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Did you know that the arts sector employs 5.2 million workers and contributing 4.1% to pre-pandemic GDP? Unfortunately, the industry experienced some of the harshest effects from COVID. During the pandemic’s peak, 63% of creative workers experienced unemployment, and 95% lost creative income.
 

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Celebrates Sutton Foster's Drama League Awards Win with Curtain Call SpeechJackman Celebrates Foster's Drama League Awards Win
May 22, 2022

On Friday night, May 20th, Hugh Jackman made a curtain call speech at The Music Man in honor of Sutton Foster's recent Drama League win. Foster, who currently stars as Marian Paroo alongside Jackman's Harold Hill, was awarded the 2022 Drama League Distinguished Performance Award. (more...)


VIDEO: Patti LuPone Performs 'Ladies Who Lunch' From COMPANY on THE LATE SHOWPatti LuPone Performs 'Ladies Who Lunch' From COMPANY on THE LATE SHOW
May 24, 2022

Patti LuPone took the stage at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where she performed 'Ladies Who Lunch' from Company. (more...)


VIDEO: Sara Bareilles & Ben Platt Perform 'Grow As We Go' on AMERICAN IDOLSara Bareilles & Ben Platt Perform 'Grow As We Go' on AMERICAN IDOL
May 23, 2022

Sara Bareilles and Ben Platt took to the stage on the season 20 finale of American Idol to perform their latest duet, 'Grow As We Go.' The track was originally featured on Platt's 2019 album, 'Sing to Me Instead' and was re-released on Friday with the addition of Bareilles' vocals. (more...)


VIDEO: Sara Bareilles Performs 'She Used to Be Mine' with Nicolina on AMERICAN IDOLSara Bareilles & Nicolina Perform 'She Used to Be Mine' on AMERICAN IDOL
May 23, 2022

Sara Bareilles joined American Idol contestant Nicolina on stage during the show's season 20 finale for a performance of 'She Used to Be Mine' from Waitress. Nicolina, a Toronto native, auditioned for the series with 'She Used to Be Mine,' which landed her a spot in Hollywood after all three judges voted 'yes.' (more...)


VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Surprised By High School MUSIC MAN Cast-Mate on THE TODAY SHOWHugh Jackman Surprised By High School MUSIC MAN Cast-Mate
May 23, 2022

Hugh Jackman opened up about how he feels returning to Broadway, the show's Tony nominations and Sutton Foster's recent Drama League award win. He also addressed recent rumors that Justin Timberlake would be replacing him. The segment concluded with a short performance from the Music Man's Barbershop Quartet. (more...)


VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Sings in New SIMPSONS Episode ClipHugh Jackman Sings in New SIMPSONS Episode Clip
May 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld is excited to share a clip from the episode, featuring Jackman singing about how the middle class was built in the 1920s. In the episode, Homer aims to finally teache his Bart to admire his dad after he humiliates him at church. However, a visit from a magical, singing janitor (Hugh Jackman) changes everything they thought they knew. (more...)


VIDEO: Inside Look at Pioneer Theatre Company's Production of HELLO, DOLLY! Starring Paige DavisInside Look at Pioneer Theatre Company's Production of HELLO, DOLLY! Starring Paige Davis
May 21, 2022

The Pioneer Theatre Company has released a new trailer for their production of Hello, Dolly! The show runs now through May 28th at the Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, located at 300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City. (more...)


Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: MJ's Christopher WheeldonMeet the 2022 Tony Nominees: MJ's Christopher Wheeldon
May 21, 2022

The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Christopher Wheeldon! (more...)


VIDEO: PBS Shares First Look at KEEPING COMPANY WITH SONDHEIM DocumentaryPBS Shares First Look at KEEPING COMPANY WITH SONDHEIM
May 25, 2022

The broadcast takes an inside look at Tony-winning director Marianne Elliott's creative process of bringing the reimagined gender-swapped production to Broadway. The film features rehearsal and performance footage, plus new interviews with Elliott, Lenk, LuPone, Sondheim, members of the original 1970 cast, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more. (more...)


Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: A STRANGE LOOP's L Morgan LeeMeet the 2022 Tony Nominees: A STRANGE LOOP's L Morgan Lee
May 21, 2022

The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on L Morgan Lee! (more...)


VIDEO: Chris Manuel Shares Why Audiences are Loving the PRETTY WOMAN National Tour on Survival JobsChris Manuel Shares Why Audiences are Loving the PRETTY WOMAN National Tour on Survival Jobs
May 22, 2022

Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with equally handsome and talented Chris Manuel who made his touring debut in the hit musical ‘Pretty Woman’ as Adam Pascal’s understudy in 2021!  The Bridgeport, Connecticut native shares a few of his favorite past survival jobs, and how his performance as ‘Robert Kennedy’ in the one person play RFK at the Music Theatre of Connecticut led to him finding theatrical representation!  (more...)


VIDEO: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY's Colin Bates and Caitlin Houlahan Perform at The Wall Street Journal's The Future of Everything FestivalGIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY's Colin Bates and Caitlin Houlahan Perform
May 20, 2022

Girl From the North Country cast members Colin Bates and Caitlin Houlahan gave an exclusive live performance at The Wall Street Journal’s The Future of Everything Festival yesterday. (more...)


VIDEO: Watch the Cast of MJ THE MUSICAL Give Stevie Wonder a Birthday SerenadeWatch the Cast of MJ THE MUSICAL Give Stevie Wonder a Birthday Serenade
May 21, 2022

On Thursday night, MJ the Musical had a very special guest in the audience. Stevie Wonder attended the musical in celebration of his 72nd birthday, which was on May 13th. The cast of the Tony nominated musical serenaded the legend by singing, 'Happy Birthday.' Wonder also went backstage to meet and greet the cast. Watch the CBS New York video below! (more...)


Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: HANGMEN's Alfie AllenMeet the 2022 Tony Nominees: HANGMEN's Alfie Allen
May 22, 2022

The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Alfie Allen! (more...)


Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: A STRANGE LOOP's Jaquel SpiveyMeet the 2022 Tony Nominees: A STRANGE LOOP's Jaquel Spivey
May 19, 2022

 The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Jaquel Spivey! (more...)