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Michael Kushner is one of New York's leading multi - hyphenates. Actor: ON THE TOWN at Barrington Stage (Pre Broadway), SONS OF THE PROPHET at GableStage, TOXIC IF SWALLOWED at Ars Nova, MOO WITH ME, (one man show coming back to NYC in 2021). Photography: Creator of THE DRESSING ROOM PROJECT. Work featured in The New York Times, Vogue, The Tony Awards, and more. Producing: INDOOR BOYS, XAVEMEPLEASE (Frameline43 Festival in San Francisco, OutFilmFest in CT). Advisory Boards: Out of the Box Theatrics, Wingspan Arts, and Town Stages. Covenant House's Sleep Out (Stage and Screen). Podcasts: DEAR MULTI-HYPHENATE, MY BROADWAY MEMORY (Both with Broadway Podcast Network). BFA MT Ithaca College. Proud AEA Member. @themichaelkushner


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54 Below to Present TIMELESS TUNES: A LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY in August

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present Broadway veterans and the stars of tomorrow in Timeless Tunes: A Love Letter To Broadway on Tuesday, August 27, 2024 at 7pm.
BroadwayCon Unveils First Slate of 2024 Panels and Programming

BroadwayCon has revealed 2024 programming and panels! Learn more and see how to purchase tickets.
Barrington Stage Company Will Offer Tuition-free Musical Theatre Conservatory To College Students

Barrington Stage Company has announced that the 2024 BSC Musical Theatre Conservatory will be tuition-free. 
Photos: Get a Look Backstage at HARMONY With Sierra Boggess

Get a look at backstage photos of Sierra Boggess at Harmony.
54 CELEBRATES MEL BROOKS, Alan H. Green, and More To Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. 
Jelani Remy, Amy Spanger And More Will Celebrate Mel Brooks At 54 Below

Jelani Remy, Amy Spanger, and more Broadway stars will celebrate Mel Brooks at 54 Below in a star-studded concert event.
Reviews: Miss Mayes and Much More Music in Manhattan

There's all kinds of music to check out in Manhattan -- Here's a sampling of the first in a series of Sally Mayes at Green Room 42, the return of the wonderfully wacky Lounge-O-Leer guys at Pangea, Karen Mack & Elliot Roth in Pangea's actual lounge, and some Hanukkah songs
Interview: Theatre Life with Gaelyn D. Smith

Today’s subject Gaelyn D. Smith is currently living her theatre life onstage at Studio Theatre in the show that just seems to keep going and going Fat Ham playing the role of Opal. The show is now running through January 14th in Studio’s Mead Theatre. For those of you thinking, “I’ll wait because the show will extend its run again”, please be advised January 14th is the definite final performance.
Ben Fankhauser, Talia Suskauer And More Will Celebrate Hanukkah At 54 Below

Join Ben Fankhauser, Talia Suskauer, and more at 54 Below as they celebrate Hanukkah with a festival of writers.
Photos: Go Inside the SONGS FOR SHALOM Concert at The Moise Safra Center

A benefit concert called Songs For Shalom, produced by Molly Heller and Michelle Beth Herman, was held on October 24th, 2023 at The Moise Safra Center in New York City. Check out photos here!
New York Theatre Barn Will Host its Fall Gala at the Museum Of Broadway Next Month

In honor of their 16th anniversary of programming, New York Theatre Barn will host a gala fundraiser at the Museum of Broadway on November 13th, 2023. In addition to museum tours, the evening will honor Joriah Kwamé and Kate Trammell.
Alyssa Wray, Joriah Kwamé And More To Appear In New York Theatre Barn's Fall Gala At Museum Of Broadway

Alyssa Wray, Joriah Kwamé, and more will appear in New York Theatre Barn’s Fall Gala at Museum of Broadway on November 13th, 2023. Celebrating their 16th anniversary, the event will feature museum tours and special honors.
Interview: Jewelle Blackman Reflects on Her Six-Year Journey With HADESTOWN

In this interview, Jewelle Blackman discusses her six-year journey in the hit musical Hadestown. Discover how Blackman embraced different characters and perspectives, and the impact the show has had on her life.
Broadway Podcast Network BroadwayCon Events to Feature Danny Burstein, James Monroe Iglehart, and More

The Broadway Podcast Network (BPN) has announced the network's star-studded line-up of live podcast programming at BroadwayCon, July 21-23 at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square. 
Photos: Get an Intimate Look at Backstage Life at LIFE OF PI on Broadway

While Life of Pi enters its final weeks of performances on Broadway, the cast is getting ready to go through some of their pre-show rituals for the final time. Michael Kushner captured them in action as a part of “The Dressing Room Project”, showcasing  their unconventional warmups, as well as some tender moments between the cast before the curtain goes up. Check out exclusive photos here!
TJ Martell Foundation 45th Annual New York Honors Gala Returns Next Month

The T.J. Martell Foundation, the music industry's leading foundation that provides funds for innovative cancer research, has announced the honorees for the 45th Annual New York Honors Gala, which will return to New York City for the first time since 2019 and be held at Cipriani 42nd Street on Tuesday June 13, 2023. 
Photos: Roger Q. Mason Presents WAITING FOR A WAKE Reading With Page 73 At Open Jar Studios

See inside Roger Q. Mason's developmental reading of Waiting for a Wake.
Industry Pro Newsletter: Antisemitic Protests at Parade, New AEA Report on EDI

The growing threat of antisemitism in our culture spilled onto Broadway last week as a group of neo-Nazi’s protested outside preview performances of Parade. Cara Joy David dives into that, and how it fits into the wider cultural conversation and what we should be doing in our day to day lives to further combat this alarming growth of antisemitism.
PARADE Protesters Bring Growing Antisemitism to the Streets

In some ways, it was a surprise that antisemites took to the streets last week to demonstrate outside of PARADE. We don't see that sort of thing outside a Broadway show. We don't typically see it at all in New York City. But, if you were paying attention--and, as a member of an Anti-Defamation League NextGeneration Advisory Board, I have been--you would know that antisemitic sentiment is increasingly spilling onto the streets.
Photos: Michael Kushner Celebrates His New Book HOW TO BE A MULTI-HYPHENATE IN THE THEATRE BUSINESS At The Drama Bookshop

Go inside The Drama Bookshop as author Michael Kushner celebrates the release of his new book, 'How to Be A Multi-Hyphenate in the Theatre Business: Conversations, Advice, and Tips from Dear Multi-Hyphenate'. See photos from the event!

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