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Thursday, August 24, 2023

Two Musicals, Two Hours Apart: What a Two-Show Day Is Like at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by David Gewirtzman

The musicals On Your Bike and Jingle Street share one cast and creative team—and a tight turnaround.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:07AM
Tuesday, August 22, 2023

How These Two Writers Updated Les Miz For Millennials With Les Millénniables by David Gewirtzman

Ayla Glass and Kelly D'Angelo talk about bringing their parody musical to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:04AM
Sunday, August 20, 2023

Playbill Pick: Ivo Graham at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by David Gewirtzman

The popular comedian is performing two very different solo shows this year: the very funny Ivo Graham: Unorganised Fun and the emotional Graham in the Green.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:33AM
Saturday, August 19, 2023

Playbill Pick: Gyles Brandreth Can't Stop Talking! at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by David Gewirtzman

The ever-charming, jumper-loving broadcaster and writer is simply delightful in his latest solo show.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:25AM
Friday, August 18, 2023

A Day in the Life of a Playbill Fringe Reviewer by David Gewirtzman

Follow along as one Playbill writer stumbles his way through the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:33PM
Thursday, August 17, 2023

Playbill Pick: Mark Watson: Search at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by David Gewirtzman

Possibly the nicest comedian at the Fringe, Watson is also one of the funniest.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:19AM

Playbill Pick: Shadow Kingdom at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by David Gewirtzman

400 different shadow puppets are used to bring this beautiful, family-friendly show to life.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:55AM
Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Playbill Pick: Paul Chowdhry: Family-Friendly Comedian at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by David Gewirtzman

This comedian is hilarious in his stand-up show that's definitely (despite what the title says) not meant for children.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:07AM
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Playbill Pick: Funeral at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by David Gewirtzman

Ontroerend Goed has created a beautiful immersive theatrical experience, that is also a community healing ritual.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:04PM

Playbill Pick: A Mountain for Elodie at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by David Gewirtzman

Benjamin Scheuer returns to the stage with a moving follow-up to his 2014 musical The Lion. Tissues are required.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:37AM
Monday, August 14, 2023

Playbill Pick: Max Norman: A Pirate's Life For Me at the Edinburgh Fringe by David Gewirtzman

Yo ho, yo ho, it's a pirate show to bring out your inner child.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:04AM

10 Comedians to See at the Edinburgh Fringe by David Gewirtzman

How to navigate a festival with over 800 different stand-up comedy shows? We're here to help.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:07AM
Saturday, August 12, 2023

Playbill Pick: Mythos: Ragnarok At the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by David Gewirtzman

The 2022 hit with professional wrestlers playing characters from Norse Mythology returns to the Fringe for a second throwdown.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:04AM
Sunday, March 13, 2022

Schedule of Upcoming Live Opera and Ballet Broadcasts by David Gewirtzman

The opera and ballet fans' guide to where they can view live broadcasts.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00AM
Friday, October 1, 2021

Check Out New Photos of Six on Broadway by David Gewirtzman

The international hit musical opens at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre October 3.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:04PM
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Go Inside the Opening Night of A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet Off-Broadway by David Gewirtzman

Alex Wyse and Ben Fankhauser’s new musical opened at the DR2 Theatre on September 27.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:11PM
Monday, September 27, 2021

Playbill's Complete Coverage of the 74th Annual Tony Awards by David Gewirtzman

Catch up on everything from the red carpet, the Winter Garden Theatre, the CBS broadcast, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:12PM
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Master Classes: (Fake) College Schedules for Your Favorite Musical Theatre Writers by David Gewirtzman

What courses (might have) inspired Company, Bring It On, and La Cage aux Folles?

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:00AM
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Take a Look at Bartlett Sher’s New Rigoletto in Berlin by David Gewirtzman

Christopher Maltman, Nadine Sierra, and Michael Fabiano star in the production at the Berlin State Opera.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:13PM
Friday, March 22, 2019

A Look at Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann in London's La forza del destino by David Gewirtzman

The new production opened at the Royal Opera House March 21.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:26PM
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

First Look at Pretty Yende, Kathleen Turner, and Javier Camarena in La Fille du Régiment by David Gewirtzman

The Donizetti opera begins performances February 7 at the Metropolitan Opera.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:53PM
Friday, February 1, 2019

Watch Nico Muhly’s Marnie on PBS’ Great Performances at the Met February 1 by David Gewirtzman

The Metropolitan Opera production is the latest offering in the ongoign series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:37AM
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tune In to Orphée et Eurydice and Aida on PBS' Great Performances by David Gewirtzman

The Lyric Opera of Chicago and Metropolitan Opera productions will air January 18 and 20.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:25PM
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Get a First Look at the World Premiere of Jazz Opera Dear Erich by David Gewirtzman

Ted Rosenthal’s piece is presented in a co-production between New York City Opera and National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:38PM
Monday, December 17, 2018

Take a Look at the Royal Opera House’s New Hansel and Gretel by David Gewirtzman

The Engelbert Humperdinck opera runs through December 29.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:02PM
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Take a Look at Teatro Real’s New Turandot, Directed by Robert Wilson by David Gewirtzman

Performances of the Puccini opera continue through December 30.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:25PM
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Take a Look at Jonas Kaufmann in Otello at the Bavarian State Opera by David Gewirtzman

Performances continue in Munich through December 21.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:33PM
Monday, November 19, 2018

First Look at It’s a Wonderful Life at San Francisco Opera by David Gewirtzman

Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s holiday opera continues through December 9.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:24PM
Monday, November 5, 2018

First Look at Lyric Opera of Chicago’s New Production of Siegfried by David Gewirtzman

The opera stars Burkhard Fritz, Christine Goerke, and Eric Owens.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:27PM
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

First Look at Porgy and Bess at the English National Opera by David Gewirtzman

Eric Greene and Nicole Cabell star in the London staging.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:14PM

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