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Belasco Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
111 West 44th St.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Nov 23, 2020
“At Good Theater we have put ourselves in mothballs, declares Executive/Artistic Director Brian P. Allen. Maine State Music Theatre’s Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark concurs, “ For me the hardest part is the feeling of treading water.” “My Grandfather taught me that life was a staircase,” Clark recounts. “He would say,’ Always make sure you are moving forward; if you have to stay on a step for a while, no big deal. Try not to take a step backwards, but if you have to, figure out why, fix it, and keep moving forward.’ Right now,” Clark says sadly, “it does not feel possible to keep climbing. Everything is stacked against us and all the people we need to help us.”” On a brisk fall day nine months into the pandemic the two are taking a moment to share their experiences in this unprecedented time of crisis – a crisis that has shuttered their theatres and forced them to engage all their energies in survival of the institutions and the art form they love.
by Student Blogger: Sydney Emerson - Nov 19, 2020
Public libraries are small town America’s lifeline. More than just a place to pick  up a book, in rural places like the one I live in, they are the cultural heart of the town. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2020
The curtain is set to go up on one of Melbourne's most-loved charity events, albeit a little differently.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2020
Bristol Old Vic today announced the five much-loved hit productions from its back catalogue to watch on-demand throughout lockdown and over Christmas from the comfort of your sofa. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2021
Neptune Theatre in Nova Scotia has been able to stay afloat thanks to funding for arts and culture organizations.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2021
Powerhouse performer Andi Suelling is in the fight of her life after a tick bite plunged her into dangerously ill health. Little does she know, she is about to orchestrate her own rescue in this visceral odyssey that blends clowning, storytelling and roller skates.  
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2021
Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to welcome eleven new ensemble members and artistic associates. Ensemble members include Wardell Julius Clark, Greg Geffrard, Arti Ishak, Krystal Ortiz, Gabrielle Randle-Bent and Netta Walker. Artistic Associates include Patrick Agada, J. Nicole Brooks, Brynne Frauenhoffer, Jyreika Guest and Sarah Price.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2021
AFM Local 802 has released a statement on the outsourcing of musicians for last night's Metropolitan Opera Gala.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2021
New York City-based theater collective SOCIETY announced today the Hawthorne Arts Community Grant will distribute an additional $50,000 to theater artists in the coming months, bringing the total grant amount to $100,000 since September 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2021
Choreographer and director Camille A. Brown was honored by the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) on Thursday evening, January 14th, 2020 with the Distinguished Artist Award, presented by Alicia Adams, VP International Programming at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2021
Save Our Stages had a tireless champion in New York’s own Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) whose support and leadership for this critical legislation helped lead to the $15 billion federal emergency relief grant program that will provide financial assistance to independent venues and promoters that have been devastated by the pandemic’s shutdown.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2021
New York Independent Venue Association (NYIVA) celebrates the bipartisan Save Our Stages Act becoming law  as part of the COVID-19 relief bill.  
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2021
Award-winning conductor Riccardo Muti, the music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, is supporting the musicians of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. In his statement on Jan. 10, Maestro Muti wrote:
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2021
Cleveland Play House rings in the new year with the next installment of Theatre Thursday: Inspiring Resolutions on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Hosted by Artistic Director Laura Kepley, the January edition features performances by Peter Hargrave, Eric Lockley, Laura Perrotta, and Mariama Whyte.
by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2021
Dolly Parton took time to let fans know that since we can’t get together for concerts during the pandemic, local independent venues like the ones where she got her start are at risk. 
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 19, 2021
When the Cabaret Project of St. Louis asked Christine Andreas to be a part of their TRIBUTES series, they couldn't have known they were facilitating a cinematic work of art this remarkable... but they did, and we are all the better for it.
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2021
Going From Broke is an unscripted series that spotlights a financial epidemic of huge proportions. Over 44 million Americans are saddled with student debt totaling over $1.7 trillion dollars.
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2021
Marking a continued return to her hard-rock roots, Lacey's “State of Me” extends an aggressive, musically violent lifeline to herself, and to those hanging over the precipice; those drowning under a crushing weight.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2021
DEM Productions presents the live stream premiere of  Brother by Robin Simões da Silva and Annabel Mutale Reed. Directed by Tom Jackson Greaves. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2021
The program features conductor Gustavo Dudamel with the LA Phil, joined by a diverse roster of talented artists and renowned cultural icons, and offers audiences a front-row seat to memorable performances and intimate conversations between Dudamel and his special guests.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2020
Following the postponement of their 20th anniversary season, London Classic Theatre today announce the return of Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular at Theatre Royal Bath which was postponed in March.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2020
The Nutcracker at Wethersfield, a Covid-19 compliant Nutcracker, choreographed and directed by Troy Schumacher, has released production images of the event. 
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 8, 2020
Throughout this pandemic, arts in education institutions across the country have had to rethink how they conduct their classes and fundraising events. This Friday evening December eleventh at 7:30, DC’s finest arts education institution The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts will turn their yearly Dramathon, a centerpiece event for the organization, virtual via Zoom.
by Student Blogger: Izzi Diaz - Dec 8, 2020
With this being said, I have reason to believe the “folk tales” from folklore are almost a second extension of musical theatre characters’ lives.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2020
The Theatre Company has announced The Playwright Initiative: Solo Works, the 2021-2022 season of six new plays adaptable to both filmed and live stage performance. Writers Yussef El Guindi, Idris Goodwin, Emily Gregory, Ren Dara Santiago, DeLanna Studi, and Claire Willett have all accepted commissions for the 18-month initiative.
