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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Watch Donald The Musical: A Hilarious Parody of Matilda Starring Ben Platt, James Corden, and More by Ruthie Fierberg

Tim Minchin, as Donald Trump, spoofs “When I Grow Up” from Matilda The Musical.

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Audra McDonald Almost Gave Birth at the White House by Ruthie Fierberg

The award-winning actor talks Beauty and the Beast, motherhood, and her last encounter with President Obama.

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WATCH: Chita Rivera Gets Real About Her Career by Ruthie Fierberg

In her new video series Act 2…Now What?! Tony nominee Brenda Braxton gets personal with legendary Broadway dames about their storied careers, working past a certain age, and what’…

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If You Want to Know What to Expect from a Pulitzer Prize Winner’s Broadway Debut, Read This by Ruthie Fierberg

Playwright Paula Vogel tells audiences what to expect from her Main Stem premiere, Indecent, and why she believes theatre plays a vital role in society.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Musical Theatre Camp for Adults? Yes, Please. by Ruthie Fierberg

With Broadway Weekends, Alysha Umphress, Jeanna de Waal, Cody Williams, and Isaac Alter launch a three-day musical theatre retreat.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

The Inside Scoop on 4 Musicals That Never Made it to Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

Four actors from Rebecca, Nerds, and more reveal the rehearsal room details on their Broadway-bound shows that never made it to previews—plus exclusive song clips from the unseen shows.

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The Inside Scoop on 3 Musicals That Never Made It to Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

Four actors from Rebecca, Nerds, and more reveal the rehearsal room details on their Broadway-bound shows that never made it to previews—plus exclusive song clips from the unseen shows.

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Mark Ruffalo and the Full Cast of Roundabout Theatre Company’s The Price Visit Facebook Live on Opening Night by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony-nominated actor and co-stars Danny DeVito, Tony Shalhoub, and Jessica Hecht talked about the latest revival of the lesser-known Arthur Miller play.

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The Play That Goes Wrong Wreaks Havoc on Jimmy Fallon’s Set by Ruthie Fierberg

Film director and Broadway producer J.J. Abrams visited The Tonight Show with the writers of the British farce.

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In Debora Spar, Lincoln Center Finds a Bold New President by Ruthie Fierberg

The former Barnard College President takes the reins this month and shares her vision for the future of the famed arts institution.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Today’s Tom Brokaw Takes a Close Look at Broadway’s Come From Away by Ruthie Fierberg

Having reported on the events that inspired the musical, Brokaw digs deeper into the new musical.

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Playbill Mixtape: Dose of Disney Edition by Ruthie Fierberg

From The Little Mermaid to Beauty and the Beast to Moana, be our guest and follow this week’s playlist.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

How Darren Criss Chose Who to Kiss as Hedwig by Ruthie Fierberg

The Glee star and Elsie Fest founder talks Hedwig and the musical episode of The Flash on Conan.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Miss Saigon’s Eva Noblezada and Alistair Brammer Perform on Today by Ruthie Fierberg

The actors sing one of the songs from the classic score.

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Watch the Cast and Creative Team of Come From Away on the Opening Night Red Carpet by Ruthie Fierberg

Stars Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, and Rodney Hicks join Playbill on Facebook Live to discuss the Broadway opening and the 9/11 story you haven’t heard.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

How Michael Xavier Toned His Chiseled Physique for Sunset by Ruthie Fierberg

Get your pool body ready with these 9 exercises—and exclusive photos—from the Broadway newcomer’s workout routine.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Why You Can’t Take Your Eyes Off of Jitney’s Costumes by Ruthie Fierberg

Behind the creation of Toni-Leslie James‘ vibrant designs for August Wilson’s Jitney.

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Kevin Kline Teaches Stephen Colbert How to Take a Broadway Bow by Ruthie Fierberg

The Present Laughter star talked about his Broadway return on The Late Show.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

How to Enjoy Your Favorite Stage Stars From Your Couch This March by Ruthie Fierberg

The movies and TV shows every theatre fan should tune into online and on the small screen this March.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Playbill Mixtape: Women Songwriters Edition by Ruthie Fierberg

Celebrate Women’s History Month with this playlist featuring Broadway’s great female composers and lyricists.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Playbill Mixtape: Hooray for Hollywood Edition by Ruthie Fierberg

Celebrate the music of the big screen’s best musicals with this week’s playlist.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Theatre Under the Stars Launches Search for Artistic Director by Ruthie Fierberg

The Houston-based theatre looks for a replacement for artistic advisor Sheldon Epps.

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Annaleigh Ashford Reveals the Show You Didn’t See Backstage at Sunday by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner jokes about the struggles of performing at City Center while being a brand-new mom.

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Tony Winner Christine Baranski Talks Her Easiest Acting Moment by Ruthie Fierberg

The Good Fight star reveals her fear of Sondheim and the pilot of her new series.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Laura Benanti Gives Birth to “Beautiful and Healthy” Baby Girl by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner and her husband welcome their first child.

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Watch Tony Winner Jessica Lange in the Official Feud: Bette and Joan Trailer by Ruthie Fierberg

The series from Ryan Murphy debuts March 5.

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Live-Action Beauty and the Beast’s Gaston Reveals Musical Theatre Roots by Ruthie Fierberg

Cinema star Luke Evans opens up about his theatrical origins on Good Morning America.

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Why “I Will Survive” Is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Song by Ruthie Fierberg

The current Oscar nominee joins Ellen DeGeneres to talk about his incredible year.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Guest on The Blacklist by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner will guest star on the NBC drama.

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Tony and Grammy Winner Cynthia Erivo Sings with John Legend by Ruthie Fierberg

The Color Purple star sang the In Memoriam tribute song during the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

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How This Florida Theatre Breaks New Ground With Sunday in the Park by Ruthie Fierberg

The winter production of the Sondheim musical puts Zoetic Stage on the map.

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