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  • Photo credit: Cast of Jagged Little Pill (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

    Ahead of next year's Grammy Awards, the nominees for the Best Musical Theater album have been announced. Six soundtracks have been nominated in total, including Broadway and West End musicals which premiered in 2020.In order to be nominated in the Best Musical Theater Album category, albums must contain "at least 51% playing time of new recordings. Award to the principle vocalist(s) and the album producer(s) of 51% or more playing time of the album. The lyricist(s) and composer(s) of a new score...

  • Broadway performances to watch on television this Thanksgiving

    Although Thanksgiving will be slightly different this year, there's one thing we can guarantee: the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Even though the parade won't be going around New York City, there'll still be a ton of performances to celebrate the occasion, including pre-filmed Broadway slots.Four musicals will be taking part in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2020, as well as appearances from Broadway stars. Here's what Broadway shows you can expect to see throughout the ceremony.New...

  • Photo credit: Tina Fey at BroadwayCon (Photo by Michael Hull)

    UPDATE: On January 26, BroadwayCon Meet and Greets were announced, allowing audiences to interact with Broadway stars. Performers taking part so far include Andrew Barth Feldman, Alex Brightman, Jenn Colella, Justin Guarini, Ilana Levine, Patti Murin, Ryann Redmond, James Snyder, Nik Walker, and Fredi Walker-Browne.Unlike previous years of BroadwayCon, it's been confirmed that BroadwayCon 2021 will be held online in its entirety. Dates for the 2021 event have also been announced, taking place...

  • Photo credit: Cynthia Erivo and Amber Riley (Photos courtesy of Matt Ross Public Relations)

    MCC Theater has announced that they will stage a benefit performance of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play. The critically-acclaimed play will be revived by a star-led cast, and will be available to stream on MCC Theater's YouTube channel from December 13."We're so thrilled to be bringing this play back for what can now be considered the third and virtual time!" said co-artistic director, Bernie Telsey. Speaking about the cast, she exclaimed: "This remount will have us bringing...

  • Photo credit: Thoughts Of A Colored Man production image (Photo courtesy of DKC/O&M)

    Following a world premiere at Syracuse Stage, Keenan Scott II's Thoughts Of A Colored Man will make its Broadway debut next season. A venue, as well as performance dates and casting are to be announced, but the creative team are aiming for a 2021 Broadway premiere.Thoughts Of A Colored Man follows seven Black men living in Brooklyn, who share their hopeful stories and future fears. Combining spoken word, slam poetry and music, the thoughts of communities prejudiced in American society take...

  • Photo credit: One Night Only: The Best of Broadway Artwork (Photo courtesy of NBCUniversal)

    UPDATE: More performers have been confirmed to join the NBC benefit. Barbra Streisand will take part, as well as Antonio Banderas and the Spanish cast of A Chorus Line. Sutton Foster will sing, as well as Six's Brittney Mack, Mrs Doubtfire's Rob McClure and Mary-Louise Parker.Tina Fey will host a musical theatre concert next month on NBC, raising money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS. Shows taking part in One Night Only: The Best of Broadway have been announced, as well as actors who'll...

  • Photo credit: Mary Louise Parker and Blair Brown (Photo credit by Tina Turnbow and Boneau/Bryan-Brown respectively)

    UPDATE: On 11 January, two more shows have been confirmed. Read here for more information.After a series of virtual productions, Manhattan Theatre Club's artistic director Lynne Meadow and executive producer Barry Grove have confirmed details on four productions. Plans have been announced for four shows in the 2021-2022 season, including productions which were set to open in spring 2020."With hopes high that we will be able to return to live theatre, we have created a season of diverse and...

  • Photo credit: Sharon D. Clarke in Caroline, or Change in London (Photo courtesy of Caroline, or Change)

    After a prolonged suspension of all Broadway shows, Roundabout Theatre Company have announced a timeline of their upcoming productions. Information on eight shows has been released, with performances scheduled through to spring 2022."While we are disappointed to put the shows off again, we're busy filling the expanded gap in time by providing arts education for NYC students and teachers, and increasing our efforts to find opportunities for artists through our myriad off-stage programs." said...

  • Photo credit: Cast of The Minutes (Photo by Michael Brosilow)

    Forced to shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it has been announced that The Minutes will now reopen on Broadway in 2022. Performances will no longer take place at the Cort Theatre, with a new venue to be confirmed ahead of a March 2022 reopening."The Shubert Organization had graciously allowed us to extend past our initial announced limited engagement [of July 19] to the fall," noted the producers. They also said, "we intend to reopen the production, pending cast and theatre...

  • Watch these Broadway stars in Christmas movies

    Cozying up with a cup of hot cocoa to watch a Christmas movie is a timeless pleasure. Sure, the plots may be as predictable as jokes in a Christmas cracker. But, the fun and frivolity of a holiday flick is unmatched; they're sparkling with enough light and cheer to illuminate all of New York City.As well as the classics like Home Alone and Miracle on 34th Street, there's a ton of Christmas movies that feature Broadway actors. From Disney classics, Hallmark Christmas movies, and series which have...

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