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“The Antonyo Awards to Celebrate Black theatre on Juneteenth…Audra McDonald, Tituss Burgess & more to appear” by Broadway Black – “Broadway Black … is pleased to announce the inaugural Antonyo Awards, a celebration of the Black Broadway and Off-Broadway community. The streamed ceremony will include a pre-show virtual red carpet, original musical numbers, star presenters and performers, and more. … The Antonyos will take place at 7:00 pm EST on June 19, 2020, Juneteenth, and will be shown on Broadway Black’s YouTube and Facebook pages. …

Four special “Kinfolk Awards”  – the Lorraine Hansberry Award, the Langston Hughes Award, Welcome Award and The Doors of the Theatre are Open Award – will also be presented to members of the Black theatre community as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award to be announced prior to the event.” http://bway.ly/vr2qao

“Tina, Audra McDonald, Joshua Henry, LaChanze, Arienne Warren and More Nominated for 2020 Antonyo Awards” by BroadwayWorld – “Best Revival … For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/when the rainbow is enuf … West Side Story … Native Son … Little Shop of Horrors … Fires in the Mirror … Two Can Play … Best Play … One in Two by Donja R. Love … Toni Stone by Lydia R. Diamond … All The Natalie Portmans by C.A. Johnson … STEW by Zora Howard … BLKS by Aziza Barnes … Paris by Eboni Booth … Best Musical … The Secret Life of Bees … A Strange Loop … Tina: The Tina Turner Musical … The Wrong Man … Girl From North Country … Jagged Little Pill.” http://bway.ly/l1ddhd

 

REGIONAL: “Greg Abbott has given performing arts venues in Texas a green light, but returning from pandemic will require baby steps” by The Dallas Morning News’ Michael Granberry – “Texas Gov. Greg Abbott surprised the state’s performing arts companies Wednesday by issuing guidelines that pertain specifically to their endeavors. The governor’s directive also gives the performing arts far more clarity in terms of when to reopen and how.” http://bway.ly/kbvuno
— “Actors’ Equity Association Says Texas’s Spike in Virus Cases is a Reminder That Theatre Safety Plans Must Be Based on Science” by BroadwayWorld – http://bway.ly/ss5c4g

“Long Wharf Theatre Announces ‘With One City, Many Stages’” by American Theatre – “The company will observe its 55th season … with a series of community partnerships, programming, and productions in open spaces throughout the town.” http://bway.ly/wig4ih

 

ACROSS THE POND: “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie back on sale, extending West End run to winter 2021” by London Theatre Direct’s Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels – ” … tickets … have gone back on sale for performances beginning on 2 September 2020. The musical has also extended its booking period through to 16 January 2021 in an open-ended run.” http://bway.ly/dzm73i

 

FILM: “Disney Developing Original Movie Musical ‘All Night Long’ From Lionel Richie Song Catalog” by Variety’s Matt Donnelly – “Walt Disney Studios is developing an original movie musical based on the songs of American treasure Lionel Richie … Tentatively titled “All Night Long,” the new project will use some of Richie’s greatest hits in a live-action project in early stages of development with a theatrical release in mind, sources said.” http://bway.ly/rbax37

 

EDUCATION: “Celebrate the Culmination of Another Year of the TDF Wendy Wasserstein Project” by Playbill – “NYC public school students who participated in the project this year attended a virtual celebration.” http://bway.ly/dj7jgz

ONLINE: “Black Lives Black Words’ Plays for the People Series Will Feature New Works By Chisa Hutchinson, Idris Goodwin, and More” by Playbill’s Andrew Gans – “Black Lives Black Words International Project has announced the first season of Plays for the People, an online series celebrating the diversity of the African-American and African experience in today’s world.” http://bway.ly/2c7vdv

— “Kara Young, Susan Heyward & More Set for The 24 Hour Plays’ ‘Fists Up/Underlying Conditions’ Edition” by Broadway.com‘s Lindsey Sullivan – http://bway.ly/hsbtfz
— “Broadway on Demand Extends Streaming Window for Allegiance, Starring George Takei, Lea Salonga, and Telly Leung” by Playbill’s Dan Meyer – ” … extended through June 23.” http://bway.ly/7wwi84
— “Michael R. Jackson, Pasek and Paul, More Set for ASCAP Experience: Home Edition” by Playbill’s Logan Culwell-Block – http://bway.ly/ldra7w

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