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Friday, August 18, 2017

RECAP: Watch Bandstand’s Laura Osnes, Corey Cott and the Donny Nova Band in this Exclusive Performance and Talkback by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch the original cast play three numbers from the Tony-winning musical, reveal the touching inspiration for their characters, and more from Playbill’s Facebook Live broadcast.

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Watch: Brandy Norwood Talks About Returning to Broadway’s Chicago by Ruthie Fierberg

The recording artist says Broadway changed her life.

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Michael Moore Updated The Terms of My Surrender Onstage This Week by Ruthie Fierberg

In addition to his after-show protest at Trump Tower, Moore added to his onstage story this week.

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Watch: The Story Behind Come From Away’s Captain Beverley Bass by Ruthie Fierberg

The woman played by Tony nominee Jenn Colella onstage talks about flying on 9/11 and watching herself onstage 75 times!

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Why Tony Nominee Carrie Coon and Pulitzer Prize Winner Tracy Letts Got Married in a Hospital by Ruthie Fierberg

The two fell in love despite high tensions working on Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Tony-Winning Choreographer Twyla Tharp Launches The Joyce’s 2017–2018 Season by Ruthie Fierberg

Twyla Tharp Dance is featured in a world-premiere program set to Bob Dylan music.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

EMMYS 2017: Before He Played an American Film Director, Alfred Molina Started as a British Stage Actor by Ruthie Fierberg

Feud marks Molina’s second Emmy nomination, but he’s already got three Tony nominations in the bank.

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4 Things You’ll Learn About Michael Moore From His Broadway Show by Ruthie Fierberg

More than a call to “dump Trump,” the stories told in The Terms of My Surrender prove little acts (on any side) lead to big change.

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Playbill Mixtape: Musical Theatre 101, The 1930s by Ruthie Fierberg

This week’s soundtrack features 19 tunes from musical theatre history every Broadway fan must know.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

EMMYS 2017: Did You Know Paul Newman Got Allison Janney Her Acting Start? by Ruthie Fierberg

Looking back at the two-time Tony nominee and seven-time Emmy winner’s theatre roots

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Watch The Phantom of the Opera’s John Easterlin Become Piangi by Ruthie Fierberg

From dressing room décor to onstage makeup, the Broadway tenor immerses himself in the infamous role.

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Adam Driver Talks About Bringing Theatre to the Military by Ruthie Fierberg

The Juilliard grad and former Marine champions theatre through Arts for the Armed Forces.

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Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Reenact His Childhood Home Videos by Ruthie Fierberg

The Hamilton creator whips out his kiddie dance moves on The Late Late Show.

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Tony Winner Jason Robert Brown Breaks Down His Overture for Prince of Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

How the composer-lyricist fit 17 songs in the show’s overture—plus writing new songs for Broadway’s ultimate musical revue.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

USC School of Dramatic Arts Will Now Offer BFA in Musical Theatre by Ruthie Fierberg

Beginning in fall 2018, the college will offer the new degree for undergraduates.

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Falsettos Now Available for Streaming on BroadwayHD by Ruthie Fierberg

The Broadway revival was nominated for five Tony Awards.

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EMMYS 2017: Tony and Emmy Winner Laurence Fishburne Cultivated His Acting Chops With August Wilson Plays by Ruthie Fierberg

Before he made a splash on screen, Fishburne won a Tony for this August Wilson play.

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Full Casting Announced for Donmar Warehouse’s Lady From the Sea by Ruthie Fierberg

The new version of Ibsen’s play comes to the London theatre in October.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

EMMYS 2017: How Tony, Emmy, and Oscar Winner Viola Davis Went From Juilliard Grad to Groundbreaking Actor by Ruthie Fierberg

The two-time Tony winner could become a two-time Emmy winner.

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Samuel French to Publish and License 6 Winning Works from New Writers by Ruthie Fierberg

From over 1,000 play submissions, the publishing and licensing company chose six winners from its 2017 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival August 12.

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WATCH: Emmy Nominee Jackie Hoffman Says She’ll Accept the Award for Her Competitors by Ruthie Fierberg

In this sketch video, Feud’s Jackie Hoffman calls the women in her category with an offer for Emmy night.

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Dear Evan Hansen Star and Tony Winner Rachel Bay Jones Joins Playbill’s November Cruise by Ruthie Fierberg

The 2017 Tony-winning performer will set sail aboard Broadway on the Danube River with Michael Feinstein.

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Full Casting Announced for English-Language Premiere of The Lie by Ruthie Fierberg

From the playwright who wrote The Father comes this London production.

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What’s In Your Book? Wicked’s New Boq Sings Through the Audition Songs That Led to His Broadway Debut by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch West End star Jye Frasca sing the song that booked him Broadway’s best munchkin.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

The View From UpStairs’ Max Vernon Breaks Down The Newly Released Cast Album Track by Track by Ruthie Fierberg

The original cast recording of Off-Broadway smash hits shelves August 11.

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The View UpStairs’ Max Vernon Breaks Down The Newly Released Cast Album Track by Track by Ruthie Fierberg

The original cast recording of Off-Broadway smash hits shelves August 11.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

How Stella Adler Studio Changes the Lives of Inner-City Students by Ruthie Fierberg

The studio’s Summer Shakespeare intensive culminates in two performances August 11 and 12.

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Wicked Alum Wade McCollum to Star in It Happened in Key West Developmental Lab by Ruthie Fierberg

The new musical comes from the writer of Broadway’s A Tale of Two Cities.

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39 Late Summer Shows to See by Ruthie Fierberg

From Aaron Tveit in Company to Josh Young in Ragtime, grab your ticket to these summer productions in the perfect New England destinations for vacationing and theatregoing.

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Broadway’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Launches Digital Ticket Lottery by Ruthie Fierberg

The show, starring Tony winner Christian Borle as Willy Wonka, adds another way to get tickets starting August 11.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Come From Away, Wicked, and More Will Offer Autism-Friendly Performances by Ruthie Fierberg

TDF announces dates for autism-friendly performances in the 2017–2018 Broadway season.

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