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Friday, October 30, 2020

Watch: Today Show’s Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker Don Their Best Broadway Costumes for a Halloween Lip-Sync by Ruthie Fierberg

Hosts of the NBC morning show pay tribute to Hamilton, Wicked, Cats, and Chicago—decked out in full costume.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:34PM

Watch the Trailer for the New Web Series Neighbors, Starring Your Broadway Faves by Ruthie Fierberg

Sharrod Williams—seen on Broadway in Cats and in Hamilton in Chicago—created, wrote, and now stars in the series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:33AM
Thursday, October 29, 2020

Brian Stokes Mitchell Releases New Version of Ragtime Anthem ‘Make Them Hear You’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner and chair of The Actors Fund honors American heroes.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:38PM

Brian Stokes Mitchell Urges Voters to ‘Make Them Hear You’ at the Ballot Box by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner and chair of The Actors Fund offers a new version of the Ragtime classic just in time for the upcoming election.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:38PM
Friday, October 16, 2020

Watch an Exclusive Clip From Tony Winner Jez Butterworth’s Brittania by Ruthie Fierberg

Get a sneak peek at Episode 3 of the Epix series’ second season, from the writer of The Ferryman and Jerusalem.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:58PM

Broadway’s Etai Benson and Alexandra Socha Are Married by Ruthie Fierberg

The Band’s Visit and Head Over Heels stars, respectively, wed in a recent Central Park ceremony.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:30PM

Why Watching American Utopia on HBO Will Feel Like Going to the Theatre by Ruthie Fierberg

The studio that brought you the Hamilton film, now brings you Spike Lee’s adaptation of David Byrne’s American Utopia.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:30AM
Thursday, October 15, 2020

What’s Bizarre About the 2020 Tony Nominations? by Ruthie Fierberg

Everything. Still, we break down the history-making noms and takeaways in a season cut short by COVID-19.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:36PM

22 Charities to Donate to During COVID-19 Shutdowns by Ruthie Fierberg

Among many worthy organizations, these have been highlighted by theatre artists often as organizations-in-need during the coronavirus pandemic.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:00AM
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

How Broadway’s Will Blum Used 476 Pieces of Cardboard to Create a 125-Foot Cave and Stage Floyd Collins in His NYC Apartment by Ruthie Fierberg

The star of Beetlejuice and School of Rock staged a 12-minute solo operetta and shows us how he did it.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:36PM

From Stage to Screen with Joe Mantello and The Boys in the Band by Ruthie Fierberg

Hear from the all-star cast and Tony-winning director on how they honored Mart Crowley's groundbreaking work with an indelible film adaptation.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:55AM
Friday, October 9, 2020

Playbill Presents 3 Wendy Wasserstein Plays in 3 Days October 16–18 by Ruthie Fierberg

The readings in rep will star Lucy DeVito, Mindy Sterling, Madeline Grey DeFreece, and more to raise funds for TDF’s Wendy Wasserstein Project.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:58PM
Thursday, October 8, 2020

The Fates of Hadestown to Release New Holiday Album by Ruthie Fierberg

If The Fates Allow: A Hadestown Holiday Album will drop in November.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:00PM
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Watch This Live Virtual Reality Theatre Performance From the Museum of Science, October 7 by Ruthie Fierberg

Learn about #FutureStages and how you can put on your own VR production from home.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:11PM

High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special Heading to Disney+ by Ruthie Fierberg

Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett and the rest of East High Wildcats reunite and offer a sneak peek at Season 2.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00PM

¡Viva Broadway! Hear Our Voices Raises Over $189K for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Broadway Bridges by Ruthie Fierberg

Plus, watch highlights from the concert event celebrating Latinx Heritage Month.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:53AM

¡Viva Broadway! Hear Our Voices Raises Over $189K for Broadway Cares, R.Evolución Latina, and Broadway Bridges by Ruthie Fierberg

