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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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11 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.

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Watch Tony Nominee Daniel Watts in This Exclusive Video From the New Series PAUSE by Ruthie Fierberg

If you’ve never seen Watts’ spoken word, now is the time. The second installment of the series, a collaboration between Broadway’s Adam Kantor and OneTable, will go wide November 6.

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Watch Tony Nominee Daniel J. Watts in This Exclusive Video From the New Series PAUSE by Ruthie Fierberg

If you’ve never seen Watts’ spoken word, now is the time. The second installment of the series, a collaboration between Broadway’s Adam Kantor and OneTable, will go wide November 6.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Watch Chuck Cooper in Lilli Cooper’s New Music Video ‘But I Was Cool’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The father-daughter duo collaborated as performer-director on this jazzy tune reminding everyone to stay cool during election week.

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Monday, November 2, 2020

Watch Julia Murney, Drew Gehling, Nancy Opel, and More in Will Blum’s New Assassins Medley by Ruthie Fierberg

The man who brought us Floyd Collins from an apartment cave re-envisions the Sondheim musical with an all-star cast.

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Playbill to Present Remember the Ribbon: A Tribute to World AIDS Day by Ruthie Fierberg

Gilead Storytellers, a series of four interviews with Broadway greats like Javier Muñoz and Rema Webb, lead up to the one-of-a-kind benefit concert December 1.

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Keke Palmer Belts Out New Voting Anthem Penned by Dear Evan Hansen's Benj Pasek and Justin Paul by Ruthie Fierberg

The new song “Actually Vote” (and its music video) are here to get young voters to the polls.

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Watch: Today Show’s Hoda Kotb, Savanna Guthrie, Al Roker Don Their Best Broadway Costumes for a Halloween Lip-Sync by Ruthie Fierberg

Hosts of the NBC morning show pay tribute to Hamilton, Wicked, Cats, and Chicago—decked out in full costume.

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Watch: Today Show’s Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker Don Their Best Broadway Costumes for a Halloween Lip-Sync by Ruthie Fierberg

Hosts of the NBC morning show pay tribute to Hamilton, Wicked, Cats, and Chicago—decked out in full costume.

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Watch the Trailer for the New Web Series Neighbors, Starring Your Broadway Faves by Ruthie Fierberg

Sharrod Williams—seen on Broadway in Cats and in Hamilton in Chicago—created, wrote, and now stars in the series.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Brian Stokes Mitchell Releases New Version of Ragtime Anthem ‘Make Them Hear You’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner and chair of The Actors Fund honors American heroes.

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Brian Stokes Mitchell Urges Voters to ‘Make Them Hear You’ at the Ballot Box by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner and chair of The Actors Fund offers a new version of the Ragtime classic just in time for the upcoming election.

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Watch an Exclusive Clip From Tony Winner Jez Butterworth’s Brittania by Ruthie Fierberg

Get a sneak peek at Episode 3 of the Epix series’ second season, from the writer of The Ferryman and Jerusalem.

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Broadway’s Etai Benson and Alexandra Socha Are Married by Ruthie Fierberg

The Band’s Visit and Head Over Heels stars, respectively, wed in a recent Central Park ceremony.

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Why Watching American Utopia on HBO Will Feel Like Going to the Theatre by Ruthie Fierberg

The studio that brought you the Hamilton film, now brings you Spike Lee’s adaptation of David Byrne’s American Utopia.

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

What’s Bizarre About the 2020 Tony Nominations? by Ruthie Fierberg

Everything. Still, we break down the history-making noms and takeaways in a season cut short by COVID-19.

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