All stories by Margaret Hall on BroadwayStars

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Comedian Freddie Roman Passes Away at 85 by Margaret Hall

Mr. Roman was a member of the quickly dwindling Borscht Belt stand-up comedian community.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:42AM

World Premiere Musical Adaptation of Christmas In Connecticut Opens December 7 by Margaret Hall

Amy Corcoran directs the Goodspeed Opera House production, based on the 1945 Warner Bros. film.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Actor Quentin Oliver Lee Passes Away at 34 by Margaret Hall

Mr. Lee was an accomplished stage performer, appearing most recently on Broadway in the 2021 revival of Caroline, Or Change.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:32PM
Friday, December 2, 2022

Will Swenson Has Been Preparing His Whole Life to Play Neil Diamond on Broadway by Margaret Hall

The actor has been listening to the famed singer since he was 3 years old; now Swenson is playing Diamond in A Beautiful Noise.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24PM
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

See & Juliet Perform "Problem/Can't Feel My Face" on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon by Margaret Hall

The Max Martin jukebox musical opened on Broadway November 17 at the Stephen Sondheim theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:03PM

See Phillipa Soo, Julianna Margulies, John Weidman, More at MCC Theater's Season Kickoff Party by Margaret Hall

The Off-Broadway lineup includes three world-premiere productions, including Kate Nash's Only Gold.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:24PM

Darren Criss Begins Café Carlyle Residency A Very Darren Crissmas November 29 by Margaret Hall

The Emmy winner will play the famed venue for 12 days during the holiday season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:24PM

Dancer-Choreographer Susan Kikuchi Passes Away at 74 by Margaret Hall

Ms. Kikuchi was involved in 15 different productions of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, re-staging Jerome Robbins' ballet.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:24PM
Sunday, November 27, 2022

Harry Connick Jr. Begins 2-Night Stint at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall by Margaret Hall

The celebrated crooner launched a new holiday tour earlier this November in Pennsylvania.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:36PM

Elena Shaddow Makes History in The Light in the Piazza London Concert by Margaret Hall

The concert format of the Tony-winning musical is presented for one-night-only at the Alexandra Palace Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:36PM
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

'Plenty To Be Thankful For': Broadway Stars Share Their Traditions and Treasured Memories by Margaret Hall

From sharing embarrassing stories to eating soul food, Victoria Clark, Jeremy Pope, Kristin Rodriguez, and more tell us their non-traditional Thanksgiving traditions.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:06PM

See Idina Menzel and James Marsden Duet on The Late Late Show With James Corden by Margaret Hall

Menzel and Marsden star in the new Disney sequel Disenchanted, premiering November 24 on Disney+.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:42AM

Photos: Judy Kuhn, Shaina Taub, More Celebrate Opening Night at Newly Extended Sandra Off-Broadway by Margaret Hall

David Cale's new solo thriller starring Marjan Neshat opened at the Vineyard Theatre November 20.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:32AM
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Jeremy Pope, Brian D'Arcy James, Stephanie Hsu, More Nominated at the Independent Spirit Awards by Margaret Hall

The 38th annual ISA ceremony will be held March 4, 2023.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:18PM

Side By Side By Side Dish: Broadway's Thanksgiving Table by Margaret Hall

Looking for some last-minute Thanksgiving inspiration? These recipes from Broadway stars have you covered.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:54PM

Michael Feingold, Theatre Critic, Passes Away at 77 by Margaret Hall

Mr. Feingold was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:12PM
Monday, November 21, 2022

World Premiere of Hang Time by Pulitzer Finalist Zora Howard to Play The Flea by Margaret Hall

Hang Time will be the first of two world premiere productions presented by the Off-Broadway company in 2023.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06AM

Watch The Lion King's NPR Tiny Desk Concert by Margaret Hall

The long running musical recently celebrated 25 years on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06AM

See Samuel L. Jackson Share His History With The Piano Lesson on The Tonight Show by Margaret Hall

Jackson currently stars in a revival of the August Wilson play on Broadway through January 29.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM

Playbill Songwriter Series: Jay Adana Presents Songs From The Loophole and The Jordan & Avery Show by Margaret Hall

The composer is joined by collaborator Zeniba Now and Suffs' Ally Bonino in the newest edition of the series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:32AM
Friday, November 18, 2022

Cast Recording of Off-Broadway's Darling Grenadine Released November 18 by Margaret Hall

The musical premiered in 2020, their extended run cut short by the COVID-19 shutdown.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:42PM

Baz Luhrmann, Danny Burstein, Aaron Tveit, and David Cote Will Sign Moulin Rouge Book Signing Event at Rizzoli Bookstore by Margaret Hall

Moulin Rouge! The Musical: The Story of the Broadway Spectacular is the latest backstage book to hit bookstore shelves.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:32PM

Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces New Members of Youngblood Program by Margaret Hall

The program provides artistic guidance, peer support, and feedback to emerging professional playwrights.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42AM

See Who's Starring in The Public's The Harder They Come World Premiere by Margaret Hall

Pulitzer winner Suzan-Lori Parks pens the musical adaptation of the classic Jamaican film.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:42AM

Get a 1st Look at the World Premiere of David Cale's Sandra at Vineyard Theatre by Margaret Hall

The Off-Broadway production stars Marjan Neshat and is directed by Leigh Silverman.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:42AM

See RuPaul's Drag Race Royalty Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme in Their New Holiday Spectacular The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show by Margaret Hall

This is the fourth of the duo's self-written holiday shows produced and directed by BenDeLaCreme.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:42AM
Thursday, November 17, 2022

See Kate Baldwin, Sierra Boggess, Julie Halston, More at Primary Stages Anniversary Gala by Margaret Hall

The 38th anniversary gala honored Charles Busch and Carl Andress.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:06PM

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Welcomes 2nd Child With Husband Justin Mikita by Margaret Hall

Ferguson is currently starring on Broadway in the revival of Take Me Out.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:24PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Go Inside the Annual Only Make Believe Gala by Margaret Hall

The non-profit organization introduces hospitalized children to the magic of theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:06PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Get a 1st Look at Mentalist Vinny DePonto in Mindplay by Margaret Hall

The theatrical magic show plays Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse through December 18.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:18PM

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