Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Water in the Well!" A Two-Show Day at Broadway's Violet With "Young Violet," Emerson Steele by Matthew Blank

Emerson Steele is making her Broadway debut playing the childhood version of the title character in Roundabout's production of Violet. The 14-year-old actress, who boasts a powerful voice a…

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PHOTO ARCHIVE: Celebrating Daniel Radcliffe on Stage by Matthew Blank

Stage and screen star Daniel Radcliffe celebrates his birthday July 23. Last seen on the New York stage in The Cripple of Inishmaan, his Broadway debut came in the 2008 production of Equus.…

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Women's Project Theater Appoints New Producing Artistic Director Following Julie Crosby's Departure by Michael Gioia

Women's Project Theater announced July 23 that Lisa McNulty has been appointed the Off-Broadway theatre company's new producing artistic director. She succeeds Julie Crosby.

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It's Only a Play, Starring Producers Co-Stars, Already Taking in Millions at the Box Office by Michael Gioia

The star-studded Broadway production of Tony Award winner Terrence McNally's comedy It's Only A Play has taken in $5.5 million in sales prior to its Aug. 28 start date, accordin…

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PHOTO CALL: Nicola Hughes, Phillip Boykin, Cedric Neal, Jade Ewen and Rufus Bonds Jr. Star in Porgy and Bess at London's Open Air Theatre by Matthew Blank

Porgy and Bess began performances July 17 prior to an official opening July 28 at London's Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park.

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No One Asked Me Will Explore True Stories of Undocumented Immigrants in NYC by Michael Gioia

The 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) will present No One Asked Me, a new play by Kate Ballen inspired by the true stories of undocumented immigrant NYC students…

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Songwriting Legend Billy Joel Will Receive Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize by Philippe Bowgen

Singer, songwriter and pop legend Billy Joel will receive the Library of Congress' prestigious Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, according to RollingStone.com.

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PLAYBILL PICKS: Playbill.com Staff Members Choose Their Favorite YouTube Performances By Broadway Actors by Jared Clough

Move aside, ladies! Last week, we shared favorite YouTube performances featuring Broadway actresses. This week, we scoured the Internet to find performances that feature the men of the Great…

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Bootycandy, Sex-Education Comedy About Growing Up Gay and Black, Will Play Off-Broadway; Complete Cast Announced by Michael Gioia

Playwrights Horizons will present the New York premiere of Bootycandy, a new play written and directed by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara, beginning Aug. 22, prior to an official opening…

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Daniel Sunjata, Kate Jennings Grant and More Will Join Blythe Danner in Broadway's Country House by Andrew Gans

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced complete casting for Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies' The Country House, which will begin previews on Broadway Sept. 9 at the Samuel J. Friedm…

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Classic TV Comes to the Stage: Highlights From The Beverly Hillbillies - The Musical

Theatre at the Center in Munster, IN presents the world premiere of The Beverly Hillbillies - The Musical, based on the classic 1960s sitcom. Jim Harms plays Jed Clampett, the head of a clan…

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Tom Hiddleston Quotes Richard II in High-Speed Jaguar Spot; Ad Banned in U.K. by Michael Gioia

A Jaguar Land Rover spot, featuring actor Tom Hiddleston quoting Richard II, has been banned by the U.K. advertising watchdog for encouraging irresponsible driving, according to the Hollywoo…

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"Glee" Star Naya Rivera Ties the Knot in Secret Ceremony in Mexico by Michael Gioia

"Glee" star Naya Rivera, who called off her engagement to rapper Big Sean in April, tied the knot with longtime friend Ryan Dorsey July 19 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, according to P…

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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Girls! The Contestants of Off-Broadway's Drag Musical Pageant Share Their Inspirations, Beauty Tips and More! by Matthew Blank

The Bill Russell-Frank Kelly-Albert Evans musical Pageant, which opened July 14 after previews that began June 29, recently extended through Sept. 21 at the Davenport Theatre. Meet the…

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Boxing Champ and "Let's Get Ready to Rumble" Announcer Make Broadway Debuts in Rocky Tonight by Michael Gioia

World Middleweight boxing champion Gennady Golovkin and announcer Michael Buffer make their Broadway debuts July 23 at the 8 PM performance of Rocky at the Winter Garden Theatre.

