Thursday, March 4, 2021

Revisit the Emotional Part 1 Finale of The Inheritance by Dan Meyer

Eric meets the ghosts of Walter’s caretaker past.

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Stars in the House Celebrates Duke Ellington March 4 With Mercedes Ellington, Judith Jamison, Ty Stephens, More by Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Back to Court: Six Plans (Another) West End Reopening by Ryan McPhee

The London musical continues to be a symbol of resilience during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jill Eikenberry Stars in Jericho, Directed by Marsha Mason, Streaming March 4 by Talaura Harms

The Jack Canfora family drama is the inaugural production for New Normal Rep.

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Revisit Lincoln Center Theater’s King Lear Starring Christopher Plummer by Marc J. Franklin

The production of the Shakespearean drama opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theater March 4, 2004.

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Scranton Scratch Night Hosts Emerging Writer Showcase March 4 by Dan Meyer

The virtual evening is produced by Pinkhouse Productions and Scranton Shakespeare Festival.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

In the News: Larry Powell Awarded Playwriting Commission, Donmar Reimagines Assembly for Digital Production by Talaura Harms

Plus: New Federal Theatre will present readings of Pearl Cleage and Cassandra Medley plays for Women's History Month.

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Check Out Derrick Baskin, Adam Pascal, Christiani Pitts, More in Amour First Look Trailer by Dan Meyer

A digital revival of the musical streams April 2-4.

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Select Broadway Venues to Welcome Back Audiences for Special Events Beginning in April by Ryan McPhee

The step toward reopening, as part of the NY PopsUp initiative, also includes programming at flexible performance spaces like St. Ann’s Warehouse and The Apollo.

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Check Out These February Best Sellers From the Playbill Store by Dan Meyer

A Playbill gaiter, a Once On This Island vinyl, a Ratatouille Playbill, and more.

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Opera Dissection Podcast Aria Code to Return for 18-Episode 3rd Season by Ryan McPhee

Rhiannon Giddens hosts the series from WQXR and The Metropolitan Opera.

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Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo Will Join Tom Hanks, Luke Evans, More in Disney's Live-Action Pinocchio by Andrew Gans

Robert Zemeckis will direct from a script he penned with Chris Weitz.

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Ashley Park, Nikki M. James, Anaïs Mitchell, More Tapped for Amplify 2021 Concert by Dan Meyer

Kate Baldwin will direct the streaming benefit for Maestra Music.

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Stars in the House Celebrates Floyd Collins March 3 With Adam Guettel, Tina Landau, Jason Danieley, More by Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Can You Finish the Missing Lyrics to Once On This Island? by Marc J. Franklin

Test your theatre knowledge of the Tony-nominated score.

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May Adrales Named The Lark’s New Artistic Director by Dan Meyer

The news comes less than a week after John Clinton Eisner announced his retirement.

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'Midnight, Not a Sound From the Stages': Kerry Ellis Records an Apt New Version of Cats Anthem 'Memory' by Andrew Gans

Jon Monie penned new lyrics to the Andrew Lloyd Webber hit to raise awareness about the struggling theatre industry.

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Karen Olivo, Laura Benanti, Alia Jones-Harvey, More Set for Virtual Women's Day on Broadway by Andrew Gans

Disney on Broadway's fourth annual event is themed "Reflecting Courageously, Transforming Collectively."

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Broadway Checklist: How Many of These Shows at the Walter Kerr Theatre Have You Seen? by Marc J. Franklin

Look back at the 10 most recent productions to play over 100 performances at the venue.

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Checking In With… Ain't Too Proud Star Matt Manuel by Andrew Gans

"I believe that this is such an opportunity to grow and reflect on ourselves. Growth is never comfortable."

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

In the News: Cynthia Erivo to Star in Roar Series, New Award for Female and Non-Binary Directors, More by Talaura Harms

Plus, the participating musicals for Theatre Accelerator's New Reality Edition development program have been chosen.

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Ben Platt, Allison Janney Tapped for The People We Hate at the Wedding Comedy by Dan Meyer

The movie adaptation of Grant Ginder’s novel will also star Schitt's Creek Emmy winner Annie Murphy.

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A Toast to ‘Chandelier’: Moulin Rouge! Director Alex Timbers Breaks Down the Crucial Act 2 Scene by Dan Meyer

How a pop anthem became one of the most crucial moments in a hit-filled musical.

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Anatomy of a Scene: Moulin Rouge! Director Alex Timbers Breaks Down ‘Chandelier’ by Dan Meyer

How Sia's pop anthem became one of the most crucial moments in a hit-filled musical.

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Seth Rudetsky Recounts Harrowing Anecdotes from Brian Stokes Mitchell and Santino Fontana by Seth Rudetsky

This week, Seth continues to celebrate his birthday with Broadway stories and more.

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Glimmerglass Plans Outdoor 2021 Season With New, Open-Air Stage on Festival Lawn by Ryan McPhee

The summer lineup includes the world premiere of Sandra Seaton’s The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson, starring Denyce Graves.

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A First Look at Fionn Whitehead, Alfred Enoch, and More in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Marc J. Franklin

The digital production is set to premiere March 16.

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Bring It On: The Musical Tour Sets New London Dates by Andrew Gans

Amber Davies and Louis Smith will head the cast.

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The Actors Fund, National Black Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, More Receive NYSCA Grants by Dan Meyer

Also among the grants is funding for a new work by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins at Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre Company.

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3 New Musicals Named Winners of 2021 Richard Rodgers Awards by Andrew Gans

Creators include Chelsea Marcantel, Michael Mahler, Alan Schmuckler, Heather Christian, EllaRose Chary, and Brandon James Gwinn.

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See Arts Workers Reunite at New York City Center to Advocate for Artist Relief by Playbill Staff

The event, hosted by We Light Candles and Be an #Arts Hero, was part of the Arts Workers Unite: 100 Days of Art and Activism initiative.

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