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Friday, October 22, 2021

Broadway Will Dim Its Lights in Memory of Tony Winner Terrence McNally by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning playwright passed away March 24, 2020, at the age of 81.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:34PM

Peter Scolari, Emmy-Winning Star of Stage and Screen, Dies at 66 by Andrew Gans

Mr. Scolari's New York stage credits included Lucky Guy, Bronx Bombers, Wicked, Hairspray, and The True.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:04PM

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom Developing New Comedy Badass (And Her Sister) for Hulu by Andrew Gans

Bloom again joins forces with Aline Brosh McKenna for the series, which will see her playing twin sisters.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:10AM

Watch Official Trailer for Screening of London's Anything Goes, Starring Tony Winner Sutton Foster by Andrew Gans

The current West End revival will sail into 450 cinemas in the U.K.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:04AM

Broadway's Longest-Running Production, The Phantom of the Opera, Reopens October 22 by Andrew Gans

Ben Crawford stars with Meghan Picerno as Christine and John Riddle as Raoul.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Lillias White Joins Cast of Black No More Off-Broadway Musical by Andrew Gans

Composer Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and more will star in the New Group production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:01PM

Watch The Phantom of the Opera's Chandelier Rise Again on Broadway by Andrew Gans

The longest-running production in Broadway history returns to the Majestic Theatre October 22.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:02AM

Site-Specific The Woman in Black Returns to McKittrick Hotel Beginning October 21 by Andrew Gans

David Acton and Ben Porter again reprise their roles from the West End.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

Checking In With… Dear Evan Hansen and Songs for a New World Star Roman Banks by Andrew Gans

The actor discusses pandemic life lessons, returning to the stage, and the personal meaning of Jason Robert Brown's "Flying Home."

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

In the News: Get a Sneak Peek at Shakespearean Rock Concert Macbeth in Stride, War Words Will Play NYC and L.A. by Andrew Gans

Plus: This Is Reality, a companion podcast to Tina Satter's Is This A Room, is now available.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:34PM

Cast Set for 2021-2022 Holiday Tour of A Christmas Story Musical by Andrew Gans

The upcoming tour of Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Joseph Robinette's stage adaptation will launch in Connecticut in December.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:32AM

Song for Nature, Featuring Janie Dee, Kerry Ellis, Sheila Atim, David Suchet, Akram Khan, More, Will Stream by Andrew Gans

The performance was filmed in March 2021 at the London Coliseum.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:20AM

Judith Ivey, Tony Roberts, John Rubinstein, More Star in Off-Broadway Revival of Morning's at Seven Beginning October 20 by Andrew Gans

Obie winner Dan Wackerman directs the limited engagement at the Theatre at St. Clement's.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

In the News: Daveed Diggs and Meryl Streep Tapped for Extrapolations, Celia Rose Gooding and Reneé Rapp to Host Halloween Party, More by Andrew Gans

Plus: Mauricio Martinez and Claybourne Elder will be featured in PBS' One Voice concert series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:50PM

Watch Chita Rivera Honor Bianca Marroquín at Chicago's ¡Viva Broadway! Night by Andrew Gans

Portions of the musical, now starring Marroquín, Ana Villafañe, and Paulo Szot, were presented in Spanish at the October 18 performance.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:19PM

Amber Iman, Nancy Opel, More Will Join Francois Battiste in San Francisco A Christmas Carol by Andrew Gans

Performances will begin in November at BroadwaySF’s Golden Gate Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:22PM

Complete Cast Announced for Broadway's Flying Over Sunset, Starring Tony Yazbeck, Harry Hadden-Paton, Carmen Cusack by Andrew Gans

Watch a new montage of scenes from the Lincoln Center Theater musical, which begins rehearsals October 19.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:34AM

Mel Brooks to Write and Executive Produce History of the World Variety Series by Andrew Gans

The Hulu series is a follow-up to the EGOT winner's 1981 film, History of the World, Part I.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:37AM

Stars in the House Welcomes Casts of Fame and Glee October 19 by Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:36AM

North American Tour of Anastasia Begins October 19 by Andrew Gans

The traveling production kicks off at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury, Connecticut.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, October 18, 2021

Stars in the House Welcomes Chicken & Biscuits' Cleo King, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, and More October 18 by Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:30AM

Read the New Reviews for Return Broadway Engagement of David Byrne's American Utopia by Andrew Gans

The Tony-honored production officially opened (again) October 17 at the St. James Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:50AM

Watch Highlights From Paper Mill's Songs for a New World, With Carolee Carmello, Roman Banks, Andrew Kober, Mia Pinero by Andrew Gans

Performances of the Jason Robert Brown song cycle continue through November 7 at the New Jersey venue.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:15AM

Broadway's The Book of Mormon Will Offer Free Fan Performance Ahead of Official Reopening by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning musical resumes at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in November.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:28AM

Light the Lights! A Drama League Celebration Honors Wayne Brady October 18 by Andrew Gans

Kandi Burruss hosts the benefit, which also celebrates The Drama League's four new board members.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

Broadway's Chicago Presents Special ¡Viva Broadway! Night October 18 by Andrew Gans

Portions of the long-running production, now starring Ana Villafañe, Bianca Marroquín, and Paulo Szot, will be presented in Spanish.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, October 17, 2021

David Byrne's American Utopia Opens on Broadway October 17 by Andrew Gans

Previews for the return engagement began September 17 at the St. James Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

Paper Mill's Songs for a New World, Starring Carolee Carmello, Roman Banks, Andrew Kober, Mia Pinero, Opens October 17 by Andrew Gans

Performances of the Jason Robert Brown revue continue through November 7 at the New Jersey venue.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Saturday, October 16, 2021

Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations Reopens on Broadway October 16 by Andrew Gans

John Legend recently joined the producing team for the hit musical at the Imperial Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Friday, October 15, 2021

Check Out New Photos of the Broadway Return of David Byrne's American Utopia by Andrew Gans

The Tony Awarded production officially opens October 17 at the St. James Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:51PM

All that Chat

REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
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