Tony Awards Postponed


March 25, 2020: The 74th Annual Tony Awards, scheduled to air live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 7th from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, will be postponed and rescheduled at a later date, in coordination with our broadcast partner. The health and safety of the Broadway community, artists and fans is of the utmost importance to us.   

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Broadway Shut Down

Broadway performances have been canceled until April 12 due to COVID-19

March 12, 2020: Andrew Cuomo and Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League, announced the cancellation of all Broadway performances until April 12 as a precautionary measure due to COVID-19, the coronavirus.

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BroadwayHD Trailblazers

Beginning in March BroadwayHD Spotlights Diversity with new a rail. 

March 10, 2020:  BroadwayHD CEO, co-founder and Tony Award®-winning producer Bonnie Comley, is announcing a new initiative to put the spotlight on underrepresented voices in the theater community, with a special Trailblazers Category. BroadwayHD will curate this highlighted section on a monthly basis to increase visibility of stellar shows by pioneering members of the women, LGBTQ, people of color, and other underrepresented theater communities. To kick off this initiative, and to honor Women’s History Month, BroadwayHD is presenting a roundup of show stopping performances and awe-inspiring works by female trailblazers will be available on the platform starting March 1.  

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The Armory Show

Aminah Robinson Bears Witness

ACA is showing Aminah Robinson: Bears Witness, booth 305 at pier 90, through Sunday.

March 6, 2020: ACA Galleries is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson at The Armory Show on view from March 5 through March 8, 2020.   

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Jamie deRoy & friends

MAC Award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & Friends, returns to Birdland.

February 17, 2020:  Jamie DeRoy, a seven- time Tony Award winning producer, brought her multi-MAC Award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, back to Birdland last night. The entertaining evening, part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series, benefited The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy & friends Cabaret Initiative which assists those in the cabaret industry who have medical needs and concerns. The Actors Fund annual gala will honor Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, along with Brian Stokes Mitchell, chairman of The Actor’s Fund, and producer philanthropist, Steve Tisch at the New York Marriott Marquis on April 6th.
Photography: Barry Gordin

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Track Work @ ACA

Camille Coochin, Jackie Phillip, Polly-Anna Monckton

ACA Galleries hosted a reception for Track Work: 100 Years of New York’s Subway, which showcases an array of artists.

February 14, 2020:  ACA Galleries at 529 West 20th Street in the Gallery District hosted an opening reception for, Track Work: 100 Years of New York’s Subway on view through March 14, 2020.

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Westminster Dog Show

Standard Poodle Siba wins Best in Show

 Siba, a standard poodle, wins best in show at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

February 12, 2020:  On Tuesday evening the super bowl of dog shows took place at Madison Square Garden, where Siba, a standard poodle, was crowned best in show at the 144th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. After the preliminary breed judging, which took place a Pier 94, the event moved to the Garden on Monday and Tuesday evenings, where the winners competed in seven different groups, hound, toy, non-sporting, herding, sporting, working, and terrier groups. The winner of each group competed for best in show, where Siba, a gorgeous all black standard poodle, strutted to the title besting the runner-up, a whippet named Bourbon.  

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Broadway Update

Nathan Lane Photo: Barry Gordin

Broadway Update: Nathan Lane and Laurie Metcalf to Star in ‘Death of a Salesman’

By: David Sheward

February 11, 2020: Two of the biggest names on Broadway will headline one of the greatest plays of the 20th century. Nathan Lane and Laurie Metcalf are slated to star in the sixth Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. The announcement is not official, but Lane confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that Salesman would be opening sometime during the spring of 2021. It will be staged by Joe Mantello who is currently directing Metcalf in another American classic, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Willy Loman. the desperate drummer of the title, has been played on the Main Stem previously by Lee J. Cobb, George C. Scott, Dustin Hoffman, Brian Dennehy, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Lane is mostly known for his comic roles in such shows as The Producers, The Front Page, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. But this will not be the first time he’s played a tragic salesman. He starred as the illusion-shattering Hickey in O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh at Chicago’s Goodman Theater and BAM.

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Wesminster Agility Championship

“Pink” Border Collie wins Westminster agility Contest

Pink wins Westminster Kennel Club’s Agility title

By: Patrick Christiano

February 8, 2020: On Saturday evening at Pier 94 Pink, a border collie named after the pop singer of the same name, dazzled the sold-out crowd as she dashed to victory in the Westminster Kennel Club’s Seventh Annual Agility Championships. The agility championship showcases a dog’s skills with a series of 20 obstacles and highlights the bond between the dog and handler. The handler runs alongside the dogs, guiding them with hand cues as well as verbal cues, through the obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, ladders and ramps. Pink’s handler, Jennifer Crank from Ohio, said “She gives 110% all the time,” and Pink’s performance, barking along the way with a dash of personality, was a stand-out. Over 300 dogs participated, with the preliminary rounds taking place earlier in the day. Dogs are scored on both speed and accuracy and compete in five different height classes, 8 inches, 12 inches, 16 inches, 20 inches and 24 inches. 

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Patrick Roche @ The PIT Loft

A Socially Accepted Breakdown @ The PIT Loft

Award-winning spoken word poet Patrick Roche presents a one-of-a-kind solo show interweaving his poems with stories and scenes from throughout his life. This show takes audiences on a journey through pop culture, queer identity, body image, a mental breakdown, sudden internet fame, therapists (both good and very bad) and more, balancing heartfelt explorations of mental health and grief with all the humor and unexpected levity that accompany his experiences.

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Jerry Herman Tribute

February 3, 2020

The Broadway community paid tribute with a memorial service celebrating the life of Jerry Herman who died on December 26, 2019 at the age of 88 at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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Baaorke Lee, Donna McKecknie

By: Maryann Lopinto

2020: New York celebrated its fifth BroadwayCon  during the weekend of Friday, January 24th through Sunday. January 26th.  This brought thousands of theatre fans from all over the country and beyond came to the Hilton Hotel on 6th Avenue and 53rd Street.  Many came in costumes, brilliantly created of characters from various shows.  There were the likes of “Beetlejuice”, Anna from “The King and I”, “Evita”, “Hello Dolly”, Frozen” “Newsies” “Waitress”, Little Mermaid” to name a few, it was overwhelming.

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BroadwayHD’s February Slate

New releases plus “Love is in the Air” with a select playlist for Valentine’s Day.

January 29, 2020:   BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans, spreads a little love this February with a not-to-miss lineup, sure to please audiences of all ages.  It’s a “Wonderful, Wonderful Day” when movie musical extravaganza Seven Brides for Seven Brothersjoins the platform on February 1.  Phyllida Lloyd’s thrilling all-female performance of Shakespeare’s The Tempestthe third and final of Donmar Warehouse’s series,debuts on February 6, while The Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty Ballet kicks off Valentine’s Day on February 14.  David Hare’s compelling political drama Absence of War also makes its way to the platform on February 20.

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Broadway at Birdland

Jamie deRoy

January 24, 2020: Show business tour de force and seven-time Tony® Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy brings her acclaimed Jamie deRoy &friends Cabaret show to New York’s famed Birdland on Sunday, February 16, at 5:30 p.m. to benefit The Actors Fund with special Guests Sierra Boggess, Rick Crom, Harrison Greenbaum, Paula Dione Ingram and Well-Strung.

Performers who light up the marquees of cabaret, theatre, music and comedy will join Jamie in a one-night only show which is part of the club’s Broadway at Birdland Concert Series. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in New York’s theatre district.

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