All stories by Ruthie Fierberg on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

What Everyone Can Learn From Actors About Dealing With Anxiety, Uncertainty, and Unemployment by Ruthie Fierberg

Psychologist and former Broadway dancer John Carroll on how to cope in the time of COVID-19 and beyond.

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Our Top 3 Videos From Week 1 of the #LivingRoomTheatre Challenge by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch a scene from The Wizard of Oz complete with a live Toto, an at-home Sound of Music, and more!

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Looking Back on 35 Years at Lincoln Center Theater by Ruthie Fierberg

While theatre takes an intermission, LCT reminds us the gems they've brought to the stage—and what’s to come.

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Watch the Sexy Quartet of Moulin Rouge! Sing ‘Lady Marmalade’ on CBS Sunday Morning by Ruthie Fierberg

Broadway cast members Jacqueline B. Arnold, Robyn Hurder, Holly James, and Jeigh Madjus won't let quarantine stop them.

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Friday, May 8, 2020

8 Theatre Programs Share Strategies to Rehearse, Teach, and Present Productions While Schooling Remotely by Ruthie Fierberg

Elementary, middle, high school, and college programs across the U.S. share the techniques that have worked to keep arts education and performance going in the time of COVID-19 shutdowns.

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Listen to Ben Platt’s New Single ‘So Will I’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner dropped the original song May 7.

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Misty Copeland, Tiler Peck, and Ballerinas Around the World Dance for COVID-19 Relief by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch the stunning compilation video of the world’s premiere talents performing The Dying Swan.

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How to Create the Full Gala Experience—Dinner, Dancing, and All—Online by Ruthie Fierberg

Off-Broadway theatre company The Tank innovates with a pre-show cooking class and Zoom dance party.

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Broadway Dreams Launches Virtual Training Intensives by Ruthie Fierberg

In lieu of the summer performing arts intensive tour, the non-profit offers online training from pros like Spencer Liff, Rob McClure, and Elizabeth Stanley.

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Sunset Boulevard Star Siobhan Dillon Releases New Solo Album by Ruthie Fierberg

The Broadway and West End alum releases the recording to benefit Breast Cancer Haven.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

What We Learned When the 12 Largest Entertainment Unions Gathered to Discuss the COVID-19 Pandemic by Ruthie Fierberg

Representatives from Actors’ Equity, SAG-AFTRA, SDC, IATSE, and more shared progress and new developments regarding employment during the pandemic.

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Watch High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Stars Perform Acoustic Covers of the Hits From Season 1 by Ruthie Fierberg

Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrgio, and more are all in this together during quarantine.

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Christine Ebersole Talks Self-Isolation Parallels to Grey Gardens, Memories of Brian Dennehy, and More by Ruthie Fierberg

Playbill catches up with the two-time Tony winner ahead of the release of her film Driveways, starring Dennehy.

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Which Musical Theatre Character Are You Becoming in Quarantine? by Ruthie Fierberg

Are you working non-stop? Have you begun your descent into madness? Or, are you beginning to wonder why anyone would ever leave Grey Gardens?

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How to Make Your Own Playbill Flowers by Ruthie Fierberg

Follow Sasha Pensanti of Broadway Crafts and the Broadway Green Alliance as she shows the step-by-step process of upcycling Playbills into gorgeous paper flowers.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

18 Charities to Consider on #GivingTuesdayNow May 5 by Ruthie Fierberg

Among many worthy organizations, these 18 have been highlighted by theatre artists often as organizations-in-need during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Friday, May 1, 2020

Celebrity Self-Tape: Marisha Wallace Auditions for Her Dream Role in a Gender-Bent Aladdin by Ruthie Fierberg

The Broadway Aladdin cast member makes her case for a female Genie with her version of “Friend Like Me.”

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NF Hope Concert, Starring James Monroe Iglehart and More, to Broadcast Online by Ruthie Fierberg

In the wake of cancellations of the Chicago and New York City engagements, the Neurofibromatosis Network hopes to raise money with the virtual performance.

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Watch Jeremy Jordan, Brandon Victor Dixon, Kate Baldwin, and Jessica Vosk Sing From Georgia Stitt’s Album by Ruthie Fierberg

The concert celebrating Stitt’s A Quiet Revolution streams exclusively on Playbill.

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Jamie Lee Curtis Hosts Live La La Land Viewing Party May 1 by Ruthie Fierberg

Tune in to the free screening and celebration of the movie musical, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

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How 2 Former Phantom of the Opera Christines Became the Writers of New Song Cycle Forty Minutes by Ruthie Fierberg

Taking a cue from Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Todrick Hall’s Out of Oz, Emma Grimsley and Kaitlyn Nicole Davis debut their visual album exclusively on Playbill.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Jeremy Jordan, Brandon Victor Dixon, Kate Baldwin, and Jessica Vosk to Perform in Georgia Stitt’s Live Album Release Concert by Ruthie Fierberg

The performance celebrating Stitt’s A Quiet Revolution will stream exclusively on Playbill May 1.

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Playbill Playlist: Solo Dance Party Edition by Ruthie Fierberg

The perfect soundtrack to your private Broadway-themed quarantine dance party.

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27 TV Musicals to Stream From Home by Ruthie Fierberg

From Bette Midler in Gypsy to High School Musical to live television musical events, here’s your list to watch during quarantine.

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26 TV Musicals to Stream From Home by Ruthie Fierberg

From Bette Midler in Gypsy to High School Musical to live television musical events, here’s your list to watch during quarantine.

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8 Scenes to Perform at Home With Your Family to Be Featured in Playbill's #LivingRoomTheatre by Ruthie Fierberg

Download scenes from shows like The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, and more (courtesy of Concord Theatricals), film your #LivingRoomTheatre, and your performance could be featured on Play…

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Sara Barielles, Original Waitress Cast, and More Sing Nick Cordero’s ‘Live Your Life’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Jessie Mueller, Keala Settle, Christopher Fitzgerald, and more urge their former co-star to #WakeUpNick in their rendition of his original song.

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Watch Ariana Grande Sing ‘Still Hurting’ From Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years by Ruthie Fierberg

The pop star reunited with Brown for the composer's virtual SubCulture residency concert April 27; check out more highlights here.

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Are You the Next Broadway Star? by Ruthie Fierberg

Playbill's Search for a Star contest will accept video submissions in the search for theatre's future headliners!

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Stream Rubies and Concerto DSCH From New York City Ballet by Ruthie Fierberg

The world-renowned company announces more digital programming, including classes with the pros.

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Broadway Podcast Network Launches New Podcast My Broadway Memory by Ruthie Fierberg

The premiere episode, broadcast live, will feature Broadway photographer Joan Marcus and performer Brittney Johnson.

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