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VIDEO: Paper Mill Streams NEW VOICES 2010: PURE IMAGINATION VIDEO: Paper Mill Streams NEW VOICES 2010: PURE IMAGINATION
by Stage Tube on June 29, 2020

The annual a?oeNew Voicesa?? concert is the culmination of Paper Mill Playhouse's Summer Musical Theater Conservatory.
For 100 Days, Spencer Has Helped Families Cope With The New Normal For 100 Days, Spencer Has Helped Families Cope With The New Normal
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

As families all over the world were suddenly asked to stay inside, Spencer Sparklestein was in the same boat. Spencer, a puppet creation by celebrated puppeteer, Adam Francis Proulx, began putting out daily episodes of a new web series Spencer Stays Inside, produced completely in isolation.
MACBETH To Play Live And Outdoors In Santa Fe MACBETH To Play Live And Outdoors In Santa Fe
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

A director's debut, a cast disrupted by the pandemic, Zoom rehearsals to keep the play alive, a change of venue, the need to completely reblock and redesign the play, delays as they waited for restrictions to allow performance...
Virtual Fire Island Dance Festival to Stream Friday, July 17 Virtual Fire Island Dance Festival to Stream Friday, July 17
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

The charitable event of the Fire Island summer goes digital when the Virtual Fire Island Dance Festival streams an evening of celebrated dance at 7 pm Eastern on July 17, 2020. The first-ever stream in the event's 26-year history will feature world premieres of three new pieces and three beloved festival favorites. The festival is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The Santa Fe Opera Celebrates The 2020 Season With SONGS FROM THE SANTA FE OPERA The Santa Fe Opera Celebrates The 2020 Season With SONGS FROM THE SANTA FE OPERA
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

The Santa Fe Opera announces Songs from the Santa Fe Opera, a digital performance series celebrating the opening nights of the five originally-scheduled operas that were to comprise the 2020 Summer Festival Season.
Actress Chrystee Pharris' 'This Week In Black People Sh*t' Podcast Launches Two-Day Virtual Event Actress Chrystee Pharris' 'This Week In Black People Sh*t' Podcast Launches Two-Day Virtual Event
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

This Week in Black People Sh*t, (BPS) hosted and created by actress Chrystee Pharris and Abdul Majid, and cohost Janora McDuffie will be holding a two-day virtual event. Chrystee currently stars on “Craig Ross Jr.'s Monogamy” and costars on Season 3 of “Goliath,” both streaming on Amazon Prime. She is best known for appearing on the NBC hit series “Passions”  and “Scrubs.”  Janora McDuffie recurred on Seasons 7 & 8 of “Grey's Anatomy.” Abdul Majid is a film and television writer.
New Podcast LIFE IN THE PIT Puts Musicians in the Spotlight New Podcast LIFE IN THE PIT Puts Musicians in the Spotlight
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

Coming Wednesday, July 1 to Apple, Spotify and other podcast platforms, Life in the Pit premieres with its first 3 episodes.
France Rocks Recommends INDOCHINE's New Music Video 'Nos Célébrations' France Rocks Recommends INDOCHINE's New Music Video 'Nos Célébrations'
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

French iconic band band INDOCHINE released an animated video for their new song “Nos Célébrations.”. It depicts band lead singer Nicola Sirkis on a train ride during some of the key moments in history until today including the election of Barack Obama, the iconic Tiananmen Square protest moment, Nelson Mandela's release from prison, Donald Trump and more. Nicola also directed the video.   A great way for them to bring in their 40th Anniversary and continue their legacy of being outspoken about the good and bad we face in the world.
The Soraya Presents DIAVOLO | Architecture In Motion, This Is Me: Letters From The Front Lines The Soraya Presents DIAVOLO | Architecture In Motion, This Is Me: Letters From The Front Lines
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

After celebrating its 25th Anniversary at The Soraya in 2017, DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion returns for its fourth engagement a?" this time with This Is Me: Letters from the Front Lines. From DIAVOLO artistic director Jacques Heim, This Is Me explores how the current climate of isolation has encouraged us to look within ourselves. It is The Soraya's fourth online performance.
Gibson's THE PROCESS Wins 2020 Silver Telly Award For “Best Webseries: Documentary” Gibson's THE PROCESS Wins 2020 Silver Telly Award For “Best Webseries: Documentary”
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

