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Saturday, May 26, 2018

25 DAYS OF TONYS: Watch the Hilarious Chemistry Between Lobby Hero’s Michael Cera and Brian Tyree Henry by Ruthie Fierberg

When these two Tony nominees are together, they can’t help but goof around.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Watch Tony Nominee Ari’el Stachel Sing From The Band’s Visit on Good Day New York by Ruthie Fierberg

The Broadway star shares the most important aspect of being a part of the show to him and performs his signature solo.

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EXCLUSIVE: Take a Sneak Peek at Andrea Martin in the Season 2 Finale of The Good Fight by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner brings the comedy (as always) in the clip.

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The Full Story of Lauren Ridloff’s Wild Ride From Stay-at-Home Mom to Tony Nominee by Ruthie Fierberg

How this mom and teacher became the Tony-nominated star of Broadway’s Children of a Lesser God.

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25 DAYS OF TONYS: What Justin Peck Hopes Audiences Notice in His Carousel Choreography by Ruthie Fierberg

The 2018 Tony nominee dishes about Tony nominations morning, writing his Playbill bio, and more.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

2018 Tony Award Honoree John Leguizamo Tapped for The Night Clerk Film by Ruthie Fierberg

The Emmy winner joins Helen Hunt, Ana de Armas, and Tye Sheridan in the upcoming movie.

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What the Cast of Boys in the Band Has Learned From the Pivotal Play by Ruthie Fierberg

Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Robin de Jesús, Brian Hutchison, Tuc Watkins, Charlie Carver, and Michael Benjamin Washington share secrets behind the play’s design, …

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25 DAYS OF TONYS: Where Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Ayad Akhtar Finds His Stories by Ruthie Fierberg

The 2018 Tony nominee for Junk shares where he discovers ideas for his plays, what he hopes audiences gleaned from his work, and more.

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Theatre Firsts: What Is Denise Gough’s First Thought Every Night When She Begins Angels in America? by Ruthie Fierberg

The 2018 Tony nominee and Drama Desk nominee reveals the story behind her first audition, her first paid gig, her first Broadway stage door experience, and more.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Zachary Levi Joins the Cast of Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel by Ruthie Fierberg

The 2016 Tony nominee has landed a recurring role on the second season of the Golden Globe-winning series.

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25 DAYS OF TONYS: How Does Director Tina Landau Describe SpongeBob SquarePants? by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony nominee reveals the four ingredients she mixed to create the electric world of Bikini Bottom on Broadway.

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5 Stars Who Inspire Grey Henson’s Damian in Mean Girls on Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

The 2018 Tony nominee opens up about the inspirations behind his scene-stealing character.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

25 DAYS OF TONYS: Norbert Leo Butz Shares His Real Thoughts About His Name by Ruthie Fierberg

The two-time Tony winner and 2018 nominee reveals what went through his mind the first time he heard his name announced at Radio City Music Hall.

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EXCLUSIVE: Read an Excerpt From Kenny Leon’s Upcoming Memoir Take You Wherever You Go by Ruthie Fierberg

Take a peek at a chapter from the Tony-winning director’s book before it hits shelves June 5.

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What Souvenir Did Cherry Jones Give Zachary Quinto During His Last Broadway Outing? by Ruthie Fierberg

The current star of The Boys in the Band talks about the play and what his former co-star gave him when he was last at the Booth Theatre.

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Who Is Matt Bomer Taking as His Date to the Tonys? by Ruthie Fierberg

The star of Broadway’s The Boys in the Band also shares about how he almost wound up naked onstage—and the song he’s planning to sing for post-opening night karaoke.

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Audra McDonald, James Corden, and Dan Stevens Perform Inappropriate Musicals—From The Shape of Water to Taxi Driver by Ruthie Fierberg

Finally, an answer to the question, "What would a musical version of A Quiet Place sound like?"

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Monday, May 21, 2018

How Music Saved This Man’s Life and How He’s Using It to Rescue Others and Break Barriers by Ruthie Fierberg

Daniel’s Music Foundation made waves at TEDxBroadway and beyond.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Why Broadway Is Working to Attract More International Visitors by Ruthie Fierberg

A new initiative from The Broadway League pushes for theatregoers across the globe to plan a trip to Broadway.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

25 DAYS OF TONYS: What Is Ari’el Stachel’s Favorite Thing About His Band’s Visit Character? by Ruthie Fierberg

The 2018 Tony nominee describes why he loves playing Haled and more.

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The New Technology About to Revolutionize Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

For once, a reason to cheer for smartphones at the theatre.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

25 DAYS OF TONYS: Anthony Boyle Talks About Harry Potter Magic by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony-nominated for his performance as Scorpius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the star shares what audiences get from the stage version that they can’t from the films.

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Watch the 2018 Tony Nominees Celebrate With Their Playbills! by Ruthie Fierberg

Tina Fey, Katrina Lenk, Jordan Roth, and more share their excitement as they greeted Playbill at Tony Awards press day.

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Stars of London’s Hamilton Share How the Story Translates to Audiences Across the Pond by Ruthie Fierberg

Olivier winner Giles Terera and Olivier nominees Jamal Westman and Rachel John discuss leading the London company on CBS This Morning.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Audra McDonald Will Receive Covenant House's Beacon of Hope Award by Ruthie Fierberg

Keala Settle, Brandon Victor Dixon, Jeremy Jordan, and more will perform at the A Night of Broadway Stars gala.

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25 DAYS OF TONYS: Bringing Mean Girls to the Stage—and Earning 12 Tony Nominations Doing It by Ruthie Fierberg

Tina Fey, Casey Nicholaw, Taylor Louderman, and Grey Henson discuss their hit musical and their Tony noms.

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Playbill Mixtape: Live Like a Nominee Edition by Ruthie Fierberg

The songs the 2018 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominees—like Joshua Henry, Ethan Slater, Laurie Metcalf, and more—can’t stop listening to.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Curious Incident Star Mickey Rowe Proves There’s More to Him Than the Autism Label by Ruthie Fierberg

The first actor with autism to play the lead role in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will appear on PBS and in a new solo show.

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25 DAYS OF TONYS: The 2018 Tony Nominees Share Their Reactions in 1 Word by Ruthie Fierberg

What is the word used by Tina Fey, Nobert Leo Butz, Katrina Lenk, and more to describe how they felt when they heard their names called?

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Dear Evan Hansen’s Alex Boniello Talks About Finding His Version of Connor by Ruthie Fierberg

Playbill spoke to actor Boniello before his very first performance, replacing Tony nominee Mike Faist as Connor Murphy.

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Watch Jimmy Buffett and Paul Alexander Nolan Duet on ‘Margaritaville’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The music tycoon and star of his Broadway musical sing on Watch What Happens Live.

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