Monday, April 24, 2017

Newly Announced Waitress Lead Betsy Wolfe Comes to SubCulture April 24 by Robert Viagas

See who else Jason Robert Brown has booked for his concert series the Greenwich Village club.

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Playwright Paula Vogel Examines Her Jewish Identity Through Indecent by Ruthie Fierberg

The Pulitzer Prize winner defines her Judaism and the message of identity in her Broadway play.

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31st Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Presented April 24–25 by Andrew Gans

The fundraiser benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Schools of the Stars: Where Anastasia Cast and Creators Went to College by Sarah Jane Arnegger

Where the full cast and creative team of the Broadway musical Anastasia pursued their college studies.

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Anastasia Opens on Broadway April 24 by Adam Hetrick

The new stage musical based on the 1997 animated film stars Christy Altomare, Ramin Karimloo, and Derek Klena.

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How Two-Time Tony Winner Christian Borle Discovered His Own Versatility by Ruthie Fierberg

Borle takes us inside his creative genius as he pivots from the emotional Falsettos to the fantastical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Paula Vogel Talks Her Jewish Identity

In this Playbill exclusive series, acclaimed playwright Paula Vogel addresses various topics in Indecent, from immigration to Jewish identity to the use of music in the production.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Go Inside the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Opening Night on Broadway by Hannah Vine

The new musical stars Christian Borle as candy impresario Willy Wonka.

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Significant Other Plays Final Performance on Broadway by Andrew Gans

The new work from Joshua Harmon plays the Booth Theatre.

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What Did Critics Think of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway? by Ryan McPhee

Read reviews for the new musical, which opened April 23.

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Jessie Mueller and Javier Muñoz Boost Rosie’s Kids’ Passing It On Concert by Robert Viagas

Sixty New York school kids will display budding talent in the NYC event.

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In Transit and Glee Star Telly Leung Goes Solo in NYC by Robert Viagas

The co-star of the recent a cappella musical will tell stories and sing songs from his solo albums at The Green Room 42.

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Gentleman’s Guide Stars Bryce Pinkham and Lisa O’Hare on Reuniting for My Fair Lady by Kelly Wallace

When Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham heard his former co-star would do the Lerner and Loewe classic, he found a way to join the cast.

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Schools of the Stars: Where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Cast and Creators Went to College by Sarah Jane Arnegger

Where the full cast and creative team of the Broadway musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory pursued their college studies.

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See Highlights of Sunday in the Park With George’s Broadway Run by Hannah Vine

The Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical will conclude its run at the newly reopened Hudson Theatre April 23.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Opens on Broadway April 23 by Ryan McPhee

The new musical stars Christian Borle as candy impresario Willy Wonka.

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Look Back at the Original Production of Ragtime by Hannah Vine

The production starred Brian Stokes Mitchell and Audra McDonald.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Mandy Patinkin Opens Up About the Blurred the Line Between Actor and Artist by Robin Reif

Turns out: Mandy Patinkin prepared for this role in Sunday in the Park with George as if he were creating a Seurat canvas.

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Tony Winner Beth Leavel Reveals the Song That Always Booked Her the Job by Playbill Staff

The Bandstand star used to sing one song at auditions—until a director called her out.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Spend a Two-Show Day with George Salazar at The Lightning Thief by Marc J. Franklin

See what it's like to do a double-duty day at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

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How Do You Create Choreography Audiences Will Love for Characters Audiences Love to Hate? by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony-nominated choreographer Joshua Bergasse reveals the inspiration that let his imagination run wild in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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What’s Hot in London April 22–28 by Mark Shenton

Emma Rice explains reasons for departure from Shakespeare’s Globe, and Harry Potter will release a new batch of tickets.

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Why Immersive Theatre Isn’t Just a Fad by Jeryl Brunner

With productions like The Great Comet on Broadway and Sweeney Todd in an Off-Broadway pie shop, actors and creators sound off on the experiential theatre that is here to stay.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andrew Lloyd Webber Chat Will Be Live-Streamed by Andrew Gans

The interview is presented by London’s Other Palace Theatre.

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The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Announces Cast Recording by Olivia Clement

The album is now available for pre-order, as the new musical continues to play Off-Broadway.

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Jordan Tyson and Frozen’s Jelani Alladin to Lead Cast of Sweetee by Olivia Clement

Patricia Birch helms the new musical about a bi-racial woman in America during the 1930s.

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Watch Trailer for Third Season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt by Andrew Gans

The acclaimed Netflix series, starring Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, and Jane Krakowski, returns in May.

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Sutton Foster Series Younger Renewed for Fifth Season by Andrew Gans

The fourth season launches in June.

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40 Years Later: Celebrating Annie on Broadway and Beyond by Hannah Vine

The original production of Annie opened on Broadway April 21, 1977.

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Watch Trailer for William Shakespeare-Themed Will, Debuting in July by Andrew Gans

Laurie Davidson stars as Shakespeare.

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The Compass Welcomes Director and Teacher Lisa Hodge Kander by Adam Hetrick

Leah Walsh hosts the podcast, where industry professionals share their unique artistic journeys.

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