GIBSON TV, the iconic, American-made guitar maker's original, worldwide online network--features original series from the world's best storytellers.  
Actors Circle Ensemble To Present Zoom Series PICPLAYS Actors Circle Ensemble To Present Zoom Series PICPLAYS
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

501(c)3 non-profit theater company Actors Circle Ensemble is producing the summer series a?oePICplays: Perform Inform Change,a?? via Zoom free and open to the public. The online productions weave live storytelling coupled with presentations and Q&As by renowned guest speakers in their fields to inform and inspire audiences. 
FSPA Offers Annual Broadway Boot Camp FSPA Offers Annual Broadway Boot Camp
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

The Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) will offer its annual Broadway Boot Camp this July for students Grades 8-12 with an additional option for Grades 1-7. This year's special guest instructors will be Ben Bryant and Lonnie E. Davis Jr.
VIDEO: D.L. Hughley Talks Passing Out Onstage, COVID-19 Diagnosis, And His New Book VIDEO: D.L. Hughley Talks Passing Out Onstage, COVID-19 Diagnosis, And His New Book
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

Comedian D.L. Hughley made headlines earlier this month when he collapsed onstage before learning he had COVID-19. “Extra's” Billy Bush caught up with Hughley, who talked about the ordeal and his new book, “Surrender, White People!”
Kumu Kahua Theatre Announces Annual Playwriting Contest Winners Kumu Kahua Theatre Announces Annual Playwriting Contest Winners
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

The judges have come to a consensus on the prizewinners for THE 2020 KUMU KAHUA/UHM THEATRE DEPARTMENT PLAYWRITING CONTEST. The winner of the $600 Hawai'i Prize is Jessie Ren Marshall of Kamuela, Hawai'i for her play, Hapa Girls.  The winner of the $450 Pacific Rim Prize is Randy Lee Gross of Enola, Pennsylvania for his play The Naugahyde Man. Susan Soon He Stanton of Aiea, Hawai'i is the winner of the $250 Resident Prize for her play Both Your Houses. 
TLC Premieres For New Series DARCEY AND STACEY TLC Premieres For New Series DARCEY AND STACEY
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

VIDEO: MATILDA and GROUNDHOG DAY Composer Tim Minchin Releases New Single 'I'll Take Lonely Tonight' From Debut Album VIDEO: MATILDA and GROUNDHOG DAY Composer Tim Minchin Releases New Single 'I'll Take Lonely Tonight' From Debut Album
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

Tony- and GRAMMY-nominated performer Tim Minchin known for his irreverent comedy routines, his beloved scores for musicals including 'Matilda: The Musical' and 'Groundhog Day' has released his new single and video “I'll Take Lonely Tonight” from his forthcoming debut album 'Apart Together,' out this November on BMG.
Serena Laurel Joins Sennheiser's #DontStopTheMusic Virtual Concert Series Serena Laurel Joins Sennheiser's #DontStopTheMusic Virtual Concert Series
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

Serena Laurel, singer-songwriter and award-winning actress will perform a virtual concert on Sennheiser's #DontStopTheMusic initiative live from Los Angeles, California, Monday, June 29th @ 4 pm (PDT).
Danny Glover And Ben Guillory Join Zoom Chat July 4 Danny Glover And Ben Guillory Join Zoom Chat July 4
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

On Saturday, July 4, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. PDT, there will be a Zoom chat hosted by Millena Gay and featuring The Robey Theatre Company's Co-Founders, Danny Glover and Ben Guillory. This event, entitled Let's Talk, is the first of six projected virtual events.
The Legend Of The Christmas Pickle Comes To Life In A New Classic The Legend Of The Christmas Pickle Comes To Life In A New Classic
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

