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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A Sneak Peek at Perfect Picture Starring Lillias White by Marc J. Franklin

The new musical features a book and lyrics by Emmy Award winner Eileen Bluestone Sherman and music by Gail C. Bluestone.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Shepherding the Show: A Day in the Life of Hamilton’s Stage Manager by Marc J. Franklin

Production stage manager Amber White gives Playbill an exclusive view at what it takes to keep the Tony Award-winning hit musical running eight performances a week.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

See Straight White Men's Armie Hammer, Josh Charles, Kate Bornstein, and More Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

Young Jean Lee’s play, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, will begin performances on Broadway June 29.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A Look at Skeleton Crew at the Geffen Playhouse by Marc J. Franklin

The final installment in Dominique Morisseau’s three-play cycle is currently making its Los Angeles premiere.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

See the Cast of Mary Page Marlowe Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

Six actors play the title character in Tracy Letts’ play, directed by Lila Neugebauer, beginning June 19 at Second Stage.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Go Behind the Scenes at The 2018 Tony Awards by Marc J. Franklin

Get a glimpse of what was happening backstage and in the audience on Broadway’s biggest night.

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A Look at The Band’s Visit and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Tony Awards After Parties by Marc J. Franklin

The award-winning shows celebrated with their cast and creative teams following the 72nd annual ceremony in New York City.

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Inside the Official 2018 Tony Awards Gala at the Plaza Hotel by Marc J. Franklin

Playbill was on hand to capture the starry Broadway bash after the 72nd annual ceremony.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Go Inside the Be More Chill Fan Event in NYC by Marc J. Franklin

The Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz musical will receive its Off-Broadway premiere this summer.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

A First Look at Cyprus Avenue Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The acclaimed Abbey Theatre and Royal Court production is currently making its American premiere at the Public Theater.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A Sneak Peek at Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist in Beautiful by Marc J. Franklin

The Glee alum is set to make her Broadway debut in the role of Carole King June 7.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Artists of Powerhouse Theater’s 2018 Summer Season Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s 34th season will begin June 28 featuring Jessie Nelson, Duncan Sheik, Pascale Armand, and more.

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Go Inside the 2018 Sing For Hope Piano Unveiling with Daphne Rubin-Vega, Wicked Stars, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The non-profit celebrates another summer of outdoor pianos in New York City.

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The Cast and Creative Team of the Joel Grey-Helmed Yiddish Fiddler Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene production will begin performances at the Museum of Jewish Heritage July 4.

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Go Behind the Scenes of Playbill’s Feature Shoot With Children of A Lesser God Star Lauren Ridloff by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony Award nominee joined Playbill at Gabriel Kreuther to discuss the groundbreaking play.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

See Mean Girls, Dear Evan Hansen, and More Perform at Stars in the Alley by Marc J. Franklin

The free event, hosted by Once on This Island's Alex Newell, celebrated the end of the 2017–2018 Broadway season.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A Sneak Peek at Desperate Measures Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The David Friedman-Peter Kellogg musical begins its run at New World Stages May 30.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Go Inside the 19th Annual Lilly Awards by Marc J. Franklin

The ceremony celebrating women of distinction in American theatre was hosted by Tony nominee Amanda Green May 21.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

See Skylar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, Michael Urie, and the Cast of How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

The Pulitzer-winning musical will play the Kennedy Center June 6–10 as part of the Broadway Center Stage series.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Go Inside Upper West Side Story: A Celebration of Jerome Robbins With the National Dance Institute by Marc J. Franklin

The May 21 benefit, hosted by Jacques d’Amboise, honored the prolific choreographer’s 100th birthday with an evening of music and dance.

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Go Inside the 16th Anniversary SAY Gala with Kelli O’Hara by Marc J. Franklin

The May 21 benefit featured performances by Betsy Wolfe, James Monroe Iglehart, and more.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Go Inside Opening Night of Our Lady of 121st Street Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The production, directed by Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad, opened at Signature Theatre May 20.

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Go Inside the Broadway Junior Student Finale with SpongeBob’s Kelvin Moon Loh and Vasthy Mompoint by Marc J. Franklin

Check out photos from the 13th annual Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International event.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Go Inside the Recording Studio with Daphne Rubin-Vega and the Cast of Miss You Like Hell by Marc J. Franklin

The cast recording of the musical, featuring book and lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes and music and lyrics by Erin McKeown, will be released by Ghostlight Records.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Go Inside New Dramatists’ 2018 Spring Luncheon Honoring Denzel Washington by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony and Oscar winner, currently starring in The Iceman Cometh, is the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award.

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Go Inside The Vineyard Theatre’s Spring Gala Honoring Michael Mayer by Marc J. Franklin

The Off-Broadway theatre company’s annual gala celebrated the Tony-winning director at the Edison Ballroom in NYC May 14.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

A Sneak Peek at the World Premiere of The Royal Family of Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The new musical from William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin is set to begin performances June 7 at Barrington Stage Company.

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Go Inside the 2018 Drama Critics’ Circle Awards Reception with Michael Urie, Carrie Coon, and More by Marc J. Franklin

Check out photos from the May 10 event at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

See The New York Police Department’s Ceremonial Police Band Join The Band’s Visit on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The NYPD’s band joined the musical’s Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra onstage last night.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Go Inside Playwrights Horizons Spring Gala Celebrating Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez by Marc J. Franklin

The Off-Broadway theatre company's annual gala honored the Frozen songwriters May 7.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

A Sneak Peek at Broadway's Gettin’ the Band Back Together by Marc J. Franklin

The musical comedy is set to begin performances at the Belasco Theatre July 19.

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