Photos/Video: Inside the Ceremonial Groundbreaking Ceremony of the American LGBTQ+ Museum with André De Shields, Billie Jean King, Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and More at New-York Historical Society

On September 14, New-York Historical Society held a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony for the American LGBTQ+ Museum, New York’s first museum dedicated to LGBTQ+ history and culture which is set to open in 2024.  The New-York Historical Society’s major expansion of its building on Central Park West will add more than 70,000 square feet to its footprint and also host the permanent home of the American LGBTQ+ … Continue reading Photos/Video: Inside the Ceremonial Groundbreaking Ceremony of the American LGBTQ+ Museum with André De Shields, Billie Jean King, Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and More at New-York Historical Society

Thom Sesma. Photo by Lia Chang

Thom Sesma, Drew McVety, Dan Domingues, Anissa Felix, Isabel Keating and Mark Price Set for Limited Engagement of Mark Shanahan’s A SHERLOCK CAROL at New World Stages, Nov. 11-Jan. 2, 2022

A new holiday play, A Sherlock Carol, written and directed by Mark Shanahan, will play an eight-week limited holiday engagement at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Previews begin Thursday, November 11, 2021, with opening night scheduled for Monday, November 22, 2021, and the final performance on Sunday, January 2, 2022. A Sherlock Carol will star Thom Sesma (Sweeney Todd, Pacific Overtures) as Ebenezer Scrooge and Drew McVety (Billy Elliot, … Continue reading Thom Sesma, Drew McVety, Dan Domingues, Anissa Felix, Isabel Keating and Mark Price Set for Limited Engagement of Mark Shanahan’s A SHERLOCK CAROL at New World Stages, Nov. 11-Jan. 2, 2022

Sept. 26: André De Shields, BD Wong, Ruthie Ann Miles, Kristin Chenoweth, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christopher Jackson, Audra McDonald, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Bebe Neuwirth, Leslie Odom, Jr., Kelli O’Hara, Jeremy Pope, Chita Rivera, Daphne Rubin-Vega, & More Set for “The Tony Awards Presents: Broadway’s Back!” 

The September 26 Tony Awards presentation of the Tony Awards for the 2019–2020 Broadway season includes the awards presentation hosted by Audra McDonald, followed by “The Tony Awards Presents: Broadway’s Back!” hosted by Leslie Odom, Jr. The four-hour, multi-platform show on CBS and Paramount+ will feature a starry line-up of celebrity presenters and musical performances to celebrate Broadway’s return. The evening will feature appearances by Annaleigh Ashford, Kerry … Continue reading Sept. 26: André De Shields, BD Wong, Ruthie Ann Miles, Kristin Chenoweth, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christopher Jackson, Audra McDonald, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Bebe Neuwirth, Leslie Odom, Jr., Kelli O’Hara, Jeremy Pope, Chita Rivera, Daphne Rubin-Vega, & More Set for “The Tony Awards Presents: Broadway’s Back!” 

Sept. 21: Sean Mayes, Sarah K. Whitfield, Jonathan Andrew Hume and Esme Sears Set for ‘An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre 1900-1950’ Concert at Wigmore Hall

Sean Mayes and Sarah K. Whitfield, the authors of An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre 1900-1950 (Methuen Drama), are celebrating the launch of their book with a concert at Wigmore Hall on Tuesday, September 21 at 7:30pm GMT. Presented by Sean and Sarah, featuring arrangements by Sean, the concert will be hosted by West End performer Jonathan Andrew Hume (Come From Away, The Lion … Continue reading Sept. 21: Sean Mayes, Sarah K. Whitfield, Jonathan Andrew Hume and Esme Sears Set for ‘An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre 1900-1950’ Concert at Wigmore Hall

Photos/Video: Curtain Up! – The Playbill Variety Show’s Celebration of AAPI Artists on Broadway with JoAnn M. Hunter, Jose Llana, Lourds Lane, Minami Yusui and Ted Arthur

Playbill, in partnership with The Broadway League and the Times Square Alliance, is presenting Curtain Up!, a three-day outdoor experience in Times Square presented by Prudential, and sponsored in part by Lexus, Netflix, United Airlines with additional support by Audible. Curtain Up! will take place Friday, September 17th through Sunday, September 19th outdoors in Times Square, stretching between 45th and 48th Streets. It was a spectacular Saturday afternoon to come out … Continue reading Photos/Video: Curtain Up! – The Playbill Variety Show’s Celebration of AAPI Artists on Broadway with JoAnn M. Hunter, Jose Llana, Lourds Lane, Minami Yusui and Ted Arthur

