Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Do You Know the Playbills of These Tony-Winning Best Musicals? by Logan Culwell-Block

Test your knowledge of the Playbill covers of these shows—without their titles.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Caissie Levy, Patti Murin, and More on Blending the Familiar With the Unexpected for Broadway's Frozen by Ryan McPhee

The Disney musical begins February 22 at the St. James Theatre.

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A First Look at Bryony Lavery’s Frozen in London by Marc J. Franklin

The West End revival, which stars Suranne Jones, opens at Theatre Royal Haymarket February 20.

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Grosses Analysis: Holiday Weekend Delivers Box Office Bump; The Lion King and Hamilton Top Earners by Andrew Gans

Nine other shows surpassed $1 million in the week ending February 18.

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Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl Will Star in Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song on Broadway by Ryan McPhee

The two will reprise their performances when the Second Stage Theater production transfers this fall.

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Read Reviews for Aleshea Harris’ Relentless Award-Winning Is God Is by Olivia Clement

See what critics think of the world-premiere production, now playing Soho Rep.

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Watch Mykal Kilgore Nail the ‘Doing the Most’ Vocal Challenge by Olivia Clement

Playbill puts the Broadway belter’s vocal chops to the test.

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Kate Baldwin, Will Swenson, and More Perform With the Skivvies in Hit Singles by Hannah Vine

Theatrical musical duo Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina stripped down with special guests February 15 at The Green Room 42.

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Dave Thomas Brown Is Elder Price in Broadway’s Book of Mormon February 20; Cody Jamison Strand Returns by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning musical approaches its eighth year at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

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Chita Rivera Packs March Slate With 54 Below Run, Plus Appearances With Tommy Tune and Seth Rudetsky by Adam Hetrick

The Broadway legend has lined up appearances across the country, starting with a 10-performance New York City concert engagement.

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Marin Hinkle Proves Her Theatre Cred by Ruthie Fierberg

The star of the award-winning Amazon series and ABC’s hit sitcom Speechless talks about the theatre experiences that made her the performer she is today.

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Cruel Intentions Extends for Third and Final Time and Welcomes New Cast Members by Olivia Clement

The hit Off-Broadway show has doubled its originally scheduled engagement, and is now set to head on tour beginning this fall.

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See Laura Osnes, Taylor Louderman, Rachel Bloom, Ciara Renée, and More at the Broadway Princess Party by Hannah Vine

Osnes and friends celebrated film and stage royalty February 11 by singing their songs.

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Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Eyeing Engagements in U.S., London, Korea, and More by Andrew Gans

A Tokyo run is scheduled to begin in January 2019.

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Arielle Jacobs Is Aladdin’s New Jasmine on Broadway Starting February 20 by Andrew Gans

The hit Disney musical continues at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

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Extended Good for Otto Begins Performances by Olivia Clement

Tony-winning playwright David Rabe looks at life inside a rural Connecticut mental health center in his newest play.

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Stacey Yen on Building Off-Broadway's Miles for Mary With The Mad Ones by Adam Hetrick

Yen is the latest guest on the artists’ podcast The Compass, hosted by Leah Walsh.

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Virtuoso Mandolin Player Avi Avital Crosses the Border Between Folk and Classical Music by Ben Finane

The Israeli mandolinist discusses the rich history of his instrument, crossing genres, embedding nuance, and the artistic persona.

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Meet the Cast of the New York Premiere of Bobbie Clearly by Hannah Vine

Alex Lubischer’s comedy-about-a-tragedy will be the second Roundabout Underground production of the season.

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Kings, With Gillian Jacobs and Eisa Davis, Opens Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

The two actors go head to head in Sarah Burgess’ new D.C.-set political play, also starring Aya Cash and Zach Grenier.

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Ramin Karimloo, Laura Osnes, Lea Salonga, More Part of Broadway Classics Concert at Carnegie Hall by Andrew Gans

The February 20 concert celebrates the work of Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Flaherty, George Gershwin, Alan Menken, Lucy Simon, and Maury Yeston.

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Look Back at Tony Winner Jessie Mueller Onstage by Hannah Vine

Mueller will return to Broadway this season as Julie Jordan in Carousel.

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Monday, February 19, 2018

How Kyle Jarrow Puzzle-Pieced Songs From 21 Artists for One Seamless SpongeBob SquarePants by Ruthie Fierberg

The Broadway book writer reveals the unconventional process of writing a SpongeBob story to fit songs by Sara Bareilles, David Bowie, John Legend, and more.

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Tootsie’s Santino Fontana Plays Henry Higgins in February 19 Pygmalion Reading by Andrew Gans

David Staller directs the reading as part of the Project Shaw series.

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Look Back at Kevin Kline, John Cullum, and Madeline Kahn in On the Twentieth Century on Broadway by Hannah Vine

The show hits its 40th anniversary on February 19.

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Hillary Clinton, Oscar Isaac, Kelly Ripa, and More Visit Broadway by Hannah Vine

See who stopped by the Great White Way to take in shows this past month.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

How Did Critics Review Kennedy Center Chess, Starring Raúl Esparza, Karen Olivo, Ramin Karimloo, Ruthie Ann Miles? by Andrew Gans

Michael Mayer directs the semi-staged concert presentation of the operatic pop-rock musical.

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How Montego Glover Makes Hamilton’s Angelica Schuyler Her Own by Ruthie Fierberg

From Memphis to Les Misérables to Hamilton, Glover reveals her favorite onstage moments, opportunities as a black artist, and her pop-culture obsessions.

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Celebrate Christopher Sieber Onstage by Hannah Vine

The actor is a two-time Tony nominee for Spamalot and Shrek the Musical.

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45 Dance Musicals That Have Chasséd Their Way to Broadway by Hannah Vine

A look at some of Broadway’s dance-driven shows, featuring 42nd Street, Anything Goes, Bandstand, A Chorus Line, and many more.

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