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.”

“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.”

— “Tony Winner Daveed Diggs & More Set for The 24 Hour Plays’ First-Ever Musical Edition” by‘s Lindsey Sullivan –

— “The Flea Moves Serials Plays Online” by Playbill’s Olivia Clement –

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.”

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.’””

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?”