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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Tony Winner Brent Carver Dies at 68 by Ryan McPhee

The performer is remembered for starring roles in Broadway’s Kiss of the Spider Woman and Parade.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

In the News: Marsha Mason and Brian Cox in Dear Liar, a Nick Cordero Tribute From the Cast of Brooklynite, More by Ryan McPhee

Also: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival prepares to take its 2020 reading series online with three upcoming streaming titles.

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Stars of Cult Favorite Center Stage Set for Live Stream Reunion by Ryan McPhee

The 20th anniversary event will support American Ballet Theatre's Crisis Relief Fund.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Radio City Cancels 2020 Christmas Spectacular With the Rockettes by Ryan McPhee

The annual event at the famed venue will not take place this year due to the pandemic.

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Black Lives, Black Words Launches Online Bookstore With Plays, Anthologies, More by Ryan McPhee

The shop stems from the international initiative first launched in 2015.

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Sing Street Now Eyes 2021-2022 Broadway Bow by Ryan McPhee

The musical was to begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre March 26.

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Janie Dee, Joanna Riding, Fra Fee, More to Headline Outdoor London Concert Presentation of A Little Night Music by Ryan McPhee

The Stephen Sondheim–Hugh Wheeler musical heads to Holland Park August 15.

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The Metropolitan Opera's First and Last Live in HD Broadcasts Stream This Week by Ryan McPhee

The New York company continues to put past performances online as the coronavirus pandemic keeps the stage dark.

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Playbill Streaming Guide: What to Watch August 3-7 by Ryan McPhee

Watch Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda perform together, take a virtual tour of the theatre district, and more.

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Fox's Filthy Rich, With Kim Cattrall, Corey Cott, More, Sets September Premiere by Ryan McPhee

Watch the new trailer for the Southern drama about a mega-wealthy Christian family and its upheaval.

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The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: A Hamilton Reunion, a Digital Striptease, a Stick Fly Reading, All for a Cause by Ryan McPhee

Catch these theatre and theatre-adjacent streams July 31–August 2.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Donja R. Love and More Launch New Playwriting Workshop for People Living With HIV by Ryan McPhee

Write It Out! marks a partnership with the writer, poet Timothy DuWhite, National Queer Theater, The Lark, Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative, and the Each-Other Project.

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Film Adaptation of Once On This Island in the Works at Disney+ by Ryan McPhee

Jocelyn Bioh is attached to adapt the Ahrens and Flaherty musical for the screen.

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Native Sons' Nambi E. Kelley to Pen Broadway-Aimed Play About Maya Angelou by Ryan McPhee

Phenomenal Woman: Maya Angelou will make its world premiere next year at North Carolina Black Repertory Company.

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Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, Joyce DiDonato Attached to Opera Adaptation of The Hours by Ryan McPhee

The Kevin Puts-composed piece, a co-commission between The Metropolitan Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra, eyes a 2022 bow.

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London’s The Phantom of the Opera Has Not Necessarily Closed Permanently by Ryan McPhee

The long-running production intends to resume once deemed safe after the coronavirus pandemic, and following repairs to the production and Her Majesty’s Theatre.

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Head Back to the Theatre District (Virtually) With Playbill's Social Selects Events by Ryan McPhee

The interactive platform will offer theatre-themed tours, cooking and wine nights, and more.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Watch Hadestown’s Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer Cover Show’s Finale in a 6-Part, 1-Person Arrangement by Ryan McPhee

The Fate channeled Hermes and more in her own rendition of “Road to Hell (Reprise).”

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Opera Philadelphia Goes Digital This Fall, With Streams of Lawrence Brownlee Concerts, Lisette Oropesa in La Traviata, More by Ryan McPhee

In lieu of fall performances, the company will launch a streaming platform with past productions and new content.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

LA Opera Revises Fall Plans, Pushes Most Titles to 2021 by Ryan McPhee

The company will instead present a slate of digital programming and, tentatively, performances at outdoor spaces.

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Betty Buckley, Patricia Clarkson, Wendell Pierce, More to Pay Tribute to Tennessee Williams by Ryan McPhee

The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival will host the online event July 31.

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Catch Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson in the Trailer for Freeform's Love in the Time of Corona, Filmed in Quarantine by Ryan McPhee

The real-life couple play a couple navigating life during the pandemic in the two-night event, airing in August.

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Natalie Dessay as Lucia, Karita Mattila as Tosca, More Up Next in Nightly Met Streams by Ryan McPhee

The Metropolitan Opera's daily series enters its 20th week.

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Release Date Set for Waitress Star Lucie Jones' West End Solo Concert Live Album by Ryan McPhee

The X Factor and musical theatre favorite was joined by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra.

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André De Shields, Dominique Morisseau, More Take Part in Black Theatre Week by Ryan McPhee

The virtual event kicks off July 27 with a 50th anniversary tribute to New Federal Theatre.

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Telly Leung Hosts a Discussion With Voice Physicians July 31 for New Health and Wellness Interview Series by Ryan McPhee

Centerstage With Healthcare Heroes marks a partnership between Playbill and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Tituss Burgess and Multitudes of Titusses Unite for Return of the Tituss Burgess Fan Club July 24 by Ryan McPhee

The Emmy nominee and Broadway favorite joins a host of stage alums in the streaming performance, benefiting The Okra Project.

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