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Broadway Stars Share What They're Most Looking Forward to in 2021 Photo Broadway Stars Share What They're Most Looking Forward to in 2021
by Stephi Wild - January 01, 2021

For the past few weeks, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge has been asking his guests on Backstage Live what they are thankful for this holiday season. He has spoken to Broadway stars such as James Monroe Iglehart, Norm Lewis, John Lloyd Young, Carmen Cusack, and more! ...
Meet the Makers of RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSICAL! Photo Meet the Makers of RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - January 01, 2021

Here's everything you need to know about the cast and creatives of Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical!...
Nathan Lane and Vanessa Williams Join NBC's NEW YEAR'S EVE 2021 To Support Hunger Rel Photo Nathan Lane and Vanessa Williams Join NBC's NEW YEAR'S EVE 2021 To Support Hunger Relief Efforts Of BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2020

Broadway's Nathan Lane and Vanessa Williams will make special appearances during tonight's broadcast of “NBC's New Year's Eve 2021” to encourage donations for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' national efforts addressing hunger and food insecurity....
Nathan Lane and Vanessa Williams Join NBC's NEW YEAR'S EVE 2021 To Support Hunger Rel Photo Nathan Lane and Vanessa Williams Join NBC's NEW YEAR'S EVE 2021 To Support Hunger Relief Efforts Of BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2020

Broadway's Nathan Lane and Vanessa Williams will make special appearances during tonight's broadcast of “NBC's New Year's Eve 2021” to encourage donations for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' national efforts addressing hunger and food insecurity....
BWW Interview: SOMEBODY FEED PHIL Creator Phil Rosenthal Shines a Bright Light on a D Photo BWW Interview: SOMEBODY FEED PHIL Creator Phil Rosenthal Shines a Bright Light on a Difficult Year
by Sarah Jae Leiber - December 31, 2020

Not much was cause for celebration in 2020 - excluding the release of season four of 'Somebody Feed Phil,' the hilarious, heartfelt food and travel series from 'Everybody Loves Raymond' creator Phil Rosenthal.  ...
Industry Pro Newsletter: An Expectant 2021, Fundraising Falls Short, and help is on t Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: An Expectant 2021, Fundraising Falls Short, and help is on the way for many but not all
by Alex Freeman - January 04, 2021

As we turn the calendar to 2021, we can't leave the lessons learned in 2020 behind us....
BWW Review: RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSICAL Photo BWW Review: RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 02, 2021

There was something almost surreal about hearing 'Remy, the ratatouille, the rat of all my dreams,' played out in full, glorious Broadway orchestration last night during the premiere of Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical when you think about where it all began....
AFM Local 802 Releases Statement On The Outsourcing Of Musicians For The Metropolitan Photo AFM Local 802 Releases Statement On The Outsourcing Of Musicians For The Metropolitan Opera Gala
by BWW News Desk - January 02, 2021

AFM Local 802 has released a statement on the outsourcing of musicians for last night's Metropolitan Opera Gala....
Get to know ESSENTIA WATER Photo Get to know ESSENTIA WATER
by Marina Kennedy - January 03, 2021

2021 is here and many people are making resolutions to be healthy. One important one is to hydrate, hydrate and hydrate some more. Essentia Water is an ideal product to achieve that goal....
BWW Interview: Thomas March of POETRY/CABARET Photo BWW Interview: Thomas March of POETRY/CABARET
by Stephen Mosher - January 03, 2021

Poet and producer Thomas March is breaking new ground in small venue performing, and he has caught the attention of many who are interested in broadening their entertainment experiences....
VIDEO: Learn All About SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE on It's the Day of the Show Y'all- Live a Photo VIDEO: Learn All About SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE on It's the Day of the Show Y'all- Live at 5pm!
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2021

Need a new Broadway diversion to get you through the day? Check back today at 5pm to watch as BroadwayWorld's Spencer Glass broadcasts a very special episode of It's The Day of the Show Y'all LIVE! Which little-known musical theatre treasure will he uncover? Today is all about See What I Wanna See....
Sarah Tubert and Carly Weyers Break New Ground With WHAT THE DEAF?! Podcast Photo Sarah Tubert and Carly Weyers Break New Ground With WHAT THE DEAF?! Podcast
by BWW News Desk - January 04, 2021

What does it mean to be Deaf? With “What the Deaf?!” a new podcast that offers an unfiltered look into the daily lives of two young Deaf women, co-hosts Sarah Tubert and Carly Weyers want to start that conversation....
BWW Blog: The Man of all Our Dreams - A Conversation with Josh Abram Photo BWW Blog: The Man of all Our Dreams - A Conversation with Josh Abram
by Student Blogger: Bea Mienik - January 04, 2021

