broadwayandme

4 Magazines | 5,739 Articles | 4,283 Followers | @broadwayandme | Keep up with broadwayandme on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “broadwayandme”

Video: Inside the Room Where It Happened—Watch Hamilton Mixtape’s Live Concert | Playbill

History was made yet again at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre. In celebration of the release of the first <i>Hamilton Mixtape</i>, featuring Lin-Manuel …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Tony Nominee Thomas Sadoski and Fiancé Amanda Seyfried Are Expecting | Playbill

Amanda Seyfried, most known to theatre fans as Cosette in the feature film version of <i>Les Misérables</i> and to wider pop culture as Karen from <i>Mean Girls</i>, …

Award Shows

Arena Stage Is Developing 25 New Political Plays and Musicals | Playbill

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C., has launched Power Plays, an initiative commissioning and developing 25 new …

Politics

"Sweat" Speaks Up for The Working Class

They may not know it but serious theatergoers owe a big debt of gratitude to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which, despite its name, has …

Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings Star Power to 'The Hamilton Mixtape'

Before it was a hit musical, “Hamilton” was a mixtape.<p>Eight years ago, creator Lin-Manuel Miranda had an idea for a concept album about Alexander Hamilton, a song cycle that would tell a story of “the ten-dollar founding father without a father.”<p>Lyrics like that gradually grew into a full-blown …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Drunk History - Alexander Hamilton's Steamy Affair

Lin-Manuel Miranda Plans Adaptation of Kingkiller Chronicle | Playbill

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has added an epic new project to his already-full plate, announcing via Twitter that he will produce and write …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Forbes Welcome

https://cdn.ampproject.org/c/www.forbes.com/sites/marchershberg/2016/11/29/jury-reaches-verdict-in-jersey-boys-copyright-case/<p>article

Artistic Director of National Music Theatre Conference Will Step Down After 40 Years | Playbill

Quote Machine

Jason Sudeikis sat at the back of the Bowery Poetry Club, waiting for open-mike night to begin. He had parked his black Vespa outside, having motored in from Clinton Hill, where he lives with his fiancée, Olivia Wilde, and their children, Otis and Daisy. At his side was a Contax G2 camera, which he …

Statue of Liberty

In Lisa Kron's plays, joy and sorrow share the stage

An interview with Kalamazoo-born, Lansing-raised Lisa Kron is full of thoughtful pauses, some lasting several seconds. Often, she will answer a …

Detroit

How can theatres keep panto audiences all year round?

Many of those flocking to a theatre’s annual festive show intuit that the rest of the year’s programme isn’t for them. It’s about time panto had serious artistic status<p>Over the next few weeks, thousands of people who never usually step inside a theatre will make their annual pilgrimage to the local …

TRON

‘Hamilton’ Hits a New High: The Most Money Grossed in a Week on Broadway

History is happening in Manhattan: “Hamilton” has set a record for the most money ever made in a single week by a Broadway show.<p>The musical, which attracted national attention just before the week began with criticism from President-elect Donald J. Trump of its quality and the manners of its cast, …

Alexander Hamilton

Theatre must speak to the nation – and listen to it

The theatre world must connect with those who feel disaffected but it should also face some unpalatable truths about how the artform is perceived by the vast majority of people<p>It’s good to talk. Particularly in this post-truth world. Last weekend the cast of Hamilton on Broadway tried to have a …

The Arts

Should the Theater Really Be a Safe Space?

I met Andy at a party in 1995. Soon afterward, he phoned the host, a mutual friend, to get my number so he could invite me to a play. As it happened, …

Mike Pence

The veteran actor spouts "Busey-isms" while discussing his life, career, near-fatal motorcycle accident, his buddy Donald Trump, "the killing instinct" and his professional stage debut in off-Broadway's 'Perfect Crime.'

Gary Busey has appeared in more than 150 movies, garnering an Oscar nomination for his starring turn in 1978's <i>The Buddy Holly Story</i>. His films …

Republican Party

Broadway's Most Urgent Play Was Made in a Day | The Creators Project

<i>Amber Tamblyn and Daveed Diggs performing at The 24 Hour Plays. Photograph by Katie Simmons-Barth. Photo courtesy of The 24 Hour Plays.</i><p>Each fall, The 24 Hour Plays puts playwrights, directors, actors and musicians through the ringer for a night of frenetic theater. Here’s how it works: everyone …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

How to Master an Accent

Let’s say you’re an acting student with your eyes on a Broadway revival of “Oliver!” Maybe you’re a restaurant critic who needs a Southern drawl to match your updo when you eat incognito. Whatever your role-playing dreams, acquiring an accent can be a difficult, but rewarding, task.<p>Nobody knows her …

9 Christmas gift ideas for Shakespeare fans

We’ve got nine Shakespeare-themed Christmas gift ideas for you, selected from the Folger shop and all under $20. Find something for your friend, your …

The Surprising Physical Challenge of Diane Lane’s Role in The Cherry Orchard

The actress ices her feet after every performance of the Chekhov classic, in which she plays the great, sad, flighty grande dame, Madame Ranevskaya.<p><b>Diane Lane</b> appeared to be having a blast. She was seated at a table at B.B. King, a large, somewhat theme-y restaurant situated on jam-packed 42nd …

Playwrights

Small theater companies find new performance space on far West Side

New York’s smaller-budget nonprofit theater companies are about to get new, state-of-the-art stages to perform on—with subsidized rents.<p>A.R.T./New …

New York City

Why I Love Andrew Lloyd Webber

I defy you to see any of his shows and not have at least one number stuck in your head for days after.<p><b>In some circles it's not cool to dig ALW, but</b> …

Let the power of 'Hamilton' speak louder than a Twitter feud

Forgive me if I don't take this moment to congratulate the theater community on its self-congratulatory outcry against our new tweeter-in-chief Donald Trump, who used his megaphone this weekend to denounce the reception given to Vice President-elect Mike Pence at the Broadway musical …

Mike Pence

Pickpocket Targeted Hamilton Fans Waiting for Autographs | Playbill

New York‘s ever-resourceful criminals have found a new scam. The NYPD is seeking a woman they say has been pickpocketing <i>Hamilton</i> fans as they cluster …

Crime

Invoking Radicals of America’s Recent Past in a Politically Fraught Present

Shadows dissolved as the stage lights went up at the Public Theater, revealing Malik, a young man with a beret and an attitude to match. Alone, he summoned the spirit of the Black Panthers as he repeated his best defiant declaration: a gut-punching, all-purpose curse, practiced in anticipation of …

Politics

Movies about theater will make your holiday even more dramatic

Everybody on Broadway loves “Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened,” director Lonny Price’s documentary about the reunion of the original …

Drama
Education

Playwright returns to his family's roots

Qui Nguyen came to South Coast Repertory expecting to write a play about comic book culture. Instead, he ended up returning to his roots. The …

Amusement Parks

American Playwrights Try to Reinvent the History Play

When Bill Rauch applied to become the artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, in 2007, he pitched an ambitious ten-year project: the festival would commission thirty-seven new plays about moments of change in American history, on the model of Shakespeare’s thirty-seven-play canon. …

Henry V

Corbin Bleu, on Broadway and Dancing in Fred Astaire’s Footsteps

A few months ago, the actor Corbin Bleu was sifting through some old boxes, assembling materials to make a wedding gift for his fiancée (now his wife). Among the childhood photos, he found a school paper he had written in eighth grade about Fred Astaire. “Every generation to come will watch with …