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Monday, August 2, 2021

Centaurworld Stars Megan Hilty, Jessie Mueller, and Kimiko Glenn Talk About Shooting Mini Centaurs From Their Hooves by Talaura Harms

The cast of the new animated musical series from Netflix, along with series creator Megan Nicole Dong, dish on their favorite magic powers from the series and what powers might be useful in …

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:56PM
Friday, July 30, 2021

Tap Dancing at School, Musical Sex-Ed Class, and Politicians Singing Themselves Out of the Closet: What Happened in the Fourth Episode of Schmigadoon by Talaura Harms

Two Playbill writers continue the recap of the musical comedy parody series now streaming on Apple TV+.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:00AM
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Watch the Trailer for The Show Must Go On Documentary, Premiering at Broadway's Majestic Theatre by Talaura Harms

The film from Dori Berinstein and Sammi Cannold chronicles the fight to save live theatre amid a historic shutdown.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:17PM
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

It's a Meta Mystery: Can You Identify the Musical Based on Its Show Within a Show? by Talaura Harms

Name the Broadway musicals by using only the title of the fictional musicals within them.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:49AM
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

New Hamlet Musical, With an Eclectic Composer Roster, Concludes Discovering Broadway's Inaugural Development Season by Talaura Harms

The week-long writer's retreat will culminate in a concert presentation of the work, starring Adam Pascal, Jordan Donica, Samantha Pauly, and Bryonha Marie Parham.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:16AM

Watch Jessie Mueller's Rider Sing a Lullaby to Horse in This Clip From Centaurworld by Talaura Harms

The animated musical series, also starring Kimiko Glenn and Megan Hilty, debuts on Netflix July 30.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:10AM
Monday, July 26, 2021

In the News: Ben Platt Boards The Premise Anthology, Remembering Lat Jackie Mason on Stage, More by Talaura Harms

Plus: Norm Lewis, Kelli O’Hara, Adrienne Warren, and Megan Hilty will headline The Best of Broadway concert for San Diego Symphony.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:16PM

In the News: Ben Platt Boards The Premise Anthology, Remembering Late Jackie Mason on Stage, More by Talaura Harms

Plus: Norm Lewis, Kelli O’Hara, Adrienne Warren, and Megan Hilty will headline The Best of Broadway concert for San Diego Symphony.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:16PM

Maestra Music, MUSE, ASTEP Join Forces to Launch Get To Work Initiative by Talaura Harms

The new website will provide resources and action items geared toward creating a more equitable theatre industry.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:29PM

Virtual Judgment Day, With Patti LuPone, Jason Alexander, Santino Fontana, More, Begins Encore Stream July 26 by Talaura Harms

The Barrington Stage Company benefit reading will be available on demand through August 1.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:18AM
Sunday, July 25, 2021

How Well Do You Know These (Literally) Hot Show Tunes? by Talaura Harms

Use lyric and character clues to test your knowledge of musical theatre songs in which the characters complain about the heat.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Friday, July 23, 2021

A Marriage Proposal, a Queer Love Song, and Yee-Honk!: What Happened in the Third Episode of Schmigadoon! by Talaura Harms

Two Playbill writers continue the recap of the musical comedy parody series now streaming on Apple TV+.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:17PM

The Show Must Go On Documentary Will Premiere at Broadway's Majestic Theatre Benefiting The Actors Fund by Talaura Harms

The film from Dori Berinstein and Sammi Cannold chronicles the fight to save live theatre amid a historic shutdown.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:33AM

Hamilton Tony Nominee Phillipa Soo Joins Cast of AppleTV+ Series Shining Girls by Talaura Harms

The thriller series stars Tony nominee and Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:45AM
Thursday, July 22, 2021

In the News: Australian Production of The Phantom of the Opera Postponed, Steppenwolf Names New Co-Artistic Directors, More by Talaura Harms

Plus, watch the archival video of "Letters" from A.R.T.'s 2015 production of The Great Comet.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:10PM

New Victory's 2021–2022 Season Includes NYC Premiere of Jim Henson's Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, Directed by Christopher Gattelli by Talaura Harms

The season will open to in-person audiences with the world premiere of Generation Rise by Ping Chong and Company.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:24PM

Mum, From Olivier Winner Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, to Play West End This Fall by Talaura Harms

Sophie Melville, Denise Black, and Cat Simmons star in the world premiere about motherhood and mental health.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:02AM

Ben Miles and Nathaniel Parker Will Reprise Their Wolf Hall Roles for The Mirror and the Light by Talaura Harms

Initial casting has been announced for the West End stage adaptation of the final novel in the Wolf Hall trilogy.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:48AM
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

In the News: Little Island's Storytelling Festival Begins, Roundabout Announces New Directors Group Cohorts, More by Talaura Harms

Plus, The Motherhood Concert will stream featuring Adriane Lenox, Pearl Sun, and more, and American Theatre Critics Association announces two award winners.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:05PM

Watch 'Keep the Beat' From Vivo, the Animated Musical With Songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda by Talaura Harms

The film, which features a score by Alex Lacamoire and a script by Quiara Alegría Hudes and director Kirk DeMicco, will release August 6.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:14PM

Watch the Trailer for the Streaming Production of The Great Filter Starring Jason Ralph and Trevor Einhorn by Talaura Harms

The producing team, including The Magicians actors, Scrap Paper Pictures’ Rachel Brosnahan, and NY Forever, are donating all proceeds from the virtual run to The Cultural Solidarity Fund.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:14PM
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

In the News: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jennifer Lopez Re-Release Charity Single, Harlem Stage Presents Outdoor Jazz Concert, More by Talaura Harms

Plus, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine discuss Sunday in the Park with Christine Baranski in Town Hall digital event.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:46PM

Watch American Dance Machine for the 21st Century Recreate 'T’aint Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do' From Bullets Over Broadway by Talaura Harms

The dance film is dedicated to the memory of Nick Cordero, who starred in the Broadway musical directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:56PM

The Tank NYC Announces Lineups for TrashFest and DarkFest by Talaura Harms

The two eco-forward festivals will run in-person and online.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:27AM
Monday, July 19, 2021

In the News: Brian Stokes Mitchell, John Gallagher Jr., Grace McLean, Michael R. Jackson, More Set for LCT Summersongs Concerts by Talaura Harms

Plus, BPN premieres Leading Lady Fitness Podcast, and Supernova Books will release 50 Women in Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:52PM

Watch the Trailer for Dramarama, a New Comedy About High School Theatre Geeks by Talaura Harms

The coming-out, coming-of-age film will be released in theatres August 13.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:05PM

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Announces a 2021–2022 Season of Digital and In-Person Productions by Talaura Harms

The Off-Broadway company will feature works from Arturo Luís Soria, Mansa Ra, Martin Boross, and Jonathan Payne.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:46PM

Netflix Halts Production for Matilda Musical Adaptation Amid U.K. COVID-19 Outbreak by Talaura Harms

The film, starring Emma Thompson and Alisha Weir, is currently set to be released in December 2022.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:56AM
Saturday, July 17, 2021

How Many Broadway Modes of Transportation Can You Name? by Talaura Harms

Use character and lyric clues to identify the Broadway cars, boats, and other people-movers in this transportation quiz.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Friday, July 16, 2021

A Magic Village, A Lovers' Spat, and a Heap of Corn Puddin': What Happened in the First Two Episodes of Schmigadoon! by Talaura Harms

Two Playbill writers recap (read: completely geek out) over the musical comedy parody series now streaming on Apple TV+.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:02PM

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REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
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