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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Checking In With… Everybody's Talking About Jamie Star Layton Williams by Andrew Gans

The former Rent and Billy Elliot star will soon be seen in the title role of the Los Angeles premiere of Jamie.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:18AM
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Austin Pendleton Replaces Bill Buell in This Beautiful Future Off-Broadway by Andrew Gans

Jack Serio directs Rita Kalnejais' drama.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:53PM

Cast Set for Drama League's DirectorFest 2022 by Andrew Gans

Directors include Reena Dutt, Ryan Dobrin, Lanise Antoine Shelley, Keenan Tyler Oliphant, and Sivan Battat.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:57PM

LaChanze, Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block, More Set for 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center by Andrew Gans

James Monroe Iglehart will host the upcoming performances celebrating five decades of musical theatre at the D.C. venue.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:03PM

The 1/52 Project Offers $15K Grants to Early-Career Theatre Designers to Diversify Design Community by Andrew Gans

Beowulf Boritt founded the project, which is encouraging Broadway designers to donate one week's royalties to the fund annually.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:29PM

Fred Ebb Foundation Donates Largest Gift in Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS History by Andrew Gans

To date, the foundation created by late, Tony-winning lyricist Ebb has donated $24.8 million to Broadway Cares.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:38AM

Greg Kinnear Makes Broadway Debut in To Kill a Mockingbird January 5 by Andrew Gans

Baize Buzan also steps into the role of Scout Finch at the Shubert Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Black Theatre Coalition Names New Executive Director and Program Director by Andrew Gans

T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams, and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee co-founded the organization in July 2020.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:06PM

Aladdin Tony Winner James Monroe Iglehart Will Be Billy Flynn in Broadway's Chicago by Andrew Gans

The international hit musical continues at the Ambassador Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:03AM

Watch David Byrne Talk Modifying American Utopia, Why the Cast Wears Suits, What Was Worse About 1970s New York, More by Andrew Gans

Former Talking Heads frontman Byrne appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:02AM
Monday, January 3, 2022

Stars in the House Welcomes Come From Away's Josh Breckenridge, Sharon Wheatley, More January 3 by Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley host the live streamed series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:00PM

Watch Complete United in Song PBS Concert, Featuring Lea Salonga, Paulo Szot, Drew Gehling, More by Andrew Gans

Chita Rivera hosted the New Year's Eve concert, subtitled Celebrating the American Dream.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:59PM

Watch Hugh Jackman Discuss Returning to Broadway as Harold Hill in The Music Man by Andrew Gans

In the CBS Sunday Morning profile, the Tony winner also danced with host Jane Pauley and spoke about the recent death of his father.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:01AM

Baize Buzan Will Join Greg Kinnear in Broadway's To Kill a Mockingbird by Andrew Gans

Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of the Harper Lee novel continues at the Shubert Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:43AM
Friday, December 31, 2021

Chita Rivera Hosts PBS New Year's Eve Special, Featuring Lea Salonga, Paulo Szot, Drew Gehling, More by Andrew Gans

United in Song: Celebrating the American Dream was filmed at Philadelphia's Independence Hall.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Thursday, December 30, 2021

Grease Live!, Starring Aaron Tveit, Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, Now Streaming by Andrew Gans

The 2016 Fox broadcast of the classic Broadway musical is avaiable for free on YouTube Movies.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:14AM
Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Liz Callaway Will Honor Stephen Sondheim in New Concert Act by Andrew Gans

Callaway made her Broadway debut in the original production of Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:53PM

Signature Theatre's Rent Extends Run by Andrew Gans

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Jonathan Larson musical reopened the Arlington, Virginia, venue for live performances.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:07PM

Cast Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company's Our Town, With Music by Michael John LaChiusa by Andrew Gans

The Thornton Wilder classic will play the Washington, D.C., venue in February 2022.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:28PM

Checking In With… Harry Hadden-Paton, Star of Flying Over Sunset, My Fair Lady, Downton Abbey, More by Andrew Gans

The Tony-nominated actor plays Aldous Huxley in the new musical Flying Over Sunset at Broadway's Vivian Beaumont Theater.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:26PM

Hamilton Cancels Los Angeles Performances Through January by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning musical has temporarily suspended performances at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre due to COVID-19.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:07AM

Hugh Jackman Sets Return Date in Broadway's The Music Man by Andrew Gans

Jackman urged everyone to stay safe in an Instagram video announcing he had tested positive for COVID-19.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:48AM

Hugh Jackman Sets Return Date in Broadway's The Music Man, Now Canceled Through January 5 by Andrew Gans

Jackman urged everyone to stay safe in an Instagram video announcing he had tested positive for COVID-19.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:48AM
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Toronto Production of Come From Away Closes After COVID Shutdown by Andrew Gans

The musical had reopened at the Royal Alexandra Theatre December 15.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:57AM

Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations to Close on Broadway by Andrew Gans

The musical opened at the Imperial Theatre in 2019.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:27AM
Monday, December 27, 2021

CDC Shortens Recommended Isolation Period for Those Testing Positive for COVID-19 by Andrew Gans

In the wake of the Omicron variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shortened the recommended time for isolation by half.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:37PM

Watch Alexandra Billings Give Shout Out to Understudies at Wicked Curtain Call by Andrew Gans

The talents of numerous understudies and swings let the show go on at the Gershwin Theatre on Christmas.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:50PM

David Byrne's American Utopia Will Resume Performances on Broadway December 28 With Modified Show by Andrew Gans

The production at the St. James Theatre will incorporate songs by Talking Heads and tunes from Byrne's solo catalog.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:39AM

Standbys Save the Day at Broadway's Come From Away by Andrew Gans

Eight standbys played every single role December 26 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:52AM
Friday, December 24, 2021

Checking In With… Pretty Woman and Kinky Boots Star Kyle Taylor Parker by Andrew Gans

"I think a big message in our telling of this story is that everyone deserves a shot at their dream."

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:02AM
Thursday, December 23, 2021

Return Engagement of Sara Bareilles' Waitress Closes on Broadway by Andrew Gans

The new production of the Tony-nominated musical will not reopen at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre due to COVID-19.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:56PM

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Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre