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Friday, October 30, 2020

Laura Benanti Joins Gossip Girl Sequel Series by Ryan McPhee

The Tony winner will appear alongside Tavi Gevinson, Jason Gotay, Adam Chanler-Berat, and more in the HBO Max project.

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The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: What to Watch Over Halloween Weekend by Ryan McPhee

James Monroe Iglehart gives us a Nightmare, listen to Macbeth and Dracula in the dark, and more.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

WATCH: Performers and Activists From Broadway and Beyond 'Claim the Vote' by Ryan McPhee

The new PSA from Claim Our Space features Hamilton alums Krystal Joy Brown, Ryan Vasquez, Ashley de la Rosa, and more.

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Andrea Savage to Direct Film Adaptation of Off-Broadway's Georgia Mertching Is Dead by Ryan McPhee

Joining the I'm Sorry creator-star on the creative team is playwright Catya McMullen.

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Jay Armstrong Johnson's Hocus Pocus-Themed I Put a Spell on You Haunts the Internet October 29 by Ryan McPhee

The virtual version of the annual event benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The Whole Being a Chef Thing: Beetlejuice-Inspired Recipes for Your Halloween Party by Ryan McPhee

A frightful shrimp cocktail and a flatbread straight from the Netherworld—God we hope you’re ready for a meal about death!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Inside the Broadway Community Project: How Marketers Are Working to Develop New Generations of Theatregoers by Ryan McPhee

Audience developer Donna Walker-Kuhne's mission is "to support and engage in the creation of stories and ensure that people of color have access."

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Hear Laila Robins, Laila Robins, and Laila Robins Get Weird in Immersive Audio Production of Macbeth by Ryan McPhee

The surround-sound adaptation of the Shakespeare drama streams October 30–November 1 to benefit The Actors Fund.

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The Met Explores Politics in Opera in Week 33 of Its Nightly Streaming Series by Ryan McPhee

The lineup leading up to Election Day includes Agrippina, Nixon in China, and Satyagraha.

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Reworked Monsoon Wedding Musical Plans 2021 Indian Premiere Before U.K. and U.S. Engagements by Ryan McPhee

The musical, based on Mira Nair's 2001 film, was previously slated to play Leeds Playhouse and London's Roundhouse Theatre this year.

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The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: What to Watch October 23–25 by Ryan McPhee

A Patti LuPone concert, an alien invasion, two Dominique Morisseau plays, and more.

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Dolly Parton, Christine Baranski, and Jenifer Lewis Sing Out in Trailer for Netflix Musical Christmas on the Square by Ryan McPhee

Debbie Allen directs and choreographs the new movie, featuring an original score by Parton herself.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Schumer and Senate Democrats Introduce Small Business Lifeline Act, Including Increased Relief Through Save Our Stages by Ryan McPhee

The proposed measures would provide over $370 billion in small business provisions that comprise part of the House-approved, updated Heroes Act.

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Slave Play Tony Nominee James Cusati-Moyer Joins Shonda Rhimes’ Anna Delvey Netflix Series by Ryan McPhee

The limited series, inspired by a millennial con artist, also features Julia Garner, Anna Chlumsky, Laverne Cox, Katie Lowes, and Alexis Floyd.

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Will Arbery’s Pulitzer Finalist Heroes of the Fourth Turning Returns to the (Digital) Stage October 21 by Ryan McPhee

Slave Play scribe Jeremy O. Harris produces the virtual production, reuniting the original cast from the Playwrights Horizons staging.

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National Theatre's Death of England: Delroy Begins London Performances October 21 by Ryan McPhee

Michael Balogun stars in the first play to be performed in-person at the London venue since the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Indecent, What the Constitution Means to Me, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, More Take Center Stage in TDF's 'Grown Up Wendy Virtual Events' by Ryan McPhee

The November series, inspired by the TDF-run Wendy Wasserstein Project, will feature Rebecca Taichman, Paula Vogel, Thursday Williams, and more.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Stream Kelli O'Hara in the Metropolitan Opera's Così fan tutte and The Merry Widow for Free This Week by Ryan McPhee

The Nightly Met Streams series keeps things light with a lineup dedicated to comedic operas.

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Playbill's Weekly Streaming Guide: What to Watch October 19-23 by Ryan McPhee

A Jennifer Holliday birthday celebration, an all-star This Is Our Youth, and more head online this week.

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Jennifer Holliday Celebrates Her 60th Birthday With Streaming Concert by Ryan McPhee

The Dreamgirls Tony winner takes the stage October 19.

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Friday, October 16, 2020

The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: What to Watch October 16-18 by Ryan McPhee

A reunion of Hamilton stars, a three-night tribute to Wendy Wasserstein, and more.

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What the Constitution Means to Me, Starring Heidi Schreck, Arrives on Amazon October 16 by Ryan McPhee

The filmed capture of the Pulitzer finalist and Tony-nominated play marks a new overall deal between Schreck and Amazon Studios.

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

2020 Tony Award Nominations: Watch the Announcement and Check for Live Updates Here by Ryan McPhee

James Monroe Iglehart announces the nominees October 15 at noon ET.

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2020 Tony Award Nominations: Jagged Little Pill, Moulin Rouge!, Slave Play Lead the Pack by Ryan McPhee

The 74th annual ceremony will honor a season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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2020 Tony Award Nominations Announced October 15 by Ryan McPhee

James Monroe Iglehart unveils the list of nominees for a season cut short due to the pandemic.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Will Arbery’s Pulitzer Finalist Heroes of the Fourth Turning to Return to the (Digital) Stage by Ryan McPhee

Slave Play scribe Jeremy O. Harris will produce the virtual production, reuniting the original cast from the Playwrights Horizons staging.

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West End Return of Les Misérables Extends Holiday Engagement by Ryan McPhee

The staged concert of the long-running musical will play London's Sondheim Theatre with a socially distanced configuration.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

New York Philharmonic Cancels Remainder of 2020-2021 Season by Ryan McPhee

The orchestra had performances scheduled from January 6, 2021, to June 13.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton to Reunite for Biden Fundraiser by Ryan McPhee

The October 16 event will include a Q&A moderated by director Thomas Kail and a special performance.

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Inside the Broadway Community Project: Hadestown's Dramaturg on Helping Heal the World Through Theatrical Puzzle-Solving and Research by Ryan McPhee

If you incessantly ask "But why?" like a child, there's a theatre job for you, says Ken Cerniglia.

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Monday, October 12, 2020

U.K.’s Culture Recovery Fund Distributes £257 Million to Arts Venues in 1st Round of Grants by Ryan McPhee

1,385 organizations received funding, including the Young Vic, Theatre Royal Bath, Soho Theatre, and over 300 other theatres.

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