Broadway News & Features - April 2020

Brenock O'Connor
How to stream Sing Street: Grounded - At Home With The Broadway Cast
Tune in to upcoming Broadway musical Sing Street's Facebook page tonight from 6:30pm until 7pm (ET) for a special benefit stream in support of both Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Mayor's... Read more
Jessie Mueller as Carole King
QuaranTune #23: "You've Got a Friend" from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Today's #QuaranTune is one of the most 'Beautiful' pop tunes ever to be written. Carole King's "You've Got a Friend" could be described as the cornerstone of the 2014 Broadway tuner Beautiful: The... Read more
Aaron De Jesus as Frankie Valli
QuaranTune #22: "Who Loves You" from Jersey Boys
OK. So, technically today's #QuaranTune was a pop song long before it became a show tune, but the message of "Who Loves You" — the closing number of the musical phenomenon that is Jersey Boys — is... Read more
KPOP: The Broadway Musical
KPOP: The Broadway Musical launches virtual open casting call
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, producers of KPOP: The Broadway Musical (which is hoping to stage its Broadway premiere during the 2020-21 season) have now launched an extensive virtual open... Read more
Rosalie Craig & Patti LuPone in Company
QuaranTune #21: "Being Alive" from Company
Today's #QuaranTune is a Stephen Sondheim classic with lyrics that speak directly to the hearts of those of us self-isolating alone during the current lockdown. It's also a belated 90th Birthday... Read more
Elaine Paige and Antonio Banderas
The Show Must Go On! to stream Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration
Andrew Lloyd Webber certainly knows how to celebrate in style! Back in 1998, a host of stars, who have collaborated with the famous composer over the course of his illustrious career, gathered at the... Read more
The Broadway Cast of SIX
QuaranTune #20: "Ex-Wives / SIX" from SIX
When it comes to dedicated, passionate and international fan bases, nobody can top the musical phenomenon that is SIX. Not since the mighty Hamilton has there been such a wildfire outpouring of... Read more
Ramin Karimloo in Love Never Dies
QuaranTune #19: "Til I Hear You Sing" from Love Never Dies
As the ultimate length of the current Broadway shutdown remains unclear, we are longing for the day we can finally hear our favorite Broadway stars return to the New York stage and sing once more. So... Read more
Drama Desk Awards 2020
Drama Desk Awards 2020 to be presented on NY1
The Drama Desk has now officially partnered with television channel NY1 and the winners of The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be announced during Spectrum News NY1’s "On Stage" program, set to... Read more
Andrea McArdle as Annie
QuaranTune #18: "Tomorrow" from Annie
If there's one show tune that embodies hope and optimism, it has to be "Tomorrow" where little orphan Annie, a girl who has practically nothing, proclaims spiritedly that a better day is only a day... Read more
The Gratitude Awards
The Drama League shares Gratitude Awards nominations
As previously reported, The Gratitude Awards Spring 2020, a one-time-only pre-recorded digital fundraiser, will be presented by the Drama League online on Thursday, April 30 at 7:30pm (ET). Designed... Read more
Soft Power and The Wrong Man
Drama Desk Awards 2020 - And the Nominees are...
The nominations have now been announced for The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards and leading the pack with a grand total of 11 nominations is the New York premiere of David Henry Hwang & Jeanine... Read more
Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton
Hamilton's Education Program, EduHam, is now accessible from home
The musical phenomenon Hamilton first introduced its Education Program under the name of EduHam in 2015 with a mission to integrate the study of American history with the performing arts through the... Read more
Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl
QuaranTune #17: "People" from Funny Girl
Today's #QuaranTune is a 1964 classic that reminds us just how precious people are... Written by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, "People" first debuted in the 1964 Broadway musical Funny Girl and was... Read more
Love Never Dies
The Show Must Go On! to stream Love Never Dies for free
"Til I Hear You Sing..." this Friday! Hot on the heels of last weekend's free streaming of The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall, the iconic musical's sequel Love Never Dies has now been... Read more
Jelani Alladin in Hercules
QuaranTune #16: "Go the Distance" from Hercules
Following last Friday's premiere streaming of Disney on Broadway's 25th Anniversary Concert (which can still be viewed at youtube.com/BCEFA, courtesy of Broadway Cares), our #QuaranTune of the day is... Read more
Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth in Wicked
QuaranTune #15: "For Good" from Wicked
It's probably safe to say that thanks to the current pandemic sweeping the globe, our world has been changed For Good. Whilst many of us theatre workers and fans are left wondering how the current... Read more
The Lion King Experience
The Lion King Experience is now accessible from home
Looking for more ways to entertain and educate your children during the lockdown? Well, "Hakuna Matata," folks, because Disney Theatrical has got you covered! The company is now offering a virtually... Read more
Disney on Broadway 25th Anniversary Concert
