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by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2021
Alumni include The League of Gentlemen, Sarah Pascoe, Bill Bailey, Saskia Reeves and Michelle Collins. The cast members, described as having 'herculean levels of talent' (, together with an on-stage musical director receive 5-star reviews at Edinburgh Fringe Festival every year.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2021
Learn more about the full lineup, including new and rescheduled productions.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2021
The New York Comedy Festival announced today, the official return of the highly anticipated, week-long celebration of laughs, set for November 8-14, 2021. Caroline Hirsch, the founder and owner of the NYCF, made the official announcement of the festival’s 2021 edition, alongside Mayor de Blasio at City Hall in New York City.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 28, 2021
This autumn Scottish Ballet plans a return to stage and screen with Gene Kelly's ballet Pas de Dieux, given a new twist for its UK premiere.
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 9, 2021
Cello, a handcrafted, specialty cheese brand helping consumers everywhere to Cheese Confidently, is excited to welcome two electrifying new additions to its beloved portfolio of cheese flights, Cello Breeze and Cello Sunrise.
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2021
On Nightshade, Belle once again collaborated with long time producer Chad Copelin (LANY, Ben Rector, BRONCHO), drummer/programmer James McAlister (Sufjan Stevens, The National), and fellow artist SYML who co-wrote “My Poor Heart” with Belle – the pulsing, driving love song that dropped last month in advance of the album announce.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2021
​Cellino v. Barnes​ follows Ross Cellino and Steve Barnes from their humble beginnings to the tumultuous split by piecing together facts, hearsay, and ​downright absurdity. After a yearlong quarantine ​Cellino v. Barnes ​returns to a live audience with a new script, for the ever-evolving story.
by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2021
Foo Fighters first headlined a sold-out Garden in February 2008 on their “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace” tour, returning to rock the venue for another sell-out show in November 2011 on the “Wasting Light” tour.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 8, 2021
Together, Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. and Foo Fighters are making New York and music history as they welcome vaccinated fans back to the iconic venue on June 20, 2021 for the first 100% capacity concert in a New York arena since March 2020. This important moment will mark Madison Square Garden's first concert in more than 460 days and the first 100% vaccinated event at the venue, in yet another resounding endorsement of the return of live music.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2021
The Government has announced that it is extending restrictions around COVID-19 contacts in England until 16 August.
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2021
Released in 2006, ‘Still Searching’ was the follow up to ‘Let It Enfold You’ and featured the beloved songs “Calling All Cars”, “Can’t Be Saved” and “The Priest and the Matador”. The album entered the Billboard 200 at #15 and has sold over 400,000 copies worldwide.
by Alex Freeman - Jul 6, 2021
As we hit the start of the second half of the year, the news stories over the last week really exemplify what we’ll be tracking throughout the fall: Sydney has had to re-enter lockdown, more regions are committing to reopening plans, and the Unions and Producers are working long hours to try and reach agreements to move the industry forward safely.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 6, 2021
Written by Chris with Cary Barlowe and Corey Crowder from a headline tour stop in Tampa in 2018, the autobiographical song mentions Rutherford County, where Chris grew up in Tennessee, and Kane’s hometown of Hamilton County along with Nashville’s Davidson County – a.k.a. Music City.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 6, 2021
The closing track—the aptly titled “This Is a Song”—seems to strip things back to the very root of Pedinotti’s process and creative impetus.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 6, 2021
Simon Evans is one of the country's best-loved stand-up comedians, with a loyal fan base who greatly appreciate his intelligent and independent scrutiny of the modern world. His tongue-in-cheek, often rueful attachment to traditionalism, and his scepticism towards the claimed achievements of progressive politics and modernist aesthetics, have set him apart from many of his contemporaries.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 6, 2021
After more than 16 months without live theatre, a group of Broadway vendors along with members of Broadway Makers Alliance are bringing the community together for the most anticipated event all year – PLACES PLEASE! BROADWAY'S BACK!
by Matt Wolf - Jul 5, 2021
English life looks set to return to something resembling normalcy from July 19, following UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement this evening that the majority of the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus are due to end in two weeks - a month later than had originally been planned. With COVID-19 cases nonetheless on the rise due to the Delta variant, the government pointed to a successful vaccination rollout to instil confidence in relaxing the limits that have been imposed on social contacts at theatres, concerts, and sports events, as well as weddings and funerals.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2021
Since the introduction of restrictions for Greater Sydney in June, STC has cancelled 172 performances nationally across six productions - Grand Horizons, Triple X, White Pearl, The 7 Stages of Grieving, The Picture of Dorian Gray and the Company’s Rough Draft program.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 29, 2021
In October 1938, Orson Wells broadcast a radio adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. He converted the story of alien invasion into a series of dramatic news bulletins, which inadvertently inspired mass panic across America. This incident is seen by some as the original source of ‘fake news’. First seen in 2019, physical theatre duo Rhum + Clay’s clever adaptation now lands in the Rose Theatre this week as part of a new tour.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 29, 2021
Episode one features a one-on-one, in-studio interview with future Hall of Famer and basketball broadcaster, Charles Barkley; and Olympic gold medalist, Aly Reisman.
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2021
The Shehron Ke Raaz EP arrived earlier this month and has already amassed nearly ten million streams globally. Kuhad returns his Indian roots on the project, recording in Bombay and singing in Hindi as he explores the intimate, often hidden worlds that lovers create for themselves.
by Glenda Pearce - Jul 29, 2021
What would you expect from a classic murder mystery, written in 1952 that ran in London's West End continuously until 16 March 2020? And even then the stage performances were only discontinued due to the COVID-19 pandemic! Aren't you just a little curious about this phenomenon?
