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Friday, September 18, 2020

Celebrate Famed Choreographer Agnes de Mille With a Look Inside Her Legacy by Marc J. Franklin

The seminal theatremaker was born September 18, 1905.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Check Out Photos of Blackeyed Theatre’s Production of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Marc J. Franklin

The U.K. production, which will be performed to a socially-distanced audience and livestreamed, will play the South Hill Park Arts Centre September 18.

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Celebrate Tony Nominee Nick Cordero on the Stage by Marc J. Franklin

The beloved actor was born September 17, 1987.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Broadway Checklist: How Many of These Shows at the Gershwin Theatre Have You Seen? by Marc J. Franklin

Look back at the 10 most recent productions to play over 100 performances at the venue.

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Monday, September 14, 2020

12 Offstage Theatremakers Share How They Are Coping With the Broadway Shutdown by Marc J. Franklin

Arts workers from Hadestown, Tina: the Tina Turner Musical, and more reflect on their experience amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Celebrate Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies on the Stage by Marc J. Franklin

The most recent Broadway revival, starring Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines, and more, opened at the Marquis Theatre September 12, 2011.

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Friday, September 11, 2020
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Celebrate Alison Bechdel With a Look Back at Fun Home on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The cartoonist, whose autobiographical graphic novel became the Tony Award-winning musical, celebrates her birthday September 10.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

From Gypsy to Hadestown, Check Out These 44 Broadway Duets by Marc J. Franklin

Share the spotlight with these dynamic duets.

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Broadway Checklist: How Many of These Shows at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Have You Seen? by Marc J. Franklin

Look back at the 10 most recent productions to play over 100 performances at the venue.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Check Out Photos From Be an #ArtsHero’s Times Square Demonstration by Marc J. Franklin

The event, directed by Tony nominee Sam Buntrock with musical direction by Kimberly Grigsby, was part of the organization’s Day of Action on Labor Day.

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Saturday, September 5, 2020

Broadway Art: A Look Back at the Marquees of the 2019-2020 Season by Marc J. Franklin

Twenty-five shows were able to open on the Main Stem before the Broadway shutdown.

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Can You Name These Musicals From Just 1 Song? by Marc J. Franklin

Test your knowledge of musical theatre scores!

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

From A Gentleman’s Guide to Anastasia, Linda Cho Unpacks Her Favorite Broadway Costume Designs by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony Award–winning costume designer gives Playbill an inside glimpse at her creative process.

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Broadway Checklist: How Many of These Shows at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Have You Seen? by Marc J. Franklin

Look back at the 10 most recent productions to play over 100 performances at the venue.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Check Out Photos of Sleepless at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre by Marc J. Franklin

The musical adaptation of Sleepless in Seattle, starring Kimberly Walsh and Jay McGuiness, opens September 1.

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Monday, August 31, 2020

Celebrate Sara Ramirez with a Look Back at Spamalot by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony Award winner celebrates their birthday August 31.

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Can You Finish the Missing Lyrics to Hamilton? by Marc J. Franklin

Test your theatre knowledge.

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Friday, August 28, 2020

A First Look at Ralph Fiennes in Bridge Theatre’s Reopening Production, Beat the Devil by Marc J. Franklin

The monologue play, directed by Nicholas Hytner, kicked off 12 solo plays staged at the London theatre while maintaining social distance.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Do You Know All of the Tony-Winning Best Plays? by Marc J. Franklin

Seventy-two shows have taken home the title since 1948—can you guess them all?

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Celebrate Keke Palmer With a Look Back at Her Broadway Debut in Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella by Marc J. Franklin

The actor and recording artist celebrates her birthday August 26.

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Broadway Checklist: How Many of These Shows at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre Have You Seen? by Marc J. Franklin

Look back at the 10 most recent productions to play over 100 performances at the venue.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Look Back at All of the Tony-Eligible Productions That Opened on Broadway in the 2019-2020 Season by Marc J. Franklin

Twenty-three shows will be eligible when the 74th Annual Tony Award nominations are announced.

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Look Back at All of the Productions That Opened on Broadway in the 2019-2020 Season by Marc J. Franklin

Twenty-five shows were able to open on the Main Stem before the Broadway shutdown.

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Celebrate Broadway With These 25 Musical Finales by Marc J. Franklin

From A Chorus Line to Hadestown revisit these musical showtunes in honor of Broadway.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Broadway Checklist: How Many of These Shows at the Cort Theatre Have You Seen? by Marc J. Franklin

Look back at the 10 most recent productions to play over 100 performances at the venue.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020

Check Out These Stunning, Re-Imagined Broadway Marquees With The Ensemblist by Marc J. Franklin

Photographer Rebecca J. Michelson and graphic designer Tiffany Holt welcomed Broadway performers to give theatre classics a contemporary twist.

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Celebrate Ado Annie’s First Kiss With the Actors Who Have Taken on the Iconic Oklahoma! Role by Marc J. Franklin

August 15 marks the would-be wedding anniversary for the girl who cain't say no.

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Friday, August 14, 2020

Celebrate Steve Martin With a Look Back at Bright Star on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Academy Award recipient and Tony Award nominee celebrates his birthday August 14.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

See the Broadway Community Reunite for a Moving Tribute to the Theatre by Marc J. Franklin

The Ensemblist welcomed performers who populate the theatre industry to create a symbol of resilience in the heart of Times Square.

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All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes
TBA: Blue