How to watch the Disney on Broadway 25th Anniversary Concert
"Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" Beginning at 7pm (ET) this evening, April 17, 2020, Broadway fans will be able to stream the previously recorded Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway... Read more
Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen
QuaranTune #14: "Waving Through A Window" from Dear Evan Hansen
All around the world people are waving through their windows, apart but still connecting with their neighbors and showing their support for their local health workers, currently risking their own... Read more
Reeve Carney & Eva Noblezada in Hadestown
Hadestown to celebrate its 1-year Anniversary online
Last year's Tony Award-winning 'Best Musical' Hadestown offcially opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre on April 17, 2019. To mark its 1-year anniversary on the Great White Way, the fan favorite show is... Read more
Marianne Elliott & Terrence McNally
Marianne Elliott & Terrence McNally to be honored by The Drama League
Following the Drama League's previous announcement of The Gratitude Awards Spring 2020, the league has now confirmed this year's special Honorees. It has also revealed that the pre-recorded digital... Read more
Kelli O'Hara in Carousel
QuaranTune #13: "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel
In a time where many of us are feeling more isolated than ever, there is one classic show tune that reminds us we are never alone. Although we can't embrace each other or take each other by the hand... Read more
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall
The Show Must Go On! to stream The Phantom of the Opera for free
The Music of the Night is going digital! Following the previous free presentations of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar on The Show Must Go On! YouTube Channel,... Read more
Drama Desk Awards
The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards to be presented online
The Drama Desk organization has confirmed that The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards ceremony, originally scheduled to take place at The Town Hall, will now be presented online on Sunday, May 31, 2020.... Read more
Alex Brightman in Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice will not return to the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway
Showtime is over... for now! Due to the extended shutdown of Broadway theater due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the much-loved Broadway premiere of Beetlejuice will no longer be returning to the ... Read more
Broadway Shutdown
Broadway Theaters to remain closed through June 7, 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic
The Broadway League has confirmed an extension for the current lockdown for all Broadway theaters. Originally scheduled through April 12, all Broadway productions will now remain closed through June... Read more
Mary-Louise Parker & David Morse
How I Learned to Drive postponed until 2020-2021 Broadway season
Manhattan Theatre Club has officially postponed its Broadway premiere of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece How I Learned to Drive, which is now expected to be presented during the 2020... Read more
Luke Brady in The Prince of Egypt
QuaranTune #12: "When You Believe" from The Prince of Egypt
In celebration of today's release of the original cast recording of the West End premiere of The Prince of Egypt via Ghostlight Records, our #QuaranTune of the day is none other than the musical's... Read more
Our Top 20 Disney+ Picks for Broadway Fans
Our Top 20 Disney+ Picks for Broadway Fans
When You Wish Upon a Star... Well, you know the rest! And whilst we all wait for our dreams of life returning to normality to come true, we've decided to turn our attention to the new streaming... Read more
James Snyder & Alli Mauzey in Cry-Baby
QuaranTune #11: "A Little Upset" from Cry-Baby
The New York Theatre Guide is saddened to hear of the passing of Tony Award nominee Adam Schlesinger, who died yesterday at the age of 52 following COVID-19 complications. We are dedicating today's #... Read more
Donny Osmond in Joseph and Melanie C in Jesus Christ Superstar
Andrew Lloyd Webber to launch free musical theater streaming service
Fear not, musical theater fans, the Lord will save us... Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, that is! The multiple Tony Award-winning composer and producer is launching his own YouTube channel entitled The... Read more
The Drama League
The Drama League to present The Gratitude Awards Spring 2020
The Drama League has announced that it will present a one-time-only digital fundraiser this spring, in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, under the name of The Gratitude Awards Spring 2020. An... Read more
Our Top 20 Amazon Prime Picks for Broadway Fans
Our Top 20 Amazon Prime Picks for Broadway Fans
Following on from our previous Top 20 Netflix Picks for Broadway Fans feature, it's now time to turn our attention to another of the world's leading streaming services: Amazon Prime. An annual... Read more
Michael Arden in The Hunchback of Notre Dame
QuaranTune #10: "Topsy Turvy" from Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame
In honor of April Fools' Day we've chosen an upbeat, rousing number for today's #QuaranTune. "Topsy Turvy" comes to us from two Broadway greats, featuring music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen... Read more