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Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Six 2021 Sloan Playwriting Commissions Photo Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Six 2021 Sloan Playwriting Commissions
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2021

Since 2001, MTC has awarded a total of 100 commissions through the Sloan Foundation Program. Learn more about this year's commissions here!

Photos: JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Returns to Birdland! Photo Photos: JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Returns to Birdland!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2021

After fifteen months of unwanted hiatus, host/producer Jim Caruso brought his notorious 'Cast Party' back to it's home on the Birdland stage. July 5 marked the return of the wildly popular weekly open mic/variety show that has been bringing Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the historic music room every Monday since 2004.

WRONGFUL CONVICTION WITH JASON FLOM Tells the Story of Mississippi's Eddie Lee Howard Photo WRONGFUL CONVICTION WITH JASON FLOM Tells the Story of Mississippi's Eddie Lee Howard
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 26, 2021

The only physical evidence against him came in the form of bite marks, not visible to the naked eye, found by the since-discredited forensic dentist/junk scientist Michael West.

Broadway Performers Sign Letter Endorsing Brad Hoylman for Manhattan Borough Presiden Photo Broadway Performers Sign Letter Endorsing Brad Hoylman for Manhattan Borough President
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2021

NY State Senator Brad Hoylman, who is currently running to be the next Manhattan Borough President, has a long history supporting the performing arts and cultural institutions in New York City. André De Shields, Judy Kuhn, Liz Calloway, Ryann Redmond, Telly Lueng, Seth Rudetsky, and more have come together signing a letter of endorsement.

VIDEO: Watch Lesli Margherita, Brad Oscar, Patti LuPone & More in THE MUSICAL OF MUSI Photo VIDEO: Watch Lesli Margherita, Brad Oscar, Patti LuPone & More in THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)...and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2021

Just last night, The York Theatre Company presented an All-Singing, All-Talking, All-Virtual special benefit presentation of the Off-Broadway hit THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)...and More!, available to view on demand through April 21, 2021.

VIDEO: Tom and Michael D'Angora Talk THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) York Thea Photo VIDEO: Tom and Michael D'Angora Talk THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) York Theatre Benefit
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2021

THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)...AND MORE! premieres on Sunday evening, April 18, 2021 at 7:00PM to benefit the York Theatre, which suffered water damage after a water main break earlier this year. Tom D'Angora and Michael D'Angora talked with CBS about the upcoming event, where the idea came from, and how important it is to help out this historic venue.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: April 17-18- with Stephanie J. Block, Sebastian Arcelus Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: April 17-18- with Stephanie J. Block, Sebastian Arcelus and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 17, 2021

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, April 17-18, 2021.

Julie Halston, Victoria Clark, Jackie Hoffman and Gale Brewer Join THE MUSICAL OF MUS Photo Julie Halston, Victoria Clark, Jackie Hoffman and Gale Brewer Join THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 16, 2021

The York Theatre Company, in association with Tom D'Angora, Michael D'Angora, and Tim Guinee, has added more of Broadway’s best to the All-Singing, All-Talking, All-Virtual special benefit presentation of the Off-Broadway hit THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)…and More!.

Beth Leavel, Alexandra Billings, Sarah Stiles, Ana Gasteyer and More Join THE MUSICAL Photo Beth Leavel, Alexandra Billings, Sarah Stiles, Ana Gasteyer and More Join THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2021

Sometimes One Musical Star Just Isn't Enough! The York Theatre Company has added more of Broadway’s best to the All-Singing, All-Talking, All-Virtual special benefit presentation of the Off-Broadway hit THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)…and More!.

Senator Brad Hoylman Declares April 8, 2021 André De Shields Appreciation Day Photo Senator Brad Hoylman Declares April 8, 2021 André De Shields Appreciation Day
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 10, 2021

While filming a virtual benefit for the York Theatre, Andre De Shields was surprised by two producers and a Senator.

