Friday, March 5, 2021

Danielle Brooks and Samuel L. Jackson to Star in The Piano Lesson on Broadway; LaTanya Richardson Jackson to Direct by Caitlin Moynihan

Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks and John David Washington will star in a Broadway revival of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Piano Lesson in 2022, according to The Daily …

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Chadwick Boseman & More Earn 2021 Golden Globe Awards by

A slew of stage stars were honored for their work on-screen at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2021 Golden Globe Awards on February 28. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the event fr…

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: February 16 - 22 by JK

This Week in  Broadway History: February 16 - 22 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭  February 16, 2007: The future Tony-winning Best Play, Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? opens at the …

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Ep8: Celia Keenan-Bolger & Gideon Glick by Bpn Admin Cs

When To Kill a Mockingbird opened on Broadway, all eyes were on Celia Keenan-Bolger and Gideon Glick. Their immortal performances as Scout and Dill scored a Tony Award for Celia and a Tony n…

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Hamilton, The Prom & More Earn 2021 Golden Globe Nominations by Lindsey Sullivan

Nominations are here for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2021 Golden Globe Awards! A talented group of theater alums are among the list of creatives set to be recognized at the c…

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Jawan M. Jackson Joins Celia Keenan-Bolger, Mary Testa, Lauren Molina, and Andrew Barth Feldman RABBIT HOLE

Jawan M. Jackson (Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations) has joined the cast of this coming Saturday's virtual reading of David Lindsay-Abaire's RABBIT HOLE in the role of …

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Theatre to look out for in 2021, from Frozen to To Kill a Mockingbird by Isobel Lewis

With 2020 being near-catastrophic for the industry, the theatre fightback starts next year. The show must go on and Isobel Lewis takes a closer look at the best productions set for playhouses

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Friday, December 25, 2020

Checking In With… Kyle Scatliffe, Star of To Kill a Mockingbird, Hamilton, Les Misérables, More by Andrew Gans

The actor can also be seen in the virtual, on-demand Nightclub New York.

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Don't miss these two hit West End Sonia Friedman productions now back on sale!

While Tom Stoppard's new piece Leopoldstadt managed to get a few performances in this year before being forced to pause its Wyndham's Theatre run due to COVID, Sonia Friedman's other highl…

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Manhattan West Development To Include 160-Seat Theater Venue With Broadway Connections by Greg Evans

The new eight-acre Manhattan West mixed-use development complex in New York City will add a 10,000-square-foot entertainment and restaurant space in 2021, including an intimate, 160-seat the…

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Best theater of 2020: Sondheim’s birthday, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Mary Neely, ‘The Amen Corner’ and more by Peter Marks

What do you know? Some great theatrical events managed to occur in 2020, despite the pandemic.

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Songs of Our Summer by Sandi Durell

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat will present 9 songs from 9 new musicals at Songs of our Summer, their annual fundraiser live-streamed on November 12, 2020 at 7:30pm EST. Broadway artists partic…

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George Salazar, Taylor Trensch, Grace McLean and More to Take Part in Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Fundraiser

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat will present 9 songs from 9 new musicals at Songs of our Summer, their annual fundraiser live-streamed on November 12, 2020 at 7:30pm EST. Broadway artists particip…

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In Biden victory, a cast change: Out with Richard III, in with Atticus Finch by Peter Marks

In president-elect’s opening message, you’re reminded of the decency of the Harper Lee character in “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Cast and Creators of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and THE WEST WING to Phone Bank With Broadway for Biden

Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin and Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher, along with cast members from the beloved television series “The West Wing” and the Broadway company of Sorkin's…

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

A West Wing Special on HBO and the merging of theater and politics, stage and screen, Democrats and democracy by New York Theater

The staged reading of an 18-year-old episode of the TV series “The West Wing” might seem like a peculiar exercise in nostalgia, and maybe vanity, by its creator Aaron Sorkin, who’s gon…

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Watch the Starry Trailer for Aaron Sorkin's New Film The Trial of the Chicago 7 by Lindsey Sullivan

Tony winners Frank Langella, Mark Rylance and Eddie Redmayne join Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jonathan Majors in To Kill a Mockingbird scribe Aaron Sorkin's new film The Tr…

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Musical of the Month: Floyd Collins: The Creative Team by JK

As with most shows, Floyd Collins was brought to the stage by a team with varying levels of experience. Whether it was their first show or one of many, all of them have continued to have su…

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Friday, August 14, 2020

Broadway Games: The Play's The Thing - Actor Edition by JK

Last week's game was all about actresses who have forged stage careers with both musicals and plays in their credits. (Answers below.) This week, it's the actors' turn. Nathan Lane is a grea…

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Musical of the Month: Floyd Collins: The Cast by JK

Last week, we introduced August's Musical of the Month, Floyd Collins an off-Broadway show that was a critical success and musical fan's dream, but had a short run in the mid-90s. You can s…

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37 Broadway Shows Based on Books by Playbill Staff

From To Kill a Mockingbird to Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, look at some of the shows that originated from books.

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Friday, August 7, 2020

SpotCo sues producer Scott Rudin for $6.3 million in invoices by Caitlin Huston

Advertising agency SpotCo is suing producer Scott Rudin for what it says is more than $6 million in owed payments.  At issue is unpaid work the agency says it has done on Rudin’s Broadway…

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Best of the Decade: Up and Comers, Part II by JK

Earlier this week, we continued our Best of the Decade series with the first twelve Up and Comers of Broadway who came to our attention over the past ten seasons. Today, we give you the ot…

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 2010s Career Theater People by JK

Our Best of the Decade series continues this week with a look ten theater professionals who made their mark and established a full Broadway career during the 2010's. These are actors, design…

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Phyllis Somerville, Recently of To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, Dies at 76

Somerville has a long list of stage and screen appearances.

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To Kill a Mockingbird's Phyllis Somerville Dies at 76 by Lindsey Sullivan

Phyllis Somerville, who was known for The Big C and most recently took the Broadway stage in To Kill a Mockingbird, died on July 16 at the age of 76. The actress died of natural causes at he…

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Broadway Veteran Phyllis Somerville Dies at 76 by Ryan McPhee

The stage and screen regular last appeared on Broadway in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Phyllis Somerville Has Passed Away at Age 76

Deadline has reported that Phyllis Somerville, known for To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, television's The Big C and more, has passed away at age 76. Somerville died of natural causes at…

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Phyllis Somerville Dies: ‘The Big C’, Broadway’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Actress Was 76 by Greg Evans

Phyllis Somerville, an actress whose character work spanned decades as well as television (The Big C, NYPD Blue), film (Little Children, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and the stage (B…

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Our Town Starring Dustin Hoffman Coming to Broadway by Broadway Direct

Producer Scott Rudin has reported he will bring actor Dustin Hoffman to star in an upcoming production of Our Town on Broadway. Hoffman will take on the role of Stage Manager in Thornton Wi…

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Dustin Hoffman to Star in Broadway Revival of Our Town in 2021 by Lindsey Sullivan

Thornton Wilder's classic play Our Town is getting a Broadway revival starring two-time Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman as the Stage Manager in 2021. To Kill a Mockingbird director Bartlett She…

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