Saturday, June 3, 2023

The Jeopardy! Category Is...Andrew Lloyd Webber by Meg Masseron

Get your buzzers ready and test your musical theatre knowledge for a whole category dedicated to the British composer.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:02PM

Alan Freed Biomusical Rock & Roll Man Begins June 3, Starring Constantine Maroulis by Logan Culwell-Block

The musical features songs made hits by such artists as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24AM

Robert Icke's The Doctor Begins North American Premiere at Park Avenue Armory June 3 by Leah Putnam

Olivier winner Juliet Stevenson is subversively cast to lead the playwright-director's take on the thriller.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24AM

Double Helix Opens World Premiere Run at Bay Street Theater June 3 by Logan Culwell-Block

Samantha Massell leads the new musical from Madeline Myers about the 1950s race to discover and document the structure of DNA.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24AM

Amanda Plummer Joins Dan Lauria in World Premiere of Just Another Day, Opening June 3 by Andrew Gans

James Glossman directs the new work, also penned by Lauria.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24AM
Friday, June 2, 2023

Reviews: What Do Critics Think of A Transparent Musical at Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group? by Meg Masseron, Logan Culwell-Block

Daya Curley, Peppermint, and Sarah Stiles star in the stage musical based on the Amazon Prime series, with a book by MJ Kaufman and series creator Joey Soloway and a score by Faith Soloway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:24PM

Watch Stars From & Juliet; New York, New York; Into the Woods; More Join Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton Cast for Ham4Ham by Margaret Hall

The musical's "show before the show" series has been revived in support of this year's Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical Tony nominees.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:36PM

Public Theater to Put Under the Radar Festival of Experimental Theatre on 'Extended Hiatus' by Diep Tran

This new development is part of a disturbing trend, with producers of new work and experimental theatre shutting their doors.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:36PM

Actors' Equity Announces ACCA Award Nominees, Recognizing Top Broadway Ensembles by Leah Putnam

The annual honor is given by the actors' union's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:02PM

'Another Day, Another Destiny': Check Out New Photos of West End's Les Misérables by Andrew Gans

The international hit musical continues at the Sondheim Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:02PM

We Asked the 2023 Tony Nominees: Which Other Nominee Are You Most Excited to Meet? by Talaura Harms

Broadway is basically one big Jodie Comer fan club.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:02PM

Lillias White Extends Run as Hermes in Broadway's Hadestown by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning musical continues at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:06PM

Prolific Songwriter Cynthia Weil Passes Away at 82 by Margaret Hall

Ms. Weil was depicted by Tony nominee Anika Larsen in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:54PM

Understudies From Camelot, Parade, Hadestown, More Will Stand in the Spotlight by Andrew Gans

The At This Performance… concert series will continue at The Green Room 42.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:54PM

Jack Thorne's When Winston Went to War With the Wireless Begins World Premiere Run in London June 2 by Logan Culwell-Block

Playing the Donmar Warehouse, the work tracks the early days of the BBC.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:36AM

Playbill Announces the Inaugural FringeShip, a Floating Hotel for 2024 Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Leah Putnam

The FringeShip will provide lodging and meals to fringe-goers, as well as exclusive performances onboard and transportation to the festival proper.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:36AM

The Little Big Things to Receive World Premiere Staging in London by Margaret Hall

Based on the best selling memoir by Henry Fraser, the musical features a score by Nick Butcher.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:02AM

Check Out Photos of Concert Reading of Azul: A Bilingual Musical, Starring Katerina McCrimmon, Ana Villafañe, More by Andrew Gans

Tatiana Pandiani, Melis Aker, and Jacinta Clusellas penned the new work.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:02AM

Sarna Lapine Will Direct Guthrie Into the Woods Starring Lisa Howard by Andrew Gans

The Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical will play the Minnesota venue beginning June 17.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:32AM

How Phantom of the Opera Inspired 2023 Tony Nominee Lap Chi Chu's Lighting Design Career by Andrew Gans

The Obie-winning lighting designer is currently making his Broadway debut with the Tony-nominated revival of Camelot.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:32AM

Waitress Live Stage Film Starring Sara Bareilles Will Premiere With Free Screening in Times Square by Logan Culwell-Block

Captured during the musical's 2021 Broadway return, the screening will be held simultaneously with the film's Tribeca Film Festival premiere.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:02AM

Catapult Opera Debuts Digital Opera Short Swann, About the 1st Self-Named "Queen of Drag" by Natan Zamansky

The work pays tribute to William Dorsey Swann, one of the earliest LGBTQ+ political activists on record in American history.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:02AM

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Announces 9 New Musicals for Developmental Residencies by Talaura Harms

Among the songwriting participants are Broadway performers Adam Chanler-Berat and Robi Hager, director Arpita Mukherjee, and Off-Broadway composer Adam Gwon.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:02AM

WP Theater Announces 2023-2024 Season With 2 World Premieres and the 2024 WP Pipeline Festival by Meg Masseron

The spring play festival will feature five new plays written, directed, and produced by the 2022-2024 WP Lab.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:02AM

What’s Currently Playing on Broadway by Playbill Staff

The theatregoers’ resource for reviews, discount tickets, and all the need-to-know information about the shows on Broadway right now.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:00AM

Broadway's American Airlines Theatre Will Be Renamed for Late Roundabout Artistic Director Todd Haimes by Logan Culwell-Block

Mr. Haimes passed away in April, ending a nearly four-decade tenure leading the institution.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:24AM

Fat Ham to Stay on Broadway a Little Longer by Leah Putnam

The Tony-nominated play has announced an extension.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:24AM

Starring Saint Aubyn, Chicago Premiere of Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical Begins June 2 by Leah Putnam

Featuring a cast of Broadway veterans, the show tells the story and artistry of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:48AM

'Summer Nights': West End Return of Grease Revival Begins June 2 by Andrew Gans

Nikolai Foster again directs Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s '50s musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:48AM

Six Star Andrea Macasaet Is Mimi in Stratford Festival Rent, Opening June 2 by Andrew Gans

Thom Allison directs Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at the Canadian venue.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:48AM

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