Friday, April 18, 2014

PHOTO CALL: Julia Murney, Jeremy Jordan, Michael Cerveris, Christopher Jackson and More Give Andrew Lippa's Wild Party a Jazz Makeover by Matthew Blank

Original The Wild Party star Julia Murney was joined by Jeremy Jordan, Leslie Kritzer, Michael Cerveris and more for a special one-night-only concert of re-imagined songs from that Andrew Li…

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PHOTO CALL: Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman Co-Star in Sharr White's Annapurna at The New Group by Matthew Blank

Emmy Award winner Megan Mullally and her husband Nick Offerman co-star as estranged lovers in the New York premiere of Sharr White's Annapurna, which began performances April 13 at the A…

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STAGE PORTRAIT: The Cripple of Inishmaan's Daniel Radcliffe by Andrew Gans

Acclaimed illustrator Ken Fallin's drawings of the greatest stars and scenes of the theatrical world are a recurring part of Playbill.com.

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Georgia Stitt-Lisa Diana Shapiro Musical Samantha Spade Will Play Limited NYC Engagement by Andrew Gans

TADA! Youth Theater will present the world premiere of Samantha Spade, Ace Detective: The Case of the Maltball Falcon, an original family musical performed by kids for kids, April 26-May 18…

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Will Delaware Theatre Company Bring Ain't Misbehavin to Off-Broadway? by Carey Purcell

Tony Award-winning director and lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr., who conceived and directed the original Broadway production of Ain't Misbehavin', is considering moving the Delaware The…

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San Diego Opera Board President Resigns; Company Votes in Favor of New, Smaller Budget Plan by Carey Purcell

Following the resignation of San Diego Opera board president Karen Cohn, the company's board of directors voted to proceed with a new reorganization plan that will prevent the company fr…

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PHOTO CALL: Moss Hart's Theatrical Memoir Act One, Starring Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub, Opens on Broadway by Matthew Blank

Act One, the new stage production based on the memoir of Broadway playwright, director and lyricist Moss Hart, officially opened on Broadway April 17 at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian B…

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Old Globe Will Feature World Premiere of Bright Star, Plus Buyer & Cellar and Murder for Two in 2014-15 Season by Carey Purcell

San Diego's Old Globe Theatre announced its 2014-15 season, which will feature the world premiere of Edie Brickell and Steve Martin's new musical Bright Star, Jonathan Tolins…

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OBSESSED!: Jessie Mueller (and Her Multiple Personalities) Sing "Beautiful"

Currently starring in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Jessie Mueller has played a wide range of roles in her Broadway career. In studio with Seth Rudetsky, she shares stories about her f…

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Bryan Cranston, Fran Drescher, James Franco, Idina Menzel, Denzel Washington and More Set for Easter Bonnet Competition by Andrew Gans

Celebrity participants have been announced for the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, which will be presented April 21 at 4:30 PM and April 22 at 2 PM at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre.…

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Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Colbert Set for "David Letterman" Appearances; Guests Also Announced for "Craig Ferguson" and "The Talk" by Andrew Gans

Upcoming guests have been announced for three CBS programs: "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and "The Talk."

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Playbill Quiz: Over a Dozen Divas Sing "I'm Still Here"; Can You Name Them All? (The Video Answers) by Playbill Staff

The original Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's Follies opened April 4, 1971, at the Winter Garden Theatre. Playbill.com marked the occasion with an audio quiz for musical fans.

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NY Reading of Jay O. Sanders' Unexplored Interior, Commemorating Rwandan Genocide, Will Simultaneously Screen in Rwanda by Michael Gioia

In recognition of the 20-year anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, actor-writer Jay O. Sanders' play Unexplored Interior will receive a reading May 11 — that wi…

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Tony Winner Geoffrey Rush Will Portray Oliver! Composer Lionel Bart in Musical Biopic by Michael Gioia

Tony Award and Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush will portray Tony-winning Oliver! composer Lionel Bart in an upcoming musical biopic, according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail.

