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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Go Inside Opening Night of Caroline, or Change on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The revival, starring Olivier Award winner Sharon D Clarke, officially opened at Studio 54 October 27.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:55AM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Take a Look at Emilie Kouatchou’s Historic Performance in The Phantom of the Opera by Marc J. Franklin

Kouatchou is set to make her Main Stem debut as the first Black woman to play Christine Daaé on Broadway October 27.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:19PM

Meet the Cast and Creative Team of Sylvia Khoury’s Selling Kabul Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The play, directed by Tyne Rafaeli, is set to begin performances at Playwrights Horizons November 17.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:20PM

Check Out New Photos of Caroline, or Change on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The revival, starring Olivier Award winner Sharon D Clarke, is set to officially open at Studio 54 October 27.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:28AM
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Take a Look at the Off-Broadway Revival of Anna Deavere Smith’s Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 by Marc J. Franklin

The production, directed by Taibi Magar, is set to open at the Signature Theatre November 1.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:49AM
Monday, October 25, 2021

Take a First Look at the West End Return of Dear Evan Hansen by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony- and Olivier-winning musical is set to reopen at the Noël Coward Theatre October 26.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:26PM
Saturday, October 23, 2021

Go Inside the Broadway Return of The Phantom of the Opera by Marc J. Franklin

The history-making production reopened at the Majestic Theatre October 22.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:24AM
Friday, October 22, 2021

Check Out New Photos of Jagged Little Pill on Broadway, Now Starring Heidi Blickenstaff by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony-nominated musical reopened at the Broadhurst Theatre October 21.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:59AM

Check Out New Photos of Jagged Little Pill on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony-nominated musical reopened at the Broadhurst Theatre October 21.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:59AM
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Go Inside Opening Night of the Broadway Return of Freestyle Love Supreme by Marc J. Franklin

The hip-hop improv show returned to the Booth Theatre October 19.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:27AM

'Everything Changes': See Jennifer Nettles, Erich Bergen, and More Join Waitress on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The company celebrated several new cast members October 19 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:04AM
Sunday, October 17, 2021

Go Inside the Broadway Return of Ain't Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony-nominated musical reopened at the Imperial Theatre October 16.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:31AM
Friday, October 15, 2021

Check Out Photos of Keenan Scott II's Thoughts of a Colored Man on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The production, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, officially opened at the John Golden Theatre October 13.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:25AM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Check Out New Photos of Ana Villafañe, Bianca Marroquín, Lillias White, and More in Chicago on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The long-running, Tony-winning revival reopened at the Ambassador Theatre September 14.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:35PM

A Look Inside Opening Night of Thoughts of a Colored Man on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Keenan Scott II’s play, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, officially opened at the John Golden Theatre October 13.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:56AM
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Check Out Photos Inside Opening Night of Is This A Room on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Tina Satter’s theatrical thriller, starring Emily Davis, officially opened at the Lyceum Theatre October 11.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:57PM
Monday, October 11, 2021

Go Inside Opening Night of Douglas Lyons’ Chicken & Biscuits on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The play, starring Norm Lewis, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Michael Urie, and more, officially opened at Circle in the Square Theatre October 10.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:14PM

Get Inspired With These 34 Broadway Costume Ideas for Halloween by Marc J. Franklin

From Sweeney Todd to Beetlejuice, bring the theatrics to your Halloween season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:55PM
Saturday, October 9, 2021

Go Inside the Broadway Return of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical by Marc J. Franklin

The production, starring Tony Award winner Adrienne Warren, reopened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre October 8.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:57AM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

A Look at One Actor’s Journey Back to Moulin Rouge!, From Rehearsal to Reopening by Marc J. Franklin

Actor and photographer Benjamin Rivera gave Playbill an exclusive view inside his experience returning to the Tony Award-winning musical after 18 months of the Broadway shutdown.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:05PM
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Check Out Photos of Douglas Lyons’ Chicken & Biscuits on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The play, starring Norm Lewis, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Michael Urie, and more, is set to open at Circle in the Square Theatre October 10.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:32PM
Monday, October 4, 2021

Go Inside Opening Night of Six on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The royal herstory musical from Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow opened October 3.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:38PM
Sunday, September 26, 2021

Check Out Photos Inside the 74th Annual Tony Awards Presentation by Marc J. Franklin

Audra McDonald hosted the September 26 ceremony, which brought awards to some of Broadway's brightest.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:24PM

See the Stars on the Red Carpet of the 74th Annual Tony Awards by Marc J. Franklin

Check out the arrivals as the ceremony unfolds at the Winter Garden Theatre September 26.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:16PM

Check Out Photos Inside the Broadway Return of Moulin Rouge! by Marc J. Franklin

The hit musical adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s film reopened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre September 24.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:14AM
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Go Inside Opening Night of World Premiere of Sanctuary City Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The play from Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok officially opened at the Lucille Lortel Theatre September 21.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:04PM

Take a Look at the West End Transfer of The Last 5 Years by Marc J. Franklin

The Jason Robert Brown musical opens in London September 23.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:08AM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Go Inside the Public Theater’s Annual Gala With The Queens, Jane Krakowski, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The event concluded the run of the Shakespeare in the Park production of Merry Wives September 20.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:23AM

Go Inside the Public Theater’s Annual Gala With Your Queens, Jane Krakowski, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The event concluded the run of the Shakespeare in the Park production of Merry Wives September 20.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:23AM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Check Out New Photos of Jeremy Jordan in Little Shop of Horrors by Marc J. Franklin

The Off-Broadway production of the Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical reopens at the Westside Theatre September 21.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:01PM

Check Out New Photos of Come From Away on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony-nominated musical reopens at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre September 21.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:21AM

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