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  • It's a banner year for new Broadway talent. For the 2022 Tony Awards, 68 nominees are first-timers, and of those, 40 are nominated for their Broadway debut, according to a Broadway News report. These newly minted honorees are scattered among many of this year's top shows, such as Best Musical nominees A Strange Loop, Six, and MJ The Musical.However, there's a particularly large concentration of first-timers — six of them — in Paradise Square, another Best Musical nominee that's tied for the...

  • The Collaboration

    In the 1980s, Jean-Michel Basquiat was an up-and-coming street artist living in New York City, and he had a world-famous landlord: pop artist Andy Warhol. Basquiat was Black, Warhol was white, and they had a 30-year age difference. But they became close friends, partying and collaborating on multiple paintings together. That Odd Couple-esque friendship will be dramatized on the Broadway stage this fall with The Collaboration, written by Oscar nominee Anthony McCarten and directed by Kwame...

  • If you've ever wanted to hear Michael Jackson's biggest hits impeccably sung live, then MJ the Musical is the show for you. MJ uses Michael Jackson's best-known songs (and some deep cuts) to tell the story of the King of Pop from his childhood stardom in the Jackson 5 to his historic solo career as an adult. MJ won four Tony Awards, including Best Leading Actor in a Musical for Myles Frost as Jackson.Whether you're a casual Michael Jackson fan or a Moonwalker, there's something in MJ for you. MJ...

  • The women of Broadway are consistently breaking barriers and leading the next generation of dramatic creators. From taking on dual work as both director and choreographer to winning a Pulitzer Prize two times, these women are redefining the way we work in theatre spaces and the art we consume.You might not always know it because they're not on stage, but there are iconic women behind some of the most famous elements of beloved Broadway shows, from the puppetry of The Lion King to the stylized...

  • Hadestown

    We've all seen a movie, or read a book, or listened to a song just because an artist we love wrote or starred in it. We cheer especially hard for them when their work gets recognized with critical acclaim and awards at the most prestigious ceremonies. If you're one of these people, or just someone who likes to see what all the hype is about when a writer gets awards, we can tell you about plenty of acclaimed writers whose works are on and off Broadway, and are worth checking out.Plenty of...

  • We love women. We love plays. And we really love plays written by women. While there have not been nearly enough female-written and led plays on Broadway — those that have made their Great White Way debuts are pretty badass (as you can expect).Learn all about the female playwrights of Broadway below. Get tickets to a Broadway show on New York Theatre Guide. ## Adrienne Kennedy At 91, Adrienne Kennedy finally made her long overdue Broadway debut. She's not a new playwright by any means, though —...

  • We don't know about you, but when times are hard, we like to turn to videos from The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (also known as the Jimmy Awards). Why? Because they have everything we love about musical theatre: relentless enthusiasm, unbridled talent, and more Jean Valjean duets than you thought possible.As a salute to the Jimmy Awards, we've compiled performances from 15 past-contestants-turned-Broadway-stars. We hope you'll sing along, pass the time, and join all of these...

  • Everybody has a favorite Disney film that they've watched time and time again. So when you see the Disney magic brought to life on a Broadway stage, it's a mesmerizing experience. In recent years, Disney films such as The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, and Newsies have all enjoyed a new lease of life musicals, and there's even more Disney musicals you can see now on Broadway.Disney musicals on Broadway and Disney shows are jam-packed with catchy tunes, colorful costumes, and a lot of heart. Here are...

  • Not being able to see live theatre is a bummer, and most people are now turning to livestreams for their theatre fix. As much as we've been loving watching theatre from our couch, another option is to read theatre — for free!It's an easy way to brush up on your Shakespeare or discover something new. Check out our list of websites where you can visit to read plays for free.Play At HomeBaltimore Center Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, The Public Theater , Repertory Theater of St Louis, and Woolly...

  • Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell landed one of his first big roles in the Sundance hit Box of Moonlight in 1997. This film opened many doors to Rockwell's illustrious career. Now, he's notably recognized for winning the Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Critics Choice, and Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Officer Dixon in the 2017 film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.However, the actor has been part of the theatre...

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