Follow Pennie Pickle on her journey to become the beloved Christmas Pickle.  Pennie, the Christmas Pickle is a hardback, 32-page beautifully illustrated children's book that takes Pennie Pickle from her infant cucumber stage all the way to becoming the magical Christmas Pickle, a tradition created in the early 19th century that grants good fortune to the finder of this ornament. Pennie's story is that of a young girl overcoming ridicule and bullying to show us that we can all follow our dreams to achieve our goals.
Marlana Shares New Music This Summer Marlana Shares New Music This Summer
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

Marlana has shared her latest single 'I'm Good' off of her upcoming EP, At Least I Tried. 'I'm Good' is a powerful, honest and vulnerable song on depression and speaking out against the stigmas that come with talking about one's mental health. The song premiered exclusively with BuzzBands LA praising, “I'm Good,' tackles the latter, a powerful memo-to-self that turns the typical response to the common question “How ya doin'?” on its ear.'
DPS On Air This Week Features Tracy Thorne DPS On Air This Week Features Tracy Thorne
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

This week, Dramatists Play Service's social media channel, a?oeDPS On Air,a?? features actor and playwright Tracy Thorne (a?oeWe are Herea??) performing a new short play called a?oeEnd of Days: The Minor Considerations Lista?? which is also available to license for livestreaming productions from Dramatists Play Service.
Harry Hains' Posthumous ANTIBOY Single and Concept Album Announced Harry Hains' Posthumous ANTIBOY Single and Concept Album Announced
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

The family of the late Harry Hains will introduce Harry's beautiful vision and new music.
Israeli Artists Project Offers Summer Camp Alternative OMANUT BABAYIT - Arts at Home Israeli Artists Project Offers Summer Camp Alternative OMANUT BABAYIT - Arts at Home
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

The Israeli Artists Project (IAP) is offering the premiere OMANUT BABAYIT - Arts at Home summer program for all ages. From July 6th through August 28th, OMANUT BABAYIT will bring together online some of the best artists of the IAP community to share their skills and empower the next generation of artists, musicians, and actorswho are looking for a unique and creative experience this summer. www.OmanutBabayit.org
VIDEO: Patti LuPone, Darren Criss, Andy Karl, Orfeh and More Sing 'The Rainbow Connection' for SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES VIDEO: Patti LuPone, Darren Criss, Andy Karl, Orfeh and More Sing 'The Rainbow Connection' for SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

The special celebrates and supports music for film and TV with messages from a slew of stars including some familiar Broadway faces like Patti LuPone, Darren Criss, Orfeh, Andy Karl and at-home performances from casts of La La Land, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Aladdin and more!
COCKTAIL HOUR AT THE GEM LIVE Streams Tomorrow Night COCKTAIL HOUR AT THE GEM LIVE Streams Tomorrow Night
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

COCKTAIL HOUR AT THE GEM LIVE will be performed on June 30 at Garden Grove's historic GEM THEATRE presented by the award-winning One More Productions - one of Southern California's leading musical theater companies.
Roosevelt House And The LGBTQ Policy Center At Hunter College Present THE DEVIANT'S WAR: THE HOMOSEXUAL VS. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Roosevelt House And The LGBTQ Policy Center At Hunter College Present THE DEVIANT'S WAR: THE HOMOSEXUAL VS. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

Roosevelt House and the LGBTQ Policy Center at Hunter College present a live webinar on The Deviant's War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America, the new biography of Frank Kameny, the founder and intellectual father of the LGBTQ movement in America on Wednesday, July 8 at 4:00 PM EST via Zoom.
Gregg Pettigrew Stars In SHADES OF BROADWAY Online Concert This Sunday Gregg Pettigrew Stars In SHADES OF BROADWAY Online Concert This Sunday
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

Shades of Broadway is a dramatic tribute to the Broadway greats and provides the audience with an insightful view of life on the musical theatre stage from the artist's perspective. 
Disney+ Hotstar to Premiere Bollywood Films Meant for the Theaters Disney+ Hotstar to Premiere Bollywood Films Meant for the Theaters
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2020

Walt Disney Co's streaming service Disney+ Hotstar plans to premiere seven big ticket Bollywood films originally meant for theatrical release this year. According to Malay Mail.