Friday, October 22, 2021

Broadway Will Dim Its Lights in Memory of Tony Winner Terrence McNally by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning playwright passed away March 24, 2020, at the age of 81.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:34PM

Seeing Dune This Weekend? The Stars Have Stage Cred. by Hayley Levitt

This epic work of science fiction knows where to source its talent.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:20PM

Bollywood Hit Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge to Be Adapted Into Broadway-Aimed Musical by Ryan McPhee

The creative team includes original writer-director Aditya Chopra and a handful of Broadway veterans.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:59PM

Peter Scolari, Emmy-Winning Star of Stage and Screen, Dies at 66 by Andrew Gans

Mr. Scolari's New York stage credits included Lucky Guy, Bronx Bombers, Wicked, Hairspray, and The True.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:04PM

How Many More Broadway Faces Did You Spot in Only Murders in the Building? by Hayley Levitt

We're sending off season one with a second look the comedy's best Broadway cameos.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:09PM

Listen to 'Louder Than Words' From Tick, Tick…BOOM! Movie Soundtrack by Ryan McPhee

The film adaptation of the Jonathan Larson musical, starring Andrew Garfield and directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, arrives in theatres and Netflix next month.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:39PM

Seth on Leslie Odom Jr’s Hamilton Vocal Style, Les Misérables Lyrics, More by Seth Rudetsky

This week, Seth remembers stories from Victor/Victoria and prepares for a Mean Girls duet.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:28PM

Check Out New Photos of Jagged Little Pill on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony-nominated musical reopened at the Broadhurst Theatre October 21.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:59AM

Check Out New Photos of Jagged Little Pill on Broadway, Now Starring Heidi Blickenstaff by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony-nominated musical reopened at the Broadhurst Theatre October 21.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:59AM

Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Lackawanna Blues Extends Again on Broadway by Talaura Harms

The Manhattan Theatre Club production will now play through November 12.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:37AM

Read the Reviews for London's Bob Marley Bio-Musical Get Up, Stand Up! by Talaura Harms

The world premiere, starring Arinzé Kene as Marley, opened October 20.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:00AM

Watch Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Perform Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Medley by Dan Meyer

The upcoming star of the bio-musical, currently an alternate for the title role, sang “Nutbush City Limits” and “Proud Mary” on GMA—the latter with a special guest.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:57AM

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom Developing New Comedy Badass (And Her Sister) for Hulu by Andrew Gans

Bloom again joins forces with Aline Brosh McKenna for the series, which will see her playing twin sisters.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:10AM

Watch Official Trailer for Screening of London's Anything Goes, Starring Tony Winner Sutton Foster by Andrew Gans

The current West End revival will sail into 450 cinemas in the U.K.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:04AM

Read the Reviews for Jaws-Inspired The Shark is Broken in London’s West End by Dan Meyer

The play, about the making of the blockbuster, is running at the Ambassador Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:43AM

Kristin Chenoweth Releases Holiday Album Happiness is…Christmas! by Hayley Levitt

This Tony-winning soprano has declared the official start of holiday music season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:00AM

Broadway's Longest-Running Production, The Phantom of the Opera, Reopens October 22 by Andrew Gans

Ben Crawford stars with Meghan Picerno as Christine and John Riddle as Raoul.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

Billy Crystal Stars in Mr. Saturday Night Musical at Barrington Stage Company Beginning October 22 by Dan Meyer

The limited run also features Randy Graff, David Paymer, and Chasten Harmon.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Thursday, October 21, 2021

In the News: Brian d'Arcy James Joins HBO Max's Love and Death, Emily Mann Receives SDCF Lifetime Achievement Award by Talaura Harms

Plus: Details on MAXLive 2021: The Neuroverse, an arts and technology festival exploring innovations in neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and the human-machine collaboration

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:15PM

Jimmy Awards to Return to In-Person Ceremony at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre in 2022 by Logan Culwell-Block

Presented by The Broadway League, the Jimmys recognize the best in high school musical theatre performers nationwide.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:47PM

New Details Revealed for Bard at the Gate Season, Including Casting for How to Raise a Freeman by Talaura Harms

Lloyd Suh's Charles Francis Chan Jr.'s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery and Dipika Guha’s Passing have been added to McCarter Theatre Center's streaming series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:14PM

David Byrne to Release Book of Lockdown Drawings, A History of the World (In Dingbats) by Hayley Levitt

The Talking Heads frontman can be seen on Broadway in the theatrical concert American Utopia.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:29PM

All the Current and Upcoming Broadway Shows You Can Buy Tickets For by Playbill Staff

Keep track of box office reopenings as theatres welcome back audience members following the coronavirus shutdown.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:18PM

Lillias White Joins Cast of Black No More Off-Broadway Musical by Andrew Gans

Composer Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and more will star in the New Group production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:01PM

Check Out Photos of Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation by Talaura Harms

Previews begin October 21 for the new stage adaptation, featuring music by the Sherman Brothers from the original Pooh featurettes.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24PM

Judy Kuhn, Nathan Lee Graham, Nic Rouleau, More Perform at NAMT 2021 Festival October 21-22 by Dan Meyer

The annual showcase runs in a hybrid digital/in-person format.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:12PM

Lileana Blain-Cruz and Teo Castellanos Named 2021 Doris Duke Artists by Dan Meyer

Both theatre makers will receive an award of $275,000 for new works.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:59AM

Jagged Little Pill Returns to Broadway October 21 by Playbill Staff

The Alanis Morissette musical reopens after two Tony wins and amid a series of controversies, investigations, and departures.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:54AM

Celebration of Life for Late Playwright Terrence McNally Will Be Held on Broadway by Dan Meyer

The five-time Tony Award recipient passed away in March 2020.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:28AM

Watch The Phantom of the Opera's Chandelier Rise Again on Broadway by Andrew Gans

The longest-running production in Broadway history returns to the Majestic Theatre October 22.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:02AM

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REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre