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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Jimmy Awards to Return to In-Person Ceremony at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre in 2022 by Logan Culwell-Block

Presented by The Broadway League, the Jimmys recognize the best in high school musical theatre performers nationwide.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:47PM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Willy Wonka, Jekyll & Hyde Lyricist Leslie Bricusse Dies at 90 by Logan Culwell-Block

The Oscar-winning and Tony-nominated writer also penned The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd and Stop the World - I Wanna Get Off.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:34PM
Friday, October 15, 2021

Inside Playbill's First-Ever NY ComicCon Offering, The Big Broadway Nerd Panel by Logan Culwell-Block

Find out what James Monroe Iglehart, Anthony Rapp, Justice Moore, and Nik Walker had to say about the intersection of Broadway and nerd culture.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:51AM
Friday, October 8, 2021

Full Cast Revealed for Almeida Theatre's Spring Awakening by Logan Culwell-Block

The London venue will present the Tony-winning Duncan Sheik-Steven Sater musical later this year.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:33AM

Watch Ramin Karimloo Record 'Welcome to My World' From New Burt Bacharach-Steven Sater Musical by Logan Culwell-Block

Released by Broadway Records, the Some Lovers concept album features Christy Altomare, Jennifer Holliday, Derek Klena, Ethan Slater, Tracie Thoms, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:00AM
Monday, October 4, 2021

Netflix Establishes Howard University Scholarship in Honor of Chadwick Boseman by Logan Culwell-Block

The late actor starred in Netflix's screen adaptation of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, his final film performance.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:04PM
Friday, October 1, 2021

Tim Federle to Direct Sister Act Film Sequel Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Written by Madhuri Shekar by Logan Culwell-Block

The film will be the third entry in the Sister Act series, which centers around a nightclub singer who goes into hiding as a nun.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:31AM
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Antonio Banderas-Led Company Sets Full Spanish Cast, Opening Night by Logan Culwell-Block

The Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical will play its Spanish-language premiere at Teatro del Soho CaixaBank in Málaga, Spain.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:41PM
Monday, September 27, 2021

Disney Plans Musical Series Madelyn Square Gardens From David E. Talbert by Logan Culwell-Block

The series will follow young Madelyn as she moves to New York to attend an elite performing arts school and follow her Broadway dreams.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:36PM
Thursday, September 23, 2021

How to Watch the 74th Annual Tony Awards by Logan Culwell-Block

Make sure you're all set to tune in for Broadway's biggest night.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:27AM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Michael Friedman's Unknown Soldier to Release Original Off-Broadway Cast Album by Logan Culwell-Block

The Ghostlight Records release preserves the musical written by the late Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson songwriter with Daniel Goldstein.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:35PM
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Broadway Teachers Workshop Plans Virtual Back-to-School Workshops by Logan Culwell-Block

One-hour workshops in COVID protocols, technology for hybrid productions, and more will be offered.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:57AM
Monday, September 13, 2021

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Renewed For 3rd Season on Disney+ by Logan Culwell-Block

Find out what's next for the East High Wildcats after seasons covering their productions of High School Musical and Beauty and the Beast.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:59PM
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Get a Sneak Preview of Nick Blaemire's Soon at Prima Theatre by Logan Culwell-Block

Written by the Godspell star and Glory Days writer, the musical centers on a young woman facing certain apocalypse from her living room couch.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:31PM
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Concord Theatricals Acquires The Thin Place for Professional and Amateur Licensing by Logan Culwell-Block

Penned by A Doll's House Part 2 playwright and Tony nominee Lucas Hnath, the work had its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2019.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:00AM

Music Theatre International Adds Stage Write Staging Software to Library of Production Resources by Logan Culwell-Block

The offering will make it easy for theatres to plan and record blocking, choreography, and staging digitally.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:00AM
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Broadway Licensing Releases The Play That Goes Wrong For Amateur, Professional, School Theatres by Logan Culwell-Block

The comedy opened on Broadway in 2017 and will re-open Off-Broadway this fall.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:48PM

Watch More Highlights From Playbill's 2021 Search For a Star Contest by Logan Culwell-Block

We may have crowned a winner, but there are more incredible submissions to spotlight!

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:00AM
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Broadway Investor Brisa Carleton and Julie Cohen Theobald Join Educational Theatre Foundation Board by Logan Culwell-Block

Theobald joins the board as she ends a decade-long tenure as executive director of the Educational Theatre Association.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:51PM

Concord Theatricals Releases Young Actors' Version of Cats by Logan Culwell-Block

The long-running Andrew Lloyd Webber musical has been adapted for schools and children's theatres by the youth theatre experts at iTheatrics.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:29AM
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Sally Shaw Wins Playbill's 2021 Search For a Star Contest by Logan Culwell-Block

The 21-year-old won singing from Daniel Messé and Nathan Tysen's Amélie.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:00AM
Monday, August 16, 2021

Watch Emma Corrin, as Princess Diana, Singing The Phantom of the Opera's 'All I Ask of You' in The Crown Extended Clip by Logan Culwell-Block

The Princess of Wales sings the Andrew Lloyd Webber song in a Season 4 sequence.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:33PM

Watch Elaine Stritch Sing 'The Ladies Who Lunch' From Newly Remastered Original Cast Album: Company Documentary by Logan Culwell-Block

The Broadway documentary is released in HD for the first time August 17 from Criterion.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:00AM
Saturday, August 14, 2021

Chita Rivera, Carol Burnett, More Featured in Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age, Premiering on PBS August 14 by Logan Culwell-Block

This filmed oral history from late filmmaker Rick McKay explores Broadway from 1959 through 1983.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Friday, August 13, 2021

WATCH: Elaine Stritch, Donna McKechnie, Candy Brown, More Share Pre-Show Rituals in a Clip From Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age by Logan Culwell-Block

The oral history-documentary film centered on Broadway from 1959–1983 premieres on PBS August 14.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:00AM
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Last Chance to Vote for Playbill's Search For a Star Contest by Logan Culwell-Block

Help us pick which up-and-coming talent should win a career-making grand prize package.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Friday, August 6, 2021

Concord Developing New Film Re-Imagining of Flower Drum Song, More With New Originals Division by Logan Culwell-Block

The division will develop works from Concord's extensive library of holdings, which includes the catalogs of Rodgers and Hammerstein, August Wilson, and Kander and Ebb.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:20AM
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Theatrical Rights Worldwide Launches Plays Division With Robert O'Hara, Ken Levine, Stan Zimmerman, More by Logan Culwell-Block

The theatrical licensor already handles a catalog of such musicals as The Color Purple and The Addams Family.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:48AM

Announcing the Top 10 Finalists in Playbill's 2021 Search For a Star Contest! by Logan Culwell-Block

Vote now to crown the next musical theatre star.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:00AM
Friday, July 30, 2021

Educational Theatre Association Awards More Than $40,000 in Scholarships to Theatre Students by Logan Culwell-Block

The arts education advocacy organization honored students from 11 states with the educational funding.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:48PM

Sunday in the Park With George Movie Nearly Hit the Big Screen With Jake Gyllenhaal and Meryl Streep by Logan Culwell-Block

The musical's book writer and original director James Lapine shared details about the would-be film ahead of the release of his behind-the-scenes tome Putting It Together.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:54AM

All that Chat

REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre