Saturday, April 18, 2015

Second Stage Theater Locks in One More Spot for Nonprofit Theater on Broadway

Second Stage Theater, the Off Broadway nonprofit producing company, has finalized the purchase of Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theater, ending a legal standoff over the purchase timeline and up…

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It’s Lisa’s Turn! Why Tyne Daly Insisted This Broadway Breakout Got The Last Bow by Carey Purcell

Lisa Howard, playing the long-suffering older daughter and devoted maid of honor at her sister's weding in the new musical It Shoulda Been You shares stories of her hilarious co-…

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Cirque Du Soleil Is About To Be Sold by Matthew Westphal

“Co-founder [and owner] Guy Laliberté sent an email to staff on Thursday saying that he had not yet wrapped up the company sale, after CBC/Radio-Canada and other media outlets reporte…

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GIGI'S NEW GIG by Peter Filichia

Nine nominations yielded nine Oscars. Never before had a film with so many nominations made a clean sweep. But that’s what GIGI achieved when it won the Academy Award for 1958’s Best Pic…

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tony race heats up as ‘Neverland’ fades, and ‘Twentieth Century’ butts heads with ‘King and I’ by Michael Riedel

In Wednesday’s column, I paraphrased “It Might as Well Be Spring” — rather cleverly, I thought — to describe the Tony madness that’s gripping Broadway. I credited the lyrics to...

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Tessa Ross quits as National Theatre chief executive by The Stage

Tessa Ross has quit as chief executive of the National Theatre after less than six months in post. Ross was appointed in

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The 100 Most Influential People: Audra McDonald | TIME Magazine by Carrie Underwood

Beautiful. Intelligent. Extraordinarily talented. These are just a few words that describe the incomparable Audra McDonald. She has acted on television and in movies, graced theater and conc…

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Judith Malina: An Appreciation by Charles McNulty

An appreciation of theatrical trailblazer Judith Malina

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This Week on Broadway for April 12, 2015: Andy Propst, Author of You Fascinate Me So, The Life and Times of Cy Coleman by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Andy Propst. We review Skylight @ The John Golden Theatre, Hand to God @ The Booth Theatre, and Iowa @ Playwrights Horizons.

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Angela Lansbury Wins First Olivier Award; Sunny Afternoon Named Best New Musical & Wins 3 More Award by Mark Shenton

Dame Angela Lansbury won her first-ever Olivier Award for her return to the London stage in Blithe Spirit after an absence of nearly 40 years when she starred in Blithe Spirit at the Wes…

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Olivier awards to be streamed live online by Matt Trueman

Organisers announce that viewers will be able to watch the ceremony on the web, and confirm lineup of celebrity presenters Continue reading...

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Friday, April 10, 2015

TWO NOTORIOUS THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES by Peter Filichia

Think of how joyous that Friday night must have been. Only five days earlier, the four-year war had ended. Now at last there could be unmitigated happiness. That was especially true in the n…

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

‘Mamma Mia!’ Says “Buona Sera, Broadway”, Shuttering After 14 Years by Jeremy Gerard

Beginning a long final bow on Broadway, producer Judy Craymer announced Thursday night that Mamma Mia! will close on September 5 at the Shubert-owned Plymouth Theatre. The Abba jukebox music…

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The 10 Best #Broadway Personalities on Twitter

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses waiting in the rush line for “Les Misérables!” If you’re #living on the high of this amazing New York theater seas…

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A Woman’s World: Family or a Career Why Do Women In Theatre Have to Choose? Marsha Norman Weighs In by Carey Purcell

In the latest installment of Playbill's new series focusing on women in theatre, award-winning playwright Marsha Norman shares her ideas on ways to make the playwriting industry more…

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

How Ken Watanabe polished the King’s speech for ‘King and I’ by Michael Riedel

For weeks, my spies in Siam were telling me that nobody at “The King and I” could understand a word Ken Watanabe was saying. And when I say nobody, I...

