VIDEO: Past KINKY BOOTS Cast Members Perform 'Raise You Up', Including Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Annaleigh Ashford, and More!

Past cast members from various productions of Kinky Boots have created a video in honor of pride, performing the show's finale, 'Raise You Up' [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Kinky Boots, Stage Tube

VIDEO: Jason Robert Brown Performs Two Cut Songs From 13 For the International Thespian Festival 2020

Jason Robert Brown performed two cut songs from 13 as part of the International Thespian Festival 2020, My Name is Archie and Here I Come. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Archie, Jason Robert Brown, BWW News Desk

Broadway Rewind: Broadway's Just Wild About SHUFFLE ALONG in 2016

Today we rewind to 2016, when Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed was celebrating its ten Tony nominations. The musical, directed by George C. Wolfe, played for 100 performances at the Music Box Theatre. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Tony, George C Wolfe, BroadwayWorld TV

Six Arrests In Theft Of Banksy Memorial At Bataclan

Six people were arrested in France, with two accused of organized theft and four of concealing the theft. “The artwork, part of a series made by Banksy during a visit to Paris in 2018, was stolen from the Bataclan in January 2019. Video footage showed the hooded thieves cutting through the fire door. Detectives announced earlier this month they had found the work in an abandoned farmhouse in the Abruzzo region east of Rome.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, France, Paris, Banksy, Bataclan, Visual, Abruzzo, 06.28.20

Retiring From Ballet At 26

Why would Silas Farley leave the stage at New York City Ballet when he was absolutely at the top of his game? “My hope is to become a leader in a really substantive way in the art form. … And I know that there are so many other facets of leadership experience and education that I don’t have.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, New York City Ballet, Silas Farley, 06.23.20

Studio Visit | Milton Glaser

The designer Milton Glaser describes the birth of the ubiquitous “I ♥ NY” logo and the early days of New York magazine.
Tags: New York, Design, News, Milton, Glaser, Milton Glaser

Lin-Manuel Miranda's RAISE UP Campaign Offers New Prizes, Including a HAMILTON Trivia Night With Jonathan Groff, and More!

As Lin-Manuel Miranda'sRaise Upfundraising campaign continues, Prizeo isnow featuring a 'Hamilfan' series, including some unique, memorable, and personal Hamilton fan experiences as sweepstakes prizes. [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: Theatre, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Groff, Stephi Wild

VIDEO: Watch the Second All New Trailer For HAMILTON on Disney+

The second trailerhas dropped for the upcomingHamiltonfilm, coming to Disney on July 3 [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Disney, Hamilton, Stage Tube

Video Roundup: HAMILTON Fans Create Hilarious Parodies About Donald Trump, Harry Potter, COVID-19, and More!

Today, we're bringing you a roundup of Hamilton song parodies from fans all over the world Subject matter ranges from Donald Trump to Harry Potter, the coronavirus, Heathers, and even Baby Yoda [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: Theatre, Harry Potter, Donald Trump, Hamilton, Stephi Wild, Baby Yoda, Donald Trump Harry Potter

This Is Not A Museum, Australia

A new “museum” in Sydney is intended to be built on a flood plain, with no clarity about permanent collections, no storage on site, and so much more that’s even worse. “The new Powerhouse in Parramatta is set to be an embarrassing example of worst practice by international museum standards. Ironically the current Powerhouse would not loan valuable pieces from their collection to any institution so poorly equipped.” – Sydney Morning Herald
Tags: Art, Australia, Sydney, Visual, Parramatta, 06.27.20

Theaters Offering Virtual Summer Classes, Workshops and More!

Summer is here, and that means an abundance of heat, sunshine, and creativity just waiting to be brought to life. While the global health crisis may still be keeping the doors to most theaters shut, theater companies around the country have risen to the challenge and created new doors to walk through- virtual ones [Author: Chloe Rabinowitz]
Tags: Theatre, Chloe Rabinowitz

Elly Stone, Singer Who Powerfully Brought Jacques Brel’s Songs To A Wide Audience, 93

Stone “was enjoying a moderately successful career as a singer and actress when she jumped to a new level of fame in 1968 as part of the wildly popular musical revue Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Paris, Jacques Brel, 06.27.20, Elly Stone

In Britain, Performing Arts Spaces Say They’ve Been Hung Out To Dry

The government issued a five-step roadmap to reopening … a roadmap that “did not come with dates or monetary help attached.” One theatre executive said the roadmap was “‘as useful a map as a snakes and ladders board,’ adding: ‘We need dates, data and INVESTMENT now!'” – BBC
Tags: Art, Theatre, Britain, Audience, 06.26.20

RECAP: Sara Bareilles, Drew Barrymore, Audra McDonald, and More Shared With Marlo Thomas on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in the House continued Friday night8pm forMarlo Thomas Friends in FREE TO BE...YOU AND ME Special. This episode was in support of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Marlo Thomas, House, Naacp, Thomas Friends, BWW News Desk, Sara Bareilles Drew Barrymore Audra McDonald

