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BroadwayCon 2019 – Early bird tickets ON SALE NOW!

BroadwayCon 2019 will be held January 11-13, 2019 at the New York Hilton Midtown. What is BroadwayCon, Anyway? Well, it’s a lot of things! It is a three-day expo where fans can meet and interact with their favorite Broadway stars. It’s a showcase of some of Broadway’s newest and most exciting shows. It’s a place where industry professionals can work one-on-one with the next generation of up-and-coming performers. Most of all, BroadwayCon is a place where fans can come together celebrate their passions and revel in the magic that is the theatre. Learn More  TICKETS  There are several different types of BroadwayCon tickets, including full-weekend, single-day, and industry-focused experiences. FULL WEEKEND TICKETS THE GENERAL PASS: $165 – EARLYBIRD PRICE! The General P...

Register for the 2018 Rocky Mountain Theatre Convention!

REGISTER NOW Registration for the 2018 Rocky Mountain NATO Theatre Convention is open! VENDORS (Product Reps & Companions) : Click here to register! EXHIBITORS (Theatre Owners & Employees) : Click here to register! FILM STUDIOS : Click here to register! Hotel Information Book by September 24, 2018 for convention rates! Book Here About Rock Mountain NATO Rocky Mountain NATO is a non-profit trade association that encompasses the six state area of Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. The association is comprised of motion picture exhibitors, theatre owners and operators with facilities located in the six states. Our membership includes large chains, regional circuits and independent theatre owners and membership is open to all exhibitors. Size does not matter and th...

What it takes to put on the Tony Awards

BY CAITLIN HUSTON via www.broadway.news After more than 15 years producing the Tony Awards, Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss have learned the tips and tricks of putting on the show at Radio City Music Hall. One trick: adding a false proscenium to reduce the size of the 100-foot-wide stage, so that the musical numbers do not look dwarfed by their surroundings. With that issue behind them, Kirshner and Weiss are concentrated on overseeing more than 700 people inside the house, from stagehands to production staff and cast members, in addition to nailing down the running order and making sure hosts Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban have moments to shine. Weiss, who is also directing the Tony Awards show, and Kirshner have been preparing for the awards show all season, as they both try to see every ...

Winners of the 2018 Olivier Awards

BY BWW NEWS DESK via www.broadwayworld.com FULL NOMINATIONS LIST FOR THE OLIVIER AWARDS 2018 WITH MASTERCARD Best Actor In A Supporting Role In A Musical: Michael Jibson for Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre ** WINNER! Ross Noble for Young Frankenstein at Garrick Theatre Jason Pennycooke for Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre Cleve September for Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre Best Actress In A Supporting Role In A Musical Sheila Atim for Girl From The North Country at The Old Vic ** WINNER! Tracie Bennett for Follies at National Theatre – Olivier Rachel John for Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre Lesley Joseph for Young Frankenstein at Garrick Theatre Outstanding Achievement In Music Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Music and Orchestrations by Dan Gillespie Sell...

Acting Games

Acting Games Warm-ups and practices are meant to be productive, but why not make them fun by playing games to get you into the groove (because who doesn’t like to play games)? Not only can these activities help students get warmed up, but they also help them feel more comfortable and focused. The games are broken into categories and also list the age range they work best for and the difficulty level. There are games for all ages included, some of which you may have heard of before. Remember, you can’t put an age on having fun! Check out the link below to get started with these helpful tools! http://www.stagemilk.com/acting-games/

The Stars Are Aligned for “Live From Lincoln Center Presents—Stars in Concert”

BY ANDY LEFKOWITZ via www.broadway.com Dates are set for the new series Live From Lincoln Center Presents—Stars in Concert, featuring a foursome of Broadway’s brightest stars: Sutton Foster, Leslie Odom Jr., Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells. The Broadway vets will headline special performances as part of the new series. Each episode will air nationwide on PBS in four hour-long episodes on consecutive Fridays, starting with Sutton Foster (with special guest Jonathan Groff) on April 20, Leslie Odom Jr. on April 27, Stephanie J. Block on May 4 and concluding with Andrew Rannells on May 11. Stars in Concert was filmed over four nights at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. “We have assembled an incredible lineup for this series, which offers the rare opportunity to see ...

Oscar Nominations 2018: The Complete List

via www.variety.com Oscar nominations for the 90th annual awards were announced on Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Academy President John Bailey was joined by Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis to reveal the nominees in 24 categories. Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” continued its awards show streak, leading the pack with 13 nominations. “Dunkirk” followed behind with eight nods and Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”with seven. All three films earned best picture nominations. The rest of the category was rounded out by “Call Me By Your Name,” “Darkest Hour,” “Get Out,” “Phantom Thread,” “Lady Bird,” and “The Post.” The Academy Awards — hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second time — will air live on ABC on March 4. Here...

Your Broadway Fall Preview! 2017 Edition

By RAVEN SNOOK A guide to 15 upcoming (or recently opened) productions Although the 2017-2018 Broadway season officially began when 1984 debuted back in June, it kicks into high gear this fall with 12 new productions bowing on the boards. (We’ve also included three that opened over the summer.) As usual, autumn brings more plays than musicals, and you’ll have to wait until spring for the much-buzzed-about stage incarnations of Frozen, Mean Girls, and Harry Potter to hit NYC. But over the next few months Broadway welcomes a host of exciting productions featuring Oscar, Grammy, and multiple Tony Award winners. Our guide helps you navigate what’s coming. Happy theatregoing!

Holiday Shows for Kids Have (Mostly) Moved Past Scrooge

In addition to the usual perennial holiday fare, December shows repurpose classic tales for all ages. BY EMMA HALPERN For both mainstream theatres and theatres for young audiences (TYA), the December holidays are a time to engage with classic stories, holiday-themed or otherwise. “Grown-up” theatre offerings this season include Shakespeare in Love and Lauren Gunderson’s Pride and Prejudice sequel Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, and theatres for young audiences are offering a range of takes on well-known titles as well. From faithful revivals to fresh adaptations to the retelling of local histories, TYA companies are programming shows that resonate both with the adults who know the material well and the kids who’ll be encountering it for the first time.   “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grin...

Voting Open For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards

via www.broadwayworld.com Voting is now open for the 2017 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards all over the world! This year the BroadwayWorld Regional Awards are taking place in a record number of markets – including 56 cities across the United States; with our awards taking place globally in a record-breaking 11 countries, including multiple Canadian cities! Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. Our local editors have set the categories, the readers nominated their favorites, and now YOU get to vote for your favorites! Following voting ending on December 31st, the voting will be audited for duplicates and ineligible submissions. The awards winners will be announced in early Janu...

After 60 Years, This Musical Is Getting a Revival

Harlem Repertory Theatre presents Jamaica as part of its Yip Harburg series Most theatre artists can point to the show that served as their gateway drug. For Broadway performer turned Harlem Repertory Theatre artistic director Keith Lee Grant, it was Finian’s Rainbow. “You know that first thing you do in high school? I never forgot it,” he says about appearing in the musical. “I’m African-American and from the South Side of Chicago. When I was 13, the theatre group did Finian’s Rainbow with an all-black cast! That was the beginning of my love for Yip Harburg.” TDF Stages Home

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