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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Reviews: Do Critics Think Titanic at Encores! Sinks or Swims? by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Anne Kauffman directs the Tony-winning Maury Yeston-Peter Stone musical with choreography by Danny Mefford.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:54PM
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Reviews: Did Critics Dig What Became of Us Off-Broadway? by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Shayan Lofti's play features two different casts, beginning with BD Wong and Rosalind Chao.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:02AM
Friday, May 31, 2024

Photos: See the Judy Garland Art Up for Auction at the 2024 Night of a Thousand Judys by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The annual Pride concert benefits The Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest agency dedicated to helping LGBTQIA+ homeless youth.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:02AM
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Hell's Kitchen, Water for Elephants, More Win 2024 Chita Rivera Awards by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Named for late Broadway icon Rivera, the awards celebrate dance and choreographic excellence on stage and screen.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:36AM
Monday, May 20, 2024

Reviews: What Do Critics Think of the Broadway-Bound Death Becomes Her Musical? by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Megan Hilty and Jennifer Simard star in the stage version of the cult classic film, which opened May 19 in Chicago.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:18AM
Friday, April 26, 2024

Forbidden Broadway Postpones Planned Summer Broadway Run by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The musical theatre parody had been announced to play the Hayes Theater in July.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:42PM
Thursday, April 18, 2024

Reviews: Here's What Critics Think of Gun & Powder at Paper Mill Playhouse by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Liisi LaFontaine, Ciara Renée, and Hunter Parrish lead the cast of the new musical directed by Stevie Walker-Webb.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:32PM
Monday, April 8, 2024

Forbidden Broadway Moves Up Broadway Premiere by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Subtitled Merrily We Stole a Song, the long-running parody of Broadway and its stars will play the Hayes Theater a little earlier than first announced.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:42PM
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Jinkx Monsoon and Corbin Bleu Take Over Little Shop of Horrors Off-Broadway Beginning April 2 by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The two-time RuPaul's Drag Race winner is Audrey opposite Bleu's Seymour.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24AM
Friday, March 8, 2024

Reviews: Read What Critics Are Saying About Sufjan Stevens Musical Illinoise at Park Avenue Armory by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The Grammy nominee has partnered with Justin Peck and Jackie Sibblies Drury on the new work, now Off-Broadway following a Chicago run.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:18AM
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Loretta Devine, Amber Riley, More Join World Premiere Cast of Preacher's Wife Musical by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Tituss Burgess and Azie Dungey's stage musical version of the 1996 film is headed to Atlanta's Alliance Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:06PM
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Jinkx Monsoon Is Little Shop of Horrors' Next Audrey Off-Broadway by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The two-time RuPaul's Drag Race winner will be joined by Corbin Bleu, who will return to the Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical as Seymour.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:12AM
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Ariana Madix Out of Chicago February 27 by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The Vanderpump Rules star revealed on social media that she's having vocal issues.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:06PM
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Reviews: See What Critics Think of Hadestown's London Return by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The Anaïs Mitchell musical is back in the West End at the Lyric Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06AM
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About Sunset Baby Off-Broadway? by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The Dominique Morisseau play returns to NYC via Signature Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:12AM
Monday, February 5, 2024

Cara Delevingne, Luke Treadaway to Join Olivier-Winning West End Cabaret by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The Suicide Squad and Curious Incident stars will take over as Sally Bowles and The Emcee (respectively) beginning in March.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:02AM
Saturday, January 27, 2024

Is BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical Coming to Broadway in 2025? by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Reports are flying about the new musical that made its world premiere in Chicago in 2023.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:42PM
Thursday, January 4, 2024

Trey Curtis Will Be Broadway's Next Hamilton by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Curtis, who has been with the production since 2019, will succeed current star Miguel Cervantes.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:06PM
Friday, December 22, 2023

Watch: The National Tour of MJ The Musical Takes Its 1st Curtain Call in LA by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The jukebox biomusical is playing the Pantages Theatre through January 28.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06AM
Thursday, December 21, 2023

Report: Is the Nicole Scherzinger-Led (and Minimalist) Sunset Boulevard Broadway Bound? by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Norma Desmond may be making a return to the Main Stem—but don't call it a comeback.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42AM
Thursday, December 7, 2023

Reviews: See What Critics Have to Say About Boop! The Betty Boop Musical in Chicago by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Jasmine Amy Rogers stars in the David Foster, Susan Birkenhead, and Bob Martin-penned musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06PM
Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About London House of Bernarda Alba Directed by Rebecca Frecknall? by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Harriet Walter, Isis Hainsworth, Rosalind Eleazar, and Thusitha Jayasundera star in Alice Birch's "radical" adaptation of the Federico García Lorca play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:42PM
Friday, November 17, 2023

Photos: Get a 1st Look at the New U.K. and Ireland Tour of Wicked by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Sarah O’Connor and Laura Pick lead the cast as Glinda and Elphaba, respectively.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:12PM
Monday, November 13, 2023

More Casting Revealed for The Outsiders On Broadway by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Previews of the new musical will begin in March 2024 at the Jacobs Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:12AM
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Reviews: See What Critics Are Saying About Barbra Streisand's New Memoir by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

My Name Is Barbra was released November 7 by Penguin Random House.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:36PM
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Reviews: What Do Critics Think About I Can Get It for You Wholesale Off-Broadway? by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Santino Fontana stars alongside Judy Kuhn, Adam Chanler-Berat, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Julia Lester, Joy Woods, and more in the revised version of the 1962 musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:07AM
Thursday, October 26, 2023

Reviews: What Do Critics Think of Lyonesse in London's West End? by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas co-star in the world premiere from playwright Penelope Skinner.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:55PM

Reviews: Critics Sound Off on Paper Mill Playhouse's The Great Gatsby by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada star in the new musical from Jason Howland and Nathan Tysen.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:19PM
Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Exclusive: Watch the Trailer for the Upcoming Cinema Screening of Titanic the Musical by Logan Culwell-Block, Andrew Gans

The Maury Yeston-Peter Stone musical was filmed during a recent U.K. tour, directed by Thom Southerland.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:03PM
Monday, October 16, 2023

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