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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

See LaChanze Sing Donna Summer's Showstopping 'Friends Unknown' on Broadway by Mark Peikert

The Tony winner brings the house down with the classic song in the hit Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

What Did Critics Think of the London Stage Adaptation of White Teeth? by Mark Peikert

Featuring music and dance, Kiln Theatre's production of the Zadie Smith novel officially opened November 5.

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Get a Sneak Peek of the Anna and the Apocalypse Score by Mark Peikert

The new zombie musical hits theatres November 30.

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Why the Creators of Broadway’s The Prom Needed to Write Two Scores in One by Mark Peikert

Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar provide old-school Broadway and contemporary tunes for their original musical comedy The Prom.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

How John Mulaney Convinced Comic Buddy Mike Birbiglia to Take On Broadway by Mark Peikert

After multiple Off-Broadway successes, Birbiglia brings his latest solo show The New One to the Main Stem.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Watch Tony Winner Laura Benanti Discuss the Opportunities Eliza Doolittle Offers Her by Mark Peikert

The new star of My Fair Lady on Broadway talks about finally tackling her dream role.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Why Stockard Channing Returned to the New York Stage With Off-Broadway’s Apologia by Mark Peikert

The question that preoccupies the Tony-winning actor and drew her to play this flawed matriarch.

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

How Tony Winner Laura Benanti Makes Her Eliza Doolittle Different by Mark Peikert

What the star hopes to bring to her dream role in Broadway’s My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center Theater.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Darcy Oake Wants You to See The Illusionists—Magic of the Holidays on Broadway by Mark Peikert

Before he dazzles you onstage, hear what the Grand Illusionist has to say to audiences.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings Freestyle Love Supreme to Off-Broadway by Mark Peikert

Miranda and Hamilton director Thomas Kail are behind a 32-performance run from the improvisational hip-hop group (which predates Hamilton and In the Heights), beginning in January 2019.

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Jordan Fisher, Vanessa Hudgens, Brandon Victor Dixon, Valentina Announced for Fox's Rent Live by Mark Peikert

The anticipated upcoming live television event will air January 27, 2019.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Off-Broadway Uncle Vanya Extends at Hunter College by Mark Peikert

The new adaptation from playwright Richard Nelson began performances September 7.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Heart of Rock & Roll Ends San Diego Run October 21 by Mark Peikert

Matt Doyle stars in the new musical inspired by the music of Huey Lewis and the News.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Be More Chill, Headed to Broadway, Also Bound for the Big Screen by Mark Peikert

A film adaptation of the viral sensation is in the works from Greg Berlanti and Shawn Levy.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

How Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Red Buckets First Began by Mark Peikert

As the fall fundraiser kicks off October 19–December 2, Playbill looks back at the popular fundraising effort's start Off-Broadway with Steel Magnolias.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Martha Plimpton to Star in Donmar Warehouse Production of Sweat by Mark Peikert

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize winner will make its U.K. debut beginning December 7

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West End Company, Starring Rosalie Craig and Patti LuPone, Extends by Mark Peikert

The Marianne Elliott-helmed, gender-swapped revival opened October 17.

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Watch The Color Purple Cast and Crew Speak Out for World Spirit Day October 18 by Mark Peikert

In honor of the annual day against bullying, Adrianna Hicks and company share their stories.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

How Did Critics Respond to Glenn Close in Off-Broadway's Mother of the Maid? by Mark Peikert

The new play about Joan of Arc's family officially opened October 17 at the Public Theatre.

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Read Reviews of Marianne Elliott's Reimagined Revival of Sondheim's Company in the West End by Mark Peikert

From making Bobby into Rosalie Craig's Bobbie to adjusting dated lyrics, what did critics think of the new take on the classic?

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Read What Critics Had to Say About Stockard Channing and Hugh Dancy in Apologia by Mark Peikert

The Off-Broadway play by Alexi Kaye Campbell opened October 16.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Revisit We Have Always Lived in the Castle Before Binging Netflix's New Shirley Jackson Adaptation by Mark Peikert

As the third version of The Haunting of Hill House premieres on the streaming service, Playbill looks back at another Jackson classic.

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Watch Corbin Bleu Tap Up a Storm in Anything Goes by Mark Peikert

The Broadway-bound performer stars as Billy Crocker in Arena Stage's all-new production of the Cole Porter classic.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Watch Christina Bianco's Julie Andrews and Liza Minnelli Impressions by Mark Peikert

In celebration of her new live album Life of the Party, Bianco gives viewers a peek into her concerts with this look at what some contemporary pop songs might sound like as sung by the two d…

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Track-by-Track Breakdown: Off-Broadway's Miss You Like Hell by Mark Peikert

Before Ghostlight Records releases the original cast album digitally October 5, Pulitzer winner Quiara Alegría Hudes and singer-songwriter Erin McKeown share how their score came to be.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

How The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Rescued Superman by Mark Peikert

TCT's newly revised and streamlined version of It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman will play October 6–15.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Bryan Batt Brings His Dear Mr. Williams to NYC for Industry Reading by Mark Peikert

The solo show was previously seen at the 2018 New Orleans Tennessee Williams Literary Festival.

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Watch Christina Bianco Channel Bernadette Peters and Céline Dion on 'Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy' by Mark Peikert

Bianco is releasing her first live album October 6 before a concert series at Birdland in November.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Brooklyn's TKTS Booth Shutters by Mark Peikert

The downtown Brooklyn location in MetroTech Center has closed up shop

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Mean Girls Adds Sunday Evening Performance to Its Broadway Schedule by Mark Peikert

The hit musical will no longer perform a Wednesday matinee.

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Will & Grace Releases New Promo Featuring Matt Bomer by Mark Peikert

The rebooted NBC sitcom returns October 4 with several high-profile guest stars.

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