Wednesday, July 28, 2021

John & Jen, Starring Lewis Cornay and Rachel Tucker, Begins July 28 in London by Dan Meyer

The Andrew Lippa-Tom Greenwald musical runs at Southwark Playhouse.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Reopens in the West End July 28 by Ryan McPhee

Aisha Jawando and Jammy Kasongo star in the London production of the jukebox biomusical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

In the News: Hamilton Costumes Added to Times Square Exhibit, Marin Ireland Will Star in Marie Antoinette Reading, More by Dan Meyer

Plus: Tony nominees Rory O'Malley and Da'Vine Joy Randolph join new Netflix animated series Chicago Party Aunt.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:47PM

Ali Stroker, Larry Owens, More Among Little Island’s ‘NYC Free’ Festival Headliners by Ryan McPhee

The four-week showcase will feature over 450 artists across 160 varied performances.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:07PM

Ann Harada, Josh Hamilton, More Cast in Lisa Loeb's Virtual Mini-Musicals Together Apart by Andrew Gans

The ten musicals, composed by Loeb and her fellow Brown University alums, will stream to benefit The Actors Fund.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:13PM

Why Jessica Vosk Temporarily Quit Performing After Her American Idol Audition Experience by Seth Rudetsky

This week, Seth meets with Disney on Broadway alums and hosts a Queer as Folk reunion.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:37AM

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

Ramin Karimloo, Lucy St. Louis, and Bradley Jaden Will Star in London Camelot Concert by Andrew Gans

The one-night-only event will be held in February at the London Palladium.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:09AM

Go Inside Rehearsal for 2:22-A Ghost Story With Lily Allen, Hadley Fraser, Julia Chan, and Jake Wood by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere of Danny Robins’ supernatural thriller is set to begin performances in the West End August 3.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:55AM

Adam Pascal...So Far Streaming Concert Will Offer Broadway Retrospective by Dan Meyer

The Tony nominee will sing tunes from Rent, Aida, Pretty Woman, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:47AM

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

Award Named in Honor of Rebecca Luker Will Celebrate ALS Heroes by Dan Meyer

Nominations are now open for the Target ALS Rebecca Luker Courage Award.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:10AM

The Phantom of the Opera, Starring Killian Donnelly and Lucy St. Louis, Reopens in London July 27 by Andrew Gans

The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical also features Rhys Whitfield as Raoul.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, July 26, 2021

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

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

Tony Winners Leslie Odom Jr. and Ellen Burstyn Will Lead New Exorcist Trilogy by Dan Meyer

Burstyn will reprise her performance as Chris MacNeil from the original film.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:03PM

Emilio Sosa Named New Chair of American Theatre Wing by Dan Meyer

The Broadway costume designer succeeds David Henry Hwang and Ted Chapin.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:27PM

Theatre Leadership Project Announces Company Management Program by Logan Culwell-Block

The initiative will provide BIPOC company managers and assistants currently working on shows additional training, mentorship, and financial support.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:09PM

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Will Open In-Person Outfest LGBTQIA+ Festival by Dan Meyer

An outdoor presentation is set for August 13 in Los Angeles ahead of the movie musical's arrival on Amazon Prime Video.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:03PM

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

The Muny's Summer Season Launches July 26 With Smokey Joe's Cafe by Andrew Gans

The celebration of the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller continues through August 1.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
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

Take a Look Back at 46 Years of A Chorus Line on Broadway by Playbill Staff

The original Broadway production of the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical began performances at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre July 25, 1975.

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

Public Theater Cancels July 23 Performance of Merry Wives by Andrew Gans

The Wednesday and Thursday performances of the Shakespeare in the Park production were also canceled following a member of the production testing positive for the coronavirus.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:15PM

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

Falling in Love With Mr. Dellamort Recording, With James Monroe Iglehart, Courtney Reed, Telly Leung, Released July 23 by Andrew Gans

Jack Feldstein and Paul Doust's new musical also features Lena Hall, Jackie Hoffman, and Gavin Lee.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:26PM

Diana: The Musical Sets Release Date for Broadway Cast Album by Logan Culwell-Block

Watch Jeanna de Waal, Roe Hartrampf, Erin Davie, and Judy Kaye perform "The World Fell in Love" from the upcoming Broadway musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:03PM

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