Plus, watch highlights from the concert event celebrating Latinx Heritage Month.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:53AM
Monday, October 5, 2020

Last Chance to See ¡Viva Broadway! Hear Our Voices by Ruthie Fierberg

The benefit concert event, starring host Andréa Burns, Antonio Banderas, and a reunion of the original cast of In the Heights, is available through 8 PM ET October 5.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:59AM
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Like Water for Chocolate Musical In Development With a Score by La Santa Cecilia by Ruthie Fierberg

Catch an exclusive preview of two songs from the stage adaption of the novel in the October 1 ¡Viva Broadway! Hear Our Voices.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:41AM

Broadway’s Ana Villafañe Reveals the Moment That Inspired Her to Be a Performer and the Keys to Her Success by Ruthie Fierberg

The star of On Your Feet! tracks the milestone moments of her journey to Broadway in our Cadillac Lounge series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:00AM

Tune In October 1 to ¡Viva Broadway! Hear Our Voices by Ruthie Fierberg

Directed and co-choreographed by Tony Award winner Sergio Trujillo, the concert event features Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos and an In The Heights reunion, Gloria Estefan, Jaime Camil, J…

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:00AM
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Star Gabrielle Ruiz Reveals the Most Fulfilling Role of Her Career—It’s Not What You Think by Ruthie Fierberg

Broadway and television star Ruiz unearths her theatrical roots as part of our Cadillac Lounge series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:00AM
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

How Robin De Jesús Defied Naysayers to Become a 3-Time Tony Nominee by Ruthie Fierberg

One the eve of the premiere of his star turn in Netflix’s The Boys in the Band, the actor gets vulnerable sharing struggles and overcoming challenges on his road to success as part of the …

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:00AM
Monday, September 28, 2020

From Puerto Rico to Broadway, Luis Salgado Says He Would Have Never Made It Without These 3 People by Ruthie Fierberg

The original In The Heights and On Your Feet! cast member and Cirque du Soleil director and choreographer shares personal stories from his impressive career in the Cadillac Lounge series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:41PM
Thursday, September 24, 2020

9-Time Grammy Winner Rubén Blades, 2-Time Grammy Winner Jon Secada, and Moulin Rouge! Star Ricky Rojas Headline Final Casting of ¡Viva Broadway! Hea by Ruthie Fierberg

See who else is joining the lineup for the can’t-miss concert event, premiering on Playbill October 1.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:00AM
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Justina Machado and Gabrielle Ruiz Join ¡VIVA Broadway! Lineup by Ruthie Fierberg

The The Heights and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend alums, respectively, join the star-studded October 1 concert event. Here’s how to watch.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:05AM
Monday, September 14, 2020

Max Clayton, Karla Garcia, and 30 More Broadway Performers Lead New Dance Short Film by Ruthie Fierberg

Choreographed by Banji Aborisade, SC7NARIO debuts September 19 for National Dance Day. Check out this exclusive sneak peek.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00PM
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Antonio Banderas, Anthony Ramos, and Christopher Jackson Join Roster of Performers for ¡VIVA Broadway! Hear Our Voices by Ruthie Fierberg

Hosted by Andréa Burns, the concert special is packed with star-studded performances to mark milestones and contributions by the Latinx community to Broadway and theatre at large.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:00AM
Thursday, September 3, 2020

How to Create Equitable Spaces for the BIPOC Students in Your Theatre Program by Ruthie Fierberg

For predominantly white universities, here are some guidelines to help every artist reach their full potential.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:48PM
Monday, August 31, 2020

Nick Daly Wins Playbill’s Search for a Star Contest by Ruthie Fierberg

The 19-year-old won singing from Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00AM
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Meet the 30 Semi-Finalists of Playbill’s Search for a Star Contest by Ruthie Fierberg

Before we announce the Grand Prize winner out of our Top 10, meet 30 more gifted contestants.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:36PM

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