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“Haul out the holly! Put up the tree before my spirit falls again”🎄 (a very 2020 lyric🙈😆) Merry Christmas & Happy Holida...
12/25/2020

“Haul out the holly! Put up the tree before my spirit falls again”🎄 (a very 2020 lyric🙈😆) Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from all of us at The Museum of Broadway!! • “We Need a Little Christmas” from the original Broadway production of MAME, starring Angela Lansbury🌟

Our heart breaks for the loss of 3-time Tony Award nominee, Rebecca Luker😓 She graced the stage in numerous Broadway sho...
12/23/2020

Our heart breaks for the loss of 3-time Tony Award nominee, Rebecca Luker😓 She graced the stage in numerous Broadway shows, including Phantom of the Opera, The Secret Garden, and The Music Man. We will miss her beautiful voice and luminary presence. Our heartfelt condolences to Danny Burstein and their family💔 If you’re able, please consider donating to fund ALS treatment & research🙏

https://fundraise.projectals.org/campaign/at-home-with-rebecca-luker/c287372

#howcouldIcouldeverknow 😓 #thesecretgarden

12/21/2020

“Dancing is everything!” On this day in 1983 THE TAP DANCE KID opened on Broadway🌟 A 10-year old boy dreams of becoming a tap dancer despite the disapproval of his father. The new musical was based on the novel, Nobody’s Family is Going to Change, with a book by Charles Blackwell, music by Tony Award nominee Henry Krieger and lyrics by Robert Lorick. It played 707 performances, including previews, and won 2 Tony Awards🏆 Fun fact: Savion Glover made his Broadway debut as a replacement at the age of 11 ✨ (📺 1985 commercial)

#thetapdancekid #broadway #musicals #dance #tap #hintonbattle #alfonsoribeiro #savionglover #charlesblackwell #henrykrieger #robertlorick #musicaltheatre #commercial #80s

“76 trombones led the big parade” 🥁🎺🎉 • On this day THE MUSIC MAN opened on Broadway & was an instant hit. It even manag...
12/19/2020

“76 trombones led the big parade” 🥁🎺🎉 • On this day THE MUSIC MAN opened on Broadway & was an instant hit. It even managed to beat WEST SIDE STORY for the Tony Award that season (...WSS was considered by some to be a bit too daring for audiences🤨). Iowa native Meredith Willson wrote the music, lyrics and book, and the production starred Barbara Cook and Robert Preston💞

#yagottrouble #musicman #broadway #musical #original #bygonebroadway #meredithwillson #barbaracook #robertpreston #marilynsiegel #marilynrogers #upcomingrevival #broadwaybound #hughjackman #suttonfoster #musicals #musicaltheatre #theater

12/15/2020

Mourning the loss of the legend, Ann Reinking😓 She dazzled audiences in numerous Broadway shows, including CABARET, PIPPIN, DANCIN’, A CHORUS LINE and SWEET CHARITY. She conceived, co-directed, co-choreographed & starred in FOSSE and choreographed the revival of CHICAGO in the style of Bob Fosse, for which she won a Tony Award. Rest In Peace💔 (📺: Ann Reinking performing “All That Jazz” on the TV show “Dancin’ Man”)

#AnnReinking #RIP #anotherlegendlost #Broadway #Chicago #Fosse #Pippin #SweetCharity #AChorusLine #Dancin’ #Annie #AllThatJazz #dancer #choreographer #director #tonyawards

The last show we saw was the opening night of Girl From The North Country on Broadway on March 5th... Can’t wait for the...
12/14/2020

The last show we saw was the opening night of Girl From The North Country on Broadway on March 5th... Can’t wait for theaters to reopen! We urge Congress to pass COVID-19 relief for Broadway🙏 🙏🙏 Please visit www.saveourstages.com to learn how you can help! #PointMeTowardTomorrow #SaveOurStages #BroadwayLightsUp #ContactYourRep #beanartshero (📷: Julie Boardman. And yes, that is Bernadette Peters in the background😍)

Who’s excited for tonight’s Jagged Little Pill’s reunion concert?!! 🙋🙋‍♀️ We can’t wait!! 🎶🎉 So crazy that today marks 9...
12/13/2020

Who’s excited for tonight’s Jagged Little Pill’s reunion concert?!! 🙋🙋‍♀️ We can’t wait!! 🎶🎉 So crazy that today marks 9 months since Broadway shut down..😟 #wemisslivetheatre (🎨: @broadwaylyrics_)

