We remember those who have come before us. Playwright Matthew López's Tony-nominated two-part drama The Inheritance, which had announced its closing date of March 15 prior to the Broadway shutdown, offers a panoramic view of gay life in New York City today, a generation after the height of the AIDS crisis. Now, in honor of World AIDS Day, López has brought together some of the biggest stars of the stage and screen to perform the emotional speech at the end of Act 1, originally performed fresh Tony nominee Paul Hilton as Walter Poole. Featuring John Lithgow, Lena Waithe, Ashley Park, John-Andrew Morrison, Connor Jessup, Marisa Tomei, Jordan E. Cooper, Andrea Martin, John Cameron Mitchell, Austin Smith, Aya Cash, Raúl Castillo, Michael Zegen, AnnaSophia Robb, Tituss Burgess, Russell Tovey, Nathan Lane, Judith Light, Mandy Gonzalez, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Denée Benton, Bill Irwin, Wilson Cruz, Robert Fairchild, Cynthia Erivo, Michael Urie, Leslie Odom Jr., Maulik Pancholy, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Glenn Close, Jocelyn Bioh, Lucas Hedges and Hilary Rodham Clinton, the project was inspired by the iconic AIDS Quilt and created in collaboration with …
There will be two strands to the service: productions from National Theatre Live that were broadcast to cinemas; and a selection of plays from the NT’s archive being released online for the first time. – The Guardian
As part of the transaction, former MGM Resorts International chief executive Jim Murren and Catalyst Capital managing director Gabriel de Alba were named as co-chairmen of the company’s board of directors. – CBC
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Broadway Stars on Forbes' 30 Under 30 List
Forbes magazine just released its annual list of 30 stars under the age of 30 who are making a splash, and several Broadway favorites have earned a spot. The Inheritance Tony nominee Andrew Burnap, Billy Elliot Tony winner David Alvarez, who will appear in the upcoming West Side Story movie, Tony nominee and upcoming The Prom and West Side Story movie star Ariana DeBose, two-time Tony nominee Jeremy Pope, Kaitlyn Dever of the upcoming Dear Evan Hansen film and Mean Girls' Sabrina Carpenter are among the honorees. Check out the full list here.
New Musical in the Works About First All-Female Sailing Team
New Works Provincetown has commissioned a new original musical about the first-ever all-female sailing team, according to Variety. Maiden Voyage follows the true story of the 1989-1990 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. It features a book and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein (Little Women) with Carmel Dean (Renascence) as the composer. Watch this space for more information!
Amanda Kloots Joins The Talk as New Co-Host
Broadway's Amanda Kloots, wife …
The cast of Disney on Broadway returns to the historic New Amsterdam Theatre to perform 'Let It Go' during 'The Disney Holiday Singalong.' Watch the full special streaming now on ABC and Hulu.
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