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  • The 65th Annual Drama Desk Award winners were announced Saturday, June 13 in a broadcast and online event hosted by NY1. A Strange Loop and The Inheritance led with five awards each, while Moulin Rouge received four awards and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Jagged Little Pill, and A Soldier's Play all received two awards each.The ceremony celebrating this season's outstanding achievements on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway was originally scheduled to take...

  • Over 160 New York City public school students will make their virtual Broadway debuts during The Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival on Monday, June 15. The festival will be hosted by Frozen and The Public Theater's Hercules star Jelani Alladin with George Salazar (Be More Chill), James Harkness (Ain't Too Proud), and more Broadway stars as presenters. "Since the beginning of this festival six years ago, our New York City Public High School students have delighted us with their...

  • Broadway Black, a multimedia organization founded by Drew Shade to promote the achievements of Black theatermakers, has announced its inaugural Antonyo Awards, which will celebrate the Black Broadway and Off-Broadway community. The streamed program will take place on June 19, also known as Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of slavery. The ceremony will begin at 7 PM EST with a virtual red carpet, and will include a star-studded...

  • The Broadway Advocacy Coalition's forum "Broadway for Black Lives Matter Again" begins tonight, Wednesday, June 10. The goal of the three-part event is for the "Broadway community to heal, listen, and hold itself accountable to its history of white supremacy while moving towards becoming an anti-racist and equitable space."The "Again" in the name of the forum recalls the inaugural event in 2016 "Broadway for Black Lives Matter," and reminds the theater community there is still much work to be...

  • The 65th annual Drama Desk Awards, which were postponed the morning of the event on May 31, will now air Saturday, June 13 at 7:30PM ET. Viewers can tune in to the ceremony on Spectrum News NY1 and stream on NY1.com and DramaDeskAwards.com. The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place at Town Hall in New York City, but was forced to move to a televised and streamed format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The telecast was then pre-recorded for its May 31 broadcast date, but then postponed to...

  • In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, 300 Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) theater artists cosigned a letter entitled "We See You, White American Theater" which demands a more equitable theater industry. The letter, which begins "Dear White American Theater" and invokes August Wilson's "The Ground Which I Stand," is punctuated throughout with the statement "we see you" as it enumerates the ways that white theatermakers have excluded and exploited artists of color. "This is a...

  • Several awards season telecasts have been postponed indefinitely in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement. The Drama Desk Awards, the annual award show recognizing achievements on and off Broadway, was scheduled to take place on May 31 but was postponed to allow NY1 to continue its coverage of the protests. The Broadway League postponed its "Tony Award Celebration," which was scheduled to take place on June 7. The 65th annual Drama Desk Awards, originally scheduled for May 31, was...

  • UPDATE: According to NY1 host Frank DiLella's Instagram, the virtual ceremony has been postponed. "At this time, our country and the world is suffering in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. In New York and cities across the country and around the world, anger in the wake of his death has spurred protests that in some cases have been violent. I believe that it is important to step back and give time and space for the community's voices to be heard and amplified everywhere," DiLella...

  • Megan Hilty in Smash

    It's finally time to let them be your stars. On the heels of a livestream of the 2015 Bombshell concert, producers Steven Spielberg, Neil Meron, and Robert Greenblatt announced that Smash: A New Musical is finally ready for Broadway.The new production, which is inspired by the 2013 NBC behind-the-scenes drama, brings the series' songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the show's choreographer Joshua Bergasse, and new book writing team Rick Elice and Bob Martin. While concert productions of...

  • Tony Award

    UPDATE: Broadway On Demand and The Broadway League have postponed this event in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. A new date will be announced at a later time. The Tony Awards may be postponed, but that doesn't mean the theater community can't (virtually) come together to celebrate. The new streaming service Broadway On Demand is teaming up with the coproducers of the Tony Awards, the American Theatre Wing, and The Broadway League to put on a live-streamed event on would-be Tony...

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