Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Chita Rivera, Ben Vereen, and More Broadway Luminaries Gather in L.A. for Concert for America by Robert Viagas

The May 24 extravaganza will be the fifth concert in the fundraising series.

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How Juilliard Trained Corey Hawkins to Play Dr. Dre, a Terrorist Tracker, and Earn a Tony Nomination by Joe Gambino

The classically trained actor has made a name for himself on stage and screen.

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From LuPone to Peters, Tony Nominee Andrew Rannells Shares His 10 Favorite Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

Audiences swoon for him, but here are the performances the former Book of Mormon and Falsettos star idolizes.

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Dirty Dancing Remake, Featuring Choreography by Tony Winner Andy Blankenbuehler, Airs on ABC May 24 by Andrew Gans

Abigail Breslin, Colt Prattes, Nicole Scherzinger, and Debra Messing star.

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Watch: How Many Bulbs Does it Take to Light Broadway’s The Great Comet? by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony-nominated lighting designer Bradley King breaks down the secrets behind creating the glitter and glow of the musical.

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Go Behind the Scenes at Hamilton on Broadway with David Korins by Olivia Clement

The Tony-nominated scenic designer takes Tyler Mount backstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in this week’s Get to Work video.

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25 DAYS OF TONYS: The Nominees Tell Us Who Made Them Feel They Could Have a Place in the Theatre by Ruthie Fierberg

From Christine Ebersole to Paula Vogel, Steven Levenson to Christian Borle, Tony nominees share the teachers, family members, and more who made them believe a career in theatre was possible.

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25 DAYS OF TONYS: Nominees Reveal The Person Who Made Them Feel They Belonged in Theatre

The 2017 Tony nominees name their biggest inspirations.

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In the Spotlight with Great Comet Lighting Designer Bradley King

Tony-nominated lighting designer Bradley King gives us an inside look at the 37 chandeliers, 1,950 light cues, and more at The Great Comet.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hamilton’s Anthony Ramos Joins Lady Gaga-Bradley Cooper Star Is Born Remake by Adam Hetrick

Ramos will play an aspiring dancer in the latest remake of the 1937 film classic.

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Broadway Has Another Record-Breaking Year at the Box Office by Adam Hetrick

The 2016–2017 season’s 45 productions raked in $1.4 billion at the box office.

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Tony-Nominated Broadway Musical Bandstand Announces Ticket Program for Veterans by Andrew Gans

The program will launch with a post-show talkback and will also include a performance on The Intrepid.

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Cast Set for Finger Lakes Staging of Jason Robert Brown’s Parade by Andrew Gans

The musical will be presented in July in Auburn, New York.

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Jane Krakowski Books NY Rainbow Room Cabaret Solo Show by Robert Viagas

Tony Award winner will sing and chat with the crowd June 23.

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PLAYBILL TRIVIA: How Well Do You Know Your Broadway Lyrics?

Put your ultimate Broadway lyric knowledge to the test on today's episode of Playbill Trivia.

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A Look at the U.S. Premiere of In the Heights in Spanish by Hannah Vine

The production runs April 20–May 28 at GALA Theatre in Washington, D.C.

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Go Inside Playbill’s Star-Studded Broadway on the Rhône River Cruise by Hannah Vine

Playbill’s first-ever river cruise sails the beautiful French river, featuring unforgettable Broadway talent, from May 21–28.

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PHOTO FLASHBACK: The Book of Mormon

Relive some of your favorite moments from The Book of Mormon in this week's Photo Flashback.

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Trump Administration Moves Forward with Proposal to Eliminate the NEA by Ryan McPhee

The National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities face severe cuts in the 2018 fiscal year.

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New Musical Sweetee Kicks Off May 23 by Olivia Clement

Jordan Tyson and Frozen’s Jelani Alladin lead the cast of the new show about a bi-racial woman in America during the 1930s.

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Norbert Leo Butz and Zosia Mamet Take the Stage in The Whirligig by Hannah Vine

Grace Van Patten also stars in the world premiere from the New Group.

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Lisa Lampanelli’s Stuffed to Return Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

The playwright and comedian will again star in the new comedy about food, weight, and body image.

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Ivo van Hove, Diane Paulus, and More Tapped for BAM’s Next Wave by Olivia Clement

The Brooklyn institution reveals the lineup for its 2017 festival of theatre, dance, music, and opera.

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Helen Mirren and Kelli O’Hara Hosted SAY’s 15th Anniversary Gala by Marc J. Franklin

The benefit featured performances by Krysta Rodriguez, Brandon Victor Dixon, and more.

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3 Playwriting Tips From David Mamet by Michael Gioia

The Pulitzer-winning and Tony-nominated playwright shares advice he’ll impart in his new online MasterClass.

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WATCH: Behind the Scenes at Hamilton with Scenic Designer David Korins

Join Playbill correspondent Tyler Mount as he gets an exclusive look backstage at the Broadway hit musical, Hamilton.

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Film, TV, and Broadway Performer Dina Merrill Dead at 93 by Robert Viagas

She made a mid-career return to Broadway in a revival of On Your Toes.

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Rosie O’Donnell Will Narrate Benefit Reading of Hollywood Nurses by Andrew Gans

The reading of the new pulp comedy will benefit The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative.

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In Rehearsals With Elizabeth Marvel, Corey Stoll, and the Cast of Julius Caesar by Hannah Vine

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis helms the political drama in Central Park.

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Denise Gough and Fiona Shaw Join Keira Knightley for Upcoming Film Colette by Ryan McPhee

Gough will also reprise her Olivier-winning performance in People, Places and Things in New York this year.

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Bebe Neuwirth, Tony Sheldon, Brenda Braxton Plan Comedy Night for Your Rights by Robert Viagas

Second performance of Villain: DeBlanks set as ACLU fundraiser in NYC May 31.

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