BROADWAY SESSIONS Continues Black Lives Matter Fundraising Concerts This Week

Broadway Sessions continues to celebrate Black Theatre Artists and raise funds for BLM centric organizations this week. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Musical Theatre Star Michael Falzon Passes Away at Age 48

International musical theatre star, Michael Falzon,has passed away at age 48. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Tune In for A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE WITH BILLY PORTER Webinar from The Reeve Foundation

The Reeve Foundation will present special virtual live event via Zoom Webinar, A Magical Experience with Billy Porter, hosted by Will Reeve. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Billy Porter, BWW News Desk, Will Reeve, Reeve Foundation

VIDEO: On This Day, June 23- Happy Birthday, Bob Fosse!

On this day we're celebrating a giant in a the world's of dance and directing, the legendary Bob Fosse [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and More Featured on Kristin Chenoweth's FOR THE GIRLS Playlist

Tonight Tony-winner Kristin Chenowethstops by Conan O'Brien's virtual show to chat quarantine hobbies, TiKToK, and why she thinks Carole Baskin killed her husband. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Kristin Chenoweth, Tony, Conan O Brien, Taylor Swift Beyonce, BWW News Desk, Carole Baskin, Kristin Chenowethstops

VIDEO: John Legend Debuts New Song 'Never Break' from August Wilson Monologue Competition Documentary GIVING VOICE

Netflix has announced a new documentary chronicling the journey of six high school theatre students as they participate in the annual the August Wilson Monologue Competition. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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JAGGED LITTLE PILL Star Kathryn Gallagher Joins Adderley's Red Talk Live Stream June 26

Get to know Jagged Little Pill star Kathryn Gallagher as she hostsThe Adderley School's June 26 Red Talk Livestream. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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JAGGED LITTLE PILL Star Kathryn Gallagher Joins Adderly's Red Talk Live Stream June 26

Get to know Jagged Little Pill star Kathryn Gallagher as she hostsThe Adderley School's June 26 Red Talk Livestream. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Adderly, BWW News Desk, Kathryn Gallagher, Adderley School

Broadway Brainteasers: LaChanze Word Search!

Today, we're bringing you a word searchbased on the Broadway career ofTony Award-winner, LaChanze [Author: Alexa Criscitiello]
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BWW Prompts: Which Character Has the Best Entrance in a Show?

We want to hear from you Submit your response to our dailyBwayWorldPrompts, where each day we'll be asking our readers onFacebook,Twitter, andInstagramquestions to spark some theater conversation. [Author: BWW Prompts]
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A Botched Restoration of a Painting in Spain Draws Outrage

A copy of a painting of the Virgin Mary by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo was disfigured after it was cleaned by a furniture restorer. Restoration experts are calling for tighter regulation of their work.
Tags: Art, News, Spain, Virgin Mary, Murillo, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Restoration and Renovation, Madrid (Spain, Bartolome Esteban (1617-82

MoCA Cleveland Director Resigns After Controversy

In the statement announcing her resignation, Jill Snyder did not refer to the apology, saying, “I came to this decision with the understanding that the world at large, and our museum in particular, are in a powerful moment of disruption and possibility.” She added, “I embrace this as an opportunity to advance the movement for change that is now sweeping through our culture.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Cleveland, Visual, Jill Snyder, 06.22.20

Broadway Rewind: FALSETTOS Sings Out on Broadway in 2016!

Today we rewind to 2016 for the first revival of Falsettos, which starredStephanie J. Block,Christian Borle,Andrew Rannells,Anthony Rosenthal,Tracie Thoms,Brandon Uranowitz and Betsy Wolfe. The musical, written by William Finn and James Lapine, played for 84 performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre and was nominated for five Tony Awards. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, James Lapine, Broadway, Walter Kerr Theatre, BroadwayWorld TV, William Finn, Betsy Wolfe

Our art museum — the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art — boarded itself up and has repurposed the utilitarian protection into a surface for painting.

Is it art? That's a boring old question, but is art made under duress art? I think of the writer tortured to write in Stephen King's "Misery." I think of Scheherezade. I think of the old cowboy trick of shooting at a person's feet and shouting "Dance!" (Is the stepping crazily out of the way of bullets properly termed a "dance"?).Ah, but the museum isn't doing the art. It's bringing in the artists and saying Go ahead, draw on my wounds."Stop": "Power": "... fucking for virginity... the path t...
Tags: Art, Law, Police, Stephen King, Museums, Madison, Graffiti, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Murals, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse

Culture Is A Major NY Industry. What Happens When It Shuts Down?

According to the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, film, TV, theater, music, advertising, publishing, and digital content in New York provide 305,000 jobs, and an annual economic output of $104 billion. What happens when the very things that bring so many people to New York are forced to shut down? When we’re banned from congregating in sanctuaries of art, drama, dance, comedy, literature, and music, where does the culture go? – National Geographic
Tags: Art, New York, Issues, Office of Media and Entertainment, 06.22.20

Press Release Claims Seattle Art Museum Is Dissolving

The release, sent from an email address that appeared to be the same as that used by the organization’s public-relations department, looked like the real thing — but it was fake.  – Seattle Times
Tags: Art, Visual, 06.22.20

A Netflix For The Performing Arts?

“Doing digital isn’t a quick-fix Band-Aid for anyone,” says Kathleya Afanador, Marquee’s co-founder and head of content. “It’s a fundamental layer of their overall business that needs to be prioritized.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, 06.22.20, Kathleya Afanador Marquee

Catch Lin-Manuel Miranda on Tonight's Episode of THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a guest on tonight's episode ofThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Tune in at 1135 p.m. ET [Author: BWW News Desk]
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NEA Spotlight: Theater Latte Da in Minneapolis, MN

This month, BroadwayWorld will profile arts organizations selected for NEA funding to let them express, in their own words, what the award means to their organization and how the funding will not only enable them to plan and execute new productions and community programs, but help them recover from financial losses sustained in the Covid-19 pandemic. [Author: Alexa Criscitiello]
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QUIZ: Everyone is a Combination of Act 1 and Act 2 Hamilton Characters. Which One Are You?

We're getting excited for Hamilfilm Are you more of an AlexanderPhilip or LaurensJefferson Take our latest Hamilton quiz to find out [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Facebook, Citing Looting Concerns, Bans Historical Artifact Sales

The company announced the prohibition after researchers reported that looters were using the platform to identify and sell illegally excavated antiquities.
Tags: Art, News, Social Media, Black Markets, PAUL, AMR, Facebook Inc, Shawnee State University, Archaeology and Anthropology, Arts and Antiquities Looting, Instagram Inc, Katie A, Al-Azm

Muti Opens Live Summer Festival In Italy

The 78-year-old renowned conductor said the coronavirus had ‘’destroyed music,‘’ with shuttered venues depriving the world of ‘’spiritual food” as it faced a pandemic that still threatens uncalculated economic repercussions beyond the lives lost. Even during two world wars, Muti noted, theaters stayed open to provide cultural relief except during the worst of the bombings. – Chicago Tribune
Tags: Art, Music, Italy, Muti, 06.22.20

Thousands Of Arts Educators In London Are Losing Their Jobs

Arts lecturers tend to be employed on casual contracts. With universities closing in-person classes, these lecturers are being laid off en masse. – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, London, Issues, 06.22.20

As America’s Orchestras Remain Closed, In Other Countries They’re Getting Back To Work

From Taiwan to Germany to Spain to Quebec, lockdowns are lifting and orchestras are figuring out ways to make music again. David Patrick Stearns looks into what they’re trying, from Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s Beethoven symphony cycle with the (carefully spaced) Orchestre Métropolitain in a largely empty Montreal hall to Prague’s Collegium 1704 performing Baroque music with masks on (even the woodwinds and singers) to an opera in Salzburg where the characters all hate each other so much that they st...
Tags: Art, Music, Germany, America, Spain, Taiwan, Prague, Beethoven, Montreal, Salzburg, Quebec, Yannick Nézet Séguin, Orchestre Métropolitain, David Patrick Stearns, 06.20.20

Arena Stage Launches Artists Marketplace Featuring Kate Baldwin, Marsha Mason and More

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the launch ofArtists Marketplace, a new model for regional theaters to connect art, artists and their artistry directly with patrons. Patrons will have the opportunity to commission or purchase a work of art from the artists and artisans who have graced Arena's stages. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Arena, Mead Center for American Theater, BWW News Desk, Kate Baldwin Marsha Mason

VIDEO: Darren Criss Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Tomorrow at 12pm!

Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars Tune in right here tomorrow, June 2412pm, as he chats stage and screen favorite with Darren Criss [Author: Backstage With Richard Ridge]
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Nominations Open For The 18th Annual Theatre Fans' Choice Awards: The Best Of The Decade

This year we are celebrating the Best of the last Decade of Broadway NYC Theatre Productions are eligible which opened in the 2009-2010 season through 2020 [Author: BWW Staff]
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#BwayWorldFanArt Is Back! Get to Drawing for Our Latest Theme!

We're excited to bring back BwayWorldFanArt Check out entries from our last theme-- favorite Broadway star Don't forget to tag us in your entries for this week's theme, Broadway Pride [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Abigail Breslin, Matthew Hancock and Josh Hamilton to Star in BARD AT THE GATE's Presentation of KERNEL OF SANITY

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel will open the virtual play reading series she has created and curated a Bard at the Gate - with Kermit Frazier's play KERNEL OF SANITY, to be webstreamed on Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. on YouTube. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Bard, Josh Hamilton, BWW News Desk, Paula Vogel, Abigail Breslin Matthew Hancock, Kermit Frazier

Watch Lea Salonga &. Seth Rudetsky Live In Concert (At Home) This Weekend

Hosted by beloved musical director and Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky, Lea Salongawill headline a live concert this weekend, June 28that 9 AMET with areplay of the concert will also be available to watch one time only at 8 PM ET [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Sirius, Lea Salonga, Seth Rudetsky, BWW News Desk, Seth Rudetsky Lea Salongawill

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