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Monday, November 29, 2021

Check Out New Photos of Nkeki Obi-Melekwe in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony-nominated musical continues at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:58PM

Check Out Photos of The Wiz at the U.K.’s Hope Mill Theatre by Marc J. Franklin

The soulful re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz officially opened in Manchester November 28.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:33AM
Thursday, November 25, 2021

Check Out Photos of Wicked, Moulin Rouge!, and More at the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by Marc J. Franklin

Broadway celebrated the holiday at the annual parade November 25.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:08PM
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

How One Theatremaker is Performing and Producing on Broadway at the Same Time by Marc J. Franklin

Chicken & Biscuits lead producer and Ain’t Too Proud star E. Clayton Cornelious sat down with Playbill to discuss straddling both sides of the theatrical ecosystem.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:45PM

Go Inside Opening Night of Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Second Stage production, starring Uzo Aduba, officially opened at the Helen Hayes Theater November 23.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:08PM
Monday, November 22, 2021

Get a 1st Look at Sylvia Khoury’s Selling Kabul Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The play, directed by Tyne Rafaeli, began performances at Playwrights Horizons November 17.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:10PM

See the Broadway Community Celebrate the Return of Immersive Van Gogh in New York City by Marc J. Franklin

The popular installation returned to Pier 36 November 21.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:41PM

Go Inside Rehearsal for the World Premiere of Rumi: The Musical in the West End by Marc J. Franklin

The concert staging of the new musical is set to play the London Coliseum beginning November 23.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:42AM
Friday, November 19, 2021

Take a 1st Look at Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Second Stage production, starring Uzo Aduba, is set to officially open at the Helen Hayes Theater November 23.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:24PM

Go Inside Rehearsal for Wild: A Musical Becoming With Idina Menzel, Javier Muñoz, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere of the new musical is set to begin performances at the American Repertory Theater December 5.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:40PM

Take a Peek Inside Rehearsal for the Broadway Revival of The Music Man by Marc J. Franklin

The production, starring Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster, and more, is set to begin performances December 20.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24PM

Step Inside Opening Night of Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The production, starring Tony Award winner LaChanze, officially opened at the American Airlines Theatre November 18.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42AM
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Go Inside Opening Night of Erika Dickerson-Despenza's Cullud Wattah at the Public Theater by Marc J. Franklin

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winning play officially opened November 17.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:26PM

A Look Inside Opening Night of Diana: the Musical on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The bio-musical starring Jeanna de Waal officially opened at the Longacre Theatre November 17.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:40AM
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Check Out Photos Inside the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Chicago Revival on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony Award-winning production commemorated its record-breaking run at the Ambassador Theatre November 16.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:51PM
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Go Inside the Broadway Return of Company With Stephen Sondheim, Katrina Lenk, Patti LuPone, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The Marianne Elliott-helmed production resumed previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre November 15.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:53PM

A Look Inside Second Stage’s 2021 Gala Honoring Debra Martin Chase and Lynn Nottage by Marc J. Franklin

The celebration was hosted at Pier Sixty November 15.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:47PM

Check Out New Photos of Diana: the Musical on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The bio-musical starring Jeanna de Waal is set to officially open at the Longacre Theatre November 17.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:29PM

Go Inside the New York Premiere of Tick, Tick… Boom! With Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andrew Garfield, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The theatre community came out to celebrate the film November 15 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:40AM

Go Inside the Actors Fund’s Spring Awakening Original Cast Reunion Concert by Marc J. Franklin

The one-night-only benefit concert, starring Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, and more, was held at the Imperial Theatre November 15.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:43AM

Check Out New Production Photos of Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The production, starring Tony Award winner LaChanze, is set to open at the American Airlines Theatre November 18.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:07AM
Monday, November 15, 2021

Take a Sneak Peek at the London Revival of Cabaret Starring Eddie Redmayne by Marc J. Franklin

The production begins performances at the Kit Kat Club November 15.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:47AM
Friday, November 12, 2021

Check Out Photos of Dominique Morisseau’s Paradise Blue at Geffen Playhouse by Marc J. Franklin

The production is scheduled to officially open in Los Angeles November 18.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:15PM

Get the Beat With A Look at Head Over Heels at Pasadena Playhouse by Marc J. Franklin

The re-imagined, immersive production, starring Alaska 5000, Lea Delaria, Tiffany Mann, and more, began performances November 9.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:03PM
Thursday, November 11, 2021

Take a 1st Look at the National Tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! by Marc J. Franklin

The tour of the Tony-winning revival officially opened in Minneapolis November 9.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:57PM

A Look at the World Premiere of Jason Ma’s Gold Mountain, Starring Ali Ewoldt, Jonny Lee Jr., More by Marc J. Franklin

The Utah Shakespeare Festival production began November 4 in Salt Lake City.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:35AM
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Go Inside The Book of Mormon’s Return to Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony-winning musical played a free fan performance November 4 before officially reopening at the Eugene O’Neill November 5.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:43PM

Check Out New Photos of the Broadway-Bound Paradise Square in Chicago by Marc J. Franklin

The out-of-town tryout of the new musical is set to officially open at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre November 17.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:13PM

Take a Look Inside Rehearsal for London Cabaret Starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley by Marc J. Franklin

The production is set to begin performances at the Kit Kat Club in London November 15.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:48AM
Monday, November 8, 2021

Take an Exclusive First Look at Beauty and the Beast at the Olney Theatre Center by Marc J. Franklin

The inclusive production, starring Jade Jones and Evan Ruggiero, began performances in Maryland November 5.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:51PM
Friday, November 5, 2021

A Look Inside Opening Night of The Visitor at the Public Theater by Marc J. Franklin

The musical by Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey, and Kwame Kwei-Armah officially opened Off-Broadway November 4.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:35PM

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