Broadway World: Canadian Musical Theatre Database Announced

Broadway World: Canadian Musical Theatre Database Announced. “Today, TIFT Artistic Producer Arkady Spivak announced the new project, the Canadian Musical Theatre Database (CMTDB). This inclusive online resource will advocate for greater access, leading to increased production of Canadian musicals by professional, community and youth theatre companies, as well as by student productions within the education sector.”

“I Was The One Who Broke Broadway”: Meet The First Usher To Test Positive For COVID (BuzzFeed News)

BuzzFeed News: “I Was The One Who Broke Broadway”: Meet The First Usher To Test Positive For COVID. “On March 11, 2020, the lights of Broadway in New York City were still shining bright. But as curtains rose in theaters around Times Square, one member of the Broadway community, an usher and aspiring actor named Peter McIntosh, was lying in a hospital bed, just hours after arriving with a positive diagnosis he’d received that day for COVID-19.”

CNET: Hamilton’s entire first act stunningly recreated in Animal Crossing

CNET: Hamilton’s entire first act stunningly recreated in Animal Crossing. “Hamilton was a huge success when it transitioned from the stage to Disney Plus last year, yet the musical film may not be the most impressive reimagining of the hugely popular play. That accolade may instead go to Guitar_Knight14, a YouTuber who meticulously recreated Hamilton’s first act in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.”

Red Tricycle: Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces New School Program, #EduHam at Home

Red Tricycle: Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces New School Program, #EduHam at Home. “Lin-Manuel Miranda just announced an extension of the Hamilton Education Program, a classroom initiative that walks through Miranda’s Hamilton creation process and ends with students making and performing their own musical theatre pieces. #EduHam at Home is an extension of the program. While schools are closed, the #EduHam allows students to be creative theater artists while adhering to social distancing guidelines.”

The Stage: Online platform to tackle inequality for female musical theatre composers

The Stage: Online platform to tackle inequality for female musical theatre composers. “A dedicated platform promoting female musical theatre composers is being created in a bid to move the industry towards 50:50 gender parity. The project will create an online database of female theatre composers to showcase the ‘wealth of talent’ in the UK. It also aims to collect data that can used to encourage change.”

Library of Congress: Library Launches Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration with Thousands of Bernstein Items Online

Library of Congress: Library Launches Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration with Thousands of Bernstein Items Online. “In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, the Library of Congress has made available online—for the first time—musical manuscripts and scrapbooks from the legendary composer’s personal and professional archives housed in the nation’s library. … The public can now access for free more than 3,700 items, including photos, writings, correspondence, scripts, musical sketches, scrapbooks and audio recordings. This web presentation is a revealing snapshot of Bernstein’s extensive collection at the Library.”

Broadway World: New Website Will Honor Irving Berlin’s Legacy

Broadway World: New Website Will Honor Irving Berlin’s Legacy . “The family of Irving Berlin, in conjunction with his publishers Concord Music (North America) and Universal Music Publishing Group (rest of World), has announced the launch of a new website to honor Irving Berlin in celebration of his 130th birthday. Created to pay tribute to Berlin’s life and legendary works, this is the first time a dedicated digital resource has existed online for the man epitomized by Jerome Kern’s famous maxim: ‘Irving Berlin has no place in American music – he is American music.’”

New-to-Me: Database of Contemporary Musical Theatre Songs (Mostly Unpublished)

New-to-me: a database of contemporary musical theatre songs — ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com . From the about page: “ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com is a subscription website that connects voice teachers, students and musical theatre professionals with today’s best contemporary writers and songs. We represent over 180 writers and 500 largely unpublished songs, curated by industry professionals, searchable by voice and song type and available for purchase directly on our site. We are the only site that does not take a cent of the writers’ sales.”