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by Stephi Wild - May 22, 2020
Today's top stories: SMASH is headed to Broadway, hear Phillipa Soo sing 'How Far I'll Go', Seth Rudetsky brings his concert series online, featuring Kelli O'Hara, Jeremy Jordan, and Jessie Mueller, and more!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020
The American Traditions Vocal Competition (ATC) has announced new members joining its 2020-2021 Board of Directors.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 21, 2020
Jerry Zaks knew he had a busy year ahead when 2020 began. The four-time Tony winner started the year in rehearsals for Mrs. Doubtfire, which began previews at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on March 9. Of course, plans changed when Broadway shut down on March 13, leaving an unsure future for the musical, as well as Zaks' next project, the fall revival of The Music Man.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Mark Cortale announced today that Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 will debut as a weekly virtual series entitled The Seth Concert Series. Hosted by beloved musical director and Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky, the first event will take place on Sunday, May 31 and will feature Tony award-winning actress Kelli O'Hara. Stage and screen favorites Jeremy Jordan and Jessie Mueller will headline the following two weeks. Each weekly show will premiere Sunday nights at 8PM EST with a second showing Mondays at 3PM EST for viewers in other time zones like the UK. Tickets are available at www.thesethconcertseries.com for $20.00 (early bird) and $25.00 each.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
In its first-ever virtual announcement, Starlight revealed the nominations for the 18th annual Blue Star Awards in a live premiere on Facebook Thursday, May 21. Fifty-three of 54 schools were able to stage their 2019-20 Blue Star Awards musicals throughout the past school year, leading to 179 nominations in 23 categories.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
In its first-ever virtual announcement, Starlight revealed the nominations for the 18th annual Blue Star Awards in a live premiere on Facebook Thursday, May 21. Fifty-three of 54 schools were able to stage their 2019-20 Blue Star Awards musicals throughout the past school year, leading to 179 nominations in 23 categories. On Thursday, hundreds of Blue Star Awards students celebrated the much-anticipated nominations at a safe social distance.
by Elliot Lanes - May 18, 2020
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic much has been written on the effects it has had on theatre companies around the world and the thousands of artists onstage and off that are unemployed until further notice. What hasn't been written about very much is the effect this pandemic has had on audience members. Let's face it, without an audience why would you spend lots of money to mount a production?
by Stephen Mosher - May 17, 2020
The music-making Billy Stritch is staying busy during the shelter in place order and continuing to fill all our homes with his craft. Here, he talks to Stephen Mosher about life at home and behind the piano.
by Tyler Hinton - Jun 8, 2020
The SCERA realized it would be able to comply with state and local guidelines, keeping audiences safe while also providing them the live theatrical experience they've been unable to indulge in for several months. And after the dearth of opportunities to attend a performance in person, it was electrifying to hear live singing again and express appreciation communally through applause. The SCERA produces community theatre at its best, and THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL is no exception, providing an enjoyable evening out with impressive talent and production values.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
Music Theatre of Connecticut has announced PRIDE IN THE THEATRE: The Theatrical Impact on the LGBTQ+ Movement, an online event premiering Saturday, June 20th, 2020 at 8:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
Three time Tony-nominee Rebecca Luker will present a special streaming concert event titled At Home With Rebecca Luker, June 17 at 8 PM ET via Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2020
Today the Alhambra Theatre & Dining announced it will open its doors on June 11 with Rogers & Hammerstein's classic, 'Cinderella.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
BroadwayWorld Book Club is officially off and running! Or should we say, reading! The first BroadwayWorld Book Club selection is Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 1. Tepper has just released the first volume of the book for free on Kindle!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Today (June 29) in live streaming: NYC Ballet tributes Balanchine , Daniel J. Watts performs The Jam, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Tonight, tune in to watch Our Leading Ladies at 8:15pm CT, featuring Danielle Bowen, Ali Ewoldt, Stephanie Gibson and Elena Shaddow.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 25, 2020
Today's top stories: get a first look at 'Alexander Hamilton' from the filmed version of Hamilton, coming to Disney+!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Reagle Theatre will present ENTR'ACTE: A MUSICAL JOURNEY FROM OUR PAST TO A NEW FUTURE on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its newly created virtual audition intensive. Developed and led by Arena Stage's Community Engagement department, the online intensive prepares students and artists ages 16-22 for careers in theater with group and private coaching sessions in audition techniques.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020
There's not quite 'trouble' in River City, but, it might take a bit longer than expected for the train to reach Iowa. BroadwayWorld has just learned that the start of preview performances and the opening night of the highly-anticipated revival of Meredith Willson's The Music Man have been rescheduled. Starring two-time Tony Award®, Grammy Award®, and Emmy Award®-winning star Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill, and also starring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo, preview performances of The Music Man are now set to begin on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, with Opening Night scheduled for Thursday, May 20 at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway). As a result of New York State's ban on large gatherings, rehearsals (which were to have begun June 29), will now commence on Monday, February 8.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020
According to the Hollywood Reporter, The Lehman Trilogy, which was previously set to play a limited, 16-week engagement this spring, is still hoping to arrive on Broadway in 2021, though perhaps at a different theatre. The London hit, which just began previews at the Nederlander Theatre before the Broadway shutdown, will need to find a new home due to a scheduling conflict. Producer Scott Rudin revealed that the company 'remains eager' to bring the play to New York.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
Jessie Mueller's performance, as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3pm ET, 7pm GMT. The concert premiered last night.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
Boston Pops at Home and BSO at Home offer a wide variety of new and retrospective audio and video content, available free each week.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
Arizona native Chanel Bragg, an artist and passionate advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion, has been named Associate Artistic Director at Arizona Theatre Company.
