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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.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Leguizamo, and Members of the Original Cast of In The Heights Headline ¡VIVA Broadway! Hear Our Voices Concert Special by Ruthie Fierberg

Hosted by Andréa Burns, the evening celebrates Latinx Heritage Month and stars Karen Olivo, Mandy Gonzalez, Jaime Camil, Gloria Estefan, and many more.

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Watch This Exclusive Clip From Dramarama, New Movie About High School Drama Kids by Ruthie Fierberg

The film is set to premiere at Outfest, starring So You Think You Can Dance alum Nico Greetham and The Prom's Anna Grace Barlow.

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Vote Now to Crown the Next Musical Theatre Star! by Ruthie Fierberg

Announcing the Top 10 finalists in Playbill’s Search for a Star competition.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

What to Expect From New Play Finish the Fight, Streaming August 18 by Ruthie Fierberg

Playwright Ming Peiffer and director Whitney White talk about their process creating The New York Times special about the women of color who didn’t make the history books the first time ar…

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Final Casting Announced for Playbill’s Women in Theatre: A Centennial Celebration by Ruthie Fierberg

Ashley Park, Jacqueline B. Arnold, and Alysha Umphress join the ranks of the not-to-miss evening; plus the debut of a new song from the creators of SIX and sneak peeks at new musicals Jeanne…

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Go Behind the Scenes of the Upcoming Musical Suffragist With Creators Shaina Taub, Leigh Silverman, More by Ruthie Fierberg

Tune in to the August 13 digital event from The New York Times.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Bill Berloni Shares Backstage Secrets Behind 5 Iconic Animal Performances, From Annie to The Crucible by Ruthie Fierberg

The famed animal trainer reveals his tricks for Bruiser’s barks in Legally Blonde, Sandy’s trailing in Annie, and more.

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Jordan Fisher Talks Mastering Choreography and Chemistry in New Netflix Movie Work It by Ruthie Fierberg

The Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, and To All the Boys... star talks about his latest dance feature.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Sara Bareilles, Brittney Johnson, Daphne Rubin-Vega, L Morgan Lee, and More Join Playbill’s Women in Theatre: A Centennial Celebration by Ruthie Fierberg

The August 26 special marking Women’s Equality Day and honoring 100 years of women in theatre will feature songs from Waitress, Fun Home, and Wicked, as well as Broadway-bound musicals Gun…

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Due to Overwhelming Submission, Playbill’s Search for a Star Postpones Announcement of the Top 10 by Ruthie Fierberg

With over 2,500 self-tape auditions, the competition is tight.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Harvey Fierstein’s Bella Bella Comes to Audible by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony Award winner talks about his new release, why he knew he had to be the one to premiere the show, Jewish identity, and his unusual choice in dressing room decoration.

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Watch: Highlights From Week 3 of Playbill’s Search for a Star Contest by Ruthie Fierberg

Take a look at the video auditions we’re loving, and submit your own before August 5!

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Heidi Schreck and Rebecca Naomi Jones to Host Playbill’s Women in Theatre: A Centennial Celebration Concert Special August 26 by Ruthie Fierberg

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, Playbill honors game-changing female-identifying artists over the past 100 years through songs and personal stories.

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Broadway Advocacy Coalition Announces Inaugural Artivism Fellowship by Ruthie Fierberg

The initiative will be the beneficiary of Playbill’s August Women in Theatre: A Centennial Celebration Special Event.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Sweet Magnolias Creator Sheryl Anderson on Working With Heather Headley and That Season 1 Finale Shocker by Ruthie Fierberg

The Netflix series serves up a romantic, cozy drama with a cast full of Broadway names.

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Michael Gutenplan Brings Live, Interactive Magic and Mind-Reading Show Direct to Your Home Tonight by Ruthie Fierberg

The mentalist offers a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience July 30 via the 92Y.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Robbie Fairchild Stars in New Short Film In This Life by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony nominee explores the fives stages of grief through dance and performance art.

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Watch Performers From Both Sides of the Atlantic Sing a Powerful Rendition of Ragtime’s ‘Make Them Hear You’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The music video, featuring the likes of James T. Lane, Ako Mitchell, Cedric Neal, Clarke Peters, and Layton Williams, raises money for the StopWatch campaign.

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Watch: Highlights From Week 2 of Playbill’s Search for a Star Contest by Ruthie Fierberg

The competition is heating up, but it’s not too late to enter the race!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Tony Nominee Ethan Slater Releases New EP Life Is Weird by Ruthie Fierberg

Take an exclusive listen to the title track on the album, which benefits The National Bail Fund and Protect Native Elders.

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Monday, July 20, 2020

Ilana Levine Launches New Podcast And the Award Goes to... by Ruthie Fierberg

The creator and host of Little Known Facts debuts her new series as an homage to the Tony Awards, starting with a Patti LuPone interview.

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Can This Game-Changing Innovation Get Live Theatre Back Before the Pandemic Ends? by Ruthie Fierberg

Brendan Bradley’s Future Stages creates a no-mask, no-risk communal space to produce theatre and reinvigorate audiences and performers alike.

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Watch: Highlights From Week 1 of Playbill’s Search for a Star Contest by Ruthie Fierberg

See 11 of our favorite submissions so far, and then submit your own!

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Watch the Youth of Broadway Dreams in This Moving Performance of Selma’s ‘Glory’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The international arts education organization provided a safe space for young artists to gather and perform.

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

In a World of Zoom Readings, Why Williamstown Theatre Festival Turned to Audible by Ruthie Fierberg

How WTF will present a Robert O’Hara helmed Streetcar, Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51, and five world-premieres in its first-ever audio-only season.

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We Are Freestyle Love Supreme Reveals the Origins of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and the Hip-Hop Improv Group That Started It All by Ruthie Fierberg

Hamilton and Freestyle Love Supreme director Kail and filmmaker Andrew Fried discuss the history of the documentary and its humble beginnings featuring Miranda, Christopher Jackson, and more.

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Karen Olivo, James Monroe Iglehart, Adrianna Hicks, and More Unite for Live Town Hall on ‘Rebuilding Broadway’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The event from the Broadway Podcast Network focuses on the future of the Broadway community July 16.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Katori Hall Takes On Strip Clubs, Power, Sex, and The South in Her Explosive New Series P-Valley by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tina book writer and The Mountaintop playwright adapts her play Pussy Valley into an sizzling and raw show for Starz.

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2020 Pride Plays Festival and Pride Spectacular Raises Over $100,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS by Ruthie Fierberg

The four primetime plays and the Pride Spectacular concert aired throughout June in celebration of Pride month.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

3 Wild Stories From Behind-the-Scenes With Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, and Celine Dion by Ruthie Fierberg

Record producer and Broadway composer David Foster shares tales from working with these powerhouses.

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