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  • The Broadway Cast of freestyle love supreme

    Get ready to drop the mic, folks! It has now been confirmed that the "We Are Freestyle Love Supreme" documentary is set to premiere on Hulu on June 5, 2020.The documentary is a 15-year retrospective that follows the Hip Hop improv group known as freestyle love supreme. Originally created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail and Anthony Veneziale, the film chronicles the group's journey from playing games in the basement of the Drama Bookshop via the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to the bright...

  • The Broadway Cast of Matilda The Musical

    Attention, maggots! Today's #QuaranTune comes to us from the comic and creative genius of composer/lyricist Tim Minchin and is arguably the most beloved number from the smash hit Matilda The Musical. We bring you "When I Grow Up"... And you're welcome, you filthy worms!Last night it was officially confirmed that Tony Award winner Ralph Fiennes, who brought the evil Lord Voldemort to life in the "Harry Potter" film franchize, will be taking on another villainous role in the near future. He'll be...

  • Jessie Mueller as Carole King

    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 Carole King Musical, but it was written way back in 1971 and recorded as part of King's iconic "Tapestry" album.The tune took home the Grammy Award for "Song of the Year" and was also released as a single (performed by James Taylor), reaching the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.Beautiful: The Carole...

  • The Broadway Cast of Sing Street

    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 Fund to Advance New York City.Join the Broadway cast of Sing Street, as they gather virtually from their homes in Ireland, Great Britain, and the United States to play their instruments and sing the musical numbers from the production, including "Up," "Drive It Like You Stole It," and "Go Now." In...

  • The Off-Broadway Cast of 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 now brought to you by 15 past and present companies of the hit tuner from around the world. Watch the video below to see 275 cast members in a virtually collaboration in support of COVID-19 relief efforts!Written by Bob Gaudio and Judy Parker, "Who Loves You" was released by The Four Seasons in August...

  • Ashley Park in KPOP

    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 casting call.Director Teddy Bergman commented: "As anyone who knows the world of K-pop understands, this show requires the very highest level of triple-threat talent, and we won't let the limitations of social distancing get in the way of assembling the cast of our dreams. This is not only the only...

  • Rosalie Craig & Patti LuPone in 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 celebration tribute from the New York Theatre Guide to one of Broadway's most-cherished composers."Being Alive" debuted in the 1970 Broadway musical Company and although the show tune was not Sondheim's first attempt at writing a closing number to the musical — it was actually the composer's fourth — it...

  • Elaine Paige and Antonio Banderas

    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 Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the lord's 50th Birthday.Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration will be made available on The Show Must Go On! YouTube Channel from 2pm (ET) this Friday, May 1 for a limited 48-hour period. And it's completely free to stream!The concert production,...

  • The Broadway Cast of 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 support that has burst through the musical theater bubble.In recognition of this, the producers of SIX have now released a new music video of a very special collaboration. The Broadway cast (led by Adrianna Hicks as Catherine of Aragon, Andrea Macasaet as Anne Boleyn, Abby Mueller as Jane Seymour,...

  • Drama Desk Awards 2020

    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 air on Sunday, May 31, at 7:30pm (ET). In addition, the special presentation, which replaces the traditional ceremony at The Town Hall due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, will also be streamed on NY1.com and DramaDeskAwards.com.Check out the full list of 2020 Drama Desk Award nominees here.Matt...

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