Monday, August 20, 2018

Sebastian Stan and Tony Nominee Denise Gough Cast in New Film Monday by Andrew Gans

The two actors will play Americans living in Greece.

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Grosses Analysis: Broadway’s Mean Girls Continues to Roar at the Box Office by Ryan McPhee

The production continues its streak of surpassing capacity at the August Wilson Theatre.

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Veteran Broadway Stage Manager Roy Harris Will Be Honored With Del Hughes Award for Lifetime Achievement by Andrew Gans

The Stage Managers’ Association will honor Harris and other stage managers September 17 in Manhattan.

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Cast Set for Rare Off-Broadway Revival of Romulus Linney’s Holy Ghosts by Andrew Gans

The Theatre East production will begin performances September 21.

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A Look at the National Asian American Theatre Company Production of Henry VI by Hannah Vine

The show officially opens August 21 Off-Broadway.

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Orfeh Takes the Playbill Questionnaire by Playbill Staff

We asked the Pretty Woman actor to name her favorite film, what's in her dressing room, and the three things that make a perfect day.

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Inside Rehearsals for Sydney’s Evita Starring Tina Arena and Paulo Szot by Ruthie Fierberg

Grab a sneak peek of the Australian company performing the Andrew Lloyd Webber hit.

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Watch the Cast of 1969: The Second Man Perform a Musical Number From the New Folk-Rock Fable by Olivia Clement

The show, an ode to the runner-up in all of us, will begin performances Off-Broadway August 24.

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Cast Complete for National Tour of The Play That Goes Wrong by Andrew Gans

The U.K.-born comedy is the longest-running play currently on Broadway.

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Samantha Massell Will Welcome Laura Osnes, Krysta Rodriguez, More During Feinstein’s/54 Below Concerts by Andrew Gans

The Fiddler on the Roof alum returns to the Manhattan nightspot August 21 and 28.

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Broadway’s Come From Away Inspires New Yorkers to Visit the Canadian Setting of the Show by Ruthie Fierberg

Since the debut of the musical, travel to Gander, Newfoundland, has increased—but the kindness to visitors remains the same.

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Audible to Welcome Chisa Hutchinson, Patti Smith, and Aasif Mandvi to the Minetta Lane by Olivia Clement

The audiobook company reveals its upcoming lineup at the downtown theatre.

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Full Cast Set for West End’s The Inheritance; Jack Riddiford to Join Vanessa Redgrave, John Benjamin Hickey, More by Ryan McPhee

Performances of the two-part play will begin September 21 at the Noël Coward Theatre.

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Stratford Festival Taps Billy Elliot, Little Shop, and Othello for 2019 Season by Olivia Clement

The Canadian theatre unveils next year's lineup.

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Tamyra Gray Returns to Broadway’s Once On This Island August 20 by Andrew Gans

Gray again steps into the role of Papa Ge in the Tony-winning revival at Circle in the Square.

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Andrew Polec to Star in Bat Out of Hell North American Tour by Ryan McPhee

The 19-city tour of the Jim Steinman musical will kick off in Detroit in November.

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Check Out Opening Night of Neurosis at DR2 Theatre by Hannah Vine

The production, directed by Andy Sandberg, officially opened August 17 Off-Broadway.

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Look at the Playbills of the 2018–2019 Broadway Season So Far by Hannah Vine

Look through the latest Playbill covers featuring new shows of the season.

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Chris McCarrell Will Reprise Title Role in National Tour of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical by Andrew Gans

The traveling production will kick off at Chicago’s Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

32 Musicals That Brought the Stories of Real People to the Stage by Hannah Vine

With musicals like The Cher Show and the Michael Jackson musical headed to Broadway, we look at other bio-musicals that have taken the stage.

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Why Na-Young Jeon and Dean John-Wilson Bring a More Intense Take on Star-Crossed Lovers in London’s The King & I by Barry Singer

The actors playing Tuptim and Lun Tha reveal how director Bartlett Sher steered them towards a fresh take on their Rodgers and Hammerstein romance.

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After Multiple Extensions, In & Of Itself Closes Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Derek DelGaudio’s solo show plays its final performance August 19 at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Look Back at Highlights of Moulin Rouge! as Its Boston Run Ends by Hannah Vine

The stage adaptation of the Baz Luhrmann film plays its final performance at the Colonial Theatre August 19.

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Spend a Two-Show Day in Two Different Shows With Kevin Zak at DR2 Theatre by Hannah Vine

See what it's like to do a double-duty day in Neurosis and R.R.R.E.D Off-Broadway.

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Stage Directions: What Is Jerry Mitchell’s No. 1 Rule of Directing? by Mervyn Rothstein

Having learned from legends like Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins, the director-choreographer shares the philosphy that led him to hits like Hairspray, Kinky Boots, and this summer’s …

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Lesli Margherita, Jenna Leigh Green, and Kristy Cates Join 54 Sings Pink Tribute Concerts by Adam Hetrick

The August 19 concerts will also feature Annie Golden, Jasmine Cephas-Jones, Marcy Harriell, and more.

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Center Theatre Group Launches Free Ticket Initiative for Young Theatregoers by Adam Hetrick

The Los Angeles company will launch the FreePlay program with the West Coast premieres of Sweat and School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play.

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WATCH: George Salazar Sings Be More Chill’s ‘Michael in the Bathroom’ in New Recording by Ruthie Fierberg

Salazar and composer Joe Iconis take us inside their new album Two-Player Game.

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Lisa Brescia, Erika Henningsen, and Kara Lindsay Set for Broadway Sings for Immigration Equality by Adam Hetrick

The September 10 concert at Green Room 42 will benefit the LGBTQ immigrant rights organization.

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Original Score Recording for The Beast in the Jungle to Be Released in September by Olivia Clement

The album, which captures John Kander’s score, will be available next month.

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See Rebecca Luker, Sally Wilfert, Ann Hampton Callaway, and More Preview Upcoming Shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Marc J. Franklin

Take a look at some of the shows hitting the stage at Feinstein’s/54 Below this month.

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