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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sara Bareilles Shares the One Scene from Waitress That Will Never Make It To The Stage by Carey Purcell

Sara Bareilles, who is making her theatrical songwriting debut with the musical adaptation of the film "Waitress," shared her thoughts on the musical in a Google Plus hangout June …

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:32AM
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Disenchanted!, About Fairy-Tale Princesses, To Vanish by Robert Viagas and Carey Purcell and Olivia Clement

Disenchanted!, the Off-Broadway musical that pokes fun at the world of fairy-tale princesses, will close Sunday, June 14 after 30 previews and 139 regular performances.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:15PM

See Who Landed Coveted Leads in “Frozen” Songwriters’ New Musical, Up Here by Robert Viagas and Carey Purcell

Betsy Wolfe (Broadway’s Bullets over Broadway, The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and Matt Bittner (Public Theater’s Much Ado About Nothing) will topline Up Here, the new musica…

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:52PM

Surprise Stars and Sexy Dance Numbers! Six Unexpected Moments From the One-Night-Only Bombshell Conc by Carey Purcell

A concert performance of Bombshell, the fictional Broadway musical from the short-lived NBC musical series "Smash," was given June 8 in New York City.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:43PM
Monday, June 8, 2015

“There Aren’t Enough Roles,” Says Tony Winner Ruthie Ann Miles on Diversity in the Theatre by Carey Purcell

Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles, starring in The King and I as head wife Lady Thiang, opened up about the need for more diversity onstage.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:00PM

Why Are You Wearing? Find Out Why the Tony Winners Chose Their Outfits! by Carey Purcell

In a spin on the red-carpet tradition of asking stars, "What are you wearing?," has asked winners of the Tony Awards why they chose the outfits they wore to Broadw…

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015

Fun Home Duo Make History as First All-Female Writing Team to Win the Tony by Carey Purcell

With their wins for Best Book of a Musical (Lisa Kron) and Best Original Score (Jeanine Tesori and Kron) for the groundbreaking musical Fun Home, these writers not only take home some of the…

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:30PM

An American in Paris’ Craig Lucas on Having the “Titanium Balls” to Bring Paris to Broadway by Carey Purcell

Craig Lucas, director and choreographer of An American in Paris, the stage adaptation of the popular movie musical that received 12 Tony nominations, opened up about the risks of bringing a …

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:37PM

Tony Winner Jessie Mueller on Finding Beauty in the “Messy People” of Waitress by Carey Purcell

Jessie Mueller, who won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for playing Carole King in the bio-musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, shared news about her next projec…

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:24PM
Saturday, June 6, 2015

Why Are You Wearing? Playbill Goes Beyond the Appearances of the Theatre Community! by Carey Purcell

In a spin on the red-carpet tradition of asking stars, "What are you wearing?," has asked women of the theatre community why they chose the outfits they wore to va…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Twentieth-Century Way, With “Normal Heart” Actor, Opens at Rattlestick Tonight by Carey Purcell

The Twentieth-Century Way, a drama exploring homosexuality in 1914 Los Angeles, officially opens at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre June 3 following previews that began May 28.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

Studying the Unthinkable How Two Actors Prepared to Play Victims of the AIDS Epidemic by Carey Purcell

As part of Playbill's 30 Days of Pride, Boyd Gaines and Bryce Pinkham, respective stars of the original production and recent revival of The Heidi Chronicles, discuss the groundbreaking …

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Surprise Honors Given to Heidi Schreck, Diedre Murray and More at Last Night’s Lilly Awards by Carey Purcell

Four surprise presentations were included in the annual Lilly Awards ceremony, which recognize accomplishments of women in theatre, June 1.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:05PM
Monday, June 1, 2015

Lilly Awards, Honoring Chita Rivera, Daryl Roth and Women in Theatre, Held Today by Carey Purcell

The Lilly Awards, which recognize accomplishments of women in theatre, honor award-winning actress Chita Rivera and acclaimed Broadway producer Daryl Roth at their annual ceremony June 1.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

Exclusive From The 2015 Tonys Playbill! Changing the Script for Women in Power on Broadway by Carey Purcell

In an exclusive excerpt from the Tony Awards Playbill, leading women in the theatre industry talk about guiding Broadway into a new generation.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Friday, May 29, 2015

Stephen Sondheim Is Recipient of Master Storyteller Award Tonight by Carey Purcell