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PHOTO CALL: Marcelo Gomes, Complexions, Ailey II, Sara Mearns and More Heat Up the 20th Anniversary Fire Island Dance Festival by Matthew Blank

Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell and If/Then choreographer Larry Keigwin co-hosted the 20th Anniversary Fire Island Dance Festival, which runs July 18-20 in the Pines. New works by Josh Berg…

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Of Mice and Men, Starring James Franco, Will Be First Broadway Show Filmed for National Theatre Live Series by Andrew Gans

David Binder announced July 23 that the hit revival of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, starring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Jim Norton, has been selected as …

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Signature's Wayside Motor Inn, With Marc Kudisch, Lizbeth Mackay, Extends Prior to First Performance by Andrew Gans and Carey Purcell

The Signature Theatre's upcoming production of The Wayside Motor Inn, the drama by prolific playwright A.R. Gurney that will begin performances Off-Broadway Aug. 12 prior to an official …

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PHOTO CALL: Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez Flies Into Broadway's Pippin by Joseph Marzullo

Priscilla Lopez, who earned a Tony for her performance in A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and also created the role Diana Morales in the original Broadway production A Chorus …

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London Production of Sweeney Todd Finds Its Sweeney, Mrs. Lovett, Johanna, Anthony and More by Mark Shenton

A new production of Sweeney Todd that will mark the first in-house show at the new Twickenham Theatre in West London will star David Bedella in the title role with Sarah Ingram as Mrs. Lovet…

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Broadway's Rock of Ages Will Welcome Return of Original Tony-Nominated Star by Andrew Gans

"American Idol" finalist Constantine Maroulis, who received a Tony nomination for his portrayal of Drew in the Tony-nominated musical Rock of Ages, will return to that production A…

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Full Casting Announced for Return of To Kill a Mockingbird to London's Open Air Theatre; U.K. Tour Will Follow by Mark Shenton

Full casting has been announced for the return of To Kill a Mockingbird to the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, where it was previously staged in 2013 and will begin performances Aug. 28…

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"Frozen" Is Not Cooling Down: Film Tops List of Digital Movie Purchases and Rentals by Michael Gioia

The Oscar-winning movie "Frozen" — Disney's 3-D animated film that features the voices of Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, Tony nominee Jonathan Groff and stage and screen…

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Original Jersey Boys Star to Make Solo Birdland Debut by Andrew Gans

Daniel Reichard, who created the role of Bob Gaudio in the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, will play Birdland Aug. 4.

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Sierra Boggess, Christine Ebersole, James Monroe Iglehart, Jose Llana, Julia Murney and More Set for Not Since High School Concert by Andrew Gans

Actor, musician and Playbill.com columnist Seth Rudetsky will host and music direct Not Since High School, an Aug. 24 concert at 42West that will benefit the music program at MS 245, a New …

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O'Neill Cabaret Conference, with Betty Buckley, Mimi Hines and More, Launches Today by Adam Hetrick

Betty Buckley, Mimi Hines, The Skivvies and more are part of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2014 Cabaret and Performance Conference, which begins July 23 in Waterford, CT.

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West End's The Phantom of the Opera Will Welcome a New Raoul and More by Mark Shenton

Liame Tamne will take over as Raoul in London's The Phantom of the Opera beginning performances Sept. 1. He will join Gerónimo Rauch and Harriet Jones who continue as The Phantom …

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Forbidden Broadway Extends Run at London's Menier Chocolate Factory by Mark Shenton

The current London stand of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway has extended its run by a fortnight, to end Aug. 30. It was previously booking through Aug. 16.

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The Bodyguard Will Launch Two-Year Tour in February 2015 by Mark Shenton

The Bodyguard, the West End musical version of the 1992 film of the same name, is to embark on a two-year U.K. and Ireland tour after its current run at the Adelphi Theatre ends Aug. 29. The…

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THE CALL BOARD: Available Theatrical Administrative Positions by Playbill Staff

Playbill.com's Job Listings offer an extensive selection of available jobs within the theatre industry. From auditions to administrative roles, Playbill.com is the online source for care…

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Zach Braff Is One of 40 Artists Set for July 24 Broadway in Bryant Park Concert; Lineup Announced by Andrew Gans

The lineup for the July 24 Broadway in Bryant Park concert, the third presentation in the 14th season of the annual lunchtime series, has been announced. Over 40 artists will be part of the …

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