Friday, September 18, 2020

WATCH: David Byrne Hopes to Be Back on Broadway a Year From Now by Dan Meyer

The American Utopia star also talked about his HBO collaboration with Spike Lee on late night TV.

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Stage Door Virtually! Meet Rent Alums September 24 by Dan Meyer

Playbill Social Selects teams up with Broadway Roulette's Elizabeth Durand Streisand for a virtual hangout.

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Cast of Caesar & Cleopatra, Including Brenda Braxton and Robert Cuccioli, Will Reunite for Stars in the House Reading by Andrew Gans

The reading of the Bernard Shaw classic is part of the Plays in the House spinoff of Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's series benefiting The Actors Fund.

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WATCH: Andrea Martin, Harvey Fierstein, John Cariani, More From the 2004 Revival of Fiddler on the Roof Reunite for Special 'Sabbath Prayer' by Logan Culwell-Block

The cast virtually reunited for a performance marking the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year.

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Watch the 2020 Television Humanitarian Awards, Honoring Billy Porter, Phylicia Rashad, More by Andrew Gans

Hosted by The Creative Coalition, the annual event honors those in the TV industry who use their positions to make a positive impact.

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Jasmine Cephas Jones, Laurence Fisburne, More Win Emmy Awards Ahead of Primetime Broadcast by Dan Meyer

The Hamilton alum and Tony winner earned trophies for their work on Quibi’s #FreeRayshawn.

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Laura Benanti to Release Debut Studio Album, Drops Single of Rufus Wainwright Cover by Ryan McPhee

The Tony winner's self-titled album arrives in October.

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Sarah Paulson Is Ratched on Netflix, Streaming September 18 by Dan Meyer

Nurse Mildred gets a backstory in the Once Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest prequel from Ryan Murphy.

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Celebrate Nina Arianda's Birthday With a Look Back at Her Tony-Winning Venus in Fur Performance by Mark Peikert

Also Tony nominated for Born Yesterday, the stage and screen star was born September 18.

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The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: What to Watch September 18-20 by Ryan McPhee

The Sugar in Our Wounds cast reunites, the Broadway Flea Market goes virtual, and more.

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Checking In With… Janet Dacal, Star of Prince of Broadway, Wonderland, In the Heights, More by Andrew Gans

Dacal will also be part of Playbill and The Broadway League’s ¡VIVA Broadway! concert, celebrating Latinx Heritage Month and Latinx milestones on Broadway.

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Help Detective Sydney Styles Solve A Chorus Crime September 18 by Dan Meyer

Be an assistant in this interactive theatre experience from Playbill Social Selects and Seize the Show.

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Celebrate Famed Choreographer Agnes de Mille With a Look Inside Her Legacy by Marc J. Franklin

The seminal theatremaker was born September 18, 1905.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

MJ the Musical on Broadway, Alliance Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, More Host Video Auditions by Playbill Staff

Find your next job with self-tape audition opportunities for shows across the country.

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In the News: Keen Company Announces 2020–2021 Season, Anna Karenina to Stream Online, More by Andrew Gans

Plus, watch Broadway alum Brad Gibson's powerful new music video, "Fool."

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Playwright Steve Carter Dies at 90 by Ryan McPhee

The writer premiered several of his works at the New York City-based Negro Ensemble Company and Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater.

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The Public Theater Will Present Saheem Ali-Directed Shipwreck; More Fall Digital Programming Announced by Dan Meyer

Raúl Esparza, Joe Morton, and more will star in the radio play by Anne Washburn.

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Tony Tanner, Tony-Nominated Director and Choreographer, Dies at 88 by Andrew Gans

Born in England, Mr. Tanner made his Broadway acting debut in Half a Sixpence.

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What the Constitution Means to Me, Starring Heidi Schreck, Heading to Amazon by Ryan McPhee

The filmed capture of the Pulitzer finalist and Tony-nominated play will premiere in October, marking a new overall deal between Schreck and Amazon Studios.

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Donations From Project Sing Out! Lead to $30,000 in Grants to School Theatre Programs in Need by Logan Culwell-Block

The streamed concert event from executive producer and Once On This Island Tony nominee Hailey Kilgore took place in July.

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Go Behind the Scenes of the Brave Hearts for Broadway Concert Let Us Entertain You by Dan Meyer

Michael E. Merritt and more spoke to CBS-2 NY ahead of the September 23 event.

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Check Out Photos of Blackeyed Theatre’s Production of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Marc J. Franklin

The U.K. production, which will be performed to a socially-distanced audience and livestreamed, will play the South Hill Park Arts Centre September 18.

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Roundabout Theatre Company Will Offer TheatreLab Interactive Workshops by Andrew Gans

Instructors include Whitney White, Margot Bordelon, Adam Gwon, Jillian Walker, and Joshua Harmon.

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Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and More Music Makers in Trailer for Song Exploder by Dan Meyer

The Netflix docuseries, based on the podcast, debuts October 2.

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U.K. Tour of Educating Rita to Resume in October by Andrew Gans

Jessica Johnson and Stephen Tompkinson star.

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Raúl Esparza and More Join Berkeley Rep's Virtual Programming Lineup by Dan Meyer

The four-time Tony nominee will star in a new work inspired by Virginia Woolf’s The Waves.

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Live Recording of Nick Cordero Solo Show Released September 17 by Logan Culwell-Block

Proceeds from the album will benefit the late actor's wife and child.

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London's National Theatre to Present Dick Whittington Panto on Its Newly Configured Olivier Stage by Ryan McPhee

The in-the-round production will follow the Giles Terera-led Death of England: Delroy, marking the National's first in-person offering since March.

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Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley Present 3rd 'Best Of' Stars in the House Special September 17 by Andrew Gans

The daily live stream series benefits The Actors Fund.

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How to Build an Interactive Virtual Theatre Experience in the Era of COVID by Dan Meyer

From story and character development to digital technology, Seize the Show is leading the charge for stay-at-home entertainment.

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Justina Machado and Gabrielle Ruiz Join ¡VIVA Broadway! Lineup by Ruthie Fierberg

The The Heights and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend alums, respectively, join the star-studded October 1 concert event. Here’s how to watch.

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