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7 items from 2016


‘Theater People’ Brings Broadway to the Airwaves

29 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The only reason Patrick Hinds launched “Theater People,” his biweekly podcast of one-on-one interviews with Broadway’s biggest stars, was that he wanted a podcast like that to exist. “It really happened because I was a podcast nerd,” the host and creator recently told Backstage. “I was obsessed.” Although theater-related interview series had emerged here and there on the airwaves, Hinds—“a theater lover but not an actor”—found himself craving in-depth conversations with the artists he admired on the Broadway stage. Thanks to “Theater People,” those conversations with Tony Award-winning actors, from Michael Cerveris to Renée Elise Goldsberry to Laura Benanti, are now available to thespians everywhere. In early 2014, however, several factors were working against Hinds and his producing partners Mike Jensen and Vonia Arslanian. “We didn’t know anything about production or sound or editing,” said Hinds with a laugh. “I had no technical know-how.” Plus, being a »

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Watch: Cynthia Erivo, Joel Grey, Chita Rivera and More Perform Live Version of 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on Maya & Marty

22 June 2016 | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Embedcode {Broadway all-stars come together for “What The World Needs Now Is Love” on #MayaAndMarty. #BroadwayForOrlandohttps://t.co/JfddFwZRjv— Maya & Marty (@MayaAndMarty) June 22, 2016 }] Over 40 Broadway stars joined together for the first live performance of the Broadway for Orlando cover of "What the World Needs Now Is Love." For Tuesday's episode of NBC's Maya & Marty, a star-studded ensemble gathered at Studio 6A in 30 Rockefeller Plaza to perform the Burt Bacharach-Hal David anthem they had recorded at Avatar Studios just three days after the June 12 massacre in Orlando. The theater community banded together to raise their voices in support for the loved ones of the 49 innocent victims of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub. Over 50 people were also injured. Among those in attendance »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Watch: Cynthia Erivo, Joel Grey, Chita Rivera and More Perform Live Version of 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on Maya & Marty

22 June 2016 | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Embedcode {Broadway all-stars come together for “What The World Needs Now Is Love” on #MayaAndMarty. #BroadwayForOrlandohttps://t.co/JfddFwZRjv— Maya & Marty (@MayaAndMarty) June 22, 2016 }] Over 40 Broadway stars joined together for the first live performance of the Broadway for Orlando cover of "What the World Needs Now Is Love." For Tuesday's episode of NBC's Maya & Marty, a star-studded ensemble gathered at Studio 6A in 30 Rockefeller Plaza to perform the Burt Bacharach-Hal David anthem they had recorded at Avatar Studios just three days after the June 12 massacre in Orlando. The theater community banded together to raise their voices in support for the loved ones of the 49 innocent victims of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub. Over 50 people were also injured. Among those in attendance »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Broadway Stars to Unite to Record 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' to Raise Money for Lgbt Community in Wake of Orlando Massacre

15 June 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Broadway's biggest stars are rallying together to support the Lgbt community in wake of the Orlando gay nightclub shooting. A slew of theater and Hollywood stars - dubbed Broadway for Orlando - will record a cover of Jackie DeShannon's 1965 hit "What the World Needs Now Is Love," and the track will be available for download on Monday. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from sales of the song - available to preorder for $1.99 on BroadwayRecords.com - will go to benefit the Lgbt Center of Central Florida. Sara Bareilles, Roger Bart, Kristen Bell, Wayne Brady, Matthew Broderick, Michael Cerveris, Fran Drescher, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Broadway Stars to Unite to Record 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' to Raise Money for Lgbt Community in Wake of Orlando Massacre

15 June 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Broadway's biggest stars are rallying together to support the Lgbt community in wake of the Orlando gay nightclub shooting. A slew of theater and Hollywood stars - dubbed Broadway for Orlando - will record a cover of Jackie DeShannon's 1965 hit "What the World Needs Now Is Love"; People and Playbill will exclusively release the music video of the A-list chorus; and the track will be available for download on Monday. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from sales of the song - available to preorder for $1.99 on BroadwayRecords.com - will go to benefit the Lgbt Center of Central Florida. »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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How to Share Your ‘Fun Home’ Experience and Win Show Tickets

6 April 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Broadway’s “Fun Home” is collaborating with national nonprofit oral history project StoryCorps ahead of the production’s one-year anniversary. The partnership emboldens fans to use StoryCorps’ free mobile app to record their own family stories and personal experiences seeing “Fun Home” live. StoryCorps aims to preserve conversations and stories in sound. All tagged stories will be streamable on-demand at StoryCorps.me and preserved in the StoryCorps archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The collaboration will continue across the country once “Fun Home” begins its national tour in Cleveland this October. “Fun Home” cast and creative team including Jeanine Tesori, Lisa Kron, Sam Gold, Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, Emily Skeggs, and Sydney Lucas recorded stories of their own available to listen to here.  User stories submitted in April will be entered to win a contest with one randomly selected grand prize winner set »

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‘Fun Home’ Streams for Spotify Sessions

4 March 2016 10:00 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Spotify is streaming intimate in-studio performances and conversations of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Fun Home” beginning today. “Fun Home” is the first Broadway show to participate in Spotify Sessions. This particular session was originally recorded in front of a live studio audience on Jan. 19 in New York City. The “Fun Home” session contains new arrangements of songs from the musical. The session also includes inside information regarding how and why songs were written and created for the show. Tony winner Jeanine Tesori composed the score performed by “Fun Home” cast members Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, Emily Skeggs, Gabriella Pizzolo, Roberta Colindrez, and Joel Perez. “Fun Home” is the recipient of four Tony Awards including best musical, best book of a musical, best original score, and best leading actor in a musical (Cerveris). Listen to the new session on Spotify now. Inspired by this post? Check out our theater audition listings! »

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