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Apr 03, 2020

Denzel Washington, Sophie Okonedo, and More Star in the 2014 Revival of A Raisin in the Sun
The production, directed by Kenny Leon, opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre April 3, 2014.

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Apr 03, 2020

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: April 3


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Apr 03, 2020

Playbill Viewing: Broadway Stars Came Together for No Pay, Nudity
Nathan Lane, Donna Murphy, Frances Conroy and Gabriel Byrne are among the stars in Lee Wilkoff's 2016 film.

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Apr 02, 2020

Recapping Smash 2.06: 'It Isn't Art'
Jimmy scowls, Julia gets defensive about her work, Tom and Derek fight, and Ivy has to pick up the pieces for another man—it must be an episode of Smash!

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Apr 02, 2020

Watch Will Chase and Ingrid Michaelson on Stars in the House Live Stream
The daily benefit series created by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley benefits The Actors Fund.

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Apr 02, 2020

Video Roundup April 2: Company's Claybourne Elder Plays the Fiddle, Marcus Mumford Sings Carousel, More
Stage favorites are making the most of social distancing in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Apr 02, 2020

Rattlestick to Engage Theatre Artists and Experts in Conversation Around COVID-19
The conversations, featuring Zachary Quinto, Kathleen Chalfant, and more, will be available online, along with unplugged living room concerts from Grace McLean, Eisa Davis, and others.

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Apr 02, 2020

Snowpiercer Series, With Tony Winners Daveed Diggs and Lena Hall, Will Premiere May 17
The series adaptation of the critically acclaimed film will air on TNT.

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Apr 02, 2020

Special Skills: Teach Yourself Juggling, Handstands, and More Circus Arts at Home
Your digital guide to cultivating new talents to build your résumé or just pass the time.

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Apr 02, 2020

Full-Length Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals Head to YouTube
The Shows Must Go On kicks off with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, starring Donny Osmond.

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Apr 02, 2020

How to Support a Theatre Company and Stream a Show While Social Distancing
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many regional theatres are moving to digital; here's how to join.

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Apr 02, 2020

It's Variety Thursday! on Stars in the House Live Stream, With Caroline Rhea, Bill Berloni, More
The daily benefit series created by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley benefits The Actors Fund.

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Apr 02, 2020

First Look at Patti LuPone, Darren Criss, Jeremy Pope, and More in Netflix's Hollywood
Ryan Murphy's limited series, premiering May 1, offers a glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood's Golden Age.

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Apr 02, 2020

Carnegie Hall Cancels Rest of 2019-2020 Season
The New York City venue has put all programming through July 25 on hold.

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Apr 02, 2020

Listening Party: Marie Christine Starring Audra McDonald, Anthony Crivello, and More
Six star Adrianna Hicks recommends listening to the cast recording of Michael John LaChuisa's musical retelling of Medea.

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Apr 02, 2020

Lyric Opera of Chicago's 42nd Street Pushed to Later Season, Britney Spears Musical Once Upon a One More Time Canceled, More During Coronavirus Pandemic
Chicago-area venues have been forced to readjust their performance schedules as theatres across the country go dark.

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Apr 02, 2020

Stranger Things' Gaten Matarazzo, Mean Girls' Reneé Rapp, and More to Join April 3 Broadway Jackbox
Will Roland will also return to join fellow Dear Evan Hansen alums Andrew Barth Feldman and Alex Boniello.

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Apr 02, 2020

Calling All Aspiring Royals: How to Be a Part of SIX From Home
The musical is searching for a global digital chorus for a new video as the coronavirus pandemic keeps productions closed.

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Apr 02, 2020

Watch Christopher Fitzgerald and Jessica Stone Sing 'I Wish I Were in Love Again' From City Center Encores! Babes in Arms
The second week of videos, part of the venue's series featuring highlights from New York City Center's Encores!, spotlights the work of Rodgers and Hart.

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Apr 02, 2020

The Daily Distraction: Alli Mauzey Has Got a 'Screw Loose' for You
Revisit Mauzey's hilarious performance in Broadway's Cry-Baby, co-written by the late Adam Schlesinger.

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Apr 02, 2020

The Drama League Re-Envisions Ceremony With 2020 Gratitude Awards
The new fundraiser will celebrate heroes in the theatre community.

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Apr 02, 2020

The Real Inspiration Behind ‘You Go, Glen Coco' in Tina Fey's Mean Girls
This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares highlights from his Stars in the House specials with the cast of the animated Frozen, Stephanie J. Block, plus stories from his podcast episodes with Fey and Vanessa Williams.

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Apr 02, 2020

The Theatre Community Remembers Adam Schlesinger on Social Media
Members of the theatre community have taken to social media to share their thoughts and memories of the Tony-nominated composer.

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Apr 02, 2020

Tony-Nominated and Emmy-Winning Composer Adam Schlesinger Has Passed Away at Age 52
The composer of Cry-Baby and the upcoming The Bedwetter and The Nanny musicals, died April 1 of COVID-19 related causes.

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Apr 02, 2020

Concord Theatricals Acquires Licensing Rights for The SpongeBob Musical
The world of Bikini Bottom comes to life in the musical, which opened on Broadway in 2017.

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Apr 02, 2020

Daily Workout: A Theatre Lover's Home Workout Options for April 2
Dance along with the Radio City Rockettes, learn combinations to songs from In The Heights, live classes from Ailey Extension and Ballet Hispánico, and more.

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Apr 02, 2020

Listen to the Act I Finale From Stephen Schwartz's The Prince of Egypt Musical
The Original Cast Recording drops April 3.

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Apr 02, 2020

Revisit Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy, Matthew Beard in Skylight on Broadway in 2015
The revival of David Hare's play opened at the John Golden Theatre April 2.

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Apr 02, 2020

Playbill Viewing: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Heartfelt, Satirical, and Catchy 4 Seasons
Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna's series offers 62 episodes of smart musical theatre writing and frank discussions about mental health.

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Apr 02, 2020

New Musical Identical, Based on The Parent Trap, Postpones U.K. World Premiere
George Stiles and Anthony Drewe penned the score for the show, to be directed by Trevor Nunn.

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Apr 02, 2020

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: April 2


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Apr 02, 2020

Relive Highlights From Tracie Bennett's Tony-Nominated Performance as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow
The Peter Quilter drama, about Judy Garland's final concerts in London, opened at the Belsaco Theatre April 2, 2012.

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Apr 01, 2020

Recapping Smash 2.05: The Story of 2 Marilyns (Again)
Jimmy scowls, Julia gets insecure about her work, Ivy stares aghast as a man threatens to destroy her career, and Eileen gets misty-eyed a lot in the fifth episode of Season 2.

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Apr 01, 2020

Watch Frasier Stars Reunite on Stars in the House Live Stream
The daily benefit series created by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley benefits The Actors Fund.

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Apr 01, 2020

Watch Rebecca Luker, Debbie Gravitte, Sarah Uriarte Berry Sing 'Sing for Your Supper' From City Center Encores! The Boys From Syracuse
The second week of videos, part of the venue's series featuring highlights from New York City Center's Encores!, Encores! Off-Center, and Gala productions, spotlights the work of Rodgers and Hart.

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Apr 01, 2020

Here Are the Members of the Broadway Community Who Have Tested Positive for COVID-19
Broadway alums Aaron Tveit, Matt Doyle, and Chad Kimball are among those to have shared their symptoms, health statuses, and pleas for social distancing.

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Apr 01, 2020

#QuarantineAMusical With These 17 Broadway Art Recreations
Creators Jeremy and Jeffrey West give the Great White Way a laugh with these timely updates on theatre favorites.

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Apr 01, 2020

5 Major Theatres Team Up to Commission—and Make Freely Available—Micro Plays
The short pieces are available to be downloaded online (and performed!) at home.

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Apr 01, 2020

10 Theatre-Related Online Resources for Kids and Families to Get You Through COVID-19
A list of remote classrooms, virtual craft and dance workshops, celebrity bedtime stories, and much more.

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Apr 01, 2020

How Governor Cuomo's Office Enlisted Broadway to Aid in COVID-19 Relief Efforts
From NYC's Open Jar Studios to TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, theatres around the country rally to produce personal protective equipment in COVID-19 relief efforts.

