Ashley Park-Led Thoroughly Modern Millie Canceled at City Center Encores!

Source: | Posted: March 28 2020 @ 10:39 am

Mean Girls nominee Ashley Park wows in purple.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New York City Center has announced the cancellation to its spring Encores! production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Tony nominee Ashley Park was slated to headline the production, originally scheduled for May 6-10.

Playwright Lauren Yee was on board to offer a new perspective on the Tony-winning musical by Dick Scanlan and Jeanine Tesori, with Encores! Resident Director Lear deBessonet set to direct.

As a result of COVID-19, City Center also canceled the previously scheduled Encores! production, a new staging of Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner's 1948 musical Love Life, which was set to run from March 18-22.

Quarantine Survival Guide

Source: | Posted: March 27 2020 @ 8:02 pm

It’s a tough time for everyone. Schools are closed, public sports events are canceled. No one is exempt. No age group, no country. In the words of Tony Stark in Avengers: Infinity War, “Earth is closed today.” While COVID-19’s threat on the world rose quickly and intensely, Broadway fans were hit hard when all shows…

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Lays Off Staff, Cancels Through Labor Day

Source: | Posted: March 27 2020 @ 5:31 pm

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, one of the oldest and largest American nonprofit theaters and a popular travel destination, said on Friday that it would lay off 80 percent of its 500 employees, cancel half of this year’s productions and postpone any live performances until after Labor Day. – The New York Times

First Look: Stephen Spielberg’s West Side Story Movie

Source: | Posted: March 27 2020 @ 5:09 pm

Of the many movie musicals set to hit the big screens in 2020, the new West Side Story, directed by three-time Oscar winner Steven Spielberg with a screenplay by Tony Kushner, is one of the most highly-anticipated releases of the year.  Since the June 2019 release of a promotional photo of stars Ansel Elgort (as…

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QuaranToons: Catherine of Aragon of Six Is Keeping Cool and Not Losing Her Head

Source: | Posted: March 27 2020 @ 4:00 pm illustrator Tug Rice has been thinking up what our favorite Broadway characters are doing while theaters are closed and they're at home social distancing. In this installment, there’s no (no no no no no no) way that Catherine of Aragon can sing with her fellow Six queens right now, so what is she meant to do? Some people who are still hung up on their ex would be trying to contact that person right now, but not Catherine. She doesn’t need Henry’s love and she’s reminding herself by keeping her cool and working on her aim. Hopefully she and the other Six queens figure out how to use Zoom so they can harmonize remotely. 

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