Wicked stars don't want you to be confusified about voting. Original stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel and cast members from the Broadway and national tour productions are encouraging voter registration and turnout. Their rousing performance of the songs "What Is This Feeling?" and "Defying Gravity," featuring revised lyrics from Wicked creators Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman, is popular! The thrillifying video has reached over a million people and 35 percent of the views have been seen in the key swing states of Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas and North Carolina. As Wicked heads toward the anniversary of its Broadway opening on October 30, and the country proceeds toward election day on November 3, it turns out this get-out-the-vote message is making an impact for good.
The Broadway Sinfonietta, a new all-female orchestra founded by Macy Schmidt officially launches today. With help from the stage favorite Solea Pfieffer, who was recently seen in the title role of the New York City Center production of Evita, the group has released a music video for "You're Gonna Hear From Me," an original song by André & Dory Previn. The new orchestra collective features a growing roster of members with the goal of increasing the visibility and supporting the existence, excellence and equity of female BIPOC musicians, orchestrators, and contractors in the Broadway industry. Learn more about the Broadway Sinfonietta by clicking here and be sure watch their debut performance below!
Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek catches up with Ashley Park! The Tony nominee talks about Netflix’s bingeable Emily in Paris, her latest Tina Fey collaboration and some exciting Thoroughly Modern Millie news.
Visiting isolated villages where many people have never seen a play before, the Nepali troupe called Shilpee does forum theatre, where a script is performed twice; the second time, audience members can stop the action and suggest or act out a different solution to the situation onstage. Says director Ghimire Yubaraj, “It would be easy […]
“Inclusion is not a final destination – it is something that enables greater creativity and brings greater value. I think it allows us to have different conversations around what that value is and where you might find it.” – The Stage
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