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Monday, April 17, 2017

Watch This Incredible A Cappella Cover of Dear Evan Hansen’s “You Will Be Found” by Joe Gambino

Not your average a cappella group, the Broadway actors of RANGE produce viral music videos and eight-show weeks in equal measure.

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Watch This A Cappella Cover of Dear Evan Hansen’s “You Will Be Found” by Joe Gambino

Not your average a cappella group, the Broadway actors of RANGE produce viral music videos and eight-show weeks in equal measure.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Did You Know Superstore’s Ben Feldman Got His Start in Theatre? by Joe Gambino

Currently starring in South Coast Repertory’s production of The Siegel, the actor who launched his career with Broadway’s The Graduate pinpoints the moment when he discovered the…

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Trial & Error’s Steven Boyer Proves His Theatre Credentials by Joe Gambino

Now that he’s snagged a role on television, the Tony nominee for Hand to God shares the biggest challenge of his career, what it’s like to work with John Lithgow, and more.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

How Andy Blankenbuehler Unlocked the Unspoken Emotions of Bandstand Through Dance by Joe Gambino

The Tony-winning choreographer of Hamilton makes his Broadway directorial debut and lifts the silence of war veterans through swing in the new musical.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

How Playing a Muslim Woman Opened This Jewish Actor’s Eyes by Joe Gambino

In Haram! Iran!, a rabbi’s daughter plays a Muslim woman and finds connection, empathy, and a path to understanding.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Broadway’s Come From Away Aims to Heal Hearts and Minds by Joe Gambino

The new musical ensures that the stories of 9/11 heroes will go unsung no more.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Where Are All the Belles Now? by Joe Gambino

In anticipation of the March release of the live-action musical, Playbill looks back at the women who have lived the provincial life.

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Where Are All the Broadway Belles Now? by Joe Gambino

In anticipation of the March release of the live-action musical, Playbill looks back at the women who have lived the provincial life.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Why You Need to Know Fuller House’s Juan Pablo Di Pace by Joe Gambino

Fresh from the Netflix original, the Argentine actor brings an international flair and his theatre roots to Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

15 Tips to Nail Your Singing Audition by Joe Gambino

Anthony Rapp, Rebecca Luker, Jen Colella, and Brad Bass offer their best advice.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Actors with Disabilities Want Casting Directors and Writers to Be Open-Minded by Joe Gambino

What four actors with disabilities say about the roles they are always offered.

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How Will Theatre Deal With “Invisible” Disabilities? by Joe Gambino

This was one of several questions answered at BroadwayCon’s conversation on Theatre Accessibilty.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

BroadwayCon Crowns Its First-Ever Star to Be by Joe Gambino

One young artist was chosen by Anthony Rapp, LaChanze, and casting director Tara Rubin as the Star to Be.

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5 Untold Stories of Broadway Producers by Joe Gambino

How Thoroughly Modern Millie ended up with a working elevator, one producer “originated” a role in Dear Evan Hansen, and idea for improv became a decade-long hit, and more.

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Inside the BroadwayCon 2017 Cabaret: Who Sang and What They Performed by Joe Gambino

The unmissable performances and moments from the January 27 show.

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After Stepping into the Shoes of Nellie Forbush and Mrs. Anna, Kelli O’Hara Learned a Heavy Lesson by Joe Gambino

The Tony winner talked about realizing the darker side of these legacy roles in a BroadwayCon panel that also boasted multiple Tony nominees Danny Burstein, Judy Kuhn, and Celia-Keenan Bolge…

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Why Stefania LaVie Owen Won't Let Acting Confine Her at 19 by Joe Gambino

The Lovely Bones star makes her stage debut in MCC Theater’s Yen.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Create Your Own Playbills—For Free! by Joe Gambino

Enter our PLAYBILLder sweepstakes from January 11–February 17 and you could win a package of custom-designed Playbills and show posters for your own production.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

How to Make Your Own Playbill by Joe Gambino

With the PLAYBILLder, you can create customized Playbills for your show or next special event, from weddings to birthday parties.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Inside the Theater Hall of Fame’s 46th Annual Ceremony by Joe Gambino

The Theater Hall of Fame welcomed Brian Stokes Mitchell, Phylicia Rashad, Marsha Norman, Glenn Close, Paul Libin, Tim Rice, Joe Masteroff and Catherin Zuber.

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

What’s It Like to Play Molly Ringwald’s Daughter? by Joe Gambino

Actor Hannah Dunne makes her stage debut opposite the ’80s film maven in Terms of Endearment.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Behind the New Comic Series Where LGBTQ Theatre Kids Become the Heroes by Joe Gambino

The creator of The Backstagers speaks up about why he created a comic series for queer youth, where magic lives in the wings.

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

19 Places to See Rocky Horror This Month by Joe Gambino

Television isn’t the only place to catch the cult classic. Here’s a guide to various screenings, sing-alongs and staged productions you can see in the tristate area!

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

What Was It Like Outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre Last Night? by Joe Gambino

From lucky cancellation line buyers to celebrity attendees, Playbill takes you to the scene of the final performance of Hamilton’s three leads.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Drag For Kids and the Importance of Gender Creativity by Joe Gambino

What do a drag queen on roller skates, an over-excited llama and Carol Channing have to do with each other? Welcome to The Commedia Cinderella.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

On the Scene at Hamilton’s Open Call by Joe Gambino

Stories from hopefuls on the audition line.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Behind the Scenes (and On the Line) at the Hairspray Live! Open Call by Joe Gambino

Over 1,000 girls lined up in hopes to be television’s Tracy Turnblad. We spoke to the musical’s casting director and a few of the hopefuls about what it would be like to be the next Nice…

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

How Actors With Disabilities Are Educating Casting Directors by Joe Gambino

Opportunity, understanding and visibility are at the core of the conversation that is changing the dynamic between casting directors and actors with disabilities.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey Will Play Los Angeles by Joe Gambino

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, which was recently seen Off-Broadway, begins a limited run Jan. 13 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, CA.

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Jerry Seinfeld Begins Yearlong Series of Shows at NY’s Beacon Theatre Today by Robert Viagas and Joe Gambino

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld begins a yearlong series of monthly shows titled Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestead at New York's Beacon Theatre Jan. 7.

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