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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Video: Check Out the 2023 Tony Nominees for Best Musical by Meg Masseron

Broadway's highest honors announced nominations today ahead of the 76th Annual Tony Awards on June 11.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:18PM

Watch Phillipa Soo and the Company of Camelot Perform 'The Lusty Month of May' by Meg Masseron

The company of the Bartlett Sher and Aaron Sorkin-led revival performed on The Today Show to celebrate the start of May.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:42PM
Friday, April 28, 2023

Broadway's Life of Pi Launches 'The Power of Pi' Initiative For South Asian and AAPI Communities by Meg Masseron

The initiative will aim to nurture connections and partnerships with the AAPI community in New York and beyond.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM

Broadway Poker Tournament Broadway Bets Will Make Its Anticipated Return by Meg Masseron

All proceeds from the casino-style event will benefit Broadway Cares.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM
Thursday, April 27, 2023

Billy Eugene Jones, Tyne Daly, John Glover Will Lead Industry Reading of A Brief Crack of Light by Meg Masseron

The play by William Semans and Roy M. Close will be directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32PM
Saturday, April 22, 2023

Barry Humphries, Australian Comedian Behind the Character "Dame Edna," Dies at 89 by Meg Masseron

Mr. Humphries won the Special Tony Award for a Live Theatrical Event in 2000 for his Broadway comedy special, Dame Edna: The Royal Tour.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:36PM
Tuesday, April 18, 2023

"I’m Really Speechless": Laird Mackintosh Reacts to Being the Final Phantom of the Opera by Meg Masseron

He wasn't even in NYC when he was called to play the title role in Phantom's final performance.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:29AM

Broadway’s Closing Night Phantom, Laird Mackintosh, Shares His Parting Thoughts by Meg Masseron

He was called in at the last minute to play the title role in The Phantom of the Opera's final performance.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42AM
Sunday, April 16, 2023

Lincoln Center Theater's Camelot Will Release a Cast Recording by Meg Masseron

Andrew Burnap, Phillipa Soo, and Jordan Donica lead the Aaron Sorkin-helmed revival of Lerner and Loewe's classic.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:42PM
Friday, April 14, 2023

See Newly Released Footage From Upcoming Little Mermaid Live-Action Film, Including Melissa McCarthy as Ursula by Meg Masseron

Halle Bailey, Alan Menken, and Lin-Manual Miranda talk about their work on the project in this new featurette.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:36AM

Watch Hal Prince Talk About Phantom of the Opera Days Before Its Historic Broadway Opening by Meg Masseron

The director of Broadway's longest-running production (and newest West End transfer at the time) sat down with CBS Sunday Mornings in 1988.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:10AM
Thursday, April 13, 2023

Get an Up-Close Look at Maria Björnson's Intricate Costumes from Phantom of the Opera by Meg Masseron

From the Phantom's bejeweled tuxedo to individually designed tights, the costumes for Phantom are a maximalist fantasy.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:42PM

Berkeley Rep Announces Michael Mayer-Led Galileo Musical, POTUS, and More For 2023-2024 Season by Meg Masseron

The upcoming season will also include two West Coast premieres and a world premiere production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:48AM
Monday, April 10, 2023

Parade Has Helped Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond Get Closer to Their Jewish Heritage by Meg Masseron

To the pair, Parade on Broadway is telling a story of antisemitism in 1915 and today.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:54AM

Bo Burnham Quarantine Musical Inside Headed to 54 Below by Meg Masseron

Patrons can expect to hear viral hits like "That Funny Feeling," "Look Who's Inside Again," "Welcome to the Internet," and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:42AM

Karen Zacarías's Destiny of Desire at The Old Globe Announces Full Cast and Creative Team by Meg Masseron

The telenovela-for-the-stage will be directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:42AM
Friday, April 7, 2023

Mrs. Doubtfire National Tour Holding Virtual Open Call For Lydia Understudy by Meg Masseron

The touring production of the 2019 Broadway musical is seeking trained technical dancers to perform in the ensemble and understudy the role of Lydia.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:02AM
Thursday, April 6, 2023

To Catch a Thief Stage Musical In Development Via Perry Street Theatricals by Meg Masseron

The musical, based on David Dodge's bestselling romantic-crime thriller of the same name, will feature music by Kevin Purcell and a book and lyrics by Peter Sham.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:42AM
Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Taylor Mac's Joy and Pandemic Reveals Full Casting and Creative Team by Meg Masseron

The Taylor Mac play will make its world premiere at The Huntington Theatre on April 21.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:02AM
Saturday, March 25, 2023

See Jinkx Monsoon Sing 'I Am My Own Best Friend' From Chicago, Plus Other Theatre Classics by Meg Masseron

The Chicago star sang a snippet from the musical for a song-association game with Vogue.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:12PM
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

See the Queens From the Korean Production of SIX Perform "Ex-Wives" by Meg Masseron

The Korean language production of the hit pop musical is set to open in Seoul on March 31.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:11PM

Dive Into Schmigadoon! Season 2: Schmicago With a New Behind-the-Scenes Trailer by Meg Masseron

The hit musical-comedy television series on Apple TV+ is taking on Broadway shows of the '60s and '70s.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:50PM

Black Theatre Coalition Announces Tom André Bardwell as Program Director by Meg Masseron

Bardwell succeeds previous Program Director Nik Whitcomb.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:54AM

J2 Spotlight Reveals Casting For Woman of the Year Off-Broadway Revival by Meg Masseron

The Kander and Ebb musical, originally a vehicle for Lauren Bacall, will open the company's 2023 season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:37AM
Monday, March 20, 2023

Roe Hartrampf, Julie James, Nick Cearley, and More to Star in Drunk Musicals by Meg Masseron

The 90-minute interactive parody concert will perform every Monday and Saturday at Green Fig Piano Bar.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:10AM

Photos: Alanis Morissette Visits the Touring Company of Jagged Little Pill by Meg Masseron

The Grammy Award-winning musician behind the jukebox musical stopped by the National Theater to say hello.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:08AM
Sunday, March 19, 2023

What Do Critics Think of Bob Fosse's Dancin'? by Meg Masseron

Wayne Cilento is directing the seldom-produced work, re-creating Fosse's original, 1978 Tony-winning choreography.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:19PM
Saturday, March 18, 2023

Room's Adrienne Warren, Ephraim Sykes, Galen Hooks Release Statement on Production's Postponement by Meg Masseron

The upcoming Broadway production, which was set to begin previews April 3, announced its unexpected cancellation on March 16.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:44PM

Andrew Lloyd Webber Will Not Attend Opening Night of Bad Cinderella by Meg Masseron

The composer released a statement today explaining the news.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:28PM
Thursday, March 16, 2023

What Do Critics Think of Parade Starring Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond? by Meg Masseron

The production is directed by Michael Arden and conducted by Jason Robert Brown.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:49PM
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Why the Mask in Phantom Of the Opera’s Logo Looks Different Than It Does On Stage by Meg Masseron

Plus, other things that almost made it into Broadway's longest-running show (like real doves).

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:58PM

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