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Friday, August 19, 2016

Flashback Friday! Stars of Great Comet, Les Miz, Hamilton, Rent, Sara Bareilles and So Much More! by Matthew Blank

BroadwayCon is returning for its second year in January 2017! We take a look back at the star-studded inaugural event!

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Flashback Friday! Stars of Great Comet, Les Miz, Hamilton, Rent, Sara Bareilles at BroadwayCon! by Matthew Blank

BroadwayCon is returning for its second year in January 2017! We take a look back at the star-studded inaugural event!

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Inimitable and Original! Don't Miss This Truly Astounding Hamilton Fan Art From Around the World by Matthew Blank

It's no secret that the stage of Broadway mega-hit Hamilton is filled with a massive amount of talent. It seems that the show has a lot of extremely talented superfans as well, many of whom …

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Opening Night Photos of The Robber Bridegroom, Starring Steven Pasquale by Matthew Blank

The Roundabout Theatre Company revival, starring Steven Pasquale and Leslie Kritzer, opened March 13.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Get Ready For a Dark, Gothic Carousel Like You've Never Seen by Matthew Blank

Serenbe Playhouse is presenting a fresh take on Carousel. Meet the members of the carnival!

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Exclusive! See How The Phantom of the Opera Set Comes to Life by Matthew Blank

It takes a lot of behind-the-scenes work to create theatrical magic. Playbill was invited to document the crew setting the stage for the long-running hit.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Anna Ziegler's Boy, Starring Bobby Steggert, Opens Off-Broadway by Matthew Blank

The real-life inspired tale of sexual identity made its stage debut, opening March 10.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sutton Foster Is Sizzling in Pics From Next Episode of Younger by Matthew Blank

Younger, the TV Land series starring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, continues its second season March 16. Here's a sneak peek!

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Exclusive! The Color Purple Stars Celebrate 100 Performances on Broadway by Matthew Blank

The Broadway revival of The Color Purple reached 100 performances on March 9. Go inside the special cast party!

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See Nathan Lane Launch White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Matthew Blank

Playing Monday nights, the rotating cast is set to feature Wayne Brady, Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Cumming and more.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Burn the Floor Alumni Greet the Newest Cast of DWTS at Planet Hollywood by Matthew Blank

Dancing With the Stars revealed the cast of Season 22 with an event at the Times Square Planet Hollywood.

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Derek Hough Gets Kinky on Broadway by Matthew Blank

Derek Hough, announced to make his Broadway debut in Singin' in the Rain, paid a visit to Kinky Boots March 8.

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Celeb Candids and Exclusive Pics From the Disaster! Opening by Matthew Blank

Enjoy exclusive photos of the Disaster! stars and celebrity guests celebrating the show's big opening night!

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Exciting Highlights From Star-Studded Broadway on the High Seas 6 by Matthew Blank

Playbill offered theatre fans a lavish winter getaway program aboard the privately chartered Silver Wind, sailing idyllic Caribbean ports St. Barts, St. Lucia, Barbados and more Feb. 12-19.

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Michael Cerveris, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Sophia Anne Caruso Perform at the NYTW Gala by Matthew Blank

New York Theatre Workshop held its Spring Gala the evening of March 7.

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Seth Rudetsky's Disaster! Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet and Curtain Call by Matthew Blank

We offer full opening night coverage of the new musical, which opened at the Nederlander Theatre March 8.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A First Look at Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams in Broadway's Blackbird by Matthew Blank

The Broadway debut of David Harrower's Blackbird, the Olivier Award-winning drama, plays the Belasco Theatre.

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Alan Cumming, Laura Bell Bundy, Lily Tomlin and More Lead Starry Carol Channing Tribute by Matthew Blank

Carol Channing was celebrated in style March 5 as the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA, presented Carol Channing\u2019s 95th Birthday! In Celebration of a Broadway Legend.

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Broadway Genie Materializes in Disney's Tangled TV Series by Matthew Blank

James Monroe Iglehart will be heard in the animated series.

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Spend a Day Backstage With The Woodsman Leading Man James Ortiz by Matthew Blank

James Ortiz, who stars as Nick Chopper in the acclaimed origin story of the Tin Man, invites us to spend a day at the theatre with him.

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Josh Groban, Steven Pasquale, Phillipa Soo Celebrate Opening Night of The Royale by Matthew Blank

The historic boxing drama starring Montego Glover, Clarke Peters and Khris Davis opened Off-Broadway March 7.

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See Olivia Wilde, Ted Danson, Laura Osnes, Jason Sudeikis, Will Chase and More at the Atlantic Gala by Matthew Blank

We covered the red carpet at the Atlantic Theater Company's star-studded March 7 gala.

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Monday, March 7, 2016

An Exclusive Look Inside the Big Opening Night Party For Eclipsed by Matthew Blank

We offer an exclusive set of pics from the after-show celebration at Gotham Hall following the opening night performance of Danai Gurira's Eclipsed!

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Exclusive! See Hundreds Turn Out For American Psycho Tix by Matthew Blank

The new musical American Psycho offered tickets priced at $19.89 for six preview performances, for those who showed up to the box office March 5. The line stretched down the block as hundred…

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Eclipsed, Starring Lupita Nyong'o, Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet and Curtain Call! by Matthew Blank

The Oscar winner stars in Danai Gurira's new play about war in Liberia, which opened on Broadway March 6.

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Fabulous, Baby! Go Backstage With the Sisters of the Marriott Theatre's Sister Act by Matthew Blank

The renowned Chicago-area theatre is offering the beloved musical comedy. Two of the featured nuns take us behind the scenes!

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Friday, March 4, 2016

See Natalie Morales and Al Roker Make a Surprise Cameo in Aladdin by Matthew Blank

\u201CThe Today Show\u201D Co-Anchors Natalie Morales and Al Roker made cameo appearances in Disney\u2019s Aladdin March 3.

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Chris Rock, John Legend, Dave Chappelle and Chrissy Teigen Celebrate Neal Brennan 3 Mics by Matthew Blank

The stars came out to celebrate the new solo show by comedian Neal Brennan.

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Inside Opening Night of Danai Gurira's Familiar by Matthew Blank

The Eclipsed playwright walks the line between tradition and assimilation in the Playwrights Horizons production. We were there for opening!

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

First Shots of Eden Espinosa and Jared Zirilli in Costume For LaChiusa's Rain by Matthew Blank

This marks the world-premiere production of Michael John LaChiusa's musical adaptation of the 1921 W. Somerset Maugham short story.

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Jessie Mueller and Cast Offer a Taste of Sara Bareilles' Waitress Musical by Matthew Blank

The company of the new musical performed several numbers and greeted the press.

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