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Monday, June 24, 2024

Alexandra Billings Autobiographical Musical Will Get NYC Industry Reading by Logan Culwell-Block

Lauren Patten, Mandy Gonzalez, and Robert Cuccioli will join Billings in the cast.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:48AM

The Lightning Thief Musical Sets London Premiere by Logan Culwell-Block

Adapted from the book series by Rob Rokicki and Joe Tracz, the musical played a brief Broadway run in 2019.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:48AM

Josh Groban Hosts the 2024 Jimmy Awards June 24 by Logan Culwell-Block

The annual event celebrating the best in high school musical theatre is held at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24AM

2024 International Thespian Festival Kicks Off June 24 in Bloomington, Indiana by Logan Culwell-Block

Zachary Noah Piser, Carly Hughes, and Jodi Picoult are among the roster of stage luminaries on hand for the annual week-long festival.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24AM
Sunday, June 23, 2024

The Heart of Rock and Roll Closes on Broadway June 23 by Logan Culwell-Block

The Huey Lewis jukebox musical opened April 22 at the James Earl Jones Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32AM

Holland Taylor and Ana Villafañe Take Office in N/A, Opening Off-Broadway June 23 by Logan Culwell-Block

Diane Paulus directs the new play from Mario Correa at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32AM

Laurie Metcalf Stars in World Premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's Little Bear Ridge Road at Steppenwolf, Opening June 23 by Logan Culwell-Block

Joe Mantello is directing the previously untitled work, about a family struggling to figure out how to deal with other people.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32AM
Saturday, June 22, 2024

Simon McBurney's Mnemonic Begins at London's National June 22 by Logan Culwell-Block

McBurney is also directing the revival of the co-production with Complicité.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06AM
Friday, June 21, 2024

The Judy Garland Museum Needs Your Help to Get the Ruby Slippers Back by Logan Culwell-Block

After a loaned pair was stolen and recovered, the Minnesota museum is looking to raise more than $3 million to add the iconic shoes to its permanent collection.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:32PM

Jonathan Bailey Will Be Richard II in London by Logan Culwell-Block

Nicholas Hytner is directing the Shakespeare history play at the Bridge Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:02PM
Thursday, June 20, 2024

Ali Ewoldt Will Lead Ask for the Moon at Goodspeed Musicals by Logan Culwell-Block

Tony-winning director Darko Tresnjak is penning the book and lyrics to the new musical set aboard an ocean liner.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:36PM

World Premieres From Dominique Morisseau, Rajiv Joseph, Joshua Harmon Are Headed Off-Broadway Via Manhattan Theatre Club by Logan Culwell-Block

The company has unveiled an Off-Broadway season, joining the previously announced Vladimir.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:06PM

Photos: Step Inside the Rehearsal Room for the U.K. Premiere of I'm Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire by Logan Culwell-Block

Samantha Hurley's play about a middle schooler who plans to kidnap and marry the Spider-Man actor played an Off-Broadway run in 2023.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:06PM

Bobby Z and Morris Hayes Will Be Prince Music Advisers on Upcoming Purple Rain Stage Musical by Logan Culwell-Block

The Minneapolis world premiere of the Broadway-aimed musical has set dates at the State Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:42PM

Sammi Cannold Directing Private NYC Industry Reading of Oy Band by Logan Culwell-Block

The new work from Bonnie Gleicher follows four Orthodox Jewish girls who dress up as a boy band so that they can continue performing.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:18PM

Sondheim Auction Brings in More Than $1.5 Million by Logan Culwell-Block

The late Broadway legend's thesauruses were among the sale's hottest tickets.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:32AM

Reviews: Critics Sound Off on Pre-Existing Condition Off-Broadway by Logan Culwell-Block

The play is led by a string of alternating actors, including Tatiana Maslany, Maria Dizzia, Tavi Gevinson, and Deirdre O'Connell.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:24AM

Rob Madge, James Monroe Iglehart, Jay Armstrong Johnson Will Get Their Pride On With Playbill by Logan Culwell-Block

A host of Broadway favorites are set to perform at Playbill's third annual Pride in Times Square, presented in collaboration with the Times Square Alliance.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:18AM

The Category Is... Cats: 'The Jellicle Ball' at Perelman Performing Arts Center, Opening June 20 by Logan Culwell-Block

This reimagined revival is inspired by the underground world of ballroom.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM

The Smithsonian Marks 56th Anniversary of Broadway's Hair June 20 by Logan Culwell-Block

A panel discussion and exhibition will celebrate the groundbreaking rock musical that opened April 29, 1968, at Broadway's Biltmore Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM

All-Star Concert of Follies Plays Carnegie Hall June 20 by Logan Culwell-Block

Jennifer Holliday, Carolee Carmello, and Norm Lewis are among those set to perform the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical for Transport Group.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM
Wednesday, June 19, 2024

In This New Cats Revival, It's Jellicle Songs for Voguers and Femme Queens by Logan Culwell-Block

How a team of artists from theatre and ballroom decided to reimagine Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, with no cat ears, at Perelman Performing Arts Center.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18PM

Sis Thee Doll Takes Over Playbill's Instagram June 19 by Logan Culwell-Block

See the Oklahoma! star visit Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth and Cats: "The Jellicle Ball" in celebration of Juneteenth and Pride.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:18AM
Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Broadway Grosses Analysis: Box Office Continues Upward Trend in Last Pre-Tonys Week by Logan Culwell-Block

An Enemy of the People broke the box office record at Circle in the Square in its penultimate week on the boards.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:12PM

Report: Nathan Lane and Matt Bomer Will Be Gay Roommates in New Golden Girls-Like Sitcom by Logan Culwell-Block

Linda Lavin will co-star in the new series from Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:12PM

Tony-Winning Merrily We Roll Along Teases Filmed Performances by Logan Culwell-Block

Will this starry revival join the library of professionally filmed Stephen Sondheim musicals available to watch at home?

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:42PM

Amber Gray, Thomas Middleditch, More Will Fight About Vaccines in Broadway's Eureka Day by Logan Culwell-Block

Full casting has been revealed for the upcoming Manhattan Theatre Club production, beginning performances in November.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:06PM

Tony Awards Viewership Drops to 3.5 Million by Logan Culwell-Block

The total reflects a decrease of 14.6% compared to last year, but is not the lowest the Tonys have ever seen.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:24PM

Blaine Krauss, Jodi Picoult, Carly Hughes, More to Appear at 2024 International Thespian Festival by Logan Culwell-Block

This year's edition of the week-long theatrical event is set to begin June 24.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:24AM

Broadway's The Heart of Rock and Roll Sets a June Closing by Logan Culwell-Block

The Huey Lewis jukebox musical opened April 22 at the James Earl Jones Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:24AM

Avett Brothers Musical Swept Away Sets October Start Date by Logan Culwell-Block

The Grammy-nominated folk-rock band contributed music and lyrics to the new show, which features a book by John Logan.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:24AM

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