Shaftesbury Theatre

(London, )
Holborn end of Shaftesbury Avenue
by Gil Kaan - Mar 28, 2020
Here's the second installment of responses from various Los Angeles Theatre heads on how their individual theatre families are holding up in these crazy, safe-distancing times. As with the first batch of responses, these are just as amazing in their uniform positivity.
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2020
Gina Naomi Baez and Christina Bianco have released a hilarious Wicked parody, called What is this Quarantine? The song is set to the tune of Wicked song, What is This Feeling?
by Juan Michael Porter II - Mar 27, 2020
Alejandra Duque Cifuentes, Executive Director of Dance/NYC reveals how the organization's Dance CRF was established and how you can make sure that your voice is heard during this crisis.
by Juan Michael Porter II - Mar 27, 2020
COVID-19 has forced all of us online to connect with each other. Kerime Konor spoke with me about the new reality this situation has created and the ambivalence she feels about the constantly streaming display of dubious information and clueless privilege.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020
Music Theater Works presents MAMMA MIA! at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 6, through June 14, 2020.
by Cara Joy David - Mar 27, 2020
This week, I asked representatives from ten theatrical nonprofits in New York to speak with me. Most said yes, but many asked to speak off-the-record because the situation is changing so rapidly they didn't want to be quoted on something that would be incorrect by the time the piece ran. Unlike my usual in the weeds piece, this is purposely a more reflective one.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020
We asked our readers to share their theatre memories for #WorldTheatreDay and they did not disappoint! Thanks for celebrating with us!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020
The Actors Fund has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media to promote support for The Fund's services for those most vulnerable to the effects of virus.
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2020
NBCUniversal has announced their specialty film label Focus Features' latest title Never Rarely Sometimes Always, an urgent and poignant drama, will be re-released at home on demand for viewers next Friday, April 3rd. The film had originally opened theatrically on March 13th.  Eliza Hittman's critically acclaimed, multi award-winning film will be available to rent at participating on-demand services for $19.99.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020
Mary McColl, Executive Director of Actors' Equity Association, the national labor union representing professional actors and stage managers in live theatre, released the following statement following regarding the CARES Act, which has now passed the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2020
Broadway's latest Evan Hansen, Jordan Fisher, took to TikTok today to join their #HappyAtHome series with a Dear Evan Hansen anthem!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2020
In furtherance of Bob Hope's unwavering passion for and commitment to our military, the Bob and Dolores Hope Foundation announced today they will award an additional $250,000 challenge grant to Operation Homefront to serve military families impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2020
​​​​​​Tony Award-winner Norbert Leo Butz took to social media today to deliver a favorite song from the musical Big Fish called 'Daffodils'.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2020
The RENT 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour will launch this winter, celebrating 25 years of Jonathan Larson's RENT and one final season of love.
by Gil Kaan - Mar 26, 2020
In these crazy, safe-distancing times; I reached out earlier this week to various heads of Los Angeles theatres to see how they and their theatre families are holding up. The replies were amazing in their quickness, numbers and uniform positivity.
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2020
Verizon today announced the launch of Pay it Forward Live, a weekly streaming entertainment series that will include music, gaming, comedy and more in support of small businesses affected by COVID-19. The weekly series will debut on Thursday, March 26, at 8:00 p.m. ET with a performance from Dave Matthews.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
Actors' Equity Association, the national labor union representing professional actors and stage managers in live theatre, has announced the creation of the Actors' Equity Curtain Up Fund, and issued a grant to The Actors Fund to provide emergency support for members at risk due to work cancellations resulting from COVID-19. Actors' Equity is contributing $500,000 to launch the fund and will match another $250,000 of contributions from other donors, dollar for dollar.
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
The powerful true story of faith, hope, and love comes home when I Still Believe becomes available in households everywhere through Premium On Demand March 27 from Lionsgate. The film will be available to rent through On Demand platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play and cable providers starting Friday.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
Broadway's Caissie Levy joined the chorus of voices spreading joy on social media throughout the Covid-19 crisis today.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
Krystal Joy Brown from Hamilton has recorded a video, tweeted by Governor Andrew Cuomo, addressing specifically young people and urging them to stay home.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
Aaron Tveit has revealed in an Instagram post that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He shared that he has been in quarantine since the Broadway shut down on Thursday, March 12th.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
Broadway couple Stephanie J. Block and Sebastian Arcelus believe that help is on the way... so much so, that they decided to sing about it. Watch below as they perform David Friedman's 'Help is on the Way.'
by Virag Dombay - Mar 23, 2020
As a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, most, if not all, of your local artists, actors, entertainers, creatives, directors, producers, playwrights, you name it, have lost their jobs. This not only means that they've lost their financial income but a platform on which the showcase their creations. Consequently, over the course of the next few months, I will be conducting interviews with local artists in the hopes of providing a platform for their artistic voice to be heard. My aim is for this to result in two-three interviews being posted per week. First up is an award-winning comedy and cabaret artist Jenny Winter, who chats about her recently released video Hug an Artist .
