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Friday, June 2, 2017

Behind the Scenic Designs of This Year’s Tony-Nominated Musicals by Joe Gambino

A look at early sketches, renderings, and what’s hidden in the sets by the Tony-nominated designers of Great Comet, War Paint, Groundhog Day, and Hello, Dolly!

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

What Did These Tony-Nominated Scenic Designers Each Hide in Their Set? by Joe Gambino

Look at the sketches and renderings of this year’s nominated plays, plus the secrets hidden in the walls of the Broadway sets.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Brendon Urie Proves His Theatre Cred Before Taking the Stage in Broadway’s Kinky Boots by Joe Gambino

While this may be his theatrical debut, The Panic! at the Disco frontman is a true musical theatre kid.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How Juilliard Trained Corey Hawkins to Play Dr. Dre, a Terrorist Tracker, and Earn a Tony Nomination by Joe Gambino

The classically trained actor has made a name for himself on stage and screen.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

The Departed’s James Badge Dale Proves His Theatre Credentials by Joe Gambino

The son of actors Anita Morris and Grover Dale reveals the Judith Light performance that made him want to act.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Tony Nominees Affirm Their Commitment to Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Awards by Joe Gambino

Steven Levenson, Stephanie J. Block and more support Off-Broadway at the 32nd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards.

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What to Expect From Matthew Perry’s Playwriting and New York Stage Debut by Joe Gambino

The Friends star brings his first play to MCC Theater—and takes the stage alongside Quincy Dunn-Baker, Sue Jean Kim, and Jennifer Morrison.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Wire and True Detective Star Michael Potts Takes on Fake News in Broadway’s 1984 by Joe Gambino

The star of Broadway’s Jitney and Book of Mormon talks about the upcoming stage adaptation—and other standout moments of this 30-year career.

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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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