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How the Sondheim 90th-Birthday Concert Came Together (an Hour or So Late)

When the audio cut out, “it was panic. It was dry mouth.”
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The Look Book Goes to Broadway Stars’ Couches

We asked the leads in dozens of shuttered shows to take a self-portrait on the sofa wherever they are quarantining.
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WrestleMania Broke Me

Dispatches from two full nights of WrestleContent.
  1. roll clip!
    Two Minutes of Armie Hammer Going Hog Wild OnstageNo one can resist Icona Pop’s “I Love It.”
  2. social distance
    Claire Foy and Matt Smith Will Star in a Socially Distant, Livestreamed PlayThe Old Vic’s new version of Lungs will be performed without an audience.
  3. theater
    Miscast Gala to Bring Those Delightful Performances Right to YouTube This YearA perennial highlight of the Broadway season.
  4. dance
    Where to Stream Great Dance PerformancesA little starter set for the enthusiast who wants to feel like leaping again.
  5. smash lives!
    Like a Phoenix Rising From the TV Ashes, a Smash Musical Is Heading to BroadwayThey said “Don’t Forget Me!” and they meant it.
  6. roll clip!
    Try Not to Tear Up As Dolly Parton Serenades You RemotelyAs part of an online Covenant House fundraiser.
  7. cats
    Sure Sounds Like Andrew Lloyd Webber Didn’t Dig James Corden in Cats“I cannot tell you how absolutely un-Eliot it all was.”
  8. dont tell me about it stud
    CBS to Air Grease in Lieu of Tonys, Which Is the Worst Thing They Could DoBroadway’s biggest night is on hold due to coronavirus.
  9. broadway
    Frozen Closes on Broadway Due to the Coronavirus PandemicThe company will still run its North American tour and plans to open Frozen in Australia, the U.K., Japan, and Germany.
  10. streaming theater review
    Molly Sweeney Returns: A Dark Play Brightens the ScreenBrian Friel’s triple intertwined monologues, in a streamed revival of the 2011 production at the Irish Rep.
  11. theater
    The Cursed Michael Jackson Musical Has Rescheduled Its Run to 2021Producers say MJ will play the Neil Simon Theatre starting March 2021.
  12. great news
    Broadway Star Nick Cordero Wakes From Coma Amid Battle With the CoronavirusLet’s celebrate that!
  13. the lost season
    What Would Ren Dara Santiago’s The Siblings Play Have Been?The first in a series devoted to the Lost Season.
  14. books
    Former Drama Teacher Chasten Buttigieg to Release MemoirI Have Something to Tell You comes out on September 1.
  15. reunions
    Smash Cast and Renée Zellweger for Some Reason to Reunite for Bombshell ConcertStreaming Wednesday, May 20, at 8 p.m. ET.
  16. broadway
    Broadway Extends Coronavirus Shutdown to Labor Day“Broadway will be back when the governor tells us it’s safe to be back.”
  17. streaming
    You Don’t Really Have to Wait for It: Hamilton Will Stream on Disney+ on July 3The taping of the original Broadway cast will debut a full 15 months early.
  18. roll clip!
    Watch Katrina Lenk’s Haunting Rendition of The Sound of Music’s ‘Something Good’Nothing comes from nothing.
  19. streaming theater review
    The Online By Jeeves Is Lousy, and Still Reminded Me How Much I Miss TheaterIt made me realize I’ve even missed the eat-your-spinach parts of being a critic.
  20. it's so... metaphorical
    Jeremy O. Harris Tweeted About the Slave Play Good Fight Episode, ObviouslyJoin him on this meta-theatrical journey #SlavePlayGoodFight.
  21. satire?
    Of Course The Good Fight Did a Slave Play EpisodeC**ksucker in Chains, the most talked-about play of the season.
  22. have i got a girl for you
    We Almost Got the Queer Broadway Company of Our DreamsInstead, the gender-swapped lead, Bobbie, dates only men in the new production.
  23. theater without a theater
    What Do the Blue Men Do When They’re Not in a Group?“We got used to never touching our faces when we have our makeup on.”
  24. awards
    Colson Whitehead Wins Second Pulitzer Prize, A Strange Loop Wins for DramaPlus, New York’s own Justin Davidson is a finalist in criticism.