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2020
This holiday season, the gifts keep coming from acclaimed singer and songwriter JoJo, who just announced the “December Baby Livestream Concert Special,” presented by No Cap, airing live from The Roxy on Friday, December 18th at 6pm PT.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2020
Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre is receiving almost $47,000 from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 29, 2020
The effervescent, Tony-nominated Laura Osnes is known for a great many things both on stage and on screen, but if it is necessary to pinpoint one defining element to her career, her relationship with the work of Rodgers & Hammerstein shines especially bright. We caught up with Laura Osnes about her time hosting R&H Goes Pop! and much more.
by TV News Desk - Dec 29, 2020
‘Twas the night of December 28, 2019, when all through The Crofoot Ballroom, creatures were stirring, moshing and expelling guttural screams.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2020
The Save Our Stages Act just passed as part of the COVID-19 Relief Bill. The Save Our Stages Act will provide financial assistance to independent venues and promoters NIVA Member Arden Gild Hall / Arden Concert Gild, that have been crushed by the pandemic's shutdown.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2020
Pegasus Theatre Chicago has announced the actor lineup for the 34th Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) streaming virtually January 7 - 31, 2021. This year’s Festival features three one-act plays, written by students from Kenwood Academy, Lane Tech College Prep and The University of Chicago Laboratory.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2020
Steep Theatre will welcome several new members to its ensemble of artists. Laura Alcalá Baker, Debo Balogun, Chris Chmelik, Destini Huston, Omer Abbas Salem, and Joe Schermoly are Steep’s newest Ensemble Members. All six of these artists have played pivotal roles in Steep’s artistic development over the past several years, and the company is honored to have them involved in shaping the organization’s future.
by TV News Desk - Dec 28, 2020
The Italian hardcore five-piece LOCKED IN returns after a 7-year hiatus with a new EP called “Not Dead Yet.” The band has teamed up with Epidemic Records, which is taking care of this digital release as well as another EP to be released in 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2020
Parr Hall's annual pantomime has been postponed as Covid-19 restrictions continue to take their toll.
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2020
Independent Venue Week congratulates the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) on its monumental effort leading to the passage of the Save Our Stages Act. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2020
T​he Save Our Stages Act, sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) in the Senate, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) in the House and championed by Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) with 230 bipartisan cosponsors in Congress just passed as part of the COVID-19 Relief Bill.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2020
As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Congress has reportedly reached an agreement on the forthcoming $900 billion stimulus package, including full funding for the Save Our Stages Act, which will provide approximately $15 billion in relief to independent music and live theater venues.
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2020
Today, Jägermeister and the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) announce a long-term partnership with the goal of helping to preserve independent live music venues across the United States through the Save Our Stages initiative.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2020
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust has pivoted to create engaging virtual programs for its audiences, and the Museum invites other organizations to do the same in 2021 at its state-of-the-art theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2020
The Save Our Stages bill has been passed by Congress. This is part of the $900 billion stimulus deal to aid the American citizens amidst the ongoing health crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2020
Teatro Paraguas will present on  a recording of the live Zoom performance of Love in the DMZ, by Julia Cameron.  The recording took place on November 11, 2020, in honor of Veterans' Day, and will be available December 18, 2020 through March 18, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2020
Christmas is just around the corner, and for anyone who has felt the days of 2020 blending together, the holiday may have slipped your mind. For those who are in need of last-minute gift ideas for your theater-loving friends and family members, we have a Broadway-themed holiday gift guide for you!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2020
The Nutcracker at Wethersfield, a Covid-19 compliant Nutcracker, choreographed and directed by Troy Schumacher, has announced a special Twitch live stream this Sunday, December 20 at 5:00PM EST
by Rachael F. Goldberg - Dec 16, 2020
The Resurrection of Alice is a well-researched, superbly acted play. There are some flaws, but the production is well worth seeing for its heart, empathy, and even humor. It will hopefully both entertain audiences and encourage them to become advocates for children like Alice.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2020
Alexandra Palace has been saved from the risk of closure thanks to a £2.9 million grant from the Government's Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2020
Over £165m in emergency loans have been given to eleven of the UK’s biggest arts organizations hit hard by the health crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2020
Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic today announced the details of their celebratory, star-studded online event, Icons on Inspiration. Available for free beginning February 6, 2021, at 6PM PST, Icons on Inspiration transforms the LA Phil’s annual winter gala, the largest fundraising event of its year.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2020
The international sales success of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads, made by Nicholas Hytner and Kevin Loader for BBC One this spring, has enabled its collective of writer, actors, directors, producer and heads of department to make their second substantial charity donation to help those most affected by Covid.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2020
The Mercury Theatre and Colchester Borough Council are celebrating today following  the announcement that they have secured an award of £864,000 from Arts Council  England as an investment in Colchester that will enable the theatre to be completed  and re-open following its £10 million Mercury Rising refurbishment project. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2020
The Nutcracker at Wethersfield (, a Covid-19 compliant Nutcracker, choreographed and directed by Troy Schumacher, will be streamed on demand, free of charge, directly following its run at the Wethersfield Estate, it was announced today by BalletCollective and the Wethersfield Estate.