Saturday, July 4, 2020

From The Odd Couple to Sweet Charity: Look Back at Neil Simon's Shows on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The prolific playwright was born July 4, 1927.

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Arnetia Walker and Stephen Nachamie Launch Just One Step for Democracy by Andrew Gans

The online campaign encourages Americans to #Vote4Change.

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Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O'Hara, Mandy Gonzalez, More Are Part of PBS' A Capitol Fourth Concert July 4 by Andrew Gans

Vanessa Williams and John Stamos host the annual celebration.

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Leslie Odom Jr., Brian Stokes Mitchell, Rita Moreno, More Are Part of July 4 A Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes by Andrew Gans

The celebration, featuring both new content and retrospective highlights, airs on Bloomberg Television.

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Friday, July 3, 2020

So You Finally Watched Hamilton... Now What? by Playbill Staff

Here are videos, speeches, and other Hamilmoments from the last five years to explore!

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Stars in the House Welcomes Tony Winner Andrea Martin July 3 by Andrew Gans

The live stream benefits The Actors Fund.

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What to Stream Over 4th of July Weekend (Including Hamilton) by Ryan McPhee

From Broadway-infused Independence Day celebrations to a show that finds fun in rule-making.

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Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap to Reopen in London This Fall by Mark Peikert

The world's longest-running play opened in 1952.

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Checking In With… Hamilton Star Sydney James Harcourt by Andrew Gans

"This unrest and struggle will lead to a new golden era for society, so I encourage people to choose hope and positivity over fear or despair."

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Welcome to the Room Where It Happens: Hamilton Arrives on Disney+ July 3 by Ryan McPhee

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is now available to stream.

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Listen to Margo Martindale and Tory Kittles on a New Broadway-Themed Episode of Day by Day Podcast by Ruthie Fierberg

Created by Adam Faze and Jamie Dolan, the fictional anthology series takes a theatre bent in its July 2 episode.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Over 30 Former Altar Boyz Join Forces for Virtual Rendition of 'I Believe' by Andrew Gans

A reunion of the creative team and the original cast will be presented July 9 to benefit The Actors Fund.

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Read 'Letter to The Future' From National Black Theatre's Founder Dr. Barbara Ann Teer by Olivia Clement

NBT continues its founder's month celebrations, with the public release of the letter, a weekly conversation series, and more.

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André De Shields, Dominique Morisseau, More to Take Part in Black Theatre Week by Ryan McPhee

The virtual event kicks off July 27 with a 50th anniversary tribute to New Federal Theatre.

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Revisit Lin-Manuel Miranda's Interview About Performing The Hamilton Mixtape by Robert Simonson

The future Pulitzer Prize winner spoke to Playbill in 2012 about his then song cycle shortly before performing it with a star-studded cast as part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series

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Watch Peppermint, Taylor Iman Jones, Bonnie Milligan, More Perform a Head Over Heels Virtual Medley by Dan Meyer

The stars performed a string of hits from The Go-Go's, whose songs form the score of the Broadway musical.

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Read Critics' Original Reviews for Hamilton on Broadway by Playbill Staff

The Broadway transfer of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical opened August 6, 2015, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

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Watch Performances from Seussical JR., Hairspray JR., More in the Virtual Broadway Junior Student Finale by Logan Culwell-Block

The event from the Shubert Foundation, Music Theatre International, and the NYC Department of Education brings musical theatre to NYC public schools.

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Sergio Trujillo Will Talk Ain't Too Proud, On Your Feet!, More on The Broadway Q&A by Logan Culwell-Block

The Tony-winning choreographer will answer your questions during the July 6 live stream.

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Black Theatre United Announces Inaugural Event: Audra McDonald and Sherrilyn Ifill in Conversation by Dan Meyer

The six-time Tony winner will sit down virtually with the President of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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Exclusive: Flip Through the Playbill Program for the Filmed Hamilton Performance by Logan Culwell-Block

Get ready for the July 3 Disney+ premiere with the program from the week the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning hit was filmed on Broadway.

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Check Out The Public Theater's 2020–2022 Emerging Writers Group by Olivia Clement

Selected from over 500 applicants, the 10 playwrights will be in residence at the Off-Broadway theatre for two years.

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Karen Mason, Sharon McNight Among Teaching Artists for Singnasium by Andrew Gans

The education collaborative welcomes artists and singers of all levels.

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Olivier Winner Lesley Manville Will Play Princess Margaret in Final Season of The Crown by Dan Meyer

The stage and screen star will star opposite Imedla Stauton.

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Mean Girls Launches Summer Book Club Series With Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give by Dan Meyer

Tina Fey, Krystina Alabado, Chad Burris, Sabrina Carpenter, and more will sit down with the author in a virtual discussion.

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Checking In With… 4-Time Oscar Nominee Marsha Mason, Star of The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two, The Night of the Iguana, More by Andrew Gans

"I wake up in the morning and say a prayer of gratitude that real change is happening in this country."

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Mandy Patinkin Shares the Story Behind Hearing Sunday in the Park With George's ‘Finishing the Hat’ for the 1st Time by Ruthie Fierberg

During a Zoom panel for the 92Y, the Homeland star and Tony winner recalls a night with Stephen Sondheim.

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Which Moment in Hamilton Is Lin-Manuel Miranda Most Excited for Audiences to Experience on Disney+? by Felicia Fitzpatrick

Creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and director Thomas Kail reflect on Hamilton's journey to the small screen.

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Lorraine Hansberry's Les Blancs Begins Streaming July 2 by Dan Meyer

The 2016 London staging stars Danny Sapani, Gary Beadle, and Tunji Kasim.

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