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Monday, December 4, 2023

'Race Is a Hallucination': Sarah Paulson and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins on Appropriate by Diep Tran

The Broadway play is about a white family and their inability to talk about their troubled past.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:18PM
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Photos: See Cecily Strong, Patti Harrison, Miz Cracker and More Visit Off-Off Broadway's Snatch Adams by Diep Tran

The new play at Soho Rep, Snatch Adams & Tainty McCracken Present It’s That Time of the Month, features a life-sized vagina.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:12PM

How The Gilded Age Got So Many Broadway Stars to Join Its Cast by Diep Tran

Casting Directors Bernie Telsey and Adam Caldwell explains why they prefer to cast theatre actors on the hit HBO TV show.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:42PM

Krystal Joy Brown On Playing an Unlikeable Character in Merrily We Roll Along by Diep Tran

In the hit Broadway revival, the actor gives new dimension to the character of Gussie.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:48AM
Monday, November 27, 2023

How Non-Profit Theatres Are Trying to Save Themselves. And the Theatre Industry by Diep Tran

Regional theatres are the birthplace of the next generation of theatremakers. And they’re in crisis.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:48AM
Thursday, November 23, 2023

Qui Nguyen Wrote a Play About His Family. Starring His Best Friends by Diep Tran

Poor Yella Rednecks at Manhattan Theatre Club Off-Broadway combines the real story of a Vietnamese family with kung fu, rap, and plenty of heart.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:24AM
Wednesday, November 22, 2023

How Playwright Larissa FastHorse Helped Improve the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade by Diep Tran

The Broadway writer helped bring more Native American representation, a land acknowledgement—and no more pilgrims.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:32PM
Friday, November 17, 2023

On the Red Carpet: The Cast of Spamalot Amp Up the Comedy on Opening Night by Diep Tran

The cast of the hit Broadway revival on how to make sure the audience laughs. Plus, Cobie Smulders, Rachel Dratch, and Montego Glover walk the red carpet.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:42PM
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

How the Company Cast Recording Documentary Inspired This New Play by Diep Tran

David Adjmi’s hit play Stereophonic, featuring original songs by Arcade Fire's Will Butler, takes audiences through the “horribly real” process of creating an album.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:32AM
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

King Arthur, Louis Armstrong—James Monroe Iglehart Is in His Leading Man Phase by Diep Tran

This fall, the Tony winner is doing two shows back to back: A Wonderful World and Spamalot on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:02PM
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Constance Wu Has Been Trying to Get to the Stage for a Long Time by Diep Tran

As Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, the Crazy Rich Asians actor is fulfilling a longtime dream.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:02PM
Thursday, October 26, 2023

For Nicole Ari Parker and Jessica Frances Dukes, The Refuge Plays Hits Close to Home by Diep Tran

The two actors discuss killing turkeys, playing elderly women, and channeling their ancestors in the new Off-Broadway play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:33PM
Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Putting It Together: How the Cast of Here We Are Navigated Sondheim's Last Show, Without the Composer by Diep Tran

Playbill spoke to the cast of the highly-anticipated musical on opening night.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:07PM
Monday, October 23, 2023

On the Red Carpet: The Here We Are Cast Sums Up the Show as 'Crazy, Compelling, Shocking' by Diep Tran

Inside the opening night of the final Sondheim musical, where the mood was relief and the carpet was turquoise.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:07PM
Sunday, October 22, 2023

Video: See Hadestown's Newest Eurydice, Solea Pfeiffer, Sing 'Flowers' by Diep Tran

She admits she's in her "sad girl era."

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:37PM
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Hadestown Actor Maria-Christina Oliveras Has Been to Hell and Back by Diep Tran

An injury left the actor unable to walk, but it also gave her the learning experience of a lifetime.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:03PM
Friday, September 22, 2023

Photos: See Images of the Newly Opened Perelman Performing Arts Center by Diep Tran

The new theatre space, located next to the 9/11 Memorial, opened its doors to the public this week.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:33PM
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Playbill (And Our Binders) Featured in Only Murders in The Building by Diep Tran

In a season filled with theatre references and cameos, this appearance was the most surprising.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:43PM
Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Videos: See Gerard Canonico, Aléna Watters, and More Perform at Rockers on Broadway Concert at Curtain Up by Diep Tran

At the Times Square concert, Broadway performers sang crowd-pleasing rock and pop songs.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:25PM
Tuesday, September 5, 2023

How Jocelyn Bioh Is Balancing a Broadway Play, and a Newborn by Diep Tran

Ten years ago, Bioh made her Broadway debut as an actor. Now she's back as a playwright for Jaja's African Hair Braiding.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:55AM

Hey Old Friend: Lindsay Mendez Returns to Broadway With Merrily We Roll Along by Diep Tran

She admits it's a "challenging" musical. But it's also allowed her to reflect on how far she's come.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:55AM
Friday, September 1, 2023

Lady Gaga Begins Las Vegas Residency—With Playbill Providing Programs by Diep Tran

Her latest concert series is called Jazz & Piano, which focuses on jazz standards and showtunes from the Great American Songbook.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:55PM
Thursday, August 31, 2023

At Food, the Audience Becomes the Show (Including Playbill's Editor in Chief) by Diep Tran

The show from performance artist/magician Geoff Sobelle is billed as a dinner party, and it's a true interactive, multi-sensory experience.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:07PM
Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Why Are American Artists Traveling All the Way to Scotland to Do Theatre? by Diep Tran

For many artists, if you can make it in Edinburgh, you can make it anywhere.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:55PM
Tuesday, August 29, 2023

A Strange Loop's Larry Owens Wants to Be an International Sensation by Diep Tran

That is why he did a month-long solo show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:55PM
Friday, August 25, 2023

Renée Elise Goldsberry Is Performing in The Tempest, And So Are Her Kids by Diep Tran

The Tony winner explains how her version of Prospero is a mother of three, who is struggling with parenting.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:07PM

Chelsea Hart's Show Damet Garm: How I Joined a Revolution Is For 'Tired Young Leftists' by Diep Tran

Their show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is inspired by the ongoing Iranian protests.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:04AM
Thursday, August 24, 2023

Playbill Pick: Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Diep Tran

This play positions itself as a murder mystery, and then goes off the rails in the best way.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:05PM
Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Why Maria DeCotis Is Performing Two Solo Shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Diep Tran

Sure, she's a staple of the New York comedy scene, but Edinburgh takes the cake.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:25PM
Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Playbill Pick: Chris Grace: As Scarlett Johansson at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Diep Tran

In this show, an Asian man plays a female celebrity playing a Marvel superhero—there are many layers (and wigs).

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:49PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards