VIDEO: Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, Tituss Burgess and More Call on NYC Lawmakers to Reallocate Police Funding

Billy Porter, Tituss Burgess, Mark Ruffalo, Brandon Victor Dixon, John Leguizamo and more are joining up with local activists and politicians in calling on the New York City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio to reallocate police funding and demilitarize police departments to help bring an end to police brutality. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Bill De Blasio, New York City Council, BWW News Desk, Billy Porter Brandon Victor Dixon Tituss Burgess

VIDEO: Steve Martin Teams Up with Musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra for A Special Performance

GRAMMY Award-winning musician and actor Steve Martin appeared in a unique collaboration with musicians of the Orchestra. The remote performance titled 'Office Supples' can be seen below. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Steve Martin, Philadelphia Orchestra, BWW News Desk

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Film Director Joel Schumacher Passes Away at Age 80

Veteran filmmaker, Joel Schumacher, the director behind the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, has passes away at age 80. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joel Schumacher, BWW News Desk

Time To Rethink The Arts

One problem is that our arts palaces lock in comparably palatial costs. In this grave new world, bigness, in fact, is actually a bug, not a feature. Producing in mega-venues like Portland5 or the Hult Center is so expensive that they discourage artistic risk as well as affordable tickets. The unviability of the centralized, large-scale approach will be exacerbated by the new virus-imposed restrictions coming down the pike if this crisis proves to be more than a one-time aberration. – Oregon Art...
Tags: Art, Issues, 06.18.20, Hult Center

Curators Urge Guggenheim to Fix Culture That ‘Enables Racism’

A letter to the director, signed by “The Curatorial Department,” outlines steps the museum should take to diversify its staff, board and exhibitions.
Tags: Art, News, Museum, Museums, Black People, Discrimination, Nancy, Guggenheim, Armstrong, Therrien, Spector, Race and Ethnicity, Solomon R, Richard (1949-, Troy Conrad, The Curatorial Department

CHOIR BOY Tony Winner Jason Michael Webb Performs Free Online Concert This Friday

Broadway composer, lyricist, producer, and Tony Award-winning musical directorarranger Jason Michael Webb is the very special guest on this edition of Lied Live Online, a weekly online concert series presented by the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, NE. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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WATCH: Livestream No Exit Theatre Collective's Abridged, Pride-Inspired TWELFTH NIGHT Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on BroadwayWorld

No Exit Theatre CollectiveNETC presentsWilliam Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in our live-streamed Fortnightly Reading Series Pride Edition Twelfth Night will be performed June 22 at 7 p.m. on the No Exit Theatre CollectiveFacebook page. All shows in our Fortnightly Reading Series are abridged to run under 90 minutes. [Author: Stage Tube]
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VIDEO: Watch Michael Riedel Talk RAZZLE DAZZLE Chapters 4-9 with BWW Book Club!

Calling all theater nerds, book lovers, history buffs and everyone in between BroadwayWorld has announced its next selection for BroadwayWorld Book Club, and if you've ever wanted to take a deep dive into the rich history of that subject we like most we're talking Broadway, of course, you've come to the right place [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BroadwayWorld, Michael Riedel, BroadwayWorld TV

VIDEO: Watch Andrea Burns, Peter Flynn & More on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live Now!

Stars in the House continues tonight with Guest Host Andra Burns. It's Date Night Andra is joined by her husband Peter Flynn along with Kurt Crowley and Carlos Gonzalez. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Andra, Carlos Gonzalez, Andra Burns, BWW News Desk, Kurt Crowley, Peter Flynn, Andrea Burns Peter Flynn

VIDEO: Watch Andrea Burns, Peter Flynn & More on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live at 8pm!

Stars in the House continues today 8pm for Guest Host Andra Burns. It's Date Night Andra is joined by her husband Peter Flynn along with Kurt Crowley and Carlos Gonzalez. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Andra, Carlos Gonzalez, Andra Burns, BWW News Desk, Kurt Crowley, Peter Flynn, Andrea Burns Peter Flynn

Broadway Rewind: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Commences on Broadway in 2010!

Today we rewind to 2010 whenThe Scottsboro Boys moved to Broadway. The musical, which features music and lyrics by legendary songwriting team John Kander and Fred Ebb, played for 49 performances at the Lyceum Theatre. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Scottsboro, Scottsboro Boys, John Kander, Fred Ebb, BroadwayWorld TV

The Summer Of Drive-In Culture

Up and down the country, drive-ins are opening as canny entrepreneurs see a business opportunity. It’s going out but staying in at the same time, and only a cynic (that’ll be me) would suggest it combines the worst of both. Cinemas, concert halls, theatres, galleries and standup gigs are closed, festivals abandoned. And yet we yearn for live art and entertainment. Hence recent drive-in gigs at an airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and at a car park in Bratislava, Slovakia. Across the world, people ...
Tags: Art, Issues, Audience, Bratislava Slovakia, Colombo Sri Lanka, 06.22.20

Kurt Cobain’s Guitar Sold For $6 Million

At $6.01m after fees, the guitar is the most expensive ever sold at auction, Julien’s Auctions said. Bidding in Los Angeles opened at $1m and was won by Rode Microphones founder Peter Freedman. – BBC
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, People, Kurt Cobain, Julien, 06.22.20

#BWWPrompts: Which Broadway Show Has Your Favorite Ensemble?