#lifeinthetimeofcorona #jaggedlittlepill #musical #musicals #musicaltheatre #alanismorissette #alanis #everythingsgonnabefinefinefine #isntitironic #broadway #onlyintermission #broadwayshutdown #historic #pandemic #covid_19 #covid #covidsucks #livemusic #concert #reunion

“Let the whole world melt away, and dance with you” 💞💞💞 THE PROM is now live on Netflix🥳 We went to the virtual premiere...
12/11/2020

“Let the whole world melt away, and dance with you” 💞💞💞 THE PROM is now live on Netflix🥳 We went to the virtual premiere & the movie is just fantastic!! 🌟 So incredible to see people singing & dancing again😃🙏 Throw a 🙋‍♀️🙋 if you’ve watched it!

#TheProm #Netflix #musical #musicaltheatre #ryanmurphy #merylstreep #nicolekidman #jamescorden #kerrywashington #andrewrannells #arianadebose #joellenpellman #keeganmichaelkey #kevinchamberlin

How to change the landscape on Broadway? Recruit your collaborator in your Buddhist chanting group, pick a German play t...
12/11/2020

How to change the landscape on Broadway? Recruit your collaborator in your Buddhist chanting group, pick a German play that was often banned or censored, rebel against the rules and write songs that refuse to advance the plot...et voilá! Eight Tonys later, you’ve got SPRING AWAKENING.

#springawakening #newmusical #musical #OnThisDay #duncansheik #stevensater #michaelmayer #billtjones #jonathangroff #leamichele #tonyawards

Wishing the happiest of birthdays to 2-time Tony Award nominee, Sara Bareilles!!! 🎂🎉 She’s written music for two Broadwa...
12/08/2020

Wishing the happiest of birthdays to 2-time Tony Award nominee, Sara Bareilles!!! 🎂🎉 She’s written music for two Broadway musicals - here’s hoping for a 3rd🤞(🎨: @esylviadesigns)

#waitress #waitressmusical #broadway #musical #musicaltheatre #sarabareilles

“Broadway could reopen by Fall 2021🥳🥳🥳 Fauci, in an interview with WNBC, said if people get vaccinated in the spring as ...
12/03/2020

“Broadway could reopen by Fall 2021🥳🥳🥳 Fauci, in an interview with WNBC, said if people get vaccinated in the spring as the vaccine becomes available to the general public, New Yorkers and the entire country could get back to normal by the end of summer or beginning of fall 2021.

‘I think that will be completely dependent on the uptake of vaccines by the people of the country and specifically the people of New York,’ Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told the outlet.” As reported by @nypost 👌

#Broadwaywillbeback #vaccine #covid_19 #covid #onlyintermission #broadwayshutdown #musicaltheatre #musicals #plays #theater #theatrekid #theaterlife

Today is World AIDS Day. If you’re able, please consider making a donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and supp...
12/02/2020

Today is World AIDS Day. If you’re able, please consider making a donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and support their incredibly important work❤️

Larry Kramer’s THE NORMAL HEART opened at @publictheaterny in 1985. “There can be little doubt that THE NORMAL HEART is the most outspoken play around – or that it speaks up about a subject that justifies its author's unflagging, at times even hysterical, sense of urgency.” (Frank Rich, NY Times) The play was finally produced on Broadway in 2011 and won 3 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play🏆 (🎨: @capemaystage)

#worldaidsday #broadwaycares #bcefa #donate #donatetoday #thenormalheart #larrykramer #play #offbroadway #broadway #theatre #theater

Happy Birthday to 3-time Tony Award winner, Hinton Battle!!! 🎉  In 1975 Hinton made his Broadway debut as the Scarecrow ...
11/30/2020

Happy Birthday to 3-time Tony Award winner, Hinton Battle!!! 🎉 In 1975 Hinton made his Broadway debut as the Scarecrow in THE WIZ (played by Michael Jackson in the movie version 3 years later) and he went on to win Tony Awards for his roles in SOPHISTICATED LADIES, THE TAP DANCE KID and MISS SAIGON🏆🏆🏆 (📷: Martha Swope)

#happybirthday #hintonbattle #broadway #thewiz #musical #stephaniemills #scarecrow #michaeljackson #musicaltheatre #theaterlife #theatre

Whatever Lola wants...Lola gets💃🏻 Loving this #fanart from @asiadraws 😍 #blackfriday #fanartfriday #broadway #damnyankee...
11/28/2020

