Broadway Announces Optional Mask Policy for the Month of July

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The Press Release:
The Broadway League announced today that the owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theatres in New York City will adopt a “mask optional” policy for the month of July. Audience members are still encouraged to wear masks in theatres.

Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League said, “Millions of people enjoyed the unique magic of Broadway by watching the 75th Tony Award Ceremony recently. Millions more have experienced Broadway LIVE in theatres in New York City and throughout the U.S., since we reopened last fall. We’re thrilled to welcome even more of our passionate fans back to Broadway in the exciting 22-23 season that has just begun.”
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Now Playing: Disney-Pixar “Lightyear” (6/17/2022)

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As a long time fan of the “Toy Story” original film and its sequels and yes the subsequent toy lines I have to say that I am very excited about the opening of the brand-new Disney/Pixar film “Lightyear” which takes us back in time to the origins of the man who eventually inspired a toy. The film opens today and we’ve already shared the Teaser Trailer and the Official Trailer in other narratives which you can peruse by clicking the hyperlinked text. To round this out properly I’ve got some new art, the basic premise and of course the voice casting. To infinity and beyond!!!! Let’s go.

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The Premise: The sci-fi action-adventure presents the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear—the hero who inspired the toy—introducing the legendary Space Ranger who would win generations of fans.
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Presenting The 75th Annual Tony Awards Winners

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The time is now my friends and it’s truly Broadway’s Biggest Night as the 75th Annual Tony Awards winners were recently given their trophies for excellence in theatre. I don’t think I have to state the obvious but this pandemic was a hard hit to the world of Broadway shows. Live theatre was put on hold back in March of 2020 and wouldn’t return until September of 2021 which is about 18 months dark. Let’s remember that this is more than the shows and the actors playing all the roles. It’s the musicians, its the stagehards and the assorted front of house staff and all those behind the scenes. The pandemic created COVID safety teams which I even participated in once the re-opening happened and when that return was in play, it was a wonderful thing to behold. So I casually watched the broadcast to catch the announcements and will be watching in full tomorrow since its a slower day for me. The main host of the show was Ariana DeBose and here now are your winners for the 75th Annual Tony Awards.

** The Design Categories **

Best Scenic Design Of A Play:
Beowulf Boritt, POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
Michael Carnahan and Nicholas Hussong, Skeleton Crew
WINNER – Es Devlin, The Lehman Trilogy
Anna Fleischle, Hangmen
Scott Pask, American Buffalo
Adam Rigg, The Skin of Our Teeth

Best Scenic Design Of A Musical:
Beowulf Boritt and 59 Productions, Flying Over Sunset
WINNER – Bunny Christie, Company
Arnulfo Maldonado, A Strange Loop
Derek McLane and Peter Nigrini, MJ
Allen Moyer, Paradise Square
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Presenting: The 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards Unscripted Winners

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Last night the winners were announced for the 5th Annual MTV Movie and TV Awards for both the Scripted and Unscripted Categories. Since the Unscripted listings fell into the wheelhouse of this side of the creative coin, I’ve opted to list them here. The winners of the Scripted Categories are featured over on the PiercingMetal website and you can see that rundown by clicking HERE. Now lets get to the Golden Popcorn trophies.

BEST DOCU-REALITY SERIES:
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
WINNER – Selling Sunset
Summer House
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

BEST COMPETITION SERIES:
American Idol
Dancing with the Stars
WINNER – RuPaul’s Drag Race
The Challenge: Spies, Lies & Allies
The Masked Singer
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BroadwayCon Reveals Star-Studded Lineup For Upcoming In-Person Convention

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The Press Release:
BroadwayCon, the premiere fan convention for all things Broadway, today announced the programming lineup, featuring performances and appearances from some of Broadway’s biggest shows and influential names in theater. Taking place, July 8-10, 2022 at the Manhattan Center & The New Yorker Hotel, this year’s BroadwayCon marks the convention’s first in-person gathering in two years, bringing theater fans closer than ever to some of Broadway’s newest and most exciting shows.

This year’s lineup features a star-studded slate of interactive Q&As, live performances, sing-along sessions and more from hit Broadway shows such as A Strange Loop, POTUS, CHICAGO, Dear Evan Hansen, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Six, Disney Princess – The Concert, Beetlejuice, among others.
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