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by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 8, 2020
Just 5 shows? Right now I would settle on seeing pretty much anything in a theatre, legs pressed against the seat in front of me and an overpriced beverage in hand. With the Government's recent announcement of a rescue package for the arts, we can see a chink of light in the darkness that has enveloped the industry for so many months. Although we still don't have a date when theatres can reopen, we can dream about what we would like to see when it does, finally, happen...
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2020
Need something new to read, listen to, or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
With uncertainty of when theatre doors will re-open, the South African State Theatre (SAST) continues to keep its audiences engaged through its growing online theatre platform (#SASTOnlineTheatre).
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
Today Disney+ shared the new trailer from the upcoming film Disney's a?oeThe One and Only Ivan.a??
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
 YouTube Originals today announced that executive producers Ridley Scott (“The Martian,” “Gladiator”) and Kai Hsuing (“Lords of Chaos”), along with director Kevin Macdonald (“Whitney,” “One Day in September,” “The Last King of Scotland”), will create the new feature film, “Life In A Day 2020,” ten years after the original “Life In A Day.” 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
Shakespeare@ Home, the new audio-play series presents Episode Two of Richard II on Thursday, July 9th at 7PM for free download.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
Joe's Pub, a program of The Public Theater, continues JOE'S PUB LIVE!, its free series of live-streamed and archived performances from their iconic stage in New York City. Designed to facilitate social connection during this time of physical distancing, Joe's Pub will share multiple events with audiences worldwide each week.
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
 Long Island rockers Moon Tooth have announced the upcoming release of Violent Grief: Acoustic Selections will be out July 31st via Pure Noise Records.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
Twenty Thousand Hertz has presented a remix of their podcast episode on the magic behind Hamilton's sound design.
by Student Blogger: Maeve Reilly - Jul 8, 2020
Amidst the global movements for social change, I've loved seeing resources for supporting BIPOC theatre artists.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
Stay True, An LGBTQ+ Theatre Company will present a virtual reading of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 7:30 pm on YouTube Live. Funds raised go towards the future fully staged production of Beautiful Thing postponed due to COVID-19.
by Student Blogger: Hope Johnson - Jul 8, 2020
There are a few points in my life where I can look back and pinpoint where my love for theatre took off.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
UNMUTE is a series of short films by Hack Theatre in which artists, writers and performers discuss how they are finding new ways to work and champion marginalised voices after Covid-19.
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
The All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF) announces the official program selections for Austin's oldest film festival, aGLIFF 33: Prism, August 6-16, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
Worcester-based Vamos Theatre, the UK's leading full mask theatre company, announce the transmission dates for How Hard is Waving? a brand-new series of specially commissioned short films.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
Hamilton caused a spike in downloads for the Disney Plus app over its premiere weekend.
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
HBO Max has ordered a 12-episode season of the all-new, 2D animated series, Young Love, based on the characters introduced in the Academy Award®-winning short film, Hair Love from Oscar® winner Matthew A. Cherry and Sony Pictures Animation.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
July 4 marked the formal launch of an ongoing fundraising effort to bring One Empire, Under God, the new full-length drama by writer/producer Anthony J. Piccione - to the stage in 2021, with an announcement forthcoming for a staged reading this Fall, in advance of a full production.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 7, 2020
On Friday, July 10, Hulu will debut its new film, Palm Springs, starring Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, Peter Gallagher, J.K. Simmons, Meredith Hagner, Camila Mendes, and Tyler Hoechlin.
by Student Blogger: Kat Mokrynski - Jul 7, 2020
I miss you. Please come back soon.
by Jim Munson - Jul 7, 2020
What better way to spend a summer evening than in the company of artistic genius in the form of iconic composer Ludwig van Beethoven as interpreted by renowned musical theater artist Hershey Felder? On Sunday July 12th at 5pm PDT, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present a livestream of the hit show Hershey Felder: Beethoven, an intimate and theatrical portrait of the legendary composer. Tickets to the livestream are available on TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's website (www.theatreworks.org) with proceeds to benefit TheatreWorks while the Tony-winning regional theatre remains dark due to the Covid pandemic. Inspired by an account of a Viennese doctor who spent his boyhood by the Beethoven's side, this enchanting musical features masterful performances of some of the composer's greatest works, from a?oeMoonlight Sonataa?? to the a?oeNinth Symphonya?? and the a?oeEmperor Concerto.a?? The enormously popular show's 2017 World Premiere still holds TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's box office record to date. BroadwayWorld recently had the pleasure of speaking with Felder from his home in Florence, Italy where he will be performing the livestream. As cicadas whirred in the background (really!), we had a wide-ranging discussion about Beethoven, Felder's relationship with TheatreWorks, the pandemic and the wonders of Florence. In conversation, Felder is an engaging amalgam of seemingly contradictory qualities, at once erudite and folksy, brainy and empathetic, quick with an arcane cultural factoid or a self-deprecating remark, equally expressive of joy and sorrow.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
92Y has announced their upcoming schedule featuring Sara Bareilles, Judy Gold, Rosie O'Donnell and more.
