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  • Danny Burstein in Moulin Rouge! The Musical

    To commemorate the 2019-2020 Broadway and Off-Broadway season, special honorees have now been announced as recipients of the 2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards. In the spirit of celebration, in lieu of the traditional format of a number of nominees and one winner, the organization has adapted to the unprecedented circumstances New York City is currently experiencing. In each of the 26 categories, up to six honorees (for acting) or five honorees (for technical categories) were named from Broadway...

  • Broadway Shutdown

    The Broadway League has once again extended the current lockdown period for all Broadway theaters. Originally scheduled through April 12, then June 7, all Broadway performances have now been canceled through September 6, 2020. The Broadway League continues to monitor the present situation in accordance with guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and under the continued direction of New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo.President of the Broadway League, Charlotte St. Martin commented:...

  • Alex Newell & Hailey Kilgore in Once on This Island

    We hope that, despite the current limitations, all the mothers across the country were able to enjoy at least a moment feeling special yesterday. In light of Mother's Day, we've decided to carry on the celebrations and dedicate today's #QuaranTune to all the moms out there. They nurture, they comfort, and they provide. And we were are eternally grateful for them."Mama Will Provide" was written by Broadway veterans Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens as part of the score of the 1990 hit musical Once...

  • The Cast of Cats

    The Memory will live again this weekend! Following the previous weeks' streamings of Andrew Lloyd Webber productions on The Show Must Go On! YouTube Channel, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration, and By Jeeves, it's now time for Lloyd Webber's feline friends to step back into the limelight.The 1998 release of the hit musical Cats will be made available for...

  • Celia Rose Gooding, Derek Klena, Elizabeth Stanley & Sean Allan Krill in Jagged Little Pill

    Today's #QuaranTune comes to us from the self-isolating Broadway company of Jagged Little Pill, who are all currently on an enforced hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And their message to those on the frontlines is simple: "Thank U."Of course, "Thank U" began its life as a pop tune long before it evolved into a show tune. Written by 7-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist Alanis Morissette alongside Glen Ballard (whose musical theater credits include Ghost The Musical and the recent...

  • The Broadway Cast of Chicago

    For many of us, self-isolation can feel somewhat like being behind bars at times. Today's #QuaranTune is perhaps one of musical theater's most iconic numbers performed behind bars. Of course, we're talking about "Cell Block Tango" from Broadway's longest-running American musical Chicago!Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb, the Act I show-stopping number sees Velma Kelly and five other female inmates of the Cook County Jail in Chicago (Liz, Annie, June, Hunyak and Mona) revealing the crimes they...

  • John Malkovich, Patti LuPone, Bryan Cranston & Sally Field

    A host of Broadway's top stars will be coming together over the next weeks for a new series of one-night-only livestreams of popular plays presented by Broadway's Best Shows. Entitled Spotlight On Plays, these theatrical events are presented in support of The Actors Fund and can be accessed at this link each Thursday evening from 8pm (ET).Here is the current schedule:<span style="color:#FF0000;"THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020 - NovemberWritten and directed by David Mamet, November is set a few days before...

  • Anthony Rapp and the Broadway Cast of Rent

    The current pandemic undoubtedly bares tragic similarities with the AIDS epidemic that ravaged the States from the mid-80s to the mid-90s, in terms of its sheer scale and the overwhelming images coming from our hospitals. One of the most defining musicals born of that crisis is, of couse, Jonathan Larson's much loved Rent.Winner of four 1996 Tony Awards (including 'Best Musical'), Rent created an extremely loyal fan base and enjoyed a lengthy run of over 5,000 performances at Broadway's...

  • John Scherer and the Cast of By Jeeves

    Following the previous weeks' streamings of Andrew Lloyd Webber productions on The Show Must Go On! YouTube Channel, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, and Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration, this weekend's release has now be revealed.The 1996 musical By Jeeves (filmed in 2001) will be made available for free from this Friday, May 8 from 2pm (ET) for a limited 48-hour period.Synopsis: "By...

  • A Musical About Star Wars

    May the fourth be with you, folks! Yes, it's officially Star Wars Day and because we all need a little cheering up at the moment, we're dedicating today's #QuaranTune to that infamous galaxy far, far away and to all of the loyal followers of the Jedi on this rebellious planet we call Earth.As we are yet to see Disney Theatrical ensuring a Broadway debut for Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Chewbacca and the rest of the colorful characters of George Lucas' cinematic universe, we've...

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