Joe Tapper Marinda Anderson Adrienne C. Moore Bradley Dean, Jon-Michael Reese Heath Saunders Edie Falco more. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, BWW News Desk, Heath Saunders, Bradley Dean Jon Michael Reese

BroadwayCon to Host Conversation With David Korins About the Sets for Hamilton, Beetlejuice and More

On Monday, May 18 at 7 PM ET, Set Designer David Korins will chat with BroadwayConabout his iconic sets for Hamilton, Beetlejuice, Dear Evan Hansen, and more [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, EVAN HANSEN, David Korins, BWW News Desk, Hamilton Beetlejuice Dear

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