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Monday, July 15, 2024

Where Is Leith and Why is Playbill Docking a Cruise Ship There? by Diep Tran

It's an up-and-coming Edinburgh neighborhood, and the setting for a Proclaimers musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18PM
Friday, July 12, 2024

On the Red Carpet: Oh, Mary! Star Cole Escola Feels Like 'The Luckiest Idiot Girl in the World' by Diep Tran

Patti LuPone, Ruth Negga, Laura Benanti, Molly Ringwald, and more showed up to celebrate Broadway's new first lady.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:18PM
Thursday, July 11, 2024

How Linda Cho Created Almost 300 Costumes for Broadway’s The Great Gatsby by Diep Tran

The two-time Tony winner on why she had to add a waist to the flapper dresses.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:32PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Marisa Tomei, Calista Flockhart, Cooper Hoffman, Christian Slater Will Headline Plays in The New Group's 2024–25 Season by Diep Tran

The Off-Broadway theatre has announced the lineup of its new season, which includes new work and a revival of Sam Shepard's Curse of the Starving Class.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:24PM
Friday, June 28, 2024

11 Shows to See Around the Country This Summer by Diep Tran

This summer, why not take a theatre road trip? Playbill has mapped out the perfect schedule for you.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:06PM
Thursday, June 27, 2024

In Suffs, Jenn Colella Is Telling a Piece of Queer History ‘That Was Buried’ by Diep Tran

The Broadway favorite is back and adding Carrie Chapman Catt to her roster of “badass” women.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:12PM

Video: See Ruthie Ann Miles and Kerstin Anderson Sing 'Every Day a Little Death' From A Little Night Music by Diep Tran

An all-star cast will perform the Sondheim musical this week at Lincoln Center, backed by a 53-piece orchestra.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:32AM
Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Here There Are Blueberries From Tectonic Theatre Project to Launch International Tour by Diep Tran

The show, currently running Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, is also a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:02AM
Monday, June 24, 2024

Video: See Keala Settle and Casey Donovan Perform 'F****n' Perfect' From & Juliet by Diep Tran

Settle is currently playing Nurse Angélique in the Australian production of the musical, taking over for Casey Donovan.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:12PM

Photos: See Holland Taylor and Ana Villafañe Face Off in N/A by Diep Tran

In the new Off-Broadway play, the two play congresswomen who bear a resemblance to real people.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:48PM
Friday, June 21, 2024

On the Red Carpet: Jellicle Cats, and Broadway Stars, Came Out to the Cats Opening Night by Diep Tran

Cats: "The Jellicle Ball" opened June 20 at Perelman Performing Arts Center Off-Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:40PM
Thursday, June 20, 2024

Stereophonic, Merrily We Roll Along, and More Get Emotional at 1st Performance After Becoming Tony Winners by Diep Tran

The first Tuesday performance after Tony Awards Sunday was a tearful one.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:02PM

Video: Why Holland Taylor Said Yes to N/A Despite Just Getting a Shoulder Replacement by Diep Tran

The Emmy winner stars opposite Ana Villafañe as they play two congresswomen who bear a resemblance to real people.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:42PM

Nick Blaemire and Lee Sunday Evans to Collaborate on Safety Not Guaranteed Musical by Diep Tran

The show, based on the indie film, will premiere at Brooklyn Academy of Music.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:18PM
Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Photo: Go Behind the Scenes With Kecia Lewis as She Gets Ready to Win a Tony Award by Diep Tran

For her first-ever Tony Awards ceremony, Lewis made sure to enjoy the moment and the attention.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:12AM

How Claude McKay Informed Ato Blankson-Wood’s Take on Cliff in Cabaret on Broadway by Diep Tran

The prolific actor is exploring Black queerness on stage in the new revival of the Kander and Ebb classic.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06AM
Monday, June 17, 2024

Video: Maleah Joi Moon 'Didn't Know What Was Actually Happening' During Her Tonys Acceptance Speech by Diep Tran

Backstage, the newly minted Tony winner was still processing her win for Hell's Kitchen.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:54AM
Sunday, June 16, 2024

Sarah Paulson Wins 2024 Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Play by Diep Tran

She was recognized for her work in Appropriate on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:32PM

Stereophonic Wins Best Play at 2024 Tony Awards by Diep Tran

The show had already made history as the play with the most Tony nominations ever, with 13 total nods.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42PM

Video: See Ariana DeBose, Hell's Kitchen, and More Perform at the 77th Tony Awards by Diep Tran

Playbill will post videos of the night's performances as they are released.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42PM

Video: Nikiya Mathis' Tony Win Shows Her 'Just How Important Service Is' by Diep Tran

She won a Special Tony Award as a hair and wig designer for Jaja's African Hair Braiding.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06PM

Daniel Aukin Wins 2024 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play by Diep Tran

He was recognized for Stereophonic on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:24PM

Video: 'The Reward Is the Work': George C. Wolfe on Receiving His Lifetime Achievement Award by Diep Tran

Backstage at the Tony Awards, the director reflected on his latest honor.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:24PM

Video: 'I'm the First Black Costume Designer to Win This Award'—Dede Ayite Reacts to Her Win by Diep Tran

She won for her work in Jaja's African Hair Braiding.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:24PM
Friday, June 14, 2024

2024 Tony Nominees Tear Up as They Thank Their Families by Diep Tran

We asked the nominees: "Who helped you get here?"

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:42PM

USC to Make MFA Program in Acting and Dramatic Writing Tuition Free by Diep Tran

The California school joins Juilliard and Yale in making drama school more affordable.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:42PM
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Four-Time Tony Award-Winning Producer Ron Simons Dies at Age 63 by Diep Tran

He was a producer on The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Ain't Too Proud, and Thoughts of a Colored Man.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:36PM
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Catherine Laga’aia to Star in Disney's Moana Live Action Film by Diep Tran

The film will be a live action adaptation of the 2016 Disney animated film, with music by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:06PM
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

How Scenic Design Team Dots Made a Tree Grow in Appropriate by Diep Tran

The artists behind dots—Santiago Orjuela-Laverde, Kimie Nishikawa, and Andrew Moerdyk—are currently up for two Tony Awards. So far this year, they've designed seven shows.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:12PM
Monday, June 10, 2024

Video: See Kecia Lewis Sing the Powerful 'Perfect Way to Die' From Hell's Kitchen by Diep Tran

Lewis is Tony-nominated for playing an inspiring piano teacher in the Alicia Keys musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:00PM

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