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Watch Aladdin, Frozen and The Lion King at Disney Bryant Park Concert

This week’s Broadway at Bryant Park was an all-Disney concert, with cast members from three Disney musicals on Broadway — Aladdin, Frozen and The Lion King — performing 10 songs from the shows, beginning with “Circle of Life” from The Lion King, and ending with “Let It Go” from Frozen, sung initially by Caissie Levy and Patti Murin, but then joined by the performers from all three shows.

Watch videos of six of the numbers below, and the complete set list.
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The 10th Annual Jimmy Awards Winners!

Andrew Barth Feldman and Renee Rapp

Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor were presented to Reneé Rapp (Charlotte, NC) and Andrew Barth Feldman (New York, NY). See complete list of winners blow

Watch the 10th annual Jimmy Awards, in which 80 high school students from across America competed for top prize, honors and scholarships.

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Free Broadway in Bryant Park Concerts Summer 2018 Schedule

For the 18th year in a row, Bryant Park is the site of free lunchtime concerts by cast members of current Broadway (and some Off-Broadway) shows  on Thursdays in July and August between 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. This year’s offerings include Tony-sweeper The Band’s Visit on July 26 and an all-Disney Broadway program on August 2.

Here is the schedule for this summer:

July 12
Co-Host(s):Catherine Russell and the cast of “Perfect Crime”
“Chicago”, “SpongeBob SquarePants”, “Stomp”, “Waitress”
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Theatre World Award Winners on Their First Time

At the 74th annual Theatre World Awards, luminous performers, including this year’s winners — a dozen honored for their New York stage debuts — talked about when they first knew they would be professional performers.

“My father owned a theater when I was growing up, so I never knew a life without the theater,” says Hailey Kilgore, who is one of the winners in 2018 for her role as Ti Moune in Once Upon This Island.

“Around 20, life sort of hit me in the face, and I said I’m going to do something,” says Harry Hadden-Paton, a 2018 winner for portraying Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady.

Click on any photograph to see it enlarged.

Also, Wesley Taylor, explains how he lost his embarrassment over not being Daniel Day Lewis.

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Watch Stars From SpongeBob, Once On This Island, Mean Streets, Carousel Perform at Stars in the Alley

Performers from some 20 current Broadway shows offered a free concert in Shubert Alley, to celebrate the Broadway season just past, and whet appetites for the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10th.
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Watch Andrew Lloyd Webber NBC tribute in its entirety

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Tribute to a Superstar, NBC’s celebration of the the 70th birthday of the composer of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Evita,” “Sunset Boulevard,” “Cats,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” and “School of Rock.”

Frozen on Broadway: 5 Portraits, 3 New Songs

Frozen, the Broadway musical based on the animated film, is currently in previews and will open March 22 at the St. James Theater. Below are photographic portraits of the five principal cast members by Andrew Eccles, and videos of three new songs by composers Kristin Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez — including the latest, “Dangerous to Dream” — released by the hard-working publicity department at Disney Theatrical.

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Favorite Super Bowl 2018 Commercials – NFL homoerotic dance, Tide metacommercial, etc

Hands down the most watchable commercial during the Super Bowl 2018 game was the “Dirty Dancing” sequence starring Eli Manning and Odell Beckham, Jr. of the New York Giants, in what must surely have been the most homoerotic commercial in the history of the Super Bowl, and the NFL, and football.

If you can stand seeing just one Super Bowl commercial this year, it should be the one for Tide, since it contains all the other Super Bowl commercials you’ve ever seen — all coming in with the tide.

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Watch #BroadwaySoWhite? People of Color Panels at BroadwayCon 2018

Speakers at three of the panels at BroadwayCon — Beyond the Heights: Latinx Representation in Theatre; Fan Tan Fantastic: Asian American Representation; and Being A Critic of Color — summarize their discussions.

BroadwayCon: Anthony Rapp on Speaking Out. Actors and Activism.

“I wasn’t afraid of the risk; I don’t know why, maybe I’m stupid,” Anthony Rapp said in answer to an audience member’s question about the difficulty of going public with his accusations of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey.

Rapp was speaking at the third annual BroadwayCon, a theater convention that he co-founded, in a panel entitled “Actors and Activism,” along with fellow panelists Lisa Kron, Ilana Levine, Arian Moayed, Emily Skeggs, and Britton Smith.

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