All stories by Dylan Parent on BroadwayStars

Monday, May 27, 2024

PLAYBILLDER Spotlight: This High School's Award-Winning Design Team Takes Flight in Catch Me If You Can by Dylan Parent

At one Missouri drama program, students are encouraged to grow as actors, technicians, and designers.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:12AM
Monday, May 20, 2024

PLAYBILLDER Spotlight: At This Spring Cabaret, Performers Ages 9 to 21 Become 'Family' by Dylan Parent

Award-winning Aspire Performing Arts Company of New Jersey focuses on the transformative moments, on the stage and off.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:24AM
Monday, May 13, 2024

PLAYBILLDER Spotlight: Two Middle Schools Teamed Up for the First Time to Make a Show by Dylan Parent

Two Ohio middle schools collaborated with Muse Machine for Poetry and Playbills.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:54AM
Monday, May 6, 2024

PLAYBILLDER Spotlight: The 'Ensemble Is Everything' In This High School Production of Hairspray by Dylan Parent

Plus, it took two alumni to get this big, blonde, and beautiful Nebraska high school musical on its feet.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42AM
Monday, April 29, 2024

PLAYBILLDER Spotlight: Elementary Schoolers Performing Beauty and the Beast Invited 700 People to Be Their Guest by Dylan Parent

This Georgia School even hired a choreographer, which students love.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00AM
Monday, April 22, 2024

PLAYBILLDER Spotlight: The Nation's Largest High School Goes Big With Hello Dolly! by Dylan Parent

Though Brooklyn Technical High School is a STEM school, the performing arts are taking center stage.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:48AM
Monday, April 15, 2024

PLAYBILLDER Spotlight: 200 Students Bring Disney's Beauty and the Beast to Life by Dylan Parent

At Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia, the annual show must include a chorus and an orchestra.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06AM
Monday, April 8, 2024

PLAYBILLDER Spotlight: This Pennsylvania School's Production of Sweeney Todd Teaches Students How to Be Present by Dylan Parent

Through theatre, Tamaqua Area high schoolers are preparing themselves for success in daily life.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:36AM
Friday, April 5, 2024

The Top 20 Most-Produced Shows at Youth Theatres by Dylan Parent

Here are the plays and musicals that America's young people perform the most (according to PLAYBILLDER).

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:24AM
Monday, April 1, 2024

PLAYBILLDER Spotlight: This Catholic High School Has 30% Of Its Student Body Doing Theatre by Dylan Parent

Ambassador Christian School is one of the first theatres in their area to perform Anastasia.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:48AM
Monday, March 25, 2024
Monday, March 11, 2024

PLAYBILLDER Spotlight: Mutually Assured Destruction Created 'Priceless' Joy for These California High Schoolers by Dylan Parent

Estancia High School's era-hopping student-directed production fostered bonds and skills to last a lifetime.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:18AM
Friday, March 1, 2024

Playbill Celebrates Broadway's March Birthdays by Dylan Parent

From more than one Mrs. Lovett to a little orphan Annie, Playbill gives a standing ovation to Broadway's brightest born in March.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00AM
Monday, February 26, 2024

PLAYBILLder Spotlight: This New York Elementary School Performed a Bilingual Aladdin by Dylan Parent

At Mount Kisco Elementary School's first ever theatrical production, students discovered their own superpowers.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:32AM
Monday, February 12, 2024

PLAYBILLder Spotlight: How Utah High Schoolers Have Become 'Better Humans' Through Theatre by Dylan Parent

At Clearfield High Theatre's production of The Yellow Boat, the students learned to focus and have fun.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM
Thursday, December 7, 2023

Old Friends and Animal Adoption: Inside Bernadette Peters' London Adventure by Dylan Parent

The Tony Award winner is currently making her West End debut and launching the British version of Broadway Barks, West End Woofs.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:42PM
Friday, December 1, 2023

Playbill Celebrates Broadway's December Birthdays! by Dylan Parent

From a Divine Dolly to a Baker's Wife, Playbill is popping the cork for all the December Broadway birthdays.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:02AM
Monday, October 2, 2023

Playbill Celebrates Broadway's October Birthdays! by Dylan Parent

From a Fair Lady to a Boy From Oz, Playbill is giving a standing ovation to all the October Broadway Birthdays.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:07AM
Wednesday, August 30, 2023

4 Standout Immersive Shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Dylan Parent

These shows invited the audience to participate, and the experience was unforgettable.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:49PM
Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Playbill Pick: Revelations of Rab McVie at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Dylan Parent

Live music and live painting creates a multimedia theatrical experience that is hypnotic, transportive, and terrifying.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:49PM

Photos: See Cabaret Performer Pink Lotus Dazzle in Hot Queer Magic by Dylan Parent

The LGBTQ+ cabaret extravaganza is a sensual and empowering late-night experience at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:49PM
Friday, August 25, 2023

A Big Trend at This Year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe? Murder Mysteries. by Dylan Parent

The creator behind Edgar Allen Poe: Murder in the Rue Morgue explains why people love murder stories.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:55PM
Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Ruby McCollister Is Feeling Tragic, That's Why She's Performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Dylan Parent

In her madcap one-woman show Tragedy, McCollister examines how the male gaze leads to tragedy (for women).

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:43PM
Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Playbill Pick: Chicken at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Dylan Parent

This show where a woman plays a chicken who thinks he's an Irishman is unlike anything you've ever seen.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:49AM
Sunday, August 20, 2023

What Is it Like to Have 2 Shows in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival? by Dylan Parent

Writer-performer duo and 2022 Fringe First winners Natasha Roland and Xhloe Rice detail the road to Fringe for their new play, What If They Ate the Baby?

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:07PM

Playbill Pick: Ben Target: Lorenzo at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by Dylan Parent

The one-man show directed by the late Adam Brace, of Broadway's Just For Us, is a proper goodbye to a chosen family member.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:33PM

Playbill Pick: Lady Dealer at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Dylan Parent

This new play by Martha Watson Allpress and starring Alexa Davies moves at breakneck speed through a seemingly mundane day in the life for an “ethical-ish” weed dealer.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:13AM
Monday, July 3, 2023

Playbill Celebrates Broadway's July Birthdays by Dylan Parent

From a couple of Cats to a Topdog, it's the beginning of a new year for Broadway's brightest born in July.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:55AM
Thursday, June 22, 2023

After Fun Home, Alison Bechdel Is Introducing Dykes to Watch Out For to a New Generation by Dylan Parent

The new Audible podcast based on Bechdel’s comic strip boasts a powerful team of queer theatre artists.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:33PM
Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Tony Winners Rachel Sussman and Sammy Lopez Are Training Broadway's Next Generation of Producers by Dylan Parent

They are paving a path for the women, BIPOC, and queer producers of tomorrow.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:25AM
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Playbill Celebrates Broadway's June Birthdays by Dylan Parent

From an American First Lady to an Old Man and the Pool, Playbill gives a standing ovation to Broadway's brightest born in June.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards