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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Tony-Winning Oklahoma! Revival Closes on Broadway January 19 by Logan Culwell-Block

Rebecca Naomi Jones and Damon Daunno star in the re-imagined production from director Daniel Fish.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Taylor Louderman-Led Write Out Loud Songwriting Competition Now Accepting Entries for 2020 Contest by Logan Culwell-Block

The contest will award three emerging musical theatre writers with a studio recording of their song.

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She Persisted Musical to be Licensed Worldwide by Music Theatre International by Logan Culwell-Block

The stage adaptation of Chelsea Clinton's best-seller will have its New York debut at Atlantic Theater Company in February.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

High School Productions of A Chorus Line, 9 to 5, Puffs, and More Will Perform on the 2020 International Thespian Society Main Stage by Logan Culwell-Block

Eight groups will remount full productions of their high school play or musical during the 57th annual festival in Indiana this June.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Vote Now for the 2020 Playbill Community Service Award by Logan Culwell-Block

Youth theatres from across the country have been giving back to their communities, and your vote can help one of them win a grant from Playbill.

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Caissie Levy, Tim Federle, Rob Rokicki, Thomas Schumacher, More to Appear at 2020 Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta by Logan Culwell-Block

iTheatrics' annual event brings youth groups from around the world together for a weekend celebration of theatre.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Get a 1st Look at White Plains Performing Arts Center's Newsies by Logan Culwell-Block

The Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, and Harvey Fierstein musical runs at the Westchester venue through January 12.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019
Saturday, December 21, 2019

What 8 Broadway Musicals Received the Sequel Treatment? by Logan Culwell-Block

From The Phantom of the Opera to Annie, Playbill details the eight musicals that earned sequels—and where those productions are now.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

9 Standout Theatre Albums of 2019 by Logan Culwell-Block

Take a look at the cast recordings, solo albums, and soundtracks that grabbed our attention this year.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Melissa McCarthy and Allison Janney Star in a 'Cut' Scene From Cats by Logan Culwell-Block

The screen stars show off their scenes that didn't make the final versions of Cats, Little Women, and Star Wars.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Stephen Sondheim Lyrics to be Published in New Pocket Edition by Logan Culwell-Block

The volume from Knopf will include selections of Sondheim's most memorable and beloved lyrics from West Side Story, Gypsy, Company, Into the Woods, and more.

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Historic 1936 Show Boat Film to Get Blu-Ray Release From The Criterion Collection by Logan Culwell-Block

The first screen adaptation of the Oscar Hammerstein II-Jerome Kern musical featured several members of the 1927 original Broadway cast.

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Hear Frozen Star Idina Menzel Sing 'Christmas Just Ain't Christmas' on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert by Logan Culwell-Block

The Tony winner visited the late night TV show to promote her new holiday album Christmas: A Season of Love.

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Watch Disney Theatrical's Thomas Schumacher Teach Kelly Ripa How to Use The Lion King's Simba Puppet by Logan Culwell-Block

The producer and author appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about all things Disney on Broadway and the new edition of his book.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Tin Pan Alley Buildings, Birthplace of American Popular Music Publishing, Designated Landmarks by Logan Culwell-Block

The five buildings on West 28th Street launched the careers of such composers as Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, and more.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Stage Rights to Eloise Series Acquired by MRC by Logan Culwell-Block

The independent film and television studio intends to develop the popular children's series into new film, television, and live stage properties.

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Schools of the Stars: Where the Jagged Little Pill Cast and Creative Team Studied Before Broadway by Logan Culwell-Block

Find out where Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, Derek Klena, and more went to college.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Newsies Tour Alum Alex Prakken Will Reprise Performance at White Plains Performing Arts Center by Logan Culwell-Block

The cast is complete for the Westchester venue's upcoming production of the Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, and Harvey Fierstein musical.

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Krystina Alabado, Emma Hunton, Ben Fankhauser, More to Sing on Studio Album of The Mad Ones by Logan Culwell-Block

The Kait Kerrigan– and Brian Lowdermilk–penned musical has been acquired for licensing by Concord Theatricals.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Music Theatre International Names Deborah Hartnett Senior Vice President and General Counsel by Logan Culwell-Block

The theatrical licensor is promoting Hartnett from her former role as Director of Business and Legal Affairs.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Watch Idina Menzel Sing ‘Seasons of Love’ on Strictly Come Dancing's Musicals Week by Logan Culwell-Block

The British series that inspired Dancing With the Stars also featured Bodyguard star Beverley Knight on the Cats ballad "Memory."

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Jeanine Tesori and David Henry Hwang's Soft Power to Record Cast Album by Logan Culwell-Block

The recording will feature the cast of The Public Theater's Off-Broadway premiere, led by Conrad Ricamora, Francis Jue, and Alyse Alan Louis.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Music Theatre International to License Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Logan Culwell-Block

With songs from the 1971 film and an original score by Hairspray's Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the musical played a Broadway run in 2017.

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New Musical From [title of show] Creators to Premiere at Bucks County Playhouse by Logan Culwell-Block

Other World features a book by Hunter Bell and music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and Ann McNamee.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Patti Murin and Colin Donnell to Star in Hallmark Winterfest Movie Love on Iceland by Logan Culwell-Block

The married Broadway favorites are currently filming on location.

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Educational Theatre Foundation Raises More Than $180,000 for Theatre Education at Event Honoring Bernadette Peters by Logan Culwell-Block

The annual event featured performances from Peters, Cheyenne Jackson, and Megan Hilty, and more.

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Hadestown, Oklahoma!, More Cast Albums Receive 2020 Grammy Award Nominations by Logan Culwell-Block

The 62nd annual ceremony will be held January 26, 2020.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Saturday Night Live Parodies Gypsy With 'Baby Faye and Her Newsboys' by Logan Culwell-Block

Harry Styles stars alongside Cecily Strong in the homage to the oft-revived musical.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Tom Kitt Musical Superhero to Release Original Cast Album by Logan Culwell-Block

The recording features the complete Off-Broadway cast, including Tony nominees Kate Baldwin and Bryce Pinkham.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

A Movie Adaptation of Follies Is in the Works; Dominic Cooke to Direct by Logan Culwell-Block

Cooke also helmed the Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman musical's recent London revival.

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