Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Dacre Punt obituary by Derek Granger

My friend Dacre Punt, who has died aged 82, was a gifted and prolific designer. Having joined the BBC in 1968, he became a stalwart of the corporation’s art department, his natural panache…

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Cynthia Nixon, Finn Wittrock & More Stage Stars Join Ryan Murphy's Cuckoo's Nest Prequel Ratched by Andy Lefkowitz

An A-list group of theater alums have signed on for Netflix's Ratched, Ryan Murphy's new series starring Emmy-winning Broadway alum Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story, The Glas…

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Smash and Spring Awakening Star Krysta Rodriguez Sets June Run at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Adam Hetrick

Rodriguez will make her solo concert debut at the midtown venue with a five-performance run this summer.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The Broadway Boys: Mr. January 2019 by JK

This month, we congratulate Taylor Trensch on a job well done as he nears the end of his acclaimed run as the title character in Dear Evan Hansen. We are betting he's pretty tuckered out aft…

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Cast Complete for Argyle Theatre’s Spring Awakening by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning musical will begin performances January 17 at the Long Island venue.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

The Friday 5: 5 Most Underrated Performances of 2018 by JK

Today's Friday 5 continues our celebration of the Best of 2018 with a look at 5 male performers and 5 female performers whose work this season we feel has been underappreciated. They, o…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Tony Winner John Gallagher Jr. Helps Open Nassim Off-Broadway by Caitlin Moynihan

It's here! The American premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour’s Nassim debuted at New York City Center's Stage II on December 12. Each performance features a different guest act…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Best of 2018: JKTS Awards: Broadway Tech by JK

NOTE: We made the decision that 2018 was dark and ugly enough, so this year (at least) we will only celebrate the positive. We will try to be snark-free, and there will be no "worst of." It …

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Monday, December 10, 2018

From the Archives: Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, and John Gallagher Jr. of Spring Awakening Reflect on 'Surreal' Success by Christopher Wallenberg

On the anniversary of its Broadway premiere, Playbill revisits a 2007 interview with the three young stars of the musical following its victory at the Tony Awards.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Full Cast Set for Alice by Heart Musical from Spring Awakening & Waitress Writers by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting is here for Alice by Heart, the highly anticipated musical set to make its world premiere with off-Broadway's MCC Theater in 2019. Directed by Jessie Nelson (Waitress), who co-wr…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Broadway Boys: Mr. Broadway: December 2018 by JK

I've been following the career of Gideon Glick for more than a decade, and have had the pleasure of watching him perform several times. He is always in the most interesting projects - whethe…

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Your last chance to visit Once on this Island.

After the opening of Spring Awakening, I turned to Director Michael Arden and said, “What’s next?” When he said, “I want to do Once On This Island,” I knew …

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Kristine Nielsen to Join Nathan Lane & Andrea Martin in Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus by Andy Lefkowitz

Kristine Nielsen will return to Broadway in 2019, rounding out the cast of Pulitzer finalist Taylor Mac's Broadway-debut play Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus. George C. Wolfe will dir…

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CD Review: Head Over Heels by JK

As a teen in the mid-80s, MTV actually showed music videos, and recording artists became even bigger stars. I enjoyed The Go-Go's hits, especially "Our Lips Are Sealed." And I enjoyed Belind…

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Jerry Frankel, Prolific Producer of Come From Away, Spring Awakening & More, Dies at 88 by Andy Lefkowitz

Jerry Frankel, a nine-time Tony-winning producer of acclaimed new works and celebrated revivals, passed away on the morning of November 17. He was 88. Frankel's death was confirmed by a …

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The Fans Have Voted! Your Favorite 10 Musicals Set in High School by Broadway.com

The new musical comedy The Prom opened on November 15 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre. The Casey Nicholaw-helmed tuner, starring comedy heavyweights Beth Leavel, Brooks Ashmanskas, C…

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Jerry Frankel, Tony-Winning Producer of August: Osage County, Spring Awakening, and All The Way, Has Died by Adam Hetrick

Frankel won nine Tony Awards during his 20-year theatrical partnership with Jeffrey Richards.

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Jerry Frankel, Prolific Producer of Come From Away, Spring Awakening & More, Has Died by Andy Lefkowitz

Jerry Frankel, a nine-time Tony-winning producer of acclaimed new musicals and plays and groundbreaking revivals, passed away on November 17. Frankel's death was confirmed by a represent…

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Broadway Producer Jerry Frankel dies by Caitlin Huston

Broadway producer Jerry Frankel passed away Saturday morning. Frankel, the recipient of nine Tony Awards, produced more than 50 Broadway productions since he began his career in 1997, includ…

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Ben Moss by Zack Calhoon

Ben Moss-Prospect: The Mad Ones, Striking 12. Broadway: Head Over Heels, Amélie, Deaf West's Spring Awakening. 1st National: Spring Awakening. Off-Broadway: Br…

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

This Week on Broadway for November 11, 2018: Gloria: A Life by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss Catch as Catch Can @ New Ohio Theatre, Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song, Gloria: A Life @ Daryl Roth Theatre, Days of Rag…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

A.J. Shively & Christina Sajous to Lead World Premiere Musical Paradise Square at Berkeley Rep by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway alums A.J. Shively (Bright Star) and Christina Sajous (SpongeBob SquarePants) have been announced to appear in Paradise Square, a new musical making its world premiere at Berke…

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A.J. Shively & Christina Sajous Set for World Premiere Musical Paradise Square at Berkeley Rep by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway alums A.J. Shively (Bright Star) and Christina Sajous (SpongeBob SquarePants) have been announced to appear in Paradise Square, a new musical making its world premiere at Berke…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Odds & Ends: Andréa Burns to Star as Judy Holliday in New Play Smart Blonde & More by Broadway.com

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Andréa Burns to Star as Judy Holliday in New Play Smart Blonde Andréa Burns, standout original cast member …

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Odds & Ends: Andy Mientus to Sing Joni Mitchell in New Cabaret & More by Broadway.com

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today and this weekend. Andy Mientus to Sing Joni Mitchell in New Cabaret Stage star Andy Mientus will lend his powerful voice t…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

The Prom Star Caitlin Kinnunen Is Broadway.com's Next Vlogger by Andy Lefkowitz

Broadway alum Caitlin Kinnunen, who is currently delighting audiences as Emma in The Prom, will lead Broadway.com's new vlog, Dance with Me, beginning on November 8. The vlog will follow…

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Andy Mientus Will Sing Joni Mitchell’s Ladies of the Canyon at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Adam Hetrick

The Smash and Spring Awakening star will perform “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Woodstock,” and “The Circle Game” during the November concerts.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Upcoming Auditions for Spring Awakening, Once On This Island, Jagged Little Pill, King Lear and More by Playbill Staff

Find your next job with this selection of upcoming auditions in New York City and around the country.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater at Work on Twelfth Night Musical TV Series with a Twist by Andy Lefkowitz

Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, the Tony-winning creators of Spring Awakening, have been recruited by Amazon to craft a new musical series based on Twelfth Night, according to The Hollywood R…

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Spring Awakening Writers Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater at Work on Twelfth Night-Inspired Amazon Musical Series by Ryan McPhee

The new take on the Shakespeare comedy will explore gender and sexual identity; Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Marc Webb will direct and executive produce.

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Amazon to Develop TWELFTH NIGHT Musical Series from SPRING AWAKENING Team by TV News Desk

Amazon is developing a 'Twelfth Night' inspired musical series, one that swaps the play's central storyline of mistaken identity for gender fluidity, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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