Thursday, April 2, 2020

Broadway unions reach payment deal with Broadway League

The agreement will provide about three weeks of payment as well as health and retirement contributions to union members.

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How casting directors are coping with the theater shutdown

As theaters on Broadway and elsewhere remain dark, Broadway casting directors are continuing to work in the hopes that the shows will eventually go...

The Broadway League is discussing an eight-week closure

The Broadway League says it is discussing the recommendation from the Center for Disease Control to postpone or cancel gatherings of 50 or more...

Hillary Clinton calls for equality in the theater at Women’s Day...

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke to her love of theater and emphasized the importance of women's equality on Broadway and elsewhere at...

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PRG shifts to making personal protective gear for doctors

Production Resource Group, which typically provides rental lighting and other equipment to theatrical productions and more, will now manufacture face shields for health workers...

Off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Awards go digital

The 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, which honor Off-Broadway productions, has moved its awards show online. The awards show, which was initially planned to take...

Touring productions wait on the sidelines amid theater shutdowns

As theaters across the country close their doors due to COVID-19, many touring productions are stuck in limbo.  Most national and North American tours of...

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Opinion: It’s time for critics to step in

“Crrrritic!” Estragon sneers as the trumping put-down in the battery of insults he trades with Vladimir in “Waiting for Godot.” You might say that...

Opinion: What people of color experience at the theater

“I’m running 10 minutes late, can you leave my ticket at the box office?” Who hasn’t received the exact same text message while waiting...

Opinion: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ sticks to its Off-Broadway roots

For a typical producer, the phrase “somewhere that’s green” — to quote one of the best-known ballads from “Little Shop of Horrors” — refers...

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Drama League launches Ghost Light fundraiser for directors

The Drama League, the theatrical organization that provides resources for stage directors, announced Monday the launch of multiple relief efforts for directors affected by...

New Yorkers ordered to stay at home through April 15

On Sunday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo extended his stay-at-home order in New York through "at least" April 15. Under the decision, the non-essential workforce, which...

Coronavirus relief bill could help Broadway’s small businesses

The passage of the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill Friday contains two sections that could bring money back into the Broadway community and to...

‘Waitress’ will not reopen on West End

The London production of “Waitress” at the Adelphi Theatre will not reopen after the shutdown of theaters on the West End, the show’s producers...

Theater seamstresses, actors mobilize to make protective gear for doctors

Broadway tailors and seamstresses have been mobilizing to make masks and gowns for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. These seamsters sprang into action after...

Broadway reopening date remains uncertain, League says

The Broadway League said it is working with members on all levels of the government to find relief for the industry, as Broadway's timeline...

Government stimulus package includes provisions for unemployed Broadway workers

The government's $2 trillion stimulus package includes provisions that should help unemployed actors and other members of the theater community.  The bill, passed by Senate...

Broadway businesses take a hit after theater shutdown

Broadway businesses are being gutted as revenue streams dry up due to the closure of the theaters.  Employers have been laying off staff members across...

Roundabout Theatre Company postpones ‘Caroline, or Change’ and more to the fall

Roundabout Theatre Company will move its Broadway productions planned for this season to the fall of 2020. The productions include the revival of "Caroline, or...

Playwright Terrence McNally dies at age 81

Four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally died Tuesday at the age of 81 due to complications from COVID-19. McNally, who was a lung cancer survivor...

Actors’ Equity launches $500K fund for members

Actors’ Equity has launched an emergency fund for its members with an initial investment of $500,000. The Actors’ Equity Emergency Curtain Up Fund will be...

Lincoln Center Theater postpones ‘Flying Over Sunset’ to the fall

Lincoln Center Theater has moved its production of the new musical "Flying Over Sunset" to the fall due to concerns over COVID-19. The Broadway musical,...

Broadway producers pledge $1 million match to BC/EFA fund

More than 20 Broadway producers have teamed up to match donations up to $1 million to the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS emergency fund.  The producers,...

Alan Menken working on ‘Hercules’ musical for licensing

Composer Alan Menken is working on a stage adaptation of "Hercules" for licensing purposes, Disney Theatrical confirmed Monday. During his appearance on Rosie O'Donnell's live-streamed...

Broadway actor Aaron Tveit tests positive for COVID-19

Aaron Tveit, who stars in the Broadway musical "Moulin Rouge!" said Monday that he had tested positive for COVID-19. "I've been in quarantine since Broadway...

Broadway News Feed

Pearl Sun to Fill In for Emily Walton in Come From Away on Broadway

Pearl Sun, a current standby in the Broadway hit Come From Away, will take over the role of Janice in the musical for a...

Jack Garfein, Director and Acting Coach, Dies at 89

Jack Garfein, the longtime teacher, director, writer, producer and pivotal member of the Actors Studio died on Dec. 30 due to complications from leukemia,...

Neil Innes, MONTY PYTHON Comedian and Writer, Has Died at Age 75

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that British comedian and musician Neil Innes has died, according to Deadline. He was 75 years old.

Broadway Will Dim Its Lights for Tony-Winning Composer-Lyricist Jerry Herman

The writer of Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and more died December 26.

Broadway Will Dim its Lights For Jerry Herman on January 7

Yesterday, BroadwayWorld was saddened to report the loss of composer and lyricist Jerry Herman, who passed away on December 26, 2019 at age 88....

Legendary Broadway Composer Jerry Herman, Who Wrote Hello, Dolly! & La Cage aux Folles, Dies at 88

Tony winner Jerry Herman, the celebrated compose/lyricist who made his mark on Broadway with award-winning scores to an array of musical comedies, died on December...

Jerry Herman, Composer of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ and Other Hits, Dies at 88

His rich melodies with powerful lyrics, also heard in “Mame” and “La Cage aux Folles,” dazzled critics and kept audiences returning for more.

Jerry Herman, Composer of Tuneful Broadway Hits, Dies at 88

Mr. Herman was responsible for such hummable scores as Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles.

BREAKING: Legendary Composer and Lyricist Jerry Herman Has Passed Away at 88

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that legendary Tony Award winning composer and lyricist Jerry Herman has passed away. He died in Miami on December...