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Monday, June 26, 2017

Watch the First Trailer for Pitch Perfect 3, Starring Anna Kendrick by Betsy Kaplan

The movie musical reunites the Barden Bellas for a farewell tour.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Take a Look at Jessica Grové and James Snyder in Music Circus' Beauty and the Beast by Betsy Kaplan

Watch highlights from the Sacramento production of the Disney musical.

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Watch Students Honor Tony-Winning Composers Ahrens and Flaherty in We Tell the Story Tribute by Betsy Kaplan

The performance opened the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

John Leguizamo Will Speak at National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Immigration Arts Summit by Betsy Kaplan

The Tony nominee will deliver the keynote address at the summit during the Off-Broadway run of Amerike—The Golden Land.

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Alan Campbell and George Wendt to Star in Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story by Betsy Kaplan

The new musical will make its world premiere at Bucks County Playhouse in Pennsylvania.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

What Do Critics Think of Third Rail Projects' Immersive Ghost Light? by Betsy Kaplan

Zach Morris's theatrical experience opened at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater June 19.

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Timothy Ware Welcomes You to the Many Lands of Lola in His Kinky Boots Sound Checks Across America by Betsy Kaplan

Watch as the star of the Kinky Boots tour sings his big anthem in multiple cities.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Cast Album for Tony-Winning Dear Evan Hansen Will Be Released on Vinyl by Betsy Kaplan

The vinyl copy is currently available for pre-order.

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Nadim Naaman and Bill Champion to Star in Andrew Lloyd Webber's By Jeeves in the U.K. by Betsy Kaplan

A full cast has been announced for the Old Laundry Theatre production.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Can You Guess How Many Tonys These Most Nominated Shows Actually Won? by Betsy Kaplan

Test your Tony Award knowledge with this week’s Playbill Trivia.

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John Lithgow Recalls His Broadway Debut on the Tony Awards Red Carpet by Betsy Kaplan

The two-time Tony winner discuss his “anxiety free” role in the 71st Tony Awards.

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The Little Foxes Tony Winner Cynthia Nixon Discusses the Importance of Live Theatre on the Red Carpet by Betsy Kaplan

Watch the actor share her thoughts on the art form before winning her second Tony Award.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Theatre Development Fund Receives NEA Grant for 2 Accessibility Initiatives by Betsy Kaplan

TDF received a grant from the NEA for its National Open Captioning and National Autism Theatre Initiatives.

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What Do Critics Think of New York City Opera's Angels in America? by Betsy Kaplan

Peter Eötvös’ opera opened at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater June 10.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dear Evan Hansen Tony Winner Alex Lacamoire on Why Live Theatre Is Important by Betsy Kaplan

The Tony-winning orchestrator discusses how theatre has impacted his life and the lives of others.

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Tony Winner Ben Platt Discusses Dear Evan Hansen on the Red Carpet: ‘It Forces Us to Start Conversations’ by Betsy Kaplan

The Tony winner opened up about his performance on the red carpet before his big win.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Bringing Musical Theater Center Stage | WNPR News by Betsy Kaplan

A lot of us were first exposed to musical theater with teachers or parents who love the traditions of musical theater: soaring show tunes, a little camp, lots of sentimentality, and actors w…

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