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David Byrne and Heidi Schreck, in Conversation

The creators of American Utopia and What the Constitution Means to Me on the links between their filmed Broadway shows.
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What the Constitution Means to Me Film Unleashes a Boiler Full of Flames

When everything feels too overwhelming to watch at home, Heidi Schreck’s Broadway show (streaming on Prime Video) hits the right chord of anger.
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6 Takeaways From the Erratic 2020 Tony Award Nominations

Congrats to Jagged Little Pill! Sorry to The Lightning Thief.
  1. australia
    Nicole Kidman Loves Television So Much She’s Making Another ShowThings I Know to Be True is based on a stage play of the same name.
  2. chat room
    Marielle Heller on What the Constitution Means to Me and The Queen’s GambitThe actor-writer-director has two very different new projects in very different media.
  3. theater
    David Byrne and Heidi Schreck, in ConversationThe creators of American Utopia and What the Constitution Means to Me on the links between their filmed Broadway shows.
  4. trailer mix
    The Prom Trailer: Meryl Brings Tolerance and Tonys to a Small Town by ForcePremiering on Netflix December 11.
  5. theater review
    Circle Jerk’s Theatrical Erudition Includes a Dose of The O.C.A streaming production that doesn’t feel stripped-down.
  6. regional theater
    Diane Warren Wrote a Musical Around Stories of Sexual Harassment in HollywoodLouisette Geiss, a Weinstein accuser, co-wrote the book of The Right Girl.
  7. movie review
    What the Constitution Means to Me Film Unleashes a Boiler Full of FlamesWhen everything feels too overwhelming to watch at home, Heidi Schreck’s Broadway show (streaming on Prime Video) hits the right chord of anger.
  8. tony awards
    6 Takeaways From the Erratic 2020 Tony Award NominationsCongrats to Jagged Little Pill! Sorry to The Lightning Thief.
  9. broadway
    Here Are the Nominees for the Ever-Mysterious 2020 Tony AwardsJagged Little Pill and Slave Play lead the races.
  10. streaming theater
    Transcript Turned Script: A Preview of Why Would I Dare’s Courtroom DramaThe Crystal Mason voting-rights case comes to the stage in a streaming production by the Commissary.
  11. broadway
    Broadway Shutdown Extended Through May 2021 Due to COVID-19The Music Man and MJ have already announced new dates.
  12. tony awards
    Tony Awards to Announce Nominations Next Week and Hold Ceremony Who Knows WhenA date for the digital ceremony has still not been announced.
  13. theater
    Broadway Stars and Their Face Shields Hold Surprise Performance in Times SquareFace shield or not, you can’t hide Bernadette’s hair.
  14. we love the theater
    Patti LuPone’s Review of Trump’s Evita Balcony Moment Is In“This revival is closing November 3rd.”
  15. trailer mix
    What the Constitution Means to Me Trailer: Heidi Schreck’s Play Comes to AmazonPremiering October 16.
  16. chat room
    Ashley Park Brings Her Broadway Background and Fashion Sense to Emily in ParisPlus, where Mindy falls within the Sex and the City best-friend framework.
  17. review
    Mortality Plays: Two Live Performances in New York Look Steadily at DeathLive, in-person performances are springing up everywhere.
  18. chat room
    Overlook The Boys in the Band’s Robin de Jesús at Your Own Risk“I’m not gonna worry about being liked. Cisgender white folks get to be messy and they’re still entitled to empathy.”
  19. movies
    The Boys in the Band Play OnThe pioneering gay drama, long dismissed as a relic of self-hatred, is now a Netflix film that remains brilliantly uncomfortable.
  20. theater
    At Soho Rep, a Revolutionary Idea: Put the Creative People on SalaryThe directors feel their job program is more a continuation than a pivot.
  21. theater
    Glenn Close Playing Roy Cohn in a Virtual Angels in America Benefit PerformanceLive on YouTube on October 8.
  22. covid-19
    The Metropolitan Opera Won’t Return Until Fall 2021The organization canceled the remainder of its 2020–2021 season.
  23. streaming theater review
    Almost the Real Miracle: Brian Friel’s Faith Healer, Streaming From the Old VicIt feels a little like … theater!
  24. theater
    What the Constitution Means to Me Film Coming to Amazon in OctoberDirected by Marielle Heller.
  25. miscast
    Watch Ingrid Michaelson and Lauren Ridloff Sing and Sign ‘You Will Be Found’“If you did it literally and signed the exact English words, it loses the depth and complexity of meaning.”
  26. west end
    Some West End Musicals, Including Six, Plan to Return in NovemberFor an 11-week run starting November 14.
  27. theater review
    Andrew Scott Is Extraordinary in Three KingsThe performance is a demonstration of the actor’s charismatic power.
  28. diana rigg
    5 Incredible Diana Rigg StoriesNo, she didn’t eat the garlic on purpose.
  29. theater
    Ben Brantley Leaves the New York Times After 24 Years As Chief Theater CriticHe said the pandemic marked “a good moment to slip out the door.”
  30. obits
    Dame Diana Rigg, Icon of British TV and Stage Classics, Dead at 82She acted until her death, playing Olenna in Game of Thrones.
  31. theater on tv
    Coastal Elites Is As Distanced As Its SubjectMonologues that play to a crowd don’t work without that audience.
  32. oh bless the lord my soul
    Prepare Ye, a Stephen Schwartz Documentary ApproachesDefying Gravity chronicles the life’s work of the artist behind shows like Wicked and Godspell.
  33. Theatre for One Wants You to Sit Up Straight and Pay AttentionOne-on-one, face-to-face theater performances in a digital window.
  34. casting
    Amy Adams to Remind Us She Can Sing in Dear Evan Hansen MovieIn case you forgot about Enchanted.
  35. broadway
    The Tony Awards Will Happen After All, in Digital Form This FallThe date and platform for the awards ceremony are yet to be announced.
  36. in conversation
    Laurence Fishburne Knows Who He IsWith his much-anticipated return to Broadway postponed until next year, one of America’s most accomplished actors reflects on his career.
  37. ⚔️
    Despite Ye Olde Plague, the Show at Medieval Times Goes On“Stay at a sword’s length from your fellow royals.”
  38. theater review
    How Parents, Children (and Playwrights) Made Oedipus Rex and Antigone at HomeSophocles in Staten Island is a family affair.
  39. stage dives
    ‘Within Fifteen Minutes, It Became Unbearable’The bloody Broadway mess that was Dance of the Vampires.
  40. coronavirus
    Andrew Lloyd Webber, All Alone in the Moonlight, Joins a COVID Vaccine Trial“I’ll do anything to prove that theatres can re-open safely.”
  41. stage dives
    A Musical About Joseph McCarthy Funded By a Scammer Ex-Con. What Could Go Wrong?Well, there’s a reason you haven’t heard of Senator Joe.
  42. stage dives
    A Dud Among Duds: The Story of Moose MurdersThe tale of Broadway’s most notorious bomb.
  43. theater
    Broadway’s Diana Musical to Be Filmed Without an Audience for NetflixIt’ll drop early next year, while the show still plans to return to the stage.
  44. stage dives
    Donald Trump’s One-Show Career As a Broadway ProducerIf he’d had a hit in Paris Is Out!, the world might be in a better place now.
  45. stage dives
    The Making of Superman’s Brief Flight on BroadwayAnd how Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa almost got him back off the ground nearly 50 years later.
  46. theater review
    These Two New Theater Works Need You to ListenOne of the surprises of pandemic theater-making has been this embrace of audio work.
  47. the rockettes
    Rockettes’ Christmas Spectacular Show Canceled Because of COVID-19For the first time in 87 years, the New York City icons won’t be kicking.
  48. fair points
    Andrew Lloyd Webber Says the Cats Movie Is ‘Ridiculous’ and He’ll Tell You WhyWell, he’s not wrong.
  49. streaming theater
    Go Small and Go Home: Tiny Theater Made in QuarantineThe 7th voyage of egon tichy was streamed from an apartment closet.
  50. parade movie when
    Disney+, Clearly Run by Theater Kids, Is Making a Once on This Island MovieJocelyn Bioh is writing the script, with Wanuri Kahiu directing.
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