Senate Proclamation Declares André De Shields Appreciation Day Photo Senate Proclamation Declares André De Shields Appreciation Day
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 9, 2021

Senator Brad Hoylman surprised the Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Andr√© De Shields with a Senate Proclamation on Thursday April 8th, 2021 proclaiming the day ‚ÄúAndr√© De Shields Appreciation Day‚ÄĚ. The surprise proclamation was arranged by producer Tom D‚ÄôAngora to honor the extensive charity work Mr. De Shields has done for the community this year.

The York Theatre Company Announces Donor Matching Challenge As Part of 'Rebuild The Y Photo The York Theatre Company Announces Donor Matching Challenge As Part of 'Rebuild The York' Campaign
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2021

The York Theatre Company¬†announced today an anonymous donor WILL match all donations this week up $50,000 as part of its¬†‚ÄúRebuild The York‚Ä̬†campaign which leads up to the Gala Benefit performance of¬†THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)‚ĶAND MORE!,¬†which begins streaming on demand on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 7:00PM.

All-Star Cast To Participate in THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) Virtual Benefi Photo All-Star Cast To Participate in THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) Virtual Benefit for The York Theatre Company
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 3, 2021

After fundraising efforts that saved Birdland and The West Bank Cafe, three superheroes of the industry turn their attention to The York Theatre Company.

Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski & More to Star in THE Photo Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski & More to Star in THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2021

 The York Theatre Company will present an All-Singing, All-Talking, All-Virtual special benefit presentation of the Off-Broadway hit _THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!).This event will raise funds to help The York recover and rebuild after devastating damage from a water main break on January 4, 2021.

The Gate Theatre Announces Gate Generations - A New Digital Series From The Gate Youn Photo The Gate Theatre Announces Gate Generations - A New Digital Series From The Gate Young Associates
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2021

Gate Generations is the creative digital response to the theatre's extraordinary 40-year history from the venue's Young Associates.  It offers an unprecedented opportunity to glimpse into the Gate's celebrated archive with five intriguing vignettes inspired by some of its landmark productions. 

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, January 29- with Jeremy Jordan, Ashley Spencer and Mor Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, January 29- with Jeremy Jordan, Ashley Spencer and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 29, 2021

Today (January 29) in live streaming: Jeremy Jordan and Ashley Spencer visit Backstage Live, a Pedi Party on Stars in the House, and more!

VIDEO: Watch Christine Pedi, Brad Oscar & More on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm! Photo VIDEO: Watch Christine Pedi, Brad Oscar & More on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 29, 2021

Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with Guest Host Week!  Join host Christine Pedi for a... 'Pedi Party' with guests Bryan Batt, Brad Oscar, Jason Graae and Michael West.

Wake Up With BWW 1/29: COME FROM AWAY Returns to the Stage in Melbourne, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/29: COME FROM AWAY Returns to the Stage in Melbourne, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 29, 2021

Today's top stories: get a first look at Come From Away in Melbourne where it has returned to the stage, plus watch a new Beetlejuice lyric video for 'Mamma Would', and more!

Nina West, Brenda Braxton, Liz Callaway, Jack Plotnick and Christine Pedi Will Guest  Photo Nina West, Brenda Braxton, Liz Callaway, Jack Plotnick and Christine Pedi Will Guest Host STARS IN THE HOUSE
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2021

Seth Rudetsky¬†and¬†James Wesley¬†have announced a roster of upcoming guest hosts set for¬†‚ÄúStars In The House‚ÄĚ this week.¬†¬†

André De Shields, Bobby Cannavale, Laura Bell Bundy and More Join SAVE WEST BANK CAF Photo André De Shields, Bobby Cannavale, Laura Bell Bundy and More Join SAVE WEST BANK CAFE VIRTUAL TELETHON
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 24, 2020

Since 1978, West Bank Cafe has been one of the epicenters of New York City’s theatre community, and due to the pandemic, it is on the verge of permanently closing. With Broadway dark, tourism down, indoor dining closed, and no relief plan in sight, 2020 has created a plethora of financial problems for the beloved theater district institution. 

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