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Giving Thanks: Steven Pasquale and Phillipa Soo on the 'Power of the Hamilton Experience'

Source: Broadway.com | Posted: November 26 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Broadway.com recently presented the Arthur Miller Foundation Honors, the annual event that shines a spotlight on the importance of arts education in the public school system. Hosted by Broadway’s Sasha Hutchings (Hamilton, Oklahoma!), the virtual gala featured stories and songs from an array of Broadway performers, who honored inspiring teachers from their past and reflected on the state of theater and education in 2020.

In this clip from the show, acting couple Phillipa Soo and Steven Pasquale share their thoughts on the long-lasting impact of Hamilton. "We will not understand the power of the Hamilton experience until we are old and gray," Pasquale said. "There's an entire generation of young people of color who now see [theater] as a way they can make their life." Soo, who earned a Tony nomination for originating the role of Eliza in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning hit, said, adding that she's "excited to see the things that come out of the generation of kids that grew up with Hamilton, which is why arts education and arts exposure is so important."

To honor the legacy of the great American playwright, Arthur Miller, and his New York City public school education, the …

Unruly Hearts, Unite! Watch The Prom's Dazzling New Trailer

Source: Broadway.com | Posted: November 26 2020 @ 9:05 am

It's time to dance because The Prom just released a new trailer prior to its Netflix release on December 11. The star-studded cast features Meryl Streep as Dee Dee Allen, James Corden as Barry Glickman, Andrew Rannells as Trent Oliver, Nicole Kidman as Angie, Ariana DeBose as Alyssa Greene, Kevin Chamberlin as Sheldon Saperstein, Kerry Washington as Ms. Greene and Keegan-Michael Key as Mr. Hawkins and newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman as Emma. This fresh trailer gives audiences a taste of fan-favorite songs as well as an emotional introduction to the origin of "Unruly Heart." With direction by Ryan Murphy, a screenplay by Broadway's Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin and music by Matthew Sklar and Beguelin, this movie musical is sure to put some extra zazz in your step. Check out the new trailer below!

 

See Broadway Favorites Have a Zoom-Style Thanksgiving Celebration

Source: Broadway.com | Posted: November 26 2020 @ 8:30 am

Thanksgiving may look a little different this year, but that doesn't mean you still can't celebrate with loved ones! See how some Broadway characters are being safe and eating their feasts over Zoom. Look closely to see Evan Hansen, the Schuyler sisters, Elphaba and Glinda, Tina Turner, Jagged Little Pill's Healy family, Satine and Christian, The Temptations, the Phantom and Christine, the Six queens, The Plastics, Hadestown's Eurydice and Orpheus and Nala and Simba dig in. Broadway faves are still out there this holiday season, even if masks cover them up a bit! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Theatres Are Becoming Media Companies

Source: ArtsJournal.com | Posted: November 25 2020 @ 4:01 pm

As the theater’s biggest commercial motor, Broadway, has languished, resourceful artists and producers are making work that incorporates video, gaming and interactivity into hybridized digital-theater forms that, rather than serving as mere stopgaps, stand poised to endure even after the return of theater as we knew it. – Variety

Giving Thanks: LaChanze and Celia Rose Gooding on Confidence and Black Theatre United

Source: Broadway.com | Posted: November 25 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Broadway.com recently presented the Arthur Miller Foundation Honors, the annual event that shines a spotlight on the importance of arts education in the public school system. Hosted by Broadway’s Sasha Hutchings (Hamilton, Oklahoma!), the virtual gala featured stories and songs from an array of Broadway performers, who honored inspiring teachers from their past and reflected on the state of theater and education in 2020.

In this clip from the show, Tony winner LaChanze and her daughter, freshly minted Tony nominee Celia Rose Gooding talk to Hutchings about the importance of arts education. "Art has given me a lot more confidence," Gooding said. "Me speaking truthfully on my beliefs and speaking with conviction is something I dont think I'd be able to do properly without the arts education I had." LaChanze also discusses co-founding Black Theatre United with Audra McDonald and the "value of diversifying [theater] arenas for Black artists."

To honor the legacy of the great American playwright, Arthur Miller, and his New York City public school education, the Arthur Miller Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality theater education to public school students by supporting public school theater teachers. To watch more of …

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