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Review Roundup: PASS OVER Opens on Broadway; What Are the Critics Saying? Photo Review Roundup: PASS OVER Opens on Broadway; What Are the Critics Saying?
by Review Roundups - Aug 22, 2021

Read all of the reviews as they come in! Tickets are on sale through Sunday October 10, 2021. Learn more about the production here.

Watch The Two Latest Plays From Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre, THE GIRL NEXT D Photo Watch The Two Latest Plays From Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre, THE GIRL NEXT DOOR and HOME, I'M DARLING at Home
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2021

Tickets for the films are £12 each, with a group ticket available at £15. A version of The Girl Next Door with added bonus features including interviews with Alan Ayckbourn and Kevin Jenkins costs £20. Learn more about the productions and how to view them here!

DEAD RINGER to be Presented by MTH Theater at Crown Center Photo DEAD RINGER to be Presented by MTH Theater at Crown Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2021

MTH Theater at Crown Center has announced a co-production of DEAD RINGER - an in-person, original concert presentation performed by award-winning actor, Zachary Stevenson. The production features intimate stories, iconic songs, and a charming glimpse inside the actor's life and the artists he inhabits.

Scarlet Rebels Release Provocative New Single 'Storm' Photo Scarlet Rebels Release Provocative New Single 'Storm'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 30, 2021

‘Storm’ is taken from their upcoming album See Through Blue, which will be released on January 28th 2022 via the legendary Earache Records.

DEAD RINGER Will Be Performed at MTH Theater at Crown Center This Summer Photo DEAD RINGER Will Be Performed at MTH Theater at Crown Center This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2021

In this MTH premiere, Zachary Stevenson takes you on an unusual journey as an actor with the unintentional propensity for musical resurrection. The production features intimate stories, iconic songs, and a charming glimpse inside the actor's life and the artists he inhabits. With vivid characterizations and meticulous musical authenticity, the tribute concert is proof that legends never die.

Lyric Opera of Chicago Reverses Decision to Remove Intermissions From Upcoming Season Photo Lyric Opera of Chicago Reverses Decision to Remove Intermissions From Upcoming Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2021

“We had to make our initial decisions within a vacuum of information,” said general director Anthony Freud. 'At the time, this felt like a good way to help people feel ready to return to the opera house. But the new guidance from the authorities means the changes are no longer necessary.”

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Announces Summer Season Featuring Beth Leavel, Telly Le Photo Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Announces Summer Season Featuring Beth Leavel, Telly Leung, Betty Buckley & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has announced the 2021 summer season, which will be held in a hybrid format — both online and in-person. Support for artists, a welcoming environment for imaginative discovery and celebration, and the safety of our community are at the forefront of this #ONeillSummer.

BWW Interview: Gloria Gifford on Directing LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS Photo BWW Interview: Gloria Gifford on Directing LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS
by Shari Barrett - May 18, 2021

Here is my interview with Gloria Gifford about presenting LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS live-streamed online as well as her Gloria Gifford Conservatory and how she is managing to keep her students active during the past year.

PARADISE SQUARE, Produced by Garth H. Drabinsky, Will Have Pre-Broadway Engagement in Photo PARADISE SQUARE, Produced by Garth H. Drabinsky, Will Have Pre-Broadway Engagement in Chicago This November
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2021

Broadway In Chicago will host the Pre-Broadway Premiere of Paradise Square. This new musical, which examines a remarkable yet virtually unknown moment in American history, will play a strictly limited engagement from November 2 - December 5, 2021, at Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre. 

VIDEO: Travis Turner Talks Chicago Theatre & More on the Latest Episode of 32 BAR CUT Photo VIDEO: Travis Turner Talks Chicago Theatre & More on the Latest Episode of 32 BAR CUT
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2021

Today's episode features one of Adrienne's closest friends, Travis Turner, sits down to chat about theatre in Chicago, studying at Northwestern, his agent offer stories and life as an actor in North America's second largest theater market, Chicago!

