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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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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!

PHOTOS: HEIL MEL!! We Salute You … As Mel Brooks Veterans & Freshmen/Women/Thems Join 54 CELEBRATES MEL BROOKS at 54 Below

This night went over like Buster Gang and had that at-capacity house climbing the walls when they weren’t on the floor from laughing. To put you in the picture, here are some pictures for you to enjoy

21 Theater Books for Your Winter 2023 Reading List

From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 21 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's winter reading list.

54 CELEBRATES MEL BROOKS, Brian Letendre, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. 


Published by Routledge and CRC Press, “How to Be A Multi-Hyphenate in the Theatre Business: Conversations, Advice, and Tips from Dear Multi-Hyphenate” will be released everywhere books are sold on Friday, February 10, 2023 and is available for pre-order starting Friday, January 20, 2023.

Interview: Diane Phelan on INTO THE WOODS' Final Broadway Bow & Hitting the Road on Tour

Read BroadwayWorld's interview with Diane Phelan, set to star as Cinderella in the tour of Into the Woods! See if Into the Woods is coming to your city, how to purchase tickets, and more.

Busy Phillips, James Monroe Iglehart & More to Celebrate Mel Brooks at 54 Below

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present the return of 54 Celebrates Mel Brooks on January 23rd, 2023, at 7:00 and 9:30pm. See who will star in the concert, how to purchase tickets and more!

Listen: Patti LuPone, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Walken & More to be Featured in RADIO PLAY REVIVAL Season 2

Listen to RADIO PLAY REVIVAL podcast Season 2, which launched on December 25th, 2022.

Review: Annual 54 CELEBRATES HANUKKAH Concert Plays 54 Below


Peter Paterno to Be Honored By the GRAMMYs

The event will honor Peter T. Paterno, Partner at King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, LLP, with the 2023 Entertainment Law Initiative Service Award, presented each year to an attorney who has demonstrated a commitment to advancing and supporting the music community through service. 

Patti LuPone, SISMAS Featuring Rachel Zegler, And More Take the Stage At 54 Below This Week!

Next week, 54 BELOW will ring in the holidays with some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. The exciting lineup includes Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone, a star-studded SISMAS featuring Sis Thee Doll, Rachel Zegler, and Seth Rudetsky, Broadway's Darius De Hass and more!

Larry Saperstein, Jill Abramovitz, Sam Primack and More to Celebrate Hanukkah at 54 Below

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will again present 54 Celebrates Hanukkah: A Festival Of Writers on December 19th 2021, at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. 

Photos: Get an Inside Look At DREW & DANE'S 30TH ANNUAL FESTIVITY Supporting BC/EFA

See photos from Drew & Dane’s 30th Annual Festivity, The Festivinum Jubilee, which took place at Sony Hall. The dinner and show were a benefit supporting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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