Will Swenson & Gavin Creel on Hair, Halloween & Hocus Pocus

Source: | Posted: October 27 2020 @ 4:22 pm

Broadway favorites Gavin Creel and Will Swenson chat with Paul Wontorek about their friend Jay Armstrong Johnson's Hocus Pocus-themed Halloween special "I Put a Spell On You: The Sanderson Sisters Break the Internet" and much more! 

How “The Lion King” Became A $9 Billion Blockbuster On Stage

Source: | Posted: October 27 2020 @ 3:28 pm

“The musical, estimated at $20 million—at the time, likely the most expensive in Broadway history—opened at the Palace Theatre. The critics dismissed it as a theme park show. The Broadway crowd snubbed it too, giving the 1994 Tony for best musical to Stephen Sondheim’s short-lived Passion. But the family audience flocked to it. It became […]

What To Do (Without Broadway!): A Day-to-Day Schedule

Source: | Posted: October 27 2020 @ 10:00 am

Even with Broadway on hold, there's plenty to do. Trust the editors to get you in on the best online events, theater-centric films, TV shows and more!

Kelli O'Hara Virtual Concert with The New York Pops @ 7:30PM ET

Tony winner Kelli O'Hara treats audiences to performances of Rodgers & Hammerstein classics, The Bridges of Madison County favorites and more. Proceeds from the event support The New York Pops and its PopsEd music education programs.
Tickets start at $20

Conscience Begins

The original cast of Joe DiPietro’s Conscience, starring Harriet Harris, will come together again for a live reading of the George Street Playhouse production. Due to the shutdown of theaters in March, the world premiere was canceled just days after it opened.
Reserve Tickets

Reel Stories, Real Lives @ 9:30PM ET

Motion Picture & Television Fund’s ninth annual event will be hosted by upcoming The Music Man star Hugh Jackman. Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Jason Bateman and Yvette Nicole Brown will also appear as storytellers.
Watch on YouTube.

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Eight Small Theaters Sue New York State And City For Right To Reopen

Source: | Posted: October 27 2020 @ 9:03 am

“The lawsuit, filed Friday in Federal District Court in Manhattan, argues that the orders shutting down theaters ‘shock the conscience and interfere with plaintiffs’ deeply-rooted liberty and property rights, including the right to work, right to contract, and right to engage in commerce.’ The theaters filing suit … have 199 seats or fewer, and most […]

Broadway Songs to Play on Halloween

Source: | Posted: October 27 2020 @ 1:24 am

Broadway Songs to Play on HalloweenHalloween brings upon this time of the year where we can dress up and go as whatever you’d like to be for one day. Shed your current identity and decide to be a princess, or a frog! No matter what or how you choose to spend your Halloween this year, we’ve got the perfect playlist…

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