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Apr 01, 2020

Lilli Cooper, Telly Leung, Ryann Redmond, More Are Donating Cameo Fees to Broadway Cares
The Broadway performers are raising money for COVID-19 relief funds by offering personalized video messages to fans.

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Apr 01, 2020

Frozen on Broadway, Arena Stage Company, Lyric Stage Company, More Host Video Auditions
Find your next job with these self-tape audition opportunities for shows across the country.

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Apr 01, 2020

Red Bull Cancels Scheduled Live Stream Reading Following Dispute With Actors' Equity
The March 30 free online reunion reading of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore was called off at the final hour.

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Apr 01, 2020

Video Roundup April 1: Patti LuPone Returns to Sunset Boulevard, Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings St. Vincent, a Wicked Parody, More
Stage favorites are making the most of social distancing in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Apr 01, 2020

Watch Joan Allen, Boyd Gaines, Cynthia Nixon, More Read The Heidi Chronicles on Plays in the House Live Stream, Benefiting The Actors Fund
Plays in the House is a spinoff of Stars in the House, the daily benefit series created by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley that offers mini concerts and conversations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Apr 01, 2020

The Daily Distraction: Julie Andrews, Dorothy Loudon, and More Present a Sondheim Tribute
The medley at the 1984 Tony Awards offers something familiar, yet something very, very peculiar.

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Apr 01, 2020

Watch Ben Platt, Noah Galvin, and More in Their Short Film Theater Camp
The parody of all things performing arts was written by the pair with Molly Gordon and Nick Lieberman.

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Apr 01, 2020

Listening Party: Lin-Manuel Miranda's In The Heights
Heights alum and Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez recommends listening to Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical.

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Apr 01, 2020

2020 Chita Rivera Awards Postponed Due to Coronavirus
The annual awards, which celebrate excellence in dance and choreography, were originally scheduled for May 17.

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Apr 01, 2020

3 New Audible Theatre Titles Now Available for Listening
Plus previews of the audio platform's latest offerings, including the Broadway double-bill Sea Wall / A Life and Margaret Trudeau's solo show.

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Apr 01, 2020

Broadway Enneagram: Based on Your Type, Which Character Are You?
Find out if your personality aligns with Alexander Hamilton, Orpheus, or another beloved Broadway leading player.

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Apr 01, 2020

Final 4 Revealed for 2020 Broadway Brackets
Which musicals will get your vote to move on to the Championship?

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Apr 01, 2020

David Henry Hwang, Lauren Gunderson, Tarell Alvin McCraney, and More to Judge Teen Plays Against Gun Violence
The #Enough contest, open for middle and high school students across the country, is now accepting submissions.

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Apr 01, 2020

Sarah Stiles, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Taylor Trensch, More Will Star in World-Premiere Podcast Production of Bleeding Love Musical
Created by Jason Schafer, Arthur Lafrentz Bacon, and Harris Doran, the musical is aptly set in a world where it's too dangerous to go outside.

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Apr 01, 2020

National Tours of Broadway Titles Halt Engagements During COVID-19 Pandemic
See which productions have been postponed or canceled—and which shows are still playing.

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Apr 01, 2020

Look Back at Broadway's Best Musicals of 2010-2019
In this reminder of how awesome Broadway is, relive the Tony Award-winning Best Musicals in this megamix of highlights.

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Apr 01, 2020

San Francisco Engagement of Hamilton Canceled, Harry Potter and More Impacted Following COVID-19 Restrictions
California has issued a "Shelter in Place" order in an effort to flatten the curve.

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Apr 01, 2020

Red, Starring Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne, Splashed Onto Broadway in 2010
The Donmar Warehouse production of John Logan's play, about abstract-impressionist painter Mark Rothko, opened on Broadway April 1, 2010.

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Apr 01, 2020

Listen to Sutton Foster Sing a Poignant New Song From Georgia Stitt's A Quiet Revolution
The two-time Tony winner performs "Stop" on the new album.

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Apr 01, 2020

11 Solo Turns on Broadway Everyone Should Know
Check out these socially distant performances that took the Great White Way by storm.

