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The Telephone Hour – TikTok and Theatre During the Pandemic

I spent the last few months digging into one particular subgenre of TikTok and talking to creators about why they make TikToks and how their community garnered national attention more than once this year—#TheatreTikTok.

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Zack Reiser

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February 28, 2021

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New York
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Scott Siegel's NIGHTCLUB NEW YORK Brings the Cabaret To Your Home

Scott Siegel, the producer behind the “Broadway by the Year” and “11 O’Clock” cabaret series in New York, has taken a turn towards the digital. His latest venture, a paid subscription service called “Nightclub New York,” streams select archival performances by dozens of singers taken from his past nightclub productions.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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February 28, 2021

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Social Media
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Bernie: On Broadway

In a matter of minutes, memes featuring Sanders as being part of everyone’s favorite musicals were racking up retweets.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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February 28, 2021

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Social Media
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EXIT INTERVIEW: Theatre Critic Trump

As President Donald J. Trump prepares to leave the White House, Theatrely chatted with the Critic in Chief one last time.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Social Media
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Mixing It Up with Broadway By The Glass

Have you ever been to a Broadway show and tried their signature cocktail in the bar in the lobby? Theatrely recently had a virtual drink with Brain Sedita and Kelly Coyle, who took those drinks and are teaching you how to make them on their Instagram, Broadway By The Glass.

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Zack Reiser

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February 28, 2021

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FAKE FRIENDS Don't Let Fake Friends Make Bad Theatre

An in-depth conversation with Fake Friends, the group behind the new digital hit "Circle Jerk" which is now streaming on-demand through January 17.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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February 28, 2021

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On Screen
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ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST's Andrew Leeds on Season 2, Broadway, and More

NBC’s hit musical TV show Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist returned for a second season this week. Theatrely sat down with Andrew Leeds, who plays Zoe’s older brother David, to talk about what we can expect from his character.‍

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Zack Reiser

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February 28, 2021

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Andrew Barth Feldman is Ready To Get Cooking In RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSICAL

As Chef Gusteau always says, Anyone Can Cook! Andrew Barth Feldman prepares to take on the iconic Linguini in "Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical" as a one-performance-only benefit for the Actors Fund.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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On Screen
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Kevin Chamberlin Talks THE PROM on Netflix, SEUSSICAL’s 20th Anniversary, Going Viral on TikTok and More!

From Horton The Elephant in "Seussical" to Uncle Fester in "The Addams Family" to Bertram on Disney Channel’s "Jessie", Chamberlin has established himself as a well rounded performer. In "The Prom", Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of the 2018 Broadway comedy premiering December 11 on Netflix, the 57 year-old actor assumes the role of publicist extraordinaire Sheldon Saperstein as he joins a starry cast that includes Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and James Corden.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Theatre
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Mail In Your Theatre with ARTISTIC STAMP

Theatrely recently chatted with West Hyler and Shelley Butler, the artistic directors behind Artistic Stamp, an experience that uses handwritten letters to tell stories over the course of four months.

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Zack Reiser

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February 28, 2021

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On Screen
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Alana Bright Talks The Power of Art in HOMESCHOOL MUSICAL: CLASS OF 2020 on HBO Max

“This is for our generation. This is for the kids that feel unheard. That grew up thinking their story wasn’t enough or felt unseen. This is for you.”

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Broadway's Mary Callanan Spreads Holiday Cheer

It’s the holiday season, and with it comes new song standards by some incredible artists. Theatrely recently spoke to Boston native and Broadway veteren Mary Callanan about “At Least There’s Christmas” – written by conductor/pianist Caleb Hoyer – that tries to encapsulate the wide range of emotions everyone is experiencing as Christmas 2020 approaches.

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Zack Reiser

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February 28, 2021

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Lesli Margherita Chats WHO'S HOLIDAY! Benefit Stream and Her Endearing Love of BC/EFA

The "Who’s Holiday!" stream will benefit BC/EFA, an organization very dear to Margherita. “I’m a huge supporter and always try to do as many events as I can for them.”

