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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Memorable stories of Love & Romance on BroadwayHD 

January 27, 2023: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and BroadwayHD has a perfect lineup of titles on love and romance for theatre fans. There are stories about star-crossed lovers, forbidden love, and even a fairy tale romance. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at the most  Romantic time of the year and maybe rekindle some old flames, if necessary. If you’re still thinking about what to watch around Valentine’s day, check out the titles below, all available on BroadwayHD for streaming from the comfort of your home.

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Anthony Rapp’s Without You

Anthony Rapp

January 26, 2023: Anthony Rapp opened his solo show, Without You, at New World Stages on January 25th, 2023, to a house filled with his Rentfamily and friends. Based on his New York Times Best Selling Book of the same name, Without You follows Rapp’s journey to Rent, its profound impact on his life, and the simultaneous losses of Jonathan Larson and his mother. Opening night marks 27 years to the day that RENT had its first public performance at New York Theatre Workshop.

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Broadway Update

Adrienne Warren

Broadway Update: Making ‘Room’ and Changes to the OCC Awards

By: David Sheward

January 25, 2023: The 2023 Broadway spring season is getting more crowded. The latest entry is Room, Emma Donoghue’s stage adaptation of her best-selling novel. She also adapted the work for the 2015 film version for which Brie Larsen won a Best Actress Oscar. Tony winner Adrienne Warren (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) will star as the young woman who is held captive by a sexual predator with her son in a shed. The play which features songs by Scottish songwriters Kathryn Joseph and Cora Bissett and direction by Ms. Bissett, will begin preview performances at the James Earl Jones Theater on April 3, prior to an April 17 opening. Room has had previous production in London (both in England and Canada), Dublin, Glasgow, and Toronto. Additional cast members will be announced.

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ACA Galleries

John Baeder, Market Tower, 2007 Oil on canvas, 30 x 48 in.

John Baeder:  Looking Back (1972-2018) on view at ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th Street, November 6, 2022 through February 18,2023.

October 31, 2022:  ACA Galleries and MB Abram announced John Baeder’s first exhibition at the gallery. Comprising five decades of work from 1972 – 2018 the show includes the last remaining paintings from the artist’s personal collection alongside his final series of Matchbook Cover paintings as well as his luminous still life photographs.

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Off-Broadway Update

Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick in “Days of Wine and Roses”

Off-Broadway Update: Days of Wine and Roses. Musical

By: David Sheward

January 22, 2023: A musical version of the 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses will open Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company with previews starting May 5 and continuing till June 25. An opening date has not yet been announced. The show is a hot item because of its stars and the creative team. Tony winners Kelli O’Hara ( The King and I ) and Tony nominee and Drama Desk winner Brian d’Arcy James ( Sweet Smell of Success, Shrek ) will plays the leads, a young couple battling alcoholism played by Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon in the film (Piper Laurie and Cliff Robertson starred in the original 1958 TV play.) The score is by Adam Guettel (Richard Rodgers’ grandson and Mary Rodgers’ son) and Craig Lucas pens the book based on JP Miller’s screenplay. Michael Grief (Rent ) directs. Guettel and Lucas previously collaborated on The Light in the Piazza, both winning Tonys, which starred O’Hara.

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Bryce Edwards Frivolity Hour

Bryce Edwards Frivolity Hour – A Good Time Was Had By All

By: Alix Cohen

January 23, 2023: Embodying performance style of another era risks becoming an acquired (audience) taste. My response? I’ve discovered a great one. Bryce Edwards inhabits the 1920s/1930s like a bespoke suit. The multifaceted musician plays at least the five instruments proffered tonight and sings in nasal, megaphone-like, wah-wah and eef fashion popular at the time.

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BroadwayHD

Audra McDonald in “Lady Day”.

Celebrate Black History Month with Award -Winning productions on BroadwayHD.

January 20, 2023: BroadwayHD is honoring Black History Month with the voices of indelible stars like Audra McDonald and Montego Glover starring in Award-winning Broadway productions. The incredible stories of music, laughter, and community include Porgy & Bess, Memphis, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill and Pipeline. Below is more detailed information about each of these mesmerizing productions.

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Broadway Babe

Barbra Streisand

Nostalgic finds from Broadway Babe Randie Levine-Miller feature Barbra Streisand, Johnny Carson, and Fred Astaire with Ethel Merman.

