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Saturday, June 24, 2017

TNT’s Claws Star Jenn Lyon Proves Her Theatre Cred by Ruthie Fierberg

Did you know the star of TNT’s new summer series, opposite Carrie Preston and Niecy Nash, was part of the Tony-winning Coast of Utopia?

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

John Benjamin Hickey Discusses Fining Rude Audience Members at Six Degrees of Separation by Ruthie Fierberg

The actor chats with Stephen Colbert about ending his recent Broadway run, working with Allison Janney, and more.

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Get Fit With Bandstand’s Max Clayton by Ruthie Fierberg

The Broadway ensemblist of the Tony-winning musical shares the workout routine that keeps his body toned and Blankenbuehler-ready.

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Playbill Mixtape: LGBTQ Pride Edition by Ruthie Fierberg

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride with iconic songs from Rent, Fun Home, La Cage aux Folles, and more.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What We Know About the Broadway-Bound Diana Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

The creators of Memphis tell Playbill what to expect from their take on Princess Diana.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Catch Up on TV Land’s Younger, Starring Sutton Foster, Ahead of the New Season Premiere by Ruthie Fierberg

Hulu will carry the previous seasons of the hit television show starring Foster, Miriam Shor, Hilary Duff, and more.

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Watch the Tony-Winning Bandstand Perform on Good Morning America by Ruthie Fierberg

Plus GMA’s Ginger Zee goes backstage with the cast moments before they hit the morning-show stage.

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What Play Finally Brought Tim and Tyne Daly Together Onstage? by Ruthie Fierberg

The two share secrets from the rehearsal room and more as they prepare to take the stage together for the first time.

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How the Broadway Community Showed Love and Strength 1 Year Ago by Ruthie Fierberg

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bernadette Peters, Whoopi Goldberg, Carole King, Audra McDonald, and more gathered to show their support for the victims of Pulse Nightclub with Broadway for Orlando.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

First Listen! Playbill’s The Broadway Cast Podcast Hits Airwaves by Ruthie Fierberg

Anastasia’s Christy Altomare, On Your Feet!’s Ana Villafane, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s Trista Dollison talk about life as first-time Broadway leading ladies.

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How Long Does It Take to Turn Elphaba Green? by Ruthie Fierberg

Playbill’s Tyler Mount learns Wicked’s step-by-step greenifying process backstage at Broadway’s Gershwin Theatre.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Why It’s Easy for American Crime’s Lili Taylor to Play Janeane Garofalo’s Sister in Broadway’s Marvin’s Room by Ruthie Fierberg

The two actors step into the roles previously played by Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep in the film version.

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Watch: Dear Evan Hansen’s Mike Faist Shares the Importance of Theatre by Ruthie Fierberg

On the Tony Awards Red Carpet, the Tony nominee explains what makes theatre special to him.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

1984 Is So Intense Olivia Wilde Broke Her Tailbone by Ruthie Fierberg

The actor confesses why she wanted to do Broadway so badly, her physical commitment to her debut role, and more.

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Artists of the Trans Experience Open Up About Identity, Casting, and Art as Activism by Ruthie Fierberg

In honor of Pride, Playbill gathered three transgender artists for an open discussion about identity, representation, auditions, and activism.

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Michael Feinstein Is Still Wowing Audiences Around the World by Ruthie Fierberg

The foremost interpreter of the Great American Songbook dives into his historic career and why he had to be a part of Playbill’s Broadway on the Danube River.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Will Cinderella’s Keke Palmer Return to Broadway? by Ruthie Fierberg

Broadway’s first Cinderella of color shares how musical theatre influenced her latest pop music video and what would bring her back to the stage.

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Tony-Winning Director Rebecca Taichman On Inspiring More Female Directors by Ruthie Fierberg

As only the sixth woman to win Best Direction of a Play, the Indecent director talks leveling the playing field.

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1984 Star Olivia Wilde Reveals Her Favorite Part of the Tony Awards by Ruthie Fierberg

On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the actor talks about Broadway’s biggest night and making her Broadway debut.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Watch: More Red Carpet Arrivals from the 2017 Tony Awards by Ruthie Fierberg

In addition to Playbill’s live coverage from the red carpet, we caught Bette Midler, Glenn Close, Scarlett Johansson, and more big name celebs posing for the cameras.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

5 Wish-You-Were-There Moments from the Tony Awards Media Room by Ruthie Fierberg

Playbill pulls back the curtain on the spontaneity and emotion when Tony winners met the press.

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How Did First-Timers Do at the 2017 Tony Awards? by Ruthie Fierberg

Of the 34 first-time nominees, these lucky winners took home the coveted trophy.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Three of the Biggest Surprises at the 2017 Tony Awards by Ruthie Fierberg

A look at some of the unexpected results of the 71st Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

25 DAYS OF TONYS: Why Oslo Is a True Ensemble Piece by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony nominees Jefferson Mays, Jennifer Ehle, Bartlett Sher, and J.T. Rogers talk about the Tony nominee for Best Play.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

James Corden and Emily Blunt Perform a Musical Version of Romeo + Juliet by Ruthie Fierberg

The Mary Poppins Returns star and Late Late Show host unite to tell Shakespeare’s tragedy through pop songs.

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25 DAYS OF TONYS: What Is Tony-Nominated Scenic Designer David Korins’ Favorite War Paint Set Piece? by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony nominee explains his role as a scenic designer and his favorite element of the Patti LuPone-Christine Ebersole tuner.

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GENESIS OF A SONG: Tony Nominee Dave Malloy Breaks Down Writing The Great Comet’s “Natasha & Pierre” by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony-nominated composer-lyricist and book writer dissects the music in Josh Groban and Denée Benton’s emotional duet.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Broadway Performer Jake Speck Named Executive Director of A.D. Players in Houston by Ruthie Fierberg

Speck will take over the resident theatre company beginning in August.

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The Never-Seen Pieces of Come From Away’s Journey to Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

CBS takes a closer look at the Tony-nominated Best Musical.

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GENESIS OF A SONG: Tony-Nominated Songwriter Tim Minchin Breaks Down Groundhog Day’s ‘Hope’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The composer-lyricists explains the musical motivation and process behind Andy Karl’s Act 2 rock ballad.

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25 DAYS OF TONYS: What Makes Tony-Nominated Director Sam Gold Proudest? by Ruthie Fierberg

The A Doll’s House, Part 2 director shares what he enjoyed most about leading Laurie Metcalf and company in this world-premiere production.

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