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
In continuation of the ongoing fight against Covid-19 (Coronavirus), the City of Dallas has issued an order to cancel gatherings of 500 or more until April 29, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
Ford's Theatre Society is further altering its programming schedule through May 17, 2020. All performances of Guys and Dolls have been canceled and the production will be rescheduled for spring 2021, with dates to be announced. Special thanks to Guys and Dolls sponsors Lead Sponsor: ConocoPhillips and Underwriters: Altria Group, General Motors Company and KPMG LLP. The musical Man of La Mancha, originally announced as the spring 2021 production, will be postponed to a future season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
The #RacismIsAVirus campaign was organized by the Broadway Diversity Project's Diane Phelan (School of Rock, The King and I, Here Lies Love) who gained immediate support from colleagues such as Marc Dela Cruz (Hamilton), Telly Leung (Aladdin, Allegiance, Rent), Ann Harada (Avenue Q, SMASH) and more. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2020
Fresh off a record-setting run of A Chorus Line last fall, MainStage Irving-Las Colinas announces its 2020-2021 Irving Arts Center series to be produced in the Dupree Theatre (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX).
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 22, 2020
For Stephen Sondheim's 90th Birthday Stephen Mosher makes a list of 90 cabaret-themed videos of his songs. It's Epic and it will be a great way to distract yourself during your time at home.
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2020
As part of Feinstein's/54 Below's 54 Below at Home series, they are debuting previously unreleased videos from their vault. Their most recent video is of Norbert Leo Butz singing 'Fight the Dragons' from Big Fish.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2020
The theater community around the world is currently facing unprecedented circumstances during this global health crisis. Our worldwide community of artists has suddenly found that their lives and their work have been brought to a halt as we attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2020
NBCUniversal announced earlier this week that their films will be available to rent due to cinemas being closed down. The three films - Emma, The Hunt, and The Invisible Man, are now available.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2020
Rapid relief grants of up to $500 continuing to be awarded to support the indie theater community, prioritizing the consortium of companies, venues, and individuals working in NYC independent theater (Off-Off-Broadway in theater houses of 99 seats or less), operating with budgets under $250,000.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2020
Dragon Productions Theatre has released the following statement regarding upcoming programming: 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2020
Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth theatre in Monroe, Louisiana. Their mission is to provide excellence in theatre arts education for students ages 5-18 in Northeast and North Central Louisiana while also providing high-quality live theatre entertainment suitable for all ages in our community.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2020
BroadwayWorld will exclusively stream the entire album 'Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream' with its creators Scott Wasserman and Joshua Hinck Friday, March 20th at 1 PM EST!
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2020
In an effort to support cinema aficionados and movie theaters during these difficult and unprecedented times, beginning Friday, March 20, New York-based distributor Film Movement, in collaboration Art House Convergence, will offer consumers a virtual theatrical experience with current first-run releases and newly-restored classics.  Through their signature streaming platform, FILM MOVEMENT PLUS, movie exhibitors will have the opportunity to open their virtual doors and invite their patrons to rent new theatrical release they'd otherwise be enjoying in their local art house theaters.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2020
With hundreds of thousands of creative professionals out of work as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, arts, entertainment, and media unions affiliated with the Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO (DPE) are calling on the White House, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and Congress to quickly pass emergency relief legislation.
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2020
Rosario Dawson is set to play Ahsoka Tano in the second season of The Mandalorian on Disney Plus, according to Slash Film. Dawson will play the live-action version of the fan-favorite Rebels and Clone Wars character.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020
To pass the time in self-quarantine, Tony Award-winner has hit the piano to learn all his favorite Bruce Springsteen tunes!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020
The Belcourt will host a virtual watch party for Space Jam online, due to theatre's closure.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020
From Broadway to Broad Street, the curtains will rise again! The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization announced the 2020/21 Broadway Philadelphia season today, reminding the community to be hopeful in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
by Peter Nason - Mar 19, 2020
How do we make a list of the 101 greatest show tunes from the past 100 years without bias? That's certainly a near-impossible mountain to climb, because even some forms of biases, knowledgeable judgments, are key when doing a task like this. But we need to make it as objective as possible when dealing with something so subjective.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 19, 2020
Looking for a way to pass the time while at home? BroadwayWorld has made a list of musicals and shows that you can watch from the comfort of your couch! Whether it's Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ or Prime Video, we have got you covered with all the must-watch titles! 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and piece by piece productions, in association with Rising Phoenix Repertory, have announced that a limited number of tickets to view-at-home recordings of Ren Dara Santiago's The Siblings Play are now on sale.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020
From Brandon Lorenz, National Director of Communications and Public Policy: 'Countless actors, stage managers and everyone who work in arts and entertainment are out of work and wondering how they will make their next rent payment.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 17, 2020
No Bully (, the leading anti-bullying nonprofit in the US, celebrated its annual Broadway Against Bullying charity cabaret in NYC on March 9, 2020. Tony and Emmy Award-winning producer Michael J. Moritz returned to direct this year's one-night-only show at Sony Hall.
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 17, 2020
Cabaret Editor Stephen Mosher shares another day of his Pandemic Playlist as the artists of the cabaret community get more much-needed exposure and Broadway World readers get more much-needed at-home entertainment
by TV Scoop - Mar 17, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of CHICAGO FIRE, airing on NBC on Wednesday, April 1, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020
King's Head Theatre has released the following statement regarding upcoming plans amid the health crisis: 
by Adrienne Proctor - Mar 17, 2020
GOING DARK is a special interview series. In this interview, Seattle based artist Zandi Carlson tells her story and how she's been personally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. She also gives insight into the atmosphere of the Seattle theatre community. Seattle is Ground Zero for COVID-19 in the United States.