The Friars Roast of Johnny Carson

January 22, 2023: This is real show business history where you see many of the comedic greats of yesteryear… From 1968, “The Friars Roast Of Johnny Carson,” with a star-studded cast of legendary performers who, unfortunately, are no longer with us. Then Mayor John V. Lindsay (looking movie star gorgeous) introduces the Roast. Carson is the guest of honor and is roasted by Roast Master and former Alan King and other comic legends including Groucho Marx, Don Rickles, Flip Wilson; along with Ed McMahon, Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan. Friars tradition is “you only Roast the ones you love” and that comes through on this show. After Carson is roasted, he then comes back at them with his barbs.  This entertaining Roast was not X-rated, which was the tradition of the Roasts, as it aired as part of the Kraft Musical series on NBC-TV, but it is still quite wonderful, and very watchable.

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Martin Luther King Tribute @BAM

By: Isa Goldberg

January 17, 2023: The 37th Annual Tribute to Martin Luther King, on the morning of January 16th, 2023, at The Brooklyn Academy of Music delivered a wham bang wake up call. Contemporary gospel-style music performed by the youthful voices of the Harlem Sings Choir made the morning soulful.

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Broadway/Off-Broadway Update

Jose Llana and Ruthie Ann Miles in the Off-Broadway production of “Here Lies Love”.

Here Lies Love and Hamlet

By: David Sheward

January 13, 2022: The new year has barely begun, but there are already theatrical plans for summer 2023. Here Lies Love, the immersive disco musical based on the career of the infamous Imelda Marcos and the rise of the People Power Revolution of the Philippines, will make its Broadway debut and the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park series at the Delacorte will present yet another production of Hamlet, this time set in a post-COVID contemporary America.

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BroadwayHD

Kiss Me Kate to stream Exclusively on BroadwayHD beginning January 15, 2023.

January 6, 2023:  BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theatre, announced that they will be bringing the 1999 revival of Cole Porter’s masterpiece, Kiss Me Kate to their platform for a exclusive worldwide release on January 15, 2023. The charming musical comedy, winner of five Tony Awards® and recipient of 8 Olivier Award nominations was filmed during its West End run.The romantic comedy starring Broadway veterans Brent Barrett and Rachel York, centers around the hilarious misadventures both on and off the stage between a pair of squabbling couples during a production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

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Broadway Update

Micaela Diamond and Ben Platt in “Parade” which will transfer to Broadway after it NYCC run.

Broadway Update: ‘Parade’ Revival with Ben Platt 

By: David Sheward

January 10, 2023: Tony winner Ben Platt will return to Broadway in a revival of Parade, reprising his role from the New York City Center limited run of the musical based on the 1913 trial of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager who was accused of raping and murdering his employee 13-year-old Mary Phagan. Platt who won a Tony for Dear Evan Hansen will be joined by his City Center co-star Micaela Diamond (The Cher Show) who plays Frank’s wife. Parade opened at Lincoln Center Theater’s Vivian Beaumont Theater in 1998 and ran for 84 performances. It was nominated for nine Tonys and won for Alfred Uhry’s book and Jason Robert Brown’s score, and won six Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical. Platt is also currently filming Richard Linklater’s screen version of Merrily We Roll Along.

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Ted Neeley, Cast Members, Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Film Adaptation of Rice and Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar ~ January 14

By: Ellis Nassour

January 7, 2023 – Co-star Ted Neeley and members of the cast of Norman Jewison’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the film January 14 at the beautiful state-of-the art theatre of Trenton, NJ’s Villa Victoria Academy Performing Arts Center (376 W Upper Ferry Road, Ewing Township, NJ).

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Broadway Babe

Sondheim Old Friends

Broadway Babe’s Viewing finds include a BBC Stephen Sondheim concert from 2022 featuring a dazzling cast of stars from both sides of the pond.

January 8, 2023: Broadway Babe Randie Levine-Miller has unearthed some fun viewing finds….Broadway’s “42nd Street”; a recent BBC Stephen Sondheim concert; the press reel of the Tony Award winning, “City of Angels”; and an old “This Is Your Life” TV show, honoring Dinah Shore.

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Patti LuPone @ 54 Below

Patti LuPone

Streaming tonight! Patti LuPone: Songs From a Hat LIVE from 54 Below

January 1, 2023: 54 Below will LIVE stream Patti LuPone’s New Year’s Day show at 8pm from the supper club on 54th Street. This is a chance to see Patti up close and unscripted. Her appearances at the intimate supper club have become legendary. The three-time Tony Award winning Icon will pull songs from a hat. There are some 45 songs or more in the hat, but there is no telling what will come out. The evening promises to be inspired improvisational artistry and much more. Tune in live from 54 Below for a never to be forgotten experience.

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