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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VIDEO: The Ladies of CHICAGO Sing a 'Cell Block Tango' for Quarantine

What happens when quarantine comes to the Cook County Jail Watch as stars of Broadway's Chicago, Amra-Faye Wright, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Pilar Millhollen, Rachel Schur and Tonya Wathen, join forces for a new version of the 'Cell Block Tango' onSunday Morning [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Chicago, Broadway, Stage Tube, Cook County Jail Watch, Tonya Wathen

Daniel J. Watts Presents THE JAM: LOVE TERRORISTS Featuring Derrick Baskin, Ephraim Sykes, Tituss Burgess and More

Daniel J. Watts and WattsWords Productions will present Daniel J. Watts' The Jam Love Terrorists, a transformative display of music, dance, spoken word, and storytelling on Monday, June 29th. The show begins at 730pm EDT430pm PT and will be streamed live from BETplus' Instagram handle betplus. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Daniel J Watts, BWW News Desk, Derrick Baskin Ephraim Sykes Tituss Burgess

At What Point Did Humans Become Creative?

At some point, from around 40,000 years ago in Europe, we see evidence of these behaviourally modern humans in a sudden flourishing of cultural artifacts in the archaeological record. So what caused anatomically modern Homo sapiens to turn into behaviourally modern people? – Aeon
Tags: Art, Europe, Ideas, 06.18.20

Photo Flash: Broadway-Themed Signs in Times Square Encourage Social Distancing

The Times Square Alliance, in preparation for Phase 2 in New York City, has placed social distancing signage in the pedestrian plazas along Broadway as some employees begin to return to work. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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VIDEO: John Lithgow Misses Theater, But Knows Broadway Will Come Back

John Lithgow was a guest on Monday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan During the interview, Lithgow shares his hopes for the return of theater after the pandemic. [Author: TV News Desk]
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VIDEO: Disney+ Shares the Trailer for INTO THE UNKNOWN: MAKING FROZEN 2

Today, Disney shared the trailer for its upcoming six-episode documentary series, 'Into The Unknown Making Frozen 2,' which premieres on Friday, June 26. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Disney, TV News Desk

VIDEO: Christine Dwyer and Brittnie Price Perform 'F.F.F.' From New Musical CHAINING ZERO

Chaining Zero, a new musical, continues its series, Chaining Zero Sessions, a web-based concert featuring songs from the show performed by top Broadway, West End and Nashville talent. The newest release is 'F.F.F.' a song about how best laid life plans don't always turn out the how you expect them to. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Nashville, Christine Dwyer, BWW News Desk, Broadway West End

Was The Fall Of The Roman Empire Due To Plagues?

By its nature, Roman civilisation seemed to unlock the pestilential potential of the landscape. The expansion of agriculture brought civilisation deeper into habitats friendly with the mosquito. Deforestation facilitated the pooling of water and turned the forbidding forest into fields where mosquitos more easily multiplied… The Romans were environmental engineers extraordinaire. – New Statesman
Tags: Art, Ideas, 06.17.20

BWW TV: Kristin Chenoweth Makes Surprise Appearance on JOSH SWALLOWS BROADWAY

On the Josh Swallows Broadway Livestream, host Josh Lamon invited 5 musical theatre graduates from the class of 2020 onto the show to talk about the challenges they are facing leaving school and heading into an already difficult industry. Joshdecided to surprise them with Kristin Chenoweth [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Lamon, BroadwayWorld TV, Josh Swallows Broadway Livestream

Al Hirschfeld Foundation Presents Online Exhibition LOST IN THE STARS: BLACK THEATRE MAKERS DRAWN BY HIRSCHFELD

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation hasannounced the latest in a series of online exhibitions exploring the work of one of the most iconic artists of the last century. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Hirschfeld, BWW News Desk, Al Hirschfeld Foundation

Jeremy Pope Models Ralph Lauren's New Pride Collection in 'We Are Together' Campaign

Paper hasreported thatthe multi-talented Jeremy Popeis now frontingRalph Lauren's 'We Are Together' campaign, modeling looks from Polo's new Pride collection. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Lauren, BWW News Desk, Jeremy Pope Models Ralph Lauren, Jeremy Popeis

How and When You Can Watch HAMILTON from Home!

Hamilton is coming What do you need to know to tune in BroadwayWorld is here to help. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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VIDEO: Watch a Clip From the Upcoming Sixth Episode of CENTRAL PARK

Apple TV has shared a clip from episode 6 ofCentral Park,entitled aoeRival Busker,a premieringFriday, June 26. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
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VIDEO: DESCENDANTS Stars Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson Surprise Theatre Class on Zoom

Descendants stars Dove Cameronand Sofia Carson surprised the Leavenworth High Theatre Class cast on ZOOMduring the first reunion since the students performed the on-stage production of Disney's Descendants The Musical earlier this year. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Disney, Cameron, TV News Desk, Sofia Carson, Dove Cameronand Sofia Carson

Asolo Rep to Present Preview of JOHNNY AND THE DEVIL'S BOX Starring George Abud and More

Asolo Rep will continue its GROUND FLOOR SERIES MAKING MUSICALS, on Thursday, June 25 at 6pm with a preview of JOHNNY AND THE DEVIL'S BOX, a new bluegrass musical with book, music and lyrics by Douglas Waterbury-Thieman. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Johnny, BWW News Desk, George Abud, Douglas Waterbury Thieman

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