Jose Llana, JoAnn M. Hunter, Lourds Lane, Minami Yusui and Ted Arthur Set for Today’s Curtain Up! Playbill Variety Show Celebrating AAPI Artists on Broadway at 3pm

Playbill, in partnership with The Broadway League and the Times Square Alliance, is presenting Curtain Up!, a three-day outdoor experience in Times Square presented by Prudential, and sponsored in part by Lexus, Netflix, United Airlines with additional support by Audible. Curtain Up! will take place Friday, September 17th through Sunday, September 19th outdoors in Times Square, stretching between 45th and 48th Streets. 3:00–3:45 PM – The Playbill Variety ShowPlaybill is curating … Continue reading Jose Llana, JoAnn M. Hunter, Lourds Lane, Minami Yusui and Ted Arthur Set for Today’s Curtain Up! Playbill Variety Show Celebrating AAPI Artists on Broadway at 3pm

Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Garth Kravits Leads Company of New Off-Broadway Musical Comedy A TURTLE ON A FENCE POST at Theater 555, Oct. 26-Jan. 2, 2022

Max Brod Productions is presenting the world premiere of the new off-Broadway musical comedy, A Turtle on a Fence Post, set to re-open the newly renamed Theater 555 (555 W. 42nd Street) with performances beginning Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Inspired by true events, A Turtle on a Fence Post stars Garth Kravits (The Drowsy Chaperone, Gettin’ The Band Back Together) as Hank Morris (Prisoner #11RO731*) who … Continue reading Garth Kravits Leads Company of New Off-Broadway Musical Comedy A TURTLE ON A FENCE POST at Theater 555, Oct. 26-Jan. 2, 2022

Watch: André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney, Tom Hewitt and the Company of HADESTOWN sing ‘Way Down Hadestown’ on Good Morning America

The Broadway company of Hadestown performed ‘Way Down Hadestown’ on Good Morning America today. The production re-opened on September 2 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street). Watch below or click here. The number featured  original Broadway cast members Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award winner André De Shields as Hermes, Grammy Award winner Reeve Carney as Orpheus, Grammy Award winner, Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Tony Award … Continue reading Watch: André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney, Tom Hewitt and the Company of HADESTOWN sing ‘Way Down Hadestown’ on Good Morning America

The New York State Writers Institute has announced that Ayad Akhtar has been Named the New State Author, and Willie Perdomo the New State Poet 

The New York State Writers Institute has announced that Ayad Akhtar has been named the new State Author, and Willie Perdomo the new State Poet. Akhtar will receive the Edith Wharton Citation of Merit for Fiction and Perdomo will receive the Walt Whitman Citation of Merit for Poetry at a special ceremony to be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the University at Albany’s … Continue reading The New York State Writers Institute has announced that Ayad Akhtar has been Named the New State Author, and Willie Perdomo the New State Poet 

Oct. 9: IAMA Amplifies Asian American Voices with 2nd Annual ‘Pass The Mic’ Online Festival Featuring Short Plays by Jeanne Sakata, Adam Gwon, Kit Yan, Aladdin Ullah, Charlie Oh, Nina Ki, Nicholas Pilapil, Nandita Shenoy, and Noa Gardner; Full Lineup of Artists

IAMA Theatre Company will amplify Asian American and Pacific Islander voices with its second annual Pass the Mic virtual theater festival. IAMA company member Parvesh Cheena (“Outsourced,” “My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) and queer/transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American actor/writer/comic D’Lo will co-host the festival, which will stream live on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET, then remain available to view on demand through Sunday, Oct. 24. … Continue reading Oct. 9: IAMA Amplifies Asian American Voices with 2nd Annual ‘Pass The Mic’ Online Festival Featuring Short Plays by Jeanne Sakata, Adam Gwon, Kit Yan, Aladdin Ullah, Charlie Oh, Nina Ki, Nicholas Pilapil, Nandita Shenoy, and Noa Gardner; Full Lineup of Artists