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Musical Theatre Melodies Will Broadcast THE GRASS HARP Photo Musical Theatre Melodies Will Broadcast THE GRASS HARP
by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2021

The next Musical Theatre Melodies broadcast, hosted by Rob Morrison on 96.5 FM on Tuesday, August 31st will mark the 50th anniversary of Claibe Richardson and Kenward Elmslie's THE GRASS HARP (based on the novel and play by Truman Capote), the 1971 Broadway musical which starred Barbara Cook, Karen Morrow, Carol Brice, Russ Thacker, Ruth Ford and Max Showalter.

Obituary: Alvin Ing Dies at 89 Photo Obituary: Alvin Ing Dies at 89
by Robert Diamond - Aug 1, 2021

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that legendary actor Alvin Ing has passed away at 89 years old. 

Emilio Sosa Has Been Elected the Chair of the American Theatre Wing Photo Emilio Sosa Has Been Elected the Chair of the American Theatre Wing
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2021

Tony Award-nominated Costume and Fashion Designer Emilio Sosa has been elected the Chair of the American Theatre Wing. Mr. Sosa, in his role as Chair of the Wing’s Board of Directors, will be joined by newly named Vice-Chairs Dale Cendali, Patricia Crown, James Higgins, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Lee Perlman, and Nadine Wong.

Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with Roses and Daffodils: The  Photo Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with Roses and Daffodils: The Essential Follies Playlist
by Ben Rimalower - Jul 12, 2021

In this episode, Ben and Daniel discuss the results of Roses and Daffodils: The Essential Follies Playlist. For this project, listeners voted weekly for their favorite versions of the Follies female solos, and 'Friends of the Pod' appeared with Ben and Daniel on 'Next Year, Some Year' to weigh in on the deeper cuts.

Melissa Errico and Edmund Bagnell Join Provincetown's Crown & Anchor 2021 Summer Line Photo Melissa Errico and Edmund Bagnell Join Provincetown's Crown & Anchor 2021 Summer Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2021

Edmund Bagnell, 1st Violinist & vocalist of the internationally acclaimed group Well-Strung, will bring his new solo show Happy Days Are Here Again, directed by and co-written with Michael Schiralli, to the Crown & Anchor’s P-Town lineup for a summer-long run this season from July 6 - August 31.

LaChanze and Jennifer Damiano Join Tonight's I'M STILL HERE Benefit; Online Auction a Photo LaChanze and Jennifer Damiano Join Tonight's I'M STILL HERE Benefit; Online Auction and Additional Archival Footage Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2021

Learn more about all of the additional archival footage added to the event, including Ariana Grande (at age 15 making her Broadway debut) and Brynn Williams in 13; Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, Philip Seymour Hoffman in Death of a Salesman, Brian Stokes Mitchell in Ragtime, Sutton Foster in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and more!

Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla López & More Join NYPL's I'M STLL HER Photo Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla López & More Join NYPL's I'M STLL HERE Benefit
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 16, 2021

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts announced today that Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla López, Susan Stroman, Marisha Wallace, and Christopher Wheeldon have joined the growing list of Broadway stars participating in I'm Still Here: A Virtual Benefit for the Billy Rose Theatre Division, airing June 23, 2021 on Broadway On Demand at 8pm EST and 8pm PST. The fundraiser will help raise critical funds for the Library for the Performing Arts' beloved Theatre Division as it celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.

Criterion Will Release Special Edition of ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM: COMPANY Documentary in Photo Criterion Will Release Special Edition of ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM: COMPANY Documentary in August
by Nicole Rosky - May 17, 2021

On August 17, 2021, Criterion will release the documentary film Original Cast Album: Company, which follows the original Broadway cast and creative team of the musical into the recording studio, on DVD and Blu-ray.

Ted Chapin Will Depart Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization After 40 Years Photo Ted Chapin Will Depart Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization After 40 Years
by Nicole Rosky - May 17, 2021

Ted Chapin has decided to step down as President and Chief Creative Officer of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization at the end of his current contract this month, Scott Pascucci, CEO of Concord, announced today. His departure comes exactly 40 years after the Rodgers and Hammerstein families first tapped Chapin to run their business.