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‘Blue Man Group’ left gift for displaced ‘Stomp’ cast after East Village blast | Page Six by Page Six Team

Among the tenants displaced by the East Village’s deadly gas explosion was the long-running off-Broadway show “Stomp.”

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Trio of Broadway Veterans to Receive 2015 Tony Honors

The Tony Awards have tapped scenic artist Arnold Abramson, press agent Adrian Bryan-Brown and theater technician Gene O’Donovan to receive the 2015 Tony Honors for industry work that falls…

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Exclusive Video: Laura Benanti gives the worst guided tour ever of Radio City Music Hall by David Cote

Broadway watchers over the past few years have known what a treasure Laura Benanti is: beauty, awesome singing chops and her not-so-secret weapon, killer comedy timing. Benanti’s shtick (h…

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This Week on Broadway for April 5, 2015: Anika Larsen by James Marino

James Marino talks with Anika Larsen. Peter Filichia and Michael Portantiere join in to review the Atlantic Theater Company’s production of Posterity and Broadway By The Year: The …

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Who Could Win the Pulitzer? Debating the Plays Up For the Prize by Robert Simonson

Playbill.com gives an overview of the plays considered leading contenders for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama by industry insiders.

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Finding a Home, and a Muse, at the Algonquin Hotel by Corey Kilgannon

As comfortable as if he were in his own living room, Michael Colby, 63, lounged in a plush chair in the lobby of the Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan and enjoyed a fruit plate.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

If You Insist on Hearing My Opinion … by Peter Filichia

At first it was only a few, but then more and more of you wrote in. “Aren’t you going to say anything about FISH IN THE DARK?” I answered “Well, you know what they say. If you haven…

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Scott Rudin bringing ‘Groundhog Day’ to Broadway by Michael Riedel

Set your alarm clocks: “Groundhog Day,” the musical, is coming to Broadway. Based on the ’93 movie starring Bill Murray as a man forced to relive the same 24 hours...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

That Time Sutton Foster Made a Fake Résumé to Try to Get a Part in Rent by Sarah Caldwell

In the super-charming Younger pilot, Sutton Foster's character Liza lies about her age (and a few other things) to get a job. So when we caught up with Foster at the Cinema Society prem…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

If only they had this when I crowdfunded Godspell. by Ken Davenport

Hold on to your offering documents, people, because raising money for businesses, including Broadway shows, just got easier. Several years (!) after Congress passed the JOBS Act, the SEC fi…

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

This Week on Broadway for March 29, 2015: Jessie Mueller by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Jessie Mueller. Peter reviews The Heidi Chronicles and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Michael reviews Manon @ The Met and S…

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

What I Love: Broadway Producers and Their Upper East Side Penthouse by Stewart F. Lane

Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley have lived in their duplex for some 18 years.

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Playbill Video Week in Review: Celebrating Sondheim’s 85th, The Visit, a Stunning High School Produc by Mark Ezovski

This week Playbill celebrated Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber's dual March 22 birthdays with a mashup of their songs (sung by Lindsay Mendez), took exclusive looks at The Fortre…

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Broadway Has Your Ear! 8 Theatre Podcasts You Should Be Listening To by Robbie Rozelle

In the digital age of 2015, podcasts are all the rage with episodes readily available on iPhones, mobile devices and tablets. Playbill.com spotlights the podcasts you should be listening to …

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Up Periscope! Your Theatre May Be Infested By Meerkats! by Howard Sherman

Are you still grumbling about “tweet seats”? Oh, that is so 2013. Time to get with the program and start worrying about the newest development in mobile tech, which could have a vastly m…

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March’s Leftovers and April’s Brainteaser by Peter Filichia

Faithful readers will recall that a few weeks ago, I wrote about the sadness that actors endure when they say a line or sing a lyric that refers to a closing when the show is actually closin…

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‘Finding Neverland’ faring well at box office, contrary to Broadway insiders’ suspicions by Michael Riedel

Broadway’s new Flo Ziegfeld — Harvey Weinstein — recently announced with much fanfare that his musical “Finding Neverland” hit $1 million last week at the box office. Naturally, Br…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Broadway's Audra McDonald Just Took Down Indiana Gov. Mike Pence In A Glorious Twitter Rant - The New Civil Rights Movement by David Badash

Superstar Audra McDonald's Twitter handle isn't @AudraEqualityMc for nothing. She just earned that "Equality" name ten times over.

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Chilina Kennedy dazzles as Carole King in Beautiful on Broadway by Richard Ouzounian

The Stratford actress took over the Tony Award-winning role this month and captures the musical icon to perfection, Richard Ouzounian writes.

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'Jesus Christ Superstar': Ted Neeley talks about the role that changed his career, life by Michael Heaton

Ted Neeley has played the role of Jesus in "Jesus Christ Superstar" thousands of times. Now, 42 years since the film was released, a remastered version will be screened at Clevelan…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A press agent’s adventures in David Merrick-land, camels included by Michael Riedel

If you happened to be walking through Times Square one spring day in 1978, you might have been surprised to see Eartha Kitt parading down Broadway on the back of...

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At the Box Office, It’s No Longer a Man’s World by Brooks Barnes

Women are driving movie ticket sales to a degree rarely seen before, while young men, long the most coveted audience, are relatively AWOL.

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Teen asked to adapt 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' for stage by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- A new stage adaptation of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" has been commissioned from an up-and-coming playwright not much older than Sawyer was in the landmark book....

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Bradley Cooper in Talks to Direct ‘Star Is Born’ Remake by Dave McNary

Bradley Cooper is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to direct the third remake of the musical “A Star is Born.” The project, based on 1937’s Janet Gaynor-Fredric March dr…

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

This Week on Broadway for March 22, 2015: James Lapine by James Marino

Peter Filichia and James Marino  talk with James Lapine about the release of the Into The Woods DVD. Michael Portantiere and Carey Purcell join in to review: On The Twentyieth Century, …

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Sony to Make ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ a Feature Film by Brent Lang

Broadway hit “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” will be made into a feature film produced by Tom Hanks’ production company and released by Sony Pictures Entertainment. Th…

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Why this Broadway bound musical worries me. by Ken Davenport

I try to remain super positive about our lovely little industry, even when things make me go “Ummmm?” I had one of those, “Ok, Ken, stay positive.  Stay positive.  No cra…

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'Gigi' Back on Broadway Thanks to Jenna Segal, a Rookie Producer

First-time theater producer Jenna Segal is behind the updated “Gigi,” opening April 8.

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ONE OF THE BEST MUSICALS TO LOSE BEST MUSICAL by Peter Filichia

Let’s give a warm twenty-first century welcome to ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Rookie Broadway Producer Glams Up ‘Gigi’ to Electrify Female Audiences

How do you solve a problem like “Gigi”? That’s the question tyro Broadway producer Jenna Segal asked herself as she set to work on a Broadway revival of the 1973 musical,…

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

This Week on Broadway for March 15, 2015: Ted Chapin by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Ted Chapin, President and Executive Director of Rodgers & Hammerstein. This week we review: The Audience, Brooklynite, B…

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Sex and Violence, Beyond the Script by Patrick Healy

A group of actors and theater professionals are pressing unions and others to create clear-cut protocols for registering and handling grievances about harassment in the theater.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

A Love That Survived Broadway [Steven Lutvak and Michael McGowan] by Channon Hodge

A musical’s bumpy journey to success made for an equally bumpy beginning for Michael McGowan and Steven Lutvak.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

LOVE IS THE ANSWER (OR IS IT?) by Peter Filichia

We’ve had theatrical pieces about show business, commerce, science, religion, prison and everything else you can think of from A(RT) to Z(ULU AND THE ZAYDA).

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Helen Mirren reigns over the Broadway box office by Michael Riedel

Larry David is king of the Broadway box office this season in “Fish in the Dark.” The show opened with $14 million in the bank, and the limited run at...