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Apr 01, 2020

Daily Workout: A Theatre Lover's Home Workout Options for April 1
Learn combinations to songs from Bring It On and Gigi, live classes from Ailey Extension and Ballet Hispánico, and more

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Apr 01, 2020

Come From Away's Jim Walton Finds His 6 Degrees of Broadway Separation
How did Walton connect Come From Away to his Broadway debut in Perfectly Frank?

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Apr 01, 2020

Company Stars Christopher Sieber, Jennifer Simard, and Claybourne Elder Set for Josh Swallows Broadway Live Stream April 1
The cast of the web series Indoor Boys will also reunite for the bi-weekly event on the Broadway Podcast Network, hosted by Josh Lamon's alter ego.

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Apr 01, 2020

The Best Man, a Political Drama Wrapped in Star Packaging, Returned to Broadway in 2012
James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, Eric McCormack, and John Larroquette were among the many boldface names on the ticket when the revival opened on Broadway April 1, 2012.

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Apr 01, 2020

What's on April 1: Michael Urie and Tessa Thompson on Play-PerView, Joan Allen and Cynthia Nixon Read The Heidi Chronicles, More
Check out who's hopping online to hang out with fans, teach classes, and perform virtually.

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Apr 01, 2020

When Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Simultaneously Starred on Broadway
Playbill spoke to the Oscar-nominated Reynolds (born April 1) as she prepared to star in Woman of the Year in 1983.

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Apr 01, 2020

Sienna Miller, Debra Monk, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, and More Performed 3rd Edition of Viral Monologues: The 24 Hour Plays
The monologues, written by Lydia Diamond, David Cross, and others, dropped March 31.

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Apr 01, 2020

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: April 1


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Apr 01, 2020

Playbill Viewing: Film Adaptation of Ahrens and Flaherty's Lucky Stiff, Starring Jason Alexander, Dennis Farina, and Nikki M. James
The movie version of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's first musical is available to stream on Prime Video.

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Mar 31, 2020

Recapping Smash 2.04: 'Connect With Your Body!'
Sheryl Lee Ralph stops by to add some class, while Jimmy scowls, Derek pushes his performers to be sexual, and Julia overreacts to criticism.

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Mar 31, 2020

Recapping Smash 2.04: 'Connext With Your Body!'
Sheryl Lee Ralph stops by to add some class, while Jimmy scowls, Derek pushes his performers to be sexual, and Julia overreacts to criticism.

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Mar 31, 2020

Watch Stars of NBC's This Is Us on Stars in the House Live Stream, Benefiting The Actors Fund
The daily benefit series, created by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, offers mini concerts and conversations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mar 31, 2020

Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center Furloughs Over Half of Administrative Staff
The move follows previous cuts to sustain the venue in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mar 31, 2020

Schitt's Creek Star Emily Hampshire Is Getting Us Over the Hump With Her New Talk Show
The self-professed musical theatre fan shares what viewers can expect on Humpdays with Hampshire, launching April 1.

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Mar 31, 2020

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Adjusts 2020 Summer Season
Artistic Director Davis McCallum plans to move ahead with programming, with flexible ticketing offered in the case of an eventual postponement.

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Mar 31, 2020

2020 Lucille Lortel Awards to Be Held Online
The awards, honoring the best of Off-Broadway, remain on schedule, though in a different way.

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Mar 31, 2020

NBC to Re-Air Emmy-Winning Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Starring John Legend, Sara Bareilles, More
Brandon Victor Dixon, Alice Cooper, Norm Lewis, and Jason Tam co-starred in the 2018 TV presentation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical.

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Mar 31, 2020

Look Back at Past Productions of The Glass Menagerie
The original production Tennessee Williams' drama opened on Broadway March 31, 1945.

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Mar 31, 2020

The Lark and The Apothetae Open Submissions to Deaf and Disabled Writers for Second Round of Major Fellowship
The national award, whose inaugural recipient was Tim J. Lord, comes with a two-year residency and a combined value of $55,000.

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Mar 31, 2020

Watch the Lopezes, Frozen's Santino Fontana, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff Reunite on Stars in the House Live Stream, Benefiting The Actors Fund
The daily benefit series, created by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, offers mini concerts and conversations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mar 31, 2020

Sienna Miller, Debra Monk, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, and More Tapped for 3rd Edition of Viral Monologues: The 24 Hour Plays
The monologues, written by Lydia Diamond, David Cross, and others, drop March 31.

