This Week on Broadway for October 4, 2020: Netflix film The Boys in the Band and Political Plays and Musicals

Peter Filichia, James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Jan Simpson talk about the Netflix adaptation of The Boys in the Band. Michael talks about three things to look for at Broadway Records. In the second half, we continue the discussion with … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Theatre Stars Shine at 72nd Emmys, Pope & Aduba to Lead Black “Friends” Reading, Original “SIX” Queens to Reunite Any and all feedback is appreciated:  Alicia Ramírez alicia@broadwayradio.com | @aramirezgar31Ashley Steves ashley@broadwayradio.com | @NoThisIsAshleyJames Marino james@broadwayradio.com | @JamesMarinoMatt Tamanini matt@broadwayradio.com … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Friday, September 18, 2020

“Constitution” Coming to Amazon Prime, Cuomo Says Venues Aren’t Ready to Open, Benanti Teases Announcement 1) “What the Constitution Means to Me” to Stream Next Month https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Filmed-Version-of-WHAT-THE-CONSTITUTION-MEANS-TO-ME-Will-Arrive-on-Amazon-Prime-Video-This-Fall-20200917 2) Cuomo Says Not Yet Ready for Entertainment Venues to Open https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Governor-Cuomo-Says-We-Are-Not-Yet-at-a-Point-Where-Movie-Theaters-Concert-Venues-and-More-Can-Reopen-20200917 3) … Read more…

Nick Cordero, Broadway Star Who Died of Coronavirus, Remembered During Emotional, Music-Filled Memorial

Nick Cordero, the Broadway actor who died in July of coronavirus at the age of 41, was remembered Sunday as a mega-talent with a commanding presence and husky baritone, who remained humble about his many successes when not taking center … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Monday, August 24, 2020

“Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated:  Alicia Ramírez alicia@broadwayradio.com | @aramirezgar31Ashley Steves ashley@broadwayradio.com | @NoThisIsAshleyJames Marino james@broadwayradio.com | @JamesMarinoMatt Tamanini matt@broadwayradio.com | … Read more…

Tell Me More | Episode 52: Ron Simons on Bringing Underrepresented Voices to Broadway, Apollo Theater

On today’s episode of “Tell Me More,” Matt speaks with one of the busiest Broadway producers working during the pandemic, Ron Simons. In addition to being the first Black producer in Broadway history to win four Tony Awards, Simons also … Read more…

Today on Broadway: Friday, August 21, 2020

NBC Planning Broadway Special, Randy Rainbow Apologizes, One-Second Musical Quizzes Randy Rainbow on Emmy Nom and Resurfaced Racist, Transphobic Tweets https://www.advocate.com/comedy/2020/8/20/randy-rainbow-emmy-nom-and-resurfaced-racist-transphobic-tweets11 1) NBC is Planning a Primetime Broadway Special https://pagesix.com/2020/08/19/nbc-looking-to-revitalize-broadway-with-splashy-primetime-special/ 2) Theatre News A Community Theater Leader Disappears and Leaves … Read more…

Nick Cordero Remembered by Stars of Hollywood, Broadway Including Zach Braff, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sara Bareilles

Scores of stars from Hollywood and Broadway paid tribute to Tony-nominated actor Nick Cordero on Sunday night following confirmation by his family that he had died from complications due to coronavirus. In March 2020, Cordero was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical … Read more…

‘Hamilton’ Movie: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Director Thomas Kail on Bringing the Broadway Phenomenon to Disney Plus

When it opened in 2015, “Hamilton” instantly became both the hottest ticket on Broadway and the hardest to come by. Sure, if you were Beyoncé, Oprah, the Obamas, or just willing to shell out hundreds of dollars for nosebleed seats, … Read more…

BroadwayRadio Special: Backstage’s Casey Mink on the Broadway Shutdown, the Industry’s Needed Changes, and More

On today’s episode, Ashley talks with Backstage senior staff writer Casey Mink about the Broadway COVID-19 shutdown, including her recent reporting for Vanity Fair about when we should expect to see theatre doors reopen. They also discuss the in-limbo awards … Read more…

Broadway Actor Nick Cordero “Doing Slightly Better” But “Still Very Sick,” His Wife Amanda Kloots Says – Update

UPDATE May 25: Nick Cordero’s wife Amanda Kloots on Monday provided a new update on the Broadway actor’s condition as he continues to battle the fallout from COVID-19. “Nick is doing slightly better than yesterday. He is still very sick … Read more…

BroadwayRadio Special: Warren Hoffman, author of The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical

James Marino speaks with Warren Hoffman about his book, “The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical”, which just received its second edition Guest: Warren Hoffman Warren currently serves as the Executive Director for the Association for Jewish Studies … Read more…

Broadway Actor Nick Cordero Has Tracheostomy, A Positive Move, His Wife Says – Update

UPDATE: Nick Cordero had a successful tracheostomy that will help him ease away from mechanical ventilation. His wife, Amanda Kloots, updated the actors condition on her Instagram. Cordero has been battling severe health complications related to COVID-19, and almost lost a leg. … Read more…