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Academy Donates $6 Million to The Actors Fund, Motion Picture & Television Fund, and the Academy FoundationAcademy Donates $6 Million to The Actors Fund, Motion Picture & Television Fund, and the Academy Foundation
by BWW News Desk - April 5, 2020

According to Variety, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences donated $6 million to support motion picture employees and their families financially affected by the current health crisis. The donation will also provide aid to institutions focused on supporting diverse filmmakers.  (more...)
Politicians Want to Rescind Kennedy Center's Emergency Funding Due to FurloughsPoliticians Want to Rescind Kennedy Center's Emergency Funding Due to Furloughs
by Stephi Wild - April 4, 2020

It was recently announced that the Kennedy Center will furlough hundreds of employees, shortly after receiving $25 million in emergency funding. Now, according to The Washington Post, some politicians who previously approved the grant, want it to be taken back. (more...)
Two New Emergency Relief Grants Created to Help Members of the Theater CommunityTwo New Emergency Relief Grants Created to Help Members of the Theater Community
by BWW News Desk - April 4, 2020

Two more emergency relief grants have been created to help members of the theater community amidst the current health crisis.  (more...)
Celia-Keenan Bolger and Gideon Glick Launch #BroadwayFeedsBellevue Meal TrainCelia-Keenan Bolger and Gideon Glick Launch #BroadwayFeedsBellevue Meal Train
by BWW News Desk - April 4, 2020

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Gideon Glick, and Victoria Myers have launched a Meal Train called #BroadwayFeedsBellvue. (more...)
VIDEO: Witness A Day In the Life at Center Theatre GroupVIDEO: Witness A Day In the Life at Center Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - April 3, 2020

Last week, Center Theatre Group announced the postponement of several upcoming productions in its 2020 season. Today, the company released a video sharing a glimpse in the life when their facilities are in operation.  (more...)
VIDEO: Brian Stokes Mitchell Gives An Update On His ConditionVIDEO: Brian Stokes Mitchell Gives An Update On His Condition
by BWW News Desk - April 3, 2020

Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell is on the mend after testing positive for the Covid-19 virus.  (more...)
MCC Cancels Remainder Of 2019/2020 Season; Launches 'Be Our Light CampaignMCC Cancels Remainder Of 2019/2020 Season; Launches 'Be Our Light Campaign
by BWW News Desk - April 3, 2020

MCC Theater announced today the cancellation of the remainder of their 2019/2020 Season and the creation of two challenge grants to help during this difficult time, as the company works to plan for the future. (more...)
Actors Equity Association Offers Flexibility on Dues; Urges Members to Pay What They CanActors Equity Association Offers Flexibility on Dues; Urges Members to Pay What They Can
by BWW News Desk - April 3, 2020

In light of the current health crisis, Actors Equity Association is offering relief to its members. Check out a full statement below: (more...)
Signature Theatre Postpones Productions Of CONFEDERATES and TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992Signature Theatre Postpones Productions Of CONFEDERATES and TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992
by BWW News Desk - April 3, 2020

Signature Theatre has announced postponement of its spring productions, including Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 by Residency 1 playwright Anna Deavere Smith, and Confederates by Residency 5 playwright Dominique Morisseau. (more...)
8,578 Audience Members of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Seoul Will Be Monitored After Two Cast Members Test Positive For COVID-198,578 Audience Members of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Seoul Will Be Monitored After Two Cast Members Test Positive For COVID-19
by BWW News Desk - April 3, 2020

The Seoul City government will monitor all 8,578 audience members who attended a performance of The Phantom of the Opera at Blue Square in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, after two members of the cast tested positive for COVID-19. (more...)
Ambassador Theatre Group Suspends Performances Until May 31Ambassador Theatre Group Suspends Performances Until May 31
by BWW News Desk - April 3, 2020

The UK's Ambassador Theatre Group has announced the suspension of all performances until May 31. (more...)
Sara Bareilles Reveals She Had Coronavirus But Has 'Fully Recovered'Sara Bareilles Reveals She Had Coronavirus But Has 'Fully Recovered'
by BWW News Desk - April 3, 2020

Sara Bareilles has revealed in an Instagram story that she had coronavirus, but has 'fully recovered.' (more...)
Main Street Theater Donates Fabric to Local Costume Designer Making Masks for Medical WorkersMain Street Theater Donates Fabric to Local Costume Designer Making Masks for Medical Workers
by BWW News Desk - April 2, 2020