Brad Oscar, Karen Morrow, and Jamie DeRoy Join Broadway Spelling Bee Fundraiser Tomor Photo Brad Oscar, Karen Morrow, and Jamie DeRoy Join Broadway Spelling Bee Fundraiser Tomorrow
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2021

How do you spell D-A-N-C-E-R-S O-V-E-R F-O-R-T-Y? (Hint: D-A-N-C-E-R-S-O-V-E-R-4-0!) Well, if you didn't know, you're sure to find out that - and more - by the end of the all-star night of games, clips, and anecdotes that will take place as a benefit for DO40 (easy to spell!) on Monday, May 17th at 7:00 PM EDT.

Jerry Mitchell, Charles Busch and More Join BROADWAY SPELLING BEE Fundraiser, May 17 Photo Jerry Mitchell, Charles Busch and More Join BROADWAY SPELLING BEE Fundraiser, May 17
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2021

An all-star night of games, clips, and anecdotes that will take place as a benefit for the Dancers Over 40 organization on Monday, May 17th at 7:00 PM EDT. The event is free to stream on YouTube.

Original Broadway Cast And Crew of FOLLIES To Reunite This Weekend Photo Original Broadway Cast And Crew of FOLLIES To Reunite This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2021

Follies at 50: A Conversation with the Cast and Crew of the Original Broadway Production is a one-time event, featuring a panel of people involved in the creation of one of the most groundbreaking musicals of all time, Follies.

The National Arts Club to Explore OKLAHOMA! Revival in Upcoming Panel Discussion Photo The National Arts Club to Explore OKLAHOMA! Revival in Upcoming Panel Discussion
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2021

Join The National Arts Club and a distinguished panel of theater luminaries to discuss 2019's daring, celebrated, and hotly debated staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved 1943 musical theatre landmark Oklahoma!

Social Roundup: The Theatre Community Mourns the Loss of Christopher Plummer Photo Social Roundup: The Theatre Community Mourns the Loss of Christopher Plummer
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Feb 5, 2021

Read what theatre stars from across social media are saying about the passing of Christopher Plummer.

Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4 to be Released in M Photo Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4 to be Released in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 29, 2021

Dress Circle Publishing has announced the release of THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. The book will be available on Tuesday, March 9 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 2020-2021 Broadway shutdown.

Karen Ziemba, Walter Willison and More Star in TWO BY TWO: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY VIRTU Photo Karen Ziemba, Walter Willison and More Star in TWO BY TWO: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY VIRTUAL CONCERT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2020

Tony Award nominee Walter Willison and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba will star in Two By Two: The 50th Anniversary Virtual Concert to benefit The Actors Fund. The virtual holiday event will premiere at 2:00 PM on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25 through Monday, December 28.

Ken Davenport to Release New Book CAST OF MENTORS Photo Ken Davenport to Release New Book CAST OF MENTORS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2020

An indispensable new book for the theater, Cast of Mentors, by Tony Award-winning producer Ken Davenport will be released this holiday season. A deep dive into the workings of Broadway from Broadway's own, Cast of Mentors features choice excerpts from interviews with 50 theatrical luminaries, all from Davenport's own podcast.

The Kurt Weill Foundation Responds To Pandemic With The Lotte Lenya Competition Songb Photo The Kurt Weill Foundation Responds To Pandemic With The Lotte Lenya Competition Songbook
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2020

The hardships COVID-19 have caused for songwriters and performers has prompted The Kurt Weill Foundation to provide financial support to participants chosen for the Lotte Lenya Competition Songbook, a new collection of sixteen contemporary theater songs by nineteen emerging writers.

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by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2020

The New York Pops Presents Virtual Benefit Concert Featuring Kelli O'Hara Photo The New York Pops Presents Virtual Benefit Concert Featuring Kelli O'Hara
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 7, 2020

The New York Pops is presenting a virtual benefit concert featuring Kelli O'Hara on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. EST hosted by New York Pops Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke.

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