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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Ethan Slater, Karen Ziemba, Lesli Margherita, More Set for March 30 Broadway By the Year Concert by Mark Peikert

The second installment dedicated to the musicals of the last two decades highlights shows that played Broadway between 2005 and 2009.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:30AM

Bob Dylan’s ‘60s, the Aura of the ’30s, and a Dash of 2020 Combine to Make Girl From the North Country Move With Power by Mark Peikert

Choreographer Lucy Hind takes us inside her process for the Broadway mounting of the musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:00AM
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Girl From the North Country Releases New Video for Broadway by Mark Peikert

The Off-Broadway hit is currently in previews at the Belasco.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:31AM
Monday, March 2, 2020

James Lipton, Master Interviewer, Dies at Age 93 by Mark Peikert

The Inside the Actors Studio host was also a writer and actor who ushered two musicals to Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:35PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

See What Critics Had to Say About New The Unsinkable Molly Brown Off-Broadway by Mark Peikert

The revisal of the Meredith Willson musical opened February 26.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:59PM

Beetlejuice's Presley Ryan to Play Lydia Deetz on Broadway Through March by Mark Peikert

The announcement comes after original Lydia, Sophia Anne Caruso, left the show last week to pursue film and TV work.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:17AM
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

What Did Critics Think of We're Gonna Die Off-Broadway at Second Stage? by Mark Peikert

Young Jean Lee's play-concert, directed and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, opened February 25.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:55PM

Read Reviews for Lucas Hnath's Dana H. Off-Broadway by Mark Peikert

Previously seen in regional productions, the play opened February 25 starring Deirdre O’Connell

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:53PM

Go Inside Opening Night of The Headlands Off-Broadway by Mark Peikert

Part of LCT3's season, the world premiere officially opened February 24.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:11PM

Watch Theo James and Hadley Fraser Sing 'You're Nothing Without Me' in Rehearsals for City of Angels by Mark Peikert

The London revival, once again directed by Josie Rourke, begins performances March 5.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:15AM

Celebrate Kiss Me, Kate Star Lisa Kirk With This Glimpse at Her Acclaimed Cabaret Act by Mark Peikert

The Mack and Mabel standout, born February 25, was a frequent presence at the Persian Room and the Plaza.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:08AM
Monday, February 24, 2020

Read What Critics Had to Say About the Off-Broadway Premiere of Cambodian Rock Band by Mark Peikert

Lauren Yee's intimate rock epic, seen around the country and now premiering in New York, is directed by Chay Yew.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:35PM

See What Critics Thought of All the Natalie Portmans Off-Broadway by Mark Peikert

C.A. Johnson's world premiere officially opened February 24.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:33PM

What Did Critics Think of New Musical The Secret of My Success? by Mark Peikert

Based on the 1987 movie starring Michael J. Fox, the musical opened February 21.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:54PM

Girl From the North Country Releases New Production Images for Broadway by Mark Peikert

The Off-Broadway hit is currently in previews at the Belasco.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24PM
Friday, February 21, 2020

Sophia Anne Caruso Departs Broadway's Beetlejuice by Mark Peikert

The role of Lydia Deetz will be played by Presley Ryan through the weekend.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:52PM

Barra Grant Relives Life As Miss America's Ugly Daughter Off-Broadway by Mark Peikert

In her solo show, the daughter of 1945's Miss America takes audiences on a journey through life with a beautiful, complicated mother.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:00AM
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Zoe Caldwell, 4-Time Tony-Winning Actor, Dies at Age 86 by Mark Peikert

Ms. Caldwell earned Tony Awards for Slapstick Tragedy, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Medea, and Master Class.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:17PM
Monday, February 17, 2020

Looking Back at Rockabye Hamlet on Broadway by Mark Peikert

The 1976 musical may have been short-lived, but its cast went on to major things.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06AM
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Audra McDonald Will Star in A Streetcar Named Desire as Part of 2020 Williamstown Theatre Festival by Mark Peikert

Bobby Cannavale and Carla Gugino will co-star, under the direction of Robert O'Hara.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:39AM
Sunday, February 2, 2020

Designing a New Style for The Temptations on Broadway by Mark Peikert

How Paul Tazewell created costumes to keep the cast of Ain’t Too Proud sexy while sliding across Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:00AM
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Margo Lion, Producer Behind Hairspray, Jelly's Last Jam, and More, Dies at 75 by Mark Peikert

Ms. Lion also worked on Angels in America, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, and Triumph of Love.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:14PM
Friday, January 3, 2020

Why Laura Linney Was Meant to Play Broadwy’s Lucy Barton by Mark Peikert

Richard Eyre guides the four-time Tony Award nominee through the new solo play My Name Is Lucy Barton.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:00AM

Why Laura Linney Was Meant to Play Broadway’s Lucy Barton by Mark Peikert

Richard Eyre guides the four-time Tony Award nominee through the new solo play My Name Is Lucy Barton.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:00AM
Thursday, January 2, 2020

Reba McEntire Reflects on Her Time on Broadway and What Current Show Tune Would Make a Great Country Song by Mark Peikert

Before her new arena tour launches March 20, the 2020 Grammy Award nominee talks about starring in Annie Get Your Gun, why Broadway was the hardest job of her life, and if there's a Broadway…

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:28AM
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Watch Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff Reunite to Sing 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' by Mark Peikert

The former Spring Awakening and Glee co-stars stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon December 16.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:58AM
Monday, December 16, 2019

The Origins of Moulin Rouge!’s Backstage Viral Videos by Mark Peikert

Robyn Hurder and Max Clayton are having the time of their lives on and offstage at Moulin Rouge!.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:29PM

Celebrate the Anniversary of Wildcat With Lucille Ball Singing ‘Hey Look Me Over’ by Mark Peikert

Ball made her sole Broadway appearance in the 1960 musical,with a score by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:14AM
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Exclusive: GLAAD Responds to Mrs. Doubtfire and Tootsie Reports by Mark Peikert

The organization clarifies its work with the musicals in this exclusive statement.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:40PM
Sunday, December 8, 2019

After Four Decades in the Business, Star Judith Ivey Still Found Uncharted Territory in This New Play by Mark Peikert

Though she’s played Amanda Wingfield and Margaret Thatcher, the two-time Tony Award winner takes on a greater challenge in Off-Broadway’s Greater Clements.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:00AM

After 4 Decades in the Business, Star Judith Ivey Still Found Uncharted Territory in This New Play by Mark Peikert

Though she’s played Amanda Wingfield and Margaret Thatcher, the two-time Tony Award winner takes on a greater challenge in Off-Broadway’s Greater Clements.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:00AM

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