by BWW Prompts - Jul 7, 2020
We want to hear from you! Submit your response to our daily #bwwprompts, where each day we'll be asking our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram questions to spark some theater conversation.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
Texas-based distributor Well Go USA and Patriot Pictures announced today that they have set a July 31, 2020 theatrical release date for RZA's anticipated crime thriller Cut Throat City.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
The old saying, 'The show must go on' is being put to the test. How will the show go on when theaters are shuttered in today's era of social distancing? Short Story Theatre, a popular story-telling group on Chicago's North Shore, which started in 2012, has its own true story to tell about this challenge.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
The ancient Roman courtier Petronius led a life of hedonism and debauchery while serving under the emperor Nero, drawing the scorn of many rivals, leading to accusations of treason, a death sentence and, finally, suicide before his execution could be carried out.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
Iconic pianist and composer Fred Hersch to offer free streaming of My Coma Dreams, inspired by Hersch's near-death experience beginning Friday, July 17, 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
Check out the great Lin-Manuel Miranda as he breaks down the songwriting process behind Hamilton's I Want behemoth, 'My Shot'!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
The Morrison Government has announced $100,000 to support the acquisition of a rare 19th century Murlapaka (also spelt Mulubakka) shield, attributed to the Kaurna people from the Adelaide Plains, by the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
Originally scheduled for its world premiere at Pioneer Theatre Company in March 2020, the ELLEN SIMON play ASS was named this week to the noted KILROY LIST 2020. The production was postponed due to the Covid crisis, and was rescheduled to March 2021. This is playwright Simon's first time gracing the industry-rattling list.
by Jimin Lee - Jul 6, 2020
A musical that is loved among people all over the world and continuously reproduced, a show that tells the story of the people who still lived despite all the hardships, which goes by the name, RENT. After a seven-year intermission, RENT greeted the long-awaited audience of Korea on June 13th.
by DC Felton - Jul 6, 2020
Last week Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) and Iowa Public Broadcasting Service started the 2020 Virtual Opera season with a stunning airing of 'Manon.' The decision to go virtual this season was due to the continuing COVID crisis. They continue their summer season this week with their 2018 production of Antonin Dvořák's 'Rusalka,' which I had the opportunity to usher during the 2018 season.
by Eleni Cashell - Jul 6, 2020
When Lungs opened at the Old Vic back in October last year, it gained positive reviews for its take on relationships in a complicated world and the strong performances from both Matt Smith and Claire Foy. With a a stripped-back design and only two performers required, it was a clear (and good) choice for the Old Vic's lockdown In Camera series.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Kerry Hiles and Daniel Anderson will present an ABBA-inspired show at Arts Theatre in East London, the first live performance at the venue since theatres shut down in March due to the health crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
This week, you can stream opera from all over the world - from Cincinnati to New York to Barcelona, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
We asked you to share your weekend #HamilfilmWatchParty with us and you delivered! From fun snacks and costumes to great decorations, check out our reader's watch parties!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
New York Theatre Barn will continue to host weekly free live streams of its New Works Series each Wednesday evening at 7PM ET. Upcoming July installments of the series include excerpts from the new musicals Francois and the Rebels, Forget Me Not, A Crossing, American Morning, Tenn and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
University of Wolverhampton students played out their drama studies online when social distancing measures affected face-to-face teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Continuing to bolster its substantial animation slate, HBO Max is bringing aboard the third season of Infinity Train with an exclusive premiere on the streaming platform this summer.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Mint Theater Company's Summer Stock Streaming Festival, featuring archival recordings of three past productions, begins today, Monday July 6th. All three productions will be available through July 19th only from the Mint website.
by Maria Nockin - Jul 6, 2020
Named as one of Musical America's Top 30 Innovators in Classical Music, Josh Shaw is the Executive and Artistic Director of Pacific Opera Project (POP), one of L.A.'s most exciting opera companies. During the past nine seasons, Shaw has directed over 35 productions at POP. Since 2011, Shaw  has directed over 70 productions at regional opera companies. His The Barber of Seville at Opera Santa Barbara was described as 'riotously funny' and 'thoroughly amusing from overture to final bow.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Join People's Light for FOLK TALES IN THE GARDEN, a socially distanced, outdoor edu-tainment offering for families with young children. Storytellers Ang Bey and Eli Lynn lead families through a world creation story inspired by Korean and First Nations' folk tales about curiosity, courage, and caring.
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 6, 2020
The Growing Stage (TGS) is proud to present their next Studio Series of the 38th season, 'Jungalbook' virtually streaming on YouTube Live on Friday, July 17 at 7:30PM and Saturday, July 18th at 4:00PM. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing director, Jillian Petrie.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Ancram Opera House will present a virtual edition of CRYSTAL RADIO SESSIONS UPSTATE, the Hudson Valley outpost of the popular downtown NYC reading series, on Saturday, July 11 at 8pm. This virtual event is free, but reservations are required.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Manual Cinema, the Chicago-based performance collective, design studio, and film/video production company founded by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, Ben Kauffman, Julia Miller, and Kyle Vegter, will celebrate the company's 10th Anniversary with a four-week virtual celebration launching Monday, July 27 at Noon CST.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
The first time the a?oeWild Woman of the Harpa?? strutted onto the Grand Rapids Symphony's stage, the audience was electrified.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Luna Stage has announced a year-long collaboration with the acclaimed theatre group Ping Chong + Company, inspired by the people, the stories, and the history of the City of Orange.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
This summer, Free Shakespeare in the Park will become Free Shakespeare at Home as the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival transitions its public theater program to a virtual format. Offering live virtual performances of King Lear is the safest way to continue thirty-eight years of tradition in the face of the current pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Outdoor Shakespeare returns to Greater Hartford with a reading of Shakespeare's a?oerom-coma?? epic poem a?oeVenus & Adonisa?? by members of the Capital Classics Theatre Company on Wednesday, August 5 at Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road in Farmington.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
What if popularity came in a pill? Would you take it, no questions asked? In 'Be More Chill', achieving that elusive 'perfect life' is now possible thanks to some mysterious new technology-but it comes at a cost that's not as easy to swallow.