All stories by Leah Putnam on BroadwayStars

Thursday, December 8, 2022

At 73 Years Old, Stephen McKinley Henderson Is Finally Playing the Lead on Broadway by Leah Putnam

The actor talks about the hip replacement surgery that led to Between Riverside and Crazy and filming scenes in space in Dune: Part Two.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

2023 at 59E59 Will Feature Chorus Girls, A NYC Blackout, A One-Woman Show, More by Leah Putnam

The Off-Broadway theatre has announced more upcoming productions for the winter and spring seasons.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:24PM

Santino Fontana Joins Cast of A Man of No Importance Through December 11; Jim Parsons Out by Leah Putnam

Joining Fontana in the cast are understudies Benjamin Howes and Justin Scott Brown.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:54PM

Reviews: Here's What Critics Think of Lloyd Suh's The Far Country by Leah Putnam

The story of one Chinese family immigrating to the United States in the 19th century makes its world premiere Off-Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:06AM

Baltimore Center Stage Appoints Adam Frank as New Managing Director by Leah Putnam

Frank arrives at the Maryland theatre after serving as Managing Director of New York City's Waterwell.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:06AM

How Jefferson Mays and Michael Arden Turned A Christmas Carol Into an Eerie Ghost Story by Leah Putnam

In the new Broadway production, Mays plays over 50 characters. Here is how the show’s design team helps him tell the "mind altering" tale.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Broadway's KPOP Sets Abrupt Closing Date by Leah Putnam

The musical's final performance will be dedicated to the Asian American and Pacific Islanders community.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:18PM

Go Inside Opening Night of Julia May Jones' Your Own Personal Exegesis by Leah Putnam

Take a look at the opening night photos and video of the world premiere Off-Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:32PM

Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About Orlando Starring Emma Corrin in London's West End? by Leah Putnam

The Neil Bartlett play about the hero-heroine's journey over five centuries opened at the Garrick Theatre December 5.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:54PM

See New Queens of SIX Take 1st Royal Bows by Leah Putnam

Take a look at photos and video of the show's ascending monarchs in their first performance December 5.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:42AM

Black Broadway Men, Inc. Launches 2023 Mentorship, Playwriting Initiatives by Leah Putnam

The nonprofit organization looks to support and uplift Black men in theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:06AM

STOMP to Close in New York City After 29 Years by Leah Putnam

The New York theatre staple has played more than 11,000 performances at Off-Broadway's Orpheum Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:06AM

Josie Rourke-Directed As You Like It Begins Previews December 6 at West End's Soho Place by Leah Putnam

Leah Harvey, Martha Plimpton, Alfred Enoch, Tom Edden, and more star in the Shakespeare production at the newly built theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24AM
Monday, December 5, 2022

Anthony Rapp and Ken Ithiphol Step Into the Roles of Dad to Baby Boy by Leah Putnam

The couple announced the news via Instagram.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:03PM

Reviews: Critics Are Weighing In On Sarah Ruhl's Witchy Becky Nurse of Salem by Leah Putnam

2022 Tony winner Deirdre O'Connell stars as the modern-day descendant of a woman accused of being a with during the 1692 Salem Witch Trials.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:48AM

Six Welcomes New Royals to Broadway December 5 by Leah Putnam

Hailee Kaleem Wright, Leandra Ellis-Gaston, Bella Coppola, Nasia Thomas, Zoe Jensen, and Taylor Iman Jones begin their reigns.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:12AM
Sunday, December 4, 2022

Starring Michael Shannon and Johanna Day, Des Moines Begins Previews December 4 by Leah Putnam

Theatre for a New Audience stages Denis Johnson's final play Off-Broadway at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM

SIX's Broadway Queens Abdicate Their Thrones December 4 by Leah Putnam

OGs Brittney Mack, Andrea Macasaet, and Samantha Pauly along with Bre Jackson, Keri René Fuller, and Brennyn Lark are playing their final performances.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM
Friday, December 2, 2022

A New Legal Battle Over Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird is Underway by Leah Putnam

Lawyer Kevin Tottis for Dramatic Publishing, which licenses an earlier adaptation of the Harper Lee novel, has released a statement on the newest filing.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:54PM

Check Out New Production Photos of Julia May Jonas' Your Own Personal Exegesis by Leah Putnam

Annie Tippe directs the world premiere Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:18PM

Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, Gayle King, Matthew Broderick, More Come Out for Opening Night of Broadway's Ain't No Mo' by Leah Putnam

Check out red carpet photos and a video of last night's curtain call celebrating the opening of Jordan E. Cooper's comedy December 1.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24PM

Four Plays to Make World Premieres at The Tank in 2023 by Leah Putnam

The Core Production series supporting new works by emerging artists will launch in January.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:06AM

Reviews: Here's What Critics Think of Jordan E. Cooper's Ain't No Mo' by Leah Putnam

The gates opened for Flight 1619 on Broadway December 1.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Tony Winner Bill Irwin and John Douglas Thompson to Star in Samuel Beckett's Endgame at Irish Rep by Leah Putnam

The Off-Broadway theatre has also announced Ronán Noone's The Smuggler for 2023.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:48PM

Life of Pi to Begin First U.K. and Ireland Tour in 2023 by Leah Putnam

The Olivier-winning adaptation currently plays the West End and will make a Broadway bow next spring.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:18PM

Aaron Tveit to Return to Broadway's Moulin Rouge! The Musical by Leah Putnam

David Harris and André Ward, cast members of the musical's national tour, will also join the New York production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06PM

Grammy Nominated Record Producer Harvey Mason Jr. Producing KPOP Original Broadway Cast Album by Leah Putnam

K-Pop sensation Luna stars in the musical, which opened November 27 at Circle in the Square Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:06AM

Ali Ewoldt, Dan Macke, More Star in Irish Rep's A Child's Christmas in Wales Beginning December 1 by Leah Putnam

The Off-Broadway theatre presents the holiday favorite for the sixth time.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06AM

Ain't No Mo' Officially Takes Off On Broadway, Opening December 1 by Leah Putnam

Jordan E. Cooper's comedy about what happens when Black Americans take one-way tickets to Africa from the U.S. government plays the Belasco Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06AM
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Anna Deavere Smith's Love All to Make World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in 2023 by Leah Putnam

Also: Matthew Broderick will star in the world premiere of Joe DiPietro's Babbitt, plus the rest of the California theatre's 2023 season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:36PM

Viral Comedy Band Lewberger to Make Off-Broadway Debut With 2 Shows by Leah Putnam

Featuring Keith Habersberger of The Try Guys, the band has performed on America's Got Talent and Bring the Funny.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:54PM

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Nov 27, 2022: KPOP - Circle In The Square