  25. hat trick
    How the Sondheim 90th-Birthday Concert Came Together (an Hour or So Late)When the audio cut out, “it was panic. It was dry mouth.”
  26. streaming theater review
    Richard Nelson’s Apple Family Is Muted in Grief and Unmuted on ZoomIn What Do We Need to Talk About?
  27. documentaries
    A Documentary on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Freestyle Love Supreme Is Coming to HuluThe film premiered at Sundance this spring.
  28. theater
    What It’s Like to Stage a New Play Over ZoomJay O. Sanders and Maryann Plunkett explain what it’s like to stage a new Apple family play in a pandemic.
  29. and all that jazz
    Catherine Zeta-Jones and Her Karaoke Machine Will Give You the Old Razzle-Dazzle“You may be wondering why I’m sitting on the floor in my bathrobe with flashing lights on my face.”
  30. coronavirus
    Broadway’s Waitress Cast Sings Cover to Raise Donations for Nick CorderoThe actor has been hospitalized with severe complications from COVID-19 since March 31.
  31. it's our time starting late
    Everybody Rise and Discuss Sondheim’s 90th Birthday LivestreamA night of pure chaotic joy.
  32. zoom concerts
    Who Gets to Call Stephen Sondheim ‘Steve’? A 90th-Birthday InvestigationHappy birthday, Mr. Stephen Sondheim, your excellency, sir.
  33. happy birthday sondheim!
    Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Audra McDonald Booze It Up for Sondheim’s 90thA toast to that invincible bunch.
  34. musicals
    Phantom of the Opera Sequel Love Never Dies Is Here, Inside Your DenIt never made Broadway, but hopefully it will make your weekend.
  35. podcasts
    Broadway Stars in Blanket Forts: Reimagining a Musical As a PodcastAn audio production of a show, written in 2011, that’s about being afraid to go outside.
  36. theater
    Live-Online-Theater Tips From the Stream Team Behind Buyer & CellarHow to light, how to stage, which phone camera to use.
  37. revive parade
    Ariana Grande Is Singing With Jason Robert Brown and We Have DemandsAlongside Shoshana Bean on April 27.
  38. broadway
    Jerry Seinfeld Punched Up a Joke for David Byrne’s American Utopia“I’ve never met him before and he’s given me a note.”
  39. theater review
    A Benefit Buyer & Cellar Is Proof-of-Concept for Streamed TheaterMichael Urie’s short-run online benefit performance that works.
  40. shakespeare in the park
    Shakespeare in the Park Canceled as Public Theater Furloughs StaffRichard II and As You Like It were planned for this summer.
  41. theater review
    A Play for Your Ears Only: Heather Christian’s Prime: A Practical BreviaryAn audio-only play (but not exactly a radio drama) for our particular time.
  42. look book
    The Look Book Goes to Broadway Stars’ CouchesWe asked the leads in dozens of shuttered shows to take a self-portrait on the sofa wherever they are quarantining.
  43. theater review
    WrestleMania Broke MeDispatches from two full nights of WrestleContent.
  44. theater
    How Can Broadway Recover From This Pandemic?Lower ticket prices? Reconfiguring the theaters for social distanced entertaining? When will the tourists return?
  45. press briefings
    Cuomo Says He Wouldn’t Use Broadway’s Reopening ‘As a Barometer of Anything’Give us your thoughts on Tonys eligibility next.
  46. broadway
    Broadway Will Officially Remain Closed Until June 7 Amid Coronavirus PandemicTheaters were originally set to reopen on April 13.
  47. a very special guest
    You Simply Must Stay To The End of This Phoebe Waller-Bridge Video About FleabagMaybe things really will be all right.
  48. vulture lists
    Even More Things to Stream While Broadway Is Shut DownDid you know that the SpongeBob musical is on Amazon Prime?
  49. fleabag
    Now Is Your Chance to Stream the Stage Version of Fleabag OnlinePhoebe Waller-Bridge’s one-woman stage show will stream via Amazon and the Soho Theatre.
  50. theater
    Hamilton Cast Reunion Happens in Separate RoomsAll thanks to John Krasinski’s new YouTube show, Some Good News.
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