Whatever Lola wants...Lola gets💃🏻 Loving this #fanart from @asiadraws 😍

#blackfriday #fanartfriday #broadway #damnyankees #chicago #musical #musicaltheatre #gwenverdon #icon #broadwayfanart

11/26/2020

Happy Birthday, Christina Applegate!! 🥳🎉 #throwback to that time she & the cast of SWEET CHARITY performed on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade🦃🥁🎺 Can’t wait to see the performances tomorrow from Hamilton Mean Girls on Broadway Ain't Too Proud Musical Jagged Little Pill Dear Evan Hansen and Come From Away 🤩 We’ll be flipping back and forth between NBC & CBS😁 #wemissliveBroadway

SWEET CHARITY was written by Neil Simon, with music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields. It was originally conceived, directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse and based on Federico Fellini’s “Nights of Cambria.” There have been two revivals (1986 & 2005), the most recent starred Christina Applegate and received 3 Tony nominations✨

#Broadway #Thanksgiving #ThanksgivingDayParade #hamilton #meangirls #jaggedlittlepill #ainttooproud #dearevanhansen #comefromaway #neilsimon #cycoleman #dorothyfields #sweetcharity #fosse #fellini #revival #musicals #musicaltheatre #broadwaywillbeback #broadwayshutdown #onlyintermission

The lyric says it all. 2020🤦‍♀️On this day in 1934 ANYTHING GOES opened on Broadway! In other fun news, a West End reviv...
11/22/2020

The lyric says it all. 2020🤦‍♀️

On this day in 1934 ANYTHING GOES opened on Broadway! In other fun news, a West End revival of ANYTHING GOES was announced yesterday starring @meganomullally & Robert Lindsay and directed by @kathleenmarshall5678 ⛴⚓️

ANYTHING GOES was originally imagined by producer Vinton Freedley for Ethel Merman. He hired Cole Porter to write the music and lyrics, and Guy Bolton & PG Wodehouse to write the book. Unfortunately just a few weeks before the musical was to open a passenger ship fire killed 137 people. The musical needed to be rewritten and quick. The writers were in London so producer brought on Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (who would later write THE SOUND OF MUSIC) to fix the book. The libretto has been altered with each revival. (🎨: 1987 Vivian Beaumont starring Patti LuPone, 2011 Stephen Sondheim Theater starring Sutton Foster, 1934 Alvin Theatre starring Ethel Merman)

#theworldhasgonemad #lyrics #anythinggoes #coleporter #onthisday #broadway #history #musicaltheatre #musicaltheatre #newyork #westend #london #revival #broadwayshutdown #onlyintermission #broadwaywillbeback #postcovid19

Our dear friends at Scenery Bags have just launched their newest product for the holidays made from Glinda’s iconic bubb...
11/19/2020

Our dear friends at Scenery Bags have just launched their newest product for the holidays made from Glinda’s iconic bubble dress from WICKED The Musical ✨ Head over to the www.scenerybags.com to get yours! And while you’re there check out the rest of their products💞 For those who don’t know, Scenery Bags upcycles retired drops & costumes into handmade accessories so you can own a piece of Broadway history!

#shopsmall #womanownedbusiness #holidayshopping #scenerybags #wicked #Broadway #musicaltheatre 🎭

Oh, how we miss this😭 There really is nothing like being inside a theatre. And seeing brilliant theatre to boot. Thunder...
11/18/2020

Oh, how we miss this😭 There really is nothing like being inside a theatre. And seeing brilliant theatre to boot. Thunderous applause, not a dry eye in sight. One day it will return...but until then we remember. One year ago THE INHERITANCE opened on Broadway - it brilliantly wove the stories of New Yorkers together and asked the question: in the aftermath of a pandemic (in this case the AIDS epidemic), what is our responsibility to those we have lost and how do we collectively move forward. It was an incredibly powerful and masterful play written by Matthew Lopez and brilliantly directed by Stephen Daldry. The Inheritance abruptly ended when the world stopped and has since won the Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Play and is nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Play 🌟

#broadway #theinheritance #play #matthewlopez #stephendaldry #masterpiece #newyork #aids #crisis #pandemic #intergenerational #conversation #theatre #theater #artmatters

John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons opened on Broadway on this day in 2017 💥 If you haven’t seen it and you feel 2...
11/16/2020

John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons opened on Broadway on this day in 2017 💥 If you haven’t seen it and you feel 2020 has been somewhat depleted in the joy and laughter department, check it out on @netflix - you’ll say “gracias” later😁

#latinhistoryformorons #lifeinthetimeofcorona #netflix #broadway #comedy #play #latin #history #johnleguizamo

That time Josh Groban was on Broadway😍 NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 was based on Tolstoy and developed at A...
11/15/2020

That time Josh Groban was on Broadway😍 NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 was based on Tolstoy and developed at Ars Nova. When it opened on Broadway in 2016, scenic designer Mimi Lien transformed the Imperial Theater for the production✨ The operetta was written by David Malloy, directed by Rachel Chavkin and choreographed by Sam Pinkleton✨ Who saw it?! (📷 is of one of the lighting fixtures onstage)

#Broadway #musicaltheatre #JoshGroban #greatcomet #natashapierreandthegreatcometof1812 #lovethislyric 💞

Mask up so the curtain can go up! Show specific masks are now available at www.maskupcurtainup.com 🥳 25% of proceeds wil...
11/13/2020

Mask up so the curtain can go up! Show specific masks are now available at www.maskupcurtainup.com 🥳 25% of proceeds will be donated to a charity of the show’s choosing🎉 #maskupcurtainup #allinthistogether

#covid_19 #covid #broadway #mask #masks #shop #charity #broadwayshutdown #broadwaywillbeback #onlyintermission #saveourstages #beanartshero #meangirls #meangirlsbroadway #cats #bookofmormon #bookofmormonmusical #beetlejuicebway #theprom #company #companybroadway #ainttooproud #jaggedlittlepill #chicago #tina #hadestown #phantomoftheopera

Thank you, Veterans!!! 🇺🇸“All the sleepless nightsPraying you’d returnSafely to my arms withAll the honor you would earn...
11/12/2020

Thank you, Veterans!!! 🇺🇸

“All the sleepless nights
Praying you’d return
Safely to my arms with
All the honor you would earn.
Welcome home!” ❤️

BANDSTAND, written by Rob Taylor and Richard Oberacker, centered around a group of veterans home from the war struggling with survivor’s guilt and PTSD. The new musical opened on Broadway in 2017 starring Laura Osnes and Corey Cott, and will stream on @bwayondemand this weekend!! (📷: Jeremy Daniel)

#VeteransDay #veterans #Broadway #Bandstand #musical #musicaltheatre #ondemand

Two enemy camps serendipitously coming together and discovering each other’s humanity. Where could this be of relevance ...
11/09/2020

Two enemy camps serendipitously coming together and discovering each other’s humanity. Where could this be of relevance today? Oh wait- “It’s time to put away the harsh rhetoric. To lower the temperature. To see each other again. To listen to each other again. To make progress, we must stop treating our opponents as our enemy.”
(President-Elect Biden, 11/7/20)

Today in 2017 The Band's Visit opened on Broadway to rave reviews. It would go on to win 10 Tony Awards 🏆 Book by Itamar Moses. Music & lyrics by David Yazbek. Directed by David Cromer. (🎨: @ariel81331)

#Broadway #thebandsvisit #musical #musicaltheatre #timetoheal #unitedstates #lessons #lessonslearned #lessonslearnedfrommusicals #fanart #broadwayfanart

Biden has been elected President of the United States and vows to govern as an American to unite a divided country🇺🇸 Pic...
11/07/2020

Biden has been elected President of the United States and vows to govern as an American to unite a divided country🇺🇸 Pictured here: the Bidens at the 2017 Tony Awards🌟 We will have a President who cares about the arts😭💞 (📷: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

#PresidentElect #PresidentElectBiden #election2020 #Biden #Harris #bidenharris2020 #arts #beanartshero #broadway #broadwayshutdown

“And it came to pass, all that seemed wrong was now right, and those who deserved to were certain to live a long and hap...
11/06/2020

“And it came to pass, all that seemed wrong was now right, and those who deserved to were certain to live a long and happy life. Ever after...” 🎶

Today in 1987 INTO THE WOODS opened on Broadway starring Bernadette Peters, pictured here in rehearsals🌟 The musical intertwined the plots of several fairy tales, with a book by James Lapine and music/lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and ran for 809 performances on Broadway📖🏰 (📷: Dan Briznac. Thanks to @bygonebroadway)

#IntotheWoods #musical #musicaltheatre #broadway #broadwaymusical #bernadettepeters

It’s Election Day!!! Time to go vote & “sign my name” ✔️🗳🇺🇸 THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES is a new musical that opened at @atl...
11/03/2020

It’s Election Day!!! Time to go vote & “sign my name” ✔️🗳🇺🇸
THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES is a new musical that opened at @atlantictheater in 2019 & is Broadway-bound! Check out the full song in our IGTV🎶 Book: Lynn Nottage. Music: Duncan Sheik. Lyrics: Susan Birkenhead 🐝
#vote #vote2020 #election2020 #election #broadway #broadwaybound #newmusical #secretlifeofbees

11/02/2020
“TOMORROW” featuring Jennifer Hudson

One day left🗳 TOMORROW is the last day to vote!!! Please go vote - our future depends on it🇺🇸 • "Tomorrow" featuring @iamjhud and @mybroadwaydreams choir 🥰 As seen on @broadway4biden’s IN OUR AMERICA: A CONCERT FOR THE SOUL OF THE NATION. Directed by Liesl Tommy. Music directed by Jason Michael Webb. Orchestrated by Charlie Rosen. Edited by Nolan Doran & Carin Ford. “Tomorrow” was written by Martin Charnin & Charles Strouse from the musical ANNIE. Used with permission from WC Music Corp & MPL Music Publishing.

#vote #vote2020 #election #election2020 #countdown #inouramerica #jenniferhudson #broadwaydreams #broadway #broadwaymusical #musicaltheatre #musical #music #tomorrow #annie #anniethemusical #ourfuture

It takes...all of us🙏 Vote🇺🇸🗳 TWO days left until voting ends! Make your voice heard🗣 “It Takes TWO” from @nbc’s HAIRSPR...
11/01/2020

It takes...all of us🙏 Vote🇺🇸🗳 TWO days left until voting ends! Make your voice heard🗣

“It Takes TWO” from @nbc’s HAIRSPRAY Live!💞 The original production of HAIRSPRAY opened on Broadway in 2002, was based on the movie by John Waters and won 8 Tony Awards🏆 Book: Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan. Music: Marc Shaiman. Lyrics: Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman.

#vote #vote2020 #election #electionofalifetime #election2020 #countdown #hairspray #musical #musicaltheatre

"Yes, that line forms on the right, babe..." Voting lines are long, but oh so important. THREE days left!! Bring your ma...
10/31/2020

"Yes, that line forms on the right, babe..." Voting lines are long, but oh so important. THREE days left!! Bring your mail-in ballot to an official dropbox to make sure it is counted🗳🇺🇸 • This revival of THREEPENNY OPERA opened at Studio 54 in 2006, starring Alan Cumming and Cyndi Lauper🔥🔥🔥 THREEPENNY OPERA was written by Bertolt Brecht with music by Kurt Weill. It was based on THE BEGGAR’S OPERA which was written in 1728 and opened in New York in 1750 at the Nassau Theatre, making it one of the earliest shows to be produced in New York City! #themoreyouknow

#vote #vote2020 #election #election2020 #countdown #earlyvoting #broadway #theatre #theater #threepennyopera #studio54 #alancumming #cyndilauper

FOUR days left!!! 🇺🇸🗳 #vote #vote2020 JERSEY BOYS is the Tony Award & Olivier Award winning musical, based on the story ...
10/30/2020

FOUR days left!!! 🇺🇸🗳 #vote #vote2020

JERSEY BOYS is the Tony Award & Olivier Award winning musical, based on the story of Frankie Valli and the FOUR Seasons🎤🎶

#election #election2020 #countdown #votingmatters #broadway #musical #musicaltheatre #theater #jerseyboys #frankievalliandthefourseasons

FIVE days until voting ends! Please vote🇺🇸🗳 FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE opened on Broadway in 1992, with music by Louis Jordan &...
10/30/2020

FIVE days until voting ends! Please vote🇺🇸🗳

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE opened on Broadway in 1992, with music by Louis Jordan & a book by Clarke Peters and was nominated for two Tony Awards✨

#vote #vote2020 #election #election2020 #countdown #fivedaysleft #five #fiveguysnamedmoe #musical #broadway

10/28/2020

The original SIX. The SIX merry murderesses of the Cook County Jail reminding you to get out & VOTE🇺🇸🗳

“Pop! SIX. Squish. Uh uh. Cicero. Lipschitz... He had it comin’!” • @chicagomusical Book: Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse. Music: John Kander. Lyrics: Fred Ebb

#vote #vote2020 #election #countdown #broadway #musical #musicaltheatre

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