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September 23, 2019 at 8:50 am #1203097906
Rachel Brosnahan is set to lead a one-night only benefit reading of Harry Kondoleon’s Play Yourself at New York Theatre Workshop on October 7th.
http://www.playbill.com/article/the-marvelous-mrs-maisel-star-rachel-brosnahan-will-headline-benefit-reading-of-play-yourselfSeptember 23, 2019 at 4:47 am #1203097419
Several Broadway alums did well at the Primetime Emmy Awards last night.
Billy Porter won Best Drama Actor for Pose, and he is now only an Oscar away from EGOT; Tony Shalhoub won Best Comedy Supporting Actor for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Michelle Williams won Best Limited Series/Movie Actress for her portrayal of Broadway legend Gwen Verdon in Fosse/Verdon; and Ben Whishaw won Best Limited Series/Movie Supporting Actor for A Very English Scandal.September 22, 2019 at 7:24 am #1203092138
On this day in 1964, the original production of Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick’s musical, Fiddler on the Roof, opened at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway. Directed & choreographed by Jerome Robbins and starring Zero Mostel as Tevye, the production ended up winning 9 Tony Awards (including Best Musical). Since then, Fiddler went on to receive five Broadway revivals and a 1971 Academy Award-winning film adaptation directed by Norman Jewison.September 20, 2019 at 8:51 pm #1203090030
The previously announced national tour of Xanadu has been postponed indefinitely.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/National-Tour-Of-XANADU-Featuring-RuPauls-Drag-Race-Stars-Put-On-Hold-20190919?fbclid=IwAR13HiWX4tTg__2XaO7iqFhmf7iZYABVoL8ZfMDd8CNCyxsJ5osu81MdAw4September 20, 2019 at 1:28 pm #1203089294
The legendary Julie Andrews will be receiving the AFI Life Achievement Award next year.
https://deadline.com/2019/09/julie-andrews-afi-life-achievement-award-2020-1202740015/September 20, 2019 at 1:26 pm #1203089285
Jason Robert Brown & Robert Horn’s 2008 flop Broadway musical, 13, will be getting a feature film adaptation through Netflix.
https://deadline.com/2019/09/netflix-turning-13-broadway-musical-into-family-film-1202739919/September 19, 2019 at 8:49 am #1203086558
^Nah, I’ll just be skipping the show if/when it comes to my area.September 19, 2019 at 8:41 am #1203086546
Surprising absolutely no one, Moulin Rouge! will be launching a national tour next year.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/MOULIN-ROUGE-Will-Hit-the-Road-and-Launch-National-Tour-in-2020-20190919September 19, 2019 at 8:16 am #1203086492
Next year’s Tony Awards have been set for Sunday, June 7th, 2020 at Radio City Music Hall on CBS. The official eligibility cut-off date will be Thursday, April 23rd for all Broadway productions opening in the 2019-2020 season. Then, nominations will be announced on Tuesday, April 28th.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-74th-Annual-Tony-Awards-Book-a-Date-at-Radio-City-Music-Hall-for-2020-Ceremony-20190919September 17, 2019 at 1:13 pm #1203082886
Laurence Fishburne & Sam Rockwell will both be starring in a new Broadway revival of David Mamet’s American Buffalo.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/196516/laurence-fishburne-sam-rockwell-to-star-in-new-broadway-revival-of-american-buffalo/September 17, 2019 at 9:23 am #1203082310
Complete casting has been announced for the 2019-20 National tour of The Color Purple.
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/196939/mariah-lyttle-sandie-lee-more-to-lead-the-national-tour-of-the-color-purple/September 17, 2019 at 8:12 am #1203082167
The stage musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada will have its world premiere in Chicago next summer.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-THE-DEVIL-WEARS-PRADA-Musical-Will-Premiere-In-Chicago-Summer-2020-20190917September 16, 2019 at 10:44 am #1203080387
According to the Times fall preview, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf will be going into the Booth, meaning Laurie Metcalf ends her string of Golden Theatre appearances in consecutive seasons.September 14, 2019 at 5:38 am #1203074215
The Booth Theatre also happens to be where the last revival from 2012-13 played.September 13, 2019 at 10:14 am #1203073014
Tourists want to watch brainless entertainment like Moulin Rouge! not plays that make you think.
The same thing could also be said about movies. Audiences nowadays just aren’t willing to spend money to see great films like First Man, Hugo, Steve Jobs, nor Widows in movie theaters. Instead, they’re much more interested in superhero films, mindless action movies, and Disney’s bland live action remakes of their beloved animated properties.