Sunday, June 16, 2019

How Michael James Scott Relates to Aladdin’s Genie In His Quest for True Freedom by Felicia Fitzpatrick

The Broadway performer on starring in the Disney blockbuster as an out and proud gay black actor.

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Look Back at the Tony-Nominated Performances of Danny Burstein by Nathan Skethway

Burstein, who will soon appear in Broadway's Moulin Rouge!, celebrates his birthday June 16.

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Broadway Horoscopes: Father's Day Edition by Felicia Fitzpatrick

Which Broadway dad are you according to your astrological sign?

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Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus Closes on Broadway by Olivia Clement

Taylor Mac's new play concludes performances at the Booth June 16.

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Broadway Bares: Take Off Presented June 16 at Hammerstein Ballroom by Andrew Gans

The annual fundraiser is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Off-Broadway Return of Wheelhouse's Life Sucks. Opens at Theatre Row by Olivia Clement

Aaron Posner's critically acclaimed, Chekhov-inspired play opens June 16.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Italian Director Franco Zeffirelli Dies at 96 by Mark Peikert

The director was responsible for movies such as Romeo and Juliet and several operas at the Metropolitan Opera House, including its most produced work ever: La Bohème.

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What to Expect From The Princess Bride Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

Composer-lyricist David Yazbek lets Playbill in on his early process.

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Look Back at Hedwig and the Angry Inch in Celebration of Neil Patrick Harris by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony Award–winning film and stage star celebrates his birthday June 15.

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Can You Name These Broadway Before and After Titles? by Talaura Harms

How many of these mashup titles can you guess from plot clues?

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Tony Winner André De Shields, Jordan E. Cooper, and More Join Summer Pride Plays by Olivia Clement

The festival unveils casting for its closing-night reading: Terrence McNally's Some Men.

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Rider McDowell’s Musical Play Fringe Deaths Begins Performances June 28 by Dan Meyer

The show will officially open July 26 at St. Luke’s Theatre.

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Watch This Exclusive Clip From the New Musical Film Starring Ann Harada, Justin Matthew Sargent, and More by Ruthie Fierberg

From the writer of Daddy Long Legs comes the new musical No One Called Ahead.

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Paris Is Burning Documentary Begins Two-Week NYC Screening at Film Forum by Adam Hetrick

Jennie Livingston’s landmark documentary about Harlem’s drag ball scene in the 1980s has been newly restored by Janus Films.

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Bonnie Milligan, Eddie Cooper, Daniel Everidge, More Cast in Encores! Off-Center’s Promenade by Andrew Gans

Laurie Woolery will direct the July performances.

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Watch Broadway’s Jackie Burns and Jon Robert Hall Sing ‘You’re the One That I Want’ by Dan Meyer

The former Wicked star just finished playing Rizzo in a limited run of the ’70s musical at the Pittsburgh CLO.

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See Tony Winner Cady Huffman in Miss Peggy Lee: In Her Own Words and Music by Marc J. Franklin

The solo show, written and directed by Will Nunziata, premiered at The Green Room 42 June 10.

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Go Inside Opening Night for The Secret Life of Bees Off-Broadway by Nathan Skethway

The world-premiere musical based on the best-selling novel features a book by Pulitzer winner Lynn Nottage and a score by Tony winner Duncan Sheik and Susan Birkenhead.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Cast of In the Heights Movie by Olivia Clement

In a final casting announcement, the creator reveals he won't just be off-camera for the upcoming movie.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Cast of in In the Heights Movie by Olivia Clement

In a final casting announcement, the creator reveals he won't just be off-camera for the upcoming movie.

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Love! Valour! Compassion! Reading Will Feature Dan Amboyer, Conor Ryan, Mark Junek, More by Andrew Gans

The reading is part of an evening to benefit the Tyler Clementi Foundation.

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The Cast of The Prom and Daya Set to Perform at TrevorLIVE New York by Dan Meyer

Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Jonathan Tucker, Miss J Alexander, Geena Rocero, and Debi Mazar will also make appearances at the June 17 event.

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New Georges Is Approaching 30 Years Strong and Has a Message for the Theatre Community by Olivia Clement

Co-founding artistic director Susan Bernfield looks back on the last 27 years—as well as forward, at the explosion of new artists on the horizon.

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A Sneak Peek at Rock of Ages Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The 10th anniversary production, starring original Broadway cast member Mitchell Jarvis, is about to take over New World Stages.

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Jason Robert Brown to Play Barrington Stage Concert by Adam Hetrick

The Tony-winning Parade and Bridges of Madison County composer-lyricist will perform from his new album, How We React and How We Recover.

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Joe Iconis Joins the Be More Chill Cast at Playbill’s Sing For Hope Pride Piano by Dan Meyer

Will Roland, Gerard Canonico, and Troy Iwata performed three numbers, accompanied by the show's composer.

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Why Andrew Lippa Waited for the Miracle With The Man in the Ceiling by Andrew Lippa

With a world premiere recording, featuring Gavin Creel and Kate Baldwin, now available, composer Lippa looks back at the decades-long process of bringing the Jules Feiffer book to musical li…

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Watch Come From Away Celebrate the 73rd Tony Awards by Playbill Staff

The cast of Come from Away, along with a few special guests, cheered on the nominees with nods from the show like a Cod Kiss Cam and sports classics like the wave.

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A Look at Grace McLean's In the Green Off-Broadway by Nathan Skethway

The LCT3 musical, written by and starring The Great Comet's McLean, is currently in previews at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater.

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Looking for Regional Jobs? Hamilton, Kiss Me, Kate!, West Side Story, and More Are Casting by Playbill Staff

Find your next job with this selection of upcoming calls for Broadway and shows around the country.

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Ian McKellen On Stage Will Play West End This Fall by Adam Hetrick

The international stage and screen star is currently touring to 80 venues across the U.K.

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