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Friday, October 22, 2021

Bollywood Hit Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge to Be Adapted Into Broadway-Aimed Musical by Ryan McPhee

The creative team includes original writer-director Aditya Chopra and a handful of Broadway veterans.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:59PM

Listen to 'Louder Than Words' From Tick, Tick…BOOM! Movie Soundtrack by Ryan McPhee

The film adaptation of the Jonathan Larson musical, starring Andrew Garfield and directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, arrives in theatres and Netflix next month.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:39PM
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Ari’el Stachel Leaves New Musical The Visitor by Ryan McPhee

The Public Theater production had previously delayed its start as company members sought to address the show’s approach to themes of race, immigration, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:34PM

Vanessa Williams to Star in Anyone Can Whistle Concert by Ryan McPhee

The Carnegie Hall event is part of MasterVoices' 2021–2022 season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:13AM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Jennifer Nettles, Erich Bergen, More Join Broadway’s Waitress October 19 by Ryan McPhee

The Sugarland star succeeds fellow Grammy winner Sara Bareilles—the show’s composer—as Jenna.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:02AM
Monday, October 18, 2021

Glimmerglass Festival Unveils 2022 Lineup, Last Under Direction of Francesca Zambello by Ryan McPhee

The 2022 festival will include the postponed production of The Sound of Music and a Denyce Graves-helmed Carmen.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:22PM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

New Musical The Visitor, on Day of Scheduled 1st Preview, Delays Off-Broadway Start by Ryan McPhee

The Public Theater production now intends to begin October 16.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:51PM

New Musical The Visitor Begins Off-Broadway Previews October 14 by Ryan McPhee

The Public Theater production stars Tony winners Ari'el Stachel and David Hyde Pierce, Alysha Deslorieux, and Jacqueline Antaramian.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:46AM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Read the Reviews for Broadway's Thoughts of a Colored Man by Ryan McPhee

The Keenan Scott II play officially opened October 13.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:42PM

Former Hamilton Cast Member Suni Reid Files Discrimination and Retaliation Complaint Against the Musical by Ryan McPhee

Reid, a transgender non-binary performer who understudied multiple principal roles, says their contract was rescinded after requesting a gender-neutral dressing room.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:32PM

Erich Bergen to Return to Broadway's Waitress by Ryan McPhee

The Madam Secretary and Jersey Boys star will appear alongside Jennifer Nettles during two separate week-long engagements.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:02PM

Keenan Scott II's Thoughts of a Colored Man Opens on Broadway October 13 by Ryan McPhee

The production marks the Broadway debuts of Scott and director Steve H. Broadnax III.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01AM
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Lackawanna Blues Extends on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The show had canceled a handful of performances after the Tony winner sustained a back injury.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:34PM
Monday, October 11, 2021

In the News: Anthony Hopkins Joins Florian Zeller's The Son Movie, Jackie Burns Releases Single, More by Ryan McPhee

Plus: Mark your calendars for the 2022 Outer Critics Circle Awards.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:07PM

Schele Williams to Direct Disney’s Hidden Figures Musical by Ryan McPhee

The arts and anti-racism advocate, Broadway alum, director, and children’s book author is also attached to the upcoming revival of Aida.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:48PM

Kennedy Center Avoids Stagehand Strike After Reaching Agreement With IATSE by Ryan McPhee

New terms in the union contract address wages, safety, and jurisdiction over the D.C. venue’s new REACH space.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:54AM
Friday, October 8, 2021

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Starring Tony Winner Adrienne Warren, Reopens on Broadway October 8 by Ryan McPhee

Warren steps back into the title role for a limited engagement.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Nik Dodani and Ben Thompson to Join Jennifer Nettles in Broadway’s Waitress by Ryan McPhee

The Sara Bareilles musical is now playing the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:11PM

Sasha Hutchings, Sean Grandillo, Sis, More to Star in Oklahoma! National Tour by Ryan McPhee

The traveling production of the Tony-winning revival begins in November.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:12PM

A Year After Artist Exodus, ‘The Fled’ Return to The Flea by Ryan McPhee

The beleaguered New York City theatre unveils a new board of directors, diversity initiatives, and a residency for the cohort that called for change.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:29PM
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Lark, Off-Broadway’s Developer and Champion of New Works, to Shut Down by Ryan McPhee

The organization was founded in 1994 as a counterpoint to commercially driven theatre and a platform for underrepresented voices.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:47PM

Take a 1st Look at Photos of the National Tour of Hadestown by Ryan McPhee

The traveling production of the Tony-winning musical launches October 5 in Greenville, South Carolina.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:40PM
Monday, October 4, 2021

Return of In-Person Broadway Flea Market Raises $750,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS by Ryan McPhee

The October 3 event included 36 tables of memorabilia, silent and live auction lots, and virtual meet-and-greets.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:12PM

Thoughts of a Colored Man Pushes Up Broadway Opening by Ryan McPhee

Watch cast members Tristen “Mack” Wilds and Luke James commemorate the play’s recent first preview with a blessing to the company—and to all Broadway theatres.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:29AM
Sunday, October 3, 2021

Read the Reviews for Six on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The musical celebrated its official opening at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre October 3.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:10PM

Broadway's Six (Finally) Opens Officially October 3 by Ryan McPhee

Welcome (back) to the show, to the historemix.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Friday, October 1, 2021

After COVID Outbreak, Broadway’s Aladdin Cancels 10 Days of Performances by Ryan McPhee

The Disney musical had reopened September 28, shut back down September 29, and resumed September 30.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:33PM

Broadway Extends Vaccine Requirements Through 2021 by Ryan McPhee

Audiences will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination at all 41 theatres.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:19PM

Keenan Scott II's Thoughts of a Colored Man Begins on Broadway October 1 by Ryan McPhee

The production marks the Broadway debuts of Scott and director Steve H. Broadnax III.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01AM
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The Visitor, A Week Before Starting, Pauses to Reflect and De-Center Whiteness by Ryan McPhee

The new musical has delayed its first preview date amid conversations between company members, creatives, and Public Theater leadership.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06AM
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

What Did Critics Think of Fire Shut Up in My Bones at The Metropolitan Opera? by Ryan McPhee

The September 27 opening night performance marked the first time an opera by a Black composer was presented at the New York house.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:32PM

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