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Live Concert Version of Broadway Hit 'Jagged Little Pill' Streaming in December

Live Concert Version of Broadway Hit 'Jagged Little Pill' Streaming in December

Nov 26, 2020

The Broadway production of "Jagged Little Pill" may be dark, but the cast reunites for a special live concert version of the musical — the most nominated show of any show running for this year's Tony Awards — on December 13.

SpeakEasy Stage Goes Virtual for a 30th Anniversary Spectacular

SpeakEasy Stage Goes Virtual for a 30th Anniversary Spectacular

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 18, 2020

Forget the pandemic and get happy! SpeakEasy Stage Company celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a virtual concert. Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault shares details about the Nov. 19 premiere.

Theatre at Renowned Jacob's Pillow Dance Center Burns Down

Theatre at Renowned Jacob's Pillow Dance Center Burns Down

Nov 17, 2020

Firefighters arrived to find flames on the right side of the building. A short time later, the 30-year-old, 216-seat wooden theater went up in flames with sound that the fire chief described as like a tornado.

Theater Royalty Gathers for U.K. Arts Benefit

Theater Royalty Gathers for U.K. Arts Benefit

By Jim Provenzano | Nov 14, 2020

Imagine having a conversation with your favorite living British actors. 'For One Knight Only' will include Dame Judi Dench, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Maggie Smith host Sir Kenneth Branagh in a fundraiser for UK theater workers.

Broadway's De'Lon Grant and Miguel Cervantes to Perform at SpeakEasy's 30th Anniversary Concert

Broadway's De'Lon Grant and Miguel Cervantes to Perform at SpeakEasy's 30th Anniversary Concert

Nov 12, 2020

In recognition of its 30th Anniversary Season, SpeakEasy Stage will hold a special digital concert, "Celebrating 30 Seasons of Groundbreaking Theatre," premiering Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.

'Elegies for Punks, Angels and Raging Queens' Revival Set as Online Benefit

'Elegies for Punks, Angels and Raging Queens' Revival Set as Online Benefit

Nov 9, 2020

Created in the height of the AIDS crisis, the online benefit will star Broadway's best and benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

James Corden, Lea Salonga Return to Happier Theatrical Days

James Corden, Lea Salonga Return to Happier Theatrical Days

By Mark Kennedy | Nov 5, 2020

James Corden may not be allowed in a theater these days but there's still a way to laugh with him onstage. Lea Salonga isn't permitted to sing to a crowd right now but there's still a way to hear her magnificent voice.

'Stars in the House' Broadcasts Broadway Election Day Marathon

'Stars in the House' Broadcasts Broadway Election Day Marathon

Nov 3, 2020

Broadcasting until 7 p.m. (ET), Stars in the House will welcome dozens of guests for a greatest hits-marathon of talent.

A One-Man 'A Christmas Carol' Fills Theater Need in Pandemic

A One-Man 'A Christmas Carol' Fills Theater Need in Pandemic

By Mark Sherman | Oct 27, 2020

What does the theater community desperately need during a time of social distancing? An actor who can play multiple characters onstage every night. Enter Jefferson Mays.

Show Goes on for Olivier Awards, Even with UK Theaters Shut

Show Goes on for Olivier Awards, Even with UK Theaters Shut

By Jill Lawless | Oct 26, 2020

Andrew Scott and Ian McKellen were among acting winners as Britain's Laurence Olivier Awards celebrated the best of the London stage in bittersweet fashion Sunday night — most U.K. theaters remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch: Broadway's Best Sing "Help is on the Way"

Watch: Broadway's Best Sing "Help is on the Way"

Oct 22, 2020

Songwriter David Friedman gathered some of Broadway's best including Norm Lewis, Karen Mason, Hailey Kilgore, Kerry Butler, Hugh Panero and more to kick off Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' fiscal year.

Review: Laura Benanti Lights Up the Final Episode of BGMC's 'Celebrity Spotlight' Series

Review: Laura Benanti Lights Up the Final Episode of BGMC's 'Celebrity Spotlight' Series

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 22, 2020

Broadway star Laura Benanti lends her glorious soprano voice to the Boston Gay Men's Chorus for Episode 3 of the "Celebrity Spotlight" series.

Not Curtains: Theater Companies Adapt to Retain Audiences

Not Curtains: Theater Companies Adapt to Retain Audiences

By Jim Gladstone | Oct 20, 2020

The most unusual new theater season in ages is now officially underway at Bay Area companies. From live-streamed productions to audio adaptations, new and classic plays are finding online audiences.

An Enemy of the People

An Enemy of the People

By Joe Siegel | Oct 20, 2020

"An Enemy of the People" serves as a chilling reflection of the dilemma our nation is facing

All-Trans Cast Live Reading of 'Brokeback Mountain' Streaming Sunday

All-Trans Cast Live Reading of 'Brokeback Mountain' Streaming Sunday

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 18, 2020

A staged live reading of "Brokeback Mountain" with an all-transgender cast will stream online on Sunday October 18.

Watch: David Pevsner Fights Ageism & Sexual Shame by Streaming Solo Show 'Musical Comedy Whore'

Watch: David Pevsner Fights Ageism & Sexual Shame by Streaming Solo Show 'Musical Comedy Whore'

Oct 18, 2020

David Pevsner is a successful character actor in movies and TV. He is also an erotic model in his 60s. He chronicles his careers in the streaming solo show "Musical Comedy Whore," which, aside from its snarky title, deals with some serious issues.

David Byrne's American Utopia

David Byrne's American Utopia

By Jocelyn Noveck | Oct 17, 2020

Watching Spike Lee's mesmerizing film version of David Byrne's terrific Broadway concert "American Utopia," which feels so thrillingly alive, you may actually forget you're not in a theater.

'Jagged Little Pill' Leads Tony Awards Nominations with 15

'Jagged Little Pill' Leads Tony Awards Nominations with 15

By Mark Kennedy | Oct 15, 2020

The sobering musical "Jagged Little Pill," which plumbs Alanis Morissette's 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Thursday.

Review: Nick Adams Joins the BGMC for Episode Two of the 'Celebrity Spotlight' Series

Review: Nick Adams Joins the BGMC for Episode Two of the 'Celebrity Spotlight' Series

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 15, 2020

The Boston Gay Men's Chorus continues its "Celebrity Spotlight" series with "Episode Two: Nick Adams."

Broadway Reaches for Normalcy with Tony Award Nominations

Broadway Reaches for Normalcy with Tony Award Nominations

Oct 15, 2020

Broadway's coronavirus-shortened season is getting an awards process that reflects this tumultuous year — incomplete, seemingly unfair and filled with loss.

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