VIDEO: Aaron Tveit Sings Sondheim's 'Broadway Baby' with the Pasadena Pops

Broadway babyAaron Tveit Next to Normal, Grease Live gives a one-of-a-kind spin on one of Sondheim's greatest hits, from this Pasadena POPS performance from 2014 [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Pasadena, Sondheim, Aaron Tveit, Stage Tube, Broadway Baby, Pasadena Pops

Sir Ian McKellen to Lead Age-Blind HAMLET at Theatre Royal Windsor

Sir Ian McKellen will step into the iconic shoes of William Shakespeare's Hamlet in an upcoming age-blind production of the play at Theatre Royal Windsor, returning the actor to a role he first performed fifty years ago. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, William Shakespeare, Ian Mckellen, Theatre Royal Windsor, BWW News Desk

UK Culture Secretary Reveals Guidelines for Reopening Theatres - But Still No Funding

UK culture secretary Oliver Dowden has revealed a five-step program which 'provides a clear pathway back' to reopening theaters. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: UK, Theatre, BWW News Desk, Oliver Dowden

UK Culture Secretary Reveals Guidelines for Reopening Theaters

UK culture secretary Oliver Dowden has revealed a five-step program which 'provides a clear pathway back' to reopening theaters. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: UK, Theatre, BWW News Desk, Oliver Dowden

Enter Now: Seth Rudetsky Launches THE SETH SING-OFF: Lea Salonga Edition

Seth Rudetsky has announced a new Instagram Contest for Broadway fans Starting Today, he'll beaccepting entries for The Seth Sing-off Lea Salonga Edition [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Lea Salonga, Seth Rudetsky, BWW News Desk, Instagram Contest for Broadway

Christopher Sieber, Telly Leung, Crystal Monee Hall, Gary Adler, Join This Week's Empathy Concert

Elliott Masie Telly Leung are hosting the 13th weekly one-hour Empathy Concert on Friday June 26th from 4 pm to 5 pm EDT, addressing Empathy from learning and business groups. This week's Concert will feature Broadway Stars Crystal Monee Hall, Gary Adler, Christopher Sieber, and Co-Host Telly Leung. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Telly Leung, BWW News Desk, Elliott Masie Telly Leung, Broadway Stars Crystal Monee Hall, Gary Adler Christopher Sieber

BWW Prompts: Explain the Plot of Your Favorite Show in Five Words

We want to hear from you Submit your response to our dailybwwprompts, where each day we'll be asking our readers onFacebook,Twitter, andInstagramquestions to spark some theater conversation. [Author: BWW Prompts]
Tags: Theatre, BWW Prompts

Stage Adaptation of THE DA VINCI CODE to Launch World Premiere Tour in 2021

The world premiere stage adaptation of Dan Brown's international bestseller, The Da Vinci Code, will tour the UK next spring. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: UK, Theatre, Dan Brown, BWW News Desk

RECAP: Vanessa Williams and Darius de Haas Sang and Janai Nelson Talked About the Legal Defense Fund on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in the House continued Wednesday night 8pm forVanessa Williamsjoined by LDF's Associate Director-Counsel Janai Nelson. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, LDF, Vanessa Williams, Darius de Haas, BWW News Desk, Janai Nelson

HAIRSPRAY to Open at The London Coliseum April 2021

The producers of Hairspray the Musical have announced new performance dates for West End return of the multi award-winning smash hit musical. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: London, Theatre, BWW News Desk

Dixie Chicks Drop The “Dixie”

The band’s social media accounts and website were changed Thursday to reflect the new name for the band, which is made up of Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines and Emily Strayer. “We want to meet this moment,” read a statement on The Chicks’ website, which also noted that the trio recognizes the name was already in use by a band in New Zealand. – CBC (Reuters)
Tags: Art, Music, New Zealand, 06.25.20, The Chicks, Martie Maguire Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer, Dixie Chicks Drop

Broadway Rewind: FELA! Arrives on Broadway in 2010!

Today we rewind to 2010, when Fela was celebrating its eleven Tony nominations. Fela ran for 463 performances at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, and returned to Broadway in 2012 for another 28 performances. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Tony, Eugene O Neill, Fela, BroadwayWorld TV

Performance Reviews For Statues?

While some have suggested placing these statues in a museum or leaving them to deteriorate naturally, I propose another way: a statue of limitations, where towns and cities would hold a mass review of their monuments, say every 50 years. At that point, citizens would be tasked with deciding whether to maintain the memorials as they are, reimagine them, or remove them from the public square for good. – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Visual, 06.24.20

Our Enduring Myths Of College

Thirty-four million Americans—over a tenth of the nation’s population—have some college credits but dropped out before graduating. They are nearly twice as likely as college graduates to be unemployed and four times more likely to default on student loans. That’s a scandal for the nation, not just for higher education. We like to imagine college as an egalitarian force, which reduces the gap between rich and poor. But over the past four decades it has mostly served to reinforce or even to widen...
Tags: Art, Ideas, 07.02.20

A New Image Of The Loch Ness Monster (And The Long Culture That Surrounds It)

Nessie may be hiding, the monster’s faithful believers will think. Every time the scientists come, Nessie dives deeper and hides. She’s a diva. She’s the Garbo of the animal kingdom. She knows when to do her headline-grabbing cameos and when to disappear. – The Daily Beast
Tags: Art, Visual, Garbo, 06.24.20

Broadway Brainteasers: Lillias White Word Search!

