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After 25 Years, Artistic Director Of New York’s Playwrights Horizons Is Moving On

Source: ArtsJournal.com | Posted: October 17 2019 @ 1:01 pm

“After nearly a quarter century as the artistic director of one of Off Broadway’s most acclaimed nonprofits, [Tim] Sanford is announcing his departure. The theater’s next season — its 50th — will be his last as artistic director, and at that point he will have led the organization for half of its history. He will […]

Marisa Tomei, Emun Elliott and the Cast of The Rose Tattoo on Ushering Tennessee Williams Into 2019

Source: Broadway.com | Posted: October 17 2019 @ 12:50 pm

The Rose Tattoo stars Marisa Tomei, Emun Elliott and more talk about bringing the lesser-known Tennessee Williams play to Broadway on opening night.

The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage! To Air on Nickelodeon

Source: BroadwayDirect.com | Posted: October 17 2019 @ 12:28 pm

SpongeBob Musical LiveThe SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!, a musical based on everyone’s favorite cartoon sponge, made a splash on Broadway a few seasons back. For those who didn’t get to Broadway to experience the joys of Bikini Bottom, you can soon rectify that situation. The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! will air on the Nickelodeon network this…

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The Actors Fund & John Gore Organization Partner to Form the Actors Fund Flu Shot Program for Touring Companies

Source: Broadway.com | Posted: October 17 2019 @ 12:23 pm

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, has announced the launch of The Actors Fund Flu Shot Program for Touring Companies, a partnership with the John Gore Organization. The program is designed to provide flu shots to the cast, crew and traveling family members of all Actors' Equity national touring companies, as well as theatrical venue staff, while also educating them about the programs and services available to them through The Actors Fund.

The John Gore Organization and The Actors Fund established The Actors Fund Flu Shot Program for Touring Companies to provide everyone on an Actors' Equity national tour, or working in a tour venue, with access to the flu vaccination without having to locate a local doctor or pharmacy. Flu shots are made available at theater venues by trained pharmacists from CVS Pharmacy as scheduled by The Actors Fund. If patients are insured, the flu shots are billed to the insurer. For anyone uninsured, the John Gore Organization will cover the cost of the vaccine.

"This spirit of collaboration is what The Fund is all about,” said Brian Stokes Mitchell, chairman of The Actors Fund. "Thanks to the John ...

The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage, Featuring Broadway Cast, to Air on Nickelodeon

Source: Broadway.com | Posted: October 17 2019 @ 12:00 pm

The cast of SpongeBob SquarePants.

Following a Tony-nominated run on the Great White Way, members of the Broadway cast of SpongeBob SquarePants will reunite this winter to film the show for television in front of a live theater audience. Nickelodeon will air the performance, titled The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!, this December, with the announcement of an exact date to come. Tina Landau will repeat her Tony-nominated work as helmer of the musical, with Glen Weiss serving as the production's TV director.

"I'm so thrilled to be able to revisit the show in a new light and with our original cast members," said Landau. "The whole creative and I are excited to go back into the world of Bikini Bottom and discover its new life in TV broadcast form. But above all, I'm deeply grateful for the opportunity to share the joy and spirit of our show with a wider audience. That's what matters most to me—the joy."

Cast members taking part in the filmed performance include Tony-nominated original stars Ethan Slater as SpongeBob and Gavin Lee as Squidward, Danny Skinner as Patrick Star, Brian Ray Norris as Eugene Krabs and Wesley Taylor as Sheldon Plankton, with Christina Sajous appearing as Sandy Cheeks.

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