“Anyone can cook… and create.”...
Charleston Stage In-Person Performances at the Dock Street Theatre Delayed Until Fall Photo Charleston Stage In-Person Performances at the Dock Street Theatre Delayed Until Fall 2021
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2021

Charleston Stage has announced that in-person performances at the Dock Street Theatre will be delayed until Fall 2021....
Open Book Theatre Presents the World Premiere of HOME LESS Photo Open Book Theatre Presents the World Premiere of HOME LESS
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2021

This COVID-19 crisis has given us a lot of scary news, and a lot of ways to look for the helpers. Home Less, Open Book Theatre’s newest virtual play online Thursdays and Mondays Jan 7 – Jan 25, focuses on one such helper and invites us to think more deeply not only about the people who need help, bu...
BWW Interview: Ian McQueen of CABARET ON THE COUCH Photo BWW Interview: Ian McQueen of CABARET ON THE COUCH
by Stephen Mosher - January 05, 2021

Ian McQueen started CABARET ON THE COUCH as an online place for artists to commune and perform, and what he created is a cabaret communiity for 2021....
The Public Theater's UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL Kicks Off Tomorrow Photo The Public Theater's UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL Kicks Off Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2021

The Public Theater begins performances for the 17th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, on Wednesday, January 6. This popular and highly anticipated festival of The Public’s winter season includes artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including Chile, Iran, and the U.K....
BWW Blog: Sharing Their Stories - Interview with Olivia Reed Photo BWW Blog: Sharing Their Stories - Interview with Olivia Reed
by Student Blogger: Leah Packer - January 05, 2021

Olivia Reed has been able to embrace it all, growing as a person and as an actor every day....
BWW Blog: Sharing Their Stories - Interview with Olivia Reed Photo BWW Blog: Sharing Their Stories - Interview with Olivia Reed
by Student Blogger: Leah Packer - January 05, 2021

Olivia Reed has been able to embrace it all, growing as a person and as an actor every day....
Berkeley Rep Launches 10-Episode Audio Series Titled PLACE/SETTINGS: BERKELEY Photo Berkeley Rep Launches 10-Episode Audio Series Titled PLACE/SETTINGS: BERKELEY
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2021

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced a new 10-episode series titled Place/Settings: Berkeley as part of their Rep On- Air season. Ten revered writers, each with deep ties to Berkeley, have all crafted a story around a place or a setting within the City of Berkeley that is significant to them. ...
Carpool Tunnel Announces Debut Full-Length 'Bloom' Photo Carpool Tunnel Announces Debut Full-Length 'Bloom'
by TV News Desk - January 06, 2021

With a swirling combination of ’60s and ’70s-era classic rock and blues with the sunny sounds of SoCal-soaked surf rock, Carpool Tunnel have announced their debut full-length album Bloom. ...
Mad Cow Theatre Announces New Digital Subscription Series Photo Mad Cow Theatre Announces New Digital Subscription Series
by BWW News Desk - January 06, 2021

Much like the Golden Age of Radio brought the show into the living room, Mad Cow Theatre is bringing the show ‘home to the herd.’ From their stage to your screen, Bringing Home the Herd: Cabarets, Comedies & Captivating Tales features six months of digital performances by the actors you know and lov...
BWW Interview: Carly Ozard of VOICES OF COLOR Concert Series Debuting January 15 Photo BWW Interview: Carly Ozard of VOICES OF COLOR Concert Series Debuting January 15
by Stephen Mosher - January 06, 2021

With her new concert series, VOICES OF COLOR, Carly Ozard is ready to shine a light on some of her favorite musical artists and, hopefully, broaden the scope of their work lives....
Divide and Dissolve Share Video for 'Prove It' Photo Divide and Dissolve Share Video for 'Prove It'
by TV News Desk - January 07, 2021

Multidimensional duo Divide and Dissolve share the video for 'Prove It', originally released as a stand alone single in 2019, and appearing on their forthcoming album Gas Lit (Invada, 29th Jan).  ...
CLICKCOACH, An Online Nonprofit Artist Support System and Collective of Videos From I Photo CLICKCOACH, An Online Nonprofit Artist Support System and Collective of Videos From Industry Pros, Set to Launch
by BWW News Desk - January 07, 2021

 CLICKCOACH – a US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created and operated for the relief of classical, jazz, and musical theater artists in financial need worldwide – launches Friday, January 15, 2021. ...