Today, we're bringing you a word search based on the Broadway career of Tony Award-winner, Lillias White [Author: Alexa Criscitiello]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Lillias White, Alexa Criscitiello

SLEEPLESS Musical Aims for August Opening at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

According to a new report, SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance, based on the original screenplay Sleepless in Seattle, is hoping topremiere in London on August 25, 2020 at the newly opened Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, London. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: London, Theatre, Seattle, BWW News Desk, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre London

BRANDEN & JAMES Team Up With Shoshana Bean for Their Debut Album

BRANDEN JAMES are bringing a soulful new sound to fans with the long-awaited release of their debut album, Chasing Dreams. A follow up to their critically-acclaimed 2018 EP, Hallelujah, the forthcoming album is set to drop worldwide on July 31st, 2020 and includes a duet with Broadway superstar and Billboard 1 recording artist, Shoshana Bean. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Branden, Shoshana Bean, BRANDEN JAMES

NEA Spotlight: Fort Wayne Civic Theatre in Fort Wayne, IN

Today's profile is Fort Wayne Civic Theatre in Fort Wayne, Indiana [Author: Alexa Criscitiello]
Tags: Theatre, Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Indiana, Alexa Criscitiello

We’re Witnessing The Death Of Shopping Malls

By mid-May, 28 percent of the surveyed members of Restaurants Canada, which represents 30,000 restaurants and food-service operations across the country, either said they were never reopening or predicted they would close unless conditions quickly improved. After rent came due on June 1, nearly half of the members of the Retail Council of Canada reported they had not been able to pay their rent at all; over a quarter of them said that landlords had threatened to either change their locks or for...
Tags: Art, Issues, Retail Council of Canada, 06.24.20, Restaurants Canada

CS Soapbox: Is The Last Of Us Part II A Bad Sequel? (Spoilers)

CS Soapbox: Is The Last Of Us Part II A Bad Sequel? (Massive Spoilers) There’s been a lot of contention online about  The Last of Us Part II  (available to order now) . Critics are praising the gameplay, music, graphics, level of detail, voice acting, and ambitious story—they’re calling it a masterpiece. On the other hand, droves of fans feel the game’s story does not live up to the integrity of its predecessor; from confusing character development to a disjointed plot,  The Last of Us P...
Tags: Art, Games, Movies, Time, Party, Bill, Jackson, Miller, Julian Barnes, Joel, Luke, Jesse, Rick, Tommy, Dina, Taika Waititi

QUIZ: Only People Who Had a Hamilton Phase Can Get an A+ on This Trivia Quiz

All of this hype for Hamilfilm is making us feel like it's 2015 again So many Ham4Ham episodes and memorizing the entire show... take our ultimate Hamilton Phase quiz and see how well you do [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Hamilfilm, Hamilton Phase

Cairo’s Bizarre Phantom Architecture

“So much of the city has been demolished before we’ve even discovered and documented it. It means that, despite the generations of development, Cairo is not a place where you can walk around and really feel history, or identify who did what when. It’s so muddled.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Cairo, Visual, 06.24.20

FROZEN 2 is the 5th Longest-Running Number 1 in the History of Billboard's Soundtracks Chart

Frozen 2is the officially the 5th longest-running number 1 in the history of Billboard's Soundtracks Chart [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, TV News Desk

Jenn Colella & Chilina Kennedy Announced for BROADWAY BANTER: PRIDE EDITION

It has been announced that Jenn Colella Come From Away Chilina Kennedy Beautiful The Carole King Musical will be the stars for Broadway Banter Pride Edition on Saturday, June 27 at 700pm EDT. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Chilina Kennedy, BWW News Desk, Jenn Colella

Michael Urie, Sherri Shepherd, Tate Donovan, Lainie Kazan & More Featured in Today's New Pack Podcast Play

Today's new play released for The Pack Podcast features 'April in Paris' with Michael Urie, Sherri Shepherd, Tate Donovan, Lainie Kazan, Dayle Reyfel and Caspar Phillipson. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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A BOSTON POPS SALUTE TO OUR HEROES to Feature Leslie Odom Jr., Rita Moreno, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More

The 2020 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular broadcast, under the direction Keith Lockhart, will present A Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes, featuring both new content and retrospective highlights from many of the most beloved performers from the past three years. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Boston, Theatre, Keith Lockhart, BWW News Desk, Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, Leslie Odom Jr Rita Moreno Brian Stokes Mitchell, Boston Pops Salute

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley to Host International Thespian Excellence Awards Showcase on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Broadway has the Tonys. Hollywood has the Oscars. Now Thespians have the Thespys. The International Thespian Excellence Awards, or Thespys for short, recognize the highest level of achievement in school theatre performance and technical theatre. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Seth Rudetsky, BWW News Desk, James Wesley, Tonys Hollywood

The New Group Off Stage Presents Benefit Reunion Readings Featuring Edie Falco, Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Zegen and More

The New Group Off Stage will present a Reunion Reading Series featuring original casts of iconic plays from the company's first 25 years. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Edie Falco Jesse Eisenberg Michael Zegen

VIDEO: Cast and Producers from POSE Perform Billy Porter's 'Love Yourself'

In a first look at the upcoming POSE-A-THON special, the cast and producers of the hit FX series Pose performBilly Porter'sHitSong aoeLove Yourself.a [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Billy Porter, TV News Desk

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