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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Elsa & Anna on Screen, Lansbury & Lavin on Stage Spark Our 5 Must-Do Events for the Week of November 18 to 24 by Kathy Henderson

It’s another great week for strong female characters, with Frozen 2 arriving on the big screen and stage greats Angela Lansbury and Linda Lavin lighting up benefit staged readings, plus To…

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Evita, Queen and a Theatrical Blizzard Will Rock You in Our 5 Must-Do Events for the Week of November 11 to 17 by Kathy Henderson

Some vibrant leading ladies—stage vets Judith Ivey and Kate Mulgrew and two Eva Perons—take the stage this week. Add in limited engagements of a Queen jukebox musical and a surrealistic …

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Get a Head Start on the Holidays With Our 5 Festive Must-Do Events for the Week of November 4 to 10 by Kathy Henderson

We know, we know, it’s not Thanksgiving yet, but a pair of fabulous holiday stage shows are set to begin performances, plus Kristin Chenoweth channels Dolly Parton, Ed Harris plays Atticus…

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Everything’s Gonna Be Fine, Fine, Fine at Our 5 Must-Do Events for the Week of October 28 to November 3 by Kathy Henderson

Just the mention of Jagged Little Pill has us quoting "Ironic" ("Don’t you think?") but the long-awaited Broadway arrival of Alanis Morissette’s new musical is just one of five must-do e…

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Timely Tales, Terrific Tunes & More! 5 Must-Do Events for the Week of October 21 to 27 by Kathy Henderson

A trio of ripped-from-the-headlines dramas dominates the coming week on New York stages, plus the Broadway return of a talented Tony nominee and a cabaret evening with the composers of Legal…

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Country Queens of Broadway, A New Angel of Music & More! 5 Must-Do Events for the Week of October 14 to 20 by Kathy Henderson

Whatever your pleasure—old-school or brand new musicals, a timely play, a benefit honoring Broadway stars or a juicy TV biopic—our list of must-do events for the week of October 14 throu…

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Fierce Females Take the Stage! 5 Must-Do Events for the Week of October 7 to 13 by Kathy Henderson

Any week that spotlights Chita Rivera, Tina Turner, Lady Macbeth and Ntozake Shange’s Colored Girls is a week worth noting. Get to know these powerful ladies in our list of must-do events …

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Harvey & Raúl & Darren and More! 5 Must-Do Events for the Week of September 30 to October 6 by Kathy Henderson

It’s a starry week on New York stages, with Harvey Fierstein, Raúl Esparza, David Byrne and Darren Criss headlining shows around town. Mark your calendar with our five must-do events for …

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Platt, Porgy and a Rich Inheritance! 5 Must-Do Events for the Week of September 23 to 29 by Kathy Henderson

From buzzy new plays and the Met Opera’s glittering opening night to a Netflix-and-chill date with Ben Platt, there’s plenty to see and do this week. Get the scoop below on five must-do …

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Fall Preview 2019: Get to Know the 15 New Shows Gearing Up for Broadway by Kathy Henderson

Ready for sweater weather and some unforgettable nights of theater on Broadway? Here’s the full run-down of the 15 new hard-rockin’ musicals, emotionally-rich plays and one-of-a-kind spe…

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Groff, Tomei & More Hit the Stage! 5 Must-Do Events for the Week of September 16 to 22 by Kathy Henderson

A flesh-eating plant, a lusty Sicilian widow and a teenage demigod are just three of the intriguing characters taking the stage on and off Broadway this week. Check out our five must-do even…

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Fall for Five Fantastic New Shows! Must-Do Events for the Week of September 9 to 15 by Kathy Henderson

Though it’s still officially summer, the fall theater season is already in full swing, with four Broadway shows starting previews this week, plus a killer—literally—new off-Broadway mu…

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

On the Town With Orpheus and LBJ! 5 Must-Do Events for the Week of September 2 to 8 by Kathy Henderson

A president, a magician, a theater legend and a fan favorite kick off the fall season on NYC stages this week. Here are our top five events for the week of September 2 through 8. MONDAY, …

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Hot Nights in the City! 5 Must-Do Events for the Week of August 26 to September 1 by Kathy Henderson

Summer may be ending, but the fun is just beginning on a trio of outdoor stages around the Big Apple, plus an evening with Broadway dads and a date with Elton John. Check out our five must-d…

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Ready, Set, Tony! All About the Five Showstoppers in the Leading Actress in a Musical Category by Kathy Henderson

