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Theatre News: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge Michael Urie, The Tony Awards, Oklahoma, Kathleen Chalfant and Betty Buckley
Jake Gyllenhaal,Tom Sturridge

Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Sturridge To Record Broadway’s ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ as an Audible Original Production. Audible will record the two actors performing the solo one-act plays in a sound studio.

Michael Urie, Grace Gummer

Michael Urie and “Mr. Robot’s” Grace Gummer join the Off Broadway revival of Tony Kushner’s “A Bright Room Called Day” at the Public.

The 74th Annual Tony Awards will be held at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2020. Nominations will be announced on Tues., April 28, 2020. The official eligibility cut-off date for the 2019-2020 Broadway season is Thurs., April 23, 2020

Broadway Green Alliance to Host E-Waste Drive September 25 from 11 AM to 2 PM in Times Square’s Duffy Square.

Ali Stroker

The Actors Fund announced that the groundbreaking, Tony Award®-winning Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma is holding a special ninth performance this Sunday, September 22, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. to benefit The Actors Fund at the Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway). Tickets ($99.50-$169.50) are now on sale at or by visiting the Circle in the Square box office.

Oklahoma! is the winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.  The show also received a Tony Award® in the Best Featured Actress of a Musical category for Ali Stroker’s performance as Ado Annie.

Kathleen Chalfant

Pulitzer-prize finalist Rebecca Gilman’s world premiere play A Woman Of The World is brought to the stage in an insightful and impassioned tour-de-force performance by Kathleen Chalfant. 59E59 Theaters is thrilled to welcome the world premiere produced by The Acting Company in association with Miranda Theatre Company from October 24 f through November 17th.

New York Festival of Song presents Lyrics By Shakespeare, a revival of NYFOS’ very first program in 1988. This show explores the Bard’s influence on classical composers from Quilter to Kabalevsky, and jazzmen from Dankworth to Dick Hyman with Kathleen Chalfant Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 8:00 p.m. at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street.

Betty Buckley

On the one-year anniversary of their very first episode, the Broadway podcast The Fabulous Invalid launches Season Two with Tony Award winner, two-time Emmy and Grammy Award nominee, and 2012 American Theater Hall of Fame inductee, Betty Buckley.

Additional upcoming guests for Season Two of The Fabulous Invalid include the Tony Award-winning triple threat Donna McKechnie, six-time Tony Award and five-time Drama Desk Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long, and more.

Officially launched on September 19, 2018, The Fabulous Invalid completed its first full season with a finale featuring an exclusive Broadway interview with former First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, presidential candidate, and Broadway’s biggest fan Hillary Rodham Clinton. Select episodes are recorded from the group’s usual table at the famed theatre-district restaurant Orso.

Season Two will feature a series of package episodes with multiple voices, taking an in-depth look at the people and events that have shaped the theatre. First up in October will be a spotlight on the life and work of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.

Additionally, The Fabulous Invalid is excited to announce that it has partnered with The Broadway Podcast Network, a brand-new way to find theatre and Broadway-focused podcasts and other online content. The Broadway Podcast Network will formally launch soon. Visit to sign up and be notified when it goes live. 

New episodes, and the complete Season One catalogue, are available on iTunes and Spotify, and everywhere one downloads podcasts


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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