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  • The Gratitude Awards

    As previously reported, The Gratitude Awards Spring 2020, a one-time-only pre-recorded digital fundraiser, will be presented by the Drama League online on Thursday, April 30 at 7:30pm (ET). Designed as a public outlet for members of the New York theater community to show gratitude for each other, the League has now shared the nominations from ten top Broadway stars.The video nominations have been submited by a theater dream team that includes Moulin Rouge! star Aaron Tveit, Tina star and Tony...

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton

    The musical phenomenon Hamilton first introduced its Education Program under the name of EduHam in 2015 with a mission to integrate the study of American history with the performing arts through the lens of the hit musical. It was created by Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda, producer Jeffrey Seller, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and The Rockefeller Foundation and over 160,000 students in 25 cities across America have participated in the program to date.In light of the...

  • Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl

    Today's #QuaranTune is a 1964 classic that reminds us just how precious people are...Written by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, "People" first debuted in the 1964 Broadway musical Funny Girl and was performed by Barbra Streisand as the much-loved comedian, Broadway & Hollywood star Fanny Brice. The show tune quickly became eternally synonymous with Streisand's music career and has also been covered by a who's who of the music industry, most notably including the likes of Dionne Warwick, Aretha...

  • Soft Power and The Wrong Man

    The nominations have now been announced for The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards and leading the pack with a grand total of 11 nominations is the New York premiere of David Henry Hwang & Jeanine Tesori's musical Soft Power, followed by Ross Golan's world premiere musical The Wrong Man with 9 nods.Due to the current pandemic, the Drama Desk determined that all productions which officially opened on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway during the 2019-2020 season before the enforced...

  • Jelani Alladin in Hercules

    Following last Friday's premiere streaming of Disney on Broadway's 25th Anniversary Concert (which can still be viewed at youtube.com/BCEFA, courtesy of Broadway Cares), our #QuaranTune of the day is "Go the Distance." The Disney show tune was not only one of the highlights of that particular concert but has also become somewhat of an anthem for our current times.Written by Alan Menken and David Zippel, the song debuted in the Disney animated classic "Hercules" in 1997, performed by Tony Award...

  • Love Never Dies

    "Til I Hear You Sing..." this Friday! Hot on the heels of last weekend's free streaming of The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall, the iconic musical's sequel Love Never Dies has now been named as this weekend's offering. Presented by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Universal, the acclaimed Australian production, directed by Simon Phillips, which took home three prestigious Helpmann Awards, will be made available on The Show Must Go On! YouTube Channel from 2pm (ET) this Friday, April 24 for...

  • The Lion King Experience

    Looking for more ways to entertain and educate your children during the lockdown? Well, "Hakuna Matata," folks, because Disney Theatrical has got you covered!The company is now offering a virtually accessible version of its arts education program known as "The Lion King Experience" and it is completely free of charge. The program's aim is to provide students "an immersive introduction to theater making through the lens of the Broadway production of The Lion King."Originally designed as a...

  • Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth in Wicked

    It's probably safe to say that thanks to the current pandemic sweeping the globe, our world has been changed For Good. Whilst many of us theatre workers and fans are left wondering how the current issues will affect the future of our industry, it's important to remember and be grateful for the people we have been able to meet through being a small part of this close-knit community.I would like to personally dedicate today's #QuaranTune to all those I have had the pleasure to work with, to get to...

  • Disney on Broadway 25th Anniversary Concert

    "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" Beginning at 7pm (ET) this evening, April 17, 2020, Broadway fans will be able to stream the previously recorded Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway concert at broadwaycares.org, youtube.com/BCEFA or facebook.com/BCEFA. The fundraiser will benefit Broadway Cares' COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, in support of all those in the theater and performing arts community directly affected by the current pandemic.The special presentation will be hosted...

  • Marianne Elliott & Terrence McNally

    Following the Drama League's previous announcement of The Gratitude Awards Spring 2020, the league has now confirmed this year's special Honorees. It has also revealed that the pre-recorded digital fundraiser will be broadcast online on Thursday, April 30 at 7:30pm (ET).The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing will be presented to two-time Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott, whose Broadway credits include War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and Angels in America....

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