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‘Finding Neverland’ and the Pop Heart Inside J. M. Barrie by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Once a member of the boy band Take That, Gary Barlow and his writing partner Eliot Kennedy brought a hit-song sensibility to the score of “Finding Neverland.”

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Jason Alexander on Los Angeles’ 99 Seat Theater Community: “They cannot survive under the dictates of the new proposal” by Colin Mitchell

From the Facebook wire and the Twitter feeds, take it away Mr. Alexander: From the desk of Jason Alexander The following is really for member of @ActorsEquity and the upcoming vote regarding…

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James Houghton to Step Down at Signature Theatre by David Rooney

The founding artistic director will depart his post next year, after shepherding the leading off-Broadway company's 25th anniversary season.read more

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Broadway’s newest landlord is a colorful, ‘Mormon’-loving Brit by Michael Riedel

For years, three powerful theater owners dominated Broadway. The Shuberts got there first in 1900. The company owns 17 Broadway theaters as well as Shubert Alley, one of the only...

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Monday, March 9, 2015

The Pay's the Thing: Playwrights Find a Lifeline in Television

Lucrative work on TV series allows writers to pursue stage projects.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

This Week on Broadway for March 8, 2015: Tom Kirdahy, Leslie Kritzer and Catherine Cox by James Marino

James Marino chats with Broadway producer Tom Kirdahy. Peter Filichia and Michael Portantiere join in to talk with Leslie Kritzer and Catherine Cox about the release of the cast recording o…

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First look at 'The King and I' revival's dress by Joe Dziemianowicz

It's the biggest thing on Broadway this season.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Art Imitates Life by Peter Filichia

Nice to see that Peter Gallagher has returned to ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY after missing a peck of performances. I was getting a little worried there that he was going to take his leave. More…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Broadway Channel Acquired by Broadway Across America’s Parent Company

Key Brand Entertainment, the firm that owns a stable of theater-related companies including Broadway Across America and Broadway.com, has added one more to its portfolio with the acquisit…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

21 Broadway/Off-Broadway Dogs Luckier Than I Am by Nic Dris

These dogs have scored further with these men than most of us will. #factsoflife

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‘On the Town’ may be off the stage, and you’ll never guess its replacement by Michael Riedel

Threading my way through a snowy Times Square Tuesday, I came across a pitiable sight: A lone young man, dressed as sailor, trying to pass out discount fliers for the...

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

This Week on Broadway for March 1, 2015: Georgia Stitt by James Marino

James Marino talks with Georgia Stitt about her upcoming show at SubCulture. Matt Tamanini gives us a review of the Academy Awards. Peter Filichia and Michael Portantiere join in to revie…

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Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken premiere a new 'Hunchback' at the Paper Mill Playhouse by Ronni Reich

"I don't think of this as a Disney musical," said composer Alan Menken in a recent interview. "I don't even think Disney thinks of it as a Disney musical."

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Who Benefits from the 99-Seat Plan? by Isaac Butler

By Isaac Butler (For my non-theater readers, this post is gonna get into the weeds on a union contract issue in California. This might not be the post for you.) Last week, my old friend and …

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A Woman’s World: Pam MacKinnon on The Decision to Restore Wasserstein’s Cut Dialogue to The Heidi Ch by Carey Purcell

In the first installment of Playbill's new series focusing on women in theatre, Tony Award-winning director Pam MacKinnon shares how a 10-year relationship with Edward Albee led …

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Degree in Theatre, Not On Broadway, You Must Be A Failure by Chris Peterson

Chris Peterson / OnStage Editor in Chief Every spring thousands of theatre students earn their degree from their various colleges. Most of them graduate knowing full well that less than R…

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Should Philly give the 'Rocky' musical a permanent home?

It may have flamed out in New York, but the stage version of‘Rocky’ should be a knockout here in his hometown.

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February’s Leftovers and March’s Brainteaser by Peter Filichia

Well, with one of the most frigid February on records, we certainly answered Joanne’s question in COMPANY in no uncertain terms. On Broadway, everybody this month indeed wore a hat.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

New book offers peek behind the scenes of ‘The Sound of Music’ by Michael Riedel

This year’s Oscars ceremony was, by all accounts, a letdown. But I confess to enjoying Lady Gaga’s medley from “The Sound of Music,” and Julie Andrews gave the evening something...

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pompous ‘Hamilton’ already eyes Tony — for next year by Michael Riedel

Let the “Hamilton” backlash begin! Everybody on Broadway was snickering Tuesday at the self-importance of crew behind “Hamilton,” the hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton at the …

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5 Things The Tony Awards can learn from The Oscars. by Ken Davenport

They say a billion people watched the Academy Awards.  And I was one of them. By contrast, our little engine that could of an awards show, the Tony Awards, gets an audience of 7 million. Ju…

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White-hot Hamilton delays Broadway transfer until summer by David Cote

At a press conference this afternoon, Public Theater head Oskar Eustis, along with Miranda and the production cast and crew, surprised everyone who had been expecting news of a spring transf…

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Oscars: Complete list of winners by Gold Derby

Winners of the 87th Academy Awards were revealed on Feb. 22 during the kudocast hosted by Neil Patrick Harris that aired live from the Dolby Theatre on ABC.  -BREAK- Keep r…

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'On the Twentieth Century' (performance) canceled over Gallagher's vocals by Joe Dziemianowicz

The train never left the station Saturday night at the American Airlines Theatre — and the passengers were steamed.

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This Week on Broadway for February 22, 2015: Bill Russell and Hamilton at the Public by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Bill Russell about the release of the Side Show CD. Reviews include Hamilton @ The Public Theater, The Lion, Titus Andron…

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Meet Bradley Cooper’s ‘Elephant Man’ standby Lucas Calhoun by Joe Dziemianowicz

Meet Bradley Cooper’s ‘Elephant Man’ standby Lucas Calhoun.

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The 9 Best Female Ballet Dancers You Should Know by Helen Olley

The rigour and determination of the ballerina is rewarded annually by the Critics Circle National Dance Awards, which since its inception in 1999 has recognised the greatest names in contemp…

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Rob McClure's Honeymoon on Broadway | Dustin Fitzharris by Dustin Fitzharris

I caught up with McClure and found out what it's like working with Tony Danza, his dream role and the cinematic way he proposed to his wife.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Against Captain’s Orders review – the historical thrill is extraordinary by Susannah Clapp

National Maritime Museum, LondonPunchdrunk’s seafaring show for children is earnest but brings the past brilliantly to lifeThe astounding feature of a Punchdrunk show is the amount of stuf…

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Uisge-Beatha Gu Leòr (Whisky Galore) review – a suitable whiff of whimsy by Clare Brennan

Òran Mór, Glasgow Iain Finlay Macleod’s Gaelic updating of Compton Mackenzie’s classic is funny but loses something on the way Continue reading...

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Alice’s Adventures Underground review – never a dull moment by Kate Kellaway

The Vaults, London An aptly subterranean reworking of Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece is the perfect remedy for grown-ups who have forgotten what it is to play Continue reading...

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The School for Scandal review – tittle-tattle a la mode by Susannah Clapp

Tobacco Factory, BristolSheridan’s classic is given a modern twist in Andrew Hilton’s pitch-perfect production Continue reading...

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Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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The Twits review – Enda Walsh clobbers Dahl’s comic caper by Susannah Clapp

Royal Court, LondonWalsh’s ‘mischievous’ dialogue and plot additions largely obscure Dahl’s nimble, knockabout nastinessThis is not what the Roald Dahl estate wants to hear. Billy, s…

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Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Gebirge; Theo Clinkard – review by Luke Jennings

Sadler’s Wells; the Place, London A nightmare vision from Pina Bausch insinuates and alienates, while Theo Clinkard takes his twisting, looping time to delightful effect Continue reading...

