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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Meet the 2024 First-Time Tony Nominees by Diep Tran

From Sarah Paulson to Jocelyn Bioh, here are the 71 people who just got nominated for a Tony for the first time.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:18PM

Overlooked: Which Shows and Actors Were Shut Out of the 2024 Tony Award Nominations? by Diep Tran

Eight shows that opened this season did not get any love.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:12PM
Friday, April 26, 2024

On the Red Carpet: How The Great Gatsby on Broadway Foregrounds Its Women by Diep Tran

Plus, see Tony winner Adrienne Warren, Marla Mindelle, the former queens of Six on Broadway, and more out to celebrate the new musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:18PM

See How Cabaret Renovated the August Wilson Theatre by Diep Tran

The new Broadway show promises an immersive Kit Kat Club, which meant turning the proscenium into an in-the-round space.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:06PM

On the Red Carpet: There Are No Small Roles in Uncle Vanya by Diep Tran

The Broadway revival starring Steve Carell and William Jackson Harper opened April 24. Laurence Fishburne and Edie Falco were among those in attendance.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:24PM
Thursday, April 25, 2024

New Study Shows That 67% of Gen Zs and Millennials Are 'Broadway Curious' by Diep Tran

According to theatrical production group No Guarantees, young people would go to the theatre if they knew about it.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:42PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

On the Red Carpet: Rachel McAdams Celebrates the Opening of Mary Jane by Diep Tran

The new play by Amy Herzog had a gala celebration April 21. Jonathan Groff, Michael Imperioli, and Constance Wu were in attendance.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:18PM

New York's The Barrow Group to Bring K. Lorrel Manning’s LOST...FOUND to the Edinburgh Fringe by Diep Tran

The Off-Off Broadway theatre will bring a new show to Scotland.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:18AM
Sunday, April 21, 2024

Reviews: What Do Critics Think of Hell's Kitchen on Broadway? by Diep Tran

The new Alicia Keys musical opened at the Shubert Theatre April 20.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06AM
Friday, April 19, 2024

On the Purple Carpet: At Opening Night of Suffs, Joy and Activism Went Hand-in-Hand by Diep Tran

Plus, the opening night attendees included Melissa McCarthy, Sara Bareilles, D'Arcy Carden, Meena Harris, Dylan Mulvaney, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:06PM
Thursday, April 18, 2024

Sara Bareilles Urges Artists to Keep Making Art Despite Bad Reviews by Diep Tran

Her comments were part of an ongoing conversation around the purpose of theatre criticism.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:36PM

Taylor Mac and Will Davis on How Orlando Is a ‘Gift to the Queer Community’ by Diep Tran

At Signature Theatre Off-Broadway, Sarah Ruhl’s play (based on Virginia Woolf) finally has a genderqueer cast.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:06PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Crazy Rich Asians Will Be Turned Into a Musical by Diep Tran

Jon M. Chu, who directed the film (and the upcoming Wicked films), will oversee.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:18AM
Monday, April 15, 2024

On the Red Carpet: ‘She’s Here. She’s Queer.’ Lempicka Has Arrived by Diep Tran

Plus, Dylan Mulvaney, J. Harrison Ghee, Sara Bareilles, and other stars walked the red carpet.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:42PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Theatre Artists Condemn 'Racist and Misogynistic Abuse' Against Romeo & Juliet Actor by Diep Tran

Francesca Amewudah-Rivers was cast as Juliet opposite Tom Holland's Romeo. The racist attacks soon followed.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:06PM
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Hadestown Tour Actor J. Antonio Rodríguez's DACA Status Has Been Renewed by Diep Tran

The actor, who is a DREAMer, will be able to resume work on the tour.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24PM

Video: How Paula Vogel's Mother Play Is 'Semi-Autobiographical' by Diep Tran

Jessica Lange, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Jim Parsons play characters based on Vogel's family.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06AM
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Photos: Stereophonic Receives Sustained Standing Ovation at 1st Broadway Preview by Diep Tran

The new play by David Adjmi, with music by Arcade Fire's Will Butler, played its first performance at the Golden April 2.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:54PM
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Breaking the Binary Theatre Launches Digital Publication by Diep Tran

The Cloud Nine Zine features works from 20 transgender, non-binary, and Two-Spirit+ artists.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:24AM
Thursday, March 28, 2024

DACA Delays Force Dreamer J. Antonio Rodriguez to Stop Performing in the Hadestown Tour. But He's Not Going Underground. by Diep Tran

The actor is currently not allowed to work in America while he awaits his application renewal. And now he's telling his story.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:20PM
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

All the Succession Actors You Can See on Stage This Season by Diep Tran

Contrary to Logan Roy's assertion, they are very serious people.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:18PM

Playwrights Horizons to Hold 10th Anniversary Benefit Reading of Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play by Diep Tran

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

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:02PM

Hit Edinburgh Fringe Show Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha to Play Off-Broadway by Diep Tran

Soho Playhouse will present Julia Masli's comedy show.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Why Do So Many Shows Open on Broadway in the Spring? by Diep Tran

Roughly half the new shows from the 2023–24 season are opening in March and April.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:02PM
Thursday, March 14, 2024

Video: The Composers of Water for Elephants, PigPen Theatre Co., Perform 'The Road Don't Make You Young' by Diep Tran

This band of theatre makers doesn’t know much about the circus, but they do know something about traveling on the road together.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:24AM
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

How Suffs on Broadway Built Its Team of Powerful Women by Diep Tran

Creator and star Shaina Taub and director Leigh Silverman on why leadership behind-the-scenes is just as important as who's on the stage.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:48PM
Friday, March 8, 2024

How the Cast of The Effect Put a New Spin on an 11-Year-Old Play by Diep Tran

The play had a hit run last year in London, and now it’s being performed at the Shed Off-Broadway with the original cast.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:32PM
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Amber Iman on Readying Lempicka While Advocating for Black Women on Broadway by Diep Tran

The actor has become a muse for the new Broadway musical, and for the industry at large.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:54PM
Friday, March 1, 2024

Camille A. Brown, Heidi Schreck, Amber Iman, and Jessica Stone Discuss Being a Woman in the Theatre by Diep Tran

The four, all with projects coming this spring, gather for a roundtable conversation on that state of the industry.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:48AM
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Charity Angél Dawson on Balancing a Stage Career While Being a Budding Restaurateur by Diep Tran

Go backstage with the & Juliet actor as she dishes up vegan soul food with a side of joy.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:06PM
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

A History of Immersive Theatre on Broadway by Diep Tran

Why it’s rare that the Main Stem does away with the proscenium, and why it's glorious when it happens.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:24PM

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