Donna Southern Schmidt, a local, professional costume designer who works regularly with MST as well as other Houston theaters, has found a way to make good use of her forced hiatus by sewing masks for medical workers. But these are not ordinary masks. She's using fabric remnants from plays she designed for Main Street Theater (MST).  (more...)
Broadway At Music Circus 2020 Season Postponed To Summer Of 2021Broadway At Music Circus 2020 Season Postponed To Summer Of 2021
by BWW News Desk - April 2, 2020

Broadway Sacramento has announced that for the first time in its 70-year history, Broadway At Music Circus will not produce a season of shows this summer due to the uncertainties and risks created by the coronavirus pandemic. (more...)
Tony-Nominee Nick Cordero's Condition Improving with TreatmentTony-Nominee Nick Cordero's Condition Improving with Treatment
by BWW News Desk - April 2, 2020

Nick Cordero's wife Amanda Kloots has shared an update on the actor's condition. (more...)
VIDEO: Varla Jean Merman Talks Provincetown's Summer SeasonVIDEO: Varla Jean Merman Talks Provincetown's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - April 2, 2020

Drag cabaret stalwart, Varla Jean Merman has a special message for fans waiting for news on the summer season in Provincetown. (more...)
VIDEO: Judy Kuhn Shares A Message From ASSASSINS at Classic Stage CompanyVIDEO: Judy Kuhn Shares A Message From ASSASSINS at Classic Stage Company
by Stage Tube - April 2, 2020

Broadway star Judy Kuhn has released a short message on behalf of John Doyle's star-studded production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins at Classic Stage Company. (more...)
Carnegie Hall Cancels Remainder of Its 2019-2020 SeasonCarnegie Hall Cancels Remainder of Its 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 2, 2020

Carnegie Hall today announced its decision to cancel the remainder of its 2019-2020 season, including all events in its three performance venues through July 2020, as part of ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). (more...)
Aaron Tveit Talks About His COVID-19 Symptoms, Shares if MOULIN ROUGE! Will Be Returning to Broadway and MoreAaron Tveit Talks About His COVID-19 Symptoms, Shares if MOULIN ROUGE! Will Be Returning to Broadway and More
by BWW News Desk - April 2, 2020

In an interview with Variety, Aaron Tveit shared his experience dealing with COVID-19. discussed what he knew about Moulin Rouge! returning to the stage and more. (more...)
Production Resource Group Helps Make Protective Gear For Healthcare ProfessionalsProduction Resource Group Helps Make Protective Gear For Healthcare Professionals
by BWW News Desk - April 2, 2020

Faced with the magnitude of the global health crisis linked to the spread of COVID-19, Production Resource Group, LLC (PRG) is putting its skills to work to make a difference in the fight against the virus in Europe and The United States. (more...)
MTI Partners With Senior Housing Orgs for Medical Supply Drive SEND IN THE GOWNSMTI Partners With Senior Housing Orgs for Medical Supply Drive SEND IN THE GOWNS
by BWW News Desk - April 1, 2020

Music Theatre International has partnered with the American Senior Housing Association and Juniper Communities, leaders in seniors housing is launching an initiative to inspire the public to help make or gather Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and donate it to a local senior living community. (more...)
VIDEO: Brian Stokes Mitchell Tests Positive for COVID-19VIDEO: Brian Stokes Mitchell Tests Positive for COVID-19
by BWW News Desk - April 1, 2020

Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell took to social media today to inform his fan base that he has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.  (more...)
Broadway Stars Turn to Cameo to Raise Funds for BC/EFABroadway Stars Turn to Cameo to Raise Funds for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - April 1, 2020

As we continue to adjust to a spring without Broadway, performers are uniting to make a difference. A slew of stars are offering up their friendly faces on Cameo- a way for fans to connect to artists they love- and donating the proceeds to BC/EFA's Emergency Assistance Fund. Just look out for stickers on social media noting 'Benefiting Broadway Cares' or other charities. (more...)
PETER PAN, GODSPELL and More Announced in Berkshire Theatre Group's Revised 2020 SeasonPETER PAN, GODSPELL and More Announced in Berkshire Theatre Group's Revised 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 1, 2020

Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire have announced Berkshire Theatre's revised 2020 Season. Below is a message from Kate Maguire, sent out to all patrons on March 31: (more...)
Feinstein's/54 Below Will Remain Closed Through May 12Feinstein's/54 Below Will Remain Closed Through May 12
by BWW News Desk - April 1, 2020

Feinstein's/54 Below, which had previously announced that performces would be canceled through April 8, has now announced that the venue will remain closed through May 12. Artists are being rescheduled and ticket information is on the website for refunds. (more...)

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