Acclaimed composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will accept the first Master Storyteller Award from the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:50AM

La Jolla’s World Premiere of Rock Musical Come from Away, With Jenn Colella and Chad Kimball, Begins by Carey Purcell

The world-premiere musical Come from Away, inspired by the story of a small town hosting people on Sept. 11, begins its world-premiere production at California's La Jolla Playhou…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

A Woman’s World: Wolf Hall Stars on Slut Shaming, Sex in the 16th Century and Revenge on Henry VIII by Carey Purcell

The women of Wolf Hall, the dramatization of Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII, discuss power and sexuality in the stage story about the Tudors in England.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Broadway Speaks! Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey and More Stars Praise Theatre Legend Chita Rivera by Carey Purcell

Chita Rivera, an acclaimed musical theatre actress, made her Broadway debut in 1953 and has continued to grace the stage continuously since then.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:13PM
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Essential Secrets For Surviving the Shakespeare in the Park Line by Carey Purcell

With performances of The Tempest beginning in Central Park's Delacorte Theater May 27, offers a guide to waiting in line for free tickets to Shakespeare in the Park.&nbs…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, May 25, 2015

A Woman’s World: How Ever After Made Its Cast See Cinderella “With All New Eyes” by Carey Purcell

The cast of Ever After, a new musical adaptation of the Cinderella story, share their thoughts on a new, feminist approach to the popular fairy tale.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, May 24, 2015

9 Stages of Being an Annoyed Theatregoer (as Told Through GIFs) by Carey Purcell

We've all been there: You sit down to watch a Broadway show. The lights go down and the curtain goes up... and the person next to you pulls out his/her phone. Or a candy. Or begins talki…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lilly Awards Announce 2015 Winners; Ceremony Will Also Honor Chita Rivera and Daryl Roth by Carey Purcell

The Lilly Awards, which honor accomplishments of women in theatre, will honor award-winning actress Chita Rivera and acclaimed Broadway producer Daryl Roth at their annual ceremony.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:44PM

Getting Her Name Picked Out of a Hat Led Geneva Carr to Her Tony-Nominated (and “Sexual”) Broadway D by Carey Purcell

Hand to God star Geneva Carr shares how a single performance of one play inspired her to change her entire life and how Robert Askins picking her name out of a hat led to her sexually charge…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, May 18, 2015

Taye Diggs Will Return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch by Carey Purcell

Taye Diggs, last seen on the New York stage in 2005's A Soldier's Play, will return to Broadway to star in the title role in the Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:00PM
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Brandon Uranowitz and His Gershwin-Obsessed Father Tears, Laughter and Crazy For You by Carey Purcell

Brandon Uranowitz, a first-time Tony Award nominee for his performance in An American in Paris, shares how his father's love for the music of Gershwin has influenced his career.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Friday, May 15, 2015

Kenneth Branagh’s Gritty, Immersive Macbeth Will Be Filmed By Martin Scorsese by Carey Purcell

Kenneth Branagh's acclaimed immersive production of Macbeth will be filmed by Martin Scorsese, the Daily Mail reports.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:54AM
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Will Power! How Leather Pants and Spiked Collars Transformed Christian Borle Into a Sonnet-Singing R by Carey Purcell

Tony Award winner Christian Borle, currently starring as the rock-star writer William Shakespeare in the new musical Something Rotten!, shares the secret to his evolution from a student …

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, May 11, 2015

A Woman’s World: “There’s Room For Us All”  The King’s Ladies On Redefining Game-Changers by Carey Purcell

In the latest installment of Playbill's new series focusing on women in theatre, Kelli O'Hara, Ruthie Ann Miles and Ashley Park, stars of the Lincoln Center Theater revival of The Ki…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, May 10, 2015

Michael Cerveris on His Teenage Crush and Why He Didn’t Read Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home” Before Broa by Carey Purcell

Michael Cerveris, who stars as the conflicted and closeted father Bruce in the new musical Fun Home, reflects on the production's politically charged message and how it might change peop…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Friday, May 8, 2015

Ousted Theater J Artistic Director Ari Roth Sets Politically-Charged Season at New Theatre by Carey Purcell

Mosaic Theater Company of D.C, a new theatre company headed by Ari Roth, has announced the lineup for its inaugural season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:28PM

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Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards