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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Meet the Kid Cast of A Christmas Story Live! by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch the kids rehearse on set before the live television event December 17.

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How The Play That Goes Wrong Defied All Odds to Become Broadway’s Longest-Running Play by Ruthie Fierberg

Inside the business behind turning this London transfer into a New York hit.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Watch This Moving Dual-Language Version of Lion King’s ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The acoustic rendition features Broadway’s Nala and Mexico City’s Simba.

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Tony Winner Billy Crudup Explains What to Expect From His New Off-Broadway Play by Ruthie Fierberg

The actor tells Jimmy Fallon about his one-man play Harry Clarke and the crazy experience he shared with Cate Blanchett.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

New York City Ballet Appoints Interim Artistic Management Team Following Allegations Against Peter Martins by Ruthie Fierberg

After allegations of sexual harassment against Ballet Master Peter Martins, the Company finds new leadership.

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Broadway’s Kyle Dean Massey, Bryonha Marie Parham, and More Sing for the Holidays in The Tappy Christmas Special by Ruthie Fierberg

The video from Tappy’s Christopher Rice evokes the old-time variety special with song and tap dance.

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Daring Choreographer Sonya Tayeh Breaks Down Some of Her Most Iconic Numbers by Ruthie Fierberg

The Lortel- and Obie-winning innovator gives an inside look at her past work and biggest challenge staging Hundred Days Off-Broadway.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

What’s In Your Book? How an Audition 5 Years Ago Led Kara Lindsay to Beautiful by Ruthie Fierberg

The former Wicked star sings through her repertoire and proves why you should never give up.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Tony Winner Faith Prince to Star in San Diego Staging of a New Play From This Is Us Writer by Ruthie Fierberg

Bekah Brunstetter’s The Cake tackles questions of personal beliefs versus the rights of others.

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The Good Wife’s Josiah Bania and The Mayor’s Marcel Spears Join Cast of Ironbound by Ruthie Fierberg

The two join Tony nominee Marin Ireland in the upcoming Geffen Playhouse production.

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Exclusive: Watch Broadway’s Arielle Jacobs Nail ‘The Wizard and I’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The recently announced new Princess Jasmine in Aladdin on Broadway sings from Wicked in her Feinstein’s/54 Below concert.

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Frozen’s Kristen Bell Tells Us What to Expect From Encore! by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch Bell host now-grown musical theatre kids recreating their high school production of Into the Woods on the December 10 premiere.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

How to Throw a Broadway-Themed Holiday Party by Ruthie Fierberg

The Hamilton- and Dear Evan Hansen-inspired cocktail recipes, theatre-based snacks, and playlists you need for your seasonal soirée.

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Watch Hamilton’s Christopher Jackson Turn His CBS Series Into a Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony nominee sings an original song from Bull The Musical.

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Call Me by Your Name’s Armie Hammer Asks Neil Patrick Harris for Advice Before His Broadway Debut by Ruthie Fierberg

The movie star will make his Main Stem debut this summer in Straight White Men.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Take a 360-Degree Glimpse at the Set of Roundabout’s The Last Match by Ruthie Fierberg

Scenic designer Tim Mackabee gives us a tour of the set that evokes the U.S. Open’s famed Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Who Won Gypsy of the Year 2017? by Ruthie Fierberg

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS sets another fundraising record—plus a recap of the show.

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Keegan-Michael Key Reveals the Hardest Thing for Him and Amy Schumer to Do Onstage by Ruthie Fierberg

The star of Key & Peele shares stories from his Broadway debut in Meteor Shower.

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Watch Cynthia Erivo Sing Her Jazzy Rendition of ‘Silent Night’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony and Grammy winner brings her delicate vocals to the Christmas song.

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Watch the Company of SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical Greet Playbill on the Opening Night Red Carpet by Ruthie Fierberg

Director Tina Landau, Tony winner Christopher Gattelli, Ethan Slater, Gavin Lee, Lilli Cooper, and more talk Bikini Bottom on Playbill’s Facebook live.

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What Did Critics Think of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White in London? by Ruthie Fierberg

The revival from the Phantom of the Opera composer runs through February 2018 at the Charing Cross Theatre.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Lea Salonga, Merle Dandridge, Alex Newell, Michael Arden, and More Share Secrets Behind Once on This Island by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch the cast and creative team of the Broadway revival divulge insights into the new production on Playbill’s red carpet live stream.

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Lorraine Hansberry Documentary Will Air on PBS in January by Ruthie Fierberg

Featuring interviews with Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, and more, the film dives into Hansberry’s life and art beyond A Raisin in the Sun.

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Playbill Travel Announces Its Star-Studded Cruise to the Greek Isles by Ruthie Fierberg

Plan your fantasy getaway for Broadway on the High Seas: Greece and travel with Broadway’s best.

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How To Create a Hit Cabaret by Ruthie Fierberg

Joe’s Pub’s Tori Scott shares her advice to stage the perfect set.

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Watch Actor Saoirse Ronan Spoof ‘Liza With a Z’ on Saturday Night Live by Ruthie Fierberg

The Oscar-nominated Irish actor re-wrote the lyrics to Liza Minnelli’s famous tune for her opening monologue.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Liza Minnelli Will Join Michael Feinstein for One-Night Concert in Las Vegas by Ruthie Fierberg

Tickets go on sale this month for the March 2018 show.

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Tony Yazbeck Unexpectedly Reschedules Green42 Show by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony-nominated performer cancels his December 2 show.

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Broadway’s Hello, Dolly! Celebrates Bette Midler’s Birthday in Onstage Surprise by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch the cast toast in song to their leading lady.

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Smash’s Mara Davi and Husband Expecting Their First Child by Ruthie Fierberg

The stage and screen star announced her pregnancy via Instagram.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Watch Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo and Wicked’s Shoshana Bean Cover This Taylor Swift Song by Ruthie Fierberg

You’re going to need a moment after this version of “I Did Something Bad.”

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