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Saturday, August 19, 2017

How Anastasia’s Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Wrote Their Oscar-Nominated “Journey to the Past” by Adam Hetrick

The Tony-winning team reveals never-before-seen drafts of early sheet music, alternate melodies, and more as they explain how they came up with their musical anthem.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

What’s It Like to Step Into a Role on Broadway? by Adam Hetrick

A Doll's House, Part 2 cast member Erin Wilhelmi talks about her experience joining Lucas Hnath’s acclaimed Broadway play in this week’s episode of The Compass.

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Popcorn Falls, Directed by Tony Winner Christian Borle, Premieres August 18 by Adam Hetrick

The star of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Falsettos directs the comedy by fellow Broadway actor-playwright James Hindman.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Announces Complete 2017-18 Season by Adam Hetrick

Premieres by David Cale and Tori Sampson complete the Off-Broadway company’s season slate, which also includes a world-premiere musical from John Kander, Susan Stroman and David Thomps…

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WATCH: Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone, and Christine Ebersole Get Candid on Inspiring Women, Sacrifices, and Their First Headshots by Adam Hetrick

The War Paint stars sit down with Kristin Chenoweth for a Facebook Live chat session filled with insightful (and a few hilarious) responses from the Tony-winning trio.

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OWN Picks Up TV Drama From Oscar-Winning Moonlight Writer Tarell Alvin McCraney by Adam Hetrick

Oprah Winfrey Network has signed on to air the hour-long drama series inspired by events from the playwright’s own life.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Broadway’s Indecent Sets November Air Date on PBS Great Performances by Adam Hetrick

Paula Vogel’s Tony-nominated play with music was filmed days before its final Broadway performance.

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New Adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tell Me on a Sunday Will Premiere in China by Adam Hetrick

The musical, about a young woman who moves from London to New York to start a new life, will be reset in China.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

How Did Critics Review Aaron Tveit in Sondheim’s Company at Barrington Stage? by Adam Hetrick

The Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical officially opened at Barrington Stage Company August 13.

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Groundhog Day Sets Broadway Closing Date by Adam Hetrick

The new Tim Minchin-Danny Rubin musical, starring three-time Tony nominee Andy Karl, will close on Broadway September 17.

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Once on This Island Broadway Revival Casts Ti Moune by Adam Hetrick

After a nationwide casting search, the show’s producers have announced that 18-year-old actor Hailey Kilgore will make her Broadway debut in the starring role.

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Stephen Sondheim Will Participate in Follies Talkback at the National Theatre by Adam Hetrick

A series of talkbacks has been announced to coincide with the London revival of the 1971 Sondheim-James Goldman musical starring Imelda Staunton.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

What Did Critics Think of Alan Ayckbourn’s Dystopian Drama The Divide? by Adam Hetrick

The world-premiere play about a deadly contagion that leads to the segregation of men and women plays the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before a 2018 London bow.

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Grosses Analysis: The Great Comet Rises and On Your Feet! Hits Box-Office High by Adam Hetrick

Fans turned out to see Great Comet star Okieriete Onaodowan in the final week of his limited Broadway run.

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Cortney Wolfson, Charity Angel Dawson, and More Will Sing Music of Jacob Yandura and Rebekah Greer Melocik by Adam Hetrick

The Revolution Will Be Expository, featuring the work of musical theatre songwriting team Yandura and Melocik, will take place August 28 at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Bob Mackie Will Design Off-Broadway Return of Hit Gay Musical Revue When Pigs Fly by Adam Hetrick

The 1996 musical revue has announced the cast and creative team for its Off-Broadway return.

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Read Reviews for World-Premiere Musical A Legendary Romance at Williamstown by Adam Hetrick

A Legendary Romance, starring Jeff McCarthy, Lora Lee Gayer, and Roe Hartrampf, plays the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Read reviews and watch highlights from the musical.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Lucy Thurber’s Once Upon a Time in the Berkshires Begins at Williamstown by Adam Hetrick

The world-premiere production brings together local residents and professional theatre artists.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Queers, With Alan Cumming, Russell Tovey, and Gemma Whelan, Sets October Premiere on BBC America by Adam Hetrick

The eight-part dramatic event offers a personal look at life for LGBTQ people in Britain.

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Harold Prince Aiming to Bring Original Evita Staging to Broadway After International Tour by Adam Hetrick

The Tony-winning director is reuniting with members of the original 1978 creative team to bring Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera back to the stage.

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Episode 87 of The Compass Welcomes Fiction Writer Matt Lombardi by Adam Hetrick

The artists’ podcast created by actor Leah Walsh marks its second anniversary August 11.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Dear Evan Hansen’s Ben Platt Is Heading to Will & Grace, Plus 9 More Top Stories by Adam Hetrick

Playbill’s roundup of the latest theatre stories from August 10, 2017.

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Stephen Adly Guirgis Speaks Out After Shutting Down Theatre for Unauthorized Cuts to Judas Iscariot by Adam Hetrick

The Pulitzer-winning playwright says despite the theatre’s violation of copyright laws, he initially did not want to hinder the work of other artists.

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Cristin Milioti Will Star in Zoe Kazan’s After the Blast at Lincoln Center by Adam Hetrick

The Once and How I Met Your Mother star has signed on for the LCT3 world premiere set in the wake of a total environmental disaster.

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Seth Numrich, Star of AMC’s Turn and War Horse, on Making the Leap from Broadway to London, and TV by Adam Hetrick

Created by Leah Walsh, the podcast shares the personal stores of artists navigating the waters between art and commerce.

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Michael Moore’s The Terms of My Surrender Opens on Broadway Aug. 10 by Adam Hetrick

The Oscar-winning filmmaker makes his theatrical debut with the politically-charged examination of America’s current political climate.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Bryce Pinkham, Hannah Elless, and Andrew Samonsky Will Star in Benny & Joon Musical World Premiere by Adam Hetrick

Complete casting has been announced for the stage adaptation of the off-beat 1993 romantic film comedy.

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The Exorcist Sets West End Dates Ahead of Broadway Arrival by Adam Hetrick

John Pielmeier’s new stage treatment of the supernatural film thriller will transfer to the West End’s Phoenix Theatre in October.

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Alexandra Socha and Joshua Boone Begin Williamstown Run of Actually by Adam Hetrick

Gender, race, and consent factor into Anna Ziegler’s thought-provoking examination of sexual assault on college campuses.

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New Broadway Ad Agency RPM Hangs Shingle with Hamilton Among First Clients by Adam Hetrick

The new full-service advertising and marketing agency is led by former SpotCo executives Ilene Rosen, Pete Milano, and Nick Pramik.

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13 Must-Watch Documentaries for Broadway Musical Fans by Adam Hetrick

These essential documentaries capture some of the most fascinating and legendary entertainers, writers, and musicals in Broadway history.

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