Ola Mae Spinks, Librarian Who Used Her Own Money To Organize ‘Slave Narratives’ At The Library Of Congress, 106

Spinks was working as a school librarian in Pontiac, Michigan, when “she and a friend, also a librarian, contacted the U.S. Library of Congress and volunteered to visit Washington, D.C., to help organize the ‘Slave Narratives.'”- Detroit Free Press
Tags: Art, Congress, Washington, People, Pontiac Michigan, U S Library of Congress, Spinks, 06.26.20

The Twilight Of The ‘Hero’ Statues

Most of the statues are bad art in any case, with the Confederate ones intended to pave the way toward a white supremacist future. “Even if most of the hero statues remain standing, we should follow the pigeons: Desecrate them, at least. We must activate our skepticism about the ways dubious heroes are foisted on us. And we must build new kinds of memorials.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Visual, 06.26.20

What It’s Like For Anthony Mackie And Daveed Diggs As They Take On Leading Roles

The actors explain how being part of major TV series set in science fictional universes doesn’t relieve the pressure of being Black men in a racist society. Mackie: “We have the power and the ability to ask those questions. It really bothered me that I’ve done seven Marvel movies where every producer, every director, every stunt person, every costume designer, every PA, every single person has been white.” – Variety
Tags: Art, People, Daveed Diggs, Anthony Mackie, Mackie, 06.28.20

Milton Glaser, Master Designer Of I Heart NY Logo, 91

Glaser, a co-founder of New York Magazine and designer of iconic images and styles, “changed the vocabulary of American visual culture in the 1960s and ’70s with his brightly colored, extroverted posters, magazines, book covers and record sleeves, notably his 1967 poster of Bob Dylan with psychedelic hair and his ‘I  NY’ logo.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Bob Dylan, New York Magazine, Glaser, Milton Glaser, 06.26.20

VIDEO: CBS Sunday Morning Checks in With Regional Theatres As They Prepare to Reopen

CBS Sunday Morningran a segment this morning on regional theatres that are preparing to re-open amidst the pandemic. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Cbs, BWW News Desk

BWW Interview: Jasmine Cephas Jones Explains the Importance of Today's Youth Tuning in for HAMILTON on Disney+

Today, Richard Ridge chats with one of the Schuyler trio Jasmine Cephas Jones made her Broadway debut playing MariaReynolds and Peggy when the show opened in 2015. Now, she looks back on how the show has changed her life, both personally and professionally. [Author: Richard Ridge]
Tags: Theatre, Disney, Broadway, Hamilton, Peggy, SCHUYLER, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Richard Ridge

How To Fix New York’s Theatre Awards

Jose Solís: “As an insider who still holds a little bit of hope about the possibility of change happening within these overly white spaces, I would like to propose some things the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle can do to secure a more diverse membership, who in return will honor shows that defy conventions of what good theatre is, and who gets to make and star in it.” – Token Theatre Friends
Tags: Art, New York, Theatre, Jose Solis, 06.24.20

Why Does Some Music Have Therapeutic Effects?

And can brainwaves explain it? There’s a place at “the frontiers of biotechnology and experimental music” trying to figure it all out. – Aeon
Tags: Art, Music, 06.26.20

You Just Can’t Replace The Joys Of Browsing In A Physical Bookstore

Yay for all of the many, many, many, many, MANY ways bookstores have figured out ways to stay afloat and, in some cases, paying all of their staff (shout-out to you, The Ripped Bodice in Culver City), but by Zeus’ curly beard, WE WANT OUR BOOKSTORE BROWSING BACK. – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Words, Culver City, 06.25.20

The Plan For Cinema Reopenings In Britain

Of course, there will be plastic between customers and food workers; there will be spaces between people in the theatres; and … there will be Singing in the Rain, at least until new movies start coming out again at some point in the future. – BBC
Tags: Art, Media, Britain, 06.26.20

Exclusive: Lea Salonga Sings 'Part of Your World' as Part of the Seth Concert Series

Check out an exclusive clip of Lea Salonga singing Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Lea Salonga, BWW News Desk

VIDEO: Daveed Diggs and Anthony Mackie Talk HAMILTON, Marvel, Black Lives Matter, and More!

Daveed Diggs and Anthony Mackie recently chatted for Variety's Actors on Actors Home series. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Daveed Diggs, Anthony Mackie, BWW News Desk

Quibi Will Air THE PRINCESS BRIDE Remake, Starring Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Gad, and More!

Quibi will air a star-studded remake of The Princess Bride [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Quibi, Hugh Jackman Neil Patrick Harris Josh Gad


BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that singer and actress Elly Stone has died at age 93. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Paris, BWW News Desk, Elly Stone

Broadway Books: 10 MORE Books on Black Theatre - Monologues, Plays, History, and More!

We've rounded up 10 MORE books about Black theatre to read and educate yourself while in quarantine. [Author: BWW Features]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW Features

VIDEO: Celebrate THE KING AND I Film's 64th Anniversary

The film version of the King and I, starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr was released 64 years ago today, on June 28th, 1956. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, BWW News Desk

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