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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

“Into the Woods” Revival Extends Broadway Run by Ruthie Fierberg

Broadway’s limited-engagement revival of “Into the Woods” is now slightly less limited. President of Jujamcyn Theatres Jordan Roth, who is also a lead producer on the show, has announc…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 07:50AM
Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Tony-winning playwright Christopher Durang diagnosed with aphasia; Sigourney Weaver and more share why the writer has faded from public view by Ruthie Fierberg

Over his career, Tony Award winner and Pulitzer finalist Christopher Durang has been invited to countless productions of his works. The playwright, whose achievements include a 2013 Best Pla…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:04AM
Monday, June 13, 2022

The Tony Awards celebrate a homecoming and a rebirth for Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

Judith Light said it best just before she presented the second Tony Award of the night: “We’re finally home!” Every single person — from the carpet to the broadcast to the winners ci…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:41AM
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

The records that could be broken at the 2022 Tony Awards by Ruthie Fierberg

This year’s Tony nominations have already made history. On May 9, 2022, Lynn Nottage became the first playwright ever nominated for Best Play and Best Book of a Musical in the same season …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:20AM
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The 2022 Tony Awards could be a boon for Broadway’s box office by Ruthie Fierberg

The spring hasn’t exactly been the bastion of renewal Broadway had hoped for. According to data provided by The Broadway League, as of May 15, 2022, the 2021-2022 Broadway season had gross…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:59AM
Monday, May 23, 2022

This year’s Tony-nominated shows push audiences to reconcile with history by Ruthie Fierberg

The 2021-2022 Broadway season and subsequent Tony Award nominations encompass a historic variety in styles, settings and narratives, as well as a range of creators behind the productions. Bu…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:54AM
Friday, May 20, 2022

With Vogel, Nottage and Anderson, three generations of Tony-nominated playwrights signal the health of Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

“Circles in theater rise faster than any individual can,” says Paula Vogel. That sentence lands with such clarity and profundity, it sounds like a line from one of her plays. But no. The…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:45AM
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The 2022 Tony nominations mark a historic shift on Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

The announcement of the 2022 Tony nominations was one for the history books. Not just because the Tony Awards themselves are hitting their milestone 75th year. And not just because the nomin…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:51AM
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The Spooky Playlist for Your Ultimate Halloween Celebration by Ruthie Fierberg

Listen to theatre’s most spellbinding songs from Rocky Horror Show, Little Shop of Horrors, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:18PM
Monday, May 3, 2021

Broadway Dancers and Choreographers Recall How Jacques D’Amboise Changed Musical Theatre Dance by Ruthie Fierberg

Chita Rivera, Camille A. Brown, and more share how the choreographer, who passed away May 2 at age 86, impacted Broadway and beyond.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:22PM
Monday, December 14, 2020

Inside Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir Featuring Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas by Ruthie Fierberg

Flip through photos of the concert extravaganza before it airs tonight.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:27AM
Saturday, December 12, 2020

The World-Famous Tabernacle Choir By the Numbers by Ruthie Fierberg

How many pipes are in that enormous organ? How many pieces of music are in the Choir’s library? Discover that and so much more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:51AM
Thursday, December 10, 2020

What Does It Take to Pull Off the Gigantic Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir? by Ruthie Fierberg

Behind the scenes of the 90-year holiday concert tradition.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:50AM
Monday, December 7, 2020

Tony Winner Kelli O’Hara and Tony Nominee Richard Thomas Take Us Inside the Making of Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir by Ruthie Fierberg

In this Q&A, the pair take us behind the scenes of their 2019 visit to Salt Lake City for the ultimate musical holiday celebration.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:52AM
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

40+ Theatre-Related Charities to Donate to on #GivingTuesday by Ruthie Fierberg

Take the lead from Broadway favorites like Brian Stokes Mitchell, Stephanie J. Block, Capathia Jenkins, and more and support the arts this season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, November 30, 2020