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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On Screen
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Tony Winner Denis O’Hare on Bringing THE GRINCH MUSICAL! To Life on NBC

For his latest role, the 58-year-old actor will assume the part of Old Max in Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical! airing on NBC December 9 at 8pm ET. I caught up with the Tony winning entertainer over Zoom from his home in Paris to discuss bringing a musical to life in the times of COVID-19 and what’s next for him.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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New York
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The Flea Theater Made An Announcement...and Twitter Exploded

After announcing the theater would be suspending programs, users took to Twitter to announce their displeasure.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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On Screen
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SpongeBob Creator and Star Tom Kenny & Ethan Slater talk The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!

We caught up with Tom Kenny and Ethan Slater of The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! before it makes its debut on Nickelodeon on December 7th.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Broadway
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Quarantine Check In with Nikki Blonsky from "Hairspray"

We recently caught up with Nikki Blonsky, who is, of course, most well known as Tracy Turnblad from the hit 2007 film Hairspray.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Broadway
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How Twitter Postponed an Upcoming Broadway Benefit for Joe Kennedy III’s Senate Race

Mere hours after Playbill had tweeted out the article, many Twitter users started calling out the participants for their frustration in supporting Mr. Kennedy’s campaign.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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On Screen
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A Chat with Susan Egan from Encore! on Disney+

Theatre Talk Boston recently chatted with Susan Egan (Original Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway/ Voice of Meg in Hercules) all about her experience with Encore! now streaming on Disney+.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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On Screen
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Dan Lanigan on "Prop Culture" and Disney History

Theatre Talk Boston's television guru Jamey Miller caught up with Dan Lanigan from the new Disney+ series Prop Culture to chat about the epic history of Disney films and how he got started.

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Jamey Miller

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February 28, 2021

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New York
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Broadway's Michael Arden Wants to Create "Socially Distant" Theatre

Michael Arden, the two-time Tony Award nominated director and actor, is using his COVID-19 self-isolation as an opportunity to devise a “socially distant” piece of immersive theatre in Philmont, New York

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Juan A. Ramirez

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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TikTok Star Jim Hogan and Wicked's Emily Koch Team Up for New Concert

As much of the world abruptly came to a halt in March due to the ongoing pandemic, so did Franklin Performing Arts Company’s production of Legally Blonde the Musical.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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How ACT of Connecticut Got "The Last Five Years" Up on its Feet

Filmed each night with a four-camera setup, the show feels just as intimate, regardless of viewing location. The theatre has even been expanding its geographical footprint, with online audience members tuning in from far and wide.

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Alan Koolik

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February 28, 2021

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Interview
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Ben Swimmer Talks Trayf at New Rep

Theatre Talk Boston (henceforth TTB) chatted with Ben Swimmer who plays Zalmy in Trayf at New Rep.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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A Chat with Broadway's Clay Thomson

Theatre Talk Boston spoke with Broadway’s Clay Thomson, who choreographed Matilda playing at the Franklin Performing Arts Company this month.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Juan Luis Espinal Discusses Rent The National Tour

Theatre Talk Boston (henceforth TTB) chatted with Juan Luis Espinal from the National Tour of Rent.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Cheaza Figueroa Talks The Bodyguard at North Shore Music Theatre

Theatre Talk Boston (henceforth TTB) caught up with Cheaza Figueroa who currently stars as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard at North Shore Music Theatre.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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A Chat with Nathan Malin from SpeakEasy's Admissions

Read below to see Nathan speak about connecting with his character, his thoughts on the current college admissions scandals, and his own college journey.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Christian Fary Discusses The Office! A Musical Parody

Theatre Talk Boston (henceforth TTB) caught up with Christian Fary, who plays Dwight in The Office! A Musical Parody which opens tonight at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA and plays until December 1.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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On Screen
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A Chat with Julia Lester from High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Disney+)

Theatre Talk Boston (henceforth TTB) caught up with Julia Lester from the new Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Broadway
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Ginny Swanson Talks The Search for Roxie: Chicago the Musical

Theatre Talk Boston sat down with Ginny Swanson, a semifinalist in “The Search for Roxie" for Broadway’s Chicago the Musical.

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Lara McCallister

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February 28, 2021

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On Screen
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Preview: Encore! - "Annie Get Your Gun" - Ep. 105

Theatre Talk Boston resident television lover Jamey Miller previews the latest episode of Encore! on Disney+ where we see what happens when the cast of the iconic Irving Berlin musical reunites after 20 years.