by Shari Barrett - Jun 21, 2020
This Spotlight focuses on Stephen Foster & Chuck Pelletier, award-winning co-writers of the musical 'The Green Room' which was based on a one-act play written by Rod Damer. The couple, married since 2011, met through their mutual love of theater and have launched their own production company, Round Earth Entertainment, from home during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2020
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston invites friends, family, patrons, and guests to pull up a virtual front row seat for ENTR'ACTE, A Musical Journey from Our Past to a New Future, on Sunday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. ENTR'ACTE, brought to viewers in part through the generous sponsorships of Waltham Tourism Council and Stanton Insurance Agency of Waltham, will stream across multiple Reagle Music Theatre digital platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, and its website, ReagleMusicTheatre.org.
by BWW Contests - Jun 18, 2020
We're giving two readers a chance to win a ticket to The Seth Rudetsky Concert Series starring Jessie Mueller! The winners will receive a ticket to the virtual concert. Enter now!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2020
Today's top stories: David Byrne's American Utopia is coming to HBO, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2020
Last year, Rebecca Luker was diagnosed out of nowhere with ALS, a fatal neurodegenerative disease closely related to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Now she chats with BroadwayWorld about life since her diagnosis and how you can help.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2020
Billboard has reported that the cast album for Hamilton has become the sixth longest charting cast album in Billboard 200 history, logging its 246th week on the Billboard 200 this week. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
The Muny announced today that it will offer 10 weeks of free online Muny entertainment for the summer of 2020. For 10 consecutive Monday nights, with a single repeat stream on the subsequent Thursday, audiences and fans can experience the magic of their Muny summer online at muny.org with both curated and newly created entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
For the first time ever, the Great American Songbook Foundation will provide streaming online coverage of key events from its annual Songbook Academy summer intensive, the nation's only youth music intensive focused on the timeless standards of pop, jazz, Broadway and Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2020
Kick off the holiday weekend with fifty of our favorite patriotic showtunes. From musicals about American history like Ragtime and Hamilton, to American anthems that come straight from the Broadway stage. Get ready to party like it's 1776!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2020
Maine State Music Theatre is selling show-themed gelato to help raise funds for the future of the theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
Today (July 23) in live streaming: a Cinderella Reunion, the Fame gang is back together, and so much more!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 22, 2020
The Tin Can Brothers, a trio of LA-based entertainers, have recently released their newest project, Garbage Musicals. They came together with media brand Wisecrack and gaming channel ArcadeCloud to release a new animated series to highlight the musicals that never made it to Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC), currently in its 33rd season, announces YOU'RE GONNA LOVE TOMORROW! an MTC all-star cabaret fundraiser. MTC invites audiences to join us and stars from Broadway and the NY Cabaret Scene for a great night of first-class cabaret coming right into your home!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre invites you to come and enjoy an evening filled with a positive, uplifting transformation that takes place in America at the turn of the century in Meredith Wilson's a?oeThe Music Man.a?? 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2020
Today (July 20) in live streaming: The Muny brings Magic to your home, Red Bull Theatre presents a new play festival, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2020
The world premiere of The Muny 2020 Summer Variety Hour Live! will air tonight, July 20, at 9:15 p.m. EST. The show will include never-before aired clips from past Muny summer productions, cast reunion sing-alongs, songs and dances created via video by Muny artists from across the U.S., Munywood Squares and so much more. Tune in right here to watch live!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
Today (July 2) in live streaming: Conor McPherson visits Meet the Makers, Judy Kuhn has a classic conversation and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
The lineup for Monday's world premiere of The Muny 2020 Summer Variety Hour Live! has been announced. The free, live-streamed program will air on Monday, July 20, at 8:15 p.m. CST.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
The Educational Theatre Foundation has announced the establishment of the Craig Zadan Memorial Fund For Racial Equity In School Theatre, honoring the late award-winning producer of stage, screen, and television. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020
Theater Resources Unlimited will present the July Panel Adapt and Survive: How the Arts Are Outwitting COVID on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 via Zoom. Networking begins at 7pm and the panel starts at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
The Muny announced today details of its historic, free, live online variety show. Beginning Monday, July 20, and for each consecutive Monday through August 17, The Muny Summer 2020 Variety Hour Live can be seen at 8:15 p.m. CST.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2020
Need something new to listen to, read, or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases, including the soundtrack to Royalties, a book about the making of West Side Story, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston has announced that its first ever virtual fund-raising event, ENTR'ACTE: A Musical Journey from Our Past to a New Future, will remain online indefinitely.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres has announced a schedule of live Summer Concerts to be performed on the Main Stage beginning on Friday, July 10 and to run through the end of August.