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Judy Kuhn, Howard McGillin, Roger Rees and More Join Cast of Kander and Ebb's The Visit at Williamstown by Adam Hetrick

Judy Kuhn, Howard McGillin, Roger Rees and Nancy Opel will join Tony Award winner Chita Rivera in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Kander and Ebb's The Visit.

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Betty Buckley, Mimi Hines, The Skivvies Headed to O'Neill Cabaret Conference by Adam Hetrick

Betty Buckley, Mimi Hines, The Skivvies and more will be part of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2014 Cabaret & Performance Conference.

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Brandon Victor Dixon and Morgan James Will Join Ryan Shaw at Cutting Room by Andrew Gans

Three-time Grammy nominee Ryan Shaw, who can be seen on Broadway in Motown The Musical, will return to The Cutting Room April 21 at 8:30 PM.

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Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love to Transfer to London's National Theatre in October by Mark Shenton

Here Lies Love, the musical which received its world premiere at New York's Public Theater last year and has recently resumed performances there for an open-ended commercial run prior to…

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Fritz Weaver, Maryann Plunkett, Tony Sheldon, Jeff McCarthy, Veanne Cox, Charlotte Rae Set for Heartbreak House Reading by Andrew Gans

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, which is under the leadership of founding artistic director David Staller, will continue May 12 at 7 PM with George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbre…

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Another Finalist Eliminated on "American Idol"; Six Contestants Remain by Andrew Gans

Six contestants now remain on the Fox singing competition "American Idol XIII."

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THE SCREENING ROOM: First "Jersey Boys" Trailer Released (Video) by Michael Gioia

The first trailer to Clint Eastwood's film adaptation of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which is scheduled to arrive in theatres June 20, was released April 17. 

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The Verdict: Critics Review Act One, Starring Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana and Andrea Martin by Playbill Staff

Act One, the new stage production based on the memoir of Broadway playwright, director and lyricist Moss Hart, officially opened on Broadway April 17 at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian B…

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PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Leigh Silverman, Who Will "Let It Sing" With Violet on Broadway by Carey Purcell

Playbill.com chats with Leigh Silverman, who is directing the Broadway premiere of the award-winning musical Violet.

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DIVA TALK: Catching Up With Tony Nominee and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Star Jessie Mueller by Andrew Gans

News, views and reviews about the multi-talented women of the musical theatre and the concert/cabaret stage.

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Learn Your Lessons Well: The Golden Rules of Etiquette for Broadway Audiences by Carey Purcell

Playbill.com offers a guide to proper etiquette for theatregoing audience members.

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Be A Good Little Widow, Starring Caroline Aaron and Larisa Oleynik, Opens April 18 by Carey Purcell

Be A Good Little Widow, Bekah Brunstetter's comedy about loss and longing, makes its Los Angeles premiere at the NoHo Arts Center, opening April 18. 

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New Drama Honor Bound Begins Performances at St. Luke's Theatre April 18 by Carey Purcell

Albert J. Repicci's dramatic play Honor Bound plays St. Luke's Theatre beginning April 18, prior to an official opening May 14.

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U.S. Premiere of Mohamed Kacimi's Holy Land, About the Devastation of War, Begins April 18 in Manhattan by Michael Gioia

The U.S. premiere of French playwright Mohamed Kacimi's play Holy Land is presented April 18-May 10 at HERE in Manhattan.

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La Mirada's Cats, Featuring Todrick Hall as Rum Tum Tugger, Begins April 18 in CA by Michael Gioia

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the Tony Award-winning musical Cats, featuring Broadway actor and YouTube sensation Todrick Hall as Rum Tum Tu…

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Of Mice and Men, Violet, Susan Stroman and More Added to Playbill Vault, Week Ending April 19 by Megan Dekic

When the Playbill Vault launched in December 2011, it included information on over 10,000 shows and 120,000 actors, creative teams and crew members who have worked or are currently working o…

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From Romeo and Juliet to Of Mice and Men, A Look at the 2013-14 Season: The Play Revivals by Playbill Staff

With the 2013-14 Broadway season coming to a close this month (April 24 is the cut-off date for eligibility for the 68th Annual Tony Awards), Playbill.com offers a four-part look at the curr…

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