Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Follies Concert Takes Place at Royal Albert Hall Today, with Ruthie Henshall, Christine Baranski, Be by Mark Shenton

Follies in Concert is being given two performances only April 28 at London's Royal Albert Hall, with a cast that includes Ruthie Henshall as Sally Durant Plumer, Christine Baranski as Ph…

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Playbill Vault’s Today In Theatre History: April 28 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley

1900 Cho-Cho San and her passionate and tragic love illuminate David Belasco's adaptation of John Luther Long's story, Madame Butterfly. It is oddly paired on a double bill at…

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Cue & A: Something Rotten! Star Brad Oscar on His Early Mentors, Dream Roles and Love of Baseball by Matthew Blank

Brad Oscar, who stars as Nostradamus in the new Broadway musical Something Rotten!, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

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The Name on Everybody’s Lips Is Brandy, Starting Tonight in Broadway’s Chicago by Andrew Gans

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago welcomes Grammy Award winner Brandy Norwood to the Ambassador Theatre beginning April 28.

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Broadway’s Kinky Boots Welcomes Return of Tony-Winning Star by Adam Hetrick

Billy Porter, who earned the 2013 Tony Award for his portrayal of unstoppable drag performer Lola in the Tony-winning hit musical Kinky Boots, returns to the Broadway production April 28…

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69th Annual Tony Award Nominations Announced Today! by Robert Viagas

Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Bruce Willis, who will make his Broadway debut this fall in Misery, announce the nominees for the 69th Annual Tony Awards …

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Amanda Seyfried Makes Her Stage Debut Off-Broadway Tonight by Olivia Clement

Amanda Seyfried ("Mean Girls," "Les Misérables," "Dear John," "Mamma Mia!") makes her Off-Broadway debut opposite Tony nominee Thomas S…

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Josh Groban Sings Broadway Faves With Audra McDonald and Kelly Clarkson On “Stages” Album, Released by Andrew Gans

Multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban, who was seen in the Actors Fund concert version of Chess, releases his newest album, titled "Stages," April 28 on the Reprise Recor…

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Photo Call: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda and More at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 42nd Chaplin by Joseph Marzullo

Robert Redford, who starred on Broadway in Barefoot in the Park; Sunday in New York; Little Moon of Alban; among others, received the 42nd Chaplin Award April 27. Here's a look at the r…

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@Actor_Friend Announces Award Nominations for Things “The Tonys Leave Out” by Michael Gioia

Nominations for the first annual Awaresie Awards, honoring excellence on Broadway, Broadway Internet and more specifically: "Sh*t the Tonys Leave Out," have been announced.

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Public Theater Honors Oskar and Laurie Eustis by Olivia Clement

The Public Theater will have their annual gala June 9 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, home to the popular Shakespeare in the Park productions each summer. The event, which…

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Photo Call: The Stars of Something Rotten! Have Some Fun in the Recording Studio by Matthew Blank

The actors and musicians of the new Broadway musical Something Rotten! was in the studio April 27 to record its original cast album for Ghostlight Records. The musical comedy opened on Broad…

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Take a Rehearsal Room Look at Zorba! with Marin Mazzie and Santino Fontana

New York City Center’s 2015 Encores! season will come to a close with John Kander and Fred Ebb's Zorba! Walter Bobbie directs a cast that includes John Turturro (as the titular…

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Broadway Actors Make Short “Cinderella” Film For Disability Awareness by Olivia Clement

Stanley Bahorek (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Amazing Grace) has written and produced the short film "Sent By Hand," inspired  by the Cinderella fairytale, …

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Broadway Box-Office Analysis, April 20-26: Audiences are Cool to Dr. Zhivago but Still Coming to the by Robert Simonson

Playbill's new weekly feature examines the box-office trends of the past week.

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Hand to God Star (and Puppet) Will Host 2015 Drama League Awards by Andrew Gans, Robert Viagas

Steven Boyer, star of the Broadway play Had to God, will co-host the 2015 Drama League Awards May 15 with his alter-ego in the show, the Satanic hand puppet Tyrone. Presenters will i…

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“Law and Order” Star Tapped for Futuristic War Play Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater will present Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait, written and directed by Daniel Talbott. The world-premiere play tells the story of two soldiers waiti…

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John Guare, Beth Henley and More Will Adapt Tennessee Williams Stories for Off-Broadway’s Desire by Olivia Clement

Off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters has announced that the line-up for its 5A season will feature four new plays and a world premiere musical. Among the new works is Desire, six short …

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Broadway Crosses Its Fingers and Holds Its Heart for Tuesday’s Tony Nominations by Robert Viagas

Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Bruce Willis, who will make his Broadway debut in the upcoming play Misery, will announce the nominees for the 69th Annual…

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Broadway Grosses: April 20-26 by David Gewirtzman

All data provided by The Broadway League View Broadway Grosses in a sortable table or view by show at the Playbill Vault  

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Photo Archive: From Shakespeare to Scar; Celebrating the Stage Work of Birthday Boy Patrick Page by Matthew Blank

Patrick Page, last seen on Broadway in Casa Valentina, celebrates his birthday April 27. Playbill.com takes a look at his stage career. Happy birthday, Patrick!

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Photo Call: “Les Miz” Film Stars Come Out to Celebrate Anne Hathaway in Off-Broadway’s Grounded by Matthew Blank

Grounded, George Brant's new Off-Broadway solo play starring Academy Award-winning "Les Misérables" star Anne Hathaway with direction by Academy Award nomine…

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St. Louis Muny Hopes to Have Year-Round Presence by Andrew Gans

St. Louis' The Muny, the country's largest outdoor theatre, which presents several musicals each summer from June through August, is aiming to become a year-round presence, accor…

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Wicked Composer Is Recipient of the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award by Andrew Gans

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced April 27 that Stephen Schwartz will receive the 2015 Isabelle Stevenson Award, which will be presented June 7 at the 2015 Tony Awards.

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Fran Drescher Developing a Broadway Musical and Hoping for a Stab at Mama Rose by Michael Gioia

Fran Drescher, who recently concluded her run as Madame in the Los Angeles engagement of the touring company of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, is developing a Broadway music…

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch Star Will Receive Special Tony Award by Andrew Gans

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that John Cameron Mitchell — the co-creator and original star of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, who recently concluded an extended ru…

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Onstage & Backstage: Vanessa Williams Remembers Miss America and Stepping into Spider Woman by Seth Rudetsky

A week in the life of actor, radio and TV host, music director and writer Seth Rudetsky.

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Darren Criss Is Latest in String of Celebrities to Visit Hamilton by Olivia Clement

Off-Broadway's Hamilton continues to attract celebrity guests. The hit musical's creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, has tweeted numerous selfies from backstage with the li…

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Watch Kristin Chenoweth Be Maleficent in Disney’s “Descendants” Movie! (Video) by Adam Hetrick, Michael Gioia

Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth, on Broadway this season in On the Twentieth Century, plays Maleficent in the new live-action Disney Channel film "Descendants,"…

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See Kristin Chenoweth Get Wicked Again as Maleficent in Disney’s “Descendants” Movie! (Video) by Adam Hetrick, Michael Gioia

Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth, on Broadway this season in On the Twentieth Century, plays Maleficent in the new live-action Disney Channel film "Descendants,"…

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White Christmas Will Tour Again This Holiday Season by Andrew Gans and Adam Hetrick

A holiday tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, based on the classic film of the same name, is scheduled to launch Nov. 6 and continue through Dec. 27, according to an Actors' Eq…

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