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Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Fun Home Leaps from Page to Stage; Opens Officially on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Ready to come to the Fun Home? The Broadway premiere of Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori’s musical opens officially on April 19 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. The show, based on the …

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Sunday, April 19, 2015 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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‘The Romantics Wagner & Liszt’ at The In Series by Jessica Vaughan

The In Series self-described salon-style concert tribute is a celebration of musical mastery – from the two composers featured to the pianists and singers – The Romantics Wagner & Li…

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A Backstage Look As HAMILTON Pays Tribute To A CHORUS LINE For 40th Anniversary With Original Cast by Pat Cerasaro

A closer look as HAMILTON tributes A CHORUS LINE in an unforgettable way

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Opening Night: After An Acclaimed Public Theater Run, Fun Home Officially Opens on Broadway Tonight

Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron collaborated on musicalizing Alison Bechdel's acclaimed graphic memoir.

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I Can’t Believe I Just Watched This!: “Riddick” by Monica Reida

Thanks to Meghan-Annette for suggesting this film for “I Can’t Believe I Just Watched This!” After watching “Myra Breckinridge” I found myself explaining to peo…

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Constantine Maroulis, Amy Spanger, Felicia Finley Are Part of Tonight’s Wedding Singer Reunion Conce by Andrew Gans

The Wedding Singer Reunion Concert, featuring songs from the Tony-nominated 2006 musical, plays 54 Below April 19.

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Playbill Vault’s Today In Theatre History: April 19 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Ernio Hernandez and Robert Viagas

1946 Actor Tim Curry is born in Cheshire, England. He will create memorable Broadway roles including Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, Mozart in Amadeus, Dada artist Tristan Tzara in…

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Groundbreaking Graphic Memoir Is New Broadway Musical Fun Home Opens Tonight by Adam Hetrick

The critically acclaimed musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir Fun Home, which parallels her own coming of age as a lesbian and the suicide of her closeted gay father, of…

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Playbill Poll: What’s Your Favorite Cover of a Broadway Song Performed by a Pop Singer? by Olivia Clement

Pop and musical theatre fans recenlty united in their common love of Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson's cover of the romantic Phantom duet "All I Ask of You." P…

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Surviving Brain Surgery On the Way to Broadway: Sisters Take the Stage Together in On Your Feet! by Whitney Spaner

Yassmin and Karmine Alers, cast members of the new Broadway musical On Your Feet!, will be sharing the stage at the Marquis Theatre when the show l begins performances in October. But the ro…

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Schools of the Stars: Where Fun Home Cast and Creators Went to College by Sarah Jane Arnegger

Where the principals of the Broadway musical Fun Home pursued their college studies.

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The Hills Are Alive Again! “The Sound of Music” Returning to Cinemas Today by Robert Viagas

"The Sound of Music," the classic movie musical based on Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic Broadway musical, will return to selected cinemas nationally on April 19 and 22.

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Reefer Madness Cast Reunites for “4/20 Concert Event” April 19-20! by Michael Gioia

The cult classic musical Reefer Madness will be presented in concert, starring a slew of original cast members from the stage production and the film, April 19 at 11:30 PM and April 20 at 7 …

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Application Pending, Starring YouTube Sensation Christina Bianco, Ends Off-Broadway by Adam Hetrick

Application Pending, the new Off-Broadway comedy starring Christina Bianco, ends its run April 19 at the Westside Theatre.

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Kathryn Grody Brings New Solo Show Off-Broadway Tonight by Olivia Clement

Following her acclaimed 1998 Broadway monlogue play, A Mom's Life, Obie winner Kathryn Grody performs another self-penned, one-woman show, Falling Apart...Together, at the Classi…

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At Home With An American in Paris’ Max von Essen, a Handyman in Hell’s Kitchen by Micki Siegel

Playbill.com's new column offers readers an exclusive inside look at the homes of Broadway's stars and behind-the-scenes movers and shakers.

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