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Jamey Miller

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February 28, 2021

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Cliff Bemis talks Irving Berlin's White Christmas National Tour

Learn about Cliff's experience traveling the country performing in this holiday classic.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Features

A Chat with Laurie Davidson from the upcoming "Cats" Film

A chat with Laurie Davidson, who plays Mr. Mistoffelees, about his experience bringing this epic feline flick to life.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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On Screen
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Encore! on Disney+ "Fiddler on the Roof" - Ep. 108 Recap

Theatre and television extraordinaire Jamey Miller is back with his take on another episode of Encore! now streaming on Disney+.

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Jamey Miller

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February 28, 2021

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Michael John Ciszewski's New Project "The Sun is Sleeping" Radiates Joy

Throughout quarantine, he has kept busy with his latest solo project The Sun is Sleeping, a new film that is “a cross between a pop star's visual album and a theatrical solo show” as he puts it–more on that later.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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A Chat with the Daughters of We All Fall Down - Dana Stern & Liba Vaynberg

Lara McCallister recently sat down with Dana Stern and Liba Vaynberg who currently star in Lila Rose Kaplan’s world premiere We All Fall Down at the Huntington Theatre Company.

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Lara McCallister

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February 28, 2021

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A Chat with Playwright Will Power on Detroit Red

The play, titled after X’s Boston nickname, zeroes in on the formative years the civil rights’ leaders spent living in Roxbury, which Power believes few people acknowledge.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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February 28, 2021

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Joanna Glushak talks Gloria: A Life at the American Repertory Theater

We chatted with Ms. Glushak about working with the feminist icon and returning to perform here in Bean Town.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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A Chat with Director Rebecca Bradshaw on The Treasurer - Lyric Stage Company

A chat with Rebecca Bradshaw, whose has recently directed The Treasuerer at the Lyric Stage Company in Boston.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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On Screen
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School of Fish: The Musical - What on Earth?!

How one wild thought sparked a comedic web series for two undergraduates.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Best of Boston Theatre 2019

2019 has been a whirlwind of Boston theatre offerings from Pre-Broadway engagements to smaller fringe companies taking the spotlight.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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A Special La Cage Aux Folles Discussion- Reagle Music Theatre

Theatre Talk Boston (henceforce TTB) caught up with the stars of La Cage Aux Folles playing until August 18th at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Jeremiah Kissel Chats Nixon's Nixon at New Rep.

We spoke with Mr. Kissel after a matinee performance of Nixon's Nixon currently playing at New Rep Theatre until October 6th.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Broadway
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A Chat with Broadway's Cheyenne Jackson

We spoke with Cheyenne Jackson about coming to Boston for the first time and singing at the historic Emerson Colonial theatre for a one night only concert with Seth Rudetsky.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Importance of the 38th Annual Elliot Norton Awards during Covid-19

Due to the social distancing practices precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 38th annual Elliot Norton Awards will be presented virtually this year.

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Juan A. Ramirez

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February 28, 2021

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Broadway
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Broadway On Demand is Changing The Game...Big Time

While the curtain is still down on Broadway, and at theatres around the country, there is a light at the end of the tunnel–that light is Broadway On Demand.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Los Angeles
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Helder Guimarães in "The Present" Brings the Magic to You - Geffen Playhouse

With all that is going on in the world, it may be hard to take a step back and focus on today, but that is exactly what illusionist Helder Guimarães is honing in on in his new show, The Present, which opened Thursday at the Geffen Playhouse.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Camp is Now in Session - New Sparkhaven Theatre Collaboration

Need a new summer binge? Look no further than your local theatre community. Boston-area company Sparkhaven Theatre is premiering their new six-part live anthology, Tales from Camp Strangewood, this Sunday.

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Jamey Miller

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Comfortable In The Shadows, Not Anymore - Live Events Rally at State House

Early outside the State House this morning, here in Boston, a rally was held in support of the live events industry.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Gloucester Stage Faces Social Media Backlash After Gala Announcement

After announcing an online virtual gala, Gloucester Stage Company received backlash on Facebook regarding their casting.

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Kobi Kassal

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February 28, 2021

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Boston
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Colleges Theatre Programs Grapple with Fall Semester Amid Pandemic in Boston

“The show must go on” is an often-repeated phrase in the world of show business, and this is the attitude many theatre programs at Boston-area universities are adopting going into the upcoming Fall 2020 semester.

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Kaitlyn Riggio

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February 28, 2021

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