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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Jersey Boys creators on “Cloud Nine” for new Temptations musical by Frank Dilella

For their latest collaboration on the Great White Way, two-time Tony-winning director Des McAnuff and Tony-nominated choreographer Sergio Trujillo are cued to get Motown fans singing along w…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 04:34AM
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Illusionists Will Reappear on Broadway—Just in Time for the Holidays by Frank Dilella

For the fourth year, the international magic franchise The Illusionists will return to Broadway this holiday season. The new extravaganza, titled Magic of the Holidays, will shine a spotlig…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 05:20AM

The Man Behind the Magic by Frank Dilella

Simon Painter has been bringing magic to Broadway — literally — since 2014. As partner/executive/creative producer of The Works Entertainment, Painter is responsible for the creation of …

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 05:10AM
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Dear Evan Hansen is Coming to a City Near You by Frank Dilella

Dear Reader, Today is going to be a good day and here’s why: Dear Evan Hansen is coming to a city near you! The 2017 Tony Award–winning musical Dear Evan Hansen is about to embark on…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 05:30AM
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Students Make Broadway Debut at the 10th National H.S. Musical Theatre Awards by Frank Dilella

It was a stage full of rising stars at the 10th Annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards, a.k.a. The Jimmys, on June 25 at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre — the home of Disney’s …

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 11:09AM
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Same Island, New Territory by Frank Dilella

It’s been almost 30 years since the musical Once On This Island first debuted on Broadway. Now it’s back on the boards in an exciting, immersive way, courtesy of director Michael Arden. …

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 04:24AM
Monday, April 16, 2018

A Hilarious New Mean Girls — for the Stage by Frank Dilella

It’s laughter and girl power over on 52nd Street as Mean Girls is currently ruling school at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre. The musical, based on the 2004 film of the same name, featu…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 11:56AM
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Broadway — Just a Click Away! by Frank Dilella

Multi-Tony-Award-winning producers and married couple Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley are no strangers to pumping out world-class entertainment. Together they’ve been involved in produci…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 04:31AM
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Michael Urie Goes Off-Broadway in 'The Government Inspector' by Frank Dilella

NY1 VIDEO: "Ugly Betty" star Michael Urie is in a new off-Broadway comedy that is more relevant than ever, THE INSPECTOR GENERAL for Red Bull Theater.

SOURCE: NY1 at 10:30AM
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Who’s Next: Andy Señor, Jr. by Frank Dilella

As part of Playbill Pride 2016, we set our sights on the next generation of LGBTQ artists. Meet dancer and director Andy Señor, Jr.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, February 15, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth On Gay Marriage, Staying In Touch With Idina Menzel and the Composer Who Would Wri by Frank Dilella

Petite powerhouse soprano Kristin Chenoweth, returning to Broadway in On the Twentieth Century, shares why the role of Hollywood starlet Lily Garland is one she has "always wanted to pl…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, April 7, 2013

Patina Miller Follows Famous Footsteps as The Leading Player in Pippin by Frank Dilella

Sister Act's Patina Miller makes the footfalls of Bob Fosse and Ben Vereen all her own as part of the lineage of Pippin's famous Leading Player.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tweeting in the Wings: Broadway Performers Use Twitter to Express Themselves at Intermission by Frank Dilella

Broadway stars and gypsies alike have started a new tradition of "tweeting" pictures of their intermission experiences. Check out the creative snaps.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01AM
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Making Headlines: Newsies Is Freshly Inked for Broadway by Frank Dilella

The movie musical "Newsies" was considered a flop in 1992. Two decades — and a growing cult-following — later, Disney has rewritten the story of a newsboy strike for Br…

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:27PM
Saturday, November 19, 2011

Show Tunes and Shootin' Hoops in Lysistrata Jones by Frank Dilella

Douglas Carter Beane, Lewis Flinn and Dan Knechtges apply a full-court musical-comedy press to bring the ancient Aristophanes comedy Lysistrata to the 21st century.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I Hope I Get It: The Casting Session by Frank Dilella

A bird's-eye view of a theatrical casting session for Newsies — another day in the life of an NYC actor hoping to seize the day.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Friday, June 24, 2011

Broadway — A Mother's Way by Frank Dilella

Broadway stars Donna Murphy, Beth Leavel and Victoria Clark talk about being working moms.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01AM
Saturday, April 16, 2011

Famed Broadway Composer Tries His Hand At Opera - NY1 by Frank Dilella

Currently represented on the Broadway boards with the mega-musical "Wicked," master musical theater composer Stephen Schwartz is preparing to debut his first opera, "Seance On A Wet Afternoo…

SOURCE: NY1 at 11:21AM
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A '70s-Set Sister Act by Frank Dilella

Composer Alan Menken and producer Whoopi Goldberg get their Sister Act together for Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

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