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Monday, July 26, 2021

Theatre Leadership Project Announces Company Management Program by Logan Culwell-Block

The initiative will provide BIPOC company managers and assistants currently working on shows additional training, mentorship, and financial support.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:09PM
Friday, July 23, 2021

Diana: The Musical Sets Release Date for Broadway Cast Album by Logan Culwell-Block

Watch Jeanna de Waal, Roe Hartrampf, Erin Davie, and Judy Kaye perform "The World Fell in Love" from the upcoming Broadway musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:03PM

Trans Actor Jal Joshua Joins U.K. and Ireland Tour Cast of Bring It On: The Musical by Logan Culwell-Block

Amber Davies and Louis Smith lead the production set to hit the mat later this year.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:37AM
Thursday, July 22, 2021

Alysha Umpress Will Lead Cast of The Outrageous Sophie Tucker Musical Readings by Logan Culwell-Block

Shea Sullivan directs the in-person industry readings of the new musical by Susan and Lloyd Ecker.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:45AM

Samuel French Names Heidi Schreck Honorary Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Playwright by Logan Culwell-Block

The theatrical licensor has announced the 30 finalists for the 2021 festival.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:34AM

Christina Bianco to Star in U.K. Tour of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice by Logan Culwell-Block

The Drama Desk nominee and YouTube star will lead the new production of the Jim Cartwright play beginning in 2022.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:59AM
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Chita Rivera, Carol Burnett, More Featured in New PBS Documentary Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age by Logan Culwell-Block

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

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:30AM

Watch: Highlights From Week 1 of Playbill’s 2021 Search for a Star Contest by Logan Culwell-Block

With seven days left to submit your audition for a chance at a career-making Grand Prize Package, we're spotlighting 10 of our favorite submissions so far!

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:00AM
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Lilli Cooper, Ethan Slater, Nick Blaemire, More Star on Concept Recording of Edge of the World by Logan Culwell-Block

Slater and Blaemire also co-wrote the new musical, which is headed for a digital release from Broadway Records.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:27PM

Jordan Fisher to Guest Star on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series by Logan Culwell-Block

The Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton star joins the cast as East High prepares to perform Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:59AM

Get a Sneak Peek of Ben Platt in Broken Diamonds by Logan Culwell-Block

The Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner stars as an aspiring writer caring for his sister in the upcoming new film.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:43AM
Monday, July 19, 2021

John Doyle to Leave Classic Stage Company in 2022 by Logan Culwell-Block

The Tony-winning director will helm in-person productions of Assassins and A Man of No Importance during his final season, also to include works by Marcus Gardley and Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:43AM

Grease Prequel Series Gets 10-Episode Order on Paramount+ by Logan Culwell-Block

Rise of the Pink Ladies will explore the backstory of the Rydell High students.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:20AM
Friday, July 16, 2021

2021 Jimmy Awards Winners Announced by Logan Culwell-Block

Students from 36 regions across the U.S. competed at the streamed ceremony honoring the best in high school musical theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:52AM
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Licensing Rights for What the Constitution Means to Me Acquired by Concord Theatricals by Logan Culwell-Block

Heidi Schreck's Tony-nominated play, exploring the history and future of the American document, will resume its national tour in September.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:00AM

Corbin Bleu Hosts the Virtual 2021 Jimmy Awards July 15 by Logan Culwell-Block

Kent Gash, Montego Glover, Tara Rubin, and more are on the judges panel for the streaming awards show, honoring the best in high school musical theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Get a Sneak Preview of This Week's New Episode of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series by Logan Culwell-Block

The students of East High decide to use some theatrical magic to fight back against rival North High in this exclusive clip from the Disney+ series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:30PM
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Music Theatre International Partners With KeyboardTEK to Offer Broadway Keyboard Programming Rentals by Logan Culwell-Block

The offering makes professional-level keyboard sounds and programming—often exactly as used on Broadway—available for more than 120 MTI titles.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:24AM
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Music Theatre International Revue Celebrating Return of Live Theatre Now Available for Free Licensing by Logan Culwell-Block

All Together Now! features songs from Rent, Les Misérables, Once On This Island, and more,.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:36PM

Yale School of Drama Going Tuition-Free by Logan Culwell-Block

The prestigious college theatre program will eliminate tuition for returning and future students through a $150 million gift from David Geffen.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:19PM
Monday, June 28, 2021

NYC's Broadway Live Cinema Festival Postponed by Logan Culwell-Block

The series was set to include live performances during movie theatre screenings of In the Heights, Chicago, West Side Story, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:55PM
Friday, June 25, 2021

2021 Thespy Awards, Hosted by Aladdin Star Michael James Scott, Streams on Playbill June 25 by Logan Culwell-Block

The culmination of the International Thespian Festival, the 8:30 PM ET stream includes performance highlights from the Thespians of 2021.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:50AM
Thursday, June 24, 2021

2021 Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teachers of the Year Announced by Logan Culwell-Block

The honor is presented by The ASCAP Foundation and the Educational Theatre Association.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:53PM

Girl From the North Country to Release Original Broadway Cast Recording in August by Logan Culwell-Block

The Bob Dylan musical's album releases ahead of its Broadway return.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:07PM
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

16th Annual Broadway Junior Student Celebration Streams June 23 by Logan Culwell-Block

The virtual event from the Shubert Foundation and Music Theatre International and streaming on Playbill celebrates a program that brings theatre education to public schools in NYC.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:42AM
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

2021 Broadway Teachers Workshop, Featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell, Alan Menken, Andrea Martin, Josh Groban, More, Will Stream On Demand by Logan Culwell-Block

The sessions, focused on preparing for a post-COVID academic year, will be broadcast live in July.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:27PM

Corbin Bleu to Host 2021 Jimmy Awards by Logan Culwell-Block

Kent Gash, Montego Glover, Tara Rubin, and more will be on the judges panel for the streaming awards show honoring the best in high school musical theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:16PM
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Michael McElroy Named Chair of University of Michigan's Musical Theatre Department by Logan Culwell-Block

The Big River star and Tony Award honoree comes to the prestigious program after a decade-long tenure at New York University's New Studio on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:00PM

2021 Jimmy Awards Ceremony Announces Its 72 High School Nominees by Logan Culwell-Block

The student participants from 36 regions across the U.S. will compete at the July 15 streamed ceremony honoring the best in high school musical theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:37PM
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Six Acquired by Concord Theatricals for Licensing by Logan Culwell-Block

The Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss-penned musical is set to resume performances on Broadway September 17.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:04PM

All that Chat

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