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Feature: The VIPS Behind The Curtain at the Ziegfeld Ballroom!
by James Blinken - May 20, 2024


The 2024 Drama League Awards were held on May 17th at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City, marking a spectacular celebration of theatrical excellence!

The Drama League Will Celebrate Pride Month With New Plays THE ARCHIVISTS and DADDY
by Blair Ingenthron - May 20, 2024


The Drama League will celebrate Pride Month in June with first glimpses of two exciting new LGBTQIA+ plays. Partnering with The American LGBTQ+ Museum, they will present a staged reading of The Archivists and an open rehearsal of Daddy.

Beth Morrison Projects Announces Open Applications for NEXT GEN Composer Competition Cycle 3
by Blair Ingenthron - May 20, 2024


Beth Morrison Projects announces open applications for the third edition of NEXT GEN, the company's composer competition program for contemporary vocal works. 

Industry Pro Newsletter: Dance Companies Partner with Developers, Disneyland Performers Join AEA
by Alex Freeman - May 20, 2024


In California, a victory for AEA in their recent union election at Disneyland means the character and parade performers at the resort will be joining the actors union, while in Minnesota, the Guthrie faces further financial challenges after a reported $3.8 million shortfall during the 2023 fiscal year.

Disney Stars Will Unite for 30th Anniversary Sing-Along
by Nicole Rosky - May 17, 2024


In celebration of Disney on Broadway’s 30th anniversary, original stars James Monroe Iglehart (2014 Tony winner for Aladdin), Kara Lindsay (Newsies), Patti Murin (Frozen) and Josh Strickland (Tarzan) invite you to ‘Be Their Guest’ in a sing-along featuring fan favorite numbers from Disney on Broadway’s nine Broadway musicals, including 'Hakuna Matata,' 'Poor Unfortunate Souls,' 'Whole New World' and 'Let It Go.'

Shubert Foundation and Music Theatre International Will Host 19th Broadway Junior Student Celebration
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2024


The 19th annual Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International Broadway Junior Student Finale will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 11:15 a.m. at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre.

TDF Partnership Sends 1400 Service Members to Broadway and Off-Broadway During Fleet Week
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2024


For the second year in a row, TDF  has partnered with the Community Foundation of New Jersey to help obtain and distribute 1400 tickets to 11 Broadway and two Off-Broadway shows.

Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards From the American Popular Song Society
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2024


Monday, June 17, 2024 will be the American Popular Song Society 3rd Annual Gala Benefit. It will honor the award winning Richard Maltby, Jr.  and David Shire with a Lifetime Achievement Award at The Cutting Room.

SINE Digital Raises $2.5 Million in Seed Funding from No Guarantees Productions; Expands United States Presence
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2024


 SINE Digital, the UK-based independent performance marketing agency, has announced it has raised $2.5 million in Seed funding. Learn more here!

This Week's Classifieds - Jobs in Development, Stage Management and More
by - May 16, 2024


This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 5/16/2024 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

Registration Open For TADA! Youth Theater Summer Camp
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2024


TADA! Youth Theater will host week-long musical theater summer camps where children create and perform a brand new musical every week, all summer long!

Write Out Loud Will Receive 2024 Grant from National Endowment of the Arts
by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2024


The Write Out Loud Project has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Projects award of $10,000.

Victoria Lang to Step Down From Broadway & Beyond Theatricals
by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2024


Victoria Lang will be stepping down as Co-President of Content at Broadway & Beyond Theatricals (BBT) effective July 1. 

Sarah Ruhl's BECKY NURSE OF SALEM Now Available From TCG Books
by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2024


Becky Nurse of Salem by Sarah Ruhl has now been published from TCG Books. This play is a wry, innovative reckoning with the legacy of the Salem witch trials from one of America’s foremost playwrights. 

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/12/24 - THE LION KING, CABARET & More Top the List
by - May 14, 2024


Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 5/12/2024.

Concord Theatricals Launches SING LIKE A SPONGE Contest
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2024


Concord Theatricals is launching SING LIKE A SPONGE: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL contest for Title 1 Schools. Learn more and see how to apply!

The Playwrights Realm Reveals Chris Berry as Organization's New Executive Director
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2024


The Playwrights Realm has announced that Chris Berry will join its leadership team as the company’s new Executive Director. Learn more about Berry here!

RWS Global Acquires Sporting Event Production Company Great Big Events
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2024


 RWS Global has announced the acquisition of Great Big Events (GBE), a leading sports event production company known for its work on the world’s biggest sporting events.

Black Shoulders Legacy Award Invites New Applications
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2024


The Philip Akin Black Shoulders Legacy Award steering committee is accepting applications for the 2024 Awards, to be given to five performing and non-performing artists who show promise and are working towards a future in theatre.

Applications Open For Candela's Second Annual Playwrights Summer Fellowship
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2024


Apply now for Candela's Second Annual Playwrights Summer Fellowship. This unique opportunity offers emerging playwrights a chance to hone their craft, network with industry professionals, and potentially see their work brought to life on stage.

Christine Toy Johnson To Receive Actors' Equity Foundation's 2024 Patrick Quinn Award
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2024


Renowned actress Christine Toy Johnson is set to receive the prestigious 2024 Patrick Quinn Award from the Actors' Equity Foundation.

Dramatists Legal Defense Fund Presents The Defender Award to the Hightower Family
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2024


The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund bestowed The 2024 Defender Award upon Philip, Amy, and Max Hightower of Sherman, Texas, at the Dramatists Guild Awards Night held at Sony Hall in New York City. Learn more!

Industry Pro Newsletter: Blocker to Audible, Ezra Ezzard New Managing Director at Crossroads Theatre
by Alex Freeman - May 13, 2024


In California, the continued momentum of the labor movement from last year continues on as dates are now set for the union election at Disneyland Resort in California. Job shuffles continue in key leadership positions, and Mark Morris Dance Group shows that dancers are athletes as part of a new show on ESPN+.

Concord Music Publishing Signs Composer and Lyricist Eli Bolin
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2024


Concord Music Publishing has announced the signing of Emmy and Drama Desk-nominated composer and lyricist Eli Bolin. The worldwide exclusive administration deal, effective immediately, includes Bolin’s full catalog and all future works.

Liberation Theatre Company Selects Four Early Career Playwrights For 24-25 Writing Residency Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2024


Harlem's Liberation Theatre Company has chosen four emerging playwrights for their 2024-2025 Writing Residency Program. Learn more about the program!


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