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BWW Board Book/Watch Party? (Leave your ideas!)

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Hi Everyone,

We know a number of you are likely facing a similar situation to the one we are at the moment - lots of uncertainty and a lot more time at home as we deal with this epidemic and limit our social contact to protect the most vulnerable and our front line healthcare workers.

With that said, we would love to do something to engage with our board community during this time.

We're thinking of maybe a Broadway Bookclub - discussion of a Broadway book on the board, a collective watch party where we pick something to watch together and post our thoughts, opinions, humorous puns, whatever you're feeling at the moment, etc. 

We'll take a look at all your ideas today and come back with the "OFFICIAL Quarantine Watch Party/Book Club" thread.

But also feel free to start your own threads if you'd like to read/watch/discuss something with the BWW community.

You can also contribute ideas or thoughts to moderator@broadwayworld.com.

Best to all our members, and stay healthy!

-Team BWW

jonah3500
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It would be awesome to rewatch Smash or Rise!
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I'd be interested! 

Razzle Dazzle by Michael Riedel is next up on my reading list, so if there were a "book club" related to that, I wouldn't be mad :)

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jonah3500 said: "It would be awesome to rewatch Smash or Rise!"

Two for Smash! smiley

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TheGingerBreadMan said: "I'd be interested!

Razzle Dazzle by Michael Riedelis next up on my reading list, so if there were a "book club" related to that, I wouldn't be mad :)
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I'm a few chapters into Razzle Dazzle right now and I'm loving it, count me in!

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I don't pun unless it's humorous.

Can you hear me now? Twitter: @NamoInExile
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The newly released Cats movie wink wink
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Love this idea! I totally vote for a SMASH rewatch. Anyone else have Broadway HD? Hoping they'll expand their library in light of current events

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I'd do a Smash rewatch. For anyone interested in something more cerebral, the Goodman is streaming Roberto Bolano's 2666. I've made it through part one and am intrigued!
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Learn the words[and actions] to Adelaides' Lament---that will clear the room.

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jonah3500 said: "It would be awesome to rewatch Smash or Rise!"

^^^ this!!

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"Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein" by Todd Purdum

It's well researched, engaging, and gives you such an appreciation for their contribution to modern musical theatre.

And, of course, Smash

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DiscoCrows said: "TheGingerBreadMan said: "I'd be interested!

Razzle Dazzle by Michael Riedelis next up on my reading list, so if there were a "book club" related to that, I wouldn't be mad :)
"

I'm a few chapters into Razzle Dazzle right now and I'm loving it, count me in!
"

I read it maybe 18 months ago.  Not sure, but it has been awhile.  I really enjoyed it, but was surprised about the number of factual errors (can't remember one right this minute).  Would be interesting to have a second subject just focusing blatant errors in an otherwise enjoyable read. 

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Starting this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, award-winning not-for-profit Broadway Sings for Pride will be releasing a “Video of the Day” each day for the next three weeks!  Each “Video of the Day” will feature unreleased theatrical performances that Broadway Sings for Pride helped produce over the last ten years. In a time when the arts are needed the most, these videos will celebrate and inspire through music and/or spoken word.  Starting this Wednesday, each video will be posted daily at 11:30am on their social media. The artists and musicians involved have generously given permission to share these videos in hopes of providing comfort in an uncertain time. 

Videos will be released on Broadway Sings for Pride’s social media platforms:
• Facebook: Broadway Sings for Pride
• Instagram: BroadwaySingsForPride
• YouTube: NealBtv

The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, March 25NATASHA YVETTE WILLIAMS (Waitress the Musical)

Thursday, March 26REBECCA LARKIN (South Pacific), RUSSELL FISCHER (Jersey Boys), ADAM B. SHAPIRO (Off Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish)

Friday, March 27N’KENGE (Motown: The Musical) 

-Saturday, March 28: BROADWAY KIDS: JACK PRAVDA, GRACE DEAMICIS, CATHERINE ASHMORE BRADLEY, ZELL MORROW, COOPER LANTZ, ERIC WALKER JR., CONNOR MILLS

-Sunday, March 29HAIR ALL-STAR REUNION Part 1 (Including Original Broadway Cast Members)

-Monday, March 30TELLY LEUNG (Aladdin, Rent) & MICHAEL MUSTO (Famed Celebrity Interviewer)

-Tuesday, March 31BRANDI CHAVONNE MASSEY (Wicked)

-Wednesday, April 1RENT ALL-STAR REUNION (Including Original Broadway Cast Members)

-Thursday, April 2DANIEL ERRICO (Children’s Author), with BROADWAY KIDS: JAKE RYAN FLYNN, ATHAN SPOREK, JACK MCCARTHY, CONNOR MILLS, VICTORIA COLLETT, GABBY GUTIERREZ

-Friday, April 3MATT LEISY (World Tour of The Phantom of the Opera)

-Saturday, April 4HAIR ALL-STAR REUNION Part 2 (Including Original Broadway Cast Members)

-Sunday, April 5DR. KEVIN NADAL, DR. REMOLIA SIMPSON, KRISTEN PARKER LOVELL (Trans filmmaker & Actress)

-Monday, April 6BRIAN FALDUTO (Film: School of Rock, RACHEL REDLEAF (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), KELSEY MARTIN, MICHAEL BENJAMIN BUNIN

-Tuesday, April 7MASON ALEXANDER PARK (Hedwig and the Angry Inch National Tour)

-Wednesday, April 8HAIR ALL-STAR REUNION Part 3 (Including Original Broadway Cast Members)

-Thursday, April 9MAYO PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY

-Friday, April 10: DANTE MELUCCI (School of Rock)

-Saturday, April 11FINALE
 

Launched in June 2011, Broadway Sings for Pride grew out of the tragic suicides which plagued the gay community. Since then, they have received support from Neil Patrick Harris, Channing Tatum, Fran Drescher, Carol Channing, Frankie Grande, Bryan Cranston, Kathy Griffin, LeAnn Rimes, Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Joy Behar, Wendy Williams and many others. Broadway Sings for Pride stages concerts and events that bring to light the challenges faced in the LGBTQ community, using the funds raised from these programs to aid LGBTQ youth and their families either directly or through supporting like-minded service organizations. They have been honored by Wagner College (Citizen Alum Award 2015 Honoree), Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival's 2015 Non-Profit Organization All-Star Award, Tyler Clementi Foundation’s Upstander Legacy Honoree Host Committee Member, and a four-time nominee for "Most Valuable Campaign" & "Most Valuable Organizer" from the New Organizing Institute.  Find out more on Instagram (Broadway Sings for Pride), Facebook (Broadway Sings for Pride) or their website: http://www.BroadwaySingsForPride.com

Video of the Day