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Friday, July 28, 2017

I Have A Crush On Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical by Sam Maher

I Have A Crush On Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical Dear World, I saw Freedom Riders tonight and I'm in lurve. This docu-musical tackles the subject of the 1961 Freedom Rides, which w…

SOURCE: www.yesbroadway.com at 08:08AM
Sunday, July 23, 2017

36 Questions Starring #Groffsauce is a Podcast Musical! by Sam Maher

36 Questions Starring #Groffsauce is a Podcast Musical! Now, THIS is cool. Composers Ellen Winter and Chris Littler are exploring unchartered territory: musicals that are designed to be list…

SOURCE: www.yesbroadway.com at 10:59AM
Sunday, July 2, 2017

Vogue.com: Tony Nominees' Hilarious Audition Stories by Sam Maher

YesBroadway founder and "Curator-in-Chief" Sam Maher recently interviewed Broadway and Hollywood A-Listers about their crazy and hilarious audition stories for a video series by Vogue.com. F…

SOURCE: www.yesbroadway.com at 11:26AM
Monday, June 12, 2017

YouTube Playlist: 8 Must-See Tony Awards Moments by Sam Maher

The 2017 Tony Awards introduced the world to Dear Evan Hansen and memorialized some incredible performances that happened on Broadway this year. Here are 8 must-see moments from the broadcas…

SOURCE: www.yesbroadway.com at 10:11PM

Photos: Behind-The-Scenes on the Tony Awards Red Carpet by Sam Maher

Photos: Behind-The-Scenes on the Tony Awards Red Carpet Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt and his mom arrive on the red c…

SOURCE: www.yesbroadway.com at 05:17PM
Sunday, June 4, 2017

Faces of #EduHam by Sam Maher

Faces of #EduHam Every few weeks, the producers of Hamilton team up with The Rockefeller Foundation, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the NYC Department of Education to …

SOURCE: www.yesbroadway.com at 12:43PM
Friday, June 2, 2017

40 Under 40: Broadway (2017) by Sam Maher

40 Under 40: Broadway (2017) by the YesBroadway team: Sam Maher, Brookelynn Mason, Annie Schiffmann, Tom Coppola, and Gianluca Russo LOOKING FOR THE 2018 40 UNDER 40? Click here. YesBroadwa…

SOURCE: www.yesbroadway.com at 10:24AM
Saturday, May 27, 2017

7 Reasons You Need The Falsettos Cast Recording In Your Life by Sam Maher

7 Reasons You Need The Falsettos Cast Recording In Your Life by Tom Coppola Ghostlight Records recently released the sublime Broadway revival cast recording of Falsettos. The show has been …

SOURCE: www.yesbroadway.com at 11:19AM
Thursday, May 18, 2017

My 54 Below Debut & How Taylor Swift Helped Make It Reality by Sam Maher

My 54 Below Debut & How Taylor Swift Helped Make It Reality Hi, nice to meet you, I’m Tyler Conroy. You may have a few questions: What’s 54 Below? Who’s Tyler Conroy? and tell m…

SOURCE: www.yesbroadway.com at 08:10AM
Monday, May 15, 2017

Amber Riley KNOCKS IT RIGHT OUT OF THE DAMN PARK at the Olivier Awards by Sam Maher

For those who don't know, Glee's Amber Riley is over in London performing as Effie in Dreamgirls on the West End. The production is rumored to be heading to Broadway. Until then, check out t…

SOURCE: www.yesbroadway.com at 07:09AM
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Soccer and British Accent Lessons from Present Laughter's Tedra Millan by Sam Maher

Sam hangs with Tedra "Teddi" Millan from Broadway's Present Laughter and last year's The Wolves Off-Broadway. Why is he getting soccer and British accent lessons from her? Watch the video to…

SOURCE: www.yesbroadway.com at 03:55PM
Friday, February 17, 2017

Go Down a Broadway YouTube Hole with Us by Sam Maher

Grab some popcorn, slide on your sweatpants, and enjoy these curated Broadway-related YouTube videos...or just put them on at the office to help you get through the workday! Let's start with…

SOURCE: www.yesbroadway.com at 01:06AM
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Broadway Couple #relationshipgoals by Sam Maher

We can't deal with these adorable Broadway couples, all of which you can follow on Instagram. Like, do they sing and dance together at home? Either way, #relationshipgoals! Ricky Ubeda &am…

SOURCE: www.yesbroadway.com at 01:51PM
Monday, October 26, 2015

Playbill Vault’s Today in Theatre History: October 26 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Sam Maher and Steve Luber