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 28, 2021
Cited as one of the first concept albums ever, Dust Bowl Ballads’ 14 tracks ring true nearly four generations later as America faces a different kind of depression and looming climate crisis.
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2021
Darlinghurst’s 7th single, a scorching duet between Pagan and Shannon Noll will be released to streaming platforms on 6 August and to radio on 24 August. 
by Student Blogger: Maddie Davies - Jul 27, 2021
The premise of M*A*S*H is the day to day life of the members of the 4077th MASH unit during the Korean War. We see the nurses and doctors tend to their patients and cope with life and participation in a time of war. Those of you who know me probably know I have been obsessed with the tv show M*A*S*H this summer. For those of you who don't know me, I will explain what I mean when I say 'obsessed.' I often go through what I call 'phases of interest.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2021
Following the announcement that theatres in Northern Ireland can now open to audiences for indoor performances, UK Theatre and SOLT Chief Executive Julian Bird issued a statement.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2021
Forward Theater prepares their return to the stage with a slate of four mainstage plays, beginning in September. The 2021-22 Nevertheless season will be presented for live audiences in the Playhouse at Overture Center. 
by Alex Freeman - Jul 26, 2021
Last week, AEA announced that they were opening up membership to anyone who had worked professionally in the American theatre, more productions in the UK were forced to cancel performances, and Steppenwolf announced new leadership.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 26, 2021
90 DAY FIANCÉ’: THE OTHER WAY is produced by Sharp Entertainment, an Industrial Media company, for TLC. 
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2021
The song follows the news of Buckingham’s first solo album in over a decade which was announced alongside a run of fall North American tour dates, as well as “I Don’t Mind”, the album’s first single which was met with critical praise. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 21, 2021
'TRAP' is accompanied by a remix from Sam Fogarino, drummer of fellow New Yorkers Interpol, who voraciously strips, rips, and pulls at the original arrangement with the relentless assistance of the Isla Instruments S2400 drum sampler.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 21, 2021
With over 500k streams, 240K plays on YouTube, and songs featured in “Riverdale,” Playboy, Netflix’s “Dating Around, 'Good Trouble,' 'FBI,' 'The Voice,' 'City on a Hill' and more.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 21, 2021
The Public Theater has cancelled tonight's performance of Shakespeare in the Park's Merry Wives due to a positive Covid-19 test within the company.
by Alex Freeman - Jul 20, 2021
The news felt like it made a distinct shift after the Fourth of July weekend, with more show openings, casting announcements, and season announcements being the focus, as opposed to ongoing issues related to the pandemic.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021
General public on sale is at 10am, Thursday 22nd July, but fans can sign up for an exclusive presale on 10am, Wednesday 21st July. Learn more about the performance, check out a full list of dates, and find out how to purchase tickets here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021
Kane Repertory Theatre, in partnership with the St. Charles Park District, will present a live outdoor production of the Shakespeare classic Romeo and Juliet at the Historic Pavilion on the Fox River. The play, is directed by Northern Illinois University's Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and Geneva resident, Paul Kassel.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 2, 2021
A Jerusalem-born musician and theatre maker tells of her upbringing in 1980s Israel, and a politically-charged tale of a drunken one-night stand.
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2021
The Woodstock Film Festival (WFF) announced today that it will return to using indoor venues in Woodstock, Kingston and Saugerties for its upcoming 22nd anniversary slated for September 30 - October 3, 2021.
by Virag Dombay - Jul 18, 2021
Metro Arts independent spirit and contribution to the arts sector has been recognised by writer, actor and musician Tim Minchin, who chose the organisation as his Queensland beneficiary to receive a donation from tickets sales of his current 2021 BACK tour.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021
Tickets are on sale for most shows now. Learn more about the full lineup and how to attend here!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 13, 2021
The organisers state that: “We apologise for the inconvenience but the increasing COVID infection rate, plus the latest delay in lifting restrictions without the necessary assurances and guidance from the Government, has made it impossible to put the festival on this year.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021
Handpicked from an impressive group of candidates, Ms. King will oversee all aspects of Aurora Theatre’s robust education program including curriculum development, production talkback coordination, supervising and teaching the Apprentice Company.
by Alex Freeman - Jul 12, 2021
The news felt like it made a distinct shift after the Fourth of July weekend, with more show openings, casting announcements, and season announcements being the focus, as opposed to ongoing issues related to the pandemic.
by Student Blogger: Breanna Ebisch - Jul 1, 2021
The possibility of entertainment is endless, but in case you are looking for podcasts to listen to during the warm months, I have plenty of amazing recommendations for you! From everything to true crime to romance stories, these podcasts are some of my favorites and are guaranteed to become some of your best listens this summer.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2021
Mean Girls co-stars Erika Henningsen and Kyle Selig have announced that they are engaged! 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2021
Actors’ Equity Association has released a statement regarding the news that the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee today approved President Biden’s full budgetary request of $201 million for the National Endowment for the Arts. 
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2021
Kelly is a professor in the Department of Theatre and Drama, and also holds a concurrent appointment with the Odyssey Project in the Division of Continuing Studies. Mark H. is an assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Drama.
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 2, 2021
Battery Dance celebrates the 40th Anniversary of its free summer festival from August 12-20, 2021, in partnership with Battery Park City Authority. The President and Artistic Director of the Festival is Jonathan Hollander.
by Alex Freeman - Aug 2, 2021
With Pass Over moving into their space, another big step was taken on the Road to Reopening for Broadway in particular - along with the announcement of safety plans and procedures from the League and Unions.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2021
Over the next five weeks alone, between now and Labor Day weekend, The Art House and Town Hall in Provincetown will host a “who’s who” constellation of Broadway award-winners and music & comedy all-stars with no less than sixteen individual shows opening across the two venues’ three stages.