Sunday, August 20, 2017

Relax in Bryant Park with Anastasia’s Christy Altomare by Marc J. Franklin

The Broadway leading lady shows us how she enjoys summer in New York City.

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Why Food Plays a Crucial Role in This Former Wicked Star’s Life by Kori Frederick

Zachary Noah Piser talks food, fuel, and family.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

See Ana Villafañe’s Sardi’s Caricature Unveiled by Hannah Vine

The On Your Feet! star joined the famed wall of Sardi’s August 19.

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President Trump and First Lady Melania Pull Out of Kennedy Center Honors by Olivia Clement

Gloria Estefan and Carmen de Lavallade are among this year’s honorees.

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Look Back at the 2007 Opening Night of Grease, Plus Max and Laura’s 2016 Reunion by Hannah Vine

The Broadway revival starring Max Crumm and Laura Osnes opened August 19, 2007.

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Go Inside Playbill Presents Bandstand Pop-Up Performance at Subculture by Marc J. Franklin

Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, and the Donny Nova Band played an exclusive set and shared backstage stories at the intimate downtown music venue August 17.

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Rachel York Sings August 19 Gershwin & Friends Concert with Michael Feinstein by Robert Viagas

She recently starred in a workshop of the Go-Go’s musical Head Over Heels.

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How Anastasia’s Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Wrote Their Oscar-Nominated “Journey to the Past” by Adam Hetrick

The Tony-winning team reveals never-before-seen drafts of early sheet music, alternate melodies, and more as they explain how they came up with their musical anthem.

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Spend a Two-Show Day at Company Starring Aaron Tveit by Hannah Vine

Mara Davi shows us what it’s like to do a double-duty day with Barrington Stage Company.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

What’s It Like to Step Into a Role on Broadway? by Adam Hetrick

A Doll's House, Part 2 cast member Erin Wilhelmi talks about her experience joining Lucas Hnath’s acclaimed Broadway play in this week’s episode of The Compass.

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Broadway 101: 10 Directors Every Broadway History Nerd Should Know by Logan Culwell-Block

From Orson Welles to Harold Prince to Julie Taymor, we dive deep to ensure you know the most important players throughout Broadway history.

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Broadway Will Dim Its Lights in Memory of Stuart Thompson by Olivia Clement

Broadway marquees will go dark for one minute on August 22 in honor of the prolific producer and general manager.

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Broadway Producer Stuart Thompson Passes Away at Age 62 by Olivia Clement

The six-time Tony-winning producer and manager worked on over 70 Broadway and West End productions.

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RECAP: Watch Bandstand’s Laura Osnes, Corey Cott and the Donny Nova Band in this Exclusive Performance and Talkback by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch the original cast play three numbers from the Tony-winning musical, reveal the touching inspiration for their characters, and more from Playbill’s Facebook Live broadcast.

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Listen to Jennifer Damiano and Andy Mientus Sing New Michael Mott Track by Olivia Clement

The pair sings “My Favorite Color” from the album Abandoned Heart, out next month.

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Popcorn Falls, Directed by Tony Winner Christian Borle, Premieres August 18 by Adam Hetrick

The star of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Falsettos directs the comedy by fellow Broadway actor-playwright James Hindman.

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Watch: Brandy Norwood Talks About Returning to Broadway’s Chicago by Ruthie Fierberg

The recording artist says Broadway changed her life.

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Michael Moore Updated The Terms of My Surrender Onstage This Week by Ruthie Fierberg

In addition to his after-show protest at Trump Tower, Moore added to his onstage story this week.

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Repertorio Español Lines Up World Premiere From Nilo Cruz for 50th Anniversary Season by Olivia Clement

The season will also include a world-premiere adaptation of a García Márquez novel.

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Watch: The Story Behind Come From Away’s Captain Beverley Bass by Ruthie Fierberg

The woman played by Tony nominee Jenn Colella onstage talks about flying on 9/11 and watching herself onstage 75 times!

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Why Tony Nominee Carrie Coon and Pulitzer Prize Winner Tracy Letts Got Married in a Hospital by Ruthie Fierberg

The two fell in love despite high tensions working on Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Stephanie J. Block, Capathia Jenkins, and More Will Sleep Out for Homeless Youth by Olivia Clement

The annual Broadway Sleep Out, benefiting Covenant House, will take place August 21.

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Members of President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities Resign in Protest by Olivia Clement

Sixteen panel members have signed a letter to President Trump in response to the Administration’s handling of the events in Charlottesville.

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Judith Ivey, Jane Alexander, and Denis Arndt Among Cast of Long Wharf’s Fireflies by Andrew Gans

The Matthew Barber drama will make its world premiere at the Connecticut venue in October.

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Casting Complete for Two River’s A Raisin in the Sun, Starring Jitney’s Brandon J. Dirden by Andrew Gans

Crystal A. Dickinson, Brenda Pressley, and Nat DeWolf are also among the cast.

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Tony-Winning Choreographer Twyla Tharp Launches The Joyce’s 2017–2018 Season by Ruthie Fierberg

Twyla Tharp Dance is featured in a world-premiere program set to Bob Dylan music.

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For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday Begins Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Lisa Emery, Kathleen Chalfant, Daniel Jenkins, and more star in the Sarah Ruhl play at Playwrights Horizons.

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Currently Running National Tours by John Curtis

A look at the touring musicals and plays that may soon be coming to a city near you!

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Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and James Corden in Crosswalk the Musical: Hair by Andrew Gans

Listen to Miranda and Corden's renditions of “Aquarius,” “Let the Sunshine In,” and more.

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See Groundhog Day's Andy Karl Honored With Tony’s di Napoli Portrait by Hannah Vine

The three-time Tony nominee joined the Broadway Wall of Fame at the Midtown eatery on August 17.

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Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower, Starring Amy Schumer, Racking Up Healthy Advance by Andrew Gans

Tony winner Laura Benanti will also star in the new comedy, which arrives on Broadway in November.

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