1844 William Harrigan, half of the iconic 1880s writing and performing team of Harrigan and Hart, is born today. He and Tony Hart will create the popular Mulligan Guards characters reflectin…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, December 15, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 15 by Robert Viagas and Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld and Sam Maherand

1919 Frank McGlyn is Abraham Lincoln in John Drinkwater's drama. The story follows Lincoln's life from 1860 to his assassination in 1865. There will be 193 performances at the Cort T…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, December 14, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 14 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld and Sam Maher

1885 Birthday of Brock Pemberton (1885-1950), producer of many Broadway plays and comedies during a 30-year career, including the original Harvey, Miss Lulu Bett, Six Characters in S…

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Friday, December 12, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 12 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Christopher Reichheld, Sam Maher and Anne Bradley

1902 There will be two debuts in Everyman. Edith Wynne Matthison makes her American debut, and Charles Rann Kennedy makes his stage debut.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Thursday, December 11, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 11 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Robert Viagas, Christopher Reichheld and Sam Maher

1893 Oscar Wilde gets his second Broadway production in a year with the U.S. premiere of his play A Woman of No Importance at Miner's Fifth Avenue Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 10 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Sam Maher, Christopher Reichheld and Anne Bradley

1901 Sadie Martinot, Guy Bates Post, and Junius Brutus Booth play The Marriage Game. This drama, adapted by Clyde Fitch from Emile Augier's Le Marriage d'Olympe, highlights what ruin…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 9 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Christopher Reichheld, Sam Maher and Anne Bradley

1902 Birthday of actress Margaret Hamilton, who will appear on Broadway in plays including The Farmer Takes a Wife, The Dark Tower, Goldilocks and a revival of Our Town, but who will forever…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, December 8, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 8 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Christopher Reichheld, Sam Maher and Anne Bradley

1903 Mam'selle Napoleon is Anna Held in this musical at the Knickerbocker Theatre. Produced by Held's husband Florenz Ziegfeld, with a score by Gustav Luders, this show will have a 4…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, December 7, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today in Theatre History: DECEMBER 7 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld and Sam Maher

1879 Composer Rudolf Friml (1879-1972) is born in Prague. He will emigrate to the U.S. and become one of the top Broadway operetta composers of the 1910s and 1920s. His works will includ…

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today in Theatre History: DECEMBER 3 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Christopher Reichheld, Sam Maher and Anne Bradley

1888 One of Frances Hodgson Burnett's greatest successes opens today: Little Lord Fauntleroy starring Tommy Russell. The story of a American boy who discovers he's the heir to a Brit…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Today in Theatre History: DECEMBER 2 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld and Sam Maher

1912 The Firefly sparks the Lyric Theatre with music by Rudolf Friml and lyrics and book by Otto Harbach. This tale of an Italian street singer who disguises herself as a boy to be near the …

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, November 24, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: NOVEMBER 24 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Anne Bradley, Steve Luber and Sam Maher

1849 Birthday of author Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924), author of several Broadway plays in the early the 20th century, including Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Little Princess, The Pr…

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: NOVEMBER 23 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas and Sam Maher

1920 In Rollo's Wild Oat, the title character rents a theatre and hires actors so he can star in Hamlet. Roland Young has the lead in this Clare Kummer play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Saturday, November 22, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: NOVEMBER 22 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Steve Luber and Sam Maher

1937 Ethel Barrymore and Dudley Digges star in The Ghost of Yankee Doodle. Written by Sidney Howard, the play deals with a woman pacifist whose industrialist family stands to profit from sel…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:37AM
Friday, November 21, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: NOVEMBER 21 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Steve Luber, Anne Bradley and Sam Maher

1694 Birthday of French author François Marie Arouet, better known as Voltaire (1694-1778) whose satirical novel "Candide" served as source material for the 1956 Leo…

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today in Theatre History: NOVEMBER 20 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Sam Maher, Steve Luber and Anne Bradley

1922 The Lucky One is the brother who doesn't get the girl in this A. A. Milne play. Staged at the Theatre Guild by Theodore Komisarjevsky with a cast including Dennis King, Romney Brent…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:30AM
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today in Theatre History: NOVEMBER 19 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Sam Maher, Steve Luber and Anne Bradley

1906 George Arliss and Mrs. Fiske star in The New York Idea, Langdon Mitchell's play which runs 66 performances at the Lyric Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: NOVEMBER 18 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Sam Maher, Steve Luber, Anne Bradley

1836 Birthday of satirist William S. Gilbert, later to achieve immortality as the lyricist half of the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta-writing team that produced The Mikado, The Pira…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

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