When the Tony Awards telecast begins on Sunday, June 9, 40 nervous and excited actors will take their seats at Radio City Music Hall, hoping to win Broadway’s biggest prize. Throughout the…

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Ready, Set, Tony! Looking at the Race for Best Featured Actor in a Play by Kathy Henderson

When the Tony Awards telecast begins on Sunday, June 9, 40 nervous and excited actors will take their seats at Radio City Music Hall, hoping to win Broadway’s biggest prize. Throughout the…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Stage Legend Rosemary Harris on Her Lifetime Achievement Tony Award and Why Her My Fair Lady Role is a 'Real Tonic' by Kathy Henderson

Just after her Wednesday matinee performance as Mrs. Higgins in My Fair Lady, Rosemary Harris is seated at her dressing table in the Vivian Beaumont Theater, a picture of calm on a two-show …

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Ready, Set, Tony! The Five Nominees for Best Featured Actress in a Musical Are Funny, Fierce and Fabulous by Kathy Henderson

When the Tony Awards telecast begins on Sunday, June 9, 40 nervous and excited actors will take their seats at Radio City Music Hall, hoping to win Broadway’s biggest prize. Throughout the…

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Ready, Set, Tony! Spotlight on the Acting Powerhouses Up for the Leading Actor in a Play Tony Award by Kathy Henderson

When the Tony Awards telecast begins on Sunday, June 9, 40 nervous and excited actors will take their seats at Radio City Music Hall, hoping to win Broadway’s biggest prize. Throughout the…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Ready, Set, Tony! Spotlight on the Category of Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play by Kathy Henderson

When the Tony Awards telecast begins on Sunday, June 9, 40 nervous and excited actors will take their seats at Radio City Music Hall, hoping to win Broadway’s biggest prize. Throughout the…

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Ready, Set, Tony! All About the 2019 Tony Award Nominees for Best Leading Actress in a Play by Kathy Henderson

When the Tony Awards telecast begins on Sunday, June 9, 40 nervous and excited actors will take their seats at Radio City Music Hall, hoping to win Broadway’s biggest prize. Throughout the…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

From the Archives: Michael Cerveris on Starring in Tommy on Broadway by Kathy Henderson

The Who's Tommy opened at the St. James Theatre April 22, 1993.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Brian d’Arcy James on Headlining the Exhilarating Family Drama The Ferryman by Kathy Henderson

When an actor with two decades of Broadway credits calls his current production “the best play I have ever seen or been in,” savvy theatergoers should take note — and head to the Berna…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Stars of Moulin Rouge! Preview the Spectacular New Broadway Musical by Kathy Henderson

A miraculous world awaits inside the ultimate pleasure palace at Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Swathed in crimson velvet and twinkling lights, with a twirling windmill on one wall and a giant e…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon on Making Sparks Fly in Frankie and Johnny by Kathy Henderson

There’s a man and a woman. Not young, not old. No great beauties, either one. They meet where they work: a restaurant and it’s not the Ritz. In four simple phrases, Terrence McNally desc…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase on Teaming Up in Kiss Me, Kate by Kathy Henderson

Kiss Me, Kate offers a rare mix of passionate romance, theatrical hijinks, and knockabout comedy, set to a Cole Porter score that’s as captivating today as in 1948, when the show won the f…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A Sparkling New Tootsie Is the Season’s Must-See Comedy Musical by Kathy Henderson

Tootsie came to life on screen in 1982 as a smash hit comedy about the ultimate transformation. A self-centered stage actor named Michael Dorsey finds the success he craves by posing as a fe…

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Santino Fontana and Lilli Cooper Bring Laughter and Love to Tootsie by Kathy Henderson

How far would you go to make your professional dreams come true? For Michael Dorsey, a New York actor whose egotism wrecked his career, a fresh start as “Dorothy Michaels” — an actress…

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Magic Begins Before the Show at Harry Potter’s Beautiful Broadway Home by Kathy Henderson

The world of J.K. Rowling’s stupendously popular Harry Potter books expanded in thrilling fashion last spring when the two-part theatrical event Harry Potter and the Cursed Child arrived o…

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

From the Archives: A Conversation with The Heiress's Cherry Jones by Kathy Henderson

Playbill looks back to when Jones, currently on Broadway in The Lifespan of a Fact, first broke out in her Tony-winning turn in The Heiress.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Michael Cera on the Laugh-Filled Humanity of The Waverly Gallery by Kathy Henderson

In a film and television career that spans 20 of his 30 years, Michael Cera has shared the screen with charismatic leading ladies Emma Stone (Superbad), Jessica Walter (Arrested Development)…

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