Today’s Theatre Talk

2020 Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition

 

REOPENING: “NYC & Company forms recovery coalition with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway League” by Broadway News’ Caitlin Huston – “The coalition is led by Charles Flateman, executive vice president of the Shubert Organization and chairman of NYC & Company, and co-chaired by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, is part of the steering committee.” http://bway.ly/nxcb40

“Michael Jackson Broadway musical moves opening to 2021” by Broadway News’ Caitlin Huston – “Now that Broadway theaters are closed through at least early September, the production has moved its first preview date to March 8, 2021, with an opening night on April 15.” http://bway.ly/b0xtcp

NEWS:

The Actors Fund, a national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, announced today that, as of May 13, 2020, it has distributed a record-breaking amount, over ten million dollars ($10,500,000.00) in just eight weeks to help provide emergency financial assistance for those in need due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This emergency financial aid is helping the most vulnerable members of the performing arts and entertainment communities, as well as those facing financial hardship, by providing assistance for basic living expenses including essential medications, housing costs, food, and utilities.

(For context: in 8 weeks The Fund has distributed more than 5 times the funds normally provided in 1 year for people in need in the performing arts and entertainment community.)

 

ONLINE:
“Stream of Richard Nelson’s What Do We Need to Talk About? Returns for Extended Run Online”
 by Playbill’s Dan Meyer – “The Public Theater has released a streamed recording of the virtual play, now available through June 28 on the Off-Broadway venue’s YouTube channel.” http://bway.ly/tlgsa3

“The Growing Studio and Playbill to Launch Online, Interactive Broadway Q&A Series” by Playbill’s Logan Culwell-Block – “Viewers can submit questions for the weekly interviews with such Broadway names as Susan Stroman, Jerry Zaks, Marc Shaiman, and Warren Carlyle.” http://bway.ly/t9f88a

AUDIBLE: “James McAvoy, Justin Vivian Bond, and More Tapped for Audible’s The Sandman” by Playbill’s Olivia Clement – “Riz Ahmed, Bebe Neuwirth, and Neil Gaiman will appear in the audio drama version of Gaiman’s acclaimed graphic novel series.” http://bway.ly/ml3y2i

CONCERT: “Alanis Morissette and the Stars of Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill to Host Benefit Concert” by Broadway.com‘s Lindsey Sullivan – “The Broadway musical will offer a special benefit on May 19 at 8PM ET. You Live, You Learn: A Night with Alanis Morissette and Jagged Little Pill will support the COVID-19 emergency relief efforts of The Actors Fund.” http://bway.ly/i8wlkb

EVENTS:
“Morgan Freeman Joins A Night of Covenant House Stars Hosted by Audra McDonald, Featuring Stephanie J. Block, Jordan Fisher, Alex Newell, and More” 
by BroadwayWorld – ” … a May 18th concert to benefit Covenant House … ” http://bway.ly/ud6rnw

“Norm Lewis and Kelli O’Hara Will Lead Memorial for Us All Lincoln Center Broadcasts” by Playbill’s Andrew Gans – ” … set for May 17 and May 24 at 6 PM ET, respectively.” http://bway.ly/h4my3l

“John Tartaglia, Jodi Benson, Christy Carlson Romano and More to Take Part in The Howard Ashman Celebration” by BroadwayWorld – “100% of the proceeds raised will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS … ” http://bway.ly/zpjvjh

 

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