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Tonywatch: Aaron Tveit Rides a Roller Coaster of a Year

Tonywatch: Aaron Tveit Rides a Roller Coaster of a Year

By Mark Kennedy | Mar 4, 2021

Even in a crazy year with so many ups and downs, consider the last 12 months of Aaron Tveit.

Tonywatch: Clint Ramos on Designing a Better Broadway

Tonywatch: Clint Ramos on Designing a Better Broadway

By Mark Kennedy | Mar 1, 2021

The audience watching the searing and provocative "Slave Play" on Broadway often caught a glimpse of themselves onstage — in more ways than one. That's because set designer Clint Ramos had built giant mirrors behind the actors.

Tonywatch: Playwright Katori Hall 'Reaching for Humanity'

Tonywatch: Playwright Katori Hall 'Reaching for Humanity'

By Mark Kennedy | Feb 26, 2021

Most playwrights who dip their toes into musical theater for the first time go small. Not Katori Hall: Her first assignment was to capture the life of a musical giant — Tina Turner.

La Vie Boheme: 'Rent' Musical Celebrates 25th Anniversary

La Vie Boheme: 'Rent' Musical Celebrates 25th Anniversary

By Mark Kennedy | Feb 25, 2021

"Rent" is celebrating its silver anniversary this year with an online gala and a lot of gratitude from generations of fans.

Differently Abled, Defiantly Sexy: Out Playwright Ryan J. Haddad on His Fearless One Man Show

Differently Abled, Defiantly Sexy: Out Playwright Ryan J. Haddad on His Fearless One Man Show

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 23, 2021

Ryan J. Haddad tells us right off in his one-man show that he has "a higher sex drive than you." He's also smarter, funnier, and more than willing to "go there" in his one-man show.

Broadway's Best Comes Out to Celebrate Liza Minnelli's 75th Birthday

Broadway's Best Comes Out to Celebrate Liza Minnelli's 75th Birthday

Feb 19, 2021

Stars of stage and screen will gather on March 12 to celebrate Liza Minnelli on her 75th birthday. The event will stream on Stellar (8 p.m. ET) and include performances, tributes and birthday wishes.

All Hail the Kings: Drag Show's Zoomin'

All Hail the Kings: Drag Show's Zoomin'

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Feb 17, 2021

Names like Mo B. Dick and Sexy Galexy will grace your computer screens when Drag King Legends takes to Zoom on Feb. 21 at 5pm. Kings with 25 years or more experience will be honored in a show that promises to be informative, exciting, and entertaining.

Anti-LGBTQ Actress Dropped from 'Color Purple' Production Loses Tribunal

Anti-LGBTQ Actress Dropped from 'Color Purple' Production Loses Tribunal

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 17, 2021

Actress Oluwaseyi "Seyi" Omooba lost her case before an employment tribunal in which she had claimed damage to her career and emotional distress after being fired from a stage production of "The Color Purple."

Joe Allen, Whose Bistro was a Broadway Draw, Dies at 87

Joe Allen, Whose Bistro was a Broadway Draw, Dies at 87

By Mark Kennedy | Feb 9, 2021

Joe Allen, whose Times Square-adjacent bistro which bears his name has been a decadeslong draw for theater folk and where a post-show drink is part of the Broadway experience, has died. He was 87.

Fired Actress, Suing Theater, Had 'Red Line' Against Playing LGBTQ... and Her Character Was Gay

Fired Actress, Suing Theater, Had 'Red Line' Against Playing LGBTQ... and Her Character Was Gay

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 5, 2021

A British actress is suing after being fired from a play over homophobic posts, but the question remains as to why she would have wanted the role of a lesbian character given her policy of never playing gay.

With Long Intermission in Place, SpeakEasy Stage's Paul Daigneault Looks Forward to a Virtual Spring

With Long Intermission in Place, SpeakEasy Stage's Paul Daigneault Looks Forward to a Virtual Spring

Feb 2, 2021

EDGE caught with the Boston's SpeakEasy Stage's artistic director Paul Daigneault for a discussion about the upcoming virtual season of three New England premieres starting on March 5.

Review: 'Bollywood Kitchen' a Unique Offering

Review: 'Bollywood Kitchen' a Unique Offering

By Kevin Taft | Jan 28, 2021

The Geffen Playhouse in Westwood has been at the forefront of these options in Los Angeles, and their latest offering — "Bollywood Kitchen" — is unique in more ways than one.

Tony Award-Winning Choreographer Bob Avian Dies at 83

Tony Award-Winning Choreographer Bob Avian Dies at 83

By Mark Kennedy | Jan 24, 2021

Bob Avian, a Tony Award-winning choreographer who had a role in some of the most beloved and influential shows on Broadway, including "Dreamgirls," "A Chorus Line," "Follies" and "Miss Saigon," has died. He was 83.

Dancing Screen: San Francisco Ballet's Online Season Premieres

Dancing Screen: San Francisco Ballet's Online Season Premieres

By Paul Parish | Jan 21, 2021

San Francisco Ballet's recent online preview concert showcased newly commissioned dance films as well as previously recorded classic works in four new online programs for 2021.

The Stage's Broad Reach: "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey" at Cinnabar Theater

The Stage's Broad Reach: "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey" at Cinnabar Theater

By Jim Gladstone | Jan 19, 2021

San Franciscans have had rare opportunities to catch exciting new shows performed in London and New York without traveling, even as nearby as Petaluma, where the gay-themed "The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey" will stream for online audiences.

SpeakEasy Stage Goes Virtual for Spring Season

SpeakEasy Stage Goes Virtual for Spring Season

Jan 19, 2021

SpeakEasy Stage Company's 30th Anniversary Season continues this spring with the New England premieres of three exciting new productions to be filmed and streamed.

23 Broadway Songs for New Beginnings

23 Broadway Songs for New Beginnings

By Matthew Wexler | Jan 12, 2021

Broadway Direct and Spotify have partnered to create the ultimate musical theater playlist for better days ahead.

Man on Stage: Tom DeTrinis Rages On

Man on Stage: Tom DeTrinis Rages On

By Jim Gladstone | Jan 12, 2021

Call it serial monology. Los Angeles-based comic actor and writer Tom DeTrinis' new one-man show, "Making Friends," streaming through January 18, is the latest link in a director-actor trio of productions.

Sketch Films; Red Thread to Premiere Fourth Dance Film

Sketch Films; Red Thread to Premiere Fourth Dance Film

By Jim Provenzano | Jan 11, 2021

The always-innovative Amy Seiwert's Imagery will premiere the fourth dance film as part of the Sketch Films series online Jan. 15. Choreographer Ben Needham-Wood's "What the Body Holds," created with filmmaker Matthew McKee, features dancer Jenna Marie.

Sidelined 'Mean Girls' Musical Won't Reopen on Broadway

Sidelined 'Mean Girls' Musical Won't Reopen on Broadway

Jan 8, 2021

Producers of the Broadway musical "Mean Girls" have decided not to restart when authorities allow theaters to reopen in New York City, the second and likely not last established show to be a casualty of COVID-19 on the Great White Way.

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