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Friday, May 24, 2024

Deliberately Bad Faux Jukebox Musical Fun at the Beach Romp-Bomp-a-Lomp!! Begins London Premiere May 24 by Logan Culwell-Block

The Play That Goes Wrong director Mark Bell is staging the new musical, written by Brandon Lambert and Martin Landry.

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Nathan Lane, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Eichner, More Lead Hollywood Bowl The Lion King Live-to-Film Concerts Beginning May 24 by Logan Culwell-Block

Heather Headley, Lebo M., and more will also be on hand to celebrate the animated film's 30th anniversary and spotlight its long-running stage musical adaptation.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06AM
Thursday, May 23, 2024

Photos: Inside the Renovated, and 29 Feet Higher, Palace Theatre on Broadway by Logan Culwell-Block

The historic venue has been closed since 2018, and now it's reopening its doors.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:32PM

Watch Christian Borle, Krysta Rodriguez, Ephraim Sykes Perform Songs from Bye Bye Birdie by Logan Culwell-Block

The Kennedy Center is mounting a new version directed by Marc Bruni.

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Matthew Warchus Sets Departure From London's Old Vic by Logan Culwell-Block

The Tony winner has led the company as artistic director since 2015.

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Titaníque Joins Music Theatre International Licensing Catalogue by Logan Culwell-Block

The hit send-up of the blockbuster film Titanic started Off-Broadway and is now setting sail for London, Canada, and Australia.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:24AM

Florence Welch Gatsby Musical Begins World Premiere at A.R.T. May 23 by Logan Culwell-Block

Isaac Powell, Charlotte MacInnes, and Ben Levi Ross lead the cast at the Massachusetts company.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32AM

The Broadway Junior Student Finale Plays Broadway's Ambassador Theatre May 23 by Logan Culwell-Block

A program of The Shubert Foundation and Music Theatre International, the performance brings NYC public school students to a Broadway stage.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32AM
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Broadway Grosses Analysis: The 2023-2024 Season Report Is In by Logan Culwell-Block

Over 71 productions, Broadway grossed $1.54 billion last season, a plateau from the season prior.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:24PM

Dramatists Legal Defense Fund Speaks Out About Musical Canceled Over Jewish Themes by Logan Culwell-Block

Danielle Wirsansky's The Secrets We Keep was to be presented over four performances beginning May 23.

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Schele Williams, Jeremy Jordan, Huey Lewis, More Join Roster for 2024 Broadway Teachers Workshop by Logan Culwell-Block

The summer event connects theatre educators with Broadway professionals for interactive workshops, discussions, and more.

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Show Memorabilia, Antique Games, Rhyming Dictionaries, More in Upcoming Sondheim Auction by Logan Culwell-Block

The full catalogue of more than 500 lots is now available to peruse online via Doyle Auctions.

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Broadway League Honors Thomas Schumacher With Lifetime Service Award by Logan Culwell-Block

The annual League Awards were presented May 22 as part of the 2024 Spring Road Conference.

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Phillip Howze's Six Characters Sets World Premiere With Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 by Logan Culwell-Block

Dustin Wills will direct the new work, with performances beginning in July.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:02PM

Alex Newell Will Bring Solo Show Off-Broadway Via Audible Theater by Logan Culwell-Block

Zhailon Levingston is directing the three-performance run, which will be recorded for later release.

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Watch: Step Into the World of Stranger Things: The First Shadow in London's West End by Logan Culwell-Block

Patrick Vaill, Lauren Ward, and more are starring in the new stage play based on the Netflix series.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

To Schele Williams, Race Is Vital to Both The Wiz and The Notebook by Logan Culwell-Block

The director juggled two Broadway shows this season, along with publishing a new children's book.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:18PM

Christina Bianco, More Saddle Up for London Oklahoma! Concerts by Logan Culwell-Block

Phil Dunster and Zizi Strallen are leading the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic as it returns to its first London home, Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:42PM

Watch: Learn the Choreography to 'Willkommen' From Tony-Nominated Cabaret Star Eddie Redmayne by Logan Culwell-Block

The Tony and Olivier winner leads the Kander and Ebb revival opposite fellow Tony nominee Gayle Rankin.

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Watch: An Oral History of Merrily We Roll Along's Journey From Flop to Tony-Nominated Hit by Logan Culwell-Block

Frank Rich, original cast members, and more reflect on the surprising 43-year journey of this Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical.

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The Final Jeopardy! Category Is... The Theater by Logan Culwell-Block

Make your final wagers, and see if you know this Broadway-themed question.

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U.K. Premiere of Passing Strange, Starring Giles Terera, Opens May 21 by Logan Culwell-Block

The 2008 musical by Stew and Heidi Rodewald is playing London's Young Vic.

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Monday, May 20, 2024

Aurelia Williams, Matt Bogart, Claire Saunders, More Board Theatre Aspen Summer Season by Logan Culwell-Block

The Colorado company will present Steel Magnolias, Legally Blonde, and Come From Away this summer.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:02PM

The Broadway Junior Student Finale Will Return to Broadway's Ambassador Theatre by Logan Culwell-Block

A program of The Shubert Foundation and Music Theatre International, the performance brings NYC public school students to a Broadway stage.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:02PM

Mystic Pizza Musical Is Going on the Road by Logan Culwell-Block

Based on the hit 1988 film, the musical played an earlier run at California's La Mirada Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:32PM

See Who's Joining Kit Harington, Olivia Washington in U.K. Premiere of Slave Play by Logan Culwell-Block

Jeremy O. Harris' play begins its West End transfer at the Noël Coward Theatre June 29.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:24AM
Saturday, May 18, 2024

It's Closing Night at Opening Night in London's West End May 18 by Logan Culwell-Block

Written by Ivo van Hove and Rufus Wainwright, the stage musical adapted from the 1977 film opened March 26 starring Sheridan Smith.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24AM
Friday, May 17, 2024

Classic Stage Company Plans Bernstein's Broadway Benefit Evening by Logan Culwell-Block

Kate Baldwin, Nikki Renée Daniels, Santino Fontana, and Alysha Umphress will perform songs from West Side Story, On the Town, Candide, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:42PM

Sarah Paulson Wins Drama League Award; See the Full List of Winners by Logan Culwell-Block

Winners of the 2024 Drama League Awards were named May 17 at The Ziegfeld Ballroom.

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Photos: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Makes Its High School Premiere by Logan Culwell-Block

The newly available school edition of the Tony- and Olivier-winning play is shorter and includes guidance for achieving the show's magical effects.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:06PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
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