Today on Broadway: Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Listen: @BetteMidler Matched w/ #DavidHydePierce & @Astaire_Awards Announced


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1. “Hello, Dolly!” Finds Its Match

2. Astaire Awards Announced

3. Show Announcements
“The Father” Extends
— Goodspeed’s “Bye Bye Birdie”
— “Shining City” with Matthew Broderick Begins Previews at Irish Rep
Two of London’s Favorite Leading Men Unite for an Album and Tour

4. Odds and Ends
— MSG vs. Barclay’s
Madison Square Garden is larger, with a seating capacity of 20,000
Lilliputian Barclay’s Center seats only 19,000

This American Life 259: Promised Land
Fans of movie musicals might know about something called the “I Wish” number. In many movies and Broadway shows, it’s the main character’s first song, in which they express the hope that will set the story in motion. Host Ira Glass explains it, and plays a few examples. (7 minutes)

— Wall Street Journal Article on Tony Voters

The Tony Voters: So Many Shows, So Little Time by Pia Catton
Who are the Tony voters, and how do they approach their task?

Todd Buonopane ’s Broadway Stories @ 54 Below this Friday night at 11:30pm

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