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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Mashuq Mushtaq Deen Named Inaugural Recipient of NYU Tisch-New Dramatists Joint Commission by Ryan McPhee

The works commissioned in the new program will premiere in the Graduate Acting program's season of productions.

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Nicholas Christopher Returns to Broadway's Hamilton by Ryan McPhee

The alum of the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning show steps back into the role of George Washington.

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Benj Pasek, Sarah Ruhl Among New Class of Tony Award Nominators by Ryan McPhee

The 2019–2020 Nominating Committee consists of 54 industry members.

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Shoshana Bean, Joshua Henry, Rob McClure to Join Jason Robert Brown and Stephen Sondheim for SubCulture Concert by Ryan McPhee

The one-night-only benefit, also featuring Tony winner Katrina Lenk, has released a new batch of tickets.

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Bob Dylan Musical Girl From the North Country to Play Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The musical premiered in London before playing Off-Broadway’s Public Theater in 2018.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Grosses Analysis: Ain't Too Proud, Beetlejuice, More Take in Tony Awards Boost by Ryan McPhee

The Temptations musical celebrated its highest gross to date the week after Broadway's biggest night.

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Broadway's The Prom Will Embark on a National Tour by Ryan McPhee

The musical has also reached a licensing agreement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

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Tina: The Tina Turner Musical to Hold Open Call for Role of Young Tina by Ryan McPhee

The biomusical will open in November at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford to Star in London Sunday in the Park With George by Ryan McPhee

The two will reprise their performances in the U.K. after headlining the musical at New York City Center and on Broadway.

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Broadway Alum Tommy Bracco to Compete on Big Brother Season 21 by Ryan McPhee

The Pretty Woman standout is among the 16 new Houseguests on the CBS reality competition.

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Get a First Look at Tony, Maria, and the Sharks and Jets From the New West Side Story Movie by Ryan McPhee

Steven Spielberg directs the upcoming adaptation of the musical, slated to premiere in December 2020.

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How Terrence McNally’s Personal Experiences Sparked Broadway’s Frankie & Johnny in the Claire de Lune by Ryan McPhee

Why the playwright says he’d “never want to research a play” and his take on the gay rights movement.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Watch a Clip From the Metropolitan Opera's Carmen, Airing on PBS June 16 by Ryan McPhee

Clémentine Margaine sings the title role in the filmed presentation of the Richard Eyre production.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Jimmy Awards Will Once Again Live Stream on Facebook by Ryan McPhee

The ceremony, known formally as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, will take place June 24; Ben Platt returns to host.

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Billy Porter and MJ Rodriguez Prepare for a Culture Clash in Pose Season 2 by Ryan McPhee

FX’s Pose is back June 11 with grander balls, higher stakes, and Patti LuPone.

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Watch the New Trailer for Disney's Frozen 2 by Ryan McPhee

Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, and more return as Arendelle faces new dangers.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Check Out a Number From the Upcoming Back to the Future Musical by Ryan McPhee

The stage adaptation will hit the U.K. stage in 2020.

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Grosses Analysis: The Ferryman Gets Boost Ahead of Big Tonys Win by Ryan McPhee

Audiences clamored to catch the Carneys before Broadway’s biggest night.

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4 Key Takeaways From the 2019 Tony Awards by Ryan McPhee

From a reflection on Pride to calls for inclusivity, there were some running themes throughout the 73rd annual ceremony.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

On the Horizon: The Shows Heading to Broadway in the 2019–2020 Season by Ryan McPhee

As the curtain comes down on the 73rd annual Tony Awards, here's what's set to take the stage next.

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Tony Awards Live Blog: Get an Inside Look at the 2019 Ceremony From the Media Room by Ryan McPhee

Follow along as Playbill hears from the winners and more during Broadway's biggest night.

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2019 Tony Awards: Check Here for the Winners by Ryan McPhee

Playbill will be live-updating throughout the night as winners are announced at Radio City Music Hall.

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UPDATING LIVE: The 2019 Tony Award Winners by Ryan McPhee

Playbill will be live-updating throughout the night as winners are announced at Radio City Music Hall.

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King Lear, Starring Glenda Jackson, Closes June 9 by Ryan McPhee

Sam Gold directed the Broadway revival of the Shakespeare tragedy.

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

In the Green, From The Great Comet and Alice By Heart's Grace McLean, Begins Performances June 8 by Ryan McPhee

Lee Sunday Evans will direct the LCT3 world premiere.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Colleen Ballinger (a.k.a. Miranda Sings) Will Make Broadway Debut in Waitress by Ryan McPhee

The viral star will play Dawn in the Sara Bareilles musical.

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Reneé Rapp Makes Broadway Debut in Mean Girls June 7 by Ryan McPhee

The Jimmy Award winner steps into the role of Regina George for a limited summer engagement before joining full-time in September.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Mrs. Doubtfire Musical Will Make Its World Premiere in Seattle by Ryan McPhee

The show hails from Something Rotten! team John O'Farrell and Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick.

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Two-Part, Gay-Themed The Inheritance Will Play Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Matthew Lopez’s U.K. hit will play the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

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Oklahoma!, Beetlejuice, Hadestown, The Cher Show, More Confirmed to Perform at 2019 Tony Awards by Ryan McPhee

The ceremony will also feature a special performance by Cynthia Erivo.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

WATCH: Jason Danieley Accepts the Late Marin Mazzie's Special Tony Award by Ryan McPhee

This year's honorary recipients, also including Broadway Inspirational Voices and Choir Boy's Jason Michael Webb, were celebrated at a June 4 cocktail reception.

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