Gilead Storytellers: Why We Still Need to Talk About and Raise Money for HIV/AIDS Causes in 2020 by Ruthie Fierberg

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Executive Director Tom Viola describes the bake-sale beginnings of the non-profit, his personal ties to the cause, and why there is still work to be done.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:00AM
Friday, November 20, 2020

Playbill Playlist: Thanksgiving Edition by Ruthie Fierberg

Whether cooking the big meal in the kitchen or needing some post-dinner musical stylings, this playlist hits the spot.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:32PM
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

How a Life-Changing Road Trip Inspired Writing Duo Melissa Li and Kit Yan to Pen a Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

Li and Yan want their musical Interstate to "contribute to what it means to be queer, trans, and Asian-American in the world."

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:30PM
Monday, November 16, 2020

Why Every Production Should Hire an Intimacy Director by Ruthie Fierberg

Demystifying the relatively new profession and why it’s not just about sex scenes—plus info on the even-newer field of violence direction.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:57AM

Gilead Storytellers: How Rema Webb Uses Her Art in Service of Allyship to the HIV/AIDS Community—and How You Can, Too by Ruthie Fierberg

Growing up in the church, Webb combines her faith and family: “I feel like I'm a part of that community, so why wouldn't I speak up about it? I wouldn't know how not to.”

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:18AM
Friday, November 13, 2020

20 Powerhouse Women Directors Theatre Fans and Industry Pros Alike Need to Know by Ruthie Fierberg

These directors are making waves in the field—and none of them have yet directed for Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:26PM

New Organization MUSE Is About to Level the Playing Field for BIPOC Artists in Theatrical Music Departments by Ruthie Fierberg

Kenny Seymour and Stephen Oremus talk MUSE’s founding—plus, information on the November 14 free event.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:15AM

In the Broadway-Aimed Gun & Powder, Byron Easley Brings an Authentic Rhythm to the Gripping Story by Ruthie Fierberg

The choreographer reflects on his Dance Theatre of Harlem and Ailey roots and his style for the musical drama starring Emmy Raver-Lampman and Solea Pfeiffer.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Track-by-Track Breakdown: Motown Performer Ryan Shaw Breaks Down His New Album as a Revival of Marvin Gaye by Ruthie Fierberg

The Grammy nominee and America”s Got Talent alum asks “What if Marvin Gay were still alive today?” And answers it with Imagining Marvin.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Tired of Material That Didn’t Measure Up, Broadway Actor Laiona Michelle Turned to Writing—and Penned a Hit Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

An interview with the writer of Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical and the upcoming bio-musical Mandela.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:34PM

Introducing a New Non-Profit Theatre Company: The Shared Screen by Ruthie Fierberg

How this theatre company isn’t just making theatre on Zoom but for it.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:57AM
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

What Is Black Theatre United Up to Since Its Founding? by Ruthie Fierberg

Since its establishment in June, the organization established by Black theatre artists like Phylicia Rashad, Billy Porter, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Allyson Tucker, and more, ha…

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:07PM
Monday, November 9, 2020

Nicolette Robinson and Leslie Odom Jr. Expecting Their Second Child by Ruthie Fierberg

The Waitress and Hamilton stars, respectively, announced the pregnancy on Instagram.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:21PM

Gilead Storytellers: Why Javier Muñoz Dedicates Himself to Artistry and Activism by Ruthie Fierberg

“When I'm doing eight shows a week, HIV is not in my way,” says the Hamilton star, as he dispells myths around HIV, AIDS, and health.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:31PM

Sarah Jones & Friends Is a Theatrical Antidote for a Divided America by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony Award winner offers help in navigating systemic racism, anti-racism, allyship, and more in her eight-episode IGTV series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:49AM
Friday, November 6, 2020

10 Theatre People to Spot in Netfllix’s Over the Moon by Ruthie Fierberg

From the composing team to the stars of the new animated movie musical, catch work by Phillipa Soo, Conrad Ricamora, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:07AM

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