Tag Archives: Broadway

Broadway To Remain Dark At Least Through June 7th

Deadline Hollywood reports: Broadway will remain closed through June 7, a two-month extension of the current coronavirus shutdown that would seem to retroactively end the 2019-2020 Broadway season with the March 12 shutdown. The extension announcement was made today by the Broadway League, the trade group representing theater owners and producers, which had been in discussions with theatrical unions this …

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Playwright Terrence McNally Dies Of Coronavirus At 81

Broadway.com reports: Terrence McNally, the celebrated playwright and librettist who penned an award-winning body of work ranging from drama to farce to musical comedy, died on March 24 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, FL, according to publicist Matt Polk. The cause of death was complications due to coronavirus; McNally was a lung cancer survivor who lived with chronic obstructive …

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LIVE VIDEO: Broadway’s Superstars Perform At Home

Broadway.com reports: A glittering array of superstar talent will come together this weekend for a special one-night return of the Emmy-winning Rosie O’Donnell Show. The livestreamed event, presented in support of The Actors Fund in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, will be broadcast live on March 22 at 7:00pm ET on Broadway.com and Broadway.com’s YouTube channel. Original Rosie O’Donnell …

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Automated Refunds Issued As Broadway Goes Dark

The New York Post reports: Telecharge, the service that bills itself as the official ticketing site for Broadway and Off-Broadway, will automatically refund Broadway tickets purchased for performances between today and April 12. The tickets will be refunded back to purchasers’ credit cards. Rival service Ticketmaster posted notices on its website for some Broadway shows indicating that internet and phone …

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Broadway To Go Dark Under Cuomo’s Crowd Rules

The Guardian reports: New York’s Broadway theatres have become the latest mass entertainment venues to temporarily shut down for coronavirus. State governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan to suspend shows as part of new regulations to prevent public gatherings over 500 people. Carnegie Hall, one of New York’s premier concert venues, will also suspend performances through 31 March, and the …

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Broadway Legend Jerry Herman Dies At Age 88

NPR reports: Legendary Broadway songwriter Jerry Herman has died. The author of the hit musicals Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage aux Folles was 88. Publicist Harlan Boll said Herman was taken to a Miami hospital Thursday night complaining of chest pain and later died of pulmonary complications. The title of Jerry Herman’s autobiography was Showtune, and if there ever …

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Randy Rainbow: He’s Just A Gurl Who’ll Quid Pro Quo

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with He’s Just A Gurl Who’ll Quid Pro Quo, which perhaps obviously is based on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s I Cain’t Say No from their 1943 classic, Oklahoma! In the 1955 film version, the number was sung by Gloria Grahame to the future Mrs. Shirley Partridge, Oscar-winner Shirley Jones.

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Faye Dunaway Sued For Anti-Gay Abuse Of Assistant

The New York Post reports: Actress Faye Dunaway relentlessly berated her gay personal assistant on play “Tea at Five,” calling him “a little homosexual boy” before he was fired for complaining, a new lawsuit alleges. Michael Rocha says in his Manhattan Supreme Court suit that he began working for the Broadway-bound production — from which Dunaway was eventually fired — …

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Broadway Legend Hal Prince Dies At Age 91 [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Hal Prince, the Broadway royal who was its most prolific Tony winner, the producer or director, or both, of many of the theater’s most enduring musicals, including “Damn Yankees,” “West Side Story,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Cabaret,” and “Phantom of the Opera,” the longest-running show in Broadway history, died on Wednesday. He was 91. Mr. …

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Internet Horrified By New Cats Trailer [VIDEO]

AdWeek reports: We live in a time when it’s hard to find anything that can truly bring people together. There were those first, glorious few weeks of Pokémon Go, and of course the universal joy of mocking that coffee cup sitting on the table in Game of Thrones. But now something entirely different has united the internet. Something so unnerving …

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Manhattan Blackout Blamed On Transformer Fire

NBC News reports: Power was restored to the heart of New York City after a major outage impacted an estimated 72,000 customers, mostly in Manhattan’s midtown and Upper West Side. Con Edison said it completed power restoration to all customers on the West Side of Manhattan shortly before midnight and the last of six electrical networks was back in service. …

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Hadestown Dominates At 2019 Tony Awards [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: “Hadestown,” a pulsing, poetic contemporary riff on an ancient Greek myth, won the Tony Award for best new musical Sunday night, triumphing over film adaptations, a musical comedy and a jukebox show. The win, coming at a time when Broadway is enjoying a long-running box office boom, marks the sixth year in a row that …

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2019 Tony Awards Nominations Announced [VIDEO]

Playbill reports: The nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards were announced April 30. Entering awards season with the most nominations is Hadestown, which earned a total of 14 nominations. Trailing closely behind was Ain’t Too Proud—The Life of the Temptations with 12. Joining the two titles in the coveted Best Musical category were Beetlejuice, The Prom, and Tootsie. Meanwhile, in …

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Actress Georgia Engel Dies At Age 70 [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly innocent, small-voiced Georgette on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and amassed a string of other TV and stage credits, has died. She was 70. Engel died Friday in Princeton, New Jersey, said her friend and executor, John Quilty. The cause of death was unknown because she was a Christian Scientist …

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Broadway Legend Carol Channing Dies At Age 97

The Huffington Post reports: Actress and singer Carol Channing died early Tuesday morning at the age of 97 at her home in Rancho Mirage, California. Her longtime publicist B. Harlan Boll confirmed she died of natural causes. Whether you knew her as Dolly, Lorelei, Muzzy or just Carol, Channing was a one-of-a-kind talent who captivated any audience. Her razor-sharp wit, …

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Obama Features On New Hamilton Remix [AUDIO]

CNET reports: On Friday, Lin-Manuel Miranda shared a new remix of the song One Last Time from his hit musical Hamilton. The rework, a gospel version titled One Last Time (44 Remix), features original cast member Christopher Jackson, who played George Washington; Grammy Award-winning artist BeBe Winans; a gospel choir; and none other than former US President Barack Obama. At …

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Hair Composer Galt MacDermot Dies At Age 89

Rolling Stone reports: Galt MacDermot, who composed the hit Broadway musicals Hair and Two Gentlemen of Verona, died Monday, a day before his 90th birthday. His death was confirmed to Playbill by his granddaughter, though a cause of death was not revealed. With a plot that questioned the Vietnam War, the production of Hair was a timely smash and earned …

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Prince Harry Sings At London’s Hamilton [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Prince Harry stole the show at London’s West End after bursting into song at the hit US hip-hop musical Hamilton. The Duke of Sussex gave those in the theater something to remember on Wednesday night after breaking into song at the end of a charity performance of the show, treating the cast to a song sung by the …

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Pulitzer Winning Playwright Neil Simon Dies At 91

TMZ reports: Neil Simon, one of the most prolific playwrights in American history, has died, TMZ has learned. Sources tell TMZ, Simon died Sunday morning at 1 AM ET after being on life support. We’re told he had a failing kidney and also Alzheimer’s. Simon had a kidney transplant in 2004 and the donor was his longtime friend and publicist …

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Google Celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday

Newsweek reports: The life and work of American music composer Leonard Bernstein is being celebrated with a Google Doodle marking the famed musician’s 100th birthday. In a statement, Google said its Doodle “celebrates Bernstein’s life set to one of his most iconic works—the score to West Side Story.” Bernstein, who died Oct. 14, 1990, aged 72, was the youngest conductor …

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