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Friday, March 3, 2023

Jessica Chastain and Amy Herzog Bring a Female Perspective to A Doll's House by Diep Tran

The new revival will be the first time a woman has adapted Ibsen's protofeminist play for Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:48PM
Thursday, February 23, 2023

Video: Jagged Little Pill Tour Cast Member Jade McLeod Performs "You Oughta Know" by Diep Tran

They currently play Jo and for the tour, the character is non-binary.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:30AM
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

This Puppet Is Shaped Like a Child, And He’ll Break Your Heart by Diep Tran

In Wolf Play at the Off-Broadway MCC Theater, the most important character is a puppet made of wood and cardboard.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:35PM
Saturday, February 11, 2023

Mariah Carey Makes Surprise Appearance at Broadway's Some Like It Hot by Diep Tran

“Have an incredible rest of your lives!"

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:04PM
Monday, February 6, 2023

How Livestreaming on Broadway Works by Diep Tran

It’s still early days in the simulcast revolution, but all signs point to more shows going the livestream route in the future.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:10PM
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Josh Groban Knows He's Not Your Typical Pick For Sweeney Todd by Diep Tran

But that's part of the fun of this new Broadway revival.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00AM
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Why You Can't Stream Broadway Shows by Diep Tran

It’s not just because producers want you to go see live shows.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:38PM
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Michael R. Jackson Has Made Peace with A Strange Loop Closing on Broadway by Diep Tran

And why success to him isn’t just high box-office grosses or a show that runs forever.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:52PM
Monday, January 2, 2023

Before You See The Mousetrap on Broadway, Watch See How They Run by Diep Tran

The new Sam Rockwell-Saoirse Ronan film is inspired by the hit West End play, and filled with theatre references.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00AM
Friday, December 30, 2022

Colin Firth Plays His Smarmiest Character Ever in Empire of Light by Diep Tran

The new film from Oscar- and Tony-winning director Sam Mendes is about the beauty of being in a movie theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:18PM
Tuesday, December 27, 2022

To Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Slavery Is a Family Story by Diep Tran

He's explored the ongoing impact of slavery in his hit plays, now he's doing it for TV in Kindred.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:32PM

To Playwright Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins, Slavery Is a Family Story by Diep Tran

He's explored the ongoing impact of slavery in his hit plays, now he's doing it for TV in Kindred.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:54PM
Monday, December 26, 2022

The Playbill Articles We Loved the Most in 2022 by Diep Tran

The stories that our readers loved this year and the stories that we loved working on.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32AM
Monday, December 19, 2022

Almost Famous to Close on Broadway by Diep Tran

When it closes, the musical based on the Cameron Crowe film will have played 77 performances.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:18PM
Wednesday, December 14, 2022

How Bootlegs Got Jordan E. Cooper Into Theatre by Diep Tran

Plus, the Ain't No Mo' playwright explains how he stays optimistic in dark times: laughter and Sondheim.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:24PM
Friday, December 9, 2022

Ain’t No Mo’ to Close on Broadway by Diep Tran

The show will close a little over two weeks after opening.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:06PM
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Jesse Williams on How Broadway's Take Me Out Is a Critique of Toxic Masculinity by Diep Tran

The Tony-nominated star steps up to the plate, again, in the encore engagement of Richard Greenberg's play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:24AM
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Causeway May Be a Film, But It Feels Very Much Like a Play by Diep Tran

The new Jennifer Lawrence film stars Tony nominee Brian Tyree Henry and is overseen by theatre director Lila Neugebauer.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:03PM
Friday, November 25, 2022

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap Will Come to Broadway in 2023 by Diep Tran

The longest-running play in the world is transferring, with a new cast to be announced in the coming weeks.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:04AM
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

How You Will Get Sick Created a Wheat Field On Stage, With Real Wheat by Diep Tran

The creative team for the Off-Broadway play explains the big moment in the show that's gotten them applause every night.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:06PM
Saturday, November 19, 2022

Photos: & Juliet on Broadway Celebrates Its Opening Night With a Pink Carpet by Diep Tran

Chris Martin, Simon Cowell, Meena Harris, and former Waitress costars Jessie Mueller and Keala Settle were among the attendees.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:31PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Everyone Has Missed the Point of A Raisin in the Sun, According to Tonya Pinkins by Diep Tran

Why she felt the need to defend the new Off-Broadway production against its critics, especially The New York Times.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:54AM
Friday, November 4, 2022

How Female Playwrights Are Adapting, and Revamping, ‘Macbeth’ by Diep Tran

With “Macbeth” adaptations like “Peerless,” the inner lives of young women come into focus.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 03:32PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ Creative Team on Assembling Their Quirky Puzzle by Diep Tran

The playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, the composer Jeanine Tesori and the director Jessica Stone discuss their quirky Broadway musical, which was first a play.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 05:33AM
Sunday, October 2, 2022

Review: ‘Leopoldstadt’ is a slow-moving family portrait that packs a surprising punch by Diep Tran

At a certain point in “Leopoldstadt,” I stopped trying to figure out who everyone was. Tom Stoppard’s newest play begins in 1899 Vienna, during a Jewish family’s holiday celebration.…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:00PM
Thursday, September 29, 2022

A Theatre Pioneer Says Goodbye by Reinventing His First Show - Off-Off Broadway stalwart Ping Chong reflects on 50 years of creation and change by Diep Tran

Off-Off Broadway stalwart Ping Chong reflects on 50 years of creation and change --- In 1972, when Ping Chong was 26, he made his first independent theatre piece: Lazarus. Performed in a Tr…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Review: ‘A Strange Loop’ is a universal story told through hyperspecificity by Diep Tran

What can I say about “A Strange Loop” that hasn’t already been said? When I got the assignment to review Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer-winning musical, I even asked my editor, “Am …

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:00PM
Thursday, April 21, 2022

Review: ‘Hangmen’ swings between genres by Diep Tran

“Hangmen” starts with a bang, or should I say, a snap of a neck. The play begins on the morning of an execution, with the condemned man proclaiming his innocence. “I’m getting hung b…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 09:30PM
Sunday, April 17, 2022

Review: Minutiae turns sinister in ‘The Minutes’ by Diep Tran

When you walk into Studio 54 for “The Minutes,” you see a cavernous room on stage, featuring a white rotunda ceiling, a line of plush chairs and conference tables with microphones attach…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 10:00PM
Sunday, April 3, 2022

Review: Joaquina Kalukango elevates an ambitious ‘Paradise Square’ by Diep Tran

About three quarters through the new Broadway musical “Paradise Square,” my lingering doubts about the show vanished. This clarifying moment happened during the show’s 11 o’clock num…

SOURCE: Broadway News at 08:01PM

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