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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Sara Bareilles Urges Artists to Keep Making Art Despite Bad Reviews by Diep Tran

Her comments were part of an ongoing conversation around the purpose of theatre criticism.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:36PM

Taylor Mac and Will Davis on How Orlando Is a ‘Gift to the Queer Community’ by Diep Tran

At Signature Theatre Off-Broadway, Sarah Ruhl’s play (based on Virginia Woolf) finally has a genderqueer cast.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:06PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Crazy Rich Asians Will Be Turned Into a Musical by Diep Tran

Jon M. Chu, who directed the film (and the upcoming Wicked films), will oversee.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:18AM
Monday, April 15, 2024

On the Red Carpet: ‘She’s Here. She’s Queer.’ Lempicka Has Arrived by Diep Tran

Plus, Dylan Mulvaney, J. Harrison Ghee, Sara Bareilles, and other stars walked the red carpet.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:42PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Theatre Artists Condemn 'Racist and Misogynistic Abuse' Against Romeo & Juliet Actor by Diep Tran

Francesca Amewudah-Rivers was cast as Juliet opposite Tom Holland's Romeo. The racist attacks soon followed.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:06PM
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Hadestown Tour Actor J. Antonio Rodríguez's DACA Status Has Been Renewed by Diep Tran

The actor, who is a DREAMer, will be able to resume work on the tour.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24PM

Video: How Paula Vogel's Mother Play Is 'Semi-Autobiographical' by Diep Tran

Jessica Lange, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Jim Parsons play characters based on Vogel's family.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06AM
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Photos: Stereophonic Receives Sustained Standing Ovation at 1st Broadway Preview by Diep Tran

The new play by David Adjmi, with music by Arcade Fire's Will Butler, played its first performance at the Golden April 2.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:54PM
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Breaking the Binary Theatre Launches Digital Publication by Diep Tran

The Cloud Nine Zine features works from 20 transgender, non-binary, and Two-Spirit+ artists.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:24AM
Thursday, March 28, 2024

DACA Delays Force Dreamer J. Antonio Rodriguez to Stop Performing in the Hadestown Tour. But He's Not Going Underground. by Diep Tran

The actor is currently not allowed to work in America while he awaits his application renewal. And now he's telling his story.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:20PM
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

All the Succession Actors You Can See on Stage This Season by Diep Tran

Contrary to Logan Roy's assertion, they are very serious people.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:18PM

Playwrights Horizons to Hold 10th Anniversary Benefit Reading of Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play by Diep Tran

The post-apocalyptic play by Anne Washburn was a hit when it premiered a decade ago.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:02PM

Hit Edinburgh Fringe Show Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha to Play Off-Broadway by Diep Tran

Soho Playhouse will present Julia Masli's comedy show.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Why Do So Many Shows Open on Broadway in the Spring? by Diep Tran

Roughly half the new shows from the 2023–24 season are opening in March and April.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:02PM
Thursday, March 14, 2024

Video: The Composers of Water for Elephants, PigPen Theatre Co., Perform 'The Road Don't Make You Young' by Diep Tran

This band of theatre makers doesn’t know much about the circus, but they do know something about traveling on the road together.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:24AM
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

How Suffs on Broadway Built Its Team of Powerful Women by Diep Tran

Creator and star Shaina Taub and director Leigh Silverman on why leadership behind-the-scenes is just as important as who's on the stage.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:48PM
Friday, March 8, 2024

How the Cast of The Effect Put a New Spin on an 11-Year-Old Play by Diep Tran

The play had a hit run last year in London, and now it’s being performed at the Shed Off-Broadway with the original cast.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:32PM
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Amber Iman on Readying Lempicka While Advocating for Black Women on Broadway by Diep Tran

The actor has become a muse for the new Broadway musical, and for the industry at large.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:54PM
Friday, March 1, 2024

Camille A. Brown, Heidi Schreck, Amber Iman, and Jessica Stone Discuss Being a Woman in the Theatre by Diep Tran

The four, all with projects coming this spring, gather for a roundtable conversation on that state of the industry.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:48AM
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Charity Angél Dawson on Balancing a Stage Career While Being a Budding Restaurateur by Diep Tran

Go backstage with the & Juliet actor as she dishes up vegan soul food with a side of joy.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:06PM
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

A History of Immersive Theatre on Broadway by Diep Tran

Why it’s rare that the Main Stem does away with the proscenium, and why it's glorious when it happens.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:24PM
Friday, February 9, 2024

Moses Ingram on Going From Star Wars to Sunset Baby by Diep Tran

Returning to theatre in Dominique Morisseau's play has been a healing experience for the actor.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:48AM
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Eden Espinosa Has Been Waiting a Long Time for a Role Like Lempicka by Diep Tran

After 16 years, the former Wicked actor is finally back on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:12AM
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Sweeney Todd’s Nicholas Christopher and Jeanna de Waal on Their Craziest Understudy Stories by Diep Tran

The two understudies are leading the show until February 8, and they've been able to put their own spin on the lead characters.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:42AM
Monday, January 22, 2024

Heather Christian Is Redefining the Musical by Diep Tran

The composer on Terce: A Practical Breviary, which straddles musical, opera, classical music, and the Holy Spirit.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06PM
Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Josh Radnor Is Exploring What It Is to Be Jewish Today by Diep Tran

The How I Met Your Mother star is in a new Off-Broadway play, The Ally, about discourse around Israel and Palestine.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:32PM
Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Melanie La Barrie Forged a Successful Stage Career Without Giving Up Her Authenticity. Or Her Accent. by Diep Tran

The actor on leaving & Juliet after seven years, and why it's important to "say yes to life."

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:32PM
Wednesday, January 3, 2024

The Under the Radar Theatre Festival Was Pronounced Dead. Here’s How It Was Reborn by Diep Tran

Founder Mark Russell on the importance of creating space for experimentation and risk, and how the festival is like Mardi Gras.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:42PM
Friday, December 29, 2023

Playbill's Favorite Theatre Moments of 2023 by Diep Tran

From Ruthie Ann Miles in Light in the Piazza to the puppets in Life of Pi, here are the things we loved this year.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:32PM
Tuesday, December 26, 2023

How Does Playbill Choose Our Covers? by Diep Tran

A behind-the-pages look on how a Playbill is put together.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:02PM
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

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