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Mar 31, 2020

The Daily Distraction: Sutton Foster Belts Out Her 'Most Requested Song'
Celebrate a Rodgers and Hammerstein anniversary with the Tony winner's surprising audition choice.

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Mar 31, 2020

Listening Party: The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hadestown
On Your Feet's Ana Villafañe recommends listening to Anaïs Mitchell's Tony Award-winning folk opera as well as Sondheim's Into the Woods.

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Mar 31, 2020

Look Back at the 1957 Premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella
The telecast, starring 22-year-old Julie Andrews, aired on CBS March 31, 1957.

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Mar 31, 2020

13 Episodes of Meet the Newsies to Bring You Back to Your Happy Place
Get to know some of the Newsies cast, including Corey Cott, Kara Lindsay, Ben Fankhauser, and Tommy Bracco with this

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Mar 31, 2020

Check Out 6 Books Inspired by Musicals
In honor of National Reading Month, check out these literary adaptations inspired by the theatre.

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Mar 31, 2020

Dramatists Play Service Launches New DPS on Air Series With John Cameron Mitchell, More
The series offers playwrights a chance to have their works seen by audiences around the world.

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Mar 31, 2020

From the Archives: Ben Whishaw Finds Himself in Hot Water in The Crucible
The actor talked complexity, ambiguity, and unanswerable questions in the most recent revival of the Arthur Miller classic, which opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre March 31, 2016

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Mar 31, 2020

Look Back at Robin Williams in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo on Broadway
Rajiv Joseph's play opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre March 31, 2011.

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Mar 31, 2020

Online at the Metropolitan Opera This Week: Anna Netrebko in Macbeth, Twice the Joyce DiDonato, More
The company, in the midst of canceling the remainder of its 2019-2020 season, is offering free video streams of previous performances.

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Mar 31, 2020

Original London Cast Recording of Stephen Schwartz's The Prince of Egypt Will Be Released in April
The musical, based on the 1998 animated film, began in the West End in February.

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Mar 31, 2020

Tessa Thompson and Michael Urie to Star in Play-PerView Reading of Ryan Spahn's Nora Highland
The benefit streaming platform also adds Celia Keenan-Bolger, James Monroe Iglehart, and more to its lineup.

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Mar 31, 2020

Watch Ben Platt, Jordan Fisher, and the Casts of Dear Evan Hansen Sing ‘You Will Be Found' on James Corden's Late Late Show #HomeFest
The late-night host closed his home-produced show with the Pasek and Paul anthem.

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Mar 31, 2020

Watch Ramin Karimloo, Alfie Boe, John Owen-Jones, Fra Fee, More Sing Self-Isolated Version of 'Bring Him Home'
The new video from The Barricade Boys spotlights the Stay at Home initiative, supporting healthcare workers around the world.

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Mar 31, 2020

What's on March 31: A Frozen Reunion, Suzan-Lori Parks and John Cariani Lead Playwriting Classes, The Barber of Seville, More
Check out who's hopping online to hang out with fans, teach classes, and perform virtually.

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Mar 31, 2020

Theatre Barn Will Live Stream Excerpts From New Mommie Dearest Musical
Based on Christina Crawford's memoir about growing up with Joan Crawford, the show features a book by Crawford and score by Crawford and David Nehls.

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Mar 31, 2020

Look Back at the Original Production of Oklahoma! on Broadway
The show celebrates its 77th anniversary since opening at the St. James Theatre. March 31, 1943.

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Mar 31, 2020

Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group Postpones Remainder of 2019-2020 Season
1776, Sakina's Restaurant, and King James will not go on as planned this summer.

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Mar 31, 2020

Manhattan Theatre Club Cancels 2 Off-Broadway Productions
Both Qui Nguyen's Poor Yella Rednecks and Emily Feldman's The Best We Could (a family tragedy) were scheduled to begin performances in May.

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Mar 31, 2020

Feinstein's/54 Below to Stream Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner's Concert, Legally Blonde: The Search For Elle Woods Reunion, More
The midtown hotspot's #54BelowatHome series kicked off March 25.

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