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Friday, June 21, 2024

On the Red Carpet: Jellicle Cats, and Broadway Stars, Came Out to the Cats Opening Night by Diep Tran

Cats: "The Jellicle Ball" opened June 20 at Perelman Performing Arts Center Off-Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:40PM
Thursday, June 20, 2024

Stereophonic, Merrily We Roll Along, and More Get Emotional at 1st Performance After Becoming Tony Winners by Diep Tran

The first Tuesday performance after Tony Awards Sunday was a tearful one.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:02PM

Video: Why Holland Taylor Said Yes to N/A Despite Just Getting a Shoulder Replacement by Diep Tran

The Emmy winner stars opposite Ana Villafañe as they play two congresswomen who bear a resemblance to real people.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:42PM

Nick Blaemire and Lee Sunday Evans to Collaborate on Safety Not Guaranteed Musical by Diep Tran

The show, based on the indie film, will premiere at Brooklyn Academy of Music.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:18PM
Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Photo: Go Behind the Scenes With Kecia Lewis as She Gets Ready to Win a Tony Award by Diep Tran

For her first-ever Tony Awards ceremony, Lewis made sure to enjoy the moment and the attention.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:12AM

How Claude McKay Informed Ato Blankson-Wood’s Take on Cliff in Cabaret on Broadway by Diep Tran

The prolific actor is exploring Black queerness on stage in the new revival of the Kander and Ebb classic.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06AM
Monday, June 17, 2024

Video: Maleah Joi Moon 'Didn't Know What Was Actually Happening' During Her Tonys Acceptance Speech by Diep Tran

Backstage, the newly minted Tony winner was still processing her win for Hell's Kitchen.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:54AM
Sunday, June 16, 2024

Sarah Paulson Wins 2024 Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Play by Diep Tran

She was recognized for her work in Appropriate on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:32PM

Stereophonic Wins Best Play at 2024 Tony Awards by Diep Tran

The show had already made history as the play with the most Tony nominations ever, with 13 total nods.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42PM

Video: See Ariana DeBose, Hell's Kitchen, and More Perform at the 77th Tony Awards by Diep Tran

Playbill will post videos of the night's performances as they are released.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42PM

Video: Nikiya Mathis' Tony Win Shows Her 'Just How Important Service Is' by Diep Tran

She won a Special Tony Award as a hair and wig designer for Jaja's African Hair Braiding.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06PM

Daniel Aukin Wins 2024 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play by Diep Tran

He was recognized for Stereophonic on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:24PM

Video: 'The Reward Is the Work': George C. Wolfe on Receiving His Lifetime Achievement Award by Diep Tran

Backstage at the Tony Awards, the director reflected on his latest honor.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:24PM

Video: 'I'm the First Black Costume Designer to Win This Award'—Dede Ayite Reacts to Her Win by Diep Tran

She won for her work in Jaja's African Hair Braiding.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:24PM
Friday, June 14, 2024

2024 Tony Nominees Tear Up as They Thank Their Families by Diep Tran

We asked the nominees: "Who helped you get here?"

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:42PM

USC to Make MFA Program in Acting and Dramatic Writing Tuition Free by Diep Tran

The California school joins Juilliard and Yale in making drama school more affordable.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:42PM
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Four-Time Tony Award-Winning Producer Ron Simons Dies at Age 63 by Diep Tran

He was a producer on The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Ain't Too Proud, and Thoughts of a Colored Man.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:36PM
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Catherine Laga’aia to Star in Disney's Moana Live Action Film by Diep Tran

The film will be a live action adaptation of the 2016 Disney animated film, with music by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:06PM
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

How Scenic Design Team Dots Made a Tree Grow in Appropriate by Diep Tran

The artists behind dots—Santiago Orjuela-Laverde, Kimie Nishikawa, and Andrew Moerdyk—are currently up for two Tony Awards. So far this year, they've designed seven shows.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:12PM
Monday, June 10, 2024

Video: See Kecia Lewis Sing the Powerful 'Perfect Way to Die' From Hell's Kitchen by Diep Tran

Lewis is Tony-nominated for playing an inspiring piano teacher in the Alicia Keys musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:00PM
Sunday, June 9, 2024

The Lonely Few Finishes Its Extended Engagement Off-Broadway June 9 by Diep Tran

The new rock musical stars Lauren Patten and Taylor Iman Jones.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:12AM
Friday, June 7, 2024

Feel Good Friday: Broadway Goes Wild for Bernadette Peters' New Breyers Ad by Diep Tran

What better way to celebrate the diva's return to Broadway than a blast from the '90s?

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:02PM
Thursday, June 6, 2024

On the Red Carpet: The Broadway Cast of Home on Being 'Completely Exposed' On Stage by Diep Tran

Plus, the red carpet attendees included LaChanze, Tovah Feldshuh, and Denée Benton.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:54PM

Why a Group of Artists From South Africa Are Telling the Story of America in Dark Noon by Diep Tran

The show, which has toured all over Europe, has now landed in America at St. Ann's Warehouse Off-Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:48PM
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Longtime Friends Rosalind Chao and BD Wong Are Playing Siblings in What Became of Us by Diep Tran

The two star in the new two-hander, now running at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:54PM
Saturday, June 1, 2024

Playwrights Horizons Hosts 10th Anniversary Benefit Reading of Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play June 1-2 by Diep Tran

The post-apocalyptic play by Anne Washburn was a hit when it premiered a decade ago.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM
Friday, May 31, 2024

Mia Katigbak Is a Pioneer in Asian American Theatre. At 69, She’s Finally Making Her Broadway Debut by Diep Tran

She’s starring in Uncle Vanya while readying a new show with her company NAATCO.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:06PM
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

How PBS Captures Broadway Shows for Great Performances by Diep Tran

Executive producer David Horn on what audiences can do to make sure more shows are filmed for broadcast.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:18PM
Monday, May 27, 2024

'You Can Bank on Black Stories': Director Whitney White on the Success of Jaja's African Hair Braiding by Diep Tran

White is currently the fifth Black woman to ever be Tony nominated for directing a play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06AM

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