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by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2020
Since the Covid-19 lockdown began, more than 10 million people have enjoyed the music that continues to be produced from St Martin-in-the-Fields from the safety of their own homes. Now, they are holding a one-off digital concert with performers who know and love the space.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
On June 7 at 7:30pm EDT, Works & Process at the Guggenheim will present the premiere of Storm as part of the Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commission Series.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced a week devoted to dance from Saturday, May 30 to Thursday, June 4, 2020.
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2020
It's been over a decade since Fela! first took Broadway by storm, and still, in 2020, its cast is united and making a difference. Oneika Phillips, who starred in the 2012 return engagement, put out a call to her cast mates to come together for the #DontRush Challenge. 'It evolved into an even more meaningful project with layers of celebration such as aligning with the ten-year anniversary of the show's 11 Tony nominations, including Sahr as Fela and Lillias White as Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti. A decade ago, we were at the height of breaking ceilings and blowing minds on Broadway,' writes Phillips.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
In response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School (PBT School) will transition its summer programming a?' including the a?oeCompany Experiencea?? Workshop, Intensive Summer Program and Student and Children's Division classes a?' to virtual online learning platforms for the summer of 2020. The virtual programs will allow PBT School students across the country to continue their dance education without the added risk of a studio or dormitory environment. 
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
As a result of the Covid-19 crisis, CTC has made the necessary decision to cancel the entirety of its 2020 summer season which had originally been slated to run between June and August. The company, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, cancelled its first three shows previously. Now it is announcing that its fourth and final show, which was to be Tiny Beautiful Things by Nia Vardalos, will not be performed on the stage of the Town Hall Theatre. Citing concerns about the ability to ensure the safety of all involved--audiences, artists, staff, interns, and Chester residents--Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer says there are no plans for live, in-person performances this summer.
by Peter Nason - May 26, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest scenes in cinema from 1901 to 2020. See if your favorite movie moments made the list!
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2020
Fridays @ The 5th doesn't stop just because we're all stuck inside! Here's Episode 4: Is There Musical Theater After High School? with guest panelist Solea Pfeiffer.  This episode originally aired on Friday, April 10, 2020.
by Stephen Mosher - May 26, 2020
The 'ims are sweethearts to each other and to the cabaret community. During quarantine they have been living a quite and melodious life in their Manhattan apartment. Find out how in this interview with Stephen Mosher.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2020
Local theaters in Missouri are looking to the future in determining when they will be able to reopen after the lockdown caused by the health crisis.
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2020
Looking for something new to read while stuck inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 MORE of our favorite theatrical biographies to fill the void!
by Stephen Mosher - May 23, 2020
Stephen Mosher has a digital chat with the legend himself, Mr. Ben Vereen.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2020
Portland Stage announces its 2020-21 season lineup including a segment on the State of the Theater during the times of the pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2020
You voted, here they are! In no particular order, meet our top 15 in the college category.
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2020
Fabian, former teenage heart-throb and iconic pop rock artist has re-recorded his 1959 Gold record Tiger on behalf of abused tigers and other big cats and will release it this week. 
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020
Former standup comedian, Joe Montaperto is promoting his memoir Nobody Gets Out Of Catering Alive...
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the expansion of its online programs and events through August 2020. Arena Artistic Director Molly Smith has curated a diverse and engaging Spring/Summer Season, Looking Forward, connecting artists and audiences locally and nationally.
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
BritBox, the subscription streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV with the largest collection of British television content in North America, will launch the full BBC Television Shakespeare Collection on May 26.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Lincoln Center at Home is maintaining connections to the arts during the COVID-19 pandemic. A free, one-stop portal to all digital offerings from across the iconic campus, offerings include Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom, #ConcertsForKids, and an array of archival and livestream performances.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
SMASH is setting its sights on Broadway with a creative dream team and an official title of SMASH, A New Musical. The news was announced today by Steven Spielberg, Robert Greenblatt and Neil Meron who will serve as lead producers. They are developing a live stage adaptation inspired by the NBC series of the same name on which they all worked together.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its first ever Online Summer Season. This summer will feature three of Irish Rep's most beloved recent productions reimagined for the screen and filmed remotely for limited release as part of A Performance on Screen.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
The Pod De Deux Podcast team has released the first episode in their recently announced 'Women Of Broadway' summer series, featuring Mrs. Doubtfire choreographer, Lorin Latarro.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
Space55 presents its latest theatrical premiere: a radio play by Ear / The First Annual Bookburner's Convention playwright Ashley Naftule. Loosely inspired by the life and work of legendary radio host Art Bell, Radio Free Europa is Space 55's first-ever foray into doing a completely remote production.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
Tune in tonight, May 20th, at 8PM ET to BroadwayWorld when we stream a special one-night-only streaming event: 'Bombshell in Concert' (captured in 2015), featuring a reunion of original cast members from the NBC series 'Smash.'
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
The Magis Theatre Company will postpone their previously announced production of Thornton Wilder's The Alcestiad- A play in three acts with a satyr play: The Drunken Sisters. Originally scheduled to run this June, it will be presented next June 2021 (exact dates TBA).
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2020
Bombshell, the show-within-the-show about the life of Marilyn Monroe, was the focus of NBC's Smash, which premiered in February 2012. To celebrate tonight's big event, we're flashing back to our very first on set visit in 2011. Watch as Megan Hilty and Katharine McPhee take to Times Square to film 'Cheers (Drink to That)' from Season 1, Episode 9!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
In a newly released video clip, Hollywood actor Joe Mantegna confirmed his new role as Honorary Advocate and endorsement of the Saint Pio Foundation, a New York charitable organization dedicated to bring awareness of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, better known as Padre Pio. In the video, Joe Mantegna thanks the foundation for their work.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
The Actors Fund in association with PEOPLE will present a special one-night-only streaming event: 'Bombshell in Concert' (captured in 2015), featuring a reunion of original cast members from the NBC series 'Smash.' This special event will stream today, May 20 at 8:00 PM ET. Tune in right here at BroadwayWorld to watch the PEOPLE livestream!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
The Adam Mickiewicz Institute (AMI) today [20 May] announce Penderecki's Garden, a digital project celebrating the life and legacy of Krzysztof Penderecki, who passed away on 29 March 2020. The project, which launches on 23 November 2020 – the anniversary of the composer's birth – will be continually updated and aims to pay tribute to Penderecki's memory.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
To honour the life of Broadway producer S. Roger Horchow, the marquee lights of the Royal Alexander Theatre will be dimmed on Thursday, May 21 at 8 PM. 
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards will celebrate the life and legacy of American theater producer and director Harold 'Hal' Prince with the Drama Desk's newly established lifetime achievement honor.
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2020
“The View” moderator Whoopi Goldberg, NBA great Shaquille O'Neal, “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts and “black-ish” star Anthony Anderson join previously announced NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson as guests on the prime-time one-hour special  “After the Final Dance with Stephen A. Smith:
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Actors Fund in association with PEOPLE will present a special one-night-only streaming event: 'Bombshell in Concert' (captured in 2015), featuring a reunion of original cast members from the NBC series 'Smash.' This special event will stream Wednesday, May 20 at 8:00 PM ET. Can't wait for Wednesday? Check out highlights from the 2015 concert!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
Katharine McPhee and the cast of Smash have a special message for tomorrow's Bombshell in Concert! Watch below! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Actors Fund in association with PEOPLE will present a special one-night-only streaming event: 'Bombshell in Concert'
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse announced a compelling 2020-2021 season today, celebrating love, human resiliency and community spirit.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
While acknowledging that the landscape for future performing arts events is currently uncertain, Long Beach Opera is forging ahead with plans for its 2021 a?oeSeason of Solidaritya?? beginning in January. Both LBO and Interim Artistic Advisor Yuval Sharon believe that collaboration and creative thinking will be the key to returning to performing arts activities, and understand that adaptability may be necessary to return to the important work of connecting individuals and communities through live, in-person artistic expression.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020
The last few months have been unprecedented in the performing arts and entertainment industry. While COVID-19 has changed the world, Wharton Center Executive Director Mike Brand says, 'Wharton Center is ready to move forward and do what we do best: present the finest of the performing arts.'
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2020
The season finale of “For Life” grew over the prior week by 17% in Total Viewers (4.1 million vs. 3.5 million) to mark the series' most-watched telecast in 2 months, and by 13% among Adults 18-49 (0.9/5 vs. 0.8/4) to score its highest-rated telecast in 4 weeks – since 3/10/20 and 4/14/20, respectively.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020
Hell in a Handbag Productions today announced several updates to its 2020 season, including a streaming production slated for this summer and a world premiere musical parody set to debut this fall.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2020
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene continues to entertain and educate audiences with a new season of NYTF Radio conversations about the history of Yiddish Theatre and Jewish performative culture.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2020
Stars in The House, benefiting The Actors Fund, continued today (2pm) with the Diana: A True Musical Story cast with David Bryan, Erin Davie, Roe Hartrampf, Judy Kaye and Jeanna de Waal. Feel Good Friday segment with Blake Ross and guests.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2020
Today in 1946, Annie Get Your Gun opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1147 performances.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio provided updates on COVID-19 today in a conference at City Hall. He spoke about precautions going into the summer, working on opening up the artistic sector of the city and more.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
The Play Company has announced #Playfrom6FeetAway Spring 2020 programming, a series of experimental new works and stimulating conversations that can be experienced together, even as we hunker down and shelter in place.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
The Show Must Go...Online! After careful consideration of the continued impact of COVID-19, the Hangar Theatre has made the decision to replace all of its live artistic programming this summer with new, virtual experiences. Artistic Director, Michael Barakiva states, a?oewe strongly believe that this is the only responsible decision because of the safety issues we are all facing as a community and nation. We look forward to seeing how this crisis will lead to innovation, and how we will be able to continue serving the community and carrying out our mission.a??
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) announces a week devoted to dance from Saturday, May 30 to Thursday, June 4, 2020.
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2020
ESPN host and NBA expert commentator Stephen A. Smith hosts a prime-time special “After the Dance with Stephen A. Smith: A SportsCenter Special,” Tuesday, May 19 at 8:00 p.m. EDT on ABC. 
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
More than 100 families being treated at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, Nevada's only pediatric cancer treatment center, received a Las Vegas-sized donation of hope, love and sustenance, thanks to the extreme generosity of world-renowned magician Criss Angel, his Johnny Crisstopher Children's Charitable Foundation, The CORE Group, Caesars Entertainment, BASE Entertainment, Woodland Scenics and several others.