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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Revisit a Day at Broadway's Peter and the Starcatcher With Greg Hildreth by Matthew Blank

The Tony-winning show opened April 15, 2012 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Saturday, November 16, 2019

"Hey, Old Friend!" Looking Back at Merrily We Roll Along by Matthew Blank

The original Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along officially opened on Nov. 16, 1981. Here, we take a look back at that Merrily, some subsequent p…

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:00AM
Sunday, June 2, 2019

Look Back at the Stage Work of Marvin Hamlisch by Matthew Blank

The celebrated composer of A Chorus Line was born June 2, 1944.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:00AM
Monday, April 29, 2019

Looking Back at Rent on Broadway by Matthew Blank

Jonathan Larson's Pulitizer Prize-winning rock musical, directed by Michael Greif, opened at the Nederlander Theatre on April 29, 1996.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00PM
Saturday, April 27, 2019

From Shakespeare to Hades, Celebrating the Stage Work of Patrick Page by Matthew Blank

Patrick Page, currently on Broadway in Hadestown, celebrates his birthday April 27.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:56PM
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

BWW Exclusive: Showtunes Are Re-Imagined in Starry New Album For BCEFA; Stephen Schwartz and Ryan Edward Armstrong Talk CROSSROADS by Matthew Blank

Singer and arranger Ryan Edward Armstrong has collaborated with some of Broadway's brightest talents to produce the upcoming album CROSSROADS. Stephen Schwartz, who has two of his tunes fea…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:42AM
Thursday, November 9, 2017

BWW Interview: Chatting with MISS SAIGON and Broadway Barkada's Billy Bustamante by Matthew Blank

A chat with Billy Bustamante about Sunday's Broadway Barkada concert and his upcoming dates as The Engineer in MISS SAIGON.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:23AM
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017

BWW Interview: KINKY BOOTS' Blair Goldberg Talks Chipotle, Her Childhood on Broadway and Panic! at the Disco Heartthrob Brendon Urie by Matthew Blank

A chat with KINKY BOOTS' Blair Goldberg, who made her Broadway debut as a child opposite Bernadette Peters in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:33PM
Friday, June 9, 2017

BWW Interview: #DisneyDad Raymond J. Lee Dishes on GROUNDHOG DAY, Reworks the Stereotypes and Tames Facebook Hatred by Matthew Blank

Raymond J. Lee talks about GROUNDHOG DAY, his experience as an Actor-of-Color and newest gig as a Disney Daddy

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:48PM
Friday, May 19, 2017

BWW Interview: Show-Stopper Grace McLean Talks GREAT COMET, The Necessity of Art and the Importance of Being Weird by Matthew Blank

We talk to Grace McLean, who dazzles audiences nightly in her show-stopping turn as Marya in NATASHA, PIERRE amp THE GREAT COMET OF 1812.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:12PM
Monday, May 8, 2017

BWW Interview: SCHOOL OF ROCK Newcomer Emily Borromeo Talks Her TV Series, Diversity and the Path to Broadway by Matthew Blank

An interview with Emily Borromeo, making her Broadway debut now in SCHOOL OF ROCK

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:18PM
Friday, March 10, 2017

BWW Interview: PHANTOM's Ali Ewoldt Discusses the Challenges of Christine, Asians on Broadway and Her Solo Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below by Matthew Blank

Over the years, as we all orbit in the same Broadway Asian community, I got to know Ali Ewoldt and see her perform various roles, including Carrie in CAROUSEL, Tuptim in THE KING AND I, and …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:06PM
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!

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:27PM

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!

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:27PM
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 …

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
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.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:20PM
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!

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
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.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
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.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:35PM
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!

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:52PM

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!

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:28PM

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.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:50AM
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.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:15PM

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.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:08PM

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!

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:50PM

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.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:18PM

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.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:45PM

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.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:26AM
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.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:49PM

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.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:40PM

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