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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Watch as Sarah Steele Embraces Her Inner Lin-Manuel Miranda in Exclusive Speech & Debate Clip by Ryan McPhee

Before it hits movie theatres April 7, get a glimpse of Steele, Skylar Astin, and Darren Criss in two exclusive clips from the movie based on Stephen Karam’s play.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Celebrate Stephen Sondheim's Birthday with a Medley from Lesli Margherita by Ryan McPhee

The Matilda favorite performed at the fourth annual Sondheimas concert.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Monopoly Musical Finds Its Creative Team by Ryan McPhee

The board game is one step closer to Broadway.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Shows Off His Sondheim Patter Skills to Jimmy Fallon by Ryan McPhee

The Sunday in the Park with George star sang a snippet of “Color and Light” on The Tonight Show.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Javier Muñoz Sets Date for Return to Hamilton on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The actor was on temporary medical leave.

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Megan Hilty and Brian Gallagher Welcome Newborn Son by Ryan McPhee

The Broadway pair celebrate the arrival of the newest addition to the family.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Groundhog Day Producers Release Statement After First Preview Halted By Tech Malfunctions by Ryan McPhee

In the spirit of the show, the musical will get a second chance at its first preview.

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Broadway’s 1984 Sets First Preview Date by Ryan McPhee

The production will officially open June 22.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Actors’ Equity President Kate Shindle Speaks Out Against Proposed NEA Cuts by Ryan McPhee

The Broadway alum addresses Congress, the President, and those willing to fight for and protect the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Watch Justin Trudeau’s Pre-Show Speech About Virtues of Friendship at Come From Away by Ryan McPhee

“That ultimately is what this story is all about: being there for each other.”

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National Endowment for the Arts Releases Statement Following Trump Administration Budget Proposal by Ryan McPhee

“We are disappointed because we see our funding actively making a difference with individuals of all ages in thousands of communities.”

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Trump Administration's Budget Proposal Eliminates National Endowment for the Arts by Ryan McPhee

The NEA has provided support and funding for organizations around the country for over 50 years.

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Groundhog Day Begins on Broadway March 16 by Ryan McPhee

Andy Karl stars in the new musical, based on the 1993 comedy.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff to Star in Kenny Leon-Helmed Children of a Lesser God by Ryan McPhee

The revival, which was initially announced for a Broadway premiere, will open at the Berkshire Theatre Group in June.

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The Play That Goes Wrong Announces General Rush Policy by Ryan McPhee

The British farce will open officially April 2.

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Why Did Sci-Fi Mastermind J.J. Abrams Pick The Play That Goes Wrong for His Broadway Debut? by Ryan McPhee

The British farce marks Abrams' first time producing for the stage.

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Bette Midler Takes Center Stage as Hello, Dolly! Begins Performances on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The new revival also stars David Hyde Pierce.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Get a First Look at Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! by Ryan McPhee

The revival begins performances March 15.

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Cynthia Erivo as Coalhouse, Santino Fontana as Elsa and More at Broadway Backwards 2017 by Ryan McPhee

The 12th annual event raised a record-breaking amount for BC/EFA and The Center.

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Los Angeles Engagement of Hamilton Announces On-Sale Date by Ryan McPhee

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony and Pulitzer-winning musical begins performances at the Pantages Theatre August 11.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Playbill Weather Watch: Check for Updates as Broadway Braces for Winter Storm Stella by Ryan McPhee

New York City is expected to receive up to 20 inches of snow March 14.

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Love Never Dies and School of Rock Among Broadway in Chicago’s 2017–18 Season by Ryan McPhee

The lineup will also include the Tony-winning play The Humans.

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Josh Groban, Cynthia Erivo, and More Take the Stage March 13 for Broadway Backwards by Ryan McPhee

Julie White hosts the 12th annual gender-reversing event.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Catch a First Look at Kelli O’Hara in The Good Fight by Ryan McPhee

The Tony winner guest stars in the March 12 episode.

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Listen to the Beauty and the Beast Soundtrack, Including an Aria Performed by Audra McDonald by Ryan McPhee

Disney's live-action remake will premiere March 17.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Read What Critics Had to Say About the Broadway Revival of The Glass Menagerie by Ryan McPhee

The production, directed by Sam Gold, stars Sally Field and Joe Mantello.

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Playbill Will Present Return of Waitress’ Cast Album Karaoke Series by Ryan McPhee

Audience members at three performances will have the chance to sing songs from the show onstage.

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A Doll’s House, Part 2 Sets New Broadway Start Date by Ryan McPhee

The play stars Laurie Metcalf and Chris Cooper.

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On RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, Alexis Michelle Brings Broadway Flair to the Competition by Ryan McPhee

The New York drag queen shares how she brought a Broadway-level performance to the season premiere party.

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Will Brian d’Arcy James Return to Hamilton? by Ryan McPhee

The Tony nominee, who originated the role of King George III Off-Broadway, may reprise his role on Broadway.

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A Star Is Born Is Heading to the Stage by Ryan McPhee

Bill Condon will direct a musical adaptation of the Judy Garland film.

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