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Friday, May 20, 2022

Watch Tony Nominee Jaquel Spivey Sing A Strange Loop's 'Today' in New Music Video by Logan Culwell-Block

The upcoming Broadway album has released another track from the Tony-nominated musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:37AM

Kimberly Akimbo to Play Broadway's Booth Theatre, Reveals Full Creative Team by Logan Culwell-Block

Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire's Lortel Award-winning musical begins previews in October.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Music Theatre International Launches Social Media Marketing Kits by Logan Culwell-Block

Developed by Subplot Studio, the kits help schools and theatres promote their productions with customizable graphics and content designed expressly for social media platforms.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:33AM

Broadway's Mr. Saturday Night to Release Cast Album; Get a First Listen by Logan Culwell-Block

Based on the film, the musical stars 2022 Tony nominees Billy Crystal and Shoshana Bean plus Randy Graff, David Paymer, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Broadway League and Actors' Equity Reach Deal to Limit Nondisclosure Agreements on Broadway by Logan Culwell-Block

The new decision follows complaints made by the theatrical union regarding forced nondisclosure agreements on shows produced by Scott Rudin.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:42PM
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Myles Frost, Jared Grimes, Robyn Hurder, More Receive 2022 Chita Rivera Award Nominations by Logan Culwell-Block

Winners will be named at the June 20 ceremony at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:06PM

Ben Platt, Micaela Diamond to Star in Parade at New York City Center by Logan Culwell-Block

The gala production of the Jason Robert Brown-Alfred Uhry musical will be directed by Michael Arden.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:33PM

The Lehman Trilogy Leads 2022 Outer Critics Circle Awards, Six Wins Best Musical; See the Complete List of Winners by Logan Culwell-Block

Given by writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, the awards honor the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06AM
Monday, May 16, 2022

Which Broadway Favorite Originally Had the Idea to Musicalize Mr. Saturday Night? by Logan Culwell-Block

2022 Tony nominee Billy Crystal stopped by The View to reveal what inspired him to revisit a character he's been playing since the '80s for Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:54PM

Broadway's Take Me Out Sets Post-Show Talkback With Gay Baseball Star Billy Bean and Sports Journalists Howard Bryant and Kat O'Brien by Logan Culwell-Block

The panel discussion will explore the real-world connections to the Richard Greenberg revival, which follows a baseball star as he navigates coming out of the closet.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:24PM
Saturday, May 14, 2022

Broadway's Moulin Rouge!, The Skin of Our Teeth, and Off-Broadway's Suffs Cancel May 14 Performances by Logan Culwell-Block

Lincoln Center Theater's revival of the Thornton Wilder play is expected to resume the evening of May 14.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:48PM
Friday, May 13, 2022

Julianne Hough Gives a Sneak Peek of Her POTUS Rap on Live With Kelly and Ryan by Logan Culwell-Block

The Dancing With the Stars alum co-stars with 2022 Tony nominees Rachel Dratch and Julie White, Vanessa Williams, Lea DeLaria, and more in the new Broadway comedy.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:12PM

Track-by-Track Breakdown: Drag Race Star Alaska, Tomas Constanza, and Ashley Gordon on Creating Drag: The Musical by Logan Culwell-Block

Out May 13, the studio album of the musical telling the story of two rival drag bars fighting for financial survival features Peppermint, Nick Adams, Max Von Essen, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:54AM

See the Cast of A Strange Loop Sing 'Inner White Girl' on Late Night With Seth Meyers by Logan Culwell-Block

Currently running at the Lyceum Theatre, the new musical is nominated for 11 2022 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:42AM
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Broadway's Mrs. Doubtfire Sets May Closing Date by Logan Culwell-Block

Rob McClure is a 2022 Tony Award nominee for his performance in the title role of this new musical based on the 1993 film.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:24PM

A Strange Loop Sets Date for Broadway Album Release; Get a Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse at the Cast in the Studio by Logan Culwell-Block

With a book, music, and lyrics by Michael R. Jackson, the work is both a Pulitzer winner and 2022 Tony Award nominee for Best Musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:07PM

Playbill and Times Square Alliance to Celebrate Pride in Times Square by Logan Culwell-Block

The weekend-long event will feature stage and screen stars, Broadway shows, LGBTQIA+ non-profits, special Times Square business promotions, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:48PM

Playbill Pride and Times Square Alliance to Celebrate Pride in Times Square by Logan Culwell-Block

The weekend-long event will feature stage and screen stars, Broadway shows, LGBTQIA+ non-profits, special Times Square business promotions, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:18PM

Music Theatre International Releases Dramatic Moments, Licensable Songs and Scenes for Use in the Classroom by Logan Culwell-Block

Part of the MTI Classroom initiative, the initial slate includes excerpts from Shrek, Something Rotten!, A Man of No Importance, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:33AM
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella to Receive Limited Series Adaptation by Logan Culwell-Block

Based on the classic fairy tale, the musical premiered as a live TV musical starring Julie Andres in 1957.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:42PM

Pulitzer and Tony–Winning Play Clybourne Park Headed to the Big Screen With Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba, More by Logan Culwell-Block

Written by Bruce Norris, the riff on Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun premiered Off-Broadway in 2010.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:18PM

Darren Criss and Julianne Hough to Host 1st Hour of 2022 Tony Awards Live on Paramount+ by Logan Culwell-Block

The Emmy winners and current Broadway stars will host an hour of awards and performances prior to the CBS broadcast of the main ceremony.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06PM

Second Stage Pledges to Add Staff After Footage of Take Me Out Leaks Online by Logan Culwell-Block

The bootleg video captured moments from a scene featuring the cast fully naked.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:18AM

See Richard Kind in a Gilbert and Sullivan Street Battle in a Clip From the Upcoming Film Tankhouse by Logan Culwell-Block

Telling the story of two disgraced NYC theatre artists who start a theatrical revolution in Fargo, North Dakota, the film releases May 13.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Overlooked: Who Was Shut Out of the 2022 Tony Award Nominations? by Logan Culwell-Block

Playbill looks at the artists and productions left out from this year’s Tony Awards.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:54PM

James Ijames' Fat Ham Wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Logan Culwell-Block

Finalists were Sylvia Khoury's Selling Kabul and Kristina Wong's Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:11PM

2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Announced May 9: Watch Live by Logan Culwell-Block

The honor recognizes an exceptional American work of theatre staged in the previous year.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:24PM

A Strange Loop's L Morgan Lee Becomes the First Openly Trans Tony-Nominated Performer by Logan Culwell-Block

Lee's nomination is one of 11 for the Pulitzer-winning musical, making it the most Tony nominated production of the season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:33AM

2022 Tony Award Nominations: A Strange Loop, MJ, Paradise Square Lead the Pack by Logan Culwell-Block

The 75th annual ceremony is set for June 12 at Radio City Music Hall.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00AM

2022 Tony Award Nominations: Updating Live by Logan Culwell-Block

Watch here as Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry announce the nominees for Broadway's highest honors.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:07AM