Thursday, January 6, 2022

Watch Clip of Alvin Ailey Explain His Creative Process in Documentary Ailey by Dan Meyer

American Masters: Ailey airs on PBS January 11.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:15AM

New Writers at 54! Returns With Concerts From Janet Noh, Andy Roninson, Brandon Webster, More by Talaura Harms

Other emerging musical theatre writers showcased in the concert series at Feinstein's/54 Below include the teams of McGuire and Simon and siblings Murphy Taylor and Emerson Mae Smith.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:10AM

Checking In With… Everybody's Talking About Jamie Star Layton Williams by Andrew Gans

The former Rent and Billy Elliot star will soon be seen in the title role of the Los Angeles premiere of Jamie.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:18AM
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Take a 1st Look at Cecily Strong in The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The production starring the Saturday Night Live star is set to officially open at The Shed January 11.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:15PM

Harlem Stage Announces Spring 2022 In-Person and Digital Programming by Dan Meyer

The season includes En El Tiempo de las Mariposas, A Drop of Midnight, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:04PM

Austin Pendleton Replaces Bill Buell in This Beautiful Future Off-Broadway by Andrew Gans

Jack Serio directs Rita Kalnejais' drama.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:53PM

Cast Set for Drama League's DirectorFest 2022 by Andrew Gans

Directors include Reena Dutt, Ryan Dobrin, Lanise Antoine Shelley, Keenan Tyler Oliphant, and Sivan Battat.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:57PM

LaChanze, Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block, More Set for 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center by Andrew Gans

James Monroe Iglehart will host the upcoming performances celebrating five decades of musical theatre at the D.C. venue.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:03PM

Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Kick-Off Networking Event for BIPOC Stage Managers by Logan Culwell-Block

Attendees will be able to engage virtually with representatives from Disney Theatrical, Second Stage Theatre, NETworks, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:37PM

The 1/52 Project Offers $15K Grants to Early-Career Theatre Designers to Diversify Design Community by Andrew Gans

Beowulf Boritt founded the project, which is encouraging Broadway designers to donate one week's royalties to the fund annually.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:29PM

Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Cyrano Movie Musical In New Featurette by Talaura Harms

Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. star in the film from director Joe Wright.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01PM

Chris Evans Could Play Gene Kelly in Upcoming Biopic; John Logan Attached as Screenwriter by Dan Meyer

The film will follow a young teen working on the MGM lot in the ‘50s.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:51AM

Fred Ebb Foundation Donates Largest Gift in Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS History by Andrew Gans

To date, the foundation created by late, Tony-winning lyricist Ebb has donated $24.8 million to Broadway Cares.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:38AM

Irish Rep Announces In-Person and Digital Programming for 2022 by Dan Meyer

The Off-Broadway theatre company will present A Touch of the Poet, Made By God, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:32AM

Greg Kinnear Makes Broadway Debut in To Kill a Mockingbird January 5 by Andrew Gans

Baize Buzan also steps into the role of Scout Finch at the Shubert Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Flying Over Sunset Moves Up Broadway Closing Date by Logan Culwell-Block

Tony nominees Tony Yazbeck, Harry Hadden-Paton, and Carmen Cusack star in the the Lincoln Center Theater production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:36PM

Black Theatre Coalition Names New Executive Director and Program Director by Andrew Gans

T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams, and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee co-founded the organization in July 2020.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:06PM

Paradise Square Pushes Back Broadway Start and Opening Night by Logan Culwell-Block

The Civil War era-set musical will start a month later as a COVID-19 precaution.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:33PM

Sara Bareilles Will Perform at 2022 Roundabout Theatre Company Gala by Talaura Harms

This year's gala will honor three-time Tony recipient Chita Rivera.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:59AM

Brittney Mack, Alexandra Silber, Presley Ryan, More to Lead I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been at Feinstein's/54 Below by Logan Culwell-Block

Created and hosted by Silber, the latest installment of the concert series will play to an in-person audience and stream live.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:54AM

Listen to BBC Phantom at 35 Radio Documentary by Talaura Harms

Stage and screen star Luke Evans narrates Celebrating 35 Years of Phantom of the Opera, a-two hour look back at the groundbreaking musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:04AM

Final Performances of Lynn Nottage's Clyde's Stream Live From Broadway Beginning January 4 by Dan Meyer

Audiences can catch the last 16 performances of the Second Stage production in-person or virtually.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:58AM

Aladdin Tony Winner James Monroe Iglehart Will Be Billy Flynn in Broadway's Chicago by Andrew Gans

The international hit musical continues at the Ambassador Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:03AM

Watch David Byrne Talk Modifying American Utopia, Why the Cast Wears Suits, What Was Worse About 1970s New York, More by Andrew Gans

Former Talking Heads frontman Byrne appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:02AM
Monday, January 3, 2022

Allan Larson, Father of Rent Creator Jonathan Larson, Dies by Talaura Harms

Following Jonathan's death in 1996, Larson served as steward to his son's legacy, creating the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation and sharing Peasant's Feasts with Rent casts.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:12PM

Sierra Boggess and Stefano Da Fre Announce Engagement by Logan Culwell-Block

The Broadway star and filmmaker made the happy announcement on Instagram.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:04PM

Sierra Boggess and Stefano Da Free Announce Engagement by Logan Culwell-Block

The Broadway star and filmmaker made the happy announcement on Instagram.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:04PM

Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares His Freestyle Love Supreme Pre-Show Playlists by Talaura Harms

With tracks from Beyoncé, The Mountain Goats, Wu-Tang Clan, and more, check out the wild mixes that welcomed audiences into the Booth Theatre and got the FLS company amped to perform.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:42PM

MCC Theater Sets New Dates for Off-Broadway Premiere of Space Dogs by Talaura Harms

In order to prevent COVID disruptions during the production, the company has delayed the start of the new Van Hughes-Nick Blaemire musical by two weeks.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:34PM

Tino Gagliardi Elected President and Executive Director of NYC Musicians' Union Local 802 by Logan Culwell-Block

A former Broadway trumpet player, Gagliardi returns to the role after serving in it from 2010 to 2018.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:28PM

Stars in the House Welcomes Come From Away's Josh Breckenridge, Sharon Wheatley, More January 3 by Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley host the live streamed series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:00PM

All that Chat

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