Teatro ZinZanni Will Return to Chicago on July 8 Photo Teatro ZinZanni Will Return to Chicago on July 8
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2021

Teatro ZinZanni is set to return to Chicago on July 8.

MISSED CONNECTIONS Recoups Off Broadway After One Week of Performances Photo MISSED CONNECTIONS Recoups Off Broadway After One Week of Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021

The virtual play Missed Connections starring Jon Tai has recouped its capitalization Off Broadway after one week of performances. The live, interactive play with magic, conceived for an intimate virtual experience, continues at Off Broadway’s 59e59 Theaters through May 20 as part of 59e59’s Plays in Space Series. 

GGC Players Will Virtually Open LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS This Month Photo GGC Players Will Virtually Open LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS This Month
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2021

Lovers and Other Strangers is an evening of five untitled comedic one-acts adding up to less than eighty minutes of brilliant comedy writing and wonderful relatable people seduced by love, arguing about love, marrying with love, cheating with love and confused by love. The play was turned into a hit movie starring Diane Keaton, Gig Young, Richard Castellano and Bea Arthur.

Industry Pro Newsletter: New Health and Safety Webinar, NYC to Reopen July 1, and Cov Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: New Health and Safety Webinar, NYC to Reopen July 1, and Covid Safety Officers
by Alex Freeman - May 3, 2021

Reopening announcements continue to pour in from around the world, and even in New York last week a timeline has started to be narrowed in on the return of shows both on Broadway and off. More and more municipalities have given clearer guidance on the easing of their restrictions - and the weather is even starting to turn to temperatures that support outdoor events.

Royal George Theatre Likely to Close in the Coming Weeks Photo Royal George Theatre Likely to Close in the Coming Weeks
by Stephi Wild - Mar 19, 2021

The Royal George Theatre is likely to close as the complex is expected to be sold for redevelopment in the coming weeks.

Industry Pro Newsletter: The Reopening Questions Are Becoming Real Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: The Reopening Questions Are Becoming Real
by Alex Freeman - Mar 8, 2021

As we approach the one year anniversary of Broadway shutting down due to the pandemic, the questions of reopening are finally moving from the theoretical to the real. What are the procedures going to look like? In places where venues are allowed to operate at some (or full) capacity, how to do it safely, and will audiences actually return?

Industry Pro Newsletter: New Partnership with Broadway Licensing, Webinar Replay, and Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: New Partnership with Broadway Licensing, Webinar Replay, and Data on Digital Being Here to Stay
by Alex Freeman - Feb 1, 2021

We’re now one month into 2021, and while many plans are still being held pretty loosely, more and more companies are developing their plans to return to live in-person performances. In those conversations, they couch those plans in all sorts of disclaimers, but there is a developing sense that by the end of this year things will be starting to feel more ‘normal’ - and in some places that sense could return even sooner.

Temple Theaters Digital Season Presents THE WOLVES Photo Temple Theaters Digital Season Presents THE WOLVES
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 19, 2021

It's not if you win or lose. AND It's not how you play the game.... It's something else. Sarah DeLappe's stunning regional hit brings audiences into the complex lives of the nine members of a high school girls soccer team.

Industry Pro Newsletter: A 'Devastating' blow for UK producers, a look back on the ye Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: A 'Devastating' blow for UK producers, a look back on the year that was, and how Australian Operas and Orchestras are looking to 2021
by Alex Freeman - Dec 21, 2020

As we find ourselves in the midst of the holiday calendar, a normally busy time for producing organizations across the world feels very different this year.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Vaccine News Continues to Drive Audience Confidence Up Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Vaccine News Continues to Drive Audience Confidence Up
by Alex Freeman - Dec 7, 2020

The vaccine news continues to be promising, and every day a new understanding of the timeline to a return to “normal” comes out - as you’ll see below, Dr. Anthony Fauci thinks that normal could be as early as Late Summer/Early Fall, and that would be a situation where audiences aren’t required to be masked or socially distanced.

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