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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Playbill Playlist: Soothing Broadway Tunes for Yoga and Meditation by Ruthie Fierberg

Whether you need a peaceful track for morning meditation or soundtrack for at-home yoga, Playbill’s Spotify playlist has you covered.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Ballet Hispánico to Re-Imagine the Sharks of Broadway’s West Side Story and More by Ruthie Fierberg

The renowned Latinx dance company will perform at the Apollo.

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Downton Abbey’s Carson and Molesley Spill Details About the New Movie, Cast Chemistry, and Why They Both Owe So Much to Theatre by Ruthie Fierberg

Plus, how a production of Guys and Dolls led to Jim Carter’s 36-year marriage to Imelda Staunton.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

7 Performances You Missed at The American Theatre Wing’s 2019 Gala Honoring Jonathan Larson and Family by Ruthie Fierberg

Plus, read an excerpt from an unearthed grant application by the Rent writer himself.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Listen to This Exclusive Track From the Upcoming Sex, Satire, and Song by Ruthie Fierberg

UnsungMusicalsCo’s Ben West offers a sneak peek of his upcoming exhibition on the history of the Broadway revue.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

In the Heights and Hamilton Star Anthony Ramos Will Release Solo Album in October by Ruthie Fierberg

Listen to a snippet of the album from the Broadway performer and A Star Is Born actor.

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The Great Society Begins Broadway Performances September 6 by Ruthie Fierberg

Robert Schenkkan’s sequel to his Tony-winning All The Way continues to explore Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency .

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Who Will Be Performing in Broadway’s Freestyle Love Supreme? by Ruthie Fierberg

The cast and special guests of the hip-hop improv show from Lin-Manuel Miranda reveal their most memorable past shows, the roots of their nicknames, and more in the FLS Yearbook.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Playbill Playlist: Commuter Edition by Ruthie Fierberg

The best Broadway tunes to keep you upbeat on your morning (and evening) commute.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Younger’s Dan Amboyer to Lead Industry Reading of New Play Heathen Hill by Ruthie Fierberg

Written by The Phantom of the Opera’s Jason Forbach, the drama will receive the Hidden River Arts Playwriting Award.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

What Is It Like to Own a Broadway Theatre? by Ruthie Fierberg

In Martin Markinson’s new memoir Come On Along and Listen to My Life in Theatre, the owner of the Little Theatre turned Helen Hayes spills details of his 40-year theatre career.

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WATCH: Original Waitress Star Eric Anderson Sings Another Cut Song From the Sara Bareilles Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

The Broadway actor sings “Happy Enough” from What’s NOT Inside: The Lost Songs From Waitress the Musical.

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Ellen DeGeneres Teams Up With Come From Away’s David Hein and Irene Sankoff for New CW Series by Ruthie Fierberg

The television drama will be based on the memoir How to Get Run Over By a Truck.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Watch Rachel Bloom Drop Some Urinetown Knowledge on the Game Show Um, Actually by Ruthie Fierberg

The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creator schools her fellow contestants on the Broadway-themed episode of CollegeHumor’s quiz show.

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Learn the Choreography From Hercules’ ‘Zero to Hero’ Off-Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

Choreographer Chase Brock teaches the full dance break to the new version of the gospel tune—plus what to expect from the stage adaptation of the Disney fan favorite.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Watch This Cut Song From Disney’s Aladdin by Ruthie Fierberg

Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott duet in this deleted scene from the live action remake.

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How to Design Your School Production on a Budget by Ruthie Fierberg

Broadway’s best designers offer pro tips to create lights, sets, sounds, and costumes on a dime—that look like a million bucks.

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Meet The Muses Leading Disney’s Hercules at the Public Theater by Ruthie Fierberg

Tamika Lawrence, Rema Webb, Ramona Keller, and newcomers Brianna Cabrera and Tieisha Thomas talk about taking on the gospel truths of the iconic ladies for the Public Works production in the…

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe and More Included in Lily Tomlin Retrospective at Film at Lincoln Center by Ruthie Fierberg

The Kennedy Center Honoree and Tony winner will celebrate her career, intertwined with that of partner Jane Wagner, with screenings, panels, and a Q&A.

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Broadway’s Victor Garber, Mark Ruffalo, and More Star in New Film Dark Waters by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony Award nominees and more theatre names lead the movie, out this November.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Sutton Foster On What to Expect From The Music Man, Younger, and More by Ruthie Fierberg

Catching up with the two-time Tony winner on how she spent her summer, family life, and why she loves National Dog Day.

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

6 Ways to Get Tickets to Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! by Ruthie Fierberg

How to get seats on the day-of or in advance, from standing room to the most coveted seats in the house.

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Inside Pip’s Island—the New Immersive Theatre Experience for Kids by Ruthie Fierberg

Check out the interactive theatrical adventure that has welcomed Broadway’s Neil Patrick Harris and his twins, Jane Krakowski and her son, and more

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Listen to Ben Platt’s New Single ‘Rain’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner belts out in his latest pop song.

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Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof Releases Cast Album August 23 by Ruthie Fierberg

Plus, go inside the recording of opening number, “Traditsye,” from the acclaimed Off-Broadway production.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Miracle of Miracles Documentary Clip: How Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock Wrote Fiddler’s Music and Lyrics Separately by Ruthie Fierberg

In this exclusive clip from the upcoming film, hear how the writing duo collaborated to create “If I Were a Rich Man.”

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Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. to Drop New Album by Ruthie Fierberg

The Hamilton alum announced release dates for his new single and full album.

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Watch Susan Boyle Reprise the Les Misérables Performance That Made Her Famous by Ruthie Fierberg

The woman who catapulted to fame with “I Dreamed a Dream” hit the America’s Got Talent stage.

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What Makes Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage One of the Most Impressive Historic Theatres in the Country by Ruthie Fierberg

From the number of lamps used in Next to Normal to the number of casts Ben Platt wore in Dear Evan Hansen, we celebrate Arena Stage’s 70 years with notable accomplishments and wild factoid…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

What I Learned From Sleeping on the Street With Stephanie J. Block, Adrienne Warren, and the Broadway Community by Ruthie Fierberg

Playbill Senior Features Editor Ruthie Fierberg shares her experience from the seventh annual Covenant House Broadway Sleep Out.

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Tony Winner Andy Blankenbuehler to Join Words on Dance Series by Ruthie Fierberg

The Hamilton, In The Heights, and Bandstand choreographer and more will participate in the conversation series this fall.

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