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Monday, December 17, 2018

Concord Music Acquires Samuel French, Forms New Theatrical Licensing Conglomerate Concord Theatricals by Logan Culwell-Block

The new addition follows earlier acquisitions of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Theatricals and Tams-Witmark libraries and creation of The Musical Company.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Listen to Lin-Manuel Miranda's Cut Hamilton Song for Eliza by Logan Culwell-Block

Lin-Manuel Miranda has shared the demo of "This One's Mine," which he would eventually scrap for "Helpless."

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Danny Bursten, Elizabeth Stanley, Andréa Burns, More Sing on New Album of Cole Porter's Something for the Boys, Released December 14 by Logan Culwell-Block

The release from P.S. Classics of the little-known musical is the first-ever recording of the complete score with its original orchestrations.

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Danny Burstein, Elizabeth Stanley, Andréa Burns, More Sing on New Album of Cole Porter's Something for the Boys, Released December 14 by Logan Culwell-Block

The release from P.S. Classics of the little-known musical is the first-ever recording of the complete score with its original orchestrations.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda Hits the Streets with Billy Eichner in New Billy on the Street Clip by Logan Culwell-Block

The Hamilton Tony winner and the new The Lion King star try to make New Yorkers and little happier.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Submissions Open for Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon's 2019 Theatre Education Award by Logan Culwell-Block

The Excellence in Theatre Education Award recognizes exemplary arts educators each year at the Tony Awards.

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My Fair Lady, On the Town Movies Among 2018 National Film Registry Inductees by Logan Culwell-Block

The Library of Congress-run program recognizes 25 films annually as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

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Can You Guess These Musicals From Only Emojis? by Logan Culwell-Block

Get your texting thumbs ready, because we want to know if you can decipher your favorite musicals based on plot clues in emojis.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

You May Not Realize It, But Mean Girls Redefines the Idea of Pop Music on Broadway by Logan Culwell-Block

Music director and arranger Mary-Mitchell Campbell fused theatrical storytelling with studio technology for a pop album that’s topping the Billboard charts.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

A Look at Judy Kuhn and Andy Nyman in London's Fiddler on the Roof by Logan Culwell-Block

The production, directed by Trevor Nunn, opened December 5, at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

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City Center Brigadoon Cast Recording, Starring Kelli O'Hara and Patrick Wilson, Released December 7 by Logan Culwell-Block

Watch an exclusive video of Broadway stars Kelli O'Hara and Patrick Wilson singing "Almost Like Being in Love" in the recording studio.

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5 Must-Read Theatre Books of 2018 by Logan Culwell-Block

The ultimate guide to the best titles of the year—and ones worth giving as gifts.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Full Cast Revealed for White Plains Performing Arts Center Beauty and the Beast by Logan Culwell-Block

Erica Lustig and Ezekial Andrew will lead the cast of the holiday production.

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Can You Name the Broadway Theater Where These Musicals Originally Opened? by Logan Culwell-Block

See if you can match the original productions and the Broadway theatres where they first played with our quiz!

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Watch Regina Spektor and Ben Folds Perform Their 'Dear Theodosia' Cover from The Hamilton Mixtape Live by Logan Culwell-Block

Spektor and Folds are joined by the National Symphony Orchestra in the Kennedy Center performance.

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Filmed The King and I Adds Encore Screenings After Breaking Box Office Records by Logan Culwell-Block

The filming of the West End run captures Kelli O'Hara and Ruthie Ann Miles' Tony-winning performances.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Matilda The Musical Released for Licensing by Music Theatre International by Logan Culwell-Block

Based on the Roald Dahl novel, Matilda features a score by Tim Minchin and a Tony Award-winning book by Dennis Kelly.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Can You Name the Shows That Marked These Stars’ Broadway Debuts? by Logan Culwell-Block

Think you know the Broadway beginnings of your favorite performers, writers, and directors? Prove it.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Registration Open for 2019 Broadway Teachers Workshop by Logan Culwell-Block

The three-day series of workshops and seminars with Broadway artists will be held in July 2019.

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Playbill Presents the 2018 Holiday Gift Guide by Logan Culwell-Block

From Frozen ornaments to Dear Evan Hansen polos, here are 18 ideas to please the theatre fan on your list.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Watch Hal Prince Talk About His Rehearsal Process in Upcoming Documentary by Logan Culwell-Block

Directed by Lonny Price, Harold Prince: The Director's Life premieres November 23 on PBS.

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Which Showtune Best Describes You? by Logan Culwell-Block

Take this personality quiz to find out which Broadway song speaks most to your inner truth.

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Watch Hamilton Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. Join Ingrid Michaelson in New Holiday Music Video by Logan Culwell-Block

The Great Comet alum takes on Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" on her album Songs for the Season.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Off-Broadway Musical Miss You Like Hell Is Heading to Boston and Indianapolis by Logan Culwell-Block

The new musical received its New York premiere in March 2018 at the Public Theater.

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13 Straight Plays Everyone Should Know by Logan Culwell-Block

From Shakespeare to Hansberry, consider this your straight-play primer.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Get a First Listen to Wicked Star Jessica Vosk Singing with Twin Songwriters Will and Anthony Nunziata by Logan Culwell-Block

"Will You Be My Everyday?" is one of the original songs featured on the Nunziatas' new album Love Always.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag to Receive New York Debut by Logan Culwell-Block

Following an acclaimed London run that led to a serialized adaptation by BBC Television and Amazon, Fleabag will begin performances in New York February 2019.

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Do You Know Where These Broadway Stars and Writers Got Their Starts? by Logan Culwell-Block

Which Tony winner started out as a wedding singer, and which writer trained at Juilliard as a child prodigy? Take our quiz and put your knowledge to the test!

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Tony Winner Heather Headley Releases Solo Album Broadway My Way November 14 by Logan Culwell-Block

The Aida, The Lion King, and The Color Purple star performs from Wicked, Waitress, and more on the new album.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Three-Time Tony Winner Glenn Close to Be Honored With Film Festival at Museum of the Moving Image by Logan Culwell-Block

Getting Close, beginning November 23, is set to include screenings of 10 films from Close's film career.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Over $200,000 Raised For Theatre Education at Gala Honoring Late Producer Craig Zadan by Logan Culwell-Block

Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Audra McDonald, Bernadette Peters, and more were on hand to share performances and personal rememberances.

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