Theater News Updates

Joel Grey – Tommy Tune

 

TOMMY TUNE AWARDS: “Theatre Under The Stars Will Present the Tommy Tune Awards as an Online Show” by BroadwayWorld – “The annual celebration of high school musical theatre in the Greater Houston area, the Tommy Tune Awards, is going online. In response to Harris County’s active stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus crisis, event organizer Theatre Under The Stars will live-stream the awards show on Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30PM CST on the Theatre Under The Stars Facebook page and YouTube Channel.” http://bway.ly/04uxys

ONLINE: 
“You Can Now Stream the World Premiere of Hilary Bettis’ 72 Miles to Go…” by Playbill’s Olivia Clement – “Roundabout Theatre Company, which filmed the Off-Broadway play prior to the shutdown, is offering free student access through April 24, and public tickets for $20.” http://bway.ly/xw5vss

— “Tony Winner Daveed Diggs & More Set for The 24 Hour Plays’ First-Ever Musical Edition” by Broadway.com‘s Lindsey Sullivan – http://bway.ly/8qhzv2

— “The Flea Moves Serials Plays Online” by Playbill’s Olivia Clement – http://bway.ly/5k4g2n

TICKETING: “Who are the Early Adopters?” by Shubert Ticketing Ticket Notes’ Brian Mahoney – “We define a Broadway early adopter as someone who has made a purchase of a show up to opening. … In brief they are mostly older, wealthier, higher educated, and they live all over the US. … We depend on early adopters and it is good to know not everyone waits for reviews.” http://bway.ly/787mv5

INTERVIEW: “Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: Producer Brian Moreland, Phylicia Rashad And John Legend Were Set To Take Broadway To The Apollo, And Then The Pandemic Arrived” by Deadline’s Greg Evans – “How did you land at the Apollo? Brian Moreland: … I was having a wonderful conversation with Phylicia about what was happening and what this process was and what our options were as waited for a Broadway house to become available. … And she said, “Well, what about the Apollo?” I thought about it and I said, “OK, let’s do it. Let me give Lynn and Leslie a call and see what they think,” and she said, “I’ve already done that and Lynn and Leslie said ‘Yes.’”” http://bway.ly/wqrauf

JOEL GREY: “Before Coronavirus, Theater Was My Salvation. Where Do I Turn Now?” by Joel Grey for The New York Times – “I can’t think of any significant national trauma during my life to which dramatists haven’t held a mirror, from the Vietnam War (“Hair,” in 1967) to the Sept. 11 attacks (“The Guys,” December 2001). It’s what we do. The theater provides a fundamental way in which we process pain and learn to heal. And now, in this moment of such great loss and confusion, where do we go?” http://bway.ly/pmooh6

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